Current Opportunities


 

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LINKS Center Summer Workshop on Social Network Analysis, June 4-8, 2018

The LINKS Center for social network analysis at the University of Kentucky is offering its annual 1-week summer workshop on social network analysis again this June 4-8, 2018 on the University of Kentucky campus. Registration is now open and will be closing on May 15th. To sign up, visit www.linksworkshop.org.  Students pay less than half-price.

The workshop features LINKS Center resident faculty Steve Borgatti, Dan Brass, Joe Ferrare, Eric Gladstone, Dan Halgin, Joe Labianca, Ajay Mehra, Andy Pilny and Scott Soltis, as well as guest instructors Filip Agneessens, Ron Burt, Alan Daly, Rich DeJordy, Jeff Johnson, David Krackhardt, Brea Perry, Scott Poole and Tom Valente. In addition, all of the sessions are assisted by a cadre of students and recent graduates in order to ensure that participants are able to obtain personalized attention. We encourage participants to bring their own data and work with our 30+ instructors and TAs to analyze the data.

The workshop features five major, concurrent tracks for the first four days, followed by four choices of area-specific sessions (communication, education, health, organizations) on the final day. At the end of each day, we also offer multiple 1.5 hour short modules on specialized topics, as well as a data lab for analyzing your own data. Finally, we offer a number of 45-minute 1-on-1 consultations with LINKS Center faculty to discuss your research. For more information, please visit the workshop website at www.linksworkshop.org.


New summer offerings: INTR 204: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Summer session I (M-H), 12-20 – 2:10 with Dr. Dorothy Ibes
Summer session II, (M-T), 12-20 – 2:10 with Dr. Matt Gerike
This course will provide an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis will be on the hands-on application of GIS to create maps, organize and visualize spatial data, and query spatial data to answer environmental and social questions. Students will examine spatial data with an emphasis on data structures, acquisition, processing, management, and analysis. A spatial database will be queried to solve spatial problems, analyze related attributes, and produce computerized cartographic output. The coursework includes readings and hands-on computer lab exercises and a final project. Registration now open!


Opportunity for Underrepresented Students at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover/.

We hope you will share the attached material with your students and colleagues and encourage them to Discover UChicago. Any questions may be directed to our office at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

 For a list of past opportunities visit the archive here.