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‘Communication Skills’

The Writing Studio is open for Maymester and Summer sessions!

May. 9, 2019—During Maymester (May 6-31) and Summer sessions (June 4-August 9), the Writing Studio will offer consultation hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Not on campus? Synchronous online appointments are available by request (follow link for request form and procedures). Requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to appointments (and by...

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Equal Pay Day/Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mar. 25, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is hosting an Equal Pay Day Series of events on the week of April 1 (no joke!). Please see the information below, including the AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop.  

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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Critical Conversations-Dealing with Conflict

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00am 306 AB Light Hall Stacey Satchell, MSEd, M.A., M.A., Graduate Life Coach You may encounter difficult times in your postdoc term – sometimes this leads to conflict with your faculty supervisor or colleagues in the lab. In this session, we will talk about how to deal with these situations skillfully...

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Event: How to Give a Lightning Round Talk: Tips for the Annual Symposium

Mar. 6, 2019—The Lightning Round Talk at the Annual Postdoctoral Symposium is designed to be an introduction to your research and poster to generate interest in all the great things we do as postdocs. Think of it as a 5- 10 min elevator speech. During this session, we’ll answer all your questions about how to deliver a...

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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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Applications Invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt: May 13-14, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Program in American Studies invite Vanderbilt faculty, graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff to apply for an upcoming two-day workshop administered by the OpEd Project on the Vanderbilt campus. The nonprofit OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality...

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Writing Studio Spring Dissertation Retreat Series, March 4-5

Feb. 11, 2019—SPRING DISSERTATION WRITERS’ RETREAT March 4-5, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration: Complete the online retreat application by February 17, 2019  Over Spring Break, the Writing Studio will host a two-day dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. We will...

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ComSciCon 2019 Flagship Workshop, this year in San Diego

Feb. 4, 2019—We are excited to announce the 7th annual ComSciCon Flagship Workshop, happening July 11th-13th, 2019, now in San Diego, CA! To apply, see the application page here. Follow us on Twitter (@comscicon), and tweet with the hashtag #comscicon19 ! For more information, please contact comscicon19@comscicon.org or sign-up for our informational email list. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free, and travel...

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Explore ASBMB’s course: The Art of Science Communication

Jan. 18, 2019—The ASBMB Public Outreach Committee is proud to offer “The Art of Science Communication,” an online course available for ALL scientists and STEM professionals. The application for the Winter 2019 session of the course is now open. Overview: The goal of the course is to provide participants with fundamental training in science communication, focusing in...

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Case Study in Difficult Work Relationships, workshop on 1/31

Jan. 16, 2019—Case Study in Difficult Work Relationships   Take a deep dive into effective ways of navigating relationships with challenging mentors, staff, lab mates, and other co-workers. Join us for a Case Study in Dealing with Difficult People with Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA, Executive Clinical Director of the Professionalism Program at the University Pennsylvania and author of The Schmuck...

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Spring lineup of Digital Scholarship bootcamps & workshops

Jan. 15, 2019—Digital Scholarship Workshops and Boot Camps, Spring 2019 Workshops and Boot Camps take place in Room 418a of the Central Library unless otherwise noted. All are welcome! No need to RSVP. If you have questions, please contact andrew.j.wesolek@vanderbilt.edu. Boot Camps: GitHub, MWF, 12:10-1:00 February 18, 20, 22 This bootcamp will consist of three one-hour sessions that...

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Center for Teaching’s “Teaching 101” Workshop

Jan. 7, 2019—Have you been thrust into an instructional role for which you feel unprepared? Are you a multi-semester teacher who wants a refresher on some of the basics? Regardless of your teaching experience, this workshop will provide practical, concrete guidance on the mechanics of teaching and classroom presence, with an eye towards small tweaks and adjustments...

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2019 Young Scientist Seminars Application is open!

Nov. 20, 2018—TheYoung Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for PhD students and postdocs in the biological sciences who are interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and...

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ASPIRE Module Spring 2019: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Nov. 16, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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ASPIRE Module Spring 2019: Creating Effective Scientific Talks and Delivering Them with Confidence

Nov. 16, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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Event: Women in the Academy “Negotiating an Academic Job”

Nov. 15, 2018—The next session of the Fall 2018 Women in the Academy will be held on Wednesday November 28: “Negotiating an Academic Job” Melissa Thomas-Hunt Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Wednesday, November 28 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Sarratt 216/220 Lunch provided on a first-come basis

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ASPIRE Internships: Westgate Charities, Inc., Marketing and Community Relations Development Intern; Program Development Intern, Nashville TN

Oct. 24, 2018—ASPIRE Internship Westgate Charities, Inc Nashville Chapter Marketing and Community Relations Development Intern & Program Development Intern Nashville, TN   Westgate Charities, Inc. Nashville Chapter is seeking candidates for two internship positions: Marketing and Community Relations Development   This position provides an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s mission of providing support for families challenged with...

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Call for Bloggers: BEST Consortium

Aug. 17, 2018—Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for new bloggers to write diary-style entries...

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ASPIRE Module Fall 2018: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Jul. 20, 2018—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training....

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