April 25, 2015

University of Rochester AS&E GSA



GSA 2015-2016 Officer Nominations extended 

As the spring semester ends soon, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is running the annual election for all the officer positions for the 2015-2016 GSA executive board. We invite you to submit nominations with a short personal statement describing your interest and qualifications to janice.vanopdorp@rochester.edu. 

What is GSA? 
The GSA is composed of all University of Rochester Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduate students. We participate in major administrative committees, act as an advocate for graduate students, and organize regular academic, social, and cultural events.

Who runs it? 
The GSA Executive Board, which is composed of 7 elected Officers:
1) President: act as liaison between university administration and faculty, and graduate students, and organize GSA committee meetings.

2) Academic Programming Officer: organizes conference funding, seminars, workshops, and collaborates with other departments.

3) Student Advocacy Officer: fosters communication about other concerns benefiting the grad students like health insurance, transport, etc.

4) Social Programming Officer: organizes fun events and activities which provide a great platform for mingling with other grad students.

5) Treasurer: oversees funding of GSA.

6) Communications Officer: sends out emails/newsletters to the graduate students.

7) Information Technology Officer: maintains the website and Facebook page.

And we have one GSA adviser: Janice Van Opdorp

Why run for GSA?

  • Serve and have positive influence in the grad student community.
  • Gain leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Meet fellow students from different disciplines.
  • Officers are compensated $125 each semester of service 

Nominate yourself or your peers in any of the above listed positions for the GSA Executive Board 2015-2016 through emailing a short statement to janice.vanopdorp@rochester.edu by Thursday, April 16thFor more information, please take a look at our website: http://www.rochester.edu/gsa/student-guide/academic-services/.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Post-Doc Panel

Interested in academia or pursuing further research opportunities? GSA, GSS, and the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) present a panel discussion. Get answers to any questions you have about being a postdoc, applying for positions, or why doing a postdoc will enhance your career opportunities!
Panelists include:
N​ame Dept
Chiara Borelli Earth and environmental sciences
Ryan Burke CVRI (Cardiovascular Research Institute)
Veena Ganeshan School of Medicine and Dentistry
Patrice Tankam Institute of Optics
Sheila Bello-Irizarry Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

When: 4/15/2015 from 3:00-4:30pm

Where: Dewey 1-1101

***Refreshments will be served


GSA Coffee Hour

Take a break from studying/research and join us for a Coffee Hour on Wednesday, April 29th! We’ll have coffee, tea, juice, and breakfast food from 9-10 a.m. in Meliora 366. Stop by for a few minutes for breakfast or stay the whole time and meet some other grad students! This is also a great time to meet the GSA officers and let us know any ideas you might have!

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL promotes excellence in both teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  

The program provides graduate students in the College with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. 

Graduate students are welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.

For events , please review their calendar at: https://www.rochester.edu/college/cetl/CIRTL/calendar.html


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