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Workshops and Events

See below for regularly scheduled and ongoing events.

The Graduate School and units across campus offer events with particular benefit for graduate students. Check this page frequently!

Upcoming Special Events

RSVP requested: krselsky@uwm.edu
Alternative-Academic Career Tracks
The speakers for this professionalization series event will address alt-academic career tracks. Topics will include the role of centers, offices, and labs in the university environment, what alt-ac career tracks and trajectories can look like, navigating the university environment, and thoughts on pursuing alt-ac positions. The panelists for this event include Emily Clark, Deputy Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies, Ann Hanlon, Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives and co-director of the Digital Humanities Lab, and Nigel Rothfels Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
No Registration required
Thesis/Dissertation Formatting and Submission Drop-In Sessions
Thursday, April 30
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room A (W194)
Representatives from the Graduate School will be available for hands-on assistance with UWM formatting requirements and the electronic submission process for the formal Master’s Thesis and the PhD Dissertation. Computers will be available.
For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please call (414) 229-6569.
Registration required
Techniques for Effective Classroom Discussions Strategies for GTA
Tuesday, April 7
1:00-3:00 p.m.
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272
For more information, contact Matthew Russell, (russelmr@uwm.edu).
Discussion is one of the most often used teaching strategies in higher education. When used effectively, discussions can transform learning spaces into sites of active inquiry, shared dialogue, and collaborative engagement. This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students and TAs to explore how to: effectively establish a positive classroom climate; encourage equal participation; deal with conflict and disagreement; and, assess participation in discussion. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to implement effective strategies for ensuring productive and engaging discussions in a variety of educational settings.
Registration required
“Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy”
Thursday, April 9
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272
For more information, contact Matthew Russell, (russelmr@uwm.edu).
Job applications often ask for “statements of teaching philosophy,” but few of us may have seen what many of these statements look like and have little practice writing our own. In this interactive session, we look at some samples and proceed through a sequence of writing and discussion activities designed to help you identify what you value in your own teaching and how that is represented in concrete activities in the classroom. This is a working session and the intent will be to come away with real strategies for approaching your first draft.
RSVP requested: krselsky@uwm.edu
What to Expect as a Young Faculty Member
Tuesday, April 14
1:00-2:15 p.m.
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272
For more information, contact Matthew Russell, (russelmr@uwm.edu).
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272 The speakers for this professionalization series event will address what to expect as a young faculty member. Topics will include mentor/mentoree relationships in academia; balancing teaching, research and service; work/life balance; managing the pressures of pre-tenure; as well as building up a research profile and trajectory. The panelists for this event include Nadine Kozak (SOIS), Ted Martin (English), Annie McClanahan (English), and (tentatively) Richard Popp (JAMS).
Registration required
Creating a Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, April 15
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
UWM Library Digital Humanities Lab, Library E272
For more information, contact Matthew Russell, (russelmr@uwm.edu).
For those graduate teaching assistants hoping to get academic jobs at teaching focused institutions, a Teaching Portfolio will be a vital part of any successful job search. This workshop will explore the elements you will need in your portfolio, offer strategies for developing a portfolio that represents a learner-focused instructor, and explore several on- line services and tools for maintaining your portfolio through graduation and beyond.
Registration required
GRE Session
Monday, April 20
5:30 p.m.
UWM Union Ballroom
Presented by Teresa Axe, Educational Testing Service.
View event PDF
For more information or requests for accommodation, contact Elizabeth Farrow (farrow@uwm.edu, 229-6267).

Regularly Scheduled Events

No registration required
Coffee Talk Series for Graduate Women @ UWM
Every First Friday of the month during the regular semester
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Resource Center (Union WG-93)
Join current UWM graduate women students at this informal, monthly social gathering to share your wisdom and inspire other women. For each coffee talk session this semester, we will invite a special female guest who will share experiences and offer advice on topics and issues specific to women. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Graduate School.
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at (414) 229-2852.
Registration required
High Performance Computing
Introduction to Parallel Computing
April 4 & 11
Two consecutive Saturdays
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Visit the High Performance Computing Web site under Upcoming Events for dates
If your data analyses or computer simulations are taking too long to run on your current computers, please read on...
You may be able to reduce months of computation time to days or even hours using parallel computing resources, many of which are available at no cost to UWM researchers.
UWM's Research Computing support group offers FREE parallel computing resources and FREE one-on-one support to all UWM students and to researchers in participating schools and colleges.
Our upcoming two-day workshop provides extensive hands-on training on common parallel computing techniques. It is geared toward UWM researchers and students, but is open to the community.
Introduction to Research Computing
Two days: Normally Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visit the High Performance Computing Web site under Upcoming Events for dates
UWM's Research Computing support group is offering a FREE, two-day workshop on research computing and computer programming for anyone who uses computers as part of their research.
This course is an overview of computational research and an introduction to scientific programming. The primary goals are to help researchers determine what types of computational tools to use for their research, and to provide an introduction to computer use and computer programming.
Classes will be part lecture and part open discussion among researchers and support staff. We hope that these meetings will result in the spread of knowledge in all directions and help establish new connections between researchers with common interests. Registration required.
For more information on this and other courses related to research computing, please visit our Web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/hpc/related_resources/courses.cfm

Registration required: balord@

or (414)
Certificate in Nonprofit Management Info Session
Various times throughout the year
Usually Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
See HBI News & Events for upcoming events
The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management (HBI) at UWM offers a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Our program allows you to build the knowledge and skills you need to manage and lead nonprofit organizations in areas such as nonprofit accounting, board governance, fund development, marketing, human resources and more.
The hourlong info session will answer your questions about admissions requirements, program curriculum and financial aid, and will highlight the Institute's work to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the Greater Milwaukee area.
For questions, more information, or requests for accommodation, please contact: balord@uwm.edu or (414) 229-3176.

Ongoing Events (during the academic year)

Grad Student Bagel Hour
10:00 a.m.
Curtin 939
Interdisciplinary conversation.
Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies and College of Letters & Science, with support from the UWM Graduate School.
Dissertators' and Thesis Writers' Support Group
3:30-4:45 p.m.
UWM Union
Solution-focused, problem-solving support group to help you complete your dissertation or thesis. Contact JoAnne Graham, Ph.D., (joanneg@uwm.edu, 229-5144) at the Norris Health Center for more information.

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