Honoring Black medical practitioners, health innovators and scholars this Black History Month

Supporting graduate student health and well-being

“You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” --Dr. Seuss

Our physical health and our mental health are closely intertwined so the health of one affects the health of the other. I use exercise to improve my mental health but it’s not always easy. Sometimes I hate the thought of going to the gym and it’s a struggle to get there because it’s hard work and because it feels like I’m wasting time I should be spending on my work. But when I’ve finished, I always feel better physically and mentally. 

Knowledge Mobilization Spotlight: How the research of 3 graduate students studying mental health evolved to include the effects of COVID-19

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of people all around the world. For some, COVID-19 and quarantines put a stop to their everyday lives leading to feelings of boredom, isolation and restlessness. For others, like first responders and essential workers, their jobs never stopped and became even more difficult, resulting in feelings of stress, fear and anxiety. Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and finding solutions has become extremely important.

Funding Hot Sheet March 22, 2019: Funding for Parkinson's research, how to cut counseling wait times in half, and more

Innovation in Graduate Education

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this is a $500,000 grant opportunity. 

Tips to help graduate students manage mid-semester fatigue and stress

As October marks the midpoint of the fall semester, many graduate students have begun to feel mid-semester fatigue set in. During this time of year, it is not uncommon for motivation and performance to slip, especially with the added stress of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.      

New mentoring circles support graduate students

If you’re a graduate student looking to connect and create community around common identities and interests, join a mentoring circle!

The Graduate College is piloting a new group mentoring experience. "Circles" are peer-driven mentoring groups available to students looking for community and support within shared academic and cultural identities.

Mentoring circles supporting the following identity-based communities are launching now:

Grad15: Talking about imposter syndrome

As we prepare for another semester, the Graduate College's Student Support Resources team paired up with the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience to deliver programming about how graduate students can overcome imposter syndrome.

Spring 2020 will shape us for years to come

On Monday, more than 5,000 graduate students completed their degrees, many of whom also took part in a first-ever virtual commencement. Whether you graduated this semester or will graduate in the future, your contributions to ASU have been critical to making this semester a success.

Wellness, caring and connection in the time of COVID-19

ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience is offering the ASU community an hour of contemplation every day from 12:00 noon – 1 p.m. Billed as “Caring and connection in the time of COVID-19,” the sessions are open and free.  As noted by the Center, “the world and each of us in it remain much in need of community and connection at this time.” The virtual mediation practices are available via Zoom:  

10 best practices for graduate student wellbeing

Graduate school necessarily stretches us. When we strive to achieve experiences, content and context expertise, and professional mastery, we rely on every part of our intellectual, emotional, physical and purposeful self. Stretching in these ways is inherently stressful, and according to the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) graduate students report stress, feeling exhausted, and anxiety to be factors that can surface in different ways than they did in undergrad.

Ten best practices in graduate student well-being

Web link: https://graduate.asu.edu/newsletter/best-practices/ten-best-practices-gr...

Read up on some of the ways you can care for yourself through increasing academic rigor and demands.