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Fellows of the Graduate School

Fellows of the Graduate School

The Fellows of The Graduate School is an organization that recognizes distinguished researchers and scholars from throughout the University of Cincinnati. In addition to their outstanding individual accomplishments, Fellows are generally among the most experienced and accomplished graduate-student mentors at the University.  

New Fellows are elected annually by the current Fellows and are then appointed for life by the Board of Trustees. Criteria for election include evidence of outstanding scholarly and/or artistic attainment. The Fellows therefore constitute a significant resource of talent, experience and intellect at the university. 

While election is intended partly to honor distinguished faculty, Fellows meet regularly to discuss matters arising at the university, and the Fellows have functioned in important advisory roles in graduate education and research, including planning and development. They are also called upon regularly to provide feedback on new initiatives and to review research proposals at all levels of the university.

Our New Graduate Fellows for 2015!

News & Events

Recipients Announced for New Graduate Student Fellows Program

The Fellows of the Graduate School, with the support of the Graduate School, are happy to announce that they have selected their first group of Graduate Student Fellows for funding. This new program, called Fellowship for Doctoral Students Aspiring to Academic Careers, aims to provide talented doctoral students funding and mentorship through small-group interactions with senior faculty from diverse disciplines so as to fully integrate them into the academic environment and, by exposing them to the benefits, opportunities and challenges of an academic career, to prepare and energize awardees for securing tenure-track positions. Six PhD students were selected from among 21 applications from six colleges for funding. Winners include three students from three departments in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, two students from the College of Medicine and one student from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The first Graduate Student Fellows are:

William Ayers, Division of Composition, Musicology, and Theory, College-Conservatory of Music
Kelly Blewett, Department of English and Comparative Literature, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
Arnold Gutierrez, Neuroscience Graduate Program, College of Medicine
Aaron May, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, College of Medicine
Anwar Mhajne, Department of Political Science, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Amanda Powers, Department of Biological Sciences, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Each Fellow will be awarded $2,000 per year with the opportunity for renewed funding for up to four years until defense of their doctoral dissertation. Soon these students will be tasked with selecting their mentorship teams from both within and outside their disciplines. Congratulations to each winner!

Geoffrey Parker Lecture and Book Seminar on Feb. 25–26

“Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: The Spanish Habsburg and their Enemies, 1516-1700” 

3:30-5:00 p.m., Feb. 25, 2016

Taft Research Center

Reception to follow

 Book Seminar: Global Crisis: War, Climate Change, and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Geoffrey Parker, Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History, OSU

9:30-11:00 am, Feb. 26, 2016

417 TUC

Geoffrey Parker is a prolific and internationally renowned historian of the social, political, and military history of Early Modern Europe. His widely read work includes studies of the Thirty Years’ War, a definitive biography of King Philip II, and recently, his “big history,” Global Crisis: War, Climate Change, and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Yale 2013),  speaks broadly to academic and public readers on a topic of current concern, placing him at the forefront of scholars putting developments in Europe into a global context. Hailed by the British Academy as “a landmark achievement… which has transformed understanding” in its field, the book treats the “Little Ice Age,” a climatically-induced crisis that created acute political, economic, intellectual and social upheaval around the globe, causing the premature death of around one-third of the human population. His most recent monograph, Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II (Yale 2014), is based on four decades of research and a trove of 3,000 documents – unread since Philip’s day – Parker discovered in the Hispanic Society of America in New York City. Parker’s book offers new insights on the most powerful European monarch of his time.

Presentation from Fall Fellows Dinner

Below, please find the slides I presented to the attendees of our Fall Dinner. Thanks to those who attended, and thanks so much to President Ono for updating us about the state of UC and issues related to graduate research and education. Our discussions were very enlightening.

See you at the Winter Fellows Dinner!  

Dave Butler