Weekly Announcements: October 26–November 1

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GSA News:

  1. Open Committee Positions
  2. IGPS Information Form
  3. Grad Yoga

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. Call for Proposals: 2016 Mellon Public Scholars Fellowships
  2. Boren Fellowships & Scholarships for International Study
  3. UCGHI GloCal Fellowship Deadline: November 2, 2015

Professional Development:

  1. Call for Applications: M.E.N.T.O.R. Program
  2. UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE)
  3. Foundations in LGBTQIA Allyship
  4. Workshop: Tapping your Inner Resources for Grad School Success
  5. Workshop: The Power of Networking and How to do it Successfully
  6. FUTURE: Career Workshops for Graduate Students in Health-Related Science Research

Campus Announcements:

  1. Dialogues With the Dean: Open Access
  2. Grad Student Mixer (LGBTQIARC & WRRC) :: Thursday Nov 12th 5-7pm :: DeVere’s
  3. GSOC Mixer :: Thursday Nov 5th 5-7pm :: Bistro 33
  4. UC Davis Food Equity Forum 2015

GSA News:

1. Open Committee Positions

Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee
Weekly meetings 9am-11am on Fridays
Nominations close November 4th

Athletics Advisory Committee
The AAC advises the Chancellor and the Davis Division of the Academic Senate on development and implementation of policies primarily relating to intercollegiate athletics. Typical areas of advisement include, but are not limited to, student athlete academic performance and welfare, admissions of student athletes, financial aid for student athletes, student athlete eligibility, general trends in funding for intercollegiate athletics, and campus governance of intercollegiate athletics.
One 1.5 hour meeting per month.
Nominations close November 4th

​Graduate Council Planning and Development Committee​
One meeting per month
Nominations close October 26th

Academic Senate Executive Council​
One meeting per month
Nominations close October 26th

Academic Freedom and Responsibility
One meeting per quarter plus e-mail discussions.
Nominations close November 2nd

GSA Elections Committee
One committee meeting and one General Assembly Meeting per election
There will likely be 2-3 elections this academic year plus possible fee referendum.
Positions are open until filled.

​IGPS Planning Committee

Periodic meetings in Fall and Winter quarter, more responsibilities in weeks leading up to the symposium.
Nominations close October 26th

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please send Katrina Brock (gsavicechair@ucdavis.edu) a short paragraph (1-5 sentences) with the nominee’s qualifications for serving.​

2. IGPS Information Form

Interested in presenting your research in a safe, friendly environment? Do you want to learn about colleagues’ and fellow UCD students’ research and academic endeavors? 

Please consider applying to our annual IGPS!

If you want more information about the GSA’s annual Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS, April 7-8, 2016), please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/forms/d/1OIFBqz5iwt1rrn2CMAF5qSM1QcSC3U7zeLwvEKZ74pE/viewform?usp=send_form.

Once you fill out this form, we will send you reminders about deadlines and further details about the IGPS application process. Don’t worry, we will not bombard you with emails! 

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the actual application. This is simply to let us, the IGPS 2016 Planning Committee, know who is interested in participating in this year’s symposium.

3. Grad Yoga

This week’s grad yoga class will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 6–7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room D of the Student Community Center.

Fall quarter yoga schedule: https://gsa.ucdavis.edu/yoga/

Please bring your own mat or towel.

Grad Yoga is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the LGBTQIA Resource Center

Funding & Fellowships:

1. Call for Proposals: 2016 Mellon Public Scholars Fellowships

The UC Davis Humanities Institute invites applications for the first cohort of Mellon Public Scholars. This program is aimed at introducing graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing, and collaborating with members of a public through their scholarship. Ten successful graduate student applicants will participate in a quarter-long, two credit seminar in spring 2016. Each student will be matched with a faculty mentor to develop a community-based research project, and will receive a $7,500 stipend to support the project that summer. Also intended to support faculty and their community-engaged research, the Mellon Public Scholars Program will award each faculty mentor $2,000 in research funds for providing guidance and consultation to students developing community-based projects.

There is no expectation that fellows will have a fully developed project or a community partner and faculty mentor at the time of application. Rather, the program will assist students in such an endeavor, helping them to broaden their scholarship both beyond the university and within it, developing relationships with faculty outside of their discipline.

To answer questions and provide more details about the program, the Humanities Institute will host two information sessions: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 12:10 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 12, 4:10 p. m. in Voorhies 228 (DHI’s conference room). We encourage both faculty and students interested in the program to attend. Lunch and snacks provided. Please RSVP to Rachel Reeves, rlreeves@ucdavis.edu

2. Boren Fellowships & Scholarships for International Study

Information Meeting
November 12, 2015, 12:10-1:15PM
UCD Student Community Center, Room D

Keynote Speaker:  Katie Davis, Program Officer, Global Scholarship and Exchange Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Please join us for a general overview of the application process and advising tips on how to write a competitive application. No RSVP required


Campus Deadline: January 15, 2016, 5pm
Sponsor:  National Security Education Program
Camus Representative:  Deborah McCook, dlmccook@ucdavis.edu

Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, providing U.S. graduate students (Masters or Ph.D. level) the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellows may propose research/study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information about the application process:  http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/how_apply.html


Campus Deadline: January 15, 2016, 5pm
Campus Representative:  Scott Palmer,scpalmer@ucdavis.edu

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. For more information: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/competitive_application.html

3. UCGHI GloCal Fellowship Deadline: November 2, 2015

The UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship is an 11-month mentored research fellowship for existing and aspiring investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The GloCal Program is a career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as a consortium at the UCGHI.

Deadline: November 2, 2015

Apply here: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?UniversityofCaliforn/6cf30fdc05/7d61bb78a7/97a56fc223

Questions? Contact: ucghi@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

Professional Development:

1. Call for Applications: M.E.N.T.O.R. Program

The M.E.N.T.O.R program aims to pair a seasoned graduate student with an undergraduate student or incoming graduate student in order to offer students more guidance and support on their pathway to obtaining a graduate level degree.

Application for undergraduates and first year graduate students seeking mentorship
GAAAP M.E.N.T.O.R. Program: Mentees

Application for graduate students who want to offer mentorship
GAAAP M.E.N.T.O.R.: Mentors

Applications due October 31. For additional information about M.E.N.T.O.R, please contact Bonnie Xu at bonxu@ucdavis.edu.

2. UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE)

The AB540 & Undocumented Student Center would like to invite all interested staff, faculty, and graduate students interested in becoming stronger allies to undocumented students, to participate in the UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE).

UPE is a professional learning opportunity for educators to develop and enhance their working knowledge regarding supporting the undocumented student population at UC Davis.

Participants only need to attend one 3-hour long session.

Register at: http://goo.gl/forms/TlfSL3gQIF

For any questions, please contact: Hector Gamero: hegamero@ucdavis.edu  (530)752-9538

3. Foundations in LGBTQIA Allyship

Training for Graduate Students:
This training covers foundational information about sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in a socio-historical context. Participants have the opportunity to examine their knowledge and beliefs and begin the process of critiquing paradigms and systems that are harmful to LGBTQIA people.

We will also begin to consider the ways in which we can facilitate supportive learning environments that challenge cis-sexism and heterosexism.

Thursday November 19th 4-6:30pm
Please register at: www.tinyurl.com/LGBTQIAGradFoundations
Contact: eaboylan@ucdavis.edu



4. Workshop: Tapping your Inner Resources for Grad School Success

Thursday, November 5, 2015
12:00-1:30pm | Asmundson Hall 242

Do you sometimes doubt whether you “have what it takes” to succeed in grad school?  Do you sometimes think that everyone else has it all figured out? You are not alone. This workshop will focus on secret traits for success in grad school—such as persistence and generosity—that you already have. Your background and wide-ranging life experiences are sources of strength to draw on. This workshop will help you identify and tap the inner resources that you already have.

Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/TappingResourcesF15

5. Workshop: The Power of Networking and How to do it Successfully

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2005 PES, Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg.

Free, but registration required: www.tinyurl.com/PhDConnector2015

Prepare for PhD Connector, a networking event with UC Davis PhD STEM alumni from a broad range of careers on November 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This workshop will explore the professional and personal benefits of networking. We will evaluate what you have to offer and alternative strategies for successfully building a robust, lasting professional network. Interactive activities will help you practice connecting with people in different settings, finding just the right words and approach.

Workshop facilitators:
Gwynn Benner, Internship and Career Center
Catalina Gerstmann, PIPRA, UC Davis

Questions? Contact, Gwynn Benner (wlbenner@ucdavis.edu)


6. FUTURE: Career Workshops for Graduate Students in Health-Related Science Research

What is FUTURE? A new program designed to enhance the professional skills of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences to better prepare them for a wide range of career options both within and beyond academia. FUTURE is funded by the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) initiative which aims to support the development of a broadly skilled biomedical research workforce.

What is the goal? Our ultimate goal is to help UC Davis life science trainees acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to successfully transition into careers of their choice.

Who is eligible? UC Davis PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences are invited toparticipate.

Want to know more?  Attend one of these information sessions:

§  October 26 (Monday): 4:10 – 5:00 pm, 114 South Hall
§  October 28 (Wednesday): 4:10 – 5:00pm, 2205 Med Ed (UCDMC)
§  October 30 (Friday): 12 – 1pm, 114 South Hall
§  November 2 (Monday): 2 – 3pm, 2433 Tupper Hall
§  November 10 (Tuesday): 12 – 1pm, 2204 Med Ed (UCDMC)
§  November 16 (Monday): 12 – 1pm, 114 South Hall

Website: FUTURE.ucdavis.edu

Campus Announcements:

1. Dialogues With the Dean: Open Access

Dialogues with the Dean is a quarterly event where graduate and professional students together with the Dean of Graduate Studies have dialogue on a topic of interest. The fall quarter Dialogue will focus on Open Access policies and how it impacts us in our graduate student careers. Lunch will be provided!

Dialogues with the Dean on Sacramento Campus
Friday October 30th, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
UCDMC Campus, Education Building Room 2206
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/qjo2dj2 

Dialogues with the Dean on Davis Campus
Friday November 6th, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
UC Davis, Memorial Union De Carli Room
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/peq2qft

2. Grad Student Mixer (LGBTQIARC & WRRC) :: Thursday Nov 12th 5-7pm :: DeVere’s 

Join fellow graduate and professional students for a mid-quarter social at De Vere’s Irish Pub on Thurs. Nov.12 5pm-7pm. Hosted by the WRRC and LGBTQIARC–appetizers provided. Bring your friends, partners, children, or just bring yourself. All are welcome!

Contact: Mayra Sánchez, mgsanchez@ucdavis.edu

3. GSOC Mixer :: Thursday Nov 5th 5-7pm :: Bistro 33

GSOC Mixer: Graduate Student of Color Mixer
All are welcome

Thursday November 5, 2015, 5-7pm
Bistro 33 226 F St, Davis, CA 95616

Food | Networking | Socializing | Fun


4. UC Davis Food Equity Forum 2015

An interactive forum will highlight food equity efforts in California, with a special focus on the Central Valley. Facilitated dialog between the speakers and audience will address the obstacles and opportunities for leveraging the resources and research capacity of the university to promote equitable food systems change.

Hear from experts in the field including:

Sarah Ramirez, UC Davis graduate, community organizer, and executive Director of FoodLink in Tulare County
Janaki Jagannath, UC Davis graduate and farmer who works at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. with Central Valley Communities
Isao Fujimoto, Senior lecturer emeritus of Asian American Studies and UC Davis Graduate Program in Community Development

Sponsored by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and the Global Food Initiative.

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