GradNews February 2011
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New Pilot Program: Parental Leave for Graduate Assistants
In recognition of the demands on parents of newborns or newly adopted children, Graduate Assistants anticipating the arrival of a new baby or child may apply for a paid Graduate College Parental Leave for up to six weeks of new parenthood...more
Has your program switched to the customizable grad application yet?
The Graduate College continues to work on many features for our Online Application and Program Description Guide . . more
New Graduate Access Fellowships
Graduate Access Fellowships are intended to broaden the access of U.S. students to graduate education and to promote the diversity of our graduate student body....more
AHSS: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Fellowships--Deadline February 15
Peter W. Likins Graduate Fellowship Award--Deadline February 28
Richard A. Harvill Graduate Fellowship--Deadline February 28
Initiatives to Maximize Student Diversity--rolling deadline
Changes in the Degree Certification Office
Paul Pronze is retiring, but will return 19 hours per week to continue work with Mosaic. (Thank you Paul for all you've done for the Graduate College and all you will be doing with Mosaic!) Nancy Lindsay and Mike Renning will be our co-leads. Christopher Brazil joins us as a new auditor. So we have reassigned programs to auditors.
Look here to see who will be the auditor for your program.
TOEFL and TBest for International Teaching Assistants
Continuous Enrollment Policy changed for Master's Students
A student admitted to a master's program must register each fall and spring semester for a minimum of 3 graduate units, from original matriculation until all degree requirements are met. When these requirements are met, master’s students not on financial assistance and/or not needing to maintain appropriate visa status, must register for a minimum of 1 unit of thesis or master’s report credit each semester until the thesis or report is finalized. ... more
Summer Research for Undergraduate Students
The Graduate College Diversity staff will soon be calling on faculty to mentor selected students who share their research interests. We have received over 300 applications from college juniors and seniors from UA and other universities, including several from
New CONACyT Fellowships
The Dean of the
America's Brain Drain
Statewide PSM Initative
New TATO modules
Please formalize options within majors.
New Certificates in Clinical and Translational Science, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Technology in Second Language Teaching, and Engineering Management
New MS in Geographal Information Systems Technology
New minor in Astrobiology