Undergraduate Students

October 2014 Graduate Student Newsletter

in Graduate Students, Higher Education, Publishing, Scholarship, Teaching, Uncategorized, Undergraduate Students

    Hello, IHS has Conference and Research Grants for graduate students up to $750 available to cover travel, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. https://www.theihs.org/ihs-conference-research-grant If you are already an IHS alum, you can apply for the Hayek Fund. https://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund Cheers, Nigel Dr. Nigel Ashford Senior Program Officer Institute for Humane Studies Email me! Table of Contents This Month’s […]

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Notes from Online Sessions – March 4th

in Graduate Students, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students

Here you can find the faculty notes from our most recent Online Session – What to Expect from Academia with IHS’s Bill Glod.

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Why More Libertarians Should Consider K-12 Teaching

in Graduate Students, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students

For the past year, one of us (Pamela) has been the K-12 Education Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies. The goal is to get more libertarians into primary and secondary schools as teachers. This has proven a hard sell because when libertarians dream about teaching, we often focus on higher education. We are interested in scholarly ideas and […]

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Free Online Lecture at University of New Orleans

in Graduate Students, Scholarship, Undergraduate Students

Check out this free lecture this afternoon! Details: Thursday, September 26 “Platonic Education and the Idols of the City” Shawn Welnak (Long Island University, Post) 5:00pm CST Link to watch: http://www.uno.edu/LiveStreamEvent.aspx Submit questions to Shawn: tocqueville@uno.edu

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How to Write a Resume for Grad School

in Undergraduate Students

When applying to grad school, your CV (curriculum vitae) typically need not be longer than one page.  It may be longer if you’re coming from an MA program, but undergrads should average around a page.  The CV is your handshake, and readers can infer a lot about you from what may seem like a standard document.  The content of your […]

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PhD in Economics? Plan Your Undergraduate Studies Carefully

in Undergraduate Students

Many students first get interested in classical liberal ideas through basic economics; even if “it usually begins with Ayn Rand” an encounter with Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson is usually not far behind. So it’s natural to want to pursue a career as an economist both for its own sake and as a means of advancing liberty. And in fact, […]

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Advice on Applying to Philosophy Graduate Programs

in Undergraduate Students

Bill Glod, IHS Program Officer in Philosophy offers some advice for points to consider when considering seeking a PhD in Philosophy. Do not ever go into debt for philosophy. It’s not worth it. Your program should offer you a tuition waiver and a livable stipend. Apply to top programs. If you can’t get funding at a top-50 program, it can […]

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How to be Productive When You’re Sick

in Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

It happens to everyone, and indeed it’s sudden occurrence motivated the first draft of this post: you have a long list of projects to work on, and you wake up with a cold that’s more than just a case of the sniffles. How do you move your work forward without compromising your ability to heal? Obviously, some people are good […]

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Publishing As An Undergraduate: Journals Accepting Undergrad Submissions

in Undergraduate Students

Are you an undergraduate looking to publish a paper? Do you teach an undergraduate who wrote a stellar paper that you think is worthy of publishing? The experience of publishing is a great way for undergraduates interested in academia to begin honing their writing and research. We have compiled a list of journals that accept undergraduate submissions in a wide variety […]

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Reasons to Skip Grad School

in Undergraduate Students

At IHS Academic, we are here to offer you as much support and knowledge as you seek to advance liberty through a career in ideas. However, we do not want to do you a disservice, especially given the current uncertain state of higher education. That being said, if you’re considering graduate school, we want to offer you as much advice […]

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