Summer 2020 Events

Graduate School Webinars


Connect With Others—Online


Justice Readings – Anti-Racist Awareness and Ally Development Forum

Join fellow graduate students to read, contemplate, and discuss contemporary articles to explore how to be an active ally of the black community and people of color. Readings will be provided to the participants. The weekly meetings aim to provide a safe, collaborative, and empowering discussion forum for graduate students.

If you are a UO Employee (staff/OA) and not a GE, please do not complete the survey. Please contact the Division of Graduate Studies to explore options for engagement.


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Summer 2020 Programming

Community-building meetings
These online community-building events bring students together to share ideas, questions, and concerns on various topics such as life in general, teaching, and learning online.

Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.

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Professional success advising office hours
  • Goal setting
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Well-being
  • Online teaching and learning

Mondays: 2-4 p.m.

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Individual appointments may also be made in advance.

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Health, Well-Being, and Happiness Hour

Join our weekly well-being meetings focused on breath work and guided meditation as well as health and wellness resources. Sessions are facilitated by a trained peer mentor.

Registration: Please RSVP for the sessions you wish to attend. Students will receive a Zoom meeting link and password after registration.


The Mechanics of Procrastination and Resistance

At various moments in life, we all procrastinate — about cleaning, exercising, paying the bills, grading. But when procrastination begins to intrude on our larger goals, it can become a problem. So, why do we do it? Even when we feel poorly during and afterward? In this short webinar, I’ll be laying out 5 propositions about procrastination and writing resistance as a first step toward dealing with it in your writing life as well as how people manage it in their work lives. In the next webinar, I’ll be describing some of the steps you can take to deal with procrastination.

Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m.

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information contact Michael Murashige

What to Do When My Motivational Tricks Stop Working

Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve “gone back to the well one (or two) too many times” to get you moving on a course paper, your proposal, the newest dissertation chapter when it comes to getting yourself motivated to write? Most, if not all, writers will, at some point, face the challenge of rethinking their writing process and strategies. In this companion webinar to “The Mechanics of Procrastination and Writing Resistance,” I’ll be giving 5 small lessons about how to reimagine and rework your writing process to create a healthier writing life for yourself.

Wednesday, July 22, 10 a.m.

Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information contact Michael Murashige



Fall 2020 Webinars:  Succeeding and Thriving in Graduate School

Resilience Building for Wellness and Success

This workshop provides the foundations for resilience-building. The webinar will include an online presentation and handouts for students for developing actionable plans for resilience practice and self-assessment.

Thursday, October 15, 5-6 p.m.

Registration: Please RSVP for the webinar(s) you wish to attend.

Students will receive a Zoom meeting link and password after registration.

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Time Management and Organizational Skills

Teaching and learning as a graduate student while managing one’s personal life requires planning, goal setting, and organization. Students attending this webinar will receive customizable worksheets for managing their priorities and schedules to succeed in an online environment. Students will have the opportunity to seek individual consultation as well.

Thursday, October 22, 5-6 p.m.

Addressing Challenges: Hidden Curriculum and Stereotype Threats

Students who are underrepresented and minoritized by their identity attributes tend to face visible and invisible challenges in graduate education. This workshop aims to raise student awareness of unspoken norms and stereotype threats. It will provide strategies for successfully navigating the barriers to success and well-being. 

Thursday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Life transitions--entering graduate school, switching to online or hybrid teaching and learning, encountering a new culture, becoming a new parent, and so on--can trigger various types of “impostor syndrome,” which can include an unhealthy perfectionism. This workshop will help students to assess the types of impostor syndrome they may be facing and develop self-affirmation and goal-setting plans.

Thursday, November 5, 5-6 p.m.


Addressing Microaggressions

This workshop is designed for students who encounter issues such as negative stereotyping and racial microaggressions that can impinge on the professional lives of underrepresented and minoritized students as well as international students. The workshop aims to equip participants with the resilience-building tools to practice self-affirmation and utilize self-empowerment strategies to address stereotyping and racial microaggressions.

Thursday, November 12, 5-6 p.m.


Fall 2020 Programs: Student Engagement and Success


One-On-One Advising and Consultation Office Hours

  • Student success topics such as time management.
  • Resilience and well-being topics such as juggling work, family, and learning.

Open to all graduate students.

Mondays and Fridays: 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­p.m.

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Individual appointments may also be made in advance. Please email Division of Graduate Studies

One-On-One Professional Development and Identity-Based Peer Advising by the Diversity and Inclusion GE

    • Graduate student life.
    • Professional development.

Participants: Graduate students with underrepresented identities


One-On-One Peer Advising by the Family Issues GE

Please connect with the Family Issues GE to discuss topics of concern.

Participants: Students with families