This webpage displays two prototype models of the format of video tutorials that can be uploaded on to the website
Model – 1
Model – 2
The following are the series of steps to be followed to submit your ETD to the thesis office for approval.
|Step 0 -Login||Login to the vireo submission system using the link present in the thesis office website.
Click on the submittal and review tab in the website to proceed further
|Step 1 – Verify your information||Once you login to the website, all the basic information is already populated.Fill the remaining information to continue|
Ms. Firoozeh Dumas is a lecturer and critically acclaimed author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent. Born in Abadan, Iran, she grew up there and in California. She attended U.C. Berkely where she met and married a Frenchman.
In 2001, with no prior writing experience, Firoozeh decided to write her stories as a gift for her children. Random House published these stories in 2003. Funny in Farsi was on the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists, and was a finalist for the PEN/USA award in 2004 and a finalist in 2005 for an Audie Award for best audio book. She lost to Bob Dylan. She was also a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor, the first Middle Eastern woman ever to receive this honor. Jimmy Carter called Funny in Farsi, “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”
Firoozeh Dumas’ father (second from right) attended Texas A&M University in 1953 as a Fulbright Scholar from Iran.
Texas A&M University’s Office of Graduate Studies recently awarded 6 dissertation fellowships as part of their Dissertation Fellowship Program. Developed in fall 2011 by Associate Provost for Graduate Studies Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, the Dissertation Fellowship Program supports doctoral students in the late stages of degree program completion; namely final research topic analysis and dissertation writing. Eligible applicants included U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international doctoral students. Twenty one students currently utilize the dissertation fellowship.
The following students (listed with their associated departments) received Spring 2012 dissertation fellowships:
- Casie Cobos, English
- Brittany Jones, Veterinary Pathobiology
- Jieli Yu, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
- Mehmet Ayar, Teaching, Learning and Culture
- Timothy Mann, Computer Science and Engineering
- Jennifer Mueller, Sociology
Below find several examples of the awarded students’ work.
Casie Cobos focuses her research on cultural rhetoric, writing and literacy. She impacts our community through participating in the National Book Foundation’s BookUpTexas program. BookUpTexas partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Brazos Valley to motivate middle school kids to pursue books and become lifelong readers. Casie parlayed her understanding of literature, creative writing and embodied rhetoric into meaningful connections with fifth graders. She helped expand the children’s literacy and knowledge base through personally relatable books. Poised for breakthroughs in the fields of Rhetoric/Composition and Indigenous and Latina/o Studies, Casie positions Chicana/o rhetoric as originating from the Americas instead of only a Greco-Roman ancestry. Her specific contribution to these fields is the methodology of “embodied storying.” While this methodology started in Chicana/o rhetoric, it also speaks back to the field(s) of Rhetoric and Composition at large. Embodied storying produces a pedagogical framework for drawing student knowledge bases into the composition classroom while also promoting interaction and cultural practices that inform writing and critical thinking.
Timothy Mann’s research strives to understand how a computer program can efficiently learn to solve new tasks, instead of relying on explicitly programmed solutions for each task that we desire it solves. Here a task embodies a series of decisions, such as a robot vacuum deciding which room to clean next or an intelligent car deciding to stop at a traffic light. Timothy connects with the community through multiple presentations of his research results at local poster sessions. There he forges mentoring relationships with other graduate and undergraduate students. In the past four years, he served as a graduate mentor to three undergraduate students participating in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program here at Texas A&M University. He also shared at poster sessions for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Texas Brain and Spine Institute.
Brittany Jones’ research focuses on river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Approximately 160 million river buffalo (BBU) exist globally. River buffalo possess several key characteristics which make the species superior to cattle and thus greatly important to a large global population: a higher percentage of total milk solids (protein, fat, minerals), meat of lower saturated fat than beef/pork, more efficient use of less digestible feeds (rice straw, maize stovers, sugar cane wastes etc) and greater tolerance for wet environments. Brittany’s dissertation aims to characterize and elucidate the genetic and evolutionary profile of toll-like receptor 5 in river buffalo. This will enable breeders and producers to create healthier populations of river buffalo. After graduation, she will continue studying genes important to the immune system. Brittany hopes to pursue an international career emphasizing post-conflict and poor world areas. Genetics of immunology is key to creating a healthier and more robust population. Brittany’s studies can potentially impact the poorest and most vulnerable global populations.
Dr. Karen Butler-Purry will continue supporting graduate students from the time they enter Texas A&M University and throughout their entire graduate experience.
To learn more about this fellowship program or other university graduate studies fellowships, please contact us at OGSemail@example.com
Students who could not attend the Spring 2012 New Graduate Student Orientation are welcome to visit this link /incoming-students/new-student-orientation/online-orientation-materials/ to view information presented at orientation on January 13, 2012. The Office of Graduate Studies is happy to answer your questions.
The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes you to the Aggie Graduate Student Family.
Please contact Megan Palsa firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-845-8240 if you have questions or comments about orientation or if you have a request for more information.
The Texas A&M University System
Texas A&M University • College Station, Texas
November 11, 2011
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Oral and Poster Presentations
Location of Pathways Event: Rudder Theatre
Bus and Parking Information
The University Center Parking Garage (http://aggiemap.tamu.edu/init.asp?Bldg=0379) provides the closest parking to Rudder Theatre on the main campus. Rudder Theatre is located directly across from the Memorial Student Center (which is under construction). You must pay to park in the University Center Parking Garage.
Parking costs for the University Center Parking Garage:
The maximum cost is $15.00 a day. The cost breakdown is: $2.00 the first hour, $4.00 for the second hour and $1.00 for each additional hour, not to exceed $15.00.
This link shows other parking garage locations on campus: http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/maps/visitor.pdf For more information about parking on campus, visit the Transportation Services website at http://transport.tamu.edu/parking.aspx. Parking for students with disabilities: http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/disability.aspx
This link will provide you with bus transit routes for on and off campus: http://transport.tamu.edu/transit.aspx
For more information:
Registration Fee: $50 per participant
Individuals or institutions paying for student registrations, please go to this link to pay: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21490_ustores/web/
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2011
The registration for the 9th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium has closed.