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GRAD ANNOUNCE, November 2018


GRAD ANNOUNCE, November 2018 

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.     Contemplation by Design: Guided Meditation, Nov. 5th

2.     Grad 201:  How to Eat Like a Grad Superstar, Nov. 7th

3.     FLI Graduate Student Breakfast, Nov. 8th

4.     Pick Your Own Movie Night, Nov 9th



1.     Diversity Works, Nov. 6

2.      Fellows Forum, Nov. 8

3.     Quick Bytes, Nov. 15, Nov. 28

4.     Academic Chats, Nov. 29

5.     Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)

6.     2018-19 SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Projects: Find Your Community!

7.     Professional Development and Interdisciplinary Learning Course

8.     VPGE’s Personalized Quarterly Notifications

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



1.     New GSC Calendar

2.     GSC Graduate Student Affordability Town Hall

3.     Questions, comments, concerns?



1.     Stanford @ Friday Night Waltz, Nov. 2

2.     Discover Downtown: Onigilly, Nov. 6

3.     Coffee Study Break at Coupa - Y2E2, Nov. 8



1.     “Ant-Man and the Wasp” screening, Nov. 2

2.     Stanford Night at Sharks Hockey, Nov. 3

3.     Exploratorium, Nov. 8

4.     Pick Your Own Movie Night, Nov. 9

5.     “Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Private Screening, Nov. 15

6.     “Crazy Rich Asians” screening, Nov. 29

7.     Stress Less Fest, Nov. 30

8.     Cinderella on San Jose Broadway, Dec. 1






1.     Contemplation By Design: Guided Meditation

When: Monday November, 5th
Where: Havana Room, Graduate Community Center
Time: 7:45pm

As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You also can view the current CBD quarterly calendar of ongoing group meditation opportunities on campus at:


2.     Grad 201:  How To Eat Like A Grad Superstar


Facilitated by Bryan Lian and Jennifer Waldrop, Vaden Staff Nutritionists

Date: 11/7/18

Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Webinar (RSVP for Link to Webinar): RSVP here


Have questions you'd like answered? Please provide them when you complete your rsvp.


**Grad 201 is a series of monthly workshops to support grad students in acclimating to Stanford and thriving while part of our grad student community. The series is coordinated by GLO in partnership with offices around campus.



3.     FLI Graduate Student Breakfast

WHEN: 11/8/2018

TIME: 9:00 am

WHERE: BEAM Student Lounge


The professional and graduate FLI student groups will be connecting with one another over breakfast to discuss collaborative professional development workshops for the year. Breakfast will be provided.


4.     Pick Your Own Movie Night on November 9th


GLO is partnering with Cardinal Nights for a night at the movies! A movie on a Friday, who could ask for more!?


By purchasing this $6 Eventbrite ticket you'll receive: round trip bus transportation from the Graduate Community Center, and a movie pass to see any film at Cinemark 20 in Redwood City. Only current Stanford students can purchase this Eventbrite.


Tickets are $6 (Can purchase up to 2) and yes you can bring an outside guest if you purchase 2. Purchase tickets here.


If you choose your own transportation, you can pick your tickets up from the GLO office during our office hours.


Your Eventbrite ticket will not get you into any film. You must pick up your ticket from GLO.


Please see the Eventbrite page for bus schedule to/from Cinemark 20 and the GCC.


5.     Grad 201: Grad School Strategies, Dec 12

WHEN: December 12, 2018

TIME: 11:45am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Old Union Clubhouse, Cardinal Room



Have questions about teaching and learning in grad school? Want to follow up on something you saw in the Grad Strategies presentation during NGSO? RSVP and tell the facilitators any questions you have ahead of the lunch.







1. Diversity Works, Nov. 6

Come together with academic leaders to discuss issues related to diversity and excellence in higher education at Diversity Works. Tues., Nov. 6: Networks: How Organizations Can Unintentionally Disadvantage Employees with Adina Sterling, Assistant Professor at Stanford GSB. 11:45 AM–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.


2. Fellows Forum, Nov. 8

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., Nov. 8: Creating and Managing Your Professional Digital Presence. 4:30–5:30 PM; refreshments and networking to follow. Register in advance.


3. Quick Bytes, Nov. 15, Nov. 28

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Thurs., Nov. 15: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor; Wed., Nov. 28: Creating a Flourishing Life. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.


4. Academic Chats, Nov. 29

Could a faculty career be in your future? Explore the skills and experience to help you prepare at Academic Chats. Thurs., Nov. 29: Teaching Experiences as a Graduate Student. 12–1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.


5. Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO)

Does your dissertation help advance Stanford’s commitment to diversity? Apply for DDRO funds, which cover research expenses related to dissertations on diversity-related topics. Application deadline: Tues., Nov. 6.


6. 2018-19 SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Projects: Find Your Community!

Get involved with one or more of the 48 2018-19 SPICE Projects! From education to healthcare, STEM outreach to qualitative methods, these projects organize activities throughout the academic year that expand intellectual communities at Stanford.


Looking for funding for your own initiative that promotes intellectual community? SPICE applications open Winter Quarter, so check back in January!


7. Professional Development and Interdisciplinary Learning Courses

Explore more courses. Take advantage of Stanford’s open course enrollment culture and work with students from across campus. Build your skills in communication, leadership/management, teaching, and more.


8. VPGE’s Personalized Quarterly Notifications

What areas of professional development interest you most? Let VPGE know your specific goals and interests and receive a quarterly list of upcoming opportunities tailored for you.


9. 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!


Autumn Quarter 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 grad students a focused, two-week opportunity to make serious progress on your dissertation or other writing project.


Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 2

●      Registration currently open

●      Camp: Mon., Nov. 5–Fr., Nov. 16 (weekdays), 7–10 AM

Dissertation Boot Camp—Session 3

●      Registration begins: Mon., Jan. 7, 10 AM

●      Camp: Mon., Jan. 21–Fri., Feb. 1 (weekdays), 5–9 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.


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. GSC Graduate Student Affordability Town Hall

  • November 27th from 5 - 7 PM in GCC Havana room
  • RSVP link will be sent out this week to all graduate students.

6.     Questions, comments, concerns?

Reach us at or join us at our meetings every Wednesday starting at 6 pm in the Nairobi Room (2nd Floor) GCC







1.     Stanford @ Friday Night Waltz
When: Friday, Nov. 2, 7pm - 12am
Where: First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto
Contact: Filip Simeski (

All your friends are excited about Jammix, Fall Ball or Viennese Ball, but you feel like you have two left feet? Don't despair! Come to Friday Night Waltz and have some fun learning social dancing with fellow Stanford graduate students! There will be two classes building on each other from 7:15 - 9 PM, and then open dance floor for social dancing (waltz, polka, east coast swing, cha-cha, salsa, west coast swing and more!) You don't need any previous social dancing experience to enjoy this event.
**This event will be lottery-based if demand is high; if so, wait for a confirmation that you've received a spot!**

Questions? Email Filip Simeski (


2.     Discover Downtown: Onigilly 
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Onigilly, 164 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Contact: Anex Jose & Vince Pane (

Join GSPB to discover Downtown Palo Alto. Meet new people while enjoying Japanese Gourmet Rice Balls Dinner in Downtown !

This event is capped at 20 people and will be lottery-based if demand is high. If you aren't selected this time, we'll be hosting other events in the future. Only those selected to attend will be notified with a confirmation email. Please be on time as we will be ordering food together at the restaurant. GSPB will cover up to $15/person.

Questions? Email Anex Jose (, Vincent Pane (

3.     Coffee Study Break at Coupa - Y2E2
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 3pm - 4pm
Where: Coupa Cafe - Y2E2
Contact: Jared Furuta (

Come and take a break from studying/research and have coffee with other graduate students. This event is capped at 20 people and will be lottery-based if demand is high. *Only* those selected to attended will be notified with a confirmation email. GSPB will fund up to $15 per person.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.






1.     Friday 11/2 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp” screening

9pm film start, location TBD.

Free to all students.


2.     Saturday 11/3 – Stanford Night at Sharks Hockey

Tickets TBD. Transportation will be provided.

No dorm tickets allowed.


3.     Thursday 11/8 - Exploratorium

Exploratorium: After Dark “Curious Contraptions" – Thursday November 8th – Buses will be leaving from the Stanford Faculty Club at 6 PM on Thursday, November 8. Tickets are $7 per person. Financial Aid is available, email Trista and Delaynie at Tickets on sale on Monday 11/5 at 9pm

Link - 


4.     Friday 11/9 – Pick Your Own Movie Night

Redwood City Century 20. Buses will pick up at Tresidder starting at 7pm and run every 30 minutes until 1am.

Original Ticket Price: $8.50

Dorm Ticket Price: $5.00

Spots Available – 150


5.     Thursday 11/15 – “Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Private Screening.

Redwood City Century 20 – Buses leave at 8:15pm, show at 9:30pm.

Original Ticket Price: $13.00

Dorm Ticket Price: $7.00

Spots Available – 100



6.     Thursday 11/29 – “Crazy Rich Asians” screening

Location TBD: film at 9pm.

Free to all students.


7.     Friday 11/30 – Stress Less Fest

Old Union 1st Floor – 8pm to 11pm.

Free to all students.


8.     Saturday 12/1 – Cinderella on San Jose Broadway

No dorm tickets will be sold.