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2022 Upcoming Events for Graduate Students

March 29, 2022

A message from Dean Cooley

Dear graduate students,

Here is information about several upcoming events you may wish to attend online. Whether you would enjoy hearing from an interesting author, are considering career plans, looking for a great conference, or just want to cheer on your fellow graduate students in the 3MT finals – there is something here for you. 

Book Talk with Dr. Moya Bailey Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance
March 30, 2022
6-7 PM / ZOOM

The Office of Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) and the department of African American Studies are hosting a book talk with Dr. Moya Bailey , Associate Professor of Communications at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and personal wellness. You can still register for this March 30 event.

18th Annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education
April 7-8, 2022 / ONLINE

This year's Bouchet Conference is an online event themed The Future of the Academy in the Midst of Uncertainty. We are honored to welcome our guest speakers Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III,  President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. the James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. You can read an interview with Dr. Hrabowski in Yale News, and get more information about the conference and session schedule on our website. If you have questions, please contact Dean Nearon.

Where Do I Go from Yale? (WDIGFY)
April 8-9, 2022 / ZOOM

Whether you are job hunting or just starting to think about life after graduate school, I encourage you to register for WDIGFY.  Organized by the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA), this is a great opportunity to explore career pathways in myriad disciplines and tap into the insights of Yale alumni who have gone before you. This year’s theme is Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind: Unleashing the Potential of Your Degree, and you can read more about sessions and speakers on our website. This is a wonderful event, and you will not want to miss it.

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Finalists and Awards
April 14, 2022
5:00-6:30 PM / ZOOM

Judging for the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition is in progress as I write with the twelve finalists to be selected.  As many of you know, the 3MT challenges Yale PhD students across divisions to communicate their research to a broad audience in just three minutes. It’s a great opportunity to hone public speaking skills that are crucial within and outside the academy. During this event, you will have the opportunity to vote in a live poll for your favorites, so be sure to register.

I hope you will be able to participate in some of these events.

Happy Spring,

Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Postdoctoral Affairs
C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology