The Seventh Annual Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS) includes a presentation on the graduate school application process, a graduate faculty panel, and graduate programs fair.
The Graduate Student Information Meeting includes a campus resource fair, presentations and a graduate student panel.
Attending an academic conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Attend the workshop to learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking and resources for more information.
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors, and the Changing Climate”Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Jack Yates, psychology, and Carole Yates, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will present "Changing Minds, Changing Behaviors, and the Changing Climate." Can entire communities reduce energy use to win a competition and do the right thing? Yes, with know-how and community spirit. The Yates will share the results of the successful "Get Energized, Iowa!" competition among four small Iowa communities to see which could reduce the most energy use in one year. But is this enough to save the planet? No, individual actions must be followed up with collective action. The audience will be invited to think about how best to use what we know about social science to encourage local, state and national action on climate policies.
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: “The Prodigious Barrier of the Sand Sea: Discovering the Source of Sand for Wahiba Sand Sea”Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Patrick Pease, department head and associate professor, Department of Geography, will present “The Prodigious Barrier of the Sand Sea: Discovering the Source of Sand for Wahiba Sand Sea.” The Wahiba Sand Sea (sand dunes) exemplifies the complexities that arise when examining the environmental history of a complex natural setting. The presentation will show the results of studies determining the sources of sand in the dunes and discuss the assumptions, challenges, failures and successes associated with asking and answering seemingly simple questions.
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "The Maid Narratives: A Presentation for Black History Month"Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:30pm
Katherine van Wormer, 2012-2013 Distinguished Scholar and professor, Department of Social Work, will present “The Maid Narratives: A Presentation for Black History Month." A co-author shares her experiences in researching and writing a book that is constructed around stories of women of the Great Migration, most from Waterloo, Iowa, who worked as domestic servants in Mississippi. The purpose in writing the book was to uncover little-known facts about mistress-maid relationships in the Jim Crow South. The stories were amazing but the challenges many in bringing this history to light.
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series:"Teaching the System: Principles of Complexity as a Blueprint for Communication Pedagogy"Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:00pm
Dale Cyphert, department of management, will present "Teaching the System: Principles of Complexity as a Blueprint for Communication Pedagogy." Human society functions as a complex adaptive system, and what would educational practices look like if they were built on principles from the science of complexity? We've been doing some sensible things all along, but some assumptions about student learning need to be re-examined. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: "A Stranglehold on Power: Explaining gubernatorial stability in Iowa”Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:00pm
Chris Larimer, department of political science, will present "A Stranglehold on Power: Explaining gubernatorial stability in Iowa." Since 1962, only two incumbent governors in Iowa have lost their reelection bids. Despite their long tenures, Governors Robert Ray, Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack, all faced formidable challengers along the way, and all three retained office while dealing with serious declines in the state’s economy. This research seeks to gain a better understanding of gubernatorial stability in Iowa; in short, why modern Iowa governors are continually reelected despite what political science models say should happen.
Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
Bettina Fabos, communication studies; David Grant, Adrienne Lamberti, and Jim O'Loughlin, languages & literatures will present "The Digital Turn: A Roundtable," as part of the Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
What difference does digital culture make in how we write, communicate and teach? As educators and scholars, what is the best way to respond to the proliferation of electronic media and the disruptive effect they can have on traditional means of communication and scholarship? This discussion, which will be the basis of a future Forum section of "Universitas," is one of the events held as part of The Digital Turn: the 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series: http://tinyurl.com/TheDigitalTurn
Attending a professional conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network,and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Come and learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking, and resources for more information. There will also be a recent conference attendee available to answer any other questions about conferences.