Join us for the 2019 Grad Slam final round on Friday, April 19

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After two weeks of competition, only 9 graduate students remain ​to compete in the final round of the 2019 Grad Slam this Friday. With thousands of dollars of prize money up for grabs, this​ is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss. If you can't make it in person, you can tune in to the livestream through UC Santa Barbara's Facebook page to catch all the excitement!

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 3: Wednesday, April 17

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Join us as we ​wrap up the second stage of the 7th Annual Grad Slam with our ​last semifinal round! Three students from each semifinal round will advance to the final round​ happening later this week. Check out a preview of the presentations here and be sure to follow on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 2: Tuesday, April 16

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Join us as we continue the next stage of the 7th Annual Grad Slam with our second semifinal round! ​Three students from each semifinal round will advance to the final round​ happening later this week. Check out a preview of the presentations here and be sure to follow on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam semifinal round 1: Monday, April 15

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Join us as we kick off the next stage of the 7th Annual Grad Slam with our first semifinal round! ​Three students from each semifinal round will advance to the final round​ happening later this week. Check out a preview of the presentations below and be sure to follow on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim rounds 9 and 10: Friday, April 12

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The 7th Annual Grad Slam continues with prelim rounds 9 and 10. Come out and support your fellow graduate students as they present their research in under three minutes! Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim rounds 3 and 4: Tuesday, April 9

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The 7th Annual Grad Slam continues with prelim rounds 3 and 4 on Tuesday, April 9! Come cast your People's Choice vote, which can help your favorites advance to the semifinal rounds. Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Preview of Grad Slam prelim rounds 1 and 2: Monday, April 8

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The 7th Annual Grad Slam kicks off Monday, April 8! Come out to the first two preliminary rounds, where your People's Choice vote can help your favorites advance to the semifinal rounds. Check out a preview of the presentations and be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on the winners of each round.

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Graduate Division announces Dr. Nicolasa Sandoval as 2019 commencement keynote speaker

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Dr. Nicolasa Sandoval, who received her Ph.D. from the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education in 2007, will take the stage as the 2019 UCSB Graduate Division Commencement Keynote speaker on Friday, June 14. Dr. Sandoval serves as the Education Director of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and has been appointed twice by former California Governor Jerry Brown to the State Board of Education.

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Check out our Spring 2019 programming lineup!

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Be sure to check out upcoming events and workshops from the Graduate Student Resource Center. From kick-starting your career search, finding funding, or working on your writing, we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of ​spring programming.

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Call for speakers: Present your research at an upcoming Lunch & Learn

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What if you had the opportunity to talk about your research any way you wanted to? What is it about your research that motivates you? At Lunch & Learn, we want to know! Sign up to present your research in a fun, informal 15-minute presentation -- with free lunch included! We welcome anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations. Sign up today!

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Registration now open for 2019 Beyond Academia conference

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Kick-start your career on March 8-9! The annual Beyond Academia conference aims to prepare UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options. Registration is now open, but space is limited, so sign up today!

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Deadline extended to register for the 2019 Grad Slam competition

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Sign up to compete for fame and fortune! We're giving away over $15,000 in cash and prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000. Grad Slam is also a great chance to hone your presentation skills, publicize your research, and meet other cool graduate students doing interesting work. So come join the fun!

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Special workshop series on interdisciplinary research with Mary Robson

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The Graduate Division's Crossroads Program is co-sponsoring a series of talks and workshops ​by Mary Robson, who is the creative facilitator at the University of Durham for interdisciplinary projects spanning the sciences, humanities, and medicine. All graduate students are invited to attend. Read on for more information and to RSVP!

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Check out our winter 2019 programming lineup!

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Be sure to check out upcoming events and workshops from the Graduate Student Resource Center. From kick-starting your career search, learning tips to negotiate salary, finding funding, or working on your writing, we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of ​winter programming.

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UCPath: Checking Pay and Fee Payment Status for Winter Quarter

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As 2018 comes to a close, our campus continues to acclimate to the recently implemented UCPath payroll system. While the Graduate Division hopes that there will be fewer issues with the new system in the winter quarter, all graduate students are encouraged to be proactive in checking their pay and fee payment status. Please read on for more information to assist with that review.

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Following up with the 2018 Graduate Student Internship Fellows

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The 2018 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship ​was awarded to four students who demonstrated how their Summer or Fall 2018 work experience would be impactful for their career trajectory. We followed up with our fellows from last year about their experiences and ​here is what they had to say! Read on to be inspired to apply for the 2019 cycle - the application opens January 7.

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