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GRAD ANNOUNCE, October 2017

GRAD ANNOUNCE, October 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.     Designing Your Financial Future, Oct 18 – Nov 29

2.     Grad 201 Workshops: How to have Difficult Conversations, Oct 25

3.     Grad 201 Workshops: Time Management, Nov 15

 

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)

1.     VPGE Personalized Quarterly Event Notifications

2.     VPGE Autumn Programs

3.     Preparing Future Professors

4.     Connecting with Leaders

5.     12@12 / 12@6

6.     Diversity Works: The Art and Science of High Performance Teams and The Art of Inclusive Communication

7.     How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They Think You Are: Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

8.     Women Leading with Influence

9.     Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO): Information Session and Deadline

10. DIF (Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds)

11. Quick Bytes / Breakfast Bytes

12. Academic Chats

13. Fellows Forum

14. Leadership Dinners

15. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

16. 2017-2018 SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Projects: Get involved!

17. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

18. Caltrain Go Passes

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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL (GSC)

1.     Welcome Back Party 2018, Oct 6

2.     Questions, comments, concerns

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

1.     Sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board Mailing List!

2.     Square Dancing + Boba

3.     Square Dancing + Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

4.     Grad Night Trivia, Oct. 19

5.     Grad Night Trivia, Nov. 02

6.     Grad-Wide Big Game Tailgate, Nov 18

7.     Grad Night Trivia, Dec. 07

 

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GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.     Designing Your Financial Future Seminar

A 6-week Designing Your Financial Future seminar series is being offered for graduate students and seniors on Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 from Oct 18-Nov 29. For details and registration, visit the Mind Over Money Events page.

 

2.     Grad 201 Workshops: How to have Difficult Conversations

At some point, we all reach a point where we have to have a difficult conversation. It can be with your friend, roommate, or advisor. Are you interested in learning some tips and tools to have that difficult conversation? Then come to this workshop! For more information, email graduatelifeoffice@stanford.edu

 

·      WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

·      TIME: 12:00-1:30pm

·      LOCATION: To be given upon registration

·      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 20, 2017

·      Registration link: http://web.stanford.edu/group/glo/outside/Grad201-Difficult-Conversations-Oct-2017.fb

 

3.     Grad 201 Workshops: Time Management

In partnership with the office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, fight fatigue and procrastination with these time management tips! Come hear from an Academic Coach on how to take control of your schedule and build in balance. For more information, email graduatelifeoffice@stanford.edu

 

·      WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

·      TIME: 12:00-1:30pm

·      LOCATION: To be given upon registration

·      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 10, 2017

·      Registration link: http://web.stanford.edu/group/glo/outside/Grad201-Time-Management-Nov-2017.fb

 

 

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VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.    VPGE Personalized Quarterly Event Notifications

Be the first to know about upcoming professional development opportunities relevant to your specific goals and interests. Sign up for VPGE’s personalized quarterly event notifications.

 

2.    VPGE Autumn Programs

See what VPGE is offering to help you thrive in grad school. Register early and mark your calendars. Also, follow our calendar for campus-wide programs and events open to grad students: vpge.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events

 

3.    Preparing Future Professors

Doctoral students advanced to candidacy and interested in experiencing the academic life at a different campus (either San Jose State University, Foothill College, or University of San Francisco) are encouraged to apply. Faculty mentors from these campuses and students meet weekly during the SJSU/USF Spring semester or the Foothill College Winter Quarter. Application deadline: Wed., Oct. 11.

 

4.    Connecting with Leaders

Be inspired and energized by the wisdom and experience of Stanford's Distinguished Career Institute Fellows. These established leaders will share their knowledge, wisdom, and sense of community. After a panel discussion and Q&A, a networking reception will follow. Tues., Oct. 24, 5-7 PM. Registration deadline: Tues., Oct. 17.

 

5.    12@12 / 12@6

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions" or learn about their research and hot topics in their field. 5-7 times over the course of 2 quarters at lunch (12 PM) or dinner (4:30 PM or 6 PM), 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex, real-world questions to discuss in Classic (no theme) or themed (Gender Research, Research in the Real World, Public Service) groups. Or, for those who choose the Outside the [Lunch] Box group, groups discuss their own research or a hot topic in their field. Application deadline: Wed., Oct. 18.

 

6.    Diversity Works: The Art and Science of High Performance Teams and The Art of Inclusive Communication

Attend our diversity programs offered by the National Conflict Resolution Center: 1) The Art and Science of High Performance Teams from 9 AM – 12 PM – learn the science behind great teams and the skills with which to lead high performance teams; 2) The Art of Inclusive Communication from 2-5 PM – learn to communicate effectively across differences and how respectful communication can be used to resolve conflict. Both sessions Fri., Oct 27. Application deadline: Wed., Oct. 18

 

7.    How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They Think You Are: Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

If you have ever had difficulty internalizing accomplishments or feel like a fraud with your successes, learn how to combat the impostor syndrome and increase your confidence with Dr. Valerie Young. Dr. Young is an internationally-known speaker, author, and leading expert on the impostor syndrome. Wed., Nov. 1, 4:30-6 PM. Registration deadline: Thurs., Oct. 26.

 

8.    Women Leading with Influence

Increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. Gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards actions. Two consecutive days: Thurs., Nov. 9 & Fri., Nov. 10, 9 AM – 3 PM. Application deadline: Sun., Oct. 29.

 

9.    Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO): Information Session & Deadline

Attend the information session and apply for the Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO) to support doctoral students’ research on diversity-related topics: Mon., Oct. 9, 12-1 PM. Application deadline: Tues., Nov. 7.

 

10. DIF (Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds)

This program supports Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the development of a project that will advance diversity within those populations. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.

 

11. Quick Bytes / Breakfast Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom, over lunch or breakfast, at Quick Bytes interactive workshops. Thurs., Oct. 26, 9-10:15 AM or 12-1:15 PM: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor; Thurs., Nov. 2, 12-1:15 PM: Exploring Your Career Options; Tues., Nov. 14, 12-1:15 PM: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities. Register in advance. Breakfast or lunch provided.

 

12. 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., Oct. 31: Academic Job Interview (From Telephone, To Video, To In-Person – The Crucial Do’s and Don’ts); Wed., Nov. 29: Developing Persuasive Arguments for the Resources You Need as a New Faculty Member. All sessions 12 -1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

 

13. Fellows Forum

Learn new skills, meet new people. Expand your academic skills while building your Stanford network over a healthy meal. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields, with priority given to Stanford Graduate Fellows in Science and Engineering (SGF Fellows) and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows (NSF Fellows). Thurs., Oct. 26: Creating and Managing Your Professional Digital Presence; Thurs., Nov. 9: Communicating Effectively With Your Advisor. Workshops 4:30-5:30 PM followed by refreshments and networking. Register in advance.

 

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. Thurs., Oct. 26: Srinija Srinivasan, co-founder, Loove; Wed., Nov. 15: Arnold Silverman, former CEO, ICOT Corporation; Tues., Nov. 28: Isaac Stein, founder and former president, Waverly Associates. All dinners 5:30-8 PM. Sign up early; space is limited.

 

15. WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

Be inspired and build your science and engineering network at this lecture and reception, featuring Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tues., Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Thurs., Oct. 12.

 

16. 2017-2018 SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Projects: Get Involved!

Get involved with one or more of the forty-eight 2017-2018 SPICE Projects. From education to healthcare, STEM outreach to qualitative methods, the 2017-2018 SPICE projects organize activities throughout the academic year spanning journal clubs, research seminars, career and networking events, speaker series, and more!

 

17. National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides professional development, training, and mentoring for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty—free through Stanford’s institutional membership. Check out webinars such as Embracing Rejection: De-Stigmatizing Submissions and Purifying Your Writing Process, and receive a weekly dose of positive energy with The Monday Motivator. Activate your membership to get access to all of the resources.

 

18. Caltrain Go Passes

Living off campus? The 2017 Caltrain Go Pass is free for eligible, off-campus graduate students only. Go to the Pilot Go Pass website for more information. The 2017 Caltrain Go Pass is valid from Dec. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2017.

 

19. 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 graduate students a focused two-week opportunity to make serious progress on your dissertation or other writing project.

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 1

●     Registration begins: Mon., Oct. 2, 10 AM

●     Camp: Mon., Oct. 16 – Fri., Oct. 27, 9 AM – 1 PM

 

Dissertation Boot Camp—session 2

●     Registration begins: Mon., Oct. 23, 10 AM

●     Camp: Mon., Nov. 6 – Fri., Nov. 17, 7-10 AM

 

 

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.

 

Academic Job Search: Research Statements

●     Wed., Oct. 4, 3-5 PM

●     BEAM Conference Room

●     Click here to register. You will need to login to BEAM’s Handshake platform.

 

Cover Letter Beyond Academia

●     Tues., Oct. 31, 3-5 PM

●     BEAM Conference Room

●     Click here to register. You will need to login to BEAM’s Handshake platform.

 

Academic Job Search: Research Job Talk

●     Tues., Dec. 5, 3-5 PM

●     BEAM Conference Room

●     Click here to register. You will need to login to BEAM’s Handshake platform.

 

Oral Communication workshops are also organized for individual departments and programs. Contact speakinghelp@stanford.edu.

 

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

 

 

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GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.    Your Graduate Student Council (GSC) Presents: Welcome Back Party 2018, Oct 6

This Friday, Oct 6, from 8 pm to midnight at Rains Hacienda Commons

 

DJ and dancing, photobooths, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and beer and wine - come and unwind for a bit on a Friday night

BOTH Stanford ID and Proof of age ID required to enter the party 

For any questions, contact the party organizer, Gabby Badica at gbadica@stanford.edu

 

2.    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

 

 

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GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.     Sign up for the Graduate Student Programming Board 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. 

 

Click here to join our mailing list

 

Are you interested in hosting an event? Then attend our weekly meetings! We meet every Tuesday at 12noon. Come to Arrillaga Family Dining Commons for a free lunch at the meeting!

 

 

2.     Square Dancing + Boba

·      When: Sunday, October 8: 6:30-9:30pm

·      Where: Stanford Quads (First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, 1100 Middle Avenue) then T4 (165 University Ave, Palo Alto); meet at the GCC for carpooling

·      Signup Contact: Jenna Caldwell (jgcwell@stanford.edu)

 

Forget about hay bales or cowboy hats--modern square dancing is like Simon Says for grownups, or algorithms set to music.  We'll have to work together to do what the caller tells us.  When we're done dancing, we'll relax with some bubble tea.

 

Enter the lottery by the end of Saturday, Oct. 7 so the GSPB can cover your cost.  Meet at the GCC at 6:30pm to carpool or meet us at Quads at 6:45pm.   Bring comfortable shoes and a sweet tooth.  No partner or previous experience required.  More info on square dancing: http://www.stanfordquads.org/class/ or contact Jenna (jgcwell@stanford.edu)

 

3.     Square Dancing + Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

·      When: Sunday, October 15: 6:30-9:30pm

·      Where: Stanford Quads (First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, 1100 Middle Avenue) then Creamistry (164 University Ave, Palo Alto); meet at the GCC for carpooling

·      Signup Contact: Jenna Caldwell (jgcwell@stanford.edu)

 

Forget about hay bales or cowboy hats--modern square dancing is like Simon Says for grownups, or algorithms set to music.  We'll have to work together to do what the caller tells us.  When we're done dancing, we'll refresh ourselves with some of the delicious ice cream that Creamistry makes with liquid nitrogen!  

 

Enter the lottery by the end of Saturday, Oct. 14 so the GSPB can cover your cost.  Meet at the GCC at 6:30pm to carpool or meet us at Quads at 6:45pm.   Bring comfortable shoes and a sweet tooth.  No partner or previous experience required.  More info on square dancing: http://www.stanfordquads.org/class/ or contact Jenna (jgcwell@stanford.edu)

 

4.     Grad Trivia

·      Date: October 19, 2017

·      Time: 7:30-10PM

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Organizer: Mark Kowarsky

·      Contact: 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.     Grad Trivia

·      Date: November 2, 2017

·      Time: 7:30-10PM

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Organizer: Mark Kowarsky

·      Contact: 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.     Grad-Wide Big Game Tailgate 

·      Date: November 18, 2017

·      Time 4:00-7:00PM

·      Location: Maloney Field

·      Location Link: http://www.gostanford.com/sports/2013/4/17/208446870.aspx

·      Organizer Name: David Mackanic

·      Contact: mackanic@stanford.edu

 

It's the Big Game.  GSBP and CAs are hosting a massive tailgate for all Stanford graduate students! If you haven't attended a tailgate for an American Football game or haven't had a chance to watch Stanford pummel Cal on our home turf, this is the perfect event for you! We will have all the essentials for a great tailgate; lawn games, snacks, drinks, and music. 

Even better, we will be tailgating on Maloney field, directly next to the stadium.  Wear your Stanford attire, and come ready to hang out with tons of other graduate students and support the Cardinal! Beat Cal! 

 

 

7.     Grad Trivia

·      Date: December 07, 2017 

·      Time: 7:30-10PM

·      Where: Havana Room (GCC)

·      Organizer: Mark Kowarsky

·      Contact: 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.