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

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Latest Updates 


IRB PROCESS AND RESOURCES WORKSHOP

February 26, 2024

GEPA's Wednesday Workshop presents guidance and tips about navigating the IRB process for your research. Come for the info; stay for the communal support.

DATE: Wednesday, February 28
TIME:
11:00 AM - Noon PT
LOCATION:
Zoom
REGISTER HERE


STUDENT EXPERIENCE REFERENDUM

February 26, 2024

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life presents the Student Experience Referendum, which aims to transform current and future Triton experiences with a multi-faceted commitment to invest in student-centered activation, programs, services, and facilities.

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to learn more about the proposed Student Experience Referendum and provide feedback at one of the four sessions below.

Tuesday, February 27 Sessions
Price Center Forum (4th fl)
3:00 - 4:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, February 28 Sessions
Price Center ERC Room (2nd fl)
3:00 - 4:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00 PM


SAVE THE DATE 4/16/24: SPRING GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

February 23, 2024

GEPA 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 2024. 

This webinar is for students who are required to submit a dissertation or thesis for their degree and are at the stage that they are preparing to or have already started to write their dissertation/thesis. This includes PhD, EdD, DMA, MA/MS (Plan I/Thesis), MPH, and MFA students.  This webinar is not applicable to MA/MS (Plan II/Comprehensive Exam); MPH students completing a capstone; or professional degrees*.

The webinar will cover preliminary appointments/final reviews with GEPA, formatting guidelines, and co-author permission letters.  The webinar slides will be posted to the GEPA website afterwards.  The upcoming webinar will not be recorded, but GEPA is currently working on a recorded version and will upload it to our website.

*Please see the FAQ below for a complete list of students who should not participate in this webinar. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Dissertation/thesis submission process
Appointments and degree filing
Co-author permission letters

DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE (You must sign into your Zoom account before you can register.)

Full information on submission and formatting can be found on our Preparing to Graduate page here, and a timeline for the process can be found on the GEPA Dissertation/Thesis Submission page.

FAQS

WEBINAR

Q:    Who should attend this webinar?
A:
    PhD, EdD, DMA, MA/MS (Plan I/Thesis), MPH, and MFA students who are preparing to write or have already started to write their dissertation/thesis.  This webinar is not applicable to MA/MS (Plan II/Comprehensive Exam); MPH students completing a capstone; or professional degrees: AUD, MAS, MBA, MCEP, MDSO, MEd, MEng, MF, MIA, MPac, or MPP.

Q:    Will other webinars be offered?
A:   
We offer one webinar each quarter. 

Q:    Will the webinar be recorded?
A:   
This specific webinar will not be recorded. However, the slides will be posted to the GEPA website afterwards and GEPA is currently working on a recorded version.                        

Q:    I won’t be able to attend this webinar; can I meet with you individually?
A:   
The webinar is intended to be a “preview” to the preliminary appointment. Both the Preliminary Appointment and the Final Review are still required regardless of your attendance at the webinar. All preliminary appointments will be through Zoom. The final review will be discussed during the preliminary appointment.

Q:    If I attended a previous webinar, can I still come to this one?
A
:    Yes, however, we will repeat the information that we went over last time.

Q:    If I have scheduled my preliminary appointment to be before the webinar, would it still be beneficial for me to attend?
A
:    Yes, however, we will repeat some information that we went over during your preliminary appointment. You may also consider rescheduling your preliminary appointment for after the webinar.

Q:    I’m planning on defending in a future quarter- can I still attend?
A:   
Yes! The earlier you start preparing the formatting of your thesis/dissertation, the better.

Q:    I’m planning on defending in a future quarter- can I schedule my preliminary appointment now?
A:   
No, we have found that it is not beneficial for a student to meet with a GEPA Academic Advisor with an incomplete dissertation/thesis. It is recommended that you have your preliminary appointment closer to your defense once your thesis/dissertation is fully written and formatted.

Q:    What are the deadlines for submitting my dissertation or thesis?
A:   
All deadlines are posted at http://grad.ucsd.edu/academics/enrolling/.

 

APPOINTMENTS/FORMATTING

Q:    How do I schedule my preliminary appointment?
A:    You may schedule your preliminary appointment at https://gradforms.ucsd.edu/calendar/. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to your appointment.

Q:     Should I schedule my final review?
A
:     If you know the date of your defense, you may schedule your final review now or you may wait until your preliminary appointment and we will schedule the final review at that time (some advisors prefer scheduling this for you). The final review process will be discussed at the preliminary appointment. You may schedule your final review at https://gradforms.ucsd.edu/calendar/ (note that the calendar only shows availability for the next 60 days).

Q:    Do you offer tech support?
A:    No, we do not offer tech support. Students are expected to appropriately format their own thesis/dissertation.

Q:    Can I use a formatting service?    
A:    It is expected that students format their own dissertation/thesis. Papers that are submitted after being looked at by a formatting service often contain many errors in need of correction.

Q:    Is there a dissertation or thesis template?
A:    Yes, templates can be found on our website at https://grad.ucsd.edu/academics/preparing-to-graduate/dissertation-thesis-template.html.


SALTY CINEMA: DEEP RISINGSalty Cinema Deep Rising graphic

Salty Cinema presents: Deep Rising. Get the deep dirt on deep seabed mining with this feature length documentary screening followed by a panel discussion.

DATE: Tuesday, March 5
TIME: 5:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Scripps Seaside Forum
REGISTER HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GRADUATE VISUAL ARTS OPEN STUDIOS

February 20, 2024

Free and open to the public, Graduate Open Studios will feature over 20 MFA & PhD artists' open studios, exhibitions, screenings, and publications produced in the Department of Visual Arts. The artists will be present in their studios throughout the afternoon and excited to talk about and share their work.

DATE: Saturday, March 2, 2024
TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
LOCATIONVisual Arts Facility, UC San Diego
RSVP HERE


CATALYZING ADVOCACY IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

February 15, 2024

UC San Diego's Office of Government and Community Relations is seeking applications from graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in the 2024 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop, hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C., from April 14-17, 2024, sponsored by UC San Diego's Federal Relations team.

Created by a coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, and academic organizations, CASE presents an exciting opportunity for undergraduate upperclassmen and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about government, science policy, and advocacy. The workshop is an entry-level program organized to educate STEM students interested in the role of science in policymaking, the federal policymaking process, and how to advocate for research. Students will learn about Congress, budget and appropriations, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. On the last day of the program, students will meet with their federal representatives and their staff.

Sponsorship includes the cost of the workshop, airfare, lodging, and incidentals. Applicants must commit to travel to Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 13 to Wednesday, April 17. 

To apply for UC San Diego sponsorship, applicants are being asked to complete this form no later than Tuesday, February 20. Applications will be screened by a UC San Diego review panel and selections will be made as soon as Tuesday, February 27.

We realize that academic commitments may make it difficult for some students to participate, but the Federal Relations team recognizes this is a wonderful opportunity for students who can work it into their schedules.


COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHING CAREERS APPLICATION WORKSHOP & OVERVIEW

February 8, 2024

UC San Diego's Career Services Center is offering this session so students can learn more about what it is like to teach at the community college level. From understanding the application cycle, to building your application materials- including personal statement and teaching statement, to networking with community college leadership, and understanding the interview process and key skills and competencies to making yourself a standout applicant. 

Lunch will be served! Bring your resume, cover letter, and be prepared to do a mock interview practice as well!

Hear from Dr. Josh Franco, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at Cuyamaca College in east San Diego county. As a first-generation college graduate, introducing political science to the next generation of leaders and scholars is his mission. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Public Policy from UC Merced. Josh also holds A.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from Cerritos College. Prior to his academic career, Josh has 5 years of professional public policy experience working in the California State Capitol and U.S. Congress.

DATE: Thursday, February 29
TIMES: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Horizon Room - Career Services Center
REGISTER VIA HANDSHAKE HERE 


BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT UC SAN DIEGO

February 1, 2024

During the month of February, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a series of events in observance and celebration of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Black Culture Through Artistic Expression.” 

Check out the impressive programming that the Planning Committee has put together on their website here. Don't miss out on cool events like the Black Comics Day Anime Screening TMRW, Friday, February 2, 7:00 PM PT.


CAREER REVOLUTION WORKSHOPS

January 30, 2024

The Career Center undergraduate and graduate peer educators invite all UCSD students to attend our Winter workshop series, “Career Revolution: Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions into Career Solutions” to gain valuable insights on important career development topics.  Register via Handshake!

Career Revolution: Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions into Career Solutions

 


RISING STARS SYMPOSIUM

January 18, 2024

The Rising Stars Symposium is a valuable career and professional development opportunity for late-stage doctoral students and early-stage postdoctoral researchers. 

Over three days [May 1-3, 2024], Rising Stars will:

  • Present their research in an oral format
  • Attend a networking reception with other students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty
  • Participate in a leadership development session
  • Tour laboratories and core facilities
  • Meet individually with faculty to learn about available postdoctoral opportunities

See details and apply here. Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM PT.


PERFORMANCE LAB RISE WORKSHOPS

January 16, 2024

Join the interactive lab workshops to learn about the “science of success” and strategies to help you flourish in the classroom and in life! Each week they’ll practice new strategies. Join virtually on Zoom this week to learn how to set yourself up for success with effective goal setting!

  • Week 2: Goal Setting
  • Week 3: Motivation
  • Week 4: Procrastination Tools
  • Week 5: Managing Performance/Test Anxiety 
  • Week 6: Confidence Boost
  • Week 7: Creating Consistency
  • Week 8: Well-Being & Performance
  • Week 9: Focus & Concentration
  • Week 10: Going into Finals Strong

Brought to you by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  


2025 CCST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION OPEN

January 12, 2024

The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program places PhD-level scientists, engineers, and social scientists in the California State Legislature, State Agencies, and Offices of the Governor for a year of public policy, leadership training, and public service—training scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s decision makers with science-savvy staff.

Check out the placements for the  2024 Fellowship recipients here.

Think you or someone you know might be interested? Check out the timeline, eligibility, etc here.

The application period closes at Midnight PT on Friday, March 1, 2023.  


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WINTER 2024 UPDATES (cont.)

LABOR SUMMER: PAID FELLOWSHIP

February 1, 2024

Are you a student passionate about workers' rights? Have you been organizing in your community, or looking to get a start? If so, check out the Labor Summer program.

Labor Summer is an 8-week, full-time, paid summer fellowship — students will be placed with local labor organizations, working on projects that build worker power on the ground and strengthen the labor movement's social justice mission. Fellows will also receive dedicated mentorship and professional development in organized labor.

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply on the Labor Center website hereApplications are due February 23, 2024 for the Summer 2024 fellowships.


DATES TO NOTE FOR SPRING 2024 REGISTRATION

February 1, 2024

Continuing graduate students can begin enrolling in Spring 2024 classes on Saturday, February 17.  Waitlist for graduate students will open Monday, February 26. 

New incoming graduate students can also begin enrolling on February 17 and start waitlisting for classes on February 26 if the relevant program chooses to allow it.


WANT TO CHANGE NONRESIDENT CLASSIFICATION?

February 1, 2024

GEPA received word that an email has gone out to nonresident graduate and professional students (except those on F1 or J1 visas) with instructions on how they may apply to become classified as a resident, should they choose to do so. Look for the email from the Residence Deputy in the Office of the Registrar for full details, but you can also look at the website here for more info.


GEPA VIRTUAL STUDENT HOURS

February 1, 2024

Graduate and Professional students are welcome to "drop in" anytime during Student Hours to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the Graduate Education leadership team. This session will feature:

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Senior Associate Dean
  • Erica Lennard, Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs

DATE: Tuesday, Feb 6
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM PT
REGISTER HERE  


GEPA OFFICE CLOSED TO WALK-INS TODAY

February 1, 2024

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Today the GEPA office won't be open for walk-ins due to the inclement weather and per usual, won't be open for walk-ins on Friday or Monday. But please know that staff are still working to support graduate and professional students and postdocs! If you need assistance, take a look here.

Take care, Tritons!


WI24 ARCHIVAL RESEARCH RETREAT

January 30, 2024

We want to share this unique opportunity for graduate students across disciplines who are interested in conducting archival research. At the retreat, students will be able to request materials from special collections and take some guided time to conduct research and work alongside partner faculty members, special collections staff, as well as a Graduate Writing Tutor Facilitator. There are limited spots available, and lunch will be provided on both days.

DATES: Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25
TIMES: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Geisel Library
REGISTER HERE 


PATHS SCHOLARS PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

January 30, 2024

The PATHS Scholars Program is actively seeking to hire two PATHS Graduate Advocates to begin their work with PATHS immediately. Graduate Advocates are dedicated to the mentorship, ongoing wellness, and success of PATHS Scholars. For this recruitment, they are hoping to recruit either Masters or PhD students who are currently studying one of the following disciplines: SIO, Environmental Sciences or Geosciences, Math, Computer Science, Engineering, or someone who can help with their Pre-Health track. 

While they have typically hired graduate students studying STEM, they have also hired others including Education and Ethnic Studies scholars who have a background in mentorship and student advising. PATHS will prioritize candidates who align with their mission and values, as well as have previous mentorship experience.

Please submit your application via Handshake- Job Code 8609960 - PATHS Graduate Advocate (STDT 4). The deadline to apply is February 6, 2024. 


2024 Grad SLAM

January 22, 2024

Grad SLAM is an annual competitive public speaking event that allows graduate students to showcase the impact of their research. Not only do participants master the skill of delivering their academic story in a dynamic way, but winners also take home prizes ranging from $50 to $5,000. To qualify for the final round, students must submit a recorded video of your 3 minute talk by FEBRUARY 21, 2024.

Information sessions are coming up to find out more and to learn about the resources, such as the drop in coaching sessions, available to help participants prepare.

2024 GRAD SLAM INFO SESSIONS

DATE: Thursday, January 25
TIME: 2:00 - 2:45 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

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DATE: Tuesday, January 30
TIME: 9:00 - 9:45 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE


MEET & GREET SOCIAL 

January 22, 2024

The Office of Outreach, Access, Recruitment and Retention (OAR2) is hosting a virtual Meet and Greet Social Event for Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities, Chronic Illness, and Neurodivergence. For more involvement and for future events, please fill out the interest form here.

DATE: Friday, January 26
TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting ID: 936 6220 0094


WINTER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

January 17, 2023

GEPA 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 2024. 

This webinar is for students who are required to submit a dissertation or thesis for their degree and are at the stage that they are preparing to or have already started to write their dissertation/thesis. This includes PhD, EdD, DMA, MA/MS (Plan I/Thesis), MPH, and MFA students.  This webinar is not applicable to MA/MS (Plan II/Comprehensive Exam); MPH students completing a capstone; or professional degrees*.

The webinar will cover preliminary appointments/final reviews with GEPA, formatting guidelines, and co-author permission letters.  The webinar slides will be posted to the GEPA website afterwards.  The January 23 webinar will not be recorded, but GEPA is currently working on a recorded version and will upload it to our website.

*Please see the FAQ below for a complete list of students who should not participate in this webinar. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Dissertation/thesis submission process
Appointments and degree filing
Co-author permission letters

DATE: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE (You must sign into your Zoom account before you can register.)

Full information on submission and formatting can be found on our Preparing to Graduate page here, and a timeline for the process can be found on the GEPA Dissertation/Thesis Submission page.

FAQS

WEBINAR

Q:    Who should attend this webinar?

A:    PhD, EdD, DMA, MA/MS (Plan I/Thesis), MPH, and MFA students who are preparing to write or have already started to write their dissertation/thesis.  This webinar is not applicable to MA/MS (Plan II/Comprehensive Exam); MPH students completing a capstone; or professional degrees: AUD, MAS, MBA, MCEP, MDSO, MEd, MEng, MF, MIA, MPac, or MPP.

 

Q:    Will other webinars be offered?

A:    We offer one webinar each quarter. 

 

Q:    Will the webinar be recorded?

A:    This specific webinar will not be recorded. However, the slides will be posted to the GEPA website afterwards and GEPA is currently working on a recorded version.

                                  

Q:    I won’t be able to attend this webinar; can I meet with you individually?

A:    The webinar is intended to be a “preview” to the preliminary appointment. Both the Preliminary Appointment and the Final Review are still required regardless of your attendance at the webinar. All preliminary appointments will be through Zoom. The final review will be discussed during the preliminary appointment.

 

Q:    If I attended a previous webinar, can I still come to this one?

A:    Yes, however, we will repeat the information that we went over last time.

 

Q:    If I have scheduled my preliminary appointment to be before the webinar, would it still be beneficial for me to attend?

A:    Yes, however, we will repeat some information that we went over during your preliminary appointment. You may also consider rescheduling your preliminary appointment for after the webinar.

 

Q:    I’m planning on defending in a future quarter- can I still attend?

A:    Yes! The earlier you start preparing the formatting of your thesis/dissertation, the better.

 

Q:    I’m planning on defending in a future quarter- can I schedule my preliminary appointment now?

A:    No, we have found that it is not beneficial for a student to meet with a GEPA Academic Advisor with an incomplete dissertation/thesis. It is recommended that you have your preliminary appointment closer to your defense once your thesis/dissertation is fully written and formatted.

 

Q:    What are the deadlines for submitting my dissertation or thesis?

A:    All deadlines are posted at http://grad.ucsd.edu/academics/enrolling/.

 

APPOINTMENTS/FORMATTING

Q:    How do I schedule my preliminary appointment?

A:    You may schedule your preliminary appointment at https://gradforms.ucsd.edu/calendar/. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to your appointment.

 

Q:     Should I schedule my final review?

A:     If you know the date of your defense, you may schedule your final review now or you may wait until your preliminary appointment and we will schedule the final review at that time (some advisors prefer scheduling this for you). The final review process will be discussed at the preliminary appointment. You may schedule your final review at https://gradforms.ucsd.edu/calendar/ (note that the calendar only shows availability for the next 60 days).

 

Q:    Do you offer tech support?

A:    No, we do not offer tech support. Students are expected to appropriately format their own thesis/dissertation.

 

Q:    Can I use a formatting service?      

A:    It is expected that students format their own dissertation/thesis. Papers that are submitted after being looked at by a formatting service often contain many errors in need of correction.

 

Q:    Is there a dissertation or thesis template?

A:    Yes, templates can be found on our website at https://grad.ucsd.edu/academics/preparing-to-graduate/dissertation-thesis-template.html.


SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RESEARCHERS EVENTS

January 16, 2024

Check out the upcoming virtual sessions about Social Media for Researchers.

HOW TO DO IT AND HOW TO PROVE IT
The potential reach, low overhead acost and versatility of social media, make it a powerful took for science communication, education and networking. This informal session will address how to effectively use different social media platforms to communicate science, ways to make time for social, how to convert existing prodicts into social media content, and how to measuer the efficacy of social media efforts.

DATE: TMRW, Wednesday, January 17
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

THE PROS AND CONS OF SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
To fully capitalize on the potential of cocial media, scientists must recognize and understand the challenges an dopportunities that social media can pose. This informatl session will cover the potential benefits and issues of sharing your science using social media, including information on communicating about contentious topics, hazard and risk.

DATE: Friday, January 26
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

January 12, 2024

WRITING SUPPORT
Writing is an inescapable part of graduate school... the Writing and Communication Learning Services can help!

Check out and register for upcoming Graduate Writing Retreats, Collaborations and Affinity Spaces, and Graduate Writing Workshops. Upcoming workshop topics include: 

  • So You Want to Apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship - Jan 16
  • Strategic Writing Plans
  • Research Proposals 101
  • Telling a Scientific Story

Academic Job Market: Cover Letters and more!

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT RESOURCES

Welcome Packet for Instructional Assistants

Checklist for Foundational Tasks as an Instructional Assistant

1:1 Teaching Consultations and Obervations


TRITON2TRITON SUPPORT SERVICE LAUNCHED

January 8, 2024

Triton2Triton is a supportive, online connection space where UC San Diego students may chat with trained peers who understand what they're going through and can offer emotional support, wellness guidance, and referrals to campus resources.

Please visit Triton2Triton.ucsd.edu to learn more or start chatting with a peer here, and be sure to spread the word that this new service is available.


STUDENT WELL FEST

January 8, 2024

Free for all UC San Diego students, the annual Student Well Fest is coming up and is aimed at promoting student wellness and overall well-being on campus.

The event – which is centered around the eight dimensions of well-being – will feature a variety of activities, workshops, and resources designed to support students' mental, physical, and emotional health. And did we mention the giveaways?

DATE: Wednesday, January 24
TIME: TBA, but the major events are listed here
LOCATION: Price Center
REGISTER HERE


SAVE THE DATE: ISEO OPEN HOUSE

January 5, 2024

The International Services and Engagement Office invites you to their Open House! They welcome campus partners and colleagues to connect with ISEO staff, as well as international students, scholars, families. Join them for fun activities and build connections that expand across the world.

DATE: Wednesday, January 10
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
LOCATION: ISEO Office, Student Ctr B
REGISTER HERE

FALL 2023 UPDATES

 


WINTER QUARTER STUDIOS AVAILABLE

December 11, 2023

A limited number of studios within Framework will be available to students for Winter Quarter 2024. Framework is located two blocks from the Park & Market station on the UC San Diego Blue Line. Please apply online here.Framework Apts photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SCIENCE POLICY & ADVOCACY FOR RESEARCH COMPETITION

December 7, 2023

Current graduate students in STEM, apply to the new, virtual, 10-week URA Science Policy Advocacy for Research Competition (SPARC) Series that will train students on science policy communication. Training culminates in an advocacy competition and the three top winners will have the opportunity to pitch to policymakers on Capitol Hill. Program dates are Feb 12 through April 15, 2024, Mondays from Noon to 1:00 PM ET via Zoom. See details here and the application due date is Friday, December 15, 2023.


CCST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWS

December 4, 2023

Every year, California decision makers must make critical decisions on a number of complex and dynamic issues facing our state, such as the state’s water supply, energy grid, and public health. To help address this, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program annually 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.

Applications for the 2025 Class is now open. Find details of eligibility as well as the salary and benefits of CCST S&T Fellows here. The application period closes at Midnight PT on Friday, March 1, 2023. 


VARIOUS RESOURCES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS 

December 4, 2023

During the 2023 holiday season, UC San Diego (excluding the hospitals and clinics) will officially close for seven (7) days between Monday, December 25, 2023, and Tuesday, January 2, 2024. In case it's helpful, here are some resources that might be useful to you and we'll add more as they are announced.

Student Health
Any time Student Health Services is closed, you can call their regular telephone 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 UC San Diego students!

Urgent Care or Emergency Care 
When Student Health is closed, urgent or emergency medical care is available from urgent care facilities and hospital emergency departments in the nearby community.

If your symptoms are not life threatening, you should seek care from an Urgent Care facility. This would be most cost-effective and provide you with timely care. See Urgent Care Center Locations for a list of nearby facilities. You are encouraged to call the facility ahead of time to verify their participation in UC SHIP.

Geisel Library
Geisel Library will close on Friday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m., and WongAvery Library will close on Friday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. Both Library buildings will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, with Geisel opening at 7:30 a.m. and WongAvery at 10 a.m. See the Library hours webpage for current and future building hours, and visit the Reserve a Space page to make study room and specialized computing reservations for January 3 and beyond.

Online resources such as electronic journals, electronic books, and databases are always available by logging into the campus’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). More information about Library services available during the campus winter closure can be found on our website.

The Library is currently accepting course reserve requests for Winter Quarter 2024 at reserves.ucsd.edu. Requests submitted after Friday, Dec. 8 may not be available for student use until after winter quarter instruction has begun.

During the holiday closure, limited information and research assistance is available through the Library's 24/7 online chat service, with questions answered by librarians from non-UC libraries. Additionally, the following resources and tools can provide self-help assistance:

Police Department
The Police Department’s public safety operations will continue 24/7 during the closure and can be reached by dialing or texting 9-1-1 in an emergency or calling (858) 534-4357 for non-emergency services.

Triton CORE
Triton CORE is a mobile response team at UC San Diego that provides compassionate intervention and support to students experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The Triton CORE team is composed of licensed behavioral health professionals equipped to engage in mobile crisis response, conduct behavioral health wellness checks, and can provide in-person or telehealth assessment for students facing behavioral health challenges, substance use related crises, and other forms of distress. See more related to What Triton CORE Does.

Anyone can call and request a Triton CORE response for students that are on campus. Below are helpful tips for accessing support for:

At this time, Triton CORE only serves current students that are physically on campus. Please see additional resources for non-students and students who are off-campus.


GEPA'S WINTER BREAK OPERATING HOURS

December 4, 2023

  • Our physical office space will be closed Monday, December 18th to Friday, December 22nd and staff will be working remotely.
  • The entire university is closed for winter break from Monday, December 25th to Tuesday, January 2nd. 
  • We will reopen our physical office space at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd. 

SAVE THE DATES IN 2024: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS

November 28, 2023

CULTURE OF CARE: Supporting Students in Distress

This interactive training is designed to assist faculty and staff in recognizing and supporting students in distress. A student in distress is an indivisual whose academic progress or functioning in the university environment is adversely affected due to a number of inidcators that are impactin gtheir well-being and/or the well-being of others. This is an excellent training for any UCSD staff or faculty that has a high interactions with UCSD students.

Three upcoming classes to choose from:

  • January 11, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 am (in-person)
  • February 8, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 am (in-person)
  • March 14, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 am (virtual)

In-person location will be provided upon registration.

Register on the UC Learning Center and search keyword “Students in Distress”


WORLD AIDS DAY

November 27, 2023

World AIDS Day began globally on December 1, 1988, as a means to raise funds, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and promote education related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Since then, the event has grown and is honored by governments, schools, businesses, and individuals around the world. At UC San Diego, the goal of World AIDS Day programming is to provide a forum for reflection, education, and action. We hope to engage our community in an ongoing dialogue that encourages each individual to be educated and take action to stop AIDS.

Free HIV Testing & Resource Fair
DATE/TIME:
December 1st, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM PT
LOCATIONStudent Health Services — Murray's Place


OPTIONS IF STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES IS CLOSED

November 20, 2023

Any time Student Health Services is closed, you can call their regular telephone 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 UC San Diego students!

When Student Health is closed, urgent or emergency medical care is available from urgent care facilities and hospital emergency departments in the nearby community. If your symptoms are not life threatening, you should seek care from an Urgent Care facility. This would be most cost-effective and provide you with timely care. See Urgent Care Center Locations for a list of nearby facilities. You are encouraged to call the facility ahead of time to verify their participation in UC SHIP.


SALTY CINEMA

November 20, 2023

Salty Cinema is a student-driven free, public event hosted bi-annually by the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Showcase of short films about marine protected areas ("MPAs") of all shapes and sizes, exploring why and how we can protect our blue planet.

DATE: Wednesday, December 6
TIME: 5:00 PM Doors Open, 5:30-7:00PM Film Screening & Panel Discussion, 7:00-8:00PM Reception with light refreshments
LOCATIONScripps Seaside Forum at 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla
RSVP & SEE MORE INFO HERE


REGISTRATION FOR WI24 COLLEGE TEACHING COURSES OPEN

November 20, 2023

Registration for these courses offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons are open!

Introduction to College Teaching
This 10-week course (2 hr/week; not credit-bearing) will equip you with theoretical knowledge about the fundamentals of student-centered college teaching and equitable teaching practices. You will apply this knowledge by planning a day of class and developing a foundation for your teaching philosophy.

WHEN: WI24, Wednesdays, 10:00AM - Noon PT
WHERE: In-person (HDSI Room 255) with Zoom as needed
REGISTER HERE

Advanced CollegeTeaching
In this inaugural offering of Advanced College Teaching, we will guide you through the creation of a student-centered course and syllabus, integrating prerequisite knowledge of foundations of teaching to plan the course structure, activities, and equity-minded course policies. You will try out and engage with evidence-based teaching practices, reflect on your philosophy of teaching and what it means to teach for equity, and connect this to your course context.

WHEN: WI24, Thursdays, 10:00AM - Noon PT (quarter-long)
WHERE: In-person (HDSI Room 255) with Zoom as needed
REGISTER HERE (select Path B or C depending if you have previously taken Introduction to College Teaching)


CANCELLED: STUDENT WITH DEPENDENTS ANNUAL TURKEY CALLING SHOW

November 20, 2023 (updated)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Turkey Calling Show is canceled.

Presented as a old-time radio show, the Student with Dependents will be holding their Annual Turkey Calling Show. It will include music, sound effects, stories, facts of interest, AND PRIZES! Kids are welcome and will even be reciting turkey-related riddles.

DATE: Wednesday, November 22
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Geisel Library, Seuss Room


WI24 STUDENT ACCOUNT HOLDS

November 16, 2023

We’ve been notified that some graduate and professional students have not filed their TB vaccine, which is a requirement for University of California attendance. These students have holds on their accounts and cannot add/drop Winter Quarter 2024 courses, until they have resolved their vaccination requirements. Communications have been sent to those students directing them to the Ask the Nurse feature in MyStudentChart or to drop in at Student Health & Well-Being for a vaccine, or to seek an exemption.  NOTE: This is a long-time policy in place before the COVID-19 pandemic.


TRITON'S RISE TOGETHER WORKSHOPS

November 14, 2023

Based on research from peak performance psychology, mind/body sciences and the field of positive psychology, the RISE Workshops are here to promote you reaching your potential in all areas of your life: emotional, physical, and social. Be inspired, learn skills, and build our Triton community spirit!

You do not need to make an appointment unless the workshop indicates pre-registration — simply show up! See the Fall 2023 Schedule here.

If you have any further questions about programs, please contact the CAPS Central Office at (858) 534-3755.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

November 9, 2023

Every November, UC San Diego joins hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). IEW is an opportunity to champion the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. UC San Diego is celebrating campus's 19th International Education Week from November 13-17, 2023. The campus community is offering a wide-variety of internationally-focused activities and events for the occasion. Learn more about them here. The entire campus community is invited!


INTERNATIONAL SERVICES AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICE (ISEO) VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

November 9, 2023

The International Services and Engagement Office (ISEO) is pleased to invite faculty, staff, and campus partners to a virtual town hall event, which will be an opportunity to meet with ISEO leadership to learn more about the recent merging of our scholar and student services and programming, and to ask questions about how these changes may impact your department.

DATE: Thursday, November 16
TIME: 3:00-4:00PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE


FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING WORKSHOPS 

November 8, 2023 (updated)

The Teaching & Learning Commons is offering set of 5 stand-alone workshops that introduce foundational concepts and skills for planning and facilitating a student-centered class session whether as an IA or course instructor. You are welcome to join them for any or all of the workshops this quarter; these will be offered again in Winter quarter (days/times TBD in winter) -- completing all five workshops at any point will earn you the "Foundations of Teaching" badge*. The two remaining workshops this quarter are:

  • Monitoring Student Learning & Providing Feedback - Week 6- Nov 9
  • Planning & Facilitating an Effective Discussion - Week 7- Nov 16

 *The Foundations of Teaching badge will complete the prerequisites for the Advanced College Teaching course. Additional paths to complete the Foundations of Teaching badge are coming soon. 

Register here if you're interested. 


UC CENTER SACRAMENTO EQUITY FRAMEWORK ADVANCEMENT AWARD

November 7, 2023

The UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce the Equity Framework Advancement Award. This $15,000 grant will be awarded on a competitive basis to a graduate student and faculty mentor who are interested in developing a White Paper on incorporating the concept of equity into the legislative bill analysis process. The resulting work product will be delivered to the Assembly Speakers Office by UC Center Sacramento. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2023, with the final report due March 29, 2024. 

Eligibility for this award:

  • Currently enrolled, degree-seeking graduate or professional student at a University of California campus;
  • Commitment from a faculty mentor at the student’s institution
    • Review and approve plans for developing the white paper;
    • Crically revise and edit the submited white paper;
    • Accept joint responsibility for the final product.

Learn more about the award here. 


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ALUMNI CAREER L(A)UNCH & LEARN SERIES

November 6, 2023 (updated)

The Career Center and the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) are excited to bring international alumni back to UCSD to provide both undergrad and grad international students with advice regarding how she successfully navigated finding US employment as an international student. Come to listen and ask questions in this informal lunchtime meet and greet!

Fall Quarter - International Student Alumni Career L(a)unch & Learn Series

 About the International Student Alumni Career L(a)unch & Learn Series:

This series is intended to be a very casual and virtual drop-in sessions for students to listen to an international alumni speak about their experiences and ask them any questions they have regarding the challenges they encountered in the employment process. Panelists will answer questions ranging from: skill and career development (resume, networking, interviewing), industry/sector insights, UC San Diego campus resources they utilized, their overall academic and career journeys, and how they navigated the visa process & best practices to share with current students.

*** DISCLAIMER: Please note that each of the experiences that our international alumni share are unique and should not be seen as a replacement for F-1 employment advising and consultation. For any questions related to your particular F-1 status and employment eligibility, please contact the International Students & Programs Office at iContact.ucsd.edu.


GRAD SLAM INFO SESSION

November 6, 2023

Are you a current UC San Diego graduate student who is interested in building your research communication skills? Are you always up for a fun competition where you can win cash prizes? Are you looking to grow cross-disciplinary relationships with other students who are passionate about research? Then Grad SLAM is for you!

Come learn more about the annual public speaking competition that showcases the impact of your research in a 3 minute talk! 

DATE: Wednesday, November 15
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE


GRADUATE WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES

November 6, 2023

The Black Resource Center and The Writing Hub have teamed up to offer a series of writing workshops.

Writing for the Public
11:00 AM - Noon PT, Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Good Writing is Good Re-Writing: The Revising Process
11:00 AM - Noon PT, Monday, December 4, 2023

REGISTER HERE

For more information contact writinghub(at)ucsd.edu.


PUMPKIN SPICE YOUR CAREER

November 6, 2023

The Women's Center and Career Center are partnering up to host a networking event for graduate students. Come learn about the resources available to UC San Diego grad students with industry professionals. Breakfast and beverages will be provided.

DATE: Tuesday, November 14
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATION: The Women's Center
REGISTER HERE


THE HUB BASIC NEEDS CENTER AT UCSD

November 3, 2023

Basic Needs refers to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student, which includes access to nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources.

The Hub Basic Needs Center (The Hub) provides resource referrals for registered UC San Diego students from a collective of on campus program collaborations and off-campus program partnerships in the greater San Diego area. Check out this video to learn more.

And if you are in need of emergency Basic Needs resources, start by filling out a Basic Needs Assistance Form linked to on this webpage. 


  RADY SCHOOL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY TALKS

November 2, 2023

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Rady School of Management faculty will be giving TED-style talks about how their research is making an impact and helping the future of business.

UC San Diego Rady School of Management 20th Anniversary Event
DATE
: Monday, November 6
TIME: 4:45-7:00PM
LOCATION: Beyster Auditorium, Rady School of Management
REGISTER HERE


NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

October 30, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month and offers a variety of events in order to promote awareness of issues in Indian Country. See the full calendar of events here. 


APPLY FOR CCST'S SCIENCE TRANSLATORS SHOWCASE

October 27, 2023

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty in California for CCST's Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2024 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol!

The chosen Translators will get a chance to explain their research to legislative staffers, agency managers, and senior policy leaders during a networking event at the California State Capitol. We’re looking for candidates who are eager to learn and practice science communication skills and convey the relevance of their research to public policy questions. The goal of this experience is to improve their skills in offering impartial, nonpartisan advice to decision makers, to meet other amazing researchers, and to proudly represent their home institution.


INTERNATIONAL SERVICES AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICE MERGER

October 20, 2023

HEADS UP: The International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) and the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) have merged! As of October 9, 2023, IFSO and ISPO have joined together to serve our international and campus communities as one office: the International Services and Engagement Office.  

This strategic merger allows them to leverage expertise and efforts in support of our international community by increasing practitioners in the student and scholar advising arena, and by combining programming operations to better integrate student, scholar, and family populations. The joining of their services and staff includes the creation of one office name that encompasses all we do: International Services and Engagement Office

As campus becomes familiar with their new name, they ask that the community use it in full: International Services and Engagement Office. Should you use the acronym, they invite you to use ISEO (pronounced “I-S-E-O").

While they settle into their new identity, please rest assured that there will be no disruption of services for our students, scholars, and broader campus community. They invite you to get to know their new office (see below), and ask that you help spread the exciting news by sharing this message with others in your areas who may need to know.

Get to know the International Services and Engagement Office here.


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

October 20, 2023

Community Service Programs is recruiting. This interest form lists all the Community Service programs, if students are interested in service in a local or long-term capacity. Once they fill out the form, staff assigned to that specific program will be sure to reach out with more details and information.

Also check out the Alternative Break program, here is a catalog of all their opportunities for next year. These trips qualify for Co-curricular Record (CCR) credit and provide a great learning opportunity. If selected, students will have the opportunity to travel and gain valuable experience in their field of study!

Break Topic

Location

Dates

Voting Rights and Access

Atlanta, Georgia

March 23-30, 2024

Body and Reproductive Justice

Austin, Texas

March 23-30, 2024

Disaster Relief and Environmental Equity

New Orleans, Louisiana

March 23-30, 2024

Public Health and Holistic Medicinal Practices

Bali, Indonesia

June 15-29, 2024 (Trip 1)

July 6-20, 2024 (Trip 2)


COVID TESTING

October 20, 2023

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have known exposure or close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you perform a self-test using a Rapid Antigen or PCR test. Free Rapid Antigen and PCR tests can be obtained by stopping at any of the vending machines located around campus. Rapid antigen tests are also available for purchase in the bookstore and at the CVS in Target. Please review testing resources and guidelines at the Environmental, Health, and Safety COVID-19 Information and Resources page.


WORKSHOP FOR POSTDOC AND GRAD STUDENT INSTRUCTORS

October 12, 2023

In this workshop, "Harnessing our Collective Resilience: Restructuring our Learning Spaces for the Success of All", led by Dr. Mays Imad, we will examine the state of higher education and the increase in self-reported burnout, overwhelm, and disengagement.  What is happening to our students and colleagues? How can we help ourselves and each other heal, re-engage with learning, grow, and thrive?   
 
Participants will learn about the science of biological and behavioral resilience, and the recent discourse on resilience in education highlighting the consequences of expecting students to withstand hardships. We’ll invite educators to explore how to create resilient spaces in which colleagues and students, particularly those from historically underserved and marginalized backgrounds, are equipped with the necessary skills, resources, and support to navigate the various challenges they encounter, as well as to grow and learn from these experiences. 

This session is specifically intended for Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Instructors.

DATE: Monday, November 6
TIME:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION:
Price Center East Forum (food will be served!)

REGISTER HERE


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ALUMNI CAREER L(A)UNCH & LEARN SERIES

October 9, 2023

The Career Center and the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) are excited to bring international alumni back to UCSD to provide both undergrad and grad international students with advice regarding how she successfully navigated finding US employment as an international student. Come to listen and ask questions in this informal lunchtime meet and greet!

Fall Quarter - International Student Alumni Career L(a)unch & Learn Series

 

About the International Student Alumni Career L(a)unch & Learn Series:

This series is intended to be a very casual and virtual drop-in sessions for students to listen to an international alumni speak about their experiences and ask them any questions they have regarding the challenges they encountered in the employment process. Panelists will answer questions ranging from: skill and career development (resume, networking, interviewing), industry/sector insights, UC San Diego campus resources they utilized, their overall academic and career journeys, and how they navigated the visa process & best practices to share with current students.

*** DISCLAIMER: Please note that each of the experiences that our international alumni share are unique and should not be seen as a replacement for F-1 employment advising and consultation. For any questions related to your particular F-1 status and employment eligibility, please contact the International Students & Programs Office at iContact.ucsd.edu.


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

October 9, 2023

Were you interested in the Instructional Assistant Symposium offered last month, but weren't able to attend? They've got you covered. See the recordings here. (SSO required). Details and speaker bios can be found here.

Feel free to also check out these online resources for Instructional Assistants:

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR OUR COMMUNITY

October 9, 2023

Many of you have probably seen the campus notice from Chancellor Khosla sent via email. If you haven't, please take a look in your official UCSD email. You'll notice there are several resources available including an event this evening.

"We invite our Triton community to join together to process recent events and engage with others in a dedicated support space."

DATE: Monday, October 9
TIME: 6:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom here

Also, feel free to turn to the website, Resources for Tritons Impacted by Global Events


COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

October 9, 2023

Learn how to overcome your fear of public speaking, use various vocal techniquest to bring your presentation to life, and engage any audience with your story. You'll leave knowing how to turn passivle presentations into active ones and transform your speech into a captivating presentation.

DATE: Thursday, October 19
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

This workshop is brought to you by grAdvantage.


CARE FAIR - NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY OCTOBER 11

October 9, 2023

Happy National Coming Out Day coming up on Wednesday, October 11! Join us in celebrating STRIDE's coming out. Services for Trans Intersex and Gender Diverse Experiences. Meet the Gender Affirming Care Coordinators, access gender affirming materials, learn about scheduling appointments, be in community, and stay for the raffle! For more info, contact stride(at)health.ucsd.edu. 

DATE: Wednesday, October 11
TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Cross Cultural Center Communidad Room


GEPA GUPPIES AT THE TRITON 5K

September 29, 2023

Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs = GEPA

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the GEPA Guppies Triton 5K Team!!! Everyone is welcome to join the team– whether you run, walk, ride, or swim like a guppy-- all activities count towards your participation in the 2023 Triton 5K on Sunday, October 22nd from 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)

It's easy to register online. Select the Triton 5K event Click the existing team listings and choose "GEPA Guppies". The first 1,000 registrants to pick up their race packets will get a free race t-shirt!

After you sign up, email the Dean's assistant at graduatedean(at)ucsd.edu so we can try to meet up that morning.

By the way, check out all the fun Homecoming events here.


FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING WORKSHOPS 

September 25, 2023

The Teaching & Learning Commons is offering set of 5 stand-alone workshops that introduce foundational concepts and skills for planning and facilitating a student-centered class session whether as an IA or course instructor. You are welcome to join them for any or all of the workshops this quarter; these will be offered again in Winter quarter (days/times TBD in winter) -- completing all five workshops at any point will earn you the "Foundations of Teaching" badge*. 

  • Building Community in the Classroom - Week 1- Oct 5
  • How People Learn - Week 3- Oct 19
  • Effectively Planning Class Time - Week 4- Oct 26
  • Monitoring Student Learning & Providing Feedback - Week 6- Nov 9
  • Planning & Facilitating an Effective Discussion - Week 7- Nov 16

 *The Foundations of Teaching badge will complete the prerequisites for the Advanced College Teaching course. Additional paths to complete the Foundations of Teaching badge are coming soon. 

Register here if you're interested. 


WHAT IS CAPS?

September 25, 2023

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has been an integral member of the UCSD community since the late 1960's. We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). Their integrative and student-centered services are designed to support students towards their academic success and personal development and well-being while at UC San Diego.

While the majority of CAPS offering are open to Graduate and Professional Students, they also recognize the complex challenges and demands that those students face, and they understand the importance of providing a variety of services, specifically designed to support Graduate and Professional School Students. 

Learn more about CAPS services here such as Let's Talk, which provides informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focuse, recovering from setbacks, relationships and more. Visit the Let's Talk page for detailed information and instructions.


GRADAMP MENTORS WANTED

September 25, 2023

Are you interested in mentoring UC San Diego undergraduate students to apply to graduate school? The goal of GradAMP is to help make graduate education more accessible by helping undergraduate students with the application process. Learn more about the GradAMP program here.

Grad Mentor Application: https://forms.gle/Z5ucuy9Nw3qPmpdUA

The priority deadline is Monday, October 16, 2023.


UC PRESIDENT'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

September 14, 2023

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 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 and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $64,480 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be
renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

Learn more about it here. APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2023.


COFFEE SOCIAL & INFO SESSION FOR COLLEGIATE RECOVERY

September 9, 2023

Student Health & Well-Being is hosting this event. What does a Collegiate Recovery Community feel like? They are creating a thriving, supportive place for people to share, be seen, and reach their highest goals at UC San Diego. They'll have coffee and pastries available for you while you connect with their team and others.

DATE: Monday, October 2
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Red Shoe Room (in Price Ctr 2nd fl, above the courtyard and the digital marquee)
REGISTER ON THIS WEBPAGE USING THE RSVP BUTTON


ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTL TA CANDIDATES WEBINAR

September 14, 2023

The UC San Diego International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) and Extended Studies are teaming up to offer a webinar TOMORROW during which they will go over the English language proficiency requirements for International TA candidates. Both international students and department TA hiring representatives and/or faculty are welcome to attend and submit questions. 

DATE: Friday, September 15
TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE


UC SAN DIEGO POLICE COMMUNITY EVENT

September 9, 2023

Learn about self-defence trainings, mental health resources, safety escorts and more as we head into a new academic year. 

DATE: Monday, September 25
TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Town Square (just South of Price Ctr)

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. JUST STOP BY!


NEED CHILDCARE FOR CONVOCATION?

September 8, 2023

UC San Diego Students with Dependents is looking into childcare for Convocation participants. Fill out this form if you are interested. 


NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORG

September 8, 2023

DSGA (Data Science Graduate Association) is a graduate student association focused on building a community that fosters professional development, enables networking, and promotes learning and growth for students interested in the Data Science domain.

What they are looking for: Motivated people who want to gain connections, take initiatives, and contribute to building a community around data science. 

Eligibility criteria: UCSD Graduate Student of any field/department with an interest in Data Science.

The recruitment process comprises of two stages:

  1. Application Form:a way to learn about your motivations, interests, and skills.
  2. Alignment Conversation:a brief meeting (~15 minutes) with 2-3 of our existing members to get to know you better and gauge your fit with the org values & team.

APPLY HERE


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: RICHARD N. MERKIN PRIZE IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

September 8, 2023

The Merkin Prize recognizes pathbreaking technologies that are demonstrably improving human health through the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of disease. The prize has an intentional focus on real-world impact and a goal of shining a light on technological advances transforming healthcare. 

Administered by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the prize comes with a $400,000 award to be shared among the investigators and/or teams from anywhere around the globe who played critical roles in the development of the selected technology.

Further information, detailed instructions, and nomination forms are available at merkinprize.org. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: by 11:59 pm Eastern time, December 6, 2023. 


LGBT RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE FOR INCOMING GRAD STUDENTS

September 8, 2023

Connect with your fellow incoming LGBTQIA+ students, current LGBTQA+ student leaders, and staff of the LGBT Resource Center.  Get some sweets, treats, and your community connection!  Ask any questions, get some answers, and start to build the community that will sustain you for your time in graduate education.

DATE: September 19
TIME:
1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:
The LGBT Resource Center between Mandeville Center and the Original Student center, right near the Art of Espresso Coffee Cart. 


RSVP HERE BY 9/15/23


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

September 5, 2023 (updated)

Navigating First-day Anxieties and Starting Sections with Confidence
(*Optional follow-up from 11am-12pm: Want more guidance on creating a structure for your class session? Looking for additional practice time? The workshop facilitator will be available in the room from 11am-12pm to work with participants in small groups and as individuals)
DATE: Thursday, September 28
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATIONTeaching & Learning Commons' Engaged Teaching space - HDSI Building (formerly Lit) in Warren, Room 2550014 -- Google map link
REGISTER HERE
New Instructional Assistant Teaching Symposium
This annual teaching symposium will include a keynote on good-to-know teaching info, interactive workshops to help you prep for Week 1, and a panel session with experienced IAs.

DATE: Wednesday, September 27
TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
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Drop-in Teaching Prep Time for Instructional/Teaching Assistants
These informal sessions with Engaged Teaching staff and other IAs will explore some helpful tips, strategies, or resources that will help you in preparing for your IA position.

DATES: Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom; possible in-person
REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM LINK

UC SAN DIEGO STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS MIXER EVENT

August 22, 2023

Enjoy light refreshments and snacks and connect with community at a mixer event coming up. Students are encouraged to bring their dependents. (Childcare will not be provided.)

DATE: Monday, September 25
TIME: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Student Center A, Huerta-Vera Cruz Room
REGISTER HERE


CREATING A CULTURE OF CARE TRAINING

August 21, 2023 (updated)

This interactive training might be helpful to those graduate and professional students that are helping to teach or mentor other students. The course, Creating a Culture of Care: Supporting Students in Distress, is designed to assist in recognizing and supporting students whose academic progress or functioning in the uiniversity environment is adversely affected due to a number of indicators that are impacting their well-being and/or the well-being of others. One session remains.

  • September 14, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (In-Person)

In-person location will be provided upon registration. Register on the UC Learning Center and search keyword “Students in Distress”. Contact Diana Go at dgo(at)ucsd.edu with questions.


FALL GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

August 21, 2023

GEPA 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 2023 or Winter 2024. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Dissertation/thesis submission process
Formatting guidelines
Co-author permission letters

DATE: Tuesday, October 17
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE (You must sign into your Zoom account before you can register.)

Full information on submission and formatting can be found on our Preparing to Graduate page here, and a timeline for the process can be found on the GEPA Dissertation/Thesis Submission page.


STUDENT VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER 10TH ANNIVERSARY

August 4, 2023

This fall, the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary by hosting an event to culminate their campus-wide Veteran's Week. Save the date!

DATE: Thursday, November 9
TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 PM PT
LOCATION: SVRC Ctr is in Student Center A (map & directions)

And in the meantime, feel free to stop in to check out their offerings such as Peer Navigators who can provide holistic support throughout your journey at UC SAn Diego. That service is only open for student veterans. Summer sessions hours are 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Tuesdays - Thursdays, or see more on their website here

SUMMER 2023 UPDATES


UC SAN DIEGO EVENTS

August 28, 2023

UC San Diego is a large campus that is teeming with activity, but did you know that there's a calendar of events? Check it out here and bookmark it so that you can take a look periodically at what is happening. 


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

August 16, 2023

Will you be teaching this year as an Instructional Assistant? If yes, check out the following.

Teaching the Craft: A Panel-Podcast on Creative Course Instruction
Listen to a live recording of a panel discussion on teaching fine arts courses, including music, visual arts, literature, and theatre. Hear from TAs and Instructors, learn about varied pedagogical approaches, and find out how to pivot when you hit a wall in the classroom. Can't listen live? The podcast and an accompanying handout will be later distributed via the Teaching and Learning Commons.

DATE: Wednesday, September 27
TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

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New Instructional Assistant Teaching Symposium
This annual teaching symposium will include a keynote on good-to-know teaching info, interactive workshops to help you prep for Week 1, and a panel session with experienced IAs.

DATE: Wednesday, September 27
TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
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Drop-in Teaching Prep Time for Instructional/Teaching Assistants
These informal sessions with Engaged Teaching staff and other IAs will explore some helpful tips, strategies, or resources that will help you in preparing for your IA position.

DATES: Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
LOCATION: Zoom; possible in-person
REGISTRATION COMING SOON

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

July 31, 2023

UC Riverside and UC Berkeley are partnering in hosting the Latinxs & the Environment 2023 Conference at UC Riverside. They are currently seeking abstract submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty members involved in research within any discipline that aligns with the conference theme: "Conectando a la comunidad Latina en la investigación ambiental y el cambio social" (translated to: “Connecting the Latinx community in environmental research and social change”).

Date: October 20 - 21, 2023
Location: Culver Center (October 20th) & UCR Campus (October 21st)
Abstract Submission / Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XcCzWd2AubHWSyDy7
More Information: 
https://latinxsenv.ucr.edu/

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested! They want to hear from a broad range of researchers from diverse fields of study. 


SAVE THE DATE: NEW INSTRUCTUAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM

July 31, 2023

Will you be teaching this fall as an Instructional Assistant?
(NOTE: Instructional Assistant or IA is an umbrella term that includes teaching assistants, instructional apprentices, readers, and tutors.

If yes... Save the Date for: 

New Instructional Assistant Teaching Symposium: Wednesday, September 27 9am-3pm (Zoom)

Join the Teaching & Learning Commons on Zoom for their annual teaching symposium with a keynote conversation on good-to-know teaching info, interactive workshops to help you prep for Week 1, and a panel session with experienced IAs. Registration and details coming soon.


WELCOME, NEW GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

July 26, 2023 (updated)

Check out the Triton Weeks of Welcome here and be sure to save the date for the following highlights.

RESOURCE FAIR: Learn about campus offices and graduate student organizations at this in-person resource fair on Thursday, September 7 in Town Square

NEW STUDENT WELCOME CONVOCATION: Marks the formal entrance of incoming students into UC San Diego’s scholarly community.  As a bookend to Commencement, Convocation provides an opportunity for the newest Tritons to hear from campus leaders and engage with faculty at the start of their collegiate journey. This year it'll be on Tuesday, September 26, at 5:00 PM PT on RIMAC Field.

RECREATION'S MEET THE BEACH: ...will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Scripps Pier. More details will be shared prior to the event. Check the TWOW website periodically for updates.

Find more resources on the Graduate Education & Postdoc Affrs (GEPA) website here.


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS

July 24, 2023

Diaper Bank: In parternership with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and other community donors, Jewish Family Services provides a weekly diaper distribution for families. See details here.

Free Summer Meals: To help alleviate stress for families that rely on school meals, Feeding San Diego offers prepared Summer meals at Summer Food Service Program sites, and no-cost groceries are distributed at library sites and school pantries. Meals are provided to children under 18, and meals must be eater on site. Grocery pick-up attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags & wagons to carry the food, which includes pantry items and fresh produce. Find details here.

Home Start: provides services to children living in poverty who require immediate, comprehensive solutions to ensure their safety and healthy development. Learn more here.

Find more and sign up to receive updates on community events and resources here on the Students with Dependents website.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

July 17, 2023

One of the topics that is top of mind for graduate and professional students is financial support. Here are some resources to look into if you haven't already.

And of course, one of the best resources will be your graduate or professional program


SUMMER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

July 17, 2023 (updated)

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 2023. 

DATE: Monday, July 17
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE

(Note: Students must sign into their Zoom account before they can register for the webinar.)

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

Preliminary and Final appointments may be scheduled through the Graduate Online Calendar here and general info can be found on Preparing to Graduate here.


INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE PEER MENTORSHIP

July 11, 2023

The International Students & Programs Office is looking for peer mentors for the Grad Pals program. Their goal is to be able to match every mentee, and most are so excited and grateful to have a Grad Pal, whether or not they are in the same department or from the same home country. See more info on the Grad Pals webpage and email iprograms(at)ucsd.edu with questions.


2023 VISUAL ARTS GRAD EXHIBITIONS

July 11, 2023

Check out the work of the talented UC San Diego graduate students in Visual Arts here.


CONGRATULATIONS TO 2023 GPSA AWARD RECIPIENTS

July 11, 2023

Interdisciplinary Research Awards are awarded to UCSD graduate and professional students engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary research. Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Austin Beacham, Political Science
  • Hao Wen-Dong, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Palka Puri, Physics
  • Ross E. Turner, Materials Science & Engineering

 The Chancellor's Dissertation Medal honors graduate students who have recently completed their thesis work at UC San Diego. Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science: Nabamallika Dehingia (Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health)
  • Jacobs School of Engineering: Yue Qin (Bioinformatics and Systems Biology) 
  • School of Arts and Humanities: Marianna Hovhannisyan (Visual Arts)
  • School of Biological Sciences: Jinhao "Albert" Xu (Cell and Development Biology)
  • School of Physical Sciences: Akhil Premkumar (Physics)
  • School of Social Sciences: Daegyeong "D.G." Kim (Political Science)
  • Scipps Institution of Oceanography: Ariel Pezner (Oceanography)

2023 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

July 11, 2023

Each year, the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs has the privilege of celebrating the graduates who have completed the coursework required to earn a graduate degree from UC San Diego. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

SPRING 2023 UPDATES

SUMMER COMMUNITY FORUMS FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

June 26, 2023

Community Forums offer a space where students 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 UC San Diego students. Take a look at the list of forums here.


GEPA OFFICE CLOSED FOR JUNETEENTH

June 16, 2023

The Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) office will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023 for the Juneteenth Holiday. Learn more about the holiday here.


RESOURCES FOR TEACHING THIS SUMMER

June 13, 2023

Are you teaching this summer? The Teaching + Learning Commons has your back. 

SUMMER SESSION TEACHERS' LOUNGE
Join a community of fellow summer course instructors to commiserate and productively troubleshoot teaching challenges, celebrate teaching wins, and plan for the upcoming week with just-in-time tips from Engaged Teaching. See registration form for more information and contact engagedteaching(at)ucsd.edu with questions.

This space is open to all teaching as instructor-of-record in summer at UC San Diego.

Session 1 Teacher’s Lounge: Fridays 12-1pm, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4
Session 2 Teacher’s Lounge: Fridays 12-1pm, August 11, 18, 25, Sept 1, 8

And check out these online resources:

WELCOME PACK FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS

CHECKLIST FOR FOUNDATIONAL TASKS AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

BOOK A REMOTE 1:1 TEACHNG CONSULTATION AND/OR OBSERVATION


UC GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEYUCGSES graphic

June 13, 2023

The University of California Office of the President is conducting the Graduate Student Experience Survey (UCGSES) to better understand graduate and professional student experiences at the UC. 

All UC San Diego graduate and professional students are invited to participate in the survey by June 30, 2023, and it will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. In appreciation for your time, survey completers will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

6 Amazon gift cards valued at $25 each
3 Amazon gift cards valued at $50 each
1 Amazon gift cards valued at $100 each
1 Amazon gift card valued at $200


CREATING A CULTURE OF CARE TRAINING

June 12, 2023

This interactive training might be helpful to those graduate and professional students that are helping to teach or mentor other students. The course, Creating a Culture of Care: Supporting Students in Distress, is designed to assist in recognizing and supporting students whose academic progress or functioning in the uiniversity environment is adversely affected due to a number of indicators that are impacting their well-being and/or the well-being of others. 

Three upcoming classes to choose from:

  • July 13, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Virtual)
  • August 17, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (In-Person)
  • September 14, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (In-Person)

In-person location will be provided upon registration. Register on the UC Learning Center and search keyword “Students in Distress”. Contact Diana Go at dgo(at)ucsd.edu with questions.


SPRING FINALS WEEK @ THE ZONE

June 12, 2023

Open from Monday-Friday, from 10AM to 6PM, located next to Jamba Juice in Price Center Plaza, The Zone is a place where you can take a well-deserved break. Check out The Zone Calendar for more information or their Instagram @ucsdshw


THERAPY FLUFFIES @ LIBRARY WALK TMRW

June 12, 2023

Get a little boost from visiting with some four-legged friends [two Golden Retrievers and a Bichon/Poodle mix] on Library Walk tomorrow for the last Therapy Fluffies session this academic year.

DATE: Tuesday, June 13
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Library Walk


SAVE THE DATE: SAN DIEGO PRIDE PARADE

June 6, 2023

The annual San Diego Pride Parade, which honors and celebrates the LGBTQ community, is coming up on July 15, 2023. It's held in Hillcrest and just watching the parade and cheering on the participants is great, but if you'd like to walk in the parade as part of the UC San Diego contingent, sign up here. Happy Pride, Tritons!


PATHS PROGRAM IS HIRING GRADUATE STUDENT ADVOCATES

June 6, 2023

The PATHways to STEM through Enhanced Access and Mentorship (PATHS) Program’s mission is to increase the number, persistence, and success of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and medicine.The PATHS Program is a four-year undergraduate scholarship and student support program that provides an annual scholarship, enhanced access to stratified mentorship, campus support, hands-on training, and academic preparation support.

Graduate Student Advocates are dedicated to the mentorship, ongoing wellness, and success of PATHS Scholars. They are the first line of contact with scholars and are prepared to guide them in identifying and utilizing the appropriate campus-based resources and tools to meet student needs. Graduate Advocates provide scholars with complex support in developing their research skills, guidance on networking with faculty and graduate students, researching and applying to competitive research programs/internships and graduate school programs, and presenting at local and national research conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate student at UC San Diego.
  • Must be able to dedicate up to 10-14 hours per week
  • Must have experience working with students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds.
  • Must have an interest in the personal and academic mentorship of undergraduate students.

Application:
Please submit your application via Handshake- Job Code 7904605 - PATHS Graduate Advocate (STDT 4). The deadline to apply is June 23, 2023. 


UC SAN DIEGO JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS

June 6, 2023

The Juneteenth Holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery across the United States, is coming up. This year’s theme “Hip Hop, Liberation & Kujichagulia” focuses on education, signature dishes, and the historical relevance of soulful music. The program will celebrate the vibrancy and creativity of Black culture and express appreciation for the Black Excellence exemplified across the University. Complimentary food will be provided to the first 200 Tritons who reserve their ticket online.

DATE: Tuesday, June 20
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Price Center Ballroom East (2nd fl)
REGISTER HERE for the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration and Black Excellence Awards.

 

There will also be A Celebration of Black Art, Music and Community Sunday afternoon and evening downtown featuring:

  • Black-owned business market
  • Panel discussion exploring “What does liberation mean in the 21st Century?”
  • Live music throughout the day, concluding with a Neo Soul Performance by some of San Diego's best musicians

Free and open to the public; complimentary food and beverages.

DATE: Sunday, June 18
TIME: Noon - 7:00 PM PT
LOCATIONUC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
REGISTER HERE


BOOK & TOY SWAP FOR LITTLES ------CANCELLED

June 2, 2023 (updated)

The book and toy swap event is back again by popular demand! Are your little ones outgrowing their toys or no longer interested in some of their books? Rather than throwing them out, bring those clean and gently used toys and books over to the Nuevo East Lawn for another family to enjoy. Econauts will also make tote bags out of your old T-shirts. Brought to you by your OMS/Nuevo West CA, Amira.

DATE: Saturday, June 3, 2023 -- Sorry, we just got word that it's been CANCELLED!
TIME: 10:00 AM - Noon PT
LOCATION: Nuevo East Lawn


MERKIN GRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

May 31, 2023

The Merkin Graduate Fellows Program provides UC San Diego graduate students with a novel opportunity to conduct innovative research in fields broadly related to translational medicine at academic and industry sites abroad. 

Applications for the Merkin Graduate Fellows Program are reviewed on a rolling basis during the academic year, with one application review deadline each quarter. The Summer 2023 application deadline is Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Prior to submitting your application, please ensure you have read the Merkin Graduate Fellows Program FAQs, particularly those under the “Application” section, at https://merkinfellowship.ucsd.edu. For any questions, please contact Dr. Giulia Hoffmann at merkinfellowship(at)ucsd.edu.


CAREER CONSORTIUM BRUNCH

May 31, 2023

Join career-focused peers and the Career & Professional Development folks at the Career Center for a delicious brunch.

DATE: Wednesday, June 21
TIME: 10:00 AM PT
LOCATION: The Career Center Patio
RSVP by emailing mmartinezmontano(at)ucsd.edu 


UPCOMING MUSIC CONCERTS AND EVENTS

May 30, 2023

Did you know that UC San Diego Department of Music concerts are open to both internal and external audiences? Check out the DMA [Doctor of Music Arts] and Dissertation performances by this year's graduate students here. Just make sure to submit the required RSVP for all concerts that are both free and ticketed at music.ucsd.edu/tickets.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & PROGRAMS OFFICE

May 30, 2023

Effective May 11, 2023, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) ended its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance, consistent with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, following the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency on April 10, 2023.  

SEVP originally published its COVID-19 flexibilities in 2020 to accommodate the national emergencies as they pertained to SEVP-certified schools and students in areas such as enrollment, employment, health & safety, and travel. The flexibilities were always intended as a temporary measure to allow students to continue their studies with the least disruption possible and did not signify or result in a permanent change to F-1 regulations.  

We understand that you may have questions about how this may impact you and the students you work with. ISPO is working on updating our website, iUpdates.ucsd.edu, to provide updated FAQs regarding the impacts of this guidance on enrollment, employment, travel, and health & safety.  

This week and next, ISPO will be sending direct communication to newly-admitted, continuing, and graduated international students in F-1 visa status at UC San Diego to communicate the following major changes:  

  • Newly Admitted Students: Any F-1 student with a Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 program start date on their Form I-20 must adhere to F-1 regulations that were in place prior to March 2020, namely that:  
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each academic quarter, unless they have an approved reduced course load.  
  • No more than one remote class per quarter can be used to meet the 12-unit, full-time enrollment requirement. Note: Remote courses are denoted as “RCLASS” in WebReg.  

 

  • Continuing Students: Effective September 25, 2023, any F-1 student with a program start date in Spring 2023 or prior on their Form I-20 must adhere to F-1 regulations that were in place prior to March 2020, namely that:  
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each academic quarter, unless they have an approved reduced course load.  
  • No more than one remote class per quarter can be used to meet full-time enrollment requirements. Remote courses are denoted as “RCLASS” in WebReg.  

  

  • J-1 Students:The Department of State has not released updated guidance for J-1 students as a result of the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. We will provide more information as it becomes available.  

  

  • Alumni (Optional Practical Training (OPT) or STEM OPT Extension): Effective September 25, 2023, any F-1 student currently maintaining status on F-1 Post-Completion OPT or F-1 STEM OPT Extension must adhere to F-1 regulations that were in place prior to March 2020. Students must ensure they are meeting the minimum hours of employment each week to maintain valid F-1 Status.  

 

  • Campus Partners:As enrollment begins for continuing students returning for Fall 2023, we urge you to keep these changes in mind.  

 

We understand that you may have questions about how this may impact you and your students. ISPO is working on updating our website, iUpdates.ucsd.edu, to provide updated FAQs regarding the impacts of this guidance on enrollment, employment, travel, and health & safety.  

For questions, contact ISPO’s Assistant Director of Student Services, Pauline Deguzman at pfdeguzman(at)ucsd.edu.  


ALL THINGS INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION WEBINAR

May 30, 2023

The UC San Diego Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI) Office continues to offer the Research Compliance Hot Topics and Training Program (Program) to all UC San Diego faculty, staff and students.  The Program offers 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 our next session:  

Title:  All things Innovation and Commercialization
Date:   Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location:  via Zoom Webinar

Dr. Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization, will provide information on the roles and responsibilities of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) and where it fits in the university structure.  Additionally, the process of commercializing inventions and how OIC supports that process will be discussed.  Guidance on resources available to inventors and entrepreneurs across the campus will be provided as well.  There will also be a question and answer period.  If you have specific questions, please email these to rci(at)ucsd.edu and these will be provided anonymously to the speaker in advance of the session. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available through the UC Learning Center.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Register by June 12, 2023):
To register, please click on this UC Learning 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.  Your UC Learning registration confirmation will include a direct link to this webinar. If you have any questions, please contact the RCI Office at (858) 822-4939 or rci(at)ucsd.edu.


STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS SURVEY 2023

May 30, 2023

Please take 5-7 minutes to fill out a brief needs assessment to better inform current and future practices for student with dependents at UCSD. Please contact b2barreto(at)ucsd.edu with any questions. 


STRESS BETTER: SKILLS FOR MANAGING STRESS

May 30, 2023

You know you are stressed but you don’t know what to do next? The Zone and CAPS bring you this workshop in which you will discover effective techniques for dealing with stress and learn two usable strategies each week. Come join us at The Zone for fun activities to help you de-stress going into the final weeks of the quarter!! See the flyer for details.

DATE: June 2, 2023
TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: in-person at The Zone

You do not need to make an appointment unless the workshop indicates pre-registration — simply show up! RISE workshops are open to all currently registered UC San Diego students. These meetings are not professional counseling. If you would like professional counseling or mental health treatment, please call the CAPS Central Office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. 


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH 3-DAY REMOTE WORKSHOP

May 25, 2023

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.

DATES: June 20, 21 and 22
TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT each day
REGISTER HERE (deadline: Noon PT, June 13)

NOTE: Participants must commit to attending every day of the workshop for the full three-hours in order to fully benefit from the training.


MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLANTING

May 23, 2023

The Student Veterans Resource Center and the Student Veterans Organization are partnering to host a remembrance ceremony. Join at any time to plant a flag in memory of a fallen servicemember and acknowledge the many lives that have been lost throughout American History. They will host liaisons from CAPS and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs to bring awareness to both the systemic mental health issues and the disproportionately higher death by suicide rates in the servicemember and veteran communities, when compared to civilian populations. 

DATE: Friday, May 26
TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Outside of the Main Gym and Old Student Center

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


LEARN ABOUT THE COST OF TRAVEL CLEARANCE

May 22, 2023

If you need a travel health clearance for your study abroad program, make an appointment with Student Health's travel clinic!

Curious about the cost? The cost of services varies based on the requirements of the country you will visit. The estimated costs for your travel appointments are listed on the information form for each country. These fees do not include the cost of immunizations, lab testing, or other diagnostic tests which may be required. See the Cost of Services page for more information.


GRADUATE CAREER STRATEGIES SERIES: STATE OF THE ECONOMY

May 22, 2023

The slowing of economic growth and unfortunate wave of company layoffs has made many students anxious about their career trajectories. In order to help you pivot and successfully identify opportunities, we are bringing in alumni and Principal Economist at LinkedIn, Guy Berger to share his insights on the data, research, and trends on the current state of the economy and hiring in California & across the US. Join us for this engaging conversation! Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

DATE: Wednesday, May 31
TIME: 3:30-4:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE VIA HANDSHAKE


SOCIAL SCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT KARAOKE

May 22, 2023

GEPA Social Sciences Climate Interns invite all School of Social Sciences Graduate Students to Karaoke. There will be free food, with vegan/vegetarian options available.

DATE: Thursday, May 25
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Rough Draft in Graduate Student Housing
REGISTER HERE


2023 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5/25/23

May 22, 2023 (updated)

Learn more about participation requirements etc here, and be sure to register here by Thursday, May 25, 2023 for the 2023 Graduate Commencement Ceremonies, which are scheduled as follows.

MASTERS CEREMONY
DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2023
START TIME: 12:30 PM PT
LOCATION: UCSD Liontree Arena

DOCTORAL & MFA CEREMONY
DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2023
START TIME: 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: UCSD Liontree Arena

Please note that School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy & Strategy hold their own individual commencement ceremonies.


2023 WAGNER NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

May 19, 2023

The Wagner New Play Festival, named in recognition of the generosity of Molli and Arthur Wagner, showcases seven new plays written by MFA playwrights in UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance. It runs to June 10, 2023. The works featured are as follows.

Check out this webpage for dates for each and ticketing information.  


AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

May 16, 2023

The Qualcomm Institute’s (QI) IDEAS series presents “Pigments of Imagination,” an interactive virtual reality experience that frames the creative process as a narrative relating the inner-workings of one’s unique imagination to the universe around us. It is an observation on the beauty, fear, adventure, sadness and loneliness of self-discovery and the artist’s ultimate recognition of process as goal, as told through the story of a small child’s journey to the moon.

The installation is designed to reimagine the popular music video in a virtual space as a dynamic, emotionally engaging experience by exploring distinctive relationships between spatialization, audiovisual reactivity and interactivity, which allow for a narrative immersion that maintains a structured arc and conclusion but unique experience with each use.

This piece features musical contributions from UC San Diego Music’s King Britt, Steph Richards and Zach Konick, and vocalist Nick Tolford. Singular virtual reality experiences will be offered in addition to the general presentation.

DATE: Thursday, May 18
TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 PM PT (includes performance at 5:00 PM PT followed by reception at 6:00 PM PT)
LOCATION: Atkinson Hall

RSVP to ideasqi(at)ucsd.edu by noon, May 18.


ACTOR PROJECT: wasteLAnd

May 16, 2023

Innovative Los Angeles based new music ensemble wasteLAnd, featuring UC San Diego Music doctoral alumni including Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Todd Mollenberg, Ashley Walters, and Nicholas Deyoe, will premiere new works for instruments and electronics by UC San Diego composers: Matthew Henson, Roger Reynolds, Jonny Stallings, Rand Steiger, Alexander Taylor, and Ni Zheng.

wasteLAnd
Rachel Beetz, flute
Mattie Barbier, trombone
Brian Walsh, clarinet
Adrianne Pope, violin
Ashley Walters, cello
Todd Moellenberg, piano
Dustin Donahue, percussion
Nicholas Deyoe, conductor

DATE: Sunday, May 21
TIME: 5:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Atkinson Hall

FREE, but RSVP is required here
OR streaming LIVE free here: https://music-cms.ucsd.edu/concerts/live.html 


ART EXHIBITION @ THE ZONEart exhibition graphic

May 15, 2023

Student Health and Well-Being invites you to support your fellow UC San Diego artists by coming to the upcoming Art Exhibition. The event is open to any UCSD student with a valid ID.

DATE: Friday, May 19
TIME: 12:30 - 3:30 PM PT
LOCATION: The Zone (Price Ctr, Level 1 next to Jamba Juice)


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY REVIEW BOARD GRADUATE STUDENT RECRUITMENT

May 12, 2023

Looking for a unique opportunity to get involved in campus leadership? Are you interested in upholding integrity? If yes, then consider serving on the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB) during the 2023-2024 academic year.

What Does the AIRB Do?
The AIRB hears contested cases of Policy on Integrity of Scholarship violations. So, when a student is alleged to have violated the Policy but they deny the allegation, the AIRB makes the determination as to whether the student violated academic integrity.

Why Should I Consider Serving on the AIRB?
Current and past members have said that the AIRB is one of their most fulfilling service commitments because it allows them to really feel as if they are making an important and immediately recognizable contribution to the protection of basic due process rights while upholding institutional integrity.

Will I Get Training?
Yes! Absolutely. You will receive extensive training in active listening, evidentiary-based decision-making, oral communication, question asking, and more.

How Much is the Time Commitment?
Members of the Board are expected to serve about 20 hours per quarter, including training.

Do I Get Paid?
No, this is a volunteer service opportunity but student members who complete all of the trainings and meet minimum service obligations can receive CCR credit.

Fantastic! How Do I Apply?
Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit an application here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those confirmed can be trained in SUM or FA23 for service in AY23-24.

Learn more here.


ALTERNATIVE BREAKS

May 12, 2023

Brought to you by the Center for Student InvolvementAlternative Breaks are national or international service and learning trips open to ALL UC San Diego students that use education of social justice issues combined with quality direct service to have a lasting impact on students and the communities in which they work. Learn more about Alternative Breaks here.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS SPRING QUARTER OFFERINGS

May 12, 2023

Applying Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to the Class Environment

Building on the foundation of "What is Culturally Relevant Pedagogy?", this session goes more in depth in applying this to the higher education context by explaining the Creating Culturally Engaging Campus Environments model and applying these concepts to support you in cultivating more culturally responsive teaching and learning environments. You are encouraged to attend whether or not you attended the previous workshop!

DATE: Wednesday, May 24
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

And check out more opportunities for Support for Graduate Student Instructors here. 


CARE COVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

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CARE at SARC , UC San Diego's *confidential advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence, invites all graduate and undergraduate students to participate in CARE Cove! The upcoming session will address how masculinity shapes identities, mental health and impacts relationship expectations. CARE staff, Isaiah LeDonne, will facilitate the workshop. Please help spread the word!

DATE: Tuesday, May 30
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE 

 

*Warning: Communication on the Internet is NOT secure; third parties may view and store confidential communication. All communications with users of CARE services are privileged and confidential under California Evidence Code Sections 1035.2 and 1037.2. Accordingly, employees in the CARE Office are not mandatory reporters under Title IX or the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. 

NEED HELP? CARE at SARC is on-call 24 hours a day and on weekends throughout the year. If you need support, please see options here.


SPRING SALTY CINEMAsalty cinema graphic

May 12, 2023

Salty Cinema presents: (In)visible: Expanding our Oceanic Vision Through Art and Science. This Salty Cinema will feature ocean-themed films and a short panel discussion on how art and science are shaping the future of our oceans.

DATE: Thursday, June 1
TIME: 5:30 - 8:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Robert Paine Scripps Seaside Forum
REGISTER HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WOMEN IN STEM PANEL

May 12, 2023

The Grad Career Services team of the Career Center is proud to bring you a star-studded, all female alumni panel and conversation on what it means to be break barriers, build businesses, and lead as influential women in a male-dominated STEM field. Moderated by UCSD Professor Olivia A. Graeve (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), the panelists are graduates from Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Marine Biology, Business Strategy & Management, and Mechanical Engineering. During the session, students will have the opportunity to join breakout groups where they can direct specific questions to our panelists joining the conversation. All students are welcome to attend! 

DATE: Wednesday, May 17
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER VIA HANDSHAKE HERE 


TRITONS RISE: BLACK CANYON HIKE @ UCSD

May 8, 2023

Join UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Outback Adventures on a series of recreational activities and mental health discussions to improve your well-being! This activity emphasizes developing a sense of awe, mindfulness, and movement. 


MY UC SAN DIEGO GRADUATION STORY 2023

May 8, 2023 (updated)

DEADLINE EXTENDED! If you’re a graduate student who’s taking part in Commencement then we want to hear from you! Each year, University Communications shares stories of graduating students in feature articles and social media posts as well as through local media opportunities. To be considered for the annual graduate coverage just fill out the form below by Sunday, May 14, 2023.

FORM LINKhttps://forms.gle/WoqJ3Ys8YW6b86u56 

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GRADUATE CAREER CONVERSATIONS: CULTIVATING AND TELLING YOUR PROFESSIONAL STORY

May 1, 2023

As you accumulate different experiences in academia and the workforce, your experiences start to tell a story. In this session, they will unpack those stories by talking about the values, philosophies, and lessons you carry with you into the workplace. Having a strong understanding of these principles can support you in doing the following.

  • Answering Behavioral Interview Questions
  • Writing Cover Letters or Statements of Purpose
  • Determining What Roles Suit You
  • Building Relationships.

DATE: Thursday, May 11
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
LOCATION: virtual
REGISTER VIA HANDSHAKE HERE 


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

May 1, 2023

Join Student Health and Well-Being (Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion Services, and the Tritons Flourish Initiative) and their campus partners (including Recreation and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs) for programs supporting mental health and well-being throughout the Month of May! For a complete list of our programming, please visit their website here and Instagram @ucsdshw.


SHORT FILM WORLD PREMIERE

May 1, 2023

Congratulations to the makers of the short film, Pandemic Bread, which will make it's world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on Thursday, May 11th, 8 p.m. at LA Live!

Writer: Marc Arthur Chery
Producer: Nicoletta Vangelisti (PhD Candidate, Communication & Critical Gender Studies), Christina Ree
Executive Producer: Zeinabu irene Davis (Professor, Communication)
Director of Photography: Norbert Shieh ('04 BFA, Visual Arts)
Editor: Rommel Andaya
Production Designer: Moriah Hayes ('21, BA, Communication)
Composer: Kris Johnson
Sound Designer: Nakul Tiruviluamala ('21, PhD (ABD), Computer Music)
Music: Kris Johnson 


MY UC SAN DIEGO GRADUATION STORY 2023

May 1, 2023 (updated)

June is nearly here, and that means…Commencement! If you’re a graduate student who’s taking part in Commencement then we want to hear from you! Each year, University Communications shares stories of graduating students in feature articles and social media posts as well as through local media opportunities. To be considered for the annual graduate coverage just fill out the form below by Sunday, May 7, 2023.

FORM LINKhttps://forms.gle/WoqJ3Ys8YW6b86u56 

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2023 SYMPOSIUM FOR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS (SURF)

April 28, 2023

All faculty, researchers, students, staff, scholars, and administrators are selcome to attend the 2023 Symposium for University Research Fundamentals (SURF). In addition to their fundamental education presentations, this year’s symposium will include a few intermediate sessions. SURF was organized to identify the key institutional offices the research faculty, students, staff, and scholars encounter when conducting research at UC San Diego.

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. Learn more about the event here.

DATE: Wednesday, May 24
TIME: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Price Center West Ballroom AB
REGISTER HERE


GEPA VIRTUAL STUDENT HOURS

April 28, 2023

Graduate and Professional students are welcome to "drop in" during Student Hours to ask questions of and share ideas with members of the Graduate Education leadership team. This week, it will be:

  • James Antony, Dean
  • Judy Kim, Senior Associate Dean
  • Tiffany Swiderski, Director of Grad Financial Support

DATE: Wednesday, May 3
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM PT
REGISTER HERE  


EXPERIMENTAL THEATER AT UC SAN DIEGO'S CONRAD PREBYS MUSIC CENTERfour note graphic

April 26, 2023

The kallisti vocal ensemble, led by UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music Susan Narucki presents The Four Note Opera, a chamber opera for voices and piano on April 26, 28 and 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the intimate Experimental Theater in the Department of Music on UC San Diego campus. Written by American minimalist composer Tom Johnson, The Four Note Opera has been an underground favorite since its premiere in 1972. The opera, which only uses four pitches, is supremely well-crafted for the vocalists; it is a joyous, buoyant exploration of the quirks of the beloved genre of opera and the charming foibles of those who perform it.  

The hour-long work is a fully staged production, featuring vocalists and UC San Diego DMA graduate students: Mariana Flores Bucio, Natalia Merlano GomezMiguel Zazueta, and Jonathan Nussman (DMA '20), with Kyle Adam Blair (DMA '18) serving as pianist.   

An inventive team of established and emerging production designers - all alumni of UC San Diego's excellent Department of Theatre and Dance, including Natalie Barshow, costume design, Elba Emicente Sanchez, lighting design, and Michael Wogulis, production design, are led by stage director Samantha Fox.  

DATES: 

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • Friday, April 28
  • Saturday, April 29 

TIME: 7:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Conrad Prebys Music Center
PRICE:

  • General Admission: $15 | UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10
  • Students: Free with ID (Purchase Online)

TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS SPRING QUARTER OFFERINGS

April 26, 2023

Facilitating Equitable Class Discussions through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

This workshop will take a deep dive into facilitating discussions, building on the framework of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) to provide participants with practical strategies for leading discussions that increase meaningful and equitable student participation. From this workshop, participants will be introduced to classroom activities that center typically peripheral students. Together, we will reimagine a lesson plan that incorporates these strategies. Thus, this workshop aims to weave CRP into lesson activities and discussion practices to facilitate effective, equitable learning environments. The context of this session is relevant both to course instructors seeking to engage students in class discussions and learning activities, as well as Instructional Assistants leading discussion sections.  

DATE: Wednesday, May 3
TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE 

And check out more opportunities for Support for Graduate Student Instructors here.


GRAD FAIR COMING UP

April 25, 2023

The UC San Diego Bookstore will be set up outside so students preparing to graduate can visit vendors for diploma frames, class rings, portrait sittings, grad announcements, custom stoles, and regalia. See regalia options here. Note: Regalia will not be available for purchase in-store or online until after Grad Fair, so they encourage you to purchase at the Grad Fair event.

DATES: May 2 - 4
TIME: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM each day
LOCATION: Town Square


UC GRAD SLAM WATCH PARTY

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April 24, 2023

Join us for the UC-wide Grad SLAM competition during which our campus champion, Cognitive Science student Sean Huang, will represent UC San Diego! Sean's research focuses on how people can better learn a foreign language and in addition to competing for the top Grad SLAM prize, there will be an opportunity for us to vote for him for People's Choice. Food and drinks will be provided!

DATE: Friday, May 5
TIME: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM PT
LOCATION: The Red Shoe Room (Price Center, 2nd fl)
REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


UC SAN DIEGO REC THRIFT POP UP

April 19, 2023 

The Rec Thrift Pop-up is an opportunity for students to thrift fitness clothes that has been received from Recreation, yoga studios, local business, and other students. We believe that everyone should have access to fitness and wellness and want to lower the barrier of entry to our facilities and fitness classes. Many students may hesitate to work out at our facilities from not having the proper clothing.

DATE: Friday, April 21
TIME: 3:00 - 7:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Main Gym


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LET'S TALK PROGRAM

April 17, 2023

"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. 


UC SAN DIEGO GRAD SLAM CAMPUS CHAMPIONSean Huang photo

April 17, 2023

Congratulations to Sean Huang, a PhD student in Cognitive Science, who will represent UC San Diego at the UC Systemwide Final Round on May 5, 2023 with his research talk entitled, "Soliloquizing: A Self-Practice Towards Better Foreign Language Speaking Fluency". You can see his presentation at minute 33 here.

Grad SLAM is an annual competitive public speaking event that gives graduate students the chance to showcase the impact of their research. Participants hone their presentation skills and winners take home prizes ranging from $50 to $5,000.

See info above regarding a watch party when we will cheer on our campus champion, Sean!  


WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 17, 2023

Don't forget to take a look at the What We've Learned newsletter(s). It's typically published on odd weeks throughout the quarter and aims to provide Tritons with timely, pertient info utilizing a bit of wordplay.


RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT/FAMILIES FOR COMMENCEMENT 2023

April 17, 2023

Check out these helpful resources from the International Students & Programs Office for international students preparing to participate in Commencement this year.


SPRING GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

April 10, 2023

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 2023. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Dissertation/thesis submission process
Formatting guidelines
Co-author permission letters

DATE: Tuesday, April 18
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT
REGISTER HERE (You must sign into your Zoom account before you can register.)

The webinar will NOT be recorded, but the slides will be available on the GEPA website here afterward. Full information on submission and formatting can be found on our Preparing to Graduate page here, and a timeline for the process can be found on the GEPA Dissertation/Thesis Submission page.


SPRING 2023 TRITONS RISE TOGETHER WORKSHOPS 

April 10, 2023

Check out the Tritons RISE Together innovative and experiential workshops. Based on research from peak performance psychology, mind/body sciences and the field of positive psychology, the RISE Workshops are here to promote reaching potential in all areas of life: emotional, physical, and social. Be inspired, learn skills, and build our Triton community! No need to make an appointment unless the workshop indicates pre-registration — simply show up! Be sure to check out the RISE website for additional special events being planned throughout the quarter and any calendar updates: https://caps.ucsd.edu/rise 

Highlights include the Social Justice & Self-Compassion workshop, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm.


UC IN-RESIDENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

April 7, 2023

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2024 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship (UC NLGF), a funding opportunity for UC graduate students in any field of study that aligns with the missions of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The RFP for this opportunity is available on their website  

The RFP includes the following: 

  • Program goals, guidelines, submission deadlines, and eligibility requirements; 
  • Program contacts at the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program and National Laboratories; 
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and 
  • Instructions for submitting the required Letter of Intent.  

They will hold two Program Information Sessions, featuring current fellows and national laboratory liaisons, to provide interested applicants with more information about the Program. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the available sessions listed below. 

Key Dates 

Program Information Sessions: 

Tuesday, April 25, 9-10am Pacific Time (Register here) 

Friday, April 27, 11am-12pm Pacific Time (Register here

Letters of Intent (LOI) due: Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time 

Full proposals due: Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time 

Graduate Fellowship start date: April 1, 2024 


GRADUATE CAREER STRATEGIES FIVE-PART SERIES

April 6, 2023

This first event kicks off the five-part Graduate Career Strategies Series put on by the Graduate Career Services team in the UC San Diego Career Center during the Spring Quarter.

CAREERS IN TEACHING AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DATE: Tuesday, April 11
TIME: 11:00 AM - Noon PT
LOCATION: Zoom
REGISTER HERE

And see the other four session coming up here. 


2023 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

April 5, 2023

The 2023 Graduate Commencement Ceremonies are scheduled as follows.

MASTERS CEREMONY
DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2023
START TIME: 12:30 PM PT
LOCATION: UCSD Liontree Arena

DOCTORAL & MFA CEREMONY
DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2023
START TIME: 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: UCSD Liontree Arena

Learn more about participation requirements etc here, and be sure to register here by Thursday, May 25, 2023Please note that School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy & Strategy hold their own individual commencement ceremonies.


SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2023

April 3, 2023

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) aims 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. 

See the list of events here, but here are some highlights to consider.

  • Participate in a SAAM event with a friend or colleague
  • Rock a teal ribbon or display a SAAM poster
  • Wear Teal on Day of Action (4/4) and throughout April
  • Wear Denim on Denim Day (4/26)
  • Follow and engage with CARE at SARC on Instagram (@ucsdcare)

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is the UC San Diego confidential advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). CARE provides violence prevention education for the entire UCSD campus and offers free and confidential services for students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. If you or someone you know needs help, please find it here. 


NALOXONE DISTRIBUTION PROJECT

April 3, 2023

Beginning April 5, 2023, UC San Diego students will be able to pick-up free naloxone and fentanyl test strips through the Student Health and Well-Being Cluster’s Naloxone Distribution Project. This project is a foundational component of UC San Diego’s harm reduction approach to addressing drug use as well as combating the rise of fentanyl-related overdoses in our San Diego community.  

Learn more and fill out the request form on the project webpage. 


CARE FAIR FOR GENDER AFFIRMATION

April 3, 2023

Check out the Care Fair for the many ways you can express your gender identity!

DATE: Tuesday, April 11
TIME: 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM PT
LOCATION: Cross Cultural Center in Price Center

Campus resources like Legal and the Registrar’s Office will have representatives to guide you with administrative changes to your name, pronouns, legal sex, etc. Health Promotions staff will be at hand to help fit for body prosthetics to accentuate your figure. MAC cosmetics will have demonstrations on contouring makeup. Student Health and UC SHIP can let you know of your medical and surgical options. CAPS and LGBTQ+ RC will showcase the different mental health and social support groups available on campus. Other resources will also be present! 


UC SAN DIEGO GRAD SLAM FINALS

April 11, 2023 (updated)

Grad SLAM is an annual competitive public speaking event that gives graduate students the chance to showcase the impact of their research. Participants hone their presentation skills and winners take home prizes ranging from $50 to $5,000.

UC SAN DIEGO FINALS
DATE
: Thursday, April 13
TIME: 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Student Services Center Multipurpose Room
REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND IN PERSON --OR-- It will be livestreamed here.

PARTICIPANT

ACADEMIC AREA

 Lily Astete Vasquez
 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
 Sai Krishna Bhamidipati  Biology
 Matt Ford
 Literature
 Ayush Giri
 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
 Shang-En Huang
 Cognitive Science
 Emily Kunselman
 Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 Keeley Lanigan
 Biology
 Tricia Light
 Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 Diana Smith
 Neurosciences
 Mayia Vranas
 Physics

Then, the winner will go on to compete against the other University of California campus champions on Friday, May 5, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM PT. Check back for info regarding a watch party so we can cheer on our campus champion.  


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS SPRING QUARTER OFFERINGS

April 3, 2023 (updated)

Guiding Students in Learning: Asking the Right Questions
How do you help guide students to figure out an answer, rather than just telling them? This workshop will focus on questioning strategies to encourage an inquiry mindset, enhance student learning, and respond to common student errors.

DATE: Tuesday, April 4
TIME: 12:30 - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: SIO
REGISTER HERE

This workshop is being hosted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) as part of SIO TA Orientation with Dr. Lisa Adams, facilitated by Graduate Teaching Consultants from the Teaching + Learning Commons. All graduate students and educators at SIO are welcome to join -- please note that given the context, the discussion will particularly focus the questions and issues of those newer to teaching in higher ed.

---OR---

DATE: Tuesday, April 18
TIME:
3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION:
ONLINE (for all UCSD educators)
REGISTER HERE

 

Public Speaking in the Classroom
This workshop will focus on how improvisational theater exercises can improve public speaking skills and increase student engagement in your classroom.

DATE: Monday, April 10
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATIONUniversity Center 202-- Room 441 (map; google maps). UC202 is located behind Center Hall, on the corner of Rupertus Way and Gilman Dr.
REGISTER HERE

And check out more opportunities for Support for Graduate Student Instructors here.

Online Resources for Instructional Assistants are here:

SP23 COMMUNITY FORUMS AVAILABLE

April 3, 2023

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offer Community Forums, which are identity and experience-based forums that serve diverse student groups. Community Forums offer a space where we can focus on building connections and community, share and exchange ideas, and learn from each other. These forums are offered for free throughout the quarter for all registered UCSD students. Some examples of Community Forums include:

  • ADHD Support Forums
  • Black Connections
  • LGBTQ+ Forums
  • Grief and Loss Support Forums

Many forums offer both an undergraduate and graduate and professional student group. The groups may be in person or online. See the complete list of Community Forums here.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS SPRING QUARTER OFFERINGS

April 3, 2023 (updated)

Guiding Students in Learning: Asking the Right Questions
How do you help guide students to figure out an answer, rather than just telling them? This workshop will focus on questioning strategies to encourage an inquiry mindset, enhance student learning, and respond to common student errors.

DATE: Tuesday, April 4
TIME: 12:30 - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION: SIO
REGISTER HERE

This workshop is being hosted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) as part of SIO TA Orientation with Dr. Lisa Adams, facilitated by Graduate Teaching Consultants from the Teaching + Learning Commons. All graduate students and educators at SIO are welcome to join -- please note that given the context, the discussion will particularly focus the questions and issues of those newer to teaching in higher ed.

---OR---

DATE: Tuesday, April 18
TIME:
3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION:
ONLINE (for all UCSD educators)
REGISTER HERE

 

Public Speaking in the Classroom
This workshop will focus on how improvisational theater exercises can improve public speaking skills and increase student engagement in your classroom.

DATE: Monday, April 10
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATIONUniversity Center 202-- Room 441 (map; google maps). UC202 is located behind Center Hall, on the corner of Rupertus Way and Gilman Dr.
REGISTER HERE

And check out more opportunities for Support for Graduate Student Instructors here.

Online Resources for Instructional Assistants are here:

GRAD & PROFESSIONAL STUDENT APPRECIATION AND TEA WITH THE DEAN

April 3, 2023

It's time to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! Check out all the events here, and be sure to stop by on Wednesday if you can.

DATE: Wednesday, April 5
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PT (NOTE: the Dean will arrive around 2:20 PM.)
LOCATION: Tapioca Express in Price Center


TRAINING AVAILABLE TO TEACHING ASSISTANTS ETC

March 24, 2023

UC San Diego Student Affairs Case Management Services is offering "Creating a Culture of Care: Supporting Students in Distress", an interactive training designed to help recognize and support students in distress. What is a Student In Distress? A student whose academic progress or functioning in the university environment is adversely affected due to a number of indicators that are impacting their well-being and/or the well-being of others. This is an excellent training for any UCSD staff, Teaching Assistants, or faculty member that has high interactions with UCSD students. There are two opportunities to attend in Spring quarter this year.

DATE: Thursday, April 13
TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM PT
LOCATION: TBA (in-person)
REGISTER VIA UC LEARNING (search the keywords "Students in Distress")

---or---

DATE: Thursday, May 11
TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM PT
LOCATION: TBA (in-person)
REGISTER VIA UC LEARNING (search the keywords "Students in Distress")


SPRING BREAK EVENTS

March 23, 2023

If you'll be around during Spring Break March 24 - April 2, check out the events here. You could cheer on our Triton baseball or softball teams, take a paddleboard tour of Mission Bay, or sing along with some classic musical films and more.


GENDER - DIVERSE PATIENT FEEDBACK

March 20, 2023

The Pronouns Project and Student Health Services are collaborating to improve the quality of care for gender-diverse patients. Your feedback is critical to this process!

For more information about the UC San Diego Pronouns Project, follow their Instagram, @ucsdpronounsproject! Please reach out with any feedback or questions about it via direct message. 


SP23 CSI COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

March 20, 2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your personal and professional skills? Each quarter, the office of CSI Communication & Leadership offers non-credit seminars that develop students' leadership, professional, and social skills through fun and interactive activities and discussions.

This Spring quarter, their seminar will focus on Equity-Minded Leadership. This topic will develop students’ skills to be inclusive and transformative leaders. Students will break down the various levels of privilege, power, and oppression while gaining awareness of social identities and learning how to implement equity-minded practices. 

Beginning week 3, the seminar meets twice a week for eight 80-minute sessions in a cohort-based learning environment. Students who attend all sessions and successfully complete assigned exercises will be given a certificate of completion and validation on their Co–Curricular Record.

Equity-Minded Leadership
Weeks 3-6: April 17th - May 12th | Tuesdays & Thursdays  
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

LOCATION: TBD
*REGISTER HERE

*Registration for Spring 2023 Seminar closes Friday, April 7 at 11:59 PM 


COVID-19 BOOSTERS AVAILABLE IN NURSES' CLINIC

March 20, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccines available for students in the Nurses' Clinic! Students are eligible to receive the COVID bivalent booster 2 months after any other COVID vaccine.

Students can self-schedule through MyStudentChart: MENU > SHS: Influenza/Tdap/HPV/COVID-19 Vaccines (this is our quick vaccine visit type). We offer this Monday – Friday.

Costs:

  • UC SHIP – no charge
  • RAFT – $25 Administration Fee
  • FFS – $25 Administration Fee