GRAD Guide Weekly

Current edition: October 19, 2017

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Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program Information Session

Thursday, October 19, 12:00 PM, Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E 60th St, Room 140B

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a prestigious, highly competitive two-year fellowship in the federal government that allows you to gain excellent professional development, as well as experience several different federal jobs through rotations within the government. The application opens at noon (EST) on Monday, October 23, and closes at noon (EST) on Wednesday, November 1. Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

PATHS Welcome Reception and Resource Fair

Thursday, October 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m., GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

First year Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to a reception to learn about PATHS.  PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars) is an NEH-funded initiative that prepares UChicago Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for careers that make an impact in the world.  At the reception, you can enjoy refreshments and meet faculty and first year students from across the Humanities Division, Divinity School, and Social Sciences Division.  You will also learn about humanities-specific campus resources that will help you navigate your career at UChicago and beyond.  RSVP at www.pathswelcome2017.eventbrite.com.

 

Prepping for GRADFair: What to Expect

Monday October 23rd, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor)

UChicagoGRAD's 3rd annual career fair event GRADFair will be on Oct. 27th. In this presentation, UChicagoGRAD team members will discuss how to best prepare yourself to attend! We will cover: logistics and expectations, setting SMART goals, doing your research, what to bring and what to wear, approaching employer booths, making a compelling pitch, what to ask and how to ask, and how to follow up. RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

GRADTalk: Making First Impressions Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

What are the elements of a good first impression? How do you make the most of new introductions, whether it’s a potential employer or a senior scholar in your field? In this workshop we'll learn and practicing some tactics for making a good first impression, including making the most of your self-introductions and perfecting your ‘elevator speech.’ It will be suitable for graduate students and postdocs attending GRADFair on October 27 as well as anyone preparing for academic conferences and professional networking. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

Conference, Phone, and Skype Interview Best Practices (Academic Job Market Series #7)

Wednesday, October 25, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

Are you in the midst of applying for academic jobs or are you planning to go on the job market in the future? Join UChicagoGRAD for a workshop on best practices for first-round academic interviews (conference, phone, or Skype). You'll learn how to prepare for each type of interview and we’ll discuss strategies for answering common interview questions about research, teaching, and service. This workshop is appropriate for Ph.D. students and postdocs from any discipline. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

LinkedIn Workshop

Wednesday October 25th, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ – Suite 340 – 3rd floor of UChicago Bookstore Building

Great prep workshop for GRADFair on Friday the 27th! Having an effective LinkedIn profile is an essential component of your job search and online professional identity. During this workshop, you will learn how to: develop a successful LinkedIn profile, navigate the features of the website, build and maintain networking relationships, and leverage your network for the job search process. This workshop is appropriate for all graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines. RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Information Session

Thursday, October 26th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD

Join Linda Harris, PhD from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for an info session on postdoc opportunities! Lunch is provided! Currently, there are 20 postdoctoral fellowships available at St. Jude (all posted in GRAD Gargoyle on the Jobs Board). Areas include: cancer biology, chemical biology, immunology, immunotherapy, infectious diseases, pharmacogenomics, and structural biology. RSVP through GRAD Gargoyle > Events > Info Session > St Jude.

 

SSRC IDRF Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 26, 12:30pm, UChicagoGRAD Fellowships Suite

This collaborative workshop is intended to provide peer review for applicants to the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program, who will be applying in the current cycle (deadline November 7). All participants will be required to submit a draft of their research proposal for circulation by Monday, October 23rd, 2017. RSVP through GRAD Gargoyle (Click GRAD Events>Workshops>Select and RSVP)

 

Quicken Loans– Information Session

Thursday, October 26th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD

Quicken Loans Inc., is a mortgage lending company headquartered in the One Campus Martius building in the heart of the financial district of downtown Detroit, Michigan. This information session is targeted towards graduate students & postdocs in quantitative fields, such as CS, Stats, Math & FinMath, who are interested in full time or internship openings. RSVP through GRAD Gargoyle > Events > Info Session > Quicken Loans.

 

Oracle– Information Session

Thursday, October 26th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Stuart Hall-RM 101

Oracle is looking for up-and-coming Data Science talent to join the Oracle Data Cloud (ODC) Rotational Analyst (RA) Program. In this session we’ll introduce Oracle Data Cloud and the RA program, some of the cool projects we’ve gotten to work on, and answer any questions you may have about working in Data Science at the ODC. RSVP through GRAD Gargoyle > Events > Info Session > Oracle.

 

Ernst & Young (EY)– Information Session

Thursday, October 26th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Saieh Hall-RM 021

Come learn about EY's Financial Services Office Advisory group, and current available "Quantitative Advisory Services" positions. EY’s Financial Services Office (FSO) is a unique, industry-focused business unit that provides a broad range of integrated services. RSVP through GRAD Gargoyle > Events > Info Session > Ernst & Young (EY).

 

Register to attend GRADFair!

October 27th, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, International House

GRADFair is UChicagoGRAD's annual cross-disciplinary career fair for graduate students (Masters/PhD) and postdocs. For grad students and postdocs, this is a great opportunity to learn about career opportunities, as well as build your professional network. Whether you are looking for an internship, a full time job, or just looking to network with employers and learn about future opportunities, GRADFair is an event for you. RSVP to attend!  > Click I want to attend : As A Job Seeker

 

Walmart Hiring - Special Ops Analyst

As a Special Ops Analyst, you will proactively perform analysis to solve for a business problem or opportunity. You drive your own hypothesis and pull your manager when you need advice or face some roadblock, for the rest you own it. This position will have the opportunity to work on topics such as improving on-time delivery, offering faster shipping at no extra cost, optimizing fulfillment options (pickup, site-to-store), improving fresh product delivery experience, etc. Walmart will be on campus next week to conduct on campus interviews. Apply today! Apply on GRAD Gargoyle & via this link:

https://careers.walmart.com/us/jobs/827295BR-analyst-operations-san-bruno-ca

 

Resources for Student Parents

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is open and free to all graduate students and postdocs. The FRC is a welcoming space where families can meet, play inside and out, access information, and attend story time and classes. The FRC is located at 950 E 61st St and is open M-F 9a-5pm and Saturdays 10a-4pm. Connect with fellow graduate student and postdoc parents today! frc.uchicago.edu

 

Connecting with alumni made easy with Wisr!

UChicagoGRAD is excited to announce a new app that makes it easy for graduate students to reach out to UChicago alumni. Wisr is a platform you can use to find and talk to alumni working in industries that you might be considering for your career. Through Wisr you can schedule conversations to learn more about a particular industry and seek guidance on the skills you need to succeed. The first step is to sign up here through a valid LinkedIn account. The next step is to follow a few simple onboarding steps to complete your profile and then start browsing the alumni network. When you find someone who looks interesting, request a session and Wisr will help with the scheduling. If you have any questions along the way, use the in-app chat box to get help in real time.

 

Purchase UChicagoGRAD merchandise online

Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and more are now available online! Get your GRAD gargoyle gear today! Visit the online store and receive 10% using the code: gargoyle.

 

UChicagoGRAD Sounding Board

Don’t let your stress and worries overwhelm you. Take advantage of UChicagoGRAD sounding board to unload your concerns both academic and non. Schedule an appointment today.

 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The University has purchased an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers. Anyone with a university email address is eligible for membership. To register, simply visit the website at the following link and choose “Institutional Sub-Account” as your membership type: https://facultydiversity.site-ym.com/general/pick_username.asp

Resources include:

·      Monday Motivators, a weekly e-newsletter that gives positive energy and advice, and provides support on all things related to the grad student, postdoc, and faculty academic and professional experience.

·      Webinars that are 60-90 minute professional development sessions facilitated by trained professionals and guest experts.

·      Multi-Week Courses that are a series of classes that tackle the Academy’s most pressing challenges.

·      Discussion Forum, which is a safe-space where all NCFDD members can connect, share, mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate successes.

·      Library that provides scripts, transcripts, and videos of previous webinars.

·      Career Center that allows members to search job openings, find potential candidates, and subscribe to new posting notifications that are field specific.

·      Resources & Referrals section that has a list of go-to people for services such as coaching, editing, writing, and productivity apps.

Graduate students and postdocs can become NCFDD members by claiming institutional membership online with the University of Chicago via the following link: https://facultydiversity.site-ym.com/page/registration.

 

Campus-wide events and announcements

Exam Proctors Needed!

December 6, 7, 8, 11, and 12

Looking for an opportunity to earn some extra cash? The University of Chicago Law School is in need of several graduate students to help administer final exams on Dec. 6, 7 , 8, 11, and 12. This is a PAID opportunity. Please submit your resume to Jim Courtney in the Law School Office of the Registrar at jcourtney@uchicago.edu if you are interested, with the subject line “Proctor - Law School Exams.”

 

Join JGrads

JGrads is a group to create a Jewish graduate student community that spans across university departments and schools. Over the course of this year we are hoping to put on fun events where Jewish grads across the academic landscape can meet, have a drink and a bite to eat, chat, and maybe participate in learning, or enjoy the presence of a special guest, or explore a new off-campus location--or anything else you tell me you're interested in! Please let us know how JGrads can be most helpful to you by filling out this quick survey: https://goo.gl/forms/s40dP5EtLq6b6LOe2 and please like JGrads on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities! Like JGrads here: https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoJGrads/

 

EndNote or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160
Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research. They can also help you format your papers in MS Word by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically in the style you choose, such as APA or Chicago. This workshop will compare how EndNote and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. In order to provide a side-by-side comparison of tools, the format of this workshop is demonstration. Register for this workshop.

 

Graduate Council Pub Social

Thursday, October 19, 4-7pm, The Pub (Ida Noyes Hall, Lower Level)

Join fellow graduate students from across the university for the first Pub Social of the year! Free food, drinks, and pool! Don’t miss out – Learn more here: https://gc.uchicago.edu/events/

 

Improv Workshop for ESL Students!

Thursday, October 19th and Thursday, October 26th

The Revival theater if offering a special, two-part improv workshop for ESL students.  Join us on Thursday, October 19th and Thursday, October 26th from 7-9pm.  This workshop guides participants through fundamental improv exercises that help non-native speakers with vocabulary, word sequencing, expressing emotions and confidence using English in social and formal situations.  For complete detail, visit www.the-revival.com/classes

 

Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More
Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm, in Saieh Hall 021 (5757 S. University Ave.)
Join author, researcher and UChicago Professor of Political Science Cathy J. Cohen for a conversation wth Andrea J. Ritchie about her recently released book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. This dynamic discussion will uncover the multiple forms and contexts of police violence against women of color through a historical and a Black queer feminist lens, explore strategies to challenge the conditions that produce them, and push us to radically re-envision our approaches to violence and safety 

 

Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group
Deadline extended to Friday, October 20th
The Library is seeking student representatives for the Library Student Advisory Group. The Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) serves as a formal channel of communication between students and the Library administration. The LSAG discusses matters related to all six campus libraries, including its collections, spaces, and services, along with the present and future needs of the student community. Apply online.

 

EndNote or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager

Monday, October 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160
Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research. They can also help you format your papers in MS Word by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically in the style you choose, such as APA or Chicago. This workshop will compare how EndNote and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. In order to provide a side-by-side comparison of tools, the format of this workshop is demonstration. Register for this workshop.

 

Frederic Ives Carpenter Lecture: Bruno Latour 

Monday, October 23, 4:30pm, Swift Hall 3rd Floor

The Department of English welcomes Bruno Latour of Sciences Po. Latour will deliver a lecture entitled, "Facing Gaia: American and European Perspectives," as part of the 2017 Frederic Ives Carpenter Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. 

http://english.uchicago.edu/calendar/details/CAL-ff808081-5da1a906-015d-a348b97f-000072eeeventscalendar%2540uchicago.edu

 

Webinar: Introduction to Zotero

Tuesday, October 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Online
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. This workshop will be presented online as a webinar. Login information will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the scheduled webinar. Register for this webinar.

 

Call for Proposals: 2017–18 Arts, Science + Culture Graduate Collaboration Grants
Funding available to support trans-disciplinary research between students in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Propose a project for two or more graduate students, at least one in the arts and one in the sciences, to work together to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by each discipline. Selected teams will receive up to $3,000 in grant support. Proposals due October 24, 2017. For more information, visit arts.uchicago.edu/gradgrants Need assistance connecting with a prospective collaborator from the arts or sciences? Contact Julie Marie Lemon at jmlemon@uchicago.edu

 

The Faculty Board for Campus and Student Life is seeking one graduate/ professional student to serve a term of the academic year.

The Faculty Board for Campus and Student Life is a statutory board that advises and makes recommendations to Campus and Student Life and the Provost’s Office on matters affecting campus and student life at the University.  Student representatives attend and participate fully in the meeting discussions and engage their constituents on those conversations.  The Board generally convenes once per month during the academic year.  This role does not have voting privileges. Further information on the Faculty Board, including a list of members, can be found here. The Office of the Dean of Students in the University will review applications. Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview. The Office of the Provost appoints student representatives after nomination from the Dean of Students in the University. For further information about the position and the application process, click here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 24th at 5pm.

 

NVC/SNVC Kickoff 

Tuesday, October 24, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Harper Center, 104

Saturday, October 28, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Gleacher Center, 304

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

If you’re considering participating in the 22nd annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) or the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC), join us for this kickoff session to learn about applications, best practices, and team formation.

Register for the October 24 kickoff »

Register for the October 28 kickoff »

 

Introduction to EndNote
Wednesday, October 25, Noon – 1:00 pm, Techbar, Regenstein Library, Room 160

EndNote is a research management tool used to keep track of citations and PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this workshop, you will be provided with a demonstration of the EndNote software to determine if it is appropriate for your research. Topics covered include: creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating bibliographies. Register for this workshop.

 

Frederic Ives Carpenter Lecture: Bruno Latour 

Wednesday, October 25, 4:30pm, Swift Hall 3rd Floor

The Department of English welcomes Bruno Latour of Sciences Po. Latour will deliver a lecture entitled, "The New Body Politik Requires a New Body," as part of the 2017 Frederic Ives Carpenter Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public. 

http://english.uchicago.edu/calendar/details/CAL-ff808081-5da1a906-015d-a34abe00-000072efeventscalendar%2540uchicago.edu

 

Discussion: Christina Sharpe and Cauleen Smith

Wednesday, October 25, 6pm, Classics 110

Scholar Christina Sharpe and artist Cauleen Smith have been invited to discuss black life, questions of visibility, and the public and private dimensions of loss—themes that both address in their own work and that are also present in the paintings of Jennifer Packer, whose solo exhibition, "Tenderheaded," is currently on view at the Renaissance Society. Free and open to the public.

http://renaissancesociety.org/events/1188/christina-sharpe-and-cauleen-smith/

 

OpenImpact: Empowering Community Health through Data
Thursday, October 26, 5:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Polsky Exchange North, Washington Park Classroom
During this studio workshop, attendees will help the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) identify consumer product ideas or opportunities to leverage air quality data to improve health and to sway corporate behavior or government policy. Dinner will be provided. RSVP for OpenImpact »

 

Insight to Innovation: Women in STEM Leadership Conference

Friday, October 27th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harper Court Conference Center, Room 1121

Female graduate students, researchers, and faculty interested in exploring innovation opportunities for their research and learning about entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply for this free, National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored event. The conference will include keynote addresses from inspirational speakers, tactical skill-building workshops, and opportunities to meet other women in STEM. Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/Women_In_STEM

 

Pedagogy Unbound: Educating about Religion beyond Academia 

Friday, October 27, 1:00-3:00 pm, Swift Hall Common Room
Please join us for this very special event, co-hosted by the Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion and the Martin Marty Center, to hear from a panel of three Divinity School alumni who are leaders in the forms and contexts of education about religion beyond academia: represented here are voices from the museum profession, from an interfaith relations NGO, and from new frontiers in online journalism. Before opening up for a general conversation with workshop participants, our panelists will speak about the work that they do and have done, about how and why education about religion figures into it, about the trajectories that have taken them from degrees at the Divinity School to their current positions, and about the contributions they envision for the future. All are welcome, with no advance preparation. A light lunch reception will be held in the Common Room between 12:15-1:00, immediately prior to the workshop. Please RSVP (by Sunday, October 22) to craftofteaching@uchicago.edu, if you will join for lunch.

Frederic Ives Carpenter Lecture Workshop: Bruno Latour 

Friday, October 27, 1:00pm, Rosenwald Hall 405

Bruno Latour will lead a workshop around his article, "Why Gaia is not a God of Totality." Advance reading can be found here: https://uchicago.box.com/v/brunolatour

 

Imaging Fellowship Opportunity at Harvard University

Harvard University is seeking life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using these technologies, or both, for an exciting position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF). Fellows will work as independent researchers; receive funding to run a small research group; and will be appointed for a three-year term (two year extension after review). Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering or related areas, or should complete a PhD by the time their appointment begins. Application Deadline is October 29, 2017

Learn more and apply - https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7801

 

Chicago Booth Healthcare Conference

November 17, 2017, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, Hosted by: Booth Healthcare Group

The 16th Annual Chicago Booth Healthcare Conference is now open for registration! We are releasing a limited number of early-bird tickets at a discounted rate. The theme for this year's conference is Aligning Incentives and Changing Behavior in Healthcare. We are excited to have Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health as our keynote speaker. Livongo was recently considered by Forbes as one of the next billion-dollar start ups. Panel discussions, a healthcare policy debate, a start-up fair as well as a networking reception will follow. Please visit the Booth Healthcare Group website for a detailed agenda and panelist bios. Register here for tickets. Breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception are included in the ticket price. All are welcome! Register: https://groups.chicagobooth.edu/fthealthcare/rsvp?id=351385 Questions: Robert Rein, rrein@chicagobooth.edu

 

Thanksgiving Homestay Program Applications Now Accepted

Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26, International House

Thanksgiving is America’s oldest tradition and a time when families gather together to celebrate. Since 1956, families throughout Illinois have extended an invitation to international students in Chicago to spend four days with them over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Each participant will be a guest with a host family in one of our six participating Illinois communities: Geneseo, Morrison, Paris, Prophetstown, Rockford, and Sterling-Rock Falls. For more information and how to register please visit - http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/living/community_building/traditional_resident_programs/thanksgiving_homestay_program/

 

The UChicago App Challenge

The UChicago App Challenge is a joint venture between IT Services and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We’re looking for ideas that target an unmet need or opportunity in everyday life (at work, in research, at home, or elsewhere) or research projects that might benefit from an app, a website, or cognitive computing. IT Services will translate that idea or observation into a mobile app, a great website, or something else (we love surprises!). We'll do the heavy lifting to build the idea, and we’ve got $10,000 in prizes for teams that make it to the New Venture Challenge in May. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are all eligible to submit their ideas for development each quarter, and our winter cohort deadline is December 4. More detailed information about how the App Challenge works is available on the website, but if you have questions, feel free to email appchallenge@lists.uchicago.edu.

 

Autumn quarter Graduate Writing Consultants (GWCs) are now available!

Through December 8, by appointment only, Regenstein Library Room A-01A

In a Graduate Writing Consultation, experienced writing instructors work with graduate student writers one-on-one for 50 minutes. Typically, these consultations focus on an excerpt of a larger writing project (course papers, conference presentations, dissertation chapters). GWCs are a free service, and we are happy to work with graduate students at any stage of their degree program--and at any stage of the writing process. For more details and information about making an appointment, please see: http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/grads/gwcs

 

Society of Fellows in Humanities

Submission deadline is 23:00 on January 7, 2018 (Hong Kong Time)

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is the first initiative of its kind in East Asia and aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world. Located in one of the world's most dynamic cities and on Mainland China's doorstep, the Society provides a new space for research and scholarly exchange free from formal requirements and disciplinary constraints. The Society welcomed its first five Fellows in September 2017. They come from globally renowned institutions and are among the best young scholars working in the arts & humanities today. Together they are contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines. We are now accepting applications for the 2018 intake. Up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships will commence on August 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Further information is available from the following website: http://arts.hku.hk/sofhku.

 

Ongoing Campus Programming

 

Twenty Minutes Still

Weekdays | 8 am–8:20 am | Bond Chapel

Still the mind and body. Meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of Bond. 

 

Coming Out & Beyond

Mondays 3:30-5 at SCS -starting week 5

Calling all LGBTQ students!  And this includes Q for questioning!  Whether you are out or not, graduate or college student, feel free to join this group as a space where you can find support and inclusivity of your whole self. 

Email Emerick@uchicago.edu for details and to sign up!

 

Open Space

Tuesdays | 12 pm–12:30 pm | Bond Chapel

All are welcome to come hear from diverse members of the community, to be opened and heartened by music or a reflective silence that points us beyond ourselves, and to wrestle (sometimes ritually) with the tensions we—as people who come from many places and traditions—see in our lives and in our world.

 

Yoga at Rockefeller

Tuesdays, Weeks 2-9 | 6–7 pm | Rockefeller Chapel

Join us for a gentle yoga session in the embrace of Rockefeller's great stones, led by Rachel Carbonara. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

 

Unfollow Your Inner Critic

Tuesdays 1:30-3pm at SCS

This 8 week group for graduate students is aimed at helping participants gain a different perspective on life’s challenges, change the way they relate to painful experiences, and actively engage in a life that is meaningful and rewarding.

Email grivano@uchicago.edu for details and to sign up!

 

Nurturing Each Other, Healing Ourselves- Therapy Group for Women of Color

Tuesdays 3:30-5 at SCS

This group will provide a safe space for undergraduates & graduate students to connect and process experiences related to being women of color. Self-compassion and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy will be integrated to promote growth and healing.

Email agooden@uchicago.edu for details and to sign up!

 

Kaleidoscope – An Interpersonal Process group for People of Color

Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 at SCS

This interpersonal process group therapy offers a safe, space and opportunities to reflect how you related to yourself, others, and the world by receiving and providing support and feedback. The group is designed to help you have insights on your relationship pattern and how you can relate to others differently.

Email yokomori@uchicago.edu for details and to sign up!

 

Breathing Room

Thursdays | 3 pm–4:30 pm | Ida Noyes 034

Relax, talk with a friend, draw a mandala, enjoy the quite of the meditation space, or hang out with the Spiritual Life staff—every breath is yours. Light refreshments and a happy light are provided!

 

Graduate Women’s Counseling Group

Fridays from 1:30-3 at SCS

This 8-week group will help female-identified graduate students consider their experiences as women on campus, in their relationships, with themselves and with each other.  Sessions will help students consider how to manage stressors, how their communication benefits or inhibits them, how to trust in each other, and access more support.

Email Emerick@uchicago.edu for details and to sign up!