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Eight Steps to Graduate School Success

1. Build a Network While the solitary nature of much of graduate school — particularly for those engaged in independent research — might seem isolating, the university setting is brimming with human resources. You have a community of fellow graduate students — both in and out of your department. Become acquainted with these people. You … Continue reading

Free Events This Week: March 28-April 1

Monday March 28: – Professor Linda Burton– Journeys to the Altar: The Intimate Union Patterns of Low Income Urban and Rural Mothers, Campus Center 917 at noon. -Panel Discussion: Integrating Social Justice Work into Careers in Public Policy, Thompson 620 at noon (sponsored by CPPA Diversity and Social Justice Committee). – Apocalypse Now, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst … Continue reading

One Student’s Russian Summer

Jessica Vickery School of Public Health Spending a semester aboard is common for American undergraduate students, including those at UMass. According to UMass Amherst’s International Programs Office website, over 1,000 UMass undergraduates travel aboard each year.  Most graduate students, however, aren’t so fortunate. While I always wanted to study abroad, I never had the opportunity an … Continue reading

Free This Week: March 21, 2011

Monday March 21: – 5th Annual Arabic Film Festival, 7-9:30pm, Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L3 Tuesday March 22: – International Woman’s Day Celebration: 4pm-6pm, Shirley Dubois Library, New Africa House – “War Crimes Trials During and After War”: A Talk By Larry May, 4:30pm, Amherst College, Clark House Room 100 – Graduate Women’s Network Yoga … Continue reading

3/7/11: The Week Ahead in Free Events

MONDAY (March 7, 2011) – Graduate Women’s Network Writing Group, 4pm-8pm. Campus Center 903 – Smith College Jazz and Wind Ensembles, 7:30pm. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage – Dinner On Us: Workshop for Families With Young Children, 5:30pm. Student Union (Session includes childcare, dinner, and parking) – Jean Valentine Poetry Reading, 8pm. National Yiddish Book Center … Continue reading

GSS President Wenbo Shao’s Introduction

The Graduate Student Senate: an overview The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) serves as the graduate students’ representative body at the University of Massachusetts. The GSS  works with the University administration, the University’s Board of Trustees, and other administrative offices to advocate for, present the views of, and protect the interests of UMass graduate students. As … Continue reading

Welcome to The Voice

Welcome to the new website for The Voice, the Graduate Student Senate publication at the University of Massachusetts. We welcome your feedback and participation. Thank you for reading! The Voice Editorial Staff