OISS to host International 5K Fridays

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UCSB's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will be hosting International 5K Fridays, a social event featuring at-your-own-pace run/walk/jog with fellow Gauchos every Friday.

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The GRIT series is back and kicks off Monday, June 26

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Due to popular demand, the Office of Summer Sessions is proud to present GRIT Talks (Ground-Breaking Research and Innovative Technology). This series showcases eight amazing scholars at UCSB and kicks off on Monday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Hatlen Theater.

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UCSB hosts first LASER talk on May 25

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Enjoy some free wine and snacks on May 25th at 6 p.m. at UCSB's first Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) talks at the MSI auditorium. Presenters' work will center on the theme of environmental change.

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May 22 panel on community healing

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Join us for another Resilient Love in a Time of Hate series event. In memory of the Isla Vista Tragedy, a panel of speakers will discuss the ways in which the Isla Vista and UCSB community come together and engage in collective healing.

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Syrian musician Omar Souleyman to perform free show on May 15

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Omar Souleyman, former Syrian wedding-singer and now indie EDM star, will perform a free show with an opening by UCSB's Middle East Ensemble. The concert will also serve as a forum to raise awareness of the evolving humanitarian crisis in Syria and offer a space for attendees to participate in relief efforts.

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GSA expands eligibility for Childcare Grant

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Are you a graduate student parent with childcare expenses? Then be sure to check out the updated eligibility requirements for the Graduate Student Association's Childcare Grant, which have been expanded to give more graduate students access to the grant.

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'The Uncondemned' to screen at Corwin Pavilion on April 10

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"The Uncondemned" tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none. Panel discussion to follow viewing.

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Join for Monarch Lounge open house on April 7

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Come out for the grand opening of the Monarch Lounge, the new center at UCSB for undocumented students, Dream Scholars, and allies. Enjoy some refreshments and remarks by Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and IDEAS student leadership.

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Student Health summer hours

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Student health will remain open during its usual hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the summer with a few partial closures. Current health coverage for GHI members continues until September 23. No referrals are necessary when more than 50 miles outside of Santa Barbara.

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New program to assist students in financial distress

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UCSB has recently established a multi-disciplinary team to assist students who are experiencing a financial crisis. If you are experiencing an urgent financial crisis, email the Financial Crisis Response Team who will help you develop a plan of action.

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2017 Black Summit at the MCC Theater on May 19

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UCSB's Black Graduate Student Association is hosting the 2017 Black Summit, a day of collective care and community on Friday, May 19, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Theater. This event is free to attend.

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MCC talk on democracy and racial regimes on May 9

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As part of the UCSB Multicultural Center's Race Matters Series, Dr. Michael Hanchard will speak about the role democracy has played throughout history in the formation and shaping of racial regimes and ethno-national regimes in the MCC Lounge on Tuesday, May 9, at 6 p.m.

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Make your voice heard! Campus voting closes today

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Today is your last chance to make your voice heard in the campus elections! Casting a ballot takes just a few minutes, and we need at least 20% participation from grad students to validate the election results, so be sure to vote today by 4 p.m.!

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Openings in CAPS graduate student process groups

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Did you know that UCSB's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers support just for graduate students? There are a few open spots in their graduate student process groups and continued drop-in support space for graduate students of African heritage.

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