• Office of International Students and Scholars

Earth Day Festival and Wine Trolley Tour

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Sun, Apr 22, 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Did you know that Santa Barbara is a founding city of “Earth Day” (now celebrated around the globe)? On this tour you will enjoy beautiful scenic sites and learn the history of Earth Day while drinking popular beverages known to Santa Barbara natives. The tour will end at the Earth Day Festival in Alameda park where the Santa Barbara community celebrates regional leaders.

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  • Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships

Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences: Distilling Your Message for the Real World

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Mon, Apr 23, 12:20 PM - 01:50 PM

Come join an interactive workshop co-led by BASF, where facilitators will discuss concrete ways to connect with audiences of varied backgrounds and to translate scientific research for them. They will use case studies and video clips to illustrate effective strategies for identifying bridging points, distilling out unnecessary detail, explaining through metaphors, and engaging through emotion.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing Effective Introductions and Problem Statements

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Tue, Apr 24, 3:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Want to capture the reader's attention and encapsulate your research concisely? Learn how at this April 24 workshop led by Writing Advisor Kyle Crocco. You will analyze the introductions of successful grant and fellowship applications and get an understanding of the rhetorical steps involved in writing your own awesome introduction.

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  • Graduate Division

Spring Quarter Thesis, Dissertation, & DMA Pre-Check Session

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Wed, Apr 25, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

On April 25, Academic Advisors from the Graduate Division will be available to meet with students individually to conduct formatting pre-checks and answer questions about the process of filing a master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or DMA supporting document.

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  • instructional development

Mock Interviews & Debrief: Talk about your Teaching

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Wed, Apr 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Interested in a career in higher-education teaching? In this mock group interview, participants will have a chance to practice talking about their teaching. To foster authenticity, we will induce a mild degree of nervousness by videotaping participants. During a private follow-up session, you will have the opportunity to review your performance on videotape with an Instructional Consultant.

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  • beyond academia

Beyond Academia Organizer Interest Meeting

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Wed, Apr 25, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Are you interested in helping your fellow grad students find careers outside of academia? The UCSB Beyond Academia organizing committee is now recruiting graduate students and postdocs to join the team for next year’s conference. Fill out the interest form and join for an Organizer Interest Meeting on Wednesday, April 25. Lunch will be provided!

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  • instructional development

Teaching to Multi-Level Groups

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Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Students come into our classrooms from different backgrounds with varying levels of prior knowledge. While this diversity of students poses some difficulties, there are actually many advantages to this situation. In this workshop, we will discuss different ways to encourage learning at all levels and explore different types of section activities to build a community of learners in the classroom.

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  • Graduate Division | Instructional Development | OISS

International Teaching Assistant Lunch Discussion

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Thu, Apr 26, 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Join Dr. Mindy Colin for a free lunch discussion to gain valuable insights into best practices for succeeding as an international Teaching Assistant. This event is planned to create a casual yet supportive network for international TAs so that you can gain insights and build community. Current and prospective TAs are all welcome to join!

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  • instructional development

Mock Interviews & Debrief: Talk about your Teaching

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Thu, Apr 26, 3:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Interested in a career in higher-education teaching? In this mock group interview, participants will have a chance to practice talking about their teaching. To foster authenticity, we will induce a mild degree of nervousness by videotaping participants. During a private follow-up session, you will have the opportunity to review your performance on videotape with an Instructional Consultant.

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  • Graduate Division

Creating Your Own Career Oxygen: Negotiation Workshop for PhDs and Postdocs

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Fri, Apr 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How do you tell your story so that it leads to the outcome and salary you deserve? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Lisa Gates, co-founder of the firm SheNegotiates, to learn five key steps for preparing for any negotiation. Grad students and postdocs of all genders are welcome at this event! NOTE: This workshop is a rescheduling of an event previously publicized in March 2018.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

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Tue, May 01, 3:00 PM - 04:15 PM

If you're ​applying for a teaching-​focused academic job, you will almost certainly be asked to provide a teaching philosophy statement. ​So what is it and how do you even begin to describe your own philosophy? The Graduate Student Resource Center ​will host a handy workshop ​to answer ​these and other rhetorical questions. In this workshop, we will look at ​​teaching philosophy ​statements and ​ask the hard questions that will help you ​figure out what your own philosophy is.

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding with COS Pivot

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Wed, May 02, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for a working session on how to use COS Pivot, a ​​​comprehensive funding source database available to you as a UCSB student. This event is particularly relevant if you are a beginner in understanding funding or an advanced student doing research ​who has not quite found funding options that fit your work. Come with your laptops and your questions! Snacks will be provided.

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  • University of California

Teleconference for 2019 UC National Laboratories Graduate Fellowship

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Thu, May 03, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

The UC National Laboratories Graduate Fellowship is a paid in-residence fellowship award for up to three years of support for Ph.D. candidates who wish to conduct thesis research on-site at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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  • Instructional Development | Graduate Division | Center for Science & Engineering Partnerships

Graduate Student Teaching Symposium

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Fri, May 04, 9:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Come on out to the UCSB Graduate Student Teaching Symposium on May 4, a showcase of teaching excellence with panel discussions and presentations about how to secure teaching jobs in higher education. Registration is FREE, and graduate students are also invited to submit presentation proposals by April 15.

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  • Graduate Division | UCSB Library | Graduate Student Association

Lunch & Learn: Art Economics and Automation

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Fri, May 04, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Lunch & Learn resumes next month with graduate students from Art History and Technology Management giving talks on May 4! Enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with grads from across campus. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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  • graduate student resource center

Finding Funding Workshop

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Tue, May 08, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Passed up a prior funding workshop? Need a refresher? Have new questions? Come ​to our workshop on May 8! You'll get clarity on funding-related questions ranging from admissions, external fellowships, project money, and research grants as well as where to get answers for each type of scenario. Snacks will be provided.

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  • graduate student resource center

Writing an Effective Academic Cover Letter

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Tue, May 08, 3:00 PM - 04:15 PM

One of the most important documents you can prepare in your academic job search is the cover letter. Come get tips and feedback on how to write an effective one! Space is limited for this workshop, so please RSVP.

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  • instructional development

Jump-Starting Discussion: Increasing Student Involvement

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Tue, May 08, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fostering student participation is key to making discussion sections both effective and fun. We will discuss how you can prepare yourself, and your students, for lively discussions. These practical approaches can help students engage with the material, become more motivated scholars, and increase student interaction.

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  • graduate student resource center

Basics of Academic Grant Writing

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Tue, May 15, 3:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Writing a grant proposal is a fundamental part of the research life. In this workshop led by Writing Advisor Kyle Crocco, you will analyze a successful grant proposal and then learn how to write your own proposal, including the mechanics, organization, and what content to include or exclude.

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  • instructional development

Instructional Video Tools at UCSB

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Fri, May 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Get creative with video assignments and short tutorials for your classes at this overview of the instructional video tools available to TAs and students at UCSB. We will take a tour of the recording studios and demonstrate GauchoCast, the Learning Glass, Panopto, and Zoom.

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