Graduate School Exit Interview with Dr. Beth Allison Barr

Graduate School Exit Interview with Dr. Beth Allison Barr

This spring, we are bidding a fond farewell to our beloved Associate Dean in the Graduate School, Dr. Beth Allison Barr. Dr. Barr has been a champion for improving graduate student quality of life, and she’s helped accomplished the reduction and eventual...

Invitation to Join Teachers of Record Anonymous

Teaching is hard! It’s a worthwhile vocation, absolutely, and watching students grow and learn can be a deeply joyful experience. That just doesn’t mean it’s easy, and it certainly doesn’t mean it’s easy all the time. I’ve been out...
How and Where I Write: A Series

How and Where I Write: A Series

Well, we’re back from Spring Break, which for grad students doesn’t mean living it up on a Florida Beach. It probably meant checking on your lab mosquitoes, editing a thesis chapter, catching up on grading student essays, or trying (we repeat, trying, not...

5 Tips for Overcoming Shyness in Graduate Seminars

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m not a shy person. I tend to speak my mind, probably too often. While this can serve me well in graduate seminars by breaking the ice and getting the conversation going, I haven’t always been so quick to contribute...