Upcoming Events

  • UIPDA Job Search Prep Series

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    2126 MERF

    The UI Postdoc Association invites you to join fellow postdocs at the Job Search Prep Series. This series is intended to offer an informal practice space for postdocs from across campus to share their job materials & job talks, receive constructive feedback, and learn from peer experiences.

    • Bring your job search materials if you have them (CV/Resume, Research Statement/Strategy, Teaching Philosophy, Portfolios, Letter of Intent, etc.)
    • Come prepared to share constructive feedback
    • Sign up to present your own job talk (optional).


    Each session will include workshop time for job talks and materials review. You do not have to stay for the whole session, attend as your schedule allows. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your colleagues. Join us!

    Registration is requested so we can be sure to reserve appropriate space.
    Register early – job talk presentation slots are available on a first come first, served basis.

    Register: http://tiny.cc/job-search-jan2015

  • Writing Productivity

    Monday, February 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

    Looking for tips to become a more productive writer?

    Attend this free workshop to learn to:
    • Design a writing plan
    • Overcome writer’s block
    • Minimize distraction
    • Monitor your progress
    • Maximize your writing productivity

    Presented by: Susan Johnson, MD/MS

    Register by Friday, January 30, 2015 – http://tiny.cc/writingproductivity2015

  • Demystifying Thesis and Dissertation Requirements

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    2520D UCC

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    Looking for guidance as you complete your thesis or dissertation?

    Attend this free workshop, where you will learn:

    • Key thesis and dissertation policies
    • Manuscript deposit timelines and deadlines
    • Revised formatting requirements
    • How to write an effective public abstract
    • Timesaving tips on using Microsoft Word for formatting
    • How your work is archived and publicly accessible

    Presenters for the Thesis and Dissertation workshop:

    • Heidi Arbisi-Kelm, Director, UI Graduate College Academic Affairs Office
    • Andy Jenkins, Director, UI Graduate College Information and Technology Services
    • Jennifer Masada, Director, Graduate College External Relations Office
    • Wendy Robertson, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

    Interested? Register online at http://tiny.cc/thesis-dissertation2015

    Network events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on a first come, first served basis. Register early. Seating is limited.

  • UIPDA Job Search Prep Series

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    5 Gilmore Hall

    The UI Postdoc Association invites you to join fellow postdocs at the Job Search Prep Series. This series is intended to offer an informal practice space for postdocs from across campus to share their job materials & job talks, receive constructive feedback, and learn from peer experiences.

    • Bring your job search materials if you have them (CV/Resume, Research Statement/Strategy, Teaching Philosophy, Portfolios, Letter of Intent, etc.)
    • Come prepared to share constructive feedback
    • Sign up to present your own job talk (optional).


    Each session will include workshop time for job talks and materials review. You do not have to stay for the whole session, attend as your schedule allows. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your colleagues. Join us!

    Registration is requested so we can be sure to reserve appropriate space.
    Register early – job talk presentation slots are available on a first come first, served basis.

    Register: http://tiny.cc/job-search-jan2015

  • 17th Annual Jakobsen Graduate Conference

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Iowa Memorial Union

    The James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference was established in 1998 (known at that time as the Jakobsen Forum) and is an event unique to the University of Iowa. Through the generous contributions from the Jakobsen family, the Graduate College, and local businesses, the Graduate Student Senate is proud to bring you a local venue in which to present and view research and graduate work.

    The Jakobsen Graduate Conference is an annual conference for University of Iowa graduate students, organized by fellow graduate students. Held each spring semester, the Jakobsen Conference provides a well-attended, public forum for oral and poster presentations.

    Each year, the Jakobsen Conference has seen increases in participation and attendance, and we anticipate the same trend for the future.is organized annually by the University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate.

    Students, staff, faculty, and members of the public are invited to attend this event.

  • Grant Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    The ability to write successful grant applications is a valuable skill for graduate students to develop and hone throughout their careers. These workshops are designed to offer a brief, but informative introduction for students who are unfamiliar with grant writing and the application process. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal.

    Topics will include: understanding a funder's guidelines, researching a funder's mission and agenda, and more!

    Presented by: Jennifer Teitle, PhD and Alex Schott, PhD.

    Register by Wednesday, April 1 - http://tiny.cc/grantWriting-H-SS-2015

  • Grant Writing for the Physical & Biomedical Sciences

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    1289 CBRB

    The ability to write successful grant applications is a valuable skill for graduate students to develop and hone throughout their careers. These workshops are designed to offer a brief, but informative introduction for students who are unfamiliar with grant writing and the application process. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal.

    Topics will include: understanding a funder's guidelines, researching a funder's mission and agenda, and more!

    Presented by: Jennifer Teitle, PhD and Elizabeth Savelkoul, PhD.


    Register by Wednesday, April 22 -http://tiny.cc/GrantWriting-Sci-2015

  • UIPDA Job Search Prep Series

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    2126 MERF

    The UI Postdoc Association invites you to join fellow postdocs at the Job Search Prep Series. This series is intended to offer an informal practice space for postdocs from across campus to share their job materials & job talks, receive constructive feedback, and learn from peer experiences.

    • Bring your job search materials if you have them (CV/Resume, Research Statement/Strategy, Teaching Philosophy, Portfolios, Letter of Intent, etc.)
    • Come prepared to share constructive feedback
    • Sign up to present your own job talk (optional).


    Each session will include workshop time for job talks and materials review. You do not have to stay for the whole session, attend as your schedule allows. Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of your colleagues. Join us!

    Registration is requested so we can be sure to reserve appropriate space.
    Register early – job talk presentation slots are available on a first come first, served basis.

    Register: http://tiny.cc/job-search-jan2015

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