Graduate Division

Grad Weekly Update

Section 1


July 12, 2018

Summary

Events

Announcements

UCI STUDENTS: GET A ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION TO NEW YORK TIMES COURTESY OF UCI LIBRARIES

UCI is the only UC Campus to give online subscriptions to their students, staff, and faculty. In order to activate your account, please follow these steps:
1. While on campus and connected to UCI’s network, visit AccessNYT.com
2. Create a NYTimes.com account using your school email address.
3. Download your free NYT mobile app at nytimes.com/mobile

The expiration of your pass will be shown to you upon activation. You may renew your complimentary pass upon expiration.

To activate, you must be an eligible student, faculty, or staff member at UCI. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider Content or digital versions of the New York Times Crossword. Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Users receive unlimited access to archived articles outside of the date range 1923-1980; articles within that date range are subject to limited access. Other restrictions apply.

For more information, please contact cynthiaj@uci.edu. To begin setting up your account, see this link: http://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/

 

DTEI's Course Design Certification Program Offered Twice This Summer!

Brief Description: There will be two sessions of the Course Design Certification Program: one in July and one in September. Both of these will be two-day intensive programs with lunch provided! This certificate program covers the foundations of successful course design. Participants will practice ‘backwards, integrated course design’ by establishing goals for student learning and aligning assignments and assessments with these goals. Participants will leave this program with a certificate in course design, a draft syllabus for a course they may teach in the future, and strategies for teaching that course. To get the certificate, full attendance and participation is required for both days. Space is limited, so register quickly!
Key dates:
July SessionThursday and Friday, July 12th-13th from 10am-2pm in AIRB 1030.
September SessionWednesday and Thursday, September 12th-13th from 10am-3pm in AIRB 1030
Contact person: Dr. Matthew Mahavongtrakul (mmahavon@uci.edu)

 

CAMP INQUEERY AN ARTIST RETREAT HOSTED BY INQUEERY ARTS COLLECTIVE -  JUL 27-29
 
inQueery Arts Collective, started by UCI grad students, is an all queer-identified collective aimed at self-expression, collaboration, and community-building. Camp inQueery will be held July 27-29 in Irvine, CA. We'll get our hands dirty, make some art, connect with our community, and have a great time. All artistic mediums are welcome. We aim to hold space for queer art-making, self-care, and sharing knowledge and creativity.
 
Register before June 25 for a discounted rate.

 

NEW LIBRARY SEARCH TOOL GOING INTO EFFECT -  JUL 16

The UCI Libraries are excited about our migration to a new Library Search tool and the search options and features it will offer you. ANTPAC and MyANTPAC will retire on July 15th, and our new discovery service and circulation system will go live on July 16th. We want to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Here are some things we want you to know:

  • Your outstanding MyILL Requests will not be affected by this change.
  • Any unfilled hold requests you currently have in MyANTPAC will not migrate.
  • You will need to request these again through your account in Library Search.
  • You will need to reset your PIN number for use with our Express Check Out machines and Laptop Kiosk.
  • If you receive email notifications from ANTPAC regarding new additions to the collections based on “Preferred Searches” you have set up in MyANTPAC, these will not migrate to our new system. Please log into MyANTPAC and make a copy of those searches.
  • More information about how to determine if you have any Preferred Searches set up in MyANTPAC is available here.
  • If you have saved lists of titles in MyANTPAC (called “My Lists”) and want to keep those lists, please log into MyANTPAC and export the lists you want to keep to email
  • More information about how to export your lists of titles is available here.

 

Our new Library Search tool provides the option for you to create alerts that let you know about new materials based on saved search criteria, and it allows you to identify and save favorite items in your Library Account. We look forward to showing you these features in workshops that will be held in September 2018.

If you have questions about these features or anything else regarding our new discovery system, please feel free to contact: Nicole Arnold, Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction, at nsarnold@uci.edu or the Head of Reference, Cynthia Johnson, at cynthiaj@uci.edu.

More information about the new Discovery Service and Library Services Platform can be found here.

 

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. 

 

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT BELLEVUE COLLEGE - VARYING DEADLINES

Interested in a faculty career at a teaching institution and finishing your Master's or Doctoral degree? Bellevue College near Seattle, Washington is currently recruiting for tenure-track faculty positions in Art, English, History, Mathematics, and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Please visit Bellevue College’s employment webpage for more information on the open faculty positions and how to apply.

 

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 the interactions between science, governance, and policy-making. We also help members find opportunities to get hands-on experience working for policy-makers, nonprofits, and other groups related to their interests. We meet once every two weeks and usually have a guest speaker working in the field.

Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, or via email at spg@uci.edu .

 

UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PEDAGOGICAL SUCCESS

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 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 established, and just needs you to bring it to life. 

To apply online to be a LSAT instructorClick here

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

 

LEAD2SUCCESS 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.

 

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 regarding typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.

When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM

More Info: contact yulil@uci.edu

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.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: GRADUATE DIVISION SOCIAL MEDIA GSR

The Graduate Division is looking for a current graduate student to fill a special position that will aid greatly in developing and maintaining a broad spectrum of communications projects for prospective graduate students, current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars as well as graduate and postdoctoral alumni.  This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting, work with various professional staff with responsibilities across multiple disciplines, and contribute to major campus initiatives that will have broad and visible impact.

The Social Media GSR, under the direction of the Director for Graduate Student Affairs and Alumni Relations and in consult with the Graduate Alumni Relations and Student Affairs, Communications, and Outreach, Recruitment and Retention teams, will have a key role in informing the social media strategy, website and CRM campaigns – three critical avenues of communication for the Graduate Division – to ensure all are highly engaging and appropriately reach the various populations we serve.  Finally, the Social Media GSR will also staff the graduate student based Social Media Workgroup.

This is a 50% position and is eligible for full fee remission.  Eligible students will be in good academic standing and available for a full 50% GSR for the duration of the position. Performance in the role will be evaluated quarterly. Academic performance during employment is also evaluated to ensure satisfactory academic progress.   

Successful candidates for this position will begin in Summer 2018.

Selected Duties:

  • Assists in implementing the Graduate Division social media strategy

    • Assists in developing social media content

    • Manages social media calendar and organic postings

  • Ensures an updated Graduate Division website as well as a highly dynamic and engaging interface across the website.  

    • Constant review of the website for current information, relevance, and accuracy paying special attention to creating and suggesting engaging content

  • Ensures prospective students, program participants, and others are responded to in a prompt and timely manner following various CRM campaigns

  • Maintains and grows the Social Media Workgroup

    • Administer and facilitate regular group meetings and interactions

    • Assure timely follow-up of action items established by the group

  • Administers an active social media campaign during Graduate Division events

  • Other related duties as assigned following project development

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience implementing a social media strategy in a professional setting and/or for non-personal purposes

  • Demonstrated experience in managing the following: Facebook fanpage, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, and LinkedIn groups.

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Strong ability to communicate across various professionals, peers, and in mixed settings

  • Moderate level knowledge or above of current social media trends and best practices

  • Strong desire to learn various new skills in a professional setting

  • Team work oriented attitude and the ability to be flexible with shifting goals, priorities and direction

  • Self-starter and motivated to take an active role on a team

  • Excited by a high level of task variation

Interested? Fill out an online application (http://bit.ly/socialmediaGSR) and don’t forget to email your professional resume to rrendon@uci.edu.

Questions? Contact: Raslyn Rendon, rrendon@uci.edu.

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: CANCER PREVENTION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2018 due dates of June 30, September 30, and December 31. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

6/28/2018

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING

Writing appointments for the summer will begin the week of July 9.

GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Click here to schedule your appointment.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.

GRC HOURS

  • Summer hours for the GRC hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

EMAIL: GRC@uci.edu

PHONE: 949-824-3849

Funding

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF) - NOV 1

  • ASF offers awards to American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields. 
  • Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
  • Online application and additional information: www.amscan.org

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: CANCER PREVENTION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2018 due dates of June 30, September 30, and December 31. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

 

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

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.

 

THE HORIZONS FELLOWSHIP - ROLLING DEADLINES

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.

 

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.

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Next Posting: July 19, 2018