Graduate Blog

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November 28, 2016

Do you have an Incomplete from Spring 2016? December 8 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Spring 2016 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

December 8 is the deadline to drop a Fall 2016 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

December 8 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Fall 2016 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

December 8 is the deadline to add a Fall 2016 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.

Late Course Change forms and Withdrawal/Cancellation forms need to be delivered to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, before 5 p.m. on Reading Day, Thursday, December 8. 

November 28, 2016

Students planning to deposit theses or dissertations for December 2016 graduation are reminded of the following deadlines:

December 2: Last day to complete a doctoral dissertation deposit

December 9: Last day to complete a master’s thesis deposit

Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process and requirements, visit the Thesis Office web page

November 28, 2016

blueEnergy, a nonprofit organization working with renewable energy, climate change adaptation, and water and sanitation on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. is contacting you because your respective university deparments seem like a good fit for our 2017 Summer Fellowship Program. 

Summer fellows get the opportunity to participate in sustainable development projects, strengthen personal, professional, leadership and Spanish skills, and to gain a nuanced understanding of the challenges of implementing technology of social good. As a starting point, fellows must have an interest in the intersection of social change and technology.

Attached, you can find additional information on blueEnergy and the Global Leadership Program, which offers an overview of project focus areas and program dates and logistics. In addition, here is the web form for students who would like learn more and begin the application process for the Global Leadership Program.


November 28, 2016

COWI North America is a leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group built on over 80 years of international experience. We provide our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex engineering challenges worldwide from our 13 offices across North America. At any given time, COWI's 6,200 person strong global organization is involved in more than 17,000 projects across 124 countries. Our civil, structural and geotechnical engineering specialists are internationally renowned for their work on some of the world's most prestigious and challenging bridge, tunnel and marine projects. Our projects always aim to incorporate innovative solutions and push the boundaries of what is technically possible, such as designing the world’s deepest and longest subsea tunnel, engineering the world's longest lateral bridge slide, and creating resiliency by preparing our waterfronts and communities for ongoing climate change. COWI North America unites the former engineering specialist companies Buckland & Taylor, Jenny Engineering Corporation, Ben C. Gerwick and Ocean and Coastal Consultants.

We are seeking a Junior Bridge Engineer to join our team in Seattle, WA.  More information can be found in the job posting at

November 23, 2016

Graduate Environmental Health Internships (GEH)

Graduate student, not graduating by summer of program

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Undergraduate student, not graduating by summer of program

Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

Undergraduate or Graduate student in an EHAC accredited school, not graduating by summer of program

Application Dates:

All applications will open after November 20, 2016 CLEH applications close January 27, 2017 GEH and SUPEH applications close February 3, 2017 All applicants will be notified of acceptance after March 3, 2017

Summer Internship Dates:

The internship will start June 5, 2017       **CDC STAFF CAN PROCTOR EXAMS IF THIS START DATE CONFLICTS WITH FINALS WEEK** The internship will end August 4, 2017

CLEH page: