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UC Hosts First Graduate Recruitment Weekend

Date: Feb. 28, 2001
By: Chris Curran
Phone: (513) 556-1806
Archive: General News

The Office of Research and Advanced Studies will welcome 104 prospective graduate students March 2-3 during a new Graduate Recruitment Weekend program.

The program has goals similar to the undergraduate Cincinnatus Scholarship Program. "We're going after the best applicants," said Eleanor Buczala, the new assistant university dean for Advanced Studies, who is coordinating the program.

The weekend will include dinner with a welcome from President Joseph A. Steger, individualized tours of labs and departments, and a public event to show off the diversity and excellence of UC research.

A poster session by current graduate students will highlight the thesis and dissertation projects of 131 graduate students in two sessions from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Friday in the reception area of the lower level at the Kingsgate Conference Center.

A similar poster session last spring attracted so many students that the event was expanded to allow more students to present and more room for the graduate students to display their research results.

Over 40 graduate programs are participating in the inaugural event. Expenses are covered in full for potential Yates Scholars, a program established to support minority graduate students.

The poster session is free and open to the public.

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