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GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 2017

GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 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.     President’s Dinner, March 15

2.     Community Associates Info Sessions and Application

3.     Civil Disobedience - Know your Rights, February 8

4.     Grad 201 Workshops: Writing to Completion, February 13

5.     Graduate Families with children Valentine's Dance, February 11

6.     Graduate Student Support Group Meeting, February 17

7.     Grad 201 Workshops: Breathe, Be Present, Befriend Yourself: Beyond Stress Management, March 1

 

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)

1.     Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship

2.     DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship

3.     SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Innovation Funds

4.     Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)

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

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

7.     Stanford Ignite

8.     PhD Pathways: PhD Career Education Conference

9.     WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

10. Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

11. Turbocharge Your Writing

12. Diversity Works: Alana Conner, SPARQ

13. Quick Bytes

14. Academic Chats

15. Leadership Dinners

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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)

1.     GSC Calendar

2.     GSC Needs a New Webmaster!

3.     GSC Hours

4.     Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

1.     Grad Open Mic, Feb. 9

2.     Fun in the Sun BBQ with Grill Master Fresh, Feb. 11

3.     Bagels and Bubbles Brunch, Feb. 11

4.     Finnish Holokynkolokyn, Feb. 19

5.     Grad Night Trivia, Feb. 23

6.     Jose Gonzalez and The Goteborg String Theory, Mar. 2

7.     GSPB Tri-s the Stanford Treeathlon, Mar. 5

8.     Grad Night Trivia, Mar. 16

 


GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

1. President’s Dinner, March 15

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne hosts dinners for a select number of graduate students during the fall, winter and spring quarters. The second dinner of the year will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 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. The President will host an additional dinner during spring quarter, so if you are not selected for this dinner, there will be another opportunity to participate.

 

If interested in being selected for the upcoming dinner with President Tessier-Lavigne, please click on the link below and complete the survey by February 15.

 

https://stanfordassess.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_37v5esGe433eJH7

 

2. Community Associates Info Sessions and Application

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Associate (CA) position directly from current CAs, you may consider attending one (or more) of the following information sessions. Please note that all sessions are area specific and you are welcome to attend multiple sessions. In order to apply, you must have housing eligibility. For more information, go to the Community Associates application site. If you have questions about an area that is not listed, please feel free to contact the Graduate Life Office (GLO) to be linked with the appropriate GLO Dean at 650-736-7078 or graduatelifeoffice@stanford.edu.

 

All Area Tabling Session

·      Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

·      Location: Havana Room, Graduate Community Center

 

Escondido Village

·      Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM

·      Location: Studio 1 Lounge

 

The application is open February 10-23, 2016. You can find the application on the Graduate Life Office website at https://glo.stanford.edu/glo-services/community-associates/community-associate-application

 

 

3. Civil Disobedience - Know Your Rights, February 8

Ron Tyler and Suzanne Luban of Stanford Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic will provide an overview and training on your legal rights when engaging in civil disobedience, what you should know about how to engage in civil disobedience, how to avoid bring arrested, and what you might expect if you are arrested.

 

·      WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

·      TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

·      LOCATION: Stanford Law School, Room 190

·      RSVP Link: https://law.stanford.edu/event/civil-disobedience-know-rights-training/

 

4. Grad 201 Workshops: Writing to Completion, February 13

Have you struggled with harnessing the time, motivation, or focus to turn your research and ideas into a finished written product? During this graduate skills workshop we will discuss effective techniques you can employ starting today toward the process of writing more productively. This session is being hosted by the office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning.

 

•   WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2017

•   TIME: 5-7pm

•   LOCATION: To be given upon registration

•   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

•   Registration link: http://web.stanford.edu/group/glo/outside/grad201-feb-2017.fb

 

5. Graduate Families with children Valentine's Dance, February 11

•   Saturday, Feb 11, 2015, 4-6pm

•   Havana Room, Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road

•   FREE!

 

Share the love with your family this Valentine's Day! Feel free to dress up or come as you are and dance with your little sweethearts to kid-friendly tunes. Children's DJ and pizza provided.

 

Please RSVP online by clicking here:

https://goo.gl/forms/hFvMz1IXzF0D8qZm2

 

6. Graduate Student Support Group Meeting, February 17

·      WHEN: Fridays starting February 17

·      TIME: 3:00 – 4:15pm

·      LOCATION: Bogota Room, Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Road

 

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 starting on February 17 from 3:00 to 4:15 PM at the Graduate Community Center, Bogota Room.  The group will be led by Branson Boykins, Ph.D. a postdoctoral fellow at CAPS.  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.  The group will also encourage graduate students to support one another by talking about various issues where they can receive support and feedback from their peers. Topics discussed in the group may include (but are not limited to) 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 2/17 to 3/17.  Weekly attendance is encouraged but not required.  We hope to see you at the first meeting!!!

 

7. Grad 201 Workshops: Breathe, Be Present, Befriend Yourself: Beyond Stress Management, March 1

Based on Kelly McGonigle’s book “The Upside of Stress” and other authors and researchers in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness and emotional intelligence, this workshop endeavors to “make you better at stress”. More specifically, this interactive and intra-active presentation will introduce you to the skills that will help you build the emotional “muscle” and “fitness” to persist towards your goals in the face of potential adversity and cultivate states of alertness and relaxation for maximum performance.

 

•   WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

•   TIME: 5-7pm

•   LOCATION: To be given upon registration

•   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 24, 2017

•   Registration link: http://web.stanford.edu/group/glo/outside/grad201-mar-2017.fb

 

 


VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

1.             Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship

Three-year fellowship for outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research; see website for eligibility and fellowship terms. Information session: Thurs., Feb. 9, 3:30-4:30 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Mar. 6.

 

2.             DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship

Two-year fellowship for advanced graduate students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate. Information sessions: Tues., Feb. 7, 12-1 PM; Mon., Feb. 13, 4-5 PM; Tues., Feb. 21, 12-1 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Apr. 3.

 

3.             SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Innovation Funds

SPICE funds help graduate students develop innovative activities to expand the intellectual community of departments or programs. Student-initiated SPICE projects are diverse, ranging from journal clubs and research seminars, conferences and poster sessions. See website to learn about SPICE projects from previous years. Proposal deadline: Wed., Mar. 1.

 

4.             Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)

This program supports Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the development of a project that will advance diversity within those populations. Student-initiated DIF projects are varied and include workshops, college and youth outreach programs, conferences, and more. See website to learn about DIF projects from previous years. Proposal deadline: Wed., Apr. 19.

 

5.             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.

 

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

What do you want out of life after Stanford? Wondering how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful? Join us for Designing the Professional. This course 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.

 

7.             Stanford Ignite

Got innovation? Learn how to formulate, develop, and commercialize your ideas with Stanford Ignite, a four-week summer program led by the Graduate School of Business. Tuition for Stanford grad students highly subsidized by the VPGE and GSB. Information session: Wed., Feb. 15, 6-7:30PM. Application deadline: Mon., Mar. 13.

 

8.             PhD Pathways: PhD Career Education Conference

A day-long conference for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines to inform and educate you about what types of career paths exist beyond academia with a PhD degree. Fri., Mar. 24, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Space is limited! Register by Wed., Mar. 1 before tickets go on sale outside Stanford.

 

9.             WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

Be inspired and build your science and engineering network at this lecture and reception, featuring Lydia Villa-Komaroff, renowned molecular and cellular biologist, executive, and diversity advocate. Mon., Feb. 27, 4:30-6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Wed., Feb. 22.

 

10.          Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

Come learn and practice what research students do to finish on time; overcome isolation, doubt, and writer’s block; and enjoy the process. Thurs., Mar. 2, 9-11:30 AM. Registration deadline: Sun., Feb. 26.

 

11.          Turbocharge Your Writing

Uncover the secrets to high-output, low-stress scholarly writing. You will learn clear, practical strategies derived from a large body of research that can greatly increase your writing productivity. Thurs., Mar. 2, 4:30-6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Feb. 26.

 

12.          Diversity Works: Alana Conner, SPARQ

Join the Diversity Works discussion with Dr. Alana Conner, Executive Director and Senior Research Scientist, at Stanford SPARQ, the Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions. SPARQ is a “do tank” that creates and shares evidence-based solutions to social problems. Wed., Mar. 8, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Mar. 5.

 

13.          Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom over lunch or breakfast at Quick Bytes interactive workshops. Tues., Feb. 14, 12-1:15 PM: Developing Your Professional Digital Presence; Wed., Feb. 22, 12-1:15 PM: Leading Teams That Work; Thurs., Mar. 9, 12-1:15 PM: Effectively Managing Your Time. Register in advance; lunch provided.

 

14.          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., Feb. 15, 12-1:15 PM: The Role of the Department Chair – What New Faculty Need to Know; Thurs., Mar. 2, 12-1:15 PM: The Academic Landscape – Different Schools Offer Different Opportunities. Register in advance; lunch provided.

 

15.          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., Feb. 28, 5-8 PM: Dennis Jacobs, Provost of Santa Clara University; Wed., Apr. 12, 5:30-8 PM: Beverly Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College. Sign up early; space is limited.

 

16.          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 two-week opportunity to make serious progress on your dissertation or other writing project.

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 4

●              Registration: Mon., Feb. 6 – Fri., Feb. 10

●              Camp: Tues., Feb. 21 – Fri., Mar. 3 (weekdays), 9 AM – 1 PM

 

Dissertation Boot Camp Spring Break—session 5

●              Registration: Mon., Mar. 6 – Fri., Mar. 19

●              Camp: Mon., Mar. 20 – Fri., Mar. 31 (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.

 

From Seminar Paper to Publication: What Distinguishes Publishable Scholarship from School Work? (All Fields)

●              Fri., Feb. 17, 12-2 PM

●              Hume 106

 

Effective Slide Design (All Fields)

●              Fri., Mar. 3, 12-2 PM

●              Hume 211

 

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 Needs a New Webmaster!

·      Do you have experience managing a website?

·      We need a new Webmaster as our current one is graduating!

·      Apply here! (Previous website management strongly encouraged)

·      This is a paid position.

 

3. GSC Hours

·      Tuesdays from 11 am to 12 pm, GSC Members will be in the Large Conference Room of the ASSU Offices in Old Union

·      Come by and say hello! We are here to serve you!

 

4. 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. Grad Open Mic

·      When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 7pm - 9:30pm

·      Where: Havana Room, GCC

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ768CR

·      Contact: Rob Voigt (robvoigt@stanford.edu)

 

Last quarter lapsed, but hope springs eternal and gosh darnit it's 2017! So we'll have the first open mic of the year on February 9th. This is a space for the secretly absurdly talented grad students of Stanford to share their creativity and support one another in the same - music, poetry, magic, mystery, art of all kinds. Show us what you've got, we want to see what you've got. Original material *strongly encouraged*!

 

Join our mailing list here! Performers please sign up at the link above - we'll have hellos from 7:00-7:30, performances 7:30-9:30. Snacks and drinks, first come first served!

 

 

2. Fun in the Sun BBQ with Grill Master Fresh

·      When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 12:30pm - 4pm

·      Where: TBD (Willis Lounge)

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNHW5DD

·      Contact: Ashton Meginnis (aka Grill Master Fresh) (ashtondm@stanford.edu)

 

Come join Grill Master Fresh in the sun for a great day of food and drinks - no experience necessary.

 

3. Bagels and Bubbles Brunch

·      When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10am - 11:30am

·      Where: Kennedy Great Room

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

·      Contact: Sebastiano Bea (sbea@stanford.edu)

 

Join GSPB and make new friends at this amazing Saturday Morning Brunch.

We will have bagels, croissants and plenty of salty and sweet topping.

And we'll make sure you're not thirsty with Champagne, OJ and other delicious drinks.

 

4. Finnish Holokynkolokyn

·      When: Sunday, Feb. 19, 8pm - 11:30pm

·      Where: Great Room, Kennedy Commons

·      Contact: Heta Poylio (hpoylio@stanford.edu)

 

Finland - the land of ice hockey, Santa Claus, northern lights and heavy metal - is celebrating it’s 100th year of Independence this year! If you want to try some Finnish treats (solid and liquid ones) - come meet other students, party and enjoy! 

 

Bring everyone you wish - friends, family, neighbors - the event is public! 

And bring your ID if you wish to drink non-EANABS!

 

5. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 8pm - 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.

 

6. Jose Gonzalez and The Goteborg String Theory

·      When: Thursday, Mar. 2, 7:30pm - 9pm

·      Where: Stanford's Bing Concert Hall

·      Signup: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RY8W7MY

·      Contact: Kate Lindsey (klindsey@stanford.edu)

 

Come with fellow music lovers to see Jose Gonzalez and the Goteborg String Theory at Bing Concert Hall! This concert will sell out, so make sure to sign up with us to see it for a copay of just $5! We will take the first 30 to sign up.

 

Just take a listen to one of my favorite songs by Jose Gonzalez: Heartbeats or Stay Alive

 

From Bing Concert Hall: Indie pop artist Jose Gonzalez is a little bit of everything, and so is the ensemble he performs with, The Goteborg String Theory. His parents are Argentenian but he was born in Sweden. He writes the music he performs and sings the songs he writes. His influences include Paul Simon, bossa nova, classical music, and Nick Drake. The ensuing sound is as free ranging as the influences but manages to add up to a seamless swath. Gonzalez and The String Theory are intriguing signposts on music's road ahead.

 

7. GSPB Tri-s the Stanford Treeathlon

·      When: Sunday, Mar. 5, 10am

·      Where: Pacific Shores, Redwood City

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

·      Contact: Cecilia Dominguez + Kate Lyndsey (cdoming@stanford.edu)

 

On March 5, 2017, the GSPB is going to "TRI" the Stanford Treeathlon! Join us for a 500m swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run at beautiful Pacific Shores in Redwood City. Race as an individual or on a team! The GSPB will facilitate car-pooling and a $10 discount for an individual or a team. If you're not ready to race but want to see what triathlon is all about - sign up to volunteer! You'll get a t-shirt or some awesome socks! Check out the race website (http://treeathlon.co) and email the event organizers if you have questions.

Have a child under 12 that would like to try it out? Check out Spalingathlon featuring Fun-Bike-Run races! (http://treeathlon.co/details-2)

 

8. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, Mar. 16, 8pm - 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.