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Thesis and Dissertation Forum

Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum

The Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum is a free, half-day program sponsored by the UCF Libraries, the UCF College of Graduate Studies, and SAGE Publishing. The program is designed for doctoral and master’s students who are currently working on a thesis or dissertation proposal (or draft), conducting literature review research, or related projects. Forum sessions offer an opportunity for you to learn about resources, tools and strategies that can help move your research forward.

When:   Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:30 am — 12:30 pm
Where:  John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Classrooms 235 A & 235 C

Participants should be:

  • currently enrolled in a UCF doctoral or master’s program,
  • preparing a literature review, research proposal, or research project (or drafts),
  • and be willing to provide a brief description of your research topic/question(s).

To register, click the Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum link below or copy and paste the link into your browser


Registration must be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 midnightRegistration is limited to 35 participants. We expect to receive more applications than available spaces so a wait list will be available. Please note that we cannot guarantee participation for all eligible applicants. Applicants will be notified about acceptance of registration by Monday, December 11, 2017.

Please email questions to Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Outreach Librarian

IEEE Seminar

IEEE Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP

Featured Panelists

Phil Dumas, UCF Electrical Engineering graduate, class of 2005. Phil appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank (Season 3 finale) to pitch UniKey, and was the first company to receive an offer from all five Sharks.

Jennifer Adams McKinley, UCF B.S. Chemistry and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering graduate. Director and Chief Operating Officer at IRradiance Glass.

Michael Pape, UCF Professor of Practice, Department of Management, College of Business AdministrationSerial Entrepreneur, co-founder of Esperion Therapeutics, Orchard Venture Partners (a life science venture capital firm), Akebia Therapeutics and Nymirum.

Raju Nagaiah, Ph.D., Licensing Associate, UCF’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

Ruth Wolfish, IEEE Client Services Manager.

Rebecca Murphey, UCF Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian.

National Novel Writing Month at John C. Hitt Library

This November the UCF John C. Hitt Library will be hosting our second annual series National Novel Writing Month activities.

What is National Novel Writing Month you ask?
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo for short, is a month long writing challenge that began in 1999 and is run by The goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59 pm on the last day of November. It is a worldwide movement that is open to anyone who wants to try writing a novel.

Here at the John C. Hitt Library we will be offering four workshops and four open writing sessions:


Marketing Your Work with Suzi Katz
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Learn how to market your work including creating a social media marketing campaign.

Author Rights Workshop with Sarah Norris
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn how to be a copyright savvy author! This workshop is an overview of:
• Copyright and licensing, as it pertains to publishing
• Your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
• Copyright and author rights resources
Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Agents, Editors, Magazine and Book Publishing with Dr. Jamie Poissant
​Thursday, November 16. 10:30 – 11:30 am

Finding, and using, agents and editors to publish your work in various formats.

Deciding When, Where, and How to Publish with Dr. Lisa Roney
Monday, November 27, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Now that you’ve been writing all month (and beyond), what do you do with your work? How do I tell when my work is ready for publication? What kind of publication makes sense for me? What else can I do to perfect and share my work? If you have questions about the publication process, come to this workshop led by UCF Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Editor of The Florida Review literary magazine.

Open Writing Sessions in LIB-235C

Friday, November 3
11 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 – 11:00 am

Friday, November 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm



For more information about the UCF NaNoWriMo activities and a list of writing resources, check out our LibGuide:

Trademark Basics

USPTO speaker: Trademark Basics

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Join us as Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, presents Trademark Basics: What every small business should know now, not later, information essential to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Light refreshments provided.

Go to for details and registration. Register early, as space is limited!

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