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Domestic Tax Seminar – 2021

Disclaimer: We are not tax experts and cannot be held liable for taxes filed incorrectly. Speaker: Riya Adhikari, Principal Consultant and Saurav Bhandari, CPA.  Their company, TaxZen.com, connects people with the tax expert who can help them with their needs. You can watch our seminar with Riya here. Here are some of the topics from our […]

International Student Tax Seminar – 2021

Disclaimer: We are not tax professionals and cannot be held responsible for taxes filed incorrectly. Speaker: Riya Adhikari, Principal Consultant and Saurav Bhandari, CPA.  Their company, TaxZen.com, connects people with the tax expert who can help them with their needs. You can watch our interview with Riya here. Below are some of the topics Riya covered: […]

A Brief Guide to Qualifying Exams

Qualifying exams encompass a stressful time during your Ph.D. We know, we’ve experienced them. It can feel like an insurmountable mound looming in the distance. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and we know you will pass. DBBS Interim Associate Dean Steve Mennerick has written up the following document as a means to […]

Wellness Week 2021 – Feb 22nd-26th

Wellness Week 2021 – Feb 22nd-26th
We’d like to invite you all to Wellness Week 2021, happening Feb 22-26, brought to you by SAC Health and Wellness Committee, Connections, and DEISAA of DBBS.   You can register here for your free Wellness Care Package! Monday Meg Krejci, a Wellness Consultant for Mindfulness, will lead us through a Make-your-own Mandala workshop. We’ll […]

The Petri Dish Featuring Dr. John Novembre

The Petri Dish Featuring Dr. John Novembre
Dr. John Novembre is a Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, and Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. John received the Macarthur fellowship in 2015 for his pioneering work as a Computational Biologist. John’s work on uncovering fine-scale population structure and variation has been essential towards understanding human genetic variation and diversity. […]

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