Womxn Grad Student Mixer

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Join the Women's Center on December 6 for a relaxed event designed to bring together feminist-minded graduate students in a social and conversational setting. The event will include some guided discussion questions for groups and some informal polling to get a greater sense of the needs of women-identified and gender nonconforming students on campus. All genders and identities are welcome. Learn more and RSVP today!

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Teletherapy resource for UCSB students

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As a graduate student, it can be difficult to prioritize your mental health and well-being. This is where LiveHealth - teletherapy comes in. This resource is available to UCSB students with UC Ship insurance and provides access to video calls with licensed psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists directly from your phone, tablet, or computer. Read on to learn more!

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Professional Women's Association small group networking event

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New to networking? Mingling make you nervous? Join the Professional Women's Association for a networking experience in a small group setting. You'll have the opportunity to meet colleagues in a structured environment and create the beginnings of new professional relationships. Read on for more info!

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Free UCSB Arts & Lectures event for graduate students!

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Don't miss out on this free Arts & Lectures event for graduate students! On November 3, prize-winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss will recount the riveting story of the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. To attend, just be ready to present a valid UCSB student ID and self-identify as a grad student.

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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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