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GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 2020

GRAD ANNOUNCE, February 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.


1. Follow us on social media to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. HIRING: New Community Associate Area Applications are NOW OPEN
3. Grad 201: Domestic Grad Tax
4. Food Pantry Pop Up
5. Winter Quarter Grief Group
6. Grad 201: Anxiety Toolbox

1. Town Hall with VP Stacey Bent, Feb. 13
2. Academic Chats, Feb. 11, Mar. 3
3. Quick Bytes, Feb. 12, Feb. 25, Mar. 5
4. Diversity Works: Racial Bias In the Mind & On the Ground, Feb. 18
5. Career Accelerator, Feb. 19 & Feb. 26 (must attend both sessions)
6. Fellows Forum, Feb. 19
7. Leadership Dinners, Feb. 26
8. UC Presidential & Chancellor's Postdoc Programs, Mar. 4
9. DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship
10. Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) 
11. Apply to TA or CA for EDUC 343C, Spring Quarter
12. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring Course
13. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Spring Course
14. Stanford Ignite
15. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

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

1. Join the GSPB Mailing List
2. Feb 7 - San Jose First Friday
3. Feb 8 - Brunch at Arrillaga
4. Feb 8 - Lunch at China Delight
5.  Feb 8 - Saturday Board Game Night + Boba Tea
6.  Feb 9 - Brunch at Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels
7. Feb 13 - Catherine Cohen: Comedy at the Bing 
8. Feb 29 - GSPB Goes to Cal Academy
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. HIRING: New Community Associate Area Applications are NOW OPEN

Interested in student leadership opportunities? Want to get involved in the grad community? Apply to be a Community Associate! Applications are NOW OPEN!  If you have questions please feel free to contact the Graduate Life Office (GLO) at 650-736-7078 or

3. Grad 201: Domestic Grad Tax
Are you a domestic graduate student struggling to figure out how to file your 2019 taxes?
Join us for a basic overview of the information and forms you need

Location: Havana Room @ Graduate Community Center
Date: February 12, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
RSVP for dinner by February 10 at

Sponsored by Graduate Life Office (GLO), Stanford Financial Aid Office, The School of Humanities and Sciences, Wellness Information Network for Graduate Students (WINGS) and Stanford Mind Over Money

4. 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.

Winter Quarter Dates:
• Monday, February 10
• Monday, March 9 

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:

Please direct questions to the Stanford Sustainable Food Program:
Nell Curran, Sustainable Food Fellow

5. Winter Quarter Grief Group

Dates: Feb. 27
Location: Circle Room (3rd Floor Old Union -

Stanford Students: If you're in the throes of loss - past or current - the GRIEF and LOSS WORKSHOP offers connection, solace and support. Whether you have already lost a loved one, or you are in the midst of losing someone now, you are welcome to join this safe haven of support.

6. Grad 201: Managing Stress & Anxiety

Date: 3/3/2020
Time: 12:00-1:00pm 
Location: Mendenhall 101A & 101B (McClatchy Hall, Building 120)

Come have lunch with us and learn about strategies for managing stress especially for grad student.  

This workshop will be capped at 20 students.  A lottery will be drawn and a waitlist will be created.  If selected an email confirmation will be sent to you by February 25.

Please RSVP at



1. Town Hall with VP Stacey Bent, Feb. 13

Join Stacey Bent, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, for a Town Hall, open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Discuss ways we can all collaborate to address the community’s educational needs and pursue exciting new opportunities together. Thurs., Feb. 13, 4:45-6:15 PM. No RSVP necessary. 

2. Academic Chats, Feb. 11, Mar. 3
Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Tues., Feb. 11: Supervising Undergraduate Research; Tues., Mar. 3: University Leadership: The Role of the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Others. 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

3. Quick Bytes, Feb. 12, Feb. 25, Mar. 5
Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Wed., Feb. 12: Developing Your Professional Digital Presence: ePortfolios; Tues., Feb. 25: Interviewing: How to Shine the Entire Time; Thurs., Mar. 5: What is Your "Stress Mindset". 12-1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

4. Diversity Works: Racial Bias In the Mind & On the Ground, Feb. 18
Learn about environmental racism, how racial bias can reinforce disparities in access to healthy places, and how we can work toward personal and institutional change. Tues., Feb. 18, 11:45 AM-1:15 PM. Registration deadline: Sun., Feb. 16.

5. Career Accelerator: Connect, Communicate, and Translate Your Academic Skills into Diverse Careers, Feb. 19 & Feb. 26 (must attend both sessions)
Learn how to identify and communicate professional interests and transferable skills for careers beyond the professoriate.  Two-session workshop: Wednesdays, Feb. 19 & Feb. 26, 4-7 PM. Space is limited so apply now!

6. Fellows Forum, Feb. 19
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. Wed., Feb. 19: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor. 5-6 PM; dinner and networking to follow. Register in advance. 

7. Leadership Dinners, Feb. 26
Interact with proven leaders from various industries and organizations over dinner at the Faculty Club. Wed., Feb. 26: Naomi Chavez Peters, VP and head of talent development, Sprinklr. 5:30-8 PM. Apply in advance.

8. UC Presidential & Chancellor's Postdoc Programs, Mar. 4
Learn more about the UC Presidential & Chancellor's Postdoc Program, which encourages outstanding women and minority PhD recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. Open to scholars in all fields; Wed. Mar. 4, 12-1:30 PM.

9. 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. Info session: Mon., Feb. 10, 12-1 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Mar. 30.

10. 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 deadline: Mon., Feb. 24. 

11. Apply to TA or CA for EDUC 343C, Spring Quarter
Serve as a teaching Assistant (TA) or Course Assistant (CA) for EDUC 343C: Preparing for Faculty Careers. Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Quarter (Mar. 31-Jun. 4), 4:30-6:20 PM. Learn more and apply here. Application deadline: Tues., Feb. 18.

12. Preparing for Faculty Careers (EDUC 343C) - Spring Course
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.

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

14. Stanford Ignite
Acquire the business fundamentals needed to turn your ideas into ventures. Tuition for graduate students subsidized by VPGE and the GSB. Four-week, full-time program, Sun., Jun. 21-Wed., Jul. 15. Application deadline: Tues., Mar. 10.

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

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 “Before Dawn”—Session 4
• Registration begins: Mon., Feb. 10, 10 AM
• Camp: Mon., Feb. 24 - Fri., Mar. 6 (weekdays), 7-11 AM

Dissertation Boot Camp Reboot Session
• During this half-day reboot, revisit some of the guiding principles for establishing a productive (and enjoyable) writing process over longer periods of time. 
• Thurs., Feb. 13, 3:30-7:30 PM

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 5 (Spring Break)
• Registration begins: Mon., Mar. 2, 10 AM
• Camp: Mon., Mar. 16 - Fri., Mar. 27 (weekdays), 9 AM-1 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.

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. 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:

2. San Jose First Friday
When: Fri, Feb 7, 5-9pm
Where: Downtown San Jose
Contact: Joshua Hurwitz (

First Fridays are the time to be in downtown San Jose. The San Jose Museum of Art and nearby museums and galleries are all open and free. We'll take Caltrain to the Cultural Capital of Silicon Valley and then explore the rich art happenings!

3.  Brunch at Arrillaga
When: Sat, Feb 8, 11:30-12:30pm
Where: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons
Contact: Dipika Badri (

Let's start a lazy weekend with a hearty brunch!

4.  Lunch at China Delight
When: Sat, Feb 8, 12-1pm
Where: 461 Emerson St, Palo Alto
Contact: Chenyi Xia (

The event is capped at 10 people and if demand is high, attendees will be chosen by a lottery. You will only receive an email if selected. The form will automatically collect your Stanford email.

5.  Saturday Board Game Night + Boba Tea
When: Sat, Feb 8, 7-10pm
Where: Graduate Community Center, 2nd Floor. 750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Robert Wang (

Ahh.. Two of my favorite things in the world! Boardgames and Boba. Please join us this upcoming Saturday (Feb 8, 2020) for a night filled with fun, delicious drinks, and great company.

This event is capped at 12 people, and if the demand is high a lottery will be performed. I will send out the bubble tea order link with the confirmation emails.

6.  Brunch at Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels
When: Sun, Feb 9, 10:30-11:30am
Where: Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels
Contact: Esther Goldstein (

Let's have an assortment of bagels and bakery items from Izzy's!

7.  Catherine Cohen: Comedy at the Bing
When: Thu, Feb 13, 7pm
Where: Bing Concert Hall
Contact: Shaked Regev (

Come have a laugh with your fellow grad students!
More info:

Please be on time!

8. GSPB Goes to Cal Academy!
When: Saturday, Feb 29, 10am-3pm
Where: California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118)
Signup: Eventbrite (…)
Contact: GSPB Coordinators (
Join GSPB and your fellow grad students in a chance to go to the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco!
Travel via a free shuttle from the GCC. See the Eventbrite page for more details and to register for tickets starting on Feb 16th.



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