Upcoming Events

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Faculty Interviews: Giving a Job Talk

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At research institutions, the job talk (and following Q+A) can be a make or break part of the faculty interview. In this short session, we will discuss the expectations of your audience, the structure of your talk, and how to handle challenging questions.

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Faculty Interviews: The Teaching Demonstration

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A majority of faculty searches now include a teaching demo. Although the content of the demo is important, it is your engaging and interactive pedagogy on display. Learn how to plan a lesson that makes a positive impression on both the students and the committee!

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Top Five Productivity Tools that Helped Me Finish My Dissertation

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Feeling stuck on your dissertation? Join Dr. Kate Henry, Productivity Coach and UMass alumna, as she breaks down five tools and approaches that helped her to find motivation, keep up momentum, and complete her dissertation.

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Identify and Overcome Your Productivity Pitfalls

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Progress is never linear and the best-laid writing plans often fall apart - but why? This workshop will help you identify the common productivity pitfalls (distraction, boundaries, overcommitting, multitasking, etc.) that might be your barrier to progress. Dr. Kate Henry, Productivity Coach and UMass alumna, will then offer approaches for avoiding these pitfalls in the future and for mitigating them when they occur. 

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Recent News

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for December 5, 2022 – December 9, 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 November 28, 2022 – December 2, 2022

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

3D Model System to mimic human tissue

The Power of Brain Mimicking

Becca Huber, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, wants to make it easier to get accurate information about human health. Currently, most medical drugs are developed using 2D plastic models that are inexpensive but do not effectively mimic human tissue. Huber is working to create an alternative 3D model system that could adequately and inexpensively mimic human tissue. 

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for November 14, 2022 – November 18, 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.