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Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule and Speakers

Meetings will be announced throughout the semester by email.

Spring Meetings

1. February 27, 2014 (Thursday): 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis Room

Speaker: Heather Moberly - Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Medical Sciences Library

Topic:  Information Service and Resources for CVM Graduate Students

Heather will give an overview of the information and services offered through the Medical Sciences Library that CVM graduate students can take advantage of and follow up with a Q&A session.  We will briefly discuss upcoming events and deadlines (CVM Open House and Travel Award).


2. March 17, 2014 (Monday): 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis Room

Speaker: Gail Clement - Scholarly Communication Librarian, Medical Sciences Library

Topic:  Copyright

Gail will be discussing what authors sign away in a standard article agreement and discuss why and how you can negotiate to keep rights.  We will also have signups for Open House.


3. April 18, 2014 (Friday): 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis Room

Speaker: Gail Clement and Heather Moberly

Topic:  ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

All graduate students at Texas A&M University will be assigned an ORCiD through the University Libraries.  You will receive an email in your neo account once it is created to set up your password.  Gail and Heather will discuss why it is so important to have an ORCiD and how to manage your account (privacy setting, importing previous works, etc.).  You will likely get your ORCiD assigned before this meeting, so if you already have an ORCiD please add your official TAMU email address ( email, not email) to your ORCiD profile to avoid a duplicate ORCiD.  Check here for more information and FAQ's.  This will be a very informative meeting!


4. May 1, 2014 (Thursday): 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis Room

Speakers:  Advanced Developmental Training Initiative Recipients & ELECTIONS

Recipients of the Advanced Developmental Training Initiative award are required to present their experience in workshops, preeminent scientific meetings, or at national laboratories at a CVM-GSA meeting.  Contact Jessica if you are a recipient and need to present.  We will also have officer elections.  Please contact Jessica if you are interested in running for a position as well as the officer with the position you are interested in to find out more information about their duties and experiences.

Fall Meetings

1. September 5, 2013: 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis room

Speaker: Ally Sequeira - Graduate Student Advisor, Career Center

We will give an overview of the CVM-GSA and what it has to offer its members. The Travel Award application and deadline will be announced. Ally Sequeira will be discussing services available through the Career Center including upcoming workshops.


2. October 17, 2013: 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis room

Speaker: Barbara Gastel

Dr. Gastel will be discussing how to give a good oral presentation.


3. November 14, 2013: 12pm (noon)

Location: Mark Francis room

Speaker: University Writing Center

Consultants from the Mobile Team of the University Writing Center will be discussing how to make and present a research poster.