Graduate School Events

Throughout the academic year, the Graduate School sponsors special events that occur throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Discovery Café

Discovery Café is a fun, casual -- and free! -- way to find out what’s new and next in nearly every field, from art to mechanical engineering to zoology. At each café, some of Miami University’s most dynamic researchers, scholars, and artists share their research findings and creative discoveries. Then you and the rest of the audience get a chance to ask questions and engage in conversation. All that, and refreshments too!Discovery Café is sponsored by the Office for the Advancement of Research & Scholarship in celebration of the Year of Creativity & Innovation. It is modeled on the Science Café concept originated by the PBS documentary series Nova.

Graduate Research Forum

The Graduate Research Forum allows graduate students from across academic disciplines to share their scholarship in poster and oral presentations, while graduate alumni and faculty evaluate their presentations.  The 8th annual Graduate Research Forum is on November 4, 2016 at the Shriver Center. See the call for papers for more information on participating.

Connections Project

To celebrate the 25th Annual Jazz Reception, the Graduate School created the Connections Project: Connecting Across Generations as an opportunity to connect diverse undergraduate students with diverse graduate students and alumni. Dr. Cheryl Evans Apprey, the former Associate Dean of the Graduate School, returned to campus during Homecoming Week to provide the keynote address to the Connections Project dinner. 

Jazz Reception

The Jazz Reception is a fall semester event sponsored by The Graduate School and the Graduate Students of Color Association. This semi-formal event encourages graduate students of color to network with faculty and staff at the start of the academic year.  These connections increase the students’ academic success and familial community.  Returning graduate students look forward to this event each year! Look for your invitation going out in early fall.

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The 3MT supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.  The 3M Thesis competition was created by the University of Queensland, Australia. Registration for the 2017 competition will open on November 1, 2016 and the 2017 final competition will be on March 8, 2017.  Contact the Graduate School for more information at gradschool@miamioh.edu

Hooding Ceremony

To honor students receiving the doctoral degree in August, the Graduate School holds a ceremony celebrating the successful completion of their studies. The hooding ceremony is a special occasion and students are encouraged to invite their friends and family members to the event. Doctoral candidates who complete their degrees in May or August are invited to participate in the Graduate School Hooding Ceremony on Friday, August 11, 2017

The deadline to apply for August graduation is June 30, 2017.  Masters degree candidates may participate in the May commencement ceremony.  

For more information, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@miamioh.edu