Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • The Malleable PhD—workshop for students

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

    The Malleable PhD
    Expanding career pathways in the humanities and social sciences

    A workshop for graduate students

    Malleable PhDThe Graduate College's Office of UI Grad Success and the UI Humanities Advisory Board will offer a workshop for graduate students interested in learning about alt-ac career opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.

    Event co-sponsors are the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) , the Graduate College, The Obermann Center , and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPR&ED) .

    Guest speaker Dr. Maren Wood will discuss the current academic job market and career paths outside the academy.

    GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP
    REGISTER FOR THE STUDENT WORKSHOP
    Monday, October 20, 2014
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Students will learn about:

    • The current academic job market
    • Career paths outside the academy
    • How to prepare for and find alt-ac job opportunities

    Dr. Wood will also hold a workshop for faculty:

    FACULTY WORKSHOP
    REGISTER FOR THE FACULTY WORKSHOP
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Two sessions available:
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    OR
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Faculty will learn about:

    • The hopes and concerns of graduate students as they begin to explore career options in a rapidly changing job market
    • Resources available to graduate students seeking to explore their career options
    • How to help graduate students prepare for a post-academic job
    Visit the UI Grad Success MALLEABLE PhD page for details about this workshop series.
  • The Malleable PhD—workshop for faculty

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

    The Malleable PhD
    Expanding career pathways in the humanities and social sciences

    A workshop for faculty

    Malleable PhDThe Graduate College's Office of UI Grad Success and the UI Humanities Advisory Board will offer a workshop for faculty interested in helping their students learn how to prepare for and find alt-ac career opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.

    Event co-sponsors are the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the Graduate College, The Obermann Center, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPR&ED) .

    Guest speaker Dr. Maren Wood will discuss the current academic job market and career paths outside the academy.

    FACULTY WORKSHOP
    REGISTER FOR THE FACULTY WORKSHOP
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Two sessions available:
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    OR
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Faculty will learn about:

    • The hopes and concerns of graduate students as they begin to explore career options in a rapidly changing job market
    • Resources available to graduate students seeking to explore their career options
    • How to help graduate students prepare for a post-academic job

    Dr. Wood will also hold a workshop for graduate students:

    GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP

    REGISTER FOR THE STUDENT WORKSHOP
    Monday, October 20, 2014
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Students will learn about:

    • The current academic job market
    • Career paths outside the academy
    • How to prepare for and find alt-ac job opportunities
    Visit the UI Grad Success MALLEABLE PhD page for details about this workshop series.
  • 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

  • The Malleable PhD—workshop for faculty

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

    The Malleable PhD
    Expanding career pathways in the humanities and social sciences

    A workshop for faculty

    Malleable PhDThe Graduate College's Office of UI Grad Success and the UI Humanities Advisory Board will offer a workshop for faculty interested in helping their students learn how to prepare for and find alt-ac career opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.

    Event co-sponsors are the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) , the Graduate College, The Obermann Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPR&ED).


    Guest speaker Dr. Maren Wood will discuss the current academic job market and career paths outside the academy.

    FACULTY WORKSHOP
    REGISTER FOR THE FACULTY WORKSHOP


    Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Two sessions available:
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    OR
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Faculty will learn about:

    • The hopes and concerns of graduate students as they begin to explore career options in a rapidly changing job market
    • Resources available to graduate students seeking to explore their career options
    • How to help graduate students prepare for a post-academic job

    Dr. Wood will also hold a workshop for graduate students:

    GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP

    REGISTER FOR THE STUDENT WORKSHOP

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
    Students will learn about:

    • The current academic job market
    • Career paths outside the academy
    • How to prepare for and find alt-ac job opportunities
    Visit the UI Grad Success MALLEABLE PhD page for details about this workshop series.
  • 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.

  • Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst (NCFDD)

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:00am
    Tele-workshop

    Are you stressed?

    Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected?

    Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick?

    If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

    • The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed
    • Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life
    • Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

    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.

  • Searching for Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, November 12, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-humanities2014

  • The Versatile PhD: Careers Outside the Academy

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre (UCC)

    Considering career options outside the academy?

    Staff from the Graduate College Career Services office will lead you through an overview of popular non-academic careers, share search tips, demonstrate the Versatile PhD web resource, and discuss ways to market the transferrable skills you're gaining in graduate school.

    Register by Wedensday, November 19th: http://tiny.cc/careers2014

  • How to Negotiate for Success (NCFDD)

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Tele-workshop

    There is little debate that scholars of color often are committed—and are asked—to take on additional responsibilities in committee work and mentoring. Balancing our dedication to our scholarship with extra service expectations is no easy task. This workshop offers concrete and often overlooked negotiation strategies sure to help each participant create the time, space, research and monetary support that allows overextended faculty to excel. After going over key negotiation principals, participants spend time assessing what they need to succeed (both academically and personally). We then strategize about negotiation exchanges with Chairs and Deans so that participant requests are aligned with university objectives and campus culture. Although successful negotiations can lead to tens of thousands of dollars saved and earned, the goal of this workshop is to help underrepresented faculty achieve their scholarly, personal and community-centered goals.

    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.

  • Searching for Funding in the Physical & Biomedical Sciences

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building (CBRB)

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, December 10, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-sciences2014

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