Sign-up now for Haunted or Hallowed, an Escape Room Workshop

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Are you a graduate student and interested in escape rooms or immersive gaming experiences, whether as a designer or a player? Join two professional game designers for a 2-day workshop on October 19 & 20, 2022, in support of your overall wellness. Participants will receive a stipend! Read on for more Info.

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The Public Domain Players -- info session on Oct 4

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The recently-founded Public Domain Players want to invite you to their upcoming events this quarter. On October 4 at 6pm, their artistic directors are hosting an Informational Meeting about the company and the coming season, and from November 10-12, they are hosting their Out of the Hat Fall Festival.

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Graduate Writers' Room is open every Tuesday and Wednesday

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Fall is a great time to get a jump-start on your writing goals for the year! Do you need a productive, quiet environment where you can really get things done? Come write alongside your fellow grad students in the Graduate Writers' Room, featuring comfortable seating, snacks, and the best free coffee on campus! The ​Writers' Room is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays all quarter long.

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Seeking mentors for the Graduate Scholars Program

Call for Graduate Mentors

Are you a PhD candidate interested in helping first- and second-year doctoral students? Consider applying to be mentor for the Graduate Scholars Program! GSP supports graduate students from diverse and historically-underrepresented backgrounds throughout their graduate careers. Mentors receive stipends of $500/quarter. Apply by September 23.

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: September 2022 edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you carve out time for writing. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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Ventura County bus system now free for UCSB students

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The Ventura County Transportation Commission has expanded their College Ride program to include UCSB undergraduate and graduate students. This program will allow students to ride any bus in Ventura County for free by showing their Access Card. Student commuters from Ventura County may ride the Coastal Express to and from campus for free for the 22/23 school year.

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Graduate Division is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

Distinguished Masters Thesis Competition

Graduate Division has the opportunity to nominate two students for the 2022-23 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award, presented by the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and PROQUEST. If selectet, the recipient will receive an award consisting of a certificate, $1,000, and travel expenses to the annual WAGS meeting in Portland, OR. Nomination materials due on September 16. Read on for more info.

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Free Coworking Session this Saturday, September 10

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The Academic Writers’ Space is offering a free “public” coworking session on Saturday, September 10 at 12pm PST. This session is open to anyone interested in experiencing how coworking can help their productivity. In this 2-hour Zoom coworking session you will be guided to focus & engage effectively with your own academic work.

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: August 2022 edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you with your writing this summer. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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Free Summer Cinema for UCSB students

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UCSB Arts & Lectures' popular FREE Summer Cinema Series “Hot Fun in the Summertime” kicked off last Wednesday, July 6 at UCSB Campbell Hall, and continues through August 26. Films also screen Fridays at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. Wednesday screenings at Campbell Hall are open to UCSB students only (UCSB student ID required).

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Available recording of recent webinar on Establishing UC Residency

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Grads, do you have questions about how to establish California residency? UCSB's Office of the Registrar recently hosted the presentation "Establishing UC Residency for Tuition Purposes." To maximize accessibility, they have made both a recording of the event and the presentation slides available for all UCSB students on Box. Read on for links.

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Lunch & Learn returns in-person on Wednesday!

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Lunch & Learn will return to in-person programming next Wednesday, July 13th. Come join us in the UCSB Library for our July Lunch & Learn: Hazards and History, which features talks from graduate students in Environmental Science and English. Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be served! In-person attendance is limited, so RSVP today!

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Graduate Division Commencement Spotlight: Pedro Craveiro

Pedro Craveiro Profile

Pedro Craveiro received PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at UC Santa Barbara. In the future, he aims to combine his love for teaching with administrative work to improve student life for students. Pedro recently sat down for an interview with Marketing and Communications Office Intern Matthew Choi. Read on for a transcript of that interview!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: July 2022 edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you with your writing this summer. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: June 2022 edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you with your writing this summer. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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