Weekly Announcements, August 22-28

Two Great Opportunities for UC-Wide Engagement Through the UC Student Association (UCSA)

First is the chance to be a Student Advocate to the Regents (StAR) during the September 14-15 Regents meeting at UCLA.  You’ll speak during public comment to the entire Regents, as well as have the opportunity for an informal sit-down directly with members of the Regents.  The application can be found on the UCSA website and the due date is August 28th.
The second opportunity is to represent graduate students UC-wide on the Academic Planning Council (APC), which:

“Reviews campus academic plans, considers campus proposals for new programs, and takes the lead in long-range enrollment planning. In addition to academic planning and program review, it assists in the preparation of operating and capital budget recommendations for the president’s review and approval. The Board develops and recommends policy positions on a variety of other issues.”

More information (including the committee charge) is available from UCOP.  The application is on the UCSA website and the due date is September 8th.
These are two excellent ways to get more Davis and grad input into the UC-wide decision making process, so I highly recommend you consider and apply.  If you have any questions whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to email me at gsaexternalchair@ucdavis.edu!

Also, from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FASEB’s fifth annual BioArt competition is underway!  Life science graduate students and other researchers are encouraged to submit the beautiful images and videos they produce as part of everyday research.

The BioArt competition aims to share the beauty and excitement of biological research with the public. Past winning submissions have been displayed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), featured on the NIH Director’s blog, and included in a variety of exhibits.

With three image categories and one video category, there is a place for all types of imaging produced during the course of daily life science research activities – including data visualizations, microscopy, illustrations, and more. BioArt entries must be original creations, and at least one entrant within a group must either receive federal funding or be a member of FASEB constituent society. Submissions are due by August 30th.

For your convenience, feel free to use content from the BioArt Communications Toolkit (available here) in your tweets, Facebook posts, newsletters, and fliers. More information can be found at www.FASEB.org/BioArt.




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