GSA Weekly Announcements: 11/6 – 11/10


  1. Positions Available in Academic Senate
  2. Chancellor May at GSA General Assembly Meeting 11/7
  3. Apply for NIH Future Program
  4. Funding Opportunity: Information Sessions for Mellon Public Scholars Program
  5. Food Access Resources
  6. GSA Coffee Bagel Donut Day this Friday
  7. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Sponsored Yoga tomorrow




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:


Apply here

2. Join us in welcoming Chancellor May at the GSA General Assembly Meeting 11/7

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Chancellor May will be joining us for the General Assembly meeting tomorrow night in 1002 Giedt Hall. GA meetings are open to the public and we invite all graduate students to attend.

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!

4. 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

5. 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!



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

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)


7. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Sponsored Yoga


Join us tomorrow in Meeting Room D at the SCC.

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