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September 4, 2018


Funding Events and Opportunities

NSF GRFP Information Session and Panel with Recent Winners

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding students in the initial stages of their STEM and social sciences research-based masters and doctoral degrees.  The fellowship offers a stipend of $34k/year over three years plus tuition, and opportunities for international research and internships.  Application deadline for all fields is late October.

Presenter: Dr. Connie Mulligan, Professor, Department of Anthropology. Panelists: Alexandra Hernandez (Biology), Isabel Laurenceau (Human-Centered Computing), Andreana Cunningham (Anthropology), and Victor Perez (Geological Sciences).

Event info: September 11, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A.

To register: Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and password, by clicking on this link: GIMS.

1.    Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab

2.    Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”

3.    After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.

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Research Abroad for Doctoral Students

Doctoral Students can apply for up to $10,000 for international travel and travel related expenses to collect data or to access resources not available on campus. The International Center accepts applications for students who have advanced to candidacy and enrolled in the physical sciences, mathematics, social, behavioral and economic sciences, engineering and computer science.

For more information, please RSVP to attend an information session:

  • September 4, 2018, 11-12pm
  • September 5, 2018, 1:30-2:45pm

Location: International center, Large Conference Room, [log in to unmask],-82.3454877,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x35db6a9b896efd80!8m2!3d29.6480995!4d-82.3454877">HUB, 1765 Stadium Road

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Professional Skills Development

Leading and Responding to Change

September 14. Presenter: Linda Searby, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, UF College of Education. The Learn-Discover-Lead seminar series was designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists who will be managing and leading research teams of their own. The target audience is graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Second Fridays of each month, 12:00-1:00pm (feel free to bring your lunch). Communicore CG -11.  

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3MT Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. It challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition helps students develop academic, presentation and research communication skills and the capacity to explain their research to a non-academic audience. Registration opens September 4. More information.

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Peer Review Week – Diversity in Peer Review - September 10-15

All sessions will be held in Marston Libraries, room 136.

September 10, 11:45 - 12:25pm: Peer Review & You: an introduction!

Want to publish? Trying to understand what peer review means to your scholarly pursuit? Join us for an interactive introduction to the various types of peer review in scholarly publishing. Snacks provided.

September 11, 1:45 – 2:45pm: Writing a Review: the good, bad & ugly

Join us for an interactive session on what it means to be a peer reviewer from an editor's perspective. Develop your own peer review criteria, learn how to write a great review so you will be invited to back by editors, and discover what not to do when writing a review. Bring a friend, and bring your lunch! Snacks provided.

September 13, 11:45 – 12:35: Peer reviewer recruitment for the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research

Did you know that the UF Center for Undergraduate Research publishes a double-blind peer review scholarly journal on a quarterly basis? We are recruiting graduate students from all disciplines to become a peer reviewer. In this session, you will hear from current reviewers, and learn how to become a peer reviewer for this journal. Topics include the overall process, editor expectations, peer reviewer requirements and more! Bring a friend and your lunch! Snacks provided. More information[top]


Delivering Effective Presentations

Presenter: Dr. Diana Nagy, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication.

Event info: September 26, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A.

To register: Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and password, by clicking on this link: GIMS.

1.    Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab

2.    Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”

After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.

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Career Development

Innovation Impact – A Four-part Workshop Series for Women Scholars

Innovation Impact is intended for female faculty members, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, and graduate students at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Attendees can be actively engaged in research that has commercial potential, considering future research opportunities that might involve a commercialization dimension, or simply interested in the relationship between technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The program will consist of four workshop sessions, held once per month during the Fall semester. Each session will last two hours. The first session will be on September 19. Session topics will include:

  • Session I: From Idea to Research market: Understanding the Commercialization Process
  • Session II: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting Women in Commercializing Ideas and Technologies
  • Session III: Understanding the Business of Commercialization When You Don’t Have an MBA (or any Business Background)
  • Session IV: You are not Alone: Leveraging Resources and Sources of Support to Commercialize Interesting Ideas

Sponsored by the Collaboratory for Women Innovators. For more information, contact Nola Miyasaki.

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Developing Your Career in the Sciences: Think Progress, Not Perfection

Presenter: Ken Warrington, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Lacerta Therapeutics

Event info: September 20, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A

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Teaching Resources

Teaching Portfolio Review Workshop

A teaching portfolio can showcase your teaching and professional strengths and help you stand out in searches for academic positions. Learn how to create your teaching portfolio in this interactive workshop!

There will be two offerings of this workshop:

  • September 10th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in 409 Yon Hall
  • October 30th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in TUR 2319

This workshop is part of the Passport to Great Teaching certificate track, which TA’s are welcome to participate. For more information on upcoming activities, visit our website

If you have any questions, please email Zaina Sheets.

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Workshops for Teaching Assistants

All events are free, but students must register online. Select “TA Development” from the menu. Events that require separate registration are noted. September events include:

  • Oral Presentation Skills and Planning Your Lecture. September 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, CSE E121
  • Verbal Communication. September 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Yon Hall room 409. Registration and more information.
  • Best Practices for Group Work in e-Learning. September 6, 5:00 -7:00 pm, HUB 221
  • Writing across the Curriculum. September 11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, CSE E121
  • Power of Rubrics & Peer Review in Canvas. September 13, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, HUB 221
  • Testing and Grading. September 18, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, CSE E121
  • Synchronous Discussions: Zoom and BigBlueButton. September 20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, HUB 221
  • Basic Principles of Learning. September 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, CSE E121
  • Streaming Media & Web Conferencing with your Course. September 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, HUB 221

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Multi-day Workshops and Short Courses

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Degree Progression

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Submission time is here again, and we want to help you graduate! Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office will help you walk through exactly what you need to do to make sure that your submissions pass through our office as smoothly as possible.

 

Event info: September 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A.

To register: Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and password, by clicking on this link: GIMS.

1.    Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab

2.    Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”

3.    After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.

 

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Office of Graduate Professional Development
The Graduate School

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