Graduate Interdisciplinar Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday March 3rd from 12 noon to 1:30pm in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Children’s Literacies“. What do children learn when they learn to read and write? Where do they learn, when, and from whom? This session considers the literacy processes and practices, expectations and outcomes in children’s homes, communities and classrooms. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited to discuss its particular relevance to young people’s lives.

Lunch will be provided by Please RSVP by Wednesday March 1st to Michael Harwick at

If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.

Coffee and Conversation

Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO) presents:

Coffee and Conversation
Wednesday March 1st 3:30-5:00
Wednesday April 5th 3:30-5:00
Hagerty Hall 455B

DISCO is creating a monthly space for faculty, students, and community members engaged in promoting academic diversity at OSU. The agenda for these meetings is intentionally left open so that we can use this space to respond to issues requiring our immediate attention.

For more info:

Roundtable Discussion with Arts and Community Organizers

The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) Arts and Culture Committee presents experts on working in the arts sector: Dr. Shoshana Goldberg-Miller and Ken Aschliman. They will inform participants about important considerations about entering the arts sector as an alternative career path to academia. The discussion is open to your questions concerning community projects and services, working with diverse populations, library services, networking and more. Students from all academic backgrounds and departments are encouraged to come.

Please RSVP by February 23rd via

Using Machine Learning to Analyze Text as Data

Brice D. L. Acree
Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Ohio State University

Friday February 24, 2017
12-1 pm
Ramseyer 136

Brice is an assistant professor of political science and an affiliated faculty member with Translational Data Analytics at Ohio State. His research centers on machine learning, computational text analysis, and Bayesian inference.

Student Travel Grants

Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU

Undergraduate & Graduate Student Travel Grants
Awards up to $300

Spring Deadline: February 22, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Graduate students must be enrolled in the GIS in Disability Studies, Latina/o Studies, or Sexuality Studies and/or delivering a paper or doing research on a topic relevant to American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Sexuality Studies.

For more information & to apply click here.

Questions? Contact

Around Columbus

Did you know? Columbus is the Number 3 best city for millennials (TIME, September 2015)

Check it out!

The North Market

Located just off N. High Street, the North Market consists of 35 vendors selling fresh, authentic food. Offerings include anything from seafood and produce to local coffee and baked goods. Many of the food items sold at the North Market bear descriptors such as “fresh”, “organic” and “local”.

During growing season, the North Market offers a farmers’ market with more than 20 farmers every Saturday. The farmers’ market will return in Spring of 2017.

Coming up on Saturday February 18th, the North Market will be holding an event called Mix and Shake. Join The Ohio Distiller’s Guild for cocktails, food, activities and more. Check it out here.

Twitter: @NorthMarket

Instagram: @northmarket

Facebook: North Market

Using Rasch Analysis and Generalizability Theory to Engineer Vocational Fit Assessment Scale Reliability

The EHE Methodological Colloquium Series presents:

Andrew Persch, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
The Ohio State University

Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L, BCP is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at The Ohio State University. An experienced pediatric occupational therapist, Dr. Persch is principal investigator for multiple research projects in the areas of pediatric rehabilitation, transition to adulthood, and neurological rehabilitation. He has advanced training in experimental design, implementation of clinical trials, statistical analysis, psychometric evaluation, and publishes research of relevance to rehabilitation and special education professionals.


Growth Curves in Mplus

Software Saturday

Dr. Xin Feng
Associate Professor
Department of Human Sciences

Saturday March 4th
PAES 110

Are you interested in modeling changes in outcomes over time? Join us for this hands-on workshop on building and evaluating Growth Curve Models using Mplus.

Space is limited! Register here.


NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant

The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant. This grant opportunity offers $2,500 of funding to current masters or doctoral level students studying any topic relevant to the field of graduate education. This may include enrollment management topics such as alumni outreach, student retention, campus support services, faculty advising, technology, leadership, financial aid, internationalization, holistic admissions, student recruitment, etc.

Recipients of the grant also receive support to attend the NAGAP conference to present their findings. Please see the NAGAP grant page for more information.

The deadline to be considered for the grant is February 28, 2017. Questions about applying to the grant should be directed to Marlaina Kloepfer (

Diversity and Implicit Bias Awareness Program

for Graduate and Professional students and Postdoctoral scholars


The Council of Graduate Students in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Student Life, Student Activities, and OUAB Grad/Prof announces this year’s program for graduate and professional students as well as postdoctoral scholars on diversity and implicit bias awareness.

This is a great opportunity to dive into material that will enhance self-awareness, advocacy and leadership competencies. You will learn to understand the challenges, consider possible solutions and discover how to begin addressing the problem of underrepresentation. Implicit bias training has been shown to play an important role in the hiring and promotion of underrepresented individuals, including women. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate.

Listing completion of this program on your CV will show employers that you are knowledgeable and committed to this vital issue. Additionally, this training will help participants become better leaders who can identify talent, assemble and effectively manage diverse productive teams.

Open Doors Training Sessions:

February 14 (Part I)
February 16 (Part II)
February 20 (Part I)
February 22 (Part II)
February 25 (Part I and II)
March 4 (Part I and II)
March 8 (Part I)
March 9 (Part II)

Implicit Bias Sessions:

February 16
March 8
March 28

Open Doors 2.0:

In the Workplace
February 7
February 17

International Perspectives:
February 9
February 13

Symposium on Diversity in the Workplace: Thursday April 11.
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