Panel discussion on workplace discrimination and the public responsibilities of academics

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Join the UCSB chapter of Minorities and Philosophy for a philosophical conversation on November 6th. They will discuss the argument in the amicus curiae brief, consider the practical implications of such action, and attempt to understand our duties as academics in the public sphere. They are also recruiting interested graduate students to participate in the panel; submit your statement by October 30!

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Big Table Initiative: Host or join an American-style home dinner!

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Be a cross-cultural bridge and share a meal with someone from across the world! Host a dinner in your apartment, dorm, or house for an international student or group of students and share your piece of U.S. culture! Just a simple meal can have a big impact. Sign up today and choose a date that works for you!

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SCIENCE Magazine presents Dance Your PhD

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In today’s world of polarized opinions, don’t we all need a waltz about weevils or a jitterbug on joules to bring us together? Join AAAS's 12th edition of the annual “Dance Your PhD” contest ​which challenges scientists to explain their research without PowerPoint slides or jargon—in fact with no talking at all. You could win $1000 and perhaps go viral on social media. The deadline to submit is January 21.

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Creating Community: A support space for Black graduate students

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UCSB's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) invites Black-identified graduate students to join Creating Community, a support space to discuss the unique challenges for graduate students of African heritage.The group meets on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. at the CAPS building, and light refreshments are provided.

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Learn more about Calfresh Awareness Week

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Calfresh is a federally funded nutrition assistance program that provides students with up to $194 per month in food benefits (that's $2,328 per year!). About 8,000 students at UCSB are eligible for Calfresh, but many do not know about it or do not know where to find help. Join Food For All at their October 16 enrollment party to learn more and sign up today!

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Diversity Matters 2019: Toward an Inclusive Campus

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You are cordially invited to attend the Diversity Matters 2019 Event Series titled "Toward an Inclusive Campus" brought to you by the UCSB Graduate Division and our campus community partners. We encourage you to attend these events with your colleagues.

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Sign up for UCSB's second annual Out List!

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The UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is pleased to invite you to participate in UCSB's second annual Out List! The Out List is a list of students, staff, and faculty who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate their affiliation with or support of UCSB queer and trans communities, supporting people of all genders and sexual orientations. Sign up by October 11 at 9am!

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Pronoun functionality added to campus systems

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All students (including graduate students) will now be able to indicate their pronouns in GOLD and other university systems. This comes after a long time effort from UCSB's Trans Taskforce, which has been advocating for more gender-inclusive policies on campus.

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2019 LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series

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For one week each, beginning on August 9, three professional playwrights-in-residence will develop their new works in active collaboration with some of Santa Barbara’s favorite actors and a cadre of talented UC Santa Barbara students as part of LAUNCH PAD’s 6th annual Summer Reading Series. No RSVP is required and admission is free - learn more today!

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Profs at the Pub featuring Dr. Brad Bouley: The Black Plague

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Alumni Affairs and UCSB Affiliates invites you to a special Profs @ the Pub event! This Thursday, August 8th, come to Impact Hub in Santa Barbara to meet Brad Bouley and hear his engaging talk on the cataclysmic Black Plague. Profs @ the Pub is a free monthly speaker series for local alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members at some of Santa Barbara's (and Goleta's!) favorite watering holes. RSVP today!

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Monthly astronomy event

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Las Cumbres Observatory presents Astronomy on Tap in downtown Santa Barbara. Join them monthly for free, short, public, astronomy-related presentations in a bar! The next event is Wednesday, August 7th. Bruce Banerdt from JPL will talk about Martian Seismology with InSight and Sandy Seale from Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) and UCSB will talk about Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Santa Barbara.

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Health & Wellness KORU workshop series

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Grad students, invest in your long-term mental health! Join Health & Wellness for a FREE 4-session workshop series that will teach you the ins and outs of mindfulness and meditation using evidence-based curriculum designed specifically for you. Read on for more info!

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Fourth Annual UCSB Summer Music Festival

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present the fourth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, 2019, on the UCSB campus. Admission to all events is free. Reservations are not available. Seating is first-come, first-served. Read on for more info!

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Free astronomy event for UCSB students

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The Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), a non-profit science organization in Goleta, has organized a free Astronomy Talk on Wednesday, July 17th, at 7pm. ​This will be a public talk by 2011 Nobel Laureate Professor Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University, who will be speaking on "Supernovae and the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe." Read on for more info!

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