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Procrastination: A workshop for grad students

"Procrastination is the thief of time." —Edward Young Procrastination can feel like a major hurdle to overcome throughout your graduate and professional career. You are not alone! Procrastination is a vicious cycle that we all suffer from time to time. In this workshop we will discuss: why we procrastinate, what it really means when we do, and how our brains are involved. We’ll also cover effective ways to restructure your life and schedule to minimize procrastination and increase motivation.

Leadership Dinner: Rick Lowe

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people.

Rick Lowe, 2015 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist, whose Project Row Houses is considered an important example of social-practice art. In 2014, he was among the 21 people awarded a MacArthur "genius" fellowship.

PhDs at Work: Diverse Careers for Humanities & Arts Graduates

Did you know that a faculty position at a university is only one of many possible career paths you could take with a doctorate in the humanities or arts? Join us for a lively conversation with four humanities PhDs who have found rewarding careers in a variety of organizations. Dinner will be served.

This event is part of Pathways for Humanities PhDs, a professional development series sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences.

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2015 ATXpo (Academic Technology Expo)

The 2015 ATXpo is a one-day event that will bring together faculty members, instructors, students, and staff from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with technology. The ATXpo is a featured event of Stanford’s Year of Learning, a year-long series of events for the Stanford community, engaging faculty, instructors, students, and staff in examining teaching, learning and plans for the future.

Lytics Lab Open House

The Lytics Lab is an open, interdisciplinary research community, composed of graduate students from a number of Stanford's programs and schools including Computer Science, Education, Communication, and Engineering.  The Lab is led by faculty co-directors John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Candace Thille, Assistant Professor of Education.  At the Lytics Lab Open House, the faculty co-directors and student researchers will present their research in progress in a demo and poster session.

Introduction to Cardinal Courses

What is a Cardinal Course? A Cardinal Course is one that marries ways of thinking with ways of doing, allowing students to work with community partners and stakeholders on real-world issues. 

At this session, we will discuss what, how, and why to incorporate community engagement in your teaching. We will discuss how community engagement benefits your students, the community, and even your research program. We will highlight future training and grant opportunities. No previous experience with community engagement required. 

SGSI Bonus Workshop: A Crash Course on Bringing Your Ideas to Life

There is an insatiable demand for innovation and entrepreneurship to help individuals and companies thrive in a competitive and dynamic marketplace. However, there hasn't been a well-charted course from rough ideas to polished ventures. In this interactive workshop, Tina Seelig describes a new model, the Invention Cycle, that illustrates how imagination leads to entrepreneurship. This framework captures the attitudes and actions that are necessary to foster innovation and to bring breakthrough ideas to the world.

Tina Seelig, Management Science and Engineering

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