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Date: Friday, August 18th
Time: 8:00 am – 1:10 pm
Location: Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room 220

The Graduate School will be hosting the annual Graduate Orientation. This event will provide an overview of university services, procedures, and resources as they relate to graduate students, as well as an opportunity to meet students from other University of Houston programs. 

Please note: This orientation is separate from college/departmental orientations.

Agenda

8:00 am

Check-In and Continental Breakfast

Student Center (SC) South, Houston Room, Room 220

9:00 am

Opening Session

  • Dr. Paula Myrick Short, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

SC Houston Room, Room 220

9:10 am

Orientation Overview

  • Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room 220

9:20 am

Faculty-led Panel & Q/A, You're in Graduate School Now

  • Dr. Thomas George, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Bauer College of Business
  • Dr. Suresh Khator, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Computing Facilities
  • Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller, Associate Professor, Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Sondra Tenneessee, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Houston Law Center
  • Dr. Rebecca Zufall, Associate Professor, Biology and Biochemistry

SC Houston Room, Room 220

10:00 am

Student-led Panel & Q/A, I wish I knew this from the Start

  • Justin Brantley, Cullen College of Engineering
  • Laura Coulson, Bauer College of Business
  • Ashley Lincoln, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
  • Hannah Locke, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Adrian Radillo, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Sydnee Spruiell, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Kamah Asha Wilson, Graduate College of Social Work

SC Houston Room, Room 220

10:40 am

Staff-led Panel & Q/A, Things to remember and to do

  • Shari Corprew, Associate Director, Graduate School
  • Chris Foster, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs and Student Records, Graduate School
  • Melissa Lowrey, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Lauren Till, Graduate Program Director, Health and Human Performance
  • Dr. Brandie Yale, Director of Graduate Admissions, Cullen College of Engineering

SC Houston Room, Room 220

11:20 am

Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Dr. Laura Gutierrez, Reserach Compliance Specialist, Office of Research Policies, Compliance and Committees

SC Houston Room, Room 220

11:35 am

Career Services

  • Tiffany Bitting, Associate Director, University Career Services

SC Houston Room, Room 220

11:55 am

Coogs Get Consent

  • Daniela Monkiewicz, Director of Investigations, Equal Opportunity Services

SC Houston Room, Room 220

12:10 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Robert Torres-Torres, Graduate Documentation Coordinator, Graduate School

SC Houston Room, Room 220

12:10 pm

Campus Resources Expo and Lunch (Grab & Go)

  • Visit the resource tables to network and learn what services will be available to you as a new graduate student.

SC Ballroom, Room 210

1:10 pm

TA Informational Session (Optional)

  • Dr. Martha Dunkelberger, Instructional Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Student Center (SC) Houston Room, Room 220

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