Upcoming Events

  • Graduate College Commencement

    Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Carver Hawkeye Arena

    Graduate College Commencement at the University of Iowa

    Doors to Carver Hawkeye Arena open at 6:00 p.m.
    (Graduates: plan to arrive no later than 6:15 p.m.)

    For questions regarding the ceremony or apparel for students or faculty, please email Kathy Klein Gerling or call 319-335-3492.

    Graduates and faculty: please note the new instructions for ordering apparel. Click here for complete information on ordering apparel for doctoral candidates, master's candidates, and faculty. Graduates must register to participate in the ceremony (Doctoral (external link) Master's (external link)).

  • Effective Teaching Institute

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building

    The Center for Teaching is hosting its second annual Effective Teaching Institute on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.

    This half-day workshop is designed to help graduate students and post-docs transition to a teaching role, and to help current TAs become more confident and improve their teaching skills. We will demonstrate and practice how to ask effective questions to increase student engagement, how to facilitate group work and group activities, how to lead effective discussions, and how to improve lecturing and presentation skills. Participants will also learn about campus resources that are available to help instructors and their students. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

    Registration is required. This event will be capped at 75 participants.


  • 17th Annual Jakobsen Graduate Conference

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Iowa Memorial Union

    The James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference was established in 1998 (known at that time as the Jakobsen Forum) and is an event unique to the University of Iowa. Through the generous contributions from the Jakobsen family, the Graduate College, and local businesses, the Graduate Student Senate is proud to bring you a local venue in which to present and view research and graduate work.

    The Jakobsen Graduate Conference is an annual conference for University of Iowa graduate students, organized by fellow graduate students. Held each spring semester, the Jakobsen Conference provides a well-attended, public forum for oral and poster presentations.

    Each year, the Jakobsen Conference has seen increases in participation and attendance, and we anticipate the same trend for the future.is organized annually by the University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate.

    Students, staff, faculty, and members of the public are invited to attend this event.

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