GSA Weekly Announcements, March 6th-12th

GSA Announcements:

    1. GSA Fee Referendum Voting begins March 13th!
    2. On the Joint ASUCD-UCD GSA Housing Task-force
    3. 2017 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students
    4. Apply to Present at the UC Student Association Policy Research Symposium
    5. UC Student Association Survey Opportunity
    6. UC Davis Plant Science Symposium
    7. Basement Gallery International Women’s Day Show
    8. Research Funding Workshop
    9. 2017 Relay for Life
    10. Reminder: Great Big Graduate Review
    11. Grad Student Yoga
    12. CBDD

GSA Announcements:

1. GSA Fee Referendum Voting begins March 13th!

The UC Davis Graduate Student Association (GSA) is proposing a fee referendum to vote on an increase to the GSA fee, which has not been increased since 2002.
Voting will begin March 13th and end April 3rd!
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email gsaelections@ucdavis.edu

2. On the Joint ASUCD-UCD GSA Housing Task-force

Dear UC Davis Graduate Students:

The Joint ASUCD-UCD GSA Housing Task-force is drafting our policy report which will contain sections on the historical background of housing at UC Davis, as well as current constraints, and criteria for solutions in the housing crisis. Topics we will be addressing in the report will include: Orchard Park & Solano Park Redevelopment; West Village, along with the history of public-private partnerships (P3) on campus; alternatives to P3 re/development project delivery; Bodega Bay & satellite campuses; the Long-range Development Plan (LRDP); alternative housing types, and development locations; and, Davis city policies, Measure J/R, and the political climate on housing issues in Davis.

Do not hesitate to contact any of the task-force members (see contact info below) if you would like information on the work we are doing and/or our findings. Also, please feel free to share any of your experiences, needs, and concerns regarding the housing crisis in Davis that may strengthen our report.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Favero
Secretary, Graduate Student Association, UC Davis
Graduate Student, Department of Music, UC Davis

PS – The next Orchard Park Redevelopment PAC meeting is March 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in room 173 Student Housing. Given the response to Nathan Hanford’s resolution proposal on this topic, I imagine some of you may want to attend the meeting.

Joint ASUCD-UCD Housing Task-force member contact information:
Donald Gibson, Co-Chair: dongibson@ucdavis.edu; Victoria Morin, Co-Chair vrmorin@ucdavis.edu; Jonathan Favero: jmfavero@ucdavis.edu; Emily Gu: emigu@ucdavis.edu; Nathan Hanford: nhanford@ucdavis.edu; Daniel Nagey: drnagey@ucdavis.edu; Matthew Palm: mattdpalm@gmail.com ;Christian Pascual: cfpascual@ucdavis.edu; Cai Thorman: cthorman@ucdavis.edu; Amber Whitaker: alwhitaker@ucdavis.edu

3. 2017 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students

The nomination period for the 2017 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students is now OPEN!

Please see the following form to nominate an outstanding nominee! More information can be found on the GSA webpage: Service Award.

Selection Criteria. The committee will evaluate nominations based on how the nominee:
1) Promotes and supports both graduate students’ academic achievement and personal well-being;
2) Provides support that reaches a broad audience and has a significant impact on individual students; and
3) Contributes in ways that are above and beyond the scope and duties of the nominee’s position.

4. Apply to Present at the UC Student Association Policy Research Symposium

At the UCSA Student Lobby Conference, graduate students have the opportunity to present their policy-related research to students from around the UC-system. Presentations are 10-15 minutes — check out the application for more information and apply by March 15th!https://ucsa.org/researchsymposium/

5. UC Student Association Survey Opportunity

The UC Student Association is putting together a system-wide survey to collect a handful of stories about how the current administration is affecting students.  If you’d like to be considered for an interview, head to this link: https://ucsa.org/interview/
All responses will be confidential, and you may remain anonymous if you so chose.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be compensated.

6. UC Davis Plant Science Symposium

Registration is now open for the student-organized UC Davis Plant Science Symposium, an annual event which brings together researchers in academia, industry, and the non-profit sector to discuss the latest advances in the field of plant sciences. Please mark your calendars for:

6th Annual UC Davis Plant Science Symposium:
April 24th, 2017
UC Davis Conference Center

Keynote Speakers:
-Rex Bernardo (University of Minnesota)
-Maureen Hanson (Cornell University)
-Christopher Topp (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)
-Sean Myles (Dalhousie University)
-Sarah Hearne (CIMMYT)
-Jillian Foerster (DuPont Pioneer)

+Catered Lunch+UC-Davis Faculty Spotlight+Poster Session+

Register for free today at: http://plantsciencesymposium.ucdavis.edu

Call for abstracts: graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to submit poster abstracts on their plant science related research. Four outstanding abstracts will be selected for a 20-minute oral presentation. Please submit your abstracts by March 15 here: http://plantsciencesymposium.ucdavis.edu/abstracts.html

Travel grants: we are pleased to offer 4 x $500 travel grants for researchers outside of the Davis area to attend and present at our symposium. To apply, simply submit your abstract and register by February 28.

The symposium is made possible through sponsorship from DuPont Pioneer, the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, the UC Davis Plant Breeding Center, and the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.

7. Basement Gallery International Women’s Day Show

(The call for submissions deadline has passed, however you may want to attend the event.)

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8. Research Funding Workshop

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9. 2017 Relay for Life

Hello,

  • Thank you again for having us at your meeting. Here is some more info to pass along:
    Relay For Life team sign-ups and webpage: http://relayforlife.org/ucdavisca
  • Relay For Life will be held on Russell Field from May 6th-7th
  • Registration fees are $10 for each participant
  • Each participant will receive the Relay For Life Participant t-shirt and meals at the event when they raise a minimum of $100

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me.
    Best,
    Mahdis Nicobar, mnicokar@ucdavis.edu

10. Reminder: Great Big Graduate Review

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11. Grad Student Yoga

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 12. CBDD

Come get your fill of coffee, tea, donuts, bagels, fruit, and make your own oatmeal this Friday 8:30-10:30am South Silo!

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