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News and Updates from the Postdoctoral Affairs Office - November 12, 2019

 

Feedback plays a key role in your professional development. However, it’s not always easy to get the feedback you need or figure out how to incorporate the feedback in your work. Two workshops this week will touch on aspects of this important topic. See below for more information!

Alexis Thompson, Assistant Dean
Graduate Student Success and Postdoctoral Affairs

 
 
 
Your Professional Development
 

Thursday, November 14, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Davenport Hall, room 329

Gathering feedback is an important part of your academic progress. Come learn how to work effectively with your adviser and other sources to gain feedback and make progress toward your goals. Can't make it in person? This workshop will be simultaneously broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace.

 This opportunity is available online.

 

Friday, November 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Coble Hall, room 308

Did you miss this semester's job search workshops? No worries. We are offering them again, all in one day.

Join us as we answer all your job search questions.

  • 9 - 10 a.m.: Faculty Job Search: CVs & Cover Letters
  • 10 - 11 a.m.: Faculty Job Search: Research & Teaching Statements
  • 11 - 12:30 p.m.: Faculty Job Search: Interviews
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Industry Job Search: Resumes & Cover Letters
  • 2:30 - 4 p.m.: Industry Job Search: Interviewing

Join us in person or online at http://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace. Stay for one, some, or all! We'll have free coffee, tea, and treats to fuel your search! 

 This opportunity is available online.

 
 
 
Your Research and Teaching
 

Thursday, November 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Lincoln Hall, room 1068

Feeling overwhelmed by the critical feedback you're receiving from your professors, advisers, and/or reviewers? This presentation, sponsored by the Writers Workshop, will help you assess, integrate, and respond to critical feedback in the revision process, whether you’re writing for coursework or working on a larger writing project.

 

Friday, November 15, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Beckman Institute, room 4269 

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The third session of the Inclusive Lab Leaders Program, “Transforming Conflict into Collaboration,” will address how to work through conflict in the lab. A program of the 21st Century Scientists Initiative at the Beckman Institute, it will help graduate students and postdocs manage and engage with conflict and have the difficult conversations that are so important to mentoring, collaboration, and scientific advancement.

 

Working on a grant application that requires a DMP? Need some help in a time crunch? The Research Data Service offers fast, free, and confidential feedback on draft DMPs. Contact them at researchdata@library.illinois.edu.

 

In this post, Director of Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention for the Graduate College, Daniel Wong talks about the relationship between sustainability and productivity, and how you can maximize your effectiveness while finding balance and purpose in your work. To discuss these two issues together, we'll apply three principles to three domains of life and work: sleep, rest, and work. Read how on the blog. 

 
 
 
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
 
Stress: How to Combat Burnout & Enjoy Your Life

Wednesday, November 13, noon  - 1:30 p.m., Everitt Lab

Join DRES at Everitt Lab for a presentation by LCSW, Gina Johnson, on how to combat stress. Gina will discuss the different types of stress and empower workshop attendees to learn the signs and triggers of burnout and develop a self-care plan to prevent it. Please e-mail LAH@illinois.edu if you would like to register (and/or if you require any accommodations).

 

Thursday, November 14, 6 - 8:30 p.m., Lincoln Hall Theater

Join womxn change makers as they examine our past and advocate for our collective futures at the inaugural State of Womxn event. Centering the needs of womxn today through artistic performances, awards, and a nationally recognized panel of womxn change makers, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations invite you to join us in building the next 10 years of gender equity advancement at Illinois. 

 

December 3, 1- 4 p.m., Noyes Lab

DRES is offering a Disability Ally Program for all faculty/staff.. Please email LAH@illinois.edu to register and/or for any accommodations. The content of the programming includes knowledge on disability and disability culture (e.g., neurodiversity, intersectionality, universal design, accommodations, and stereotypes), and disability allyship.

 
 
 
Good to Know
 

Tuesday, November 19, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Illini Union, room 407

Mobile unit services include: driver’s license and state ID card (renewal, replacement, corrections) - REAL DLs/IDs not available at mobile unit; vehicle stickers; passenger, B-truck, motorcycle and collegiate license plates; vehicle title and registration; organ/tissue donor registration; and parking placards for persons with disabilities.

 

To assist evening campus commuters during the winter, the Parking Department will implement the following enforcement policy: effective November 4, 2019, through March 8, 2020, all university rental lots posted for enforcement from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. (M - F) will be open for general public parking beginning at 4 p.m. All street meters and 24-hour parking rental areas will continue to be enforced as posted.

 
 
 

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.