The University of Arizona Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week by sponsoring a program on Big Data and Visualization. Big data is becoming an integral part of research, business, government, and our personal lives – in history, science, politics, economics, business, and social media. A prime example is the growth in the volume of data from social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Big data presents many challenges related to its characteristics, processing, management, and visualization.
New Free and Online Mentoring and Career Development Resource for UA students, postdocs, and faculty
Given that mentoring is so beneficial to people in academia, Faculty Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) are excited to announce that all of graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty are eligible to create free accounts for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This nationally recognized organization provides online career development and mentoring resources that can increase success with publications and securing external funding, increase confidence as a researcher
The Campus Connections Program is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX), and they invite graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to participate in their high quality professional development workshops taking place this Fall.
A Message from Laura Hunter, Associate Diversity Officer, on the Fall 2017 Campus Connections workshops:
The Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA), Graduate and Professional Student Council, the Graduate Center, and Postdoctoral Affairs are excited to announce our Fall 2017 series on “Preparing for Faculty Job Applications.” Open to students and postdoctoral scholars. Materials from each session will be available online through OIA’s website after the conclusion of the sessions.
“Preparing for Faculty Job Applications" Series Schedule
Dates: September 12, 19, 26, and October 3
Looking to get ahead on your dissertation writing? The ABD to PhD Writing Workshop series is a great option for learning how to optimize your time and write a clear and compelling dissertation.
Looking for funding or application support? The Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement assists graduate students applying for external funding.
Visit OFCE's website for complete workshop information and to register for workshops: https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/workshop-and-presentation-materials
Fall 2017 Workshops
Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in La Aldea Graduate Housing, just south of 4th Street and west of Tyndall Avenue (west and south of Tyndall Garage). Your map app will find it at 825 E. 5th Street.
Are you a graduate student or early career academic professional who’s passionate about opening up access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being part of a community that’s dedicated to and engaged in Open Access advocacy? Then OpenCon 2017 (November 11-13, 2017, Berlin, Germany) is the conference and community for you. The UA Libraries is sponsoring one UA graduate student or early career academic professional to attend.
Looking to meet with Arizona employers from a variety of fields. The Arizona Career Mixer is a great place to start whether you have recently graduated or just want to interact with organizations hiring university talent. This event is hosted by the UA, ASU, NAU, UA Alumni Association, and ASU Alumni Association.
Main website: http://career.arizona.edu/events/az-career-mixer-students-alumni
Postdocs & Advanced Graduate Students! Learn about Data Curation May 25th with part 1 of the Data Literacy Series
Data Literacy Workshops for Postdocs and Advanced Graduate Students
- Data Curation for Postdocs and Advanced Graduate Students – May 25, 12-1:30 in Main Library A112
- Data Management for Postdocs and Advanced Graduate Students – TBA