News and Notes April 2014

Announcements

2014 Spring Research Fair

The Spring 2014 Research Fair is scheduled for April 15th and 16th, with the Graduate Poster Session on Tuesday, April 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Even if you're not presenting your research, attend the Fair to network and see what great work other graduate students are doing at UNL.

Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome to attend any events listed on the schedule, and we also encourage you to keep an eye out for #UNLRF on Twitter.

2014 Spring Nebraska Lecture

The value of humanities disciplines is the subject of UNL’s spring Nebraska Lecture.

Stephen Behrendt, George Holmes Professor of English, will present “So What Good Are the Humanities, Anyway?” April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium, 14th and R streets. In his lecture, Behrendt will discuss the value of imagination and how a humanities-based education stimulates learning, curiosity and discovery. His lecture also will explore the critical role the humanities play in addressing major societal challenges such as climate change, economics and social justice. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Behrendt’s lecture, part of The Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, is sponsored by the UNL Research Council, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Research and Economic Development and Humanities Nebraska, in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Visit the Nebraska Lecture webpage for more information and to view the live webcast.

How to Find Foundation Grants

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries will be offering training in how to search for information about grants and grant funders in the Foundation Center Funding Online Professional database. This will take place on Thursday, April 17, in Love Library, Room 110, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The training is free and open to the public.

The Foundation Center Online Professional database is a comprehensive collection of information about foundations designed to allow nonprofits to identify grant providers.

If you would like to come to this training session, please register by contacting:

Bob Bolin
(402) 472-4418
rbolin2@unl.edu

Writing a Persuasive CV and Cover Letter

May 1, 2014 | 9:30 - 12, Gaughan Center

This workshop provides an overview of how to read “job postings” and write a persuasive CV and cover letter for your next career move and is intended for graduate students and postdocs. Bring a copy of your current CV to the workshop.

Register for the Persuasive CV and Cover Letter Workshop

Summer Institute for International Teaching Assistants

Prospective graduate teaching assistants who are not native English speakers and have not graduated from a U.S. college or university must successfully complete the Institute before they can be appointed as graduate teaching assistants. Academic departments must enroll eligible students.

The 2014 Institute runs from July 28 through August 8, 2014, with final panels scheduled August 11 and 12.

Campus-wide Workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The 24th Annual Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Robyn Wright Dunbar, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University. The preliminary schedule, session descriptions and pre-registration will be available soon at the link above.