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RSVP for Research Intersections’ Spring Graduate Student Symposium April 4

Graduate students, faculty, and postdocs are invited to join the Graduate School’s Research Intersections’ Spring Graduate Student Symposium on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Miami Fieldhouse at the Watsco Center.

Jointly run by the Graduate School and the Graduate Students Association, Research Intersections is a cross-campus, cross-school, and cross-department networking initiative designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers across UM. Come meet other researchers, socialize, and learn about each other’s work.

The keynote speakers this year are Sharon Smith, professor emeritus of marine biology and ecology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and Alberto Caban-Martinez, a board-certified physician, epidemiologist, and assistant professor of public health sciences at the Miller School of Medicine. They will discuss their experiences with interdisciplinary research in oceans and human health.

Please encourage your graduate students to submit a poster as well! RSVP today, and email any questions or comments to researchintersections@med.miami.edu.


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Support Ph.D. Competitors in UM’s First Three-Minute Thesis Competition on April 3

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Association are pleased to invite the UM community to attend the first-ever University of Miami Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Monday, April 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Shalala Student Center, third floor Senate Room. Ph.D. students from across UM will deliver, before a live audience, an informative and lively presentation of their dissertations in just three minutes while using a single slide!

Competition winners will be decided by a judging panel and audience choice. Prizes will be awarded. A networking social will follow the competition. Come show your support for these students and learn about exciting scholarly work happening at the U!

The 3MT was founded by the University of Queensland, Australia.


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RSMAS to Host Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting April 11

The spring Graduate Faculty Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in the Seminar Room on the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus. Should you have any questions, contact Maria Torres at mtorres@miami.edu or 305-284-4154.

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Graduate Students Host Child Psychology Research Conference

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SFPCRCCORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 12, 2016) — Graduate psychology students from the College of Arts and Sciences teamed up with peers from Florida International University to host a collaborative research conference that encouraged students and faculty to take their research in child psychology beyond labs and classrooms.

With almost 90 graduate students, faculty, and mentors in attendance, the South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference (SFPCRC) served as a unique opportunity to use research as a way to connect across academic institutions and participate in a nurturing learning community in which all participants have similar research interests.

“For graduate students, mentorship and networking are invaluable resources,” said keynote speaker and Graduate School Dean Guillermo “Willy” Prado. “The SFPCRC conference provides students with the opportunity to present their research and obtain valuable feedback from students and mentors across the participating academic institutions and community partners.”

During the conference, 27 graduate students from the University of Miami, FIU, and Florida Atlantic University presented their current research in a conversational and supportive environment. Additionally, students and mentors alike had the opportunity to develop partnerships with community agencies such as the United Way, The Children’s Trust, and the Early Learning Coalition to better understand how their research can enhance many community programs for children.

Johayra Bouza, a Ph.D. candidate in UM’s Department of Psychology, said the SFPCRC conference is unlike any local or national research conference she has attended. “This conference is unique in that it is organized by graduate students for graduate students,” she said. “It is one of the few settings in academia where graduate students have the opportunity to be the focal presenters and develop relationships with mentors from various areas of child psychology. The larger national conferences aren’t able to offer the same level of interaction and often times students don’t have the opportunity get feedback from the distinguished faculty outside of their university or their community partners.”




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Graduate School Recognizes Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Graduate students from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science join Graduate School Dean Guillermo “Willy” Prado, left, as he presents Rosenstiel’s M. Danielle McDonald with the 2015-2016 faculty mentor of the year award.

Graduate students from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science join Graduate School Dean Guillermo “Willy” Prado, left, in presenting M. Danielle McDonald, center, with the 2015-2016 Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 18, 2016)—The Graduate School recognized its top graduate students and faculty at the 2015-2016 Graduate Awards Ceremony, including the Miller School’s WayWay M. Hlaing as the Outstanding Graduate Program Director and the Rosenstiel School’s M. Danielle McDonald as Faculty Mentor of the Year.

The ceremony, held April 15 on the Moss Terrace at the Shalala Student Center, encourages the UM community to celebrate the work of all of its graduate students, faculty, and staff, focusing on accomplishments throughout each school and college. In addition to Hlaing, associate professor of epidemiology and director of the epidemiology Ph.D. program, and McDonald, associate professor of marine biology and ecology, seven students from multiple disciplines and all three campuses were honored in categories of Graduate Student Exemplar, Outstanding Research Assistant, and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant.

They are:

Outstanding Teaching Assistants:
Julia Wester, The Graduate School

Outstanding Research Assistants
Xin Gao, College of Engineering
Alejandro Mendez, Miller School of Medicine
Noah T. VanBergen, School of Business Administration

Graduate Student Exemplar
Rebecca P. Duncan, College of Arts and Sciences
Andrew Fisher, Miller School of Medicine & College of Arts and Sciences
Odelya Kadosh, School of Education and Human Development

View more pictures from the ceremony on Facebook.

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