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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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Preston Willard Rukewe Dozie Itie

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Next up in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Preston Willard Rukewe Dozie Itie, who is entering the Master's program in the Earth Science Department. Learn more about his experience with paleontology and his research on rare prehistoric animals, including giant otters and bear-dogs!

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Sogol Aliabadi

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Next in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Sogol Aliabadi, who is coming to UCSB from Santa Monica to complete the Master's in Music program in Viola Performance. You'll read about her research on the evolving role of the viola, hear how a recording of her laugh ended up on an episode of the Big Bang Theory, and learn about her video game orchestra!

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2021 Incoming Grad Series: Jessica West

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First up in our 2021 Incoming Grad Series is Jessica West, who is entering the Master's in Environmental Science and Management program at the Bren School. Learn more about her love of bears, experience as a zookeeper, and her hobbies--including falconry!

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Call for proposals: alumni-related career events and scholarly collaborations

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The Graduate Division is pleased to circulate a dedicated call for proposals to connect UCSB graduate-program alumni with current students about the job market, skills needed to advance successful careers, and the alumna/us experience in chosen career pathways. There is no set deadline, but requests should be made well in advance of the scheduled event. The maximum allocation is $400 for virtual events or $800 for in-person events. Funding for annual career events is capped at $200 and includes the expectation of cost-share from departments or divisions.

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Graduate Division welcomes new International Peer Advisor

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The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new International Peer Advisor, Athith Krishna. Athith will work to create representative spaces and provide resources specific to the international graduate student population at UCSB. Read on to find out more about ​​Athith!

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Six UCSB graduate students win Fulbright Fellowships for research abroad

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a highly competitive international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. In the 2021-22 award cycle, 17 students applied from UCSB, 6 were selected as finalists, 1 was selected as an alternate, and 7 were selected as semi-finalists. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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Find out about new ways to stay up-to-date on the GradPost!

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Starting this week, the GradPost will be migrating to a new service (Follow.It) that will deliver the daily digest emails of all of our content. We are excited to be able to bring you a more stable and customizable way to engage with all of our content that is curated just for grad students and postdocs. Read on to learn more and sign up today!

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Summer support grants for PhD Students

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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Graduate Division will provide 50 summer stipends of $7,000 to doctoral students whose research and progress toward the completion of their degrees were severely impacted by the global pandemic. You are eligible for this program if you are currently registered in a UCSB doctoral program and experienced demonstrable delays in research and/or academic progress due to the global pandemic. Priority will be given to advanced doctoral students. Submit an application by Friday, July 9 to be considered!

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