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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


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Management Training Course for the Biotech Industry

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16 at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. This course will accommodate 50 graduate students and postdocs (international and domestic). The course registration fee is $300, with an additional, optional accommodations package of $500.

The course will introduce Ph.D. scientists to the skills they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. They will learn how academic science is commercialized and gain insight into the way industry views scientific research. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of research experience and for postdocs.

Eligibility: Postdocs and Ph.D. students with at least 3 years' research experience; both international and US students are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: April 15

Program Dates: July 11-16

Program Fees: $300; accommodations (optional) are an additional $500.

Where: Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA

Apply online here.


UC Global Health Institute Offers a Summer Intensive Course in Sri Lanka

UC Global HealthThe UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise is pleased to offer One Health in Action: An Intensive Field Course in Sri Lanka. In this exciting course, offered July 11-29 in Sri Lanka, students will gain healthcare field experience, including access to adequate and safe food resources and water, human and animal disease prevention, resilient ecosystems, and culturally appropriate health care. This three-week, action-oriented field course is designed for a collegial, inquisitive, multi-disciplinary group of students in human health sciences, veterinary medicine, agriculture, nutrition, and environmental science. Applicants must be currently enrolled at one of the University of California campuses. Academic credit is available.

Course: One Health in Action: An Intensive Field Course in Sri Lanka GiraffeCredit: UC Davis Global Health

Deadline: Jan. 20

Eligibility: Professional degree and graduate students at a UC campus studying medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, agriculture, nutrition, public health, or environmental sciences

Course dates: July 11-29

Course fee: $3,200 (plus airfare)

For more information, please visit their website.


Call for Applications: Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fifth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security June 5-18, 2016, on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. The Institute will provide teaching materials, lodging, and meals at no cost to participants. Borlaug Summer Institute image

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship is not required -- students from Feed the Future focus countries are particularly encouraged to submit applications. Applicants must be enrolled in a US institution at the time of application.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Program Dates: June 5-18, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit the Center for Global Food Security website.


Funded Arabic Language Summer Program: SALAM 2016

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center logoThe Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s (SQCC) Summer Arabic Language and Media Program (SALAM) is now accepting applications for its fully-funded intensive Arabic language course in Manah, Oman. SQCC aims to foster respect and understanding between the US and Oman through a greater knowledge of the two cultures. SQCC will cover travel to and from Washington, DC, and Muscat, Oman, language program fees, room and board, and SALAM-sponsored trips on weekends. Students are expected to cover costs of travel to and from their hometowns and Washington, DC, and international health and medical evacuation insurance.

Requirements: US citizens with at least 4 semesters of college-level Arabic coursework (or equivalent)

Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2016

Program Dates: July 7 – Aug. 12, 2016

Classes: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday

For more information and the online application, please visit the SALAM 2016 website.