Upcoming Events

  • OGI Brown Bag

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Bring your lunch and spend an hour with your fellow OGI graduate students.

  • Assignment Design Institute

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
    1140 Main Library Learning Commons

    3rd Annual Assignment Design Institute sponsored by Iowa Digital Engagement & Learning

    Create assignments that foster innovation, engage students with the world beyond the classroom, and produce digital projects.
    Keynote address by Jon McKenzie, Professor of English and Director of DesginLab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Event Schedule:

    9:15 Breakfast (provided)
    9:30 Welcome and Introduction
    10:00 Keynote: Jon McKenzie – “DesignLab, Smart Media and Intimate Bureaucracies”
    11:00 Describing learning objectives
    12:00 Student projects through IDEAL
    12:30 Lunch (provided) - How are assignments changing in the 21st Century? How should they change?
    1:15 Breakout sessions - Plan assignments and collaborations for your class.
    2:15 Guided reflection

    Additional information is available here: http://ideal.uiowa.edu/events.

    There is no cost to attend, although pre-registration is required: http://bit.ly/idealADI

    FilesSize
    ADI Flyer (2).pdf185.26 KB
  • Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to overcome shame and Impostor feelings (part one, NCFDD)

    Monday, October 6, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Tele-workshop

    This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar. Through weekly calls and exercises, you will develop the skills you need to navigate one's feelings of shame and impostor syndrome as an academic writer. At the end of this experience, participants will redefine their purpose of writing, develop rituals of writing, plan their community/network of support, and strategize to center one's sense of worthiness inside/outside the academy. Each of these key course components will be chosen and designed by you to increase your writing productivity while also reducing 'shame' and 'impostor' time. This course is ideal for new or experienced minoritized scholars at research or teaching universities, and/or writers in general who want to reduce the anxiety and/or time associated with writing.

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • Grant Writing Seminar

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
    IMU Main Lounge

    The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development is pleased to welcome Peg AtKisson of Grant Writing Seminars and Workshops back to campus to provide insight and training in the practical and conceptual aspects of the proposal-writing process. Dr. AtKisson will present the Phase I seminar titled "Write Winning Grant Proposals" on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

    PRESENTER INFORMATION

    Dr. AtKisson received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2002. She is an associate member of Grant Writer's Seminars and Workshops, LLC. During her work with Tufts University, Dr. AtKisson made significant contributions to over $140M in funded grants, including proposal writing, grantsmanship support, team building and strategy design for all areas of research and scholarship.

    SEMINAR INFORMATION

    DATE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, IMU Main Lounge

    TIME: 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

    COST: $150/person** (includes grant writing workbook & lunch)

    **The Graduate College will be providing discounted registration of $75 to the first 30 registered postdoctoral scholars and fellows (FP01 & FP02 job codes).

    Register by Monday, September 15, 2014, online: http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/UIConferences/meetings.aspx?cnfcode=14-280-01

    By phone: 319-335-4141

    Questions: email conferences@uiowa.edu

  • OGI Workshop: Breaking Barriers to Success

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    Michigan Room, 351 IMU

    Topics will be explored that address OGI student issues and concerns as a discussion group or panel.

  • Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to overcome shame and impostor feelings (part two, NCFDD)

    Monday, October 13, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Tele-workshop

    This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar. Through weekly calls and exercises, you will develop the skills you need to navigate one's feelings of shame and impostor syndrome as an academic writer. At the end of this experience, participants will redefine their purpose of writing, develop rituals of writing, plan their community/network of support, and strategize to center one's sense of worthiness inside/outside the academy. Each of these key course components will be chosen and designed by you to increase your writing productivity while also reducing 'shame' and 'impostor' time. This course is ideal for new or experienced minoritized scholars at research or teaching universities, and/or writers in general who want to reduce the anxiety and/or time associated with writing.

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • OGI Dissertation Support Group: Making the Most of Your Final Year

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    This is an opportunity to share best practices on the writing process, setting a timetable and time commitment, managing the writing process, and balancing academic tasks with personal life.

  • How to Have a Healthy Conflict (NCFDD)

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tele-workshop

    Do you often feel drained by departmental drama?

    Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department?

    Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure?

    Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger and resentment in your mind and body.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    • How conflict-management is an essential part of thriving in the Academy.
    • How to decide when to push-back and when to pull back in the face of conflict.
    • The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict.
    • How to get clear about the role that power plays in resolving departmental conflicts.
    • Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict.

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to overcome shame and Impostor Feelings (part three, NCFDD)

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Tele-workshop

    This is a 3-week workshop focused on developing one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar. Through weekly calls and exercises, you will develop the skills you need to navigate one's feelings of shame and impostor syndrome as an academic writer. At the end of this experience, participants will redefine their purpose of writing, develop rituals of writing, plan their community/network of support, and strategize to center one's sense of worthiness inside/outside the academy. Each of these key course components will be chosen and designed by you to increase your writing productivity while also reducing 'shame' and 'impostor' time. This course is ideal for new or experienced minoritized scholars at research or teaching universities, and/or writers in general who want to reduce the anxiety and/or time associated with writing.

    For more information or to participate in this NCFDD tele-workshop via your personal computer, register online at: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WorkshopsCalendar.

    You will receive a URL and code to log in to participate in the live tele-workshop.

    Please note that all UI faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students can access the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Tele-workshops and resources via their personal computers if they have activated an account with the NCFDD.

    To activate a UI-sponsored Individual Membership in the NCFDD:
    1) Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website.
    2) Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Individual Membership.”
    3) On the Individual Membership page select “Click Here.”
    4) On the “Select Your Member Type” page, select “Institutional Sub-Account.”
    5) On the “Select a Username” page use your University of Iowa issued email address in the first “Username” box.
    6) You will receive a welcome email at that email address within 24 hours confirming that your account is now active and you can begin fully using your new NCFDD membership.

    If you have technical questions or concerns, contact the NCFDD Membership Program Assistant, Dorea Jackson: Dorea@facultydiversity.org or 1.800.781.4340.

    For information about UI’s Institutional membership, please contact Diane Finnerty, Director of Faculty HR and Development, Office of the Provost. Email: diane-finnerty@uiowa.edu or phone: 319.335.3991.

  • How to Choose Your Next Lab

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Indiana Room (346) IMU

    Grad students and postdocs don’t often see a lab choice as a major career choice. You will spend 4-7 years working for one person in a small group—don’t you think this is worth a little pre-work to make sure you find a good fit? Attend this workshop for practical tips for what to look for and how to find it when choosing a new lab for your research.

    Stay after the presentation for a brown bag lunch and career discussion with Dr. Kamens.

    Presented by Joanne Kamens, PhD, Addgene Executive Director
    Sponsored by the UI Postdoctoral Association and Addgene

    Register by Monday, October 20, 2014: http://tiny.cc/choosing-labs-industry

  • Smooth Transitions A Top 10 List—Things Scientists Ask About Finding an Industry Job

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Indiana Room (346) IMU

    These days, staying in academia is really the “alternative” career for scientists. The majority of young scientists will not end up in a traditional academic research position. This presentation will outline criteria to consider in deciding if embarking on a career outside of academia is right for you. Dr. Kamens will provide concrete tools and resources for preparing for the transition.

    Come early for a brown bag lunch and career discussion with Dr. Kamens beginning at 12 pm.

    Presented by Joanne Kamens, PhD, Addgene Executive Director
    Sponsored by the UI Postdoctoral Association and Addgene

    Register by Monday, October 20, 2014: http://tiny.cc/choosing-labs-industry

  • OGI First Year Student Networking: Survival Skills

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Helpful tips from current graduate students on negotiating what it means to be an underrepresented student at the University of Iowa and in the Iowa City community. You can establish valuable relationships outside your cohort.

  • OGI Graduate Student Mixer

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    4th Floor Gilmore

    Take a break and spend time meeting and reconnecting with fellow OGI graduate students.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Society of Black Graduate & Professional Students (BGAPS) and the Latina/o Graduate Student Association (LGSA).

  • Exploring PUIs - Career Panel & Networking Reception

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
    1117A University Capitol Centre

    Are you considering a career at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution?

    Join us to meet and talk with current faculty from a few of Iowa’s Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. They chair departments and/or have served on faculty search committees. They can offer advice and answer questions about experiences on their campuses – search process, establishing a lab, and balancing it all with teaching commitments. Afterwards, continue the conversations at a networking reception with the panelists.

    3:30-4:45 - Panel discussion
    4:45-5:30 - Reception

    Panel Moderator: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Iowa

    Faculty Panelists:
    Matthew Henry, PhD, Chair and Assoc. Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, Des Moines University
    Adina Kilpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics, Drake University
    Shannon Mackey, PhD, Chair and Assoc. Professor of Biology, St. Ambrose University
    David Speckhard, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Loras College
    Cindy Strong, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Cornell College

    Register online – http://tiny.cc/exploring-PUI-STEM

    This event is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and fellows on a first come, first served basis.
    Register early. Seating is limited.

  • Meet the Dean -- OGI Brown Bag

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    OGI students are invited to bring your lunch and participate in a conversation with Graduate College Dean John Keller.

Quick Links