Weekly Announcements: 10/16-10/20

  1. Applications for Academic Senate Positions
  2. Union Bargaining Town Hall and Membership Meeting
  3. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program
  4. Funding Opportunity: Success Coach Program
  5. Funding Opportunity: Trellis Fellowship Opportunity and World Food Day
  6. Food Access Resources
  7. SOMA Seminar and Lunch
  8. Grad School Halloween Party
  9. Grad Student Yoga
  10. CBDD


1. Apply to represent Grad Students within the Academic Senate!

Several committees within the Academic Senate require graduate student members. Serving on these committees are not only useful ways to make personal contact with administration, but to give a voice to graduate student concerns. There is minimal time commitment involved (usually anywhere from 1-5 hours/month) but the opportunity to make a profound impact in the lives of your fellow students.

Link to application here


For more information on the Academic Senate please visit: http://academicsenate.ucdavis.edu/about/index.html


2. Union Bargaining Town Hall and Membership Meeting


The Union will be holding a Monthly Membership Meeting this Wednesday, October 18th from 6-8pm in SCC, Room E!

Dinner provided!

This month will combine regular business with a bargaining Town Hall to discuss priorities for contract renegotiation.

For dietary or access needs, please contact: davis@uaw2865.org

3. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program

The FUTURE Program is now accepting applications for our 2018 cohort.  We are a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative for Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training.
As a member of this program, you will gain tools to explore a wide range of careers:
– 10-Week Professional Development Workshop
– Meet Successful PhD Alumni
– Explore a Variety of Careers
– Earn a Competency Certificate
– Up to $500 for More Professional Development
Are you a UC Davis Ph.D. student or postdoctoral scholar conducting health-related research? Sign up by November 30!
Interested in learning more? Come to an Information session:
October 17th (4-5pm) Tupper Hall 2433
October 24th (5-6pm) South Hall 229
November 1st  (12-1pm), Sac Campus, CHT 1333

4. Funding Opportunity: Success Coach Program Position

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017

Application: https://ucdavis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cMjqpRQO4fIAZwh

More information may be found here

5. Funding Opportunity: Trellis Fellowship Opportunity and World Food Day

We want to alert you to a few events and opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab that are particular to UC Davis:



When: 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16

Where: Horticulture Innovation Lab demonstration center

Join us for an outdoor reception to hear how UC Davis agricultural research helps reduce poverty and nourish the world. Brief welcoming remarks from Jan Hopmans, Elizabeth Mitcham, Huaijun Zhou, and Sophie Javers. Enjoy refreshments and explore the Horticulture Innovation Lab demonstration center. This event is free to attend, and you may RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2y7uW8d



Graduate students have until Oct. 27 to apply for Trellis Fund fellowships through the Horticulture Innovation Lab. Students will support one of 15 horticultural projects in Africa or Asia as a consultant, including 2 weeks of travel and a one-credit seminar to prepare for working in a developing country. Students from UC Davis, the University of Florida, North Carolina State University and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa are eligible to apply. Please share this opportunity:http://bit.ly/2ybyIiD


We hope to see you at these events, and please feel free to share these opportunities with others who may be interested.


Thank you,

Horticulture Innovation Lab team

Horticulture Innovation Lab


Twitter: @HortInnovLab

Facebook: HortInnovLab

We build international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research to improve livelihoods in developing countries.


6. Food Access Resources

Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.

You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.

Food is also available for students at the Pantry in lower Freeborn or through Fruit & Veggie Up – now located at the MU!



7. SOMA Seminar and Lunch

A word on SOMA: we are a team of neuroscience graduate students at UC Davis with the aim of creating a platform for neuroscience scholars from underrepresented backgrounds. Each invited speaker will describe their journey through academia, followed by a lecture on their current research.  We hope the SOMA series enhances our academic community’s awareness of underrepresented stories in academia and broadens its perspective. SOMA is supported by a UC Davis Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grant.


On Wednesday (10/18/17) we have invited Jennifer Kubota to speak:  Jennifer Kubota’s work at the University of Chicago spans the neural underpinnings of race, prejudice, and impression formation, and incorporates several methods (behavioral, EEG, fMRI, etc).  Commensurate with the Neuroscience Graduate Group’s enthusiasm for increasing diversity, and in order to increase training and awareness regarding diversity-related issues in academia, the SOMA organizing committee has invited Jennifer Kubota to give a talk about both her research and her academic journey.


The seminar is at 11:30-12:30 followed by a lunch with graduate students.

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8. Grad Student Halloween Party!

The UC Davis SVM Class of 2020 would like to invite you to the “Night of Fright” Annual Halloween Party!
When:  Saturday, October 28th 9pm-1:30am
Where:  The Grad 
Who:  Vet students, law students, med students, and grad students!

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Tickets are $15 through October 27th at 11:59pm and can be bought here:
*** Purchase Tickets Here ***

When purchasing tickets please click “New User? Sign up” and then you can proceed to the check out by either making an account or checking out as a guest.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $20 (CASH ONLY)!

IMPORTANT:  Tickets must be printed out, electronic versions of tickets will NOT be accepted!  Tickets will have your name on them, this needs to match the name on your ID.  If you are purchasing tickets for other people, when you print them out, please cross off your name and neatly write their name in permanent marker so that it matches the name on their ID.  Do not write over the bar code on your ticket!
Costumes are highly encouraged!
There will be a costume contest around 10:30pm.  There will be $10, $25, and $50 gift cards to the Grad as prizes for the winners!

Drink specials all night!
$3 wells 9-10pm – $4 wells 10pm-12am
$6 teas 9-10pm – $7.50 teas 10pm-12am
Beer pong $14 pitchers

Facebook Event:
If you have any questions please contact any of the class of 2020 VPs!

Deanna Agneta: dcagneta@ucdavis.edu
Maggie Chang: magchang@ucdavis.edu
Jamie Lemus: jlemus@ucdavis.edu
Rae McAtee: rmmcatee@ucdavis.edu
Catherine Terry: cmterry@ucdavis.edu
Nathan Yerian: nayerian@ucdavis.edu

9. Grad Student Yoga

GSA Yoga resumes tomorrow evening! Free for all graduate students with student ID!

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10. CBDD!

Join us this Friday for Coffee Bagel Donut Day at the GSA Office in South Silo!

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)