Plus many other professional development opportunities, events, and more
Plus many other professional development opportunities, events, and more
University of Oregon
Graduate Student Newsletter - Feb. 9, 2023
Dear graduate students, 
You're invited to the Graduate Research Forum which is happening next week, Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ford Alumni Center. 
All students and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Professional Development Opportunities
Click here for a printable summary.   

Overcome Imposter Syndrome; Feb. 20, 3 p.m., EMU 047 
Take a quick assessment to learn about your unique “imposter type”, discuss the interconnectedness of identities, environment, and imposterism, and then create strategies to overcome your imposter feelings. Hosted by the UO Holden Center and offered by the Division of Graduate Studies. Sign up.

Research Funding Webinar – Beginner; Feb. 24 at Noon, remote
Learn what kind of research supports are available and how to find them using the Pivot funding database! This webinar is offered as a collaboration between the Division of Graduate Studies and Research Development Services (RDS) to help you find and apply for external funding. Register

Public Speaking Skills: Increase your Confidence and Effectiveness; Feb. 27 EMU 047
Learn the most common mistakes made while public speaking and strategies for addressing them. Then identify your biggest growth area and participate in an activity designed to practice developing that skill. Hosted by the UO Holden Center and offered by the Division of Graduate Studies. Sign up.

Writing Circles 
Individuals: Mondays 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays 2-4 p.m., Thursdays 2-5 p.m., Graduate Student Lounge, Susan Campbell Hall.

Families: Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., Susan Campbell Hall, Room 151.

Services + Support 
LGBTQIA+ Student Emergency Fund
Students who identify as trans, non-binary, and gender expansive can request emergency financial support for accessing gender-affirming resources, products, support, and care. If you believe you have a qualifying circumstance, fill out this form and a staff member from LGBTESS will contact you. Note: Funds cannot be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, or UO fees. If you need help in these areas, please fill out the Basic Needs Assistance Form.   

TEP Support - Apply for an iPad by Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.  
TEP has 20 iPads, each with an Apple Pencil, to lend to GEs teaching in Spring or Summer 2023. If an iPad could support your teaching, fill out this proposal form to apply. Applications are due on Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in pedagogy and who expect to teach for several more terms at UO. TEP will offer a workshop on Wednesday, March 15 where recipients can share their ideas and learn the mechanics of using an iPad to teach. iPads must be returned before graduation. Questions? Contact Julie Mueller.
Free UO Personal Storytelling Workshop 
UO’s annual personal storytelling event, “Intertwined: Connections” is kicking off on Thursday, Feb. 16, with a fun, low-stress, free personal storytelling workshop from 5-8 p.m. in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall. All members of the UO community are welcome, and no previous storytelling or theater experience is required. There’s also no need to have a story in mind or commit to telling a story at the personal storytelling event on May 10 and 11. The workshop will offer a space to learn about the art of storytelling and practice crafting your own narrative. RSVP. Note: Dinner is provided! Learn more

NEW DATE: Grad Families Video Game Night 
Join grad student families for a night of fun with video games and free pizza on Friday, March 3 from 6-9 p.m. in the Spencer View Community Room (2250 Patterson Street, Eugene). This event is co-sponsored by UO Housing and the Division of Graduate Studies. RSVP by Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.
First Fridays with the Communities of Color and Allies Network
The Communities of Color and Allies Network (CCAN) was started by local communities of color interested in bringing together people in a relaxed social atmosphere to support one another. Every first Friday of the month, CCAN holds gatherings from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Atrium Building downtown (99 W 10th Avenue Eugene, OR). The events usually include some food, kids activities, live entertainment and opportunities to network with other community members and leaders from Equity and Community Consortium (ECC) member agencies in a safe space. The next gathering will be held on March 3, 2023. First Fridays CCAN are free and all are welcome. No RSVP required. Learn more.  

Funding + Employment 
Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
Applications for several scholarships administered by the Division of Graduate Studies are due on March 1. If you haven’t already, take a look at the awards available and get started on your applications.  

Funding for Black Studies, Black History, and African History studies
There are several local and national scholarships available to advance your scholarship in the areas of Black studies, Black history, and African history. Check out this pivot database for a list of relevant awards. Pivot can be used to curate funding resources for any specific area of scholarship or graduate student demographic.

Student Spotlight

Santiago Navia Jaramillo
Santiago Navia Jaramillo is a master’s student in UO’s Education Policy and Leadership program. After graduation, Santiago plans to return to his home country of Colombia where he will pursue a career in education leadership.

“I want to further teacher data literacy and promote support systems in which teachers, as the primary agents of change, can lead transformation in their communities.”

Click here to read more about Santiago’s program and how he manages his time in an accelerated degree program.

Quick Links

Graduate Research Forum
GE Opportunities

African Studies GE
Application Deadline:
Feb. 17 
Research Development Services Funding Newsletters
Need funding for a research pursuit? Keep an eye out for the RDS Funding Opportunities Newsletter, distributed weekly.
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