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211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
(919) 962-2505 http://gradschool.unc.edu/gsc/
The Graduate Student Center (GSC)
211A West Cameron Avenue
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492
Phone: (919) 962-2505
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October 2018

Three Minute Thesis Competition – Preliminary Rounds

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Tuesday Oct 23 and Wednesday…

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – Preliminary Rounds

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Tuesday Oct 23 and Wednesday…

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Open Access Publishing

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will be co-led by Jennifer Solomon, Open Access Librarian, and Lynnee Argabright, Scholarly Communications Research Assistant, from University Libraries. In this interactive sessions graduate and professional students at any stage of the research process will learn strategies for considering publishing in an Open Access (OA) venue, journal, or depository. Participants will learn about to the resources available to them through University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office, develop an understanding of OA publishing options, and locate OA journals in their…

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November 2018

Preparing for Homeownership

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join the Financial Literacy Consortium, and special guest Carol Small the Realtor, to prepare yourself for homeownership! Get the inside scoop from an accomplished relator and mortgage broker on how to get financially prepared, understand the terms involved, and decide whether or not homeownership is for you. Dinner will be provided. REGISTER

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Financial Literacy: Taxes

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do taxes and savings have to do with each other? We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! REGISTER

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Professional Networking

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

A rich web of professional relationships can be as important to long-term career success as education, expertise, and experience. In this seminar we will explore the ins and outs of networking and building professional relationships. We develop an approach to networking that focuses on leveraging personal styles, especially as they relate to preferences for introversion and extraversion. We then delve into some practical applications of our newfound networking mindset, including the use of LinkedIn, making introductions, and networking effectively at…

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CIRTL Teaching-as-Research Presentations

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hear graduate students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects in this online presentation session. TAR projects investigate questions about teaching and learning, including assessing the effectiveness of specific learning activities and tools, examining the learning process about a specific topic, or characterizing the student experience in the classroom. This session will be a group viewing session. Dinner provided for in-person attendees. REGISTER

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December 2018

Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Spring or next Summer? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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