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Monday Memo - January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Important Information for Graduate Students

Friday, January 25th – Adjust Variable Credit Classes - Students enrolled in thesis or dissertation hours for the spring semester should review their schedule since these classes automatically default to one credit hour upon initial registration. The minimum enrollment for thesis or dissertation hours is two credit hours. If you need to adjust your credit hours you can do it in Self Service by Friday, January 25. For best results, use a computer or device with a larger screen. Review your class schedule to confirm the credit hour changes.

Friday, February 1st – Admission to Doctoral Candidacy Form Due for Summer 2019 Graduation

Graduate Student News


3MP Registration Open

The registration deadline for the 3-Minute Presentation is coming soon. If you are a non-thesis Master’s, specialist or certificate graduate student interested in participating, be sure to register before 11 p.m. on January 27.

Preliminary rounds will be held the week of February 4 and the University Finals are set for February 20, during the OSU Research Week. The prizes for placing at the University level will be $1000 for first place and people’s choice, $750 for second place, and $500 for third. Prizes will be given at the preliminaries as well.

Learn more about the program here and you can register here. There will also be training sessions held Today (January 22) and Wednesday (January 30) as well.


2019 Health Data Shootout

The OSU Health Data Shootout is an annual data competition hosted at OSU that offers students a rare and unique opportunity to work with a set of real data extracted from Cerner Health Facts, one of the largest electronic health records (HER) databases. Students from all majors and disciplines, and across all campuses, are invited to join. Participants are given a four-week period to work with the data on interdisciplinary teams to develop creative and innovative solutions to current and relevant health problems.

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Professional Development Opportunities


Badge Data Carpentry Workshop

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners’ existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. This workshop covers an introduction to R.

Date: February 1, 8, 15, 22 – Every Friday throughout February

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge EndNote – Using EndNote with Word

A general introduction on how to use your EndNote library with Word to create bibliographies or to use to insert citations from EndNote into your Word document as you write and automatically create a bibliography at the end of your document.

Date: January 31

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge Introduction to Library Resources

This session highlights Library resources and services we think would be helpful for graduate students. The intent is to make sure you can access everything you need for your graduate studies. You may not remember everything shown, but we hope you remember that the service or resource exists so you can ask for help when you need it.

Date: February 6

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge Literature Review Research Made Easier

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several Library provided online resources and Google Scholar.

Topics covered will include:

• How to maximize your use of specific databases in your field of research.

• How best to use search alerts, interlibrary services (Borrow From Another Library), and managing your research citations using EndNote.

• How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.

Date: February 7

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Computer Training Room 206, Second Floor, Edmon Low Library

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Badge ITLE - Book Study for Graduate Students
How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.

The Graduate College is pleased to partner with the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence to offer this four-session book study. The group will meet February 8, March 8, April 12 and May 3 from 11AM-12PM in 126 ITLE to discuss the How Learning Works book.

Any graduate student interested in improving their teaching skills is invited to participate, space is limited to the first 35 participants. The Graduate College will provide the book; participation in all sessions and completion of a reflection piece is required, failure to complete these requirements will result in the cost of the book ($45) being charged to the student.

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Badge Thesis Writing Workshop

Are you a master's student graduating this spring? Now is the time to sign-up for the Thesis Writing Workshop. Students will receive instruction in several different theses writing topics as well as have a supportive writing environment to work on their theses with lunch provided. Students are also required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their thesis writing across the spring semester.

The all-day workshop will be held on February 8 in the Graduate Student Success Center Commons (B-09GAB).

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Grants & Fellowships Opportunities

USGS NCASC Science to Action Fellowship Program

Deadline: Friday, January 25

Being a consortium institution, OSU graduate students are eligible to apply. The program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources.

Find the application herearrow

In Case You Missed It

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is still accepting applications. Letters of inquiry for academic grants are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Proposals for doctoral/postdoctoral grants and applications to the Dissertation Scholars Program are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 10.

Learn more and submit your proposal herearrow

The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association

General Assembly Meeting Schedule

January 23

February 6

February 20

March 6

April 3

April 24

Location: NRC 207 at 5:30 p.m.

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