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Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality; conference and livestream event presented by The Rockefeller University

Angela Zito
August 22, 2017
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Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where does science communication fit into this mess? And how can science communicators navigate a political climate that's increasingly hostile to both science and journalism? 

Headshot Day for Graduate Students

Kate Stuart
August 21, 2017
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We are thrilled to announce that the BRET Office of Career Development is providing Headshot Picture Day for Graduate Students on Friday, September 8th! You can sit for a professional headshot at no cost to you.  (We hope to offer this opportunity quarterly, and postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to get headshots in December.)

Seminar: Making BioVU Work for You

Kate Stuart
August 18, 2017
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Oh, the things you (may not know you can) do with BioVU!  Let Dr. Celestial Jones-Paris and Angelica Soto-Freita of VICTR tell you how to make the most of this awesome resource for your research.  Learn why you might want to use this repository and the nuts and bolts of how to get your application submitted and approved.  Bring your questions! Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00 PM • 206 Preston Research Building • Lunch

Volunteer Opportunity: Co-Editor-in-Chief for BRET Newsletter, "Results and Discussion"

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2017
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The BRET Office of Career Development is seeking a volunteer Content Editor to assist in the preparation and publication of the biannual newsletter, "Results and Discussion".  This newsletter highlights research accomplishments of BRET graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and features stories on activities and resources available to BRET trainees.  

Teaching Assistants needed for Organic Chemistry, Fall 2017, Vanderbilt University

Ashley Brady
August 11, 2017
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The Department of Chemistry is currently seeking graduate students or postdocs to serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) to support 3 sections of Organic Chemistry lab (Lab Supervisors) and 6 Recitation Sections (Recitation Leaders).   Lab Supervisors: The TA will be required to supervise lab and grade lab reports. Lab TAs will need to take a 2 hr chemical safety workshop in advance of supervising the labs.

Nashville Software School Info Session: Data Science, August 23rd

Angela Zito
August 11, 2017
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Nashville Software School Info Session: Data Science Wed, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT This special information session is for individuals interested in learning more about the Data Science Bootcamp at Nashville Software School. You'll hear more about the curriculum, tuition options, job placement services, etc. You will also have the opportunity to get your questions answered about about the bootcamp and NSS.

Fall 2017 CIRTL Offerings: Teaching as Research, Diversity in Teaching, much more!

Kate Stuart
August 9, 2017
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The CIRTL Network's fall courses, workshops, events, MOOC, and teaching institute have been scheduled! Our fall semester begins on Monday, October 2 (at which point all our member institutions will be in session), and it ends on Friday, December 15. 

Tuition-Free Academic English Classes

Kate Stuart
August 4, 2017
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Fall Semester, Vanderbilt University English Language Center, 1208 18th Avenue South Tuition-Free Academic English Classes for VU students, faculty, and staff at the ELC. The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (VU ELC) offers tuition-free* courses for individuals at VU who have a first language other than English. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes include the following:

CIRTL – a great resource for VU PhD students and postdocs interested in college teaching

Kim Petrie
August 3, 2017
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If you’re interested in a career in college teaching, we encourage you to check out resources available through the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and it’s a network of universities (created originally by an NSF grant) which aims to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. Vanderbilt is an institutional member so Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff can access CIRTL resources free of charge.

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