Support for graduate students at CAPS


As everyone is grappling with the impact of COVID-19, the disruption of students’ academic plans, milestones, and advancement is significant. CAPS understands that within this environment, graduate students face unique challenges. If you would like to talk with someone and get support, CAPS is open and available for virtual appointments. Read on to learn how to make an appointment and to view some suggestions on how to cope and develop resilience for graduate students.

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Graduate student support for central fellows with child dependents

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Commencing with the Spring 2020 quarter, the Graduate Division will begin providing supplemental funding for Central Fellows with child dependents during fellowship quarters. Qualifying fellows will receive a supplemental stipend in the amount of $1,100 in each fellowship quarter of their award. Read on for more details.

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UCSB Carbon Neutrality Initiative Equipment Funding Program


LabRATS, in collaboration with Facilities Management, has a new equipment funding program aimed to aid researchers in purchasing energy-saving equipment. This program is designed to help UCSB reach the goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2025 utilizing energy-efficient technology and encouraging the retirement of old and/or inefficient equipment. Read on for more info!

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International Grads: Public Charge Ruling

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OISS recommends that international students and scholars should continue to refrain from accessing public benefits unless it's absolutely necessary. Read on for more information on the Public Charge Ruling.

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Science Olympiad looking for graduate student volunteers

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Science Olympiad is a STEM outreach program that hosts competitions to encourage K-12 students to discover and develop interests in unique STEM fields. On March 7, 2020, Science Olympiad will be hosting its second annual Santa Barbara Regional Tournament. Read on for more info about this exciting volunteer opportunity!

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Feminist Pedagogies Conference

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The Feminist Pedagogies Conference is designed to allow graduate students the opportunity to share their work on pedagogy-related topics, especially those that relate to gender, class, race, or intersectional identity issues. Submit your proposal by March 6th!

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Summer intern housing in NYC

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Have a great internship lined up for this summer in NYC, but having trouble finding affordable housing in great locations? Educational Housing Services is currently offering deep discounts to those that reserve their rooms in one of their many buildings within the city before Feb 29th. 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 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 at 5pm on March 13, 2020.

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William Faulkner: Exposing the Creative Secrets of an Author’s Archive


This year, the UCSB library acquired the complete 44-volume facsimile edition of William Faulkner’s most important manuscripts. To celebrate this, join the library on February 12 for an afternoon of lively presentations that uncover the creative process of this celebrated author. Talks by undergraduate and graduate students who have engaged in archival research on William Faulkner’s writing processes and famed peculiarities will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

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Elsevier feedback poll

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All graduate students are invited to take the Elsevier Feedback Poll to inform discussions about access to Elsevier publications. The University of California is strongly committed to advancing open access to UC research in partnership with publishers. Taking this poll may help advance ​the UC mission toward complete open access.

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Spatial Lightning Talks


The speakers are in, and the stage is set for a lively lunch on Feb 11th at the Spatial Lightning Talks! This annual series of 3-minute lightning talks brings together speakers from across the UCSB campus as well as the local community to enlighten the crowd on a broad range of spatial topics. RSVP by Feb 7th for the lunch count!

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Winter 2020 Mental Health Peer Workshops

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The UCSB Mental Health Peers will be hosting a variety of workshops this quarter aimed at taming anxiety, dealing with imposter syndrome, stress reduction, coping with breakups, and social media management. Read on for more info!

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Womxn of Color Conference

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A.S. Womxn's Commission is inviting all community members to their annual WOMXN OF COLOR CONFERENCE taking place on February 8th at the Student Resource Building. This year's theme is "Reclaiming our Spaces, Reclaiming our Voices,” in which different forms of grassroots activism will be promoted and shared. Make sure to RSVP!

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