Weekly Announcements: 10/30-11/3

GSA Weekly Announcements:

  1. Positions with Academic Senate/Grad Council
  2. Global Education Initiative Steering Committee
  3. UAW Bargaining Town Hall on 11/1
  4. Apply for NIH Career Exploration Program
  5. Information Sessions for Mellon Public Scholars Program
  6. Food Access Resources
  7. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1
  8. Apply for GSA Orientation Funds!
  9. CBDD
  10. Yoga resumes this week!


1. Represent Graduate Students by holding a position with 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.

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


Apply here


2. Global Education Initiative Steering Committee

UC Davis is launching an initiative to provide a global education to every student—undergraduate, graduate and professional. The campus will be forging multiple pathways to ensure that every student is enriched by global engagement and that we tap the wealth of relevant knowledge, networks and experience that our students, staff and faculty bring to the university (see http://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ge4a/index.html for more information).

This initiative will be guided by a steering committee that includes faculty, staff, administrative and student representatives from units across campus. The committee has met twice, and now that the academic year is underway we are eager to include student representatives (there will be 2 undergraduates, 1 graduate student and 1 professional student).

Time commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours per month (monthly 1.5 hour Steering Committee meeting, potential additional monthly 1 hour subcommittee and/or student advisory meeting, occasional events). 2017-2018 Steering Committee meeting dates are as follows (all 9:30-11am):

November 17
December 7
January 26
February 23
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 22

Eligibility: Must be a graduate student enrolled at UC Davis for the 2017-2018 academic year who will not graduate until at least Spring 2019. Must able to attend meetings in person on campus.

Key qualifications: Enthusiasm for global learning, comfort speaking up in larger and small group settings, tolerant of ambiguity, interest in representing broad student interests beyond your own, adhere to deadlines, ability to work independently and in groups.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2017, 5pm

Apply here

3. Union Bargaining Town Hall on 11/1


Make your voice heard at the next Bargaining Town Hall on Wednesday November 1 from 12-2 PM in the DeCarli Room at the MU!

RSVP and share with your friends and colleagues on Facebook.

Our contract expires in June 2018 for all TAs, readers, and tutors. How can we make sure the new contract best responds to YOUR needs, as a rank and file member? Come to learn about current organizing around housing, fees, salaries, against police, and other issues that affect our lives as student workers. We will then vision together how our new contract can combat oppression in many forms at the UC and improve the lives of all student workers.

The DeCarli room is on the second floor of the new MU. The elevator is inside the MU, along the west side of the large open lobby, and the DeCarli room is accessible on the second floor from there. We request everyone come scent free to create a low or no scent space; however cannot guarantee the building is scent free. If you have other access needs, or for any other questions, feel free to contact us at davis@uaw2865.org

We look forward to seeing you!

In solidarity,

The Davis Officers of the UC Student Workers Union

4. 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

5. Information Sessions for Mellon Public Scholars Program

The Mellon Public Scholars program introduces graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of public humanities and engaged scholarship.

It does so through a two-credit seminar in Spring quarter, faculty mentorship, and a funded community-based project over the summer. All that is required is an interest in public humanities and enrollment in a Ph.D. or M.F.A. program in the humanities, arts, or humanistic social sciences.

$7,500 summer stipend for fellows
$2,000 stipend for faculty mentors

Join past participants to learn more about the Mellon Public Scholars program!

Information sessions will be held on November 15th (5-6pm) and November 21st (12-1PM) at 228 Voorhies Hall.

More information and Registration

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. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 11/1

GSOC Mixer

8. GSA Sponsored Orientation Funds

Applications for GSA Orientation Funds close tomorrow. These funds are available to Orientation events for new graduate students that occurred between September 1 and October 31.

For more information and go apply, see the GSA Orientation Fund page


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

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)


10. Yoga resumes this week!


Join us tomorrow in Meeting Room D at the SCC. Costumes are welcome and encouraged!


it's a bowling birthday party