Attention UCSB faculty, now is the time to nominate students for special distinctions related to graduate student commencement! The deadline for both of these opportunities is April 12, 2017.
The Winifred and Louis Lancaster Annual Dissertation Award
The annual Lancaster Dissertation Award competition recognizes individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an important contribution to the discipline. To be eligible for this year’s competition, dissertations need to have been completed between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017.
The 2017 fields of competition specified by the national Council of Graduate Schools are:
Humanities & Fine Arts Competition: click here to download requirements
Biological & Life Competition: click here to download requirements
2017 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker
In addition to conferring honor on the student and the department, the student speaker has the opportunity to address a wide and distinguished audience on matters of importance, set the tone for the ceremony, and represent the graduate student body.
To download the Student Speaker Announcement, click here
To download the Student Speaker Application Checklist, click here