News and Updates from the Postdoctoral Affairs Office - July 9, 2019
Our university has a number of resources to support the work of our researchers. Check out this handy guide to some of these resources. The Scholarly Commons and the Research Data Service in the University Library have many usual resources for postdocs as well.
Alexis Thompson, Assistant Dean
Graduate Student Success and Postdoctoral Affairs
Your Professional Development
Managing Large Projects
Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Gregory Hall, room 319
In this interactive workshop, you will learn about project management concepts then apply them in a practical case study to help you think strategically about complex projects. You will leave with tools to help you navigate your next great challenge more efficiently. Can't make it in person? This workshop will be simultaneously broadcast online at go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace. See the full listing of Graduate College workshops: go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops.
This opportunity is available remotely.
Staying Organized During a Job Search
Tuesday, July 23, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Gregory Hall, room 319
Deadlines, documents, contacts, references, institution research—there’s so much to keep track of when you’re job-hunting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. In this workshop, we will discuss concrete strategies for managing information and staying organized on the job market. We’ll look at different approaches to staying organized, and you’ll leave with a plan that best suits your needs. This workshop is for students pursuing faculty careers, non-academic careers, or both. Can't make it in person? This workshop will be simultaneously broadcast online at go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace.
See the full listing of Graduate College workshops: go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops.
This opportunity is available remotely.
Faculty Job Search Retreat 2019
Register now for the annual Faculty Job Search Retreat! This special, half-day event will get you ready to approach your search strategically. It will feature a variety of hands-on activities (on cover letters, recommendations, and more) and a panel of faculty from a wide range of institutions. Get more information at https://grad.illinois.edu/facultyjobsearch.
Your Research and Teaching
Friday, July 12, 10 a.m. - noon, 805 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana
The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) will be hosting walk-in office hours. Staff reviewers will be available to assist you with your IRB protocol during this time. No appointment is needed. OPRS is located at 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Urbana.
Clowder is an open source tool developed by NCSA, CSL and CEE to address preserving, sharing, navigating and reusing large, diverse collections of data across multiple domains. Supported communities: biology, geoscience, materials science, crop science, civil engineering, social science and humanities. Whether a Clowder user or just want to learn more, come to the All Paws in Chicago on July 28.
Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19, iHotel and Conference Center
The Illinois Summer Research Symposium brings together research programs that support the inclusion and participation of students from US populations underrepresented in graduate study to present their research. More than 150 students will present research that has been developed through the mentorship and training of faculty members from across a variety of disciplines. The event is open to university community members. Check out some of the student research being done on campus!
Thursday, July 17, 8 - 10 p.m., Boneyard Creek Crossing, Corner of Race and Griggs Sts. Urbana
This month, the Urbana Arts and Culture Program is delighted to feature "Hearts Beat Loud," not only a tribute to the joy that music can bring, but it is also a celebration of the bond between a daughter and her father. Popcorn and pepsi will be available for purchase. The film will screen at sundown (estimated 8:30 p.m.). Free and open to the public.
Postdoc Post is distributed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to current Postdocs at Illinois. Please see our website for submission information.
If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in any of the programs or events listed in Postdoc Post, please email the contact person for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.