During Spring Break, March 11-15, 2013, the Hesburgh Libraries proudly offers a program co-sponsored with the University Writing Center and the Graduate School to help scholars focus on their own research and writing. Please read below for more information and how to register for the workshops being planned.
The Graduate Dissertation / Thesis Camp is designed to assist graduate students at all stages of their research and writing toward their degree. Participants will have the opportunity to:
- jumpstart or move forward in their research and writing process
- work in dedicated spaces in the Hesburgh Library
- consult with their subject librarians
- consult with University Writing Center tutors about their work
- engage with colleagues in their own and other graduate divisions to learn best practices from peers
- form communities of practice to engage in the camp process after its conclusion
Our program will help you establish a framework for writing and research that will enable you to work effectively. Through informal conversations and short discussions, you will also develop a sense of community with other students. Each day the camp will provide morning and afternoon snacks, pepared lunches and coffee and water throughout the day.
Enrollment is free. Registration is required and availability is limited.
Spring 2013 Schedule and Information - PDF copy of the background material and schedule. Arrive by 8:30am for our 8:45 goal setting sessions and kick-off, bring your own covered coffee cup to support campus sustainability initiatives.
- Marisha Fortner - Healthy mind and biofeedback - supporting your research
- Cheri Smith - Short guide to conducting a Literature Review
- literature-reviews-spring-2013 (PPT - 78KB)
- Rick Johnson - Institutional Repositories and e-Research
- Linda Sharp, Academic Outreach Librarian, Copyright Specialist and Marsha Stevenson, Art, Art History and Design Librarian
- PowerPoint Presentation (PPT - 86KB)
- Eric Morgan, Digital Initiatives Librarian
- Digital Humanities (DH Blog @ Notre Dame - Introduction to Text Mining entry)
- Gretchen Busl, Associate Program Director, Graduate School and Kara Donnelly, Writing Center Tutor
More information/Fall 2012 Schedule - Lunches served ca. 12:30pm. Camp hours 9:00am-5:00pm - arrive early for morning snack and conversation before opening session each day at 9am.