1. GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER BREAK HOURS
The Graduate School will be open with regular business hours (M-F, 8-5) through Dec 22. The Graduate School’s offices in Blacksburg will be closed from December 23, 2010 through Sunday, January 2, 2011 for the winter break. Normal business hours will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011. During the winter break the public areas of the Graduate Life Center, including the computer lab, will remain accessible to current graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport.
2. WINTER 2010 PHOTO CHALLENGE
You are invited to submit photos of your winter break experience (wherever that might be) to be displayed in the GLC and on the Grad School Facebook page in January and February. Each student may upload up to three photos here. Submission deadline is Jan 14, 2011.
3. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT DVD ON SALE
Congratulations to all master’s and doctoral students who graduated this fall! A DVD of the Fall 2010 Graduate Commencement Ceremony may be pre-ordered from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the Graduation button on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information.
4. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE FOR 2011-12
Master’s or doctoral student is sought for GRA position to support the Gender Global Theme in the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) beginning fall 2011. Application deadline: Mar 1 or until position is filled. IPM CRSP is a global, multidisciplinary program that develops and implements approaches to integrated pest management to help raise the standard of living and improve the environment in countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The successful applicant must conduct thesis/dissertation field research in a location TBD in consultation with the advisor and apply a cultural and political ecology approach to gendered spaces and gendered knowledge in IPM. The student will work directly with the Women in International Development Program of OIRED. Responsibilities include developing research instruments, analyzing data, producing publishable papers, and preparing work plans and reports for the gender program in IPM CRSP. Funding includes tuition and fees, and a 12-month stipend. Further information.
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