GSA Announcements

Events and Announcements for December 2nd 2013

  1. Important Printer Reminder
  2. GSA Office Final Week Hours
  3. Assembly Meeting
  4. Hiring Office Managers
  5. Co-Sponsoring Programming Events
  6. Spring Programming Survey
  7. Officers Report
  8. Holiday Gala
  9. ABSW Wellness Workshop Table
  10. Physics Speaker- G.Redlinger
  11. AGSO Speaker - Tiantian Zheng
  12. SWGSO Speakers Potluck
  13. Medicative Mondays
  14. Therapy Dogs, Pizza & Charity
  15. GAPS and SEA Change Graduate Conference
  16. International Educational Conference
  17. NYSM Education/Youth Jobs
  18. Biological Video Center Contest
  19. Stay in the Know!

1. Important Printer Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to all graduate students that the computers in the GSA's office are not for use for research purposes. The printers in the office are allocated strictly for printing and we ask that as long as there are others waiting all students keep their time occupying the computers to 10 minutes or less. Thank you for your understanding!

2. GSA Office Finals Week Hours
Monday, December 9th 10:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday, December 10th 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday, December 11th 10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday, December 12th 10:00am - 4:00pm Friday, December 13th 10:00am - 4:00pm The GSA Office will reopen for the Spring semester on the first day of classes, Monday, January 23rd, 2014.Have a happy holiday season and a productive winter break! - The GSA Office Staff

3. Assembly Meetings
Friday, December 6th, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Husted Room 106A at the Downtown Campus

4. Hiring: New Office Managers!
Looking for a part time job? The UAlbany Graduate Student Association is hiring OFFICE MANAGERS for the Spring Semester. 5-15 hours per week, $10/hour, January 20th - May 20th 2014. Send resume by December 6th to Only candidates who meet our current needs will be contacted to schedule an interview. STUDENTS WITH ASSISTANTSHIPS are NOT eligible.

5. Co-Sponsoring Programming Events

6. Spring Programming Survey
Greetings everyone! The GSA's Programming Chair Amanda and her Committee are looking for you input on what type of events and programs you would like to see for the Spring semester ?if you? like to put your opinion out there you can head over to their online survey and make your preference known! Click here

7. Officer Reports Due to the holiday GSA E-board officer reports for the December 6th, 2013 assembly meeting will be posted on Monday, December 2nd instead of Friday, November 29th.

8. Graduate Education Holiday Gala
Graduate Student Holiday Gala! Thursday, December 5th, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Campus Center, Room 375 RSVP by December 3rd to Dr. Betty Shadrick

9. ABSW Wellness Workshop Table
Association of Black Social Workers Invites All Graduate Students and members of the UAlbany community to our Wellness Workshop Table! Wednesday December 4th 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Downtown Campus Cafe Stop by and get some resources to help maintain self-care practices during the chaos of finals week :)

10. Physics Speaker - George Redlinger
Friday, December 6th, 2013 2:45 pm in Physics Room 129 - C. Luterh Andrews Seminar Room "Is Nature Natural? The Test Case for SUSY" with George Redlinger"

11. AGSO Speaker - Dr. Tiantian Zheng of SUNY Cortland
Friday, December 13th, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in HU 290 "Consumption in Defiance: Karaoke Bar Hostesses at the Margins in Postsocialist China," offers a case study of women at the margins in post-socialist China - rural migrant women working as bar hostesses in the port city of Dalian, in Liaoning Province. Karaoke bars are consumption outlets that were condemned and eradicated from the communist landscape as emblems of a nonproletarian and decadent bourgeois lifestyle. In the postsocialist era, nightclubs reappeared. They were referred to as karaoke bars whose patrons were mainly middle-aged businessmen, government officials, police men, and foreign investors. They partake of the services offered by hostesses and at the same time engage in male-centered worlds of business and politics. The hostesses accompanied them in alcohol consumption, dancing and singing, and sometimes offered sexual services for an additional fee. These women, mainly seventeen to twenty three years of age, formed a steadily growing contingent of illegal sex workers. This talk examines the ways in which these young women deploy their marginalization and oppression to defy and resignify their social status. Refreshments will be served! Funding for this speaker series event was provided by the Graduate Student Association and University Auxiliary Services. Your GSA Funds at work!

12. SWGSO Student Presentations & International Potluck
Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the Downtown Campus Levitt Room Come and Hear PhD Students who Presented at the Committee on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting! Bring a potluck dish to share with your fellow attendees!

13. Meditative Mondays
Jump-start your week with a guided meditation every Monday evening in The Interfaith Center from 6pm - 6:45pm. The sessions are open to all and FREE as these are your GSA funds and student activity fee at work! No prior experience of yoga/meditation is required. Lets breathe, lets meditate, lets live! Please contact Nikhil at for more details.

14. Therapy Dogs are back and they've brought Pizza and Charity!
Main Campus Therapy Dog Study Break Event! Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 12:00 to 4:00 pm in the Campus Center TV Lobby and West Lounge! Enjoy the SA Beverages, Pet Therapy Dogs and Relax before your Final Exams and Papers! Take a 'Paws' with Therapy Dogs!! UAlbany Veterans Toys for Tots Drive! Held on Reading Day during the UAlbany Therapy Dog Study Break Event! Bring a toy or children's book for their donation box and have fun petting the therapy dogs, too!! Homeless Action Committee will have a donation box next to the Student Association table in the TV Lobby on Reading Day from 12pm to 4pm. The Organization would really enjoy receiving: large men socks, large men underwear, water bottles, single-serving fruit cups, applesauce, pretzels, granola bars, raisins/dried fruit, cereal, and any non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods. During the UAlbany Therapy Dog Study Break Event, enjoy a piping hot and tasty Cusato's Sicilian Slice for $2!! 100% of the Proceeds will benefit the Disabled Student Scholarship Fund. Pizza will be served in the beginning of the event from 12pm to 2pm in the TV Lobby!!

15. GAPS & SEA Change Seminar
GAPS (Graduate Association of Political Science) & SEAChange (Students of Educational Administration for Change ) are excited to announce the second edition of a major and successful event in Spring 2014: 2014 Institutions and Societies: Graduate Conference
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Downtown Campus - University at Albany-SUNY
University at Albany graduate students and graduate students from institutions in the Capital Region are invited to participate in a conference aimed at giving them the opportunity to gain conference experience conveniently at our own institution, while getting useful feedback from other departments and faculty members. This is a unique experience. A 200-word proposal is due by December 13, 2013.
More info and online proposal submission: Click Here!

16. International Teacher Education Conference Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
February 5th-7th, 2014
Call for papers!
The main goal of International Teacher Education Conference is to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English and Arabic and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section. ITEC 2014 conference will take place on February 5-7, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Sharjah Hotel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.. All full papers (in all languages) will be published in an online proceedings book on ITEC web site after the conference. We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians and professionals.
Conference Languages The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission process will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper guidelines. Deadlines Proposal & Abstract Submission Deadline : January 24, 2014 Full Paper Submission : January 26, 2014 Registration : January 24, 2014 Conference : February 5,6,7- 2014

17. NYSM Education and Youth Services Openings
Experienced after-school tutor & educator needed ASAP!! Applicant must be available Monday through Friday in the afternoon. NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM PART-TIME JOBS - EDUCATION/YOUTH SERVICES The New York State Museum has several positions available within its nationally recognized after-school programs. If you enjoy working with children and would like the opportunity to share your experience with Albany city kids in a unique interactive, educational setting, please note the following openings. These positions are perfect for college students/graduates looking for experience in the fields of education, urban education, social work, natural sciences, psychology, museum education, etc. MUSEUM CLUB TUTOR The Museum Club tutor must be an energetic, organized individual who can oversee homework, monitor academic progress, tutor, communicate with parents and inspire an interactive love for learning for kids, ages 7-13. We are seeking a friendly, assertive, youth-oriented person to coordinate educational support services & activities. Hours: Monday-Friday, 1:45-5:00pm. * Non-negotiable hours! Candidates MUST be available 5 days/week (except during Albany school holidays & vacations.) Pay: $10/hr. Qualifications: Ideally, undergrad senior or beyond. Candidates should have significant experience tutoring or working with kids in an educational setting. MUSEUM CLUB PROJECT LEADERS Project leaders design fun, thematic, interactive projects that encourage kids to explore educational concepts through hands-on activity in the Museum. Project leaders create monthly lesson plans and teach daily programs with the assistance of teen staff. Activities incorporate Museum themes and connect to school curricula. Applicants MUST have program development experience with children. Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00-5:00pm. * Non-negotiable hours! (Actual program time is 4:00-5:00 p.m. with an additional hour built into each day for program development and preparation.) Pay: $13 - $15/hr. (based on experience) Qualifications: Educators are usually Masters level individuals with teaching and curriculum development experience, although significant program development experience will be considered. Interested candidates should email resumes to: or fax Stephanie Miller at (518) 486-7275. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

18. FASEB Biological Research Video Contest The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective and creative video of how biomedical and biological research is funded in the U.S. and how the results of federally funded research benefit Americans. Ideas for submission include, but are not limited to: * Interviews
* Animation
* Music/dance videos
Grand prize winner will receive $5,000!
Video submissions will be accepted starting October 1 through November 30, 2013. The winner will be announced in February 2014.
For more information and to enter, please visit: Click Here

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