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Workshop on Transpedagogy and Engaging Today's Learners with Dr. Susan Stryker

To build on the discussions FGSS started around transpedagogy last quarter, Dr. Stryker will talk about the work she has done at the University of Arizona to implement a Transgender Studies program, including the creation of four tenure-track lines and developing a trans studies curriculum. She will focus on pedagogical tips, reaching today’s learners, and engaging with trans topics in the classroom. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a leader in the field and ask any questions you may have about addressing trans students, engaging students in academics on trans topics, etc.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Arlene Blum

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS aims to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Academic Chats: Right Your Writing: How to Make Your Manuscripts More Engaging

What are some ways to reduce over-complexity in your scholarly writing? What is "prewriting" and "writing blind" and how can they help you write more effectively with less effort.  These and other approaches  will be discussed with two professional guests that have had a great deal of experience in helping PhD students improve their writing.

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Procrastination: A workshop for grad students

"Procrastination is the thief of time." —Edward Young Procrastination can feel like a major hurdle to overcome throughout your graduate and professional career. You are not alone! Procrastination is a vicious cycle that we all suffer from time to time. In this workshop we will discuss: why we procrastinate, what it really means when we do, and how our brains are involved. We’ll also cover effective ways to restructure your life and schedule to minimize procrastination and increase motivation.

Leadership Dinner: Rick Lowe

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people.

Rick Lowe, 2015 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist, whose Project Row Houses is considered an important example of social-practice art. In 2014, he was among the 21 people awarded a MacArthur "genius" fellowship.

PhDs at Work: Diverse Careers for Humanities & Arts Graduates

Did you know that a faculty position at a university is only one of many possible career paths you could take with a doctorate in the humanities or arts? Join us for a lively conversation with four humanities PhDs who have found rewarding careers in a variety of organizations. Dinner will be served.

This event is part of Pathways for Humanities PhDs, a professional development series sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences.

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2015 ATXpo (Academic Technology Expo)

The 2015 ATXpo is a one-day event that will bring together faculty members, instructors, students, and staff from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with technology. The ATXpo is a featured event of Stanford’s Year of Learning, a year-long series of events for the Stanford community, engaging faculty, instructors, students, and staff in examining teaching, learning and plans for the future.

Lytics Lab Open House

The Lytics Lab is an open, interdisciplinary research community, composed of graduate students from a number of Stanford's programs and schools including Computer Science, Education, Communication, and Engineering.  The Lab is led by faculty co-directors John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Candace Thille, Assistant Professor of Education.  At the Lytics Lab Open House, the faculty co-directors and student researchers will present their research in progress in a demo and poster session.

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