Difficult Dialogues: Anti-Blackness talk on January 13

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Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the next installment of its 2020-2021 series "Difficult Dialogues: Anti-Blackness" on Wednesday, 1/13 at 12pm. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Barbara Ransby and is titled, "A Crucible Moment for Race in America: The Crisis of Racial Capitalism and the Challenge of the Movement for Black Lives." Read on to learn more and to register!

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The Associated Students Legal Resource Center: a resource for grad students

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The Associated Students Legal Resource Center (ASLRC) assists students in responding to legal problems that may be interfering with academic studies or otherwise adversely affecting their well-being. UCSB students can receive free legal advice on any issue or concern in which legal education would be helpful, unless it involves the university or another UCSB student. All consultations are strictly confidential. Read on to learn more!

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Fall 2020 Parent Talk Series

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Are you a student parent? Check out the Fall 2020 CCAMPIS/CALM Parent Talk Series. The series will cover a range of topics, such as how to help your child manage stress related to COVID-19 and strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Read on to learn more!

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The Crisis in Karabagh: Causes and Consequences

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Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for a presentation by Dr. Anna Ohanyan on Wednesday, December 2 at noon. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion. Only registered participants will be allowed entry.

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Home cooking peers are available to help you learn to cook!

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UCSB's Department of Health & Wellness has just introduced a new program called Home Cooking Peers to teach students about cooking simple, healthy, affordable recipes, budgeting, meal planning, and kitchen safety. Students can book a 15 minute or a 25-minute one-on-one Zoom cooking coaching appointment with a Home Cooking Peer to help them improve their cooking skills and confidence. Read on to learn more!

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UCSB Race to Justice series

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Arts & Lectures is spearheading Race to Justice: an in-depth look at systemic racism from every angle, including abolition, underlying conditions, reparations, criminal justice and more. Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental, this season-long series engages leading activists, creatives, and thinkers to expand our understanding of racism and how race impacts society, and to inspire an expansive approach to advancing racial equality. All UCSB students can access the Race to Justice events for free. Read on to learn more!

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New program series: Fridays with Feminists

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The UCSB Women's Center is pleased to announce a new program series: Fridays with Feminists. Each episode will feature feminists leaders and scholars on our campus and in our local community. The inaugural episode will be on Friday, November 20th at 2:30 pm and will feature UCSB's new Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Belinda Robnett. Read on to learn more!

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Difficult Dialogues: Anti-Blackness series

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Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a special event: "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. in the Age of Black Lives Matter." The event will take place on Friday, November 20 at 12:00pm. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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Voluntary COVID-19 exposure notification system pilot

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Beginning today, UC Santa Barbara is joining other UC campuses in a pilot of California COVID Notify, California’s new, voluntary, smartphone exposure notification system (ENS). California COVID Notify is a joint effort of the University of California and the State of California, with the goal of helping mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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International Education Week (IEW) starts today!

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Today marks the launch of International Education Week (IEW)! UCSB's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) invites you to join them in this week's full offering of events and programs. Check out all of the events being offered!

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A World without Prisons - Blum Center Event

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The Blum Center will be hosting a virtual Pop-Up Discussion centered on prison abolition on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm. The discussion will explore the exploitative nature of our current prison systems, the modern day prison abolition movement, and ways to shift our collective understanding of justice and punishment. RSVP today!

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International Student Advisory Board seeks grad student board members!

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Check out this great opportunity to serve your UCSB community of international students. The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is currently recruiting new board members for the Winter 2021 quarter. Graduate student members benefit from research and mentorship opportunities, as well as access to advisors and faculty who work in international education. Applications are due November 14th.

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Grad School Confidential podcast series

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Check out the new Grad School Confidential podcast series! This monthly series is dedicated to breaking the silence over the academic and personal challenges that graduate students face, from impostor syndrome to working in isolation to dealing with failure. Read on to learn more!

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Upcoming Fall 2020 Queer Trans Identities & Experiences Seminars (QTies)

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Come learn how to support LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty through a QTie Seminar! QTie Seminars are designed to provide professional and personal development for students, faculty, and staff at UCSB regarding LGBTQ identities and experiences. With an awareness that all forms of oppression are inherently interconnected, these seminars will focus on LGBTQ identity, experience, and culture through a social justice and intersectional lens. Read on to learn more!

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Watch free films with Arts & Lectures at the Drive-In

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Join UCSB Arts and Lectures at the Westwind Drive-in from October 13 - December 16 for a variety of free films! Film start times are 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. before Daylight Savings and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. after Daylight Savings. Arrive early to enjoy food trucks, concessions, and entertainment from your car. Read on to learn more!

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Learn about Melissa Barthelemy's work as a UC Free Speech Fellow

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Melissa Barthelemy, a Ph.D. candidate in public history, was named one of 11 2019-2020 UC Free Speech Fellows by the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Fellows receive a stipend to further the national conversation related to expression and civic engagement on college campuses, including how to advance campus dialogue and further viewpoint diversity and inclusivity. Read on to learn more about Melissa's work as a Fellow and watch a video about her activities!

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