A World without Prisons - Blum Center Event

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The Blum Center will be hosting a virtual Pop-Up Discussion centered on prison abolition on Thursday, November 18th at 5pm. The discussion will explore the exploitative nature of our current prison systems, the modern day prison abolition movement, and ways to shift our collective understanding of justice and punishment. RSVP today!

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International Student Advisory Board seeks grad student board members!

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Check out this great opportunity to serve your UCSB community of international students. The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is currently recruiting new board members for the Winter 2021 quarter. Graduate student members benefit from research and mentorship opportunities, as well as access to advisors and faculty who work in international education. Applications are due November 14th.

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Grad School Confidential podcast series

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Check out the new Grad School Confidential podcast series! This monthly series is dedicated to breaking the silence over the academic and personal challenges that graduate students face, from impostor syndrome to working in isolation to dealing with failure. Read on to learn more!

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Upcoming Fall 2020 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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Watch free films with Arts & Lectures at the Drive-In

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Join UCSB Arts and Lectures at the Westwind Drive-in from October 13 - December 16 for a variety of free films! Film start times are 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. before Daylight Savings and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. after Daylight Savings. Arrive early to enjoy food trucks, concessions, and entertainment from your car. Read on to learn more!

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Learn about Melissa Barthelemy's work as a UC Free Speech Fellow

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Melissa Barthelemy, a Ph.D. candidate in public history, was named one of 11 2019-2020 UC Free Speech Fellows by the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Fellows receive a stipend to further the national conversation related to expression and civic engagement on college campuses, including how to advance campus dialogue and further viewpoint diversity and inclusivity. Read on to learn more about Melissa's work as a Fellow and watch a video about her activities!

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Latinx Heritage Celebration

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Check out this week's Latinx Heritage Celebration from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! Featuring five virtual events over two days (Oct. 22-23). Read on to learn more!

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Capps Center election events

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The Capps Center invites you to join them for a two-part election event on October 26 and November 10, from 6-7:30pm. A panel of students will discuss the issues that are of greatest concern to them as we elect the next President of the United States. Read on for more details!

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UCSB Annual Out List - sign up today!


UCSB's Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) invites you to participate in their 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 8th at 5pm!

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Graduate Student Organization Series: meet GSDS!

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The Graduate Student Organization Series features profiles of social, professional, and affinity groups for graduate students to help you expand your personal and professional communities. This week meet GSDS: Graduate Students for Diversity in the Sciences!

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Graduate Student Organization Series: meet QTGSU!

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Looking to find community on campus? The Graduate Student Organization Series features profiles of social, professional, and affinity groups for graduate students to help you expand your personal and professional communities. This articles features the Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union (QTGSU). Read on to find out how you can get involved!

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Free film screening of Public Trust on Sept. 23

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Patagonia and UCSB Arts & Lectures present two FREE community screenings of Patagonia Films’ award-winning documentary “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands” on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:15 pm and 9:15 pm at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara.

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Panel on accessing health care for trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and questioning students

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Join Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity for a panel discussion about accessing health care for trans, nonbinary, gender non-conforming and questioning students at UCSB! The discussion will cover mental health, sexual health, transition-related care, and much more. The panel is open to all. Read on for more details!

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How to establish California residency: live Q&A for graduate students

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Do you have questions about how to establish California residency for tuition purposes, especially considering the unique circumstances surrounding the pandemic? Join the UCSB Registrar team for a live Q&A event on Zoom titled "How to establish California residency (Graduate students)" on Friday, Jul 31 at 10 AM. Read on for more details!

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S.T.E.M.ing While Black

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S.T.E.M.ing While Black aims to fill a gap, by allowing students, researchers, and others to have a support system filled with mentorship and guidance that may assist with combating common challenges. Check out the program recordings from Part I of this series on Facebook and stay tuned for Part II in the near future!

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Apply now to be a Big Ideas Innovation Ambassador

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Innovation Ambassadors work to foster and engage the social innovation network on their respective campuses. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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