Judges Needed for Grad Expo 2015

Judges needed for Grad Expo 2015. The Grad Expo is an all day event where Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate students from a variety of disciplines present papers and posters to their fellow students, faculty, and other members of the Pitt community. This event provides the opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in presenting their research as well as fostering interdisciplinary communication amongst the departments and programs within the School of Arts and Sciences. It is an opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to be exposed to practices and concepts which, while possibly foreign to their field, might nevertheless enrich their work and certainly their academic experience at The University of Pittsburgh.

The Grad Expo relies on the support and dedication of the graduate students and faculty members in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Please consider volunteering your time as a judge in this year's Grad Expo.

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The Grad Expo will take place on Thursday, March 19th on the 5th Floor of the William Pitt Union.

Thank you for donating your time, the Grad Expo could not be a success without you.

Upcoming Workshops for Grad Expo 2015

Lunchtime Workshop: Presenting to a Broad Audience

Friday February 27, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 pm O’Hara Student Center Dining Room

Is your research ready for a general audience of smart people who just happen to work in other fields? Many of us write about our findings for the insider audiences of our committees, departments, and professional conferences. Yet there are times when we need to be able to represent our research in compelling ways for non-expert audiences, whether we are presenting at the Grad Expo, applying for a grant, or seeking publication in a journal for a broader audience. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for representing your research in ways that will allow colleagues in other fields to understand the significance of your work. You will leave the workshop with a set of specific revision strategies.

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Lunchtime Workshop: Presenting to a Broad Audience

Personalized Workshop: Presenting to a Broad Audience

Friday March 6, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm O’Hara Student Center 111

It is easy to create a PowerPoint presentation, but how do you make one that is interesting and engaging? At this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how you can create an effective PowerPoint presentation. You will have time to work on your presentation and peer review opportunities to make sure that you are on the right track. Please bring your laptop and a draft of your presentation.

Closed Personalized Workshop: Presenting to a Broad Audience

A&S-GSO Officers Elected for FY 2015

Congratulations to our new President, Aisha Upton (Sociology) and Vice-President, Dominique Johnson (Communication)! The incoming officers begin their term on May 1, 2014. We look forward to their leadership and anticipate another great year of GSO events!

Who We Are

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization (A&S GSO) is an official university student organization that advocates the interests and concerns of the graduate students of the Arts & Sciences. The GSO provides the primary avenue of communications between graduate students and the administration as well as other university entities. The A&S GSO is also responsible for dispersing 50% of the student activity fees that A&S graduate students pay each semester.

With the activity fees we sponsor events such as the trivia nights and the Grad Expo. We also provide travel grants to support students presenting research at conferences. This year we will again be honoring outstanding graduate student teaching by presenting six graduate students with the Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Getting Involved

Any A&S graduate student is welcome to attend and participate in any of the monthly meetings of the A&S GSO, but only a department's official representative may cast a vote at such a meeting. The departments choose their own representatives according to whatever method they think is appropriate.

The A&S GSO also elects its own officers and representatives to various other university organizations. These elections take place in the Spring term and are open to any A&S graduate student. Your department representative will be able to give you more information or you can contact us.