Graduate student finalists of the 2020 New Venture Competition

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UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division would like to recognize the graduate student finalists of the 2020 New Venture Competition. Since its beginning in 1999, the UCSB New Venture Competition (NVC) has provided a unique opportunity for UCSB students to learn how to start a business. Read on for more info.

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Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards recipients

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Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Awards! The winners are: An Bui (EEMB), Jordan J. Tudisco (Comparative Literature), Daniel Martini Tybjerg (Comparative Literature), and Stephenson Brooks Whitestone (Communication). Read on to learn more about this award!

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Guide for defending dissertations online

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Do you have an upcoming dissertation defense that's been moved online? If so, check out this resource, Defending a Dissertation Online at the Time of COVID-19, written by Dr. Ashton Merck. This guide provides helpful tips for students on how to set up technology, troubleshooting, and notes for your committee to consider. Read on to access the guide.

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Call for COVID-19 testimonials for GSA fundraising


In order to raise additional funding for the Graduate Student COVID-19 Relief Grant from private donors, the GSA ​is asking for you to share your story of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your life. Read on for more info and to submit your testimonial.

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Vote in the GSA elections


The Graduate Division would like to remind you to participate in the UCSB online elections. Each vote is crucial as it decides the future of a number of important initiatives. Read on for examples of initiatives and for a link to vote.

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Support for graduate students at CAPS


As everyone is grappling with the impact of COVID-19, the disruption of students’ academic plans, milestones, and advancement is significant. CAPS understands that within this environment, graduate students face unique challenges. If you would like to talk with someone and get support, CAPS is open and available for virtual appointments. Read on to learn how to make an appointment and to view some suggestions on how to cope and develop resilience for graduate students.

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Graduate student support for central fellows with child dependents

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Commencing with the Spring 2020 quarter, the Graduate Division will begin providing supplemental funding for Central Fellows with child dependents during fellowship quarters. Qualifying fellows will receive a supplemental stipend in the amount of $1,100 in each fellowship quarter of their award. Read on for more details.

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UCSB Carbon Neutrality Initiative Equipment Funding Program


LabRATS, in collaboration with Facilities Management, has a new equipment funding program aimed to aid researchers in purchasing energy-saving equipment. This program is designed to help UCSB reach the goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2025 utilizing energy-efficient technology and encouraging the retirement of old and/or inefficient equipment. Read on for more info!

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International Grads: Public Charge Ruling

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OISS recommends that international students and scholars should continue to refrain from accessing public benefits unless it's absolutely necessary. Read on for more information on the Public Charge Ruling.

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Science Olympiad looking for graduate student volunteers

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Science Olympiad is a STEM outreach program that hosts competitions to encourage K-12 students to discover and develop interests in unique STEM fields. On March 7, 2020, Science Olympiad will be hosting its second annual Santa Barbara Regional Tournament. Read on for more info about this exciting volunteer opportunity!

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Feminist Pedagogies Conference

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The Feminist Pedagogies Conference is designed to allow graduate students the opportunity to share their work on pedagogy-related topics, especially those that relate to gender, class, race, or intersectional identity issues. Submit your proposal by March 6th!

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