Announcements

Stay tuned for upcoming events, student organization activities, and new resources and opportunities for graduate students!Announcements Graphic

  • Earn a Well-Being Leadership Award from the Zone! Get involved in this great program! For more information, please see the flyer here!
  • Sign up to join a campus program for research mentoring of women in STEM. You may sign up as both a mentee and a mentor. All female students, postdocs, staff, faculty, emeriti, and alumni are welcome.Details are at: http://stemmentor.ucsd.edu
  • Check out the Excel with Integrity Contest, Academic Integrity Webinars, and Peer Recruitment here!
  • The Library is excited to alert graduate students that a library paging service is now available.  Simply identify an item of interest in the online catalog, hit ‘Request’, enter your barcode number and Library PIN, and choose your pickup location. For available UCSD Library items, Library staff will find them for you and place them at your selected pickup location (either Geisel or BLB Front Desks, or SIO for eligible users) for you to pick up. The item will be available typically within 24 hours. Contact (858) 534-0134 or LibraryBorrowing@ucsd.edu with any questions or comments about this service.
  • The 14th Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Conference will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the UCSD Faculty Club from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Register here today!
  • The Women in Research Travel Competition awards $2,000 to a winning researcher to attend a conference or symposium of their choice in their field. If you’re interested, please apply here.

Check out these four funding opportunities with UCHRI: 

Horizons of the Humanities Exploratory Workshop: Civil War

(Deadline: April 28, 2017)

For faculty, graduate students, and recent PhDs who wish to attend an all-day workshop on the topic of civil war. The workshop will explore innovative agendas, partnerships, and methodologies that advance multidisciplinary, multimodal examination of the topic, in historical and contemporary frames, across disciplines, as actualized and culturally represented and reflected on. The purpose of the event is to form a collaborative research group in academic year 2017-18.

https://uchri.org/cfps/uchri-social-heterogeneity-exploratory-workshop-civil-war/

Horizons of the Humanities Exploratory Workshop: Experimentation

(Deadline: April 28, 2017)

 For faculty, graduate students and recent PhDs, as well as independent scholars and artists, to attend an all-day workshop on the topic of experimentation and the humanities. The workshop will examine both experimental practices and cultural representations of the experimental in both historical and contemporary frames. The purpose of the event is to form collaborative research groups that will participate in a studio on humanities experimentation during academic year 2017-18.

https://uchri.org/cfps/uchri-techno-humanities-exploratory-workshop-experimentation/

Residential Research Group Spring 2018 Fellowships: The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education (PI: Chris Newfield) 

(Deadline: May 19, 2017) 

For faculty, recently graduated PhDs, doctoral students across the UC system, and non-UC faculty across the disciplines interested in contributing to the Spring 2018 Residential Research Group on The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education.

Residential research groups (RRGs) are in essence teams of researchers, often unknown to each other before residency, and assembled to work on a commonly-defined research agenda. They are composed of a range of UC faculty, visiting scholars (including UC postdoctoral scholars), UC doctoral students, and non-UC faculty as resources allow. The organizing premise of the residential research program is that when the challenges of communicating across disciplines are surmounted, breakthroughs in knowledge are possible.

https://uchri.org/cfps/uchri-residential-research-group-fellowships-spring-2018-limits-numerical-metrics-humanities-higher-education/

English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) program at UC San Diego 

The EAPD program is for non-native speakers who would like to refine their English language skills. As we both know, UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension have a diverse population of international students who, at times, may feel the need to improve certain aspects of their English language skills. These classes are for those who would like to gain confidence and success in their personal, professional, and academic English. We offer evening classes in the following subject areas:

  • Academic and Business Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

  • Group Acupuncture Sessions at Student Health are low-cost, one hour sessions (up to 3 students per session) with a licensed acupuncturist, provided exclusively for registered UCSD students. Patients will sit on reclining chairs and receive acupuncture while others are also receiving their treatments. We use sterile, disposable one-time use needles which are about the diameter of a human hair. You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks, and you should wear pants and shirts that can easily roll up so we have access to hands, arms, elbows, knees, calves, and feet. Since you may get cold or hot, please wear socks and layer your clothing. Please arrive for the acupuncture session having eaten or snacked so that you are not overly full but not feeling hungry. Please be sure to arrive on time for your appointment – remember to bring your student ID.  Next Session Dates:  Thu May 11 (10:00am-3:15pm); Thu June 1 (10:00am-2:45pm); Cost:  $20.00 – billed to your student account; No Show Fee:  $20.00 (if not canceled 24 hours prior); Location: Student Health Services, on Library Walk across from Price Center. Go to 2nd Floor Conference Room (Murray’s Place) – enter by outer stairway on parking lot side (west) to 2nd floor; Schedule your appointment now – call (858) 534-8089 or (858) 534-2669. If you schedule and then need to cancel, please call the Cancellation Line at (858) 534-1770 24 hours ahead.
  • Check out the new hub for employment and career resources for international students at http://iemployment.ucsd.edu!
  • BIO 2017 I-Corps Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop June 19-21 in San Diego. Applications are due May 1st. More information can be found here: http://www.csuperb.org/csuicorps/bio-2017/
  • The TritonLink team is looking for graduate and professional school students to participate in a focus group on Wednesday, April 19, from 1:30 to 3pm in the Green Table Room, Price Center West. Think of what you would like to see when you log on to MyTritonLink, and share your ideas for the next version of the student portal. Lunch will be provided. We need your ideas! The sign up link is posted here: https://students.ucsd.edu/my-tritonlink/forms/focus-groups.html.
  • Note: Registration for the Graduate Division Commencement and the All Campus Commencement is separate.  If you are participating in both ceremonies, you must complete each ceremonies’ online registration form

    • GSA is pleased to present tickets for a Bus tour of wineries in Temecula. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday April 19th at 12noon. $20+fees; password for site: Triton: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsa-presents-bus-tour-of-temecula-wineries-tickets-33773061135
    • The Gut-Brain Axis: Who’s in Charge? Roth Auditorium Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine May 3, 2017 ~ 1:00pm – 6:00pm; Online registration: https://kibmgutbrain.eventbrite.com
    • Check out the ETD+ Toolkit (https://educopia.org/publications/etdplustoolkit) is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.
      The ETD+ Toolkit provides free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. It has been designed as a training series to help students and faculty identify and offset risks and threats to their digital research footprints.
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