Young Scientists Summer Program: Apply now for Summer 2018 Interdisciplinary Professional Development Experience

Submitted on November 20, 2017

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are accepting applications for the 2018 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). The program is a great opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and explore the implications of one's research from an interdisciplinary perspective.

According to the YSSP website,  "the YSSP provides a unique opportunity to:

December 7: Nobel Laureate Carl Weiman to Present "Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching"

Submitted on November 14, 2017
Poster image for Carl Weiman's talk "Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching"

The University of Arizona Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES), the UA Learning Initiative, and the Department of Physics are pleased to invites the campus community to “Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching,” featuring Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Physics and Education, and author of Improving How Universities Teach Science. The presentation will focus on evidence-based best practices for improving student learning and ways to implement them in the classroom environment.

Luncheon Workshop on Nov. 15: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Submitted on November 2, 2017

The UA Graduate Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX) are pleased to announce our upcoming free luncheon workshop on mitigating unconscious bias in a variety of work environments. Students, faculty, staff, and postdocs are all welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so RSVP soon to secure your seat.

Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

October 23: Free presentation on Big Data and Visualization by UA researchers

Submitted on October 18, 2017

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

Submitted on September 6, 2017

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

Utilize Campus Connections Workshops to Build Career Skills for Academia

Submitted on September 6, 2017

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 Faculty Job Application Series Workshops Schedule is now available!

Submitted on September 6, 2017

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 for Funding or Application Support? OFCE Fall 2017 workshops can help!

Submitted on August 15, 2017

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:

Fall 2017 Workshops