Learn about Melissa Barthelemy's work as a UC Free Speech Fellow

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Melissa Barthelemy, a Ph.D. candidate in public history, was named one of 11 2019-2020 UC Free Speech Fellows by the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Fellows receive a stipend to further the national conversation related to expression and civic engagement on college campuses, including how to advance campus dialogue and further viewpoint diversity and inclusivity. Read on to learn more about Melissa's work as a Fellow and watch a video about her activities!

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UCSB Annual Out List - sign up today!


UCSB's Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) invites you to participate in their annual Out List! The Out List is a list of students, staff, and faculty who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate their affiliation with or support of UCSB queer and trans communities, supporting people of all genders and sexual orientations. Sign up by October 8th at 5pm!

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Free film screening of Public Trust on Sept. 23

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Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures present two FREE community screenings of Patagonia Films’ award-winning documentary “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands” on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:15 pm and 9:15 pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara.

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Panel on accessing health care for trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and questioning students

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Join Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity for a panel discussion about accessing health care for trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming and questioning students at UCSB! The discussion will cover mental health, sexual health, transition-related care, and much more. The panel is open to all. Read on for more details!

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How to establish California residency: live Q&A for graduate students

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Do you have questions about how to establish California residency for tuition purposes, especially considering the unique circumstances surrounding the pandemic? Join the UCSB Registrar team for a live Q&A event on Zoom titled "How to establish California residency (Graduate students)" on Friday, Jul 31 at 10 AM. Read on for more details!

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S.T.E.M.ing While Black

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S.T.E.M.ing While Black aims to fill a gap, by allowing students, researchers, and others to have a support system filled with mentorship and guidance that may assist with combating common challenges. Check out the program recordings from Part I of this series on Facebook and stay tuned for Part II in the near future!

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Apply now to be a Big Ideas Innovation Ambassador

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Innovation Ambassadors work to foster and engage the social innovation network on their respective campuses. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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Join Theater and Dance for the 2020 LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series

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Join Theater and Dance for LAUNCHPAD's Summer Reading Series: a pioneering program that brings together professional playwrights, guest artists and students to develop new plays and stage them as readings during the summer. This year's readings are FREE and entirely on Zoom, and audience members will have the chance to give feedback to help improve the plays. Read on for more information about how you can attend!

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Join Summer Sessions for GRIT Talks

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Summer Sessions presents a new (virtual) season of GRIT Talks. Eight notable UC Santa Barbara faculty will deliver free public lectures on Ground-breaking Research and Innovative Technology (GRIT) being used to discover new knowledge across myriad disciplines. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration. Read on for the topics and links to register!

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H&W survey for summer family cooking class

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Are you a student parent interested in finding fun virtual activities to do with your children this summer? Health & Wellness is conducting an interest survey for students who are parents, guardians, or foster care providers about summer cooking classes for the whole family. Take the survey by July 1, 2020.

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"Let's Talk" CAPS series


Join UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services for a mental health consultation program called Let's Talk. The Let's Talk program provides one-on-one 20-minute informal consultations with CAPS staff. Consultations are a helpful way to talk to someone at CAPS without committing to ongoing therapy or treatment. Read on for more info about this helpful service.

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Due tomorrow: applications for Title IX Student Advisory Board


The Office of the President is recruiting for the 2020-2021 UC Title IX Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB’s mission is to elevate UC student voices in the pursuit of these prevention and response efforts. The spot for the UCSB Graduate Student Representative will be vacant for the 2020-2021 school year. Read on for more info and to apply by May 29th (tomorrow!).

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Starting tomorrow: Hackathon to Prevent Food Waste

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Ayadee Foundation's Hackathon to Prevent Food Waste seeks bright minds to brainstorm with others from around the country and across multiple sectors of society to present solutions to teams of investors for immediate implementation of their ideas. Sign up now, the event begins this Friday!

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2020-21 GSA Officer Elections


The 2020-21 GSA Officer Elections will take place online from Monday, May 25 at 8am until Thursday, May 28 at 4pm. You will be able to vote online by using your UCSB Net ID. Read on for a list of Officer Candidates on the 2020-2021 ballot and their candidate statements.

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