Upcoming Events

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Managing Procrastination

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538 Goodell, OPD Workspace

Even with our best intentions, we often put off doing the things we need to do. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? Come learn about the science of procrastination and concrete strategies to move past procrastination into productivity.

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Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institutions

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Westfield State University, Scanlon Hall, Westfield, MA

Many faculty enjoy rewarding careers at colleges and universities that primarily emphasize teaching, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and regional comprehensive universities. This free one-day regional conference brings together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to discuss what it’s like to work at teaching intensive institutions and how to apply for these faculty positions. Graduate students and postdocs will engage with faculty and deans from a range of teaching-intensive institutions across the New England region through a series of talks, panel presentations, and networking opportunities. Free bus transportation to Westfield State will be provided for UMass Amherst participants. Read more on our TTII website.

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How to Get Unstuck in Your Writing

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Online with OPD!

Despite our best efforts, we can often become unmotivated, panicked, or just bogged down with our writing. Come to this workshop for an opportunity to share your own struggles, feel less alone in your (temporary) writing paralysis, and come away with some helpful strategies to restart your writing with healthier, more sustainable habits and create a more positive mindset around your writing in general.

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Working in the US: OPT/CPT for Graduate Students

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538 Goodell, Lounge

Ken Reade, Director of International Student & Scholar Services in the International Programs Office (IPO), will present the guidelines, limitations and application strategies for working/interning in the US with F-1 or J-1 Visas. Bring your employment questions about post-graduation, internships, OPT and CPT.

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Recent News

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Graduate School Announces New Rapid Research Grants

The Graduate School is pleased to announce an innovative new grant program that will provide financial support to graduate students conducting time-sensitive, cutting-edge research. Graduate School Rapid Research Grants will award up to $1,000 to doctoral and MFA students for costs associated with data collection.

Doctoral Oral Exams for September 26, 2022 – September 30, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Doctoral Oral Exams for September 19, 2022 – September 23, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

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Graduate School by the Numbers

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Brian Mullen applies positive pressure

With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brian has invented a vest that improves care for people with autism.