Student Blog


Moving On Up: 5 Financial Secrets No One Tells You about Graduate School

November 27, 2016

Funded! Receiving an award letter to graduate school is one of the (hopefully many) highs in an academic’s life.


Moving Forward

November 11, 2016

I am a writer before I am a scientist.


Endangered apes

October 17, 2016

Over the past summer, I was collecting pilot data for my dissertation project on the locomotion of wild African apes, so I spent my time hiking in the forest and watching mountain gorillas in Volca


Surviving Graduate School as the Minority Representative

September 25, 2016

I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, specifically in South Phoenix, which is a predominately Mexican-American community. I am Mexican-American.


Multitasking for the 21st Century Grad Student

June 15, 2016

The month of May is often a whirlwind! Everyone is busy transitioning from the semester to their summer research (or, for the lucky ones, vacation!).

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All about that Bass(icrania)

March 31, 2016

As a grad student you are constantly reminded of the importance of networking. Connections you make today can lead to future research projects and job opportunities.


Serendipity and Bonobos

March 08, 2016

About this time last year, I faced an all too familiar problem for researchers in our field — I wanted access to specimens that just weren’t readily available.  You see, last spring I


Mental Disorder in Academia: Chicken or the Egg?

February 11, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, Ludwig van Beethoven, Michelangelo, Charles Dickens, Vincent van Gogh, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. What do all these people have in common?


Balancing Act

January 12, 2016

I don’t remember what first motivated me to try yoga, but I know what made me stick with it. It felt good to stretch.

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Reaching Out

December 17, 2015

By Kate McGrath