Graduate Blog

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July 21, 2017

Faculty Candidate Seminar – Shiho Kawashima – Monday, July 24th, noon – 1 pm 3310 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory


July 21, 2017

Hello fellow graduate students,

My name is Jessamyn Perlus and I am a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Dr. James Rounds in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I would like to invite you to participate in a study about experiences in graduate school, specifically some of the ups and downs related to being successful but also feeling overwhelmed or like an impostor.

This study involves participating in a focus group of 6-8 people. This focus group will take approximately 70-90 minutes of your time. The groups will be held on campus and will be scheduled based on the convenience of the participants. In appreciation of your time commitment, you will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card. There are no known risks to participation. Throughout the participation process, all information gathered will remain confidential.

The study has been reviewed and received IRB ethics clearance through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In order to be eligible to participate in the study (1) You must identify as a woman and (2) you must have completed at least one semester of graduate school.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me at and I will be in touch to schedule a time. I will then send a confirmation email and provide you with further information concerning the location and time of the focus group. 




July 14, 2017

PhD Final Defense-Yanning Li

Traffic estimation, sensing, and control in work zone environments

Advisor: Professor Daniel Work

Date: Friday, July 28, 2:45 pm

Location: Newmark Laboratory Quade Conference Room


July 14, 2017

September 8, 2017

2:00 - 4:00

Illini Union, Rm 314

The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships invites eligible students and faculty to attend our annual information session on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship supports US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who are in the early years of a graduate program in a science, social science, technology, engineering, or math field. See details on the fellowship here.   

July 10, 2017

Students planning to deposit theses or dissertations for August 2017 graduation are reminded of the following deadlines:

July 14: Last day to complete a doctoral dissertation deposit July 21: Last day to complete a master’s thesis deposit

Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and links to downloadable deposit checklists, visit the Thesis Office web page