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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Become a part of UCSB's inaugural Out List

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The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity announces the creation of UCSB's Out List, a list of faculty, staff, and student members and supporters of the LGBTQIA community at UCSB. Sign up by October 10 to become a part of the inaugural Out List!

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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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