July 12 Lunch & Learn: Resilience and Rocks

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Friday, June 30, 2017 08:00 AM

Summer is here and the fun continues with our ever-popular Lunch & Learn series, co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the Library! This month's event features talks by graduate students in ​Earth Science and Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology. ​Come enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from grad students across the campus.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Resilience & Rocks 

​Wednesday, ​​July 12
Noon-1 p.m.
Library, Room 1575 (map)
Lunch will be provided
*To help us estimate food, please RSVP*

"Resilience Strategies Among Transgender People"

Emmie Matsuno
Graduate Student in ​Counseling Psychology

Transgender people are at high risk for negative mental health and physical health outcomes due to the alarming rates of discrimination, harassment, and violence they experience. However, transgender people are resilient and engage in a number of strategies that counteract the effect of these stressors. ​Emmie will discuss individual and group resilience strategies used among transgender people, present the Gender Minority Resilience Model (GMRM), and discuss implications of resilience research for transgender well-being. 

"Lamprophyres: Unusual Rocks and the End of Mountain-Building in Antarctica"

​Nicoletta Browne
Graduate Student in ​Earth Science

Throughout the world, mafic dikes called lamprophyres cut across granites formed in arc settings, their appearance coinciding with the end of mountain-building and subduction. These rocks are unusual in that they resemble rocks formed from mantle melts in some ways, but also have chemical characteristics consistent with secondary enrichment processes. ​Nicoletta's research aims to more closely examine the geochemistry of these rocks in the hope of better understanding the reasons behind their appearance at the end of subduction. To do this, samples from an especially large swarm of dikes were taken from the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica.

This event will be moderated by​ Christian Villaseñor, Assistant Dean of the Graduate Division.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Shawn Warner-Garcia.

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