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If it’s spring, it’s time for Grad Slam. The annual competition is a fantastic opportunity to share your work, as well as to hone the skills needed to succeed in any profession to which you aspire. This year, there’s an exciting new opportunity specifically tailored for creative and performing arts students, as well!
Alumni career spotlight of Danielle Adams (PhD 2018), Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications at Lowell Observatory
Alumni career spotlight of Hannah Tierney (PhD 2016), Lecturer at University of Sydney
Alumni career spotlight of José R. Soto (BA 2006, MS 2008), Assistant Professor at the U of A
Alumni career spotlight of Holly Griffith (MA 2015), Actor, Director, & Renaissance Woman
Nationally, roughly 13% of graduate and professional students are parents. Student parents are more likely to take a break during their path to degree, as well as more likely to leave their program without completing their degree. GPSC and Campus Rec recently hosted a focus group of graduate students who are parents in order to find out more about the unique challenges this demographic faces, and how to improve support systems for them on campus.
Doctoral student Paula Ugalde’s research focuses on something of an archaeological enigma: despite the near-certainty in regard to patterns of early human migration, the earliest archaeological site in the Americas is in Chile, rather than a more northern site closer to the land bridge by which humans arrived. Ugalde joined the Anthropology program at the U of A after extensive archaeological work in the field, and her current work combines archaeology and geosciences in order to approach the mystery from an interdisciplinary angle.
The campus community has been participating in the creation of the strategic plan for close to a year, and it’s reached the home stretch. So what exactly is the plan, and what does it encompass? Dr. Elliott Cheu, one of the leaders of the planning process, explains the status of the plan and its many parts.
Graduate students know, generally speaking, where many of our student fees go: the Student Recreation Center, campus libraries, and campus media. Within and alongside these areas, however, are many features that you may not be aware you already pay for.

President Robert Robbins has been on campus a relatively short time, but he is already adding his style and expertise to the University of Arizona. The Strategic Plan -- though a collaborative effort still in its early stages -- is one such area of influence. Robbins recently outlined his hopes for graduate programs and students as part of that plan.

Academic conferences are an exciting part of sharing scholarly work, but the costs and stresses associated with those professional development opportunities can be prohibitive to graduate students. An array of graduate-oriented conferences and events offer the same benefits, as well as added bonuses such as lower cost, less anxiety, and more opportunities to assume leadership roles.

In a changing social, technical, and environmental landscape, myriad opportunities exist for those with advanced degrees. Despite the regularity with which speakers and writers set up a false dichotomy between academia and the so-called “real world,” as though universities are imaginary realms, graduate students know that academia and other career pathways are equally real and equally valid -- and that they should be prepared for both.

If it’s spring, it’s time for Grad Slam. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to share your work, as well as to work on the skills needed to succeed in any profession to which you might aspire.

Graduate Center writer Terry Pitt-Brooke converses with campus leaders and experts about the advantages of diversity and inclusiveness. From the Graduate Diversity Programs Director, Donna Treloar, the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, Jesús Treviño, and many others, he learns why the university’s rich array of world views and ways of understanding benefit all the communities with which it intersects.