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January 2018

Global Grads Info Session: Summer Travel Funding for International PhD Students

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Are you an international PhD student looking for summer travel funding? The Carolina Global Initiatives Award is one of the few summer travel awards for international PhD students at UNC. In this presentation, Manuel Sanchez, a 2017 award recipient and PhD student in Spanish from Honduras, will share helpful tips for the application process, his experience and stories from his time in Spain, and the acquired responsibilities as an awardee. In addition, Brandy Arellano (CGI program manager) will share information…

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydam7jdj

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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Networking Event with Carolina F1RSTS & Lookout Scholars

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Carolina Union Aquarium Lounge, 209 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Interested in providing informal mentorship to our Carolina F1RSTS (undergrad first-gen students)?  Please plan on attending the Carolina F1RSTS/Lookout Scholars Spring Networking Event on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30 - 6:30pm. The Carolina F1RSTS will participate in a brief half-hour networking workshop and will then have an opportunity to practice with you, our Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS, starting at 5:30 pm. If you are available, please come prepared to answer the following questions with the undergraduate students. What graduate or professional school…

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Self-Assessment and Career Development Series

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Self-Assessment and Career Development Series: StrengthsFinder, Career Exploration and Individual Development Plan Tools, and Career Compass Exploration Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your career options. Workshop Dates:  January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - StrengthsFinder REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yado79fp January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Career exploration and Individual Development Plan tools REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydavb3gj January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Career Compass Exploration REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9jusl7l

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MAGS: Military-Affiliated Faculty & Staff Panel

January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Carolina Veterans Resource Center, 211 Branson St
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Join your fellow military-affiliated grads for the first gathering of the Spring 2018 semester.  Come hear the stories of faculty and staff who previously served/are serving in the military and now work at UNC. Our Panelists: Patrick Horn, PhD -  Associate Director of The Center for the Study of the American South Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD – Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing Becka Layton, PhD - Director, Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) and Assistant Director of…

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Call for Nominations: 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women (Deadline Jan 26)

January 26

Call for Nominations: 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women Deadline: Friday, January 26th, at 5pm. See http://womenscenter.unc.edu/about-us/awards/ for more details. On behalf of the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Carolina Women's Center is pleased to call for nominations for the 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women.  These awards recognize contributions by people of all genders to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

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Queer Classrooms: Leaky, Joyful, Creative

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please, register (http://tinyurl.com/ya886kc7) by January 22. Lunch will be provided. Inspired by the work of Queer Feminists Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Sara Ahmed, this workshop offers a time and space to commune with like-minded peers about the queer classrooms we want to see in our universities. Communication PhD student & Initiative for Minority Excellence Scholar Nicole Castro (she) helps us bring our hopes, challenges, and fears together in a generative way. The workshop is designed in two parts: one reflective…

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Global Grads Tax Information Session 2

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  Are you an international graduate student who needs assistance with filing your US federal and North Carolina state income tax returns?  The federal income tax filing deadline (midnight on Tuesday, April 17, 2018) will be here before you know it! Staff from the UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be providing two 45-minute information sessions to our Global Grads (international graduate students) on how to get tax preparation assistance through VITA, how and where to sign up for their appointments, and…

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Graduate & Professional Social Hour and a Half

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
YesterYears Brewery, 300 E Main St, Suite C
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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International Student Support Group Starting on January 29

January 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
FPG Carolina Student Union Room 3509, 3103 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Experiencing homesickness?  Loneliness? Stress?  Language or Communication difficulties?  Doubting your abilities as you adjust to UNC?  Want to meet other international students?  Learn about other cultures? Commiserate about the challenges of navigating a new place? This group is for you! Join us Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm in the FPG Carolina Student Union Room 3509 beginning on January 29th for a weekly drop-in group. Graduate and professional students welcome! Facilitated by:  Aayla Alexander, LCSWA and Elizabeth McIntyre, LCSW No sign-up needed. E-mail…

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