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GRAD ANNOUNCE, November 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 Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to receive reminders and updates about our events!
2. Food Pantry Pop Up
3. Stanford Remote Learning Program
4. Campus Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (CO-OP), Nov. 12
5. HIRING: Schwab Learning Center Tutors
6. Virtual Recreation and Wellness
7. Health Alert News and Announcements
8. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs

1. Quick Bytes, Nov. 10, Dec. 3
2. Imposter Syndrome, Nov. 11
3. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Winter Course
4. OPA’s Scientific Teaching Series, Nov. 18
5. BEAM’s PhD Pathways Series, Nov. 13, 18
6. CTL’s Graduate Student Programs
7. Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Resources for Graduate Students

1. New GSC Calendar
2. Questions, comments, concerns?
3. Stanford Social Match

1. Join the GSPB mailing list
2. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meetings
3. Film Screening - Kronos Quartet: Testimony - November 9th
4. Thursday Game Nights - November 5th, 12th and 19th
5. Duct Tape Crafts - November 13th
6. Virtual Speed Friending - November 15th

1.       Cardinal Nights Mailing List
2.       Cardinal Night Events



** Events listed here are subject to change or cancellation, given uncertainty around COVID-19. The safety of our community is our top priority. If you register or apply for an event, VPGE will keep you informed directly about any changes to our schedule

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

2. Food Pantry Pop Up
In partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, Stanford R&DE hosts monthly pop-up food pantries for undergraduate and graduate students and their affiliates who need additional food support. Each student household is eligible to receive produce, dairy, meat or poultry and non-perishable items at no cost. The initial pop-up events have included seasonally appropriate stone fruits, apples, squash, and greens, plus chicken, cheese, yogurt, milk, eggs, legumes, cereal, and peanut butter among other food items.
R&DE Stanford Dining is reviewing the frequency and location of future pop-up pantries given the constraints placed on events and shelter-in-place directives. Check out our FAQs to assist with some commonly asked questions.
We remind students of measures that would prevent the spread of COVID-19: take social distancing seriously and stay 6 feet apart, not participate in events over 10 people, continually wash their hands and get plenty of rest. These habits will help to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 to your fellow students, staff, and residential and dining workers.

To receive future communication about pantry events please subscribe to the food pantry listserv:
3. Stanford Remote Learning Program
The transition from in-person to online instruction presents both opportunities and challenges. The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to helping you discover strategies and resources for adapting to new ways of learning and being.

4. Campus Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (CO-OP)
Max and Nicole are two Stanford students working to prevent opioid overdoses on campus. To this end, they partnered with Santa Clara County to distribute free naloxone kits to Stanford affiliates who participate in our student-led workshops. Our next training session is going to be held on Thursday, November 12th at 6:00pm PST. Hope to see y'all there!

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at and

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5. HIRING: Schwab Learning Center Tutors
The Schwab Learning Center is looking to hire tutors who will work virtually 1:1 with Stanford students over the quarter to help them master content for a specific course.
• Must be enrolled as a Stanford student
• GPA of 3.5 or higher
• Must be able to dedicate up to 5 hrs/wk for tutoring
• Hiring all subject areas, but seeking CS, Math, Stats, Physics, Chem, MS&E, Engineering and Econ expertise
• Preferably rising Juniors and Seniors and Graduate students
• Pay rate is $30/hr
Apply here

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hire students who will be working outside the United States at this time. In addition, the SLC does not offer support in foreign language courses.

For more info. please visit the Schwab Learning Center  website
to know more about our services or email the Tutor Coordinator, Zabrinah Brown at

6. Virtual Wellness and Recreation
As part of our continued commitment to your health and wellbeing, your colleagues at Stanford Recreation & Wellness have been working hard to put together a landing page with lots of FREE options to help get you through these times. We call it Virtual Recreation & Wellness. There you will find links to many resources, including our Movement Motivation Contest, where you can inspire or be inspired by your friends and colleagues. We also feature live Zoom classes, live Zoom meditation, a Strava group, and more. In the coming weeks that we continue to work from home, please be sure to visit often as we will be continuing to add more classes and resources to help you take care of YOU! Participate or help motivate by posting pictures of your workout to social media using the tags: #stanfordwalks #stanfordhikes #stanfordruns #stanfordbikes #stanfordurec #sumovementmotivation #suvirtualrecreation
7. Health Alert News and Announcements
For up-to-date information and resources for COVID-19, infectious diseases, travel
warnings other public health issues, please visit

8. Health Alerts for Graduate Students and PostDocs…



1. Quick Bytes, Nov. 10, Dec. 3

Get valuable professional development wisdom that you can apply right away! Interactive Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics. Tues., Nov. 10, 12-1 PM PST: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities; Thurs., Dec. 3, 4-5 PM PST: Emotional Regulation: Soothing Amidst Struggle & Optimal Functioning in the Face of Challenge. Register in advance.

2. Impostor Syndrome, Nov. 11
Join Professor Margot Garritsen as she shares some personal experiences with the impostor syndrome and discusses some ways to overcome it, or at least make steps toward it. Wed., Nov. 11, 2:30-3:30 PM PST; register in advance.

3. Designing the Professional (ENGR 311B) - Winter 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; can be taken for 0 or 1 unit with instructor permission. Register via Axess.

4. OPA’s Scientific Teaching Series, Nov. 18
Explore the core tenets of Scientific Teaching, discuss strategies for equitably engaging all students in their learning, and develop concrete plans for implementing research-based strategies in future teaching opportunities. Attend one or all workshops in the series. Wed., Nov. 18: Non-Content Classroom Language that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning. 11 AM-1 PM PST; register in advance.

5. BEAM’s PhD Pathways Series, Nov. 13, 18
Considering a career path beyond academia? Explore the wide range of roles and industries in which people with PhDs found meaningful work. Fri., Nov. 13, 12-1:30 PM: Diversity and Equity Roles; Wed., Nov. 18, 12-2 PM: Exploring Higher Education Administration.

6. CTL’s Graduate Student Programs
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers teaching and learning support for graduate students and postdocs at every stage of their career. Upcoming opportunities: 
● Attend a virtual study hall: Sat., Nov. 7; Sat., Nov. 14, 1-5 PM PST
● Book a 1-on-1 grad coaching session
● Meet with a graduate teaching consultant
● Stay up-to-date on the latest teaching and learning opportunities

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

(Virtual) Writing and Oral Communication 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 online to support you. Go to to schedule your free appointment.

Virtual Writing and Oral Communication Tutoring Hours for Autumn Quarter:
● Mon. - Wed. 9 AM - 9 PM
● Thurs. 9 AM - 8 PM
● Fri.  9 AM - 5 PM
● Sun. 1 - 8 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 2
● Registration begins: Mon., Oct. 26, 10 AM
● Camp: Mon., Nov. 9 - Fri., Nov. 20 (weekdays), 7–11 AM

Writing and Oral Communication Workshops
Workshop materials are available on the Hume Center Graduate and Postdocs Workshop Canvas site. 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. Enroll in the Canvas site here.

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

Faculty, campus programs, and grad student groups may request online writing workshops tailored to the particular needs and interests of their students/participants. Please contact to submit your request.

Weekly Vocal Yoga will not meet in-person in Autumn Quarter. Online videos with basic exercises will be available. Please check this site regularly for updates:…

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 an online 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. Please contact if you have questions about Winter Quarter courses.



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

3. Stanford Social Match
GSC is going to be matching graduate students with other students who share common interests. Over the next few weeks, we'll introduce you to other graduate students you'd like to meet to make friends.

Just fill out this short Google Form (< 5 mins) that asks questions regarding your major/department and your background and interests.

Sign Up Here

You can opt in every Monday and receive a match before Friday. We'll connect you so you can plan to do an activity over the weekend.

Please reach out to K.C. Shah ( or Albert Pun ( if you have any questions.



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. GSPB Weekly Virtual Meeting
When: Every Tuesday beginning 9/15 12pm-1pm
Zoom Link:…

3. Film Screening - Kronos Quartet: Testimony
Let's enjoy a virtual concert and support the musicians in Stanford Live! This film is free for Stanford students. We will watch it together on Zoom. Attendees will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.


Date: 9th November, Monday
Time: 9:00 PM PST
Sign up:; (RSVP by Sunday 11/08 at noon)
Contact: Yi-Lin Tsai (

This event will be capped at 10 people. If there are more than 10 RSVPs, we will run a lottery and selected individuals will be notified by email prior to the event.

4.  Thursday Game Night
Hop on Zoom and join us in fun online group games like Among Us, Code Names, and more!

Date: 5th November, Thursday (12th and 19th - final Thursday of the quarter)
Time: 7PM PST
Where: Zoom (…;
Password: 339940

**No advanced sign up is required.

We hope to see you there! Attendees will receive a meal swipe to use at any dining hall on campus.

Questions? Contact Shaked Regev ( or Chetanya Rastogi (

5. Duct Tape Crafts
Make your own wallet, bag, gloves, or whatever you’d like, using nothing but a roll of duct tape.

Date: 13th November, Friday
Time: 2PM PST (pick up tape earlier in the day from the tables between Studios 5 & 6)
Contact: Laura Moraff (

6. Virtual Speed Friending
Feel like you are struggling to meet people during COVID? Come meet a wide variety of graduate students across various graduate programs. You will get a chance to meet 10 different people, with suggested ice breaker questions to get the conversation going.

Date: 15th November, Sunday
Time: 7PM PST
Where: Zoom (…;
Password: 527705
Contact: Amy Fritz (

**No advanced sign up is required. Feel free to come and go from the Zoom meeting as your availability allows. We hope to see you there!


1. Join Cardinal Nights Mailing List

Subscribe to the Cardinal Night Mailing list to get more information on events and how to register for events.

Click Here to Subscribe!

2. Cardinal Nights Events
Cardinal Nights will return spring quarter with virtual programming!  Please check the website for event information and updates at