Upcoming October GSA Events

The inaugural UChicago Graduate Student Wellness Week takes place October 14-19 across campus. There are many grad-specific events that promote wellness across a number of areas—academics, careers, mental and emotional health, and financial planning, to name a few. Here's what's in store:

  • Diapers and Dissertations: Parenting During (and after) Graduate School (Monday 10/14 at noon, Classics 110). Navigating graduate school and the career that follows can be tricky with a little one (or more) in tow. Talk about some of the common issues faced by graduate student parents and hear about ways to address common challenges of parenthood.
  • The Frugal Grad: Feasting Without a Fortune (Monday 10/14 at 7PM, International House). Cook—and share!—a delicious meal at the International House and get money-saving tips to eat well without breaking the bank.
  • Making Graduate School Work (Tuesday 10/15 at noon in Classics 110). Join Professor Jonathan Lear of the Philosophy Department for a conversation about strategies that can help students manage the many emotional and mental challenges of graduate school
  • Failure to Launch: How Anxiety Affects the Brain's Performance (Wednesday 10/16 at noon, Classics 110). Jason Sattizahn, graduate student in the Department of Psychology, talks about how anxiety's effects can hamper progress toward completion.
  • The Work of a Humanist: A Conversation with Matti Bunzl (PhD'98) (Wednesday 10/16 at 2PM, Classics 110). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Anthropology Professor Matti Bunzl (PhD'98) discusses the Public Humanities and his dual role as a faculty member and leader of one of Chicago's most visible humanities organizations.
  • Seeking a Life/Work Balance (Thursday October 17 at noon, Family Resource Center—Lower Level of Ida Noyes Hall). It can be tough to make everything fit in graduate school. Join Lizanne Phalen, Director of the Family Resource Center, for a conversation that includes recommendations for finding the right balance.

Rounding out the week is a historical tour of campus led by Paul Durica (PhD'13, English) on Saturday 10/19. The tour leaves at 11AM from Ratner Fitness Center). Paul will be talking about the history of football at the University as part of Graduate Homecoming celebrations. It's an opportunity to socialize and meet with graduate students and alumni from across the university. Join for family friendly events and a Block Party with free refreshments and prizes.

Graduate students needing special accommodation to attend these events should contact Kalee Ludeks at kalee@uchicago.edu.

  • photos Diapers and Dissertations
  • photos The Frugal Grad: Cooking in Graduate School
  • photos Making Graduate School Work with Professor Jonathan Lear
  • photos A History of Football at UChicago
  • photos The Public Humanities: a Conversation with Alumnus Matti Bunzl

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