October 29th Newsletter


It's almost November! We are coming up on Trans Awareness Week, and are still making kites in our Made for Flight workshops to display on the Trans Day of Remembrance. Come make one on November 4th or the 13th, and get more information here. Also check out the enormous amount of campus and community events that are happening. 

For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs Website

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Special Events

  1. Queer Skate Night, Oct 30th, 6-8pm
  2. Made for Flight Workshops, Nov 4th and 13th
  3. QTPOC Speaker: Darnell Moore, Nov 7th, 12pm

Continuing Series

  1. Support Groups
  2. Safe Zone Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule 


  1. Natives in the Media, Oct 29th, 6pm-7:30pm
  2. Native American Heritage Month, Oct 26th-Nov 22nd
  3. Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood With Andres Gomez, Oct 30th,6:30pm
  4. ASUA Voting
  5. Submit a Program for the NCLC
  6. ​Wind Down Wednesday, Nov 5th, 1-3pm
  7. Wade Davis & Darnell Moore Presentation, Nov 6th, 12:30-2:30pm
  8. Diva La Paz, Nov 7th, 7pm
  9. Neoglyphx, Nov 8th, 10am-5pm
  10. Native Eyes Flim Showcase: Nov 12th, 7pm
  11. Deep Dish Lunch Time Speakers Series Thursday in McClelland Park Fall and Spring Semester, 1:00pm
  12. Meet the Dean: Mondays 12-1pm and Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm
  13. UA Art Museum Mapping Q: Oct 8th-Dec 3rd, 4:30-6pm
  14. Register for a Trans and Genderqueer Literature Class
  15. Douglas Nielsen Collection Gallery: Aug-Jan 
  16. UA Alternative Breaks 2015 Application


  1. TIHAN Volunteering Events
  2. Lets Get Better Together 2015 Conference


  1. SPEAC Spring Internship
  2. Compost Cats Job Opening
  3. LGBT Institute Work Study Job Openings 
  4. Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
  5. Apply for Intergroup Dialogue Spring 2015 Courses
  6. Submit a Proposal for 2015 Let's Get Better Together Conference
  7. Call for Spring 2015 Deep Dish Presenters
  8. Masculinity and Intersections Class
  9. Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program
  10. Generation Z Study

LGBTQ Affairs Events



Mark your calendars for the social event of the season! This year’s proceeds will benefit our friends at Fluxx Studios and Gallery, Tucson’s premire queer performance space. Arrive in costume (not required) to win one of many prizes, watch Janee Starr, DiVa, and Adam S. Napple strut their stuff on the rink, and meet other LGBTQ+ and allied folk on and off the rink; even if you don’t skate, your door fee goes to Fluxx!

You can also use the Facebook page to organize carpools and rides!  It's a hike to get there, but we promise it's MORE than worth it!

2. Made For Flight Workshops, November 4th and 13th at the LGBTQ Resource Center 

Made for Flight is a transgender youth and LGBTQ ally empowerment workshop series which focuses on building kites to commemorate the lives of the transgender individuals who have been murdered in the past year. Created by genderqueer poet and teacher TC Tolbert, Made for Flight creates a space specifically for youth voices that incorporates transgender history, ally development, creative writing, and kite building. These hand-made kites and poetry zines will be publicly displayed during the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th. This event is organized by ASUA Pride Alliance and LGBTQ Affairs.

There are only two workshops left before Trans Day of Remembrance! The last one will be on November 13th, 3-5pm.

3. QTPOC Speaker Series: Darnell Moore on Black Masculinity & Friendship, November 7th, 12pm

GWS doctoral student Abraham Weil will facilitate a discussion with Darnell L. Moore about relationships, love, friendship, queeerness, and race. Moore has written, "Love is a movement. Actually, it is the movement. It is that which moves each of us toward one another." Much of his scholarship and activism is shaped by an impulse to forge deeper connections. If as he has written, "lovelessness is the epicenter of oppression," then his attention to Black queer masculinity and friendship is an example of "love praxis."

LGBTQ Affairs Continuing Events

1. Support Groups

LGBTQ Affairs provides support groups to people who need some support in their lives. Those include: 

LGBTQA+ Support Group
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm in the SUMC Room 412 (4th Floor Conference Room) 

This is a safe space for UA students, faculty, and staff to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQA+ and Allied community. 

Gender Spectrum Support Group
Mondays 3-4pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner

This is a support, therapy, and education group for UA students dealing with gender identity, gender dysphoria, and issues related to gender. There is a $5 a week charge, that can be billed to Bursar's

QPOC and Two-Spirit Discussion Group
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in Nugent Room 205

This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment  to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other. 

LGBTQ Abuse Survivors Suppor Group
Tuesdays 1-2pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner

This group is open to UA students of all genders who have experienced interpersonal violence/abuse and identify as LGBTQ+

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2. Safe Zone Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program committed to making The University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. All workshops are free and open to the campus community.



Upcoming training and registration links:

Friday, November 14th
Ventana Room, SUMC 4th Floor
ADVANCED: "Trans101" 
This Advanced Safe Zone will provide an overview of gender identity and expression, discuss terminology and definitions, identify disparities and risks within the trans community, dispel myths and misunderstandings, and explain specific ways you can be an ally to trans people everywhere.
Saturday, November 15th
Ventana Room, SUMC 4th Floor
Friday, December 5th
Ventana Room, SUMC 4th Floor

Campus Events

1. Natives in the Media, October 29th, 6:00pm-7:30pm


This event will bring social awareness to the issue of cultural appropriation of Native American cultures/traditions. Dr. Amy Fatzinger (UA American Indian Studies) and Dr. Nolan Cabrera (UA College of Education) will share their expertise on how Native Americans are stereotypically viewed through the influence of media.

Wednesday October 29th, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

College of Education, Room 353

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2. Native American Heritage Month, October 26th - November 22nd 

There are a TON of amazing events happening as a part of Native American Heritage Month! 

3. Man Up Re- imagining Modern Manhood with Andres Gomez, October 30th, 6:30pm  

Come check out Carlos Andres Gomez on October 20th at 6:30pm in Modern Languages 350. Carlos is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York, and the author of Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood

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4. ASUA Early Voting Poll until October 31st, 9am-5pm

The ASUA early polling site is still open to voters until Friday October 31st, 2014! The polls are open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm. They are located in ASUA's offices on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Memorial Center. If you have any questions or concerns please contact ASUA at (520)621-2782.


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5.  Submit a Program for the National Collegiate Leadership Conference 


February 13th-15th, 2015
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Call for Programs Deadline is Friday, October 31st!



Registration Opens November 1st!


Workshop Focus Areas:

As a presenter you have the option to present a 60 minute workshop or a 135 minute double-session workshop. Workshops will be offered in the following focus areas::

  • Leadership and Personal Development
  • Leadership and Groups
  • Leadership for Civic Engagement
  • Leadership for Social Justice
  • Leadership and Technology
  • Leadership in the Professional World
  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Leadership and Best Practices 

We will begin notifying presenters of acceptance status by mid November 2014. If your workshop has been chosen, you will receive a confirmation with all the information you will need including: workshop date, time, and A/V equipment status. Except for U of A faculty and staff, all presenters must register for the conference byDecember 18th, 2014.

Click here to submit a workshop proposal


Registration Opens November 1st, 2014

  • Early registration: $65 and includes the Keynote banquet, a T-shirt, workshops, and service projects. Early registration endsDecember 18th, 2014.
  • Regular registration: $75. Runs December 19th, 2014-January 15th, 2015
  • Late registration: $85. Runs January 16th-29th, 2015 (or until we reach capacity). Late registration does not include a t-shirt.

Register early to secure your spot at this year's conference!!

If you would like more information on the conference, please visit the NCLC website:



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What is the National Collegiate Leadership Conference?
NCLC is a three day student-run conference that serves as the cornerstone of the leadership experience and training for more than 600 college students from across the nation.  

Conference Features

·         Spans three days at the University of Arizona

·         Over 80 workshops

·         Community Service projects with local organizations

·         Networking opportunities

·         Motivational speakers

·         Keynote speaker and banquet

·         Awards ceremony

·         Leadership Enrichment Certification

When is the National Collegiate Leadership Conference?
The conference will be held February 13-15, 2015 at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. 


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6. Wind Down Wednesday, November 5th, 1-3pm

Feeling stressed or need a break from studying? Come by the Dean of Students Office room 100 in the Robert L. Nugent building on November 5 from 1-3pm for  free 5 minute back massages from the Back Rub Company! Wind Down Wednesday is hosted every month of the academic year as a stress reliever for students.

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7. Wade Davis & Darnell Moore Presentation, November 6th, 12:30-2:30pm

Wade Davis & Darnell Moore Present Diversity and Inclusion: “We are all in this together”
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:30-2:30 pm, GSW 100
Our workshop will address the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all individuals regardless of gender, race, class and sexual orientation. The workshop will consist of role-playing, vignettes, social media analytics, and videos. Our goal is to create a dialog about these issues while adding some levity to the conversation to ensure no participant feels judged by and all leave the workshop empowered to engage in work that brings all communities together.

Sponsored by:
Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
National Institute for Civil Discourse
Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science, University of Arizona
College of Social and Behavioral Studies, University of Arizona
The Institute for LGBT Studies
Arizona Athletics
LGBTQ Affairs, University of Arizona
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives & Student Success, University of Arizona
Africana Studies, University of Humanities, University of Arizona

8. Diva La Paz, November 7th, 7pm

DIVA is one of the longest social justice program on campus and is a well-loved tradition here at the U of A. It is an event meant to raise awareness and understanding of a group often overlooked within the LGBTQA+ community. Attendees will first enter through a “PRIDE" room” which provides a solid foundation of knowledge allowing the audience to have the best experience possible and take away an appreciation for the diversity of lifestyles.

At the end of the event, the Divas graciously allow the audience to ask them any questions they may have. This part of the event allows for personal interactions with the Divas.

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9. Neoglyphx, November 8th, 10am-5pm

Come to the Front Lawn at the Arizona State Museum to see a live All Indigenous Aerosol Art Exhibition! This event is FREE! 

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10. Native Eyes Film Showcase, November 12th, 7pm at the Loft Cinema

Come to the final film in the Native Eyes Film Showcase on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 7pm! The film Oil and Water will play, followed by a discussion. This screening is a fundraiser for the Cofan Survival Fund (www.cofan.org). 

Admission is $10 per person, $8 for Loft/ASM/tribal community members, and UA students.

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11. Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series, Thursdays in McClelland Park 

When:  Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 p.m., Fall and Spring Semesters
Where:  McClelland Park, Room 402

Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our 10-times-a-semester, lunchtime speaker series that focuses on sharing and discussing LGBT-related research, community initiatives, and social justice issues. It's casual, conversational, informal--and best of all, there's free food. Deep Dish is our homage to an old-fashioned lesbian potluck, where we can build diverse networks and share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues. Most presenters are local, but we also feature presentations from visiting scholars when we are lucky enough to know about their visits in advance.

Make Deep Dish part of your weekly routine!

The Particulars:
Casual. Deep Dish lasts just an hour, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Thursdays in McClelland Park, Room 402 (a small conference room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning views), on the University of Arizona campus.

Conversational. We start with 10 minutes or so of "dish" as we eat before the featured presentation, and we also leave plenty of time for conversation, questions, and feedback afterwards.

Informal. Some presenters feel like reading a paper, but others talk in a less structured way for 15-20 minutes about something related to LGBT research, social justice issues, or community-building measures.

Food. Did we mention the pizza? Veggie slices and water provided, but feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you prefer.

Please contact Kate Freeman at (520) 621-0326 or e-mail her at freemank@email.arizona.edu for more information if you are interested in presenting at a future date. 

Find a schedule of speakers here

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12. Meet the Dean, Mondays and Thursdays in the Nugent Building 

Meet the Dean

Mondays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Check-in at the Nugent Building Front Desk

Questions about navigating the UA? Have an idea about how to improve the student experience? Visit Kendal Washington-White, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns with an administrator dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible during your time at the UA. Rumor has it she serves milk and cookies! Check it out!

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13. UA Art Museum Mapping Q Outreach Project, October 8th - December 3rd

The University of Arizona Museum of Art is proud to announce the launch of its new outreach program, Mapping Q. Mapping Q is a community based program developed in collaboration with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. The program is open and available to all youth ages 14-24. Through skill development training and museum-based activities youth will be invited to question the heteronormative practices of institutions, such as the history of art and the display of art.

If interested email cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu or sbahnson@saaf.org 

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14. Register now for a Trans and Genderqueer Literature Class


Register now for GWS 300, Special Topics Section 791:

Trans and Genderqueer Literature

In this groundbreaking course, we will study poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction by trans and genderqueer authors. We will explore a variety of theoretical, cultural, and political contexts as we analyze the evolving literary discourses on trans and genderqueer experiences. You do not need to be trans or genderqueer identified to take this course. In fact, I encourage allies to sign up!  

Class will be held Mondays, 5:30-8pm at UA with TC Tolbert.

This class can be counted as an elective in the English or Creative Writing major or minor.

For more info, go to www.uatransliterature.com 

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15. Douglas Nielsen Collection Gallery, August to January at the Center for Creative Photography

Douglas Nielsen is a professor in the School of Dance - and an art collector since the 1970's.  The exhibit at the CCP will fill all 5 galleries, and represent photographs he has collected over the last 40+ years.

These photographs -131 in all- are by 60 fine art photographers including Jimmy DeSana, Arthur Tress, Laurie Simmons, Jock Sturges, Catharine Opie, Jo Ann Callis, Herb Ritts, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, etc. All of these images are from Nielsen's personal collection, and many of them have never before been shown. Many of these images deal with gender, sexuality, and identity.

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16. UA Alternative Breaks 2015 Applications

The UA Alternative Breaks Organization has opened up its Winter and Spring Break 2015 Applications! If you are interested in participating in one of these week-long, jam-packed fund, service trips, just go HERE to apply! The trips include meaningful service working wtih different social issues, and fun activities on free days with other UofA Students! Our student-led trips are amazing opportunities for anyone looking to breakaway from the norm and do something different! There are 6 trips this year (5 during Spring Break and 1 during Winter Break). See our trip options below!

Winter Break (January 3rd to January 10th)
Poverty and Homelessness (New Orleans, LA)

Spring Break (March 14th to March 21st)
Healthcare Access (Denver, CO)
Poverty and Homelessness (New York City, NY)
Equity in Education (Las Vegas, NV)
Environmental/Conservation (TBD)
Poverty and/or Human Rights (TBD)

Want more information on these trips? Come stop by our Information Session/Fundraiser Night at Mama's Hawaiian BBQ on Tuesday September 23rd starting at 10am! Here at UA Alternative Breaks, we believe that there is no limit to the change you can bring to our world. So let's make some change, one trip at a time!

Please contact  uaalternativebreaks@gmail.com with any questions. Feel free to "like" our Facebook page to learn more about our organization and stay updated with us! 

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Community Events

1.TIHAN Volunteering Events, November 4th and 18th

TIHAN, the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network has two upcoming volunteer events and opportunities. See below for details: 

Tues. November 4th -    TnT – Tuesday Night @ TIHAN,  5-8pm
Our once a month, ‘drop-in’ volunteer opportunity.  No training required, all are welcome.  Location: the TIHAN office, 2660 N. 1st Avenue.

Tues. November 18th -   New Volunteer Orientation, 1 – 5pm
Volunteer Orientation is your first step to becoming a part of the TIHANvolunteer family.  You’ll learn about TIHAN, our volunteer opportunities, and hear from various presenters about the disease, current issues, and from people living with HIV. This is the final orientation for 2014.  Pre-registration is required, call Mark for more information.

For details about any of these events or more information about volunteering at TIHAN, call Mark Rosenbaum at 299-6647, ext. 204.

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2.Save the Date for the Lets Get Better Together Conference, May 8th 2015

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1. Students Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) Spring 2015 Internship

Are you interested in sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking prevention? Do you want to gain event planning experience or be a part of an on-campus movement? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you should consider applying for the UA ‘s Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Spring 2015 Student’s Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) internship!

SPEAC is a social justice-oriented student group dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Through education and outreach, SPEAC aims to advocate for survivors, inspire action within the UA student community, and challenge the culture and social structures that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence.

If you have any questions regarding the application,  or need additional information, please contact Jane Otenyo at jko1@email.arizona.edu

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2. Compost Cats Compost Technician Job Opening 

The ASUA Compost Cats, a leading green student leadership and waste diversion program on campus and in southern Arizona, will hire at least two positions for spring 2015. Applications are due at 11:59 pm on November 3rd, with new hires expected to put in a small number of training hours before the beginning of the spring 2015 semester. Join us! 

Contact Chester Philips at cfp@email.arizona.edu if you have any questions. 



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3. Part-time Work Study Positions at the Institute for LGBT Studies

The Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies is an exciting, one of a kind research institute at the University of Arizona. The Student Assistant position involves a variety of administrative and clerical skills. In addition, Student Assistants will be expected to take on projects as needed. 

Academic Year Work Hours: 20hours/week, Monday through Friday. $9.00 per hour. 

To apply: Please submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter by Friday, November 14, 2014 to:

Phyllis S. Kabins, Administrative Assistant
Institute for LGBT Studies
1731 E. Second Street, Room 201
Tucson, AZ 85721

For more information, or if you have questions, contact Phyllis S. Kabins at pkabins@email.arizona.edu or call 520-626-3431

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4. Soroptimist Live Your Dreams Award

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award is the signature project of Soroptimist International of Desert Tucson. Their club is one of nearly 1,500 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women committed to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formally Women’s Opportunity Award) are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skill, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so. These cash awards are meant to o!set any costs associated with the recipient’s e!orts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs. Their club is seeking applications from eligible women for this award.

Applicants can find application documents in emailable/writable form at www.sideserttucson.org in the awards section. The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2014. If you have any questions, email Linda Grissom at lindagrissom@cox.net lindagrissom@cox.net


5. Apply for Intergroup Dialogue Spring 2015 Courses

Earn 2 Units of Upper Division Elective Credit (EDL 270) 
Intergroup Dialogue's Spring 2015 Program

Intergroup Dialogue at the University of Arizona is a 2 credit program where students meet weekly to engage with issues of social group identity, conflict and working together to create a more socially just community. Program participants work with trained student facilitators in a supportive small group environment. Intergroup Dialogue is coordinated through the Common Ground Alliance UA and sponsored by funding from the Student Services Fee.   

To be considered for the program, applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, November 25th.

Course Dates/Times
Sections of this course will meet Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm during the Spring semester. Once selected to participate in the program, we will assign you to one of three sections of the course. Courses focus on race, gender and sexual orientation

How Can I Sign Up?
To apply for the program, Click on this link: http://eepurl.com/56ui1

Sign up today!

The program is open to all students but we're only able to award undergraduate credit at this time.

For more information, contact Sarah Gonzales atsarita@email.arizona.edu

Intergroup Dialogue is sponsored by the Student Services Fee and coordinated through the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life. Common Ground Alliance is a program comprised of African American Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, Guerrero Student Center, Native American Student Affairs, LGBTQ Student Affairs and the Women’s Resource Center.

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6. Submit a Proposal for the 2015 Let's Get Better Together Conference

The deadline to submit a proposal is December 5th, 2014. To send submissions or ask questions, please email laurynbianco@hopetucson.org


The Institute for LGBT Studies is seeking presenters for Spring Deep Dish 2015; to be held every Thursday from February 5th until April 16th, in Room 402 of the McClelland Park Building, Noon to 1:00pm, on the University of Arizona campus.

Have a paper on a LGBT-related research and/or social justice topic that you wish to present?  Would you like to share information about a LGBT community initiative that you are developing? Want a chance to meet scholars, community members, students, and others interested in discussing LGBT-related research, social issues, and/or in building LGBT community across the University of Arizona campus and Tucson?  If so, Deep Dish is the place for you!

Deep Dish is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Institute that is casual, conversational, informal and, best of all, there is free pizza!The goal of Deep Dish is to build diverse networks across the University of Arizona and the larger Tucson community, as well as provide a space to share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues.

If you are interested in being a speaker for Deep Dish Spring 2015, please drop Kate Freeman a line at freemank@email.arizona.edu or give her a call at 520-621-0326, so that your speaking slot can be reserved ASAP.  

To see the exciting speaker line-up for Deep Dish Fall 2014, please visit:https://lgbt.arizona.edu/deepdish.

1 Unit Course Opportunity! Learn about Masculinity while giving back to the Community! Course begins Wednesday September 10th and runs through the end of the semester! No late registration fee for the course. Enroll today!

This course provides a broad-based introduction to masculinity, its social constructions, and how it intersects with race, poverty, sexual orientation and other identities. Students will explore current theoretical ideas and debates about masculinity formation through weekly readings and discussions, as well as have the opportunity to engage with male youth in an outreach initiative entitled Man Up and go to College! That seeks to increase the number of local young men that consider college as a future pathway.

Current research points towards lower numbers of minority and low-income males enrolling into colleges and universities, so Man Up seeks to counter that by sending college student panels into local high schools and through a masculinity speaker series and high school conference. Earn 1 unit, explore masculinity and give back to the community!

Course: Masculinity and its Intersections

Day/Time: Wednesdays from 8:00-8:50am

The course is offered through College of Education’s Center for the Study of Higher Education

If you are interested in enrolling please email Graduate Assistant Bryant Valencia at: bryantv@email.arizona.edu  

2015 Student Fellowship Competition Now open

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.

Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply.  For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.

Contact: For mroe details about the program and how to apply, please go to www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf. Program staff are available at dpdf@ssrc.org to answer additional questions.

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10. Generation Z Study Opportunity

We are requesting your participation in a study to learn more about Generation Z college students. In this study, we aim

to explore the following in relation to those born in 1995 or later:
·         Characteristics, styles and motivations
·         How they learn, engage, communicate, and form relationships
·         Pertinent social issues and outlook on life
·         Demographics

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation will be incredibly valuable to learning more about this population. The survey link is:

For questions, concerns, or complaints about the study you may contact Corey Seemiller at 520-626-0084. For questions about this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at 520-626-6721 or online at http://orcr.arizona.edu/hspp. This study has been approved by IRB at the University of Arizona.

Thank you for your participation.

Corey Seemiller, PhD
Director of Research & Assessment, OrgSync, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Meghan Grace, M.A.
Coordinator of Leadership Programs, University of Arizona

Thanks for your support! See you out and about!