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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 welcomes students to reach out at any time with questions or concerns.

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COMMUNICATIONS & LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

December 1, 2022

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

This winter quarter, the seminar will focus on Interpersonal Relationships. This topic will develop students’ skills to effectively and confidently interact with others in a wide range of settings. Students will have the opportunity to learn from one another and improve their skills on communication, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution.

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.

WEEKS: 3-6 [January 23 - February 17]
DAYS: Tuesdays & Thursdays
TIME: 10:30 - 11:50 AM PT
REGISTER HERE

NOTERegistration for Winter 2023 Seminar closes Friday, December 9th at 11:59 PM


LABOR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATES

November 30, 2022 (updated)

In case it's helpful, you can find factual information about the current labor negotiations between the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and the University of California on this webpage. Additionally, please see this campus notice that went out yesterday.


INTRO TO COLLEGE TEACHING REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WI23 

November 8, 2022 (updated)

Registration open until Wednesday, December 7.

Whether you want to take your teaching to the next level or articulate skills you have already been using, join the Teaching + Learning Commons to develop expertise in evidence-based and equitable teaching practices and create instructional material to use in your discipline. This course covers both classroom strategies and design of a lesson, with a particular focus on teaching with a social justice education lens.

Free non-credit bearing course (2 hours class time/week for 10 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to teach as part of their careers. More information can be found on the course syllabus.

Two sections offered: Winter Quarter- Tuesday from 3:30pm-5:30pm in-person/HyFlex OR Wednesday from 9:00am-11:00am via Zoom.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

NOTE: for those seeking to prepare a course, you will want to pair Introduction to College Teaching (ICT) with the Course Design Series (CDS - dates coming soon for winter/spring- fill out interest form here), as this will give you a complete preparation package of classroom strategies/ lesson planning (ICT) to overall design of a course (CDS).


SAVE THE DATE: WINTER QUARTER CAREER NIGHT
November 28, 2022

Save the evening of Thursday, January 26 for the next GPSA/grAdvantage Career Night: From Academia to Industry.


WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES FROM ENGAGED TEACHING HUB

November 28, 2022

Check out the following.

See the workshops planned so far in this flyer including Practical Plans for IA Sections, How People Learn and more.

See the Welcome Packet for IAs and the Checklist of Foundational Tasks for IAs.

Don't forget there are 1-on-1 teaching consultations and observations available. Book a consultation here.

And access recordings from a series of webinars about Racelighting hosted by Drs. J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III, distinguished faculty at San Diego State University.

In fact, a fully asynchronous online certificate program in Racelighting is now available free of charge to all schools, colleges, and universities. Racelighting is an act of psychological manipulation where people of color receive racial messages that distort their realities and lead them to second-guess themselves. To access the course, click on the link: ACCESS the FREE CEU COURSE


DARPA FORWARD: ADVANCING THE HORIZONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY CONFERENCE

November 21, 2022

Vice Chancellor Corinne Peek-Asa encourages faculty, staff, students, and post-doctoral scholars to take advantage of the opportunity to network and gain a better perspective of future funding and innovation pushes by attending the DARPA Forward Conference. 

DATES: December 13-14
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE


TESTING AFTER HOLIDAYS AND UPCOMING MASKING POLICY CHANGES

November 21, 2022

It's recommended that all student complete a Rapid Antigen Test 24-48 hours prior to returning to campus from Fall and Winter Break. See where you can pick up free tests here and masking in classrooms, labs and on transportation is set to become optional on December 16, 2022. See more details about it and more here.


RECORDING OF GLOBAL GRADS: GRADUATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH AROUND THE WORLD 

November 18, 2022

Check out the recording of Global Grads: Graduate Student Funding Oportunities for Research Around the World that took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.


CCST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP

November 18, 2022

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 California Council on Science & Technology (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. The application opens December 1, 2022 and the class of 2024 begins their training November 1, 2023.

Join the virtual Q&A session on December 13 with alums to hear directly from current and former CCST S&T Policy Fellows about the day-to-day of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program, the impact that the program has had on their careers, and the role that you can play as a Fellow in shaping California policy. Moderated by CCST Deputy Director and 2014 Fellow Sarah Brady.

DATE: December 13, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM PT
REGISTER HERE


 

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FALL 2022 UPDATES (cont.)

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IN-PERSON FALL 2022 GRADUATE CAREERS OVER COFFEE

November 21, 2022

Learn about campus resources to support graduate student career development and meet with the graduate coordinator community and graduate career development advisors supporting student success across campus. 

DATE: Tuesday, November 29
TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM PT
LOCATION: Career Center Patio
REGISTER HERE


LGBTQ+ HEALING RESOURCES

November 21, 2022

In case it is helpful, please find below some resources for students and employees in light of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs.

The LGBT Resource Center will be open and available for anyone to stop by throughout the week from 10am-4pm.

CAPS offers their usual weekly Community Forums, which are experience and identity-based spaces in which students can build connection and get support from each other. 

Students who would like individual support can reach out to CAPS, 24/7, including holidays and weekends by calling 858-534-3755 (press option 2 if it's after hours).

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) also has additional availability for staff and faculty to schedule individual meetings over the next 2 weeks.  Please call FSAP at 858-534-5523 or schedule an appointment here

Dr. Taylor McCavanaugh from CAPS will hold space in place of a regularly-scheduled Coming Out Group for those who want to come together:

DATE: Tuesday, November 22
TIME: 3:00-4:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Cross Cultural Center in Price Center


UPCOMING DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS (GEPA) OFFICE CLOSURES

November 21, 2022 (updated)

  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: GEPA physical office will be closed for walk ins as the staff will all be working remotely.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25: UC San Diego offices, including GEPA, will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


PAID SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN 2023 AT SANDIA NATIONAL LABS

November 18, 2022

Universities Research Association (URA) is seeking applications for paid Summer Fellowships for graduate students in 2023 at Sandia National Laboratories. See detailed information about the program and the application process here. URA anticipates making up to eleven appointments within Sandia's participating Research Foundation, including Bioscience, Computing and Information Science, Earth Science, Material Science, Nanodevices and Microsystems, and Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science. Applicants must be full-time masters or doctoral graduate students and US Persons (any United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States). Submission of applications must be completed by midnight Eastern Time, January 31, 2023.


ANTI-RACIST PEDAGOGY LEARNING COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP

November 18, 2022

The Teaching + Learning Commons Engaged Teaching Hub invites graduate students, lecturers, and faculty to apply for the 2023 Anti-Racist Pedagogy Learning Community (ARPLC) Fellowship. Apply now! Applications are due Sunday, November 27, 2022. (Deadline extended.)

The ARPLC brings faculty and graduate student fellows together as co-learners to recognize, discuss, and dismantle racist ideologies and practices embedded in education. Selected graduate students will receive a $1,000 professional development stipend for their participation in the Learning Community during Winter and Spring quarters 2023 ($500 distributed each quarter). More details and dates can be found on the website. 

The program is a two-quarter commitment with a project implementation deadline of Winter 2024, and is open to all full-time UC San Diego graduate students who will be enrolled through the 2022-2024 academic year. Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in learning about the historical roots of educational inequity, examining their teaching practices through a racial equity lens, and enacting anti-racist practices in their class, department, or program through a project of their own design. 


GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

November 14, 2022

Join Health Promotion Services and Community Action Service Advocacy for the Great America Smoke Out! A tabling event where you can learn about the health impacts of nicotine and discover resources to quit like FREE Quit Kits that support smoking cessation. Also available will be activities to demonstrate lung health, games, activities, prizes and more.

DATE: Thursday, November 17
TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
LOCATION:  UC San Diego Library Walk


UC SAN DIEGO FOUNDERS DAY

November 10, 2022

Celebrate UC San Diego's founding with FREE treats, music and giveaways. Come celebrate with the collective students, faculty and staff that break boundaries, solve problems, and shape the future in ways possible only at UC San Diego!

DATE: Tuesday, November 15
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Library Walk 


UPCOMING DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS (GEPA) OFFICE CLOSURES

November 9, 2022 (updated)

  1. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
  2. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT
    • GEPA will be closed for an All Staff Training.
  3. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
    • GEPA physical office will be closed for walk ins as the staff will all be working remotely.
  4. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & PROGRAMS OFFICE COFFEE HOUR AND OPEN HOUSE

November 8, 2022

Meet ISPO's new Assistant Vice Chancellor of Global Initiatives Tamara Cunningham, ISPO staff, community volunteers, and students.

DATE: Wednesday, November 16
TIME: 10:00 AM - Noon PT
LOCATION: Student Center B
REGISTER HERE


Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

November 8, 2022

Join AAAS Office of Government Relations for a CASE Post-Election Virtual Workshop. This mini-CASE webinar will focus on the state of the game coming out of the midterms and how advocacy can extend your impact on the science policy sphere beyond your vote.

DATE: Monday, November 14
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT 
REGISTER HERE 

ABOUT: The CASE workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn from science policy and advocacy experts about the role of science in policymaking and the federal policy-making process. It empowers participants with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter @AAAS_GR and tweeting with #MakingOurCASE. Questions? Email us at govrelations(at)aaas.org.


UC SAN DIEGO VETERANS WEEK NOVEMBER 7 - 14, 2022

November 7, 2022

Campus community members are invited to participate in the Veterans Week celebrations – a campus-wide awareness and appreciation campaign to recognize our veterans and celebrate their contributions to our campus and community. See the full schedule of event here. 


2022 NATIONAL FIRST-GENERATION CELEBRATION WEEK

November 4, 2022

Join hundreds of First-Gen students, staff, faculty, grads and supporters to make thsi the biggest First-Gen photo UC San Diego has ever had! No RSVP required.

DATE: Wednesday, November 9
TIME: 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: The Triton Steps outside Price Center

And other activities this week include:

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RESCHEDULED VIRTUAL GRADUATE RECRUITMENT OPEN HOUSE

November 4, 2022 (updated)

Know anyone who is applying or considering applying to UC San Diego for Graduate School? Invite them to the Graduate Diversity Open House. They'll meet graduate program representatives, graduate students, and faculty. They'll learn about how University of California San Diego's inclusive community provides an opportunity for everyone to follow their intellectual curiosity and to make an impact in their own unique way. Current graduate students will share their advice on how to better navigate the application process and withstand the challenges that come with applying to competitive graduate programs. 

NEW DATE: Wednesday, November 9
TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (See the agenda here, so they can decide which sessions, they would like to attend.)
REGISTER HERE 


IN-PERSON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 

November 4, 2022

The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (TPTC) presents two in-person workshops open to graduate and professional students as well as postdoctoral scholars.

Building and Maintaining a Professional Network
DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 AM PT
LOCATION: Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
REGISTER HERE

Getting the Mentoring You Need
DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
REGISTER HERE


2022 GPSA FALL CAREER NIGHT

November 4, 2022

This fall career night will focus on leadership skills. Panelists include former student leaders including GPSA alum or student organization leaders, as well as individuals currently in leadership positions in their companies.

DATE: Thursday, November 17
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE VIA GOOGLE FORM ---OR--- HERE VIA HANDSHAKE 


SUMMER GRADUATE TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

October 31, 2022 (updated with extended deadline)

The Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program provides an opportunity for graduate students to teach as Instructor-of-Record at UC San Diego, with intentional faculty mentorship and professional development to support you in the experience. Learn more about the program here. NOTE: You must be nominated by your department by Thursday, November 17 28, 2022. Contact Hailey Caraballo at hlcaraballo(at)ucsd.edu with questions.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

October 31, 2022

UC San Diego is celebrating our 18th International Education Week from November 14-18. 2022. The campus community is offering a wide variety of internationally-focused activities and events. See a calendar of events here.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


APPLYING CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM

October 31, 2022

Open to all educators at UC San Diego and facilitated by Graduate Teaching Consultants in the Engaged Teaching Hub, this session via Zoom builds on the foundation of "What is Culturally Relevant Pedagogy?", and goes more in depth in duscussing how such pedagogy can be applied in the college classroom.

DATE: Monday, November 7
TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM PT
REGISTER HERE


NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

October 26, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month and offers a variety of events such as speakers, performances, workshops, film screenings, and more in order to promote awareness of issues in Indian Country. See the full calendar of events here.  


JOIN US FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION [LUNCH]

October 26, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month and offers a variety of events such as speakers, performances, workshops, film screenings, and more in order to promote awareness of issues in Indian Country. 

Graduate and professional students as well as postdocs are invited to attend the Kickoff Celebration by sitting at table purchased by the Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. Attendees will look forward to lunch and hearing keynote speaker Priscilla Ortiz, enrolled Kumeyaay native from the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel as well as the current reigning Miss Kumeyaay Nation 2022-23. In addition, there will be exciting dance performances by The Soaring Eagles!

DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
REGISTER HERE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 BY 4:00 PM and on Monday, October 31, we'll email you a confirmation and remind you of the details.


ROUTINE ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING NO LONGER REQUIRED

October 24, 2022

Routine asymptomatic testing is no longer required for University campus community members regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Testing remains available for all campus members who experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, as well as those who have used the restroom facilities in a building that has a positive wastewater signal. Learn more about testing options here. 


FEELING STRESSED, TRITONS?

October 24, 2022

Check out these two opportunities to relieve some stress this week.

Stop by for the Wellness Pop-Up, which will include free food and journaling sessions. Learn how to sign up for free Headspace and participate in mindful meditation. Take a break from midterms and recharge, Tritons!

DATE: Wednesday, October 26
TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Town Square

 

Relax and De-Stress with PupsResearch shows interaction with animals like dogs and cats reduces the body’s stress response. Therapy animals and their handlers will visit the Library to interact with students.

DATE: Wednesday, October 26
TIME: 2:30 - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Geisel Library, Classroom 1


LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFO SESSION

October 21, 2022

Find out about the grAdvantage Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork program, offered exclusively to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs. 

DATE: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM PT
SEE MORE INFO AND ZOOM LINK HERE 


FALL GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

October 13, 2022

Graduate Division Academic Advisors will review the Dissertation/Thesis submission process and give a brief overview of formatting. The webinar is mostly aimed at students who are planning to file for graduation in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023. 

DATE: Tuesday, October 18
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT
REGISTER:  https://bit.ly/FormatFall22

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.


NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

October 10, 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and each year, UC San Diego hosts events to create awareness and recognize the value of our diverse workforce. I encourage you to participate in this month’s events, including the virtual event Being Heumann, a fireside chat with disability rights activist and author Judy Heumann, on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


GRADUATE CHANGE OF RESIDENCY CLASSIFICATION INFO SESSIONS

October 11, 2022

If you are a current graduate student interested in changing from a nonresident to a resident for tuition purposes, check out this webpage, AND attend one of the upcoming info sessions to learn more about each requirement and have the opportunity to ask a Residence Deputy your questions. 

First session: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM PT
Second session: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM PT

The Zoom links for each session can be found on this page.


GRAD & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS OPEN HOUSE AT THE WOMEN'S CENTER

October 10, 2022

The Women's Center is hosting an open house. Go learn more about what they have to offer, meet some of their staff, and connect with other graduate and professional students. LIght refreshments will be served!

DATE: Wednesday, October 19
TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT
LOCATION: The UC San Diego Women's Center 


GLOBAL SOUTH STUDIES: DRUG TRADE IN MEXICO SEMINAR

October 10, 2022

Global South Studies invites you to attend an in-person seminar. In this session, Ben Smith will share his research on the Mexican drug trade and we will discuss the details of the hidden curriculum regarding research, writing and publishing with different outlets. Professor Smith is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at UCSD and the US-Mex Centre. He was a professor at University of Michigan from 2005-12 and has been a professor at the University of Warwick since 2013. He has published academic work and public scholarship including his recent history of the Mexican drug trade through a commercial press.


"The Drug Trade in Mexico and Professional Development Discussion" by Ben Smith (University of Warwick, UK)
DATE: Tuesday, October 11
TIME: 5:15 PM PT
LOCATION: Humanities Building, 8th Fl Conf Rm

To find the entrance to this building, go to Blue Bowl using Google Maps. From there, face the direction of the ocean and you will see entrances to buildings on your left and right. Enter the one on your left. Take the elevator to the 8th floor, turn left after the elevator, walk through the corridor and you will see us. There will be a liaison near the elevator. 

FOR ATTENDEES: It is invaluable to have a diverse and considerate audience for presenters so that they can receive feedback. Therefore, we encourage you to attend this seminar and share your questions and opinions as a way to support graduate researcher’s development. Moreover, your attendance will also contribute to building community across departments, graduate researchers and faculty. We hope for this seminar to be a meeting point for all those who care for building an inclusive and considerate community at UCSD. Regardless of your discipline or geographical focus, we hope you can come along to participate as active members of a community dedicated to our goals. 


CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND STUDENT APPEALS

October 5, 2022

Occasionally interactions between students, staff and faculty result in misunderstandings, disputes and/or differences of opinion. In the majority of instances these differences can be resolved as a result of an informal discussion between the persons involved. UC San Diego encourages students to promptly pursue informal action first. In instances where informal resolution is unsuccessful, students have various formal avenues for complaint resolution that are detailed here 


CAREER CENTER MASTERS CAREER WEEK

October 4, 2022

Masters Career Week is approaching (virtually) on October 18-20! The Masters Career Week is a series of virtual workshops to provide UCSD masters and graduate students with an understanding of career development topics from the perspective of industry professionals and UCSD alumni. Join us for four professional and career development panels and hear insights from industry professionals and UCSD alumni at IBM, Amazon, Enterprise Automation, McKinsey, Bristol Myers Squibb, Tech San Diego, Apple, Intel and NASA Glenn Research Center among others! Register on Handshake to secure your spot

Masters Career Week: Internships, Internships, Internships!
Tues, Oct 18 from 2-3:00PM
REGISTER HERE ON HANDSHAKE
Employers Attending: IBM & more!
About: This session will focus on how best to prepare your internship application and overall internship search process in order to stand out to recruiters, hiring managers, and potential future colleagues at your organization.

 

Masters Career Week: Effective Resumes & Cover Letters to Land the Job
Wed, Oct 19 from 10-11:00AM
REGISTER HERE ON HANDSHAKE
Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/95813156324
Employers Attending: Amazon, Enterprise Automation (a Tetra Tech company) & more!
About: In this session, industry professionals will discuss how you can best prepare your resume and cover letter for your applications in order to stand out to recruiters, hiring managers, and potential future colleagues at your organization.

 

Masters Career Week: Networking & Professional Communications- Industry Insights
Wed, Oct 19 from 1-2:00PM
REGISTER HERE ON HANDSHAKE
Employers Attending: McKinsey, Bristol Myers Squibb, Tech San Diego & more!
About: In this session, industry professionals will discuss how best to prepare to network and communicate with recruiters, hiring managers, and potential future colleagues at your organization even before starting the internship or job application process.

 

Masters Career Week: Technical Interviewing Best Practices from Alumni
Thurs, Oct 20 from 2-3:00PM
REGISTER HERE ON HANDSHAKE
Alumni employers: Apple, Intel, & NASA Glenn Research Center!
About: In this alumni panel, UCSD alumni at Apple, Intel and NASA Glenn will discuss how they prepared for both technical and non-technical interviews to successfully land their dream jobs.


HOMECOMING AND TRITON 5K

October 3, 2022

Join fellow Tritons for our fifth annual all-campus Homecoming– a fun mix of unique experiences and campus favorites, including the Triton Tailgate Concert, Class Reunions, Triton Athletics, Triton 5K– and lots of new surprises!

Homecoming Week 2022
October 17-23, 2022
REGISTER HERE  

AND JOIN THE GEPA GUPPIES FOR THE TRITON 5K!

As you might recall, GEPA is the new acronym for the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. We couldn't help but notice the similarities between GEPA (pronounced geh-puh) and the word guppy. So we're embrassing it! Join the GEPA Guppies Triton 5K Team. 

REGISTER HERE and choose "GEPA Guppies" as your preferred team from the dropdown menu (or write it in, if it's not listed yet.) 

Got a little guppy at home? The annual Junior Triton Run is an opportunity for children (12 and younger) to get outdoors, moving, and having fun. Whether kids choose to walk, run, scooter, bike, skate, or swim, everyone’s a winner!


STUDENT AFFAIRS WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 3, 2022

Wondering what's up with UC San Diego vis-a-vis COVID-19 and what it means to students? Check out the Student Affairs What We've Learned Newsletters here, published on odd weeks of the quarter.


RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY UNREST IN IRAN

October 3, 2022

As Chancellor Khosla has stated, we stand in solidarity against the use of violence, repression, and discrimination. If you may find them helpful, allow us to remind you that there are a number of resources that are available to assist you.

Student Community Support Space - Protests in Iran
DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2022
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Women's Center
SEE DETAILS HERE

Support/Processing Spaces
SEE DETAILS HERE


FA22 GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS 

October 3, 2022

Want to build community and supportive relations with other graduate students? Join us for Wednesday Workshops, which will take place weeks 2, 4, 6, and 10 at various locations within Price Center, from 11:00 AM - Noon. This quarter they will be focused on graduate student goal setting as well as how our values can motivate us to reach those goals. The next workshop details are below.

DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM - Noon PT
LOCATION: Bear Room, Price Center 2nd level
REGISTER HERE

NOTE: Lunch will be provided to registered attendees!


AFRORITHMS FROM THE FUTURE WORKSHOP

October 3, 2022

The Clarke Center from Human Imagination the Indigenous Futures Institute, and the Black Studies Project at UC San Diego invite you to join us for an AfroRithms from the Future workshop. See The San Diego Union-Tribune story about it here.

DATE: Thursday, October 6
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT
LOCATION: UC San Diego Design & Innovation Building 9500 GILMAN DRIVE La Jolla, CA 92093
REGISTER HERE


DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES RECEPTION

September 30, 2022

To launch the 2022-23 year, the organizers of the Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) will be holding an opening reception. All are welcome to attend!

DATE: Tuesday, October 18
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Roth Auditorium, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA
REGISTER HERE

You can also sign up for their mailing list about the upcoming series of lectures here.


UC RIVERSIDE: TAKING THE PENTAGON TO THE PEOPLE WORKSHOP

September 27, 2022

Our colleagues at UC Riverside are extending an invitation to students from other UC campuses to participate in this unique opportunity to explore internships, employment and research programs at the Department of Defense:

Gilbert Ray Cisneros, Jr., Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and Chief Diversity Inclusion Officer for DoD and the University of California Riverside will be hosting Taking the Pentagon to the People Workshop will be a full-day of workshops and presentations by DoD officials on topics of interest to Minority Serving Institutions for faculty, staff and students.

Taking the Pentagon to the People Workshop Highlights:

  1. Provides information about opportunities for employment, internships and scholarships to students of minority institutions. 
  2. Highlights some of the DoD’s current & future personnel initiatives in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, education, language, arts and many other fields. 
  3. Provides a pathway to connect students and graduates directly to DOD & other government personnel in order to explore the available career opportunities.
  4. Provides information to minority institutions faculty and staff on research, fellowships, sabbaticals, as well as small business opportunities.
DATE: Friday, October 7
TIME: 7:00 AM PT check in and 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PT events
LOCATION: UC Riverside HUB Auditorium

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH

September 26, 2022

This October, all are invited to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month at UC San Diego through a series of events. From a screening of the movie Selena to a lively ballet folklorico performance, the lineup of programs honors the contributions of Latinx people and celebrate the intersectional identities and diversity within the Latinx/Chicanx community. View the event calendar at latinxheritagemonth.ucsd.edu 


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS

September 26, 2022

Have you checked out the resources at the Teaching + Learning Commons (aka The Commons)? If not, you should, and if you HAVE, then we encourage you to take a look at their latest offerings. 

FYI: The Commons has six hubs: Academic AchievementDigital LearningEducation Research + Assessment,  Engaged Teaching Experiential Learning, and Writing. The hubs closely interact, inform, and mutually reinforce the goals of each unit. Together, they function as a single entity embodying the intertwined relationship of teaching and learning. Through its wide range of programs, services, and research, the Commons assists all members of the UC San Diego community in developing learning environments and experiences for their students that encourage engagement and foster student success. Highlights for Graduate and Professional Students include...

Online Resources for Instructional Assistants (IAs): Welcome Packet & Foundational Tasks Checklist
Check out the Welcome Packet for IAs and Checklist of Foundational Tasks for IAs for resources specific to your role as an IA.

1:1 Teaching Consultations and Observations
You can meet 1-on-1 remotely with an experienced instructor to explore ideas directly related to your teaching situation. Simply fill out the brief online form to request a consultation.

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


COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)

September 26, 2022

CAPS provides counseling, workshops, and community forums for UC San Diego students. We also provide outreach programs and consultation services to the campus community. Browse their website here, see the services they provide here, or contact them at 858-534-3755. And don't forget the Well-Being Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT.


PhD STUDENT MENTORS WANTED 

September 23, 2022

The Graduate Application Mentorship Program (GradAMP) is looking for PhD student mentors for undergraduate students applying to graduate school this year. The goal of GradAMP is to help make graduate education more accessible by helping undergraduate students with the application process.

GradAMP pairs together graduate school applicants with a current PhD student in their field in order to help them with both the concrete (e.g. essays, fellowships, interviews) and abstract (e.g. decision making, time management) aspects of the application process.

They are currently recruiting PhD students in all programs and departments to serve as graduate student mentors for this program. Graduate student mentors will be assigned 1-2 undergraduate mentees in their field of study and will be given the freedom to dictate how they want to structure their mentorship. This is a great opportunity for PhD students to 1) help make graduate education more accessible, 2) develop their mentorship / leadership skills, and 3) get involved with outreach to help strengthen their fellowship / grant applications.

REGISTER HERE if you’re interested.


TRITON FEST: FAIR AT THE SQUARE

September 22, 2022

Free and open to UC San Diego student with valid school ID, Triton Fest: Fair at the Square will include carnival games, balloon animals, skating rink, and more! 

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2022
TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Town Square (just South of Price Center and West of the Student Services Bldg)


MEET AT THE BEACH EVENT FOR NEW STUDENTS

September 22, 2022

Open to first year undergraduate, graduate and transfer students, Meet at the Beach is a giant beach party hosted by UC San Diego Recreation. See all the details, including transportation, here.

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2022
TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: Scripps Pier


RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION EVENT

September 21, 2022

The UCSD Research Administration Training Program is hosting the annual Research Administrator Appreciation Day (aka RAAD) celebration via Zoom. See details below and be sure to register by Friday, September 23.

DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM - Noon PT
REGISTER HERE


GRADUATE EDUCATION INTERN NEEDED

September 19, 2022

We have a job opportunity: Graduate Preparation Programs Assistant – Graduate Student Affairs Intern

The primary responsibilities of this position will be supporting the STARS summer undergraduate research program and UC LEADS, both of which aim to diversify the population of prospective graduate students prepared to pursue graduate education. If you enjoy meeting and advising students who are interested in graduate school, this opportunity is for you! The deadline to apply is October 3, 2022.

Apply for position #6887835 through Handshake here! 


A Conversation About Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the U.S.

September 19, 2022 

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 22
TIME: Doors open at 5:00 PM PT and program begins at 5:30 PM PT, followed by reception at 6:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Extended Studies Park & Market
HOST: National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), A Path Forward Program
SPEAKERS: An in-person conversation with Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize winning NYT columnist and Abdullah Antepli, founder of the Muslim Leadership Initiative at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. EVC Simmons to make opening remarks.

REGISTER HERE

SUMMER 2022 UPDATES (cont.)

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION IS OPEN

September 7, 2022

Will you be an Instructional Assistant (IA- includes TAs, Instructional Apprentices, Tutors, Readers) this coming year? Join us on Zoom at the INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM, which will begin with a plenary kickoff and keynote conversation, followed by synchronous foundational teaching workshops, and then a panel session of experienced IAs discussing how to prepare without overpreparing.

DATE: Wednesday, September 21
TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM PT
REGISTRATION HERE

BUT WAIT! Not sure what to expect or which sessions you plan to attend at the upcoming Instructional Assistant Symposium? Join us for a a “watch while you eat” session to learn about the purpose of the upcoming Instructional Assistant Symposium, as well as how to get the most out of it for yourself by reviewing our asynchronous and synchronous offerings.

DATE: Wednesday, September 14
TIME: Noon - 1:00 PM PT
REGISTRATION HERE


GPSA ORIENTATION WELCOME EVENTS FOR NEW/INCOMING GRAD & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

Wednesday, September 7

  • Welcome Happy Hour on Thursday, September 8, 5:00 - 8:00 PM PT at Dirty Birds at Price Center. See details and register here.
  • Join GPSA and your fellow incoming graduate student cohort on Friday, September 9 at Petco Park for a Padres game! Tickets include a $5 Friar Funds voucher to use on food, drink, or merchandise. See details and register here. 

GRADUATE COORDINATORS HAVE ELCE SCHEDULING INSTRUCTIONS

September 6, 2022

All international graduate students at UC San Diego are required to demonstrate a high level of oral and aural competence in the English language before they are appointed as a Teaching Assistant (TA). The Graduate Coordinators have received the instructions for scheduling the English Language Proficience Exam (ELCE). Visit this webpage to learn more and contact the graduate coordinator in your program if you wish to schedule an ELCE.


FALL 2022 FEES DELAYED

September 1, 2022

We’ve been informed that due to some unforeseen extended maintenance in TritonPay, the billing statement for Fall fees will NOT be available on Friday, September 2nd.  Please review the new dates and deadlines below.

  • Billings Statement Available: Thursday, September 8
  • Grad & Family Rent Due Date: Thursday, September 15
  • Fall Registration Fee Payment Due Date: Friday, September 23
  • Cancellation Date for Non-Payment: Thursday, September 29

FYI: Financial aid is scheduled to disburse on Tuesday, September 13.

TritonPay will be available again on Thursday, September 8. To check the status of its availability, please visit https://status.ucsd.edu/

If you have questions, please contact your Academic Home Department.  They should be able to inform you if they submitted your fee request etc. To find department and program contacts, look on this webpage. (VPN is required if accessing it from off campus.)


FACULTY LOOKUP TOOL: ELIGIBILITY FOR THESIS & DISERTATION COMMITTEES

August 29, 2022

A tool has just been launched that enables students to look up UC San Diego faculty titles to determine their eligibility to serve on thesis and dissertation committees. Note: students must be connected via VPN. Find the tool here


GRADVANTAGE LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK CERTIFICATE

August 29, 2022

Develop the critical soft skills necessary to give you the competitive edge in today’s workplace. Apply to the grAdvantage Leadership & Teamwork certificate program offered through UC San Diego Extension.

Created exclusively for UC San Diego graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, this program provides participants with the leadership, teamwork, and project management skills to succeed in their career pursuits. Courses meet only one night per week for approximately two quarters. The program also includes a hands-on campus project, focused on campus initiatives. The projects will be presented to campus leaders, industry guests, and the general public.

Join us for an Information Session on 9/1/22 to learn more!
Want to learn more about the program? Attend the Information Session on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Representatives from the Leadership & Teamwork certificate program will be there to answer questions.  Please see this flyer for more information.

Application deadline is September 16th
Don’t miss this chance to cultivate the skills to excel in any working environment.
To apply, visit: extension.ucsd.edu/leadteam and click on the “Apply Now” button.

For more information about the Gradvantage programs and resources, visit: grad.ucsd.edu. Plus, check out the program feature on the UC San Diego Extension blog.


OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

August 23, 2022

In recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, please join Health Promotion Services, Tritons in Recovery, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and UC San Diego School of Medicine Opioid and Harm Reduction Group in conjunction with Dr. Weena Joshi on August 31st for a review of the history of opioid overdoses, recognizing signs/symptoms, how to reverse with Narcan, and how to create a safer, more supportive environment through harm reduction principles.

This is an open UC San Diego event. All staff/faculty and students are welcome, but please RSVP in advance. 

DATE: Wednesday, August 31
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT
LOCATION: Price Center West Ballroom A
REGISTER HERE


NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

August 19, 2022

Check out the online orientation, which has been designed to support incoming graduate studetns at UC San Diego and facilitate a successful transition to graduate school.  


UPCOMING TEACHING COURSES

August 16, 2022

The Teaching and Learning Commons does more than provide writing support for graduate students. Check out the following.

 

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE TEACHING
Will teaching be an important part of your career? Ready to consider the art and science of teaching, while examining and exploring what it means to teach for equity? Whether you want to take your teaching to the next level or articulate skills you have already been using, join us to develop expertise in evidence-based and equitable teaching practices and create instructional material to use in your discipline. Free course from the Teaching + Learning Commons (2 hours class time/week for 10 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to teach as part of their careers. More information can be found on the course syllabus.

**Especially useful for anyone planning to teach as instructor of record in the coming year or beyond!

DATE AND TIME: Two sections offered: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm or Wednesdays 9-11am; Class starts the week of September 26th and ends the week of November 28th. 
LOCATION: Hybrid-- In-person (Geisel Library 1st floor) with option to engage via Zoom
REGISTER HERE (open until September 9th or until sessions are full)

 

RECOGNITION OF EXPERTISE IN EQUITABLE AND EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING
Interested in the self-paced Recognition of Expertise in Equitable and Evidence-Based Teaching program? You can enroll anytime (learn more here: bit.ly/ethteach) and Introduction to College Teaching fulfills one of the biggest components!

 

DROP-IN CHAT/OFFICE HOURS
Stop by to ask any questions about the two courses listed above.

DATE: Wednesday, September 7
TIME: 11:00 AM - Noon PM PT
REGISTER HERE FOR THE ZOOM LINK

 

SAVE THE DATE: New Instructional Assistant (IA) Teaching Symposium
DATE: Wednesday, September 21
TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM PT
DETAILS AND INFO COMING SOON!


NEW ACRONYM FOR DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION & POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS: GEPA

August 4, 2022

You might recall that earlier this year, the Graduate Division became the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs in recognition of Postdoctoral Affairs joining the team last summer. FYI: We’re adopting the acronym GEPA, pronounced “Geh-puh” (using the hard “g” sound). So it will start appearing in some materials, particularly in instances in which the whole name will not fit. Feel free to help spread the word!


SUMMER COVID SAFETY UPDATE

August 4, 2022

Please carefully review the Summer COVID Safety Update from the Chancellor regarding masking, testing, and our Community of Care.


STUDY PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

August, 2, 2022

FYI: An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights, "Colleges' Vaccine Mandates Significantly Decreased Covid Deaths, Study Finds."


RESIDENTIAL STUDENT REMINDERS

July 25, 2022

All undergraduate and graduate students who live in UC San Diego-provided housing must follow Student Housing Safety Rules, which will help keep you and your fellow Tritons safe. Those attending Summer Session as well as new and returning students preparing for the fall quarter should be aware of these guidelines:

  • All students regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask within their residential unit (except for their personal bedrooms or in the shower) during Phase 1 of move-in, the first two weeks of their session or quarter. Masks are also required when inside residential buildings and outside personal residential units (e.g. halls, elevators, lobbies, etc.).
  • Students must be fully vaccinated — including the recommended booster dose within 30 days of becoming eligible — or have an approved exemption per UC vaccination policy.
  • Residential students must complete a daily symptom and exposure screening. Also, students who are unvaccinated or not up-to-date on their vaccination status must test twice-weekly (every 3-5 days) unless they have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Learn more on the student screening and testing page. 

RESEARCH COMPLIANCE TRAINING

July 19, 2022

The UC San Diego Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI) Office is offering the following training next month to faculty, staff, and students. 

EHS Compliance with Federal and State Requirements While Conducting Research
DATE: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
REGISTER BY AUGUST 16, 2022
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 issues with registering, please email the RCI office at rci(at)ucsd.edu. 

This session will provide information on the various federal and state entities (CDC, USDA/APHIS, FWS, etc.) which may levy permitting requirements regarding the importation, interstate transfer, or collection of biological materials.  Topics covered will include investigator responsibilities, types of permits, where to submit permit requests, a generalized overview of what to expect during the permitting process and inspections, campus resources available to investigators to assist with obtaining permits, requirements for exempt materials, fulfilling permit conditions of approval, and permit transfer or closeout.  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 (questions may also be asked at the session).


FINANCIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

July 18, 2022

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


INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCE FAIR

July 18, 2022 (updated)

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 8 there will be a campus resource fair for new graduate students at UC San Diego Town Square. More information will be shared as details become available. And check the orientation webpage regularly for updates. 


GRADUATE PEER MENTORS NEEDED

July 12, 2022

The International Students & Programs Office is looking for peer mentors for the Grad Pals program. They are particularly interested in continuing students from the following departments.

Bioengineering
Computer Sciences/Computer Sciences and Engineering
Data Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Global Policy and Strategy
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Materials Engineering
Rady School of Management

While they typically match international students, some mentees are looking for American mentors so they encourage any continuing student to apply! 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.


STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES DURING SUMMER

July 12, 2022

Summer Hours for Student Health Services (SHS)

Mon/*Tue/Wed/Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
Thu: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT

All services are available including optometry, pharmacy, primary care, urgent care, women's health, and video visits. Contact them at 858-534-3300 to schedule an appointment.
*Primary Care & Urgent Care are closed from 8:00-9:00 AM on the following Tues 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, & 9/26.

 

Grief and Loss Handout

The UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services has put together a handout that helps explain about the grief and loss process. They also have many other resources for graduate and professional students. Don't hesitate to reach out to them if you need support. You can make an appointment online or call their Central Office at 858-534-3755.


VIRTUAL GRAD PREP SERIES

July 7, 2022

If you know someone interested in graduate school, please help spread the word. OAR2 (Outreach, Access, Recruitment, and Retention) at the UC San Diego Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs presents a virtual grad prep series from July 11-22. Sessions will cover Grad Admissions, Grad Funding, Fellowships, and an opportunity to hear from dept grad coords. Sessions will occur daily, and virtually at noon (pacific time). There is no cost for this event and you may invite your friends!

Please register here for webinar links and daily schedule.


SUMMER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

June 30, 2022

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

DATE: Wednesday, July 6
TIME: 10:30 AM PT
REGISTER:  https://bit.ly/FormatSummer22 

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.


TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS RESOURCES

June 29, 2022 (updated)

Have you checked out what the Teaching + Learning Commons is offering lately?

SUMMER COURSE INSTRUCTORS SUPPORT:

Slack space for Summer Course Instructors: Real-time support
Are you teaching your own course this summer? Access a community of fellow instructors and campus teaching support for real-time exchange of questions/ ideas on Slack! Just fill out this short form to join the Summer Teaching Community


Summer Course Instructors - weekly community debrief 
Teaching a course during summer session 1? Join us virtually or in-person to debrief with colleagues and Graduate Teaching Consultants share wins and collectively troubleshoot, and more than anything- know you are not alone in this experience! Just-in-time tips will also be shared each week to help you stay on top of the fast-paced summer session. All summer course instructors are welcome.
Date: Fridays 11am-12pm; will be offered weekly on Fridays during Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2
Location: In-person or virtual options-- room information and Zoom link will be sent out to the Summer Teaching Community– sign up here 

Bonus- participating in these weekly debrief meetings, if you are already teaching this summer, fulfills the “Teaching Experience, Pt 2: Reflect on and assess one’s own teaching” component of the Recognition of Expertise in Equitable and Evidence-Based Teaching

INDIVIDUAL TEACHING SUPPORTHave questions about teaching as a course instructor or IA? Join us for One-on-One Teaching Consultations & Observations
You can meet one-on-one remotely with an experienced instructor to explore ideas directly related to your teaching situation. Simply fill out this brief form to request a teaching consultation. 

WRITING HUB SUPPORT FOR GRAD STUDENTS:  1:1 Writing Consultations
Writing Hub consultations are a great way to get feedback from a supportive, experienced reader. We can help you at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, idea organization, and drafting. Book a consultation here: https://ucsd.mywconline.com/ 


CAMPUS OFFICES CLOSED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY: JULY 4

June 27, 2022

The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4, 2022. Learn more about the holidays observed by UC San Diego on the Academic Calendar


UC SAN DIEGO RAP: RECREATION ACTIVITY PASS

June 27, 2022

Summer is a great time to check out UC San Diego Recreation. The Recreation Activity Pass (RAP) is free to existing students. Learn how to get it and sign up for your RAP here.


COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SVCS (CAPS) FOR GRAD AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

June 24, 2022

While the majority of CAPS offerings are open to Graduate and Professional School Students, there is programming that has been created especially for UC San Diego Graduate and Professional Students. Please don't hesitate to seek support if you need it.

YOU GOT A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST. NOW WHAT?

June 24, 2022

If you test positive at a UC San Diego Health location, the university has your back. 

  • You will be notified of the results and receive guidance on the medical care you may need to manage your symptoms. 
  • A case investigation will begin promptly by the UC San Diego COVID Response Team. A representative will connect you with UC San Diego support and will guide you through determining and identifying who is considered to be a close contact. 
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be notified to assess the need for deep cleaning and sanitizing of any residential areas or facilities, completed by campus partners.
  • Case investigations are led by the UC San Diego COVID Response Team. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM) supports employee medical care, and Student Health Services (SHS) supports student medical care.

 If you are a student who tests positive at a clinic outside of UC San Diego, please contact Student Health Serivces at 858-534-3300. Per mandate of the County of San Diego, all positive test results are reported to the County of San Diego Public Health Department, and they will perform the contact tracing process.

Learn more about exposure and isolation procedures here.


SUMMER VENDING MACHINE AVAILABILITY

June 24, 2022

Please be advised that some COVID-19 test kit vending machines will be unavailable on campus during the summer: Muir College, Marshall College, Warren College, ERC, Revelle College, the Village, Coast Apartments and Rita Atkinson Apartments. However, more than a dozen are still available. See the location of those machines here.


SAN DIEGO PRIDE PARADE

June 24, 2022

The San Diego Pride Parade is coming up on Saturday, July 16, 2022. If you're interested in marching with the UC San Diego contingent, register here.  And if you're curious, learn why the San Diego Pride Parade is in July, rather than in June here.


COMPASSION INTEREST GROUP SEMINAR

June 23, 2022

The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion presents "The Science of Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Theoretical Framework Grounded in Neuroscience, Education, and Anthropology towards Healing Intergenerational Trauma” by Sará King, M.A., PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar for the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders at Oregon Health & Science University.

DATE: Wednesday, June 29
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
DETAILSSee this brochure for Zoom details.


JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED

June 17, 2022

Please be advised that the office of the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. We'll be open again on Tuesday, June 21.


2022 Visual Arts MFA Thesis Projects

June 15, 2022

There will be an exhibition of Visual Arts Graduating MFAs. featuring the work of Taylor Chapin, Maria Antonia Eguiarte Souza, Matthew Williams, Isidro Pérez García, beck haberstroh, Edith Love, alexis hithe, Victor Castañeda H, Abdul Kircher, and kelechi agwuncha. --with support from Redcar Properties Ltd.

DATES: June 17 - June 19
HOURS: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT
LOCATION: 5833 Smiley Drive, culver City, CA

However, additionally there will be a reception on June 18, 5:00 - 8:00 PM PT as well.


2022 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

June 13, 2022

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 2022!


CONGRATULATIONS TO GPSA AWARD RECIPIENTS

June 6, 2022

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

  • Chenghai Li, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • James Lynch, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Aditya Vasan, Mechanical Engineering
  • Evelyn Vasquez, Literature

Community Awards are a way for the graduate and professional student community to honor those at UCSD who exceed expectations in their contributions to graduate and professional student life. Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Peer Mentorship:  Eva Loeser (Mathematics)
  • Professional/Grad Student Leader: Angela Garais (Rady School of Management) and Ross E. Turner (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Professional/Grad Student Support Staff: Dr. Erilynn Heinrichsen (Teaching + Learning Commons)
  • Faculty Mentorship:  Dr. Richard Daneman (Pharmacology and Neurosciences)
  • Faculty Teaching:  Dr. Elizabeth Lyons (School of Global Policy and Strategy)
  • Community Leaders: Kristin Leadbetter (Theater and Dance)

SALTY CINEMA LIVE!

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

 EVENT SCREENING VIDEO

THE DIVING WITH PURPOSE FILM ITSELF

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

June 6, 2022 (updated)

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

Final Edition

View the archives here.


CLASS OF 2022 SHINING STARS

June 6, 2022

Two graduate students are featured as standouts in this year's graduating class in this article. Learn more about Andrew Kleinschmidt, who has earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering, and Tianna White, who has earned a Master's in Interational Affairs - International Management.

 

SPRING 2022 UPDATES

UC SAN DIEGO MUSIC

May 31, 2022

As we know, UC San Diego graduate and professional students are often involved in helping to develop undergraduate students. Check out the following performances.

as rain hollows stone...
presented by the one fish two fish undergraduate percussion ensemble [directed by UC San Diego doctoral candidate Michael Jones].

DATE: Friday, June 3
TIME: 5:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE FOR IN-PERSON AT CONRAD PREBYS MUSIC CENTER, EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
WATCH LIVESTREAM at music.ucsd.edu/live

 

32VM Voice Stuents, Vocal Masterclass
directed by UC San Diego graduate student Miguel Zazueta

DATE: Sunday, June 5
TIME: 2:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE FOR IN-PERSON AT CONRAD PREBYS MUSIC CENTER, EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
WATCH LIVESTREAM at music.ucsd.edu/live


STUDENT VACCINE COMPLIANCE NOTICES

May 26, 2022

We understand that notices have been sent out via email from Student Affairs to students who are NOT in compliance with the UC Vaccine Mandate. Please note that they most likely were sent out to students' official UCSD emails, rather than school/division specific emails such as _______(at)eng.ucsd.edu, for example. If you have received such a notice, please follow the instructions right away.

RESOURCES:


OFFICES CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY: May 30

May 26, 2022

The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022. Learn more about the holidays observed by UC San Diego on the Academic Calendar.


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 23, 2022 (updated)

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

Weeks 7-8

View the archives here.  


7th ANNUAL EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY

May 19, 2022

The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is excited to announce its seventh annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $750 prize and will deliver a policy lecture at UCCS. The policy lecture is a great way for graduate students to meet people from the policy community, and develop contacts in Sacramento. At UCCS we have between 100-150 people attend each talk, and the audience is composed of legislators, legislative staff, state agencies, consultants, faculty, graduate students, and other researchers. The deadline to apply is June 16th. To apply and for more information, please visit this webpage.


HOLD THE DATES - SYMPOSIUM ON THE EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS OF ASIAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER AND MIDDLE EASTERN DESCENT 

May 19, 2022

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On June 15 and 16, this in-person Symposium is a multi-day, tracked learning opportunity whose goal is to increase awareness of the experiences of students of Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent at UC San Diego, with the goal of fostering intentional and sustained action to enhance their experience, promote student success and well-being, and demonstrate an understanding of the diverse experiences that students from these populations have. 

Participants are encouraged to attend both days and participate fully in the pre-Symposium work and in the two days of workshops and lectures curated to engage participants to learn more about our diverse Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern student populations and to consider ways to create environments that best support our students.

Website and registration information coming soon.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER SUCCESS STORIES WEBINARintl student success stories graphic

May 19, 2022

The UCSD Career Center & the International Students & Programs Office have partnered to bring both undergraduate and graduate UCSD international student alumni to discuss "International Student Career Success Stories - From Classroom to Conference Room". In this conversation, we will hear from international student alumni who have successfully navigated the transition from studying at UCSD to securing employment in the United States. Learn tips and best practices from our esteemed alumni who are paving the way for other international students.

DATE: Tuesday, May 31
TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT
REGISTER VIA HANDSHAKE HERE


ENGAGED TEACHING HUB - TEACHING LARGE CLASSES WORKSHOP

May 19, 2022

Explore ideas for how to best achieve your teaching goals within the many logistical challenges of large classrooms. The workshop will be held in a lecture hall (120 seats) on campus, so you will also gain hands-on experience with the large class space.

This session is open to all UC San Diego educators and especially aimed at those preparing to teach a mid to large enrollment course, either in person or remotely. While we will be working within the physical space of a large in-person classroom, the space is just one part of the puzzle -- most of the concepts will be applicable for planning both in person and remote classes.

DATE: Wednesday, June 1
TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
REGISTER HERE

And check out other resources offered by the Engaged Teaching Hub here


UC SAN DIEGO 2022 POWWOW

May 19, 2022

Serving the UC San Diego campus and the San Diego community by bringing Native American culture to the campus, the 11th Annual Powwow will continue to build the tradition of welcoming Native American peoples and their cultures to UC San Diego. The annual powwow promotes access to higher education to Native American youth, as well as a means to ensure the retention of current Native American students. The powwow also helps to educate the UC San Diego community about Native American cultures, while simultaneously creating a space on campus where Native American students can express and experience their unique cultures.

DATE: Saturday, May 21
LOCATION: Marshall College Field
PROGRAM SCHEDULE: (all times in Pacific Time)
10 am: Bird Singers
11 am: Gourd Dancers
12 pm: Grand Entry
1 pm: Powwow Princess Crowning
4 pm: Dinner Break
8 pm: Closing


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

May 16, 2022

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

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

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


DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURE (DASL) SERIES

May 16, 2022

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

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


GRADUATE EDUCATION INTERN NEEDED

May 12, 2022

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

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

Apply for position #6390184 through Handshake here!

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2022 DAY OF CARING

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May 12, 2022

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

 

 


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 12, 2022 (updated)

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Weeks 6

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WATCH PARTY TODAY: 2022 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRAD SLAM

May 6, 2022 (updated)

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

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


ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

May 3, 2022

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

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



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

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


2022 FUNDING FEST

May 2, 2022

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

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


CAPS: HELPING A FRIEND 

May 2, 2022

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


UPDATE FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS: RETURN TO PHASE I

May 2, 2022

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

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

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

Guests are not permitted in residential housing.

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

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

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

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

Take great care,

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

Hemlata Jhaveri
Associate Vice Chancellor
Housing, Dining and Hospitality


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

May 2, 2022 (updated)

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Weeks 5

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SYMPOSIUM FOR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS (SURF)

April 26, 2022

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

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

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

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


SUMMER COURSE INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT

April 26, 2022

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

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

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ORG FAIR

April 26, 2022

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

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


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

April 26, 2022

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

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

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


VIRTUAL GRADUATE LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

April 26, 2022 (updated)

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 26, 2022 (updated)

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Weeks 3-4

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BARGAINING UPDATE FOR GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS

April 20, 2022

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


UC CENTER SACRAMENTO STEM SOLUTIONS AWARD

April 20, 2022

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

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


OUT OF DARKNESS WALK

April 20, 2022

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


HEALTH ALERT: WHEN TO TEST, WHERE TO MASK

April 20, 2022

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


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LET'S TALK PROGRAM

April 20, 2022

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


GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS INTERN

April 19, 2022

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

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2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

April 12, 2022 (updated)

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

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


UC NATIONAL LABORATORY FEES RESEARCH PROGRAM

April 12, 2022

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

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

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


LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STORIES

April 12, 2022

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

April 12, 2022 (updated)

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Week Two

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GRADVANTAGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

April 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

Register: https://tinyurl.com/questioningcareerucsd

 

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

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

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

Register: https://tinyurl.com/communicatingucsd

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


2022 DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION COMMENCEMENT

April 6, 2022

This year's commencement schedule will be as follows.

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

     DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

     TIME: 12:30 PM PT

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

     DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

     TIME: 4:30 PM PT

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


WRITING HUB SUPPORT FOR GRAD STUDENTS

March 23, 2022

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

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


Writing Retreats – New Retreats starting in Week 2

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

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


DIVISION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS

March 22, 2022

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

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


VIRTUAL GRADUATE LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

 March 18, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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


ANNUAL PHD CAREER SUMMIT SERIES

March 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINTER 2022 UPDATES

CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF CÉSAR CHÁVEZ

March 21, 2022

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

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


COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE COMPLIANCE

March 14, 2022

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


GPSA HAPPY HOUR AT DIRTY BIRDS

March 14, 2022

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 14, 2022 (updated)

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

Weeks Nine & Ten

View the archives here


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

March 7, 2022 (updated)

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

Weeks Seven & Eight

View the archives here.  


UC Center Sacramento

March 2, 2022

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

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


WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH

March 1, 2022

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


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 28, 2022

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

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

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

 


TAKE A TRITON TO WORK MARCH 21-25

February 28, 2022

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

Start Here:

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

The Mentee Workshops are as follows.

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

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

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


GPSA/BASIC NEEDS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE BOXES

February 24, 2022

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TEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS OFFERINGS

February 24, 2022

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

 

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

 

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

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


COVID BOOSTER VACCINE BONANZA

February 24, 2022

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

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


COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

February 22, 2022

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

DATES: March 21, 22, and 23

REGISTER HERE 


VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE OPEN STUDIOS 

February 16, 2022

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


WRITING HUB RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS

February 16, 2022

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

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING RETREATS HERE 

Week 8

Feb 22-24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Week 9

March 1-3 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finals Week

March 14-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS HERE 

Connecting with Non-Expert Audiences

Feb 18 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Wreck Your Draft!

Feb 22 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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

Diversity Statements

Feb 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 


PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE

February 16, 2022

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


DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE LECTURES

February 15, 2022

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 14, 2022 (updated)

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Week Six

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GRAD SLAM 2022

February 14, 2022

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


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 14, 2022

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

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

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

and

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

Register here asap to attend and get free lunch.

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


GPSA HIRING HEALTH & WELL-BEING LIAISON

February 8, 2022

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

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RESEARCH COMPLIANCE AND INTEGRITY (RCI) NEWSLETTER

February 8, 2022

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


2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

February 7, 2022 (updated)

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


NEWLY ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - WHERE TO START

February 7, 2022

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


GET BUCKS FOR GETTING BOOSTED

February 7, 2022 (updated)

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


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

February 7, 2022 (updated)

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

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

and

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

Register here asap to attend and get free lunch.

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

February 7, 2022 (updated)

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Week Five

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INNOVATION EVENTS

February 4, 2022

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

 

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

 

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


WRITING HUB RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS

February 2, 2022

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

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

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING RETREATS HERE

Week 6

Feb 9-11 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

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

Week 7

Feb 16-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Week 8

Feb 22-24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Week 9

March 1-3 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finals Week

March 14-18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WRITING WORKSHOPS HERE 

Developing a Research Article

Feb 8 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Effective and Engaging Cover Letters

Feb 10 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Telling a Scientific Story

Feb 15 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Connecting with Non-Expert Audiences

Feb 18 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Wreck Your Draft!

Feb 22 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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

Teaching Statements

Feb 9 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Research Statements

Feb 16 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Diversity Statements

Feb 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


UC SAN DIEGO'S 20TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 1, 2022

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

UCSD Black History Month Celebration and Scholarship Awards Ceremony

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

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 31, 2022 (updated)

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Week Four

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STUDENT AD PASSWORD CHANGES REQUIRED

January 24, 2022 (updated)

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

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

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


NATIONAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING & ADVOCACY DAY

January 24, 2022

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 24, 2022 (updated)

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Week Three

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TRITON LEADERS CONFERENCE: ALLYSHIP

January 20, 2022

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

See all the details and register here.


GET BUCKS FOR GETTING BOOSTED

January 19, 2022

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


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

January 18, 2022

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 18, 2022 (updated)

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Week Two

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WINTER TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

January 14, 2022

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


RETURN TO CAMPUS & WINTER 2022 TESTING REQUIREMENTS

January 12, 2022

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


DESIGN@LARGE SPEAKER SERIES

January 11, 2022

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

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


WINTER 2022 STUDENT COVID-TESTING PROTOCOL

January 10, 2022

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


GRADUATE DIVISION OFFICE REMOTE UNTIL MON, JAN 31

January 7, 2022

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


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

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

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

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


CHANGEMAKER WEEK COMING UP

January 6, 2022

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

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


UC-HSI RESEARCH AND PRACTICE BRIEF SERIES & WEBINAR

January 5, 2022

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

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

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


WINTER GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

January 13, 2022

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

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

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

January 10, 2022 (updated)

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Week One

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

January 10, 2022

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


GPS MASTER'S STUDENT TALKS WORK/LIFE BALANCE

 January 4, 2022

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


WINTER TEACHING WORKSHOPS

January 3, 2022

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


(VIRTUAL) WELCOME BACK

January 3, 2022

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

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

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

FALL 2021 UPDATES

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Dear Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars,

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

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

With gratitude,

Jim


HEALTH ALERT: RETURNING TO CAMPUS SAFELY

December 17, 2021

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


RESOURCES DURING WINTER BREAK

December 14, 2021

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

 Student Health Services Dec Hours


CHANCELLOR'S CHALLENGE - BOOSTER SHOTS

December 10, 2021 (updated)

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

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

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

Schedule your booster shot ASAP!


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

December 6, 2021 (updated)

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Week Ten

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COMMUNICATING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP

December 6, 2021

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

DATES: December 14, 15, and 16, 2021

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

REGISTER: TINYURL.COM/CYRFALL21


GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

December 6, 2021

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

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

LAST FALL 2021 SESSION

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

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


LET'S TALK FOR GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

December 2, 2021

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


COURSE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS

December 2, 2021

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

December 2, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Eight & Nine

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURE

November 22, 2021

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

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


2021-22 UCSD HEERF III GRANT

November 22, 2021

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


AFTER HOURS NURSE LINE

November 22, 2021

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


GRAD LIFE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

November 15, 2021

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


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

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 15, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Six & Seven

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GRAD LIFE UCSD LIBRARY SERVICES WORKSHOP

November 15, 2021

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 15, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Six & Seven

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GRADUATE DIVISION OPEN OFFICE HOURS

November 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

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


NEW INIATIVE: UC, WELLBEING MATTERS!

November 10, 2021

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


FREE INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE TEACHING COURSE

November 8, 2021

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

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

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


SUMMER GRADUATE TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

November 8, 2021

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


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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 8, 2021 (updated weekly)

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

Week Five

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UC SAN DIEGO VETERANS RECOGNITION CEREMONY

November 3, 2021

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

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


FALL COMPOSITION JURY CONCERT

November 3, 2021

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

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


DISSERTATION WRITER'S WORKSHOP 

November 1, 2021

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


NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (NAHM) 15TH ANNIVERSARY

November 1, 2021

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

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


2ND ANNUAL DIVERSITY AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

November 1, 2021

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

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

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


 STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

November 1, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Four

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EXTENSION OF TELEPRESENCE EXCEPTION FOR MASTER'S & DOCTORAL EXAMS

October 28, 2021

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


LATINX SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Dean Antony profile graphic

October 26, 2021

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

 


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

October 25, 2021

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

 UC News video screencap

STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 25, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Two & Week Three

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STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 11, 2021 (updated weekly)

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Week Two

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FALL QUARTER WRITING HUB OFFERINGS

October 11, 2021

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

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

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

 LET'S TALK: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

October 11, 2021

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

 DAYS/TIME: Mondays 3:30-4:30PM PT

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


CCST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWS

October 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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


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

October 11, 2021

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

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

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


STUDENT AFFAIRS: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED NEWSLETTERS

October 4, 2021 (updated weekly)

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CAMPUS ZOOM SPACES

September 30, 2021

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


RESOURCES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS & POSTDOCS

September 30, 2021

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


FALL GRAD DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSION & FORMATTING WEBINAR

September 30, 2021

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

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

PREWORK: Please review the Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Manual.

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


PRESIDENT'S AND CHANCELLOR'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMS

September 21, 2021

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

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

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


RESOURCES FOR FALL

September 21, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


TRITONS CARE

September 21, 2021

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

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


GRADUATE ADMISSIONS WALK-IN HOURS

September 17, 2021 

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

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

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


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TEACHING SYMPOSIUM

September 17, 2021

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

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


CATALYZING ADVOCACY IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEEERING REMOTE WORKSHOP

September 3, 2021

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


16TH ANNUAL BOUCHET NATIONAL GRADUATE FORUM

September 2, 2021

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

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


GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL OPEN OFFICE HOURS - REMOTE ONLY

September 1, 2021

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


FALL 2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR SERIES

August 24, 2021

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

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

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

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