May 23: Panel Discussion on how to find and apply for Postdoc Fellowships

Submitted on May 16, 2017

The Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement invites you to a panel discussion featuring four current postdoctoral scholars as well as the director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to discuss approaches to applying for postdoctoral positions.

The panelists will share their experiences applying to postdoctoral positions and give advice on effective strategies for obtaining postdoctoral funding.

Light refreshments will be served.

Postdocs: May 9 Workshop to Share Effective Management Strategies

Submitted on May 3, 2017

UA Postdoctoral Affairs and the UA Postdoctroal Association are proud to present a panel discussion on Effective Management Strategies. The discussion will focus on the managerial aspects of a faculty job or other jobs outside of academia. UA Faculty and HR professionals will answer questions about lab management, employee relations, and communicating with administrators.

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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

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.