3 Minute Thesis Winners Announced!

Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

After weeks of registration, two qualifying rounds, and one grueling finale, the Three Minute Thesis winners have finally been announced: First Place ($1,000, plus travel and accommodations to New Orleans in March 2015 to compete in the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools regional competition representing UNCG): Matt Marshall, Biology: “The Genetics of Thermal Plasticity in […]

Run and See the Drawing Marathon at the Gatewood Gallery

Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

Until November 26th, the Gatewood Gallery will feature artwork by eight first year MFA in Art candidates in an exhibition called the “Drawing Marathon.” I had a chance to attend the exhibition when it opened on November 13th and have spoken to a few of the artists about their experiences. Throughout this blog you will […]

The Three Minute Thesis Finals

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

In my last blog, I described some of the most important reasons you should sign up for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Now that the competition is underway, I’m here to convince you of a similar, yet less anxiety-inducing task: to simply attend (not participate in) the 3MT’s final round on Nov. 18 from 2:30 […]

One Dissertation, Three Minutes

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

Student Perspective by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications UNCG’s Three Minute Thesis competition is officially open for registration for PhD candidates, and if you can’t decide whether or not to take part, I’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to make your decision easier. PROS • You can win up to $1,000 • […]

The Arts at UNCG

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

Last month, I attended a reading by Lee Zacharias, a retired UNCG professor, and I couldn’t help but feel inspired by the artistic atmosphere around campus. Zacharias, who recently published a collection of essays called The Only Sounds We Make, has had her work featured in several literary journals, including some of the most prestigious, […]

Upcoming Grad School Workshops

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by William Davis under Uncategorized.

Student Perspective by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Each year, The Graduate School offers a series of workshops to prepare its students for their thesis/ dissertation while also providing the necessary tools to successfully approach the job market. To attend a workshop, students must sign up ahead of time, and some events have already […]

Hot Topic: Redefinition of Full-time Enrollment for UNCG Graduate Students — First Thursday: Sept. 4, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by admin under Events, Scholarship, Student success, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , ,

Student Perspective by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications On September 4th, The Graduate School will host its first First Thursday in Room 574 of the Jackson Library. During the meeting, Dean Wiener will lead a discussion regarding the “redefinition of full time enrollment from 6 to 9 credit hours and its implications.” For those […]

Reflections and Projections

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by admin under Careers, Student support, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

  Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications To wrap up this year’s blogs, I’d like to reflect upon my time at UNCG and make some projections about what is to come.  Needless to say, I have enjoyed my first year as a graduate student.  Most of my blogs are about the […]

Matt’s Summer Reading List

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by admin under Students, Uncategorized. Tags: ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Now that the semester is officially winding down, I’ve started to compile a list of books that I want to read over the next few months.  Some of this list includes stories that I will re-read and others that have been recommended to me.  Throughout […]

Leading Through Service: Yuliana Rodriguez Receives a Gladys Strawn Bullard Award

Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by admin under Awards and Honors, Community Engagement, Graduate Alumni, Leadership, Research, Scholarship, Student success, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

 Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications   In the spring of 2013, Horizons published an article about Yuliana Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development and Family Studies program (HDFS).  The story detailed Yuliana’s  community engagement and praised her for her leadership.  As it turns out, the Horizons staff had […]