News & Events
It’s that point in the year again—crunch time. The projects are piling up, the papers are waiting to be written and it feels a lot like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. So how do you manage this weight without crumbling? You reduce your stress. Don’t laugh—you can really reduce your stress and get your work done! After scouring the internet, we’ve come up with our top five ways to reduce your stress and make you more productive. Let’s get to the finish line in one piece!
The question of funding often comes up when students are applying for graduate school and as they make their way through their programs. One of the resources we have at our disposal is a report detailing the many federal funding opportunities available to graduate students across the country. Take a look at our selection of funding opportunities for a wider range of graduate students as well as the full document detailing specifically targeted grants, scholarships and awards.
UC graduate students continue to impress! In today's issue, we feature: current doctoral students Gavin D Souza and Ainsley Lambert nominated to 2014-15 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award competition; CAHS graduate students participate in a service learning trip to Mexico; English doctoral student Brian Brodeur wins chapbook prize; and MFA student Linda Ding wins award from Sculpture Magazine.
With the new year comes a new opportunity to save money with your health insurance. The University of Cincinnati offers excellent student health insurance, but that does not mean it is the right option for every student. As graduate students and postdocs, it’s important to understand both the regulations concerning healthcare in the United States and what your options are.
Conflict arises in every type of environment, and graduate school is no exception. When left unresolved, small conflicts can grow into contentious and explosive issues, which may disrupt your academic life. See what the Ombuds office can do to help you deal with conflicts before they grow too large to handle.
The Graduate Student Research Fellowships program provides summer stipend support of $3,000 to outstanding graduate students. Fellowships are competitive and awarded based on the scholarly merit of the proposed activities and on the qualifications of the student. The number of applications submitted through each graduate program is limited, and there is a requirement for a pre-review by the department/college of the applicant. Applications will only be accepted from the graduate programs. Students may not apply directly; interested students should talk to their program director. Applications are due Thursday, December 18, 2014 by 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
Every summer, a group of Nobel laureates and over 600 promising young scientists meet in Lindau, Germany to discuss current research topics and practices. During the summer of 2014, the University of Cincinnati was represented at this prestigious event by two graduate students, Amy Engevik (Systems Biology and Physiology) and Kyle McCracken (Molecular and Developmental Biology/Medical Scientist Training Program). Amy and Kyle share their experiences in Lindau with us.
This issue showcases cutting edge research, innovative scholarship and outstanding service by UC graduate students. Look inside to find: engineering student Syed Abbas paves the way for safer buildings for earthquake zones; educational studies student Peggy Shannon-Baker studies culture shock as a learning experience; and physical therapy student Barbara Zoretic provides much-needed assistance and training to caregivers in Cancun.