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Announcements for the week of February 9, 2020

Announcements

Apply Now: Graduate Student Leadership Award

Be recognized for your outstanding service to the campus or wider communities. Application deadline is February 29. The winner will receive a $500 award for professional development travel. Learn more here. Sponsored by the Graduate College.

Derek Attig • Graduate College

Deadlines

Spring 2020 Upcoming Registration Deadline

February 14 is the last day to drop a Part of Term A course via Self-Service.

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Funding and Fellowships

Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations

Illinois International offers the Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations to outstanding University of Illinois doctoral students who have completed their required coursework and preliminary exams for their degree and wish to conduct research abroad. The scholarships are funded through a generous gift from the late Nelle M. Signor and can be used for research abroad during the summer or academic year. 

Illinois International Business Operations • Illinois International Programs

Illini Science Policy Fellowship

The Illini Science Policy Fellowship is an opportunity to explore public service careers that make a positive impact for Illinois, solving critical issues in food, economy, environment, community, and health. Fellows work with hosts in government agencies and legislative offices on substantive and emerging issues of public concern, supported by mentorship that fast-tracks their growth and professional development. Open to University of Illinois graduate students completing their degree. View full details.

Applications due March 16, 2020.

Deborah Seiler • University of Illinois Extension

Career and Professional Development

Faculty Job Search: Negotiation

What can you ask for and how do you ask for it? After you receive a job offer, you have a short period of time to evaluate the offer, negotiate and make your decision. In this workshop, you will prepare for the final stage in your job search by recognizing common elements of a job offer, identifying research tools, and prioritizing your preferences. You will learn how to develop a strategy to help you know when and how to negotiate effectively. Can't make it in person? This workshop will be simultaneously broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace. 

February 11, 4–5 pm • Noyes, room 217

Student Success • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Fostering a Network of Mentors

Mentors play critical roles in your academic and professional development. Graduate students often have mentoring needs that cross different specializations. Come learn how to build a network of mentors who can help you maximize your academic and career goals.

February 12, 3:30–5 pm • Noyes, room 217

Student Success • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Industry and Non-Profit Job Search Series: Negotiation

What can you ask for and how do you ask for it? After you receive a job offer, you have a short period of time to evaluate the offer, negotiate and make your decision. In this workshop, you will prepare for the final stage in your job search by recognizing common elements of a job offer, identifying research tools, and prioritizing your preferences. You will learn how to develop a strategy to help you know when and how to negotiate effectively. Can't make it in person? This workshop will be simultaneously broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace

February 13, 4–5 pm • Noyes, room 217

Student Success • Graduate College Administration

 This opportunity is available online.

Thesis Tips

Attend our Copyright & Your Thesis Workshop

Can published works be included in my thesis? Do I need to request permission to include my own work? If you have questions regarding copyright and your thesis, look no further! Copyright Librarian Sara Benson will address common questions student have about copyright and author’s rights and provide guidance on what further steps students can take to navigate copyright concerns.

February 13, 1–2 pm • **New Location** • ACES Library, Room 509

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

Research and Teaching

Advanced Searching: How to Use Databases

In this Grainger Engineering Library instructional workshop, we'll teach you how to use databases like Scopus to find the best articles for your research. We'll cover how to use Scopus, how to craft the most effective search terms, and how to narrow your results.

This workshop will be offered twice - February 10 and 11 at 6 p.m • Grainger Engineering Library, room 335

Ellen Lechman • Library

Writers Workshop Productivity Writing Groups

Join the Writers Workshop to meet your writing goals in a distraction-free setting. These are productivity writing groups, whose purpose is to provide structure, build community, and foster effective writing routines. Groups meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings this semester. Check out our calendar for times and locations. 

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

Encourage Your Students to Present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Grad Students, please encourage your undergraduate research mentees to present at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium, set for Thursday, April 30. Over the course of the day, undergraduate students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances). All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. Deadline to apply is March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

March 1

Office of Undergraduate Research • Office of Undergraduate Research

Health and Wellness

Love Yourself Berry Much

Come discuss healthy relationships with yourself and with food with McKinley’s Dietitian and Sexual Health Educator, while making smoothie berry bowls over dinner. 

February 12, 5:30–7 pm • Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Yun Shi • Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

"Lovely Introductions" at The Rare Book & Manuscript Library

RBML’s Valentine Event! Enjoy a 10-min “speed date” with six of our favorite books – learn about, see, smell, and even gently touch the books! RBML Curators will be on site to chaperone your dates and discuss the most attractive and compelling parts of each book.  Afterward, create your own valentine or make a festive button! This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

February 14, 3–5 pm • Main Library, Room 346

Carrie Lingscheit • Library

Student Insurance Enrollment/Change Period

During the enrollment/change period, students have the option to opt-out of the UIUC's Student Health Insurance plan if they have been assessed the Student Insurance. Students will have to visit the Student Insurance website and fill out the waiver form. The student will have to have comparable insurance to be approved for the waiver. Please visit the Student Insurance office or website for information and instructions.

January 17–February 21 • Map

Angie Embry • Student Health Insurance

Help Us Make the University Streets Safer: Vision Zero Survey

You are invited to participate in the Survey for Vision Zero for the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. This project focuses on taking a proactive and preventive approach to improve road safety at the Illinois campus. Your responses will be confidential and will be used in aggregate form. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Ray Benekohal at rbenekoh@illinois.edu. Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera web browsers.

February 6–20

Sarthak Prasad • Facilities & Services

 This opportunity is available online.

Arts and Culture

Anna Deavere Smith

Playwright, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Smith is probably most recognizable in popular culture as the hospital administrator on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and the national security advisor on NBC’s The West Wing. Her presentation will be woven with theatrical elements as she presents living portraits of both legendary and everyday people who illustrate and illuminate her topics.

February 18, 7:30 pm • Colwell Playhouse at KCPA

Susie Lee • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Opportunities

Request for Graduate Student Judges - 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking interested graduate students to serve as judges for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) to be held on Thursday, April 30 at the Illini Union. As a judge, you will be asked to evaluate a small group of presentations and will help determine award winners for the event.  We hope you will find value in helping us foster a culture of discovery on this campus and participating in this celebration of student innovation and excellence.

April 30

Christopher Holmes • Office of Undergraduate Research

Nominations Sought to Attend Workshop on Science Policy and Advocacy

The university is sponsoring three graduate students to attend the 2020 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop on March 29 - April 1 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). Cost of travel, lodging, registration and meals will be covered for selected students. To nominate yourself for consideration, please complete the online form.

Nominations are due by Friday, February 21

Graduate Dean • Graduate College

AWARE Workshop Two: Learning the Landscape

AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) is hosting the second of a 4-part workshop series Wednesday, February 12. This workshop introduces the entrepreneurial resources at Illinois, and participants will engage with leaders within the ecosystem. AWARE is administered by the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park. RSVP: AWARE Workshop Series

February 12, 12–1 pm • Illini Union, room 407

Desiree Bainbridge • EnterpriseWorks Business Incubator

Upcoming Events

Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery Lecture: Lisa Stubbs

The MBM Program begins its Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery lecture series for the Spring 2020 semester with Lisa Stubbs, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois. Stubbs will speak on "Using gene networks to develop mechanistic inferences about complex behaviors." The lecture is free and open to the public.

February 12, 4 pm • Beckman Institute, room 2269

Anne McKinney • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

 

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If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in any of the programs or events listed in GradLINKS, please email the contact person for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

 
 
 
 
 

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