Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • Postdoc Job Search Prep Series

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building

    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 (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.

    • Thursday, October 30, 11:00-1:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 3, 3:00 -5:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, 2520D UCC


    Registration: http://tiny.cc/job-search2014

  • Postdoc Job Search Prep Series

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building

    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 (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.

    • Thursday, October 30, 11:00-1:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 3, 3:00 -5:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, 2520D UCC


    Registration: http://tiny.cc/job-search2014

  • 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.

  • Postdoc Job Search Prep Series

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    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 (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.

    • Thursday, October 30, 11:00-1:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 3, 3:00 -5:00, 1289 CBRB
    • Monday, November 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, 2520D UCC


    Registration: http://tiny.cc/job-search2014

  • 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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