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  • Posted: February 15, 2016
    In the light of the State budget situation and its impact on the campus, the Graduate College is announcing the suspension of the 2016 Focal Point competition. We had originally planned to review proposals following the March 18, 2016 proposal deadline.  However, in order to enable us to focus our limited resources on our priority...
  • Posted: February 9, 2016
    The Graduate College is pleased to accept nominations for the 2016 Graduate Student Leadership Award. This $500 award celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider Urbana-Champaign community. How that leadership has been demonstrated can vary widely. Last year, ...
  • Posted: February 1, 2016
    By Ritu Rman, Mechanical Engineering PhD Candidate Hello World! This time last year, I wrote a blog post on the different types of technical conferences I’ve had the opportunity to attend during my years in graduate school. 2015 wrapped up in pretty much the same way as 2014 – jam-packed with technical conferences big and small (...
  • Posted: December 14, 2015
    More than 30 Graduate College employees gathered for the staff retreat held in the Illini Union on December 9, 2015. Dean Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko led staff members through a collaborative brainstorming session that addressed two questions: Why is graduate education important for the nation, world, and our university? What are the key roles played...
  • Posted: November 20, 2015
    Assata Zerai, associate dean in the Graduate College, is the recipient of the 2015 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity. In addition to her position in the Graduate College, Zerai is director of the Center for African Studies and associate professor of Sociology.    Zerai’s contributions to the...

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