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2012 News/Events

SURVIVING YOUR GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVISER

Every graduate student understands the importance of the adviser-student relationship.  Surviving your Graduate School Adviser examines the elements crucial to a successful partnership.
(December 2012)
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AS DEBT RISES AND JOB PROSPECTS DIM, SOME SAY IT'S TIME TO PUT A WARNING LABEL ON GRADUATE SCHOOL

This isn't just the year of the massive open online courses; it's also the year of the two other hot topics in higher education - student debt and a barren job market for graduating students.
(December 2012)
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GRADAUTE PROGRAMS HAVE INTERNATIONAL BENT BUT STRUGGLE TO PRODUCE GLOBAL THINKERS

While other industries talk about globalizing, higher education, particulary in the United States, has long been heavily international, drawing students and faculty members from around the world.
(December 2012)
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Physics graduate student explores the galaxy for winning virtual poster

Do not blame Jose McKinnon for being a little starry eyed these days. McKinnon, 28, of Brownsville and a graduate student at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, recently won first place in the Human Exploration and Operations category in Earthzine's URC Virtual Poster Session.

(November 2012)
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students present their research at regional conference in laredo

Psychology graduate student Patrick Flores was one of several University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College students who recently attended a cognitive psychology conference at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.

(November 2012)
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It's a viable career path

Imagine, if you can, a profession in which secure, full-time positions are more and more scarce. Then imagine a career coach in that field who chooses to disregard almost half of the available jobs.

(November 2012)
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to interview or not to interview

In a few weeks, faculty members will be hip-deep in applications to their graduate programs and will face a recurrent question: Should they interview the applicants?

(November 2012)
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Many Complaints of Faculty bias stem from students' poor communicating, study finds

College students would be less inclined to see their instructors as politically biased and more inclined to deal well with such bias if they were taught better communication and argumentation skills, a new study has found.

(October 2012)
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The dissertation defense: we're doing something right

I never had a dissertation defense. My department had abolished them sometime before I arrived as a graduate student, and I considered myself lucky compared with friends at other universities who had to endure what I imagined as a painful ordeal.

(October 2012)
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Graduate Students conduct research in gulf of mexico

The Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and two graduate students in Biology at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College are on a two-week research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico.

(September 2012)
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How to train Graduate Students in Research Ethics: Lessons From 6 universities

The Chronicle of Higher Education
What do graduate students consider ethical research conduct? It depends on their adviser, says a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools.

(August 2012)
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Integrating integrity

Inside Higher Ed
Graduate schools need to do a better job teaching their students about responsible and ethical research, according to a report being released today by the Council on Graduate Schools.

(August 2012)
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Should you love what you do or worry about paying bills

MSN CareerBuilder
Follow your dreams. Do what you love. Money will take care of itself once you find a job that you're passionate about.

(July 2012)
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The Ph.D. now comes with food stamps

The Chronicle of Higher Education
"I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Mattaeu.

That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a Ph.D. in medieval history and an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid.

(May 2012)
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Graduate School Need to improve career counseling, report says

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By 2020, 2.6 million new jobs will require an advanced degree, according to a report being released today by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service.

(April 2012)
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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dissertation

The Chronicle of Higher Education
I am the proud owner of a nearly finished first draft of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dissertation.

(April 2012)
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The Comprehensive Exam: Make It Relevant

The Chronicle of Higher Education
I had a math teacher in high school who could be fairly described as abusive

(March 2012)
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What I Learned About Surviving Graduate School

The Chronicle of Higher Education
One Saturday night a year ago, as I found myself sitting in my apartment writing a draft IRB proposal, I began to reflect on the lifestyle I had chosen

(March 2012)
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OK, Let's Teach Graduate Students Differently. But How?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
As president and executive director of the American Historical Association, respectively, the two mounted history's official disciplinary pulpit to endorse a new way of looking at graduate education in the field.

 

(February 2012)
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