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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Check out our Fall 2018 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 academic writing, we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of ​fall programming.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Alexandra Noi

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Our final featured student, Alexandra Noi, is moving to Santa Barbara from Moscow with her husband, Evgeny (featured yesterday). Read on to learn more about ​her research on comparative totalitarianism and some of her plans for when she arrives at UCSB!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Evgeny Noi

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Evgeny Noi is coming to UCSB with his wife, Alexandra (who will be featured tomorrow), from Russia to pursue his Ph.D. in Geography. Evgeny is excited to begin his studies at UCSB, where he hopes to help solve mobility and health care challenges in urban places.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Melanie Adams

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Melanie Adams is an incoming Ph.D. in​ Mechanical Engineering from Brooklyn, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from MIT, where she studied Materials Science and Engineering. Read on to learn more about ​​Melanie's childhood in New York and about her travel plans during her graduate program!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Trevor Auldridge

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Trevor Auldridge has been busy since he graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. He worked at the W.E.B. DuBois institute at Harvard University and also spent the last two years in the City Year Americorps Program in Northern California. Trevor is coming to UCSB to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Fernanda Montero

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Grad school marks the next chapter in Fernanda Montero's adventure. She is coming to UCSB from Mexico City, where she worked with the Mexican government and United Nations to channel more financial resources for nature conservation. She is very excited to ​come to UCSB and continue her work "financing nature" in the Bren School for Environmental Science and Management.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Tanner Cassidy

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Next up in our 2018 Incoming Grad Series is Tanner Cassidy, who is coming to UCSB from Chicago to pursue a Ph.D. in ​​Music, ​​after completing his undergraduate degree ​at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Read on to learn more about ​Tanner's ​background, research interests, and his toy poodle named Raincloud!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Meenakshi Shyamsundar

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The 2018 Incoming Grad Series continues with Meenakshi Shyamsundar, an incoming master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Bangalore, India. Learn more about ​Meena's research interests and what she is looking forward to at UCSB!

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