Graduate Student Workshop: Proposal Preparation Workshop for Humanities and Social Science Students

The Proposal Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare graduate students to research and write their dissertation or thesis proposals. The workshop will focus on the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences. We are scheduling a number of speakers who will explain how to 1) write proposals for the two broad disciplines, 2) do research for your literature review, and 3) organize your research with RefWorks.

Film Screening: Paywall — The Business of Scholarship

Join us in the Media Library for a screening of  Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

This 65 minute documentary focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

Fem Flicks Film Series: Finding Jenn's Voice

The second Fem Flicks film screening of the semester is Finding Jenn's Voice, a film by director Tracy Schott about the murder of Jennifer Snyder. This film addresses the  important issue of intimate partner violence and homicide.

The screening will begin at noon on Wednesday, October 17, in Room 250H of Willis Library. We will provide free pizza for this lunch-time screening, but viewers are welcome to bring their lunch as well.