Fiona M. Doyle, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate DivisionSummer is here at last and, with it, a different pace and new possibilities.

Take some time to relax and refresh, perhaps by enjoying seasonal festivals and the great outdoors or trying some new recipes. You may want to take a fresh look at housing options and health services available to you. Consider adding a new core competency to your professional skills, explore career options, apply for extramural funding, improve your teaching, or hone your writing.

Some of you will be staying close to campus, continuing your programs, doing research, teaching in Summer Sessions, or reading and writing. Many of you will be traveling, visiting family or friends, vacationing, interning, or conducting research in the field or archives.

I love hearing about the adventures of our graduate students out in the world, and in the last few years GradNews has published many of your stories, which have been popular. The Graduate Division again invites graduate students to describe what you are doing and learning off campus this summer.  Up to ten of the most engaging stories will be published in future editions of GradNews. The authors of published stories will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Whatever you do, stay safe and well — and enjoy!

With warm regards,

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Fiona M. Doyle

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
and Dean of the Graduate Division