The practice of real estate development requires practitioners to work with selecting building types and designs, determining appropriate dimensions, programming internal spaces, shaping the site, and appropriately fitting the project to surrounding contexts. Some programs, including Harvard University's Master of Design and Columbia University's MSRED include design education in the study of real estate development. A new program established at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, in 2015 emphasizes a capstone studio-workshop in which a multidisciplinary group of students under faculty supervision engage an actual real estate development problem for organizations acting as clients. 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. More information is available here .
The Department offers . degrees with a thesis in French, Spanish, or Romance Languages. The . in French, Spanish, or Romance Languages (with either French or Spanish as the major language) includes an emphasis option in Linguistics. For an . degree with a thesis in the Department of Romance Languages a minimum of 27 hours of course work are required (9 courses). In addition, a comprehensive examination; a minimum of 3 hours of FREN 7300, ROML 7300, or SPAN 7300; and a thesis and oral defense of the thesis; are required. ROML7700 additionally is required. Students completing a thesis degree must take the . examinations in the third semester. The program of study, approved by all the members of the student's advisory committee on the appropriate form, must include at least 12 hours of courses open only to graduate students.