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ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020

Jan. 14, 2020—ELC Academic Writing Workshops 12:00 to 2:00 PM (see dates below) 010 Alumni Hall These workshops cover writing topics especially relevant to international students and scholars. Snacks are provided, the workshops are free, but space is limited!Reserve your spot today. Jan 24: Improving Writing Clarity and Flow Jan 31: Strengthening Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing Skills Feb 7: Enhancing...

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Events: Surviving grad school… Who can help me with my research?

Jan. 8, 2020—Hosted by the VU Libraries, join the first talk in a semester long series of talks for STEM majors on surviving graduate school. This first session will focus on the unique difficulties of performing research and the resources that are available at Vanderbilt University to help students. These resources include databases, citation managers, writing and...

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The Psychology of Peak Performance Workshop Series

Jan. 8, 2020—In collaboration with UCC colleagues – This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  Lunch provided https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/programming.php

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Critical Conversations Workshop Series, Spring 2020

Jan. 8, 2020—This series is offered every semester but registration is capped at 15 people each.  RSVP available one week before each workshop https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gradlife/

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Finance Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 8, 2020—Dr. Emily Roberts of PFforPhds.com will return to give two presentations on personal finances.  Make sure to Mark your Calendars and RSVP!

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Collaborative Communication Workshop March 13th

Jan. 8, 2020—Today’s workplace requires more collaboration than ever before. Honing effective communication skills is essential for success ‐ and well‐being ‐ throughout your career. Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project by the authors of the bestseller Getting to Yes, this one‐dayCollaborative Communication Workshop is designed to help participants: Influence people effectively, even when...

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Spring 2020 workshops in Python and R

Jan. 2, 2020—The Digital Scholarship and Communications Office (http://vanderbi.lt/disc) is offering introductory Python and R lessons in the spring of 2020.  These lessons are designed to help beginners install the necessary software and get started programming.  They are suitable for learners with no previous programming experience and for those who have programmed in other languages but want...

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Women in the Academy: Negotiating your First Academic Job

Nov. 20, 2019—The next session of the Women in the Academy series will be held on 12/4. Please see below for more information.

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Event: Demystifying Data Science Roles

Nov. 14, 2019—Join the Data Science Institute as they welcome Yorgos Askilidis, Senior Data Scientist, Instagram to discuss the categorization of data science roles in industry. Registration requested: https://forms.gle/KZXRMtbFg5uLGWL96   Title: Demystifying Data Science Roles Tuesday, November 19 | 4pm | Buttrick Hall 101  Yorgos is a senior data scientist at Instagram in NYC, where he works...

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How to Write an Op-ed , Nov 20th

Nov. 4, 2019—How to Write an Op-ed Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:10 am – 12:45 pm Alumni Hall, Rm 201 Do you have an interesting opinion on a local, regional or national trending news topic? Are you interested in exploring new channels for sharing your thoughts, experiences and relevant research work with a wider audience? An Op-ed...

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Campus Visit from Skype-a-Scientist founder

Oct. 24, 2019—Dr. Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist and the founder of the Skype A Scientist program that matches scientists with classrooms around the world. Come by her talk to hear more about squids and effective science communication!

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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop – 11/6/19

Oct. 23, 2019—Join the Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop! Wednesday, November 6 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Calhoun 109 Feel free to bring your lunch! Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/7u6tUC7rPkyrM9Lz5 Questions? Email Brianna Nesbitt at brianna.nesbitt@vanderbilt.edu

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Women in the Academy 10/29: Establishing and Understanding Authority in the Classroom

Oct. 18, 2019—The next session of the Women in the Academy series will be held on 10/29. Please see below for more information.

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Graduate Student/Postdoc Workshop: Developing a Written Diversity Statement

Oct. 15, 2019—In this workshop, we will discuss evidence-based practices for writing a diversity statement for the academic job market. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence in their professional lives. Sometimes, a job ad will request that applicants address diversity in the cover...

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Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, Oct 24th-25th

Sep. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for October 24th-25th, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Registration is...

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Vanderbilt Science Policy Group Science Communications and Policy Retreat

Sep. 4, 2019—VSPG Science Communications and Policy Retreat Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Time: 7:30AM-6PM Location: Wondry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Science Policy Group will host a science communication and policy retreat in conjunction with the National Science Policy Network and the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program. Join us on Saturday, September...

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CQS Summer Institute Registration is Now Open!

Jun. 19, 2019—Registration is now OPEN for the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) Summer Institute program of 2019!  OVERVIEW: Our CQS Summer Institute offers four great courses that will sharpen your quantitative research skills and give you methods and tools to deepen your understanding in biostatistics and bioinformatics.  Registration is expected to open in early May and participants are...

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Do You Play Fair? A Workshop about Bias in Academia

Jun. 7, 2019—Postdocs and graduate students are invited to explore how unconscious bias may impede student success in STEMM fields. Fair Play raises awareness about stereotypes and other racial biases in academia, which can inadvertently influence judgments about the behavior toward others Register here: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=8RRKJXNMRH

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Special Seminar: “Opening the Black Box of Scientific Publishing”

Apr. 10, 2019—Come hear from Brian Plosky, Editor-in-Chief, Molecular Cell. April 15, 12:15 in 1220 MRB III  

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Tech Venture Challenge Final Pitch April 11

Mar. 27, 2019—The Tech Venture Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization, will conclude with the final pitch on April 11. The Tech Venture Challenge is an annual competition designed to provide networking and educational opportunities for Vanderbilt students from a variety of backgrounds including science, business, and law. Under the guidance of...

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