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September 2017

Diversity & Student Success Fall 2017 Speaker – Dr. Jennifer Ho – Why the Model Minority is a Myth: Debunking Stereotypes of Asian American Students

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27515 United States
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Dr. Jennifer Ho's Flyer for Talk Asian Americans are often believed to be studious, successful, smart, good in science and math—a model minority who excel in education. However, this portrait of perfection is a stereotype, one that despite its positive overtones has damaging ramifications for Asian Americans and other students of color. The model minority myth pits students of color against each other and ignores the reality of systemic racism that Asian American students continue to encounter in and out…

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Carolina Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening Celebration

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolina Veterans Resource Center, 211 Branson St
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Please join us for the Carolina Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening Celebration.  The formal event will begin at 2 pm followed by an open house in the Center until 5 pm.

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Graduate & Professional Social Hour and a Half

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Caffe Driade, 1215 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Graduate & Professional Social Hour and a Half (GP-SHAH) is a bi-monthly informal gathering for LGBTQ+ graduate and professional students. This is a chance for folks to come together, connect, and build community. Friends and family members are welcome! We will meet 2nd Thursday and 4th Fridays during the fall semester at rotating locations throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Note that this event is on the fifth Friday of the month, September 29, 2017.  Let us know you're coming on Facebook!

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Global Grads Potluck – Sept 2017

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join your fellow global grads for a Saturday potluck lunch! Each person will contribute something to the lunch (either a main dish, a side dish or a dessert) and drinks will be provided by us. This is a great chance to take a break from grad school, to have some fun and to socialize with other global grads. This event is open to international graduate students at UNC and their spouses/partners and children. We look forward to seeing you there!…

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October 2017

Coffee + Quiet Time for Queer Grads

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Queer Grads will be hosting Coffee + Quiet Time. This is a chance for LGBTQ+ graduate and professional students to get together to share space to study, read, color, write, or do any other Mondays: October 2, 16, & 30 November 6 & 27 9:00-11:30 am Coffee and snacks will be provided! Register here

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Global Grads: Finding Funding Workshop for International Graduate Students

October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Health Sciences Library, Rm 307, 335 S Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Please join us for this interactive workshop led by Graduate Funding Information Center staff who cover resources for finding and applying for funding.  This workshop is designed specifically for our international graduate students since funding sources are often limited.  Possible funding needs include tuition, travel grants, dissertation research, master’s paper research, stipends, or other costs associated with completing a doctoral or master’s degree. For more information about topics covered, view our workshops page.   Now is an excellent time to…

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Talk with Dr. Tonia Poteat – HIV in Transgender Populations: A Human Rights Approach

October 2 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Rosenau Hall 133, 135 Dauer Dr
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Please the LGBTQ Health Disparities Research Collaborative for a talk entitled, HIV in Transgender Populations: A Human Rights Approach by Tonia C. Poteat, PhD, MPH, PAC, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  There is also free parking available after 5 pm below the FedEx Global Center nearby.  Questions?  Email Dirk Davis at dirkd@live.unc.edu.  

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Emotional Intelligence Half-day Workshop

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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What is emotional intelligence and why should you care about it?  Emotional intelligence is a set of skills that you can use that help you understand and manage your emotions effectively, build more satisfying and productive relationships at work and home, manage your stress and make excellent decisions.  Because there is no correlation between IQ and Emotional Intelligence, there are many very bright people who lack key emotional intelligence skills or don't know how to best leverage the EI skills…

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Global Grads: Networking & Interviewing Skills

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This Global Grads workshop focuses on support for international graduate students.  In this session, participants will learn: how to network and build your connections about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, Skype) and how to prepare what are employers really asking how to use the STAR method to frame answers cultural expectations for the job search in the US Please REGISTER by Tuesday, October 10th to reserve your seat! (Please note--This workshop is a repeat of the workshops offered in…

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Military-Affiliated Grads Gathering @ the Carolina Veterans Resource Center

October 12 @ 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 graduate and professional students at the new Carolina Veterans Resource Center.  This is an opportunity for us to check-in about the semester, network with one another, and see the new space, if you missed the grand opening.  Refreshments will be served so please REGISTER by Tuesday, October 10th. Parking will be available in the lot next to the center or you can take the RU or U bus and get off at the Manning Drive at…

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