GSA Events & News:
- Bar Night at the Graduate
- Register for GSA Assembly
- Open University Committee Positions
- GSA Social Planning Committee
Health & Wellness:
- Free Yoga Classes for Graduate Students
- Student Parent Child Care Funding Program
- National Grad Crisis-Line
- Participants Needed for Research Study
- New Registrar Office Location
- Free Mondavi Center Ticket for Students
Awards & Fellowships:
- Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award
- UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program – Call for Applications
- Predissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students
- Fall Quarter Internship and Career Center (ICC) Workshops
- Entering Mentoring Workshop
- Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner
- ELIPPS Policy Education Seminar – Fall 2015
- Seminar in Writing Winning Grant Proposals
- Coursera Online Course in Undergraduate STEM Teaching
- Seeking Anatomy TAs for Winter Quarter
- Peer Advising and Program Assistant position
- Santa Rosa Junior College (Biology; Zoology)
- Program Manager, Center for Renaissance Studies
GSA Events & News:
1. Bar Night at the Graduate
Bring your friends to The Graduate for our first bar night of the year! Open to all graduate students.
When: October 7th, 8:30pm-10:30 PM (right after the GSA general assembly meeting)
$2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints
$3 off Big Beers
$6 off Pitchers
Light snacks will be provided.
2. Register for GSA Assembly
Are you interested in representing your department at GSA Assembly Meetings? The 2015–16 registration form is available now at gsa.ucdavis.edu/about/become-a-representative/.
The first Assembly meeting of the year will be held on October 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. in 1002 Giedt Hall.
Intercampus Shuttle Passes for GSA Reps
Live in Sacramento? Want to represent your grad group? Free UCD-UCDMC shuttle passes are now available for official GSA business. This includes attending assembly meetings, campus committee meetings, and GSA committee meetings. Contact Katrina Brock (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request your passes.
3. Open University Committee Positions
Graduate student representatives are needed for the following university committees:
Waste Reduction and Recycling Planning Committee
Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee
If you are interested in serving on either of these committees, please send Katrina Brock (email@example.com) a short paragraph (1-5 sentences) with your motivation and qualifications for serving by September 28th.
4. GSA Social Planning Committee
Graduate Students! Graduate Student Association (GSA): Get Involved
Are you passionate about community and social engagement? Would you like to get to know your fellow graduate students better?
Then sign up to join the GSA Social Planning Committee. Little time commitment, big payoff! For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Wellness:
1. Free Yoga Classes for Graduate Students
FREE YOGA CLASSES!
Co-sponsored by: GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center
These classes are open to all graduate students!
Please join us in our weekly Free Yoga Classes, which begin this Monday September 21st, 2015 at 6-7:30pm.* They will be located in the Student Community Center, Meeting Room D. Please bring your own mat or towel, as we do not provide that for you.
People of all levels, abilities, and identities welcome!
Come relax & mentally, physically, and emotionally prepare for the beginning of a new school year!
* We will be hosting weekly classes throughout the 2015 Fall Quarter, but they will not always be on Mondays, so please look for the announcements in the weekly emails to check what day the class will be offered. A complete schedule for the fall quarter is available here: https://gsa.ucdavis.edu/yoga/.
Did you know that 4 in 10 Graduate Students self-report being more stressed than they can handle? Graduate-Professional students have stories about their everyday lives that include problems with academic advisors, TA/GA/RA experiences, administrative nightmares and financial issues. Grad School is by no means a cake-walk, and sometimes it takes a toll on us physically and emotionally.
Don’t let your friends think there’s no help during their times of stress and despair!!
The National Grad Crisis-Line (877-GRAD-HLP) has been a supplemental sources of support to on campus resources for grads. For 15 years there has been a trained professional counselor waiting for your call to talk about your grad struggles. To improve those services we have changed the number to 877-GRAD-HLP (877-472-3457).
4. Participants Needed for Research Study
1. New Registrar Location
In an effort to provide students with comprehensive service and reduce the time spent going from one office to another, this move positions the OUR near Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Accounting and the Cashiers Office.
The OUR will also continue to provide in-person and phone services Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and you can also reach them using Contact an Expert at myucdavis.
The AggieCard Office, located on the first floor of Dutton Hall in room 1210, will also continue to provide Student AggieCard, Education Verification, and official transcript services Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2. Free Mondavi Center Ticket for Students
UC DAVIS STUDENTS: YOUR FIRST TICKET IS ON US!
ONE FREE TICKET TO ALL UC DAVIS STUDENTS
The Mondavi Center offers one free ticket to all students currently enrolled at UC Davis. Students can select from most events in Jackson Hall or the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre that are presented by the Mondavi Center.
To see a full listing of 2015–16 events, click here.
Two ways to reserve your free ticket:
CALL the Mondavi Center Ticket Office during normal business hours at 530.754.2787, tell them the title and date of the event you’re interested in, and let them know you want to take advantage of the Student Free Ticket offer.
VISIT the Mondavi Center Ticket Office during normal business hours and let them know you want to take advantage of the Student FreeTicket offer.
The Mondavi Center Ticket Office is open Monday–Saturday from NOON–6PM.
Terms and Conditions
You knew there would be some, right?
Here’s the deal:
This program is open to all currently enrolled at UC Davis. You will need to have a valid UC Davis email address to reserve your ticket. You will need to show valid UC Davis student identification to pick up your ticket, and your name and ID will be checked against a list of current students. Offer is valid for one “Price Level 2” ticket to one event presented by the Mondavi Center Presenting Program. Offer is subject to ticket availability. Program is subject to change.
Awards & Fellowships:
1. Fall 2015 Graduate Studies Travel Award
Graduate students who have traveled, or will be traveling, to present at meetings of nationally and international recognized professional societies between July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 may now apply for the Graduate Studies Fall Travel Award. The award is for students who are near the completion of their degree who have not previously received the award. Students must be in good academic standing, registered in full-time status, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application deadline for students is October 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted to the student’s graduate program for first review. Awards will be announced the week of December 14, 2015.
Please see the Graduate Studies website (http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/internal-fellowships/travel-awards) for details concerning the award and application process.
2. UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program – Call for Applications
The University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. It offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under‐represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT.
More information on eligibility, awards, appointments, and application procedures is available at the webpages for the UC Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The application deadline is November 1, 2015.
3. Predissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students
Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Competition
Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5 P.M. EST
Program Contact: Arno Mokros
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.
Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.
1. Fall Quarter Internship and Career Center (ICC) Workshops
15 Off & Running: How to Get a Head Start on 11:00-11:50am Rock Hall
23 Presidential Management Fellowship Information 12:00pm-1:30pm 2306 King Hall, Law School
1 Writing Groups: A Peer-to-Peer Model for 2:00-3:30pm PES 3001
5 Cultural Identities and the Mentor-Mentee 9:00-11:00am SCC, Room D, Please Reg.
Relationship with Marybeth Gasman
6 Career Planning and Job Search Resources 3:10pm-4:300pm 114 South Hall
6 Grant Writing: One Step at a Time 6:00-7:30pm Mtg. Rm. 1, ARC
8 Active Reading Strategies to Improve Your 10:00-11:30am 126 Voorhies
9 Graduate Writer’s Retreat 2:00-5:00pm SCC, Room C
13 Using Social Media for Your Job Search 4:10pm-5:30pm 114 South Hall
14 Writing a Literature Review 10:00-11:30am 126 Voorhies
20 How to Ace the Interview for Careers 4:10pm-5:30pm 114 South Hall
21 Writing a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter for 4:10pm-5:30pm 229 South Hall
22 Graduate Writer’s Retreat 2:00-5:00pm SCC, Room E
23 PhD – The Movie – Parts 1 & 2 7:30pm-10:00pm Rock Hall
27 Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter for 1:10pm-2:30pm 114 South Hall
29 The Power of Networking and How to Do It 4:10pm-5:30pm 2005 PES
2 Graduate Writer’s Retreat 12:00-3:00pm SCC, Room E
4 Setting Goals and Expectations in Mentoring 3:00-4:30pm MPR, SCC Please Register
Relationships with Chris Golde
4 Launching Your Job Search for Careers Beyond 4:10pm-5:30pm 114 South Hall
5 Successfully Negotiating a Position for Careers 3:30pm-5:00pm 114 South Hall
6 Collaborative Writing and Feedback: Getting the 4:30-6:00pm SciLab 2060
12 Graduate Writer’s Retreat 1:00-4:00pm SCC, Room E
19 California Science & Technology Policy 3:30pm-5:00pm 114 South Hall
24 Graduate Writer’s Retreat 1:00-4:00pm SCC, Room E
2 Preparing Your Best Presentation for Grad Slam 5:30-7:00pm Rm. D, SCC – Please Reg.
and/or the IGPS Competitions
3 Etiquette of Formal and Social Interviewing with 2:00-4:00pm TBA
Graduate Student Career Exploration Group
Thursdays, 10:00-11:45am, North Hall, Counseling Services – Must Register to Join
This group is for graduate students who want explore their career related preferences, identify the comparative fit of career options of interest or expand their consideration of possible careers. Group members will integrate data from their personal strengths, work and family perspectives, and career assessments with occupational information. Group members are asked to increase their exposure to occupational information and opportunities over the course of the term. Total cost for assessment package (includes Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, Skillscan and Values card sorts) to grad students is $20 as GradPathways (Graduate Studies) is subsidizing $25 of the total $45 fee. The groups will be limited to no more than 8-10 participants per group, based on “first come first served” of who responds with an intention to participate. Please send an email of your intention at your earliest convenience and include your current focus of study: email@example.com
Access the Versatile PhD – An Online Career Resource
UC Davis has a premium content subscription for humanities and social sciences PhD students for on the Versatile PhD – an online resource for those seeking careers beyond academia. The Versatile PhD provides a community of like-minded graduate students and former graduate students and includes a discussion board for the both the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS – premium content enabled) and a discussion board for STEM fields (basic content available). In addition, Career Panels are regularly hosted on the site. Upcoming Fall 2015 Career panel topics include: Technology Transfer (STEM): September 14-18; Publishing (Humanities/Social Sciences): October 19-23; University Administration (STEM): November 16-20. Sponsored by GradPathways and the Internship and Career Center.
Fall Quarter 2015 Courses – Open to all Disciplines*
T/TH 5:30-7:00pm, Location: 233 Wellman Hall, CRD 298-001, CRN – 47665 – Register for 2 Units, P/NP
Course Goal: To help graduate students and postdocs master the ability to prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences both in academia and beyond.
Public speaking is a pervasive requirement for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in every field of study. We are asked to present our research at professional conferences and meetings and to lecture to undergraduate students, but there is surprisingly little formal preparation or training provided to acquire this essential skill.
Topics Covered Include: Understanding the roots of public speaking anxiety; Managing speech/performance anxiety; Introducing yourself and your research in networking situations; Presentation organization and effective use of PowerPoint; Designing/improving research posters; Speaking to different audiences including peers and the media.
Instructor: Margaret Swisher Mantor, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by the GradPathways (Graduate Studies)
Seminar on College Teaching
Tuesdays, 2:10-4 pm, Location: TBA, Register: CRN 51466, EDU 398-01, 2 Units, P/NP
Do you expect to teach undergraduates in your career? If so, please join us for this informative and interactive course, using readings, discussions, and activities to develop essential skills for designing, teaching, and assessing effective college-level courses. The course is also open to postdocs, who can earn a certificate for participating instead of course credit. Please email the instructor. Enrollment is limited, so please sign up early! For more information, please visit:
Instructor: Dr. Cara Harwood Theisen (email@example.com)
Journal Editing Workshop: Writing on the Edge (WOE)
Fridays, 9:00-10:50am, 396 Voorhies, 2 units, CRN 72096
Writing on the Edge is once again seeking graduate students to join our editorial staff. Published twice each year, WOE features a provocative range of interviews, essays, articles, poems, stories, and cartoons about writing and teaching writing. sBecome a WOE Assistant Editor and help make 2015-16 our most exciting year yet. UWP 280 is a 2-unit course designed to fit manageably into a full schedule. Regardless of your current academic discipline, this course will allow you to take part in the editing process and provide invaluable publishing experience, learning from the inside how journal editors make the decisions they do. For more information, contact, David Masiel, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Postdoctoral scholars are welcome to audit courses with instructor approval.
Visit http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/gradpathways for more information about the GradPathways program and individual workshop descriptions.
2. Entering Mentoring Workshop (flyer)
Monday, September 28, 2015
11:30am-1:30pm | PES 3001
Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/EnteringMentoringF15
Do you want to learn more about mentoring and become a better research mentor to students? If you will be mentoring students this academic year, this is the perfect time to begin assessing your own communication strengths and applying them towards effectively mentoring your students. This workshop will be a mixture of a presentation, group discussions around case studies, and workshop exercises. This workshop is geared towards grad students and postdocs in the STEM disciplines, but faculty, staff, and other members of the UCD community who mentor students are welcome to attend.
Lunch will be served to those who register.
Instructor: Steve Lee, PhD
Steve Lee is the Graduate Diversity Officer at UC Davis for graduate students and postdocs in the STEM disciplines. Previously, he was the assistant director of a graduate diversity program at Northwestern University, and served as faculty in chemistry at Roosevelt University and Wheaton College. He co-authored a piece for the National Postdoc Association (http://www.npacommunity.org/?page=beyond_mentoring) and a book chapter on “mentoring up” to equip grad students and postdocs to pro-actively manage their mentoring relationships.
3. Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner
Save the date! Humanists@Work, a career development initiative from the UC Humanities Research Institute, is coming to UC Davis this fall on Nov. 8-9 (events to take place in Sacramento at the Crocker Art Museum).
For a full schedule of events and registration information, please visit: http://humwork.uchri.org/sacramento-fall-2015
4. ELIPPS Policy Education Seminar – Fall 2015
Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) is launching its pilot Module A Policy Education Seminar for 1 credit in the Fall quarter. Module B will follow in the winter quarter which will be followed by a skills seminar in the spring quarter.
Learn about the nuts and bolts of policy making this Fall. The details of the seminar are below and can be checked out at http://elipps.ucdavis.edu/elippspolicyeducationseminar.html.
ELIPPS Policy Education Seminar-Module A
*to sign up please use the following CRN*
CRN: 74018 (POL 298)
Credit: 1 (Please sign up for 1 credit only)
Course Description: Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) will host a policy education seminar series for 1 credit during this whole academic year. The fall quarter will be the first module of the series. During the fall quarter, five seminars will be hosted for two hours each. The details of the seminar are the following:
When: Alternate Mondays starting Sep 28 from 12-2 pm
Where: Garrison Room, Memorial Union
Enrolled students will receive a P/NP based upon their attendance and participation in the seminars. Students enrolled in this Seminar would have to attend all five seminars in order to get a Pass in this class. Attendance is compulsory for all of the seminars.
Contact: In case of any questions please contact Amandeep Kaur at email@example.com
5. Seminar in Writing Winning Grant Proposals
Designed for UC Davis faculty and staff who have had some exposure to writing granting applications, this widely acclaimed seminar addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to proposal-writing success.
Attendees may choose: Thursday, September 24 or Friday, September 25.
A flyer with complete schedule and registration information is available here: http://research.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/Write-Winning-Grant-Proposals-flyer.pdf
6. Coursera Online Course in Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Interested in science outreach or science education and want to improve your teaching skills?
Register for the Fall MOOC “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching”.
8-week course | September 28 – November 19
This free online course is designed to help current and future STEM faculty teach more effectively. Drawing on the expertise from across the NSF-funded CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) Network, this course will explore ways to approach teaching in the college or university STEM classroom. How do you design lessons and assignments to create high–impact learning experiences for your students? Read more about the course here: http://www.cirtl.net/f15-cirtl-mooc.
1. Seeking Anatomy TAs for Winter Quarter
It’s that time of year again! The Human Gross Anatomy Lab is seeking paid Teaching Assistants for Winter Quarter 2016. Please visit our website for more information.
2. Peer Advising and Program Assistant position
Peer Advising and Program Assistant position with the Master’s, Ph.D students, and Postdoctoral scholars (ICC-MPP) program at the Internship and Career Center
Apply via Aggie Job Link (AJL): Login to https://icc.ucdavis.edu/students/ajl.htm, search for AJL #780030
Graduate Student Assistant IV (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Open only to current UC Davis Master’s, MFA or Ph.D. student in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
UC Davis Internship & Career Center
Graduate Student Assistant IV
Variable 10 hours per week
33 weeks (academic calendar Oct to Jun)
The Master’s & Ph.D. student, and Postdoctoral scholar (ICC-MPP) career services program of the Internship and Career Center provides a wide variety of career services and career development resources for graduate students and postdocs. We serve over 6,000 graduate students and 900 postdocs campus wide. Alumni can participate in workshops and one-to-one advising up to one year after graduation. MPP provides the following:
• One-to-one career advising (includes resume/curriculum vitae review, interview preparation, job search strategies, individual development planning and internship advising)
• Workshops, symposia and seminars
• Info sessions for career-based fellowships (e.g., Presidential Management Fellowship, AAAS Science Technology and Policy Fellowship, CA Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellowship)
• Opportunities through “on-campus recruiting graduate students and postdocs to network with companies and government agencies.
• Career Fairs (including annual virtual career fair and grad/postdoc networking event)
• Career Assessments
• Information and samples of advanced degree resumes and CVs in the Career Resource Manual.
• Online podcasts, presentations and handout materials from past workshops
• Online resources and web links (e.g., relevant articles, job board links)
• Career library (located in 215 South Hall) with hundreds of books on career exploration, search strategies, federal and state employment, career trends and expectations for an academic career.
3. Santa Rosa Junior College (Biology; Zoology)
Santa Rosa Junior College will be hiring two full time biologists this fall. There are 9 full time faculty and 20 adjuncts in the department. SRJC is a great place to work; Sonoma county is a nice part of the world. Moreover our department is a collegial group that is dedicated to helping our students succeed while maintaining academic rigor. We share a passion for teaching and biology and are looking for someone with the same values.
· One position will be at the Santa Rosa Campus for a zoologist: Closing date 10/7/15
· The other position will be at the Petaluma campus for a person to teach microbiology and general biology. The closing date is 10/26
4. Program Manager, Center for Renaissance Studies
The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry is seeking a Program Manager. This is a full-time job with benefits. Qualifications include:
- Master’s degree in a humanities field, with strong preference for a field related to medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies
- Exceptional written and oral communications skills including public speaking
- Experience using relational database software, preferably MS Access, or demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly
- Experience with basic financials
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
See the complete job ad here: https://www.newberry.org/employment#pmren.
For more graduate student events and announcements, see this week’s GradLink Newsletter: https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/sites/default/files/upload/files/publications/gradlink-2015-9-21-27.pdf
For additions or corrections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.