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Workshops and Seminars

Learn Python and R

Oct. 5, 2020—Want to learn Python? DiSC Python lessons are provided by the Digital Scholarship and Communications Office (DiSC) of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University. The DiSC office provides regular lessons for Python beginners with a variety of followup intermediate and advanced lessons. There is no cost associated with the lessons. The beginners lessons generally cycle twice per...

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Oct. 29 panel with Vanderbilt’s Offices of Federal Relations

Sep. 28, 2020—Science & Research Policy and Advocacy: A Panel Discussion with Vanderbilt’s Offices of Federal Relations Thursday, October 29 2:00-3:00pm Brought to you by the Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations in partnership with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Federal Relations, Vanderbilt School of Engineering, The Vanderbilt Graduate School, the BRET Office of Career Development, and the Career Center Advance registration is...

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PhD Career Stories: Panel Discussion with AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows

Sep. 25, 2020—In lieu of our regular monthly PhD Career Stories seminar, we invite you to join the ASPIRE Program and campus partners for a special panel discussion with current and former AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Monday, October 19 1:30-2:30pm on Zoom Co-sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, the Graduate School,...

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2020 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy Virtual Seminars

Sep. 25, 2020—The VU and VUMC Offices of Federal Relations, together with several campus partners including the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, are hosting two virtual events this fall for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about federal STEM policy and advocacy, and careers in science policy. October 19: Panel discussion with AAAS Science &...

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Virtual NIH Seminar Series: Mental Health and Well-Being of Biomedical Researchers

Sep. 23, 2020—Please join the NIH OITE on October 5, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm EDT for the first of a virtual seminar series focused on the mental health and well-being on biomedical researchers. The webinar and small group discussions are open to students, fellows, staff and faculty at NIH, universities and research institutions. The topic...

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Webinar: Best Practices for Competitive Grant Applications (pay to watch)

Sep. 14, 2020—Columbia University is offering the following webinar. (Cost $79) Best Practices for Competitive Grant Applications: NIH Funding for Research & Career Development Activities Friday, October 23, 2020 • 12:30pm to 5:30pm 4.00 ACCME Credits Webinar Available REGISTER HERE FACULTY Jaime S. Rubin PhD, Professor of Medical Sciences, Columbia University AGENDA Federal Funding Agencies & Funding Mechanisms Best...

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ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020

Sep. 14, 2020—ELC Academic Writing Workshops 10:00-11:00 am (see dates below) Remotely via Zoom The English Language Center (ELC) offers a series of academic workshops with a particular language theme and focus. The Academic Writing Workshop series consists of individual sessions that cover topics especially relevant to students and scholars who use English as an additional language. Each session has a...

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Fall NIH workshops for grad students and postdocs on developing resilience

Sep. 11, 2020—The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is opening much of their fall programming to trainees in the extramural community.  They are going to offer a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge...

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Fall 2020 Center for Teaching workshop on writing an effective Teaching Philosophy and Diversity Statement

Sep. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching is hosting two upcoming workshops pertinent to anyone going on the academic job market. Join them September 18 for “Crafting an Effective Teaching Statement” and on September 23 for “Developing a Written Diversity Statement.” More information and registration links below. (And, to hear about teaching and pedagogy-related events and workshops...

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Informational Webinar Series about Lilly Visiting Scientist Fellowship Program

Sep. 4, 2020—Lilly’s Visiting Scientist Fellowship program exposes Pharm.D., M.D. and relevant Ph.D. or master’s degree graduates to a myriad of pharmaceutical functions and experiences, providing hands-on involvement with the drug development process. The fellowship is a unique one-year, post-graduate program. Fellows are assigned to one department, yet work closely with other areas, enabling them to learn...

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Virtual Professional Development Opportunities for Postdocs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sep. 3, 2020—With challenges, comes innovation. Join the National Postdoctoral Association for the first virtual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration, a multi-institutional collaboration, on September 21-25, 2020!  NPAW is about celebrating YOU and the contributions you make to U.S. research and discovery. In light of COVID-19, organizations across the country are opening up events to allow for more virtual...

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VU Advanced Degree Consulting Club sponsor Case Interview webinars

Aug. 31, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Advanced Degree Consulting Club (VUADCC) has organized two upcoming webinars with Peter K., a professional case interview coach, to help prepare graduate students with interviews for management consulting firms. The first webinar will cover “Intro to Consulting Case Interview” and will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 10-11:30 am CT. The second...

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September 22 webinar about global health fellowship opportunities

Aug. 29, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health is hosting a webinar on September 22, 2020, at 8:00am about the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellowship and the Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship Program. Register for the webinar at https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=HPNN4K7JT8.

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Fall 2020 digital literacy workshop series from the Vanderbilt library

Aug. 28, 2020—Digital Literacies Series Both media and scholarly outputs are shared in increasingly open, diverse ways. The increasing production and consumption of digital media, necessitates an understanding of the cultural logics of information sharing ecologies, of the processes and rationales for digital output creation, and of our own ethical responsibilities in sharing those outputs. These types of digital literacies...

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Fall workshops in programming from VU libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office

Aug. 24, 2020—The libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office is offering a variety of learning opportunities this fall. They include both remote synchronous workshops and lessons, and self-paced learning. The offerings include beginner- and intermediate-level programming on GitHub, GIS, Python, R, Research Productivity, and Digital Literacies. For more information, schedules, and registration details, visit https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/disc/workshops ....

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VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow

Aug. 14, 2020—VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal, AAAS Fellow — Thurs., 9/3 at 5pm CT Thursday, September 3, 5pm CT Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 3rd at 5 PM CT/6 PM ET for a VSPG Chat with Dr. Teddy van Opstal. Teddy is a Vanderbilt alumnus who earned his PhD in Biological Sciences in...

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Online Dissertation Writer’s Retreat, June 1-5

May. 8, 2020—Online Dissertation Writers’ Retreat June 1-5, 2020 Sponsored by the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office The Writing Studio will host an online dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating students with a community of support and opportunities for goal setting and skill building alongside loosely structured time to work...

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Careers in User Experience Zoom panel

May. 4, 2020—Join the Graduate School as they host: Career Chat: Careers in User Experience Wed., May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central time) Register:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/career-chat-careers-in-user-experience (Zoom info will be sent with registration confirmation) Have you wondered exactly what User Experience is? Would you like to know more about careers in this arena? Our panel of alumni...

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NIGMS webinar series next week, including Careers in Biotech

Apr. 30, 2020—Attend the New Webinar Series for the NIGMS Training Community We’re pleased to announce a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar will include a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing...

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NIH Career Symposium-At Home Edition is Friday May 8

Apr. 28, 2020—The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education is hosting their 13th Annual NIH Career Symposium next week Friday. This year’s will be virtual and open to PhD students and postdocs across the country. ONLINE May 08, 2020 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (7:00-3:00 Central Time) LIVE in the afternoon on May 8 (times To...

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