Title: THRIVE! - Description: Resource and Opportunity Newsletter
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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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November 19, 2019

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Tools Internship
CHPS Grad Funding Info Session

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Empowering Women in Technology Startups
How to be an Antiracist - Ibram Kendi (American University)  
Career Speaker Series – Center for European Studies
Global Essay Competition
Team Dynamics and Leading Teams
Attitude: Radiating Possibility

RESEARCH SKILLS

Bayes Comp 2020

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

Transitioning to an Employment-Based Visa Featuring Immigration Attorney Aaron Blumberg

TEACHING

Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students
Team-Teaching 101: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop to Planning a Team-Taught Course
Course Mapping Camp
Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UF Training and Organizational Development

 

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Tools Internship

Thursday, November 21, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

UF Innovate

The Hub 747 SW 2nd Ave. Room 140

 

Lunch & Learn

 

Are you a life sciences Ph.D. student or postdoc? Interested in earning some extra money, developing your interpersonal skills and gaining an insight into a career outside academia?

 

Recently, the University of Florida has partnered with Ximbio, the world’s largest non-profit specializing in life science research reagents of all kinds. Ximbio is part of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest cancer research foundation, with more than $500 million in funding. To date, Ximbio partners with scientists and their tech transfer offices over 100 universities and research institutes worldwide to make their reagents more visible, searchable, accessible, manageable and commercially available.

 

As part of this partnership, Ximbio offers a 6-month paid internship ($20/hour for 5 hours per week) called the Ximbassador Program. The position runs alongside your day-to-day role in the lab.  As a Ximbassador, you will be either a graduate student or post-doc who is interested in gaining experience outside the lab in technology transfer and commercialization of research tools (cell lines, antibodies, mouse models, etc). 

 

Click here to register: Lunch & Learn: Ximbassador Program    

 

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Sabrina Kamran at [log in to unmask]  


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CHPS Grad Funding Info Session

Monday, November 25, 2019

3 p.m. – 3: 45 p.m.

200B Walker Hall

UF Main Campus

 

Learn more about the Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere’s internal funding opportunities specifically for graduate students. Staff members and past graduate student awardees will provide an overview of all funding opportunities, discuss actual research experiences, and answer any questions that you might have about the application process.

 

Click here for more information: CHPS Grad Funding Info Session

 

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Empowering Women in Technology Startups

EWITS® empowers women with the tools they need to advance their careers. The program immerses women in a simulated business experience grounded in real technology and provides guided mentorship that strips away barriers and helps unlock potential. Past participants have described it as a “life-changing experience.”

 

You don’t have to be an aspiring entrepreneur — or even a technologist — to benefit from this unique program! The only requirement is a bachelor’s degree. You’re invited to what could be one of the most empowering programs of your life — one that can help you increase your leadership role at your current company, help translate your research from benchtop to industry, or transform yourself from an “employee” to an “employer” at the helm of your own business. Next cohort starts in January 2020! 

 

Want to learn more?  Attend one of our upcoming INFORMATION SESSIONS:

 

·         Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Registration

·         Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  (lunch provided): Registration

 

Click here to apply: EWITS Application  

 

Click here for more information: ewits.org      

 

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How to be an Antiracist - Ibram Kendi (American University)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

UF Main Campus

 

Sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities, Department of History Gus Burns Memorial Fund, Levin College of Law, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer

 

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Career Speaker Series – Center for European Studies

Presenter: Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Visiting Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and former Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

4 p.m.

3310 Turlington Hall

UF Main Campus

 

Dr. Ciddi will discuss his career path after graduate school in both the academic and non-profit industries.       

 

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Global Essay Competition


The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s leading initiative for intergenerational debates on economic, political, and social developments. Since 1969, we have fostered fruitful discourses as a student-run initiative combining excellence with innovative ideas.

 

This year through our Global Essay Competition, graduate and post-graduate students can qualify for an all-expenses-covered participation in the 50th Anniversary of our annual conference located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The top three of the 100 participants selected through our essay competition have the unique opportunity of presenting their ideas in front of a world-renowned audience and share in the grand prize of CHF 20,000 (About $20,000). 

 

Completely organized by students, we are proud to have welcomed distinguished participants over the years including Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, and Dominic Barton, Managing Partner Emeritus McKinsey & Company. 

 

Click here to submit an essay: Global Essay Competition

 

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Team Dynamics and Leading Teams

Friday, December 13, 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: Team Dynamics and Leading Teams      

 

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Attitude: Radiating Possibility

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

120 HR Building

903 West University Avenue

 

Transform old attitudes of negativity and doubt to new attitudes of courage and possibility! Attend "Attitude: Radiating Possibility!"

 

This program features the work of Ben Zander, world-famous conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with his partner, Rosamund, Ben instills his values of coaching employees by talking about enriching lives with enthusiastic participation and defeating fears with boundless courage.

 

Key learning points include:

 

·         Sit in the front row of your life. Participate!

·         When you make a mistake say: "How Fascinating!"

·         Quiet the voice in your head that says, "I can't do it."

·         Live in radiating possibility.

·         Invent a new game: "I am a contribution."

 

Click here to register: Attitude: Radiating Possibility

 

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Bayes Comp 2020

Tuesday, January 7 – Friday, January 10, 2019

Reitz Union

UF Main Campus

 

Bayes Comp is a biennial conference sponsored by the ISBA section of the same name. The conference and the section both aim to promote original research into computational methods for inference and decision making and to encourage the use of frontier computational tools among practitioners, the development of adapted software, languages, platforms, and dedicated machines, and to translate and disseminate methods developed in other disciplines among statisticians.

 

Click here for more information and to register: Bayes Comp 2020    

 

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Transitioning to an Employment-Based Visa Featuring Immigration Attorney Aaron Blumberg

Thursday, November 21, 2019

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Career Connections Center, Reitz Union

UF Main Campus

 

Learn about different ways to obtain an employment-based visa post-graduation in this informational workshop. Aaron Blumberg, an Immigration Attorney with Fragomen Associates, will be delivering a presentation and answering your questions related to H1B Visas and other ways to legally remain in the US.

 

Click here for more information: Transitioning to an Employment-Based Visa     

 

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Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

Monday, December 2 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Online

 

Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students provides participants the opportunity to identify and grasp the basic principles of recognizing academically at-risk students and apply appropriate intervention strategies. Participants will adapt their feedback to specific challenges and risk factors that students face in higher education. 

 

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

 

Click here to register: Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

 

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Team-Teaching 101: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop to Planning a Team-Taught Course

Monday, December 2, 2019

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

Have you ever thought about teaching a course with a colleague from a different discipline? Through team-teaching, faculty can create innovative new courses for students that tie together different ways of looking at a topic and demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary inquiry. Instructors also benefit from collaborating by exploring their interests, learning new tools and areas of work, and seeing the broader impacts of their disciplines in other fields.

 

But translating collegial conversations into a cohesive course, particularly with a partner from a very different discipline, requires some creativity. This workshop draws on the experience of over 15 UF team-taught courses made possible through the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching Grant to show you how different disciplines make excellent course-fellows.

 

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 here.

 

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Course Mapping Camp

Thursday, December 5 – Friday, December 6, 2019

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Create a pedagogically sound blueprint for any course at this 2-day in-person workshop. Instructors from all disciplines are welcome to attend, and no educational background is necessary. We will teach you to create or modify course goals and learning objectives, and align them with a variety of assessment types.

 

Availability from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day is required.

 

Click here to register: Course Mapping Camp

 

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Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion


Thursday, December 5, 2019

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

201 Bryant Space Science Center

UF Main Campus

 

Do you engage with your colleagues in a way that brings out their best? Does your team collaborate in a way that combines the unique talents and abilities of each member to achieve big goals? In this discussion-based course, you will discover specific inclusive behaviors and strategies proven to increase engagement, innovation, and productivity in the workplace. Participants will recognize unconscious behaviors that derail a team’s full potential and practice strategies to create a respectful culture that optimizes performance and produces great results. Embark on a shared journey with Gators Together!

 

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 here.

 

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UF Training and Organizational Development


UF Training and Organizational Development is committed to your personal and professional development. They offer a broad range of workshops designed with the UF community in mind. Taught by UF Training and Organizational Development instructors as well as subject matter experts from across campus, you’ll be sure to find a useful workshop here. A program of special interest to graduate students is the Thrive@UF program guide.

 

More information, courses, and numerous resources on leadership and personal and professional growth can be found on their website here: UF Training and Organizational Development  

 

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