Upcoming RCSGD events for grad students

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The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is hosting two events for graduate students the week of May 30, 2022. There will be a study hour for LGBTQ+ grads at the library on May 31 from 5-7p and a celebration lunch for LGBTQ+ graduate students of color at the Student Resource Building Multi-Purpose Room on June 3 from 11:30a -1:00p. Read on for more details and to register!

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Applications open for UC Sacramento's Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy

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The UC Center Sacramento is excited to announce its seventh annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $750 prize and will deliver a policy lecture at UCCS. The deadline to apply is June 16th.

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THIS FRIDAY: Grad student pedagogy panel

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Join the Women's Center on May 20 from 2-4pm at the Women's Center lounge (1st floor, Student Resource Building) for an interdisciplinary panel featuring four graduate student scholars. Each panelist will share their research and pedagogical approaches on various topics relating to social justice. Stay for a q&a session, coffee, and treats. Read on to learn more!

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Upcoming Art Shows: MFA Thesis Show, "It Appears to Be a Circle" and Kinder Art Exhibit

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The 2022 MFA Thesis Art Show, It Appears to Be a Circle, is now open at UCSB's Art, Design, & Architecture Museum! This exhibition, which features the work of Marisa de la Peña, Tom Dunn, and Chad Ress, will be available until May 29th. Also, don't miss the Kinder Art Exhibit this coming Saturday, May 21 from 12-4p. This event will be held in the Jewel Box Gallery of the AD&A Museum.

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Graduate Writers' Room reopens on June 21 for Summer 2022!

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Summer is almost here -- a great time to make progress on your dissertation! 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 will open ​Tuesday, June 21, and be open all summer long in Student Resource Building Room 1103.

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Bren Environmental Justice Symposium coming next week!

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Next Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20, the Bren Environmental Justice Club will be hosting its 4th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium. This hybrid event will explore topics ranging from the roots of environmental harm to advice for environmental justice careers. This event brings together interdisciplinary scholars, activists, and thought-leaders to envision the future of environmental justice. Read on for more information!

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Free Coworking Session this Saturday, May 14

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The Academic Writers’ Space is offering is first free “public” coworking session on Saturday May 14 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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Upcoming event from MHP: Who am I when I'm not a graduate student?

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Join the Graduate Mental Health Peers on May 17 from 2-3pm for the next event in their Graduate Series "Finding Meaning and Harmony in the Journey": "Who Am I When I Am Not a Graduate Student: Identifying Your Values & Incorporating Self-Care." This virtual workshop will explore the different identities graduate students carry.

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: May 2022 edition


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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Study on graduate student writing experience -- participants needed

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The Graduate Division and the Academic, Professional, and Technical Graduate Writing Development Program are excited to extend to you the opportunity to participate in a study on graduate student writing experiences at UCSB. To participate, you will need to take an online survey that takes ~20 to 30 minutes to complete. In compensation for your time, you can enter into a drawing to win 1 of 10 $50 gift certificates. Read on for more info!

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Mental health workshop: Burnout While in Grad School

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Join the Mental Health Peers on Friday, April 29 for a conversation on managing burnout while in graduate school. The workshop will discuss ways in which graduate student may experience burnout and strategies you can incorporate to integrate a work life harmony. The workshop will include activities and open discussion. Read on for more info.

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UC Global Health Day 2022: Centering Social Justice in Community Health

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Attend UC Global Health Day 2022 on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30am – 6pm PT (in-person and virtually). This day-long collaborative global health conference showcases innovative research and initiatives occurring across the University of California. This year’s theme of Centering Social Justice in Community Health is exemplified by diverse speakers who are actively engaged across a variety of disciplines and doing work that has benefited communities at local and global levels. Read on to learn more!

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CARE seeking grad students for listening sessions


Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education is seeking graduate students to share their experiences with graduate programming and services in virtual listening sessions. All selected participants will receive a $25 gift card to the University Book Store. Read on for more information.

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