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Congratulations, Spring 2016 graduates

M. Scott Herness — April 27, 2016
Congratulations to the 2,100 Ohio State graduate students who will complete their degrees this spring semester.
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GTA award winners announced, 2016

M. Scott Herness — April 15, 2016
The 10 winners of this year’s Graduate Associate Teaching Award are ...
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Help with stress, mental health

M. Scott Herness — February 11, 2016
Nearly everyone struggles from time to time in graduate school, and the Counseling and Consultation Service can help.
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Preparing Future Faculty Applications due March 14

M. Scott Herness — February 05, 2016
The Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty program gives graduate students an opportunity to learn about faculty careers in liberal arts colleges and universities.
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Three Minute Thesis Competition, April 11

M. Scott Herness — January 29, 2016
IWe have a new date for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The final is Monday, April 11, in the Wexner Center for the Arts Theater, 4:30-6 p.m.
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Presidential Fellows Announced

M. Scott Herness — December 09, 2015
I am delighted to announce that the Graduate School has awarded Presidential Fellowships to 24 doctoral students.
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Reminder: Take Graduate and Professional Student Survey

M. Scott Herness — November 06, 2015
Last week, you were sent an invitation to take Ohio State’s survey of graduate and professional students. If you took the survey, thank you. If you have not, look for the email reminder sent to your osu.edu address this week, and please give us your feedback.
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Hayes Research Forum Submission Period Open

M. Scott Herness — October 30, 2015
M. Scott Herness, interim vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate school The annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum is Feb. 26, and I want to encourage all graduate students to apply to participate by submitting a research abstract by Friday, Nov. 13. To submit an abstract, visit cgs.osu.edu/hayes-forum/.
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Graduate Student Survey Opens October 28

M. Scott Herness — October 20, 2015
Please participate in our survey of graduate and professional students, which opens on October 28 and is accessible via the email invitation sent to each graduate and professional student.
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Nominate the best GTAs by Nov. 9!

M. Scott Herness — October 14, 2015
Graduate students are always among the best of Ohio State’s top teachers. The Graduate School and the university honor 10 each year with the Graduate Associate Teaching Award. We are accepting nominations now for this award.
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Three Minute Thesis Competition at Ohio State

M. Scott Herness — October 09, 2015
I am excited to announce that the Graduate School will be piloting a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at Ohio State in late February. The 3MT is a competition for doctoral students to “effectively explain their research to a non-specialist audience” in only three minutes and using only one static slide.
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Nominations Open for GTA Teaching Award

M. Scott Herness — September 30, 2015
The nomination period for the Graduate Associate Teaching Award is now open. GATA is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students.
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Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence

M. Scott Herness — September 25, 2015

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Take care of yourself

M. Scott Herness — September 25, 2015
Nearly everyone struggles from time to time in graduate school, and talking to a professional can help you gain a different perspective on your situation. The counseling professionals in Ohio State’s Counseling and Consultation Service are here to help.
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SROP Fellowship Now Honors Osmer

M. Scott Herness — September 02, 2015
Fellowship renamed the Patrick S. Osmer SROP Fellowship to recognize the outgoing dean's commitment to diversity.
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Introducing Scott Herness, interim dean

Patrick S. Osmer — August 27, 2015
Scott Herness, who has served as associate dean in the Graduate School for the past three years, is the incoming interim dean and vice provost. He is committed to you and your experience while you are at Ohio State.
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Transition in the Graduate School

Patrick S. Osmer — August 27, 2015
I am writing to let you know that I will be stepping down as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, effective August 31. I will return to the faculty in the Department of Astronomy and my scientific activities.
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Welcome, New Graduate Students!

Patrick S. Osmer — August 20, 2015
New graduate student? Join us on Monday, August 24, for the Graduate School’s annual welcome program and resource session.
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Congratulations, Graduates!

Patrick S. Osmer — August 06, 2015
Congratulations to the 718 graduate students who will be awarded their graduate degrees August 9.
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Summer Research Opportunities Program

Patrick S. Osmer — June 11, 2015
Once again, we are hosting undergraduate researchers from around the country in our Summer Research Opportunities Program. SROP is the Graduate School’s signature program for recruiting underrepresented minority students to Ohio State. This year, 46 students are here and working with Ohio State faculty mentors on research projects. The goal of the program is to encourage these students to pursue doctoral study, ideally at Ohio State.
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Graduate Teaching Award Winners 2015

Patrick S. Osmer — April 15, 2015
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers.
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I want to hear your ideas

Patrick S. Osmer — April 08, 2015
Participate in a study about resources and information available for potential and current graduate students and Ohio State faculty and staff.
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Climate survey, sexual assault and sexual misconduct

Patrick S. Osmer — March 26, 2015
On Monday, April 6, you will receive an invitation to complete a survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct administered by the American Association of Universities. I hope you will take the time to complete the survey.
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Four Essential Skills

Patrick S. Osmer — March 26, 2015
Jim Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, identifies four key skills for academic positions and for careers outside the academy : 1) communication, 2) collaboration, 3) quantitative, and 4) intellectual self-confidence.
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Presentation on career paths and graduate training, Feb. 17

Patrick S. Osmer — January 29, 2015
Interested in careers outside the academy? Interested in how graduate education might change to address these diverse career paths? Presentation by James Grossman, PhD, executive director of the American Historical Assocation, Feb. 17, 3:30.
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American Historical Association director to speak on graduate student careers Feb. 17

Patrick S. Osmer — January 21, 2015
I know that graduate students pursue a range of careers as a result of their master’s or PhD degree training. I have invited Jim Grossman, PhD, executive director of the American Historical Association, to take part in this conversation at Ohio State. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m., in the Wexner Film/Video Theater.
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Ohio State PhD Wins National Dissertation Award

Patrick S. Osmer — December 04, 2014
ongratulations to Joshua Kertzer who was awarded a Distinguished Dissertation Award last week during the Council of Graduate Schools' annual meeting in Washington. Josh earned his PhD in political science from Ohio State in 2013.
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Take care of yourself

Patrick S. Osmer — November 21, 2014
Next week is Mental Health Week at Ohio State, and I want you to know that I take graduate student health, including mental health, seriously.
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Mental health and graduate school

Patrick S. Osmer — November 21, 2014
Next week is Mental Health Week at Ohio State, and I want you to know that I take graduate student health, including mental health, seriously.
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Trends and opportunities in graduate education, and what it means for us

Patrick S. Osmer — November 14, 2014
On Nov. 13, we hosted Provost Joseph Steinmetz at the Graduate School's semester meeting for graduate studies chairs, department chairs, and graduate program coordinators. I want you to know that Joe is clearly an advocate for graduate students.
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Participate in financial survey, focus group

Patrick S. Osmer — November 06, 2014
I need your help. Ohio State is participating in the national Enhancing Student Financial Education research project, and the needs and circumstances of graduate students are a special focus. Last week, you received a link to the second survey, and I encourage you take 10 minutes to fill it out. I also need 10 master’s and 10 doctoral students to take part in a focus group on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
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Financial planning for graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — October 22, 2014
Financial planning and education are important for all students, but especially graduate students because your financial lives are typically more complicated. There is a resource on campus that can help: Scarlet and Gray Financial.
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Nominate a Great GTA

Patrick S. Osmer — October 15, 2014
Graduate students are always among the best teachers at Ohio State. Nominations for the Graduate Associate Teacher Award accepted until Nov. 10
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Grand Opening of the Brazil Gateway

Patrick S. Osmer — October 09, 2014
International collaborations have been an essential part of research and graduate education for a long time. Since 2010, Ohio State has been expanding its international efforts in even more strategic ways. Ohio State’s Gateway offices in China, India, and now Brazil are a key part.
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Introducing Research Commons

Patrick S. Osmer — September 24, 2014
The Research Commons is a developing initiative of the University Libraries aimed at connecting researchers--with special attention to graduate students-- to each other and to the services that can support and enable their research at Ohio State.
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Advising is a shared responsibility

Patrick S. Osmer — September 17, 2014
Graduate advising is a hallmark of the graduate degree experience and has a great impact on your academic achievements and life. When it’s done well, you and your faculty advisor understand your respective responsibilities and follow best practices to develop this relationship.
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Attend the university-wide career fair, Sept. 10-12

Patrick S. Osmer — September 03, 2014
Ohio State's first campus-wide career and internship fair is September 10-12. It is open to all Ohio State students, including graduate students.
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We Are Here to Help

Patrick S. Osmer — August 27, 2014
Last Monday, over 1300 new graduate students joined us for the Graduate School’s annual welcome event. I am glad you are here. And, the Graduate School is here to help.
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Welcome, New Graduate Students!

Patrick S. Osmer — August 21, 2014
New graduate student? Join us on Monday, August 25, for the Graduate School’s annual welcome program and resource session.
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Introducing GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU

Patrick S. Osmer — July 24, 2014
The Graduate School's new electronic forms submission and review process--GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU--will go live on August 11. A number of graduate programs have been helping us test the new system, and I’m eager to open it to all of you.
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Proposed tax changes and graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — July 03, 2014
On June 19, I made several legislative visits in Washington to help provide information about how tax code changes proposed by Congressional committees earlier this year would affect graduate education and graduate students' ability to finance their education.
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Career Pathways: Where Employers and Educators Meet

Patrick S. Osmer — April 25, 2014
Last week, I was invited to speak at the U.S. News STEM Solutions national conference in Washington, DC. The theme was “Where Employers and Educators Meet.” It was an energizing meeting and connects with our activities at Ohio State.
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Take the Financial Survey

Patrick S. Osmer — April 17, 2014
On Thursday, April 17, I sent an email invitation all Ohio State graduate students to participate in an online survey about your financial circumstances. f you have not yet completed the survey, I encourage you to do so.
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Graduate Teaching Award Winners 2014

Patrick S. Osmer — April 10, 2014
Congratulations to the 10 winners of this year's Graduate Associate Teaching Award!
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Tax help available for graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — March 06, 2014
I encourage you to take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which is offering free tax preparation support to all Ohio State students on March 28, March 29, and April 4 in the Ohio Union.
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AGGRS grants available for research support

Patrick S. Osmer — February 20, 2014
I know that funding your research can be a challenge. I want to make sure that you know about the Graduate School's small grant program, Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship.
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You Are Versatile: Non-Academic Careers for PhDs

Patrick S. Osmer — February 14, 2014
On Feb. 13, Paula Chambers, an Ohio State PhD alum in English and founder of the Versatile PhD, presented "You Are Versatile: Non-Academic Careers for PhDs." The event generated tremendous interest and was full within 24 hours of being announced.
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Regain your focus

Patrick S. Osmer — January 23, 2014
I often speak about what distinguishes graduate education. The three hallmarks that I always mention are creativity, solving problems, and making new knowledge. When you are busy with all of the activities that are part of being a graduate student though, you can lose sight of these foundational activities. Attending research conferences can help you regain your focus. Our annual Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum is one such event, and I encourage you to mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 21, in the Ohio Union.
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Updates from national meeting of graduate schools

Patrick S. Osmer — January 16, 2014
Impact on affirmative action from the recent Supreme Court decision on Fisher v. the University of Texas, the national student financial literacy project, and an award for Ohio State History of Art faculty member Christian Kleinbub.
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International experience

Patrick S. Osmer — November 21, 2013
I recently returned from a visit to China and India with David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering, and William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs. The purpose of this trip was to explore opportunities for more joint projects...
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Four Ohio State Graduate Students Awarded Fulbrights

Patrick S. Osmer — November 06, 2013
The graduate students are: Austin Dean, John Douglas Johnson, and John Knight (all PhD students in History) and Michael Larson, MFA in English
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Hayes Graduate Research Forum Abstract Deadline Nov. 1

Patrick S. Osmer — October 23, 2013
Getting your work in front of your peers and the larger scholarly community and presenting it effectively are essential parts of your graduate training. The Hayes Graduate Research Forum is one way for you to do that.
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Life Sciences and Environmental Sciences Networks

Patrick S. Osmer — October 18, 2013
If you are working on life science or environmental questions, I want to point you toward two networks at Ohio State that are designed to connect graduate students, faculty, and researchers working on these complex issues.
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Nominate a great GTA

Patrick S. Osmer — September 25, 2013
Graduate students play an extremely important part in Ohio State’s teaching mission, and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award is one of the ways that we acknowledge their invaluable contributions.
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Graduate Student Advising

Patrick S. Osmer — September 18, 2013
The graduate student-advisor relationship is one of the most important parts of a graduate degree experience. Whether you are a new or continuing graduate student, one of the most productive things you can do is to establish and maintain regular communications with your advisor.
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Career Development

Patrick S. Osmer — September 04, 2013
I have one main message about how graduate students should approach career development: Start early and explore what is available.
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The more you put in, the more you get out

Patrick S. Osmer — August 22, 2013
I was delighted with the turnout and energy at the Graduate School’s welcome program August 19. Over 1300 of you attended, and the talent and curiosity that you bring to Ohio State were evident from the moment we opened the doors.
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Welcome to Ohio State

Patrick S. Osmer — August 16, 2013
Welcome to Ohio State and the new academic year! If you are a new student, please join me on Monday, August 19, for the Graduate School’s annual welcome program and resource session in the Ohio Union. You’re here for a graduate degree, and the Graduate School is here to help.
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Student Financial Literacy Award

Patrick S. Osmer — July 11, 2013
I’m glad to report that we have been awarded a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools and TIAA-CREF to enhance the financial education of Ohio State graduate and undergraduate students.
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Presentation at AAU meeting

Patrick S. Osmer — April 25, 2013
On Monday, April 15, I had the privilege of speaking about graduate education during a meeting of the presidents of AAU member universities, including President Gee.
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Awards Reception, Year's End Highlights

Patrick S. Osmer — April 18, 2013
ver 450 graduate students were invited and listed in the program. Among the students that I highlighted individually were this year’s Presidential Fellows and Graduate Associate Teaching Award winners. I was very impressed with the energy in the room and the breadth of activities that our graduate students engage and excel in.
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Graduate Teaching Award Winners 2013

Patrick S. Osmer — April 11, 2013
Congratulations to the 10 winners of this year's Graduate Associate Teaching Award! These teachers are among the best at Ohio State, and it has been an energizing two weeks as I went from classroom to classroom to make the surprise announcements.
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What employers want universities and graduate students to know

Patrick S. Osmer — March 28, 2013
Three key takeaways for graduate students and graduate programs to keep in mind when working on career development and job searches.
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Summit on Career Pathways in Ohio, March 25

Patrick S. Osmer — March 21, 2013
I will be meeting all day on March 25 with Ohio employers, university educators, and policy makers about how we can strengthen pathways for Ohio graduate and undergraduate students into careers.
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Graduate programs in USNWR listings

Patrick S. Osmer — March 14, 2013
I am pleased to recognize Ohio State’s graduate programs that listed in the top 10 last week by U.S. News and World Report. The USNWR profiles provide useful information and resources for potential graduate applicants ...
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NSF Wants to Hear from STEM Grad Students

Patrick S. Osmer — February 28, 2013
If you are a graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, I want to encourage you to consider participating in the National Science Foundation’s “Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge.”
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There are steps you can take for career outcomes

Patrick S. Osmer — January 30, 2013
It’s easy to get caught up in all the important activities involved in pursuing a graduate degree--courses, research, exams, publications, and presentations. You might find yourself focusing on these activities rather than your larger goal: the career (or careers) that will be the outcome of your graduate study.
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New project: Student debt and financial needs

Patrick S. Osmer — January 16, 2013
Financing a graduate degree is a serious undertaking, as is managing debt. This is one of the major challenges facing students, families, and colleges and universities in the U.S. today. I am well-aware of the financial challenges faced by some of our graduate students, and I’m glad to announce that I will be working on a national project focused on these issues.
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Outcomes or Placements?

Patrick S. Osmer — January 09, 2013
It’s never too early to think about the career paths you might follow after earning your master’s or Ph.D. degree from Ohio State. This is a topic of national and international importance in the graduate community, and I am active in those discussions and at Ohio State. Last week, one of Ohio State’s own graduate faculty wrote a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education about this topic.
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Getting a good start on spring semester

Patrick S. Osmer — January 03, 2013
I want to share a few observations with you now we’re starting Ohio State’s first “spring” semester. This semester is long, and it runs through the winter months until the end of April. The start of each semester requires a lot from graduate students, and I want to remind you to pace yourself.
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Updates--Alternative Career Event, Nov. 29

Patrick S. Osmer — November 08, 2012
Our second alternative career event is Thursday, Nov. 29. Here are a few important updates.
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Nomination period open for teaching award

Patrick S. Osmer — October 10, 2012
ome of the best teaching at Ohio State happens in classrooms and labs led by Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs). The Graduate School recognizes this exceptional teaching with the Graduate Associate Teaching Award. We are accepting nominations now.
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Alternative Career Event, Nov. 29

Patrick S. Osmer — September 27, 2012
If you’ve thought about pursuing a career other than a faculty career after getting your PhD, be sure to attend the Graduate School’s second Alternative Career Day on Thursday, Nov. 29.
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About collaboration

Patrick S. Osmer — September 20, 2012
A quick word about collaboration: Make sure you understand what your advisor and faculty teaching your courses mean when they expect or allow you to collaborate on assignments or exams.
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Hayes Graduate Research Forum Abstract Deadline 11/30

Patrick S. Osmer — September 13, 2012
The Hayes Graduate Research Forum is one way that we highlight the high quality research being conducted by graduate students at Ohio State. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 30. Awards totaling more than $15,000 are given to recognize the best presentations.
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Find the information you need

Patrick S. Osmer — August 30, 2012
A lot goes on at Ohio State, and sometimes it’s tricky to find out about events and opportunities that would interest you as a graduate student. We use Facebook and ...
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Best practices in graduate advising

Patrick S. Osmer — August 23, 2012
One of the most productive things you can do in these first days of the semester, whether you’re a new or returning graduate student, is to establish and maintain regular communications with your advisor.
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Welcome

Patrick S. Osmer — August 16, 2012
This week, approximately 2,800 new graduate students will start their graduate degree programs. If you’re one of these new students, please join us for the Graduate School Welcome on Monday, August 20, starting with refreshments outside University Hall at 9:15 a.m.
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Graduate and Professional Student Survey

Patrick S. Osmer — May 16, 2012
Approximately every two years, the Graduate School collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research to survey graduate and professional students about their experiences while at Ohio State. That survey is out now, and I encourage all graduate students to complete it.
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International collaborations in graduate education

Patrick S. Osmer — May 04, 2012
We are currently putting the finishing touches on a joint program with the University of Sao Paulo. This program builds upon long-standing relationships between our faculty in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and faculty in USP’s agricultural college.
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Report out on Pathways Through Graduate School and into Careers

Patrick S. Osmer — April 25, 2012
The national report Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers is out, and I encourage all of you to read it.
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2012 Graduate Associate Teaching Award winners

Patrick S. Osmer — April 25, 2012
Please join me in recognizing Jarrett Anderson, French and Italian; Leila Ben-Nasr, English; Lindsay Bernhagen, Comparative Studies; Bora Bosna, Mathematics; Sara Cline, Molecular Genetics; Jim Collier, Communication; Joshua Eckroth, Computer Science and Engineering; Casaundra Harbaugh, Psychology; Adam Stier, English; and Scott Stuckman, Environmental Science.
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100th Anniversary of the Graduate School

Patrick S. Osmer — February 21, 2012
I am honored to report that this is the Graduate School's 100th year. Since the Graduate School was founded in 1911, over 157,500 graduate students have earned Ohio State master’s and Ph.D. degrees. This is an extraordinary number, and it helps tell the story of why Ohio State and Ohio State graduate alumni are known all over the world.
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Update on two current projects

Patrick S. Osmer — January 13, 2012
A quick update on two major Graduate Schools projects that I am focusing on this year--ramping up the Environmental Sciences and Life Sciences networks and career pathways for graduate students. .
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Chronicle article about career outcomes and Ohio State

Patrick S. Osmer — November 09, 2011
The Nov. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education included a great article highlighting the recent visit by Paula Chambers, founder of The Versatile Ph.D., to Ohio State for an alternative careers event that the Graduate School co-hosted with the division of arts and humanities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
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Environmental sciences and life sciences networks announced

Patrick S. Osmer — October 31, 2011
I am pleased to announce the launches of the Environmental Sciences Network and the Life Sciences Network. These networks will help draw together Ohio State faculty, graduate students, and others who are advancing research in the environmental sciences and the life sciences. The networks will provide the support necessary for faculty and graduate students ...
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Notes from global summit on career pathways

Patrick S. Osmer — October 13, 2011
At the end of September, I participated in the Council of Graduate Schools’ fifth annual global summit on graduate education. About 35 education leaders from 17 countries representing all continents took part in the meeting in Hong Kong, which was focused on career outcomes for graduate students, including tracking and building pathways.
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Career pathways for graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — September 28, 2011
I am chairing the Commission on Pathways through Graduate Schools and into Careers, which will report its findings and recommendations in late spring 2012.
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Welcome, graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — September 20, 2011
Yesterday, I welcomed over 800 new graduate students to Ohio State during the Graduate School's annual Welcome and Resource Fair. For those of you who were not able to attend, I wanted you to know about one strong theme that emerged from the remarks made by all of our speakers ...
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Doctoral education at Ohio State

Patrick S. Osmer — May 24, 2011
This post is focused on the future of doctoral education at Ohio State. My purpose in writing is to initiate a dialog with the graduate faculty across campus about the highest degree we offer, the Ph.D., the degree that in essence defines a research university. I want to engage you in conversation here first, and I encourage you to post your comments below.
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Summary: April 15 open forum, professionally oriented master's

Patrick S. Osmer — May 05, 2011
What I want to do here is to summarize what was covered and to use this as a starting point for our next steps. We're planning several informal workshops where faculty who are interested in exploring the possibilities in more detail can come together and get some pragmatic advice from us in the Graduate School and other programs that already have such programs in place.
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Your input invited for May 3rd quarterly meeting

Patrick S. Osmer — April 28, 2011
Our quarterly meeting is set for Tuesday, May 3, 2:30-4 p.m., in Blackwell Ballrooms B&C, and I am asking for your input in setting the agenda. I am certain that there are issues that you are dealing with that could benefit from input from the whole graduate community. This is an ideal time to bring those to my attention.
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Legislative forum in Washington

Patrick S. Osmer — April 13, 2011
On April 5, I participated in the Council of Graduate Schools' legislative forum, which underscored the need to support graduate education and its role in maintaining and enhancing U.S. competitiveness.
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Open forum on professionally oriented master's programs

Patrick S. Osmer — April 08, 2011
Please join me for an open forum on professionally oriented master's programs on Friday, April 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in 014 University Hall.
Tagged under: professional master's, graduate program development
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Quick update

Patrick S. Osmer — March 31, 2011
We are moving into our busiest time of the year, so I want to bring a few things to your attention. First, the responses to my post on professionally oriented master's programs showed that there is clear interest across campus. To facilitate next steps, I am setting up a face-to-face forum for the graduate community to discuss professionally oriented master's programs. I will send out details next week.
Tagged under: professional master's, graduate program development, NRC
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Professionally oriented master's

Patrick S. Osmer — February 28, 2011
This message to the graduate faculty is about professionally oriented master’s programs. I have several outcomes in mind: to stimulate creative thinking about such programs and to host face-to-face forums or workshops for faculty on this topic. The ultimate goal is the development of new professionally oriented master’s programs where appropriate ...
Tagged under: professional master's, attrition, economic impact, graduate program development
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Wednesday's quarterly meeting

Patrick S. Osmer — February 16, 2011
I very much appreciated the opportunity to discuss some of our new thoughts and initiatives regarding with you and to get your comments and feedback. Materials from the meeting, including those pertaining to semester conversion, have been posted....
Tagged under: professional master's, recruitment, retention, semester conversion, diversity, English as Second Language
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Thanks for the responses

Patrick S. Osmer — February 11, 2011
I'm pleased with how this experiment in direct communication is going. My first post generated thoughtful responses ...
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Invitation to the graduate faculty

Patrick S. Osmer — January 31, 2011
I’m writing directly to you, as members of the graduate faculty, in an experiment to reach out so we can discuss important issues facing us in graduate education.
Tagged under: professional master's, economic impact, careers, graduate program development
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