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GRAD ANNOUNCE, April 2017

GRAD ANNOUNCE, April 2017 

 

Monthly email brought to you by the Graduate Life Office of Stanford Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Graduate Student Council & Graduate Student Programming Board.

 

GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE (GLO)

1.     Using Stanford’s Name to Promote a business?

2.     Financial Literacy talks, April 10

3.     Celebrating Sustainability Festival, April 20

4.     Volunteer Beyond the Farm, May 6

5.     President’s Dinner, May 8

6.     Sexual Assault Awareness Month

7.     Graduate Student Support Group, Fridays

 

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)

1.     What’s possible in graduate education at Stanford? Please tell us!

2.     VPGE Personalized Quarterly Event Notifications – Now available!

3.     Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI)

4.     Negotiation in Teams

5.     Communication Matters: Building Effective Relationships

6.     Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Thyself Before Leading Others

7.     Diversity Works: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman College

8.     Preparing Future Professors

9.     Teaching in Diverse Classrooms Workshops

10. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)

11. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)

12. Preparing for Faculty Careers (VPTL 231) – Spring Course

13. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) – Spring Course

14. Quick Bytes

15. Academic Chats

16. Leadership Dinners

17. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)

1.     GSC Calendar

2.     GSC Election – Vote

3.     Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

1.     Stanford Holi 2017, Apr. 9

2.     Burmese Water Festival, Apr. 9

3.     Basketball and Chill, Apr. 10

4.     Cheesecake & Kombucha, Apr. 12

5.     Singing Night, Apr. 12

6.     Grad Night Trivia, Apr. 13

7.     Fasal Gecesi (Turkish Fasil Night), Apr. 14

8.     GSPB Run and Brunch, Apr. 15

9.     Dinner at Gott's Roadside Diner, Apr. 15

10. Latin Fever, Apr. 15

11. Catalan BBQ, Apr. 16

12. Dinner + Night Out at the Patio, Apr. 20

13. Grad Night Trivia, May. 11

14. Grad Night Trivia, Jun. 1

 


GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

1. Using Stanford’s Name to Promote a business?

Did you know that protecting Stanford’s name helps to protect the university’s tax-exempt status? It also supports the integrity and focus of its research and teaching mission. Here are five ways you can help.

 

Don’t

 

  1. …allow Stanford’s name and logo to be used on other organization’s websites and social media feeds

 

  1. …endorse companies or provide case studies with Stanford’s name

 

  1. …promote commercial products or services on Stanford’s campus  

 

  1. …promote commercial products or services using Stanford’s name

 

  1. …allow Stanford resources and facilities to be used for non-Stanford purposes

 

Questions? Contact trademarks@stanford.edu

 

 

2. Grad 201 Workshops: Financial Literacy Talks, April 10

In collaboration with Mind Over Money, the Graduate Life Office’s Grad 201 Workshops series is presenting two talks on financial literacy. Both talks are presented by Emily Roberts, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and PhD Stipends.

 

All Talks will be given at the Graduate Community Center, Havana Room

 

Demystifying Taxes for Graduate Students Receiving Stipends

·      Monday, April 10, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

·      Lunch is provided to the first 50 people

·      RSVP Requested: Google Form

 

Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student tax return or unsure that you prepared it correctly? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your university – or the forms you didn’t? This seminar breaks down how to calculate and report your taxable income from your assistantship pay, fellowship, and scholarships. The topics covered are: income tax basics, tax preparation methods, pay types and tax forms, calculating and reporting your student income using your qualified education expenses, paying tax throughout the year, and tax repercussions of your pay type.

 

The Graduate Student's Guide to Personal Finance

·      Monday, April 10, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

·      Dinner is provided to the first 50 people

·      RSVP requested: Google Form

 

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in school. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, saving, investing, and debt repayment.

 

3. Celebrating Sustainability Festival, April 20

·      WHEN: 11am-1pm, Thursday April 20

·      WHERE: Science & Engineering Quad

 

Celebrating Sustainability is Stanford’s annual Earth Day celebration, and brings together over 30 campus partners to educate, inspire and empower the community to engage with sustainability at Stanford. This year’s event will showcase all of those working to advance sustainability on campus, and highlight the personal actions we all can take to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to this flourishing culture at Stanford. Enjoy sustainable food, entertainment, interactive art, and an awards ceremony that recognizes those who lead by example. The event will coincide with the launch of My Cardinal Green, a new program that offers personal recommendations and rewards individual conservation actions on campus.

 

4. Volunteer Beyond the Farm, May 6

Make a difference in our local community and enjoy a fun day to boot! Volunteer for Stanford Alumni Association's annual Beyond the Farm Day of Service on May 6. Grad students and their families are welcome to join local alumni at one of the more than two dozen community service projects across the Bay Area - 10 located within just 10 miles of campus. Many of the projects are family-friendly. Sign up today as projects fill up quickly.

 

>>> Sign Up http://stanford.io/1RSE4iF

 

5. President’s Dinner, May 8

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne hosts dinners for a select number of graduate students each quarter. The third and final dinner of the year will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017. President Tessier-Lavigne will host a dinner and conversation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 20 students. This dinner will provide an opportunity for students to meet President Tessier-Lavigne and discuss issues of interest to the Stanford graduate community. 

 

If you are interested in being selected for the upcoming dinner with President Tessier-Lavigne, please click on the link below and complete the survey by April 18.

 

https://stanfordassess.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWdUfU9zGweas29

 

6. Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  The Stanford SARA Office (Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response) is partnering with various organizations on campus to sponsor SAAM-related events throughout the month to raise awareness and educate around issues of sexual assault and relationship abuse. 

 

The pinnacle program of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Take Back the Night (TBTN) on Tuesday, April 25 at 7-10 PM. TBTN will begin with a rally at White Plaza, continue with a march, and conclude with a Speakout in Hillel. This Speakout portion is dedicated space for anyone that has been personally affected by sexual assault & relationship violence to share their stories. We invite you to take part in a nation-wide event to raise awareness around sexual violence.  

 

For a complete list of these events, please go to sara.stanford.edu and find the SARA Office on Facebook @SaraOfficeAtStanford for the latest schedule updates. These events are open to all Stanford community members and we encourage all to attend!

 

7. Graduate Student Support Group, Fridays

·      Fridays, 3:00pm – 4:15pm

 

The Graduate Life Office (GLO) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are pleased to announce that they will be offering a Graduate Student Support Group. The group will be supportive in nature where graduate students will be given a safe and confidential space to talk about their various stressors and experiences that follow being a graduate student at Stanford University. Topics discussed in the group may include personal and professional relationships, academic concerns, adjusting to graduate school, coping with stress, self- esteem/confidence, identity development (personal and professional), career issues, and intersections of cultural identity. The group will run from 04/07 to 06/02. Weekly attendance is encouraged but not required.

 

 


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

1.    What’s possible in graduate education at Stanford? Please tell us!

After a decade of activity, VPGE is taking stock and seeking input from our community. We’re eager to hear what you value about graduate education at Stanford and what more can be done to enhance your experiences. Please respond by Sun., Apr. 30.

 

2.    VPGE Personalized Quarterly Event Notifications – Now available!

Be the first to know about upcoming professional development opportunities relevant to your specific goals and interests. Sign up for VPGE’s personalized quarterly event notifications.

 

3.    Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI)

Immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated courses for Stanford graduate students. Course topics range from design thinking to digital humanities, energy to leadership—and more! Courses run the week of Sep. 11* before Autumn Quarter (*course schedules vary). Priority application deadline: Sun., May 7.

 

4.    Negotiation in Teams

Learn about how negotiation can help you positively influence the teams you work with in this single-session workshop. Wed., Apr. 19, 4-8 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Apr. 9.

 

5.    Communication Matters: Building Effective Relationships

Increase awareness of your communication habits and learn new communication skills to help you build relationships that better meet your goals and needs in this 3-session workshop. 3 Tuesdays: Apr. 25, May 2, and May 9, 4:30-7 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Apr. 16.

 

6.    Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Thyself Before Leading Others

Assess some of your core leadership strengths and areas for development in this highly experiential, 3-session workshop. You will focus on 3 core areas of understanding: performing under pressure, others’ perception of you, and exploring situational leadership and change. 3 days: Fri., May 5; Mon., May 8; and Wed., May 10, 9 AM – 12 PM. Application deadline: Wed., Apr. 19.

 

7.    Diversity Works: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman College

Join Diversity Works with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Dr. Tatum will discuss her research around race identity development, the role of race in the classroom, and her path through academia. Thurs., April 20, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Apr. 16.

 

8.    Preparing Future Professors

Experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a faculty member at a comprehensive, teaching-focused university or a community college. Review webpage for eligibility, selection details, and 2017-18 program dates. Application deadline: Wed., May 3.

 

9.    Teaching in Diverse Classrooms Workshops

Learn and practice innovative teaching strategies to engage students from diverse backgrounds, whether teaching a large lecture or a project-based course. Two workshops on Tuesday, May 2: Integrating Active Learning into Lectures to Maximize Learning, 12-1:30 PM; and Teaching Diverse Learners: Strategies to Promote Access for All Students, 4:30-6:15 PM. Register by Thurs., April 27.

 

10. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)

Open to doctoral students from any department whose research focuses on diversity-related topics. Application deadline: Tues., Apr. 11.

 

11. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)

Supports projects such as workshops, college and youth outreach programs, conferences, and much more that advance diversity in the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar communities. See webpage to learn about DIF projects from previous years. Proposal deadline: Wed., Apr. 19.

 

12. Preparing for Faculty Careers (VPTL 231) – Spring Course

Designed for advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who are considering a faculty career, this course will guide you through an exploration of the academic career and prepare you to launch your academic job search. Space is limited; register via Axess.

 

13. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) – Spring Course

Designing the Professional applies the innovation principles of design thinking to the “wicked problem” of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. Open to all graduate students and postdocs. Space is limited; register via Axess.

 

14. Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom over lunch or breakfast at Quick Bytes interactive workshops. Tues., Apr. 25, 12-1:15 PM: Negotiating Your Job Offer; Thurs., May 4, 12-1:15 PM: Wired for Wellness: Technology and Human Flourishing. Register in advance; lunch provided.

 

15. Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future? Explore the many pieces to this question in small group discussions, featuring faculty from Stanford and other campuses. Wed. May 3, 12-1:15 PM: Generating Research Ideas Most Likely to Lead to Funding; Thurs., May 18, 12-1:15 PM: Hitting the Ground Running as a New Professor. Register in advance; lunch provided.

 

16. Leadership Dinners

Which leaders would you want to invite to dinner? Discuss leadership and life paths with an inspiring leader in a small group setting over dinner at the Faculty Club. Tues., Apr. 18, 5:30-8:00 PM: Rick West, President and CEO of Autry Museum of the American West; Wed., May 17, 5:30-8:00 PM: Leslie Hume, historian and philanthropist. Sign up early; space is limited.

17. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

 

Individual Consultations:

Working on a job letter or conference presentation? Have a big interview coming up? Stuck on a dissertation chapter? The Hume Center offers FREE writing and speaking support for grad students!

 

·      Tutoring Hours: Sun., 1-7:30 PM; Mon.-Wed. 10 AM – 8:30 PM; Thurs. 10 AM – 7:30 PM; Fri. 10 AM – 4:30 PM.

 

Dissertation Boot Camp:

Dissertation Boot Camp offers graduate students a focused 2-week opportunity to make serious progress on your dissertation or other writing project.

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 7

●     Registration: Mon., Apr. 24 – Fri., Apr. 28

●     Camp: Mon., May 8 – Fri., May 19 (weekdays), 8AM – 12 PM

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 8

●     Registration: Mon., Jun. 5 – Fri., Jun. 9

●     Camp: Mon., Jun. 19 – Fri., Jun. 30 (weekdays), 9 AM – 1 PM

 

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops:

Workshops provide graduate students from all disciplines with general strategies, as well as support for specific writing and speaking tasks, such as research statements, journal articles, multimedia presentations, and more. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.

 

Publishing Academic Journal Articles: A Pop-Punk Approach (Humanities and Social Sciences)

●     Fri., Apr. 28, 12-2 PM

●     Hume #106

●     To register for this workshop, log into TutorTrac with your SUNet and password and select “Search Availability” on the left. Under Center, choose "Graduate Workshops," then select "Publishing Academic Journal Articles: A Pop-Punk Approach" under Reason.

 

Writing Group Consultations:

Are you interested in starting a writing group? Or find yourself in a writing group that just isn’t as productive as it could be? Contact humecenter@stanford.edu to request a consultation to help your group meet its writing goals.

 

Oral Communication Courses

 

 


GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 1.  GSC Calendar

·      Filled with the events supported by your Graduate Student Activities Fee

·      Lots of opportunities for food, fun and new friends!

 

2. GSC Election – Sign up to run! 

·      Voting is open Thursday April 13th until Friday April 14th

·      You will receive an email to your Stanford account with a link to your personalized ballot (mobile friendly)

 

3. Questions, comments, concerns?

Reach us at chair@gsc.stanford.edu or join us at our meetings every Wednesday starting at 6 pm in the Nairobi Room (2nd Floor) GCC

 

 


GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

1. Stanford Holi 2017

·      When: Sunday, Apr. 9, 10:45am - 3pm

·      Where: Sand Hill Fields, Oak Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXVBHYB

·      Contact: Megumi (megumiy@stanford.edu)

 

The famous Asha Stanford Holi is back this year! Get unlimited color and hip shaking music on Sunday, April 9th at Sandhill fields, Stanford, CA! Holi is all about celebrating the colors and vitality of spring, with family and friends-- and we figure about 5000 lbs of food-grade colors should be enough to get you started with the celebrations!
 

2. Burmese Water Festival

·      When: Sunday, Apr. 9, 12pm - 2pm

·      Where: The Esconditto Village Center 

·      Contact: Wut Yee Oo, Shein Ei Cho (wutyee@stanford.eduseicho@stanford.edu)

 

We are back again for the second year! Water splashing, FREE delicious Burmese food and

Burmese cultural activities! Come join the biggest holiday and new year celebration of Burma right here at Stanford.

 

Details on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1108128975964594/).
Please bring your friends and families for this unique experience. Rain coats or ponchos are also recommended. You will get wet!

 

There is no dress code requirement. Just wear comfortable clothes which allow you to play with freely with water.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1108128975964594/

3. Basketball and Chill

·      When: Monday, Apr. 10, 4pm - 6pm

·      Where: 489 Arguello Way -- Basketball Court across the street from Arrillaga Family Dining

·      Commons

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3JPXQ8

·      Contact: George Rosa-Acosta (georgero@stanford.edu)

 

Come play ball outdoors on a beautiful day! We'll also have music and snacks.

 

PLEASE READ:

- Wait for the confirmation email to know if you have won the lottery or not (we use a lottery system if a large number of you register) 

- Please be on time

- If the courts are occupied, we may move the party to an alternative basketball court down the street on Arguello Way.
 

Questions? Email George (georgero@stanford.edu).
 

4. Cheesecake & Kombucha

·      When: Wednesday, Apr. 12, 5pm - 6pm

·      Where: Courtyard by Fairclough Lounge – Rains

·      Contact: Timon Ruban, Dan Zylberglejd (timon@stanford.edu)
 

New York meets California - we are combining the two things everyone is raging about: cheesecake and kombucha. Come out to Rains next Wednesday to enjoy the sun, hang out with fellow grad students as well as eat exquisite cheesecake and drink delicious kombucha. Hipsters welcome.
 

5. Singing Night

·      When: Wednesday, Apr. 12, 7:30pm - 9pm

·      Where: Rains Music Room A

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGVLKMX

·      Contact: Katherine Lyman (kmlyman@stanford.edu)

 

If you love to sing or have always wanted to learn, come and hang out with us for an evening of group singing. We have music, but feel free to bring your favorite music too!
 

6. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, Apr. 13, 7:30pm - 10pm

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Contact: Mark Kowarsky (markak@stanford.edu)

 

Grad Trivia Night is monthly! Typically consisting of seven rounds of questions, including a music and video round, with prizes for the winner of each round. Team registration starts at 7:30pm, and questions start promptly at 8pm. Come early to get a drink on us! There were will a food special as well, usually $5 nachos and $6 burgers. Proof of age is required for alcohol.
 

7. Fasal Gecesi (Turkish Fasil Night)

·      When: Friday, Apr. 14, 9:30pm - 12am

·      Where: Timoshenko

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWS8Y36

·      Contact: Cansu Culha (cculha@stanford.edu)
 

An evening of Turkish live music, raki, friends, and good food.
 

8. GSPB Run and Brunch

·      When: Saturday, Apr. 15, 9:30am - 11:30am

·      Where: Arrillaga Dinning Hall

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKRT5VL

·      Contact: Aly Kane (alykane@stanford.edu)
 

Join GSPB on Saturday morning for a fun run and brunch at Arrillaga. All speeds and distances are welcome. 
 

Location: We'll meet at Arrillaga and decide from there! (Maybe campus drive loop)
 

9. Dinner at Gott's Roadside Diner

·      When: Saturday, Apr. 15, 6:30pm - 8pm

·      Where: Gott's Roadside Diner

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P2YBR7T

·      Contact: Catherine Yuh (cyuh@stanford.edu)
 

Come mingle with fellow grad students over free dinner at Gott's Roadside Diner.
 

10. Latin Fever

·      When: Saturday, Apr. 15, 9pm - 1am

·      Where: Black Community Center, 418 Santa Teresa Street

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/collect/?sm=POTysnj39BTapeCdX1bUE8Vgm9kZysfhC8jWulxt22KX4iMcxjfrz6GEjbY7NHAC&send_survey=true

·      Contact: George Rosa-Acosta (georgero@stanford.edu)
 

Just another Latin dance party.
 

11. Catalan BBQ

·      When: Sunday, Apr. 16, 1pm - 6pm

·      Where: "Secret Pool" between 1736 and 1788 Oak Creek Drive, Oak Creek Apartments

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/create/?sm=ThTZxFOFXIF_2BvMZv893YS2IK3SYnwfdsad5e52tGG10_3D

·      Contact: George Rosa-Acosta (georgero@stanford.edu)
 

Curious about Catalan culture? Looking for a day party on Easter Sunday? What better way to solve all your troubles than this?
 

There will be food, drinks and music.
 

12. Dinner + Night Out at the Patio

·      When: Thursday, Apr. 20, 9pm - 2am

·      Where: The Patio, 412 Emerson St

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2M328QK

·      Contact: George Rosa-Acosta (georgero@stanford.edu)
 

What else would you be doing on a Thursday night? Come rage at the Patio and make some new friends.
 

Come at 9 to get food, and stay for the music. Meetup is at the Patio.
 

GSPB will cover $15 of spending per person, any more will have to come out of your pocket.
 

We will do a lottery, so please wait for a confirmation email to know we're covering you. If you don't win the lotto feel free to join anyway and pay your own way.
 

13. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, May. 11, 7:30pm - 10pm

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Contact: Mark Kowarsky (markak@stanford.edu)
 

Grad Trivia Night is monthly! Typically consisting of seven rounds of questions, including a music and video round, with prizes for the winner of each round. Team registration starts at 7:30pm, and questions start promptly at 8pm. Come early to get a drink on us! There were will a food special as well, usually $5 nachos and $6 burgers. Proof of age is required for alcohol.
 

14. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, Jun. 1, 7:30pm - 10pm

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Contact: Mark Kowarsky (markak@stanford.edu)
 

Grad Trivia Night is monthly! Typically consisting of seven rounds of questions, including a music and video round, with prizes for the winner of each round. Team registration starts at 7:30pm, and questions start promptly at 8pm. Come early to get a drink on us! There were will a food special as well, usually $5 nachos and $6 burgers. Proof of age is required for alcohol.