Meet the UCSB representatives for Graduate Research Advocacy Day

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Every year, two graduate student delegates, along with their Graduate Deans, gather with local legislators in Sacramento to advocate for the support of graduate research. Meet this year's advocates: Adriana Sánchez, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, and Nicholas Huynh, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science. Read on to learn more!

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Expanded hours at the UCSB Library during dead & finals weeks

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The UCSB Library is pleased to announce a NEW pilot program for Winter Quarter Dead and Finals Weeks. Beginning March 10 and ending March 22, Late Night Study will begin at 6PM. During Late Night Study, the Library is only open to UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Read on for more info!

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Art of Science Reception


Your submissions and votes for the sixth "Art of Science" competition made this year's competition the largest yet! You are warmly invited to attend a reception on Thursday, March 14th, 4-5pm in the Elings Hall lobby where the 2019 winners will be announced. Refreshments will be served.

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Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union to host fundraiser March 6

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UCSB's Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union will host a fundraiser at Pizza My Heart in Isla Vista on Wednesday, March 6. Purchases made all day wi​ll benefit the QTGSU with funding support. You can also join the Board Members who will be there from 4 to 7 p.m. Read on to learn more about the QTGSU.

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Cast your vote for the 2019 Art of Science Competition

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Are you ready to take a peek and vote for your favorite science and engineering research inspired art? The sixth annual Art of Science Competition is excited to unveil 61 entries that share a visual story of creativity and discovery at UCSB. You are invited to cast your vote for the entries that best capture your imagination and convey their meaning through the aesthetic.

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Check Your Pay Status and Upcoming UCPath Outages

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UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC Agriculture Natural Resources (UC ANR) are scheduled to transition to UCPath in March 2019. To accommodate our sister campuses joining UCPath, the UCPath system will be unavailable for two periods in March. Read on for important dates and details on what will not be accessible during those times.

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Diversity Lecture: Confronting Institutional and Systemic Racism

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This panel on Thursday, February 21st, will address two questions: what is institutionalized racism and how do we navigate a system when we are still a part of it? The goal is to give all affiliated with the university who have experienced institutionalized racism, either consciously or subconsciously, the tools to handle and combat it. Read on for details.

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UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health recruiting participants

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The UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health is recruiting participants for a research project that aims to understand how students, staff, and faculty feel about the campus environment as it relates to intimate partnerships, relationship health, sexual assault, and other types of interpersonal violence. Read on for more info and contact information.

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Immigration legal services for graduate students

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Through a partnership of Associated Students, Undocumented Student Services, and the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, an attorney dedicated to immigration issues is now available for consultation and advice. These services are at no additional cost for graduate students. Read on for more information and helpful links.

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Gauchos for Recovery Meeting for Graduate Students


Gauchos for Recovery, a student-led organization that provides resources to UCSB students seeking long-term recovery from alcohol, addictive substances, and addictive behaviors, has a meeting for graduate students and non-traditional students on Fridays at 12pm in Embarcadero Hall 1105. Free coffee provided!

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UCSB's Health & Wellness 2019 NCHA Survey

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Health & Wellness has just released the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey, aimed at giving UCSB campus health service providers a better understanding of what the wellbeing needs are of the diverse student population at UCSB. Graduate students are invited to complete the survey for a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card!

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LAUNCH PAD production of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963”

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The Watsons shares themes with current films such as Green Book, The Hate U Give, and If Beale Street Could Talk, and is 80 minutes of pure enjoyment. Adapted from a beloved children's book of the same title, The Watsons is the result of a true collaboration of talent and partnership and is bringing out the best in its cast and crew. Don't miss out - get your tickets today!

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The Laramie Legacy: A Conversation with Judy Shepard

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On Friday, February 22, Judy Shepard (Founding President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation​) will speak about her son's legacy and the work of the foundation. A panel of scholars will precede Mrs. Shepard's talk and the evening will conclude with a reception. The event is free, but reservations are required. Read on for more information about the speaker and how to reserve tickets.

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Rosie Bermudez awarded UCOP Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2019-2020

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Congratulations to Rosie Bermudez, Chicana/o Studies doctoral candidate and Graduate Scholars Mentor, for receiving a UC Office of the President Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2019-2020!​ Rosie will work with Professor Robin Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. Read on to learn more about Rosie and her research.

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UCSB Multicultural Center event on February 7 with Eddie Glaude

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Join the MCC this Thursday, February 7th, for a talk with Eddie Glaude: "'Begin Again': Fighting for Democracy in the Age of Trump." Glaude will discuss how the fight for democracy, in this moment with the erosion of norms and the fragility of democratic institutions, requires of us, in our specific places and in full light of the kind of society we want, a different kind of struggle and a more robust political language. Read on for more info.

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Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group

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Are you struggling with interpersonal problems, relationship issues, mental health concerns, academic issues, or general stress associated with getting through grad school? Consider gaining support by joining the Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group, a psychotherapy group designed just for graduate students. Read on for more information and details on how to sign up.

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6th annual Art of Science competition: Deadline extended to Feb 14

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The 6th annual Art of Science competition is now open for submissions! UCSB undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs are invited to tell the story of their research through the aesthetic. First-place will receive a $250 amazon gift card. Prizes of smaller amounts will also be awarded to second, third-place, and community vote winners. Submission deadline has been extended to February 14, 2019.

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Grad Student Housing Events


Don't miss out on upcoming events to help with your housing search! University & Community Housing Services is hosting two events that will connect you to resources, landlords, and options for next year. Get info, ask questions, and plan ahead!

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OISS limited services due to SEVIS outage on February 4


On February 4, UCSB's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) will have services limited to document pick-up, document drop-off, advising, and delays in processing times. Please plan accordingly for time-sensitive requests, especially Travel Signature Requests and reprints of your I-20. Read on for more information.

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