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Tech Talk Tuesday is a series of information sessions hosted by Instructional Services, the University Libraries, and the Institute for Teaching and Learning. The sessions are designed as a quick way to learn more about a technology or topic. You'll learn what it is, why you'd use it, how to get started, how to learn more and, how to receive training. These are not "deep dives", though each session will be staffed by knowledgable UA personnel who can answer any in-depth questions you may have. You can find handouts and recordings of most of the previous sessions below along with the current schedule.

Please register for each session through ITL.

Please e-mail questions and suggestions to Wendy Lampner, wjl3@uakron.edu, Design and Development Services, or Stefanie Shatrich,stef@uakron.edu, ITL. 

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UA SOLUTIONS OFFERS TEST PREP CLASSES

UA Solutions has exam preparation classes starting in September. Here's the schedule:

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) starts Sept. 2 and ends Sept. 20. The class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Graduate Records Examination (GRE) starts Sept. 3 and ends Sept. 20. Class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) starts Sept. 9 and ends Sept. 20. Class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit Exam Preparation online or contact Tim Stephens at tjs72@zips.uakron.edu or ext. 4206. 

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Call for Applications

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted for Clinic Solutions, a mini-case scholarship competition hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Clinic Solutions is a think tank session for undergraduate and graduate/professional students. It is designed to foster innovation and exchange information on challenges and opportunities in healthcare that specifically impacts Cleveland Clinic. The competition is an opportunity for African American and Hispanic/Latino students to compete for scholarship dollars that are awarded after two rounds of judging.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate/professional program. Targeted majors include business, marketing, urban studies, finance/accounting, public health, healthcare administration, psychology, and related fields.

To apply now, please click here. Deadline to apply is October 3, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 17, 2014.

For more information, please visit http://clevelandclinic.org/diversityprograms or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity4u@ccf.org or 216-445-7323.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAMPUS VISITATION PROGRAM

The University of Florida’s Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) would like to invite all underrepresented minority students to apply for our Campus Visitation Program (CVP) scheduled for November 6th – 7th, 2014.

The CVP is a two-day program that gives prospective graduate students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. During the visitation, students receive an overview of the University of Florida graduate degree programs and financial aid resources and gain insight into the decision-making process involved with selecting a graduate school. Most importantly, participants meet and interview with administrators, faculty members, and current graduate students in their field of study. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, graduates and master’s students who are underrepresented in graduate school—African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asian-Americans, students underrepresented in their academic field (i.e., men in nursing, women in engineering), and students who are first-generation college graduates— to visit the University of Florida campus and connect with their potential graduate program.

Interested students may apply via the link below.

http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/admission/campus-visitation-program

Acceptance is based on academic merit and student participation is by invitation only. Please note that the deadline to apply is September 19th, 2014.

For more detailed information, please contact Dr. Tyisha Hathorn at 352-392-6444 or via email at OGMP@ufl.edu

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED!
 Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System 

We are seeking research assistants to assist with several research projects focusing on trauma, traumatic stress, risk/resiliency factors, and treatment outcomes. A partial list of projects includes the following:

1.Examining treatment-related trajectories of change in self-reported psychological outcomes.
2 Evaluating integrated primary care and behavioral health care services.
3.Investigating the role of sleep problems in the mental and physical health outcomes of patients receiving treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
4.Assessing risk for persistent psychopathology in recently traumatized individuals. 

Generally, research assistants work on multiple projects in some capacity.  Typical tasks and duties include literature searches, background reading, participant recruitment, running participants through research protocols, data entry, database management, preliminary data analyses, attendance at regular lab meetings, and learning about specialized hardware and software.  Prior research experience would be ideal but is not necessary, as training will be provided.  We generally ask people to commit to the equivalent of at least two semesters if possible.  

Only volunteer positions are available at this time.  Course credit may be possible if desired. Please e-mail the following information to Amanda Smith smithaman@summahealth.org) if you may be interested, and we will follow-up with you: 

A. Year in school.
B. List of psychology courses you have taken and the grades you have received.
C. GPA overall and in psychology.
D. Indicate whether you are interested in earning course credit.
E. Months and/or semesters you are available.
F. Approximate number of hours per week you are available.
G. Describe any research experience you have had.
H. Name and e-mail of a professor/instructor you have had either for a completed psychology course or for research activities who can be contacted for a reference.
I. A few sentences about why you are seeking research experience and what your future plans are.

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The University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS)
April 9, 2015!
UASIS is a state-wide research symposium for Undergraduate and Graduate Students from all disciplines! UASIS 2014 was a great success, drawing over 420 attendees! Please mark your calendars and begin preparing for the next UASIS. Registration opens in October 2014. More information!