- Call for Submissions: IGPS 2016
- Graduate Ally Coalition Winter Seminars
- Call for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students
- Call for Graduate Student Policy Journal Editors
- Apply for Campus Wide Committees for 2016–2017
- GSA Committees Now Open
- Focus Group: Sexual Violence Awareness and Education Campaign
- 2016 Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology
- Graduate Student Mixer, February 18
- 44th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Colloquium
- Graduate Writer’s Retreat, February 8
- Family Activities Night, February 24
- GAAAP Graduate Student Positions
- SASC Pre-Graduate Advisor
- 2016 Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research Grants
- Using Failure Productively: A Panel
- Preparing for Your Qualifying Exam: Strategies for Success in any Department
- Upcoming Center for Educational Effectiveness Workshops
All Seminars are Thursdays from 3-5PM
2/4/2016: Power, Privilege, & Positionality with Student Advocacy
Location: SCC Room A
2/18/2016: Demystifying the HDAPP Process (The Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program at UC Davis supports the University’s commitment to a discrimination-free work and learning environment)
Location: SCC Room E
2/25/2016: Bystander Intervention by CARE (Center for Advocacy Resources and Education)
Location: SCC Room E
Do you know someone who is just plain good to graduates? Someone who helps you be a super scholar? The Graduate Student Association wants to know about it! Nominations for the 2016 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students (AESGS) are open until 12:00 a.m. on February 25. We will be giving away up to 2 prizes, one for a faculty member and one for staff or administrators. AESGS winners will also receive a plaque recognizing their hard work from the GSA. Nomination form (need to be logged in to your UC Davis email which you can do through the myucdavis portal. Questions? Contact Katrina Brock email@example.com.
The UC Student Association Graduate and Professional Student Committee seeks editors for it’s upcoming Graduate Student Policy Journal, Volume II. Policy Journal editors may be any Graduate or Professional student enrolled at a UC. Being a student editor does not preclude a student from also submitting to the policy journal. Editors will be broken into two teams to avoid any conflict of interest in reviewing their own submission.
An honorarium of $175 will be awarded to each student editor upon publication of the journal.
Student Editors will be asked to participate in 3 phone calls; an onboarding call where they will be briefed on the editing process and rubric that will be used to evaluate the submissions, a call to check in on the progress of the editing process and make cuts as necessary, and a call to finalize the selected submissions and come to a decision on who will be awarded as an outstanding submission.
The Graduate committee hopes to receive at least 25 submissions for this year’s volume of the Policy Journal. Each Editor will receive access to about 10 anonymized submissions after the closing date of April 29th. Between April 30th and May 15th the editors will be asked to provide copy and content suggestions for the pieces they were assigned, and to use the rubric to evaluate the submissions quantitatively. Submitters will have from May 15th to May 27th to respond to these suggestions. On the final call of the editorial team, editors will be asked to select a top submission from all submissions; this piece will receive an award for outstanding submission.
Apply today by visiting: http://ucsa.org/submit-journal/
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving on a committee can help you improve life on campus for yourself and for fellow graduate students. Committee service also allows you to gain valuable experience interacting with the university administration. Best of all, you can add committee work to the service section of your CV. Apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/SWD2ulgkww
- Sacramento Services Committee (Contact Destanie Rose, email@example.com)
- Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students (AESGS) Selection Committee, no meetings! (Contact Katrina Brock,firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spring Travel Awards Committee (Contact Patrick Dolan, email@example.com)
- Holistic Health Initiative (Contact Joan Palmiter Bajorek, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebeca Figueroa, email@example.com)
UC Davis Student Affairs needs your help in reaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students to participate in one of three student focus groups:
Tuesday, February 9
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Student Community Center, Room C
Wednesday, February 10
Student Community Center, Room C
Thursday, February 11
Student Community Center, Room B
We are looking for small, but diverse groups of students who are willing to chat candidly about the ongoing campus wide Sexual Violence Awareness and Education campaign over pizza. Students who participate will get a $10 gift card to the ASUCD Coffee House, and space is limited to 14 participants on each date. Interested students must complete a brief, eight-question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VB9R5LD by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 5.
9th Annual UCD Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology (GSSE)
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Giedt Hall, UC Davis
Dr. Erika Zavaleta, UC Santa Cruz
(You must register even if you only plan to attend the symposium. We use these numbers to plan meals.)
Priority Registration Deadlines: This year the GSSE will accept registration on a rolling basis, however we will prioritize those abstracts which are submitted prior to the deadline.
Talks: 8 February 2016
Posters: 15 February 2016
EGSA’s annual Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology, is a unique forum for sharing research ideas across these graduate programs, departments, and labs, and fostering new collaborations. With at least 17 graduate programs and departments at UC Davis that conduct ecological research, the Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology provides an ideal place for graduate students to practice giving scientific presentations to the broader ecological community on campus. Each year the symposium features talks and posters from UC Davis graduate students working in any field of ecology, a prominent, student-nominated ecologist as keynote speaker, and a photo contest.
The Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology is co-sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.
The 44th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Winter Colloquium is co-sponsored by the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.
Monday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room E
All retreats feature a 3-hour drop-in consultation service and provide graduate students with writing assistance in an interactive and collaborative space with the help of a Graduate Writing Fellow. Individuals, writing groups, and paired writing partners are encouraged to join the retreat space to work together and with the Graduate Writing Fellow. Depending on the needs and interests of the group, the retreat may include some structured writing activities. Now providing tea and snacks. Please bring your own mug. See flyer.
Sponsored by the University Writing Program, GAAAP, and GradPathways.
- Graduate Student Director (50% GSR Position)
- Graduate Student Retention Coordinator (hourly position)
Graduate OR Undergraduate Student Hourly Positions:
- Pathway to Graduate School Coordinator
- MENTOR Coordinator
The UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is accepting proposals for the 2016 Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research grants. The grants range are for pre-dissertation field research and range from $500 to $2,000.
February 18, 2016
Join a panel of five interdisciplinary faculty members as they share their experiences with failure, how they coped, and how they were able to use failure productively.
Kris Fallon, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Digital Media
Paul Hastings, Professor of Psychology
Alessa Johns, Professor of English
Claire Waters, Professor of English
Philipp Zerbe, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Crachiolo, PFTF Fellow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Professors for the Future
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Noon – 1:30 pm
MUII, Memorial Union (2nd floor)
For many graduate students the qualifying exam is one of the most uncertain, stressful, and time consuming aspects of their graduate education.
Although the content and structure of qualifying examinations varies widely by discipline, this workshop focuses on universal “strategies for success” that will be valuable to graduate students in all departments. Professor Emeritus Louis Grivetti will present a one hour lecture followed by examples and questions.
February 9th: 1:10-3:00pm
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of material you have to cover within 10 weeks? Would you like to learn how to create efficient lessons that will help students meet specific learning goals? In this workshop, we will introduce the concept of backward design, a lesson planning approach focused on engaging students and aligning learning objectives and assessments with classroom activities. Using this approach, participants will create their own lesson plan based on a class they are or will be teaching.
- GradLink Newsletter, February 8–14 :
- Internship and Career Center Upcoming Events: https://icc.ucdavis.edu/mpp/calendar.htm
- GradPathways Winter Events:
- External Fellowships: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/external-fellowships