Archive | February 2017

Cesar E. Chavez Undergrad Student Essay Contest Award – Due 3/17

The César E. Chávez Planning Committee at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) is happy to present the 3rd annual UCSD Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award in honor of César E. Chávez.  The award will recognize students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of César’s core values at UCSD and abroad.  Winners will receive the monetary prizes and recognition in UCSD media publications. Prize Recipients will be asked to attend the César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff Luncheon on Monday, April, 3rd in the Price Center Ballroom.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2017.  All materials submitted become the property of the César E. Chávez Planning Committee and will not be returned to the applicant. A panel of UCSD volunteer judges will select the winners. Essay Contest recipients will be notified by March 24th.  

Please direct all questions to

Clinton Global Initiative University & Social Innovation Fund Deadlines!!

UC San Diego students involved in Rady’s Social Innovation efforts are particularly aware of the need for leadership around current social justice issues, globally as well as those closer to home. Social innovation is the process of generating innovative solutions to society’s most pressing issues. Social Innovators determine what doesn’t work, identify fresh approaches to address problems, and collaborate with stakeholders to effect change. Consider submitting your innovative idea for improving our world to the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Social Innovation Fund, or both!
CGI U Info (Deadlines March 1 and May 1):
Do you have an innovative idea for how to solve issues relating to education, public health, human rights, climate change, or poverty? Apply now to be a part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s 2017 meeting and network with students, professionals, and celebrities from around the world to build solutions!
CGI U 2017 will take place at Northeastern University, from Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017. Graduating students are eligible to attend!
CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Applications are available at—for a better chance at being accepted consider attending one of our application workshops, below.
The early application and travel assistance deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The FINAL application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.
Over $750,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U commitment-makers—last year two UC San Diego teams won $10,000 each!  Students selected for CGI U 2017 may be eligible to receive travel stipends if they apply by the early decision deadline.  The meeting is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

To find out more about CGI U, email Cat Lettieri, at, or join CGI U for a weekly webinar at

Social Innovation Fund Info (Deadline March 15):
Do you have an innovative idea for how to make the world a better place? Apply now for the UC San Diego Social Innovation Fund!
The Social Innovation Fund supports student-driven ideas that address specific challenges in the local or national community and abroad. Funding is available for individual and group commitments that combine theoretical understanding, applied skills, and experiential learning as agents of change. Successful projects will develop scalable, sustainable, capacity-building solutions addressing local, national and global issues in the areas of education, environment and climate change, poverty alleviation, peace and human rights, and public health. Commitments are eligible for funding up to $3,500.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017. Apply at Email with questions, or to set up an appointment to discuss your application.

AfterCollege offers a Job Search Site


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Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships for UCSD Rady Undergraduate Programs students and alumni. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.


Invitation to the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) – March 17

Academic Enrichment Programs, in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Division of Arts & Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences, Revelle College, and the Office of Research Affairs would like to invite you to the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) on March 17, 2017.
The conference opens at 9am with breakfast and registration at the Institute of the Americas, Friend Plaza, located in Eleanor Roosevelt College. The day will include plenary speakers, as well as student presentations, from UC San Diego, local universities and community colleges. The conference is FREE and open to the public (registration required).
Our keynote speaker is Emily Roxworthy, Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Provost of Earl Warren College.
We are looking for student presenters at all levels for the conference. Presentations may be posters, artwork, or performances. The projects do not need to be completed by the day of the conference, just complete enough to share with others and open a dialogue about your research.  Presenters will be eligible to win an iPad Air 2! The winner will be randomly chosen.
Our mission is to encourage undergraduate research in the arts, social sciences, and humanities that incorporates creative and diverse conceptualization. There is no charge to present at or attend the conference. Meals will be served at the conference for all registered attendees. There will be an opportunity drawing for attendees at the end of the conference (must be present to win).

To register as an attendee:
To register as a presenter:
For more information, see our website: CRASSH.UCSD.EDU
Questions? Contact Sophia Tsai at or (858) 534-9014.

Vistors & Experts Needed! MGT 16: Personal Ethics at Work Poster Conference

Please join us!

MGT 16: Personal Ethics @ Work
Poster Conference
Tuesday, March 14 at 5:15 pm
Wells Fargo Hall, 1N108

Visitors & Experts are needed to provide feedback and vote on the Most Attractive & Most Action Inspiring Posters

Some of the questions students will answer:
“Should the military recruit at high schools?”
“Is it right to purchase class notes?”
“Should paternity leave be equal to maternity leave?”
“Is it ethical to genetically modify soldiers?”

For more information, contact the instructor,
Cathy Moran
(760) 822-2741

Summer Info Session – Thurs March 2 @ 11am AND 12:30pm

Summer Session 2017 – what’s new & what’s happening?
Come chat with staff from Summer Session, Housing, Financial Aid, and
Academic Internship Program!
600 courses
$2,000 financial aid grant
acceleRATE – low-cost summer housing
Internships and more!

Date:   Thursday, March 2
Time:  11am AND 12:30pm
Location:  Price Center West, Red Shoe Room (next to Shogun).


Invitation to participate in the Spring Graduate Human Rights Forum

A message from UCSD’s Human Rights Program and the Center on Global Justice:

We are pleased to announce a forum showcasing graduate student research on human rights.  We invite researchers from across disciplines to workshop their ongoing projects and network with other students and faculty focused on these topics.  We are thinking very broadly about the human rights frame here, so would include work on genocide, transitional justice, state violence, memory, and justice.
The forum will take place Friday April 28 and will be an all-day event with a hosted lunch.  We will ask students to present a 15 minute summary of their project.  Please note that we are inviting students at all stages of their project, from beginning formulation to dissertation writers. Please send this call to students who are working on similar topics to get some feedback from our faculty and peers.
We are also planning an ongoing graduate student writing workshop, which will provide a small stipend to encourage student participation.  More information will be available at the forum.
To participate, have the graduate student send a one paragraph abstract to Nancy Postero, by April 7th.  If they have questions about whether their topic would fit, please feel free to contact her for further information.