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GRAD ANNOUNCE, January 2017

 

GRAD ANNOUNCE, January 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.     Interested in becoming a Community Associate? Come to an Info Session!

3.     Are you interested in joining a support group for Graduate Students?

 

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.     Stanford Ignite

6.     Negotiation Matters, Part II

7.     Management Matters

8.     Resilience: How to Bounce Back

9.     WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

10.Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

11.Turbocharge Your Writing

12.Quick Bytes

13.Academic Chats

14.Leadership Dinners

15.2017 Caltrain Go Pass

16.Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning: Events & Courses for Graduate Students

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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)

1.     GSC Calendar

2.     GSC Needs a New Webmaster!

3.     Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

1.     Musical Brainstorming, Jan. 17

2.     The Endless Summer - Movie Screening, Jan. 18

3.     Grad Night Trivia, Jan. 19

4.     Grad Night Trivia, Feb. 23

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

6.     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 more opportunities 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 Interest Session

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.

 

Rains Houses

·      Session 1: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM

·      Session 2: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

·      Location: Rains Houses ~ The Buttery

Munger Residences

·      Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM

·      Location: Munger Building 4 ~ 1st Floor Lobby

 

Kennedy Residences

·      Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM

·      Location: Kennedy Commons TV Lounge

 

Lyman Residences

·      Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM

·      Location: Lyman Residences Atrium Room

 

Off-Campus Housing

·      Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

·      Location: Nairobi Room, Graduate Community Center

 

Escondido Village

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

·      Location: TBD

 

All Area Tabling Session

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

·      Location: Havana Room, Graduate Community Center

 

3. Are you interested in joining a support group for Graduate Students?

Being a graduate student can be challenging when facing rigorous academic work, pressures for success, lack of sleep, and lack of time.  In addition, it is often the experience of graduate students to feel alone or isolated if they struggle to make friends, and/or if they moved a great distance from their loved ones.  Therefore, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Graduate Life Office are collaborating to offer an informal support group for graduate students.  The Graduate Student Support Group will be a safe, fun, and open space for students to receive support and feedback from their peers. Topics discussed in this group may include (but are not limited to) personal and professional relationships, academic concerns, adjusting to and leaving graduate school, coping with stress, self-esteem/confidence, identity development (personal and professional), career issues, and intersections of cultural identity.

 

This brief survey is to assess graduate student's interest in a graduate support group to be held Fridays between 2:45 - 4:00 PM.  Please take the time to fill out the survey if you would be interested and available during the allotted time. 

 

http://web.stanford.edu/~boykinsb/grad-support-group.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. (Note Hume Center Jan. 31 Research Statement workshop below to get started on your application.) 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. Application opens Wed., Feb. 1; information sessions begin in early Feb. 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. Application opens Mon., Jan. 30. Information session: Mon., Jan. 30, 12-1 PM. Application 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. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

5.    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.

 

6.    Negotiation Matters, Part II

An advanced negotiation workshop. Whether you’ve done our first Negotiation Matters series or not, this interactive, three-session workshop will give you more practice and theory to build your skills. Three Wednesdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8, 4:30-7 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Jan. 16.

 

7.    Management Matters

Managing people matters, whether you’re managing up, down, or across. This comprehensive, three-session workshop focuses on simple principles to communicate with and effectively manage others. Three Tuesdays: Jan. 31, Feb. 14, and Feb. 28, 4:30-7 PM. Application deadline: Mon., Jan. 16.

 

8.    Resilience: How to Bounce Back

Gain key insights from the emerging field of resilience research to learn about and practice skills that allow you to bounce back more quickly and effectively from life’s setbacks. Two consecutive Mondays: Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 9 AM – 12 PM. Application deadline: Tues., Jan. 24.

 

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. Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom over lunch or breakfast at Quick Bytes interactive workshops. Wed., Jan. 18, 9-10:15 AM: Vocal Yoga: Lift Your Voice and Raise Your Spirit; Thurs., Feb. 2, 9-10:15 AM: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out; Tues., Feb. 14, 12-1:15 PM: Developing Your Professional Digital Presence. Register in advance; breakfast or lunch provided.

 

13. 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. Tues., Jan. 24, 12-1:15 PM: Differences Across the Disciplines – How Teaching and Research Vary Across Departments and Schools; Wed., Feb. 15, 12-1:15 PM: The Role of the Department Chair – What New Faculty Need to Know. Register in advance; lunch provided.

 

14. 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., Jan. 17, 5:30-8 PM: Richard Swanson, Founder of SunPower; Wed., Jan. 25, 6-8 PM: James Ambroise, VP of Finance at Intersection; Thurs., Feb. 2, 5:30-7:30 PM: Becky Morgan, President of the Morgan Family Foundation. Sign up early; space is limited.

 

15. 2017 Caltrain Go Pass

The 2017 Caltrain Go Pass is free for eligible, off-campus graduate students only. Go to the Pilot Go Pass website to 1. Qualify, 2. Pick up, 3. Use. You need a 2017 Go Pass to ride Caltrain in 2017!

 

16. Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL): Events & Courses for Graduate Students

Deepen your knowledge of teaching and learn about available teaching and tutoring opportunities at Stanford this quarter via VPTL’s pedagogy course and workshops.

 

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!

 

Winter Quarter 2017 tutoring begins on Thurs., Jan. 12.

 

Tutoring Hours: Sun., 1-10 PM; Mon.-Wed. 10 AM – 10 PM; Thurs. 10 AM – 8 PM; Fri. 10 AM – 4 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 “After Dark”—session 3

●     Registration: Mon., Jan. 9 – Mon., Jan. 16

●     Camp: Mon., Jan. 23 – Fri., Feb. 3 (weekdays), 5-9 PM

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 4

●     Registration: Mon., Feb. 6 – Mon., Feb. 13

●     Camp: Tues., Feb. 21 – Fri., Mar. 3 (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.

 

Writing Research Statements for Fellowship and Grant Proposals (All Fields)

●     Tues., Jan. 31, 5-6:30 PM

●     Hume 106

 

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

●     Fri., Feb. 17, 12-2 PM

●     Hume 211

 

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. 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. Musical Brainstorming

·      When: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8pm - 9pm

·      Where: Graduate Community Center, Nairobi Room

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

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

 

Would you like to sing or play music with your fellow graduate students on a regular basis? Would you like to learn more about music or improve your skills in an informal setting? We are calling all orchestra players, choir enthusiasts, and other musically-minded students for a brainstorming session to talk about music-making opportunities in our community, as well as what we'd like to do in the future. Refreshments will be served!

 

2. The Endless Summer - Movie Screening

·      When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 8pm - 11pm

·      Where: Fairclough Lounge Rains

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

 

Akaw!

It's gnarly out there and summer is far away. But no worries, just come out to Rains to hang loose and watch THE classic surf movie with your fellow barneys. It's gonna be epic, so prepare to get pitted (so pitted) by an evening of fun, food, drinks and good vibes.

To help you get the lingo right for the evening, you can study some vocabulary here: http://www.surfing-waves.com/surf_talk.htm

Hang loose!

 

P.S. No sign-up required and drop-ins are allowed while you're not on the water.

 

3. Grad Night Trivia

·      When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 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.

 

4. 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.

 

5. 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.

 

6. 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.

 

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association