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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Sign up for paid registrations to Gaucho Gallop 5K Run on April 28

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The Graduate Division is offering ten paid registrations to the first ten graduate students indicating their interest to us about this year's Gaucho Gallop, an annual fundraising fun run put on by the Alumni Foundation on Saturday, April 28. This opportunity is first come, first served, so sign up today!

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Dean's Lecture on racial microaggressions in academic and social spaces

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Join the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education on April 23 for their 2nd Dean's Lecture on Education, Diversity, and Democracy ​by Dr. Daniel Solorzano, Professor of Education at UCLA. Dr. Solorzano will use a Critical Race Theory framework and the tools of racial microaggression to study everyday racism inside and outside of university spaces.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Weepies on Friday, May 11

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On the strength of their carefully crafted folk-pop, The Weepies have quietly become one of the most beloved indie folk bands of the last two decades. ​The duo will be backed by the musicians who played on the original recording of their popular album Hideaway as the ​band celebrates the album's 10-year anniversary.

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