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SILCS 2011 Weeks 3 and 4 and beyond

Posted on June 30, 2011

The Summer Institute has come to another successful conclusion. We had a great month and made a lot of close friends who we hope will stay in touch. Have a great summer, everyone!

In the second half of the month, we listened to lectures from Dr. Daniel Kim of Brown University, Dr. Tanya Rodrigue of Wheaton College, Dr. Greg Colón-Semenza of the University of Connecticut, and Dr. Darryl Dickson-Carr of Southern Methodist University. All of them gave information on their own research and tips on the graduate application process. In addition, on June 17 we visited the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research in Cambridge.

On Friday, June 24, we celebrated our fourth annual Graduate Recruitment Fair, where such schools as Tufts University, Stanford University, SUNY Albany, Syracuse University, Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Methodist University and Northeastern University set up tables and spoke individually with each student about their graduate programs. The next day, the students presented their work in a Symposium in front of their classmates and returning alumnae/i from the previous year.

This fall, we plan to make SILCS better than ever, with the help of our new team of alumnae/i coordinators. Now the SILCS office closes once more for the summer, but we will be back again in September, ready to start preparing for SILCS 2012!

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