What are seminars?

Seminars are public presentations of research or other scholarly work given by graduate students, faculty members, and other professionals within and outside the department. All graduate students are expected to attend a weekly seminar—NUTR 986 Graduate Seminar or NUTR 921 Interdepartmental Nutrition Seminar—whether or not you are a scheduled presenter. The specific degree option you are in determines which seminar you should attend and whether you are required to enroll in seminar (i.e., give a presentation). The purpose of seminars is to give students the experience of researching the scientific literature, organizing data, assembling and delivering a presentation, and discussing scientific research in a public setting. Seminars are generally 30-40 minutes in length with at least 10 minutes for questioning.