Grad Conversations: July 2020

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Location: Online

Watch a recording of this event.

Event Details

We, the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and The Graduate School, invite UConn grad students join us for this joint event being held virtually on Tuesday, July 21 from 4:00-5:00 pm.

This question and answer session brings together panelists to discuss topics pertaining to the graduate student experience, based on questions and concerns received from graduate students. Join us as we take your questions and discuss topics including: the Fall 2020 opening, international student issues, financial concerns, effects on research, and resources from CETL for teaching assistants.


  • Rae Alexander, Director of International Student and Scholar Services
  • Karen Bresciano, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School (Moderator)
  • Eleanor Daugherty, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  • Nafis Fuad, GSS President and member on the University Senate Executive Committee
  • Kent Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School
  • Carl Lejuez, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Martina Rosenberg, Director of Teaching and Learning Assessment

Join the Conversation

We invite to you submit any questions you’d like this panel to address through our anonymous webform below by Friday, July 17 at noon EST. 

We will also be monitoring the chat during the event and encourage you to join the conversation by submitting your questions live.

Submit a Question or Topic

The form for submitting questions before this event has closed. We encourage you to attend the live event and submit your questions via chat.

Access the Event

The event will be held via WebEx. A link has been emailed to all graduate students by the GSS and through the Soapbox ListServ for Graduate Students.
A recording of the event will be shared with the UConn community via The Graduate School’s YouTube channel and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) YouTube channel

During the event, you may access live captioning and ASL Interpreters by going to If you have any accessibility questions, please email
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About Grad Conversations

Our series of Grad Conversations are sponsored by The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). These events highlight the collaborative and deliberative efforts between the University and graduate student leaders to address topics and questions voiced by the graduate student body.