2012 Spring GradDays

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 GradDays is a celebration of graduate and professional student life and academic achievement at The University of Virginia, highlighting and enhancing the substantial intellectual and social activities of the graduate and professional community. During GradDays, you can look forward to:

Days and days of free food and drink just for grads!

Socializing and collaborating with grads in other departments and other graduate schools – including Happy Hours, Wine and Cheese Receptions, Sunday Brunch and a Friday BBQ Cook-Off!

Professional development programming to help you get the career, the funding, and the publications you crave!

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Schedule of Events

(Subject to change)

Dates

Events

Tuesday March 20

OpenGrounds Studio Celebration

Wednesday March 21

Huskey Research Symposium

Thursday March 22

Lunch Panel: Securing Research Funding and Fellowships

Happy Hour and Dance Party at No. 3

Sunday March 25

Brunch and Baseball

Monday March 26

Lunch Panel: Beyond Grad School: What Every Grad Should Know

Wednesday March 28

Lunch Panel: Getting Published – Strategies to Adopt, Pitfalls to Avoid

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Afternoon Panel: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

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Wine & Cheese Social at Darden

Thursday March 29

Lunch Panel: Managing Your Time, Being Productive, and Maintaining a Balanced Life in Academia and Beyond

Friday March 30

UVERS Engineering Research Symposium

First Annual Pan-Graduate Student BBQ Cookout

Saturday March 31

Range Open House

OpenGrounds Studio Celebration

TUESDAY MARCH 20th 6:00 – 8:00 pm The Corner Building 1400 University Avenue at 14th Street

Enjoy complimentary snacks and libations while discovering the new OpenGrounds Studio – a space designed with open-minded, collaborative, and innovative graduate students in mind. William Sherman, Associate VP for Research and Founding Director of OpenGrounds, and Phillip Trella, Assistant VP of Research for Graduate Studies will introduce us to the OpenGrounds Studio and larger initiative. OpenGrounds programs, places and people are catalysts for forward-looking research that will redefine the public research university for the new millennium. The OpenGrounds Studio is an inspiring and catalytic meeting place in the historic Corner Building at the entrance to the University. With technology for digital and acoustic projection, teleconferences and interactive interfaces, as well as unique tables that structure and inspire conversations in innovative ways, the Studio will serve as a hub for meetings, presentations, and exhibitions. For more information, visit: http://opengrounds.virginia.edu. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research

(Make sure to pick up a GradDays2012 T-Shirt while you are there, to enjoy special discounts and other perks throughout the rest of GradDays!)

Huskey Research Exhibition

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21

Newcomb Hall

Come enjoy a daylong showcase of graduate student research at UVA. For more information, click here

Sponsored by the GSAS Graduate Student Council, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

(Make sure to pick up a GradDays2012 T-Shirt while you are there, to enjoy special discounts and other perks throughout the rest of GradDays!)

Lunch Panel: Securing Research Funding and Fellowships

THURSDAY MARCH 22 12:00 – 1:30 Jefferson Hall

You need money – our panelists know to get it! Enjoy complimentary lunch from Take It Away while learning from an expert interdisciplinary faculty panel how to identify funding sources and write a killer grant proposal!

Featured Panelists:

  • Phil Trella, VP Graduate Studies in the Office for the VP of Research
  • Dan Berch, Professor of Applied Developmental Science, Curry School of Education
  • Joel Hockensmith, Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Molecular Genetics
  • Pamela Norris, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Greg Gerling, Systems Engineering
  • Matt Reidenbach, Environmental Sciences
  • Carole Mershon, Politics

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Activities

Happy Hour and Dance Party at No. 3

THURSDAY MARCH 22 1517 University Avenue 8:00 – 10:00: Discounted Drinks 10:00: Dance Party

Discounted drinks and complimentary nibbles will be available to all grads, with special discounts available for those wearing a GradDays2012 T-Shirt. Sponsored by the GSAS Graduate Student Council and the Student Bar Association

Brunch and Baseball

SUNDAY MARCH 25 11:00 – 1:00: Brunch at the Miller Center of Public Affairs 1:00: Baseball, UVa vs. Clemson

Come enjoy a complimentary brunch at the stately Miller Center and then walk across the street to support the UVa Baseball team in its game against Clemson! Make sure to bring your GradDays T-shirt to wear to the game! Sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs, UVa Dining Services, and the Athletics Department

Lunch Panel: Beyond Grad School: What Every Grad Should Know

MONDAY MARCH 26 12:00 – 1:30 South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

Join us for lunch (from Christian’s Pizza!) as we discuss the research on successful early career faculty and ways to transition into a professional or administrative career in higher education. Deandra Little and Michael Palmer from the Teaching Resource Center and the new Director of Graduate Career Development, Melissa Hurst, will lead the discussion. Sponsored by the GSAS Graduate Student Council, Teaching Resource Center, and Career Services.

Lunch Panel: Getting Published – Strategies to Adopt, Pitfalls to Avoid

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28 12:00 – 1:30 Art Gallery, Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor

You want to get published – our panelists know how! Enjoy complimentary lunch while learning from an expert interdisciplinary faculty panel how to identify appropriate journals for your work and submit winning articles and manuscripts.

Featured Panelists:

  • John Owen, Politics
  • Mitch Green, Philosophy
  • Randolph Pope, Spanish and Comparative Literature
  • Rob Kelly, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Roseanne Ford, Chemical Engineering

Sponsored by the GSAS Graduate Student Council

Afternoon Panel: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Wednesday March 28

Wine and Cheese Social

Wednesday March 28

Lunch Panel: How to Manage Your Time, Stay Productive, and Maintain a Balanced Life in Academia

Thursday March 29 11:30 – 1:00 Art Gallery, Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor

Enjoy a complimentary lunch (from Revolutionary Soup!) while an interdisciplinary panel of experts shares their insights on how to be a productive grad student and scholar while maintaining a balanced life.

Featured Panelists:

  • Benton Calhoun, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dorothe Bach, Assistant Director at the Teaching Resource Center and Associate Professor, German
  • Karlin Luedtke, Assistant Professor, Studies in Women and Gender and Assistant Dean of the College

Sponsored by the Engineering Graduate Student Council

UVERS Engineering Research Symposium

FRIDAY MARCH 30 Wilsdorf Hall Atrium

This daylong event highlights the research achievements of the graduate student body in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The First Annual Pan-Grad BBQ Cookout

Friday March 30 5:00 – 7:00pm Garden IX (Rain location: Minor Hall Lobby)

We recommend you skip lunch to make room for an evening of BBQ and brews – get ready to dig in! Sponsored by UVa Dining Services and the Office of the Dean of Students

Open House on the Range

SATURDAY MARCH 31 5:00 – 7:00pm 28 East Range

The Range Community is the representative body for all graduate students who live on the Range in the historic Academical Village at UVa, which was designed and built by Thomas Jefferson. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/154458958010314/.