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This Week’s Events:
- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
- BOOTSTRAPPING SHORT COURSE – December 5
- HOW WE GROW! EARLY ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL EVENT – December 5
- CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
- RAMEN FOR READING DAY – December 7
- GRADUATE INFORMATION SESSION – December 7
- GLC CAFÉ HOT COCOA BAR AND COOKIE DECORATING – December 7
- FALL ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY- December 7
- FREE CONCERT: ITRAAB ARABIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE – December 10
- STUDENT EMAIL AND CALENDAR MOVING TO MICROSOFT EXCHANGE ONLINE OVER WINTER BREAK – 1st posting
- DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED FOR SPRING – 1st posting
- GRADUATE COURSE IN EFFECTIVE GROUPS AND TEAMS – 1st posting
- DIVERSITY SCHOLARS APPLICATIONS DUE – 2nd posting
- FALL 2023 GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY – 3rd posting
- LEADERSHIP COURSES SPRING SEMESTER REGISTER NOW –3rd posting
- NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP COURSE AVAILABLE SPRING SEMESTER: OPEN TO ALL GRAD STUDENTS – 3rd posting
- ADDITIONAL FOOD SECURITY SUPPORT – POP UP PANTRY IN NEWMN LIBRARY – 3rd posting
NONE AT THIS TIME
- VIRGNIA SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: DECEMBER 8, 2023 – REGISTER BY DECEMBER 1, 2023
- COVES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE DECEMBER 10, 2023
- 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
- VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024
- 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS IN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE – 1st posting
- INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
- SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DEVELOPING QUESTIONNAIRE TO EVALUATE AUDIO USER EXPERIENCE STUDY – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A JOB MARKET RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
- UNDERSTANDING THE ENGINEERING PHD ADVISOR ADVISEE EXPERIENCE – 3rd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN IN VEHICLE INTERVIEW – 3rd posting
- SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS DEEP DIVE – January 8 – 11
- FREE WORKSHOP: ENGAGING WITH THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE AS A SCHOLAR – December 13
- AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM -January 25
- INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH – January 26
- DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS – January 31
0. Ongoing Services – updated 08/28/23
- GRADUATE SCHOOL: In-person advising, drop-off or pick-up of documents and materials, and a space to study and take a break! Visit SHIP (120 GLC) Monday -Friday 9am-4pm. The Graduate School offices will be open 9am – 4pm. Staff will be available by phone 540 231-8636 or email email@example.com. If you prefer Zoom advising: request one-on-one assistantship or academic advising by using our online request form to set-up a Zoom session.
- CAREER ADVISING: schedule career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html ; GLC drop-in hours in GLC 120/SHIP will be held on Wednesdays 1-4pm beginning September 6, 2023.
- COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in hours for consultation begin on 8/22. Location is Room 49 at the GLC. Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays 1 to 3 pm. For consultations by Zoom e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Students seeking services can schedule a triage appointment by calling 540-231-6557. You may request first available appointment at our Gilbert Place office, or to be seen at the GLC. We also have embedded counselors in Engineering, College of Science, and Pamplin School of Business available. **Please note Cook Counseling’s main office has moved Gilbert Place, 220 Gilbert Street, suite 2400, beginning September 6, 2023.
- WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/
- GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at email@example.com, 540-231-9573
- GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT BOV REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE HOURS Join Graduate and Professional Student Board of Visitors Representative Emily Tirrell for her weekly office hours! Come and learn more about the graduate school, the student senate, the Board of Visitors, and campus resources! Every Monday 9-10am, GLC 36D or Virtual: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/my/emilytirrell.
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
1. BOOTSTRAPPING SHORT COURSE
Tuesday, December 5, 4:30-6:30om, University Mall 2104 and Zoom
Bootstrapping is a statistical procedure that resamples a single dataset with replacement to create many simulated samples. This results in mimicking the sampling process from the population. Practitioners can use the resamples to develop an estimate along with its bias, variance, confidence intervals, prediction intervals, etc. Bootstrapping is often used when the assumptions of parametric techniques, such as the assumption of normality, are not met. It can be used to develop hypothesis tests and confidence intervals in these cases (and much more!). This course provides an introduction to the topic of bootstrapping. You will learn the idea of bootstrapping and get a deeper understanding why it is helpful and important through an example implemented in R. https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/?query=boot%20strapping.
2. HOW WE GROW! EARLY ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Virtual
Early Childhood Education Initiatives is collaborating with Wolf Trap teaching artist Maria Tripodi to present, How We Grow! Early Arts for Children and Families. Maria will guide children and families through movement experiences that provide an interactive opportunity to experience children’s literature and the work around them. You can register until December 1 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0hPDLjlousGXNgg5WJ79bckVTO0RPPaJITR49TGJIT139lQ/viewform. If you have further questions, please contact Kim Thomason, Program Director of the Early Childhood Education Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting caregiving.vt.edu.
3. CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
Wednesday, December 6, 1-4pm, GLC 120
The final opportunity this semester for drop-in career advising at the GLC will be on Wednesday, December 6th from 1-4. There is no drop-in advising on 11/22 or 11/29. Drop-in hours will resume on January 10th.
4. RAMEN FOR READING DAY
Thursday, December 7, 11am-2pm, APIDA + Center 140 and other Cultural and Community Centers
Get fueled up for finals at the APIDA + Center along with the other Cultural and Community Centers with ramen! This Ramen for Reading Day tradition offers participants a wide variety of ramen (and pho), along with delicious toppings to sustain them through final exam preparations. Toppings and ramen are available on a first come first serve basis. Hot water provided by Au Bon Pain. Join us for community and mouthwatering noodles! Feel free to explore the other Cultural and Community Centers once you retrieve your bowl of ramen at the APIDA + Center. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
5. GRADUATE INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, December 7, 9am-12pm, Zoom
The Bradley Department of ECE invites you to an online information session to introduce the graduate programs offered. The attendees can connect with coordinators, faculty, and peers. Ph.D. applicants attending this event will receive fee waivers.
6. GLC CAFÉ- HOT COCOA BAR AND COOKIE DECORATING
Thursday, December 7, 3:30-5pm. GLC Reading Room and Room C
Join for a special GLC Café for end of semester de-stressing with a Hot Cocoa bar (reading room), plus coffee, tea and snacks and Cookie Decorating (room C) Bring own mug if you can! The GLC Café occurs every Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Sponsored by the Graduate School and Cranwell International Center.
7. FALL ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, December 7, 5-6pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and Zoom
Come and join the Asian American Student Union (AASU) and the APIDA + Center to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all graduating students, whether or not you are from the APIDA community. At this event, the achievement of Fall 2023 graduates will be celebrated. The APIDA community will be wishing all graduating students all the best in their future endeavors. Graduates wishing to participate and receive a free cord and certificate should register in advance. Instructions to participate online are contained in the registration form linked below. Light refreshments provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/45Enwaz. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. FREE CONCERT: ITRAAB ARABIC MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Sunday, December 10, 4pm, Moss Arts Center
Experience music from throughout the Arab world in this concert by the campus-community ensemble. The Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble, whose name means “creating enchantment through music,” is a musical group made up of Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and community members. Under the direction of Anne Elise Thomas, ethnomusicologist and instructor in the School of Performing Arts, the ensemble learns vocal and instrumental pieces from various parts of the Arab world for performance on percussion, voice, strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass), and Arabic instruments (`ud, qanun, and nay). Contact email@example.com. Find us online at https://artscenter.vt.edu/experiences/itraab.html or on Facebook at https://facebook.com/Itraab.
9. STUDENT EMAIL AND CALENDAR MOVING TO MICROSOFT EXCHANGE ONLINE OVER WINTER BREAK – 1st posting
As announced this summer, Virginia Tech is consolidating all students and employees to a single platform, Microsoft Exchange Online, for email and calendar services. For students, this change will take place after the fall 2023 semester ends. Virginia Tech will migrate your inbox and calendar data from Gmail to Microsoft Exchange Online over winter break. Starting in January, you will log into my.office365.vt.edu to access your VT email and calendar. For more information: https://news.vt.edu/notices/2023/11/it-email-migration-what-to-expect.html
10. DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED FOR SPRING – 1st posting
GRAD 5024 Data Management Skills course offered for Spring 2024 Wednesdays 11:15AM to 1:15PM Improve your data management skills towards your thesis/dissertation! Learn about: the importance and benefits of data management including creating a data management plan or readme file. Data organization, policies, documentation, storage, ethics, access, security, analytical tools, grant requirements (proposal and post- award), proper attribution, archiving, other issues and topics related to data in scholarly communication. 8-week course, 1-credit. Pass/ Fail Only. Pre: Graduate Standing.
11. GRADUATE COURSE IN EFFECTIVE GROUPS AND TEAMS – 1st posting
This spring I am teaching LDRS 5544: Leading Teams Through Change on Wednesdays from 12:20 pm – 3:45 pm in LITRV 244 (CRN 21245). The course will discuss theory and techniques for guiding tactical, creative, and problem-solving teams through change, including problems associated with working in groups/teams and facilitating group/team development. The course will be taught through open access texts and articles.
12. DIVERSITY SCHOLARS APPLICATIONS DUE – 2nd posting
Diversity Scholars propose, design, and implement projects that enhance the quality of life at Virginia Tech. They are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. These projects can take many forms and can be specific to a particular curriculum or department, or it can be more global. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, December 15th. To learn more about the program and the application process, please review the website: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/diversity/diversity-scholars.html. For additional information, email the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships at DISP@vt.edu
13. FALL 2023 GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY – 3rd posting
The fall 2023 Graduate School commencement ceremony is scheduled on Friday, December 15th at 2:30pm in Cassell Coliseum. All graduates wanting to participate should complete the Commencement Intentions form through their HokieSPA degree menu no later than December 1st. Doctoral students wanting to participate must meet the participation deadlines listed at: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/what-you-need-to-graduate/deadlines-for-academic-progress.html. There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to attend and the Graduate School ceremony will be live streamed on the University website as well. Additional information on the fall ceremony can be found online at https://vt.edu/commencement.html. Questions may be directed to Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. LEADERSHIP COURSES SPRING SEMESTER REGISTER NOW – 3rd posting
All graduate students are encouraged to enroll in Leadership courses for Spring 2024 during add/drop: LDRS 4514 CRN 17116 Skills for Nonprofit Leaders; LDRS 4984 CRN 21917 Toxic Leadership; LDRS 5454 CRN 17121 Leadership Diverse Contexts; LDRS 5464 17122 Leadership in a Global Society; LDRS 5544 21245 Leading Teams through Change; LDRS 5554 17123 Leading Social Change. Questions? Contact Dr Jerald Walz at email@example.com.
15. NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP COURSE AVAILABLE SPRING SEMESTER: OPEN TO ALL GRAD STUDENTS – 3rd posting
LDRS 4514 CRN 17116 Skills for Nonprofit Leaders. This online course examines the skills require to successfully lead a nonprofit organization. Synchronous class meets once per week for 75 minutes with guest speakers and dynamic discussion. Other coursework completed asynchronously. Obtain the skills necessary to lead in community, civic, charitable, or religious organizations. For more information contact: Dr Jerald Walz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. ADDITIONAL FOOD SECURITY SUPPORT – POP UP PANTRY IN NEWMN LIBRARY – 3rd posting
The Market at Virginia Tech has opened a free pop-up pantry in Newman Library Room 427 through December 15. This is open to all Virginia Tech students needing food during this busy time of the semester. Bread, heat-and-eat pasta, rice, and other nonperishable food items and snacks are available. The pantry is open during library hours and accessible through card swipe. Additional details about The Market’s Pop-Up Pantry initiative have been covered in VT News, and you can review previous listserv postings for more information about their Open Market Hours. For more information about food assistance, please visit https://foodaccess.vt.edu/.
None at this time.
Funding opportunities sponsored by the graduate school can be found here:
All external funding opportunities that we are aware of can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/scholarships-and-fellowships.html.
17. VIRGINIA SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: REGISTRATION – DECEMBER 1, 2023, 11:59 PM EST, APPLICATION – DECEMBER 8, 2023, 11:59 EST
Gain Hands-On Experience Working With A Professional Mentor. Graduate Fellows address issues relevant to Virginia communities and of importance to coastal and marine resources – including but not limited to: natural or social sciences, engineering and design, policy and legal analysis, architecture, business, education, arts and humanities, etc. The fellowship builds skills and competencies through professional development training and provides hands-on experience in translating research results to stakeholders through a professional mentor. The fellowship provides up to $40,000 per year for two years and professional development opportunities. VASG expects to fund up to eight fellowships for the 2024–2026 academic years. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/graduate-fellowships/.
18. COVES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE DECEMBER 10, 2023
The Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Policy Fellowship is a science policy fellowship for Virginia that is hosted by the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM). COVES fellows are graduate students or postdoctoral researchers in science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) fields at Virginian Universities who spend 12 weeks over the summer working with Host Offices in the Virginia legislative and executive branches or in the policy offices of NGOs and scientific industries in Virginia. In addition to their work in their Host Offices, fellows are paired with a science policy mentor from VASEM, trained through an orientation at the start of their fellowship, and participate in networking and career development activities throughout the fellowship. The application deadline for Virginia Tech is December 10, 2023. More information can be found on our website https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/funding-sponsored-by-the-graduate-school.html.
19. 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) support a Ph.D. graduate fellowship in two specific areas.
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: Sea Grant anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D. fellowships in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.
Marine Resource Economics: Sea Grant anticipates funding one new Ph.D. fellowship in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.
The fellowship provides up to $62,500 per year (total of federal plus matching funds) for up to three years. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/nmfs-fellowship/. NMFS-SG Fellowship 2024. Informational Webinar 13, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1627158896647410528
20. VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024.
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is accepting applications for its Graduate Research STEM Fellowship program. A major goal of VSGC is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future and to promote diversity in the STEM workforce. The consortium provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM, have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance, and are not graduating sooner than May 2025. For more information and to apply, visit https://vsgc.odu.edu/graduatefellowships/.
21. 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
The 2025 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP). Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources Fellows are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area. All eligible applicants enrolled at a Virginia institution planning to apply are strongly encouraged to contact Virginia Sea Grant prior to submitting an application. . FUNDING: $93,900 in federal funding, includes $71,400 stipend, $5,000 for allowable expenses, $2,500 for placement process travel, and up to $15,000 for host office-related travel. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/knauss-fellowship/.
VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT
22. VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS IN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE – 1st posting
Aiming at understanding driver’s behavior in cybersecurity attacks on highly automated vehicle. Participants must have a valid driver’s license and at least 6 months of driving experience. Compensation is available at $10/hour If you are interested in, please fill out an initial survey: https://forms.gle/r7jyT5cJpKRkBUnN9.
23. INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
We are doing a research study evaluating intentional weight/muscle gain strategies in athletic individuals. 18-40 years and athletic individual (defined as doing exercise at least 4 days a week). Compensation of $25 gift card (every 10th participant) https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYoO2Zz31O.
24. SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY –2nd posting
As a part of my fellowship project we are conducting a survey (IRB 23-875) on climate consciousness among Virginia Tech students. The survey will be conducted in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Sustainability Office and the findings will be used in developing a student guide on climate neutrality. This is an anonymous survey and your identity will not be notified in any stages of the study. We appreciate your time in filling this survey and you can access the questionnaire at any time. We highly appreciate your time and consideration on begin a part of this study. If you have any inquiries or further clarifications please email: email@example.com.
25. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DEVELOPING QUESTIONNAIRE TO EVALUATE AUDIO USER EXPERIENCE STUDY – 2nd posting
This is an online study. We aim to develop a questionnaire for evaluating audio user interfaces. Participants will be provided with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slide containing four distinct audio projects. Participants will listen to audio files associated with the four projects and complete a questionnaire to evaluate the audio projects. This questionnaire consists of 103 questions and will be completed four times, corresponding to each audio project. Participant qualifications: Do not have any intellectual/visual/hearing impairments, are over 18 years old, Have headphones or earphones/earbuds. Compensation: $10 Amazon gift card. Complete prescreening eligibility form here: https://forms.gle/R34SiS7WBNcejnFf7. Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org.
26. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A JOB MARKET RESEARCH STUDY –3rd posting
Students are facing difficulties in the job-seeking process. There is some evidence that students across a multitude of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, and genders face discrimination in the technology job market today. Unethical approaches in job recruiting and offering processes create an unfair playing field for students, many of whom study in the same schools/curriculums and have the same technological skills. We are trying to survey students with their experiences of job-seeking process as well as employment discrimination. Participant qualifications: anyone who is seeking for jobs in the Tech industry. For more information: https://forms.gle/hNMXCM15xuDCP6As5.
27. UNDERSTANDING THE ENGINEERING PHD ADVISOR ADVISEE EXPERIENCE – 3rd posting
Are you a PhD student who has an advisor and has completed your first year of an engineering program? Are you interested in taking a 15-20 minute survey about your experience and receiving a $20 gift card? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we’re interested in learning about your experience! We’re doing a study that looks at your experiences with your advisor and how your relationship has developed and would love your feedback. What this entails: One survey 15-20 minutes, possible (optional) follow up interview. If you are interested we invite you to take our survey to share your experiences. This survey will close December 8th, 2023. In addition to the $20 gift card you may receive invitations to participate in future interviews with our team, which will include additional compensation. More details can be found at the survey link: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y2RBcdYlAJXBga. If you have any questions please reach out to Mark Huerta at email@example.com. This research study is approved under the UM IRB HUM00230743.
28. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN IN VEHICLE INTERVIEW – 3rd posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a study (IRB# 23-922) to understand how drivers interact with advanced in-vehicle driver assistant systems (e.g., autopilot). During the study, you will be interviewed while driving in your own vehicle on routes that you would typically drive. Eligible participants must be above 18 years old, have a valid U.S. driver’s license, and have at least 2 years of driving experiences. Participants also needs to have vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (adaptive cruise control + lane centering). Participant compensation $50 in cash. If you’re interested or want to seek more information, please fill out this initial screener: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/xaiscreening. Please contact Manhua Wang firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
29. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS DEEP DIVE
Monday, January 8 – Thursday, January 11, 10am-3pm, Virtual
Registration for the Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Deep Dive workshop is now open! During this 4-day workshop participants will become familiar with the major required steps of this methodology, practice relevant skills, and consider the many decisions necessary for a successful comprehensive review and synthesis. Dates: January 8 – 11, 2024 Time: 10 am – 3pm ET with a 1-hour lunch break (12-1pm), each day For more information and to register: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/SRMA-DeepDive. Please direct questions about this event to the VT Libraries’ Evidence Synthesis Services Coordinator email@example.com. If you are unfamiliar with systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses, check out our library guide: https://guides.lib.vt.edu/SRMA/.
30. FREE WORKSHOP: ENGAGING WITH THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE AS A SCHOLAR
Wednesday, December 13, 3-4pm, Zoom
The VA Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is hosting workshop to teach scholars how to engage with the Virginia State Legislature as a scholar-expert. This workshop is open to all scholars (including graduate students!) from all disciplines across VA. Session will provide critical knowledge that can be used to foster evidence-based legislation and practical steps for getting engaged with elected officials. Participants will also learn about VA state legislature, cycle of state legislation, and how/when they can engage. Researchers will be given concrete tips on how to track legislation and determine proper target for outreach, given their area of expertise. If you have questions contact Dr. Ben Blankenship firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Bobbi Gentry email@example.com.
31. AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, January 25, 8am-4pm, Squires Brush Mountain A & B
The ALCE graduate symposium aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to;
– present in a pseudo-conference setting and hear about the work and research of other graduate students preparing for conferences, presentations, posters, etc.
– gain feedback from other students and faculty on their presentations/posters
– have fun! We welcome submissions from different departments that relate to our core areas of leadership, community development and education, agricultural education, communications, and international and rural development. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLB7MQSP5-N-Dhuiu6iPHiID3tIYxaRS_7mophgBLTvFcbUw/viewform.
32. INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH
Friday, January 26, 4pm-6pm, Deet’s Place Side Room
Join the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech and Cranwell International Center in celebration of Bangladeshi culture. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Dining Services, and there will be displays made by the members of the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech. Watch the Student Association at Virginia Tech perform, and view presentations from students, trivia, games and more! Held at Deet’s Place in the large side room, immerse yourself in Bangladeshi culture and cultural exchange! Free admission and a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to a performance at the Moss Arts Center! RSVP here: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9097350.
33. DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
The Dean’s Cultural Awareness Program (D-CAP) provides graduate students with tickets for performances at the Moss Arts Center through a lottery system. The next event is a thrilling circus show – a tale of human ingenuity and nature’s power, featuring a mesmerizing mechanical windmill and awe-inspiring acrobatics. We have student and child tickets available! This event takes place at the Moss Arts Center on Wednesday, January 31st, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/CirqueMechanics23. Students who are randomly selected will receive information on the ticket pick-up location. You must be able to provide a valid Virginia Tech student ID (Hokie Passport). If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.