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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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Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi

Mar. 19, 2019—Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi Thurs, March 28, 2019; 4:00 – 5:30 pm Featheringill Hall, Rm 138 RSVP requested:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/sci-policy-careers Kei Koizumi is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He joined AAAS in February 2017 after 8 years as Assistant Director for...

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Developing and Sustaining a Mentoring Relationship

Mar. 15, 2019—Women in the Academy presents “Developing and Sustaining a Mentoring Relationship” Janet Macdonald, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Vanessa Beasley, Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Beverly Moran, Professor of Law and Sociology Lucius Outlaw, Professor of Philosophy Friday, March 29 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Sarratt 216/220 Lunch provided on a first-come basis

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Recognizing and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome

Mar. 15, 2019—Women in the Academy presents “Recognizing and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome” presented by Maureen Gannon, Professor of Medicine Tuesday, March 26 4:00 p.m. Community Room, Central Library Reception to follow

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East, West Coast Courses to Help Grad Students & Postdocs Transition to Biotech

Mar. 15, 2019—The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering two week-long courses this summer to help them transition to careers in biotech. Of 130 participants from 2014-2016, 70% now have nonacademic jobs in industry, regulatory affairs, or tech transfer; the remainder are still in training or in academia. Moreover, the cohorts have remained close networking...

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Being Human: the Nexus of Science and Spirituality

Mar. 15, 2019—Next week, Vanderbilt is hosting a series of events is to foster inclusive discussions about science that appeal to individuals of diverse worldviews, including different faith traditions as well as those who subscribe to no faith at all. The keynote presentation and the panel will include perspectives on science pedagogy with cultural awareness and sensitivity, the...

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Critical Data Viz Workshop

Mar. 15, 2019—If you are interested in data science, check out this workshop hosted by Purdue University. Space is limited and travel support is available. Critical Data Viz Workshop: An introduction to the ethics and practice of data visualization May 20 – 24, 2019 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Center for Science of Information Deadline to apply/register...

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Graduate Student Critical Conversations Series

Mar. 5, 2019—Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students. These sessions will be held on the Wednesdays noted below, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Alumni Hall. Please RSVP as specific room location will be based on number of attendees. Communication...

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Life Science TN’s Beer and Biotech: March 14

Feb. 28, 2019—The Academic Alliance is the leading host of Life Science Tennessee’s Beer & Biotech events. On March 14, join us in Nashville as our members and friends socialize at Flying Saucer to network with each other, idea share and hear about the latest life science news from interesting speakers. Thu, March 14, 2019 5:30 PM...

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