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Students accolades from the DeMutsert Lab

The De Mutsert Fish Ecology Lab website: Congratulations to the students of Dr. Kim De Mutsert on the following accolades: Sara Marriott was awarded a prestigious SESYNC Graduate Pursuit Fellowship, which is an an 18-month fellowship in which she is part of an interdisciplinary team that will be researching “A socio-environmental approach to improve […]

Fall 2020-Summer 2021 Catherine and Richard Becker Graduate Research Fellowship

Update: Please be aware that the application form was updated on February 11, 2020 and the one displayed below is the one you should be using.  APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to Master’s students for the academic year 2020-2021. The Fellowship enables a more inclusive graduate academic experience – incorporating […]

A Racing Career: Dr. Lee Talbot

Photos and story by Lee Talbot February 2018 As you know one of my other outside activities has been auto racing. While not an academic endeavor in the usual sense, it has been an intellectual one and my students seem to enjoy talking about it. Most of my racing has been in sport or open-wheel […]

Graduate students launch new student chapter of The Wildlife Society at GMU

Sea Grant Opportunites

Sea Grant Opportunities – To learn more about these opportunities, see ++ 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship — Submission Due: December 4, 2019 — For graduate students interested in national policy decisions affecting coastal and marine resources.  Sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. ++ Graduate Research Fellowships — Deadline: December 13, 2019 […]

Student Story: REU Internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Intern Story and images by Keith Keel September 2019 Over the summer , I was fortunate enough to intern at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a nonprofit in […]

Building Bridges Across the World (Video)

Dr. Alonso Aguirre travels to Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Spring 2020 Dissertation Completion Grants – Office of the Provost

  *****ATTENTION PhD STUDENTS***** The Office of the Provost is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Dissertation Completion Grants. Full-time doctoral students, who have advanced to candidacy and will complete their dissertation by the summer submission deadline, are all encouraged to apply. For more information regarding this award, please download the PDF flyer or open it […]

PhD student co-producing a documentary film, “There are Still Wizards” is featured in CCB News

  Jennifer Lewis is an ESP doctoral student who is co-producing a documentary film entitled, “There are Still Wizards.” A news story by Bryan Watts of the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) on the film was recently published on the CCB website. The film centers around Dr. Lee Talbot, professor of environmental science and policy, […]

PhD candidate explores ways to educate national park visitors in order to tackle disease emergence

Susan Howard, a PhD candidate in environmental science and policy, is designing and testing a variety of educational tools to help national park visitors understand the importance of following the rules – and the goal is to target human behaviors that contribute to disease emergence in the parks. Over the summer, Howard and her team […]

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester

MLK Day (University Closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (No Classes): Mar 9 – 15

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 1

Last day of classes: May 4

Reading Day(s): May 5

Final Exam Period: May 6 – 13

University Commencement: May 15

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