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Grad Guide Weekly Highlights

September 1, 2014

2014-15 Arts, Science & Culture Graduate Collaboration Grants: Call for Proposals

Tuesday, September 2

Funding available to support trans-disciplinary research between students in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Propose a project for two or more graduate students, at least one in the arts and one in the sciences, to work together to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by each discipline. Selected teams will receive up to $3,000 in grant support. Proposals due Oct 21, 2014. The Arts, Science & Culture Initiative offers Graduate Collaboration Grants to encourage independent trans-disciplinary research between students in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students from areas such as art history, English, music, cinema and media studies, theater and performance, creative writing, or visual arts are encouraged to pair up with graduate students from astronomy and astrophysics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geophysical sciences, math, physics, psychology, or statistics areas for joint research projects. Learn more and apply

3rd International Kathak Indian Dance Festival

Friday, September 12, 9AM - 10PM
International House

The 3rd International Kathak Indian Dance Festival will provide a forum for the convocation of Kathak scholars, musicians, choreographers, and critics where both experts and the public alike can come together to appreciate, debate, and learn about Kathak dance. Following plenary sessions in the morning and workshops in the afternoon, evenings will feature choreographed performances by famed performers. Tickets for the 6:30pm performances will be $50 per evening and will include a meal following the performance. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The Chicago Center for Teaching invites you to attend: The Workshop on Teaching in the College: An Orientation for First-Time TAs and Instr

Wednesday, September 24, 9AM - 5PM
Kent Hall

Are you a first time TA or instructor eager to motivate and reach your students? Would you like to learn to plan effectively and develop successful teaching strategies? The Chicago Center for Teaching’s highly interactive Workshop on Teaching in the College will prepare you in these areas and more.  You will hear from undergraduates as they talk about what their best teachers do to inspire them and help them learn.  You will discuss teaching over lunch with a faculty mentor from your department. You will learn about teaching in The Core!  And you will interact with some of the University of Chicago’s most successful TAs and instructors. The deadline to register is September 17th! Space is limited; so click here to register today! For more information, visit the Chicago Center for Teaching

Message from
Deborah L. Nelson, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

September 2014

As we kickoff graduate student orientation 2014, I am thrilled to welcome new graduate students to the University of Chicago. This is a great time to be a UChicago graduate student. We have been developing several new initiatives to support you as a scholar—from writing and fellowship resources to oral communications tutoring and career advising.

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