- Grad Weekly
Grad Weekly - May 16, 2013
- Counseling Center offering new Grief Group|May 16-May 30, 2013
- Online, Hybird/Flipped, Technologically Enhanced: A Panel Discussion|May 17, 2013
- History Graduate Student Association Conference-Responding to Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Strategies of Resistance|May 18, 2013
- Department of Campus Recreation Open House|May 29, 2013
- Sunset Kayak Retreat for Graduate Students|June 1, 2013
- Science Outside the Lab|A policy immersion program in Washington, D.C. for graduate students|June 3-June 14, 2013
- The Hill Author Series|June 5, 2013
- Cooking Class Partner Retreat for Graduate Students|July 16, 2013
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
- Fulbright applications now open
- Course in graduate public speaking skills: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
- UC Expands Childcare Benefits to Graduate Student Researchers
- Vista del Campo has many graduate housing spaces available for the upcoming school year
- UCI Graduate Housing available at Camino del Sol and Puerta del Sol
- UC Irvine Counseling Center: Groups for Graduate Students for Spring 2013
- GRC updates
- Summer Teaching Opportunity
- Rolex accepting applications for 2014 Awards for Enterprise|May 31, 2013 deadline
- Paul P. Fidler Grant for research on college student transitions|July 1, 2013 deadline
For more detailed information on events, announcements and funding, please see below:
COUNSELING CENTER OFFERING NEW GRIEF GROUP
- What: This five week group provides a space and place for students to process the loss of a loved one. The group will include psychoeducation and group member discussion around topics such as common reactions to grief, identifying social support and healing paths, and moving forward in the world after the loss. Group is open to both undergraduates and graduate students. No group screening is necessary but loss should be within the last year.
- When: Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., begins May 2, 2013
- Where: Counseling Center, 203 Student Services I
- Contact: Dianna Gonzalez, Ed.M. & Jeanne Manese, Ph.D.
ONLINE, HYBRID/FLIPPED, TECHNOLOGICALLY ENHANCED: A PANEL DISCUSSION
- What: Panelists Dr. Adrienne Williams and Dr. Renee Link will discuss their teaching experiences using the “flipped” or hybrid format. There will be guest appearances by Dr. Mike Dennin and Dr. Sarah Eichorn, who will speak about their experiences in the online format. Participants can bring their own lunch. Light refreshments and desserts will be served.
- When: Friday, May 17th, 2013, 11:30-1:00 p.m.
- Where: Anteater Instruction and Research Bldg. Rm. 1030
To register, click here.HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE-RESPONDING TO CRISIS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE
- What: This year's History Graduate Students Association conference consists of four panels, all dealing with the themes of crisis and resistance: local identity in crisis, government policies and grassroots activism, environmental disintegration and disputation, and issues of diversity and technology in librarianship. For a full schedule, including a list of papers and presenters, please visit here.
- When: May 18, 10 am - 7 pm
- Where: Humanities Gateway 1010 and 1030
DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUS RECREATION OPEN HOUSE
- What: The Department of Campus Recreation is inviting the community to participate in a free open house event at the ARC. This is an exciting opportunity for the public to experience some of what the ARC has to offer. Guests will be treated to a free exercise class with Campus Rec's, Aileen Sheron. Come take Aileen's Total Body Conditioning Class, tour the ARC, and use the complete facility. Watch a short cooking demonstration in our classroom-kitchen, and learn how to make delicious spring rolls.
- Who: Aileen is a well-known fitness celebrity who has made many TV and radio appearances as a fitness expert and is a contributor to several fitness publications. She has starred in fifteen exercise videos; her Weight Watchers Low Impact Aerobics Workout was rated #1 by Consumer Reports. She has trained instructors around the world, and now teaches the ARC's most popular exercise classes. Come workout with Aileen!
- When: Wednesday May 29, 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
- Where: ARC
Parking at the ARC costs $1 an hour. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
SUNSET KAYAK RETREAT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
- What: CARE, Campus Recreation, and Palo Verde Housing are collaborating to provide partners with an opportunity to challenge themselves by exploring communication and trust in a new way. Partners will have the opportunity to end the day by participating in a sunset kayak ride together. Cost is $25/couple.
- When: Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Palo Verde Community Center
Find more info here.
SCIENCE OUTSIDE THE LAB
A policy immersion program in Washington, D.C. for graduate students.
Science Outside the Lab, presented by Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes in a place where many important decisions about these things are made - Washington, D.C. During the two-week workshop, students will meet and interact with the people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize and study science, including congressional staffers, funding agency officers, lobbyists, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators and others.
When: Monday June 3 - Friday, June 14, 2013 (arrival on Sunday June 2; departure on Saturday June 15)
More information is available on the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University's website.
THE HILL AUTHOR SERIES
- What: Take a peek into into the writer's imagination with these special events.
- When: June 5, 2013
- Where: the Hill
Free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
To view upcoming author events, please visit here.
COOKING CLASS PARTNER RETREAT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
- What: This event is hosted by CARE, in collaboration with Campus Recreation, and Palo Verde Housing. During this retreat, partners will gain tools in communication strategies, learn how to fight fair, develop interpersonal assertiveness, build positive and supportive relationships, and have the opportunity to cook a meal together. Cost is $25/couple.
- When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- Where: Palo Verde Community Center
Find more info here.
FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD PROGRAM
- What: The Fulbright-Hays program is a separate and distinct program from the Fulbright Grant. This program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, and its purpose is to provide support opportunities for graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies in specific priority geographical areas for periods of six to 12 months.
- When: Make sure to submit your application to the Graduate Division by May 20
FULBRIGHT APPLICATION NOW OPEN!
- What: The Fulbright program manager, Walter Jackson, announced that the online application is now open! Please find the application here. To help make your Personal Statement and Grant Purpose as completive as possible, UCLA Graduate Division and the Graduate Writing Center will be cohosting 3 workshops. The workshops are for potential Fulbright applicants interested in learning how to write a successful Personal Statement and Grant Purpose.
- When/Where: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 5:15pm-6:30pm, TBD, Wednesday, June 26,2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Bunche Hall 6275, Thursday, July 25, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Bunche Hall 6275. The workshops on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 and Thursday, July 25, 2013 will include at 30min Q&A for those who have general application questions.
Please RSVP for these Workshops.
COURSE IN GRADUATE PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
- What: A new course in communication has been developed by Drama Professor Eli Simon and is being taught under his supervision by MFA Actors for graduate students in all disciplines.
- When: Apply ASAP since space is limited.
UC EXPANDS CHILDCARE BENEFITS TO GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS
- What: As part of its commitment to support students in their academic pursuits, the University of California will help graduate student researchers cover the cost of childcare starting fall 2013. UC understands that some GSRs are parents who juggle school and family life. The university also recognizes that rising childcare costs can pose a significant financial burden for students, which can affect their academic focus.The university’s new childcare benefit will provide much-needed financial aid and support for GSRs. Depending on the campus, GSRs will be offered a grant or will be reimbursed up to $600 per quarter or $900 per semester for childcare costs. UC already offers this childcare benefit to union-represented academic student employees, such as teaching assistants, tutors and readers.
- When: All UC campuses will offer the childcare benefit starting this fall and fund it at their location. UCLA will begin offering the benefit in July 2013.
VISTA DEL CAMPO HAS MANY GRADUATE HOUSING SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
Live like you mean it at Vista del Campo, the best in Irvine student living! At Vista del Campo you will have the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in an on-campus student community that is built specifically with you in mind.
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UCI GRADUATE HOUSING AVAILABLE AT CAMINO DEL SOL AND PUERTA DEL SOL
UC IRVINE COUNSELING CENTER: GROUPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR SPRING 2013
Please see the list of groups for graduate students.
GRC Update – Grad Weekly GRC 5-16-2013
DID YOU KNOW: Whether you are considering an academic or non-academic position, the Graduate Resource Center provides Weekly Drop-In Career Advising for graduate students at all stages of their academic journey. This includes CV or resume review, discussing job search strategies, and preparing for interviews. Meetings are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis on Wednesdays from 3 – 4pm.
Click here for additional information about GRC workshops and events.
* LAST CHANCE * PUBLIC SPEAKING WITH CONFIDENCE - May 20 (Monday) from 12 – 1PM
Practice makes perfect. Prepare for your next conference presentation, job talk, or interview by practicing in a supportive environment and receive valuable peer feedback. The GRC will provide audiovisual equipment including a projector, laptop, and clicker. Additional equipment is available upon request.
Participants are requested to sign-up in advance by contacting the GRC with the following:
- Length of their presentation
- Audiovisual needs
This is the last practice session.
NSF: Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session – May 21 (Tuesday) from 12-1PM
Get a jump start on this prestigious fellowship application through this introduction and review requirements.
Interview Strategies for the Connected Candidate – May 22 (Wednesday) from 12 – 1PM
Today job interviews can take place in person, over the phone and online – and can involve one or more interviewers. Christine Kelly will share strategies to help you present yourself with confidence in any arena.
SPECIAL EVENT: Broader Impacts Fair – May 23 (Thursday) from 12 – 1:30PM * Date Correction*
Strengthen the linkage between research and societal impact through your actions. The Broader Impact criterion is an important component of the NSF GRFP as well as other fellowship and grant opportunities. Learn how you can get involved at UC Irvine and in the local community to improve the overall impact of your next fellowship proposal.
SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITY
- What: As a leading educational institute in the San Gabriel Valley for 26 years, we are seeking innovative, dedicated and qualified teachers to join our faculty at the locations of Alhambra, Arcadia, Temple City, and San Marino. 32 to 35 hrs per week are possibly available for strong candidates for the summer term. Hired teachers must sign a contract to commit to the summer positions from June to August, 2013. Possible long-term afternoon school teaching positions are also available for fall and spring semester. Starting salary is competitive with other companies.
- When: Working hours are Mondays to Fridays. Morning and/ or afternoon classes with 3 to 4 hrs per shift are available. Possible Saturday teaching positions are available too. Teaching hours depend on subject proficiency and teaching experience.
Open positions are:
- SAT/ PSAT test prep teachers
- English teachers in high school/ middle school/ elementary level
- Math teachers of Pre-calculus, Algebra II/ I, Geometry, Pre-algebra
- Sciences teachers of high school biology and chemistry
1. Applicant must be hard-working and enthusiastic teaching professional with excellent subject knowledge and sound understanding of the curriculum.
2. A Bachelor’s Degree is necessary, Master Degree or above preferred. In-classroom teaching experience is a plus!
3. Employees must have a reliable source of transportation.
4. SAT teaching candidates must have competitive test scores (such as in SAT/ GRE/ GMAT) or a diagnostic test is required in interview.
5. All candidates are required to do a mock teaching in interview.
How to apply:
- Please send the resume, a cover letter, academic diploma copy, and official test report (GRE/ GMAT/ SAT) to email@example.com for potential interview.
- Pleases suggest the availability during summer from June 3 to August 30, mornings or/and afternoons.
- If you would like to know more about our school, please see our website.
ROLEX ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE
- What: Rolex is accepting applications for the 2014 Awards for Enterprise, which are dedicated to young candidates aged between 18 and 30. The Rolex Awards support pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. However, projects may be submitted in almost any area of activity, provided they have the potential to bring benefits for mankind. Projects are assessed based on the feasibility, originality, potential for sustained impact, and, above all, on the candidate’s own spirit of enterprise.
- When: Applications close on May 31, 2013
View the website.
PAUL P. FIDLER GRANT FOR RESEARCH ON COLLEGE STUDENT TRANSITIONS
- What: The Paul Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition and is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
- Deadline: Completed applications must be received by the National Resource Center by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, July 1, 2013.
View more information here.
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