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Philadelphia Fed Graduate Research Forum – 10/27/16

Check out this great research and professional development opportunity!

The Community Development Studies & Education Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is hosting a forum on October 26th to highlight graduate student research being conducted in the field of community development. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a thoughtful dialogue about emerging community development research and network with other graduate students and Fed staff!

Abstracts are due by September 15th. See the flyer for more details!

Graduate Student Conference Opportunity | State and Local Economic Development Policy: What Works for Distressed U.S. Cities?

Here’s a GREAT academic and professional opportunity for current students!

Rutgers University is hosting a Graduate Student Conference that “aims to bring together cutting-edge research on state and local economic development policy in the U.S., with a focus on distressed cities.”

Proposal abstracts are due February 15th, 2016. All abstracts must be 300 words or less.

Check out the link for more details! http://dppa.camden.rutgers.edu/grad-conference/

Registration for the NASPAA Student Simulation Competition is OPEN!

Note that you do not need to have experience in climate change or systems thinking to participate in the competition. Take advantage of this great opportunity  to network, improve your resume, and better the community!

Register here:


MPA Students Awarded for Service

Congratulations to MPA students Emilia Allen and John Paul Hammond who won the Graduate Studies Service Award for 2013-14. The award recognizes “individuals whose contributions to graduate studies have enhanced the scholarly activities undertaken in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.” Both students were recognized for their work as student editors of the student journal CONCEPT.


The Leaders’ Lounge had the chance to catch up with the award winners:

“The opportunity to serve CONCEPT as an editorial board member allowed me to be a part of an interdisciplinary team and learn about the excellent scholarship that graduate students from all different departments were producing,” said Emilia Allen. “I am very humbled to receive this award. I hope that it will encourage others to continue having an active role in Villanova’s graduate school community”

John Paul Hammond told us, “I first began working on CONCEPT as a peer-reviewer during my Political Science MA program and then moved to being a Graduate Student Editor two times during my MPA program. The camaraderie among the CONCEPT staff is gratifying, as is the feeling of doing something truly worthwhile for VU. Receiving this award is simply a key indicator in a rigorous sense of the academic, personal and professional citizenship that Drs. Palus and Wilson try to instill in the department- thus far it would appear this works, so thank you!  Also, a big thank you to Drs. Hoskins (2013) and Sewell (2014)!”

Congratulations, JP and Emilia!

Call for Summer Research Grant Applications!

A Message from Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr, Dean of Graduate Studies

Dear Graduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

Dr. Lindenmeyr is pleased to announce the competition for graduate student research fellowships for the Summer of 2014. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

For details regarding eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the required cover page to be appended to any submitted proposals, please visit the “Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship” found on the Graduate Studies website.

If you have a scholarly project for which you would like summer support, please discuss this with a faculty member in your program who will be willing to formally sponsor your effort.