Weekly Announcements, May 2–8



  1. WRRC End of the Year Awards Nominations Due May 11th


  1. 1st Year UCD Art Studio MFA Exhibition-Opening Reception, May 6
  2. May is Bike Month
  3. 5th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium
  4. Spring Exposure Science Design Clinic
  5. Graduate Writer’s Retreat, May 2

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowship Application
  2. Call for Applicants: 2016 Global Humanities Campus Summer School

Professional Development:

  1. Being An Academic Online, May 10
  2. Graduate Writing Consultations Spring 2016
  3. TAC Spring Workshops
  4. Decolonizing the Classroom: Radical Pedagogy for TAs
  5. California Dept of Food & Agriculture Career Fair, May 18
  6. Introduction to Grant-Writing for Social Science Graduate Students


1. WRRC End of the Year Awards Nominations Due May 11th

The Women’s Resources and Research Center End of the Year Awards Banquet is an event to recognize undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty and community members who have engaged in work that centers gender equity throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. The different categories are:

  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (1st year students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (2nd year students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (3rd/ 1st year transfer students)
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year (4th/5th year students)
  • Graduating Senior of the Year
  • Graduate Student of the Year
  • Outstanding Research Contribution/Faculty Member for Gender Equity
  • Outstanding Collaborative Unit
  • Staff Member of the Year for Gender Equity

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out this form by Wednesday May 11, 2016 by 11:59pm.

The form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fsqTP9J0d70umgJBoow8FeN_QW0mNK10DcPQ79OsNnE/viewform

The End of the Year Awards Banquet will be on Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Danielle Martinez at dlmartinez@ucdavis.edu or wrrc@ucdavis.edu.


1. 1st Year UCD Art Studio MFA Exhibition-Opening Reception May 6

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2. May is Bike Month

As the month of April is coming to an end, we are gearing up for annual May is Bike Month festivities. You may register to participate and learn more about activities throughout the region at http://mayisbikemonth.com. As always, UC Davis will compete in the employer challenge this year as well as new and long-standing events during the month of May.

Davis Bike to Work Day

Tuesday, May 10th
Davis Central Park

The City of Davis, UC Davis, Yolo Commute and partners want to thank you for riding your bike in Davis. The first 100 people who show that they signed up for the bike commuter challenge get a free lunch! Stay for the prizes, music, and bike shop relay race. Food will be provided by the Davis Food Coop, and Hot Italian courtesy of Yolo Commute.

3. 5th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium


Funding & Fellowships:

1. Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowship Application

unnamedThe Smoke and Tobacco Free student fellowship application is live! Please share widely with any student groups or individuals (both graduate and undergraduate) who may be interested. A total of four fellowships of $12,000 each will be awarded across the system.

Selected fellows will conduct a smoke and tobacco free project or relevant research project to be completed within the one year duration of the award – recipients of these awards will begin their effort on July 1, 2016.

Examples of types of projects or research include:

a.       Campus awareness and engagement
• Creative projects that engage the campus community and raise awareness of tobacco and nicotine products and their impact on health and the environment

b.      Wellness and health
• Projects that target reductions in smoking and tobacco use among students, staff, faculty, patients and/or communities

c.       UC smoke and tobacco free policy enforcement
• Projects that design and pilot feasible and effective enforcement strategies for the UC smoke and tobacco free policy

d.      Basic science projects
• Projects focused on physical, biological or psychological characteristics of tobacco and nicotine products, their use, and their effects

For more information: http://www.trdrp.org/funding-opportunities/smoke-tobacco-free-student-fellowships-uc-campuses.html

Contact: Keavagh Clift, kclift@ucdavis.edu

2. Call for Applicants: 2016 Global Humanities Campus Summer School

Deadline: Friday, May 6, by 5 p.m.

UC Davis has been invited by the Thematic Network Principles of Cultural Dynamics (PCD) based at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Free University of Berlin to send two PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to participate in its Global Humanities Campus Summer School scheduled to begin on July 25, 2016.

This year’s program consists of a two-week summer school, as well as a two-day workshop. The summer school’s theme this year is“East Asia and the ‘West’: The Question of Anthropological Constants.” The workshop’s theme is “World Views, Religions, and Cultural Development.”

The UC Davis students selected to participate must arrange for his or her own travel and lodging. The Free University of Berlin will reimburse the student up to 1000€ for their travel expenses and another 300€ for related expenses that may include lodging.

Students should arrive on July 24, the day before the program begins, and expect to stay through August 8. The UC Davis Humanities Institute will supplement the Free University’s travel stipend up to $500 to cover the cost of airfare.

On July 25, there will be a first get-together. All students should be prepared to briefly introduce themselves, as well as the topic(s) they are working on (approx. 5-10min). Part of the Global Humanities Campus, the workshop will be taking place on July 26 and 27 (two full days). From July 28 to August 6, summer school sessions will be held in the mornings. Afternoons (with the exception of July 26 and 27), as well as Sundays (July 31 and August 7), will be dedicated to a cultural program.

Contact: Amineh Helalian, ahelalian@ucdavis.edu

Professional Development:

1. Being An Academic Online, May 10


2. Graduate Writing Consultations Spring 2016

Writing Fellows Flyer 2015-16

3. TAC Spring Workshops

The Teaching Assistant Consultants are pleased to announce brand-new Spring Workshops for the Spring 2016 quarter. We invite graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines to join us for these two FREE workshops targeted to promote effective teaching strategies and build a competitive CV for the job market!

Mark your calendars–the workshops will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on May 11th and May 18th in Rm 1360 of The Grove. Please register in advance.

Promoting Student Engagement and Participation
Wednesday, May 11th from 2:00-4:00 pm

Have you ever asked a question in class only to be greeted by silence? Have you ever felt frustrated that students just don’t seem to do the reading? Drawing on research-based methods and participants’ own experiences, we will collaborate to come up with concrete strategies to encourage participation and engagement with the course material. Through active learning strategies, we’ll develop ways to encourage equitable participation from students in both large and small classroom settings. Participants will leave with the tools to plan, facilitate, and promote effective student engagement in the classroom.

Effectively Integrating Technology into Your Teaching
Wednesday May 18th from 2:00-4:00 pm

Incorporating technology into lesson planning may seem daunting for instructors. Which tools should you use?  How do you keep students from distractions like Facebook? Is the startup cost of learning how to use technology worth it?  This workshop will showcase different online tools and technologies to promote discussion, enhance accountability on course material, and make learning more engaging for students and instructors.   Participants will utilize different classroom technologies that they can implement in lesson plans to enhance learning, assess students and promote interaction.

4. Decolonizing the Classroom: Radical Pedagogy for TAs

A sharing of knowledge, via talking circles, between graduate students on the various tools, advice, and experiences regarding power and privilege in the classroom.
Two more dates left!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Sexuality
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Creating a Critically Conscious yet Compassionate Classroom
Contact: Alberto Antonio Valdivia, Graduate Student Director

5. California Dept of Food & Agriculture Career Fair, May 18


Seeking ALL MAJORS- students & graduates with interests in Food Safety, Animal Health, Plant/ Crop Health, Research, Inspections,  Epidemiology, Agriculture, Public Policy, Business, Government & Regulation, Licensing, Information Science, Administrative Support

When:          Wednesday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:         CDFA, 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, 95833

What:          Human Resources will deliver an informative how to get a state job workshop by providing guests with a short tutorial on how to navigate the CalCareer website and how to apply for state exams and jobs. Each division will host a listening session to showcase what they do for the consumers of California, as well as to provide insight on current and future job opportunities. Additionally, each division will have a booth set up in the lobby equipped with handouts, fact sheets, and staff to answer division-specific questions.

Why:            The latest analysis of State employee age demographics reveals that about 40% of our State workforce is eligible to retire in the next 5 years, with over 20% of the workforce eligible to retire this year. Baby Boomers, many of them senior employees with deep experience, are leaving CDFA and state service in large numbers, creating a brain drain that, without careful planning, could have a profound impact on operations. The Career Fair is a key strategy to let the public know CDFA’s role to promote and protect a safe and healthy food supply, attract new employees, and plan for the future.

For more information about the event, please contact Dana Eagle at Dana.Eagle@cdfa.ca.gov.

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