Archives for Graduate students

Q&A: Council co-chairs discuss goals and challenges of graduate students

October 13, 2017

For more than a year, the Graduate Council has increased its programming, advocacy and awareness as the representative body for graduate students. Comprised of an executive team and 17 representatives chosen by the various professional and graduate divisions, the council has been heavily involved in planning and executing programming aimed at the graduate community while also serving as an intermediary between graduate students and the administration."+ ""+ "UChicago News recently spoke with the new...

Fieldwork takes UChicago researchers across the globe

September 13, 2017

When classes let out for the summer, it’s time for many UChicago faculty to head into the field to conduct research. Their destinations ranged from the mountains of Nepal to street markets in Afghanistan to inside Brazilian prisons."+ ""+ "As Autumn Quarter approaches, five UChicago scholars share how they spent their summer “vacations” this year."+ ""+ "Understanding sharing in Cambodia"+ ""+ "Humans share a unique capacity for pro-social behavior, like sharing and a sense of fairness. But Jean Decety, the...

Graduate students in biological sciences attend computation bootcamp

August 25, 2017

As biology increasingly transforms into a discipline driven by ever-expanding datasets and computational analysis, students need new forms of training to follow best practices and build a successful research career. With a new award from the National Science Foundation, the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division will test an innovative curriculum, which it piloted at the Marine Biological Laboratory, that focuses on hands-on learning in computational methods and how to use these...

New program teaches data science for energy and environment research

August 11, 2017

For the future of the planet, there are few research subjects more important than the global supplies of food, water and energy. To comprehensively study, understand and inform policy around these complex systems, the next generation of researchers in the physical, social and biological sciences will need fluency with data analysis methods that transverse traditional academic boundaries."+ ""+ "A new interdisciplinary curriculum will train graduate students from geosciences, economics, computer...

Tiny scientists mobilized to study solar eclipse

July 26, 2017

Graduate students bring astrophysics lessons to preschool

UChicago to offer joint PhD program in Theater and Performance Studies

June 26, 2017

The University of Chicago will begin offering the only joint Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) PhD program in the country, placing students in direct dialogue with humanities disciplines across the University."+ ""+ "David Levin, the Addie Clark Harding Professor and chair of the new doctoral program, began the undergraduate TAPS program nearly two decades ago in collaboration with David Bevington, professor emeritus in English, and Curt Columbus, now the artistic director of Trinity...

UChicagoGRAD becomes essential resource for graduate students

June 22, 2017

Scientific diplomacy wasn’t the first career path that came to mind for Kyle Dolan, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago."+ ""+ "Instead he discovered the field—and possible job opportunities—while working with UChicagoGRAD, which provides key services and support for graduate and postdoctoral students. Dolan participated in one-on-one career counseling sessions, uncovering a variety of career options and discussing which would fit his interests. He now works at the British Consulate-...