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Graduate Student Activities

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The Office of Graduate Student Activities presents programs for graduate students that enhance retention and completion, and works in partnership with others to prepare UA teaching assistants for productive classroom experiences.

Graduate Student Seminars & Events

A photo of Dr. Brady Cox.

Seismic Impact Provides Hard Data

Dr. Brady Cox, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, traveled to Haiti three weeks after the horrific earthquake there, with nine other members of Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), an organization funded by the National Science Foundation to conduct reconnaissance efforts of extreme events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes. In this photo, Clinton M. Wood, Ph.D. graduate student in Civil Engineering, prepares to conduct multi-channel analysis of surface waves seismic testing in front of the Presidential Palace in Haiti. See the full story in Research Frontiers.

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Graduate Student Congress

We are the Graduate Student Congress and we are here for YOU! We invite you to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas. We hope to see you soon at one of our events.

Teaching Assistant Support

Because the University of Arkansas highly values the contribution of our teaching assistants, the Graduate School and International Education provides ongoing training and support for teaching assistants in all departments.  Just go to the Teaching Assistant Support page for details and resources.

First-Year Graduate Student Orientation

Our goal is that each new graduate student has a successful Graduate School experience.  With this in mind, we have scheduled a year of activities—beginning with our one-day First Year Graduate Student Orientation and continuing with monthly seminars designed especially for you.  Studies have shown that new graduate students are more likely to succeed with more information front-loaded to the first year, and each of our seminars are planned to address a specific set of skills or knowledge that will help you throughout your program.  We encourage you to attend as many of these activities as you are able, to increase your chances of success.