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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Phone scam alert from the Office of International Students & Scholars

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There is currently a surge in the number of phone scams happening. Because international students may not be familiar with U.S. government agencies, you may be vulnerable. Callers may pretend to be immigration agents or law enforcement officers. Do not be pressured by callers, stay calm, and protect yourself and your information. Read on for more info and to learn how to protect yourself!

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MADE [at] UCSB exhibition opening

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MADE [at] UCSB is the Media Arts and Technology Program’s (MAT) End of Year Show at UC Santa Barbara. Showcasing graduate student work that connects media art, design, and engineering, MADE [at] UCSB represents the mission of MAT: to enable the creation of hybrid work that informs both scientific and aesthetic discourses. Read on for more info!

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Attend TEDxUCSB on June 1

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2019 marks the sixth anniversary of TEDxUCSB! The event will feature nine talks on a range of topics centered on this year's theme, "Declaration of Interdependence." TEDxUCSB will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 2-6pm in UCSB's Theater and Dance W1701. Read on for details!

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Deadline extended: Apply for Graduate Student HSI Working Group: $2000 mini grants!

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Interested in contributing to our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) mission to promote underrepresented minority student success? The Chicano Studies Institute and Student Affairs Assessment Initiative are providing $2000 mini grants to graduate students that are interested in helping student service departments assess their goals in serving the needs of vulnerable student communities. Applications due June 15, 2019.

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Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) open house

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UC Santa Barbara’s Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will present an open house on May 22, 2019. Stop by to tour their recently renovated space, meet the new career staff and current student staff, and learn about their resources while enjoying tamales and other refreshments. Read on for more info!

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Scriptworlds Conference 2019

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The Scriptworlds Conference on May 31 and June 1 will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who base their work on the fact that the human visual system adapts culturally. Join talks on Linguistics, East Asian Languages, English, Visual Art, Jewish Studies, American Sign Language and more! Colleagues with an interest in writing, script, cognitive science, and visual culture are encouraged to attend.

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Health & Wellness Graduate Student Interest Survey

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Are there types of Health & Wellness events or programs that would be beneficial to you as a graduate student at UCSB? The Graduate Health & Wellness Program is trying to gauge graduate student interest in different kinds of events and workshops with a survey! The survey is quick and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Deadline is May 15, 2019.

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Learn about mentoring at URCA Week Undergraduate Research Panels

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Learn how to mentor undergraduates at today's (Monday, May 6) URCA Week Undergraduate Research Panels in the UCSB Library Room 1312. All panels are FREE and open to grad students interested in finding out more about supporting excellence in mentorship. Read on for details and information about events throughout the week!

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