January – February 2015

Safe Zone: Graduate, Instructor, & Faculty Training @ TBD
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday, January 16th, 1-5pm

The Safe Zone Ally program is a symbol of this University’s efforts to increase awareness about and inclusion of the diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) Two Spirit, and Same Gender Loving communities. The purpose of the Graduate & Professional Student Safe Zone training is to address the ways that topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression come up in classroom settings, curriculum design, and interactions with faculty members and colleagues. Specific topics include:
– Issues faced by LGBTQ individuals in classroom/academe
– Current LGBTQ terminology
– Information about campus climate, policies, and resources
– Strategies for being an ally to LGBTQ persons.

For further information and to register, please contact Kristina Wharton at kwharton@live.unc.edu.

TIBBS January Potato Bar Social @ MBRB 2nd Floor Lobby
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shake off the winter chill with your fellow grad students by joining us for our January potato bar social! We’ll have Irish and sweet potatoes and loads of toppings for you to create your own potato masterpiece. Please bring your One Card to be served, but no registration is necessary.

Etiquette Luncheon
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, University Career Services, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

When: Monday January 26, 2015, noon-2pm
Where: Carolina Inn
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/k6x2bgf

Gear up for those important job interviews and learn how to effectively eat, converse, and conduct yourself in a business setting during a meal. For graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Cost: $10

Women in Science Group GENES EVent – Power Couples Panel @ TBD
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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