Scripps CARES - July 2020 Newsletter
S cripps C ommunity A wareness, R esources, E ngagement & S upport
Scripps Community Events & Resources
Scripps Community Conversations
Over the few past months, many members of our Scripps Community have been affected by events on campus, locally and nationally that have highlighted our nation's struggles with anti-black violence, police brutality, and structural and institutional racism and inequality. In particular, Black members of the Scripps Community have been deeply impacted by these events and recently met with our director, Margaret Leinen to share their thoughts, concerns, and provide input on how we as an institution can move forward to ensure that Scripps is a campus that is welcoming and supportive for all.
Below are additional opportunities for us, as a community, to come together, share our thoughts, and discuss constructive ways to address structural racism and inequality within our Institution.
Scripps Community Conversation
on Anti-Black Racism
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Over the past few weeks, throughout all 50 states and a dozen other countries, national and international attention has been shifted from an exclusive focus on the COVID 19 pandemic to one combined with the pandemic of anti-Black racism.

You are invited to join a conversation facilitated by Dr. Shaun Travers, Campus Diversity Officer & Director of the LGBT Resource Center, about systemic racism, Black lives, anti-Black racism and our own actions as individuals, leaders and as an Institution.

You are also invited to read the Demand Letter from the Black Student Union to get a better and broader understanding of these issues as they relate to UC San Diego as a campus. You can read the full letter here .

VCEDI has also created a new webpage with " Anti-Racism Resources " for additional information and support , and the Library has extensive resource available at .
Community Conversations with
Scripps Director Margaret Leinen
Scripps Director, Margaret Leinen will be hosting several additional Community Conversations for the community to share your thought and concerns as they related to your particular community experience at Scripps.

Please use the links below to sign up to participate in the affinity-based conversation(s) with which you identify and/or to indicate your interest in participating in ongoing support groups. You will receive a follow-up email with meeting details.
Scripps LEARNS:
Listen, Engage, Activate,
Reflect, Nurture & Support
Planned Discussion Topics:
The BIPOC Movement
First Amendment & Free Speech
Empathy & Emotional Intelligence
Dialogue v. Debate

You are invited to participate in a series of facilitated small-group discussions around current events and topics. Participants will be encouraged to listen and learn from each other as we explore new ways of thinking and interacting with each other as a community. Space is limited. Meeting details will be emailed to confirmed participants.

Scripps LEADS:
Listen, Engage, Activate,
Develop & Support
Possible Discussion Topics:
EDI Strategic Planning
Access & Success
Campus Climate

Teams, Labs, Business Units, and Centers at Scripps are invited to participate in a series of facilitated small-group discussions around current events and EDI strategic planning. Participants will be encouraged to listen and learn from each other as we explore new ways of thinking about and advancing strategic EDI goals.

Scripps Town Halls
All Hands
Tuesday, July 14
12:00 - 1:00

Incoming Graduate Student Welcome
Thursday, July 16
12:00 - 1:00

International Community Town Halls for:
Student & Postdocs
Faculty & Researchers
Dates / Times TBD

Zoom links will be emailed prior to events.
Women & Minorities in Science (WMIS) Events
Tuesday, July 7
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Featuring Dr. Rachel Bernard

Open to students & postdocs only
with Lauren Wood
Thursday, July 16th
1:00 - 2:00 pm

with Rob Monroe
Thursday, July 23rd
1:00 - 2:00 pm
POC Circle
(Peers Offering Community)
2nd & 4th Tuesday
12:00 - 1:00 pm

July 14 & 28

This is a weekly support group for BIPOC students (black, indigenous, people of color) to connect, share resources and be in community with each other.

Black at Scripps
Biweekly Community Meetup
1st & 3rd Tuesday
3:00 - 4:00 pm

July 7 & 21

This is a biweekly support group for Black students, staff, postdocs, researchers, faculty and alumni at Scripps to connect and be in community.

Queer Engineers, Scientists,
& Technical Professionals

QuEST Monthly Meetup
Thursday, July 9th
11:00 - 12:00 pm

This month's topic:
Anti-Blackness within
the Queer Community

Join us for an informal monthly gathering to connect, share resources and be in community with each other.

Journey of Discovery:
Lifestyle Planning for Retirement
Tuesday, July 7
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keyword: journeydiscovery
This workshop from the Encore Lifestyle series (for people retiring in 5-10 years) is for those who are interested in finding out what Phase 3/Phase Gold  means in their future. You will discover possibilities, envision and embrace a different lifestyle, and explore options to develop a well thought-out plan for personal fulfillment.
Tritons Flourish
Friday, July 10
12:00 - 1:00 pm

This meeting will cover strategies for resilience in uncertain times. The main goal of the group is to establish a network of support and accountability for staff and faculty interested in flourishing in their personal and professional lives.

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Thursday, July 16
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your daily work life. This new monthly group meeting will provide an experiential space for learning various approaches to the rich and diverse tradition of mindfulness meditation.

Email Daisy at to participate.
Revving Up Your Credentials Package
Tuesday, July 21
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Keyword: revvingcredentials
This is designed for mid-career employees interested in having an influential cover letter, resume, and reference list for today's competitive market. Learn how to format your cover letter to make an impact. Get tips on how to market yourself to upper management through your resume.
UC San Diego Community Events & Resources
Research Town Halls
Tuesday, July 7
12:30 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, July 23
12:30 - 2:00 pm
You can register for both of these town halls in advance through our Sharepoint site at: . Please use your Active Directory sign-on to register (i.e. use your @ login).
Please RSVP to
Cybersecurity Awareness Presentations
Monday, July 13
10:00 - 11:00 am

Monday, July 20
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, July 21
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Missed Part I: Tritons Tackling Xenophobia: Battling Racism in the Era of COVID-19 ? Watch it here and view the presentation here .
Tritons Tackling Racism Part II: Battling Anti-Blackness
In Part II of our Tritons Tackling Racism series, we will hear from key leaders on how Tritons can proactively practice our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in order to help unite our diverse society to explore and find solutions to end systemic racism and anti-blackness. This critical conversation is hosted by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Becky R. Petitt and features guest speakers Dr. Kimberley Phillips Boehm ’82, President of the Alumni Board of Directors and Dr. K. Wayne Yang, Muir College Provost and Professor.
Triton Book Club
I t’s story time! Announcing the official launch of the UC San Diego Triton Book Club, featuring entertaining video readings by notable Triton alumni, faculty and friends.

Yo ur latest releases feature two Triton authors. Marcie Colleen reads from her book, “The Bear's Garden,” and Dr. Michael Genhart ’84, reads two of his titles, “Rainbow: A First Book of Pride,” and “Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music.”

Friday, July 10
9:30 - 10:30 am

Using Hollaback!’s resilience methodology this one-hour, interactive, and experiential learning experience will teach you how to author your own resilience. Using Hollaback!’s resilience methodology: sit with what is, create your story, and be in choice. 

Day 1: Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Day 2: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

When conversations get tough it’s easy to fall back to unproductive patterns including saving face, wanting to win, seeking revenge, and hoping to remain safe. Skilled communicators know to “Start with Heart.” Advance registration is required.

Wednesday, July 15
11:00 - 12:00 pm

To effectively lead people in today’s dynamic work environment, having a high EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is vital. Now add the challenge of managing and leading teams in a highly distracted setting. This webinar examines the challenge of being an Emotionally Intelligent Leader in today’s workplace.

Wednesday, July 29
11:00 - 12:00 pm

Being a leader in the complex, unpredictable world brought on by Covid-19 can be draining and exhausting. This webinar will explain what it takes to avoid burnout as a leader and how to rebound when setbacks hit. It will also alert you to how you’ll know when you “flip” to stress-induced behaviors and then what to do about it.

Thursday, July 16
1:30 - 3:30 pm

There are three key principles you can call upon when designing and delivering quality service: Lean In; Become a Strategic Advisor; and Make it Easy. Interactive two-hour workshop that explores these principles in greater depth, especially when set against the different customer personae you serve and the quality standards of your organization. 

Monday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 22
11:00 - 12:00 pm

This course will teach dashboards and data visualization technologies, using an approach that will include theory as well as a significant hands-on component utilizing the Tableau tool. Attendees will learn how to design and build dashboards, as well as create content of different types that can be incorporated into dashboards. Contact:  Joyce Hwang.
Postdoc EPIC Bootcamp
Registration Deadline : Friday, July 24

Through participation in the  EPIC bootcamp , postdoctoral scholars will connect to academic and co-curricular resources, programs, and opportunities on and off campus and be empowered to develop a training plan for their career progression (i.e. Individual Development Plan) and identify the currencies required for a successful research experience and future career transition.

Registration Required  (Only UC San Diego postdoctoral scholar title codes are eligible). Registration Fee: $75 payment (for virtual event) only accepted via recharge.  A UCSD index number/account number will be required to complete your registration. The registration fee covers all course instruction, materials, and assessments.
Career Workshops for Students & Postdocs
Thursday July 9
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday July 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The American Psychological Association, in collaboration with the NPA, hosted the webinar "Navigating Pandemic‐related Visa and Other Challenges Faced by International Students and Postdoctoral Scholars." If you missed the webinar or any in the APA webinar series, "Staying on Track During a Pandemic," you can view the recording  HERE .

We need equity-minded scholars now more than ever, writes Deborah S. Willis, and she shares some practical strategies for how to become one. To read more, see  HERE .

Join Caleb McKinney PhD (Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University Medical Center), Robert Pearson PhD (Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Career Planning at Emory University), and L. Maren Wood PhD (Founder, Beyond the Professoriate) as they address questions about what to do if you're considering going on the academic job market.
Here's what we talked about:
·          systemic racism in academia and actions you can commit to dismantle it;
·          strategies for navigating hiring freezes and an uncertain job market;
·          strategies for cultivating a diverse network of mentors.
Navigating school, the career exploration process, research environments, and the stress of national/international news can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. Through workshops and group discussions in this series, we will work to identify attitudes and behaviors that can help us be more resilient as we navigate difficult situations in school, work and life. Offered by NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.
Join us in the city of Long Beach for three days of science, culture, and community at 2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference! Registration is all-inclusive with full access to keynote addresses, breakout sessions, the Graduate School & Career Expo, networking receptions, cultural events, and select meals.
What Critical Race Studies Teaches Us About Racism, Resistance & Policing

Tuesday, July 7
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Moderated by CRS faculty director  Laura E. Gómez  and featuring CRS faculty members  E. Tendayi Achiume Devon W. Carbado , and  Cheryl I. Harris .
Black Minds Matter
A Five Part Series

July 16, 23 & 30
August 6 & 13
11:00 - 12:30 pm

Addressing the Parallels Between the Policing of Black Lives and Schooling of Black Minds. Hosted by J. Luke Wood and Donna Y. Ford.
Staff Education & Wellness

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
July 1st - Ch 1 & 2
July 15th - Ch 3 & 4
July 29th - Ch 5 & 6

Join the Cross-Cultural Center for biweekly readings and discussions led for staff by staff. Through the month of July, we will be reading "Are Prisons Obsolete?" by Angela Davis. The book is accessible  online , though we encourage participants who are able to purchase a copy of the book from Black-owned bookstores and read an online version while you wait for your physical copy. A list of Black-owned bookstores can be found  here.

Tuesday, July 7
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Looking to deepen connections in the workplace or a sounding board to help support your professional aspirations? Join our panel of UC alumnae sharing insights on building professional alliances at work, leveraging employee resource groups (ERGs) and strategies for supporting inclusion in the workplace.

Tuesday, July 21
1:00 am - 4:00 pm

This fun and informative session will discuss the fundamentals of privacy and how individuals can protect themselves with the personal data they handle. Trainings will also discuss how UC San Diego handles personal data, including data about applicants, faculty and staff, research participants, alumni, online learners, public databases, etc.
Staff Social Sessions
12:00 - 12:45 pm

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Visit UC San Diego Staff Association's website to Register for these events and see recordings of Past events
Support Groups
Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) Resources for Graduate Students
Alone Together: COVID-19 Emotional Support Forum for International Students
1:00 - 2:00 PST

Weekly drop-in forum for sharing connection, coping strategies, physical and psychological safety will help us fuel resilience.

UCSD Remote Working PARENTS Support Group

Wednesday, July 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sign up for listserv to get Zoom link
UCSD Remote Working
MOM'S Support Group

Wednesday, July 22
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Sign up for listserv to get Zoom link.
UCSD Caregiver & Eldercare Support Group

Tuesday, July 7
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Email to get Zoom link and meeting password.

UCSD STUDENT Parents, Guardians, & Caregivers Support Group

Date & Time TBD

Contact Graduate Student Association for updated meeting information.

Campus Community Centers
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Highlighting APIMEDA events not shared in general education
Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Meeting ID: 382 952 800 

Mondays - 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Meeting ID: 939 9276 4461

Are Prisons Obsolete?
by Angela Davis

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
July 1st - Ch 1 & 2
July 15th - Ch 3 & 4
July 29th - Ch 5 & 6

The link above lists places to donate to, petitions to sign, resources, anti-racist guides, and information on how to be a better ally. We hope this guide is informative and helpful as we all learn how to show up for others, especially the Black community.
Black Lives Matter Platica

10:00 - 11:00 am

An informal drop-in group designed for Latinx students to express topics relevant to the current Black Lives Matters events.

5:00 -7:00 pm
Meeting Room ID: 793 396 6156

This intentional Black affinity space will be held on Zoom and broadcasted via Facebook live. Feel free to use the hashtag on social media and the comments sections to lift up how you’re feeling and be held in community.

Readings, practices, and other resources to support anti-racist educators.
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