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Spring 2022 Events


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Mindfulness During the Madness

January 26, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. If you are in need of a few moments to yourself to relax and process, join the Student Life Student Wellness Center for a guided mindfulness practice in a group setting. Following the exercise, participants will take part in a discussion to process their reactions to the meditation as well as talk through some of the major stressors occurring in our daily lives.


GTA Toolkit: Inclusive Teaching

January 26, 2022
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. In this workshop, participants will discuss how Universal Design principles can be used to best lead discussions on course content that may be challenging for students. Participants will leave with tools to assist in setting goals for discussions, articulating expectations, and anticipating conflicts in class. This session may be applied to completion of the requirements for an Inclusive Teaching endorsement.


QualLab Lunch Talk: Policy Discourse Analysis from Feminist Poststructural Perspectives

January 27, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Part of the QualLab Lunch Talk Series. Please join us for QualLab’s first lunch talk of the semester featuring Dr. Susan Iverson, Professor of Educational Leadership at Manhattanville College, and Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine, on the topic of Policy Discourse Analysis from Feminist Poststructural Perspectives. Drs. Iverson and Allan’s talk will provide a riveting and engaging discussion on poststructural feminist educational policy and qualitative perspectives.


Leaving Academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare

January 28, 2022
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. Leaving academia can feel overwhelming. It’s a big decision, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Plus it takes a lot of time (about 6 months to find a job).


What we should be teaching about race and democracy: Lessons from the last year

February 1, 2022
1-2 p.m.
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Hosted by the Educational Studies Diversity Committee. Part of the Educational Studies Diversity Lecture Series. Presented by Dr. Hasan Jeffries.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: “I have no idea what I’m doing!” Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

February 2, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. The Student Wellness Center and Buckeye Careers have joined together to educate our graduate and professional student community about the barriers to success and how imposter syndrome can play a negative role in their personal and professional goals. In this interactive presentation, participants will define symptoms of stress, identify barriers to success, and work towards overcoming feelings of self-doubt by learning more in-depth about Imposter Syndrome and strategies to combat the negative inner critic.


Crane Research Forum: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio

February 2, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. Drs. Vladimir Kogan and Stéphane Lavertu conducted detailed analyses of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected student learning using data from Ohio’s state tests in the spring of 2021. Hear an overview of COVID-related learning disruptions for different student subgroups, district types, and modes of learning, as well as discuss new evidence on the impacts of online and hybrid learning on student learning gains in third-grade English and language arts.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

February 3, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Engaging white academic structures while keeping your sanity

February 4, 2022
3-5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


QMC Speaker Series Spring 2022: Social Media Analysis

February 11, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC). Presented by Dr. Jeremy Foote, Purdue University.


Overqualified or Underqualified? Which is it, and what to do about it.

February 11, 2022
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. PhDs are often told by employers that they are overqualified for positions. But they’re also told that they don’t have enough experience. So, which is it?


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

February 17, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: Battling Procrastination

February 22, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Ready to get moving on tasks and projects you’ve been putting off? In this workshop, we’ll explore different types of procrastination, weigh the costs and benefits of procrastination, and learn about anti-procrastination habits and strategies. We’ll also consider how we can set expectations and routines that fend off procrastination when studying and working from home.


Olivia J. Hooker Distinguished Diversity Lecture

February 22, 2022
6-7:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the College of Education and Human Ecology. Launched in 2019, the lecture series is named after an Ohio State alumna, Olivia J. Hooker, whom the world came to know through her extraordinary testimony about the Tulsa Race Massacre. She also was the first Black woman to actively serve in the US Coast Guard. This lecture series was created in order to celebrate diverse individuals whose work and lives advance the call to justice. This year’s featured speaker is Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning report and author of The 1619 Project and Born on the Water. Registration is required. Both books by Nikole Hannah-Jones will be for sale before and after the event. Book signing will take place after the lecture. Please send questions to ehe-events@osu.edu. Pre-purchase the book at a 10% discount and pickup at the event. Choose “Pickup at the WEX” as a shipping option and we will have the book waiting for you.


OUAB Wellness Wednesday: Creating Positive Body Image by Supporting Ourselves and Others (LYBW)

February 23, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. This interactive session will explore the history of the body positive movement and how nutrition, exercise, and society all play a role in body image. Students will learn strategies to create a more positive personal body image and techniques to support others.


GTA Toolkit: Student Feedback

February 23, 2022
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.


Leaving Academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare

February 25, 2022
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. Leaving academia can feel overwhelming. It’s a big decision, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Plus it takes a lot of time (about 6 months to find a job).


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: Better Time Management

March 1, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. This workshop will help you gain more control over your time by addressing ways to jump into a task, ways to make the most of your day, and ways to plan. We’ll focus on finding your “why,” acting on your top priorities, and creating a manageable set of daily and weekly objectives—especially during times when you’re studying and working from home.


Crane Research Forum: Executive Functions and Academic Outcomes

March 2, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. Executive functions are one of the most investigated variables in both cognitive science and education given its high correlation with numerous academic outcomes. Given its moderate relationship with reading and mathematics, some efforts have ensued to train executive functions in hopes that these trainings would translate to improved skills in domain specific areas, like reading and mathematics. Hear Dr. Miller-Cotto present on prior and current work demonstrating the relations between reading and executive functions as well as mathematics and executive functions in children from kindergarten to third grade. During this forum, she will also theorize why these relations may exist for all children with and without learning difficulties and provide insights on what findings from executive function trainings may tell us about these skills.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

March 3, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Finding a Mentor (i.e., in your department, college, field)

March 4, 2022
3-5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: Thought Leadership

March 8, 2022
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. A thought leader is an expert in the industry, pioneering their way with unique perspectives and valuable takeaways for their followers. In this workshop, learn how you can leverage your knowledge and passions to become a thought leader in your own right through content publishing, audience growth, profile optimization and more.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Mental Health and Wellness During Graduate School

March 9, 2022
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Life as a Graduate Student has challenges to navigate. These stressors, when left unaddressed impacts Mental Health and overall Well-being. This session will identify common concerns among graduate students and then suggest resources and strategies aimed at managing life during Graduate School while at Ohio State.


How to Identify a Career That’s Right For You

March 11, 2022
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. You know that PhDs can be happy in a nonacademic career, but will you be? How can you find a career that will be intellectually engaging, rewarding, and challenging. Join Beyond the Professoriate for a conversation with 3 PhDs to learn how to find a job that’s right for you.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Intro to Investing and Debt Repayment

March 23, 2022
12:30-1:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. For many individuals, investing for retirement or other large endeavors may seem overly complicated, or simply too distant to worry about today. Often, students have much more on their plate than allows them to unpack their future financial or retirement goals. While this may be true from some, this presentation aims to break down these sometimes-complicated processes, and provide a basic overview of terminology and processes for not only investing, but also the basics of student loan management.


QMC Speaker Series Spring 2022: Data Replication in Education

March 25, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC). Presented by Dr. Vivian Wong, University of Virginia.


Leaving Academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare

March 25, 2022
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. Leaving academia can feel overwhelming. It’s a big decision, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Plus it takes a lot of time (about 6 months to find a job).


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: How to Make Good Talks Great

March 29, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Beyond good graphs, big fonts, and a loud voice, what makes a merely good talk truly excellent? In this talk, Dr. Todd Thompson discusses some key elements of great seminars, lectures, and colloquia taken from his experience in astrophysics research and teaching. He presents strategies for improving technical seminars, job talks, and public outreach talks, including the art of responding to questions and the trick of knowing what not to say. This talk is applicable to many STEM fields and beyond.


Ed Studies Chat with the Chair

March 29, 2022
4-5 p.m.
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All Educational Studies students are invited to join Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Chair of the Department of Educational Studies, for our Chat with the Chair on Zoom. This is an open forum for students to bring up any topics you would like to discuss. Our department leadership wants to make sure you have the chance to let us know how Ed Studies can best support our students.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Beyond Your Buzz: Navigating Your Relationship to Substance Use in Graduate School

March 30, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Everyone has their own relationship to alcohol and other drugs, whether you decide to use them or not.  Join us as we consider how our relationships with substances may impact your graduate and professional journey. Attendees will learn how substance use can impact an individual while considering  ways to create healthy and safe practices when it comes to substance use.


GTA Toolkit: Student Engagement

March 30, 2022
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

March 31, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Expanding Scholarly Community through Research

April 1, 2022
3-5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn

April 5, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. LinkedIn is an important professional development and networking tool that is often underutilized. In part because of the pandemic, LinkedIn has become one of the most popular ways to connect with other professionals, stay updated on developments in the field and even find new positions. Having a robust and compelling LinkedIn profile can enhance professional credibility, open up new networking opportunities and allow you to build your personal “brand.” In this session, participants will learn about the importance of the “digital first impression,” how to execute LinkedIn profile essentials, how to enhance their profile, make connections and how to most effectively utilize LinkedIn for networking, learning and the job search.


Crane Research Forum: Changes in Alcohol Use and Parenting Behaviors during COVID-19: Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Assess Real-Time Behaviors

April 6, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. COVID-19 has been a difficult time for parents as they had to adjust to virtual school for their children, often while managing their own careers and the safety of those in their household. New research from Dr. Freisthler shows that mothers, especially those of young children, reported higher levels of stress and also appeared to be drinking more alcohol during this time. The study examines the changes in alcohol use and parenting at three time points, the first being the initial stay-at-home orders in Ohio, among a convenience sample of parents.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Navigating Personal & Professional Relationship Dynamics in Graduate School (SAAM)

April 6, 2022
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Graduate and Professional students are pulled in a number of different directions, juggle conflicting responsibilities, and generally wear a lot of hats throughout the day. Regardless of which program you are in, relationships play a major role in your day to day life. Join us for a discussion on how to set boundaries with work, school, teaching, and research, adjusting both personal and professional relationships now that you are a graduate or professional student, and tips for conflict resolution.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

April 14, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


QMC Speaker Series Spring 2022: MOOCulus (a Massive Open Online Course for calculus)

April 15, 2022
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC). Presented by Dr. Jim Fowler.


GTA Toolkit: Course Design

April 20, 2022
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

April 28, 2022
7-9 p.m.
Register

Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Reflections on the semester & feedback: Mentoring Conversation / Open Topic

May 6, 2022
3-5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

May 12, 2022
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.