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Graduate School and Professional Development Workshops and Events

The UNH Graduate School offers a variety of workshops, events, and professional development opportunities throughout the year. From our popular Thesis and Dissertation Workshops to our PFF/PFP sessions, there is something of interest for every student! We also promote events sponsored by other campus departments and organizations, that are related to graduate students, and they are listed below for reference only (to register for those events please see the link provided).

Check out the calendar below to see upcoming events over the next five weeks, view all events for the current term, or see what was offered last year including event attendance rates. BOLD titles denote Graduate School-sponsored events, ITALICIZED titles denote events sponsored by other campus offices, and the bullet colors represent the type of event. Follow the appropriate registration link to sign up for these events!

Please note that any event title followed by an * indicates it has a late cancellation fee of $10.

 

August 2018

  • Three-Part Welcome Series:Breakfast at UNH's
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • August 30, 2018, 8:00 am-10:00 am
    • MUB, room 158
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 487
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 98
    • Come learn about resources for graduate students, meet new people and enjoy breakfast cosponsored by the MUB and GSS!

 

September 2018

  • Three-Part Welcome Series: First Thursday Dinner
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 06, 2018, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose Dover
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 488
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 94
    • A casual social event complete with free pizza and appetizers provided by the Graduate School and GSS!
  • Three-Part Welcome Series:Health & Wellness Lunch
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 13, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
    • Hamel Rec Center, Demonstration Kitchen (2nd floor)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 489
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 55
    • Thursday, Sep. 13th, 11:30am-1:00pm, UNH offers many resources to help you stay healthy and happy during your studies. Join us for lunch cosponsored by the Rec Center and GSS and learn more!
  • Dissertation Retreat
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 21, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • Connors Writing Center
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 490
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 1
    • The Graduate School and Connors Writing Center are inviting all graduate students who are at the dissertation writing stage to join Dissertation Retreat, a semester long writing group which will provide you with organized time, space, and resources for dissertation writing. Registration for this event will be limited to 12 graduate students from any discipline and selected on a first-come-first-served basis. Before you register, please make sure you are available on all dates since those who register will be expected to attend each session. See details below: September 21- Dissertation retreat- initial lunch: Introduction and goals Setting Session September 22- Dissertation retreat all day writing October 20- Dissertation retreat all day writing November 10- Dissertation retreat all day writing December 8- Dissertation retreat all day writing

 

October 2018

  • Dinner&Lecture: The Magic Ingredient that Brings Pixar Movies to Life*
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 03, 2018, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • MUB 338 (Dinner), Strafford Room (Lecture)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 491
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 0 (This event is FULL, register to get on the waitlist)
    • Join other graduate students for dinner and a lecture in the Strafford Room afterwards. Meet for dinner at 6:00pm in the MUB room 338. We will all have dinner together and then walk to the Strafford Room for the lecture. Speaker: Danielle Feinberg, The Director of Photography at Pixar
  • DYF Info session I
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 10, 2018, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • Dimond Library room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 495
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 47
    • Learn about applying for the DYF award.These fellowships are available on a competitive basis to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. These awards include a stipend and a waiver of the doctoral research fee and mandatory fees for the period of the award.
  • Graduate Student Space Grand Opening
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 13, 2018, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    • 10 a.m. to noon – Reception and informal socializing with GSS, dean of the Graduate School and graduate students Noon to 1 p.m. – Graduate Student Space Opening
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 493
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 180
    • Join UNH graduate students and alumni on the Durham campus to celebrate the opening of UNH’s new graduate student space! On Saturday, Oct. 13, we will be hosting a celebration event in the Hamilton Smith Great Hall. The event will feature a showcase of the first Graduate Student Space, located in Thompson Hall G15 and G16, which we will proudly open this fall.
  • DYF Info session II
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 16, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Dimond Library room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 496
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 42
    • Learn about applying for the DYF award.These fellowships are available on a competitive basis to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. These awards include a stipend and a waiver of the doctoral research fee and mandatory fees for the period of the award.
  • Third Sunday Graduate Student Bowling Night at Dover Bowl
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 21, 2018, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    • Dover Bowl, 887 Central Ave # B, Dover, NH 03820
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 497
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 29
    • Join Graduate Students for our first Third Sunday Graduate Student bowling night at Dover Bowl. This event is open to current UNH Graduate Students and we have reserved 6 lanes. You will get free bowling and shoe rentals for two hours and a chance to meet with other UNH Grad Students. Food is not provided. Spots limited and registration required.
  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship Information (STAF) Session One
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 31, 2018, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 503
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 48
    • *Please note: You are not eligible for this award if you are a: RA, GA, or have not been a TA in which students have evaluated you as a teacher. Come learn strategies to build an effective application for the Summer TA Fellowship Award. There are a total of 50 awards and typically 115-130 students apply each year. Learn how to set your application apart from the rest! These fellowships are intended to support research or study during the summer for individuals who have held a TA position during the 2018-2019 academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.

 

November 2018

  • Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West (registration for lunch)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 02, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Holloway Commons Squamscot Room (lecture at 11am) Holloway Commons Dining Hall (lunch at 12pm)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 502
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 24
    • Graduate students and postdocs are invited to join Dr. Ivan Oransky at lunch following his 11:00 a.m. lecture on Friday, November 2 in Holloway Commons. Registration is required ~ sign up early as seating is limited (first come, first served). Information about the lecture and Dr. Oransky is available at https://www.unh.edu/research/responsible-conduct-research-scholarly-activity/research-ethics-lecture-series
  • Meet & Greet with the Provost
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 07, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Graduate Student Space, T-Hall, G15
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 513
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 27
    • Join Provost Jones and other graduate students at the new Graduate Student Space for a social gathering. Interim Provost Jones is UNH's chief academic officer who is responsible to the president for the creation and implementation of the academic priorities for UNH and for the allocation of resources that will support those priorities. This Meet & Greet event will give you an opportunity to socialize with graduate students and the Provost over lunch in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere of our new space. We hope to see you here!
  • Meditation Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 07, 2018, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    • Thompson Hall G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 508
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 12
    • How do you meditate when you don’t have time? If you’re new to meditation and/or would like some tips and advice on best practices, this workshop is for you! A representative from Health & Wellness will talk about mindfulness and meditation, and we will practice different meditation techniques.
  • Dinner & Lecture: Award Winning International Spoken Word Poet Amal Kassir*
    • https://wildcatlink.unh.edu/event/2228890
    • November 07, 2018, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
    • Strafford Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 492
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 6
    • Join other graduate students for dinner at Holloway Commons and a lecture in the Strafford Room afterwards. Meet for dinner at 6:00pm in front of Holloway Commons. Someone from the Graduate School will swipe you into the dining hall. We will all sit together for dinner and then walk to the Strafford Room for the lecture. Speaker: International Spoken Word Poet, Amal Kassir Amal Kassir is a Muslim woman, born and raised in Denver, Colorado, to a German-Iowan mother and a Syrian father. She is an international spoken word poet, having performed in 10 countries and over 45 cities.
  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship Information (STAF) Session Two
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 08, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 504
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 41
    • *Please note: You are not eligible for this award if you are a: RA, GA, or have not been a TA in which students have evaluated you as a teacher. Come learn strategies to build an effective application for the Summer TA Fellowship Award. There are a total of 50 awards and typically 115-130 students apply each year. Learn how to set your application apart from the rest! These fellowships are intended to support research or study during the summer for individuals who have held a TA position during the 2018-2019 academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 09, 2018, 2:00 pm-2:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 511
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 0 (This event is FULL, register to get on the waitlist)
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first served basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 30 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • Workshop: Create your Website
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 14, 2018, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    • Graduate Student Space, Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 505
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 2
    • Do you want to create a professional website but aren't sure where to begin? Or, do you have a professional website that needs updating? If so, this is the workshop for you! We will have two speakers who will talk about building an online professional platform to showcase your research and writing. They will discuss design aesthetics, what to post and how often to update, ​and how to use your website to further your career. Tyler Wentworth, director of marketing, communication, and engagement for Career and Professional Services, will discuss creating a website off the UNH domain. John Pietlicki from Academic Technology will talk about how to create an academic site with myPages, a free website building tool available to UNH faculty, students, and staff.
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 15, 2018, 10:00 am-10:30 am
    • Thompson Hall, G16
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 512
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 0 (This event is FULL, register to get on the waitlist)
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first served basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 30 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • Third Sunday Graduate Student Bowling Night at Dover Bowl
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 18, 2018, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • Dover Bowl, 887 Central Ave # B, Dover, NH 03820
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 498
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 4
    • Join Graduate Students for our first Third Sunday Graduate Student bowling night at Dover Bowl. This event is open to current UNH Graduate Students and we have reserved 6 lanes. You will get free bowling and shoe rentals for two hours and a chance to meet with other UNH Grad Students. Food is not provided. Spots limited and registration required.
  • Fee Review Breakfast
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 27, 2018, 8:30 am-10:00 am
    • Hamel Rec Kitchen
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 515
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 97
    • Come learn about the student fees and have a conversation with the unit directors who can speak to you about the fee changes and services provided. Plus enjoy free breakfast!
  • Meet & Greet with the PACS Director
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 28, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Graduate Student Space, T-Hall, G15
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 516
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 47
    • Join Dr. Shari Robinson and other graduate students at the new Graduate Student Space for a social gathering. Dr. Robinson is the director of Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at UNH who is committed to serving UNH’s diverse campus community by providing students with support and education for their personal and academic success through confidential counseling, psychiatric consultation, and outreach and prevention services. This Meet & Greet event will give you an opportunity to socialize with graduate students and Dr. Robinson over lunch in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere of our new space. We hope to see you here!
  • Event Bullet Color Codes:
  • green square  General
  • gray square  Networking
  • dark blue square  PFF
  • light gray square  Research
  • orange square  Wellness
  • black square  Writing