Graduate Division

Grad Weekly Update

Section 1


November 14th, 2019

Summary

New This Week

American Monument Public Programs

Hearing Sandra Bland Part 1:
What Sound Tells Us About How to Get Away with Murder

Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sora Han, Associate Professor
Criminology, Law & Society, School of Law, African American Studies, UCI

Hearing Sandra Bland Part 2:
Black Speakers, White Listeners: An Interactive Linguistic Analysis

Friday, November 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Nicole R. Holliday, Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College

When is Beirut Symposium

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9am-1pm Humanities Gateway (HG 1010)
2pm-6pm Contemporary Arts Center (CAC 3201)

In collaboration with UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the School of Humanities’ emphasis in Global Middle Eastern Studies and UCI’s Illuminations initiative, When is Beirut? Symposium is a one-day event organized concurrently with, and in response to, UC Irvine’s Fall 2019 Room Gallery film installation program Beirut Lab: 1975(2020). When is Beirut? Symposium will invite UC-wide theoreticians, emerging scholars, and film/video practitioners whose work and research engages with Lebanon to interrogate both the film essays and the theoretical propositions which subtend the works in the exhibition.When is Beirut? Symposium will furthermore invert the conventional model by which theoreticians discuss theories and artist/practitioners explicate artworks. In the symposium’s morning session, which will take place in the School of Humanities’ HG 1010, artists and film/video practitioners will be invited to challenge, and extend, the exhibition’s theoretical propositions. In the afternoon session, which will take place adjacent to the Room Gallery in the University’s Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium facility (CAC 3201), theoreticians and scholars will be asked to engage with the works on view in the film installation. Through paper presentations and panel discussions, theoreticians and practitioners will meet to confront multiple, simultaneous and divergent perspectives on the political, theoretical, and aesthetic consequences of the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1991. 

Conversation Kitchen: FREE Culinary Experiences

Dear students,

The Department of Campus Recreation – in collaboration with the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion – has created Conversation Kitchen, a unique series of culinary workshops designed to explore the role of food in defining and shaping culture across the world. How does food mediate conflict, communicate values, solve problems, reflect locale, and express our common humanity? What can disciplines such as history, chemistry, philosophy, anthropology, pharmacology, and religious studies teach us about how and what we eat? Chef Jessica VanRoo, Campus Recreation culinary education director, and Culinary Arts Coordinator Wendy Gonzalez, will present a menu with dishes from the region. Guest speakers, including UCI faculty and staff, will share their traditions and explore the human condition from the perspective of their knowledge and wisdom practices. Participants will gain an understanding of different cultures, values and academic fields by sharing a meal among friends.

Chef Jessica VanRoo holds a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and a Certificate in Chinese Cooking from the Wei Chuan Cooking Academy in Taipei, Taiwan. She served as the assistant culinary director for Sur La Table, as well as a faculty member at Orange County School of the Arts, before joining UCI Campus Recreation in 2010.

Workshops will be held at the Anteater Recreation Center’s Demonstration Kitchen. A meal will be included. Due to the popularity of this program, the registration system will accept 200 rsvp’s and 80 participants will be randomly selected to attend.

Workshop 1:

Gustavo Arellano, “Taco Times!”

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gustavo Arellano is the author of Taco USA and a columnist for the LA Times. Join us for this lively conversation about the history and future of tacos in Mexico, the United States, and around the world!

Register

Workshop 2:

Dreamers Dinner

with Oscar Teran, Esq. and students from the DREAM Center

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for our annual dinner featuring DACA and undocumented students at UCI and Oscar Teran, Esq., director of UCI’s DREAM Center for a moving and informative evening with great food and conversation.

Register

The Conversation Kitchen series also is supported by Illuminations, the Program in Religious Studies, the International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP) and UCI Libraries. Sponsors of this program include Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, CCKS, Composition, Chicano/Latino Studies and Asian American Studies.

Vice-Chair, Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion

Middle Tennessee State University Faculty Position openings

Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee’s best regional comprehensive university, is located on our beautiful 550 acre campus, about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee in the city of Murfreesboro (named one of the 15 Fastest Growing Cities by the U.S. Census Bureau as well as one of the 20 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, 2018). 

MTSU has approximately 22,000 students and offers through eight colleges, The College of Graduate Studies, and thirty-nine academic departments, baccalaureate instruction in the liberal and fine arts, the sciences, education, business, media and entertainment as well as a variety of other fields. Programs in the College of Graduate Studies are offered at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Currently, we’re seeking applicants for faculty positions for the 2020-2021 academic year who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

UCI Brain Initiative

Students and postdocs are invited to participate in a Whiteboard Brainstorm Session at the UCI Brain Launch Event on Thursday, November 21, and win awards. First place award is $250!

Participants will be given a blank whiteboard, a set of markers, and a prop kit to visually describe their brain-related project using drawings and graphic organizers. This unique format is intended to encourage feedback, spark collaborations and facilitate out-of-the-box thinking. Trainees from all disciplines are encouraged to apply!

Faculty are also encouraged to forward this note to their students to suggest their participation. Space is limited, and spots will be given on a first-come first-served basis (after preliminary review for content relevance).

Events

American Monument Public Programs

Hearing Sandra Bland Part 1:
What Sound Tells Us About How to Get Away with Murder

Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sora Han, Associate Professor
Criminology, Law & Society, School of Law, African American Studies, UCI

Hearing Sandra Bland Part 2:
Black Speakers, White Listeners: An Interactive Linguistic Analysis

Friday, November 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Nicole R. Holliday, Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College

When is Beirut Symposium

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9am-1pm
 Humanities Gateway (HG 1010)
2pm-6pm Contemporary Arts Center (CAC 3201)

In collaboration with UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the School of Humanities’ emphasis in Global Middle Eastern Studies and UCI’s Illuminations initiative, When is Beirut? Symposium is a one-day event organized concurrently with, and in response to, UC Irvine’s Fall 2019 Room Gallery film installation program Beirut Lab: 1975(2020). When is Beirut? Symposium will invite UC-wide theoreticians, emerging scholars, and film/video practitioners whose work and research engages with Lebanon to interrogate both the film essays and the theoretical propositions which subtend the works in the exhibition.When is Beirut? Symposium will furthermore invert the conventional model by which theoreticians discuss theories and artist/practitioners explicate artworks. In the symposium’s morning session, which will take place in the School of Humanities’ HG 1010, artists and film/video practitioners will be invited to challenge, and extend, the exhibition’s theoretical propositions. In the afternoon session, which will take place adjacent to the Room Gallery in the University’s Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium facility (CAC 3201), theoreticians and scholars will be asked to engage with the works on view in the film installation. Through paper presentations and panel discussions, theoreticians and practitioners will meet to confront multiple, simultaneous and divergent perspectives on the political, theoretical, and aesthetic consequences of the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1991. 

Conversation Kitchen: FREE Culinary Experiences

Dear students,

The Department of Campus Recreation – in collaboration with the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion – has created Conversation Kitchen, a unique series of culinary workshops designed to explore the role of food in defining and shaping culture across the world. How does food mediate conflict, communicate values, solve problems, reflect locale, and express our common humanity? What can disciplines such as history, chemistry, philosophy, anthropology, pharmacology, and religious studies teach us about how and what we eat? Chef Jessica VanRoo, Campus Recreation culinary education director, and Culinary Arts Coordinator Wendy Gonzalez, will present a menu with dishes from the region. Guest speakers, including UCI faculty and staff, will share their traditions and explore the human condition from the perspective of their knowledge and wisdom practices. Participants will gain an understanding of different cultures, values and academic fields by sharing a meal among friends.

Chef Jessica VanRoo holds a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and a Certificate in Chinese Cooking from the Wei Chuan Cooking Academy in Taipei, Taiwan. She served as the assistant culinary director for Sur La Table, as well as a faculty member at Orange County School of the Arts, before joining UCI Campus Recreation in 2010.

Workshops will be held at the Anteater Recreation Center’s Demonstration Kitchen. A meal will be included. Due to the popularity of this program, the registration system will accept 200 rsvp’s and 80 participants will be randomly selected to attend.

Workshop 1:

Gustavo Arellano, “Taco Times!”

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gustavo Arellano is the author of Taco USA and a columnist for the LA Times. Join us for this lively conversation about the history and future of tacos in Mexico, the United States, and around the world!

Register

Workshop 2:

Dreamers Dinner

with Oscar Teran, Esq. and students from the DREAM Center

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for our annual dinner featuring DACA and undocumented students at UCI and Oscar Teran, Esq., director of UCI’s DREAM Center for a moving and informative evening with great food and conversation.

Register

The Conversation Kitchen series also is supported by Illuminations, the Program in Religious Studies, the International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP) and UCI Libraries. Sponsors of this program include Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, CCKS, Composition, Chicano/Latino Studies and Asian American Studies.

Vice-Chair, Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Panel

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 12pm-2pm at Humanities Gateway 1010

Lunch will be provided - RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yxbv93r4 

Are you considering a Postdoc as your next career step? Join us for a Q&A session with current UCI Postdoc Scholars. Hear about their experience and learn how to find a position that alighns with you rcareer goals! 

SARAH OREM earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to UCI she was a postdoctoral fellow in the American Studies Program at Smith College. Her research has appeared in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Modern Drama, African American Review, and The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. She is currently working on a book about 20th and 21st century American drama that recuperates women homebound by disability and chronic illness as activist figures central to feminist organizing after WWII.

ANIRBAN GUPTA-NIGAM is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the UC Humanities Research Institute where, in addition to other programs, oversees an initiative on liberal arts literacies. He holds a PhD in Visual Studies from UCI, and his work engages the intersections between American and environmental studies, with generous helpings of popular culture thrown into the mix.

LILLIAN T. JUNGLEIB is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She works at the intersection of critical criminology, gender, and social inequalities. Her current research explores the ways “victim-centered” prostitution policies paradoxically expand the criminalization of marginalized women and communities. She holds a doctorate in Sociology with an emphasis in feminist studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contact Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale for more information: kayleiga@uci.edu

Announcements

Middle Tennessee State University Faculty Position openings

Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee’s best regional comprehensive university, is located on our beautiful 550 acre campus, about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee in the city of Murfreesboro (named one of the 15 Fastest Growing Cities by the U.S. Census Bureau as well as one of the 20 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, 2018). 

MTSU has approximately 22,000 students and offers through eight colleges, The College of Graduate Studies, and thirty-nine academic departments, baccalaureate instruction in the liberal and fine arts, the sciences, education, business, media and entertainment as well as a variety of other fields. Programs in the College of Graduate Studies are offered at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Currently, we’re seeking applicants for faculty positions for the 2020-2021 academic year who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

UCI Brain Initiative

Students and postdocs are invited to participate in a Whiteboard Brainstorm Session at the UCI Brain Launch Event on Thursday, November 21, and win awards. First place award is $250!

Participants will be given a blank whiteboard, a set of markers, and a prop kit to visually describe their brain-related project using drawings and graphic organizers. This unique format is intended to encourage feedback, spark collaborations and facilitate out-of-the-box thinking. Trainees from all disciplines are encouraged to apply!

Faculty are also encouraged to forward this note to their students to suggest their participation. Space is limited, and spots will be given on a first-come first-served basis (after preliminary review for content relevance).

Grad Slam is back and we want YOU to bring the Slammy back to UCI!

What is Grad Slam?
Grad Slam is a systemwide competition that showcases and awards the best three-minute research presentations by graduate scholars. This competition not only highlights the excellence, importance and relevance of UCI graduate scholars and their research, but it is also designed to increase graduate students' communication skills and their capacity to effectively present their work with poise and confidence. It is an opportunity to share accomplishments with the campus, friends of UCI, the local community, and the broader public.

Learn more about the competition and what it takes to become a Grad Slam Champion by attending one of our two information session by clicking below or the button above.

Both sessions will take place inside the Graduate Resource Center

Information Session 1: Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2 pm - 3 pm 
Information Session 2: Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 am - 11 am


Questions? Contact Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

Academic English 23ABC Graduate Level Communications Courses

Program in Academic English is offering graduate-level communication courses (AC ENG 23A, 23B, and 23C) in Fall 2019. These courses are designed to assist with graduate students’ command of oral communication skills.
Are you looking to :

  • Develop greater confidence for internship and job interviews?
  • Prepare to work as a teaching assistant at UCI?
  • Enhance your English presentation skills?
  • Pass TOEP or SPEAK faster?
  • Recieve individualized feedback on your speaking and pronunciation?

Course Offerings for Fall 2019:

  • Academic English 23A – Pronunciation
    • 20156 TuTh 11-12pm
    • 20157 TuTh 9:30-10:50am
  • Academic English 23B - Conversation & English Stress, Rhythm and Intonation
    • 20158 TuTh 3:30-4:50pm
  •  Academic English 23C – Langauge and Presentations (to enroll please contact Neda Sahranavard nsahrana@uci.edu)
    • 20160 TuTh 12:30-1:50pm

All Classes are 2 units Pass/No Pass only and can be repeated for credit!

For more information

CLICK HERE

or email

academicenglish@uci.edu

CUNY School of Medicine Cancer Research Training Internships in Global and U.S. Minority Settings

THE CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY EDUCATION IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS (CEESP) PROGRAM
CEESP provides funding for students to travel and conduct summer research in U.S. minority and global settings. Amount awarded is based upon each applicant's research project and its associated costs for a period of up to 15 weeks during the summer of 2020 . The program provides a stipend/subsistence to cover travel and living expenses in the domestic or foreign research sites. Previous internships have been conducted in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco, Vietnam, Kenya, Egypt Tunisia, Zambia, Cyprus, Peru, Mexico & the United States. CEESP is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.
You can check CEESP at: https://ceesp.ccny.cuny.edu/

For more information on this competitive program, please contact:
The CEESP Director,
Dr. Amr Soliman:
asoliman@med.cuny.edu

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2020

Attention Employed Graduate Students! 

If you are a graduate student employed as a Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Student Assistant Researcher, Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader or Tutor, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit by November 14.  This will ensure a seamless transition when our payroll system is converted to the new UCPath system in January. Starting with the first paychecks in January, paper paychecks will be mailed to home addresses on payday and may take 2-5 days to arrive; with Direct Deposit, you have immediate access to your earnings on payday with no delays. To enroll in direct deposit today...

CLICK HERE 

Law School Research Assistant Postion open to Graduate Students 

Professor DiMento (School of Law) is seeking two research assistants for the 2019-20 academic year, beginning this summer if possible. The positions are for approximately 10 hours per week and are open to 2L and 3L law students and masters and PhD level students. The pay rate is $14.50 per hour.

Project Number 1 includes research and writing summary reports on international environmental law and policy with a specific focus on the Arctic. A facility with social and environmental science research is a plus but not essential. Familiarity with data management such as EXCEL is a plus.

Project Number 2 includes research and writing summary reports on land use and development control law and policy. Among the topics explored are: land use and homelessness, fair housing, affordable housing, cannabis use legalization, adult uses, takings, and first amendment challenges.

Research assistants will begin with an orientation to research activities with our UCI Law librarians.

Interested students should submit a resume, brief cover letter, and an unofficial transcript. Please indicate for which project you are applying. The position will remain open until filled. Materials must be submitted online at https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/DiMento2019-20.

Please note: the successful candidate must complete the employment onboarding procedures prior to commencing work, per UC employment policy. Staff Human Resources Manager, Wendy Garmendez (wgarmendez@law.uci.edu), coordinates the hiring process. If hired, please contact Wendy directly to make an appointment.

Announcement to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Regarding Elsevier 

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of Wednesday, July 10, 2019 UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.

What is affected: Members of the UC community no longer have direct access to:

  • 2019 articles in all Elsevier journals
  • Older articles in certain journals (download the list)

What is not affected: Articles published before 2019 in most Elsevier journals (covering about 95% of historical usage) should continue to be available via ScienceDirect.

Please note that the process for discontinuing access is complex, so access to specific journals or articles may fluctuate until Elsevier's rollout of these changes is complete. 

The systemwide faculty Senate has encouraged stakeholders across UC to use alternative access methods or contact their campus library for assistance in obtaining articles, and to refrain from any new independent subscriptions to Elsevier journals at this time. “By ‘holding the line,’” the Senate leadership writes, “the UC can help change the system of scholarly communication for the betterment of all.”

How to get the articles you need

Information about other ways to access Elsevier articles is available on the library’s website and summarized below. There are several options — plus, the library is always here to help.

 Use tools like Google Scholar, Unpaywall and Open Access Button to quickly find open access copies, when available.

What happens next?

We will be carefully evaluating the impact of losing access to new articles on ScienceDirect over the coming months, and will do our best to ensure that you have access to the articles you need. Meanwhile, UC is hoping to reenter formal negotiations with Elsevier if the publisher indicates that they are willing to discuss a contract that integrates our goals of containing costs and facilitating open access to UC research.

If you have any questions or need help accessing an article, please don’t hesitate to contact John Renaud (Associate University Librarian, Research Resources; jrenaud@uci.edu) -- at any time.

Lorelei Tanji, University Librarian
Prof. Linda R. Cohen (Chair, UCI Academic Senate)
Prof. James Steintrager (Chair Elect, UCI Academic Senate)
Prof. Jeffrey Barrett (Chair, Council on Research, Computing and Libraries)

Calling All Student Innovators and ANTrepreneurs!

Do you have a great idea for a business, startup or product but need some financial help to get your idea off the ground? Our Student Startup Fund offers micro-grants to UCI students and alumni to help them develop their innovative ideas. Applications are now open and are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply

CLICK HERE

Request for Proposals | 2020 UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program

UC Research Initiatives (UCRI) has announced the 2020 Request for Proposals for the UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program. This year’s competition offers two distinct funding opportunities:

  1. The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training (CRT) award
    Proposals in this category must focus on collaborative research and training activities in one of the following three targeted areas:
    • Accelerator research ⚬ Quantum information science ⚬ Wildfire-related research
  2. The UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

    UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for The 2020 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship, a funding opportunity for UC graduate students in any field of research that aligns with the missions of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The RFP for this opportunity is attached, and available on our website. Please circulate this RFP widely to UC faculty and graduate students who may be interested.

Click the hyperlink(s) above for the full Request for Proposals (RFP) for each opportunity.

Workshops/Info Sessions:

CRT Program

To support the development of proposal ideas and collaborative teams, UC campuses are organizing one workshop for each thematic topic of the CRT RFP. For more information and locations

CLICK HERE 

*Attendance at the workshops is not a requirement for submitting a proposal, and the workshop organizers may limit attendance based on space or budget constraints.

Fellowship Program

Two informational webinars have been scheduled for the Fellowship program, featuring current Fellows and national laboratory liaisons to provide first-hand information about the fellowship, training opportunities at the national labs, and how the In-Residence Fellowship fits into a UC doctoral program. Dates and registration links are available on the program website.

Financial Aid Introduces Qless: Virtual Lines 

Effective March 1, 2019, The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships introduced 'QLess', an online check-in system that will reduce your waiting time to speak to a Financial Aid representative. No more waiting in long lines!

QLess will provide you with text updates on where you are in line and will predict wait time so you only need to be in the office when they are ready for you. QLess allows you to add yourself to the line from virtually anywhere so you can wait wherever you want, receive wait time updates, and get notified when it’s your turn.

Three ways to join the line:

  • Download the QLess app onto your electronic device

o Apple App Store (iOS)

o Google Play (Android)  

  • Text 'UC Irvine' to 949-304-5853
  • Go Online to join the line from any computer

Public Policy Prep (P3) Program

This year, GPS-BIOMED's Public Policy Prep (P3) program members visited Capitol Hill. The visit was sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and organized by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).
The visitors actively engaged with state legislators in campaigning for various issues surrounding, effective science funding, policies on STEM funding and many more. 
Before the start of the visit, AIBS organized a communications boot camp for our members to help them learn the basics of communication with politicians. 

Based on their visit, all of the members decided to give a recap of their experiences, lessons learned to train and organize working groups for future policy enthusiasts. Their input will also help in preparing and training the students/postdocs interested in visiting their local offices to campaign for various science, health, education-related issues. 

Part 1 (June 12): All the visitors, Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Maria Montchal, and William Pandora will share highlights from their visit and discuss lessons learned for science policy enthusiasts and future Capitol Hill visitors. At the end of the event, we will form working groups to discuss various scientific policy issues (topics will be announced before part 1) for the next event. 

Part 2 (June 19): Training Session- After part 1 event, the groups will come together for the next workshop to discuss various assigned topics. This workshop/working group discussion will be moderated by P3 program members including 3 of our panelist from part 1 event. RSVP link with discussion topics coming soon. 

Part 3 (TBD): After this training session, we will select 5-8 candidates who showed interest in visiting their local offices (Irvine Council, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Newport...) to campaign for the topics discussed in the part 2 workshop. The exact dates for this visit will be decided very soon based on appointments from local offices (Time for the visit ~1-2 hours total including the travel).

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

RSVP HERE

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to write to us:

Harinder Singh, PhD
Associate Director,
GPS-BIOMED Program
University of California, Irvine
Harinder.Singh@uci.edu

Graduate Students Support Group 

Pre-group Meeting Required.

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm6c4c64f7a3&e=5c267d1f60

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

This is a graduate student process-oriented support group that focuses on increasing insight in order to better understanding self and others. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and explorations of diverse topics including academic concerns, personal growth, and varies relationships, such as family, academic, professional, and romantic. Giving and receiving of interpersonal feedback is also an important component of this group.

203 Student Services I

Irvine, CA 92697

(949) 824-6457

www.counseling.uci.edu

UCI Students: Get an Online Subscription to New York Times Courtesy of UCI Libraries 

UCI is the only UC Campus to give online subscriptions to their students, staff, and faculty. In order to activate your account, please follow these steps:

1. While on campus and connected to UCI’s network, visit AccessNYT.com

2. Create a NYTimes.com account using your school email address.

3. Download your free NYT mobile app at nytimes.com/mobile

The expiration of your pass will be shown to you upon activation. You may renew your complimentary pass upon expiration.

To activate, you must be an eligible student, faculty, or staff member at UCI. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider Content or digital versions of the New York Times Crossword. Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Users receive unlimited access to archived articles outside of the date range 1923-1980; articles within that date range are subject to limited access. Other restrictions apply.

For more information, please contact cynthiaj@uci.edu. To begin setting up your account

CLICK HERE

Off-Campus Online Resources Available Through the UCI Libraries 

The UCI Libraries hope that the winter recess is a time of rest and rejuvenation. If, for some of you, rejuvenation includes leaving campus and doing research while visiting family or friends, or at a workshop or conference, please remember that you can access the Libraries’ electronic full-text journals, e-books, and other electronic resources using UCI’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). We recommend the software version.

And the UCI Libraries participate in a reference consortium that provides chat reference assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week when we’re not available to help you.

Brews and Brains- Opportunities to Lead and Speak

Are you passionate about science communication and outreach? Do you want to engage with the Orange County community and enhance public understanding of science? Join us at Brews & Brains as we expand our leadership team! Brews & Brains is a UCI graduate student-led research communication group with over 2,000 local members. We are committed to engaging with the broader public through providing UCI researchers from all disciplines with the skills and a venue to hone their public speaking skills.

We meet every other Tuesday to hear from a UCI trainee about their latest cutting-edge research on nearly every topic imaginable, from how artificial intelligence can learn to detect lung cancer, how butterflies see the world, why meth-addicted rats can’t get through rehab, and why the data show it really was a bad idea for your teacher to give you detention back in the 8th grade.

We are looking for social media, campus, and community coordinators, as well as a treasurer. We are always welcoming speakers too.  Contact Sarah Cross (crosssj@uci.edu) or Ted Yoo (yooty@uci.edu) for more information.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Bellevue College - Vary Deadlines

Interested in a faculty career at a teaching institution and finishing your Master's or Doctoral degree? Bellevue College near Seattle, Washington is currently recruiting for tenure-track faculty positions in Art, English, History, Mathematics, and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Please visit Bellevue College’s employment webpage for more information on the open faculty positions and how to apply.

The Science Policy Group at UCI is Looking for Members 

The Science Policy Group at UCI is an active association of students interested in science policy and advocacy. All graduate students are welcome. Our mission is to encourage discussion, education, and involvement in and around issues of the interactions between science, governance, and policy-making. We also help members find opportunities to get hands-on experience working for policy-makers, nonprofits, and other groups related to their interests. We meet once every two weeks and usually have a guest speaker working in the field.

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or via email at spg@uci.edu.

CIRTL-For Graduate Students Interested in Developing Teaching/Pedagogical and Education Research Skills 

UCI is a member of Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a nationwide network of research universities that support pedagogical development (improved teaching skills) for graduate students and postdocs. Via this network, CIRTL provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.

At UCI, UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI). UCI graduate students (and postdocs) can take advantage of CIRTL resources in two ways: 1) enroll in workshops and programs here on campus, and 2) utilize CIRTL network/online courses and resources. Students can earn CIRTL certificates (Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar); these certificate levels are described on this webpage.

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL!  Trainees from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM-focused. We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates. For general inquiries, e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in pursuing a Teaching as Research (TAR) project. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

To receive updates regarding CIRTL Network (online) events

CLICK HERE

SEEDS Graduate Student Survey

The Ecological Society of America’s SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability - program is planning to develop workshops for graduate students, with priority to ESA SEEDS alumni and alumni of other diversity programs for underrepresented minority communities. Our goal is to develop the support network during the first few years of their MS or Ph.D. programs and to provide opportunities to deepen and enhance new professional and scientific skills. For the first workshop, we are looking to team up with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). The mission of SESYNC is to bring together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. To take the survey

CLICK HERE

Sign up for the Grad Eaters mailing list

"Grad Eaters! Are you a graduate student studying a food studies related topic? Are you hungry to connect with other grad students pursuing food-related research? Join Grad Eaters in Food Studies! Sign up for the mailing list here: https://goo.gl/forms/YWCa6jDCR4lNm0iL2"

Discount Arts Card for CTSA Production/Events/Performances 

What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more information.

Graduate Resource Center Update

Happy fall quarter GradEaters! Take a look below to check out all the exciting opportunities being offered at the GRC this quarter.

Thursday, November 21st at 1:00 PM in the Graduate Resource Center
Our second Alumni Speaker event of the Fall will feature UCI Grad Alum, Brett Goldsmith, PhD alum ’08. He’ll share his journey during his talk, “Building a New Industry After your PhD.” 
 
REGISTER HERE
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

There’s still time to register for our fantastic certificate programs!
 
Activate to Captivate
Tuesdays, October 8 to November 26 from 10:00 AM – Noon
Public Speaking:Activate to Captivate is an 8-week communication certificate program for postdocs and graduate students. Participants will learn and practice strategies to craft a dynamic and compelling presentation including:
• Overcoming anxiety
• Commanding a room
• Communicating effectively with an audience of any size  
           
REGISTER HERE
 
Improv for Teaching
Tuesdays, November 6 to November 26 from Noon – 2:00 PM
Facilitated by Activate to Captivate’s Bri McWhorter, this new 4-session communication program is for postdocs and graduate students. This highly interactive program will help participants learn to: 
• Think on their feet
• Engage in active listening techniques
• Create a collaborative learning environment
• Expand their imagination to lead a dynamic classroom
 
REGISTER HERE
 
ADVANCED TRAINING & CAREER WORKSHOPS
 
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Wednesday, November 13 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Learn research and understand the job market. Discover how to narrow your search, locate jobs and develop an action plan to get you started.
 
ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING
 
Are you looking for career support?! Take advantage of one-on-one time with Lauren Lyon.
 
Career Drop-in Advising
On Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – Noon, Lauren Lyon from the Division of Career Pathways provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary; first come, first served.
 
Fellowship Application Advising
Make an appointment with Kayleigh Anderson to discuss your fellowship application questions and receive feedback.
 
Writing Consultants – Appointments available daily from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
GRC writing consultants can review academic publications, dissertation/thesis materials, and provide feedback on job application materials (ex. CV, resume, cover letter). Schedule an appointment

CLICK HERE 

or

call 949-824-3849.
 
GRC HOURS

  • The GRC hours are Monday – Thursday from 9AM-7PM and Fridays from 9AM-5PM.

 
The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.
 
Need additional information about GRC workshops and events?
     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu
     PHONE:     949-824-3849

Funding

The Institute for Broadening Participation Funding Resources

The Institute for Broadening Participation’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

Students can use the searchable online directory to find STEM funding opportunities below:

Undergraduate Scholarships – 30+ opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM

Graduate Funding for Masters Students – 40+ funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM

Graduate Funding for PhD Students – 40+ funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

As well as resources on how to build a strong application. 

Please contact Liv Detrick directly at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org with any questions on how to use the online search to find funding opportunities.

To learn more about The Institute for Broadening Participation, visit: https://www.PathwaysToScience.org

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.

Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Applications are accepted three times each year:

• March 1

• July 1

• November 1

For further information and to apply, visit: https://npp.usra.edu/

Send questions to npphelp@usra.edu

Dan David Prize Call for Nominations 2020

The Dan David Prize is an international initiative, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at the Tel Aviv Univeristy. Three prizes of US$1,000,000 each are awarded anually in selected fields representing the three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future. 

The Dan David Prize is awarded each year to those who have made groundbreaking discoveries or outstanding contributions to humanity. We invite nominations of individuals and organizations that are making a major impact in this year's chosen fields. 

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020

Ten Percent of the Prize is donated by the laureates as scholarships to outstanding young researchers, doctoral and postdoctoral students, studying topics related to the chosen fields. 

Each year 20 scholarships of US$15,000 are awarded - 10 to scholars from universities all over the world and 10 to scholars from Tel Aviv University. High-achieving doctoral and postdoctoral students whose research relates to the fields chosen for this year are invited to apply for the 2020 Dan David Prize Scholarship

Application Deadline is March 10, 2020 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Program 

https://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

“The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

Since the first round of competition in 1981, more than 1,200 Newcombe Fellows have been named. Fellows from early years of the program are now senior faculty members at major research universities and selective liberal arts colleges, curators and directors at significant scholarly archives, and leaders and policymakers at nonprofit organizations and in cabinet-level government agencies. In the past decade, national honors such as the MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize in History, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have been accorded to more than a dozen Newcombe Fellows—a number that will continue to grow as more and more Fellows enter the most productive phases of their careers.”

Save the Date for the 2019 Conte Center@UCI Annual Symposium

Fellowship Opportunity: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented Ph.D. or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2019 due dates of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per Year for Student Research/Travel - Rolling Deadlines

The Rotary Global Grant Scholarships support graduate student academic and research endeavors in a foreign country. Awards are for $30,000 per year and students can receive multi-year awards. For more information go the website, click on service opportunities and Global Grant Scholars for scholarship objectives, selection process, selection criteria, schedule, and preliminary application. UCI students are encouraged to apply.

When: Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

The Horizons Fellowship - Rolling Deadlines 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program

  • Submission of a resume and standardized test scores on the website

  • Series of fit and logic interviews

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science 

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellow's program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman ScholarsProgram websites.

How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding, and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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