ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington’s Office of Graduate Studies is host of the 2011 Lone Star Diversity Colloquium March 25 and 26 at the E.H. Hereford University
Center, 300 W. First St.
colloquium was established in 2006 by The Association of Texas Graduate Schools
to further the statewide Closing the Gaps Initiative. The primary purpose of
the event is to encourage more underrepresented minorities, women, and
first-generation college students currently enrolled at Texas colleges and
universities to stay in Texas to complete their graduate education.
student registration fee is $15. Visit grad.uta.edu/lsdc to register for the event.
Cohen, UT Arlington vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school, said the goals of the Closing the Gaps Initiative
and Lone Star Diversity Colloquium are consistent with House Bill 51, which
seeks to build research capacity and improve doctoral programs in Texas.
one of the seven Emerging Research Universities covered by HB 51, UT Arlington
sought to host the event this year in order to introduce students throughout
Texas to graduate education opportunities and showcase our campus,” Cohen said.
year’s colloquium was held at the University of Texas at Dallas. Other previous
hosts include The University of Texas at San Antonio (2009), Texas Tech
University (2008), University of Texas at Austin (2007), and Texas A&M
from numerous schools will be at the Lone Star Diversity Colloquium at UT
Arlington. College-specific activities and events are set for Friday afternoon
prior to the opening session. Saturday workshops will focus on graduate
admissions, the importance of undergraduate research, graduate funding
opportunities, and other topics relevant to graduate and professional study.
panel discussion led by graduate alumni, who discuss their firsthand experience
of what to expect as a graduate student, will be followed by a luncheon with
keynote speaker, Dr. Maxwell Scarlett, an emergency medicine physician and UT
Arlington’s first African-American graduate.
Johnson, UT Arlington’s director of graduate recruiting, said the workshops
will provide attendees with guidance to develop a competitive application. Attendees
also will receive information about funding their graduate education and information
on how to be successful in a graduate or professional school program, Johnson
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of about
33,800 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.
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