Announcements for the week of Oct 16th

1. Navigating the PhD Workshop
This is a two-part workshop series. The series is targeted to doctoral students in the early stages of their graduate program. The titles of the parts are:
Part 1: Demystifying the Dissertation, Personal Management, Forming Committees, Working with Committees, & Comprehensive Exams
Part 2: Topics and Proposals, Writing Strategies, Revision Strategies, The Defense...and Beyond, & Graduate Writing Groups
Each part will be limited to 25 doctoral students. Registration is first come, first served. Although it is highly recommended that you attend both parts, you may register for only one part. Lunch will be served during the sessions. This workshop series is offered every semester. It is offered twice during Fall 2009.
Series 1:9:00 am- 3:00 pm The Writing Center - 300 Bessey HallPart 1: Friday, October 30, 2009Part 2: Saturday, October 31, 2009 Series 2:9:00 am- 3:00 pmThe Writing Center - 300 Bessey HallPart 1: Friday, November 13, 2009Part 2: Saturday, November 14, 2009 Additional information can be found at: To register: contact The Graduate School at Please include your name, department, email address, the name of the workshop, and the date(s) you would like to attend.

2. The Institute of International Health is seeking a part-time PhD candidate in EDUCATION to serve as ACADEMIC SPECIALIST for two graduate programs; MS Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Certificate Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Program in International Health. This is a great opportunity for a graduate student. For details please see attachment.


3. Technology Brown Bag

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., also to meet in the KOO ROOM of MARSHALL-ADAMS HALL. (Please note that this is a different meeting day and different location from our usual sessions of the brown bag. Everyone is welcome. (

Directions to the Koo Room in Marshall-Adams Hall (home of the Economics Department): The Koo Room in Marshall-Adams Hall is located across from the Olin Health Center on East Circle Drive. The best parking is in the Grand River Avenue Ramp. Exit the ramp at the Olin Health Center side, and cross East Circle Drive to Marshall-Adams Hall. It's best to enter the Koo Room from the east entrance in the rear of the building.T

email Byron Brown for more details

4. The College of Education is offering a doctoral study opportunity that has been established to enhance global understanding. The Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding is intended to highlight the importance of global understanding for future educational researchers, leaders, and teachers through the enhancement of doctoral students’ experiences with international education policies and practices. These fellowships will be awarded to up to ten doctoral students. The fellowship recipients will spend three weeks in May-June, 2010 at Southwest University in Chongqing, China to learn first-hand about Chinese culture and K-16 education. During their stay, the participants will visit schools in China, observe classrooms, and interact with Chinese students, educators, administrators, policy makers, and university leaders and researchers under the guidance and with the assistance of faculty of the host university. See attached
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