An evening with W. Kamau Bell: a student-centered conversation

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Check out this special roundtable discussion on February 11th with W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN's United Shades of America and author of The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell. Students are invited to bring their questions, comments, and thoughts to the virtual table. Read on to learn more!

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Call for nominations: GSA teaching and service awards

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Each year the Graduate Student Association (GSA) grants awards for Excellence in Teaching by graduate student TA's, as well as awards for service to the graduate student community. These are the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA) and the Dixon-Levy GSA Service Award. The calls for nominations are now open and will end on February 28, 2021. You may nominate yourself! Read on to learn more about the awards.

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Eighth annual Art of Science competition

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The Art of Science initiative invites current UCSB undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to tell the story of their research through the aesthetic. The competition is open until February 22, 2021. Click to learn more!

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Nominate graduate students for the Lancaster Dissertation Awards

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Now is the time for faculty to nominate graduate students for the Lancaster Dissertation Awards! This annual award recognizes two individuals who have completed dissertations deemed by the Awards Committee as having significant impact on the field in terms of methodological and substantive contributions. This year two awards will be given to doctoral degree recipients or candidates from Biological and Life Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible for this year’s competition, dissertations need to have been completed between July 1st, 2019, and June 30th, 2021. All nominations must be submitted by April 2, 2021. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for filming from home

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Do you need to look your best for an upcoming job talk, online presentation, interview, or other online event? Check out this special guide on how to film from home using the equipment you already own. Read on to download the guide!

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Winter 2021 Queer Trans Identities & Experiences Seminars (QTies)

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Come learn how to support LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty through a QTie Seminar! QTie Seminars are designed to provide professional and personal development for students, faculty, and staff at UCSB regarding LGBTQ identities and experiences. With an awareness that all forms of oppression are inherently interconnected, these seminars will focus on LGBTQ identity, experience, and culture through a social justice and intersectional lens. Read on to learn more!

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Difficult Dialogues: Anti-Blackness talk on January 13

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Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the next installment of its 2020-2021 series "Difficult Dialogues: Anti-Blackness" on Wednesday, 1/13 at 12pm. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Barbara Ransby and is titled, "A Crucible Moment for Race in America: The Crisis of Racial Capitalism and the Challenge of the Movement for Black Lives." Read on to learn more and to register!

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The Associated Students Legal Resource Center: a resource for grad students

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The Associated Students Legal Resource Center (ASLRC) assists students in responding to legal problems that may be interfering with academic studies or otherwise adversely affecting their well-being. UCSB students can receive free legal advice on any issue or concern in which legal education would be helpful, unless it involves the university or another UCSB student. All consultations are strictly confidential. Read on to learn more!

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Fall 2020 Parent Talk Series

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Are you a student parent? Check out the Fall 2020 CCAMPIS/CALM Parent Talk Series. The series will cover a range of topics, such as how to help your child manage stress related to COVID-19 and strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Read on to learn more!

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