News from the Research Commons

March 31, 2016

Research Commons News: Mar 30 – Apr 12

Whan That Aprille Day 


Joust in Red C! Ostracize a public figure! Find out which Canterbury Tales pilgrim you are most like! Join the Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group for “Whan That Aprille Day,” a global celebration of reading old books in old tongues. Festivities will include performances and activities celebrating old texts from a wide array of languages and cultures. Medieval texts from Special Collections will be on display all day. Friday, April 1, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Research Commons

New Service! Digital Scholarship Project Help

Working on a digital scholarship project? Get help with the following: describe your project; learn about libraries support options; incorporate best practices; and determine next steps. Service begins Wednesday, April 6. Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Research Commons Consultation Studio  

Workshop: Finding Graduate Funding GFIS

This Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) event will introduce UW graduate students to the graduate funding landscape. The workshop provides an overview of timelines, databases, and strategies for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards to support graduate education, research, and travel. No RSVP necessary.

Day One: Finding Graduate Funding

Day Two: Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding

In-person AND live stream:

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Research Commons Red C

Wednesday, April 13, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Research Commons Red C

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STEM Journal Publishing: What’s an Editor to Do?

Attend a panel discussion for Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Librarians. Faculty members who are also journal editors address a variety of issues such as getting published; peer review; digital accessibility; and handling traditional papers augmented with digital media content. Reception to follow. Tuesday, April 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Research Commons

Call for Proposals 

Scholars' Studio 5.19.2016

Scholars’ Studio features rapid-fire ignite-style presentations given by graduate students and postdocs doing research. The spring quarter theme is TRANSFORM. Think metamorphoses, power and policy, innovation, revolution, organizing, shape-shifting, geometrics, cellular mutations, hybridity, electrical circuits, mathematical values, social change, substance conversions, catharsis, changes of state, and evolution.

Proposals due Friday, April 22

Event: Thursday, May 19, 4:00-6:00 pm, Research Commons Presentation Place

Spring Quarter drop-in hours

Graduate Funding Information Service: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students: Tuesdays, 12:45 – 2:15

Digital Scholarship Project Help: Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30

Design Help Desk: Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00

Citation Management Consultations: by appointment

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