UCPath: the new payroll/personnel system is coming soon

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UCPath, the new system for Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources​, goes live at UCSB​ ​this Fall. UCPath replaces our current payroll system and will be available to all UCSB employees. Learn more about the benefits of UCPath, what this means for graduate student employees, and how to prepare for this new change.

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Deadline extended: Envisioning LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing call for proposals

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What does it take to create LGBTQIA+ communities that are healthy, supported, and powerful—both within and beyond academia? Envisioning LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing brings together graduate students and community practitioners to explore the future of the LGBTQIA+ community. Applications for both individual papers and complete panels are welcome. Deadline extended to October 12, 2018.

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Volunteers needed to welcome international students

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The Office of International Students & Scholars is currently searching for graduate students to serve as volunteers to help welcome the incoming class of international graduate students on Wednesday, September 19. Volunteers will sit at tables to answer questions and guide incoming students on acclimating to life at UCSB.

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UCSB Alumni presents Profs at the Pub

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Introducing Profs at the Pub, an engaging, free speaker series featuring UCSB professors at Santa Barbara’s favorite watering holes. On Thursday, September 20, come hear Dean John Majewski's talk "Hamilton! The Musical as History" at Draughtsmen Aleworks. You won't want to miss it!

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UCPath: the new payroll/personnel system coming in Fall 2018

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Have you heard? UCPath, the new system for Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources​, goes live at UCSB​ ​this Fall. UCPath replaces our current payroll system and will be available to all UCSB employees in early October. Learn more about the benefits of UCPath, what this means for graduate student employees, and how to prepare for this new change.

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Student U-Mail accounts migration begins in July 2018

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Beginning in July 2018, student U-Mail accounts will be migrated from Office 365 to a Connect Google Suite for Education account. Connect is UCSB’s suite of messaging and collaboration tools, including services such as Box cloud storage and Zoom video conferencing. Learn more about the benefits of the new Google Suite, next steps, and what you need to know to prepare for the migration.

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Higher Education Act advocacy toolkit

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The Higher Education Act (HEA) is the primary law governing post-secondary education, including federal student aid programs. UC has developed materials to assist with advocacy efforts regarding the reauthorization of HEA. As the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization process continues, the University of California wants to share materials recently added to the HEA advocacy toolkit.

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Resource on graduate students' mental health and wellbeing

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Have you ever experienced the “Graduate School Madness” that caused you lot of stress, depression and other emotional issues? If you are looking to improve your work-life balance or ways to receive mental support, check out this recent article from Nature on how changes to the culture can help you survive and thrive in the hyper-competitive academic environment.

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UCSB 2018 MFA Art thesis exhibit & reception

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The collective work by MFA graduates Lucy Holtsnider, Daria Noor Izad, Robert Huerta, Jennifer Lugris, Jimmy Miracle, Carlos Ochoa, and Toni Scott will be on display at an exhibition and reception at the UCSB Art, Design, & Architecture Museum.

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API monologues on May 10

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Join the API Task Force for the "API Monologues: Flip the Script" on May 10. Come listen to various UCSB students, staff, and faculty speak about their experiences and reflect on their stories as Asian American/Pacific Islander/Desi Americans.

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Theater & Dance graduate research symposium on May 5

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On May 5, ​join ​the Department of Theater ​& Dance for their second-annual graduate research symposium, "Cause and Affect: Inciting Change through Performance." The symposium will include a keynote speech from Dr. Shannon Jackson and a line-up of graduate student presenters from a variety of departments from UC Davis, Cal State Northridge, and Texas A&M.

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Two days left to vote in Spring 2018 GSA elections

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Now is your chance to make your voice heard in the the 2018 Graduate Student Association elections! The results affect not only your student government representatives but also the future funding of campus services for graduate students. Casting a ballot takes just a few minutes, and we need at least 20% participation from grad students or the election results for the ballot initiatives are not valid, and we have to do it all over again. So be sure to vote by 4 p.m. this Thursday!

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