Events

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Professional Headshots

December 11, 2014 |
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 552

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Professional Headshots

December 11, 2014 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

New Cabell Hall, 552

The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

December 2014: Professional Headshots

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs has contracted Professional Photographer Billy Arbour to take professional headshots for postdocs. Each postdoc will receive 2 JPEG files (1 high res for print; 1 low res for online use) emailed after the session.

Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to get a lasting professional image for use on LinkedIn, your personal webpage, Bios, and more!

 

Sign up in Advance!

November Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

November 21, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the November 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!

Immigration Possibilities and Career Development for International Postdocs

November 18, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Jordan Hall Rooms ABC

Make plans to attend this immigration workshop for foreign national postdocs and more advanced career scientists.

The workshop will focus on issues that relate to career development and transition in the context of immigration options and limitations. Workshop topics will include:

·         Do postdocs' visas transfer to a new job?

·         How does this change if it's an academic or a non-academic job?

·         What are the steps for getting a green card and how can an individual strengthen their resume to apply for a self-petitioned application?

·         What are J-1 Visas and the Two Year Home Residence Requirement? 

In addition, postdocs will have the opportunity to meet with the speaker for one-on-one consultations following the workshop. (Only 10 slots available-you must attend the workshop in order to request a consultation)

 

About the Speaker:

Brendan Delaney is a native of Northern Ireland and joined the firm in December 2000. Brendan received his Juris Doctor at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and became a partner in January 2009. He has been invited to speak at the Annual Meeting of the NPA, and NAFSA, as well as conducting legal seminars at Universities and institutions across the United States. Brendan has co-authored numerous articles related to postdoctoral issues for the Post Docket (quarterly newsletter of the NPA), and currently serves on their Advisory Council.

 

Click here to register for the workshop!

Click here to register for a 1-on-1 consultation!

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

November 14, 2014 |
8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Various

Join the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for an innovative workshop on

November 14, 2014

at the

University of Virginia

 

 

Overview: The goal is to help participants learn to communicate more effectively about science with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, students, potential employers or funders and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills -­‐-­‐ knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it matters.

Improvisation for Scientists is a workshop pioneered by science advocate, Alan Alda. Participants will take part in improvisational theater exercises aimed at helping them connect more directly and spontaneously with different audiences. This is not about turning scientists into actors or comedians, but about helping the participant recognize and engage with the audience on a level where the message of the scientist can land effectively with the listener. These games require participants to pay close, dynamic attention to others and emphasize the two-­‐way nature of communication: What is received counts more than what is said. Through the course of training, participants will investigate body language, listen with more awareness, and respond with greater sensitivity.

In Distilling Your Message, the combination of an interactive plenary and small group break-­‐out workshops helps participants learn to speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters, in terms non-­‐scientists can understand. Participants will practice finding common ground, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work. The plenary will address problems and solutions in public interactions as well as peer-to-peer communication.

 

Events Include:

 

8:30-9:30 am: Introduction to Communicating Science General Session (unlimited attendees, required attendance for those participating in the hands-on Improvisation for Scientists workshop) OLSSON 120

 

9:30 am -12:30 pm: Improve for Scientists Workshop-32 participants will be selected (based on order of registration and completion of questions below) to participate in the Improvisation for Scientists workshop where you will discover theater exercises that help you connect more directly with listeners. It’s not about acting or comedy – it’s about paying dynamic attention to the people you’re talking with. Rodman Room, THORNTON HALL

 

1:30-2:30 pm: Introduction to Distilling your Message General Session (unlimited attendees, required attendance for those participating in the hands-on Distilling your Message workshop)  MONROE 130

 

2:30-4:30 pm: Distilling your Message Workshop-16 participants will be selected (based on order of registration and completion of registration question-participants must have attended the morning workshop of Improvisation for Scientists) to participate in the Distilling your Message workshop where you will learn how to talk clearly and conversationally about complex science without “dumbing it down.” NEW CABELL HALL, 552

Please email mhurst@virginia.edu if you are interested in attending any of these events.

 

 

 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Time Management

November 13, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 349

The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

November 2014: Time Management

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

New Postdoc Orientation

November 13, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 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.

The Art of Networking

October 29, 2014 |
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Alumni Hall (211 Emmet Street)

The Art of Networking

Co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and Alumni Career Services.

4:00-6:00pm

Do these things make you feel uncomfortable or awkward?

•Talking about your research to people outside of your field.
•Introducing yourself to strangers.
•Leaving a conversation.
•Shaking someone’s hand while holding a plate full of food and a drink.
 

If you said yes, then this workshop is for you!

In this interactive workshop participants will learn networking norms and strategies, develop a one-minute introduction and identify effective follow-up strategies.  Participants will then have an opportunity to hone their networking skills in a follow-up reception immediately following the workshop with alumns, employers, and fellow graduate students and postdocs.

Registration Required by October 23, 2014

October Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

October 24, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the October 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!

Science and Technology Policy Career Panel

October 23, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Great Hall Room (Garrett Hall)

Graduate Student Consulting and Beyond club at the University of Virginia invites everybody interested in Science and Technology Policy and related careers to attend this unique career panel. The panel will educate you on:

  • How and where science and technology policy decisions are made
  • What science and technology policy jobs look like
  • How society and government use technological knowledge
  • What to do today to start a successful science and technology policy career

What: Science and Technology Policy Career Panel

When: October 23rd 5:00pm

Where: The Great Hall Room at Garrett Hall. Locate the building as #17 on this U.Va. map or use Google Maps directions here. The Great Hall Room is right in front of you as you enter the building.

 

Details

We put together a balanced group of distinguished panelists – from people who in the past were appointed directly by the president to recent graduates who just started their careers but are already rock stars. Bios and registration for the event here.

 

Additional S&T Policy Crash Course

If you don’t know anything about Science and Technology Policy, but are still interested, we recommend attending a “priming” 1.5 hour crash course on Science and Technology Policy presented by the president of GSCB Paul Vereshchetin on Monday 20th at 5:00pm at Room 120 Olsson Hall (building #38 on this U.Va. map or use Google Maps directions here). At the workshop, Paul will summarize what he learned during his time in Washington, D.C. at a 2-week workshop on Science and Technology Policy last June. This warm-up event will prepare you for the panel or you can skip it but be sure to attend the panel itself! Registration here.

 

UVA Entrepreneurship Cup Submissions Due

October 20, 2014 | 12:00 am
www.virginia.edu/ecup

The Entrepreneurship Cup is a concept competition open to all UVa undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. This annual competition seeks to enrich the area's entrepreneurial community by encouraging new ventures with the potential to address unmet needs, solve social and economic problems, and do so in an interdisciplinary way. Students are encouraged to come up with out-of-the-box ideas that could translated into a business. This competition is for concepts. Submissions do not need to be a full business plan. This is a "step one" competition. Winners of this event often move on to a business plan competition or the Darden Business Incubator.

New this year will be a theme-based competition using four themed tracks instead of holding competitions in each school. Students have always been allowed and encouraged to enter the competition of their choosing, and the idea of themes is designed to help compare “apples to apples” in the competition. How the competition works:

Two finalists from each themed track move forward to the E-cup finals (on November 21). In the E-cup finals, all tracks compete with each other directly. Given the logistical challenge this presents for UVa Wise, they will hold their track across all themes, sending one overall winner to the E-cup finals This year, the 2014 E-CUP Final will be held on Friday, November 21, 1pm-5pm.

Learn more at www.virginia.edu/ecup

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Conflict Management

October 9, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 349

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

October 2014: Conflict Management: Workshop Presenter: Dr. Kieran O'Connor, Assistant Professor of Commerce Management, UVA McIntire School of Commerce

Conflict and negotiation are not just topics that are isolated to international politics or global business--they may pervade our daily lives and work in subtle or more dramatic ways. This workshop aims to provide a discussion about conflict and conflict resolution through discussions of communication and perspective taking. Drawing on your participation as well as lessons from research and practitioners, we aim to provide new insights to how you might perceive and manage conflict relevant to your past, current or even future situations. No experience required, and all are welcome!

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

New Postdoc Orientation

October 9, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 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.

Demystifying New Faculty Success Workshop

October 3, 2014 |
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Thinking about a faculty position? Too rarely are postdocs prepared for the expectations of academic life, only to be surprised and overwhelmed by the teaching, teaching preparation, research, writing, meetings, committee assignments, advising, student counseling, and departmental politics. Phew! Set yourself up for success. In this workshop, Dr. Single will draw on over 20 years of directing new faculty mentoring programs, facilitating pre- and postdoc training fellowships, and offering retention and tenure trainings to provide practical advice and direction on life as a new faculty member. Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Registration Required.

 

Demystifying New Faculty Success Workshop
October 3, 1:00-3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

September Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

September 19, 2014 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
OpenGrounds

Please join us for the September 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!

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing

September 19, 2014 |
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing: Approaches and Practice

Friday, September 19, 3:00-4:30pm

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

Register Today!

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 19, 2014 | 9:00 am
Jordan Hall 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 Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs!

Three breakfasts will take place during the week of September 15-19, 2014. You may attend one or all!

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

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

Please RSVP by September 10, 2014.

RSVP HERE!

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Cover Letters

September 18, 2014 |
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Thursday, September 18, 3:00-4:30pm

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

Please bring a HARD copy of your cover letter and 1 academic job advertisement.

Register Today!

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Job Search Panel

September 17, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Academic Job Search Series: Job Search Panel: Faculty and Alumni answer your questions!

Wednesday, September 17, 12:00-1:30pm

Register Today!

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 17, 2014 | 9:00 am
Wilsdorf 200

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

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

Three breakfasts will take place during the week of September 15-19, 2014. You may attend one or all!

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

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

Please RSVP by September 10, 2014.

RSVP HERE!

Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

September 16, 2014 |
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements: Effectively Communicating your Work as a Teacher

Tuesday, September 16, 3:00-4:30pm

Reflective Teaching Statement: Effectively Communicating Your Work as a Teacher
Dorothe Bach, Associate Professor and 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.

Register Today!

Academic Job Search Series: CV Creation and Review

September 15, 2014 |
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Academic Job Search Series: CV Creation and Review: Practical Tips and Flash Critiques

Monday, September 15, 3:00-4:30pm

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 HARD copies of your CV for peer and professional review.

Register Today!

Engineering Fall Career Day

September 15, 2014 | 10:00 am to September 16, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall (Ballroom and Adjaent Rooms)

Engineering Career Days is sponsored by the Center for Engineering Career Development. The fair attracts approximately 2,100 (75% of) engineering students from all academic levels. Generally 140-185 employers participate to recruit for full-time and internship positions.

Registration is open via CAVLink.

Click here to register: https://virginia-csm.symplicity.com/events/ .

Date: September 15th and 16th, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
 

 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 15, 2014 | 9:00 am
New Cabell Hall, 349

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

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

Three breakfasts will take place during the week of September 15-19, 2014. You may attend one or all!

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

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

Please RSVP by September 10, 2014.

RSVP HERE!

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Becoming a Great PI!

September 11, 2014 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Historical Collections Room

The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

September 2014: Becoming a Great PI!

Panel Members Include:

Catherine Bradshaw, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Curry School of Education. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Department of Education and the Spencer Foundation.

John Scully, Charles Henderson Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Department of Defense, NSF, Virginia Center for Transportation

Jason Papin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. NIH and U.S. Department of Defense.

Scott Acton, Professor and Director, VIVA. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Department of Transportation and Virginia Center for Transportation

 

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Historical Collections Room. To get to this room, enter the Claude Moore Health Library and go down 2 levels to the basement. There will be signs to direct you into the room. There is map below if you are completely unfamiliar with the Claude Moore Health Library (1350 Jefferson Park Ave.) or you can email me and I can try to help clarify.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

New Postdoc Orientation

September 11, 2014 |
10:00 am to 11:30 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.

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