Events

UVA Diversity Dialogues

November 5, 2015 | 8:30 am
Newcomb Hall

UVA Diversity Dialogues

Please join us for Diversity Dialogues, a series of workshops where students, faculty, and staff will engage in dialogues on topics related to diversity and inclusion with the goal of unifying efforts across Grounds and creating a more inclusive U.Va. Come to one or all of the workshops! Registration Requested.

New Postdoc Orientation

October 15, 2015 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Cabell Hall 504

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

Online UVA Alumni Industry Networking Event

October 14, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Online

What could be easier than networking from your own computer or mobile device? Register here to attend the UVa Alumni Career Services online industry networking event. Connect with UVA Alumni from across the country and around the world. For one hour, you’ll be paired with alumni for text chats. Get career advice, share work experiences, ask questions, and gain valuable industry insights and connections.

During the event there will be chat rooms for 6 industry areas. Visit as many as you’d like:

1.     Arts, Media, and Entertainment
2.     Business, Finance, and Economics
3.     Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
4.     Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health
5.     Public Policy, Government, Law, and International Development
6.     Science, Technology, and Engineering

There is no cost to participate, and it is easy to register.

Meet the Speaker Breakfast: Teaching at a Small College with Dr. Wendy Morris

October 13, 2015 |
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Center for Teaching Excellence

Join Dr. Wendy Morris for a small-group conversation over breakfast. Come for a more intimate discussion about being a faculty member at a small Liberal Arts College. Dr. Morris is an Associate Professor of Psychology, the Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and has served on many search committee at McDaniel College in Maryland. Click here for more information. Registration is required.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is located in Hotel D of the East Range.

These events are co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence Tomorrow's Professor Today program and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. 

Everything you wanted to know about teaching at a small college (but were afraid to ask)

October 12, 2015 |
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Roberson Hall, Room 221

What is it like to teach and do research at a small Liberal Arts College?  What are the expectations regarding teaching, research, and service?  How is working at a college different from working at a Research 1 University? How do faculty remain active researchers while carrying a plentiful teaching load and without the help of graduate students?  What are search committees looking for?  What can I do to make myself a strong candidate for a position at a small Liberal Arts College?  If you've had these questions and haven't known whom to ask, come hear the experiences and advice of Dr. Wendy Morris who earned her Ph.D. from UVA and is now an Associate Professor of Psychology, the Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and has served on many search committees at McDaniel College in Maryland.  Bring all of your questions! Click here to register today!

We will also be holding a small "Meet the Speaker" breakfast with Dr. Morris on Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Click here for details.

These events are co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence Tomorrow's Professor Today program and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. 

Teaching With Technology Fair

October 6, 2015 |
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Various at UVA

Gain strategies for maximizing technology in your teaching and research, learn about tech tools and resources for your courses, and engage in the exchange of ideas with fellow instructors at breakout sessions and exhibitions at the UVA Teaching With Technology Fair. The agenda includes a Lunch, keynote address, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and a wine, cheese, and poster reception. For more information visit http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/twt.

New Postdoc Orientation

September 24, 2015 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Cabell Hall 349

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

Academic Job Search Series: Interviewing

September 18, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

 

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic interviewing process and provide time to practice interviewing skills with peers.

 

Click here to register today!

Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

September 17, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Reflective Teaching Statement: Effectively Communicating Your Work as a Teacher
Judith Reagan, Associate Professor and Senior Associate Director, Teaching Resource Center

How do you teach? Why do you teach? How do you communicate the essence of your approach to teaching? In this workshop, we will consider these questions as we discuss reflective teaching statements, go over the nuts and bolts of structuring one, and review statements from different disciplines. You will then have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching goals and explore strategies for effectively presenting yourself as a thoughtful practitioner to a variety of audiences.

Click here to register today!

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 17, 2015 |
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Jordan Hall, Room 2ABC (2nd floor of JHCC)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

We invite you to attend the UVA Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast hosted by The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs!

Come meet the staff of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, other postdocs from across grounds, and learn about the upcoming events and services for UVA Postdocs! 

Hot breakfast and drinks served from 9am-10am!

RSVP HERE!

Directions to Jordan Hall Conference Center

Academic Job Search Series: Cover Letters

September 11, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room
 

This workshop will offer guidelines and best practices for academic cover letters. Participants will also work through an activity of tailoring their cover letter to an academic job posting.

Please bring 1 PRINTED COPY of your cover letter and 1 academic job advertisement. 

Click here to register today!

 

Academic Job Search Series: CV Creation and Review

September 10, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

This workshop will offer practical tips for CV creation and an opportunity to have your CV reviewed by faculty/staff in a variety of disciplines.

Please bring TWO PRINTED COPIES of your CV for review.

Click here to register today!

Individual Development Planning (IDP)-Hands-on Workshop

September 3, 2015 |
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jordan 1-5

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool used by graduate students and postdocs to plan their professional development along with his or her research mentor or supervisor. IDPs are a useful tool when planning work and learning experiences and other activities that contribute to the development of skills and competencies necessary for future careers.

 

In this interactive session, students and postdocs will learn about IDPs and begin to create their own IDP using an interactive web-based program.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or hand-held mobile device (not a cell phone) to the session.

Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

May 1, 2015 |
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Newcomb Hall (Ballroom and Adjacent Rooms)

Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium

MAY 1, 2015

9AM – 6PM

NEWCOMB HALL

 

The annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a day-long event that provides postdocs the opportunity to share research, network, and attend professional development workshops. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to:

v  Attend conference-style workshops on various professional and career development topics.

v  Network with other postdocs, faculty, and staff during a coffee meet & greet, catered lunch, and awards reception.

v  Present research through talks and poster sessions.

 

Schedule of Events:
  • 8:30-9:00am: Registration and Coffee (Newcomb Hall Lobby (3rd Floor)
  • 9:00-9:15am: Welcome and Opening (South Meeting Room, Newcomb)
  • 9:15-10:45am: Platform Talks (South Meeting Room, Newcomb)
  • 10:45-11:00am: Break (Newcomb Hall Lobby)
  • 11:00-12:00pm: Professional Development Session I:  Building Data Science Skills at UVA (South Meeting Room, Newcomb)
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Networking Lunch (Newcomb Hall Gallery)
  • 1:15-2:45: Professional Development Session II:  “The Who, Where, What, Why and How of your next career step: Working with a recruiter and how to go about your career search in today’s technology based marketplace”. Presenter: Jay Scott, Managing Partner CBO Resources (South Meeting Room, Newcomb)
  • 3:00-4:30: Poster Sessions and Resource Fair (Newcomb Hall Ballroom)
  • 4:30-6:00: Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony (Newcomb Hall Gallery)
 
Platform Talk Presenters:
 
1.      Stacy Malaker: “Identification and Characterization of Tumor-Specific Glycopeptides for the Development of Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutics”
Research Associate in the Hunt laboratory, Department of Chemistry
 
2.      Kelley Fanto Deetz: “Bound to the Fire: Virginia's Enslaved Cooks and Their Kitchens”
Research Associate for the President’s Commission on Slavery and The University, UVa
 
3.      Sanja Arandjelovic: “Cell clearance regulator ELMO1 is a novel therapeutic target in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Research Scientist in lab of Dr. Kodi Ravichandran, SoM
 
4.      Ashley Ross: “Spatially discrete targeting of lymph node slices on a microfluidic chip”
Research Associate in the lab of Rebecca Pompano, Department of Chemistry
 
5.      Josh Inouye: “Towards eliminating speech impediments in children with cleft palates using computer simulation”
Research Associate in the Multiscale Muscle Mechanics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering
 
6.      Shannon L. Dubois: “Learning reform-based science instruction: Results from a statewide professional development program for beginning science teachers”
Research Associate for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) grant, Curry School of Education.
 
7.      Athanasios Milionis: “Multi-liquid Repellent, Water-Based Coatings by One-Step Spray-Coating Method”
Research Associate in the Fluid Research and Innovation Laboratory (FRIL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
 
8.      James Simmons: “Ebola Virus Entry into Host Cells Occurs in NPC1+ Compartments”
Research Associate in the lab of Judith White, Department of Cell Biology
 

AAAS Science Policy Professional Development Session

April 9, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall Room 116

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a unique public service and professional development opportunity for doctoral level scientists and engineers* interested in exploring the intersection of science and policy. Fellows bring a common interest in learning about science policy and willingness to apply their training in new arenas. Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C.

For more than 40 years, scientists, social scientists, engineers and health professionals have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policy-making at the national and international levels. Join a network of more than 3,000 current and alumni fellows impacting policy, contributing to public service and forging new careers. 

Join us on April 9 from 12:00-1:00pm and hear from Cynthia Robinson, Fellowships Director, as she discusses the program and how you can enhance policy while transforming your career. For more details visit: http://aaaspolicyfellowships.org/event/university-virginia-campus-visit.

* applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional experience are also eligible to apply.

Please RSVP Today:http://aaaspolicyfellowships.org/event/university-virginia-campus-visit.

Careers in Policy and Science Outreach

April 3, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Auditorium of Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library
 

Careers in Science Policy and Outreach

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Auditorium of Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library

12:00 – 1:30pm Career Panel Discussion

1:30-3:00pm Networking Reception

 

Join us for a career panel focusing on careers in science policy and outreach immediately followed by networking reception.

Panel Members Include:

·         Torie Bosch, Editor of “Future Tense”

·         Genya Dana , Senior Science Policy Officer at the U.S. Department of State

·         Jennifer Yittri, AAAS Fellow, Class of 2014, Directorate for Computer and Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation

·         Rider Foley, Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia

RSVP Today!

 

March Happy Hour/Chalk Talks

March 27, 2015 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the March installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk Series.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) 
When: 5:00 – 6:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, pleae email mhurst@virginia.edu!

COMPASS: Finding your Message Plenary Session and Hands-on Workshop

March 27, 2015 |
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Various Locations
 

Students and Postdocs who can effectively share their research with journalists,

decision-makers, and the public increase the impact of their work. Make plans to attend this

plenary session and hands-on workshop that offers useful skills for upper-level graduate students and postdocs.

 

Plenary Session: Finding Your Message

Register Today!

Location: Nau 101

Friday, March 27, 2015 9am-10:30am

Students will explore the latest thinking on effective science communication and engagement;

learn tools for developing clear messages about complex research findings; and practice

talking about what their research is finding - and why it matters - in clear, lively terms.

Presented by Liz Neeley, Assistant Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS.

www.COMPASSonline.org

 

Hands-on Workshop: Finding Your Message (Maximum of 25 participants!)

Register Today!

Friday, March 27, 2015 1pm – 5pm

Location: New Cabell Hall 504

During the hands-on workshop, Participants will learn how to:

·         Identify key messages arising from their research and professional activities, with an emphasis on explaining “so what”;

·         Appreciate the day-to-day pressures, constraints, and needs of different audiences, and be able to refine and reframe their messages accordingly;

·         Recognize and refine their use of technical jargon;

·         Refine a raw idea for a blog post into an appealing concept and lede;

·         Become more familiar with opportunities for science communication in social media; and

·         Effectively use Twitter

 

New Postdoc Orientation

March 12, 2015 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Cabell Hall 504

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

February Happy Hour/WIMS Happy Hour

February 27, 2015 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Eddie's Tavern (Formely #3 on the Corner)

This month we are promoting the WIMS (Women in Math and Science) organization and their first Happy Hour of 2015.

 

6-9pm and EVERYONE is welcome!

 

 

 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: ANChor: A powerful approach to scientific communication

February 12, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
New Cabell Hall 504

ANChor: A powerful approach to scientific communication

In science, the failure to communicate effectively can mean the death of a proposal, the rejection of a paper, or failure to obtain a job. Coalescing the ideas of many experts in cognitive psychology and technical communication, we have created a general framework for scientific communication that we use extensively for proposals, papers, presentations, and posters. This framework, which we call ANChor (Assertions, Noise, and Cohesion), is a collection of techniques for figure creation and organization that has been aggressively adopted in our lab due to its emphasis on clarity and efficiency. Its use has been associated with poster awards, an undergraduate presentation award, and the acceptance of a paper with no revisions. We propose that this approach is a powerful way to unify, clarify, and sharpen scientific messages and also realize a competitive edge that is becoming progressively more important in today’s academic environment.

Register Today!

Negotiation 101

February 5, 2015 | 10:30 am
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Thursday, February 5: 10:30-12:00

Hesitant or afraid to negotiate? Or a master of the bazaar? This workshop aims to provide an introduction to negotiation skills by providing lessons from research and practitioners to participants of all backgrounds. Whether you are planning to negotiate your first job offer, buy a few things on craigslist, drive a new car off the lot, or just figure out where to go to dinner, we will walk through some of the basic concepts  and strategies in decision making and negotiation before stepping into  a live simulated negotiation. A short debriefing and discussion will aim to give you the tools to feel more confident deciding when to negotiate and how to do so. No experience required, and all are welcome!

Register Today!

Beyond the Academic Job Search Series: Behavioral Interviewing

February 4, 2015 | 10:30 am
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

*Wednesday, February 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm: Behavioral Interviewing

Participants will practice responding to authentic interview questions they may encounter during a non-academic job interview.

Register Today!

Beyond the Academic Job Search Series: Cover Letter Writing

February 3, 2015 | 10:30 am
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

*Tuesday, February 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm: Cover Letter Writing

Participants will learn how to draft a cover letter using a non-academic job ad.

Please bring a copy of a job advertisement you would like to apply to and a hard copy of your cover letter draft.

Register Today!

Beyond the Academic Job Search Series: Converting a CV to a Resume

February 2, 2015 | 10:30 am
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

*Monday, February 2, 10:30am - 11:30am: Converting a CV to a Resume

Participants will learn how to convert their academic experiences to transferable and marketable experiences for the non-academic market.

Please bring a hard copy of your resume draft to this event.

Register Today!

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