Weekly Announcements, April 4–10

GSA Announcements:

  1. Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium, April 7–8
  2. GSA Bar Night, April 6
  3. 2016–17 GSA Executive Council Elections, Paid Positions!


  1. Fitness and Wellness for Graduate Students and Postdocs: Free Workshop Series
  2. 2016 Food Championship, April 23
  3. Picnic Day, April 16
  4. GSA Yoga Class
  5. GSA Zumba Class
  6. GSA Movie Night, April 22

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. GAAAP Employment Opportunities, 2016–17
  2. Call for Proposals: Margrit Mondavi Fellowships & HArCS Graduate Fellowships for Summer 2016
  3. Humanities Program Fellowship Opportunity

Professional Development:

  1. Careers Beyond Academia: Humanities and Social Sciences Alternative Academic Career TREK
  2. Mentoring Scientific Writing: How to Give Effective, Time-Efficient Feedback

GSA Announcements:

1. Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium, April 7–8

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium from April 7-8, 2016 at the UC Davis Conference Center. Come support your friends and colleagues who will be presenting their academic work. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentations and YOU can vote for your favorite presentations!
Reasons to attend IGPS 2016:
  • Network with other UC Davis students and learn about the important and interesting work being done on this campus
  • Attend professional development workshops presented by the Internship and Career Center
  • Vote for your favorite presentations
  • Witness the final rounds of the Grad Slam — who will move on to the UC-wide Grad Slam competition? 
  • Come learn about various resources available to you on this campus by attending the resource reception
  • Coffee, Bagel, Donut Day will be hosted at IGPS this week! 
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Please consider attending! For questions/concerns, please email gsacod@ucdavis.edu or visit gsa.ucdavis.edu/events/igps/

2. GSA Bar Night, April 6

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Wednesday April 6th, 8:30pm-10:30 PM, The Davis Graduate

Light Refreshments on us. Drink Specials! $2 off Singles, Doubles, and Pints, $3 off Big Beers, $6 off Pitchers


3. 2016–17 GSA Executive Council Elections, Paid Positions!

Interested in student government and making a little extra money? All of the GSA Executive Council positions will run for election at the May 4th General Assembly Meeting. Learn more on our website.
  • Chair and Vice Chair positions are compensated at $600/month and all the other positions are $500/month, this is on top of other university funding.
  • To nominate a person for a position, please email gsaelections@ucdavis.edu with their name, email, and position.
  • We will contact the nominee to ask them to accept their nomination
  • To self nominate, please email gsaelections@ucdavis.edu your name and position you are nominating for.

Positions: Chair, Vice Chair, External Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Campus Organizing Director / IGPS Coordinator, and Public Relations Officer


1. Fitness and Wellness for Graduate Students and Postdocs: Free Workshop Series

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Fitness and Wellness for Graduate Students and Postdoc: A FREE Workshop Series at the ARC!

*Exclusively for Graduate Students and Postdocs*

This new free workshop series is developed specifically for graduate students looking to feasibly incorporate fitness and wellness into busy schedules. Participants will explore different strength and cardio formats while learning proper form and technique for each exercise.  Each interactive workshop begins with a brief informational session followed by a 35 to 40 minute workout–so come dressed and ready to sweat!  This workshop series is designed for all experience levels–from folks who have never touched a piece of exercise equipment to exercise gurus looking to branch out to new platforms and revisit technique and form.  All workshops take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:45.

  • Intro to Strength Training (April 20 in GX studio, ARC)

  • Intro to Cycling (April 27 in Cycling studio, ARC)

  • Intro to Lower Back and Core Strength (May 4 in GX studio, ARC)

Space is limited, register in advance! A wait-list will be created if capacity is reached.  Participants on the wait-list will be notified within 48 hours of workshop.

Questions? Contact Christy Cahill (ccahill@ucdavis.edu)

2. 2016 Food Championship, April 23

Do you have what it takes to be the next Food Champion?

The Food Science Graduate Student Association invites YOU to participate in this year’s Food Championship on Saturday, April 23rd! The event will take place at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. Teams will battle each other in a culinary competition, food trivia and field games.

To nominate your team of 3-4 members, please email UCDfoodchamp@gmail.com with the following:

  • Your team name
  • All team member names
  • All team member e-mail addresses
  • Team members’ department affiliations (undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty, staff etc.)
  • Any food allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Any special talents or skills that the judges should know about

Nominations should be submitted by Friday April 8th, and teams will be selected to compete by the Food Championship Committee. Priority will be given to teams with the most diversity in terms of department affiliation (student/faculty/staff status). Participation is free to all.

Please feel free to ask questions and forward the message to any interested parties.

3. Picnic Day, April 16


Join us for the 102nd Picnic Day – Cultivating our Authenticity!
UC Davis’ annual open house promises to be a day filled with Aggie camaraderie, amazing displays, a parade, magic shows and many more ways where you can display your authentic Aggie self.

Not able to make it to Picnic Day? Join one of our Aggie chapters around the nation and the world as they honor Picnic Day.

Date: Saturday, April 16
Time: All day
Location: UC Davis Campus (map)
Additional information and the schedule of events

4. GSA Yoga Class

Have you come to these FREE yoga classes? It’s wonderful, you’ve got to join us on Mondays in the SCC!

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5. GSA Zumba Class

Our first quarter of Zumba classes started this past week with a bang! Come join us on Tuesdays at 3:30pm in the ARC to get your dance and boogie on. The FREE TSHIRTS are awesome and we still have a few more to give away!


6. GSA Movie Night, April 22

“Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya… ” When is the last time you have gotten to see that awesome movie, Princess Bride? Come out and join us April 22nd to watch it and some Pixar Shorts!  Graduate, Professional, and Post-Doctoral Students are welcome. Feel free to bring your significant other, spouse and kids also for this family-friendly event!

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Funding & Fellowships:

1. GAAAP Employment Opportunities, 2016–17

GAAAP is seeking motivated graduate students to fill the following hourly positions for the 2016-2017 academic year: Pathway to Graduate School Coordinator, M.E.N.T.O.R. Coordinator, and Graduate Student Retention Coordinator.

The job application is due by 4pm on Friday April 8, 2016.
More detailed job descriptions can be found here: http://srrc.ucdavis.edu/hiring/GAAAP.html

Pathway to Graduate School Coordinator

Diversity Pathway to Graduate School Conference (fall quarter)
Pathway to Graduate School Events (throughout the year)

M.E.N.T.O.R. Coordinator

Oversees and coordinates M.E.N.T.O.R. program

Graduate Student Retention Coordinator

Developing programming in accordance to the SRRC 8 holistic initiatives
Please direct all inquiries to Alberto Valdivia <aavaldivia@ucdavis.edu>

2. Call for Proposals: Margrit Mondavi Fellowships & HArCS Graduate Fellowships for Summer 2016

Deadline: Friday, April 22, by 5 p.m.

Through the generous support of Margrit Mondavi and the HArCS dean’s office, the UC Davis Humanities Institute will award grants of $5,000 each to graduate students in Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs in the division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies to support travel, research, workshops and other project-related work in the summer of 2016.

As Margrit Mondavi Summer Fellows or HArCS Dean’s Fellows, awardees will be expected to submit a brief report to the Humanities Institute on the outcomes of the summer support. Fellows will also provide a poster for display at the Fall 2016 DHI Open House where they will be available to discuss their posters/projects and the impact the grant had on their creative work and/or research progress to date.

Proposals may fall into two categories:

  • Creative Arts: Students in the arts should address how the support will contribute to the genesis or continuation of a piece of creative work such as a musical composition, theatrical piece, visual art and the like. More broadly, the proposal should situate the applicant’s work in relation to the applicable field, describe its significance both in terms of his or her own artistic work and that of the wider field, and explain how the work relates to the applicant’s completion of a degree.
  • Humanities Research: Research applicants may be continuing graduate students in HArCS doctoral programs, and while students do not have to be ABD, the proposals should reflect a clearly defined research interest and justify the support in terms of future doctoral research. Applicants must also explain the significance of the project in relation to their field.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the merits of the work or project proposed. Applicants should make clear how the funds would be used, including an itemized budget that can include living expenses. NOTE: Students completing their degree requirements in spring 2016 are ineligible for this award.

Application Materials:

  • Project description (max. 500 words): Please include a breakdown of projected expenses, if appropriate. Creative arts students are encouraged to include a link to a website, displaying samples of their work as part of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages).
  • One Letter of Recommendation (from dissertation adviser or major professor)


Applications will be accepted online at the following address: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/funding/
Once your application materials are submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for your recommender to submit a letter of support. NOTE: Applicants should inform recommenders in advance of the due date that they must submit their letters by the April 22nd deadline.

Application materials, as well as letter of recommendation, must be submitted by 5 pm, on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Faculty in the arts and humanities will review the applications, and recipients notified by the end of spring quarter. Funding will not be dispersed until August 2016. Questions regarding the application guidelines and process should be directed to DHI Associate Director Molly McCarthy (molmccarthy@ucdavis.edu).

3. Humanities Program Fellowship Opportunity

The Humanities Program is pleased to announce summer or quarter-long fellowships for advanced graduate students. All graduate students who have or who will have entered candidacy during the proposed fellowship period, and whose research is in a humanities discipline or cross-disciplinary/intersectional humanities field are invited to apply: preference will be given to students whose home department or degree program is in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS).

Deadline: Monday 02 May 2016, 5:00pm

Call for Proposals

Contact: Mandy Bachman, mbachman@ucdavis.edu

Professional Development:

1. Careers Beyond Academia: Humanities and Social Sciences Alternative Academic Career TREK


Careers Beyond Academia: Humanities and Social Sciences Alternative Academic Career TREK

Friday April 8, 2016 | 10:00am-5:00p.m. | Downtown Sacramento

Concerned about the academic job market?

Interested in learning more about job opportunities beyond the academy?


The Internship and Career Center is organizing a career exploration opportunity, “TREK”, for Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral scholars visiting: the California State Archive, Crocker Art Museum, and California Endowment. Scholars will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with PhDs who have meaningful and vibrant careers using their degrees in exciting ways. This opportunity will allow students to gain a better understanding of the wide range of career opportunities available following graduation, and to network with employers!

The trek is open to all Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s, PhD students, and Postdoctoral scholars. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Limited space is available! To reserve your spot, register at: https://icc.ucdavis.edu/find/resources/ajl-symplicity.htm?s=event&ss=ws&mode=form&id=737d92da9f0349c3e080d9a146c61656 REGISTER NOW! SPOTS STILL AVIALIBLE!

Questions? Having difficulties registering? Contact, Jeanelle Hope (iccmpphss@ucdavis.edu)  PhD student in Cultural Studies and Per Adviser, UC Davis Internship & Career Center

For more details on all upcoming ICC workshops, events, on-campus recruiting, and company information sessions, please visit http://icc.ucdavis.edu/graduates/Events.htm.

2. Mentoring Scientific Writing: How to Give Effective, Time-Efficient Feedback


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