Graduate Scholars Society Fall 2011 Discussion Groups

The Graduate Scholars Society is a group of graduate students and faculty who form into discussion groups of 5-8 to meet 5+ times during the semester in relaxed environments on or off campus. Discussions are lead by a faculty member and a graduate student knowledgeable about the group’s topic. Topics this fall are:

  • Taking an Oath for Ethical Research and Scholarly Integrity led by Ishwar Puri
  • University Emergency Preparedness – Are we ready for disaster? led by Michael J. Mulhare
  • The World’s Energy Demand – Go Nuclear? led by Mark Pierson
  • Through the Looking Glass – The Influence of Measurement Technology on Scientific Research led by Joe Pitt
  • How Technology Shapes Our Relationship to Music; led by Ivica Ico Bukvic.

Students may register for a discussion group here. Students may earn 1 credit for participation if they wish. Learn more about the Graduate Scholars Society.

Fall Application for Degree (AFD) Deadline: 10/1

Students who anticipate completing their degree in the Fall semester must go to HokieSPA to submit their AFD.  Please follow the links under Degree Menu –> Graduate Student Degree Menu –> Application for Degree.  Students must complete the AFD by October 1st  for their name to appear in the Fall 2011 Commencement Bulletin. 

PhD and EdD students must also include their dissertation titles when submitting the AFD for their names to appear in the bulletin. Without this title, the student’s name will not be listed. The information entered electronically is used to order  diplomas, so students are asked to ensure that all the entered information is correct. When the AFD is submitted, an AFD fee of $25.00 will be assessed to the applicant’s account.

Student’s who have their personal information listed as confidential will not have their names appear in the bulletin.