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GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 2017

GRAD ANNOUNCE, September 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.     Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC) Open from Sept 11 – Sept 25

2.     New Graduate Student Orientation Events

3.     NGSO Volunteers Sign-Ups

 

VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION (VPGE)

1.     Welcome, new grad students!

2.     VPGE @NGSO

3.     VPGE Autumn Programs

4.     Negotiation Matters

5.     Connecting with Leaders

6.     12@12 / 12@6

7.     Diversity Works

8.     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

9.     Quick Bytes

10.  Academic Chats

11.  Fellows Forum

12.  Leadership Dinners

13.  WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS)

14.  Preparing Future Professors

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

16.  TA Orientation 2017

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.     GSC Welcome Back Dinner

2.     Questions, comments, concerns?

 

GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAMMING BOARD (GSPB)

1.     NGSO Grad Trivia, Thursday September 21, 2017

 

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GRADUATE LIFE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.     Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC)

Opens: September 11, 2017 *

Closes: September 25, 2017

Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday; 10am - 2pm Sat./Sun.

Location: Graduate Community Center, Bogota Room

 

If you have a question but don’t know what office to contact for assistance, make your first stop the Graduate Student Information Center (GSIC). This GSIC is in operation September 11-25 providing general information about administrative, academic, and student life issues. If we don’t know the answer to your question, we will contact the appropriate department and obtain the information for you or put you in touch with the best available resource. We are here to make the opening days of Autumn Quarter a little easier.

 

The Graduate Student Information Center Offers:

·      Computers connected to Axess and the Web

·      Pamphlets on Stanford, government, and community resources

·      A copier and fax machine (5 pages or less)

·      And much, much more…

 

* Please note on September 13, 2017, the GSIC will be located in the Kennedy Great Room at the Kennedy Commons Building

2.     New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) Events  Sun., Sept. 17 – Sat., Sept. 23.

Dear New Graduate Students,

 

Welcome to the Stanford family! We're excited to bring our gorgeous campus and everything it has to offer to you through New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). The opportunities you have as a graduate student here are endless and can be overwhelming, but that's why we're here. NGSO is your introduction to the vast network of academic, career, health, athletic, social and recreational resources at your disposal at Stanford. We have been working with our amazing partners across campus to put together an exhaustive roster of events and resources and we encourage you to attend as many of them as you can. From swimming to culture centers, trivia nights to grad school strategies, we have you covered! At the events, you will be welcomed by our knowledgeable team of event organizers, graduate life deans, student volunteers, and campus staff and we are happy to take any and all of your questions. This brochure is also available online at ngso.stanford.edu, where we will post relevant updates. Come join us!

 

Check out our website for full list of events:

https://glo.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events

3.              New Graduate Student Orientation Volunteers

 

If you are a returning student and would like to volunteer for NGSO, please sign up at:

http://bit.ly/2vJsIKZ

 

 

 

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VICE PROVOST FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1.     Welcome, new grad students!

vpge.stanford.edu

gradgateway.stanford.edu

Learn more about how VPGE can support you by visiting our website and following us on social media. Use the Gateway for New Grad Students, jam-packed with resources and information, to smooth your transition to grad school.

2.     VPGE @NGSO

Check out VPGE at upcoming New Graduate Student Orientation events, meet other students, and learn about Stanford’s abundant resources. NGSO takes place Sun., Sept. 17 – Sat., Sept. 23.

3.     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 all grad students: vpge.stanford.edu/events/upcoming-events

4.     Negotiation Matters

Learn how to negotiate with colleagues, bosses, partners, friends, clients, and many others in this popular workshop. Two Wednesdays: Oct. 11 & 18, 4-8 PM. Space is limited. Application deadline: Sun., Oct 1.

5.     Connecting with Leaders

Be inspired and energized by the wisdom and experience of Stanford's Distinguished Career Institute Fellows, established leaders who will share their knowledge, wisdom, and sense of community. After a panel discussion and Q&A, a networking reception will follow. Tues., Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30 PM. Registration deadline: Tues., Oct. 17.

6.     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. Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 4:30 PM or 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator either choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions, or, for those who choose the Outside the [Lunch] Box group, discuss their own research or a hot topic in their field. Application deadline: Wed., Oct. 18.

7.     Diversity Works

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

8.     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, internationally-known speaker, author, and leading expert on the impostor syndrome. Wed., Nov. 1, 4:30-6 PM. Registration deadline: Thurs., Oct. 26.

9.     Quick Bytes

Get valuable nuggets of professional development wisdom over lunch or breakfast at Quick Bytes’ interactive workshops. Tues., Oct. 3, 12-1:15 PM: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life; Wed., Oct. 11, 12-1:15 PM: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications; Thurs., Oct. 26, 9-10:15 AM or 12-1:15 PM: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor. Register in advance. Breakfast or lunch provided.

10.  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. Thurs., Oct. 5: Your Academic Career Preparation Strategy – The Three Stage Approach; Tues., Oct. 31: Academic Job Interview (From Telephone, To Video, To In-Person – The Crucial Do’s and Don’ts). All sessions 12 -1:15 PM; lunch provided. Register in advance.

11.  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). Mon., Oct. 9: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out; Thurs., Oct. 26: Creating and Managing Your Professional Digital Presence. All sessions 4:30-5:30 PM. Refreshments provided. Register in advance.

12.  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., Oct 3, 5:30-8 PM: Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president, Microsoft; Thurs., Oct. 26, 5:30-8 PM: Srinija Srinivasan, co-founder, Loove. Sign up early; space is limited.

13.  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. Register by Thurs., Oct. 12.

14.  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.

15.  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. Applications opens Fri., Sept. 22; application deadline: Tues., Nov. 7.

16.  TA Orientation 2017

An orientation for anyone who will be a Teaching Assistant in any discipline during the coming year. Admission is free; no registration required. Fri., Sept. 22, 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 programs like the Fall workshop on Overcoming Academic Perfectionism and a 14-Day Writing Challenge. 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!

 

Fall Quarter Tutoring Hours (begins Thurs., Sept. 28)

●      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.

 

●      See October’s Grad Announce for Autumn dissertation boot camps

 

 

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.

 

●      See October’s Grad Announce for Autumn writing and oral communication workshops

 

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.    GSC Welcome Back Dinner

 

Date: Sunday September 17, 2017

Time 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location Kennedy Lawn, 12 Comstock Circle

 

Kick off your Stanford journey with a free pizza dinner hosted by your friendly Graduate Student Council!  Come out to the Kennedy Lawn to meet fellow students and be welcomed by your GSC representatives. 

 

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. NGSO Grad Trivia Night
When: Friday, Jul. 28, 7:30pm - 10pm
Where: Havana Room (GCC)
Contact: Mark Kowarsky (markak@stanford.edu)

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! $5 nachos and $6 burgers to fuel that trivia brain. Proof of age is required for alcohol.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Programming Board.