Events coordinated by the College of Graduate Studies

Upcoming Events

  • Biology Seminar

    Biological Sciences: 209

    “Feral Hogs, Their Biology and Impact on a Florida Ranch” presented by Dr. Raoul Boughton

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  • Next Level PowerPoint

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Students have become used to having slides as part of their classroom experience. However, these visual aids can detract from the message you are trying to convey to your class and affect your perceived credibility. Attend this workshop to learn the principles of effective Power Point creation that will take your teaching to the next level. Students must register for ...

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  • Providing and Receiving Effective Feedback on Academic Writing

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Academic writers do not write alone. They often wish for a sympathetic reader who offers feedback on a draft or assistance during the invention or revision process. In this workshop participants will learn how to approach feedback loops by planning the writing process, articulating written comments that promote critical thinking, and the role of assignments and rubrics. Students must register ...

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  • Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications, with particular focus on archival journals. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love & Use (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover ...

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  • Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combination Resumes that Work

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    A combination resume is an excellent resume format for students who are changing careers and for students who don’t have significant experience in their field of interest. Learn strategies to develop a combination resume that highlights your transferable skills and accomplishments. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Buying Your First Home: What You Need to be Ready

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Purchasing that first home should be a fun experience, if you know what is needed on the financial side. We will walk you through an application, show why credit matters, go over buying vs renting and let you know how to be prepared when taking this next step. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under ...

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  • EndNote and RefWorks: Citing Made Easy! (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands-on session where you learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your own ...

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  • Biology Seminar

    Biological Sciences: 209

    “Ecology and Pathophysiology of Disease in Marine Wildlife” presented by Dr. Annie Page-Karjian

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  • Library Research & Literature Review Strategies (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about citation tracking options, database search strategies, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, features for customizing Google Scholar, and tips for organizing sources with citation management tools. Please bring your laptop to follow along with ...

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  • Twists, Turns and PhDs: Navigating the Realities of Today’s PhD Job Market

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Roughly 10% of PhD trainees obtain tenure track faculty positions despite the academic career path remaining the focus of advanced science education/training at most institutions. Meanwhile, PhD trainees and their employers want more diverse career training integrated into PhD curricula such that the curricula better connects with today’s job market. This session will highlight today’s biomedical science job market and ...

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  • How Diverse Attitudes and Perspectives Can Affect You in the Classroom and Workplace – ELECTIVE

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    In the classroom and workplace, situations involving aspects of human diversity may arise that require each of us to reflect on our own biases. This workshop encourages participants to push their views on personal and professional integrity and ethical decision making to their limits. Bring with you flexibility of thought and openness to different attitudes and perspectives as we discuss ...

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  • Biology Seminar

    Biological Sciences: 209

    "Not Just a Culinary Delicacy: Interactions Between Bivalves and Sediment Biogeochemistry" presented by Dr. Ashley Smyth

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  • Integrating Textual Sources for a Lit Review

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    The selection of textual sources and their incorporation in evidence-based writing can present problems for aspiring academic writers. Workshop participants will learn to distinguish types of evidence relevant in their academic discipline and will be introduced to Joseph Bizup’s BEAM schema that focuses on the function of a source in a document. Students must register for all workshops through their ...

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  • Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Actions taken as a result of a decision made reflect one’s values and principles. Inherently, we know what is right and wrong behavior but do we understand how others judge right and wrong behavior. This seminar will provide problem-solving methods and critical questioning techniques associated with the practice of ethical decision making. During the seminar, participants will have an opportunity ...

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  • Networking Techniques (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Overcome fears and anxiety related to networking by using outcome based thinking. Learn what to do before, during and after a networking event. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    In this session students will learn the 12 core areas of responsible conduct of research (RCR). The core areas will be explored using a combination of case studies and facilitated discussion. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the historical foundations of RCR within the broader landscape of ethics. Students will learn how to leverage communication and disclosure for the ethical ...

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. Part 1: Citation Metrics & Measuring Impact: Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate the impact of a scholar’s research. Several methods and tools exist to assist scholars with obtaining information about citation counts and impact data, such ...

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  • Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love & Use (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover ...

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  • The Academic Job Search

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Are you prepared to begin the job search process? This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the academic job search. We will discuss the job search timeline, pre-application and application process, as well as expectations of faculty interviews. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Planning Poster Presentations (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Planning a research poster session? Learn the basics of poster design and tips for editing free PowerPoint poster templates. This session reviews poster elements for layout, graphics, and printing, and includes examples of well-designed posters. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop to begin creating a poster for hands on practice. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF ...

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  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? I have good news and bad news. Bad news – presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news – presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This 45-minute session will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter. ...

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  • Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    John Miner from the Office of Research and Commercialization will present this seminar which will address intellectual property rights specifically concerning graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Biology Seminar

    Biological Sciences: 209

    "Psychoactive Plant and Mushroom Alkaloids in Behavior-Modifying Cicada Pathogens in the Fungal Genus Massospora (Zoopagomycota)" presnted by Dr. Matt Kasson

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