The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) Newsletter is sent out twice per month to communicate information about social and intellectual events on campus, funding opportunities, public service opportunities, and more, to the graduate and professional student population at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you have questions regarding content or use of the list, please email


Summer is under way! GPSF would like to wish you all a safe and wonderful Fourth of July. If you’re sticking around the Chapel Hill area for the 4th, check out the free fireworks!
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Announcements and GPSF News

GPSF Resource Guide for 2013-2014

The Graduate and Professional Student has prepared a resource guide of university and community resources and answers many questions that UNC students may have from housing to parking and more. The 2013-14 guide is now available here.

Grad Games 2013

The new school year is rapidly approaching! As with last year, the GPSF will be hosting four great interactive social events leading up to The Graduate School Orientation over the week of Aug 12-15. New and veteran students alike are welcome to participate. Come meet your graduate student colleagues through collaborative competition and social events. More information and sign ups coming soon.

Does your department have a GPSF Senator?

Each degree-granting program is eligible to send a representative to the GPSF Senate, which is the main graduate student legislative body, granting monetary allocations, approving appropriations for events, overseeing travel awards, and enacting resolutions. To be eligible for allocations through GPSF, your department should designate a representative. Want to find out if your department does for 2013-14? See the GPSF Senate page for more information.

Graduate Assistant Director Position Open at the LGBTQ Center

The Graduate & Professional Student Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center. The position provides opportunities for the successful applicant to pursue projects or initiatives that are of special interest to him/her/hir. For more information about the position and how to apply please click here to access the full announcement!

Information Needed for the UNC-CH Master Bike Plan

The University is developing a plan to shape the future of our campus biking environment. We want you to participate! Take our bicycle survey at It’ll only take 5 minutes. For more information, see the following announcemnt.

University, Social, Service, and Student Group Events

Professional Development: Upcoming Events

NC TraCS-Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis

July 8-12, 2013, 8am-noon
1131 Bioinformatics
The NC TraCS Institute announces a 1-week course titled “Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis.” This course is intended as an introduction to statistical terms, methodologies and analysis strategies most commonly used in clinical/translational research. To register for this course, please go to the UNC Event Registration page at Once registered, participants will receive additional information on recommended, but optional, course textbooks. For more information, please contact Carly Lamb at

NC TraCS-Responsible Conduct of Research

July 15-19th, 2013
1131 Bioinformatics
The NC TraCS Institute is sponsoring a one-week course in the Responsible Conduct of Research organized and run by David Weber, MD, MPH, Director of the NC TraCS Institute Regulatory Core. NOTE: This year the sessions have been organized so that the first 2 days will cover topics specific to human subjects research (Monday and Tuesday) with the rest of the week addressing the other topics considered part of Responsible Conduct of Research training (mentoring, authorship, etc.) In order to receive credit for course completion participants must attend: Monday and Tuesday for human subjects training and All five sessions for Responsible Conduct of Research. There is no charge for the course. Participants may choose to purchase the book Responsible Conduct of Research by Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik (second edition) to be used as a reference during the course and in the future. To register for this course, please go to the UNC Event Registration page For more information, please contact Carly Lamb at

UNC-CH has a new Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research

UNC-CH has a strong history of community-engaged participatory research, particularly in Public Health. The Department of Anthropology is pleased to host the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research and play a role in building on this tradition. The Certificate is available to all graduate students across the University. It requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program. Please click here for the full announcement.

OCRCC Seeks Education Assistant (part time)

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is hiring for an Education Assistant at 20 hours per week. The Education Assistant will work with the Community Education Team to continue to execute our 30-year long successful intervention and prevention curricula. The Education Assistant will present the Center’s Safe Touch and Start Strong educational programs in elementary, middle, and high school settings throughout Orange County. Please review the Education Assistant job description for more information about the position and minimum qualifications before applying.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Rachel Valentine at or OCRCC, PO Box 4722, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Application deadline is Friday, July 5, or until position is filled.

General GPSF Information

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Newsletter Schedule & Deadlines

The GPSF Newsletter is published on the 1st and 15th of each month. To publish an announcement on the 1st, the announcement must be sent in by the 28th. To be published on the 15th, it must be sent in by the 12th. During the summer, the newsletter is published once a month on the 1st. Send announcements (no more than 100-150 words, please) to

JoEllen McBride
Secretary, UNC-CH Graduate and Professional Student Federation
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNC-CH

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