Announcements

Grad Slam 2017 Final Round: Diverse Talks and Results

Submitted on April 11, 2017
UA Grad Slam Finalists with Masters of Ceremony Jude Udeozor and Meg Lota Brown, PhD
  • Congratulations to all of this year's finalists and award winners. This year, the top three presenters and the Honorable Mention will represent the UA at the statewide Arizona 3-Minute Grad Slam (link is external), a presentation competition featuring the top presenters from the UA, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University. Videos of the all the finalists' presentations will be available on the Grad Slam Videos page and the UA Libraries’ Vimeo page once finished (link to be posted). Pictures from the Final will be available via the Graduate College Facebook Photo Album, #UAGradSlam 2017.

Winners of the Grad Slam Grand Prizes, sponsored by UA Research, Discovery, & Innovation, are:

  • 1st Place ($3,000): Tim Frost, Biomedical Engineering GIDP doctoral student, for his talk "Accelerating drug discovery with microfluidic models"
  • 2nd Place ($2,000): Samantha Reznik, Clinical Psychology doctoral student, for her talk "Developing a new intervention for treatment-resistant depression"
  • 3rd Place ($1,000): Lora Key, History doctoral student, for her talk "Mexican Americans in the World War II Era"

The Grad Slam Honorable Mention Award recipient and this year’s People’s Choice Award winner is

  • Lourena Arone, Plant Pathology doctoral student, for her talk "Impacts of farming practices on fate of aflatoxin in the environment"

The recipient of the Best Environmental Presentation Award ($1,000), sponsored by the Institute of Environment, is:

  • Lourena Arone, Plant Pathology doctoral student, for her talk "Impacts of farming practices on fate of aflatoxin in the environment"

Best Environment and Social Justice Presentation Award Winner, sponsored by the Haury Program, went to two students. Each received an award of $1,000:

  • Lora Key, History doctoral student, for her talk "Mexican Americans in the World War II Era"
  • Daniel Bernal, dual program doctoral student in Law (JD) and Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English (PhD), for his talk “The Simpla Phi Solution: The Benefits of Self-Help Forms in Eviction Hearings”

Open Education Month Events to Raise Awareness of Open Education and Access

Submitted on March 17, 2017

The UA Libraries are sponsoring four different events for Open Education Month to raise awareness of open educational resources (OER) and the UA’s open access policy. OER are free resources encompass teaching, learning, and research materials that are in the public domain or have been released with an open license. They include required course materials, such as textbooks and problem sets, which can help make college more affordable.

All events are free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!

Love Your Data Week Workshops and Activities Feb 13-17

Submitted on February 16, 2017

Love Your Data Week 2017, Feb 13-17 is an international event to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation at college and universities, and to help researchers take better care of their data. The UA Libraries will be blogging activities and information all week! You can also follow us on Twitter @uazlibraries #LYD17.

This year’s emphasis is on Data Quality.  Topics include:

Postdoc Writing Accountability Groups Event on February 16

Submitted on February 8, 2017
Flier for UA Postdocs Writing Accountability Groups 2017

UA Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to announce this spring semester's Writing Accountability Groups!

 

A postdoctoral appointment is an excellent opportunity to build your research and publication record. But writing can be an intimidating process. Research shows that writing groups improve publication rates and promote work-life balance. This spring, Postdoctoral Writing Accountability Groups will meet every two weeks to set short-term goals and share progress toward those goals.

 

March 2: Free Virtual Career Fair for Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Alumni

Submitted on February 6, 2017

The UA Graduate Center, Career Services, and the Alumni Career and Professional Development Lab are working together so that UA graduate students, postdocs, and alumni can participate for FREE in the Graduate Career Consortium PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Fair. Whether you are you looking for employment or want the opportunity to do an information interview, this is a great way to connect with 45+ employers and fellowship funders from multiple sectors including government, nonprofit, and business.

Panel Discussion February 3: Interviewing for Non-Academic and Academic Careers

Submitted on January 27, 2017

Effective Interviewing in Multiple Career Pathways for Graduate Students and Postdocs Panel Discussion

  • February 3, 2017
  • Student Union Memorial Center, Ventana Room
  • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Reception to follow the panel discussion

The four speaker panel representing multiple sectors will share best practices for interviewing with a focus on strategies for individuals with or pursuing graduate and professional degrees.

Spring 2017 Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops Schedule Now Available

Submitted on January 26, 2017

A memo from the Responsible Conduct of Research Program on their spring 2017 workshop schedule

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Date: January 25, 2017

From: Scott Pryor

Training & Education Program Manager Research, Discovery & Innovation spryor@email.arizona.edu

520-621-0598

Subject: Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule, Spring 2017

New Brown Bag Series to Address Stress Management for Graduating Graduate Students

Submitted on January 25, 2017

Stress Management for Graduating Graduate Students Brown Bag Series

Spring 2017 Workshop schedule

RSVP is not required.  Feel free to bring your lunch (Note: Only home-made and Student Union food allowed).  Open to all graduate students and postdocs.  

Workshop #1: Just Getting Things Done (and Getting Out of Here)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Student Union Presidio Room

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