What Students Need to Know

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"Word "important" marked with a highlighter" by Marco Verch | CC BY 2.0
At New Student Orientation this year, Dr. Carr (Dean of Graduate Education) shared important information for all graduate students about their responsibilities as students. These remarks are transcribed and condensed from his comments.
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Gearing Up for the Semester

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"Sprong!" by arbyreed | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Whether you're new to UNL or have been a graduate student at UNL for a while, it's important to start the year on the right foot. Adrienne Christian shares her thoughts on how to start the semester well.
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Using Canvas to Teach and Learn

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"Homework" by Matt Gibson | CC BY-NC 2.0
As a instructor, you will need to learn how to use Canvas (UNL's learning management system) to communicate with your students and as a teaching tool. Read on to learn more about Canvas and how to use it effectively whether you teach online or face-to-face.
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Self-Care: Reading and Roadtrips

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"How do you spell Saturday? H-a-m-m-o-c-k!" by The Shifted Librarian | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
It's important to use the summer to find time to recharge and take care of yourself. Here are some great ideas of how to use local resources to relax, even if you can't get away for a long vacation.
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Making the Most of the Mentoring Relationship

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"HA staff in the Bedford office" by HA0521-045 | CC BY 2.0
Your mentor and adviser will serve as one of the most important relationships during graduate school. Developing a positive, supportive relationship with your adviser requires thinking about how you can communicate most effectively with your adviser. Here are some tips to make sure you have a good relationship with your adviser or mentor.
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Research Fair Highlights

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Over 150 graduate students presented their research last week at the Spring Research Fair. If you missed the event, here's a recap of some of the posters presented.
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Presenting Your Research Publicly

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"step up to the mic" by Tom Woodward | CC BY-NC 2.0
Learning to present your research publicly at research conferences, workshops, or other events is an important aspect of your graduate experience. The following advice will help you prepare an effective presentation, successfully present your work, and use your presentation to improve your research.
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Pregnancy and Parenting in Graduate School

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201602" by Jake Guild | CC BY 2.0
Parenting and completing graduate school present some unique challenges. One graduate student shares her experience and how she has overcome these challenges.
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Completing Online Courses and Programs

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"Woman types on keyboard (laptop working from home)" by Thought Catalog | CC BY 2.0
Some students choose to enroll in fully online programs. Other students may find themselves taking a course or two in an online or blended format. This article shares some of the opportunities for online courses or programs at UNL and tips to be successful in online courses.
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Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

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"Mental Health" by Jonathan Rolande | CC BY 2.0
Self-care not only means taking care of your physical health, but your mental health as well. Learn about the resources available at UNL to support all students.
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