Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COGS to Host Graduate Program Fair

The College of Graduate Studies will be hosting a graduate program fair on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in the Student Union Ingman Room on Main Campus. The event will be from 11am to 2pm. Various UT graduate programs will be at the fair to speak with interested students and answer any questions you may have. Graduate admissions representatives will also be present to answer questions regarding the application process.

As an added incentive, we will be raffling off a $50 gift card to Amazon.com after the event. Any student who completes an inquiry card will be entered into the drawing. Students who complete the inquiry card will also have their application fee waived for one future application.

The University of Toledo offers over 170 graduate degree programs that can help you get ahead in today’s competitive economy. National studies show that jobs requiring graduate degrees are on the rise, and UT is ready to help you stay ahead of this trend. For more information, please join us at the Graduate Program Fair or email Corey.Sampsel@utoledo.edu.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Young Investigator Award Recipient and COBI Recognition

UT Alumni receives Young Investigator Award

Dr. Mithun Khattar, a 2012 alumnus of UT’s doctoral program in Infection, Immunity and Transplantation, recently received The Journal of Immunology Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunology. Dr. Khattar was one of only four people selected from over 4,000 abstracts, and was chosen for his work identifying a molecule that could improve the lives of patients with Type I diabetes and organ transplants.

Dr. Khattar is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Stanislaw Stepkowski, professor of medical microbiology and immunology in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Dr. Khattar hopes his work will help create new therapies to replace insulin injections in patients with Type I diabetes. He also hopes to create therapies for transplant patients that will reduce the failure of transplanted organs.

In August 2013, Dr. Khattar traveled to the 15th International Congress of Immunology in Milan, Italy where he presented his work and received his award.
The College of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate Dr. Khattar on his accomplishment!

College of Business & Innovation Receives Princeton Review Recognition

UT’s College of Business & Innovation (COBI) was recently listed on the 2014 Princeton Review’s list of “The Best 295 Business Schools”. The publisher of the Princeton Review recommended COBI  “as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree”. Dr. Thomas Sharkey, Interim COBI Dean, stated that the Princeton Review recognition “further validates the quality of our faculty, the significance of our curriculum, and the excellence of our students.”  Graduate programs in COBI include a wide range of MBA concentrations as well as an MS in Accounting and a Ph.D. in Manufacturing & Technology Management. COBI is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- a distinction given to only 5% of the all business schools worldwide.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ph.D. Student Receives Fellowship and COGS Participates in On-Campus Workshop

UT Doctoral Student is awarded an IPAC Visiting Graduate Fellowship at Caltech

Mr. Aditya Togi, an astrophysics doctoral student in UT’s  Physics doctoral program in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was recently awarded a highly competitive IPAC Caltech Fellowship. This award provides funding for a visiting graduate student to travel to IPAC- (Infrared Processing and Analysis Center) and spend a 6-month period working with an IPAC scientist.  Aditya will spend spring semester 2014 at IPAC-Caltech working with Dr. Lee Armus on “Understanding Luminous Infrared Galaxies with Herschel and Spitzer.” He will be working to analyze the Spitzer and Herschel spectra in order to constrain the energy sources and physical conditions in rapidly evolving galaxies, and place them in context with high-redshift galaxies. Mr. Togi is currently advised by Dr. Song Cheng.

We congratulate Mr. Togi on this achievement!

COGS participates in an on-campus Phi Kappa Phi Workshop

On Tuesday November 12th, representatives from the College of Graduate Studies will be participating in “Crafting Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications and Scholarships”. This program is being hosted by the UT Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) and is designed to provide current undergraduate students with more information about what is involved in writing a personal statement for graduate admissions.

During the program, Teresa Green, Thesis & Dissertation Specialist, will give tips on how to write and revise a personal statement and Corey Sampsel, Graduate Orientation & Enrollment Specialist, will provide information on the graduate admissions process at UT. Professor Barbara Floyd, University Archivist and Director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, will participate and share the perspective of a scholarship reviewer.

The PKP program will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Carlson Library, Room 2010. No registration is necessary for the program.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

UT Graduate Researchers Receive Recognition

SISS Doctoral Student Selected For Graduate Research Award

UT Spatially-Integrated Social Science doctoral student, Jeffrey Eloff, was recently selected as a participant in the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues for the 2013-14 academic year. Jeff will receive a research stipend of $10,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  He previously earned his MA in Economics here at UT and is now a research assistant in the SISS program.

The College of Graduate Studies congratulates Jeff on his award!

UT Graduate Alumna Wins “Best Postgraduate Paper” at APhA

Monita Karmakar, a recent graduate of the Master’s program in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences in the Colelge of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently won the award for “Best Postgraduate Paper” at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting. Her paper on “Predicting Adherence to Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy in Patients with Breast Cancer Using Protection Motivation Theory” was one of 69 papers accepted for presentation in her category. The paper was a result of Monita’s thesis research and was completed under the advising of Dr. Sharrel Pinto. Monita is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Health and Recreation Professions department in the College of Health Sciences at UT.

Congratulations to Monita on her accomplishment!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Fellows at UT

The College of Graduate Studies is delighted to recognize the accomplishments of the first cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who graduated from UT in summer 2013 and to welcome the second cohort of WW Fellows that began their intensive one-year science and math education Master’s and licensure program here at UT in the Judith Herb College of Education this summer.  The WWF program recruits accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in Ohio’s urban and rural schools. The Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and receive a $30,000 stipend and a tuition scholarship for their one year program.  In summer 2013, 12 WW Fellows graduated and 10 new WW Fellows began their program

Woodrow Wilson Fellows and LAMP Students Get Published

Several of The University of Toledo’s recent Woodrow Wilson Fellows and LAMP students the published their work in the journal Learning to Teach, Vol. 2. Articles were written in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies education and covered topics such as “Illuminating Mathematics: Using Math to Develop Well-Rounded and Productive Members of Society” and “Scientific Literacy in the High-needs Secondary Classroom: A Guide for New Teachers”. For more information, please see the full journal.

Graduate Council Welcomes new Woodrow Wilson Fellows

On September 17, the new cohort of 10 WW Fellows was introduced to the Graduate Council by Dr. Rebecca Schneider, an Associate Professor in Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and one of the co-PI’s on Woodrow Wilson Teaching Award.  The WWF group included students with degrees from UT, The Ohio State University, Bowling Green University, Ohio Wesleyan, Miami University, The University of Michigan, and Rose-Huhlman Institute of Technology in subjects ranging from chemistry, environmental sciences, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and mathematics to history. Many had already taught, tutored or volunteered with special groups such as the Toledo Public Schools, Boy Scouts, 4-H, and underprivileged youth groups.

The College of Graduate Studies extends a warm welcome to these new Fellows!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

UT Counseling Education Students Receive Awards and Recognition

Counseling Education Students Win Ethics Competition

Recently, four of UT’s Counseling Education Master’s Students teamed together to compete in (and win) the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee. Although UT has had success in the past from doctoral students entering this competition (1st place in 2008), this marked the first year that a group of master’s students participated. The team consisted of Robin DuFresne, Jill Haar, Andy Intagliata, and Nicole Rybarczyk. Their winning essay will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Counseling Association’s VISTA 2013. Two of these students have since begun studying in the doctoral program here at UT, while the other two have joined the workforce in their field.

Congratulations to the team for all of their hard work!

UT Doctoral Student Wins Selective Fellowship

UT Counselor Education doctoral student, Tiffany Hairston, recently received a prestigious fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program. Ms. Hairston is one of only 24 fellows in the inaugural class. She will receive $20,000 to support her education and to facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

The College of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate Tiffany on this honor!

The graduate Counselor Education programs are accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and are located in the Department of School Psychology, Higher Education and Counselor Education  in the College of Social Justice and Human Service (https://www.utoledo.edu/csjhs/depts/sphece/coun/index.html).

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

COGS Starts the Year Off Right!

The start of Fall term seems to breathe new life into campus as we welcome back our returning students, and the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) recently welcomed about 800 new graduate students to The University of Toledo.  Over the past two weeks, COGS had the opportunity to assist hundreds of new students in their transition to graduate programs. Below are just a few of the events designed to help our students start the year off right.

Graduate Student Orientation

COGS held two orientation programs last week: one program for Main Campus (MC) students, and one for Health Science Campus (HSC) students. During these face-to-face orientation programs, over 600 of our new students received information on campus resources, heard tips on how to be successful in graduate school, and learned skills that will help them develop both personally and professionally.  Since many graduate students are also working professionals, COGS captured the orientation programs so another 250 students will ‘attend’ orientation online.

Teaching Assistant Training

The Teaching Assistant (TA) Training program was held on Thursday, August 15th and provided additional training to over 150 students who have received teaching assistantships through their department. Information was provided to new TAs on topics such as getting started in the classroom, creating an inclusive classroom, dealing with academic dishonesty and accessibility resources.

Graduate Student Association Picnic

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is hosting a picnic this Friday, August 23rd from 5-7pm in Swan Creek Metropark. The picnic will help to kick off the new academic year and to provide information about the important  role that the GSA plays here at UT.  More information may be found on the GSA website: http://utoledogsa.com/.

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