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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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November 7, 2019

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Awards for Aging Research
2020 Call for Education & Outreach Grant Applications

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UF-A2i (Accelerate to Industry) will be back from March 2-6, 2020  
International Education Week
Science Writing Course
Provost’s Annual Faculty Gathering: Building Trust in Research
How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness
Project Management

RESEARCH SKILLS

Keeping Track of Your References: Endnote Citation Management
Running Matlab on HiPerGator
Rmpi and Parallel R Analyses

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Resume Lab
Unique Global Careers
GoinGlobal Lab
Finding the Right Fit to Gain Meaningful Experience
Marketing Your e-Portfolio

TEACHING

Flexible Assessments
Technology to Captivate Students
Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization
Course Evaluations: Increasing Response Rates and Interpreting Results
Teaching with e-Portfolios
Enabling Students with Learning Disabilities/ADHD to Outperform in Your Class

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Working Lives: A Series of Interviews

 

Awards for Aging Research

The purpose of these awards is to increase students’ scholarly investigation and research on issues related to older adults and the aging process. Students are encouraged to examine any topic within the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, broadly defined.

 

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019

 

Click here for more information: Awards for Aging Research 


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2020 Call for Education & Outreach Grant Applications

Attention UF undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs!

 

The University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute is seeking proposals for education and outreach projects that communicate Earth systems science (air, water, land, and life) to K-12 students and lifelong learners in Florida. Grant recipients will be awarded up to $2,000 to support project travel and supplies. 

 

UF postdocs and graduate students are eligible to apply. UF undergraduate students may also submit a proposal with the declared support of a UF faculty or staff member.

 

Submissions can be individual or collaborative. In collaborative projects, only one team member must be affiliated with UF. Projects that include a partnership or collaboration between the proposer(s) and non-UF organizations are highly encouraged. 

 

Deadline to apply: November 15, 2019

 

Click here for more information: TESI Grants for Education & Outreach   

 

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UF-A2i (Accelerate to Industry) will be back from March 2-6, 2020 

Industry representatives from Syngenta, Mars, Florida Crystals, LA Urban Farms, and The Nature Conservancy will all be in attendance! 

 

Due to interest in the program, we will be offering an early application period from Monday, November 4, through Friday, November 22. 

 

Acceptance is competitive and will be determined on a rolling basis during this period. Only 50 slots are available, so apply early! 

 

Applicants are required to submit an updated CV and 1-page cover letter explaining why they want to attend A2i and how the program will benefit their career goals.  

 

All UF graduate students and post-docs are welcome to apply. 

 

Click here to apply: Accelerate to Industry 

 

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International Education Week

November 18-22, 2019 will mark the celebration of International Education Week on the UF campus.

 

For a list of events, please click here: International Education Week       

 

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Science Writing Course


Spring 2020, MMC 6905

Monday: Periods 9, 10 (4:05-4:55, 5:10-6pm) and Wednesday: Period 9 (4:05-4:55 pm)

1098 Weimer Hall

 

Are you fascinated by the world around us? Do you want to tell engaging stories about discoveries in science and medicine? The course introduces and provides opportunities to practice writing about science and medicine for general audiences.

 

Click here to view the course flier: Science Writing Course

 

For more information email instructor Dr. Czerne Reid

 

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Provost’s Annual Faculty Gathering: Building Trust in Research

Friday, January 10, 2020

UF Cultural Plaza

UF Main Campus

 

This year’s gathering will focus on how faculty, researchers, academic staff and graduate students across all disciplines can help to build trust in research.

 

We’ve all seen countless articles about the decline of peoples’ trust in institutions worldwide, yet surveys show their trust in science and research is high. Together, we’ll explore how the faculty and staff of a top-ranked, major research university can break through and improve these trust ratings. You will also learn individual skills that you can use to amplify your work.

 

Click here for more information: Provost's Annual Faculty Gathering 

 

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How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst

Thursday, November 14, 2019

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Are you stressed?

 

Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected?

 

Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick?

 

If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

 

·         The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed

·         Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life

·         Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

 

Click here to register: How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and the Haters in Your Midst

 

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity 

 

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Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HR Building 120

UF Main Campus

 

Interacting with people is a large part of our jobs and how we use our emotions and react to others affects our performance. Explore ways to understand your own emotions and how to perceive the emotions of others. Find ways to strengthen relationships, build networks and find common ground. Generate ideas and “next steps” for leveraging your emotional intelligence in the workplace for improved effectiveness.

 

Click here to register: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness 

 

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Project Management

Friday, November 8, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

C1-17 Communicore

UF Health Main Campus

 

The "Learn - Discover - Lead" seminar series is 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, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

 

Click here to register: Project Management

 

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Keeping Track of Your References: Endnote Citation Management

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Marston Science Library, Room L308

UF Main Campus

 

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Running Matlab on HiPerGator

Thursday, November 7, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2205 Physics Building

UF Main Campus

 

Users walk through a hands-on examples using MATLAB at Research Computing. Participants will work with the MATLAB GUI, compiling code and submitting MATLAB jobs to the scheduler to run on the cluster. Please bring a computer so you can follow along with the exercises.

 

Click here to register: Running Matlab on HiPerGator

 

Please also make sure you have a valid Research Computing user account. To request an account, visit: Research Computing Account Request  

 

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Rmpi and Parallel R Analyses

Thursday, November 14, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2205 Physics Building

UF Main Campus

 

This session will examine the best practices for parallelizing R analyses using Rmpi and the parallel package in R. More advanced R users have several tools to increase the performance of R scripts by parallelizing the execution of sections of their code. This session will explore the basics of the R parallel package and Rmpi and the corresponding SLURM resource requests that will allow parallel code execution in R. This is not a tutorial on R or parallelization, but rather the basics of scheduling jobs that use the above packages.

 

Click here to register: Rmpi and Parallel R Analyses

 

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Resume Lab


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

1:55 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

Come to this weekly open session to get individualized, real-time support at the 30-minute Resume Lab! Designed as a drop-in, learn the basics to get your resume started and polished. You are encouraged to bring your laptops and tablets to edit, update, or make changes to your resume.

 

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Unique Global Careers


Thursday, November 7, 2019

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

Unique Global Careers is a part of the In Global Spaces: Living, Learning and Working Abroad Series featuring panel discussions where UF Alumni share insights on their global experiences from study abroad to full-time global careers.

 

Have you ever heard someone tell you what they do for a living and you wondered how they got that gig? Hear from UF Alum who were able to find meaning in a unique global career.

 

Click here for more information: Unique Global Careers 

 

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GoinGlobal Lab


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

Did you know that the career center can help you find global experiences? GoinGlobal is an online resource available to Gators like you who are interested in finding a global experience. Come to this interactive session to learn about the tool and prepare for your next steps. A laptop is recommended but not required.

 

Click here for more information: GoinGlobal Lab     

 

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Finding the Right Fit to Gain Meaningful Experience


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

At Career Conversations: Finding the Right Fit, let’s talk about how to intentionally find opportunities to gain meaningful career experiences outside of the classroom.

 

Career Conversations are informal, small group conversations facilitated by a C3 staff member. The purpose is to discuss a variety of career planning topics and is a space for students with similar goals or who have similar questions and concerns to learn from each other. Come join us and build community as you learn about yourself.

 

Please note: Career Conversations are open to all UF degree-seeking students and alumni up to one year after graduation. Groups are limited to up to 15 students and we encourage you to RSVP in Gator CareerLink in advance. If you show you without RSVP’ing or after it has begun, your spot is not guaranteed.

 

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Marketing Your e-Portfolio


Thursday, November 14, 2019

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Career Connections Center

UF Main Campus

 

In this workshop, you will learn how to market your experiences – whether they be study abroad/internships abroad, club or campus involvement, volunteering, or others – to employers. You will learn how to articulate your skills and how to best incorporate them into your written reflections (such as in electronic portfolios) or interviews.

 

Click here for more information: Marketing Your e-Portfolio   

 

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Flexible Assessments


Monday, November 4 – Sunday, November 10, 2019

Online

 

Participants will utilize clear communication and feedback strategies to recognize barriers and challenges in creating and implementing flexible assessments in the learning environment.  

 

Click here to register: Flexible Assessments  

 

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Technology to Captivate Students


Monday, November 4, 2019 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

Online

 

In this instructional development opportunity, participants will review strategies to engage diverse learners and build a learning community through the use of technology. The instructional materials and activities will explore ways to improve student engagement and promote student feedback.

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within a two-week window. 

 

Click here to register: Technology to Captivate Students

 

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Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization


Thursday, November 7, 2019

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

This workshop explores ways to develop course assignments that incorporate international perspectives and enhance the development of intercultural competence. Attendees will engage in a self-assessment exercise that will allow them to rate the degree to which they have internationalized their courses. They will also learn about virtual exchange as a way to connect their classrooms to other classrooms around the world. All attendees will receive information about the Curriculum Internationalization grants available through the UF International Center.

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account by clicking here: Passport Portal Registration

 

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Course Evaluations: Increasing Response Rates and Interpreting Results


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

In this workshop we will discuss strategies to increase response rates for course evaluations. We will also delve into the new GatorEvals Individual faculty reports, as well as ways in which you can use this data for course improvement.

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account by clicking here: Passport Portal Registration

 

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Teaching with e-Portfolios


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

Faculty and staff attending this workshop will learn about the impact of e-portfolio practice on student learning. Attendees will gain an understanding of how e-portfolios can support integrative learning (including career development) and will get guidance and advice on how to implement e-portfolio projects. The workshop includes a 20 minute hands-on tutorial on how to create e-portfolios using the free web development platform Wix.

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account by clicking here: Passport Portal Registration

 

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Enabling Students with Learning Disabilities/ADHD to Outperform in Your Class


Thursday, November 14, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

Individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include some of the most talented thinkers in society. The opposite observation might be made when those individuals are undergraduate students in a classroom.

 

In this workshop, participants will learn how their classroom environment might affect the performance of students gifted with LD/ADHD. As someone with ADHD, I will explain how LD/ADHD manifests in college and present examples from my own experience as a student and instructor. Activities: case studies, self-evaluations, and group discussions that revolve around teaching undergraduate students with LD/ADHD. 

 

You can view and register for upcoming workshops in the new Passport Portal. If you don't have access to the Portal create an account by clicking here: Passport Portal Registration

 

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Working Lives: A Series of Interviews


Come watch people with a Ph.D. in the life sciences answer questions about their life and work. Provided by eLIFE.

 

Access the interviews here: Working Lives

 

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