College of Graduate Studies

APRIL 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Happy Spring! We hope your semester has gone well and will continue to do so as we near the end. Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website and to contact us with any questions.
Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT
 
 
Graduation Clearance
This process begins on May 11th and continues for 30 days. Students will be notified via their Rockets email address when they have been cleared or if there are outstanding requirements. Once cleared, the Registrar’s Office is notified. If the student’s account is current, the diploma will be mailed out to the address listed on the graduation application or will be available for pick-up if noted on the application.
·         If you missed the Spring 2016 graduation application deadline, we are still accepting late applications through the MyUT portal.
·         If your degree requirements include completion of a thesis or dissertation, please note the submission deadline for that document is Friday, April 29th
Summer 2016 Graduation Application Deadline – May 27th
·         Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating
o   Please note: There is a one-time (per graduate degree program) Graduation Services Fee of $100 assessed prior to degree conferral. This is assessed the first time you apply for graduation from a graduate degree program. Once your application has been processed, the fee will not be refunded. If you find it necessary to withdraw your application and apply for a future term, you will not be assessed this fee again.
 

ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS
 
Final Document Submission for Spring 2016 – Friday, April 29th
 
Electronic submission of theses and dissertations is mandatory. You are required to upload your ETD in PDF format to the OhioLINK ETD Center. All submission information can be found here: SUBMISSION
 
Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms no later than 15 business days prior to your scheduled defense. These forms are required, even if you turn them in late. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu
 
·         Defense
·         Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
 
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list
 
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission
·         Tuesday, April 19 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
·         Wednesday, April 20 from 3 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
·         Thursday, April 21 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
 
 
ACADEMIC PLANNING
Graduation Workshop
·         Tuesday, June 7 from 12 – 1 in CL Room 1035 (MC)
·         Wednesday, June 8 from 4 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
 
 
 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
From the Carlson Library
 
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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)
7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
 
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For any questions about the event, please email Graduatestudentassociation@gmail.com

 
Have you filed your Plan of Study?
 
If you have not yet filed your Plan of Study with the College of Graduate Studies, please remember that it is required prior to the completion of 12 credit hours, (prior to 6 hours for Certificate programs). The plan must be approved by through the channels of your academic college before being submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. We understand that changes may be necessary as you progress in your program, but the intent of the plan is to provide focus and direction for your graduate degree program.  A Plan of Study should be written to fulfill the minimum required courses/credit hours for your degree. This helps to ensure that the most direct path to degree completion is listed.
 

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Invitation to join the Peace Education Initiative and UT’s GSA for a Special Conversation

Invitation to join the Peace Education Initiative and UT’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a conversation with world renowned peace scholar and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Betty A. Reardon.

Why Study Peace @ UT?  The Imperative of Peace Studies in the University Curriculum
Special Conversations with Dr. Betty Reardon

 

» Online Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Peace Education. The Foundations of Peace Education program is designed for education professionals working in a variety of educational environments ranging from P-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and non-government organizations. The certificate provides students with the concepts, skills, and values to infuse peace education throughout the curriculum, thereby providing them with opportunities to be employed in a variety of educational settings. The program caters to an interdisciplinary and international audience.

Peace Initiative Logo 
 
Postcard 
 
 
We extend a special invitation to you to join the Peace Education Initiative and UT’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a conversation with world renowned peace scholar and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Betty A. Reardon.

Dr. Reardon will be on campus for three days in April to engage community members in conversations about the need and possibilities of peace studies at The University of Toledo and beyond.  

The special evening event open to the public will be hosted by Interim Provost John Barrett. 

RSVPs requested for all events (to aid in food ordering)
 
Why Peace Studies?
Peace studies and peace education play an important role in the preparation of citizens for life outside the university. Such studies engender commitment among people to a vision of peace in which all members of the human race can exercise personal freedoms and be protected from violence, oppression, and indignity. There are many intellectual, psychological, social, and political benefits of an education informed by peace. The University is a bastion of knowledge and it is imperative that citizens passing through the institution consider and acquire the values, principles and practices essential to establishing peaceful and just relations amongst people, communities, cultures and nation states. Efforts are currently being pursued to integrate & mainstream peace studies across the UT campus; helping to orient the university curriculum toward the betterment of society and the human condition.

Dr. Betty A. Reardon
The founder of the Peace Education Center at Columbia University, Dr. Reardon has influenced thousands of teachers and students in the methods of and approaches to peace education. She has taught at universities around the world, and has broad experience both in formal school settings and in non-formal community-based education programs. During her long career, Dr. Reardon has advanced peace and global citizenship education through an integrated focus on human security, sustainable development, human rights, ecology and gender.

Her most significant professional achievement — establishing the International Institute on Peace Education (currently coordinated by the Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo) — received special honorary mention from the UNESCO Peace Education Prize. Dr. Reardon is the winner of the 2010 Sean McBride Peace Prized awarded by the International Peace Bureau in Geneva, among other accolades. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, Dr. Reardon is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in peace education theory and pedagogy.

For Additional Event Details
Peace Education Initiative: PeaceEducationInitiative@utoledo.edu; (419) 530-2552.
Graduate Student Association: Colins, (419) 360-6181; Zach, (330) 242-6006.
Our mailing address is:
Peace Education Initiative, The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street Mail Stop 921
Toledo, OH  43606

MARCH 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website and to contact us with any questions.
Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

GRADUATION
If you missed the deadline to apply for Spring 2016 graduation, it’s not too late! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible. As the deadline has passed, we are unable to guarantee that your name will appear in the Spring Commencement program.
 
It’s not too early to apply if you are planning for Summer 2016 graduation [Deadline: May 27th]. Information to assist in the planning process is available below. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating.
 

ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the DEADLINES associated with the submission process. Resources for PREPARATION andSUBMISSION are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service.
Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms no later than two weeks before your scheduled defense. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu
  • Format Review: Friday, April 1, 2016
  • Required Forms*: No later than 15 business days prior to scheduled date of defense  [Acceptance Form* & Intellectual Protection Form*]
  • Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Prepare to Succeed! Effective Interviewing Techniques
  • Monday, March 14 in COB 1220 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (HSC)
  • Wednesday, March 23 in SU 2591 from 2 – 3 pm (MC)
Dine with Style: Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • Wednesday, April 6 in the Ingman Room, Student Union from 6 – 8 pm (MC)
    • Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services – featuring UT etiquette expert, Kirsten Winek, J.D.
    • Professional dress and registration is required.
 GRADUATE WRITING
The Literature Review: The Foundation for Focused Research
  • Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in TBA on Main Campus
 THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission
  • Tuesday, April 19 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
  • Wednesday, April 20 from 3 – 5 in COB 1210 (HSC)
  • Thursday, April 21 from 3 – 5 in CL 1027 (MC)
 

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)
7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ronald Delph from Eastern Michigan University presenting “Four Decades of European Travel with Homer, Henry Adams, and Virgil.”
Participants will be able to compete for awards in the following categories:
  • Poster Presentation
  • Oral Presentation
  • AWIS Award (top woman in a STEM field presenting at conference)
  • Sigma Xi UT chapter Award.
 
All conference participants will receive an invitation to the awards dinner following the graduate student symposium.
 
  • If you are interested in presenting a poster, abstract, or slide presentation, please register (free) by March 19th CLICK HERE
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please register by March 26th CLICK HERE
 
For any questions about the event, please email Graduatestudentassociation@gmail.com

 
Have you filed your Plan of Study?
 
If you have not yet filed your Plan of Study with the College of Graduate Studies, please remember that it is required prior to the completion of 12 credit hours, (prior to 6 hours for Certificate programs). The plan must be approved by through the channels of your academic college before being submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. We understand that changes may be necessary as you progress in your program, but the intent of the plan is to provide focus and direction for your graduate degree program.  A Plan of Study should be written to fulfill the minimum required courses/credit hours for your degree. This helps to ensure that the most direct path to degree completion is listed.
 

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February Reminders from Graduate College

FEBRUARY 2016 Reminders from the Graduate College

Please take a few minutes to review these important announcements regarding upcoming deadlines, events, and programs. We encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and the most updated information important to your graduate experience at U.T. and to contact us with any questions.

Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/currentstudents OR http://bit.ly/UTCGS (Shortcut)

Phone: 419.530.4723 (GRAD)

Email: GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


DEADLINE FOR COGS 2016 ANNUAL FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

All application deadlines are Friday, February 12, 2016

CLICK HERE for complete descriptions, criteria and applications


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2016 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the spring semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students – CLICK HERE

Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules – CLICK HERE

For questions regarding Orientation, please – EMAIL US


SUMMER REGISTRATION

Important Dates for Summer Registration – CLICK HERE

Schedule of Classes and Live Search – CLICK HERE


GRADUATION

For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, the APPLICATION deadline was Friday, January 29th, however we are still accepting applications (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for Summer graduation, please submit your graduation application as soon as possible if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program. However, please note, as the deadline has passed, we can no longer guarantee that your name will appear in the program. We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation! Plan to attend this important information session:

 

Graduation–Your Questions, Answered!
An overview of the steps to preparing for graduation for certificate, masters and doctoral students. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.

·         Tuesday, March 1st from 12-1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1035 (MC)

·         Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-5 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 


ELECTRONIC THESES & DISSERTATIONS

For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the DEADLINES associated with the submission process. Resources for PREPARATION andSUBMISSION are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service. Please note: the Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and Intellectual Protection and Patent Sign-off form have been updated and have new deadlines associated with them. If you are defending this semester, please complete and submit these forms when you schedule your defense. Any questions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu

Format Review: Friday, April 1, 2016

Required Forms*: No later than 15 business days prior to scheduled date of defense  [Acceptance Form* & Intellectual Protection Form*]

Final Document Submission: Friday, April 29, 2016


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring and Summer semesters on the Professional Development Calendar link below this list

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT

How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes

·         Monday, February 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm  in COB 1220 on Health Science Campus

·         Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Carlson Library 1027 on Main Campus

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies

·         Wednesday, February 17 in Carlson Library Room 1025 from 2 – 3 pm

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Prepare to Succeed! Effective Interviewing Techniques

·         Monday, March 14 in COB 1220 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (HSC)

·         Wednesday, March 23 in SU 2591 from 2 – 3 pm (MC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

GRADUATE WRITING

Consulting Your Compass: The Dissertation Proposal

·         Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in FH 1230 Main Campus

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

 

THESIS AND DISSERTATION

ETD Preparation and Submission Overview

·         Wednesday, February 17 from 12 – 1 in CL 1027 (MC)

·         Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 in COB 1210 (HSC)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Ø  Professional Development Calendar 2015-2016

Ø  Resources – Academic, Professional & Personal

 


 

SPRING JOB FAIRS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GAs

 

International Student Employment Event and Prep Sessions – Sponsored by CELCS and CISP

·         Event: Wednesday, March 2 from 8:30 – 12:00 pm in Student Union Auditorium

·         Preps: Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 and 5 – 6 pm in SU 2591

                        Thursday, February 25 from 4 – 6 pm in SU 2591

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

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UT Graduate Assistant Job Fair – Sponsored by the Student Affairs Division

Some positions include: Graduate Hall Directors, Counseling Services, Student Programming & more

·         Friday, February 26 from 9 – 4 pm in Student Union Room 3016

·         Must register online by Wednesday, February 17, 2016

·         Questions? Contact: ga@utoledo.edu or Evita.Parks@utoledo.edu

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

Call for Student Presentations

7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. For more information, contact Eric C. Prichard, GSA President at eric.prichard@utoledo.edu

Please visit the GSA web site to register to present either a poster or slide presentation:  CLICK HERE.


FYRP (For Your Reading Pleasure)

5 Tested Tips to Battle Burnout with Better Self-Care

 

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Kevin Nash, a UT doctoral teaching assistant in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics received a $10,000 award from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

DOCTORAL STUDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD TO HELP WITH STROKE RESEARCH

Kevin Nash, a doctoral teaching assistant in The University of Toledo Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, has received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award for his research in rational drug design and chemical synthesis with a focus on neurology.

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education presents the award to students in a graduate doctoral program in either pharmaceutical science or clinical pharmaceutical science who have potential to contribute to the field and ultimately impact patient and public health.

Nash

Nash

Nash is among 38 students who received the nationally competitive award, which includes a $10,000 stipend that he will use toward purchasing supplies for his research.“My project is on stroke research; stroke is the fifth leading cause of death,” Nash said. “There’s really no treatment for stroke right now other than restoring blood flow, but cutting off blood flow to the brain for even a few minutes causes severe cell death, and there’s no treatment to stop that cell death and to protect the neurons from dying after the blood flow has been cut off.

“So I’m designing a drug that will hopefully be able to sense where that cell death is occurring and inhibit an enzyme that produces damaging molecules to protect neurons and other brain cells from damage.”

He is conducting his doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Zahoor Shah, associate professor in the UT Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

“The people here are very collaborative and like to work with each other,” Nash said. “I’m actually working in Dr. Shah’s lab and in Dr. [Isaac] Schiefer’s lab since he has a background in synthesis. So where Dr. Shah isn’t necessarily as familiar with a concept, another professor is willing to step in and help.”

Schiefer is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education is a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting pharmaceutical sciences education in the United States.

For more information on the foundation, visit afpenet.org.


How I Stumbled All the Way from Postdoc to Dream Job: Careers Under the Microscope

An article out of the Boston Globe offered staggering numbers on the state of postdocs in Boston in 2014. 8,000 postdocs and fewer than 1,000 faculty positions.About five years ago, that was me. Wrapping up a productive postdoc with no idea as to what I should be doing or where I should be doing it. My lab at Harvard was dissolving due to our inability to renew funding. My husband had recently found a position in Boston after two years of living semi-cross country due to my coveted postdoc, so I couldn’t go back to the Midwest now! I applied for hundreds of positions—Medical Science Liason (MSL), medical writing, editorial jobs, clinical research—the list goes on. And on. I didn’t hear back from 80% of these jobs, so I could only assume my lack of experience outside of academia was my kryptonite.After a few months of searching, I started to focus on scientific publishing and found a position at a small local startup journal, JoVE. A small scientific publisher was seemingly a perfect fit. While my short time at JoVE whet my appetite for publishing, and in a grassroots manner, it was not a great fit for me. I explored other options on the side by freelance writing and editing for another publisher and other companies. It was sometimes very interesting work, but still wasn’t the right fit.

I continued my search, almost two years after my postdoc. I had the Cell Career Network, Nature Jobs, and Indeed.com all as favorites in my browser and my first stop, Every. Single. Morning.

When would I give up and realize I was one of the “lucky ones”? I’d completed a postdoc at a reputable institution with an advisor that I admired, a wonderful mentor who guided me and made sure I found a job before we dissolved our lab. But I’m me, and I couldn’t be happy until the fit was perfect. What I missed about the lab was my ability to mentor others, give guidance on their projects as the senior postdoc in the lab, and the everyday challenge of problem solving (except western blots—I really hated western blots). I realized I hadn’t been challenged in any of these positions since my postdoc. At all. And, in my three-month stint of medical writing, I really wasn’t using my scientific background either. So, I focused my search on positions that seemed challenging to me while also utilizing my training.

By networking, applying, and interviewing for a few positions at Cell Press, I finally found it.

My position here at Cell Press isn’t that of a typical scientific editor. I don’t run a journal or read your exciting, unpublished articles. I’m the only scientist in our business development department (not counting Emilie, our CEO). Not only do I run our scientific conferences, Cell Symposia, the Cell Press Webinar series, but I also get to consult on many projects that come out of Cell Press. It’s very exciting. Every day is a challenge, and it’s rarely ever the same from day to day. One day I’m consulting on which are the hottest papers to come out of Cell, the next I’m flying to Europe or Asia for a conference or meeting with my international colleagues. I also have the opportunity to work with my colleagues on our editorial team to plan Cell Symposia, do a bit of scientific writing and blogging, and consult on marketing, sales, and many other projects.

Photo Inset: Meet the Editors session at Cell Symposium: Hallmarks of Cancer in Beijing, China.
From left to right: Emilie Marcus, EIC of Cell and CEO of Cell Press, Debbie Sweet, EIC of Cell Stem Cell, Helena Yang, Deputy Editor of Cancer Cell, Jiaying Tan, Scientific Editor, Cell, and the author.

During my job search from postdoc until now, I stumbled quite a bit. Many days I felt hopeless. Yet, while these interim positions were not the right fit, I learned valuable lessons and skills that were necessary for my current position. It would have been impossible for me to land my current job without the experience that I gained from my previous positions.

What I’ve learned in these last few years is to embrace all of your professional experiences, even if they’re not the position that you really want in the long run. Chances are those skills will translate to that perfect position. Take stock in what it is that you really want. Do not get discouraged if you do not get your dream job at first. Remember what your that you’re probably luckier than you assume.


January Reminders from Graduate College

Welcome to Spring term 2016! 

As we begin the new year, I wanted to ensure you were aware of the new Graduate Student Enrollment Status Policy that is effective beginning with the Fall 2015 term.  After almost a year of discussions, the new policy was signed by the President back on June 1, 2015. The College of Graduate Studies has worked very hard to keep all constituencies informed about this change.  College Deans, Associate Deans and Business Managers as well as the Graduate Council and Graduate Student Association, and Offices of the Provost, Registrar, and Financial Aid were all involved/notified of this change.  I would encourage you to review the information available at the links below.  Please be sure to contact your advisor with any questions related to the specific registration requirements of your graduate program.
I also want to take this opportunity to remind you that the College of Graduate Studies staff are here to assist you and to encourage you to regularly visit our website for announcements and information important to your graduate experience at UT.
With my best wishes in your academic and professional pursuits during the coming year!

Patricia R. Komuniecki, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and

Dean, College of Graduate Studies
College of Graduate Studies Homepage
http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/index.html

Graduation
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, the
APPLICATION deadline is Friday, January 29th. (Note: The Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an application for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for summer graduation, please submit your graduation application by the spring deadline if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program.  We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation! Register online to attend this important information session:
Graduation–Your Questions, Answered!
An overview of the steps to preparing for graduation for certificate, masters and doctoral students. This session is designed to provide students with important information to keep you on track with plans for earning your degree and to help you navigate the graduation process.
·         Tuesday, March 1st from 12-1 pm in Carlson Library Room 1035 (MC)
·         Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-5 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)
Register online:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations
For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2016 term, please carefully review the deadlines*** associated with the submission process. Resources for formatting and submitting are located on our website and you are encouraged to utilize the templates and format review service.
                ***The deadline flyer has been newly updated for Spring, and contains revised deadlines for the                 Acceptance of Thesis/Dissertation for Defense form and the Intellectual Protection and Patent   Sign-off form. The forms themselves have also been updated to better address issues of             intellectual property and ensure the coordination of the defense accordingly.
ETD Preparation and Submission Overview
This program provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETDs) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College office. A “live” navigation through our ETD resource website and the OhioLINK ETD Center is included.
·         Wednesday, February 17 from 12 – 1 in Carlson Library Room 1027 (MC)
·         Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1 in Collier Building Room 1210 (HSC)
                Register online:

 
COGS 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
Applications are now being accepted for 2016 Annual Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards! 
All application deadlines are February 12, 2016.
Complete descriptions, criteria and applications are located on the College of Graduate Studies website: 
http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/scholarships/index.html. 
·         Current Graduate Students:
Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award
Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award

Robert N. Whiteford Memorial Scholarship
·         Prospective Graduate Students:*
University Fellowship

Graduate Opportunity Assistantship Award (GOAP)

McNair Scholars Award
            *The opportunities listed noted above are primarily for prospective graduate students; however,               in rare circumstances a first year graduate student may be considered.

Professional Development Programs
Please take a few minutes to review the complete list of programs that are available for the Spring semester on the Professional Development Calendar linked below. Updates to the schedule will be occurring over the next few weeks, and email reminders will be sent out for programs occurring within 30 days.
FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
ACADEMIC PLANNING
Proactive Protection: Intellectual Property and Patentable Technology
ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT
How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies
International Student Prep Sessions for International Student Employment Event
GRADUATE WRITING
Consulting Your Compass: The Dissertation Proposal
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
ETD Preparation and Submission Overview
 

7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium – April 9, 2016
Call for Student Presentations
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proud to present the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at the University of Toledo.  This event has been recognized as a premier event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. Please visit the GSA web site to register to present either a poster or slide presentation.
Please contact Eric C. Prichard, GSA President, for more information.  eric.prichard@utoledo.edu
 
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Doctoral Student Receives National Award To Help With Stroke Research

Kevin Nash, a doctoral teaching assistant in The University of Toledo Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, has received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award for his research in rational drug design and chemical synthesis with a focus on neurology.

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education presents the award to students in a graduate doctoral program in either pharmaceutical science or clinical pharmaceutical science who have potential to contribute to the field and ultimately impact patient and public health.

Nash

Nash

Nash is among 38 students who received the nationally competitive award, which includes a $10,000 stipend that he will use toward purchasing supplies for his research.

“My project is on stroke research; stroke is the fifth leading cause of death,” Nash said. “There’s really no treatment for stroke right now other than restoring blood flow, but cutting off blood flow to the brain for even a few minutes causes severe cell death, and there’s no treatment to stop that cell death and to protect the neurons from dying after the blood flow has been cut off.

“So I’m designing a drug that will hopefully be able to sense where that cell death is occurring and inhibit an enzyme that produces damaging molecules to protect neurons and other brain cells from damage.”

He is conducting his doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Zahoor Shah, associate professor in the UT Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

“The people here are very collaborative and like to work with each other,” Nash said. “I’m actually working in Dr. Shah’s lab and in Dr. [Isaac] Schiefer’s lab since he has a background in synthesis. So where Dr. Shah isn’t necessarily as familiar with a concept, another professor is willing to step in and help.”

Schiefer is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education is a national organization dedicated to advancing and supporting pharmaceutical sciences education in the United States.

For more information on the foundation, visit afpenet.org.


Lunch with the Presidents

Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey held up a Toledo jersey before she served lunch to UT President Sharon L. Gaber and UT Student Government President Cody Spoon, left, and UT Graduate Student Association President Eric Prichard. Watch a video about the friendly wager over the rivalry game.

Gaber and Mazey

 


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