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Dean Antony provides regular updates and shares important information outlining campus resources relevant to graduate and professional students. The Graduate Division welcomes students to reach out at any time with questions or concerns.


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Latest Updates 


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

May 16, 2022

This online workshop will enhance participants’ abilities to vividly articulate their research and inspire audiences. All UC San Diego graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are welcome, but spots are limited so register as soon as possible. Workshop fee is fully subsidized by grAdvantage.

Participants must commit to attending every day of the workshop for the full three-hours in order to fully benefit from the training. Prior to registration, it is essential that participants check their schedule and receive permission to participate from their PI or other academic supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who certify in advance that they will commit to attend the full workshop without any conflicts. Please contact gradvantage(at)ucsd.edu with questions.

DATES: June 14, 15, 16
TIME EACH DAY: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE


DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE (DASL) SERIES

May 16, 2022

Have you attended a DASL virtual event yet? The next one will feature Daniel Murin PhD, a Senior Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator, Ward lab, Scripps Research.

TITLE: "A synapse of self-discovery and science: a gay Mississippian and NK cells"
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE


GRADUATE EDUCATION INTERN NEEDED

May 12, 2022

We have a job opportunity: Prospective Student Outreach and Communications – Graduate Student Affairs Intern. 

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to support the prospective student outreach and recruitment efforts by the Student Affairs unit and to assist in the development of creative and innovative communications to prospective students.

Apply for position #6390184 through Handshake here!

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SALTY CINEMA LIVE!

Check out the Salty Cinema LIVE! film screening from Friday, April 29: "Flow like Water: Reclaiming Identity through Ocean Recreation & Connection" courtesy of Salty Cinema, a community-funded event program of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

 EVENT SCREENING VIDEO

THE DIVING WITH PURPOSE FILM ITSELF

And this PDF is a virtual "goody bag" with wonderful resources provided by the panelists and collated by the student team.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 12, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Weeks 6

View the archives here


GPSA CAREER NIGHT: NETWORKING NOW

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Learn from UC San Diego graduate alumni across an array of industries about how you can utilize a professional network as a powerful tool to realize your career objectives. The alumni panelists will share their insight on building and tapping into your network particularly as a way to help you navigate career questions and indecision. This event will help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars possess a better idea of their future career path(s) as well as become more skilled at networking. Brought to you by your Graduate and Professional Student Association and the UC San Diego Career Center.May 3, 2022

DATE: Thursday, May 19
TIME: 4:00 - 6:30 PM PT
REGISTER HERE

 

 


2022 FUNDING FEST

May 2, 2022

The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (TPTC), a collaboration of members including UC San Diego and Salk Institute, is offering the 2022 Funding Fest, which will feature the following sessions.

Finding Postdoc Funding – 5/2/22
Basics of Mentored Grant Writing – 5/18/22
American Cancer Society Funding Opportunities – 5/24/22
K99/R00 & the NIH Grant Process – 6/2/22
Fellowship Recipient Panel – 6/7/22
Non-Federal Sources Funding Opportunities Fair – 6/15/22
Ford Foundation and UC Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs – 6/28/22

VIRTUAL GRADUATE LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

April 26, 2022 (updated)

The Career Center has another great offering for all masters and PhD students called the Graduate Lunch and Learn Series. The sessions will be held virtually at Noon on each of the following dates.

WED, MAY 18Acing the Interview & Negotiating the Offer: In this workshop, the Associate Director of the Career Center will provide you with best practices for crafting your pitch, preparing behavioral interview responses and drafting intelligent questions for your interviewee. We will discuss different interview mindsets and review tips and resources to assist you with negotiating an equitable offer.


SYMPOSIUM FOR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS (SURF)

April 26, 2022

The Symposium for University Research Fundamentals (SURF) is organized to identify the key institutional offices the research faculty, students, staff, and scholars encounter when conducting research. Speakers will provide information on their respective area(s), important issues affecting the research community, emerging trends, new policies and/or guidance and case studies.

All faculty, researchers, students, staff, scholars, and administrators are welcome. Food and refreshments will be provided.

DATE:  May 25, 2022
TIME: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Price Center West Ballroom AB  
REGISTER HERE

NOTE: On the day of the event, consistent with University requirements, attendees will need to complete the UC San Diego Covid symptom tracker and present at the SURF registration.


2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

April 12, 2022 (updated)

As announced to all graduate and professional students via email on 11/12/21 and then updated here and in the Grad Life newsletters, UC San Diego has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) monies designated for students who have exceptional financial need.

Over 3,400 students have been served, but there is still some funding available. The link to apply is under Financial Aid in TritonLink. See FAQs and more info here.  


2022 DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION COMMENCEMENT

April 6, 2022

This year's commencement schedule will be as follows.

M.Ed., M.Eng., M.A.S., M.A., M.S.

     DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

     TIME: 12:30 PM PT

D.Aud., Ed.D., D.M.A., Ph.D., M.F.A

     DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

     TIME: 4:30 PM PT

Find more info and register here by Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59PM PT.


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SPRING 2022 UPDATES (cont.)

2022 DAY OF CARING

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May 12, 2022

Today starts UC San Diego's 2022 Day of Caring (aka u.care). Please help us spread the word as friends, family, and supports can help support graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars here

 

 


WATCH PARTY TODAY: 2022 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRAD SLAM

May 6, 2022 (updated)

Come join us on the Zoom below as we cheer on our UC San Diego Grad SLAM Campus Champion Meghana Pagadala from Biomedical Sciences compete against the other University of California Champions. Go, Meghana!!!

DATE: Friday, May 6
TIME: 11:00 AM PT
ZOOM ID: 939 7383 1636


ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

May 3, 2022

Join us in celebrating the 16th Annual UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration (APIAHC). Take a look at the list of events that highlight this year's theme, "Sharing Comfort, Community, and Care".

Check out this CBS8 story featuring Windi Sasaki, Associate Director of UC San Diego's Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American Programs and Services to learn more about the history and origins of this celebration.


CAPS: HELPING A FRIEND 

May 2, 2022

Did you know that you can contact UC San Diego's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) if you're concerned about a friend, roommate, classmate or peer at UC San Diego? CAPS provides consultation and support for you if you notice any mental health concerns with a friend. Check out their webpage for the phone number to call.


UPDATE FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS: RETURN TO PHASE I

May 2, 2022

We've been informed that all residential students were sent a message from Housing Dining and Hospitality (HDH) on Friday, April 29 regarding campus safety protocols for campus housing returning to Phase I due to an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus effective that day [Friday, April 29].  Check your official UC San Diego email for the original message, but the safety protocols mentioned were as follows, fyi.

Masking and No Guests
Regardless of vaccination status, all students must wear face masks within their residential unit except for their personal bedrooms or in the shower. Masks are also required when inside residential buildings and outside of students’ personal residential unit (e.g. halls, elevators, lobbies, etc.). Masking still is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus and adds substantial additional protection from infection.

Students and campus employees may pick up a free KN95 mask on campus. Please visit the Return to Learn website for location details.

Guests are not permitted in residential housing.

• Changes in Isolation Housing
UC San Diego has been using area hotel rooms to increase isolation housing for our students. Hotel isolation capacity has become limited due to increased tourism to the region. We have increased isolation housing capacity as much as possible, but we cannot provide hotel isolation housing for all residential students at this time. Therefore, we are prioritizing off-campus isolation in hotels to students who currently have a roommate. Individuals without roommates will need to isolate in place (in their current location). While isolating, students may briefly leave the bedroom for bathroom needs and to pick up food ordered through the Triton2Go mobile app, maintaining masking at all times. Students in isolation may pick up masks and rapid antigen test kits for use after Day 5 at the Emergency Operations Center on campus (University Center 401, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.).

• Instructions for Isolating in Place
Student Health Services provides detailed information on isolation to students with positive COVID-19 tests through a MyStudentChart message. Please review this information carefully.

• As a reminder, students who live in on-campus housing are required to comply with mandatory COVID-19 testing, daily symptom screening, and masking guidance; isolate if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result; follow quarantine guidance if they are exposed to COVID-19. Students can pick up a self-administered COVID-19 test kit at one of numerous vending machines across campus. Please drop off samples by 2 p.m. for results within 24 hours. 

We appreciate your patience, understanding and commitment to public health as we take these steps to ensure the well-being of our campus community. Thank you for your efforts!

Take great care,

Dr. Angela Scioscia
Interim Executive Director
Student Health and Well-Being

Hemlata Jhaveri
Associate Vice Chancellor
Housing, Dining and Hospitality


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 2, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Weeks 5

View the archives here


SUMMER COURSE INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT

April 26, 2022

If you're teaching this summer, join the Summer Teaching Community provided by the Teaching + Learning Commons for access to:

  • Course Prep Power Hours this spring – dedicated space and support as you get work done on your course (Zoom & In-person options)
  • Slack space for real-time exchange of questions/ ideas with each other and Engaged Teaching Hub staff
  • Information about weekly check-ins during summer
  • Early access to classroom observations and support over the summer

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ORG FAIR

April 26, 2022

The Graduate & Professional Student Association is hosting a fair so you can check out student organizations. It's open to all graduate and professional students. Student ID, symptom checker "green thumb", and event registration required for entry.

DATE: Wednesday, May 11
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Matthews Quad (by Price Center)
REGISTER HERE 
 


WE NOW HAVE A 2022 UC SAN DIEGO GRAD SLAM CAMPUS CHAMPION

April 26, 2022

Earlier this month, nine extraordinary graduate students competed in the UC San Diego Grad SLAM Competition where they were challenged to communicate their research to a general audience in just three minutes. Feel free to watch the video.

SPOILER ALERT: Meghana Pagadala from Biomedical Sciences emerged as our UC San Diego Campus Champion, and now will go on to compete against the other University of California Champions. Join us for the virtual watch party to see the live competition and cheer Meghana on!

DATE: Friday, May 6
TIME: 11:00 AM PT
ZOOM ID: 939 7383 1636


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 26, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Weeks 3-4

View the archives here


BARGAINING UPDATE FOR GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS

April 20, 2022

The University of California recently began negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) for the first collective bargaining agreement covering Graduate Student Researchers, and we wanted to share UC's priorities and goals for these negotiations.


UC CENTER SACRAMENTO STEM SOLUTIONS AWARD

April 20, 2022

UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) has announced the 2022-2023 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award, which will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate students. The winner(s) will receive $750 for research support, and should their bill advance throughte legislative process, travel expenses covering a trip to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff. 

Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Friday, May 13, 2022 and applicants will be notified of their status in August 2022. See details at the UCCS STEM Solutions webpage.


OUT OF DARKNESS WALK

April 20, 2022

Sunday, May 15th starting at 9am UC San Diego staff, faculty, students, and loved ones will participate in the Out of Darkness walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register to walk as an individual, create a new team, or join an existing team. If you are unable to walk or attend that day, you may also donate to show support.


HEALTH ALERT: WHEN TO TEST, WHERE TO MASK

April 20, 2022

As you may be aware, we’ve seen a not-totally-unexpected increase in positive COVID tests and wastewater signals coinciding with the beginning of the quarter. Check out the latest health alert from VC Satterlund and Dr. Scioscia about how to be mindful of your personal health and safety and that of your fellow Tritons.


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LET'S TALK PROGRAM

April 20, 2022

"Let’s Talk” is a program developed by UC San Diego CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) to offer drop-in consultation services to students who are seeking informal support and assistance with mental health and campus resources. While it does not constitute professional counseling or mental health treatment, Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, info, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. It's a great opportunity to chat with a psychologist and ask questions about your well-being, accessing resources, and getting connected with CAPS. 


GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS INTERN

April 19, 2022

The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs is looking for a Graduate Student Affairs Intern. Apply through Handshake (#6229584).

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UC NATIONAL LABORATORY FEES RESEARCH PROGRAM

April 12, 2022

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for 2023 In-Residence Graduate Fellowships. Please see the application information page for details.

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program enhances partnerships between UC researchers and laboratory scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Awards from this program promote the development of projects and collaborations that advance the missions of the national laboratories and UC.

See the application information page for details about info sessions in April and the key application dates etc.


LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STORIES

April 12, 2022

Each year, the UC San Diego Communications team takes on the task of highlighting just some of the many outstanding graduates in order to celebrate their achievements. Are you completing your degree this year? Tell us about your journey and the impact you've had on our community. Or does one of your student colleagues who is participating in commencement have an interesting story? Help us spread the word.

Please fill out this Google form by Sunday, May 1 to share your story and possibly be honored in feature articles and/or social media posts as well as through local media opportunities. Help us recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2022!


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 12, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Two

View the archives here


GRADVANTAGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

April 7, 2022

Questioning Career: Designing the Life You Want 
This popular workshop series empowers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to clarify their career path and create the life they want. With an experienced team of facilitators from Counseling and Psychological Services, workshops include a variety of dynamic exercises and valuable assessment tools proven to increase confidence in making career choices congruent with one’s personality, values, and strengths. The workshop will be remote. 

Date and Time: April 12, 19, 26, and May 03, 4:00-5:00pm PST (4 weeks) 

(*Note: Participants must commit to attending all the sessions of the workshop in order to fully benefit from the workshop) 

Please use the following form to register by Monday, April 11, 2022

Register: https://tinyurl.com/questioningcareerucsd

 

3-Day Remote Workshop: Communicating Your Research
This intensive multi-day workshop will enhance participants’ abilities to vividly articulate their research and inspire audiences. Participants will incorporate storytelling, metaphor, and gestures while practicing innovative communication of their research. 

All UC San Diego graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are welcome. Workshop fee is fully subsidized by grAdvantage.

Date and Time: April 26, 27, and 28, 6:00-9:00pm PST daily (*Note: Participants must commit to attending every day of the workshop for the full three-hours in order to fully benefit from the training.) Please use the following form to register by Monday, April 18, 2022

Register: https://tinyurl.com/communicatingucsd

Please contact gradvantage(at)ucsd.edu with questions.


WRITING HUB SUPPORT FOR GRAD STUDENTS

March 23, 2022

The Writing Hub offers a number of services to graduate students (all remote for 2021-2022), including: 

1:1 Writing Consultations
Writing Hub consultations are a great way to get feedback from a supportive, experienced reader. We can help you at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, idea organization, and drafting. Book a consultation here.


Writing Retreats – New Retreats starting in Week 2

Learn more and register here for upcoming retreats:
- Weeks 2-6 • Fridays • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Week 4 • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Weeks 5-6 • Saturday and Sunday • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Week 8-9 • Saturday and Sunday • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Finals Week • Monday through Friday • 9:00 am to 12:00 noon 

Writing Workshops
Including… Effective and Engaging Cover Letters (April 6), Preparing for the Academic Job Market (April 19), Applying for Grants and Fellowships (April 19), Teaching Statements for the Academic Job Market (April 20), Cover Letters for the Academic Job Market (April 26), Diversity Statements for the Academic Job Market (April 29), Research Statements for the Academic Job Market (May 17), Writing a Literature Review (May 20), and Writing for the Public (May 23) 
Contact: writinghub(at)ucsd.edu


DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS

March 22, 2022

Remember when the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs joined the Graduate Division last summer? Probably not, but we were pleased to welcome them to our team, and in honor of this change we will now collectively be known as the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. In the coming months, we’ll be changing our signage, but it won’t be a drastic change for graduate and professional students or postdoctoral scholars. The same personnel will be supporting you, and Postdoctoral Affairs staff were already located on the 4th floor of the Student Services Center along with the Graduate Division. Now, we’ll just have more opportunities to collaborate on topics like professional development and research opportunities. Thanks for your patience as we update the many iterations of our logo etc.

P.S. If you spot the old name/logo hanging around somewhere online or on-campus, please feel free to let us know and we’ll make the update. 


VIRTUAL GRADUATE LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

 March 18, 2022

The Career Center has another great offering for all masters and PhD students called the Graduate Lunch and Learn Series. The sessions will be held virtually at Noon on each of the following dates.

WED, APR 6Elevating your Job Search Strategy: In this workshop, the Career Center graduate career adviser will help you devise a job search strategy -- from identifying your strengths and skills, to surveying the industry and employers, gathering relevant background knowledge, filling in gaps, connecting with industry experts, compiling materials, and submitting your application for the role. Be prepared to jump start your job search in this interactive and practical session.

THU, APR 14Navigating Bias in the Job Search: In this workshop. the graduate career advisor from the Career Center, the VP of EDI of the Graduate Professional Students Association and 3 LEAD Fellows will lead a conversation on navigating bias in the job search. We will walk through tips on researching and evaluating a company's culture of diversity, discuss the interview process, and ways to leverage an equitable offer from the potential employer.

THU, APR 21Leveraging the Power of Connections: Are you submitting countless internship or job applications left and right and only getting radio silence? Feeling like you are in your job search alone without anyone advocating on your behalf? The Career Center graduate career advisors and peer educators will walk you through strategies for maximizing your job search by utilizing the power of connections, networks and alumni through informational interviewing. Learn tips, tools, and resources that are at your disposal and how to leverage these tools to get a return on your investment.

THU, MAY 5Mastering the Art of the Resume & Cover Letter: In this session, the Career Center graduate peer educator and the graduate career adviser will walk through how to craft a standout resume and cover letter to help you clearly and concisely articulate how your education, skills and experiences align with the role, team, and organization you are applying to. Bring your materials to gather and implement best practices that will be sure to land you the interview.

WED, MAY 18Acing the Interview & Negotiating the Offer: In this workshop, the Associate Director of the Career Center will provide you with best practices for crafting your pitch, preparing behavioral interview responses and drafting intelligent questions for your interviewee. We will discuss different interview mindsets and review tips and resources to assist you with negotiating an equitable offer.


ANNUAL PHD CAREER SUMMIT SERIES

March 15, 2022

The Career Center is holding their annual PhD Career Summit the week of April 4-8, 2022. This event series is designed for PhD students/recent alumni, but all grad students are welcome to attend. The series will include an industry panel and workshops on career & professional development topics to prepare PhDs for the job search.  

Constructing and Communicating Your Professional Identity
Monday, April 4th | 3:00 - 4:30 PM PT
Click here to register

Leveraging Your Strengths in Academia and Beyond
Tuesday, April 5th | 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT
Click here to register

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network
Tuesday, April 5th | 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
Click here to register

Effective and Engaging Cover Letters
Wednesday, April 6th | 2:00 - 3:30 PM PT
Click here to register

Demystifying the Hiring Process - An Industry Panel on Hiring PhDs
Thursday, April 7th | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PT
Click here to register

Translating Your Work Beyond Academia
Friday, April 8th | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PT
Click here to register

For questions and inquiries, please email gradcareers(at)ucsd.edu.

WINTER 2022 UPDATES

CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF CÉSAR CHÁVEZ

March 21, 2022

As you probably already know, most UC San Diego offices, including the Graduate Division, will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2022 in observance of the César Chávez Holiday.

Check out UC President Drake’s message about the day here. In it he links to a collection of photographs housed at the UC Merced Library, many of which feature Chávez that you can see here. Take just a moment to see the images of this extraordinary man who consolidated communities and rallied support around the world for workers.


COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE COMPLIANCE

March 14, 2022

 It's terrific that so many graduate and professional students have come into compliance with the vaccine mandate in the last few weeks. If you have received notice that you are out of compliance, don't delay action as failure to engage in an approved exemption process or receive your booster may impact your status as a continuing student. If you have any questions, please visit studentcovidcompliance.ucsd.edu or contact Student COVID Compliance at studentcovidcompliance(at)ucsd.edu.


GPSA HAPPY HOUR AT DIRTY BIRDS

March 14, 2022

The Graduate and Professional Student Association invites all graduate and professional students to a happy hour at Dirty Birds in the Price Center on Friday, March 18 from 5:30 - 8:30pm PT. Food and drink will be provided and student ID and government ID required for entry. 


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 14, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Weeks Nine & Ten

View the archives here


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 7, 2022 (updated)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Weeks Seven & Eight

View the archives here.  


UC Center Sacramento

March 2, 2022

UC Center Sacramento is a systemwide program designed to serve all of the University of California campuses including ours.  They offer a robust experiential learning program for UC undergraduates and several fellowship and awards programs for graduate students such as the Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship. Learn more about it here, but note the deadline for submissions is March 25, 2022. 

Additionally, they host a speakers series featuring UC faculty from throughout the system speaking on policy topics. Check out the upcoming talks here.


WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH

March 1, 2022

It's Women's Herstory Month and the entire UC San Diego community is invited to celebrate. This year's theme is, "Our Stories Are Our Strength: Past, Present, and Future." The Feature event is, "A Conversation with Roxane Gay" on Mar 3 at 6:00 PM PT, but be sure to check out the entire calendar. To download Women's Herstory Month Zoom backgrounds, visit the Women's Center website here


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 28, 2022

Get valuable practice presenting your research to your graduate and professional student peers AND a free lunch!

Next quarter's Grad Life Wednesday Workshops will be held Noon - 1:00 PM PT on Weeks 2 (4/6), 4 (4/20), 6 (5/4) and 8 (5/18).

Click this link to learn more and to sign up to present.

 


TAKE A TRITON TO WORK MARCH 21-25

February 28, 2022

The Take a Triton to Work program is a great opportunity to network with alumni and other industry professionals to get valuable career advice, virtually or in person. This quarter you are able to select your mentor through Tritons Connect from available alumni, faculty, parents and staff members, based on your academic emphasis and career interests. All you have to do is sign up on Tritons Connect, and register for a Mentee Prep Workshop.

Start Here:

  • Register/log in to Tritons Connect.
  • Complete/update your profile by clicking on Edit Profile. Upload a photo and personalize your profile. Make sure to include professional, academic and volunteer experience — this is your matching criteria and will help connect you with a mentor with relevant experience.
  • Select “Take a Triton to Work” (under the Seek Mentoring section).
  • Write a response to the prompt, “What do you hope to gain from a career-exploration conversation?”(Under Summary Section)
  • Register to attend a Mentee Prep Workshop (you only need to attend one session).

The Mentee Workshops are as follows.

Note: Matching begins after the first Mentee Prep Workshop, as the mentor list may change.

Once you’ve paired with a mentor, you can coordinate an in-person or virtual meetup with them during spring break (March 21-25). From a virtual meeting to a coffee shop chat, or even a day of shadowing at your mentor’s place of work, how and where you meet is up to you and your mentor.

If you have questions, contact Career Center advisors at careercenter(at)ucsd.edu or make an appointment on Handshake.


GPSA/BASIC NEEDS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE BOXES

February 24, 2022

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TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

February 24, 2022

SPRING 2022 INTRO TO COLLEGE TEACHING
DATE/TIME: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm for spring quarter; Class starts the week of March 29th and ends the week of May 31st. 
LOCATION: In-person (Teaching + Learning Commons space of Geisel Library) with option to engage via Zoom
REGISTER HERE (open until March 18 or when class session is full)

 

COURSE DESIGN SERIES
DATES:  March 14-18 or June 6-10
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE 

 

WRITING RETREATS
Week 9: March 1-3 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - REGISTER HERE

Finals Week: March 14-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon - REGISTER HERE


COVID BOOSTER VACCINE BONANZA

February 24, 2022

You are invited to the COVID Booster Vaccine Bonanza hosted by Student Health Services in conjunction with VCSA & Camp Cozy. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available. The first 200 students to sign up get a Yogurt Land voucher!

DATE: Friday, February 25
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00 PM PT
WALK-INS WELCOME, BUT REDUCE WAIT TIMES BY SCHEDULING YOUR APPT HERE


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

February 22, 2022

Help spread the word! grAdvantage is offering the Communicating Your Research Workshop online. this intensive multi-day workshop will enhance participants' abilities to vividly articulate their research and inspire audiences. Participants will incorporate storytelling, metaphor and gestures while practicing innovative communication of their research. All UC San Diego graduate students ad postdoctoral scholars are welcome.

DATES: March 21, 22, and 23

REGISTER HERE 


VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE OPEN STUDIOS 

February 16, 2022

Visual Arts Graduate Open Studios are coming up on February 26, and this year they will be both in-person and online. Online representations of the 30+ artist studios, screening program, panel discussions, and exhibitions will be viewable here starting February 26th. And find all the info about attending in-person on this page.


WRITING HUB RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS

February 16, 2022

Here's a gentle reminder about the remaining retreats and workshops offered by the Writing Hub:

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING RETREATS HERE 

Week 8

Feb 22-24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Week 9

March 1-3 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finals Week

March 14-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS HERE 

Connecting with Non-Expert Audiences

Feb 18 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Wreck Your Draft!

Feb 22 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS (ACADEMIC JOB MARKET SERIES) HERE 

Diversity Statements

Feb 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 


PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE

February 16, 2022

HEADS UP: The Graduate Division office will be closed on Monday, February 21. We'll be "back" the following day. See the Academic/Administrative calendar for more important dates.


DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURES

February 15, 2022

Have you had a chance yet to check out the Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) yet? They're on select Wednesdays at 11:00am PT. Attend a session to hear about the cutting edge work and life experiences of life science trainee researchers at UC San Diego. Learn about what has shaped their careers and research interests. Subscribe to their email list here. 


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 14, 2022 (updated)

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Week Six

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GRAD SLAM 2022

February 14, 2022

Grad SLAM is an annual competition that helps graduate and professional students learn to communicate the impact of their research in three minutes or less. The deadline to submit recorded talks for the 2022 Grad SLAM is Wednesday, February 16. Check out the 2022 GUIDELINES AND DOWNLOADS here for all the info and mark your calendars for the UC San Diego final round that will be on Thursday, April 7, and then the UC system-wide final round on Friday, May 6, 2022.  


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 14, 2022

Next week's Grad Life Wednesday Workshop (2/23, 1-2pm PT in the Philip Vera Cruz Room) will feature the following.

Brandon Makogawa - Biological Sciences - "Hygienic Behavior in Managed and Feral Honey Bees"

Ugbad Farah - Biological Sciences - "Ecology & Evolution of Algal Bioenergy Systems"

and

Jesse Enriquez - Education Studies - "Transfer Students and Transfer Receptive Culture"

Register here asap to attend and get free lunch.

On Wednesdays of Week 5, 6, and 8 (2/2, 2/9 and 2/23) at 1-2pm PT Grad Life will host a workshop at the Old Student Center at the Phillip Vera Cruz room (below LGBT resource center), where students will have 15 minutes each to present their work to other students from different programs and all grad students are welcome to attend.


GPSA HIRING HEALTH & WELL-BEING LIAISON

February 8, 2022

The Graduate and Professional Student Association is recruiting for the position of Health and Well-being Liaison to work collaboratively with campus partners in the Health and Well-being Cluster. This stipend position will provide the graduate ad professional student voice about CAPS hiring, offerings from Health Promotion Services, and oversight of the CAPS Mental Health Fee Refereendum, among other duties. APPLY HERE by Friday, February 11 at 11:59PM, and contact vpcampus(at)gsa.ucsd.edu with any questions about the position.

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RESEARCH COMPLIANCE AND INTEGRITY (RCI) NEWSLETTER

February 8, 2022

Did you know that the UC San Diego Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (which provides timely notices to the research community on important information, policy updates, and regulatory initiatives and changes) produces a newsletter? Check out the archive here and email them at rci(at)ucsd.edu to sign up for the newsletter.


2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

February 7, 2022 (updated)

As announced to all graduate and professional students via email on 11/12/21 and then updated in January 2022, UC San Diego has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) monies designated for students who have exceptional financial need. Over 3,000 students have been served, but there is still some funding available. The link to apply is under Financial Aid in TritonLink. See FAQs and more info here.  


NEWLY ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - WHERE TO START

February 7, 2022

Are you a newly admitted international student? Check out the "Newly Admitted International Students" page by the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO). They offer a wide array of information, checklists, and resources to help support your plan and arrival to the United States.


GET BUCKS FOR GETTING BOOSTED

February 7, 2022 (updated)

Turns out, you can STILL get $10 in Triton Cash when you get boosted AND document it because the program has been extended through February. Congrats to the over 22K eligible Tritons who have done it so far. See all the details here.


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 7, 2022 (updated)

This week's Grad Life Wednesday Workshop (2/9, 1-2pm PT in the Philip Vera Cruz Room) will feature the following.

António Valentim - Global Policy & Strategy - "Effects of Environmental Protests on Voting Behavior"

and

Evelyn Vasquez - Literature - "How does art disguise or reveal low-income housing and it's intersection with modernity and capitalism?"

Register here asap to attend and get free lunch.

On Wednesdays of Week 5, 6, and 8 (2/2, 2/9 and 2/23) at 1-2pm PT Grad Life will host a workshop at the Old Student Center at the Phillip Vera Cruz room (below LGBT resource center), where students will have 15 minutes each to present their work to other students from different programs and all grad students are welcome to attend.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 7, 2022 (updated)

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Week Five

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INNOVATION EVENTS

February 4, 2022

 The Office of Innovation and Commericialization is presenting two virtual events this month that at best, you will find rivoting, but at least might find interesting.

 

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WEBINAR: Innovation @ The Edge: What Has Space Done For Me Lately?
DATE: Thursday, Feb 10
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM PT
REGISTER HERE

 

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WEBINAR: StartR Demo Day
DATE: Wednesday, February 16
TIME: 5:30 PM PT
REGISTER HERE


WRITING HUB RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS

February 2, 2022

Have you seen what the Writing Hub is offering of late?

Firstly, writing retreats are a series of sessions that combine group workshops, individualized writing support, and dedicated time for making progress on long and/or complex writing projects. In each session, graduate students will interact with an encouraging community of writers from across the disciplines; learn strategies for developing productive and sustainable writing practices; overcome writer’s block; and make meaningful progress on writing projects such as seminar papers, research proposals, conference presentations, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and job application materials.

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING RETREATS HERE

Week 6

Feb 9-11 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Feb 12-13 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (weekend)

Week 7

Feb 16-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Week 8

Feb 22-24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Week 9

March 1-3 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finals Week

March 14-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS HERE 

Developing a Research Article

Feb 8 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Effective and Engaging Cover Letters

Feb 10 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Telling a Scientific Story

Feb 15 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Connecting with Non-Expert Audiences

Feb 18 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Wreck Your Draft!

Feb 22 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS (ACADEMIC JOB MARKET SERIES) HERE 

Teaching Statements

Feb 9 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Research Statements

Feb 16 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Diversity Statements

Feb 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


UC SAN DIEGO'S 20TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 1, 2022

This year's theme is "Black Health and Wellness: UC San Diego Honors Medical Pioneers and Community Healers." We so appreciate the work of the Black History Month Planning Committee, who are again this year putting together terrific educational and celebratory campus activities such as the...  

UCSD Black History Month Celebration and Scholarship Awards Ceremony

This free, virtual celebration will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Rodney Hood, UC San Diego School of Medicine alumnus, president of the Multicultural Health Foundation and co-founder of the Covid19 Equity Task Force in San Diego; as well as recognition of student scholars at UC San Diego. 

DATE: Friday, February 25
TIME: 4:00-6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

But please visit the website to see the FULL LINE UP OF EVENTS! 


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 31, 2022 (updated)

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Week Four

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STUDENT AD PASSWORD CHANGES REQUIRED

January 24, 2022 (updated)

As of today, nearly 19K students have already changed their password. Thanks so much and please help us spread the word!

AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET: After you change your AD password, you'll need to update your wifi log in. To help avoid systems being negatively affected next week by too many devices automatically trying to connect unsuccessfully, see if you can get your device to “forget the network" even before you're back on campus. Otherwise, please remember to do it as soon as you visit campus again.

HEADS UP: All undergraduate, graduate and professional students as well as medical and pharmacy students are required to change their Active Directory (AD) password in the coming weeks. Students will be notified to do so via direct email and when you log in via Student SSO, but the deadlines will be staggered over the next several weeks in order to blaance the load on systems and the Service Desk. See details in the campus notice here.student password change graphic


NATIONAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING & ADVOCACY DAY

January 24, 2022

Something that might be of interest to Humanities students/scholars: the Virtual National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting on Monday, March 14, and the Humanities Advocacy Day on March 15.   


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 24, 2022 (updated)

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Week Three

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TRITON LEADERS CONFERENCE: ALLYSHIP

January 20, 2022

On February 4-5, 2022, Triton Leaders Conference, which is celebrating its 5th year, will once again bring together alumni, students, staff, faculty and community leaders to gather as Tritons, connect with fellow attendees, explore campus priorities, learn, share and grow. The focus this year is "Allyship: Achieving Inclusive Excellence." 

See all the details and register here.


GET BUCKS FOR GETTING BOOSTED

January 19, 2022

 Have you heard that you can get $10 in Triton Cash when you get boosted in January? See more details here.


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

January 18, 2022

Come get some valuable practice at presenting your research AND FREE LUNCH! Learn more and register here. 

On Wednesdays of Week 5, 6, and 8 (2/2, 2/9 and 2/23) at 1-2pm Grad Life will host a workshop at the Old Student Center at the Phillip Vera Cruz room (below LGBT resource center), where 3 students will have 15 minutes each to present their work to other students from different programs and all grad students are welcome to attend.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 18, 2022 (updated)

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Week Two

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WINTER TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

January 14, 2022

In addition to the Return to Learn website, the Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs office has put together this page to help explain the nuances of the testing requirement for students.


RETURN TO CAMPUS & WINTER 2022 TESTING REQUIREMENTS

January 12, 2022

By now you've probably heard that a PCR test is required within 24 hours of arrival back on campus, but read this Health Alert from VC Satterlund and Interim Exec Director Scioscia carefully for the latest details regarding rapid antigen testing before traveling, testing once upon arrival on campus, as well as Winter 2022 Surveillance Testing.


DESIGN@LARGE SPEAKER SERIES

January 11, 2022

Have you heard of the Design@Large speaker series? Brought to you by the UC San Diego Design Lab, this virtual seminar series features distinguished academic and industry speakers in design. The series aims to showcase the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design in the real-world context. They are convened via Zoom on most Wednesdays this quarter at 4:00 PM PT, but will also be recorded and made available afterward. Learn more on their webpage here.

*The UC San Diego Design Lab works on major societal issues, such as large-scale education, automation, healthcare, visualization of complex phenomena and data, social interactions, citizen science, and the ethical issues that are of ever-increasing importance. For the Design Lab, design is a way of thinking, addressing the core issues, always taking a systems point of view, emphasizing the role of people in the complex systems of the modern world.


WINTER 2022 STUDENT COVID-TESTING PROTOCOL

January 10, 2022

GPSA President Brian Lattimore and AS President Manu Agni break down the Winter 2022 COVID-19 testing protocol for UC San Diego students, but if [after watching it] you have any questions, reach out to rtl(at)ucsd.edu.


GRADUATE DIVISION OFFICE REMOTE UNTIL MON, JAN 31

January 7, 2022

By now you have probably seen yesterday's update from Chancellor Khosla extending the mandatory remote instruction period. So, in keeping consistent with campus direction, The Graduate Division office will stay remote through the date outlined in the announcement [Fri, Jan 28]. We currently plan to return on Mon, Jan 31. 


WEBINAR: PRESUMED INCOMPETENT II: EMPOWERING WOMEN OF COLOR TO SUCCEED IN THE ACADEMIC WORKPLACE

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Drawing upon the insights of her book Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2020), Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez will discuss the subtle and overt patterns of workplace subordination encountered by female faculty of color in order to identify concrete strategies that may be adopted by faculty and administrators to overcome entrenched institutional inequities.  

This webinar is presented by the Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion and is open to all members of campus, including faculty, researchers, adminstrators, staff and students.

DATE: Friday, February 4
TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM PT
REGISTER HERE 


CHANGEMAKER WEEK COMING UP

January 6, 2022

Held in conjuntion with Martin Luther King Jr. Day each year, UC San Diego Changemaker Week offers an opportunity to discover how to create positive social change through public and community service, research, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, social justice, and more. See the list of activities this year here.

Back in 2017 UC San Diego received the distinction of being designated as a Changemaker Campus for "providing students with interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented skills to succeed in today's complex world." Check out the article here.


UC-HSI RESEARCH AND PRACTICE BRIEF SERIES & WEBINAR

January 5, 2022

The University of California (UC-HSI) Hispanic-Serving Initiative is thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of the inaugural UC HSI Initiative Research and Practice Brief Series! The series will feature three research and practice briefs written by thought and practice leaders in the UC community.  

To celebrate the launch, they invite us to join their upcoming webinar "Towards a Culture of Servingness: How the UCs Embrace their Past, Present, and Future as an HSI system" on January 13, 2022, 2:00-3:00 pm PT. The webinar will feature an engaging discussion with their brief series’ authors during which they will share innovative practices and impactful research happening across the UC system as it relates to the UC’s status as a Hispanic Serving Research Institutions (HSRI) system. 

DATE: Thursday, January 13
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE 


WINTER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

January 13, 2022

Graduate Division Academic Advisors will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. The webinar is mostly aimed at students who are planning to file for graduation in Winter or Spring 2022. 

DATE: Thursday, January 20
TIME: 10:30 AM PT
REGISTER:  bit.ly/ThesisWorkshopWinter22

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

Preliminary and Final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Division Academic Affairs calendar here and general info can be found on Preparing to Graduate here.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 10, 2022 (updated)

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Week One

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CHANCELLOR KHOSLA: WHAT UC SAN DIEGO HAS LEARNED BATTLING THE PANDEMIC

January 10, 2022

Check out Chancellor Khosla's op ed piece in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the various things UC San Diego has done so far to battle the pandemic. It helps highlight the many ways that the university benefits our city and beyond. Many of our graduate and professional students play significant roles in those efforts. Thank you for all the you are all doing in these extraordinary times!


GPS MASTER'S STUDENT TALKS WORK/LIFE BALANCE

 January 4, 2022

We just wanted to share this article featuring a master's student at the School of Global Policy & Strategy.


WINTER TEACHING WORKSHOPS

January 3, 2022

The Engaged Teaching Hub continues to offer invaluable resources and strategies for those of you that are teaching.

  • Foundations of Teaching: How People Learn
    Plan teaching strategies to address preconceptions and help students learn.
    Date and Time: Week 1-- Wednesday, Jan 5th 3:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Zoom (link will be shared prior to the workshop)
    Register

 

  • Teaching What You Don’t Know
    Teaching outside of your expertise or comfort area? You can still support students-- join us to learn practical tips!
    Date and Time: Week 2-- Tuesday, Jan 11th 12:00-1:30pm
    Location: Zoom (link will be shared prior to the workshop; previously planned for in-person)
    Register

 

  • Guiding Students in Learning: Asking the Right Questions
    Learn how to ask questions that help students learn to think, instead of just giving the answer.
    Date and Time: Week 3-- Wednesday, Jan 19th 12pm-1pm - on Zoom
    Register for Zoom

 

AND HERE'S SOMETHING NEW: High-Impact and Low-Prep Ideas for Starting the Quarter with Remote Instruction
As we plan for a remote start to Winter quarter, check out this one-pager for a few practices that can make for a smoother start without having too much impact on your workload:
High-Impact and Low-Prep Ideas for Starting the Quarter with Remote Instruction (https://tinyurl.com/quick2remote)


(VIRTUAL) WELCOME BACK

January 3, 2022

On December 21, 2021 Chancellor Khosla announced that in anticipation of a surge of positive COVID-19 cases which may coincide with winter quarter, UC San Diego is moving all instruction to a remote-only modality from January 3, 2022 to January 17, 2022. Per usual, the Return to Learn website has up to date info regarding campus operations etc, and we encourage you to bookmark it and refer to it often.

For international students and their parents and families, the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is a tremendous resource that we encourage you to utilize. For instance, check out their COVID-19 FAQ page for international students.

Lastly, be sure to check your UC San Diego email account as campus notices and updates are sent there. 

FALL 2021 UPDATES

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Dear Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars,

As we embark upon a much-needed break, I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment from having successfully navigated this academic quarter. It’s been exciting to return to more in-person activities on campus, and I have enjoyed reconnecting with so many of you. Your diligence and, frankly, your endurance as we all continue to navigate the ever-changing circumstances presented by this global pandemic, remind me of how incredible you are. I appreciate your contributions to our university community, and am inspired by you.

I wish you all the best for this Winter Break… to rest, to have some fun, and to reconnect with loved ones near and far. May this holiday season offer you the opportunity to reflect, experience joy, and build a sense of excitement about the coming year.

With gratitude,

Jim


HEALTH ALERT: RETURNING TO CAMPUS SAFELY

December 17, 2021

Please see today's Health Alert from Vice Chancellor Alysson Satterlund and Interim Executive Director Angela Scioscia ASAP.


RESOURCES DURING WINTER BREAK

December 14, 2021

During Winter Break, the UC San Diego campus (excluding the hospitals and clinics) will officially close between Dec 23 - 31.  Here are some things that might be of interest over the campus closure.

 Student Health Services Dec Hours


CHANCELLOR'S CHALLENGE - BOOSTER SHOTS

December 10, 2021 (updated)

Chancellor Khosla has pledged $50K to the Basic Needs Hub - in support of food security, housing resources, and financial wellness and nearly 6,000 Tritons have answered the challenge. 

You can support health and well-being for ALL Tritons by getting your booster, and helping us reach our gal of 10,000 boosted students before the new year.

If you get you booster from another provider, you can upload your vaccination info into MyStudentChart to be counted amont the 10K. If it's been at least six (6) months since your last Pfizer/Moderna dose or two (2) months since your single J&J dose, you're eligible to receive a booster shot. 

Schedule your booster shot ASAP!


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

December 6, 2021 (updated)

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Week Ten

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COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

December 6, 2021

Do you ever struggle to explain complicated concepts related to your research? The grAdvantage program is offering a multi-day online workshop, "Communicating Your Research", which will be led by faculty and instructors from the UC San Diego Theatre & Dance Department. Participants will enhance their ability to articulate their research and inspire audiences. All UC San Diego graduate students and Postdoctoral Scholars are welcome, but spots are limited, so register asap.

DATES: December 14, 15, and 16, 2021

TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

REGISTER: TINYURL.COM/CYRFALL21


GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

December 6, 2021

The Graduate Division hosts Open Office Hours during which graduate and professional students are welcome to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the leadership team: 

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Associate Dean
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Erica Lennard, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Graduate Strategic Initiatives
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Graduate Student Financial Support

LAST FALL 2021 SESSION

Monday, December 13, 2:30-4:30PM PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs121321

*Following a caution we received at the beginning of the quarter, we’re doing them via Zoom only.


LET'S TALK FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

December 2, 2021

Did you know that UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers informal one-on-one consultations for issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, and relationships (personal and professional)? Let's Talk provides practical strategies, information and support for general well-being issues.  Sessions are still going on through Friday, December 10. See the schedule and instructions for signing up here.


COURSE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS

December 2, 2021

The Course Design Series by the Teaching + Learning Commons Engaged Teaching Hub focuses on designing, redesigning, or updating an existing course. Beginning with the end in mind, we integrate Backwards Design as the overall framework to guide educators through the process of developing an inclusive course with student-centered learning outcomes, aligned assessments, and active learning experiences. 

View upcoming opportunities in Dec, Mar, and Jun here.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

December 2, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Eight & Nine

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURE

November 22, 2021

Please be advised that The Graduate Division office will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Holiday closures for this academic year can be found on the Academic and Administrative Calendar 2021-2022 here.

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday break!


2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANT

November 22, 2021

As announced to all graduate and profesional students via email on 11/12/21, UC San Diego received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) monies designated for students who have exceptional financial need. Grants have already begun being dispursed, but are still available, and the link to apply is under Financial Aid in TritonLink. See FAQs and more info here.


AFTER HOURS NURSE LINE

November 22, 2021

Any time Student Health Services is closed, as it will be Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, you can call the Student Health Services regular phone number 858-534-3300, and select the option, "After Hours Advice" to speak with a registered nurse who will assist you in obtaining the appropriate care. This service is free to all UCSD students.


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

November 15, 2021

Starting Winter 2022 on weeks 2, 4, and 6, Grad Life will be hosting workshops for you to present your research to your peers. Come get some valuable practice at presenting your research AND FREE LUNCH! Learn more and register here. 


UC GRADUATE STUDENT VIRTUAL SPEED NETWORKING-UC, WELLBEING MATTERS!
DATE: Tuesday, November 16
TIME: 5:15 - 6:30PM PT
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE BY FRI, NOV 12.

*UC Health Promotion Collaborative (UCHPC) is a practice-based network of UC campus professional health promotion leaders who combine their expertise to advance UC system-wide projects and initiatives that are informed by health promotion principles. UC HPC aims to promote forward thinking opportunities and solutions that best serve all UC students, build upon existing strengths across campuses and advance the value of health promotion across the UC landscape.

**ACHA-NCHA III Spring 2021 survey for Graduate/Professional Student


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 15, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Six & Seven

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GRAD LIFE UCSD LIBRARY SERVICES WORKSHOP

November 15, 2021

Join us to learn more about the wide array of services provided by the UCSD libraries. 

DATE: Wednesday, November 17
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM PT
JOIN REMOTELY HERE 


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 15, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Six & Seven

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GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

November 10, 2021

The Graduate Division hosts Open Office Hours during which graduate and professional students are welcome to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the leadership team: 

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Associate Dean
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Erica Lennard, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Graduate Strategic Initiatives
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Graduate Student Financial Support
Upcoming sessions:

*Wednesday, November 17, 11:00AM-1:00PM PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs111721

*Monday, December 13, 2:30-4:30PM PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs121321

*Following a caution we received at the beginning of the quarter, we’re doing them via Zoom only. 


NEW INIATIVE: UC, WELLBEING MATTERS!

November 10, 2021

In spring 2021, more than 46% of graduate/professional school students nationwide reported feelings of loneliness and/or social isolation**. UC Health Promotion Collaborative (UCHPC)* is pleased to announce its inaugural launch of UC, Wellbeing Matters! This innovative initiative brings students from across all UC campuses together, virtually, to collectively support students’ whole self and their well-being. Together, they aim to foster health promoting skills; and form a UC community where our mutual connection becomes a source of strength to optimize students’ health, growth, and resilience throughout their academic journey and beyond.


FREE INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE TEACHING COURSE

November 8, 2021

If teaching will be an important part of your career, consider taking advantage of the free Teaching + Learning Commons 10 week course, "Introduction to College Teaching", which started the week of January 3 and ends the week of March 7. Note: it fulfills teh Padagogy Training component part 1 for the ongoing Recognition of Expertise in Equitable and Evidence-Based Teaching program.

DAYS/TIMES: select from Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:15pm (primarily in-person), Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm (Remote), or Wednesdays 9:00am-10:45am (primarily in-person)

REGISTER HERE (until early Dec or until classes are full)


SUMMER GRADUATE TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

November 8, 2021

Nominations are due Friday, November 12 for the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program, which provides an opportunity for graduate students to teach as Instructor-of-Record at UC San Diego, with intentional faculty mentorship and professional development to support you in the experience. Graduate students teaching in this program will receive the regular Summer Session salary as Associates-In and a $1,200 payment for participation in the training program. Faculty mentors will receive a $500 payment to a research account.


This program is ideal for graduate students who
* have an interest in teaching and would benefit from having Instructor-of-Record experience
* are ready to learn and reflect within a teaching community in preparation for and during teaching
* will have advanced to candidacy by February 4, 2022
* will be serving as Associates-In for the first time (priority given for first-time Associate-Ins)


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 8, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Five

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UC SAN DIEGO VETERANS RECOGNITION CEREMONY

November 3, 2021

The 22nd Annual UC San Diego Veterans Staff Association Veteran Recognition Ceremony is coming up. The event is open to the public. This year’s ceremony theme is “Finding Meaning in Your Service.” See more about the honorees here and see more details below.

DATE: Tuesday, November 9
TIME: 11:30AM - 1:00PM PT
LOCATIONSupercomputer Center Auditorium 
RSVP BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 HERE


FALL COMPOSITION JURY CONCERT

November 3, 2021

On November 4 at 5pm PT the UC San Diego Music Palimpsest Ensemble, conducted by Distinguished Professor and Reed Family Presidential Chair Steven Schick, returns LIVE with four world premiere compositions by UC San Diego Music graduate students Erin Graham, Ioannis Mitsialis, Alex Taylor, and Jonny Stallings Cárdenas, as well as a special performance of Rebecca Saunders's Fury II, a concerto for double bass performed by Kathryn Schulmeister. See details here, but the concert will be performed LIVE from UC San Diego's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall or see livestream link below.

DATE: Thursday, November 4
TIME: 5:00PM PT
WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE


DISSERTATION WRITER'S WORKSHOP 

November 1, 2021

The Dissertation Writer's Workshop is a program specifically intended for ABD graduate students who are in the process of writing their dissertations. The program consists of 4 sessions, each designed to demystify the dissertation and give advanced graduate students time and space to write in the company of their peers. The workshop was recently converted to an online, self-paced learning resource that you can use asynchronously at a time/space that works for you.


NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (NAHM) 15TH ANNIVERSARY

November 1, 2021

Every November, the Intertribal Resource Center leads a campus committee in recognizing the achievements and contributions of Native American people and tribes. The committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff, all committed to increasing the Native American presence on campus, supporting Native American students and honoring our local tribal communities.

See the Native American Heritage Month Featured Events here, including the Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, November 4, 10:00-11:30am PT. 


2ND ANNUAL DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

November 1, 2021

The Diversity and Science Lecture initiative is convening its second annual symposium November 8 - 10, 2021. Look forward to the following.

  • 20 talks from a diverse array of junior and senior scientists about their backgrounds and research
  • 3 panels on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM
  • Networking events and round table discussions to foster productive conversations about inequalities in STEM
  • A keynote address by David Asai, Senior Director for Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Register by clicking on the link in the upper right-hand corner titled "Register" on their website. 


 STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 1, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Four

View the archives here.  


EXTENSION OF TELEPRESENCE EXCEPTION FOR MASTER'S & DOCTORAL EXAMS

October 28, 2021

We're pleased to share that the Graduate Council has approved The Graduate Division's request to further extend the temporary option for graduate programs to allow either remote (via live video teleconference) or in-person master's and doctoral examinations through Spring Quarter [June 10, 2022]. We hope that this continued flexibility for remote exams will be helpful to students and faculty.


LATINX SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Dean Antony profile graphic

October 26, 2021

Dean Antony was featured in the Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight Series posted by the Institute of Arts & Humanities here on Instagram. Learn more about the Institute and Chicanx and Latinx Studies here.

 


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HISPANIC, LATINO AND LATINX?

October 25, 2021

Take a look at the UC News article by Antonio Campos in which he explains, "How one identifies [ethnically] is a lifelong journey that lends itself to nuance, and not necessarily a fixed construct." He also collaborated on this video featuring UC Berkeley associate professor Cristina Mora:

 UC News video screencap

STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 25, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Two & Week Three

View the archives here.  


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 11, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Two

View the archives here.


FALL QUARTER WRITING HUB OFFERINGS

October 11, 2021

The Writing Hub is offering a number of services to graduate students this quarter, including the following.

One-on-one and small-group writing consultations
Five-day writing retreats for making progress on long writing projects
A virtual writing room for making writing a daily habit
Writing workshops on the following topics:

     Reading in Graduate School
     Writing in Graduate School
     Writing in Your Own Voice
     Getting Good Advisor Feedback
     Achieving Style and Clarity
     Engaging and Effective Cover Letters
     PhD Program Statements of Purpose
     Framing Your Research
     Research Proposals
     Research Statements for the Academic Job Market
     Teaching Statements for the Academic Job Market
     Diversity Statements for the Academic Job Market
 
NOTE: All Writing Hub graduate student services are being offered remotely in Fall 2021.

 LET'S TALK: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

October 11, 2021

Student Health and Well-Being in partnership with the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) are offering weekly Let's Talk sessions this quarter for International Students

 DAYS/TIME: Mondays 3:30-4:30PM PT

Join them for informal support for international students with general wellness-related issues such as stress, adjustment, cross-cultural challenges, motivation, focus, and relationships. Let's Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support.


CCST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWS

October 11, 2021

Each year the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) Science & Technology Policy Fellows program recruits and trains a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers to spend one year working in Sacramento, directly serving decision makers within the California State Legislature and Executive Branch. The application will open December 1, 2021 for the cohort that will begin November 1, 2022.

Over the course of a 3-part webinar series, you can learn about the Fellowship program, what Fellows do on a day-to-day basis, the impact that the program will have on your career, and how to navigate the application and interview process through conversations with Fellows, alumni, and staff. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from Fellows’ personal experiences.

Why the CCST Fellowship?
DATE: Thursday, October 14
TIME: 11:00AM - Noon PT
REGISTER HERE

Life As A Fellow
DATE: Thursday, December 16
TIME: 11:00AM - Noon PT
REGISTER HERE

Navigating The Application
DATE:
Thursday, January 20
TIME: 
11:00AM - Noon PT
REGISTER HERE


TELL ME A STORY: CULTURA Y ESPERANZA (CULTURE AND HOPE)

October 11, 2021

To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, Muir College will host an event for students, staff, and faculty to share their stories, called Tell Me A Story: Cultura Y Esperanza (Culture and Hope)Contributors will share about piece(s) of their Latinx heritage, how it gives them hope or what they hope for. “Tell Me a Story” will fill the Quad outside of the Middle of Muir (MOM).

DATE: Tuesday, October 12
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30PM PT
LOCATION: The quad outside of the MOM's Cafe (Muir Woods Coffee Shop)

We're proud that the contributors will include two of The Graduate Division's staff: Edgar Beas and Sinai Cota!


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 4, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week One

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CAMPUS ZOOM SPACES

September 30, 2021

If you need to find space on-campus to attend fully remote calsses or need quiet place to Zoom between in-person classes, check out this list of Campus Zoom Spaces and check back periodically as it will be updated when more spaces become available.


RESOURCES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS & POSTDOCS

September 30, 2021

Hey, do you even KNOW how many amazing resources are offered by The Teaching + Learning Commons, particularly for graduate students and postdocs who are teaching? For instance, take a look at their Engaged Teaching Hub, or better yet, join their listserv by filling out this Google form


FALL GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

September 30, 2021

Graduate Division Academic Advisors will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. The webinar is mostly aimed at students who are planning to file for graduation in Fall 2021 or Winter 2021. 

DATE: Wednesday, October 6
TIME: 10:30am PT
REGISTER:  bit.ly/ThesisWorkshopFall21

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

Preliminary and Final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Division Academic Affairs calendar here and general info can be found on Preparing to Graduate here.


PRESIDENT'S AND CHANCELLOR'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMS

September 21, 2021

Did you know that by applying for the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Pogram (PPFP), you will also be considered for the UC San Diego's Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) as well? 

PPFP was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here. The application deadline for the 2022-23 fellowship is November 1, 2021. And learn more about CPFP here.


RESOURCES FOR FALL

September 21, 2021

As we come back to campus, the following might be helpful. 

Return to Learn Website is always a great place to find the most up to date info on anything related to COVID-19 here at UC San Diego. The Return to Learn program began in May 2020 as a strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the goal of the ongoing initiative is to return to in-person teaching, research and service in the safest way possible. For instance, learn about the Fall 2021 Plan here.

Student Housing Safety Rules apply to all students who live in UC San Diego-provided student housing, which includes HDH Graduate and Family Housing.

The Student COVID-19 Compliance team, in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct, provides leadership for promoting student compliance with the UC San Diego COVID-19 Testing Program, UC San Diego Facial Coverings Policy, UC Vaccine Mandate, and other, COVID-19 related student policies. Our office receives and processes reports of student non-compliance with COVID-related policies, and offers consulting and advising to the greater UC San Diego community on the enforcement of such policies. We meet with students to resolve incidents of non-compliance and answer their questions about the student conduct process. Additionally, we train and educate staff, faculty, and students about COVID-19 related student policies.

Review the Testing and Screening details, but in short, the testing requirements are as follows.

Vaccinated students: Weekly testing required for the first four weeks of the quarter
Unvaccinated students: Ongoing twice weekly testing required
Vaccinated employees: Weekly testing encouraged
Unvaccinated employees: Ongoing twice weekly testing required

And here is your Graduate and Professional Student Association President, Brian Lattimore, explaining why wearing masks keeps the entire Triton community safer.


TRITONS CARE

September 21, 2021

Tritons, Student Health and Well-Being and Student Affairs have launched a new platform called Tritons Care: your online wellness magazine just for UC San Diego students. Each month, it will offer info to help you succeed...and make sure you enter this month's drawing and be entered to win a $50 gift card!

Want info on the go? Download our free mobile app to get wellness content straight to your phone!


GRADUATE ADMISSIONS WALK-IN HOURS

September 17, 2021 

 While there is a lot of great info on the Admissions pages on our website, you might have admissions questions that you can't answer there. The Graduate Admissions team is available to assist walk-in students during the following times.

Mondays: 10:00-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm PT
Tuesdays: 10:00-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm PT
Wednesdays: 10:00-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm PT

Students should just knock on the front door of the Graduate Division Office located on the 4th floor of the Student Services Center.  


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM

September 17, 2021

 Instructional Assistants will find tremendous resources at the Fall 2021 Instruction Assistant Symposium. All events will be held remotely via Zoom. See full information about the various session and the registration links on the website here.

DATE: Wednesday, September 22
TIME: Various sessions 9:00 to 1:45pm PT
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE


CATALYZING ADVOCACY IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEEERING REMOTE WORKSHOP

September 3, 2021

Each year the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) convenes a workshop that provides exciting opportunities to learn from science policy and advocacy experts about the role of science in policymaking and the federal policy-making process. The Workshop, which will be virtual this year, empowers participants with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. Learn more about the workshop and register on their website here. 


16TH ANNUAL BOUCHET NATIONAL GRADUATE FORUM

September 2, 2021

As an institutional partner, UC San Diego students, faculty, and university community are invited to attend the 16th Annual Bouchet National Graduate Forum: Disciplines-in-Dialogue in the Public Sphere. See the flyer here for details of the sessions and speakers.

DATE: Thursday, September 9
TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE


GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL OPEN OFFICE HOURS - REMOTE ONLY

September 1, 2021

In light of events temporarily not being allowed the first few weeks of the quarter and in an abundance of caution, we'll be convening the Graduate Division Open Office Hours via Zoom only. See more details here. 


FALL 2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR SERIES

August 24, 2021

Check out the upcoming Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair Series from the Career Center

Science and Technology
Thursday, October 7
10:00am - 2:00pm
Register Here

All Majors
Tuesday, October 12
10:00am - 2:00pm
Register Here

Graduate and Professional Schools
Thursday, October 14
10:00am - 2:00pm
Register Here

SUMMER 2021 UPDATES

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FALL 2021

August 24, 2021

The Division of Student Affairs is helping to (re)welcome you to UC San Diego with timely updates, tips, and guidance. See the first edition here.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS RESOURCES

August 9, 2021

The UC San Diego Teaching + Learning Commons (aka The Commons) has terrific resources for students and instructors such as the following.

Introduction to College Teaching – registration now open for Fall 2021!
Will teaching be an important part of your career? Ready to consider the art and science of teaching? Develop expertise in evidence-based and equitable teaching practices, and create instructional material to use in your discipline. Free course from the Teaching + Learning Commons (2 hours class time/week for 10 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to teach as part of their careers. More information can be found on the course syllabus.
NOTE: This course fulfills the Pedagogy Training component part 1 for the Recognition of Expertise in Equitable and Evidence-Based Teaching program (bit.ly/ethteach). 
DATE / TIME: You can select from: Mondays 3pm-5pm, Mondays 7:30pm-9:30pm, or Tuesdays 11am-1pmThe class starts the week of Sept 27th and ends the week of Nov 29th.
REGISTER HERE (open until mid-Sept or when class sessions are full)

See their website for more offerings!


MAKE A FREE VACCINATION APPOINTMENT

August 9, 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Price Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site to all UC San Diego students, faculty and staff (including Health). Please make an appointment before arriving. Vaccination remains one of the most important ways to keep our community healthy, and all who can be vaccinated should do so as soon as possible.

GENTLE REMINDERAll students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by Sept. 6, 2021, per a new University of California policy.  

The UC policy allows for medical exceptions as well as accommodations based on disability or religious belief; deferrals are also available for those who are pregnant. Those approved must follow campus guidelines, including masking, testing and daily symptom and exposure screening. Learn more about how to request an exception or deferral, which should be submitted no later than Sept. 2, 2021. 


RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

August 5, 2021

UC San Diego is aware of the struggles that some international students are facing in obtaining their F-1 visas etc. The delays that are being encountered are, no doubt, distressing so we just wanted to post a reminder that the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is an excellent resource. They continue to monitor developments and post updates here on their website.

If you still have questions, feel free to contact them to learn more.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

August 4, 2021

As explained in the Chancellor's campus notice yesterday, UC San Diego is implementing the University of California's approved vaccine mandate policy. 

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the policy will require, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. Full compliance with the policy is required by September 6, 2021, two weeks before the start of the fall term.

You will need to be fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after your final dose of vaccine) by September 6, 2021. The process for documenting your vaccination status – or applying for an exception or deferral – can be found in the sections below. Please submit requests for exceptions or deferrals as soon as possible and no later than September 2, 2021, in order to comply by September 6, 2021.

Please see the message that went out to students today from Vice Chancellor Satterlund (Student Affairs) about the vaccine documentation process, exceptions and deferrals, and more.


CONVERSATIONS FOR COLLEGE MEN'S MENTAL WELL-BEING

August 2, 2021

Check out the 3rd episode of "Talk It Out", the NEW monthly video series from UCSD Health Promotion Services promoting men's health with a focus on mental and emotional well-being for college men. This episode features the host, Christopher Spurling (UCSD Health Promotion Services), and special guest, Dominic Denning (UCSD Eating Disorder Treatment & Research Program). They discuss eating disorders, body image, ways to get involved in research. This series explores common men's mental health concerns, common issues college men report, and some of the services available to UCSD men.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: CHANCELLOR'S POSTDOC AWARDS

July 22, 2021

As was announced last month, the Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Affairs (OPSA) has relocated to The Graduate Division. We're so pleased to welcome our new team members.

Please help spread the word: OPSA is now working on the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar. The nomination period is open and the deadline for receipt of complete nomination packets is 5:00pm on Monday, August 2, 2021. Find more information or nominate a candidate here.

2021 Chancellor's Awards graphic

Finalists will be recognized and honored and the 2021 recipients for these awards will be announced at the virtual Awards Ceremony during Postdoc Appreciation Week on Thursday, September 23, 2021.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ISSUES FINAL COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

July 19, 2021

After an extensive consultation period that found strong support within the university community for moving forward with a COVID-19 vaccination requirement, UC’s final policy regarding required COVID-19 vaccinations has been approved. See the campus announcement about it here.

Students should review the frequently asked questions for students about UC's COVID-19 vaccination policy for more information. There is also a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about the policy for employees that address many questions and concerns.

Guidelines for how the policy will be implemented system wide are being finalized and are expected to be issued by the Office of the President in the next few weeks. Compliance plans for each campus will then be finalized. Compliance action steps for UC San Diego employees and students will be disseminated in the weeks following. 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLANNING FOR FALL 2021

July 19, 2021

Last week's Return to Learn Weekly newsletter had some questions and answers that are likely to be of interest to our international students. 

QUESTION: Will there be remote courses or sections available for international students who cannot arrive in time for Fall Quarter due to visa or travel restrictions?
ANSWER: Yes. We are carefully monitoring the visa situation and making adjustments to our plans in order to ensure that international students are provided options that will enable them to make academic progress at UC San Diego. In some cases that may require students to make adjustments to their academic plans in consultation with their academic advisor; for instance, they might need to change the sequence in which they take certain courses. We urge all students with potential visa complications to communicate with their advisors and through the International Students and Programs Office (ISPO) about their needs. 

QUESTION: Will international students be eligible to receive a free vaccine in the Fall term at UC San Diego?
ANSWER: Yes, UC San Diego students will have access to free vaccination in the fall term. We will provide vaccinations to students who arrive who are not yet vaccinated. Learn more on the Vaccination webpage
.
QUESTION: If students have a choice between getting vaccinations in their home country or delaying until they arrive in the U.S., what is UC San Diego’s recommendation?
ANSWER: We encourage students to take advantage of vaccines which are available in their home country rather than delaying until arrival at UC San Diego.


 For more information, visit the Return to Learn Questions and Answers page.


RESOURCES OFFERED BY THE COMMONS

July 19, 2021

The Commons is a terrific resource for graduate and professional students. 

Check out the Course Design Series - Aug 2-6, 2021.

Additionally, Self-Paced Online Workshops are now being offered. 

ONLINE Dissertation Writers Workshop
Part 1: The Genre, Audience, and Purpose of a Dissertation
Part 2: A Story Structure for Dissertations
Part 3: Creating Coherence between Your Chapters
Part 4: Strategies for Getting it Done
View the workshop modules here.

ONLINE Academic Job Market Workshop Series
Preparing for the Academic Job Market
Research Statements
Teaching Statements
Diversity Statements
Academic Cover Letters
View the workshop modules here. 

Each workshop will entail a combination of videos and optional worksheets and exploration exercises. You can engage with these resources at a time, place, and pace that’s right for you. We will resume offering in-person sessions of these programs next year. 

There are also Grad Writing Retreats coming up.

Grad Writing Retreats combine short workshops with dedicated writing time across five 4-hour sessions. Retreats give you structured time and space to make progress and present a variety of skills and strategies for sustaining long-term and/or high-stakes writing projects. 

Summer Retreat Dates
(5-Day): Monday-Friday, July 19-23, 1:00pm-5:00pm
(5-Week): Wednesdays, August 4-September 1, 9:00am-1:00pm
(5-Day): Tuesday-Monday, *September 7-13, 1:00pm-5:00pm
*This retreat starts on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday
Sign up for the Grad Writing Retreats here. 

If you are interested in teaching development, sign up for their newsletter here.


SUMMER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

July 8, 2021

Graduate Division Academic Advisors will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. The webinar is mostly aimed at students who are planning to file for graduation in Summer or Fall 2021. 

DATE: Wednesday, July 14
TIME: 10:30am PT
REGISTER:  bit.ly/ThesisWorkshopSummer21

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

Preliminary and Final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Division Academic Affairs calendar here and general info can be found on Preparing to Graduate here.


STUDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING COMMUNITY FORUMS - SUMMER QUARTER

July 6, 2021

Community Forums offer a space where we can focus on building connections, sharing and exchanging ideas, and learning from each other. These forums are offered for free throughout the quarter for all registered UCSD students.

  • ADHD Support Forum for Graduate & Professional School Students
  • Grief and Loss Support Forum for Graduate and Professional Students
  • LGBTQ Community Forum for Graduate and Professional Students
  • Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum

For details about dates, times, and descriptions please visit the webpage here


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ADVOCATES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (updated)

July 6, 2021

The University of California system and UC San Diego are actively advocating for international students so they can arrive in the U.S. to start and/or continue programs in the Fall 2021 term. Here are ways that the University of California Office of the President and UC San Diego are supporting students:

  • The University of California is working with several higher education organizations such as the American Association of Universities (AAU), American Council on Education (ACE), and NAFSA: Association of International Education to advocate for international students and scholars. For example, on June 10, the AAU, ACE, NAFSA and 38 other U.S. higher education organizations sent an​ ​​advocacy letter requesting a briefing from the Department of State officials on the implications of Presidential Proclamation 10043, "Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People's Republic of China, " for international students and scholars. This letter raises concerns about the reports that the proclamation is being applied very broadly and is causing delays in academic careers and critical projects.
  • The 4/30/2021 UCOP advocacy letter to the Departments of State and Homeland Security advocates for international students and scholars who may be impacted by the continuing visa delays and travel restrictions. The letter, signed by President Drake and all 10 Campus Chancellors, sends a clear message that the UC system supports and welcomes international students and scholars to our institutions. It also advocates for the re-opening of consular posts around the world as local conditions permit, an allocation of additional resources to address the long visa appointment wait times, and flexibility in the visa application process.

TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS RESOURCES

July 6, 2021

The UC San Diego Teaching + Learning Commons (aka The Commons) has terrific resources for students and instructors such as the following.

See their website for more!


ANTI-RACIST PEDAGOGY FELLOWS: CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT PROPOSALS

July 6, 2021

You are invited to apply for the 2021 Anti-Racist Pedagogy Learning community (ARPLC) Fellowship! The purpose of this Fellowship is to support graduate students who have an interest in learning about and employing anti-racist practices into their teaching. Please visit the website for complete program and application details. Applications accepted through July 21, 2021.
Please note: 
The program is a two-quarter commitment and is open to all full-time UC San Diego graduate students who will be enrolled through the 2021-2022 academic year. 

And if you know Faculty that are interested in Community Engaged Learning or Anti-Racist Pedagogy, please feel free to spread the word that there are fellowships open to faculty as well. 


RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

June 22, 2021

 UC San Diego is working toward a primarily in-person instruction for Fall 2021 based on current public health guidance. We understand that there are serious concerns about the visa processing delays and how this may impact academic programs.

At this time, the campus is planning to offer remote coursework for key gateway courses so that students impacted by visa or travel restrictions can still make progress in their academic programs. Please contact your department/program--the Graduate Coordinator in your dept/program is a terrific starting point--if you need guidance on your enrollment and/or academic plans. Campus updates will also be announced via email and posted on the UC San Diego Return to Learn website so please check periodically for more information.

The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) continues to issue Form I-20s and DS-2019s to support students with their visa application and entry process. They will also provide updates as they become available via various tools:

ISPO Advisors are also available to meet with new and continuing students via Zoom drop-in advising. Please visit the ISPO Contact page for more information on those and more.


PRICE CENTER COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE

June 14, 2021

The Price Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site is open. Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to UC San Diego students and employees (including Health) as well as students enrolled at other University of California campuses. Members of the public are not eligible. Appointments are requiredLearn more on the Return to Learn Vaccincation page here.

Note: The University of California Office of the President is finalizing COVID-19 vaccine policy in the coming weeks.


CAREER RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

June 14, 2021

The UC San Diego Career Center has terrific resources for graduate and professional students. You might also want to check out grAdvantage, which empowers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to achieve professional success by building community, developming career competencies and confidenc, and exploring diverse pathways to employment.Triton Tools and Tidbits podcast graphic

This episode of the Triton Tools and Tidbits podcast offers insight on career search and the graduate school application process from alumni and career services professionals.

The University of California Alumni Career Network is a high-impact, online series designed to provide UC alumni and community members with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities. For instance, you might want to check out this one.

    Acing the Interview - UC Alumni Network graphic


STUDENT RESEARCHERS UNITED REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION

June 14, 2021

As posted elsewhere on this site on June 3, 2021, please see the notice of request for recognition by Student Researchers United here. Should you have any questions, please contact Labor Relations at laborrelations(at)ucsd.edu.


2021 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

2021 Juneteenth event graphic

June 11, 2021

The annual holiday, Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, is coming up and the UC San Diego Black Staff Association (BSA) is hosting a virtual program that will celebrate the vibrancy and creativity of Black culture and express appreciation for the Black Excellence exemplified by Black staff across campus. 

You are invited!

The event is open to the entire UC San Diego community of staff, faculty, students, friends and supporters.

EVENT: Juneteenth Celebration and Black Excellence Awards
DATE: Thursday, June 17
TIME: 2:30 - 4:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE  


CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2021

June 10, 2021

We at The Graduate Division send out heartfelt congratulations to The UC San Diego Class of 2021! We appreciate your diligence and applaud your achievements during these extraordinary times. We trust that you have confirmed your plans for Commencement. We look forward to seeing any of you that will be at Triton Track on Saturday, and we’re pleased that others may share in the virtual ceremony broadcast via commencement.ucsd.edu.

GENTLE REMINDER FOR GRADUATES ATTENDING IN-PERSON: You must bring your guest(s) into the venue WITH you when you enter, show your ticket, and complete the health screening, etc. Guests are only allowed to enter WITH their graduate, and graduates are not allowed to re-enter if they leave the venue. No exceptions.

Additionally, if you haven’t already, check out the articles celebrating a few of our outstanding graduate grads: Sean Bearden-Physics doctoral recipient, Banah Ghadbia-Ethnic studies doctoral recipient, and Aleena Arakaki, Biomedical sciences doctoral recipient.


PLANNING FOR FALL QUARTER 2021 Q & A

June 7, 2021

Wondering what campus operations will look like this fall now that we know that the intention is for teaching to be primarily in-person in the fall? Check out this Q&A with Vice Chancellor Gary Matthews during which he discusses how he and his team are making plans for a safe campus

Also, take a look at the plan for Summer 2021 here on the Return to Learn website, which is a terrific resource.

SPRING 2021 UPDATES

STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 28, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Nine

View the archives here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE

May 24, 2021

As we approach the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s May 25, 2020 murder, UC San Diego has made resources and tools available for students and staff to utilize.

For instance, a processing space will be held for students to join in discussion and community on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder. The space will be co-led by Student Affairs Case Management staff Ana Bowens and Jacque Tejada.

EVENT: One Year Later: George Floyd Processing Space
DATE: Tuesday, May 25
TIME: 6:00-7:00pm PT
ZOOM LINK: Can be found in this document.

 

UPCOMING CAPS COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORUMS

  • Outside the Box Forum
    Thursday, May 27 3:30-5 p.m. (Contact cathompson(at)ucsd.edu for Zoom link)
  • UC San Diego Black Women's Collective
    Thursday June 3, 3:30-5 p.m. (Register at tinyurl.com/SQBWC)

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

In addition to the above, CAPS is always available for counseling appointments, no-cost
daily drop-in workshops and group forums. International students may utilize My Student
Support Program, at any time that is convenient.

Please see this document for more resources and reference materials.


VIRTUAL WEBINAR: CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACCROSS US SAN DIEGO

May 18, 2021

The committee for UC San Diego’s Understanding and Protecting the Planet initiative invites members of the UC San Diego community to a virtual webinar that will explore how to connect people working in climate and environmental justice across UC San Diego.

Environmental and Climate Justice Work at UC San Diego: Past and Present

DATES/TIMES: Monday, May 24 from 3:00-5:00pm PT and Tuesday, May 25 from 4:00-6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE


RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT CALFRESH

May 10, 2021

Folks at The HUB Basic Needs Center have partnered with San Diego County for a virtual clinic where you can apply for CalFresh directly with county workers and have any eligibility question answered. Financial Aid will also be present to assist with documents and questions. All undergrad and graduate students are welcome.

DATE: Tuesday, May 11
TIME: 1:00-3:00pm PT
REGISTER: bit.ly/spring-clinic

DATE: Friday, May 28
TIME: 1:00-3:00pm PT
REGISTER: bit.ly/spring-virtualclinic

Learn more about CalFresh, California's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) here.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 10, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Six

View the archives here.


WALK-UP VACCINATION NOW AVAILABLE AT RIMAC

May 10, 2021

Please see the campus notice from Chancellor Khosla to learn more about how appointments at the RIMAC Vaccination Station are no longer required for UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff. See station hours etc in the notice. We encourage all employees and students to get vaccinated as quickly as possible in order to protect the health and well-being of our campus community and our regional population. Please note the RIMAC site closes on June 1st, at which time a site at the Price Center will open up for UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff.


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

May 3, 2021

The grAdvantage Communicating Your Research team will be offering stand along workshops in spring quarter on May 13 and June 3, followed by a 3 day workshop in mid-June.  Students can choose to take 1 or more of these sessions to improve their research communication skills.

MAY 13 - 10:00am-1:00pm PT: Building the Story of Your Research - Registration: tinyurl.com/cyrbsyr21

JUNE 3 - 10:00am-1:00pm PT: Metaphors and Analogies - Registration: tinyurl.com/cyrmas21

JUNE 15-17 - Time TBA: Communicating Your Research - Registration: tinyurl.com/cyr3dayspring


MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

May 3, 2021

Join Student Health and Well-Being (Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion Services, and the Tritons Flourish Initiative) and our campus partners for virtual programs supporting mental health and well-being throughout the Month of May! For a complete list of online events and workshops, please visit: caps.ucsd.edu/may


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 3, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Five

View the archives here.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ADVOCATES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

April 30, 2021

We recognize that our international students are facing extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We wanted to share with you that  President Michael Drake and the 10 University of California chancellors have just sent a letter to the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security today advocating for our "over 43,000 international student and scholars that contribute to the vitality of U.S. education, research, culture, and innovation". Please read the letter for details.


WELCOME NEW GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

April 29, 2021

We're so pleased to be welcoming new Tritons to UC San Diego. By the way, if you have any questions related to your programs, a great resource is to ask your program's Graduate Coordinator. Their contact information can be found on this page.

New International Students, please also be advised that the International Students & Program Office (ISPO) will be a terrific resource throughout the course of your studies at UC San Diego. For instance, please see their resources for newly admitted International Graduate Students here. For instance, they have pre-arrival webinars.


GRADSERU CLOSING SOON

April 28, 2021

The Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (gradSERU) is only available through this Friday, April 30. Please make sure your voice is heard! 

The goal of the survey is to find out more about graduate and professional student experience and satisfaction.  Earlier surveys contributed to the University’s understanding of the graduate student experience and directly impacted policy and supportive programming across campus.  For example, the Triton Food Pantry was established in part based on results from the Well-Being Survey conducted in 2016.  Additional counselors with more diverse backgrounds were hired at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  The Division of Global Education created graduate student specific programming to enhance community building.

To encourage participation, 36 prizes are being randomly awarded [gift cards from $250 to $3000 in value].


RETURN TO LEARN STUDENT TOWN HALL COMING UP

April 29, 2021

Next week, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Alysson Satterlund is hosting a Return to Learn Student Town Hall. Ebonee Williams, Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs, will host and Associate Dean Judy Kim will represent the Graduate Division for the Q&A portion of the Town Hall. Please join us if you can live, or a recording will be posted on this page afterward.

DATE: Tuesday, May 4
TIME: 6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE


SAN DIEGO INTERCOLLEGIATE POWWOW

April 27, 2021

The Native American communities at UC San Diego and San Diego State University are hosting the first San Diego Intercollegiate Virtual Powwow. It will feature traditional Native American dancing and drums, introduction to the UC San Diego Powwow Princess, a frybread demonstration and celebrations of Native American cultures.

DATE: Saturday, May 1
TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm PT
SEE MORE DETAILS HERE


UC STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN ZOOM CHATS

April 26, 2021

Insurance coordinators are available three days a week to answer questions.

Mondays: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom link here
Wednesdays: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom link here
Fridays: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom link here


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 26, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Four 

View the archives here.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REVIEWING POLICY REQUIREMENTS

April 23, 2021

As stated in campus notices etc, the University of California and UC San Diego encourage members of our communities to get vaccincated as quickly as possible to protect against COVID-19. Additionally, the University of California is reviewing a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination "as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall." See more details and a link to the proposed policy here.


2021 GRADUATING MFA EXHIBITION

April 21, 2021

In Measurements of Progressthe graduating students of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts delve into the incremental steps of human progress from a historical, contemporary, and speculative vision. While humans strive for success, it is evident that the human struggle for peace, liberty, and justice is a process, not the endgame. The only constant in an ever-changing culture and global perspective is the requirement of creative solutions. This is why the role of art in society has been so important for thousands of years.

See details and how you can schedule a visit to this exhibit April 23 - May 30 at the San Diego Art Institute at Balboa Park here.


UC SAN DIEGO VIRTUAL GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE

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April 21, 2021

Help spread the word! If you know of anyone interested in purusing a PhD or a Masters, invite them to attend this virtual open house. They can gain insights into what constitutes a strong candidate for graduate school, as well as learn more about the amazing programs we have here at UC San Diego. Check out all the details on the event website here. 

 

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, April 29, 9:30am - 5:00pm PT and Friday, April 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
WEBINAR: STUDY COORDINATOR 101

April 21, 2021

The UC San Diego Research Compliance and Integrity Office (RCI) is pleased to offer the Research Compliance Hot Topics and Training Program (Program) to all UC San Diego faculty, staff and students.  The Program will offer training through a variety of forums, including workshops, videos, newsletters and other activities, and is designed to serve as an educational resource to assist the UC San Diego research community with the complexities of conducting research.  Below is the information for the next session.

SESSION TITLE:  Study Coordinator 101
DATE:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021
TIME:  11:00 am to 12:30 pm
REGISTRATION (by May 17, 2021):  
To register, please click on this UC Learning Center link to directly register for the session.  Select Register in the dropdown menu.  Select Add and click Register in the lower right corner of the page. You will receive an email registration confirmation. 

If you have any questions, please contact the RCI Office at (858) 822-4939 or rci(at)ucsd.edu.


GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

April 20, 2021

The next session of Open Office Hours is coming up in one week! All graduate and professional students are welcome to attend. Use the link you'll receive upon registration to drop in any time during the session to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the leadership team: 

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Associate Dean
  • Emily Roxworthy, Associate Dean
  • Mary Allen, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Graduate Strategic Initiatives
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Graduate Student Financial Support
Remaining Spring Quarter Open Office Hours:

Tuesday, April 27, 10:00am-Noon PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs42721

Wednesday, May 26, 9:00-11:00am PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs52621


COMMUNITY SPACE TONIGHT: UNPACKING RACIAL INJUSTICE

April 21, 2021

The Center for Student Involvement is convening a community space this evening. *Dialogue Ambassadors and students in attendance will create a space to be in community and discuss personal reactions to the Derek Chauvin trial, as well as our feelings around policing in this country and racial injustices. This space will be facilitated by UCSD student Dialogue Ambassadors and supported by staff from both UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services and the National Conflict Resolution Center. [This dialogue topic has changed from sustainability stories to be in response to the continuing injustices against Black people and murder of Daunte Wright.]
DATE: Wednesday, April 21
TIME: 6:00 - 7:30pm PT
*Dialogue Ambassadors co-facilitate Circle Dialogues, known as community building circles, to provide a structured environment to generate dialogue among participants on a specific topic. Circle Dialogues foster open and supportive spaces for people to talk about differences, develop empathy and enhance perspectives.

This community building circle is a workshop listed within the iLead Program, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement. iLead is a drop-in workshop program that provides students the flexibility to choose workshop sessions on various communication and leadership topics that align with your individual interests and schedule. Full attendance at this workshop will grant you 2 stamps for the iLead Program. For more information, visit: ilead.ucsd.edu
VIRTUAL SPACE TO PROCESS CHAUVIN TRIAL VERDICT 

April 20, 2021
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Student Affairs Case Management is providing a space to process the verdict of the Derek Chauvin's Trial. The space will be facilitated by a CAPS Counselor and Student Affairs Case Manager and Outreach Specialist, Andrew Hua. We welcome individuals who are seeking an environment of support and would like to guidance and resource that can help individuals navigate these challenging times.
DATE: TODAY, Tuesday, April 20
TIME: 6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE
STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 19, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters.

Week Three 

View the archives here.


STUDENT VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

April 19, 2021

Students are eligible for vaccination at any county vaccination site, including UC San Diego Health's Vaccination Station at RIMAC. to schedule your appointment, click "Register and check my eligibility on California's My Turn website. Complete the "Confirm eligibility" screen and then enter the La Jolla campus zip code 92093 when projmpted. Scroll to "Other locations" to find the RIMAC vaccination site. Follow the prompts to schedule your appointment. Students can also make appointments here.

(From Student Health and Well-Being) Key steps we need you to take:

Log in to your MyStudentChart account. 

From your desktop: Go to the “Visits” icon and then to “Schedule an Appointment.” Select “Tell us why you’re scheduling” and you will see “COVID-19 Vaccine 1st Dose.”

From your mobile app: Go to “Appointments” and then to “Schedule an appointment.” Select “Tell us why you’re scheduling” and you will see “COVID-19 Vaccine 1st Dose.”

Patients should take the first available appointment offering the vaccine that is appropriate for their age, regardless of brand.

If you don’t have a MyStudentChart account, you can go to our COVID-19 vaccine page and click on the self-scheduling link to make an appointment. 

Patients ages 16 and 17 can only be given the Pfizer vaccine and will need to bring a parent or guardian to their appointment.

See more details about vaccination on the Return to Learn website.


VIRTUAL SPRINGFEST 2021

April 19, 2021

After a very long feeling gap year, the UC San Diego Department of Music’s beloved Springfest event is (sort of) back! This year's Springfest will feature a weeklong series of virtual releases and events by UC San Diego graduate students, including virtual installations, live streaming performances, and digital premieres. See the full schedule and more details on the Facebook event page here.

Most days of the festival will feature video releases in the morning and both live and prerecorded virtual concerts in the evening. 

Scheduled premieres and live events will be hosted on the UC San Diego Department of Music's YouTube channel https://youtube.com/ucsdmusic.


PRESIDENT DRAKE'S MESSAGE: SEXAUL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

April 15, 2021

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THANK YOU TO GRADUATE DIVISION STUDENT WORKERS & INTERNS

April 15, 2021

UC San Diego employs over 10,000 students and while we MIGHT not be completely objective, we think our student workers and interns are the best! 

Our student workers assist with administrative work across all units including: communications, marketing, social media, video editing, website updating, supporting special events, conducting research and outreach, and managing special projects in support of graduate education. 

Graduate student interns provide high-level programmatic support to staff in the following areas: prospective student outreach and recruitment, professional development, student affairs, graduate education pipeline and student success programs, as well as the campus community centers. 

Our student employees also offer unique skills and knowledge stemming from their areas of academic interest and provide valuable input based on their perspectives as current students. 

Thank you, Jesse, Claudia, Stephen, Tenzin, Erik, Deborah, Johnny, Ana, and Khanh!!!


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP: COMMUNICATION BEYOND FLUENCY

April 15, 2021

Do you feel anxiety or nerves around the thought of presenting your research in English? If you do…
The Communicating Your Workshop Team has designed a workshop for YOU. "Communication Beyond Fluency" focuses on strengthening your ability to talk about your research in English. In our single-day, 3 hour workshop, you will practice techniques for clearer communication and exercises designed to connect you with your most authentic voice. This workshop stems from the belief that, when we speak from our authentic self, we are able to communicate clearly with our audience.

This workshop is designed for graduate students for whom English is not their native language. It can be taken with the other workshops in the series or independently. Participants must commit to attending the full three-hours in order to fully benefit from the training. Priority will be given to applicants who certify in advance that they will commit to attend the full workshop without any conflicts. Please contact gradvantage(at)ucsd.edu with questions.

DATE: Thursday, April 22
TIME: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT (attendance for the entire session is strongly recommended)
REGISTER HERE


STUDENT VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS OPEN TODAY

April 15, 2021 (updated)

See Chancellor Khosla's campus notice about details of San Diego County opening up COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 years of age and older TODAY, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Students are eligible for vaccination at any county vaccination site, including UC San Diego Health's Vaccination Station at RIMAC. Students can make appointments here.


SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2021

April 15, 2021

April is designated as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Sexual assault is an issue that affects our entire community. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals about their role in prevention. SAAM has been recognized at UC San Diego since 2007 with efforts led by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center and campus partners. Learn more about all the SAAM Events this month here such as the following.

NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY, IT APPEARS THAT THIS EVENT WON'T BE HAPPENING AFTER ALL. "Crafting with CARE" Want to find out more about how you can support survivors and respond to disclosures of violence with care? Join CARE at SARC and the Graduate Professional Student Association(GPSA) for Crafting with CARE as we craft responses to survivor disclosures and use them to construct a unique art project.

DATE: Friday, April 23
TIME: 6:00pm PT
REGISTRATION IS TBD, SO CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE. 


WHAT'S UP WITH 2021 COMMENCEMENT?

April 14, 2021
See Chancellor Khosla's recent announcement about the 2021 commencement speaker being UC San Diego Alumna Alicia Garza etc, and visit the Commencement 2021 website for details and registration. 

ANNUAL INTEGRITY AWARDS

April 14, 2021

Each year, on the third Wednesday of the Spring quarter, UC San Diego recognizes campus community members who have made substantial contributions to academic, research and professional integrity over the previous 12 month period. The event is organized by the Research Ethics Program and the Academic Integrity Office in collaboration with the Executive Vice-Chancellor's Office.

DATE: Wednesday, April 21
TIME: 3:30-4:30pm PT
REGISTER HERE 
CALFRESH BASICS WEBINAR

April 14, 2021

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.

The HUB Basic Needs Center is hosting a CalFresh Basics Webinar that will cover what CalFresh is, how to apply and get assistance from their team, and cover all of the basics. 

DATE: Monday, April 19
TIME: Noon PT
REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/cf-basics


VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR FOR ALL MAJORS

April 14, 2021 (updated)

It’s never too early (or late) to explore career opportunities! The Career Center’s Team works with leading employers from every industry to bring internship and job opportunities to students and alumni through Virtual Career Fairs. Attend UC San Diego Virtual Career Fairs where you can meet with employers through the Handshake Virtual Platform TOMORROW, Thursday, April 15, 2021.


CONGRATULATIONS: GRAD SLAM CAMPUS WINNERS

April 9, 2021

Last night the UC San Diego Campus Finals for Grad SLAM, a competition where students showcase the impact of their research in 3 minutes or less, were held. Check out the video recording here.

Each finalist met the challenge of giving a substantive, concise presentation that engaged the audience despite the remote environment.

  • Daril Brown – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alec Calac – Public Health
  • Chelsea Chapman – Public Health
  • Brittany D’Ambrosio – Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use
  • Mohan Gupta - Psychology
  • Adrielly Hokama Razzini – Structural Engineering
  • Qishan (Lisa) Liang – Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Shijia Liu – Biological Sciences
  • Kevin Rychel - Bioengineering
  • Haleh Yazdi – Psychology


Congratulations to the top three:

THIRD PLACE: Adrielly Hokama Razzini, who presented, "Aircraft Structural Monitoring".

SECOND PLACE: Daril Brown, who presented, "From Singing to Speaking: Making a Brain-to-Tweet Interface".

2021 UC SAN DIEGO CAMPUS CHAMPIONHaleh Yazdi, a PhD student in Psychology, who presented, "Why Can't We All Be Friends? Complexities of Childhood Prejudice".


Finalists took home $500 to $5000, and the UC San Diego Campus Champion will go on to compete against other campus champions in the UC-wide finals on May 7.


WEBINAR: EXPERIMENTAL SOUND AND MEDIA ART OF MARYANNE AMACHER

April 9, 2021

The Art Science Connect: An initiative of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York presents "Unnamed Sensibilities: Experiemental Sound and Media Art of Maryanne Amacher" featuring UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Music Amy Cimini.

DATE: Monday, April 12
TIME: 9:00am PT
REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE


IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION WORKSHOP

April 8, 2021

Last week the Office of the President announced a significant security incident involving UC employee information. An interactive workshop, hosted by campus and UC San Diego Health leadership and IT personnel will be held. Attendees will learn how to register for credit monitoring, how to use the credit monitoring service, and how to take other steps to protect themselves. All UC San Diego faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the workshop.

DATE: April 8
TIME: 2:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

NOTE: See more information on this Blink page on Security, and a video recording of the workshop will be posted there.


CAPS PROGRAM: LET'S TALK

April 7, 2021

The UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a virtual program called "Let's Talk",  designed to offer drop-in confidential consultation services to graduate and professional students seeking informal support and assistance with common issues such as anxiety, stress, relationships, sleep, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes… etc. Especially useful during this period of social distancing, graduate and professional students can gain practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. 

While “Let’s Talk” does not constitute professional counseling or mental health treatment, Dr. Christina Lambert and Dr. Tyler Hatchel, will be available to help students access care at CAPS as needed. 

All Spring 2021 “Let’s Talk” sessions will be held via Zoom as follows:

Dr. Christina Lambert                   Wednesdays      9:00-11:30 AM
Dr. Tyler Hatchel                           Wednesdays      1:00-3:30 PM
Dr. Haim Shemer                          Thursdays          2:00-3:00 PM

Please look for an email from your graduate coordinator with more details, including the sign-up and Zoom links.


THE SQUAD: SCIENTIFIC QUEERS UNITED IN ACADEMIC DISCOURE

April 7, 2021

The SQUAD lecture series aims to highlight LGBTQIA+ members of the STEM community with the goal of sharing experiences growing up in STEM and the research being done by queer scientists. By sharing stories and journeys towards various research goals, SQUAD hopes to build community and showcase examples of how LGBTQIA+ individuals have persevered to thrive in our respective scientific fields. Each session will consist of a 30 min talk followed by a short Q&A session and is the first of many events planned by Grad oSTEM @ UCSD!

DAYS: Third Thursday of the Month
DURATION: 30 minutes
ZOOM LINK: bit.ly/SQUADoSTEM


FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

April 5, 2021

UC San Diego recently received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) monies totalling $52 million dollars with $17.4 million designated for direct grants to students and $2,791,000 designated for graduate and professional students.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) authorized the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) and directed institutions to use this new federal funding to provide direct emergency financial grants to students for expenses related to any component of their cost of attendance, including: tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health), and childcare. Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional financial need.

UC San Diego will begin disbursing HEERF II funding as CRSSAA Grants TODAY: April 5, 2021.

SEE DEAN ANTONY’S EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DETAILS ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY.


STUDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESOURCES

April 5, 2021

The Student Health and Well-Being Cluster which includes Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Promotion Services, offer UCSD students a wide range of services. These services range from Primary Care, Pharmacy, Optometry, Counseling, Psychiatry, Health Promotion, Nutrition Services and much more. Visit their newly designed website (studentwellbeing.ucsd.edu) for details of their services. 

For instance, Student Health Services is offering Spring Flu Clinics.

If you are coming onto campus for any reason you are required to show proof  of having had aflu shot. The good news is they have flu vaccines at no cost, regardless of insurance type! 

DATES: Friday, April 9, Thursday, April 15 & Friday, April 23 
LOCATION: The Price Center - Ballroom A
HOW: Self-Schedule a time via MyStudentChart and complete the pre-visit e-check in.

**Please Note** 
You must wait for 2 weeks both before and after a COVID vaccine before receiving another vaccine, please message ASK A NURSE in MyStudentChart if you have any questions.

And Top 10 Things to Know About the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

If you have questions about UC SHIP, you can now speak with insurance coordinators three days a week.

MONDAYS: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom Link)
WEDNESDAYS: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom Link)
FRIDAYS: 11:00am-Noon (Zoom Link)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Join an Instagram Live session between UC San Diego Care at Sexual Assult Resource Center (SARC) and UC San Diego Health Promotion Services for information about sexual assault at UCSD, prevention methods, and resources available for students. Bring any questions you may have and invite your friends!

DATE: Friday, April 16
TIME: Noon PT
INSTAGRAMS@UCSDhps and @UCSDcare


VISUAL ARTS REMOTE GUEST LECTURE

April 2, 2021

Troy Lamarr Chew II (b. 1992 in Los Angeles, CA, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) explores the legacy of the African Diaspora and its reverberations throughout American culture. His work looks methodically at systems of coded communication and how this is translated and mistranslated both within the Diaspora and the mainstream.

DATE: Friday, April 9
TIME: Noon PT
YOUTUBE STREAM

See the full schedule of remote lectures here.


CLIMATE CHANGE WEBINAR

April 2, 2021

The Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) is hosting a webinar on "Climate Change in the Deep Ocean: Why does it matter?" Multiple experts will speak from around the globe and a Q&A session will be moderated by deep-ocean experts Lisa Levin (of Scripps Oceanography/CMBC) and Moriaki Yasuhara. See the flyer here.

DATE: Wednesday, April 7
TIME: 2:00-3:00pm GMT=3:00-4:00pm BST (London)=7:00-8:00am PDT (San Diego)
REGISTER HERE


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

April 2, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a weekly Zoom seminar featuring exciting scientific advancements followed by an open-ended Q&A session. The next one is April 6, at Noon PT:

"Creating a Movement: The importance of LGBTQ+ visiblity in STEM"
Lauren Esposito, PhD (She/Her/They/Them) Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology
Founder & Director of 500 Queer Scientists
California Academy of Sciences

See the DASL website for details such as how to get the Zoom link and passcode as well as the schedule of upcoming speakers.


CESAR CHAVEZ CELEBRATION MONTH

April 1, 2021

April is UC San Diego's 20th Anniversary César E. Chávez Celebration Month. This year's theme is "50 Years of Chicano Movement: Honoring the Legacy & Struggle", and one highlight will be the Kickoff and Awards Ceremony featuring keynote speaker Cheech Marin.

DATE: Thursday, April 8
TIME: Noon - 1:30pm PT
REGISTER HERE

See the full calendar of events planned this month here.


SPRING GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

April 1, 2021

Graduate Division Academic Advisors will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. The webinar is mostly aimed at students who are planning to file for graduation in Spring or Summer 2021. 

REVIEW DETAILS ON THE WEBINAR FLYER 
DATE: Wednesday, April 7
TIME: 10:30am PT
REGISTERbit.ly/ThesisWorkshopSpring21

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

Preliminary and Final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Division Academic Affairs calendar here and general info can be found on Preparing to Graduate here.


NEW SUPPORT SERIES FROM THE WRITING HUB
April 1, 2021
The Teaching + Learning Commons Writing Hub offers terrific resources for graduate students. A new offering this quarter focuses on Academic Job Market Support. The workshops in the series are on select Fridays, 1:00-3:30pm, (Zoom RSVP Required), but there's also a Writing Group; no RSVP required. See details on their website here.

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL POLICY & STRATEGY EVENTS
April 1, 2021
Check out the webinars offered by the School of Global Policy & Strategy, such as the Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series, which is a formal speaker series, sponsored by the Center for Global Transformation, for faculty and PhD students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars.

UC SAN DIEGO'S EARTH MONTH 2021

March 31, 2021

UC San Diego will be celebrating Earth Month in April and the theme this year is Resilience. Visit the website for a calendar of event that will be updated throughout the month.


GRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNIT TRANSITIONED TO SERVICE NOW

March 31, 2021

The Graduate Student Financial Support Unit within the Graduate Division office has transitioned to using the Student Support Portal in ServiceNow (SSO login credentials required). This will replace the various email addresses that were historically used to submit requests. (Emails already received are automatically being converted to tickets within the system.)
This will ensure relevant information is accessible which will expedite resolving issues related to:
  • Billing, account payments, and fee remissions
  • Refunds, financial aid disbursements, and fellowship stipends
  • Third Party/VA sponsorship payments
  • Student tax documents (Form 1098-T)
  • Campus ID cards
  • How to become an authorized payer on a student account
  • Health insurance waiver information
  • Visiting graduate student support
NOTE: The following will not be in the Student Support Portal.
Payroll/Timekeeping/UCPath questions. Those need to be submitted via the UCPath Portal.
GRAD SLAM CAMPUS FINALS COMING UP

March 31, 2021

Congratulations to the finalists who will be showcasing the impact of their research in 3 minutes or less during the UC San Diego Grad Slam Finals!

  • Daril Brown – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alec Calac – Public Health
  • Chelsea Chapman – Public Health
  • Brittany D’Ambrosio – Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use
  • Mohan Gupta - Psychology
  • Adrielly Hokama Razzini – Structural Engineering
  • Qishan (Lisa) Liang – Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Shijia Liu – Biological Sciences
  • Kevin Rychel - Bioengineering
  • Haleh Yazdi – Psychology

Check out the live-stream of the event:

DATE: Thursday, April 8
TIME: 4:00pm PT
WATCH HERE

Winners will take home $100 to $5000, and the UC San Diego Campus Champion will go on to compete against other campus champions in the UC-wide finals on May 7.


OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK: SUICIDE PREVENTION

March 31, 2021

Members of the UC San Diego Community will be walking on May 1 to raise money for suicide prevention wth the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A team has been created called UCSD that students, staff, and faculty can join and fundraise for teh cause or you can create a team of your own and have individuals join. 
DATE: Saturday, May 1
TIME: Opening ceremony is at 9:00am PT
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE
SPRING QUARTER OPEN OFFICE HOURS

March 31, 2021

The Graduate Division hosts Open Office Hours during which graduate and professional students are welcome to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the leadership team: 

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Associate Dean
  • Emily Roxworthy, Associate Dean
  • Mary Allen, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • April Bjornsen, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Tamara Schaps, Assistant Dean of Graduate Strategic Initiatives
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Graduate Student Financial Support
Spring Quarter Open Office Hours:

Wednesday, April 7, 2:00-4:00pm PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs4721

Tuesday, April 27, 10:00am-Noon PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs42721

Wednesday, May 26, 9:00-11:00am PT | Register: bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs52621


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

March 23, 2021

 

Interactive Remote Teaching Webinar
Wednesday, March 31, 1:00-2:30pm PT - Register

Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom
Thursday, April 1, 11:00am-12:00pm PT - Register

Teaching What You Don’t Know 
Friday, April 2, 2:00-3:00pm PT - Register

Teaching for Equity: Strategies for the Classroom 
Monday, April 5, 3:00-4:30pm PT - Register

Facilitating Tough Conversations in DEI Courses 
Thursday, April 8, 11:00am-12:00pm PT - Register

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT FORUM FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

March 23, 2021

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, April 6 - June 1

If you are a graduate or professional school student who wishes to work through grief and loss related to death of a loved one, you may benefit from participation in this forum, a caring space to share experiences; give and receive support; explore common physical and emotional reactions; honor the uniqueness of each person's journey; practice self-compassion; and develop emotional resilience.  

Conversations will be facilitated by Dr. Christina Lambert, CAPS Psychologist, Kennedy Middleton, Graduate Well-Being Associate, and Anja Payne, Graduate Well-Being Associate. To see if this forum is a good fit for you, please contact Dr. Christina Lambert at 858-534-3035 or cdlambert(at)health.ucsd.edu


CAMPUS-BASED LOAN 101 MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

March 22, 2021

The SFS Loan Administration Team and UCSD's Campus Community Centers have partnered up to inform our UCSD students about the Campus-Based Loan Program. The purpose of this workshop is to provide our students with information about loans offered through the Campus-Based Loan program by UCSD. The first workshop will focus on all Campus-Based Loans awarded to any eligible UCSD student. The second workshop will focus on the Dream Loan which is awarded to all eligible Undocumented AB540 students. The topics that will be touched upon in this workshop will include the following:

  1. What loans are considered Campus-Based Loans?
  2. What is an Exit Counseling session?
  3. What other options are available to manage my loan account? 
  4. What are some proactive steps you can take? 

Campus-Based Loan Workshop Date & Time: Thursday, April 15 @ 11:00am PT RSVP by: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dream Loan Workshop Date & Time: Tuesday, May 11 @ 1:00pm PT  RSVP by: Monday, May 10, 2021 

REGISTER HERE


GRAD LIFE WORKSHOP: MICROAGRESSIONS

March 22, 2021

Grad Life and the Cross-Cultural Center invite you to learn and discuss the importance of recognizing and responding to microagressions in the workplace, the classroom, and beyond.

DATE: Monday, April 12
TIME: 4:00-5:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

Accommodations Info: cccenter(at)ucsd.edu


2021 BLACK STUDIES PROJECT GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS

March 17, 2021

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before November 1st, 2021 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 23, 2021. Visit the Black Studies Project website for details such as selection criteria and application requirements.

WINTER 2021 UPDATES

RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

March 18, 2021

Please be sure to frequently check out the resources offered by the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO). For instance, in collaboration with the International Faculty & Scholar Office (IFSO), they've launched two new innovative tools to support international students and scholars in the job and internship search process. 

  1. Interactive Alumni Employment map that shows the U.S. employers who sponsored UC San Diego international students on Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), Academic Training and STEM OPT in 2020. 
  2. Interactive H-1B Employer map that indicates ALL the U.S. companies who sponsored individuals for professional employment in 2020. 

Drill down on the interactive maps to see company name, address information, and geographical location.


TRITONS FLOURISH INITIATIVE

March 17, 2021

Tritons Flourish is an initiative for the Student Health and Wellbeing Cluster. Its mission is to develop and provide resources for UC San Diego students to improve mental health and increase well-being. Learn more about the resources offered by visiting the Tritons Flourish webpage.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 12, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Ten 

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GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

March 11, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is March 16, at 12pm featuring:

Dr. Kenneth A. Skinner – Postdoctoral Scholar, Jain Lab
Title: “Functional profiling of endogenous lipids in neurological disorders

Dr. Lydia Daboussi, Postdoctoral Scholar, Pfaff Lab
Title: “Peripheral Nerve Maintenance After Injury And During Chronic Disease"

See their website for details such as how to get the Zoom link and passcode as well as the schedule of upcoming speakers.


SPRING BREAK 2021: STAY SAFER, STAY PUT

March 8, 2021

Divisions and departments from across the university have come together to offer a full schedule of enriching opportunities for students to learn new skills, make connections, and have fun. Please check the page often as new opportunities are being added such as free admission for UCSD students at the Birch Aquarium Mar 17-28. We are so excited to safely share our Spring Break with you, Tritons!


NIH RESEARCH DIVERSITY SUPPLEMENTS INFO SESSION

March 8, 2021

Did you know that the National Institutes of Health provides funding to attract minority trainees (graduate and undergraduate) to research careers? The Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, or "Diversity Supplements", provide additional funding for trainees and faculty to work on an existing NIH-funded project. Learn more about it at this info session featuring panelists from UC San Diego's Neuroscience program.

DATE: Wednesday, March 17
TIME: 5:30pm PT
ZOOM LINK will be posted the date of the event here.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

March 8, 2021

SNEAK PEEK: Teaching in Higher Ed certificate - coming in Spring/Summer 2021!

This certificate will recognize graduate and professional students who have achieved core pedagogical competencies needed to teach effectively at UC San Diego and in future careers. The experiences involved in completing this certificate provide opportunities to explore and implement evidence-based teaching strategies, develop an equity-mindset in supporting the whole student, design a student-centered course, and reflect on teaching in a community of instructors. 

Stay tuned for more information! Details will be announced in Spring 2021, with completion components including Introduction to College Teaching (offered quarterly, spring registration open here until 3/15), participation in a reflective course design experience and teaching community (multiple options), a teaching experience, and development of a reflective teaching portfolio.

**Teaching a course this summer and interested in this certificate? Check out tinyurl.com/course-instructor for Introduction to College Teaching registration, Course Design options, and a Summer Teaching Community.

And as always, check out the Instructional Support of TAs and IAs offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons. Watch past seminars and find more resources at keepteaching.ucsd.edu and email engagedteaching(at)ucsd.edu for more info.


VISUAL ARTS REMOTE GUEST LECTURE

March 8, 2021

UCSD Visual Arts presents, "Postcommodity: A Conversation About New Work" via YouTube Stream.on Friday, March 12, at Noon PT.

Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence.

See other Visual Arts news and events here.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 5, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Nine 

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EXCEL WITH INTEGRITY ART CONTEST

March 4, 2021

The Academic Integrity Office is accepting submission for their annual art contest. 

How do you ensure that you excel with integrity? Why is excelling with integrity important to you? Show integrity through your eyes -- create art to share your vision -- and win a prize!

See details and submit entries via this Google form. Submissions are due by 9:00am PT on Friday, April 2, 2021.


UC SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH

March 3, 2021

This important observance and celebration of diversity will feature a wide-range of programs focused on the many contributions of women in history, culture, and society. This year’s theme is "Feminist Transformations" and includes many programs such as "A Bold Policy Agenda for Work-Family Justice and Gender Equity During COVID-19 and Beyond". To register for this event and to learn more information about Women’s Herstory Month programs, please visit the Women’s Center web page.


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

March 3, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is March 9, at 12pm featuring:

Theanne Griffith, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Physiology and Membrane Biology, University of California, Davis
Title: “Cool Sensations: A new role for Nav1.1 in mammalian thermosensation”

See their website for details like how to get the Zoom link and passcode as well as the schedule of upcoming speakers.


FULL STEM AHEAD: THE JOURNEYS OF UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN IN SCIENCE

March 2, 2021

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla invites you to join us for Full STEM Ahead: The Journeys of UC San Diego Women in Science, our second virtual Evening of Nonconventional Wisdom event, highlighting the extraordinary achievements and experiences of our leading-edge students, alumnae, faculty and leaders.

UC San Diego consistently graduates more women in STEM fields than our peers nationally. And it’s not just our students and alumnae who stand out – groundbreaking women scientists also sit atop university ranks as professors, researchers, clinicians and administrators. True to our founding as an experimental campus by scholars who weren’t afraid to push boundaries, many women in STEM at UC San Diego have forged a nontraditional scholarly path. Full STEM Ahead will explore a few of their personal journeys.

DATE: Wednesday, March 24
TIME: 5:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

ABOUT THE SERIES: Sixty years after its founding, UC San Diego continues to challenge expectations and meet society’s biggest challenges. To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are hosting five virtual Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom showcasing the global impacts, leading-edge research and Triton spirit that for 60 years has helped solve the great challenges of our day. Connect with — and be inspired by — what’s next from UC San Diego. Learn more at sixtieth.ucsd.edu.


TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH SYMPTOM SCREENER

March 2, 2021 (updated)

We were informed yesterday that a technical issue is affecting the Daily Symptom Screener for some students. IT is working on this issue, but an email was just distributed to all students explaining more. Please refer to it for details, but should students experience barriers to accessing services due to this issue, please email ucsdtha(at)ucsd.edu for assistance.


GPSA CAREER NIGHT COMING UP

March 1, 2021

GPSA Career Nights expose graduate students to UCSD alumni that have pursued a variety of careers after receiving a graduate degree. Programming is designed to shed light on the broad array of career opportunities before you, help guide you through your next stage of professional development, and provide an opportunity for you to network with like-minded graduate students and alumni. The next GPSA Career Night is, "Searching for Jobs During a Recession." See event flyer here.

DATE: Thursday, March 4
TIME: 5:30 - 7:00pm PT
REGISTER ON HANDSHAKE at bit.ly/3uwBGtf


WINTER QUARTER 2021 GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

March 1, 2021

Drop in some time between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Friday for Open Office Hours with Dean Antony and members of his leadership team to ask questions or share ideas. All graduate and professional students are welcome!

DATE: Friday, March 5
TIME:
11:00am - 1:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE: 
bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs3521


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 26, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Eight 

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WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS FOR NEWLY ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

February 25, 2021

The International Students & Programs Office is teaming up with The Graduate Division and others to offer a series of workshops and webinars for newly admitted international students. Visit their website here to see the full list of events--you'll note they are designated as (GRAD) and (UNDERGRAD) or (ALL) -- as well as to sign up.


 February 24, 2021

  • Writing Consultations
    From brainstorming ideas, to developing a draft, to finalizing a submission, a Writing Consultant can work with you at any stage of the process. Writing Consultants prioritize giving supportive, actionable feedback to keep you moving forward. Book a consultation at ucsd.mywconline.com
  • Grad Writing Workshops
    Upcoming Workshops (all workshops are 10am-12:30pm on Fridays)
    Week 8: Resumes for PhD Students
    Week 9: Engaging Cover Letters
    Week 10: Wreck Your Draft
    Sign Up Here 
Questions about Writing Hub support: Email with questions about Writing Hub support. writinghub(at)ucsd.edu

TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

Feburary 24, 2021

Check out the Instructional Support of TAs and IAs offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons such as: 

Designing a Student-Centered Syllabus- Thursday, February 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Register
Supporting Students While Preserving Yourself: Strategies for One-on-One Interactions- Tuesday, March 2, 11:00am PT - Register
Teaching for Equity: Course Policies and Communication During a Global Pandemic- Wed, March 3, 10:00am-12:00pm PT- Register
Allocating Class Time & Planning for Day 1- Thursday, March 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm PT- Registration coming soon

 

Watch past seminars and find more resources at keepteaching.ucsd.edu and email engagedteaching(at)ucsd.edu for more info.


EPIC BOOTCAMP FOR POSTDOCS

 February 24, 2021

Help spread the word and keep this in mind for future years:

The Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs (OPRSA) is offering the EPIC Postdoc Bootcamp. (EPIC: Explore - Prepare - Innovate - Connect) This 16 hour professional development event is designed for postdoctoral scholars at the beginning of their training to help them make the most of their postdoc experience and establish a foundation for their future career success. Designed to meet many of the NIH training recommendations for training grants, including preparation of an Individual Development Plan, as well as the core competency requirements of the National Postdoc Association, the upcoming spring bootcamp will be held online via zoom on March 15, 18, 22, & 25 from 12-4 pm each day.  This workshop is in its fourth year and is highly valued by participants from all disciplines across general campus, School of Medicine, and SIO.


SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN CHEM & BIOCHEM GRADUATE STUDIES LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

February 24, 2021

UCSD's Society for Women in Graduate Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry is looking for volunteers to help facilitate a workshop for 6-7 graders and 8-10 graders on the chemistry of slime during the upcoming Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Virtual Conference on March 13. They'll need to fill several roles such as leading the slime workshop, leading the broader impact topic, and answering questions in the chat. They will confirm roles when they have a finalized list of volunteers. 

 If you're interested, contact Stephanie or Deborah by March 6. Volunteers will get a t-shirt!


WINTER QUARTER WEEKLY DROP-IN WORKSHOPS ON RELAXATION SKILLS

February 22, 2021

CAPS is offering DAILY drop-in workshops for all registered students. Come spend an hour on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00pm PT learning a variety of basic relaxation skills that will deal with daily anxiety. You will leave with practical exercises you can apply immediately to manage and reduce the symptoms of stress in your life. Check out the flyer for more information as well as the Zoom link. 


GRADUATE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM & OPEN STUDIOS

February 22, 2021

Graduate Research Colloquium - PhD Program in Art History, Theory, and Criticism

Many PhD students are actively engaged in presenting their research to a wider world at conferences and symposia at other universities – but not their home institutions. The Graduate Research Colloquium is meant to overcome this atomization or privatization of intellectual work, in a forum where the excitement and energy of individual projects can become known inside the local community.

DATE: Friday, February 26
TIME: 1:30-5:00 PT
YOUTUBE STREAM
--and--
DATE: Saturday, February 27
TIME: 10:00am - 12:30pm PT
YOUTUBE STREAM

Visit the event site for the full schedule.

Graduate Open Studios - MFA + PhD Art Practice Candidates

This year's Open Studios will be entirely online, with virtual studios put together by the participating artists, along with a series of panel discussions, a screening program, and an online exhibition. Panel discussions will take place from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. and viewers can engage in Q&A through the YouTube chat.

DATE: Saturday, February 27
TIME: 2:00 - 6:00pm PT

All content will be viewable starting February 27th at: https://visarts.ucsd.edu/gradexhibitions

Visit the event site for the full schedule.


OPT AND BEYOND: NAVIGATING THE US IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WEBINAR

February 22, 2021

Sponsored by the International Faculty and Scholars Office (IFSO) and International Students and Programs Office (ISPO). The webinar will feature student and scholar advisors and Claudia Martorell, an immigration attorney with Larrabee Albi Coker LLP as they provide information related to OPT, STEM OPT, changing to H-1B. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend!

DATE: Tuesday, February 23
TIME: Noon - 1:20pm PT
SIGN UP HERE


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 19, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Seven  

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Masters Career Week graphic

MASTER'S CAREER WEEK 2021

February 19, 2021 (updated)

The grAdvantage Master’s Career Week starts next week and will provide workshops and events with alumni and employers to help you prepare for the job search. The events are designed for master’s students and recent master’s alumni but are open to all grad students and postdocs. Registration information is below.

Career & Professional Development Resources for Master's Students: Monday, February 22, 10:00-11:00am PT

Resume Writing for Master's Students: Tuesday, February 23, 3:00-4:00pm PT

Networking Naturally for Quality and Impact: Wednesday, February 24, 1:00-2:00pm PT

Office Hours with Recruiter from California State Auditor's Office: Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00pm PT

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks for Online Networking Success: Wednesday, February 24, 3:00-4:00pm

Negotiating a Job Offer: Thursday, February 25, 11:00am-12:00pm 

Transitioning from Grad School to Your Future Career (Master's Alumni Panel): Thursday, February 25, 4:00-5:00pm

You can also search for these events on Handshake under Events, using the keywords "Master's Career Week." Questions? Email gradcareers(at)ucsd.edu. 


GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT DOE NATIONAL LABORATORIES

February 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2021 Solicitation 1. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a  Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. 

They ask us to bring to your attention 4 transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. They strongly encourage applications in these areas.  

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 5, 2021.


2021 TRITON LEADERS CONFERENCE: ADVANCING EQUITY

February 18, 2021 (updated)

The 2021 Triton Leaders Conference centered around Advancing EquityCheck out the speeches by extraordinary leaders like Chief Executive Director of the San Diego LGBT Community Center Cara Dessert ’05, Director of Athletics Earl Edwards, and distinguished social scientist Alondra Nelson ’94, PhD, the newly-appointed U.S. Deputy Director for Science and Society.


CALFRESH VIRTUAL CLINIC

February 18, 2021

County workers will be assisting students to apply for Calfresh and/or answer any eligibility questions they may have. Students are now also able to use the new temporary eligibility criteria below to qualify for CalFresh, which will allow many more students to receive benefits. There’s a current increase in max allotment benefits (through June 2021), which means if students apply and receive benefits, they can receive up to $234/month to spend on groceries. Financial aid will also be there to answer questions.

DATE: Wednesday, Feburary 24
TIME: Noon - 2:00pm PT
REGISTER HEREbit.ly/calfreshclinic

FYI NEW ELIGIBILITY:
CDSS released ACL 21-11 outlining new guidance on the relaxed CalFresh college student eligibility rules under the Consolidated Appropriations Act. These temporary changes will be in effect for applications until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted at the federal level and include:

  • Students who are eligible for federal or state work study are now eligible for CalFresh; they no longer have to anticipate working.
  • Students with a $0 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) can now also qualify.

GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

February 18, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, February 23, at 12pm featuring:

Andrea M. Gomez, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
Title: “Alternative splicing choices for synaptic function”

See their website for details like how to get the Zoom link and passcode as well as the schedule of upcoming speakers.


GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM & POLITICS WITH ALICIA GARZA '02

Alicia Garza webinar graphic

February 12, 2021

ASUCSD External Affairs and UCSD Department of Political Science invite you to a conversation with Alicia Garza, who is a grassroots activist, Black Live Matter co-founder and a UC San Diego alum.

DATE: Wednesday, February 17
TIME: 6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

 


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

February 12, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, February 17, at 12pm featuring:

Jennifer Hope, PhD  Postdoctoral Fellow, Bradley Lab (SBP)
Title: “PSGL-1: Kicking our T cells’ metabolism into high gear

Judith Flores, Graduate Student, Devaraj Lab
Title: “Reconstitution of Diglycerol Kinase (DAGK) and other membrane proteins in artificial membranes"

See their website for details like how to get the Zoom link and passcode as well as the schedule of upcoming speakers.


UC PRESIDENT MICHAEL V. DRAKE REFLECTS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 11, 2021

Screenshot of Pres Drake's Black History Month video 

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the Black workers, scholars, artists, and activists who have propelled the University of California – and the world – forward, and the work that remains to be done to achieve our ideals of equality, inclusion, and justice.

Check out the UC San Diego Black History Month events here.


10 TIPS FOR HANDLING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS AT WORK

February 11, 2021

The UC Alumni Career Network brought together a panel of UC experts to share their advice for better workplace conversations, including setting yourself up for success, navigating challenging topics, finding common ground and more.

Moderated by author Jaime Carias (’08, UC Santa Barbara), civic engagement coordinator and fellow, USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, this event featured:

  • Nicole Cox (’13, UCLA), manager, EY
  • Annalyn Cruz (’00, UC Santa Barbara), senior manager of leadership & management development, Electronic Arts
  • Sunny Lee (’97, UC Irvine), assistant vice chancellor & dean of students, UC Berkeley

SEE THE ADVICE HERE.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VACCINATION SITES

February 11, 2021

Volunteers are needed to help vaccination operations at UC San Diego’s RIMAC site as well as the Petco Park Vaccination Super Station, which is operated in cooperation with San Diego County and the San Diego Padres. Both non-medical professionals and licensed medical professionals are needed. Please note, employees need supervisor approval if volunteering during work hours. Learn more about volunteering here.


WEBINAR: AT A GLANCE PROPOSAL GRAPHICS

February 10, 2021

We live in an at a glance society. We see proof everywhere we look: social media, advertising, books, television, email, in signs, software and websites. Evaluators and decision makers no longer expect information to be succinct and clear—they REQUIRE it. If we fail to embrace at a glance communication, we will lose more. This innovative, high-energy webinar shows you the latest trends and how to turn words and data into winning bid and proposal graphics.

DATE: Friday, February 26
TIME: Noon - 1:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

THE SPEAKER@Mike_Parkinson is a geek. He is 1 of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, a CPP APMP Fellow, an internationally recognized communication and presentation expert, best-selling author, and professional trainer. Mike’s keynotes, training, books (“Billion Dollar Graphics” and “A Trainer's Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters.”), and tools (www.Build-a-Graphic.com) help companies succeed while saving money and time. He a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm, and owns Billion Dollar Graphics.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 9, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Six  

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WINTER QUARTER WEEKLY DROP-IN WORKSHOPS ON SLEEP HYGIENE

February 9, 2021

Sleep hygiene is the practice in which sleeping habits can be improved. Join Dr. Benjamin Metta Penhas, Psy.D. on Tuesdays from 11:00am - Noon (except 3/9/21). Check out the flyer for more information as well as the Zoom link. 


GRAD SLAM DEADLINE APPROACHING FEBRUARY 16

February 9, 2021

Grad SLAM is an annual Univesity of California public speaking competition showcasing the potential impact of graduate students' research. It will be virtual this year and did we mention there are cash prizes? Visit the Grad Slam page to learn more, and complete this interest form to get on the Grad SLAM mailing list.

Guidelines on how to record and submit your video are available online here.

CSI is offering drop-in coaching for participants to work on their presentations, receive and give feedback on research talks, and build confidence as they prepare:
Tuesday, February 9th, 2 to 3 p.m. | Register Here
Friday, February 12th, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Register Here
Tuesday, February 16th, 1 to 2 p.m. | Register Here

Writing preparation workshops and additional resources are available on the Grad SLAM website

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT RECORDED TALKS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 9, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Five  

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CONVERSATION: HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

February 8, 2021

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America. As of July 2020, he is the director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and was also included in Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2020.’

DATE: Wednesday, March 3
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

You're invited to participate by submitting questions that you would like to hear discussed via this form or when you register. Attendees will also learn how to receive his book: How to be an Antiracist.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

Feburary 5, 2021

Check out the Instructional Support of TAs and IAs offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons such as: 

Reflective Mentorship- Wed, February 24, 10:30am-12:00pm - Register
---And Workshops specific to Course Design/Development---
Developing Course Learning Outcomes & Course Calendar- Thursday, February 18, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon
Designing a Student-Centered Syllabus- Thursday, February 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon
Teaching for Equity: Course Policies and Communication During a Global Pandemic- Wed, March 3, 10:00am-12:00pm- Register
Allocating Class Time & Planning for Day 1- Thursday, March 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon

Watch past seminars and find more resources at keepteaching.ucsd.edu and email engagedteaching(at)ucsd.edu for more info.


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

February 4, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, February 9, at 12pm featuring:

Karina Barbosa Guerra, Graduate Student, SBP, Deshpande Lab
itle: “Identifying Novel Epigenetic Regulators of The HOX/MEIS Gene Cluster in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Jonatan Matalonga-Borrel, Postdoctoral Scholar, SBP, Dong Lab
Title: “Identification of a Notch agonist: towards treating Alagille Syndrome"

See details like who to contact to get the Zoom link and passcode on their website.


ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

February 2, 2021

Some limited-term exceptions to regulations during Winter '21 and Spring '21 quarters were recently approved to support students as they continue to navigate their academic careers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Deadline to change grading option (letter or pass/not pass) extended to the end of the 10th week of instruction for undergraduate students
  • Deadline to change grading option (letter or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) extended to the end of the 10th week of instruction for graduate students
  • Deadline to drop a class or withdraw with a “W” grade extended to the end of the 7th week of instruction for undergraduate students
  • Exclude P/NP grades from the 25% limit on the number of units that may be completed on a P/NP basis, and allow students not in good academic standing to enroll in courses for P/NP credit
  • Allow students to repeat courses with the P/NP or S/U grade option if they previously completed the course for a letter grade and received a D or F. 

See details in the January 22 campus notice.


UC SAN DIEGO'S 19TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 2, 2021

This year's theme is The Black Family: "Representation, Identity, and Diversity". The Black family has been a topic of study in many academic disciplines such as history, literature, visual arts, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. Celebration of the family offers a rich tapestry for exploring the African American past and present.

We so appreciate the work of the Black History Month Planning Committee, who are again this year putting together terrific educational and celebratory campus activities such as the...  

UCSD Black History Month Celebration and Scholarship Awards Ceremony

This free, virtual celebration will feature two dynamic and engaging keynote speakers:

Helen V. Griffith, Ed.D., UC San Diego alumna, and inaugural executive director of The Preuss School UC San Diego.  

Starla Lewis, a global teacher of self-love and Professor Emeritus, whose work focuses on Life Mastery, Women’s Empowerment, Black Studies, and Diversity. Starla is the founder of C.E.L.L. consulting, Co-Creator of "Woman’s Worth: Reclaiming Our Divinity & Our Destiny" and Co-Author of “I Am: My Own Self-Validation”. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Kandu Moore, “Southern California’s funnest DJ”! Making memories one song at a time.

DATE: Friday, February 26
TIME: 4:00-6:00pm PT
REGISTER HERE

But please visit the website to see the FULL LINE UP OF EVENTS!

The Graduate Division is proud to be a donor to the scholarship fund to assist continued efforts to support African American students at UC San Diego.


MENTORING MATTERS

January 29, 2021

Dear UC San Diego Graduate and Professional Students,

As you may know, January is recognized as National Mentoring Month. In fact today, January 29th, is “Thank Your Mentor” Day so I encourage you to take a moment today to reach out and tell your mentors what their support has meant to you. For those of you who serve as mentors to our undergraduate students or others in the community--thank you for your service. Want to share your UC San Diego mentoring story? Please complete this quick form and we’ll follow-up about featuring your story on our website and social media channels in the future.

Research has shown high-quality mentorship is key to the academic success and overall well-being of graduate and professional students; as Dean of The Graduate Division, I am committed to ensuring all students can access high-quality mentorship at UC San Diego. Over the next year, The Graduate Division will work to collect information from stakeholders on available mentoring programs, mentor training opportunities, best practices in mentoring, and ideas for improving mentorship at UC San Diego. We look forward to engaging you, our graduate and professional students, in these efforts to understand the current mentoring landscape on-campus and how we might enhance, improve, and innovate together. We will be in touch periodically about this work and also welcome you to reach out with ideas about mentorship at any time by emailing graduatedean@ucsd.edu. 

Sincerely,

James Antony
Dean, The Graduate Division

#ucsdmentors
#thankyourmentor
#mentoringmonth
#mentoringamplifies


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 29, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters for COVID-19-specific tips.

Week Four  

View the archives here.


CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT PETERS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

January 29, 2021

While the UCSD community will receive notification of the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine via official campus notices and UC San Diego Health updates like this one, we wanted to mention that *Representative Scott Peters is hosting a series of virtual town halls during which information will be presented to San Diegans. They'll discuss the state of the vaccine rollout in San Diego as well as provide updates on the continued efforts to fight the virus in the San Diego area.

The next town hall will feature Dr. Shane Crotty from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, and Dr. Corinne McDaniels-Davidson, Director of the Institute for Public Health (IPH) at San Diego State University.

DATE: Wednesday, February 3
TIME: 5:00 - 6:15pm PT
LOCATION: Virtual via Cisco Webex and Rep. Scott's Facebook page

*Scott Peters serves as the representative for the 52nd Congressional District, in which the main campus of UC San Diego is located.

REMINDER: Visit the Return to Learn website frequently for the lastest on UC San Diego campus operations, safety precautions, screening, testing, and more.


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

January 29, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, January 26, at 12pm featuring:

Dr. D’Juan Farmer – Choi Postdoctoral Fellow, Crump Lab, USC
Title: “Molecular and cellular control of skeletal progenitors in the vertebrate skull”

See details like who to contact to get the Zoom link and passcode in their website.


WOMEN IN STEM VIRTUAL SEMINAR

January 28, 2021

The San Diego Multi-Campus Transformation and Equity Network (MCTEN) is an NSF-funded partnership between UCSD and SDSU working to promote gender equity in STEM.  They are holding a Women in STEM Virtual Seminar on February 15-16. See more details in the event flyer here, and/or register for the events here.


WINTER QUARTER 2021 GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

January 28, 2021

Drop in some time between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Fridays: February 5 and March 5 for Open Office Hours with Dean Antony and Associate Deans Kim and Roxworthy to ask questions or share ideas. All graduate and professional students are welcome!

DATE: Friday, February 5
TIME:
11:00am - 1:00pm
REGISTER HERE: 
bit.ly/GradDivOfcHrs2521


DATA SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE - INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR UC GRAD STUDENTS

January 26, 2021

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) — interns who get to work on real problems that really matter to our country. 

The two Summer 2021 sessions will be held from May – Aug and June – Sept. (Exact dates TBD.) See more details such as when, where, and how to apply on the DSSI website.


STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS ASSISTANCE FORM

January 25, 2021

UCSD Student Affairs Case Management Services is happy to share that an assistance form has been established for Students with Dependents (SwD). If you are a EC San Diego student with dependents who is experiencing increased hardship surrounding financial security or in need of general resources, you are encouraged to complete this form.

Check out resources available to SwD here.


WEEKLY LGBTQ COMMUNITY FORUM FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

January 25, 2021

Convened weekly on Thursday's from 4:00-5:00pm weeks 3-10, this group is offered as a way to connect to your community, develop a sense of belonging, and have a general safe space to discuss relevant topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Romantic, personal, digital, & professional relationships
  • Queer topics in the academy & media
  • Intersectionality & minority stress
  • A sense of belonging during these strange times
  • Coping with issues like imposter syndrome, career development, & finding meaning

The forum is for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or an ally and is a graduate/professional student. To protect the integrity and commitment to community, this group will have a brief screening process. See details in the flyer here.


CORNELL WEBINAR: SAFER SCIENCE

January 22, 2021

Just in case it is of interest, Cornell University is offering a a webinar, "Safer Science: Strategies to protect at-risk researchers when conducting fieldwork" on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10:30am-Noon PT.

Description: As a result of identity prejudice, certain individuals are more vulnerable to conflict and violence when they are performing scientific work in the field. To help create change and best practices, everyone within the scientific community will benefit from learning more about the risks some colleagues face performing fieldwork. Register here and join the conversation on Twitter: #SaferScience


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

January 22, 2021

Check out the Instructional Support of TAs and IAs offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons such as: 

Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom- Mon, February  1, 10:00am-11:00am- Register
Reflective Mentorship- Wed, February 24, 10:30am-12:00pm - Register
---And Workshops specific to Course Design/Development---
Reimagining Teaching- Thurs, February 4, 11:00am-12:30pm- Register
Developing Course Learning Outcomes & Course Calendar- Thursday, February 18, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon
Designing a Student-Centered Syllabus- Thursday, February 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon
Teaching for Equity: Course Policies and Communication During a Global Pandemic- Wed, March 3, 10:00am-12:00pm- Register
Allocating Class Time & Planning for Day 1- Thursday, March 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm- Registration coming soon

Watch past seminars and find more resources at keepteaching.ucsd.edu and email engagedteaching(at)ucsd.edu for more info.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 22, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters for COVID-19-specific tips.

Week Three  

View the archives here.


2021 TRITON LEADERS CONFERENCE: ADVANCING EQUITY

January 22, 2021

Each year, the Triton Leaders Conference brings together volunteers from across UC San Diego and around the world. Alumni, students, staff, faculty and community leaders alike have the opportunity to gather as Tritons, connect with fellow attendees, explore campus priorities, learn, share and grow.

The 2021 Triton Leaders Conference will center around Advancing Equity, an important and necessary focal point during this period of deep civil unrest and movement for change. UC San Diego, through research, teaching, learning and service, is committed to dismantling the structural and behavioral norms that perpetuate injustice and systemic inequality.

Check out the speaker bios and the agenda.

WHEN: Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, 2021
WHERE: Virtual
COST: Free
REGISTER HERE


CAPS OFFERS LET'S TALK WINTER 2021

January 21, 2021

The UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to offer “Let’s Talk”, a program designed to offer virtual drop-in confidential consultation services to graduate and professional students seeking informal support and assistance with common issues such as anxiety, stress, relationships, sleep, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes… etc. Especially useful during this period of social distancing, graduate and professional students can gain practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. Learn more on the flyer or by visiting the website.


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

January 21, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, January 26, at 12pm featuring two speakers:

Angela Nicholson-Shaw – Graduate Student, Pasquinelli Lab
Title: “Live, Love, Let Go: Poly(A) Binding Proteins and Career Transitions”

Shanna Newton Lavalle, Graduate Student, Mellon Lab
Title: “Kiss1 is differentially regulated in male and female mice by the homeodomain transcription factor VAX1"
 

See Zoom details like who to contact to get the passcode in the flyer.


EALTH ALERT: LIMITING NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

January 20, 2021

Please take a moment to read this brief Health Alert from VC Satterlund, Interim Executive Director Scioscia and Executive Director Jhaveri.


LEARN MORE ABOUT GRAD SLAM

January 19, 2021

Grad Slam is an annual Univesity of California public speaking competition showcasing the potential impact of graduate students' research. It will be virtual this year and did we mention there are cash prizes? Visit the Grad Slam page to learn more, and complete this interest form to get on the Grad SLAM mailing list.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUCCESS TIPS & RESOURCES

January 19, 2021

The International Students & Program Office (ISPO) is offering a course to support the academic success of international students as well as facilitate access to campus resources. Students can review short modules and videos at their own pace or reference multiple times throughout the year.  Learn more here.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 19, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters for COVID-19-specific tips.

Week Two  

View the archives here.


2021 VIRTUAL CHANGEMAKER WEEK

January 19, 2021

UC San Diego is kicking off the third annual Changemaker Week—January 16-23—students, staff, faculty and alumni can participate in an array of free workshops and online activities centered on public and community service, social innovation, research, social justice and more. See details on the Changemaker Institute website here.


"CREATE YOUR OWN GEISEL" 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONTEST 

January 15, 2021

Show your creative interpretations of Geisel Library and enter to win a UC San Diego Bookstore e-gift card! Submit an original expression of the building using the medium of your choice now through January 22. Visit the Library's website to see details.


MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN: RESOURCES AVAILABLE (updated )

January 15, 2021

As we all struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy during these tumultuous times, I wanted to ensure that you are aware of resources available to you. For the record, I’m in absolute agreement with the Chancellor’s statement on the violence at the US Capital last week. All this said, I wanted to inform you about an webinar recorded on this topic:

January 14, 2021 WEBINAR: Election 2020 - What Now? What Next? 

Description
The circumstances surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election have extended into 2021. With the violence on the Nation’s Capitol on January 6th, 2021 and the Inauguration in the near future, many continue to grapple with questions and emotions related to this election cycle.

Panelists
Dr. Dan Butler - Professor of Political Sciences
Dr. LaGina Gause - Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Thad Kousser - Department Chair/Professor of Political Science
Dr. Barbara Walter - Professor of Political Science

Our faculty are leading experts on the issues, and some have also written reactions to the Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Should you feel moved to take action, please know that UC San Diego encourages free, civil discourse that is respectful and reasoned. Learn more about Free Expression here. You might find this guide to talking with those on different sides of the political spectrum helpful. However, please keep in mind that we are still under a Stay Home Order and must adhere to the campus safety requirements that are in place.

Finally, if you need support, please don’t hesitate to look into the events and resources offered by the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

January 15, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, January 19, at 12pm featuring two speakers:

Daniella N. McDonald – Graduate Student, Mali Lab
Title: “Novel Model for Multi-lineage Human Development + Developing Human Connection via Novel Differences”

Mallika Iyer (she/her) – Graduate Student, SBP Godzik Lab
Title: “Studying the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 through the lens of protein structure” 

See Zoom details like who to contact to get the passcode in the flyer.


PRESIDENTIAL GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (GOLD) FELLOWSHIP

January 14, 2021

The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is excited to announce that we will be continuing the Presidential GOLD Fellowship program for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021! This program offers doctoral-level graduate students in any academic discipline an opportunity to spend a quarter, semester or summer term in residence or virtually in Sacramento for the purpose of conducting public policy research on issues germane to California, engaging with state policymakers, and supporting undergraduate education at UCCS. Check out the website for application requirements and submissions are due by February 1, 2021.


UCSD RECREATION: VIRTUAL FINANCIAL EDUCATION CENTER

January 13, 2021

UCSD Recreation has partnered with California Coast Credit Union to offer a new virtual no-cost Financial Education Center for students, faculty, and staff. The Center is a one-stop shop for financial information and one-on-one education on topics ranging from budgeting and credit scores to financing a car or even saving for retirement, and much more. You can chat for free with an expert every Tues/Wed from 2-4:30pm. Learn more here.

Check out other offerings from UCSD REC here.


UPDATE: DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

January 13, 2021

Each quarter the Graduate Division hosts online Dissertation/Thesis Submission & Formatting Workshop Webinars. During the webinar, Graduate Division Academic Advisers will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. This webinar is most appropriate for students who plan to file for graduation in Winter or Spring 2021.

DATE: Wednesday, January 20
TIME: 10:30-11:30am PT
REGISTER HERE

Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual prior to the workshop!

And preliminary and final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Division Online Calendar here. General information can be found at: http://grad.ucsd.edu/academics/preparing-to-graduate/ 


HDH DONATION PROGRAM

January 11, 2021

Take a look at the HDH Donation Program if you or another student you know either have or need any of the following items:

  • desks
  • tables
  • lamps
  • bedframes
  • home appliances

 Queer Science Society graphicNEW UCSD QUEER SCIENCE SOCIETY

January 11, 2021

QSS is the queer postdoc-led group you’ve been waiting for! All queer and allied scholars (whether grad student, postdoc, or research scientist) in the San Diego area are invited to attend.

Regular meetings will be held on Zoom at 7 PM the second Monday of the month beginning TONIGHT and this one will explore advance Postdoc@UCSD survey results that uncover surprising disparities between LGBT and non-LGBT postdocs! 

Want to join the group? FILL OUT THIS FORM.

Virtual meetings will consist of discussing literature or video that illuminate opportunities and challenges for LGBT individuals. We hope IRL meetings will happen eventually, too. Contact Evan Boyle with questions: eboyle(at)ucsd.edu.


NEW WEBSITES LAUNCHED FOR STUDENT HEALTH & WELLBEING

January 8, 2021

Check out the new and improved websites that just launched.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 8, 2021 (updated weekly)

Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters for COVID-19-specific tips.

Week One  

View the archives here.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

January 8, 2021

Check out the WINTER 2021 SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTORS offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons such as: 

Foundations of Teaching: How People Learn - Monday, January 11, 11:00am-12:00pm PT Register here
Supporting Students While Preserving Yourself: Strategies for One-on-One Interactions - Friday, January 15, 9:00-10:00am PT Register here
Interactive Remote Teaching - Friday, January 15, 2:30-3:30pm PT- Register here (Q&A and Zoom Demos 3:30-4:00pm)


AND THEY OFFER INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT:

Remote Teaching Consultations 
Wondering how to teach on Zoom or create community remotely? Request a teaching consultation to talk through questions or ideas with an experienced instructor in the Engaged Teaching Hub. Request a teaching consultation here.

 

Check out the Welcome Packet for IAs

 

Prepare with an online toolkit of information for your IA role
Join the Keep Calm and Teach On canvas site: https://tinyurl.com/IA-TeachOn in order to access essential strategies and templates for:


GRADUATE DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

January 8, 2021

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) is a platform built by UC San Diego life science trainees to recognize the outstanding work by scientists from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The next session is Tuesday, January 12, at 12pm featuring two speakers:

Rhea-Comfort Addo – Graduate Student, Yelon Lab
Title: “Signaling Pathways Driving Cardiac Pacemaker Cell Development in Zebrafish”

Swetha Godavarthi, PhD – Project Scientist, Spitzer Lab
Title: “Postsynaptic neurotransmitter receptors regulate presynaptic neurotransmitter identity”

 

See Zoom details like who to contact to get the passcode in the flyer.


WINTER QUARTER 2021 UPDATES FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

January 5, 2021

Please take a moment to review the Winter Quarter 2021 updates for Graduate and Professional Students.


UC SAN DIEGO RECREATION PRESENTS THE WINTER PLAYGROUND

January 4, 2021

The Winter Playground is now open! Recreation winter virtual Playground classes run from Jan 4 - March 13 with a wide variety of offerings for adults and kids including yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, meditation, guitar, and more! Registration and passwords are required for all Playground offerings. SEE DETAILS HERE.


WINTER QUARTER 2021 GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

January 4, 2021

Drop in some time between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Fridays: January 15, February 5, and March 5 for Open Office Hours with Dean Antony and Associate Deans Kim and Roxworthy to ask questions or share ideas. All graduate and professional students are welcome!

DATE: Friday, January 15
TIME:
11:00am - 1:00pm
REGISTER HERE


HEALTH ALERT: RETURNING AMIDST A SURGING PANDEMIC

January 4, 2021

GENTLE REMINDER: Please review the Health Alert sent out on December 30, 2020 for critical info about operations during Winter Quarter. One of the highlights was the news that...

Starting January 2, 2021, undergraduate and graduate students—including those living in Graduate & Family Housing and off-campus students—may now participate in self-administered no-cost asymptomatic COVID-19 testing by visiting a vending machine at one of the 10 sites listed below. You may pick up and drop off a test kit between the hours of 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week.
Muir College: Roots Restaurant
Thurgood Marshall College (Lower): TMC Residence Life Lobby
Warren College: Across from the Residence Life Office
Eleanor Roosevelt College: Next to the Laundry Room
Village at Pepper Canyon: Lodge
Seventh College: Next to the Parcel Center
South Mesa: 9126 Laundry Room
One Miramar: Next to the Parcel Center
Nuevo East (Porton) Outdoor Gym Area
Price Center: 1st Floor across from Burger King
Self-administered testing allows you to test at a time and location of your choosing. Kits include instructions and the supplies needed for testing. Kits should be returned within 72 hours of pick-up at the drop-off bins located at the pick-up locations.

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