Posts Tagged conference

Vitae- a New Service from The Chronicle of Higher Ed

This is a brand new – just started – sort of sparse – get in at the ground level kind of thing.  The website, as of right now, is more of a mailing list.  However, as per the usual, The Chronicle has packed it with helpful information regarding job search and professional networking.  Example:

The Academic Conference: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

Woooot!  Excellent information in the article linked above, including the suggestion to NOT BE CLINGY!  Get out there and meet people.  I know the temptation to just follow around a single person or stick with people you know.  Don’t do that!  A second strategy is to prepare to have conversations about hot topics in your field and not just the weather or your personal research.  Practice short, intelligent (and well-researched) responses to major and new issues.

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International Grad Student Conference on Transatlantic History

On Oct. 25, 2012 come out to hear Ian Tyrrell and his infinite knowledge on “The Spaces and Times of Transatlantic History and Historiography.”  Tyrrell is a scientia professor of history at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Panel discussion begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. in University Hall and Nedderman Hall.  Keynote address is 5-7 p.m., Room 601, Nedderman Hall. 

Get the full schedule!

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Apply for a Travel Grant ASAP

Travel grant applications for sustainability research are due Monday Oct. 15th. Travel Support Grants of up to $500 per person will be awarded to students for conferences, seminars, workshops, and/or related student engagement in activities on sustainability and the environment.  Already went to an event?  If you went between Sept. 1 – Oct. 15, 2012 then you qualify for reimbursement!  Apps go to the University Sustainability Committee.  For more information, visit Campus Sustainability or contact Chris Morris at

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