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The world's challenges require interdisciplinary solutions from the top minds. The University Fellows Program prepares the UA's most distinguished graduate students to be the innovative leaders the world needs.

The University Fellows Program is the flagship initiative of the Graduate Center. The program includes a fellowship offered to the University's highest-ranked incoming doctoral and masters students.

Communicating the value of one’s research to the general public can be a difficult task.  But the UA prepares graduate students to do just that.

University Fellows represent a variety of programs across campus. Click on the University Fellows' names below to learn more about which departments they come from and each University Fellow's interests.

 

You are invited to share the experience and insights of participants in four initiatives that bring together diverse perspectives from the sciences, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and communities around the globe. In addition to discussing their innovative projects and synergies, experts will address best practices for creating, building, and maintaining collaborative initiatives.

Dates: Select Fridays from January 27 to April 21 (click the date for the full talk description)

Welcome to the Grad Slam Schedule page.

  • Preliminary Rounds: March 20-March 24, 2017, Student Union Memorial Center, Copper Room (Agave Room March 24)
    • Morning Heats - 11 AM to 12 PM
    • Afternoon Heats - 1 PM to 2 PM
  • Semifinal Rounds: March 29, 2017, Old Main Silver and Sage Room
    • Morning Heat - 11 AM to 12 PM
    • Afternoon Heat - 1 PM to 2 PM

Looking for campus workshops, professional development opportunities, and events? You've come to the right place!

The Graduate Center is committed to helping students and postdoctoral scholars find events that meet their professional development, skills development, and interdisciplinary networking needs. In addition to our own programs, we work with units across campus to promote opportunities that benefit students and postdoctoral scholars.

Welcome to the Grad Slam Judges page. The faculty, staff, and community members that serve as judges for Grad Slam support UA’s graduate students by helping them enhance their public speaking skills, all the while learning about the amazing creative and academic work that takes place at the UA. Past Grad Slams have featured judges from all over the UA and Tucson community.

This page provides an overview of what Grad Slam judges do, how they are selected, how to get involved, and a list of individuals that have served as judges at past Grad Slam competitions.

First enrolled as a pre-med neuroscience student, University Fellow Mel Ferrara changed to Women and Gender Studies in their sophomore year and has blazed a new path of research and advocacy while remaining connected with their scientific roots.  Mel was recently awarded a prestigious Point Scholarship in recognition of their accomplishments.  In our feature interview, Mel talks with Terry Pitt-Brooke about their story, their research interests, and their plans for the future.

The Graduate Center’s Interdisciplinary Collaborations Lecture Series begins Friday, January 27, 4:30 to 5:30 PM, in the Student Union Kachina Lounge (all lectures to take place Fridays at the same time and place). Professor Ellen McMahon and Eric Magrane will present Creating Intersections Across Communities: Institute of the Environment’s Arts, Environment and Humanities Network.  Throughout the series, attendees will share the experience and insights of participants in four initiatives that bring together diverse perspectives from the sciences, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and communities around the globe. In addition to discussing their innovative projects and synergies, experts will address best practices for creating, building, and maintaining collaborative initiatives.

Student writing a paperGraduate Writing Oases is a program that provides spaces throughout campus where you can focus on your writing projects—whether class assignments, theses, grant proposals, dissertations, or manuscripts for publication.

University Fellow Sarah Sutton was recently in Florida to witness the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu.  The images she creates from the data the probe will be sending back when it reaches its destination will help mission planners choose the best site to bring the probe within “arm’s reach” of the asteroid, to allow it to collect a sample that will be brought back to Earth.  She talks with Terry Pitt-Brooke about how an artist ended up in Planetary Science, the power of math, mentoring, collaboration and much more.

For many native Tucsonans, out of state visitors, and students, winter is a welcome change from the intense heat of summer. But for those who do not have the luxury of shelter, Tucson’s winter temperature swings of 30 degrees or more and near freezing nighttime lows are difficult and dangerous. This Fall, the University Fellows Program partnered with WORKship, a nonprofit organization with 16 years of experience serving Tucson’s homeless, to make preparing for winter a little easier and to raise awareness of the challenges facing some members of our community.

A primary objective of the University Fellows Program is to produce interdisciplinary and collaborative leaders.To achieve this goal, the Graduate Center has developed weekly programming that fosters professional development, interdisciplinary innovation, community engagement, and mentoring, Fellows benefit from rich opportunities to forge new connections with people and ideas, while strengthening their foundational knowledge and professional preparation.

Staying healthy is key to being productive and happy, but can be challenging in this stress-filled world. This series on Healthy Living features eight talented scientists and practitioners who will share their research-based strategies and advice for how to achieve and maintain good physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health.

The Healthy Living lecture series is hosted by The University of Arizona Graduate Center with support from the Office for Research & Discovery, and the School of Mind, Brain & Behavior