2012 Graduate Appreciation Week–April 9-15, 2012

On March 30, 2012 by Grad Forum

Graduate Appreciation Week
April 9-15, 2012

In recognition of graduate students and their valuable contributions to the Dartmouth community.

GSC Indian Cooking Class
Monday, April 9, 7-9 pm
Fahey Commons
Do you love Indian food, but have no idea how to cook it at home? Learn how to make a full-course Indian meal—from appetizer to dessert—from GSC Vice President and Indian native Aarathi Prasad.  Contact Erin O’Flaherty (GSAC) or Aarathi Prasad with any questions.

Registration is now closed for this event.

Graduate Poster Session
Tuesday, April 10, 5-7:30 pm
Top of the Hop
This annual forum allows graduate students to display and present their scholarly works to the Dartmouth community. Prizes will be awarded to the top three presenters!

Grad Pub Night
Tuesday, April 10 after the Poster Session
Pub location: TBA

Relax and unwind with fellow grad students after the Poster Session.

Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-9 pm
Tom Dent Cabin (down by the CT River)

Join us for a Wine and Cheese tasting at the Tom Dent Cabin to celebrate Grad Appreciation Week.  Questions? Contact Regina Salvat (North Park GA) or Erin O’Flaherty (GSAC).

Adviser/Advisee Coffee, Tea, and Muffin Time
Thursday, April 12, 8-9:30 am
Occom Commons

Take time out of your busy day to drink a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy an assortment of goodies from Lou’s. This is a great opportunity to informally chat with your adviser! Make sure to invite your adviser well in advance of the event. Or if you don’t have an advisor yet, invite a faculty member whom you might like to work with. Co-sponsored by the International Mentoring Graduate Program (IMPG).

Diverse-IT: Examining the Sex of Information Technology
Thursday April 12 at 4:30 pm
Haldeman 041

Join us for an exciting panel exploring the role of gender in the development and use of information technologies, and the implications for ensuring vibrancy in the fields of computer science and engineering. Sponsored by The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies Program, the Women in Science Program (WISP), the Computer Science Department, and the Thayer School of Engineering.

According to the 2010 report “Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,” by the American Association of University Women, girls and boys take math and science courses in roughly equal numbers in elementary, middle and high school, and “about as many girls as boys leave high school prepared to pursue science and engineering majors in college.” However, though more women than men now enroll in college, “by graduation, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering field, and in some, such as physics, engineering, and computer science, the difference is dramatic, with women earning only 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees.”

Though such statistics are distressing, this panel seeks to confront the low numbers of women in information technology fields in two ways, first by examining the “sex of information technology” and specific ways to address problems in training, and second by celebrating successful women in IT and learning from their personal experiences.

Lunch with Panelists
Thursday, April 12, 12-1:30 pm
212 Collis

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to have lunch with the panelists.
To RSVP for the lunch: Blitz WISP by Tuesday, April 10

Grad Student Teaching Assistant Appreciation Lunch
Friday, April 13, 12-1:30 pm
DCAL, 102 Baker Library

Graduate students who have been nominated by undergraduates for their teaching, either in a classroom or research setting, will be invited to lunch at DCAL.

Hike with the Graduate Outing Club (GOC)
Saturday, April 14 @10 am-1 pm
Oak Hill/Balch Hill

Take a hike with the GOC around Oak Hill and Balch Hill.
Sign-up by emailing goc@dartmouth.edu.

**Subscribe to “The Graduate Forum” during Graduate Appreciation Week (April 9-14) and receive a $5 gift certificate to the Dirt Cowboy**

*Photo from last year’s Graduate Poster Session

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