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New Graduate Student Orientation
New Graduate Student Orientation

On Wednesday, August 16, the Graduate School will sponsor a half-day orientation session for all new graduate students, including new international graduate students. This half-day session will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center from 1 to 5 p.m. and is followed by the annual Graduate School Reception at 5 p.m.

Graduate Student Profile: James Fraser
Graduate Student Profile: James Fraser

For James Fraser, a Ph.D. student in the intercollege molecular, cellular, and integrative biosciences program, studying red blood cell generation is a cause that he can personally understand. That is because he has hemophilia, a bleeding disorder where blood does not clot normally, and understanding blood and the underlying complex roles physiology plays in the blood is important to him.

Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program
Penn State graduate student selected for NASA astronaut program

Zena Cardman, a doctoral student in geosciences, was named to NASA's 2017 astronaut class on June 7. Cardman and the others are now considered astronaut candidates and will start a two-year training program in August before they can become full astronauts and qualify for spaceflight missions.

Penn State continues to perform well in U.S. News graduate school rankings
Penn State continues to perform well in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Penn State’s graduate school programs continue to perform well in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, the latest of which were announced March 14.

The Graduate School in the News
August 17, 2017
Schreyer Institute to offer free TA 101 workshop for new teaching assistants
The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present a free workshop titled “TA 101: Survive and Thrive as a Teaching Assistant” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 22 in 315 Rider Building at University Park.
August 17, 2017
Schreyer Institute accepting applications for fall Course in College Teaching
The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State is accepting applications for its fall 2017 Course in College Teaching. The course will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 7 to Nov. 2.
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