Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Lancaster Dissertation Award

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Congratulations to the two winners of the 2020 Lancaster Dissertation Award Competition, Annie Hikido and Junkai Jiang! This annual award recognizes two individuals who have completed dissertations deemed by the Awards Committee ​as having significant impact on their field. Winners receive a plaque and check for $1000 ​and become UC Santa Barbara's nominees for national competitions in their respective fields. Read on to learn more about Annie and Junkai's research!

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Join Summer Sessions for GRIT Talks

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Summer Sessions presents a new (virtual) season of GRIT Talks. Eight notable UC Santa Barbara faculty will deliver free public lectures on Ground-breaking Research and Innovative Technology (GRIT) being used to discover new knowledge across myriad disciplines. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration. Read on for the topics and links to register!

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H&W survey for summer family cooking class

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Are you a student parent interested in finding fun virtual activities to do with your children this summer? Health & Wellness is conducting an interest survey for students who are parents, guardians, or foster care providers about summer cooking classes for the whole family. Take the survey by July 1, 2020.

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"Let's Talk" CAPS series

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Join UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services for a mental health consultation program called Let's Talk. The Let's Talk program provides one-on-one 20-minute informal consultations with CAPS staff. Consultations are a helpful way to talk to someone at CAPS without committing to ongoing therapy or treatment. Read on for more info about this helpful service.

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Due tomorrow: applications for Title IX Student Advisory Board

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The Office of the President is recruiting for the 2020-2021 UC Title IX Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB’s mission is to elevate UC student voices in the pursuit of these prevention and response efforts. The spot for the UCSB Graduate Student Representative will be vacant for the 2020-2021 school year. Read on for more info and to apply by May 29th (tomorrow!).

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Starting tomorrow: Hackathon to Prevent Food Waste

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Ayadee Foundation's Hackathon to Prevent Food Waste seeks bright minds to brainstorm with others from around the country and across multiple sectors of society to present solutions to teams of investors for immediate implementation of their ideas. Sign up now, the event begins this Friday!

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2020-21 GSA Officer Elections

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The 2020-21 GSA Officer Elections will take place online from Monday, May 25 at 8am until Thursday, May 28 at 4pm. You will be able to vote online by using your UCSB Net ID. Read on for a list of Officer Candidates on the 2020-2021 ballot and their candidate statements.

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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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Warning of potential scam targeting graduate students

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The Graduate Division would like to warn graduate students of a potential scam targeting graduate students. If you receive an email similar to the one detailed in this article, please do not respond and immediately alert your department and support desk. Thank you for helping keep UCSB safe.

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Call for COVID-19 testimonials for GSA fundraising

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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

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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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