4 years A Re-Imagined PhD Infinite Collaborations
Working for the Public Good
with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Dear Friends and Colleagues of Humanities for the Public Good,
As the end of 2021 comes into view, we wanted to pause to celebrate all that your work has made possible. This fall and the last two years, we have been laying the groundwork for a student-centered, experiential, applied humanities graduate degree that is rooted in social justice values and that prepares students for multiple careers. Along the way, many graduate students, staff, and faculty members have worked with us not only because they support our aims, but also because within their own disciplines they are committed both to student-centered, inclusive, and equitable graduate education and to preparing students to adapt disciplinary knowledge to any number of future opportunities.
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Join us! We’re having an end-of-year virtual coffee to say: Hello! We miss you! What’s happening?
(And to see your best efforts at festive Zoom decor).
Drop by on Tuesday, 12/14, 9 am
at our Zoom room.
Most of all, we want to acknowledge the passion, commitment, suffering, and joy that we’ve all experienced this past fall. We know you’re tired, stretched thin, worried about the future, and processing all the hard lessons from the recent past. That you’ve kept faith with our HPG vision and kept company with our community, generously sharing your hopes and dreams for re-seeing the world through the lens of the humanities and remaking the world with humanities insights and tools—that gives us hope and keeps us working every day.

With gratitude and admiration,
Teresa, Laura, and Luke
Opportunities from Campus Partners & Beyond:
“Racial Reckoning and Social Justice through Comics” Graduate Dissertation Fellowships
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The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies welcomes applications for two graduate dissertation fellowships funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are for the 2022-2023 academic year and include participation in the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, “Racial Reckoning and Social Justice through Comics” led by co-PIs Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Art, English, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality, Studies), Ana Merino (Spanish and Portuguese), and Rachel Williams (Gender Women’s, and Sexuality Studies & School of Art and Art History).
Applications are due January 25. Learn More
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Crafting Your Graduate School Story for Employers
Explore ways to better tell the story of your academic work to potential employers by watching the UC Davis Humanities Institute's recent event. Watch Here

The Council of Graduate Schools has also put together a helpful resource for Ph.D. students on having conversations about potential career paths. Read More
Campus Compact Webinar Series
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Building Ethical and Collaborative Relationships with Community Partners: A Focus on White Saviorism, How it Shows up in Community Engagement and How to Address It
December 9, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Teaching Social Action: An Introduction
January 13, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Events

Registration is now open for The Course Design Institute for Graduate Students & Postdocs
Sessions meet asynchronously Dec. 20-Jan. 14 and 12-4 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Register

OTLT is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a keynote presentation by Randy Bass, Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and Professor of English at Georgetown University: “What's the Problem Now? The Future of Teaching and Learning" on Jan. 13, 9:30 -11 a.m. Register

Sign-up for the OTLT's webinar series on Course Design. The series helps instructors map course learning goals onto each lesson and make goals clearer to students. The first session on Learning Goals and Objectives takes place on Jan. 21 from 12-1 p.m. Register
We're always glad to celebrate the accomplishments of our HPG community. Share your news with us and we'll shout it from the rooftops!
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