Graduate Division

Grad Weekly - December 14, 2017

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SUMMARY

EVENTS

  • Illuminations: Free Arts, Culture, Film & Dance Events | September 30 - May 23

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Off-Campus online resources available through the UCI Libraries
  • The Science Policy Group at UCI is looking for members!
  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Listserv
  • Opportunity: Test Prep Instructor Positions Available
  • Mailing list for graduate students interested in CIRTL teaching and research training
  • The Counseling Center is offering a drop-in Dissertation group on Fridays from 10 to 11AM
  • Call for Papers [Working Title] Ethnographic Writing Workshop
  • Required UCI Online Sex Offense Prevention Training | January 22
  • Discount Arts card for CTSA productions/events/performances
  • GRC Updates

FUNDING

  • Call for Applications for the 2018-2019 Chateaubriand Fellowship | January 16
  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship | January 17
  • 2018 HDR Scholarship Program - Transportation | January 31
  • 2018-2019 Justine Lambert Graduate Paper Competition in the Foundations of Science | February 2
  • UC Center Sacramento Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy | March 22
  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per year for student research/travel | Rolling deadlines
  • The Horizons Fellowship | Rolling deadlines
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Learn2Success Learning Center Looking for Experienced SAT Instructors | immediately

For more detailed information on events, announcements and funding, please see below: 

EVENTS

ILLUMINATIONS: FREE ARTS, CULTURE, FILM & EVENTS - SEPT 30 - MAY 23

The aim of Illuminations is to link programming in the arts and culture to the undergraduate academic and cocurricular experience and to foster arts partnerships between UCI and local arts institutions.

All Illuminations events are free to UCI undergraduates. Many require advanced ticket or RSVP.

For more information visit:http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/index.html

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFF-CAMPUS ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE UCI LIBRARIES

The UCI Libraries hope that the winter recess is a time of rest and rejuvenation. If, for some of you, rejuvenation includes leaving campus and doing research while visiting family or friends, or at a workshop or conference, please remember that you can access the Libraries’ electronic full-text journals, e-books, and other electronic resources using UCI’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). We recommend the software version.

And the UCI Libraries participate in a reference consortium that provides chat reference assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when we’re not available to help you. The Libraries’ hours expand and contract in December (for finals and the campus winter recess), so please check https://www.lib.uci.edu/hours before coming in person. All UCI Libraries are closed Dec. 23 (Sat.) through Jan. 2 (Tue.), but our online resources are always available. Should you have questions about them or any UCI Libraries resources or services, please use our 24/7 chat reference service. Reference librarians will provide uninterrupted service, even when we’re closed.

 

THE SCIENCE POLICY GROUP AT UCI IS LOOKING FOR MEMBERS

The Science Policy Group at UCI is an active association of students interested in science policy and advocacy. All graduate students are welcome. Our mission is to encourage discussion, education, and involvement in and around issues of how science, governance, and policy making interact and inform one another. We also help members find opportunities to get hands on experience working for policy makers, nonprofits, or other groups related to their interests. We meet once every two weeks and usually have a guest speaker working in the field.

Winter Quarter meeting dates found here.

Connect with us can find us on Facebook,  Twitter, and our email is spg@uci.edu .

 

UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV

UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success. 

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL! We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates.

Contact: For further inquiries, please e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

 

OPPORTUNITY: TEST PREP INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Are you looking for a way to further develop your teaching experience and earn a little bit of extra pocket money? Apply today to be a LSAT test prep instructor (LSAT/Law experience not required)! This new service offered by the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, is perfect for you because the curriculum is already set, and just needs you to bring it to life. 

To apply online to be a LSAT instructor: Click here

Contact: for more information, please contact Amy Bue at abue@uci.edu

 

MAILING LIST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIRTL TEACHING AND RESEARCH TRAINING

UCI has recently joined a nationwide network of research universities that support improved teaching skills for graduate students and postdocs. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.

More Info: Sign up for general updates and information on CIRTL at UCI on the website Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM focused.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching and Learning is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in helping develop the Teaching as Research program at UCI. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

 

DROP-IN DISSERTATION GROUP FRIDAYS AT THE COUNSELING CENTER FROM 10 - 11AM

What: The group is designed for graduate students to obtain support and to address dissertation challenges. Education will be provided on typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.

When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM

More Info: contact yulil@uci.edu

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: [WORKING TITLE] ETHNOGRAPHIC WRITING WORKSHOP

What: [Working Title] is currently looking for graduate student presenters and discussants for Winter and Spring 2018! Please email if you are interested in this opportunity, or visit our website to learn more! [Working Title] is a UC Irvine Anthropology graduate student-led workshop for sharing and getting feedback on ethnographic—or ethnographically inspired—writing. The workshop provides a space to make draft deadlines, give critical feedback, share research experiences, and build academic networks of knowledge production. In the past, [Working Title] has included an interdisciplinary community of scholars, with ties to History, Informatics, Art History, the Graduate Feminist Emphasis, the Critical Theory Institute, and more. The building continues in 2017-2018!

How it works: The protocol is pretty simple: the presenter pre-circulates a chapter- or article-in- progress one week before the meeting. During the [Working Title] workshop, a discussant offers prepared oral feedback, similar to the role of a discussant on a conference panel. Everyone else reads the paper and is welcome to provide feedback or ask questions during the workshop. The format is flexible and informal; there is no "presentation" required—just a paper and a community of readers. Papers can be on any topic, but should be based on ethnographic field research or inspired by ethnographic theory.

When/Where: The workshop generally meets once a month. We are now seeking presenters and discussants for January-June. Best meeting times will be coordinated between the presenter, the discussant, and the [Working Title] coordinators.

Contact: If you're interested in presenting a paper or serving as a discussant this year, or would like more information, please email the coordinators: Katherine Sacco and Charlie Curtis at workingtitleuci@gmail.com.

 

REQUIRED UCI ONLINE SEX OFFENSE PREVENTION TRAINING

On November 13th, all UCI graduate students will receive an email from Campus Clarity with the subject line “Required UCI Online Sex Offense Prevention Training.” This email will contain a link to “Think About It,” UCI’s online sex offense prevention course. This mandatory online course , which takes approximately one hour to complete, is one of the many ways that UC Irvine ensures that every member of the University community has the tools to identify, prevent, report, and seek assistance regarding sexual harassment and sex offenses.

Please note that this annual training is mandatory and must be completed no later than Monday, January 22, 2018, although we urge graduate students to complete the course as soon as possible. Note that failure to complete this training by January 22, 2018, will result in a hold being placed on graduate students’ Spring Quarter registration. Graduate students are advised to use the link emailed to them to complete the course, as it is not available via the UC Learning Center. Sexual harassment and sex offenses impact students’ ability to feel safe on our campus and to achieve their greatest potential in the classroom. Therefore, if you have any questions or concerns regarding sex offenses please visit http://soinfo.uci.edu/ for more information or contact the confidential CARE office at 949-824-7273.

If you have questions about this training, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity at oeod@uci.edu or 949-824-5594.

 

DISCOUNT ARTS CARD FOR CTSA PRODUCTIONS/EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more info.

 

Let’s be Social!

Have you connected with us on social media? If not, do it now! We share important information, updates, and news that you won’t want to miss out on. Plus, we want to hear what’s important to you – so get connected today.

GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

12/14/2017

REGISTER NOW: WINTER CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Over eight weeks participants will learn:

  • How to overcome self-consciousness
  • Turn passive presentations into active ones
  • Use vocal variety to breathe life into a performance

Proven effective, these techniques are a valuable asset in meetings, job interviews, and presentations.

Register here .

 

This six-week series focuses on skills and resources related to effective mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is intended for those who are:

  • Curious about becoming a mentor
  • Current mentors who want to expand their skills
  • Interested in having a stronger relationship with their own mentor
  • Those interested in becoming a Mentor in any Graduate Division program, including DECADE PLUS, Graduate InterConnect, SURF, or Competitive Edge.

Register here .

 

GRC HOURS

Note: During finals week, December 11-15 the GRC will be opened Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. The GRC will be closed during Winter Break. Regular hours will resume Monday, January 8.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events :

EMAIL: GRC@uci.edu

PHONE: 949-824-3849

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP

Build your CV through the Student Communications Working Group!

Do you love social media, working with others, and brainstorming ideas? The Graduate Division is seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to generate ideas, feedback, and light content for our strategic communications practices. For questions or additional information, please email the Graduate Professional Development Coordinator, Jenny West, at jswest@uci.edu . To apply, please complete the online application: http://bit.ly/GDStuCom

 

GRADUATE DIVISION MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES – Applications now available!

Interested in developing mentoring skills, expanding your professional development, and want to be more involved in the campus community? The Graduate InterConnect Program and DECADE PLUS work to provide quality mentoring to unique student populations on campus. Both programs are looking for graduate students who have a strong interest and passion for helping other students succeed.

Spring 2018-Fall 2018

 

The Graduate InterConnect Program (GIC) supports the successful transition of international graduate students. This program offers opportunities for international students to network, develop support networks, improve communication skills, and learn about American life and culture to ease the transition to UC Irvine and the graduate experience. GIC Peer Mentors will be assigned to a group of incoming international graduate students to assist with pre-arrival communications, plan and facilitate fall events, and provide critical support during International Graduate Welcome and Orientation. For questions, please email Gabriella Pham ( gradinterconnect@rgs.uci.edu ).

For more details, review the application using following link: https://goo.gl/forms/4Rigg7pdAfXbAQLj2

Spring 2018-Spring 2019

 

DECADE PLUS is a mentorship program for undergraduate Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars in their first-fourth years at UCI. DECADE PLUS is Graduate Division’s most intensive mentoring opportunity and requires a full calendar year commitment. Leadership Coaches will work both independently and as a part of a mentoring team to help these students successfully transition to college and achieve timely degree completion. Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars are identified by the University as high-achieving, incoming undergraduate students from across California who demonstrate great intellectual and academic promise. For questions, please email Priscella Arciga ( decadeplus@uci.edu ).

For more information, please see the application using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/vN5bXxlWamkb8TZ33

 

FUNDING

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 CHATEAUBRIAND FELLOWSHIP - JAN 16

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

This year, in support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.

Application deadline: January 16, 2018

Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application:

    • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership witwith universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

    • HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.

 
ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.

BENEFITS

  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student's command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange

Contact: STEM Chateaubriand Program: stem.coordinator@chateaubriand-fellowship.org or HSS Chateaubriand Program: hss.coordinator@chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Website for more information and submission: http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

 

DOE COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP - JAN 17

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

Eligibility: See https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/about-doe-csgf/eligibility-program-requirements

Benefits: Yearly stipend of $36,000; payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period; up to four years of total support, depending on renewal; and more.

Online: Please visit https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/ for complete program and application information.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2018

 

2018 HDR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - TRANSPORTATION - JAN 31

One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to an exceptional graduate-level student, preferably enrolled in a civil, structural, geotechnical or other related engineering discipline associated with the transportation engineering industry. Preference will be given to students with a proven interest in transportation engineering. Along with the scholarship, the selected student will be offered a paid internship. HDR will determine the location of the internship by matching the interest of the student with an office that offers a strong mentoring opportunity for a future transportation engineering professional. (Housing and transportation not provided.)

Eligibility : Minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded undergraduate degree by spring 2018; enrolled in a civil, structural, geotechnical or other related engineering graduate program with focus on transportation engineering; must have at least one year remaining before completing a graduate degree to qualify; willing to accept an HDR internship.

Website & Application : https://www.hdrinc.com/2018-hdr-scholarship-program-transportation

APPLICATION DEADLINE : January 31, 2018

 

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS $30,000 PER YEAR FOR STUDENT RESEARCH/TRAVEL

The Rotary Global Grant Scholarships support graduate student academic and research endeavors in a foreign country. Awards are for $30,000 per year and students can receive multi-year awards. For more information go the website, click on service opportunities and Global Grant Scholars for scholarship objectives, selection process, selection criteria, schedule and preliminary application. UCI students are encouraged to apply.

When: Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

 

2017-2018 JUSTINE LAMBERT-GRADUATE PAPER COMPETITION IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE - FEB 2

The Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science announces the 2017-18 Justine Lambert Graduate Paper Competition in the Foundations of Science. A $2,000 stipend is awarded every other year to the best submitted graduate paper dealing with the foundations of the formal, natural or social sciences. if there is a tie for best, the winning papers will each receive $1,000.

The competition is open to all enrolled graduate students at the University of California, Irvine, regardless of department or school affiliation.

Submissions of no more than 8,000 words in length must be received in the Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science no later than Friday, February 2, 2018.

A prize winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2018.
All competition inquiries will be forwarded to the Committee Chair.

To enter your paper in the competition, please send a pdf copy to the Justine Lambert Prize Committee Chair: Professor Brian Skyrms at: lps@uci.edu


THE HORIZONS FELLOWSHIP

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on the website
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

UC CENTER SACRAMENTO EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY - March 22

This award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy.  The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center Sacramento.

Submissions should include: An abstract (250 words); Two page summary of paper; Current CV; Teaching evaluations from last two quarters; Letter of recommendation from a supervising professor that specifically comments on both the impact of the applicant’s research and his/her effectiveness as a public speaker.

Please submit all materials (letter of recommendation sent separately by professor) to Kendra Tully at katully@ucdavis.edu, with the subject line “Emerging Scholars Award.”

For more information about the award, please visit: http://uccs.ucdavis.edu/public-policy/emerging-scholars.

Submission Deadline: March 22, 2018

 

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY AT WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellows program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman ScholarsProgram websites.

How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding and Postdoctoral Affairs.

 

LEARN2SUCCESS LEARNING CENTER LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED SAT INSTRUCTORS

What: Lead2Success Learning Center is seeking highly motivated, organized, and experienced instructors to teach SAT prep courses.

When: Position requires availability in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays.

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