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News from the Graduate School, September 28, 2017
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Assistant Dean Announcement
I am pleased to announce that Matt Page will be joining the Graduate School starting October 1. He will be taking on the activities currently handled by Assistant Dean Ann Salimbene, who is retiring on September 29.
Matt is currently the director of student conduct in the Office of Student Life, and he has a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. I look forward to introducing you to Matt during our upcoming Graduate School meetings. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to him to say hello.
Input funding overrides into the graduate fee authorization (GFA) default page in the HR system—October 3
Presidential Fellowship nomination deadline—October 20, 5 p.m.
Committee Approval of Master’s and Doctoral Examination Report Forms—November 22
Final Approved Thesis/Dissertation—December 1
Student Specific Request (spring)—December 1
Graduate Studies Committee Chairs (GSCC) Autumn meeting (rsvp)—September 28
Graduate Studies Committee Chairs Orientation (rsvp)—October 12
Graduate School Autumn Semester meeting (rsvp)—October 31
Environmental Career Conference (rsvp)—October 31
Commencement (more)—December 17
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (more)—October 1
MLA Career Development Boot Camp (more)—October 2
Research Grants in Energy, Environment and Sustainability (more)—October 9
Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (more)—October 16
Tech Hub Student Project Grants (more)—October 29
Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program (more)—November 1
Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (more)—November 16
Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs (more)—December 7, 14
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities (more)—January 8, 19
New Graduate School Staff
The Graduate School is pleased to welcome the following new staff members:
- Judith Dunham-Borst
Student Services Manager
- Jacklyn Heikes
- Dominiece Hoelyfield
Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Changes to Presidential, Campus Visit Travel Funding
- Travel grants are available to Presidential fellows to present research at a national meeting. Funding has been increased from $250 to $500 per fellow.
- Campus visit recruitment grants are provided by the Graduate School to support programs as they recruit the most sought-after applicants, namely fellowship nominees. Campus visit grants can now be used for all travel expenses (previously only transportation costs were covered).
Contact: Rosemarie Thornton, Fiscal Officer
Wellness Center Services
The Office of Student Life’s Student Wellness Center supports students through a holistic wellness model. All services are free and confidential.
Research Grants Available in Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Deadline: October 9
Up to $15,000 is available for graduate students interested in researching a particular energy, environment, and/or sustainability-related issue on or near campus.
Schedule an Academic Integrity Workshop
The academic integrity workshop is available to any graduate program or support office. The workshop focuses on the needs of international students, provides real examples of academic misconduct (especially regarding the use of outside sources and citation practices), and provides guidance about resources for graduate students.
Contact: Ruth Lu
Graduate School Autumn Meetings
Research Commons Workshops
Tableau @ OSU: An Introduction
October 2, 3–4 p.m.
Learn how Tableau can help you rapidly explore, analyze, and process large volumes of data without writing code.
Sharing Your Research with Story Maps
October 3, 4–5:30 p.m.
Learn to use ArcGIS to combine maps, data, and multimedia content to communicate effectively through web mapping applications.
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.
University Center for the Advancement of Teaching Workshops
Academic Job Search: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters
October 2, 4–6 p.m.
How to write vitae and cover letters when searching for jobs in academia.
Academic Job Search: Teaching and Research Statements
October 9, 4–6 p.m.
An overview of teaching and research statements, how they are used in the academic job search, and how to write them.
Academic Job Search: The On-Campus Interview
October 16, 4–6 p.m.
Learn how to control what is communicated in interviews and strategies for answering commonly asked questions.
The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching supports and advocates for all who teach at Ohio State.
TechHub Student Project Grants
Deadline: October 29, midnight
Tech Hub is will award to three to five small grants (up to $5,000) to students who that use technology in novel ways.
MLA Career Development Boot Camp
Deadline: October 2
The Modern Language Association is offering a 4-day career development boot camp for post-candidacy students during its annual convention in New York in January. The boot camp is free of charge, and all participants will receive a $400 travel grant from the MLA.
Environmental Career Conference
November 4 Register
The School of Environment and Natural Resources is holding a career conference for those pursuing environmental careers. The daylong event will include panel discussions on employment opportunities, quick hands-on learning experiences, and networking.