Past Events

UVA Bay Game April 2014

April 24, 2014 | 2:30 pm
Brown Science and Engineering Library

Celebrate Earth Day 2014, the 5th Anniversary of the UVa Bay Game, and the launch of a brand new watershed games platform -- Global Water Games! Join us on April 24, 2014 from 2:30-5:00pm in the Brown Science and Engineering Library. 150 spaces are available. Registration required. SIGN-UP HERE.Watch a short video about the game here. Questions? Contact Meg Harris (meg@virginia.edu).

Blogging and Social Media for Professionals

April 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Webinar

April 25, 2014

12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM EST

Should you blog? Can a blog help advance your job or career? What platform should you use? Jennifer McDonald shares her expertise as a blogger (and blogging consultant) who has launched numerous personal and professional blogs. She will address the reasons for blogging, what it takes to start a blog, how to expand your blog’s audience, and ways to incorporate social media into your blogging plans.

Blogging and Social Media for Professionals (Hosted by the Alumni Career Services Office)

Jennifer McDonald (Col ’91, Educ ’97) shares her expertise on best practices for blogging, as well as how to expand your online audience.

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Annual Postdoc Research Symposium

May 2, 2014 | 9:30 am
Newcomb (Various Rooms)
Newcomb (Various Rooms)

 The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs invite you to the

UVa POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH DAY

Friday, May 2, 2014

9:30 am - 6pm

Schedule of Events

May 2, 2014

Newcomb Hall, Various Rooms

 

9:30am: Registration and Coffee, Newcomb Hall Lobby

10:00 – Noon: Oral Presentations by 8 postdoctoral scholars, Newcomb South Meeting Room

Fields represented: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Education, Engineering, and Pharmacology

Noon – 12:45: Lunch and Networking (Boxed lunch provided, please RSVP) Newcomb Gallery

12:45-2:00pm: Career Panel Discussion, Newcomb South Meeting Room

Panelists:

Mike McConnell - Asst. Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UVA

Tajie Harris - Asst. Professor, Neuroscience, UVA

Jessica Salvatore - Asst. Professor, Psychology, Sweet Briar College

Josh Mauldin - Licensing Associate, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

Lydia Killos - Analyst, Communitas Consulting, Charlottesville (social sciences) 

Jason Berndt - Associate Editor, Science Signaling

2:00-3:00pm: Recruiter and Core Facility Fair, Newcomb Ballroom

3:00-5:00pm: Poster Sessions, Newcomb Ballroom

5:00-6:30pm: Reception and Awards, Newcomb Gallery

 

The online registration deadline has passed (as of Wednesday, April 30)!

Please contact Melissa Hurst at mhurst@virginia.edu if you would like to attend.

 
 

Innovation In Pedagogy Summit

May 6, 2014 | 8:30 am
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

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A collaboration between the 4-VA Collaborative, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Online Learning Environment, and the Teaching Resource Center.

Date: May 6, 2014
Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Check-in: (coffee, tea, and light refreshments available) (8:30 AM – 9:00 AM)

Innovative Teaching at U.Va. (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • Session I: Engaging Students in Deeper Learning: Teaching with Innovative Technology
  • Session II: Engaging Students Face-to-Face

Lunch and Conversation with Innovation Partners (11:45 – 1:15 PM)

Flipping & Wrapping: Easy Tech for Better Prep and Rethinking Class Time (1:30 – 4:30 PM)
Keynote & Guest Workshop by José Bowen, author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

For additional event details, please follow this link.

Register

 

Charlottesville Community Job Fair

May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am
John Paul Jones Arena

Come to the 2014 CHARLOTTESVILLE COMMUNITY SPRING JOB FAIR!

 

Last year the job fair – the largest of its kind in Central Virginia – hosted more than 170 recruiters from 80 plus organizations. A wide variety of industries such as healthcare, retail, government, hospitality, social services, staffing, and education were represented. Approximately 1,100 job seekers attended the fair throughout the day, with approximately 60 percent coming from the Charlottesville area.

This year, the City of Charlottesville is anticipating another large turnout from employers and job seekers alike! Employment resources for job seekers such as help with interviewing skills and resume writing will be available onsite.

The 2014 Charlottesville Community Spring Job Fair is being presented by the City of Charlottesville in partnership with the County of Albemarle, the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, National College, the Adult Learning Center, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Piedmont Workforce Network, and the Virginia Workforce Network.

NIH Annual Career Symposium

May 16, 2014 | 8:00 am
NIH- Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

7TH ANNUAL NIH CAREER SYMPOSIUM

The 7th Annual NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available toyour generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student,  postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.

We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level graduate student to join us, regardless if you are part of the NIH intramural program or not.

Wondering what the Career Symposium is all about?  Check out past events here

 

https://www.training.nih.gov/events/view/_2/1196/7th_Annual_NIH_Career_S...

 

Business Chemistry: The Science of Great Business Relationships

May 30, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Webinar

Webinar offered by the Alumni Career Services Office

12-1:00 EST

Have you ever wondered what makes someone tick? Or what ticks them off? While personal chemistry is often described in poetic and almost mystical terms, there is actually a great deal of hard science that lies beneath it. Working with a team of renowned scientists in the field of neuroscience and genetics, Deloitte created the Business Chemistry model to reveal distinct patterns of personality-linked behavior, and their impacts on business relationships. Jason Magill (Com ’99) provides an overview of four personality types and how they interact in a work setting. Having a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of behavior, preferences, and relationships will allow you to be more effective in your interactions, understand how and where to add value, and help increase your general happiness at work.

Register in Advance

 

Charlottesville Women in Tech Meetup

June 11, 2014 | 5:30 pm
210 Ridge Mcintire Road, suite 500 (Center for Open Science)

Charlottesville Women in Tech Meetups are for anyone who identifies as a "woman in tech" - coders, designers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, startups, managers, sysadmins, engineers, biotech… in and around the Charlottesville area. The meetup will be part community building and part learning new tech skills together.

 

The meetups are free, but an RSVP is requested @cvillewitjune.eventbrite.com.

Becoming a Reviewer for the Journal of Emerging Investigators

July 10, 2014 | 10:00 am
McKim Hall BIMS Education Center

Sarah Fankhauser, PhD will be visiting UVA on Thursday, July 10th, at 10AM in McKim Hall BIMS Education Center to speak to us about an exciting opportunity to become involved with the review and editing process for the Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI).

 

Read more about the Journal of Emerging Investigators here

 

JEI is an open-access journal that publishes original research in the biological and physical sciences that is written by middle and high school students.  The journal was created by graduate students at Harvard University to promote hypothesis-based science at the middle- and high-school levels and to encourage young scientists to begin sharing and publishing their scientific findings at an early age.  Most articles come from class-room based projects, science fairs, and other forms of mentor-based independent research.  

 

Sarah is visiting from Emory University (currently working with Joanna Goldberg, former MIC faculty) to share more information about JEI, to recruit new reviewers for manuscripts, and to potentially find ways to incorporate JEI into already existing outreach opportunities at UVA.

 

So what's in it for Grad Students/Post-Docs?

Graduate students and post-docs will gain experience mentoring the next generation of scientists while honing in on their science communication skills to a variety of audiences.  Further, volunteer experience gained as a JEI reviewer can help fulfill the NSF volunteer/outreach requirement and can be documented on CVs.

 

We hope that you can join us for this short informational session!  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the review and editing process, and a fantastic way to engage with the next generation of scientists!

 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Financial Planning, Retirement, and Savings 101

August 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 349
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsors a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

 

August 2014: Financial Planning, Retirement, and Savings 101

Presented by UVA Community Credit Union and Anne Broccoli, Director of UVA HR Benefits

Financial planning is an important part of achieving some of your most important goals like buying a home, sending your kids to college, saving for a retirement and protecting your family from a financial disaster. 

 

Join us as we discuss why it’s important to:

·         determine an investment allocation strategy that’s best for you and that you’re saving enough;

·         decide what should be done with your assets upon death;

·         ensure you have enough insurance protection; and,

·         check to see that you are fully using all of the benefits available to you through your employer.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates will be separated into groups during the presentation and discussions will be tailored to the specific needs of each type of postdoc.

 

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

 

 

Graduate Student Case Interview Workshop

August 16, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Hosted by the Graduate Student Consulting and Beyond Club (GSCB)

Case Interview Season is Quickly Approaching. Will You Be Ready?

What: A full day case interview workshop (details below)

When: Saturday, August 16th, 9am - 4pm (lunch provided by GSCB)

Where: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Case interviews are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the graduate student interview process. Once strictly a practice of management consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, in recent years, case interviews have been more broadly used at firms like 3M, Google, Chevron, Microsoft, T-Rowe Price and Proctor & Gamble.

1 Day Case Interview Boot Camp Agenda:

Module 1: Introduction to corporate strategy and strategy consulting. Introduction to case interviewing leveraging interactive videos to model case interviewing best practices.

Module 2: Review of case interview “starts”. Tips on reading charts and executing math quickly. More interactive case interview practice.

Module 3: Practice and coaching leveraging interactive case interview videos. Small group work focusing on math and case starts.

Module 4: Preview of the upcoming recruiting season. Review a 10 week prep plan to ensure success on game day!

Click below for  more information:

http://caseinterviewbootcamp.com/

If you are planning to attend this exciting and useful event, please RSVP through this link. There is no cost to attend.

August Teaching Workshop for Graduate Students-Teaching Resource Center

August 21, 2014 | 8:15 am
Nau Hall

Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center with additional support from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of  Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

 

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows new to teaching at UVa are invited.

 

http://trc.virginia.edu/events-2/workshop-series-learning-communities/

 

8:15-8:50 Check-In/Registration & Refreshments
Nau Hall, 1st Floor Lobby 
 
9:00-10:00 Welcome & Interactive Plenary: What Do the Best College
Teachers Do?*

Nau Hall, Room 101
We all have assumptions about what it means to be a good (or a bad) teacher. Some of those assumptions are rooted in our own experience, others are informed by prevalent cultural images. Whether you aspire to teach like Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter) or Louanne Johnson (Dangerous Minds), it will be worthwhile to consider what research on the best U.S. college teachers can tell us about the realities of good teaching and learning. 

*Bain, K. (2004). What the Best College Teachers Do.
 
10:00-10:15 Transition to next session.  
10:15-11:15 Teaching the First Days of Class
Get practical advice about how to keep the butterflies under control and get your class off to a good start.
 
11:15-11:20 Quick Break  
11:20-12:30 Troubleshooting Teaching Challenges
What if your students say a test is unfair?…talk during others’ presentations?…question the grades on their papers? By discussing difficult classroom situations, you enhance your chances of avoiding any yourself.
 
12:30-1:30 Lunch Panel Discussion: Balancing Teaching and Life as a Graduate Student
An opportunity to talk with experienced TAs about strategies for finding balance as you incorporate teaching into your graduate career.Funding for lunch generously provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Office of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Office of the Assistant Vice President of Graduate Studies.
 
1:30-1:45 Transition to next session.  
1:45-3:00 Workshops: Teaching Methods  
 
  • Teaching Methods Facilitating Discussion
    Discuss ways to effectively facilitate classroom discussions, including maximizing student preparation and participation, guiding discussion without stifling students’ creativity, and asking compelling questions.
 
 
  • Teaching Problem-Solving
    Get tips on how to be successful teaching a problem-solving section in science, social science or engineering.
 
 
  • Teaching Methods Facilitating Discussion
    Discuss ways to effectively facilitate classroom discussions, including maximizing student preparation and participation, guiding discussion without stifling students’ creativity, and asking compelling questions.
 
 
  • Teaching Math
    Explore innovative pedagogical techniques to create an effective learning environment in a variety of math course settings.
 
 
  • Teaching Scientific Inquiry
    Learn ways to make laboratory and other science classes a successful setting in which to pursue scientific inquiry and enhance scientific understanding.
 
3:00-3:15 Transition to next session.  
3:15-4:30 Workshops: Assessing Student Work  
 
  • Tips and Techniques for Grading Student Work
    Discuss strategies for assessing and evaluating student work quickly, fairly, and effectively. Sessions are targeted to the following disciplinary clusters:
 
 
  • Science and Engineering – Scientific writing, including essays, lab reports, short answer exams.
 
 
  • Humanities and Social Science – A focus on essays, short answer and essay exams.
 
 
  • Assessing Student Learning in Quantitative Courses
 
 
  • Assessing & Responding to Student Learning Difficulties in Foreign Languages
    Learn how to recognize learning difficulties and disabilities in your language course and accommodations that will help students who have them.

 

 

Five at Five Chalk Talk Series

August 29, 2014 | 5:00 pm
OpenGrounds
Please join us for the August installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk Series.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) 
When: 5:00 – 6:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, just drop a note with your name into the Chalk Talks jar at the event!

 

2014 NSF GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop

September 2, 2014 | 3:30 am
Rice Hall, Room #130

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!  NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014.  Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree.  The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. 

We are offergin a series of workshops to help you make the most out of your application.

Register here to attend!

This first Workshop in a series of three is an information session to help you determine your eligibility and to understand what will be required should you choose to apply.

Two additional sessions will be held as follows:

A draft writing session to be held the week of September 29

A final polishing session to be held the week of October 20.

Case Mock Interviewing

September 2, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Alumni Hall

Join University Career Services and the Fourth Year Trustees to get firsthand experience with case interviewing. See event page for more information.

UVA Three Minute Thesis Competition Entries Due

September 8, 2014 | 5:00 pm

Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an academic competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present their dissertation work and its significance within three minutes to a general audience with the use of just a single visual aid.

 

Do you think you have what it takes to describe your dissertation in a clear, compelling, and succinct way? Entries are now being accepted for the Second Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, the winner of which will receive $1000 and will have their submission advanced to the international Universitas 21 Grand Final competition.

 

Click here to see our website for more information and to enter!

 

To enter the competition, we’re asking you to record and submit a video of your own Three Minute Thesis presentation by no later than 5 pm on Monday, September 8 (click here for instructions and guidelines). A group of judges will then pick the top 8 submissions for a live UVa Final Competition, which will take place on September 25 from 3-5 pm in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. There, each finalist will present his or her 3MT, live, to an audience including a diverse panel of judges. The winner of the UVa Live Competition will then be advanced to the international Universitas 21 Grand final competition through the submission of a video recording of their 3MT. Last year’s winner of the UVa 3MT competition, Lindsey Brinton, went on to win the People’s Choice Award (and an additional cash prize!) in the international U21 Grand Final! Click here to watch her winning video.

 

Eligibility: UVa graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program who have passed their qualifying exams are eligible to enter the 3MT competition.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

09/08/14  -  Registration and video submission deadline to enter UVa competition

09/18/14  -  Finalists notified

09/25/14  -  UVa Live Final Competition

10/03/14  -  U21 Grand Final video submission deadline

10/18/14  -  U21 Grand Final winners announced

 

If you have questions, please contact Amy Clobes, Associate Director of Professional Development in the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at aclobes@virginia.edu or 434-924-1032.

UVA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Entries Due

September 8, 2014 | 5:00 pm

Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an academic competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present their dissertation work and its significance within three minutes to a general audience with the use of just a single visual aid.

 

Do you think you have what it takes to describe your dissertation in a clear, compelling, and succinct way? Entries are now being accepted for the Second Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, the winner of which will receive $1000 and will have their submission advanced to the international Universitas 21 Grand Final competition.

 

Click here to see our website for more information and to enter!

 

To enter the competition, we’re asking you to record and submit a video of your own Three Minute Thesis presentation by no later than 5 pm on Monday, September 8 (click here for instructions and guidelines). A group of judges will then pick the top 8 submissions for a live UVa Final Competition, which will take place on September 25 from 3-5 pm in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. There, each finalist will present his or her 3MT, live, to an audience including a diverse panel of judges. The winner of the UVa Live Competition will then be advanced to the international Universitas 21 Grand final competition through the submission of a video recording of their 3MT. Last year’s winner of the UVa 3MT competition, Lindsey Brinton, went on to win the People’s Choice Award (and an additional cash prize!) in the international U21 Grand Final! Click here to watch her winning video.

 

Eligibility: UVa graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program who have passed their qualifying exams are eligible to enter the 3MT competition.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

09/08/14  -  Registration and video submission deadline to enter UVa competition

09/18/14  -  Finalists notified

09/25/14  -  UVa Live Final Competition

10/03/14  -  U21 Grand Final video submission deadline

10/18/14  -  U21 Grand Final winners announced

 

If you have questions, please contact Amy Clobes, Associate Director of Professional Development in the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at aclobes@virginia.edu or 434-924-1032.

                                                                                     

 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Becoming a Great PI!

September 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Historical Collections Room
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

September 2014: Becoming a Great PI!

Panel Members Include:

Catherine Bradshaw, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Curry School of Education. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Department of Education and the Spencer Foundation.

John Scully, Charles Henderson Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Department of Defense, NSF, Virginia Center for Transportation

Jason Papin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. NIH and U.S. Department of Defense.

Scott Acton, Professor and Director, VIVA. Current sponsored grants include: U.S. Department of Transportation and Virginia Center for Transportation

 

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

 

Introduction to Graduate Career Services

September 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

We encourage all graduate students to attend our Introduction to Graduate Career Services where you will receive an overview of the professional development resources and services at UVa that will help you plan and prepare for a successful career. Planning for success means getting started in the early years of your graduate study by exploring career options and developing the professional skills and experience necessary to conduct a successful job search. Students at any stage of their graduate and career paths are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration Requested.

Engineering Fall Career Fair

September 15, 2014 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall Ballroom and Adjacent Rooms

Engineering Career Days is sponsored by the Center for Engineering Career Development. The fair attracts approximately 2,100 (75% of) engineering students from all academic levels. Generally 140-185 employers participate to recruit for full-time and internship positions.

Registration is open via CAVLink.

Click here to register: https://virginia-csm.symplicity.com/events/ .

Date: September 15th and 16th, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
 

 

 

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