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August 2019

Global Grads: Academic Success Lunch and Learn

August 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do I need to know about the American culture and expectations in the classroom and research settings at UNC?  This Global Grads Information Session will include an overview of the Academic and Professional Development workshops and the PITAP (Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program) course.  Staff from the Writing Center (for ESL Courses/Groups) and University Library Resources will also present information about how their offerings can be of benefit to you.   GLOBAL GRADS INFORMATION SESSIONS (CONTINUED ORIENTATION FOR NEW…

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Global Grads Academic Year Kick-Off

August 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for an informal social as we kick off the Global Grads Initiative for the academic year! We're bringing together our new and current international graduate students for an evening of community building and networking (and some good food!). A brief welcome will take place at 5:00 p.m. REGISTER HERE

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September 2019

Global Grads Tea & Conversation

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a Global Grads Tea and Conversation to check in, get to know one another, and see how the semester is going!  We'll have tea, coffee, snacks, and sweets for you to enjoy.  Please REGISTER by Monday, September 2 so we know how much food to purchase. REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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DSS Wellness: Introduction to the Enneagram

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

At a deep level the Enneagram tells about the relationship between personality and essence, or authentic spirit. This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nine personality types as distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of one's type. We will see how these nine types manifest in our lives, learn about the essential qualities of each type, identify the directions of disintegration and stress, and discover paths of transformation through healing attitudes that…

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Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition, and Building Community

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As a new international graduate student, coming to UNC to pursue your graduate studies already proves you have a tremendous amount of resilience.  But, how do you foster that resiliency when, at times, you experience culture shock, feel alone or homesick, or have had difficulty navigating the American culture?  How, and to whom, do you to reach out and ask for help?  How do you build your community?  Join us for this event to learn more about your own resiliency…

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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 1

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding a faculty mentor is key to a graduate student’s training, progress, and success. This workshop will prepare participants to identify key aspects of a mentoring relationship that they value, develop skills and attributes to succeed with different types of mentoring styles, and provide perspectives from a panel of current graduate students. Mentoring conventions in different academic disciplines will be highlighted through discussions and case studies. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those with diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically…

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 2

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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