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Register for the 14th Annual VPA Symposium

Jan. 23, 2020—The 14th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium will be held on April 23rd! There will be two avenues for postdocs to present their research: (a) lightning rounds (brief oral presentation, 20 abstracts selected on a competitive basis) and (b) poster presentation (up to 100 posters will be presented). Best presenters for lightning rounds and posters...

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Event: SLACs and You: Teaching at a Liberal Arts College

Jan. 22, 2020—SLACs and You: Teaching at a Liberal Arts College Sponsored by the Graduate School Career Development Thursday, January 30th, 2020 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Alumni Hall, Rm 201 Speaker: Lee M. Jefferson, PhD (Vanderbilt PhD alum, Religion), Nelson D. and Mary McDowell Rodes Associate Professor of Religion at Centre College Register Here Join us for...

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CITRL Network: Spring Online Event Series on Teaching at Community Colleges

Jan. 22, 2020—Have you ever thought about teaching at a community college? This spring we’re hosting an online event series about what it’s like to teach at these institutions, how to navigate their hiring practices, and what issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion look like on community college campuses. We hope you’ll join us for one or...

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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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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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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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SACNAS Seminar Launch, November 22

Oct. 21, 2019—Save the date for the upcoming SACNAS Seminar Launch, “Uniting Diverse Communities Through Science,” November 22, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Alumni Hall, followed by a catered networking social! This seminar features Drs. Nancy Carrasco (Vanderbilt University, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics), Suzana Herculano-Houzel (Vanderbilt Brain Institute), and Sonia Zarate (President, SACNAS), as the...

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Department of Energy webinar on federal funding, Sept. 26

Sep. 19, 2019—A special webinar on federal funding from the Department of Energy is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing will be available with advanced registration. “DOE and Biological Sciences” will cover a broad range of research areas such as fundamental genomic science, microbiome research and...

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Event: Not a Bad Gig-Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges

Sep. 16, 2019—Speaker: Rob Jenkins Thursday, Sept. 19; 4:30 – 6:00 pm Alumni Hall 201 Register:  https://calendly.com/ruth-schemmer/not-a-bad-gig-careers-in-america-s-two-year-colleges Two-year colleges make up nearly a third of America’s higher-ed sector–and, in any given year, offer about a third of the full-time faculty positions. That means serious academic job-seekers would do well not to ignore two-year institutions. Led by one...

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2019 Leadership Seminar in Science & Technology Policy

Sep. 9, 2019—  18 Nov 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. through 22 Nov 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. AAAS Headquarters 1200 New York Ave NW Washington, DC REGISTER Register Early Space is limited to 30-35 participants. Please apply early, as the seminar fills up each year. Deadline: October 20 Who should attend?The AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology...

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Coffee Chat with alumna Abby Olena, Ph.D.

Aug. 30, 2019—If you have ever considered a career in science writing and communication, we encourage you to come visit with alumna, Abby Olena, Ph.D., over coffee to hear about her career as a science communicator.  Abby completed her PhD in Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in 2015. During her PhD training, she was awarded a coveted...

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Graduate School Life Coach presents Peak Performance + Critical Conversations series

Aug. 19, 2019—The Graduate Life Coach has announced the Fall 2019 Programming available to graduate students and postdocs. See all info below as well as downloadable flyers: Peak Performance Workshop Series Critical Conversations Series Peak Performance Workshop Series Workshops facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and the Graduate Life Coach. Lunch provided by the Russell...

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36|86: Startup Job Fair with Launch Tennessee

Aug. 8, 2019—Interested in exploring a career in the startup world? Join Launch Tennessee at our inaugural 36|86: Startup Job Fair, in conjunction with Live on the Green music festival in downtown Nashville. Friday August 30 and Saturday 31st, the 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green music festival will feature a Startup Job Fair. This casual...

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NSPN Southern Hub Retreat, Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Aug. 1, 2019—Save the Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 Location: Wondry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN VSPG and SPEAR will host a team-building retreat for the Southern Hub at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) to build a more informed and cohesive community and strengthen the National Science Policy Network’s presence in the Southern region. In addition to...

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The State of AI & its Impact on Nashville: A Fireside Chat with Kirk Borne

Jul. 30, 2019—A night of meetups and a fireside chat with Kirk Borne, Booz Allen Hamilton, on the state of AI and its impact on Nashville. About this Event A night for ALL meetups to talk data and AI with Kirk Borne. Sponsored by the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University This is your opportunity to...

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Call for Posters – Translational Research Forum

Jul. 9, 2019—Call for Posters 2019 Translational Research Forum The 2019 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum will feature more than 25 nationally recognized Vanderbilt researchers presenting their translational science, as well as special guest speaker Dr. Suzanne Oparil. A poster session will provide students and investigators in health research at Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) and Meharry Medical College...

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SPEX at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Symposium, August 6th

Jul. 1, 2019—Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Association (ORPA) symposium on Tuesday, August 6th. SPEX (Southeastern Postdoctoral Exchange) Mission: To give postdocs opportunities to network and present their work in ways not normally available to them: through invited seminars, symposia, and targeted exchanges with other local institutes   Current Partners: University of Kentucky – Lexington and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (more to...

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Drug Discovery and Development Colloquium 2019

May. 20, 2019—The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Student Chapter of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) will be hosting our 6th Annual Drug Discovery and Development Colloquium (DDDC) on the UAMS Campus in Little Rock, Arkansas from Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th. The UAMS AAPS Student Group invites you to register for this event. All presenting...

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer Jan Cuny Talk – Monday 5/13

May. 9, 2019—Towards a more Inclusive and Diverse Computing Community Dr. Jan Cuny, National Science Foundation (NSF) Monday, May 13th, 3:30pm Cohen Memorial Hall, 203 https://events.vanderbilt.edu/index.php?eID=128400 All students should have the opportunity to take rigorous computer science (CS) courses that are relevant to their lives and their interests, courses that engage and inspire them. Whether they are...

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Interested in defense, intelligence, or consulting careers? Attend the DTRA Chem/Bio Defense Science & Technology Conference this November.

May. 9, 2019—The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) will host the 2019 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18-21, 2019. Collaborate with more than 1,500 scientists, program managers and leaders from across the globe who are committed to making the world safer by...

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