News & Events
When October rolls around each fall, it’s hard not to find yourself sitting around talking about the many myths, spooky events, and urban legends out there. It’s even more fun talking about legends when they are about places you pass every day! Ghosts, silly rumors and urban legends abound at the University of Cincinnati. Have you heard of any of them? See if you know about some of our favorites.
The GSGA’s annual Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the TUC Great Hall. Free food and soft drinks will be served. This is a family friendly event. The GSGA encourages everybody to wear costumes, as they will give away some prizes for best costumes!
2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels to support students planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science or humanities. Stipends and allowances provided: predoctoral program, $24,000 per year for three years; dissertation program, $25,000 for one year; and postdoctoral program, $45,000 for one year. Applications are due November 14 for the dissertation and postdoctoral programs, and November 19 for the predoctoral program.
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.
Are you interested in becoming a professor at a postsecondary institution? If you haven't explored the opportunities available through the Preparing Future Faculty certificate program, take the time to read what it's all about. You can also learn more by attending the PFF Information Session on Monday, Nov. 10, 12:30-2 p.m. in TUC 400B. Staff and faculty will be on hand to review program requirements, talk about the courses, and answer your questions.
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.
As the crime reports come rolling into your inbox, it’s difficult to not become a bit anxious about the state of safety at UC. Know that both UC and Cincinnati take your safety very seriously. There are many resources available to help keep you safe, whether you’re on campus, off campus or at home. Click here for a list of resources to help you stay safe.