Current Edition: January 27, 2022

A Word from the Gargoyle

The 2021 Tax Filing Deadline is April 18, 2022. It’s not too early to get a head start! Please join an upcoming tax workshop to learn more about taxes as they pertain to stipends and financial aid for graduate students. While individual tax advice is not available, these workshops will give you the basics of how taxes apply to graduate student funding. Register for an online webinar at the GRAD Gargoyle.

2021 Tax Information Session – Domestic Graduate Students
Friday, February 18th, 9:30am (CST), Zoom | RSVP here

2021 Tax Information Session – Foreign Graduate Students
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2pm (CST), Zoom | RSVP here

2021 Tax Information Session – Post Doc Scholars and Fellows
Monday, February 21st, 1pm (CST), Zoom | RSVP here


GRAD Events 

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
Nominations are due by Friday, February 25
The University of Chicago annually recognizes and honors tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Sciences, Divinity School, Humanities, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences for sustained exemplary graduate student teaching and mentoring. Information on how to nominate candidates is now posted.

BCG Advanced Degree Information Session
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm Central, Online
This podcast-style virtual information session is for students in PhD, MD, and JD programs and postdocs who are interested in pursuing careers in business and management consulting. Learn about how BCG consultants use their diverse skillsets to analyze problems and make change happen for clients. Current opportunities include generalist consulting positions, including but not limited to the healthcare practice area, and the Bridge to BCG program for those transitioning from academia into consulting. Register here:

Exploring Fellowships for East Asian Studies
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-1:00pm CT, Zoom
This session is intended for NELC PhD students and candidates interested in exploring fellowship opportunities. The session will provide an overview of different types of fellowships, resources to search for and identify fellowship opportunities, and timing and strategies for approaching fellowship applications. Register here. Questions? Contact Tobias at

Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 3:30-7:00 pm Central, Online in the GRAD Gargoyle (Symplicity) Virtual Career Fair Platform
The University of Chicago is excited to present the Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair, an event designed to connect employers with advanced degree quantitative and computational talent. Hosted by UChicagoGRAD and the University of Chicago Professional Education (UCPE), this is a great opportunity to build professional relationships in the growing fields of data science and business analytics. For more information and to register, click here. Join us on 2/17/2022 for a prep session to learn about the virtual career fair platform; register here.

 Featured Jobs

Academic Advisor, University of Chicago Office of the Dean of Students in the College | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle
Software Development Engineer – Automation, Apple | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle
Analytic Scientist, FICO | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle
Educational Researcher and Publications Coordinator, Online Learning Consortium | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle
Principal Scientist, Cell Signaling, Grove Biopharma | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle

Campus Events

Apex program Winter 2022 Info sessions
Held multiple times from Jan 25th to Feb 4th, choose one time slot that suits you best
Apex program Winter 2022 is a workshop series that specifically helps ADVANCED DEGREE STUDENTS explore and discover consulting as a possible career option no matter your background, and build the skills necessary to secure and complete successful consulting interviews. In the Info sessions, the program components, benefits, track record of success, and answer questions will be reviewed. Come to learn if Apex is right for you! Click here to RSVP for an Info Session:

From the Dissertation Office
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CT is the deadline to upload a dissertation draft. Doctoral students planning to submit their dissertation soon are invited to have us review their draft if they have not already done so. See Draft Reviews for complete information. Contact the Dissertation Office if you have additional questions.

ELI Workshop: Love & Language: Valentine’s Day in the US
Thursday, January 27, 2022; 12:30-1:20pm CT; Online
In this workshop, will discuss the history of Valentine’s Day, idioms about love & basic American expectations of romantic relationships. Please RSVP here:

Ponder Over Pizza
Thursday, January 27th, 6pm CDT, Ida Noyes 034
A weekly game night with pizza. Come with friends, come to make friends, come to be friends! Join us in Ida Noyes 034.

SOUPPORT: To Know the Self is to Forget the Self
Friday, January 28th, 11am CDT, Ida Noyes 034
Join us in the Spiritual Life Office (Ida Noyes 034) on Friday, January 28th for a session led by UChicago Spiritual Life’s Buddhist Advisor Michael Schnabel. Michael will present and facilitate an open discussion on defining and forgetting selfhood as a young adult.

An Insider’s Look at COP26: Successes, Setbacks, and the Future of International Climate Diplomacy
Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 AM CT Zoom
Join EPIC as we host Sue Biniaz, Deputy to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who played a critical role in both the forming of the Paris Agreement and in the latest talks. Biniaz will talk with EPIC journalism fellow and The New York Times climate reporter Lisa Friedman, who was in Glasgow covering the conference. Register here.

Opportunities with the Writing Program for 2022-23:
Applications for Writing Program opportunities are due Wednesday, February 2nd, at 12pm CST! Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply for renewable teaching positions. Once hired, Writing Program staff receive practical training in writing pedagogy, along with continued support as they work with student writers. Some departments may count WP teaching toward PhD pedagogical training requirements. For more information or to download an application, please visit our Opportunities Page.

[Virtual] International Cooking Club
Sunday, January 30, 2022, 5:00PM-7:00PM, Virtual
Join us for our virtual International Cooking Club! We’ll provide the ingredients for the first 20 students to register in advance. You must be able to collect the ingredients from International House between 10AM-4PM the Thursday before the event. Additional unregistered students can also join the demonstration! This program is exclusively for graduate students. Registration is required.

International House 2022-2023 Graduate Fellowships Announced
First deadline Friday, March 25, 5:00PM CST
Fellows are expected to contribute their unique perspectives and interests to the International House community and become fully engaged in the multi-faceted life of the House through a wide array of activities for UChicago graduate students offered throughout the year through the Graduate Commons Program. Factors for selection may include, but are not limited to: evidence of leadership abilities, involvement in community and university organizations, extracurricular interests in areas such as performing arts, athletics, and cultural activities, participation in community service, and contributions to increasing diversity. Learn more and apply.

 Ongoing Events 

20 Minutes Still Meditation
Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00–8:20 am CST, Bond Chapel
Still the mind and body, open the heart, join us a few minutes before 8am. No experience necessary, open to those of all spiritual backgrounds.

Gentle Yoga
Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 pm CST, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
A slow, meditative yoga class for all, whether you have experience with yoga or want to try it out for the first time. This class is designed for unwinding at the end of the day, with special attention to moving the body in ways that combat the negative effects of long periods of sitting and computer use. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. A yoga mat is recommended.

Morning Yoga
Wednesdays 9:00–9:25 pm CST
Virtual Living Room at

Wake up and start the day with this short yoga practice for all levels. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. A yoga mat is recommended.

Yin Yoga
Thursdays 5:30–6:30 pm CST, Virtual Living Room at
A slow and restorative yoga class in which each pose is held for 3-5 minutes, with the aim of relaxing mind and body. People of all levels of experience with yoga are welcome. Wear any comfortable clothing that you can move in. If you don’t have a yoga mat, a rug or folded blanket on the floor are good substitutes. Bring any pillows or blankets you have on hand to help make your poses more comfortable.

ELI Board Game Group
Friday, January 28, 2022; 4-6pm CT; Cobb 219
Come and join the ELI’s Board Game Group, where you will play intriguing games with new friends, learn the language of board games, and build confidence in using your spontaneous speaking and critical thinking skills. For more information:

ELI Writing Tutor
Monday, Jan 31, 2022; 8:00-10:00pm CT; Online
Receive feedback on your writing by a tutor who has been trained by the Writing Program and the English Language Institute. Priority is given to College Core students, but grad students can get on the Drop-In List. For more information:

ELI Conversation Hour
Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022; 3:30-4:30pm CT; Cobb 201-AB
Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Join the weekly ELI Conversation Hour! Build English proficiency and communication skills, learn about North American cultures, discuss different topics each week, and network and meet new people. For more information:

ELI Reading Group
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022; 4:30-5:30pm CT; Cobb 218
For the Winter Quarter, we will be reading The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, a classic American novel set in 1950s Chicago. For more information: