Weekly Announcements: November 2–8

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  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. GSA Bar Night, November 11
  5. 6th Annual Davis Mathematics Conference

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. Call for Proposals: 2016 Mellon Public Scholars Fellowships
  2. Boren Fellowships & Scholarships for International Study

Professional Development:

  1. Setting Expectations and Communicating Effectively with your Advisor
  2. Workshop: Tapping your Inner Resources for Grad School Success
  3. FUTURE: Career Workshops for Graduate Students in Health-Related Science Research
  4. PhD Connector: Network with UC Davis PhD STEM Alumni in a Broad Range of Careers
  5. Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner
  6. Diversity as an Asset in the Classroom
  7. Getting the Most Out of Your Mentorship By Becoming a Great Mentee


  1. Open Committee Positions
  2. UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE)
  3. Foundations in LGBTQIA Allyship


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!

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. GSA Bar Night, November 11

Bring your friends to The Graduate for our monthly bar night! Open to all graduate and professional students.

November 11th
8:30pm-10:30 PM

Drink Specials!

$2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints
$3 off Big Beers
$6 off Pitchers

5. 6th Annual Davis Mathematics Conference

November 10
Mathematics Sciences Building 1147
The 6th annual Davis Mathematics Conference is a day long series of seminars showcasing Davis graduate students and professors in Math and related disciplines such as statistics and physics.

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

Professional Development:

1. Setting Expectations and Communicating Effectively with your Advisor

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 3:00-4:30pm
Student Community Center, MPR Room (2nd floor)

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

Your relationship with your faculty advisor has an enormous influence on your success in graduate school. Learn how to discuss and mutually set expectations with your advisor.  The workshop will include opportunities to practice and to discuss specific situations.

Chris M. Golde is the former Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford University

2. 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

3. 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:

§  November 10 (Tuesday): 12 – 1pm, 2204 Med Ed (UCDMC)
§  November 16 (Monday): 12 – 1pm, 114 South Hall

Website: FUTURE.ucdavis.edu

4. PhD Connector: Network with UC Davis PhD STEM Alumni in a Broad Range of Careers

Wed, 11/18/2015 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Registration Required: http://tinyurl.com/PhDConnector2015

At Ph.D. Connector, you’ll learn about non-academic career options from UC Davis S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Ph.D. alumni and professionals, including: science policy, industry research, science communication, business of science, science writing, and public health. You’ll have your questions answered, network with professionals, and get advice on how to launch your career. Co-sponsored by the Internship and Career Center, FUTURE, GradPathways (Graduate Studies).

5. Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop & Networking Dinner

Registration closes tomorrow for Humanists@Work, a career development initiative from the UC Humanities Research Institute coming to UC Davis 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

6. Diversity as an Asset in the Classroom

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 from 10am-12noon
Hunt 241 

Students at UC Davis come from diverse backgrounds and bring different perspectives and experiences to your classroom or lab. Have you ever wondered what constitutes diversity and how it affects your classroom environment?  Do you wonder how you can approach diverse classrooms comfortably? If you are interested in thinking about how the diverse experiences of your students can be a benefit to your classroom, this workshop is for you! We will explore different types of diversity, understand how our unconscious biases can hinder the benefits of diverse student populations, and explore concrete strategies that allow us to use our students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences as tools to enhance our teaching and student learning.

Advance registration is encouraged for all workshops, but is not required. Click here to registerPlease contact the Teaching Assistant Consultants by emailing cee@ucdavis.edu with any questions or concerns.

7. Getting the Most Out of Your Mentorship By Becoming a Great Mentee

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center

Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/GreatMenteeF15

A great mentorship experience can have far-reaching benefits that may help a graduate student not only to succeed, but also excel!  Yet few know how to successfully tap into this unique relationship or how to get the most out of this experience by being a great mentee.

Join us for this 90 minute workshop which will help you unlock the many benefits and strategies of becoming a great mentee.  Together we will examine what makes a strong mentor-mentee relationship and how you can build this relationship in a way that will create long-lasting benefits for both you and your mentor.

Instructor: Josephine Moreno, Ph.D.

Josephine Moreno, Ph.D., is the Graduate Diversity Officer for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at UC Davis


1. Open Committee Positions

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

Athletics Advisory Committee
One 1.5 hour meeting per month.
Nominations close November 4th

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.

Admissions and Enrollment Committee
One meeting per month
Nominations close November 9th

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.

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. 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

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