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Make sure you are ‘Campus Ready’

In case you missed it, the “Campus Ready” series provided updates on what you need to know in order to eat, shop, study, stay fit, and more, now that the Fall 2020 semester is underway.



Conduct of off-campus students

Review the guidelines and policies for students who live off-campus regarding gatherings and large events.


Fall 2020 Graduate Orientation recording

Missed Graduate Orientation last Friday or any of the videos units like the Counseling Center or UM Libraries prepared? Watch them now!


Register for GradFest!

The Graduate Student Association will host virtually its annual GradFest event on August 27, 2020. Register now!


Important Reads

Join one of the Counseling Center's support groups!

Groups are the treatment of choice for many issues. Talking with other students who have had similar experiences provides support and perspective. Some of the groups available this semester include: COVID support, LGBTQ, doctoral, self-compassion, among others.

Attend Research!America's 2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum, Straight Talk: Securing a Science-Strong Future

The National Research Forum, which will take place from September 8-10, takes an unvarnished look at issues that are vital to the wellbeing of the nation, the economy, and most importantly, patients. This virtual forum will include interactive and on-demand content focused on research-relevant issues that are top of mind as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

Apply for Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students award!

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites outstanding graduate students from a wide range of broad research areas including, but not limited to, statistics, neuroscience, physics, immunology, microbiology, informatics, data sciences, psychology, (bio)behavioral science, anthropology, demography, sociology, social epidemiology, economics, public health, and engineering who are interested in receiving aging-related postdoctoral training to apply for this award. Visit the NIA website for deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more.

Apply for the Legislative Intern Program by September 10!

The Florida House of Representatives is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Legislative Intern Program. This internship program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates pursuing a graduate degree to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. The program begins on January 8, 2021, and ends on May 14, 2021. Legislative Interns are paid $13.00 per hour and may work up to 30 hours per week. Interns may choose to receive up to nine hours of graduate tuition at Florida in-state rates during the time of the internship (Spring ’21) or receive a monthly stipend of $800.

Postdoc position in the Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate for the Dry Eye and Microenvironment Project. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree and training in environmental toxicology or related fields, such as biochemistry, molecular biology, or biology.

Participate in the first annual MetroLab Student Cup

The MetroLab Student Cup engages students across MetroLab’s member universities and elevates their work and creates pathways for careers and partnerships in the civic research and innovation domain. Students will apply by submitting completed projects focused on civic research, including improving government, community services, and social services: creating new mobility options and rethinking urban spaces; or driving innovation in public health. Students will participate in a live pitch to judges from local government, civic organizations, and academia for the chance to win $1,000 and be featured as the MetroLab Innovation of the Month.


Important Dates


5:00 pm



6:00 pm

NSF GRFP Grant Writing Workshop


9:30 am

Fall 2020 ETD Writing Resources Workshop- Morning Session


4:30 pm

Fall 2020 ETD Writing Resources Workshop- Afternoon Session


12:00 pm

Lunchtime Dialogues with Dean Prado