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November 2020

Post-Election: A Mental Health Check-In

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election process is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to share and understand the personal and community impact and…

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Post-Election: A Mental Health Check-In

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election process is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to share and understand the personal and community impact and…

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Post-Election: A Mental Health Check-In

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election process is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to share and understand the personal and community impact and…

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Coping with 2020: Resiliency for International Scholars

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

With so many stressors associated with events that are beyond the control of any person, it is easy to understand why international scholars, in particular, may feel vulnerable, anxious, and isolated, especially in light of the recent US election.  The goal is for students and postdocs to leave with an understanding of best practices to prioritize your health and well-being, the importance of community, and what you can do today to strengthen your resiliency.  This session is open for all,…

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Building Allyship: Combating Anti-Blackness

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on developing an understanding of Anti-Blackness and the many forms in which it can manifest.  It will also center on sharing strategies on how those seeking to serve as allies can actively help combat anti-blackness. Moderator: Brianna Tate, Ph.D. Student, Animal Science, President of the Black Graduate & Professional Student Association Discussant: Danielle Fuentes Morgan, '16 Ph.D.; Cornell Bouchet Scholar, Assistant Professor of English, Santa Clara University Discussant: Monet Roberts, '17 M.S., '19 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Cornell Bouchet Scholar,…

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NCFDD: How to Manage Stress, Rejection and the Haters in Your Midst

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woman at computer with text "Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst" and National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity logo

Are you stressed? Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected? Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick? If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn: The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and…

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Overcoming Stage Fright and Improving Your Presence

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elvis Cao competes in the 2017 3MT

Who doesn’t get at least a little nervous when preparing and presenting for audiences of any size when the stakes are high? (No one!) Thinking about a class presentation? A job interview? A presentation at a colloquium or conference? Join us to learn ways to manage nervousness and anxiety about presenting and to develop and demonstrate confidence with your audience.  Pre-register here.

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Back to Basics: Self-Care 101 Refresher

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

While it is not the most glamorous nor the easiest, self-care is foundational to be able to function, and, most importantly, manage stress.  And there is an abundance of stress happening right now.  This session is designed to be an inspiring invitation back to making yourself a priority, emphasizing current research along with strategies and quick tips to help you maintain or get back to homeostasis.  With a community of graduate and professional students and postdoc scholars, consider taking time…

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Job Search Virtual Discussion Group

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Five staff facilitators smile from Zoom windows

The Job Search Virtual Monthly Chat is designed to get job seekers together to talk about concerns that graduate students and postdocs share, and strategize about how to move forward. Each session will begin with a brief introduction that includes tips, perspectives, and thoughts from staff who support career exploration. After this information is shared, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions they have and share best practices that work for them. We want to create a safe space…

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Strategies for Managing Post-Election Anxiety – Individually and Collectively

November 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Regardless of the outcome of the contentious 2020 presidential election, we recognize that the lead up to and the eventual end to this election cycle are contributing to heightened feelings of concern, exhaustion, and anxiety especially within our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, international, and members of other historically marginalized communities. To help address these concerns, the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council invite you to join fellow graduate and professional degree students and…

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NCFDD: Engagement Matters – Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue lettering reading NCFDD with an orange logo showing a pathway or river

Drawing on studies of exemplar, highly impactful engaged scholars, Dr. KerryAnne O'Meara shares examples of high impact community engaged scholarship and strategies adopted by engaged scholars to succeed in reward systems that are not yet fully inclusive of this work. We consider ways in which projects with community partners might be designed to document expertise or knowledge drawn on, impact, and significance.   See also: O'Meara, K. (2018, August 22). Accurately Assessing Engaged Scholarship. Inside Higher Education. Free Individual Memberships for the…

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The Importance of Meaning-Making During Uncertainty

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It is human nature to have deep questions of value and worth which can be amplified at times when stressors are so great and making an impact on you, but you don’t know where to begin.  This session is designed to consider one’s meaning and purpose while examining the interconnected nature of humanity.  Join us to unearth what happens during times of crisis and strategies for how you can explore and regain a commitment back to you, as a whole…

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December 2020

It’s Complicated: Family and Friends and Differences

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We have witnessed a divide among perspectives, opinions, and judgments recently in the United States leading up to the national election. And, our family and friends may not share the same ideas leaving us to feel confused, concerned, and alone. The goal of this session is to talk candidly about relationships that we hold close and what to do in working out differences. We will address how to separate the issue from the person,  when to lean in and when to…

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February 2021

Building Allyship: Coming Out for Allyship with the LGBTQ+ Community

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will provide us with an opportunity to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ community members as they navigate academic spaces that often do not validate their identities and what they bring to the table. We will discuss what it means to be an ally to members of this community and how to build more inclusive cultures in our labs, classrooms, departments, and more.

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March 2021

Building Allyship: Existing and Acting at the Crossroads: Understanding Intersectionality to be Better Allies

March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on developing an understanding of intersectionality and how an intersectional lens can be used as a tool for advancing social justice.

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