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Bearcats Abroad: Take Your Education Anywhere

Have you ever considered study abroad during your graduate studies? If you're like most people, it's something that you haven't ever thought about. Undergraduate make up the vast majority of students going abroad during college, but, with over 80 faculty-led programs, there are a lot of options for you to try and work study abroad into your graduate education.

Learn about the many study abroad opportuities!

The GradCURRENTS Guide to The Graduate School

For those of you who are new here (or if you've been around a while and just need a refresher), we've compiled the ways that The Graduate School can serve as a resource to you during your time on campus. 

Learn more about The Graduate School and our role here on campus!

Cost Effective (or Evasive) Ways to Experience Cincinnati: Winter Break Edition

The semester is winding down to a close, which means that the luxury of free time will be bountiful for the first time in what may seem like forever! If you're staying in Cincinnati over winter break, there will be a ton of awesome events and holiday festivities throughout the month of December to keep you occupied. Some of these events begin this coming weekend (see parade of dogs in Mt. Adams or city-wide SantaCon event), so check out this collection of events to plan how you will celebrate during winter break!

The Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award

Submit your nominations for the Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award, which recognizes outstanding mentors for their leadership! Take time to celebrate someone who has had great impact on your graduate studies here at UC by nominating them for this distinguished award. Last year's winner, John Drury, comes from the world of creative writing and poetry. On the award and his experience mentoring, he says, “It’s gratifying to know that my mission and calling as a teacher means something important and that students are eager to declare to others in our community and beyond.”  Learn how the nomination process works!

GSG Excellence Awards: Send in Your Nominations

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is now accepting nominations for the Excellence Awards. These awards recognize standout members of the graduate student community for merit, leadership, and other exemplary traits and initiatives. Read this week's feature to find out how more about the awards and how to apply!

The Art of Not Giving In To Stress

The end of the semester is a stressful time for everyone—deadlines creep closer, projects are due, exams loom overheard, some of us are preparing to graduate and move on to the next step in our lives.

Luckily, the light is at the end of the tunnel is in sight and there are many opportunities on campus to blow off steam in some form or fashion. Learn about campus resources and events that can help ease the stress, and also read a few words of wisdom from fellow graduate students. 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Has Got the Golden Ticket

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is hosting a multidisciplinary community art show throughout the month of November. Billed as The Golden Ticket, this free exhibition gives local, community artists the opportunity to showcase their work. There are two floors and around forty artists for you check out over at Short Vine. Go walk amongst their pieces and see which one you think really has the golden ticket.

UC's Postman-Painter: An Afternoon with Jeff Folzenlogen

While it is true that we students posses a large amount of the talent here on campus, faculty and staff have a lion's share of the expertise and experience. Jeff Folzenlogen, a UC postman, has a talent that he generally keeps under wraps: painting. He has been working nearly his entire life on creating a body of work that ranges from cityscapes of Cincinnati to important people in his life, from realism to the abstract.

Read on to find out about Jeff's creative pursuits!

Spooky Ghost Stories and Urban Legends of Cincinnati

The Queen City is haunted.

Cincinnati is filled to the brim with ghost stories and tales from the crypt that are haunting enough to make anyone's skin crawl. Fall is the season when these stories are retold more than ever; here are some of Cincinnati's most stirring. 

Find out more about Cincinnati's haunted past. 

Blue pig walking in DAAP library.

A Visual Tour of West Campus' Many Libraries

Everybody is familiar with Langsam Library, but did you know that UC's west campus has almost a dozen libraries to choose from? If you are the type of student who needs to study in different places to be productive, then this is the list for you!

Take a visual tour of west campus' libraries.

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