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August 2020

Virtual MAGS Social Hour

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for our Military-Affiliated Grads Initiative social to reconnect with one another and check-in to see how the semester is going.  Shane Hale, Boot Print to Heel Print Assistant Coordinator, will be your host.  Students may come and go whenever it works best in your schedule, but we'll be online for the full two hours. Please REGISTER and the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the social.   REGISTER

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Virtual QGAPS Welcome Back & Orientation

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Queer Graduate and Professional Students (QGAPS)--Come and celebrate the start of the new school year with other LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students! You can connect with new friends, catch up with folx you met last year, and hear about all of the great events we have planned for you this year. This is a casual event and because it's over the dinner hour, please feel free to bring your meal, too.  All are welcome (including spouses/partners/family members/friends), but please be…

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  Join IME for Virtual Writing Wednesday! We’ll be hosting Writing Wednesday online to help you all stay on track with academics and provide a little bit of structure to your Wednesday. Zoom Link Here Agenda: 10:00 am – Good Morning and Share Goals for VWW 10:15 am – Begin Writing Mode *those who log on after 10:15 will be muted as not to interrupt those writing 1:00 pm – Stretch Break and Check-In 1:15 pm – Back to Writing Mode…

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DSS Grab & Go

August 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

Lunch is on us! Stop by the Graduate Student Center to check-in briefly with the Diversity and Student Success staff and grab lunch to-go! All meals will be individually wrapped and pre-packaged to ensure food safety and physical distancing. You MUST REGISTER in order to get a meal. Please only register if you are certain you can pick up your lunch during the designated day and time. We will announce the menu when sharing the registration link, and while we will do our…

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Virtual Global Grads Academic Year Kick-Off

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom 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 are bringing together our new and current international graduate students for an evening of community building and networking. The Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the event, just prior to the session. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: First-Gen Friday

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us Friday to socialize with fellow first-gen grads. First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university in a relaxed setting. This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind from the daily stresses of grad school. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of the event. REGISTER HERE

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  Join IME for Virtual Writing Wednesday! We’ll be hosting Writing Wednesday online to help you all stay on track with academics and provide a little bit of structure to your Wednesday. Zoom Link Here Agenda: 10:00 am – Good Morning and Share Goals for VWW 10:15 am – Begin Writing Mode *those who log on after 10:15 will be muted as not to interrupt those writing 1:00 pm – Stretch Break and Check-In 1:15 pm – Back to Writing Mode…

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Virtual Global Grads: Academic Success and Cross-Cultural Communication

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom 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. The Zoom link will be emailed to you on…

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Virtual Finding Funding Workshop for International Graduate Students

August 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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. The Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the workshop. REGISTER HERE

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IME: Virtual NSF GRFP Training

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom NC United States

This training for the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program will equip you to prepare for and submit the 2021 GRFP application.   BENEFITS - Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support, Annual stipend of $34,000, Cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the institution, No post-graduate study service requirement, Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. family leave) ELIGIBILITY - You MUST: 1) be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident, 2) intend to pursue a research-based Master's or…

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