Join the GSRC on Shoreline!

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Looking for Graduate Student Resource Center event information? We are now on Shoreline! All of our upcoming programming, included co-hosted events, can now be found by navigating to the GSRC page in the Shoreline portal. Be sure to join the GSRC group so you don't miss any notifications about upcoming events!

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Covid-19 boosters available in Isla Vista in January

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Through a partnership between UCSB and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department COVID-19 Booster shots will be offered without charge on 5 occasions in Isla Vista this month. All 3 COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at the Isla Vista Embarcadero Hall parking lot on January 11, 18, 21, 25 and 28 from 10 am - 4 pm, with free parking in Lot 40 behind the I.V. Theater. Please take advantage of this opportunity by making an appointment through the website myturn.ca.gov. Read on to learn more!

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GSRC staff and peers are here for you!

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The Graduate Student Resource Center staff members and peer advisors continue to work largely remotely during Winter Quarter. We will be providing all of our regular services and support virtually. Find out more on how to connect with us!

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2022 Grad Slam competition now open

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The 2022 Grad Slam competition is now open! This year, Grad Slam is combining the most successful elements from previous competitions, featuring virtual video submissions in the Qualifying Round and a live in-person Final Round. We're giving away over $16,000 in cash prizes, and all currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to compete. The deadline for Qualifying Round video submissions is Tuesday, February 1, so be sure to read on for more info on the competition rules and timeline!

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Check out our Winter 2022 programming lineup!

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Check out the Winter 2022 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to get plugged in to our ongoing professional development programming – from navigating taxes, to building your network, to writing fellowship applications, and much more. ​Mark your calendars and visit our Shoreline page for updated information as events get closer.

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Reminder: January 5 deadline to apply for Diversity & Outreach Peer Advisor position

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The UCSB Graduate Division is currently seeking applications for its Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor position to begin employment in January 2022. The Diversity and Outreach Peer Advisor assists in the development and implementation of outreach and recruitment events which are designed to cultivate a highly qualified and diverse pool of graduate school applicants. This position also assists in fostering and maintaining an environment at UCSB that values and supports inclusivity and diversity. Applications are due by January 5, 2022.

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UC Santa Barbara recognized twice by the US Department of State

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UC Santa Barbara has recently been recognized by the U.S. Department of State for its contributions to two different scholarship programs: The Fulbright Program and the Gilman International Scholar Program. Both distinctions have a focus on diversity and inclusion. Read on to learn more about these scholarships and UCSB's role in helping students receive them!

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Winter Quarter 2022 Instruction

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Read on for an update from the Academic Senate about plans for Winter Quarter 2022 instruction. The update includes information on medical accommodations, workplace adjustments, hybrid courses, attendance policies, and contingency planning,

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Check out our Fall 2021 programming lineup!

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Check out the Fall 2021 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to get plugged into our ongoing professional development programming – from navigating imposter syndrome, to finding funding, to crafting your resume, and much more. ​Mark your calendars and visit our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Abraham Hawley Suarez

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Our final featured student, Abraham Hawley Suarez, comes to UCSB's Religious Studies department from Mexico City. Learn about why he is fascinated by the impact of religion on modern societies, his love of guitar, and listen to part of his newly released album!

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Xinyu Liu

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Next in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Xinyu Liu. Xinyu is coming to UCSB from Beijing, China to pursue a Master's degree in Computer Science. She tells us about her research in computational neuroscience, her love of martial arts, and her role in distributing news articles about J.R.R. Tolkien to Chinese audiences!

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Daniela Sarmiento Hernandez

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Next in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Daniela Sarmiento Hernandez, an incoming Ph.D. student in Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology from Ecuador. She tells us about her research interests in risk and resilience for vulnerable populations, how growing up in Ecuador sparked an interest in mental health, and why her friends consider her a "celebrity magnet!"

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Joseph Farah

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Next in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Joseph Farah, who is coming to UCSB from Massachusetts to pursue a Ph.D. in Physics with a focus on Astrophysics. Learn about his research on black holes, view some examples of his digital artwork, and read about his hobbies--including competitive drag racing!

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Dee Dee Hong

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Next in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Dee Dee Hong, who will be completing a PhD in Education. Learn about her research on pathways to education for minoritized students, her skills on the ukelele, and how she spent two years in East Java, Indonesia as a Peace Corps volunteer!

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