Weekly Zoom Chats

Grad Chat is an inclusive, diverse community open to ALL Graduate Students!  Join the weekly zoom meeting every Thursday, 4 PM to 5:00 PM MST to create community amongst graduate students and facilitate access to support services: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86562926381  or call 602-753-0140, meeting ID 86562926381.  Questions? Email gradchat@arizona.edu.

April 18, 2024
Effective Job-Hunting Strategies for Today's Job Market
Dr. Shawn Nordell, Associate Director of Graduate Career Services
Assistant Professor of Practice

April 11, 2024
Let's Talk Critical Hope-Finding Courage for Today & Tomorrow
Dr. Treya Allen, Office of General Education

April 4, 2024
Renee Rodriquez, Graduate Center GA
Communication & Marketing Specialist
Overview of the Graduate Center's Expanding Services

March 28, 2024
No Grad Chat for today, see you next week!

March 21, 2024
Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith, Writing for Success! 
Writing Resources for You: What Exists & What You Need
Graduate Center, unit of the Graduate College
- Writing Lab

March 14, 2024
Dr. Treya Allen
Been There, Done That - Mining My History as a Precursor to My Success

March 7, 2024
Spring Break - Drop-In Meeting

February 29, 2024
Budgeting in Grad School - What Works?

February 22, 2024
- Martel Serwenda, CIELO Meeting recording
CIELO is an innovative experiential learning program with local and international programs.
- Graduate Center Resources
- Grad. Student Info. Lunch Session - Join us either Wednesday, Feb. 28th or Thursday, Feb. 29th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Graduate Center
Meet colleagues and share your recommendations! RSVP at:  https://bit.ly/3SZ4wAD

2 Options for first meeting- You need only attend one:
Tuesday, February 13 OR Thursday, February 15, 2024
Discussion Prompt:  Which student services or resources are the most critical for a successful graduate school experience? 

Spring 2023 

April 26, 2023
Career Support at the Graduate Center
Dr. Shawn Nordell, Associate Director, Graduate Career Services
Graduate Center, unit of the Graduate College

April 19, 2023
Community Building & Networking!

April 12, 2023
Cultural & Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities (CIELO)
Dan Xayaphanh, Director, Global Experiential Learning - Community Engagement

March 29 & April 5, 2023
Community Building & Networking!

March 22, 2023
The Importance of Mentoring 
Dr. Celeste Atkins, Asst. Professor of Practice, Graduate College and
Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

March 1 & 15, 2023
Community Building & Networking!

February 22, 2023
Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS)


Video file

February 15, 2023
Community Building & Networking!

February 8, 2023
Mindfulness with Dr. Erin Galyen
University Center for Assessment, Teaching & Technology (UCATT)
View the session recording here

Fall 2022
See you after the holiday break!

December 15, 2022
Dr. Atkins is revamping Grad Chat and will be taking over for Nura.  Please provide your input and complete her qualtrics survey  (what are your needs, interests, and availability?):  https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7qyLODVN2jhRC6

December 13, 2022
Celebrate the end of the semester/year!

December 6, 2022
Luis Irizarry, President, Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC)
Visit their site to learn more about GPSC Student Funding and resources.

November 15, 2022
Building Your Mentor Network, continued
Dr. Celeste Atkins, Asst. Professor of Practice, Graduate College and
Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
MENTOR Institute

November 8, 2022
Grad Chat is cancelled!  Reminder, it's Election Day!

November 1, 2022
Building Your Mentor Network
Dr. Celeste Atkins, Asst. Professor of Practice, Graduate College and
Director, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

(Thursday) October 27, 2022 - Special Event
Graduate Wellness Fair
ENR2 Patio, 4 - 6 PM
In-person Grad Chat, ENR2, Room S107, 4:30 - 5:45

October 18, 2022
Let's Talk Critical Hope: Finding Confidence & Courage for Today and Tomorrow
Dr. Treya Allen, Program Manager, Diverse & Inclusive Advising

October 11, 2022
Campus Recreation - Yoga, Meditation, the Outdoors: There's Something for Everyone
Frances Lindsay, Assistant Director, Outreach
South Rec
North Rec
Bear Down Rec

October 4, 2022
Prioritizing Graduate Student Health & Wellbeing: Campus Resources, Review the Graduate Center's Resources & Services and discuss the Upcoming Graduate Wellness Fair
Dr. Meg Lota Brown, Associate Dean, Graduate College and Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
The Graduate Center, an entity of the Graduate College, is co-sponsoring a Graduate Wellness Fair (Thursday, October 27th 4 - 6 Pm, ENR Patio) with resource tables supporting many aspects of wellness: emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial.  There will also be satellite rooms for interactive workshops and small group discussions. 

September 27, 2022
UArizona Libraries: Meeting Graduate Student Needs
Niamh Wallace, Library Services and Resources
Rachel Castro, CATalyst Studios (Promoting interdisciplinary research and collaboration)

September 20, 2022
Effective Mentoring of Minoritized and Under-Represented Graduate Emerging Scholars (EMMURGES)
This course is in the process of being developed and needs graduate student participation to better understand current mentoring practices and how to effectively create useful content.  The goal of this course development is to facilitate a better understanding of what a good mentorship is and what to expect from good mentorship relationships.  We expect this to be both an informative and empowering program developed with the assistance and guidance of current graduate students through interviews and testimonials. 
Dr. Sonja Lanehart, Professor of Linguistics
Daniel Vadillo, Graduate Student, Nursing

September 13, 2022
Where Should I Look for Funding Opportunities?
 - Grad Funding Overview Letter
 - Graduate College's Graduate Center Office of Fellowships & Funding newsletter
Donna Treloar, M.A.
Director, Graduate Diversity Initiatives and Manager, UA/Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Graduate College

September 6, 2022
Ideas for Improving the UArizona Graduate Student Experience: Starting the Conversation 
Dr. Frans Tax, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Graduate College
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology
PI on STEM Equity Graduate Training Programs

Summer 2022

August 16, 2022
Nura Dualeh: Today's Grad Chat celebrates new beginnings! No matter what is happening in your life know, we acknowledge your ability to overcome challenges and travel long distances to reach your goals.  It's a new semester, with new opportunities and experiences on the horizon. Meet them with hope in your heart! Remember there are UArizona folk like myself to support you and care about you. There are resources and services to connect to, and most importantly, there's a community of scholars to get to know, who are interested in meeting you!

August 2, 2022
Dean Veda Kowalski, Dean of Students Office.
Last's week chat with Assistant Dean of Students, Dr. Veda Kowalski, was a blast! So much so that she will be speaking again next Tuesday, Aug. 2nd at 4PM. In her first chat, Dean Kowalski (or Veda, as she prefers) simply addressed student questions (and scenarios) with wisdom, truth, empathy, and humor. She also reminded us that students of color under utilize campus services. This is a signal that you should check out her office's many services here: Office of Student Assistance. If you see a service you need, email Veda for support at: veda@arizona.edu.

Roles Beyond Our Reach. Providing mental health counseling or medical advice; Academic advising; Sharing personal student information with parents, faculty, or staff, etc.

July 26, 2022
Dr. Veda Kowalski, Assistant Dean of Students - Self Advocacy is your Super Power!  
She oversees the Office of Student Assistance and manages the Dean of Student’s leadership programs. Veda also provides educational programs for the campus on issues relating to the Bias Education and Support Team and First Amendment on campus. She is an experienced administrator who is committed to promoting student wellbeing. Veda earned her doctorate from the University of Arizona and she joins us to discuss her experiences as a doctoral student and her career in higher education.

July 19, 2022 - Unfortunately, Grad Chat is cancelled.

July 12, 2022
Campus Resource Review - Practice self-care!

June 28, 2022
Planning your Job Hunt - Making the Right Moves at the Right Time  
Dr. Shawn Nordell is an experienced career services professional. She earned her PhD from the University of Arizona and has manged graduate career services programs at several premiere institutions. We are lucky to have someone of her caliber on campus, so I hope you can attend what will be a lively and fun conversation. Shawn's enthusiastic and creative career development services for graduate students are located at the Graduate Center. Be sure to add her to your mentor network.   

June 21, 2022
Writing Comps - Tips & Strategies for Sucess
Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith will moderate will moderate a Graduate Student Panel to discuss the "do's and don'ts" when writing comps.  The "rules" for writing comps vary greatly from program to program, so our panelists represent a range of disciplines. More importantly, they are there to answer your questions and explain their own successes and challenges when writing their comps.

June 8, 2022
Dr. Bryan Carter, Associate Professor in Africana Studies and Director, Center for Digital Humanities (CDH).  
Dr. Carter seeks to increase graduate student engagement with the CDH as there are lots of projects, research and consultation opportunities.  He will discuss how technology, in combination with your graduate work, can boost your employment or educational marketability.
In addition, here is a popular UA News article about his work on Anti-Racism: Anti-Racism Project Uses Virtual Reality to Let People 'Walk in Someone Else's Shoes' | University of Arizona News

Spring 2022

May 10, 2022
Nura Dualeh
General Meeting - End of semester, celebrate and recognize all that you've done to keep your agenda moving forward!

May 3, 2022
Nura Dualeh
General Meeting - Recognize and practice self-care as a productive practice that can bring order and routine to your day. 

April 26, 2022
Dr. Meg Lota Brown
Director, [Graduate College's] Graduate Center 
Shilpita Sen, President, Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC)
Activity Informed Budgeting (AIB)
The New UArizona Funding System and Its Impact on Graduate Students

Dr. Brown is the chair of the AIB Graduate Committee and Shilpita Sen is a member of the committee.  Dr. Brown recently presented the AIB Graduate Committee recommendations to UArizona's key budget committee (SPBAC), but she doesn't know if the Provost will accept the committee's judgment.  The highest priorities were to maximize graduate students' financial support (and the resulting effects on time to degree, completiion, retention, climate, morale, educational debt, and especially diversity) and to protect interdisciplinarity.  The Provost's decisions about the committee's recommendations will have far-ranging consequences; we should know in a few months what she [the Provost] will do. 

April 19, 2022
Sonia Batsheva Kaufman: Graduate Student Activism and Advocacy
A graduate student in the Geography Department, Sonia is a proud member of the United Campus Workers of Arizona (UCWAZ)
Topics of discussion:
- Opportunities to join GPSC: GPSC Elections | Graduate & Professional Student Council (arizona.edu)
- GPSC's Advocacy on campus and the federal government level

April 12, 2022
Nura Dualeh - General Meeting

April 5, 2022
Ms. Dani Carrillo, Coordinator, Fostering Success program
danicarrillo@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-5710
Tucson Housing Crisis, Options & Strategies

Additional Links:  
Fostering Success Resource Page
Off-Campus Housing
     Housing Tab: Apartments for Rent Near University of Arizona - Student Housing | University of Arizona
     Roommates: Account Login | University of Arizona | Off-Campus Housing Search

March 29, 2022
Dr. Shawn Nordell, Associate Director, Graduate Career Services: Networking for Success
Learn how to find appropriate folks to network with and the basics of effective informational interviews.

March 22, 2022
Ask the Dean: A Conversation with Dr. Maggie Pitts, Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Dean Pitts will answer questions about graduate education at UArizona and focus on topics that impact graduate students.

March 15, 2022
Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith: Visioning Sessions as an Effective Writing Strategy: A time to discuss your primary writing goals for the semester
Shelley will be ready to discuss the new and popular writing circles taking place this spring.

March 8, 2022 - SPRING BREAK!

March 1, 2022
Dr. Amanda Cheromiah, Director, Native Student Outreach, Access, and Resiliency (SOAR) 
The University of Arizona
"How to Do Grad School: Self-reflection, Self-advocacy, and Setting Yourself up for Success"

February 22, 2022
Dr. Frans Tax, Faculty Director, Graduate College Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Dr. Tax is an experienced mentor who has assisted students in resolving a range of sensitive situations, discreetly and effectively.  Please join us for a safe and supportive discussion regarding the strategies you can employ to advocate for yourself.
How to Strengthen the Mentor Relationship

February 15, 2022
Dr. Celeste Atkins, Mentor Institute (newly established)
"Things I learned in my journey to a PhD"
Topics will include benefits of the non-traditional path to higher education and discusses the significance of mentorship, self-relfection, self-advocacy, and how to set yourself up for success along the way.
What consitutes a good mentor, how to identify a mentor, consider creating a network of mentors to support you in your graduate studies.

February 8, 2022
Student Funding Resources - Open discussion
1) Overview letter on graduate funding considerations: graduate_college_outreach_-_funding_resources.pdf (arizona.edu)
     Excerpt Example: TIPS AND STRATEGIES: there is a lot to say about funding (caveats, unique opportunities, etc.) and it is NOT easy to be fully comprehensive in this letter. The search for funding takes time and planning, and in academia it is a life-long task. Graduate students must be diligent, focused and patient as they learn “how” funding works. Our advice is to:
     a) Submit the FAFSA annually - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for need-based funding opportunities. Other donors also like to see a FAFSA on file as it shows independence and a desire to seek funding on your own. Additionally, if you have a financial emergency while in graduate school, a FAFSA allows you to quickly access need-based funds...
     b) Keep a record or spreadsheet and document all the funding opportunities you are eligible for: name, contact, application due date, supplemental material if required, response, etc
2) Graduate College Funding
3) Graduate College Office of Diversity & Inclusion Funding 
4) Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith works for the Graduate College's Office of Fellowships. See "Funding 101". In addition to funding support services, Shelley also publishes the excellent GradFunding Newsletter.
5) Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) Funding Opportunities: Promising Practice Grant, Travel Grants, Research and Project Grants, Professional Opportunities Development Funding  

February 1, 2022
Dr. Sonja Lanehart, Professor of Linguistics
Advocate and Mentor of Emerging Scholars of Color
- Dr. Lanehart reviewed her work on various mentoring programs: EMRSD, The Mentor Insitute, and the Onboarding Mentor Project for the College of Education.

January 25, 2022
Anita Bell, Sr. Program Coordinator, UA Center for Innovation (UACI)
Presentation recording: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/4ZGk2V2UdpLGIQFFv_Z0aXjg59JBPUDp90i4RlfUoIGb9L2trnar1ecMVJKkVj6f.ZNdguIqSt6LoYROM
Paid Internship for female graduate student: https://techparks.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/UACI_STEM_GAFC_Intern_Opportunity_FINAL%20CC.pdf
Factuly Mentor Institute

January 18, 2022
Resources discussed:
The Emotional Journey of Creating Anything Great [Infographic] - Personal Excellence
- Graduate Center - Spring Information
- If you are graduating this spring, here is a link to the UArizona bookstore graduation resources.

Fall 2021

November 30, 2021
" UArizona Libraries have a wide array of services and resources"
 Ms. Jen Church-Duran, Department Head, Student Learning & Engagement, UArizona Main Libraries

November 23, 2021
"Open check-in before the holiday break"

November 16, 2021
"Why a Winding Career Path can be Fabulous: Career Readiness Advice from an Expert!"   
Dr. Shawn Nordell

November 9, 2021
"I was told there would be tacos; how I survived Higher Ed"   Dr. Andrea Holm, Writing Skills Improvement Program (Grad Chat 11.9.21).mp4
Dr. Andrea Hernandez Holm, Director
Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

November 2, 2021
"Counseling & Psyc Services (CAPS), it's not just counseling! CAPS Presentation, Grad Chat, 11.2.21.mp4
Cassandra Hirdes, Assistant Director of CAPS

October 26, 2021
"Balancing, Juggling, and Thriving!"   Balancing, Juggling & Thriving, Dr. Tellez (Grad Chat 10.26.21).mp4
Dr. Michelle Tellez, Mexican American Studies
Victoria Navarro Benavides, Graduate Student

October 19, 2021
"HSI Initiatives: Student Related Opportunties and Resources! HSI Opportunities for Grad Students (Grad Chat 10.19.21)).mp4  
Priscilla Ayala, Associate Director, Office of HSI Initiatives
All are welcome! Discussion will include: financial assistance, career development, academic & cultural programming, and leadership opportunities that are available to graduate students through the HSI Office.
Consider subscribing to the HSI Initiatives newsletter: Centering on Servingness

October 12, 2021
"Writing for Success!" https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/HgqqZ5ujKu20qtiFcX1OmfDY7wfi4PDCf17-BO4H7dFpJLdKPtHCBeIctgX49JiF.Ff_DWUOl8Y6WswJo
Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith
Graduate Writing Needs Assessment Survey:  https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_09uVqBQIIKHLdH0

October 5, 2021
"Know Thyself & Persist!" 
Cindy Trejo, MBA, PhD
Director, Project Outreach FAMILIA
Title V Grant

September 28, 2021
"Your Campus Resources"
Emergency Fund, Tech Support, Writing Resources, Career Development,
GPSC Funding Opportunities

September 21, 2021
"Healing, Happiness, and Joy"
Nura Dualeh, Director
Graduate College Retention

 Summer Hiatus

Spring 2021
June 22, 2021
"Making is for Everyone: How CATalyst Studios can support Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaborations"
Jennifer Nichols, Director
Catalyst Studios - UArizona Main Library
Presentation Recording Link

June 15, 2021
Survival in the Academy: Self-Advocacy as a Success Strategy
Dr. Celina Valencia, Research Associate
National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Prevention and Promotion
The University of Arizona

June 8, 2021
How Digital Technology Can Enrich Your Research & Boost Your Marketability
Dr. Bryan Carter
Presentation Recording Link

June 1, 2021
Career Readiness Strategies & Digital Technologies
Dr. Joel Muraco and Dr. Bryan Carter
Presentation Recording Link

May 25, 2021
Grad Chat Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, see you next week!

May 18, 2021
Taking Stock & Planning Ahead - Goal Setting to Build Your Future

May 11, 2021
Celebrating Your Success! Take Time to Nourish Your Soul 
Congratulations to all the graduates!

May 4, 2021
Knowing Your Worth Beyond the Graduate Experience
Dr. Maria Spirakus, Founder & Managing Director, Early Educo

April 27, 2021
A UArizona Equity Index:Building Accountability through Data Transparency
with Jennifer Fields, Director, Office of Societal Impacts Office under Research, Innovation, and Impact

April 20, 2021
Meet UArizona's Chief Diversity Officier, Ivy Banks, M.Ed. and J.D.
Building Community and Honoring Wellness

April 13, 2021
Mentoring - Achieving Racial Equity in Research
Racial Equity PPT 

April 6, 2021
Achieving Racial Equity in Research, Supporting Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows
An update on this summer's findings and future directions

March 30, 2021
Supporting our Asian and Asian American Students, Building Community Within and Outside of the UArizona. 
Asian and Pacific American Student Affairs: https://apasa.arizona.edu/resources 

March 23, 2021
Supporting ourt Asian and Asian American Sisters and Brothers

March 16, 2021
Finding Joy in the Midst of Struggle 

March 9, 2021
Guest Speaker: Marisol Badilla, PhD Scholar in Educational Leadership & Policy
Reading from her work "Coaticue Space: Rerooting My Family's Milpa" - https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/o4kDQ94-rOpSu4xx6yTxTObGij4vaPqf8NhCWrFC1fORob7LfGHHcGyK44eSZF1q.KByz86O0hURBgetK 

March 2, 2021
Guest Speaker: Dr. Treya Allen 
Cultivating Critical Hope 

February 23, 2021
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ulises Ricoy, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science

February 16, 2021
Guest Speaker: Dr. Treya Allen, Manager, Diverse & Inclusive Advising
Let's Talk Critical Hope: Finding confidence & courage for today and tomorrow
Cable went out during presentation, ignore last 2-3 minutes.

February 9, 2021
Healing, Happiness, and Joy: Celebrating the vibrant community of graduate scholars of color (GSOCs).

December 8, 2020
Graduate Student resource contacts:
Dr. Chrissy Lieberman, Dean of Students
Travis Teetor, UA LIbraries
Dr. Frans Tax, Graduate College
Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith, Graduate Center

December 1, 2020
University resources overview!

November 17, 2020
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sonja Laneheart, Share input for the UA Faculty Mentor Training workshops!

November 11, 2020
UArizona Graduate College's Graduate Center: Developing Skills for Success in Graduate School and Beyond
Guest Speaker: Dr. Meg Lota Brown, Director, Graduate Center
Recorded meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/15Gb67vwgq3FhMdZrK2cl7Y4VNdQAeWONxsg-IPb1CpmJMwDpUCw_4c1-WFVLZ6B.YsQdkyStJBbBNBc0

November 3, 2020
Election Day Grad Chat!

October 27, 2020
Getting to Know the Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC): https://gpsc.arizona.edu
Guest Speakers:  GPSC Secretary, Sarah Abney and GPSC Vice President, Adam Roussas
Recorded Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/R_GeY8nh6yp5YnqCfCSCPyanSjhr5LMYal7-LHAU1xg71CjY2aD8N3kxeIeo9lI.RlTvFMKI2cnfQzib
GPSC PPT: gpsc_presentation_-_resources_services.pptx

October 20, 2020
Managing the Faculty Advisor Relationship, Getting What You Need
Guest Speakers: Dr. Frans Tax and Dr. Sonja Lanehart 
Recorded Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/Xq-SUP-yA86TF4s-hEVYPqIx1B2kCwcJBfN-9lZTvB7H7J5SkDYgyniqC-7gbYTu.ZYNiP9HHUMTq6noR

Resources Shared: 

Writing Efficiency Sessions - Do you want to become a more productive writer?  If you are working on an intesnsive writing project like a dissertation, thesis, journal article, or grant proposal and you would like to increase your writing productivity, consider joining.  You may attend the entire session or part of each three-hour session.  The first two hours of each session consist of timed writing sprints with short breaks followed by a short discussion aimed at helping you improve your writing productivity.  The last hour is unstructured writing time.  Writing consultants are available for consultation during the last 90 minutes of the sessions.  Sept. 1 - Dec. 1 (no session the week of Thanksgiving); Tuesdays from 2 - 5 PM (MST).  REGISTER and PARTICIPATE using this link: https//bit.ly/wes-f2020-1 

October 13, 2020
Graduate & Professional Students Discuss the Challenges of Parenting during COVID-19
Featured Speakers: Campus Leaders
Resource List for Parents: final_students_who_are_parents_resources.pdf 

October 6, 2020
Advocating for Yourself: Navigating Academic & Professional Environments
Featured Speaker: Dr. Joel Muraco, PhD Counselor
Meeting recording: https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/jYvvGnkD-UvEmxijGlMSXktael_DkWiZbvgdKsN_TZygELYaoVhluMkR9iK08tUA.RDQHrI3BXAplfZto
Shared PPT: advocating_for_yourself.pptx

September 29, 2020
Fall 2020 Welcome Mixer
Inviting Graduate and Professional Students of Color to Build Community
All are welcome!

Setpember 22, 2020 - We welcome Dr. Sonja Lanehart, a champion of graduate students who supports the energy and ideas of Dr. Kiyama's talk (recording below).

September 15, 2020 - We are co-sponsoring a chat with the Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) Initiatives Office! Welcoming Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, PhD, AVP, Faculty Devlopment; Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education: "Culturally Relevant Leadership to Center the Needs of Graduate Students in the Age of COVID-19" - see recording at:  https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/SiguYqQCFuwztPPAFqBXSA-I9OJ_UJ3oCa-u1BybMvor4KmiD7PuOF6IM5czE_sD.J8ySLm0XFFZXiL3X
In addition: September 15 - 17, 2020: Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives celebration week: hsi_week_calendar_of_events_2020.pdf 

July 21 - August 25, 2020 - Celebrating Community Space
Relieve Stress and Boost Your Mood in Minutes
CAPS free online Students of Color Support Groups
 - Whatever you're going through, you don't have to do it alone.  Powerful changes can happen when you meet with a group of peers who get what you're going through.
    Drop-in groups are open for the first 20 minutes of the hour for students to join.
    Tuesdays 2pm AZ Time, Meeting ID: 932 3655 1999, Password: GRZKID
    Thursdays 11am AZ Time, Meeting ID: 939 6973 5754, Password: FYQIR3
    Free Daily (M-F) Online Support Group - meets M-F from 1 - 2 pm (Tucson Time)
    Free Daily (M-F) Guided Meditations - meets M-F at 10:30 am (Tucson Time)
Reminder: COVID-19 Resources for Graduate Students
Wellness presentation by Jenny Simon: "Exhausted, Unfocused, and Confused.  How is Your Mental Health?" 
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness

July 14, 2020 - How to Improve Faculty Mentoring with guest Dr. Sonja Lanehart

Suggested reading: A Survival Guide for Black, Indigenous, and Other Women of Color in Academe by Aisha S. Ahmad, July 6, 2020.
Do you have a story, comment, or recommendation for improving faculty mentoring at the UA?

July 7, 2020 - Check-in and expand our network of peers, friends, and allies.
Arizona Health Sciences Office of Telemedicine has sponsored a series on "Anti-Racism, Health, and Equity" (6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13)
Office of Telemedicine Presentations
Mental Health & Wellness Resources

June 30, 2020 - The Climate in your Academic Department: the Good, the Bad, and the Huh?
Share tips and strategies for getting the most from your graduate school experiences, resources, and programs, as well as the people on campus who can support your journey.

June 23, 2020 - Your Academic Experience: How Can it be Improved?  How do we Organize?
Share tips and strategies for getting the most from your graduate school experience, and resources.

June 16, 2020 - Anti-Racism and Unconscious Bias Work at UA:
What should it look like?  What do you want to see?
Guests: Amanda Cheromiah and Felisia Tagaban, Voices of Indigenous Concerns in Education (VOICE)

June 9, 2020 - Building Community and Honoring Wellness II
"Selfcare in the Academy"
Dr. Marla Franco, Asst. Vice Provost
Hispanic Serving Insitution (HSI) Initiatives
Faculty Affilliate, College of Education

June 2, 2020 - Building Community and Honoring Wellness I
"Selfcare as a Personal Success Strategy"
Dr. Treya Allen, My Highest Good: Radical Selfcare

May 26, 2020 - Networking as a Success Strategy
"Authentic Networking to Build Your Career!"
Dr. Jill Koyama, Associate Professor, jkoyama@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-1862; Facebook: jill.koyama. Twitter: @koyamawonoders
Lydia Kennedy, Sr. Director, AHSC, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, lkkennedy@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-2490
Making Moments Matter Presentation
Coalition for Academic Justice @ UA. (CAJUA) on Facebook and other social media.

May 19, 2020 - Featured speakers from the Graduate College, Dean of Students, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA), and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
"Know your Resources, Meet Your Needs!"
Resource Recap

May 12, 2020 -  A Panel of Graduate/Professional Students Explore Resilience and Agency in the Age of COVID-19
"Celebrating Success, It's May After All: Claiming Your Wins to Build Resilience and Hope"

May 5, 2020 - Dr. Laura López-Hoffman, Professor, School of Natural Resources & the Environment
Dr. Frans E. Tax, Faculty Director, Graduate College Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
"Building Your Mentoring Team: Creating a Positive Support System"

April 28, 2020 - Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith, Assistant Director, Graduate Center and
Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate Diversity Programs
"National and Campus Funding Resources for Graduate Students"

April 21, 2020 - Dr. Shelley Hawthorne-Smith, Assistant Director
Graduate College, Graduate Center
"Writing for Sucess: Tips for Academic Productivity During a Pandemic"

April 14, 2020 - Dr. Joel Muraco, Ph.D. Career Counselor
Graduate College, Graduate Center
"Careers Beyond the Academy: Strategies for Success"