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April 2012
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Dates to Remember
APRIL 13 | Last day to defend your dissertation/thesis for Spring 2012
APRIL 17 | SPEAK Test for international graduate teaching assistants in Allen Hall, room 102
APRIL 19 | Graduate Council meeting in the Graduate School Conference Room at 3:30 p.m.
APRIL 23 | Deadline to submit draft of dissertation/thesis
MAY 9 | Deadline to complete dissertation/thesis
JUNE13 | Deadline to submit draft of dissertation/thesis for Summer I
JUNE 22 | Deadline to complete dissertation/thesis for Summer I
Events
STUDENT & ALUMNI CAREER SYMPOSIUM
This one-day conference will provide UM students with invaluable educational career development experiences and networking opportunities with successful UM alumni, local recruiters, and UM staff and faculty.
  WED., APRIL 4
  8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.
  NEWMAN ALUMNI CENTER
  REGISTER
UM LIBRARIES GRAD RESEARCH SERIES

There's still time to register for the Libraries' research series designed especially for graduate students to highlight instructional and research tools that you may not know are available to you from on campus libraries. Only three sessions are left!

EndNote
  WED., APRIL 4
  11 A.M. - 12 P.M.
  RICHTER LIBRARY, 344
  REGISTER
RefWorks
  THURS., APRIL 5
  10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
  RICHTER LIBRARY, 344
  REGISTER
Getting Your Research Recognized
  THURS., APRIL 12
  3:30 P.M. - 4 P.M.
  RICHTER LIBRARY, 305
  REGISTER
CoE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Dr. Deborah Nightingale will lead a seminar that will cover "Principles of Lean Enterprise Transformation." Visit the CoE website to download presentations from past lectures in the series.
  WED., APRIL 4
  8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.
  NEWMAN ALUMNI CENTER
  REGISTER
In Other Words...
APPLICATIONS SOUGHT
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
The MFP seeks to provide financial support, professional development, and guidance to doctoral students and post-doctoral trainees in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
LEARN MORE
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Student Story: Jessica Ashbaugh
Jessica Ashbaugh is
a fifth year doctoral student in the Microbiology and Immunology program
in the Miller School of Medicine.

"The interdisciplinary nature of the graduate program at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine was a perfect fit as I began my journey towards a Ph.D. Ultimately, I focused in on the neurodegenerative autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis, and its animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE).

Consequently, working at this interface expanded my scientific network both within and beyond UM. From local scientific meetings to international conferences, I have had the opportunity to interact with many distinguished faculty members, providing valuable feedback and support for my work.

Additionally, I myself have been able to offer guidance to other students through the PIBS Mentoring Program, and by teaching undergraduate microbiology labs. Overall, the knowledge I have gained and the relationships I have built during my time here at UM will undoubtedly yield long term scientific and personal successes."

It's Graduate Student Appreciation Week

The week of April 2-6, 2012 has been set aside as a time to recognize the contributions and importance of graduate students in America. We celebrate and honor the Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants and student government leaders on campus. We appreciate your vital contribution to this university.

We recognize that your sphere of influence will continue to widen as you become the researchers, educators and industry leaders of the future. We want to make sure you have all the support you need to get there. For some, the path to completing a graduate degree can sometimes be more difficult than expected. The pressure of personal and academic responsibilities builds beyond one's ability to cope.

This week, let's send a message to ALL graduate students that help is available. The National Graduate Student Crisis Line (800-GRAD-HLP), along with local campus mental health services understand the pressures. Reach out. Talk to someone.  Seek out graduate student community on your campus. Don't wait until it is a CRISIS to call the National Grad Crisis-Line. They are available 24/7 to listen, connect and assist you today!

www.GradResources.org
www.NAGPS.org

Reformatting and Printing Services available at the Richter Librarys Digital Media Lab

Make your old media digitally accessible.

The Digital Media Lab offers two distinct services: digitization and large-format printing. Library patrons may bring in almost any type of analog media (VHS, slides, LPs, photos, cassettes, etc.) and have the Digital Media Lab staff convert it to a newer format such as files, CDs, and DVDs. This service is free for academic purposes, but charges for personal projects beginning at $9 per hour of work. Turnaround time will vary, but is expected to average about a week.

Anyone who wishes to learn how to digitize on their own is encouraged to ask the Media Lab staff for a free tutorial.

The in-house, large-format printer makes it simple and convenient to create posters and other large prints with the Lab’s advanced design software. Students, faculty, and staff can now produce professional-looking prints and posters within the Library.

Call or e-mail the Digital Media Lab for more details and to inquire about your specific needs.

Contact info:

(305) 284-2548

Daniel Shearouse (daytime)
Pia Cruzalegui (evenings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's Top Marks

DPT student in a
therapy simulation lab.
The School of Medicine's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program remains in the top 10 in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report's rankings for 2012. Since 1995, the program has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation.
Graduate Research Conference

The second annual graduate student research conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 in the Cunningham Center on the campus of Columbus State University in Georgia. This year's conference theme is "Putting the Pieces Together? Interdisciplinary Solutions for the Modern World."

Graduate students from all disciplines and all types of research (dissertation, thesis, course paper, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Registration is open. The deadline for submission is September 7, 2012. To learn more, please visit the conference website.