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


Date: January 25, 2017

From: Scott Pryor

Training & Education Program Manager Research, Discovery & Innovation


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

Topics covered:

ABD to PhD Writing Workshops Spring 2017

Submitted on January 25, 2017

From ABD to PhD Spring 2017 Workshop Series

Purpose: Provide writing support for ABD (all but dissertated) students; discuss shared concerns about the dissertation process; and introduce strategies to facilitate writing. All participants should come prepared to write and work collaboratively with students from across diverse disciplines. Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks will be provided, as will pens and ruled notepads.

Grad Slam 2017 Registration Open through February 10

Submitted on January 18, 2017
Grad Slam Logo (a a starburst with the words "Grad Slam: $1000 a minute" written on it

The registration form for Grad Slam is open through February 10, 2017. Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with graduate education at the UA. All disciplines are encouraged to participate. All talks must be live oral presentations.

Looking to teach in higher education? The "Faculty Job Applications" Workshop Series this January and February can help with that!

Submitted on January 18, 2017
A group of students meeting with a professor to discuss a project

Looking to enter the professoriate after graduation or just want to know how to best leverage your skills in higher education fields? The "Preparing for Faculty Job Applications" Workshop Series facilitated by the Office of Instruction and Assessment can help you develop key parts of your application and get you acquainted with the best practices for applying for faculty positions.