Graduate Students, Faculty Invited to Research Days April 2-4

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Graduate students and faculty can learn about the university's research tools and publication processes during Research Days. These events are free to attendees and are part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. 

Research Days are from April 2-4 in Arkansas Union 504. 

April 2's half-day workshop will focus on research in humanities and social sciences. Space in each session is limited to 20 graduate students and faculty. Register for the humanities and social science workshop online. 

Topics covered include: 

  • 8-8:30 a.m. – Teaching and Research with Special Collections: Leveraging Rare and Unique Items into Opportunities 
  • 8:35-9:05 a.m. – Your Next Big Idea: Starting Your Research with Web of Science 
  • 9:10-9:40 a.m. – Publication Venues & Identities 
  • 9:50-10:20 a.m. – PROQUEST: Using Historical Collections and Scholarly Literature for Research 
  • 10:30-11 a.m. – Evaluating Your Citation Impact: What do the Numbers Mean 
  • 11:05-11:35 a.m. – Institutional Review Board: What is Human Subjects Research? 
  • 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – The Top 10 Secrets of Grant Writing 
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m. – Staying Current Within Your Field 
  • 12:50-1:20 p.m. – Tools & Apps for Research, lunch provided 

April 3's half-day workshop will be geared toward research in STEM. Space in each session is limited to 45 graduate students and faculty. Register for the STEM workshop online. 

Topics covered include: 

  • 8-8:30 a.m. – The Science of Rare Books 
  • 8:35-9:20 a.m. – Your Next Big Idea: Starting Your Research with Web of Science, 
  • 9-10:15 a.m. – Reference, Instruction and Selectors Meeting 
  • 9:25-10 a.m. – Grant Writing: How do I Identify and Apply for Grants? 
  • 10:05-10:55 a.m. – Where Should I Publish? 
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – Your Publication Identity: What's in a Name? 
  • 11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Evaluating Your Citation Impact: What do the Numbers Mean? 
  • 12:40-1:10 p.m. – Institutional Review Board: What is Human Subjects Research?, lunch provided 
  • 1:15-1:45 a.m. – Tools & Apps for Research 

"Research Days are great ways to engage the campus community and boost awareness of the services and tools available to support researchers in their endeavors," said Joel Thornton, head of Instruction and Liaison Services for University Libraries. "The University Libraries plays an integral role in ensuring researchers can navigate the research ecosystem efficiently." 

Research Days will conclude with the event Exploring Career Readiness and Technology: A Conversation with Apple, held April 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Center. Apple development executives will discuss personal branding and career development, career pathways into the app economy and the skills needed to become career ready through technology. The first 30 attendees will receive a Retro Apple Rainbow Logo Sticker. All attendees may register to win a free pair of AirPods. 

Research Days are sponsored by the Graduate School and International Education, IT Services, the University Computer Store and the University Libraries.


Joel Thornton, head of instruction and liaison services
University Libraries

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, public relations coordinator
University Libraries


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