6th annual Art of Science competition

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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 is February 4, 2019.

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UCSB Diabetes Prevention Program

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Want to learn more about preventing diabetes? Check out the UCSB Diabetes Prevention Program. This is a free year-long program for individuals who are pre-diabetic or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By joining, you get access to information on diabetes related topics, a lifestyle coach, and group support. Attend an information session on December 12 and read on for application details.

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Free tickets for grad students to see Kronos Quartet on Dec 4

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UCSB Arts ​& Lectures is offering graduate students free tickets to see the Kronos Quartet! A response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the U.S., Music for Change highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from the original seven “banned countries.” On December 4, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble will perform a new program featuring music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Get your tickets today!

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Pizza with the University Librarian

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Do you like free pizza? Would you like to learn more about the resources the UCSB library has to offer and chat with one of the UCSB Librarians? UCSB students are invited to join University Librarian Kristin Antelman for pizza and an open student forum on November 28 to chat about the UCSB Library. Space is limited.

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Apply to be an RA in San Clemente Villages for 2019-2020

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Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) in San Clemente Villages (graduate apartments) next year? Do you want to be a resource for the graduate community? Perks include housing and a monthly stipend. The online application is now open and will close on January 28, 2019. To find out more, come to the RA Info Session on Thursday, November 29, at 7pm in the San Clemente Center.

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Apply now to become a CARE student ambassador

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Campus Advocacy, Resources, & Education (CARE) is seeking graduate student ambassadors to serve as representatives to facilitate various awareness programs for the UCSB community. Ambassadors will work with CARE, their student organizations, and/or departments to share resources with peers and collaborate on educational events. The application deadline is November 19, 2018.

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XXII Colloquium on Mexican Literature: Literary (Dys)functions begins Nov 8

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Join the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB and UC-Mexicanistas for their 22​nd annual colloquium on Mexican Literature (Nov 8-10). This three day event includes opportunities to hear from renowned writers, professors from Mexico, the U.S., and Europe, as well as performances and cultural activities. Events on all three days are free and open to the public.

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Weekly resources at the GSA Lounge

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​Check out these weekly resources available at the GSA Lounge​! Several campus resource offices will be available to graduate students in the GSA lounge at various times throughout the quarter. Read on to find out more.

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MFA Open Studio reception and exhibition

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The UCSB Art Department is pleased to announce an MFA Open Studio reception and accompanying exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, installation, video, and painting created by the 1st and 2nd year MFA student cohorts. Open Studio will be held on Friday, November 2, from 5-10pm at Harder Studios.

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Join OISS for Dia de los Muertos celebration in Los Angeles

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On October 27, join the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) ​for a visit to the spectacular Day of the Dead celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. You must purchase your own ticket to the event, but OISS will provide transportation for a limited number of international students via UCSB Vans. Sign up today!

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Resources for graduate student parents at UCSB

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Success in graduate school is more than just reading, writing, and researching. For graduate student parents, it is crucial to find adequate support and resources for your family in order to thrive as a scholar. Whether you already have children or are thinking about starting a family while in graduate school, UCSB has resources, support, and benefits to help you thrive. Read on for additional info.

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Diversity Immigrant Visa Program registration now open

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The annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State; it makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available to persons meeting certain eligibility requirements. Visas are allocated to natives of countries with historically lower rates of U.S. immigration. Read more for information on entering the lottery.

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