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May 2020

Scholarship through adversity: First-generation student experiences, challenges and insights during COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The COVID-19 pandemic, and our response to this disease, have underscored deep, persistent societal inequities. The Emergency Preparedness, Ethics and Equity Series will explore how we can continue to foster inclusive excellence and health equity during the most turbulent of times. Speakers will explore ways to consistently apply culturally relevant, ethical and equitable decision-making so that the most vulnerable among us are not left further disenfranchised post-Covid-19.  You must REGISTER to attend.  Hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence in…

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 22, 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: 9:00 am - Good Morning and Share Goals for V-WW 9:15 am - Begin Writing Mode *those who log on after 9:15 will be muted as not to interrupt those writing 11:00 am - Break Stretch and Check-In 11:15 am - Back to Writing Mode 1:00…

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June 2020

VIRTUAL DSS Connect

Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

While we have to maintain physical distance from each other, it is still important to socialize with one another. Imagine the Graduate Student Center is open and you just want to drop in and CONNECT with one another and the DSS Team. That’s what we are trying to simulate with “DSS Connect”: an hour where any of our scholars can drop in and be with peers / staff who care and are available to listen. We also like to have…

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VIRTUAL DSS Connect

Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

While we have to maintain physical distance from each other, it is still important to socialize with one another. Imagine the Graduate Student Center is open and you just want to drop in and CONNECT with one another and the DSS Team. That’s what we are trying to simulate with “DSS Connect”: an hour where any of our scholars can drop in and be with peers / staff who care and are available to listen. We also like to have…

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August 2020

Virtual New International Graduate Student Welcome Session

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Please join us for a welcome session to learn more about Global Grads and your new home - UNC. In addition, there will be a panel of current Global Grads who will be able to answer your questions on what it is like to be an international graduate student at UNC.  They will share their advice on what worked best for them and some challenges they may have faced since arriving at UNC. The Zoom link to log on will…

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Virtual Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Orientation

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join your fellow incoming and current first-generation grad students for a brief orientation to Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS and small group discussions through Zoom breakout rooms. This is a great chance to meet new people and share wisdom and advice as first-gen grad students. We look forward to meeting our new students and reconnecting with our returning students! The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of the event. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Boot Print to Heel Print – Graduate and Professional Students

Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Boot Print to Heel Print onboarding for incoming graduate and professional students: During this session, staff will provide an overview of the Carolina Veterans Resource Center and the Military-Affiliated Grad Students Initiative and the various opportunities and resources available to you.  We will also have representatives from The Graduate School (Admissions and Enrolled Student Services, Graduate Funding Information Center, and Professional Development) and the University Libraries. The Zoom link will be shared prior to the event. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Carolina For Real

Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join DSS staff and a group of seasoned graduate students (Master's & Doctoral) who will share wisdom with you and allow you to ask any and all questions you may have about graduate school and UNC. This will be an opportunity to learn about other resources that may not be discussed at your department orientations and to network with peers that will hopefully become a source of COMMUNITY for you while at Carolina. The Zoom link will be shared with…

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 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, September 30, 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 Year Kick-Off

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 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

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 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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Virtual Global Grads: Academic Success and Cross-Cultural Communication

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 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 IME Fall Welcome

Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join returning and incoming students for IME's Virtual Fall Welcome! Take this opportunity to meet your peers across campus. This will be a social hour, where you will engage in small group and large group activities. The goal is to have fun and get to know one another! We highly recommend participants be prepared to engage via audio and video feed. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Finding Funding Workshop for International Graduate Students

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 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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Virtual DSS Wellness: Managing Isolation and Interpersonal Relationships During COVID-19

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Managing isolation and interpersonal relationships during COVID-19 within the context of a virtual environment How do I build community virtually?  How do I foster meaningful relationships in an uncertain environment?  If I live alone, how do I stay engaged with others?  If I have roommates or a family who I am quarantining with, how do I not get irritated with them and maintain meaningful engagement with others outside of the home? These concerns are more present during this semester. Join…

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Virtual Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition & Building Community

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom 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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September 2020

Virtual DSS Workshop: Above Average Money Management

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

REGISTRATION is required.  The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the webinar. People love to talk about investing and retiring, but the sad truth is there are 40,000,000 American households without retirement savings. The average annual social security payment is $17,640. That amount is less than the costs of Carolina’s annual out of state tuition and fees. Your pursuit of your graduate degree began with the end in mind. Your goal has been to receive a…

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Virtual Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition & Building Community

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom 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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Virtual DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom 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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Virtual Grad Student F1RSTS Peer Support Group

Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join Ekiuwa and Stefani for the Carolina Grad Student Firsts peer support group. We will be discussing the challenges of social distancing and change in our current climate. You will have the opportunity to process your experience with other graduate students across various departments. The group will be facilitated by a fellow first-gen social worker and doctoral student. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions, please contact Ekiuwa Imariagbe at ecimaria@unc.edu REGISTER…

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Virtual IME La Familia: Welcome Social

Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic, to say the least. Join us at the La Familia Welcome Social to relax and get to know your peers while participating in a variety of games and activities! This will be time to check in and build cross-campus connections in a relaxed setting. Nos vemos pronto! Registrants will receive the Zoom link the day of the event. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Global Grads-Communicating with Future Employers Part 1: The Interview

Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview about the types…

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Virtual Finding Funding Workshop for International Graduate Students

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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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Virtual IME La Familia LHM: Latinx Trivia

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

  Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with La Familia Join us in kicking off LHM! Take a break and socialize with fellow graduate students while competing in a game of Latinx-themed trivia. There will be questions about geography, history, famous Latinx figures, etc. This will be a great opportunity to meet your peers from different departments across campus. Registrants will receive the Zoom link the day of the event. REGISTER HERE

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Virtual IME La Familia: Peer Support Group – September

Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding and building community during a pandemic is challenging, especially if you are new to UNC. That is why we are piloting the La Familia First-Year Peer Support Group! This group is for first-year Latinx graduate and professional students to get to know each other and build cross-campus friendships. The meetings will take place the third Monday of the month at 4pm EST via Zoom. It is not necessary to attend every meeting, drop in as you are able. Fall…

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Virtual DSS Wellness: Effectively Communicating Your Concerns and Needs

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Communication process group There are as many misunderstandings as there are attempts to communicate. Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you and another person were talking just past each other instead of with each other? If this sounds familiar, then this workshop is for you! Come and learn more about how to effectively convey your questions, concerns, and needs to others during this time. After this training participants will be able to Identify potential misses in…

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Virtual IME La Familia LHM: Cooking Lesson

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with La Familia Learn how to make pupusas de frijoles y queso! Pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran dish made by filling corn dough (masa) with savory fillings and cooking them on a hot griddle. You will learn step by step how to make the pupusas via Zoom from the comfort of your own home. Items you will need to supply: a skillet, vegetable oil, salt, water, and spatula. IME will supply: masa flour, beans, and cheese. The flour,…

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Virtual Global Grads – Communicating with Employers Part II: Networking in Career/Job Fair Settings

Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview about the types…

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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: 9:00 am – Good Morning and Share Goals for VWW 9:15 am – Begin Writing Mode *those who log on after 9:15 will be muted as not to interrupt those writing 12:00 pm – Wrap up + Report Out on Goals 12:15 pm –…

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October 2020

Virtual Grad Student F1RSTS Peer Support Group

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join Ekiuwa and Stefani for the Carolina Grad Student Firsts peer support group. We will be discussing the challenges of social distancing and change in our current climate. You will have the opportunity to process your experience with other graduate students across various departments. The group will be facilitated by a fellow first-gen social worker and doctoral student. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions, please contact Ekiuwa Imariagbe at ecimaria@unc.edu REGISTER HERE

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Virtual DSS Workshop: Effective Communication with Your Mentor

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those who have diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQIA, and military-affiliated). Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Effective Mentoring Series offered through the Professional Development Program. Sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development program, Diversity and Student Success, and CIRTL at UNC…

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Virtual IME La Familia LHM: Unpacking Latinidad

Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with La Familia Who is included when we talk about Latinxs? Some groups are asking for Latinidad to reckon with its anti-Black and anti-indigenous past in order to move forward, while others think Latinidad should be canceled. Join us for a lively discussion of race and ethnicity as it relates to Latin America and Latinxs in the U.S. We will base the discussion on these two articles: https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/hispanic-heritage-month-latinidad/ https://remezcla.com/features/culture/when-it-comes-to-latinidad-who-is-included-and-who-isnt/ Registrants will receive the Zoom link the…

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IME: Virtual Writing Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 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: 9:00 am – Good Morning and Share Goals for VWW 9:15 am – Begin Writing Mode *those who log on after 9:15 will be muted as not to interrupt those writing 12:00 pm – Wrap up + Report Out on Goals 12:15 pm –…

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Virtual Global Grads – Communicating with Employers Part III: Networking at Social Encounters in Professional Environments

Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This three part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with potential employers. Part I will focus on different types of interviews and how to prepare answers using the STAR method. Part II will focus on professional interactions at career fairs. Part III will focus on networking in more social situations in professional environments. Part I will focus on the interview about the types…

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Virtual IME La Familia LHM: Dinner with Dr. Rodríguez

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

La Familia presents our Latinx Heritage Month speaker!  Grab your dinner and join your La Familia peers for a candid conversation with Dr. Annette Rodríguez. Dr. Rodríguez is an Assistant Professor in American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in American Studies at Brown University in 2016. Her training, professional pursuits, and record of teaching have led to significant national and regional honors. Dr. Rodríguez will discuss her journey navigating academia as…

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Virtual IME La Familia: Peer Support Group – October

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding and building community during a pandemic is challenging, especially if you are new to UNC. That is why we are piloting the La Familia First-Year Peer Support Group! This group is for first-year Latinx graduate and professional students to get to know each other and build cross-campus friendships. The meetings will take place the third Monday of the month at 4pm EST via Zoom. It is not necessary to attend every meeting, drop in as you are able. Fall…

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November 2020

Virtual Grad Student F1RSTS Peer Support Group

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join Ekiuwa and Stefani for the Carolina Grad Student Firsts peer support group. We will be discussing the challenges of social distancing and change in our current climate. You will have the opportunity to process your experience with other graduate students across various departments. The group will be facilitated by a fellow first-gen social worker and doctoral student. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions, please contact Ekiuwa Imariagbe at ecimaria@unc.edu REGISTER HERE

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Virtual IME La Familia: Peer Support Group – November

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding and building community during a pandemic is challenging, especially if you are new to UNC. That is why we are piloting the La Familia First-Year Peer Support Group! This group is for first-year Latinx graduate and professional students to get to know each other and build cross-campus friendships. The meetings will take place the third Monday of the month at 4pm EST via Zoom. It is not necessary to attend every meeting, drop in as you are able. Fall…

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Virtual IME La Familia: Social Hour

Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join your La Familia peers for the final event of the semester! This will be a social hour to celebrate you and your resiliency this semester. Take a break to say hello and have some fun playing games. Since this is during dinner time, feel free to join with your beverage, food, or snack of choice. Registrants will receive the Zoom link the day of the event. REGISTER HERE

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January 2021

Virtual IME La Familia: Social Hour & Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us at the La Familia Social Hour to relax and get to know your peers (new and returning) while participating in an at-home scavenger hunt and conversation! This will be time to check in and build cross-campus connections in a relaxed setting. ¡Nos vemos pronto! REGISTER

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February 2021

Virtual DSS Wellness: Navigating Conflict through the Lens of Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn Responses

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do you do when you disagree with your partner, your friend, or your advisor? Do you dig your heels in? Do you run away? Do you stop in your tracks? Does it matter if there is a power differential? Thinking about how you manage conflict – and how others manage conflict – can be critical in helping you figure out a reasonable path forward. When interacting in a professional setting, we are likely to run into misunderstandings and communication…

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Virtual Processing Group for APIDA Grad Students

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

It's been a heavy time for the Asian community as we are witnessing continued anti-Asian violence across the country. APIDA is providing a supportive and communal space to pause and process what has been happening around us. There is no planned agenda or scheduled discussion topics. We want to offer this space for those who may need one. REGISTER

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Virtual CGSF and Carolina Firsts: Thinking About Grad School? A Graduate School Info Panel

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Calling all first-gen undergraduate students! Do you want to learn more about graduate school? Are you considering applying to a graduate program? Do you wonder what it is really like to be a graduate student at Carolina? Come hear from a diverse panel of first-gen graduate students at Carolina to learn more about their journey in academia and gain some advice as you consider your future options! REGISTER

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Virtual IME Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA): Sister Circle

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA), or the Sisterhood, is meant to be a place for womxn of color to come together, share their lived experiences, and support one another throughout our journey in the academy. Sister circles are support systems that have been used in other contexts for Black womxn to work through the ins and outs of their daily lives. Join SEA as we continue that rich tradition here. This meeting we will check in with one another…

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March 2021

Virtual Our Voices: A support circle centered on coping and wellness for Black graduate and professional students

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Graduate school can be hectic, especially with the unique challenges and barriers faced by Black graduate and professional students. Join Englann Taylor, M.S. from UNC CAPS for a support circle designed to facilitate connection and empowerment amongst Black graduate and professional students. The session will explore coping, wellness, and resilience in the context of graduate and professional training. There will be time for open discussion, reflection, and activities to promote self-care and community. REGISTER

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Virtual DSS: Budgeting 101 – Learn How to Budget Your Money

Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Facilitator: Brooke O'Neal, MTWM Have you ever wondered why some people are bad with money? It is probably because they have not been exposed to good money habits. Well, that does not have to be you. Are you confused about how to stay on budget and save money? You are in luck. Budgeting is a skill anyone can learn. Join us for a free interactive budgeting webinar. During this webinar you will be taught the skills you need for budgeting…

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April 2021

Virtual IME La Familia: Café con Leche Panel with Carolina Latinx Center

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Grab your café or té and join your La Familia peers for a candid conversation with staff from UNC’s Carolina Latinx Center. As a group, we will discuss obstacles faced in achieving an advanced degree and how to overcome them. We will reflect on the question “how has your identity influenced your chosen field of study?” and reaffirm ourselves on advice for pursuing higher education. We encourage you to come and to share with us in virtual comunidad. Panelists: Josmell…

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DSS: Virtual Beyond These Walls

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

A Diversity and Student Success signature event featuring graduate scholars creating knowledge and presenting research that will impact Carolina and BEYOND The Graduate School’s DSS program invites the Carolina campus community to the 2021 Beyond These Walls virtual presentation. Research featuring graduate students in the Strengths, Assets, & Resilience (StAR) Lab under the direction of Dr. Shauna M. Cooper, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience MUST REGISTER to get the Zoom link Black Communities and Families: Exploring Strengths,…

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June 2021

Virtual IME: Learning Community Interest Sessions

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

WE NEED YOUR INPUT! We invite you to learn more about the IME Learning Community (IME LC). The intent of this community is to provide BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color) graduate students with the tools to successfully navigate academia and toxic working/learning environments, going from merely surviving to thriving. To learn more about the opportunities available to you as part of the IME LC, we are offering two interest sessions. Each interest session will cover the same content,…

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September 2021

Virtual: IME La Familia LHM Kickoff

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with La Familia! Throughout the year, La Familia will feature films from/about Latin American history, people, and culture. To kickoff Latinx Heritage Month, we are hosting a screening and discussion of the film Sin Nombre (2009). This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day of the event. Sin Nombre film synopsis: Sayra, a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is…

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January 2022

Virtual IME La Familia: Chico & Rita Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Due to some unexpected technical difficulties, La Familia had to postpone their screening of Chico & Rita last year. However, we invite you to join us for the rescheduled screening of Chico & Rita, an adult animated film, that follows the story between two Afro-Cuban artists. Check out the trailer for this Academy Award nominated film here. We hope you will join us to watch this incredible film! You must register to receive the Zoom link. REGISTER HERE

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