2019 Incoming Grad Series: Tannishtha Bhattacharjee

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Grad school marks the next chapter in Tannishtha Bhattacharjee's adventure. She is coming to UCSB from Delhi, India, where she received her BA, MA, and MPhil in History. She is very excited to ​come to UCSB and continue her work in the History Department and inspire UCSB fashion.

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Matthew Devlin


Next up in our 2019 Incoming Grad Series is Matthew Devlin, who is coming to UCSB from the L'Oreál USA research headquarters in New Jersey to pursue a Ph.D. in ​​Mechanical Engineering. Read on to learn more about ​Matthew's ​background, research interests, and his extensive knowledge of mascara!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Kirstin Rollins

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The 2019 Incoming Grad Series continues with Kirstin Rollins, an incoming PhD student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Washington State. Learn more about ​Kirstin's research interests and her plethora of fun facts!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Kristian Vásquez


First up in our 2019 Incoming Grad Series is Kristian Vásquez, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Chicana/o Studies. Learn more about how Kristian developed his research interests as well as his interests outside of school – including moshing!

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Who's new: Introducing our 2019 incoming graduate student cohort

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UC Santa Barbara welcomes 852 new graduate students ​to campus ​at the end of this month. This group of grad students is the most diverse incoming cohort in UCSB history! We break down ​some statistics on ​this great group and give you a sneak peek at our upcoming series profiling eight of our new student​s.

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Writing Support Services and Editing Resource Lists now available


The Graduate Student Resource Center recently published a list writing support services offered by the Graduate Division and another list of editors for hire as a third party to connect students with potential editors for various writing projects. Read on for more info about these services and how to take advantage of them.

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Graduate Division welcomes new Funding Peer Advisor

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The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new ​Funding Peer Advisor, ​Kaitlyn Ugoretz. Kaitlyn will work to help graduate students search for funding opportunities and improve their financial literacy. Read on to find out more about ​​Kaitlyn!

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Meet the winners of the 2019 Graduate Mentoring Awards


The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the ​winners of two awards ​honoring graduate students who have distinguished themselves in the area of undergraduate research supervision: Thomas (Alex) Johnson, Eric Jones, Nicholas Sherck, Monica Cornejo, Avi McClelland-Cohen, and Mallory Melton. Read on to find out more about our awardees!

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Policy update for international students


Attention international students: the Graduate Division has recently communicated about changes to policy implementation around the quarterly non-resident supplemental tuition (NRST) fee. This will now be linked to registered quarters rather than calendar years. Read on for more info and FAQs.

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Graduate Division seeks Funding Peer Advisor for 2019-20


The UCSB Graduate Division is currently accepting applications for its Funding Peer Advisor position to begin employment in Summer 2019. The Funding Peer educates and advises UCSB’s graduate students about internal and external funding opportunities as well as personal finance matters. The position runs through the 2019-20 academic year and is renewable for subsequent years. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, July 12.

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Check out our Summer 2019 programming lineup!

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Be sure to check out upcoming events and workshops from the Graduate Student Resource Center. From learning about academic job market writing, to updating your resume, to hearing from your fellow grad students at a Lunch & Learn, we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of ​summer programming.

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Learn more about the Graduate Student Resource Center


Located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (Room 1215), the GSRC is the primary resource for graduate students at UCSB for career and professional development support. We offer a variety of workshops and events, individual advising, and referrals to other campus resources that serve graduate students.

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Cheer on UCSB champion in system-wide Grad Slam competition on May 10


Next week, UCSB will send its 2019 Grad Slam champion, ​George Degen from Chemical Engineering, up to San Fransisco to compete against 9 other UC finalists ​in the 5th annual UC systemwide Grad Slam tournament on Friday, May 10. Find out how you can tune in and vote for George in the People's Choice competition!

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Join us for the 2019 Grad Slam final round on Friday, April 19

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After two weeks of competition, only 9 graduate students remain ​to compete in the final round of the 2019 Grad Slam this Friday. With thousands of dollars of prize money up for grabs, this​ is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss. If you can't make it in person, you can tune in to the livestream through UC Santa Barbara's Facebook page to catch all the excitement!

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 3: Wednesday, April 17


Join us as we ​wrap up the second stage of the 7th Annual Grad Slam with our ​last semifinal round! Three students from each semifinal round will advance to the final round​ happening later this week. Check out a preview of the presentations here and be sure to follow on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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