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GRAD ANNOUNCE, December 2019

GRAD ANNOUNCE, December 2019 

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.

1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. SARA Biweekly Drop-In Office Hours for Graduate Students
3. Community Associate Area Info Sessions
4. Graduate Life Office Winter Closure

1. VPGE Winter Programs
2. Living on Purpose, Jan. 14, Jan 21, & Jan. 28 (must attend all three sessions)
3. Quick Bytes, Jan. 14, Jan. 23
4. Leadership Dinners, Jan. 16, Jan. 22
5. Academic Chats, Jan. 22
6. Fellows Forum, Jan. 23
7. Negotiation Matters, Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 (must attend both sessions)
8. Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
9. Hey, VPGE - Notify Me!
10. Center for Teaching and Learning’s TA Orientation, Jan. 10
11. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

1. New GSC Calendar
2. Questions, comments, concerns?

1. Dec 7 - Saturday Lunch at Zareen's
2. Dec 7 - Lunch + Photo Walk
3. Dec 7 - Sweet Saturday
4. Dec 10 - Studio TRIGGER movie night: Promare
5. Dec 11 - Finals Break
6. Dec 12 - Dinner at Zareen's
7. Join the GSPB Mailing List

All student-hosted events are sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.


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1. Follow The Graduate Life Office on social media for event announcements, updates, and more!


2. SARA Office Hours for Graduate Students

The Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education and Response (SARA) is hosting biweekly drop-in office hours for graduate students to offer a more accessible location to connect with our team. Please see details below and contact with any questions!

  • School of Medicine, D-CORE (Lane Library, Room L002A, downstairs next to the Tech Bar): 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 12-2 pm
    • Dates for Fall Quarter: December 19
  • Law School, Crown Building, Room 245: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 12-2 pm
    • Dates for Fall Quarter: December 12
  • Coming to the GSB Soon!

Snacks provided while supplies last.

3. Community Associate Area Info Sessions

Interested in student leadership opportunities? Want to get involved in the grad community? Apply to be a Community Associate and come to info sessions in areas you are interested in applying to! Come learn about eligibility requirements and what it means to be a CA from current CAs.

EV Families
January 14, 2020 | 5pm | Bogota Room, Graduate Community Center
January 16, 2020 | 11am | Bogota Room, Graduate Community Center

EV Singles/Couples
January 14, 2020 | 7-8pm | Nairobi Room, GCC
January 15, 2020 | 8-9pm | Kennedy Meeting Room
January 16, 2020 | 7:30-8:30pm | Kennedy Meeting Room

January 21, 2020 | 7pm | Kennedy Great Room

January 29, 2020 | Time TBD | Atrium

January 22, 2020 | 7pm | Munger 4 Lobby

January 14, 2020 | 7-8pm | Buttery
January 30, 2020 | 8-9pm | Buttery

For schedule updates and locations, please visit the Community Associates application site. Applications for New CAs will open in Winter quarter. If you have questions please feel free to contact the Graduate Life Office (GLO) at 650-736-7078 or

4. Graduate Life Office Winter Closure

Our office will be closed during winter break beginning 12/23/2019 and returning on 1/6/2020. Our Deans on-call will still be available in an emergency through the emergency pager at 650-723-7288. Provide pager ID #25085 to the operator and indicate that you need to reach the graduate dean-on-call.



1. VPGE Winter Programs
Register now for VPGEs Winter Quarter professional development programs, designed to meet your varying needs and schedules. For more campus-wide programs and events open to grad students, follow our calendar.

2. Living on Purpose, Jan. 14, Jan 21, & Jan. 28 (must attend all three sessions)
Explore and practice essential tools for living a life of authenticity, connection, and impact. Three-session workshop: Tuesdays, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, & Jan. 28, 4:30-6:30 PM. Application deadline: Tues., Jan. 7.

3. Quick Bytes, Jan. 14, Jan. 23
Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Tues., Jan. 14: Speaking Up without Freaking Out; Thurs., Jan. 23: Take the Wheel and Be the Driver of Your Graduate Education. 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

4. Leadership Dinners, Jan. 16, Jan. 22
Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Thurs., Jan. 16: Rich Goldberg, former vice president of corporate quality, Cisco; Wed., Jan. 22: Susan Ford Dorsey, president, Sand Hill Foundation. 5:30-8 PM. Apply in advance.

5. Academic Chats, Jan. 22
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Jan. 22: Managing Up. 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

6. Fellows Forum, Jan. 23
Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early–mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields. Thurs., Jan. 23: Finding a Postdoc Position that Fits YOUR Values and Goals. 5-6 PM; dinner and networking to follow. Register in advance.

7. Negotiation Matters, Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 (must attend both sessions)
Gain a solid foundation for more principled, persuasive, and successful negotiation in a variety of contexts. Two-session workshop: Tuesdays, Feb. 4 & Feb. 11, 4:00-8:00 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Jan. 20.

8. Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
Are you a doctoral student engaged in interdisciplinary research? Apply for the three-year SIGF. See website for eligibility and fellowship terms. Application opens Wed., Jan. 10. Application deadline: Mon., Feb. 24.

9. Hey VPGE, Notify Me!
What areas of professional development interest you most? Let VPGE know your specific goals and interests and receive a quarterly list of upcoming opportunities personalized for you.

10. Center for Teaching and Learning’s TA Orientation, Jan. 10
Are you a new or returning TA next quarter? Attend CTL’s TA Orientation to prepare. Session topics include grading problem sets, leading discussions, and more. Fri., Jan. 10, 1-4 PM. Register in advance.

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

Apply to become a Hume Center Tutor
Applications are available for writing and oral communication tutor positions. We are looking for students who are empathetic listeners, careful readers, and enthusiastic peer reviewers as well as strong writers and speakers. Applications available at; application deadline: Fri., Jan. 31.

Individual 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 at the Hume Center to support you.  Go to to schedule your free appointment.

• 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 grad students a focused, two-week opportunity to make serious progress on their dissertation or other writing project. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date boot camp schedule.

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 3
• Registration begins: Mon., Jan. 13, 10 AM
• Camp: Mon., Jan. 27 - Fri., Feb. 7 (weekdays), 8 AM-12 PM

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
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. Please visit the Hume website for the most up-to-date workshop schedule.

Weekly Vocal Yoga (open to all)
• Wednesdays, 12-1 PM.,
• Graduate School of Business (click here for the current room location)
• Help get your voice in shape at this weekly drop-in workshop! Strengthen your speaking voice through theatre-based voice training exercises.

Oral Communication workshops are also organized for individual departments and programs. Contact

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 to request a 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 in small groups and classroom settings.



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



1. Saturday Lunch at Zareen's
When: Saturday, Dec 7, 11:30-12:30PM
Where: Zareen's @ California Avenue (365 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306)
Contact: Jing Xiong (

Join us for a lunch and nice free chai tea at Zareen's near campus on Saturday Dec 7th at 11:30am. GSPB will cover your meal up to $15. We'll be meeting directly at the restaurant. You are welcome to share the dishes or order your own food! Spots are limited! This event will be lottery-based if demand is high; please wait for confirmation that you've received a spot. Only winners will be notified.

2. Lunch + Photo Walk
When: Saturday, Dec 7, 2:30-5PM
Where: Tressider Union
Contact: Dipika Badri (

Street photography? Fashion Photography? Landscape photography? Portrait photography? Name it, its got covered. This event will start with a lunch at the Treehouse, and then we'll go around campus clicking pictures and improving our skills.
Maybe find something good for Instagram? ;)

Having a phone is good enough, but if you want to shoot with a camera and don't have one, please look up at Lathrop!

3. Sweet Saturday
When: Saturday, Dec 7, 3-4PM
Where: Tin Pot Creamery and Boba Guys, Town and Country, Palo Alto
Contact: Aaron Scherr (

How do you make a weekend better? Just add dessert and friends! How do you make dessert even better? Just add another one! (Why not?) Come join us for a well-deserved rest from classes as we indulge in both boba AND gourmet ice cream! That’s right; we will be getting ice cream at Tin Pot Creamery, then getting in line for boba at Boba Guys, right next door. Both shops are located in the Town and Country shopping center directly next to campus. This event is completely FREE (both ice cream and boba, 1 serving each). Simply bring yourself and be ready to make new friends!

Interested? Fill out the RSVP form to enter the lottery due to the high demand of this event. If chosen, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. Only those who receive confirmation emails are allowed to attend Sweet Saturday.

4. Studio TRIGGER movie night: Promare
When: Tuesday, Dec 10, 7-9PM
Where: Redwood City Downtown 20 theater
Contact: Scott Zhang (

Let's watch Promare, a narratively exhilarating, visually dazzling action-adventure anime movie by the acclaimed studio TRIGGER. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill). Rotten Tomato score 9.5/10. Only available on the big screen on December 8th and 10th, don't miss out! English dub.

We will leave campus around 6:25 pm, or meet at the theater before 7pm. Carpool provided, drivers welcome.

Watch the trailers to see if you like it!
Official site:
Rotten Tomato:

5. Finals Break
When: Wednesday, Dec 11, 4-5PM
Where: Ray's Grill
Contact: Ola Shorinwa (

Need a break from Finals? You earned it. Meet other students over coffee and snacks.

Where: Ray's Grill
When: 4pm Dec 11, 2019.

6. Dinner at Zareen's
When: Thursday, Dec 12, 7PM
Where: Zareen's
Contact: Shaked Regev

Date and Time: 7pm on Thursday December 12.
Location: Zareen's

The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. You will only be contacted if you are chosen for the event. Do not show up without getting a confirmation email from me and without sending back confirmation to me.

The form will automatically collect your Stanford email.

Questions? Contact Shaked (

7. 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:




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