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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Art of Science Caption Writing Workshop

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Are you considering applying to the 2020 Art of Science Competition? If so, please join UCSB Library, the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, and the California NanoSystems Institute at a workshop on Jan 30th to help you craft a caption that quickly, clearly, and succinctly shares the importance of your artwork. Read on for more info!

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Seeking Cultural Education Ambassadors for 2020!

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UCSB is working with the California Global Education Project on an exciting K-12 program to bring the world into classrooms around the Santa Barbara area. Come be a part of this amazing initiative, add to your resume or CV, and gain real-world experience in the classroom and in program design.

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Important update on flu season from Student Health

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Student Health has been seeing a lot of flu cases as of late. Given this level of activity, it's likely that a high volume of influenza cases will continue over the next 2-3 weeks. Please read on for an important message from Student Health on the steps they are taking to meet the recent surge.

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Health & Wellness graduate student events for Winter 2020

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The Graduate Student Wellness Program at UC Santa Barbara is a free program that provides wellness opportunities for all graduate students. Join Health & Wellness this quarter for a lineup of exciting events aimed at improving grad students' wellbeing. Read on for more info!

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Commencement 2020: Save the Date

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Mark your calendars! This year, the Graduate Division Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 12th at 1 p.m. on the Commencement Green. Read on for additional information!

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