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2011 News/Events

 

Graduate-Students Newsletter

The Chronicle of Higher Education
To get news and advice on surviving graduate school—from planning your dissertation to navigating the job market—sign up now for our new weekly e-mail newsletter.

(December 2011)
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Hernandez’s Mathematics Curiosity Motivates Him Toward Higher Education

Hernandez will receive his master’s degree at The University of Texas at Brownsville’s 17th Winter Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 on the Cardenas South Hall Lawn. David G. Oliveira, a member of the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees, will be the keynote speaker.

(December 2011)
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Martinez Researches Motivation of Exercise for Thesis in Health and Human Performance

Martinez, 27, is the first University of Texas at Brownsville student to write a thesis to defend for the master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in health and human performance.

(November 2011)
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Should Graduate Students Create E-Portfolios?

A year ago, I noticed that more and more fellowship applications asked whether I had a Web site for my dissertation project. I doubt that my negative response to that question explained the regretful letters of rejection I received last spring. But the question and the thin envelopes did get me wondering about how we, as graduate students, craft our online presence.

(November 2011)
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CONDUCTS SCUBA OBSERVATIONS

Research using SCUBA diving was conducted from the Port Mansfield facility over September 23-25. Biological Sciences faculty Dr. Richard Kline and Dr. David Hicks, and Biological Sciences graduate students Andres Garcia, Jonathan Le and Liana Lerma conducted fish and invertebrate surveys for a monitoring program funded by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Hundreds of red snapper, groupers, arrow crabs, urchins, and bivalves were observed. One goliath grouper spotted was estimated at 180 lbs!

(October 2011)
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BIOLOGY DEPT. IN ‘OCEANARIUM’ AT ZOO

Dr. David W. Hicks and four Biology graduate students (Jonathan Le, Andres Garcia, Philip Rose, and Liana Lerma) participated in Oceanarium at the Gladys Port Zoo on Saturday, September 10. This is an Urban Science Initiative Inc. and Gladys Porter Zoo-sponsored program wherein the community is invited to participate in ocean related "hands-on" activities. The biology department’s activity introduces the public to common coastal plankton, including the red tide organism

(October 2011)
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SURVEYING BORDERS, BOUNDARIES, AND CONTESTED SPACES IN CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY

Surveying Borders, Boundaries, and Contested Paces in Curriculum and Pedagogy is a book that will be released later in September. This book features chapters and art work by three of UTB Graduate Students, Jaime Lopez, Melina Martinez and Melissa Castaneda.

(September 2011)
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GRADHACKER


GradHacker started as a way for grads to teach grads about integrating technology into their lives in order to improve their productivity and reduce stress. As academia becomes increasingly technological, it is important for graduate students to keep up with the trends. New resources are  available to make our academic work more efficient and productive

(June 2011)
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What's It Worth: The Economic Value of College Majors - Interactive Summary Tables
 

Center on Education and the Workforce
The below tables are interactive.  Simply click on any column header in order to sort the data by a specific topic,* (Where is my major?)
(May 2011)
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Outlook in Higher Education Magazine

Top 100: Hispanic Degree Earners By the Numbers
The Hispanic Outlook has compiled the Top 100 institutions for Hispanics based on degrees awarded. This information is made available by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
(May 2011)
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Paranoid? You Must Be a Grad Student

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Memo to grad students: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not about to give you a Ph.D.
(April 2011)
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Colleges Rehab Their Web Sites for Major Payoffs

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Colleges spend dearly to maintain vast, ever-expanding Web sites. They tweet. They blog. They podcast.
(April 2011)
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Roadblocks to Doctoral Succes

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
It’s that time of year. Students are scrambling to defend their dissertations so that they can graduate on time.
(April 2011)
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Graduate Studies Open House

April 2,2011 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
April 4,2011 4:00 p.m.-7:30p.m.
Location: UBCB
(April 2011)
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What I Tell My Graduate Students

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
In my mind, there is no doubt that an important part of my job is to make sure my graduate students get their own jobs.
(March 2011)
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THEY'RE MAD AS HELL

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
When I wrote last month about the need for professional development seminars for graduate students, my only intention was to offer some straightforward advice to the profession.
(February 2011)
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Theses Defenses Spring 2011

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