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GRAD ANNOUNCE, April 2020

Apr 7 2020

GRAD ANNOUNCE, April 2020 

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. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. Food Pantry Pop Up, April 13
3. Census@stanford
4. Virtual Recreation and Wellness
5. Contemplation By Design free guided meditation for Sheltering-in-PEACE, April 6
6. Health Alert News and Announcements
7. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)
1. Spring Virtual Learning Opportunities
2. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2020
3. Quick Bytes, Apr. 7, Apr. 16, Apr. 23
4. Academic Chats, Apr. 8, Apr. 30
5. Community Conversations about the Global Pandemic, Apr. 9, Apr. 16
6. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring course offered virtually!
7. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Spring course offered virtually!
8. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship
9. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
10. Preparing Future Professors 
11. Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE)
12. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
13. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students


GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)
1. New GSC Calendar
2. Questions, comments, concerns? 


GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)
1. Join the GSPB mailing list
2. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meeting


CARDINAL NIGHTS
1. Cardinal Nights Mailing List
2. Cardinal Night Events

 


GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:


** Events listed here are subject to change or cancellation, given uncertainty around COVID-19. The safety of our community is our top priority. If you register or apply for an event, VPGE will keep you informed directly about any changes to our schedule


1. Follow The Graduate Life Office on social media for event announcements, updates, and more!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glo_stanford
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stanford_GLO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stanfordglo/

2. Food Pantry Pop Up
In partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Stanford R&DE is piloting a monthly food distribution event for Stanford students and their affiliates who self-identify as food insecure. Each eligible household will receive perishable and non-perishable food items at no cost.

Spring Quarter Dates:
• Monday, April 13

The success and sustainability of this program depends on the participation of students. Please sign up to volunteer at the event - three time slots are available per day! Find out more about the program and how you can sign up at the Food Pantry Pop-Up website.

To receive future communication about pantry events please subscribe to the food pantry listserv: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/foodpantry.

Please direct questions to the Stanford Sustainable Food Program:
Nell Curran, Sustainable Food Fellow
ncurran@stanford.edu

3. Census@stanford
Everyone counts. The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars will help our community and shape congressional districts. Everyone, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, age, or housing status, must be counted in the Census on April 1, 2020 (Census Day) at the location at which they live and/or spend most of their time. Beginning mid-March, graduate students residing both on-campus and off-campus will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. Take ten minutes to complete the Census and shape the future of your community for the next ten years. Spread the word and learn more at bit.ly/censusstanford.

4. Virtual Wellness and Recreation
As part of our continued commitment to your health and wellbeing, your colleagues at Stanford Recreation & Wellness have been working hard to put together a landing page with lots of FREE options to help get you through these times. We call it Virtual Recreation & Wellness. There you will find links to many resources, including our Movement Motivation Contest, where you can inspire or be inspired by your friends and colleagues. We also feature live Zoom classes, live Zoom meditation, a Strava group, and more. In the coming weeks that we continue to work from home, please be sure to visit often as we will be continuing to add more classes and resources to help you take care of YOU! Participate or help motivate by posting pictures of your workout to social media using the tags: #stanfordwalks #stanfordhikes #stanfordruns #stanfordbikes #stanfordurec #sumovementmotivation #suvirtualrecreation

5. Contemplation By Design free guided meditation practice for Sheltering-in-PEACE
You are invited to join the weekly Contemplation By Design free guided meditation practice for Sheltering-in-PEACE, based on the Contemplation By Design P.E.A.C.E. process: Pause, Exhale, Attend, Connect, Express. 
Mondays, 12:10-12:50pm, Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020
Zoom Meeting Id 266-045-8455
https://stanford.zoom.us/j/2660458455
Led by Tia Rich, Ph.D.
We look forward to your presence in this Zoom gathering as one way Contemplation By Design can support you during the shelter-in-place public health protocol. The guided instruction will be provided via Zoom video. You will be offered the option to join either by audio or video. Participants' audio will be muted by the host to facilitate a quiet atmosphere for the P.E.A.C.E. practice experience.

6. Health Alert News and Announcements
For up-to-date information and resources for COVID-19, infectious diseases, travel
warnings other public health issues, please visit www.healthalerts.stanford.edu

7. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs
https://healthalerts.stanford.edu/covid-19-information-and-resources/information-for-students/information-for-graduate-students-and-postdocs/

 


VICE-PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS


1. Spring Virtual Learning Opportunities

Continue learning, teaching and researching during the COVID-19 disruptions. Take advantage of Stanford’s extensive virtual resources, including new ones created in response to the global pandemic. For additional campus and community opportunities you can access virtually, explore the Graduate Professional Development Framework.

2. Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) 2020
We’re optimistically looking to the future! Discover SGSI: immersive, interdisciplinary, accelerated week-long courses offered (for free!) two weeks before Autumn Quarter begins. Explore new subjects, experiment with new ideas, and expand your community. Choose from 10 courses; see last summer's photos. Priority application deadline: Sun., May 3.

3. Quick Bytes, Apr. 7, Apr. 16, Apr. 23
Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Tues., Apr. 7: Self-Compassion in Academia; Thurs., Apr. 16: How Informational Interviews Can Help You Find the Right Career and Land the Job You Want; Thurs., Apr. 23: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities. 12-1:15 PM; facilitated remotely via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you register for the session. 

4. Academic Chats, Apr. 8, Apr. 30
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Offered in collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Wed., Apr. 8: Managing Up Under COVID-19; Thurs., Apr. 30: Ethical Issues in Your Teaching and Research. 12-1:30 PM; facilitated remotely online. 

5. Community Conversations about the Global Pandemic, Apr. 9, Apr. 16
The Stanford community of researchers and scholars plays a vital role in understanding the medical and societal aspects of the global pandemic. Join these virtual conversations hosted by Vice Provost Stacey Bent; a live discussion will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the online audience. Thurs., Apr. 9, 12-1 PM: William Gould, IV on Advancing Worker Protections and the Social Safety Net; Thurs., Apr. 16, 2-3 PM: Bonnie Maldonado on Approaches to Fighting COVID-19. Facilitated remotely via Zoom; Stanford WebLogin required to join webinar. 

6. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring course offered virtually!
Considering a faculty career? Figure out whether you should pursue an academic career, explore the various faculty positions that exist, learn how to conduct the academic job search, and prepare yourself for the job. Designed for advanced PhD students and postdocs from any discipline (audits ok). Register via Axess.

7. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Spring course offered virtually!
What do you want out of life after Stanford? Apply the principles of design thinking to designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. Figure out how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful. Open to all graduate students and postdocs from any discipline. Register via Axess.

8. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship
Are you an advanced doctoral student whose presence will help diversify the professoriate? Apply for this two-year fellowship, which prepares students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and succeed in academic careers. Application deadline: Thurs., Apr. 9

9. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)
Does your doctoral dissertation help contribute to our understanding of diversity? Apply for DDRO funds, which cover research expenses related to dissertations on diversity-related topics. Application deadline: Thurs., Apr. 16.

10. Preparing Future Professors 
Experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a professor at a Bay Area teaching-focused university or community college. Program takes place in Winter 2020-21. Application deadline: Mon., May 4.

11. Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE)
Develop projects and activities that promote intellectual community at Stanford with SPICE funds. Current SPICE projects range from seminar series to journal clubs, conferences to communication groups, and more! Application deadline: Wed., May 13. 

12. Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
Develop projects that advance diversity among graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars with DIF funds. Current DIF projects range from discussion groups to mentoring programs, speaker series to outreach efforts, and more! Application deadline: Wed., May 13.

13. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students
(Virtual) Writing Consultations
Working on a job letter or conference presentation? Preparing for a big interview? Stuck on a dissertation chapter? Writing Tutors and Oral Communication Tutors are available online to support you. Go to sututor.stanford.edu to schedule your free appointment. Spring tutoring will begin on April 13, 2020.

Virtual Writing Tutoring Hours: 
• Sun., 1–7 PM
• Mon.–Thurs., 7 AM–7 PM
• Fri., 10 AM–5 PM

Virtual Oral Communication Tutoring Hours: 
• Sun., 1–7 PM
• Mon.–Thurs., 10 AM–7 PM
• Fri., 10 AM–5 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp
Dissertation Boot Camp offers grad students a focused, two-week opportunity to make serious progress on their dissertation or other writing project. During the spring quarter, all camps will be held online. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date boot camp schedule. 

Dissertation Boot Camp Session 6
• Online registration begins: Mon., Mar. 30, 10 AM
• Click here to register!
• Camp: Mon., Apr. 13 - Fri., Apr. 24 (weekdays online), 9 AM-1 PM

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
Beginning Spring Quarter, workshop materials will be available on the Hume Center Graduate and Postdocs Workshop Canvas site. These workshops provide grad 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. To enroll in the Canvas site, please submit your request here.

Additional online Oral Communication workshops are also organized for individual departments and programs. Contact speakinghelp@stanford.edu. 

Faculty, campus programs, and grad student groups may request online writing workshops tailored to the particular needs and interests of their students/participants. Please contact humecenter@stanford.edu to submit your request.

Weekly Vocal Yoga will not meet in-person in Spring Quarter. Online videos with basic exercises will be available. Please check this site regularly for updates: https://undergrad.stanford.edu/tutoring-support/hume-center/speaking/workshops

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 an online consultation to help your group meet its writing goals. 

Oral Communication Courses
Oral Communication courses provide innovative, discipline-based instruction to help students refine their personal speaking styles. Please contact speakinghelp@stanford.edu if you have questions about Spring Quarter courses.

 


GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1.  New GSC Calendar

• Filled with the events supported by your Graduate Student Activities Fee
• Lots of opportunities for food, fun and new friends!

2. Questions, comments, concerns? 
Reach us at gsc-chair@assu.stanford.edu

 


GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. Join the GSPB mailing list

Are you interested in attending social events for graduate student run by graduate students? Then sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board (GSPB) mailing list! Every week you will get an email with events that you can enter a lottery to attend. 

Sign up here: bit.ly/GSPBSignUp

2. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meeting 
Hello everyone! We understand that given the current situation that it may be hard for each of us to find an outlet of relief, so we wanted to reassure you that GSPB is still very much dedicated to promoting social interactions and fostering connections amongst our graduate community. We would therefore like to continue hosting our GSPB Event Planning Meetings virtually in order to meet these needs. We will be holding our meetings online

Time: every Tuesday at 11AM,
Date: starting April 7 
Location: via Zoom (https://stanford.zoom.us/s/357578085).  Please note you must authenticate in with your SUNET ID in order to participate.

We’ll plan to give this a go for the first 3 weeks of the quarter and reassess from there how we may best meet the needs of the graduate community. We hope to “see” you at meetings!

 


CARDINAL NIGHTS:


1. Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List

Subscribe to the Cardinal Night Mailing list to get more information on events and how to register for events.

Click Here to Subscribe! https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/cardinalnights

2. Cardinal Nights Events
Cardinal Nights will return spring quarter with virtual programming!  Please check the website for event information and updates at https://alcohol.stanford.edu/cardinal-nights