Past Events

Big Data Fellowship Proposals Due

February 21, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Grad Studies

Proposals for Jefferson Trust Fellowships in Big Data are due by e-mail to gradstudies@virginia.edu by 5pm, Friday, February 21. Please see application instructions for further information.

UVA Educators' Expo Annual Job & Interview Fair

February 24, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall (Ballroom & adjacent rooms)

Interested in full-time or summer k-12 education opportunities? Attend this annual k-12 Education Job & Interview Fair, sponsored by the Curry School of Education Career Services Office. We are still hearing from the nearly 70 education organizations from numerous states originally registered, and many are still planning to attend - they will be recruiting for both full-time and summer k-12 positions in teaching, administration, SLP and school counseling openings for the upcoming school year. Check out the Curry Career website http://curry.virginia.edu/career-services/expo for tips about navigating the Expo, and for the list of originally registered employers. These k-12 school systems and education organizations want to meet you to talk about opportunities for both full-time and summer k-12 positions. Be sure to come to the Job Fair in the morning from 9am-12noon (introduce yourself, learn about opportunities and potential openings, and then potentially arrange interviews for the afternoon). You need NOT be certified to teach in order to attend, as private & independent schools and recruiting agencies, summer programs, charter schools, and non-profit education organizations will all be represented and eager to talk with you about opportunities

GBS Career Panel & Reception

February 25, 2014 | 3:30 pm
Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium (MEB, Room 3110)

Are you struggling to decide which biomedical career path is best for you?  If you have chosen a career path already, do you want to know what it takes to get there?  Did you enjoy attending Dr. Mike Stadnisky's seminar in the Fall, i.e. hearing real advice from a BIMS alumnus?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, please join us for our annual GBS Career Panel & Reception!  This year's career panel will take place on Tuesday, February 25th from 3:30-6PM in the Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium (MEB, Room 3110).

 

The event will consist of a 1.5-hour Q&A/discussion with several panelists representing the biomedical science career paths YOU were most interested in learning about, including biotechnology & entrepreneurship, medical microbiology/immunology & molecular diagnostics, science policy, government, clinical trials, academic research, consulting, and more!  Dr. Melissa Hurst, the Director of Graduate Career Development at UVA, will moderate the event.  Additionally, the panel Q&A will be followed by a 1-hour informal networking reception.

 

Many of the panelists featured are UVA BIMS alumni.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get your questions answered and learn how you can apply your PhD!  Please RSVP to secure a spot and refreshments using the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F6K5PXB.  Do not miss out!

 

Planning for Data Management

February 26, 2014 | 2:00 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

2:00 – 3:30

Please Register Here
What’s your plan for managing the data from your current and proposed research projects? Join us for a data management planning workshop designed to help researchers start thinking about questions such as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use?  What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? Will your data be restricted or fully open? We will cover critical components of data management planning, introduce you to available resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan.  We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award Applications Due

March 3, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Grad Studies

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences summer research award applications due March 3, 2014 by 5:00pm. Applications must be submitted by an applicant's DGS. For more information, click here.

Managing Collaborations with Collaboration Management Systems: UVa Box, UVa Collab, Google

March 6, 2014 | 10:00 am
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

10:00 – 11:30

Please Register Here
Much research is done collaboratively — between colleagues, graduate students, and fellow researchers at UVa and across institutions.  We’ll look at tools to facilitate and manage research collaborations.  Do you need a ‘static’ tool that provides safe and secure file sharing, a ‘dynamic’ tool that will allow interactive editing of documents, or tool that will allow virtual face-to-face discussions and presentations?  You probably want a system that includes all of these components.  We’ll look at what is available from the University, and some of the openly available options.

Managing Collaborations with Collaboration Management Systems: UVa Box, UVa Collab, Google Docs & Google Drive

March 6, 2014 | 10:00 am
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

10:00 – 11:30

Please Register Here
Much research is done collaboratively — between colleagues, graduate students, and fellow researchers at UVa and across institutions.  We’ll look at tools to facilitate and manage research collaborations.  Do you need a ‘static’ tool that provides safe and secure file sharing, a ‘dynamic’ tool that will allow interactive editing of documents, or tool that will allow virtual face-to-face discussions and presentations?  You probably want a system that includes all of these components.  We’ll look at what is available from the University, and some of the openly available options.

Go Government: Personal Branding

March 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Garrett Hall, Commons (2nd level)
Marketing yourself properly is the key to landing the federal job or internship of your dreams. Learn how to develop a strong personal brand by identifying new ways to apply your skills and talents, highlighting the versatility of your experiences and building a standout resume.
Date:  Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GradDays 2014 March 15-29

March 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Various events: March 15-29, 2014

Complete Listing of Events

 

GRADDAYS IS A CELEBRATION OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT LIFE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, HIGHLIGHTING AND ENHANCING THE SUBSTANTIAL INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY.

 

 

GradDays: Huskey Research Exhibition

March 18, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Third Floor

Showcasing graduate student research and scholarship from across the University. Presenters exhibit their work to a general audience and compete for prizes. This is a remarkable opportunity to find out more about what graduate students are doing in all fields and disciplines.

Data Documentation and Metadata

March 18, 2014 | 2:00 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

 2:00 – 3:30

Please Register Here
A critical part of making data usable and shareable is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by others. This requires clear and detailed data description, annotation and contextual information. In addition, you will need to retain details about your data collection and methodology at least until the end of your project. Data documentation and metadata is a vital part of managing your research data that needs to be done throughout the project, not just at the end. Come learn and explore tools like Colectica, Nesstar, Morpho, and iPhoto that will help you document your data while you collect and analyze it.

Scholars Lab GIS Workshop: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data

March 19, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

Research projects often rely on fieldwork to build new datasets. In this workshop we’ll focus on tools for spatial data collection. First we’ll take a quick look behind the curtain to see how GPS really works and how to use that knowledge to our advantage. Then we’ll evaluate free or low-cost options to gather locations and associated attributes using handheld GPS devices, smartphones, and apps. This workshop will introduce you to a range of devices and methods for mobile spatial data collection.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

GradDays: Lunch Workshop for Female Grad Students with Female Faculty

March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Women continue to be under-represented in higher education. As a result, many female graduate students do not have access to mentors within their own department who can speak to their questions and concerns. Come hear from faculty who have gone through it - graduate school, the job market, and the promotion process. Faculty will share their insights and take your questions. Panelists include Janet Cross (Pathology), Karlin Luedtke (WGS), Beverly Adams (Psychology), Catherine Bradshaw (Curry), and Silvia Blemker (BME). Lunch will be served.

GradDays: Advisor/Advisee Relationships Seminar

March 19, 2014 | 2:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Panel and seminar for grad students on navigating advisor/advisee and other mentoring relationships, including holding successful critical conversations. Refreshments will be provided. Please visit this page for more information.

Scholars Lab Workshop: Version Control with git

March 19, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

If you have trouble keeping track of changes you've made in projects, then git can help you. It's a *version control* program that remembers all the changes you've make to a project, and it also helps you collaborate with others on that project. Git's great for managing websites, computer program source code, and even papers. In this workshop, we'll learn about how git views the world so that we can use it more effectively, and we'll get hands-on practice using git to track changes in a small project.

Instructor: Eric Rochester

Communicating Science and Engaging the Public Plenary Session

March 20, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Minor Hall, Room 125

4:00-5:30pm

Are you a STEM student interested in developing skills to communicate with the public about scientific research?  Join us for two training events!

This seminar by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will address why researcher involvement in public communication of science is valuable, share some science communication tips and resources, and discuss how to find outreach opportunities.  

Click here: Registration Required

Communicating Science Workshop

March 21, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

9:00-Noon

This interactive workshop by the AAAS will focus on developing research messages for and interacting with public audiences, hands-on practice and peer critique, and resources for communicating more broadly.  

45 Seats offered on a first-signup, first-served basis

Click here: Registration Required

GradDays: GCSB Case Competition

March 21, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Ballroom and Gallery

The case competition, sponsored by Grad Studies, the Graduate Students Consulting and Beyond Club at UVA, and GSAS Council, will feature teams working on a real and complex case centered on a non-profit AIDS service organization. Teams will present proposals for developing and managing a project submitted by the service organization and will be judged by a panel of consultants, nonprofit representatives, and UVA faculty and staff. The goal of the event is to bridge communication between advanced degree holders/candidates and organizations, including nonprofits and top consulting firms. See this page for further details.

For more information about GradDays events, check out Grad Studies' GradDays article and see the UVA Grad Council GradDays website.

CANCELLED! GradDays Career and Networking Fair with Wine & Cheese

March 25, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Ballroom and Gallery

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. LOOK FOR A NEW DATE SOON!

 

Join us for a workshop and networking fair for graduate students. The afternoon will begin with an informational workshop covering the importance of and the basics of networking outside the academy. Graduate students are then invited to attend a networking fair with representatives from various non-academic and alt-ac fields, giving students a chance to practice their networking skills and to learn about a variety of fields and careers and the skills, knowledge, and experiences needed to succeed in them. For more details, please see here.

For more information about GradDays events, check out Grad Studies' GradDays article and see the UVA Grad Council GradDays website.

Scholars Lab GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map with QGIS

March 26, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

Here’s your chance to get started with geographic information systems software in a friendly, jargon-free environment. This one-hour workshop introduces the skills you need to make your own maps. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular open source GIS software (QGIS) and a gentle introduction to cartography. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpieces and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

Instructors: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston

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