Departments present: economics, history, chemistry, mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, music, (exec: sociology, nursing, astronomy)


1.     Welcome

a.     Call for other administration for speaker series


2.     Guest Speaker:
            Edward Barnaby
            Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs

·       Leadership and vision

·       PhD+ initiative

3.     Updates, News, & Reminders

a.     Pan-Grad

·       Organization to address what affects all graduate students at UVA

b.     Orientation

·       Still need social science volunteer

c.     Rally in Charlottesville

·       Alternative events off grounds – contact Leeza for further information and/or to get involved

4.     Committee Updates:

a.     Honor Committee (Adam Huckaby & Victoria Clark)

b.     University Judiciary Committee (Niko Maffucci & Kyle Chattleton)

·       Will be present at orientation August 16th

·       Still working on budget

·       Events: graduate student social event, interested in hosting pan-grad event

c.     Initiatives Committee (Melissa Moore)

·       Working on handout for orientation (map of Charlottesville with points of interest, information about council, etc.)

·       Seeking co-chair by next month

d.     Social Committee (Mojdeh Tarighat & Tiffany Layne)

·       Back to School Welcome: September 5th in Garden X 5-8pm

·       To create Facebook group

·       Tentative dates for events/gatherings for 2017-2018

e.     Professional Development Committee (An-chi Tsuei & Aubrey Doede)

f.      Research Committee (Cory Weller & Wenfan Ke)

g.     Finance Committee (Adam Gross) – Leeza Constantoulakis

·       2017-2018 Budget (total: $16500)

1.     Research: $1750

2.     Professional: $4200

3.     Internal (social): $3750

4.     External: $5000

5.     Operation: $1300

6.     Discretionary/reserve: $500

·       Budget passed


·       Funding Requests

1.     Social: $603 for welcome back social event

5.     Graduate Student Arts Committee (Priyanka Shetty)

a.     Absent – rescheduled for next month

6.     For the Good of the Order

a.     Initiative for graduate students to gain into gym facilities in the summer (future goal for Initiatives Committee)