Friday, April 26th, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusWomen's Center
Join us on Friday, April 26th, 12:00-1:00 PM in the Women's
Center. Light snacks provided. Feel free to bring your
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Friday, April 26th, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusRowe 132
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
04:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Storrs CampusThe William Benton Museum of Art
Open house in partnership with the Beanery, featuring hands on activities (decorate your polaroid portrait), snacks, mini tours, I-Spy games in the exhibition, music, open mic, drink specials, and more.
FUN and FREE for all ages!
Bring your dorm mates, friends, co-workers, or family.
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Students of various disciplines work on their writing individually and in small groups, participate in writing-related workshops, attend presentations on writing-related topics, and receive individual tutoring. This program helps graduate students jump start fellowship applications. This year we have added a new component to the institute where we will be addressing professional development topics that focus on the graduate student's holistic development believing that the very foundation of a solid fellowship application starts with a positive training experience.
Dates: June 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays (9am-noon)
Registration Deadline: MAY 3rd, 2019
Space is limited to 40 participants.
-You must be a registered student at the University of Connecticut to participate in the Summer Writing Institute
-You must be working on an active fellowship application for the upcoming school year
-You must have no other commitments that conflict with your attendance at the institute
During workshop sessions, you are expected to be actively working on drafts, so it is strongly recommended that you bring a laptop or tablet with you on those days.
This institute is sponsored by the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships and Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP). Full program will be shared at the time of acceptance to the institute.
Latest Grad School News
UConn PhD candidate, Shreya Kulkarni, awarded Baxter Young Investigator Award
Shreya Kulkarni, PhD candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the Young Investigator Award by Baxter for her research on ‘Reconstitution of high concentration lyophilized protein formulations.’ Shreya was presented with the award at Baxter’s international headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. Shreya and her advisor, Professor Robin Bogner, presented the research to members of Baxter’s organization and winners of other awards. Reflecting on the award, Shreya stated that “it is a great honor to receive this highly competitive award. None of this would have been possible without the continued support and guidance from my advisor Professor Robin Bogner. Dr. Bogner has been instrumental in motivating me to delve deeper into every research problem. I would also like to thank my thesis committee and our collaborators for the helpful discussions and suggestions on my thesis research. I feel very lucky to be part of the Pharmaceutics program at UConn!”
Please join the Graduate School in congratulating Shreya for her outstanding accomplishments!
PwC Innovation Challenge UConn Winner
Please join The Graduate School in congratulating Mac Montana, winner of the UConn round for this year’s PwC Innovation Challenge. Mac is responding to the following question from the competition and will now continue on to the global competition.
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work; automation and “thinking machines” are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like? PwC has developed four scenarios in their Workforce of the Future study: a Red World where innovation rules; a Blue World where corporate is king; a Green World where companies care, and a Yellow World where humans come first.
Assuming you find yourself on a journey that looks like it ends in a “Green and Yellow Worlds” scenario where Companies Care and Humans Come First, what are the pros and cons for you? what skills will be important for individuals to thrive in this world, and how do you plan on adapting to it?
Post-Doctoral Datablitz 2018 Competition Winners
The Graduate School is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Post-Doctoral Datablitz competition. After an intense half-hour of deliberation by our panel of judges, Veronica Makowsky, Jaci Vanheest, Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Michael Finiguerra, and Kay Gruder, three prizes were awarded:
1st place, and the people’s choice award, went to Rebecca A. Campbell-Montalvo’s “The Birthplace of Errors in Education Statistics: The Overlooked Site of K-12 School Registration
2nd place went to Islam Mosa’s “Life-lasting Power for Cardiac Pacemakers”
3rd place went to Mary Himmelstein’s “At the Heart of Chronic Disease: Weight Discrimination Increases Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease”
Rebecca A. Campbell-Motalvo, 2018 Datablitz Winner and People’s Choice Award
Islam Mosa, DataBlitz 2018 Second Place Winner
Mary Himmelstein, Datablitz 2018 Third-Place Winner
Sarah McAnulty receives AAUW Fellowship
Sarah McAnulty of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Molecular and Cell Biology has received a American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship. With this award, Sarah will conduct her thesis work on the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its symbiosis with a bioluminescent bacterium, Vibrio fischeri. Sarah’s work is uncovering how animal immune cells distinguish between their beneficial bacteria and others they encounter. For more information about AAUW Fellowships, please visit: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Marc Reyes receives Fullbright
Marc Reyes of the University of Connecticut’s Department of History has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to India from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Reyes will conduct research in Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. He will be affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University’s School of International Studies. His project, “In the Circle of Great Powers: India, the United States, and the Postcolonial Atomic State, 1947-1974” examines the political and cultural contexts of India’s atomic energy program and U.S. involvement in the development of their nuclear weapons program.