News for EC/ENST students - 9/19/2022

1) Sacramento Semester Program; info session Sept. 21
Interested in interning in the state capital? Think about applying for the Sacramento Semester program, hosted by Sacramento State University, which takes place in the Spring semester (see main page here). You must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or above to apply. Applications for Spring 2023 will open on September 23 and are due on October 21, 2022.  Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter in the Politics department is the campus contact. To learn more, register to attend the information session on Wednesday, September 21st from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom.
2) Conversations on Altruism: Lois Risling, Sept. 24
3) Free introductory workshops on outdoor exploration and appreciation activities
4) Computational Social Science M.S.
UC San Diego's one-year M.S. in Computational Social Science program seeks students with a social science background (i.e. psychology, economics, cognitive science, sociology, political science, linguistics) who are looking to gain technical skills to join our CSS M.S. graduate program. Our program combines coursework approaches and formal models across social science disciplines with modern computational data analysis techniques. With a hands-on curriculum involving a summer bootcamp, core foundational training, in-depth electives across fields, and a portfolio-building capstone project, this program provides substantive and wide-ranging practice applying skill sets to real-world problems preparing graduates for careers in industry, public policy, education, non-profits, or for further academic study in a Ph.D. program. RSVP to attend our virtual information session on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:30pm-6:30pm to learn more about our program. The final M.S. application deadline is March 1, 2023.
5) Fall 2022 Ecoseries: "Realization of a Dream: Condor Flies in Yurok Skies Again," Sept. 29
As part of the Fall 2022 EcoSeries speaker series, Tiana Williams-Claussen will speak on "Realization of a Dream: Condor Flies in Yurok Skies Again." Sept. 29, 4pm, WDFS 258. Sponsored by the Wildlife Graduate Student Society. Questions? Email


6) Project Green Challenge 

Each October, Project Green Challenge (PGC)  informs, inspires and mobilizes high school, college, and graduate students worldwide focused on climate action, public health, social justice and advocacy. This call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective climate action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward the healthy, just, resilient planet and future in which they can thrive. Each day during October, a uniquely themed challenge is delivered to registered participants in email at 6am Pacific Time and remains live for 24 hours. Theme-related prize packages are awarded daily for outstanding work and submissions. Learn more and sign up here.


7) For graduate students: SPECTRA call for papers
SPECTRA is a graduate student-run, peer reviewed scholarly journal hosted at Virginia Tech as part of the ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) program. The journal features interdisciplinary work and provides an academic forum to explore controversial topics and take intellectual risks. Its aim is to highlight the power of interdisciplinary work and provide a platform for scholars to work across disciplines and experiment methodologically. For issue 10.1, the editors of SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought. SPECTRA accepts scholarly submissions from graduate students, early career professionals, and established thinkers. SPECTRA welcomes critically oriented articles, book reviews, film and popular culture reviews, artwork, and interviews. We encourage submissions from the humanities, and social sciences advancing theoretical work. Full submissions are due Friday, October 28, 2022. Please visit our website for more information about submission guidelines.