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

Upcoming Fall 2015 Special Events

Registration required
Science and Engineering Graduate Student Breakfast Research Talk
Friday, October 9
9:30-10:30 a.m.
EMS 250
For more information, contact Tahereh Hosseini, (414) 906-4654.
Want to learn about what other STEM graduate students are researching, help to promote collaborative between the sciences, meet other STEM graduate students and post-docs, and enjoy a FREE breakfast? Then join us for our first breakfast talk of the Fall 2015 semester! Hear brief research presentations from fellow STEM graduate students and engage in light networking over breakfast with your peers.
Registration required
CV, Resume, and Cover Letter Workshops
Friday, November 6
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell 361
For more information or special accommodation: contact Amber Tucker
(414) 229-4818.
What's the difference between a CV, resume and cover letter? Trying to choose between an academic and non-academic career? These documents need to powerfully communicate how your accomplishments and strengths connect to employer needs. In either case, you'll want to know how to create an effective resume/cv and also how to tailor your cover letter to different kinds of employers and fields. This workshop will cover the differences between an academic CV and professional resume and also how to effectively use the cover letter to demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for any position.
No Registration required
Data Management 101
Friday, September 25
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Digital Humanities Lab, UWM Library, 2nd floor East
For more information, contact: Kristen Briney, Data Services Librarian (briney@uwm.edu) (414) 229-6511.
Are you frustrated with disorganized research data? Are you organized but want to manage your data better? This session is for you! ‘Data Management 101’ covers the basics of managing research data, including: file naming and organization conventions, data documentation, and best practices in data storage and backups.
No Registration required
Writing a Data Management Plan
Friday, November 6
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Digital Humanities Lab, UWM Library, 2nd floor East
For more information, contact: Kristen Briney, Data Services Librarian (briney@uwm.edu) (414) 229-6511.
Many grant applications now require a data management plan. If you are writing your first plan or want to improve upon a previous plan, this session will cover what a data management plan is, what it should contain, and how to write a good one.

Regularly Scheduled Events

No registration required
Coffee Talk Series for Graduate Women @ UWM
Every First Friday of the month during Fall and Spring semesters
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.
D2L: Just the Basics
Frequently throughout the year. View the CETL Workshops calendar for dates and registration.
2½-hour sessions, usually starting at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Desire2Learn (D2L) is a Web-based course authoring tool which gives students easy online access to course information, grades, quizzes, and many other instructional features. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has designed this introductory, hands-on workshop for instructors and teaching assistants who will be using D2L in their UWM courses. Topics include the basics of uploading content, setting up a simple gradebook, and using the dropbox to allow students to submit their coursework digitally.
Registration required
High Performance Computing
Introduction to Parallel Computing
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
  • Also a three-credit U/G course: 657 Topics in Computer Science, subtitle Introduction to Research Computing.
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.
Registration required
Chemical Hygiene Plan and Lab Safety Training
Various times throughout the year
Contact the Chemical Hygiene Officer (from link above) about future sessions.
The class is open to: faculty, researchers, staff, and students who work with chemicals in labs, studios, or shops.
This is required, one-time training for all laboratory personnel.

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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