Murray Goodman Endowed Lecture

Just a reminder about the upcoming Murray Goodman Endowed Lecture this Friday, May 17th at 4:00PM in the Kavli Auditorium (Tata Hall). Please see below for more details on the lecturer, Dr. Helma Wennemers:

Brief CV:   Helma Wennemers is an organic chemist whose research concentrates on asymmetric catalysis, chemical biology, and synthetic materials. She develops peptides to address the question whether small molecules can fulfill functions for which nature evolved large macromolecules. This scope includes the development of bioinspired asymmetric catalysts and functionalizable collagen, and molecular scaffolds for applications in supramolecular and biological chemistry (e.g., cell-penetrating peptides, and tumor targeting) and the controlled formation of metal nanoparticles.   Helma received her PhD degree from Columbia University, New York, and did postdoctoral studies at Nagoya University before joining Basel University as the Bachem-endowed Assistant Professor. In the fall of 2011 Helma moved to ETH Zurich where she is Professor of Organic Chemistry.

John Hopkins Employment Opportunity

Excellent opportunity for your chemistry undergraduate and graduate students who may be interested in summer employment with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). We are currently seeking Instructors and Teaching Assistants for over a dozen residential sites along the east and west coasts.

Andrew Yamazaki

Assistant Program Manager, Summer Programs

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

(410) 735-6047

yamazaki@jhu.edu

Off the Grid Hackathon

13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration

Dear UC San Diego Graduate Student,

Graduate Division has reserved a table for the 13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Kickoff  & Scholarship Awards. We would like to invite you this event! Additionally, if you have any graduate students that you believe would want to go, we would like to extend this invitation to them as well. We will have seating for about 4-6 students and will select students based on the first 4-6 students that RSVP. We hope you and your peers may join us for this celebration!

RSVP Here by Thursday at 8am! Ticket pick up instructions will be sent on Thursday. Graduate Division has already paid for this table, so your ticket will be no cost to you.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Price Center-West Ballrooms A/B

Parking:  Gilman Parking Structure

This event will include keynote speaker Krysada Phounsiri, an award winning poet, professional dancer, and an avid photographer.  Krysada, a San Diego based artist, graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Physics & Astrophysics Double Major with a Minor in Poetry.  Dancing for 15 years, his resume includes various competition wins around the globe, performing a year long stint in Las Vegas, dancing/choreographing on movie sets, and other numerous creative projects.

This kickoff recognizes our multidimensional communities’ narratives, presence, and to celebrate the achievements of motivated students who are working to support equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego.  Ticket proceeds will support undergraduate/graduate scholarships.  This year’s theme is Many Voices – One Movement.  One’s voice in many of our cultures, is where community finds their strength, their truth, and their connection to others. Our voices are the ways we share, express, and advocate.  When our diverse voices come together, we form a strong movement that amplifies all of our experiences.  Entertainment will be provided by Naruwan Taiko, Calamities Hip-Hop Dance Crew (Jabbawockeez Alumni), and UC San Diego National Champion’s Raas Ruckas Traditional Dance Team! 

Looking forward to having you and/or your graduate student peers at this event!!

RSVP https://forms.gle/RCFDHUdfSTyWXPSi6  by Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8am! Ticket pick up instructions will be sent on Thursday morning.

Asian Pacific-Islander American Heritage Planning Committee 2019

Pursue a Masters Degree at Texas A&M

UC San Diego FulBright

Dear UCSD community, faculty and staff,

I would like to share the news that Global Education at UC San Diego will host its second annual Fulbright Day on Tuesday, April 9. Please pass this on!

There is an abundance of funding opportunities available for faculty and staff searchable by discipline, region or country; and, multiple grant programs for students, including undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students in approximately 140 countries!

We want to increase awareness of these prestigious funding opportunities and grants so please share the Fulbright Day 2019 information.

Fulbright Day, April 9 – Atkinson Pavilion/Faculty Club

  • Scholar Information Session: 10:30 am to 12 pm  
    • This is an opportunity for faculty, scholars and staff to learn about the 2020-2021 catalog of Fulbright awards and hear about the experiences from prior UC San Diego Fulbright participants.
  • Fulbright Luncheon: 12 – 1:30 pm
    • All participants from the scholar and student sessions, current International Fulbright students and scholars and special guests welcome to attend the complimentary lunch!  
  • Student Information Session: 1:30 – 3 pm 
    • The student information session is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about funding opportunities available to study and conduct research abroad, teach English in another country or complete their doctoral research abroad. Hear others share their experiences!

To RSVP to any of these complimentary events click HERE. Please help us spread the word amongst your colleagues, department, and staff.

Visit fulbright.ucsd.edu for more information, or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Trilateral Science Slams 2019

There will be a trilateral science slam involving young scientists from Germany, Russia and the US during the Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, July 11. This event is part of the Germany Year in the United States and is cosponsored by the German Fulbright and Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The purpose is to disseminate new science findings in a fun atmosphere. The call for applications is now open, with a deadline of April 3: https://www.fulbright.de/projects-and-initiatives/fulbright-und-das-deutschlandjahr-usa/science-slam