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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Vasquez

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Jessica Vasquez, the Graduate Support Coordinator for the Graduate Program Services team! She discusses her incredible 13-year career at ASU, what she does in her current role – and her love for a good,…

Graduate College to recognize excellence and impact at the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

Every year, honorees are celebrated for making a difference in mentorship. Learn more about this year's mentors.

What leads students to complete PhD degrees?

Dean Libby Wentz highlights fascinating research on what drives students to complete a PhD. Along with the data, she shares a few key factors she’s noticed – that contribute to successful completion (hint: community goes a long way!)

Doctoral student strives for better healthcare communication

Rezaul Karim believes that in the world of healthcare, communication is key. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses his passion for solving health disparities and long-term aspirations.

Staff Spotlight: Roberto Estrada

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Roberto Estrada, a Coordinator for the Professional Development and Engagement team! He fills us in on this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards and shares a go-to favorite for delicious vegetarian…

Parenting and grad school: the real talk about meeting this challenge

This month's featured guest blogger is Professor Leila Ladani, a Faculty Fellow at GC. In this conversation, Leila shares her experiences as a student and a new mother and how she balanced coursework with raising a family!

Enrichment Fellow explores the intricate relationship between viruses and their animal hosts

Meet Melanie Regney, a PhD student researching viruses in marine animals and polar environments. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses her research progress and challenges and her favorite hobbies, such as painting, to relax!

The power of mentorship in graduate school success

As a graduate student, you should consider developing a vast network of mentors. The good news is that mentors are all around you, not just faculty in your program or classes! Learn how to find the best match!

Hats off to these brilliant minds: congrats to all the new grads!

Graduating is a significant milestone that deserves recognition! 🎓 Meet these exceptional fall 2023 grads who just tossed their caps to the sky!

Staff Spotlight: Han Segura

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Han Segura, our Graphic Design Specialist. They lend insight into their artistic and professional background and discuss the upcoming Graduate College Cookbook!

Enrichment fellow hopes ancient plantlife will explain environmental change

Meet Husna Mashaka Katambo, an Enrichment Fellow and PhD student. In this Q&A, she shares her passion for all things plantlife and anthropology!

Upcoming graduate funding deadlines January to March 2024

Attention graduate students, faculty and staff: here's a reminder of important dates and deadlines!

You’re just one person, and that’s okay!

We often have lofty goals for our future careers, like groundbreaking discoveries, publishing influential research, and leaving a lasting impact in our field. However, even if you don’t meet those goals, you can still make a difference and create a…

Behavioral neuroscientist examines the intersection between bees and food production

We talk to behavioral neuroscientist Brian Smith, in part one of a two-part interview about bees and their role in agriculture and food.

Environmental physiologist investigates how bees function and their role in our ecosystem

Bees have a crucial role in pollination, which helps in producing food for humans and animals alike. In part two of our interview series, we talk to environmental physiologist Jon Harrison about bees and their role in agriculture and food.

Enrichment Fellows share tips and tricks for prioritizing well-being

We asked five Enrichment Fellow scholars to share their self-care tips to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Reflecting on the good in life this holiday season

Dean Libby Wentz sits down with Tamara Underiner, Associate Dean of Professional Development and Engagement and Lisa Anderson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate College. They highlighted recent personal achievements, how they unwind…

Mechanical engineering student imagines 3D printing as a key to sustainability

Introducing Amal Rai, a student worker for the Format and Curriculum team at the Graduate College! In this conversation, he discusses the importance of organization as a student, setting achievable goals and how he unwinds during the semester!

Staff Spotlight: Amy Glasscock

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Amy Glasscock, our Specialist on the Curriculum and Format team. She shares her career background in this interview and outlines her key responsibilities at the Graduate College!

How to practice different forms of gratefulness

The season of giving is here! There are various ways to give thanks, from cooking with a loved one, establishing a meditation practice or sending a card. Here's how to express more gratitude in your life!

Tend to what you wish to grow: Gardening 101 with the Graduate College’s Dean’s Fellow

In this conversation, Dean Wentz sits down with ASU professor Gyan Nyaupane, a Faculty Fellow at the Graduate College for the academic year 2023-24. Nyaupane discusses his work at ASU, food and culture in his home country, and how he tends his…

How to take a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every October marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At ASU, we are committed to spreading awareness about this issue and reminding you that hope and resources are always available.

Meet our panelists: Profiling the experts in humanitarianism, sustainability and food access

The Graduate College Distinguished Lecture is around the corner! Get to know our moderator and three guest panelists who will bring their passionate expertise to this compelling talk.

Enrichment fellow works on creating sound public policy through economics

Andalib Mushtari has always been interested in building and implementing effective public policy. In this conversation, he talks about what graduate education has taught him, the importance of being a dynamic economist and how he relaxes before a…