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Congratulations to the nominees of the 2019-2020 Graduate Annual Awards

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 nominees for Outstanding Research Assistant, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Exemplar, Outstanding Graduate Program Director, and Mentor of the Year awards. A virtual announcement of the winners will take place on April 30 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Nominees and nominators are especially encouraged to attend. Click here to register.



Lunchtime Dialogues with Dean Prado

Join us on April 22 at noon for a second lunchtime session via Zoom with Dean Guillermo "Willy" Prado, moderated by GSA President, Alvaro Ruiz. Tune in to share your thoughts, ask questions, or simply connect with the graduate community during this time of distancing.


Join virtual Earth Week

In honor of Earth Day's 50th anniversary, the University is hosting its first-ever, virtual Earth Week celebration on April 18-24. Be part of this week-long celebration of virtual events that will explore the future of the University and the planet.


Make your voice heard to build a better campus!

Take the 2020 Campus Climate Survey to end sexual violence on campus! Survey results will help guide efforts to foster an inclusive campus. Complete the survey now!


Volunteers step up—with needle, thread, and 3D printers—to help flatten the curve

University members tap into technology and their creative skills to give back during the pandemic.

gsa meditations

Important Reads

Spring 2020 semester grading policy

For the Spring 2020 semester only, schools and colleges will allow graduate students to opt-in to taking some or all of their courses for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) or to continue with letter grades. For any course in which a student wants to retain their letter grades, no action is necessary.

Make an appointment at the Writing Center today!

The Writing Center announced that it is up and running online, and ready to help students with writing, whether it's a course paper, an application, a Powerpoint presentation, an article for publication, or any other document. To schedule and hold an appointment, log on to their website, and schedule an appointment on the day/time preferred.  At the time of the appointment, click on the appointment in the schedule, and click on "Start or Join an Online Consultation" to begin. 

Counseling Center Telemental Health appointments

To support students during this challenging time, the Counseling Center will be providing students continued care through a Telemental Health Option (Phone or Video). Make an appointment today!

Prevent "Zoombombing"

There’s a new form of internet trolling called “Zoombombing”— in which an uninvited participant uses Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to disrupt meetings and classes. Here are some tips to help you keep your Zoom video meetings secure, courtesy of UMIT.

Watch the recording of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Seminar

What exactly is intellectual property? What should I know about patents, trademarks, and copyrights? What policies and laws apply to intellectual property? What is technology transfer? These are fundamental questions for all researchers, including those at early- career stages. Dr. Bin Yan, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer, offered a seminar to address these critical issues and answer student questions. Watch it now!

Watch the recording of the Resources and Guidance for Teaching Remotely session

Offered by Academic Technologies, this session provided an overview of the various University and external resources available to graduate students and postdocs who are continuing to teach, provide instructional support and mentor students remotely. Watch it now!


Important Dates


12:00 pm

Managing Difficult Relationships in Graduate School


12:00 pm

Lunchtime Dialogues with Dean Prado


11:59 pm

ETD Process: Revised Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review


10:00 am

Graduate Annual Awards 2020


11:59 pm

ETD Process: Revised Deadline for Producing Final PDF


11:59 pm

ETD Process: Deadline for Completion