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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!

 

September 2017

  • Thirsty Moose First Thursday Graduate School Social Event
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 07, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose, Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 391
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 37
    • Come to the Thirsty Moose in Dover for a kick-off social event! The Graduate School will provide pizza and snacks. The event will be held in the ice bar room on the left as you walk into the Thirsty Moose. This event is always popular - usually 50-60 Grad Students attend each month.
  • Graduate Student Healthy Living Lunch
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 14, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
    • Hamel Recreation Center Demo Kitchen (2nd floor)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 398
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 35
    • Join us for a Graduate Student Healthy Living Lunch: Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30am-1pm, Hamel Rec Center, Demonstration Kitchen (2nd floor). There are many resources to help with keeping healthy during your time in graduate school. Join us for lunch co-sponsored by the Rec Center and the Graduate Student Senate!
  • Of Stone, Wood, and Glass: Movie Screening and Q & A
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 14, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • The Portsmouth Music Hall Loft
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 394
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 5
    • In October 2016, a dream long held became a reality – Alnoba – a 14,530 square foot gathering place located on 400 acres of fields and forests in Kensington, NH, opened as the first Passive House building of its type in the Northeast. With heat provided by geo-thermal wells located deep under the building, electricity from a field of solar panels, barn timbers from the 1760’s, reclaimed wood flooring, and a massive stone fireplace the building is a model of sustainability and conservation. The construction of Alnoba was documented in the film: Of stone, wood and glass: Alnoba by award winning filmmaker and master storyteller, David Conover. With his keen eye and passion for story-telling, David has produced his own films that have aired on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Explorer. Built in harmony with the earth, the vision and execution of Alnoba was a collaborative effort. Premier architect, Matt O’Malia of G O Logic Homes created the structural vision for Alnoba. Using locally sourced granite, Mike Delsesto of Hayden Hillsgrove Stone Masonry developed and created the detailed stone and masonry work within and around the building. By planting native species and mature trees, Master Landscape Designer, Harold Bragg of Down to Earth Landscapes crafted a utopic environment that is sure to inspire. The massive project was managed by Bruce Cilley of Kensington Invenstment Corp. Please join us for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A session with Matt, Mike, Harold and Bruce. This should be of particular interest to engineering, architecture, or design graduate students.
  • Homecoming Poster Session
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 15, 2017, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • UNH Homecoming T-Hall Lawn
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 393
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 1
    • Register to display a research poster during UNH Homecoming. This is ideal for Graduate Students looking to practice their poster presentation technique, and speak with families, faculty, students, and others about their research. This is open to all disciplines. Please register by September 15th to be considered, homecoming is on September 23rd from 12-3pm on the Great Lawn. Due to space, spots are limited. The 6 participants will receive free poster printing sponsored by the UNH Graduate School. Once you register you will receive an email from the Graduate School on how to print your poster for free!
  • UNH Homecoming Ticket (Free ticket)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 23, 2017, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Homecoming Football Game
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 400
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 9
    • The Graduate School and Alumni Relations have co-sponsored 12 free tickets to UNH Homecoming. Please register here to receive your 1 free ticket to the UNH Homecoming football game on September 23rd
  • Jen Sincero: You are a badass at making money (Portsmouth Music Hall event)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 26, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Portsmouth Music Hall
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 390
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 39
    • The Portsmouth Music Hall is providing 8 tickets for Graduate Students. 8 people, who register, will be randomly drawn to attend. Students, who are randomly chosen, just need to show up to the event, and their ticket will be at will call. Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of. You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
  • How to Survive Grad School: Mentor networks, self-structure, passion, and other stuff you should know
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 27, 2017, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    • Dimond Library 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 401
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 42
    • Join UNH Women in Science, Physics professor Dr. Ellie Long, and your peers to discuss problems commonly faced in grad programs. Do you struggle with structuring your time in an unstructured environment? Advisor issues? Comps and other hurdles? We'll help you find solutions and ways to beat the stress by seeking mental, emotional, and logistical support in your community, through peer mentoring, and with the help of campus resources. And we'll send you out the door reinvigorated with a Passion Plan in hand! Co-sponsored by The Association for Women in Science, UNH Affiliate Chapter; and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. All genders welcome.
  • Dinner and Lecture: The Real Story of Fake News w/the co founder of the satirical news network the Onion Scott Dikkers
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • September 27, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • Holloway Commons Dining Hall
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 399
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 17
    • 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: Scott Dikkers The Real Story of the Fake News

 

October 2017

  • First Thursday Graduate School Social Event (Thirsty Moose, Dover)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 05, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 402
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 86
    • Join Grad Students at the Thirsty Moose in Dover for the monthly social! The Graduate School will provide pizza. The event will be held in the ice bar room which is on the left as you walk into the Thirsty Moose. This event is always popular - usually 50-60 Grad Students attend each month.
  • Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 06, 2017, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
    • Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 388
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 42
    • Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions brings together doctoral students from all over New England and surrounding states, to help prepare them for careers at community colleges and regional comprehensive institutions. The event features workshops on such topics as How to Balance Research and Teaching on a 4-4 Teaching Load, Working with Students on Undergraduate Research, and Who are the Students at a Community College? In addition, we run sessions on the job hunt in social sciences, STEM, and arts and humanities, and we offer individual job counseling to student who bring CVs and cover letters with them.
  • Should I apply to grad school in STEM?
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 11, 2017, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
    • Parsons N116
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 405
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 36
    • How do I choose a grad program and find funding? Do I need an advisor before applying? How do I handle the application process and maximize my chances of getting in? Join UNH Women in Science for a Q&A session, to get resources, and to talk in small groups with a current grad student in your field to get the scoop from someone who's been there and done that. Whether you're interested in Math, Physics, Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Natural Resources, or another STEM discipline, we can answer your questions!
  • Graduate Student Camping Trip
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 13, 2017, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Acadia National Park - Maine
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 407
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 5
    • Come join a few earth science graduate students for a weekend camping trip in Acadia National Park. It should be a great time to see the foliage in all of its beautiful colors. Relax, hike, read, or just get a break from the day-to-day grind of the university. We'll have a fire both nights to relax, keep warm, and socialize. All experience levels welcome. If you've never camped, you can rent tents from the Hamel Rec Center and we'll give you a hand setting up. This weekend trip is from October 13th to October 15th For more information please contact: Kellen McArthur - mcarthurkellen@gmail.com
  • Advanced Linked-In Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 392
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 77
    • Want to create the best possible Linked-in profile? Want to know insider tips on how to create a profile that stands out from the rest? Come to this workshop that focuses on advanced Linked-in strategies, and how to leverage your own skills for the 21st century workplace!
  • Health and Wellness Pleasure Party
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 19, 2017, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • Thrive Demonstration Kitchen, Hamel Rec Center (Second Floor, Room 239)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 408
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 49
    • Graduate students are invited to attend an arousing event with fun activities and opportunities to learn about sex toys and pleasure. This event will be held in the Thrive demonstration kitchen at the Hamel Rec Center. Condom demonstrations (male and female) Dental dam demonstrations Free Sex Kits Free aphrodisiac foods Raffle prizes Free Consent Lemonade Sponsored by Health & Wellness
  • Workshop on discrimination policies, sexual violence, and victim advocacy.
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 20, 2017, 10:00 am-11:30 am
    • Dimond Library Room 352 (conference room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 404
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 37
    • Graduate Students are invited to join Title IX coordinator Donna Marie Sorrentino, Prevention Innovations Executive Director Sharyn Potter, SHARPP male victim program coordinator Zak Ahmmad Kahloon for a discussion on reporting responsibilities and best practices related to sexual harassment, discrimination, and victim advocacy This workshop is open to all Grad Students but may be particularly helpful for Graduate Students who are TA's or instructors of record.
  • Leadership training workshop: What type of leader are you?
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 24, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    • UNH Innovation Training Room: 21 Madbury Road Durham NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 406
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 20
    • There is no one right way to lead a group or organization. In fact, every leader is different and brings various life experiences and technical skills to the table. Come learn about your own personal leadership style and effective ways to communicate with other types of leaders. This workshop combines a presentation about leadership, as well as an interactive activity that will help you learn about your own style. Spots are limited to 25, sign up today! Facilitator: Myles Lynch - PhD Candidate UNH Department of Education
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship Information Session One
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 25, 2017, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 410
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 41
    • Come learn about strategies regarding how to write an effective Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) application. These information sessions are self-contained meaning each session covers the same information so pick the one that best fits your schedule.
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship Information Session Two
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • October 26, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 411
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 48
    • Come learn about strategies regarding how to write an effective Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) application. These information sessions are self-contained meaning each session covers the same information so pick the one that best fits your schedule.

 

November 2017

  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship Information (STAF) Session One
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 01, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 412
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 45
    • *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 2017-2018 academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.
  • Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship Information (STAF) Session Two
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 02, 2017, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 352
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 413
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 45
    • *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 2017-2018 academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.
  • First Thursday Graduate School Social Event (Thirsty Moose, Dover)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 02, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 403
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 93
    • Join Grad Students at the Thirsty Moose in Dover for the monthly social! The Graduate School will provide pizza. The event will be held in the ice bar room which is on the left as you walk into the Thirsty Moose. This event is always popular - usually 50-60 Grad Students attend each month.
  • USNH Staff Info Session
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • November 06, 2017, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Memorial Union Building (MUB) room 156
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 414
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 50
    • Are you a USNH staff member interested in pursuing a graduate degree but aren’t sure what that may entail? We invite you to come and learn about the graduate programs we have to offer, how your employee benefits can be utilized and discuss with other employees about how they were able to balance both work and education.
  • Event Bullet Color Codes:
  • green square  General
  • gray square  Networking
  • dark blue square  PFF
  • light gray square  Research
  • orange square  Wellness
  • black square  Writing