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News from the Graduate School, March 1, 2017

Faculty Workshops

Scott Herness
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

I'm glad to report that we are getting great participation from faculty in the Campus Conversation on Graduate Education workshops. If you have something to say about the direction of graduate education at Ohio State, please join the conversation. Places are still available for graduate faculty in the following workshops:

More about the Campus Conversation.


Committee approval of master's and doctoral examination report forms (spring)—April 14

Final approved dissertations/theses due (spring)—April 21

see full academic calendar


PhD Careers in Think Tanks (HUM/SOCSCI) (info)—March 6–10

Graduate School Semester meeting (spring) (info)—March 28

PhD Careers in Think Tanks (STEM) (register)—April 3–7

Commencement (spring)—May 7

see full event calendar


Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (spring 2017) (info)—March 20

Political and Social Research Summer Program Scholarships (info)—March 31

Preparing Future Faculty applications open

Deadline: March 20, 5 p.m.

The Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty program helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities.

Graduate students are matched with faculty mentors at partner colleges in and around Columbus and participate in other career development activities.


Alumni Grants for Graduate Research

Deadline: March 20, 5 p.m.

The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.


What Can You Do With an Interdisciplinary Degree?

Panel Discussion

March 23
2–4 p.m.
Ohio Union, Barbie Tootle Room

Alumni from Comparative Studies, African American and Africana Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies discuss their successful careers inside and outside of academia. Reception to follow.

Contact: Barry Shank, Chair, Comparative Studies

J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship

Generous donors established the J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship to support students who plan to pursue or who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree at Ohio State.

Preference is given to students who earned an undergraduate varsity letter, with priority given to football players, at Ohio State.

Contact: Theresa Hazelwood, Director of Fellowship Services, Graduate School

Payroll Deduct Form for GAs Updated

The Payroll Deduct form has been updated. It verifies that GAs and graduate fellows have been informed about student fee deductions from their stipend checks; the form must be signed by all GAs and graduate fellows.

Contact: Lori Bowman, HR/Finance Manager

PhD Careers in Think Tanks

Versatile PhD Panel Discussions on Careers in Think Tanks

Humanities and Social Science Edition
March 6–10

STEM Edition
April 3–7


Research Commons Events

IRB and International Research (Workshop)
March 28, 4–5 p.m.
The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on creating and submitting proposals for researchers who plan to conduct research in international locations.


Data Management Basics (Workshop)
March 29, 4–5 p.m.
Join Amanda Rinehart, Ohio State’s Data Management Services Librarian, to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.


More events…

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. They offer group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.

UCAT Events

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Suicide Prevention Training
March 6, 2:30–4 p.m.
A certified instructor from Ohio State’s Campus Suicide Prevention Program will teach faculty, GTAs, and advising staff about prevention and early intervention techniques designed to help save a life from suicide.

Beyond Plagiarism: Teaching For Academic Integrity in Writing and Research
March 30, 9:30–11 a.m.
The Writing Across the Curriculum team will illustrate opportunities for students to better understand writing assignments and scholarly conversations in an instructor’s field.

Academic Job Search Overview
April 10, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
UCAT and Career Counseling and Support Services will provide helpful tips for starting your job search, including where and how to look for faculty openings and what materials need to be prepared.

More events…

The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching]( supports and advocates for all who teach at Ohio State.

Graduate Minor in Public Policy and Management

The Glenn College's Graduate Minor in Public Policy and Management]( can be completed in one term, including over the summer.


U.S. Dept. of Energy Graduate Student Research Program

Deadline: May 16, 5 p.m.

Supplemental awards available to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months