Title: THRIVE! - Description: Resource and Opportunity Newsletter
The Graduate School
University of Florida


A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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August 27, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 Resources for UF Graduate Students

Online Office Hours for the Office of Graduate Professional Development

Online Career Connections Center (C3) Graduate Student Office Hours

GatorWell’s Behavioral Expectations Toolkit

Virtual 43rd Annual Fulbright Conference

  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Virtual Therapy Dog Meet and Greet

How to Use Zoom

Coping with Anxiety: Part 1- Restructuring Thoughts

Prioritizing Tasks and To-Do’s

Imposter Syndrome: 2 Part Webinar Series

Time Management

Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

Coping with Anxiety: Part 2: Mindfulness

Virtual International Tea Time: Making Friends with US Americans

Take Charge of Change

Email Effectiveness

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

Job Searching During COVID-19

Overcoming Procrastination Workshop

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt

Diving Deeper into Microsoft Teams

Bracing for and Embracing the Fall as a Blkademic

EDA 6370 Mentoring for Career Development

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS

Best Practices in Data Management

Navigating NIH Reporter

Staying Well with the HSCL: Wellness & Consumer Health Information Online

“Find it @ UF”: Grab Articles Quickly

AI for Quantum Chemistry

Introduction to EndNote Web

A Friendly Introduction to Github for Project Version Control

Kicking the Tires of Citation Management Software - Exploring Which Tool to Use

Artificial Intelligence for Smart City Transportation

Introduction to Research Computing and HiPerGator

 

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

College of Education Resume Session Quick-Tips

HWCOE Pop-Up: Elevator Pitch and Resume

 

TEACHING

VoiceThread

E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Groupwork in E-Learning

E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

Designing an Inclusive Course

How to Be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started

 

 COVID-19 Resources for UF Graduate Students

As we all face the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak together, accurate information and helpful contacts are vitally important to keep healthy and prevent its spread. Please see the Graduate School COVID-19 webpage for guidance and help during this unprecedented time.

 

Click here for the Graduate School COVID-19 Webpage

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Online Office Hours for the Office of Graduate Professional Development

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Zoom

 

Wednesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Zoom

 

Looking for guidance and resources to aid in your professional development? Stop by the Office of Graduate Professional Development Office Hours! Our office can help you explore resources to build research and writing skills, find funding, start networking, revise your Individual Development Plan (IDP), and more. No appointment necessary.

  

Click here for more information: OGPD Office Hours

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Online Career Connections Center (C3) Graduate Student Office Hours 

The UF Career Connections Center (C3) continues to offer virtual support and resources to assist graduate students in their professional development and career readiness needs.

 

Mondays

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

No appointment needed, just drop in! Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/6110295318

 

For questions or to schedule another time to meet, please email Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement, UF Career Connections Center. 

Click here for more information: C3 Graduate Student Office Hours

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GatorWell’s Behavioral Expectations Toolkit

 

Been wondering what Fall semester might look and feel like? Things will be different, but this is a great time to consider what steps you can take to make the most out of your fall experience. This toolkit provides information to help us create a safer campus in a COVID world.

 

Click here to view the full toolkit: GatorWell Behavioral Expectations Toolkit

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Virtual 43rd Annual Fulbright Conference

October 21-23, 2020

Online

 

The Fulbright Association Virtual 43rd Annual Conference will be held from October 21-23, 2020 as a virtual event. The conference theme has been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final book titled: “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” He reflected on racism and civil rights, and presented a hopeful agenda for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education.

 

Despite the virtual nature of the conference due to social-distancing requirements caused by the pandemic, the Association will provide a variety of opportunities to connect with fellow Fulbright alumni, share and discuss scholarly research, and build relationships within the international education community. Our conference is a highlight for the hundreds of participants who join us each year — and we hope you will be among them in October!

 

The Fulbright Program may be a flagship program for U.S. public diplomacy, but the empiricism on its execution and impact, here and abroad, is often anecdotal. We want to complement powerful Fulbright stories—which we welcome to this conference—with rigorous frameworks for analysis and data-rich evidence. We invite proposals from researchers at all levels, who need not be Fulbright alumni, to share their findings on public diplomacy, broadly defined and not limited to the Fulbright Program.

 

Click here for more information: Virtual 43rd Annual Fulbright Conference

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Virtual Therapy Dog Meet and Greet

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

11 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Online: https://ufl.libcal.com/event/7014729

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

11 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

https://ufl.libcal.com/event/7014737

 

Come meet the HSC Library’ amazing therapy puppies, Lentil Bean and Beau! Animal-assisted therapy is a data-supported practice offering benefits for hospital patients and studying students. Lentil Bean & Beau will share what they’ve been up to over the summer and host a Q&A session.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Virtual Therapy Dog Meet and Greet

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How to Use Zoom

Thursday, Sep 2, 2020

9 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Online

 

Zoom is an easy-to-use tool that is integrated in Canvas and available for all at UF to use. Zoom allows users to meet, hold office hours, host webinars, and so much more! In this face-to-face training, participants will learn how to use Zoom for video conferencing, conference calls and for other communication, recording and/or editing purposes.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Zoom

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Coping with Anxiety: Part 1 - Restructuring Thoughts

Thursday, Sep 2, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Online

 

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop (Restructuring Thoughts, Mindfulness, Calming and Relaxation Techniques). The modules are not sequential, so students can start at any point they would like.

 

In part 1, Restructuring Thoughts, students will learn how anxiety and thinking styles are related, how their emotions, thoughts, and behavior are interrelated, and how to restructure their negative ways of thinking.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Restructuring Thoughts

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Prioritizing Tasks and To-Do’s

Friday, September 4, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Students often juggle a number of tasks and responsibilities that can become overwhelming causing feelings of stress/anxiety. This skill building session will teach prioritization as a means of helping make the best use of your own efforts, allocate your time where it’s most needed, and free you from tasks that can be addressed later.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Tasks and To-Do’s

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Imposter Syndrome: 2 Part Webinar Series

Part 1: Understanding Imposter Syndrome and Part 2: Coping with Imposter Syndrome

Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Do you ever feel like others expect you to be the expert on something, but internally you feel like you have no idea what you are doing? Or when good things happen to you, you find yourself actively negating those experiences? If any of these questions resonated with you, you are not alone! Come join this interactive 2-part online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you.

 

Part 1: The focus will be on defining and exploring the process of how imposter syndrome plays out in our daily lives. The factors that may contribute to feeling like an imposter will also be reviewed.

 

Part 2: In this workshop an examination of the different types of imposter syndrome, how it can be influenced by social contexts, and strategies for combating these feelings will be completed.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Imposter Syndrome

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Time Management

Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020,

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

College life can be stressful because of multiple daily tasks and demands. This 4-module workshop will focus on learning skills of time management using experiential activities in the areas of:

 

Week 1 - Time Planning and Scheduling

Week 2 - Motivation, Self-discipline, and Managing Frustrations

Week 3 - Making Tasks Manageable and Reducing Distractions

Week 4 - Project Planning and Following Through

 

Note: To enhance comprehensive and cumulative understanding, participants are encouraged to attend all 4 modules. To ensure connection and skill building, participants will be expected to keep their Zoom video on.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Time Management

 

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Online

 

This introductory training is meant for beginners who would like to get their feet wet! Learn the basics of Microsoft Teams, best uses, and how to set up and customize a team.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Microsoft Teams

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Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Online

 

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!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Conversations for a Culture of Inclusion

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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Online

 

Imagine you are giving the best presentation of your career. Your verbal delivery is captivating and masterfully choreographed with slide visuals and props that are attention grabbing, easy to understand, and even moving. This is what it means to use presentation visuals in a way that is “worthy of the TED stage.” In this course, participants will learn about the common mistakes presenters make with their presentation visuals, gain insights into the way the human brain best processes information while experiencing a presentation, leverage visual techniques for making your content resonate and stick, use next-level techniques to plan a visual presentation, analyze examples from some of the world’s best presenters, and apply key design principles. This course is helpful for both novice and even highly seasoned presenters.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Visuals Worthy of the TED Stage

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Coping with Anxiety: Part 2: Mindfulness

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

4 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Online

 

In part 2, Mindfulness, students will learn what mindfulness is and is not, learn how to incorporate it into their daily routine, and practice specific techniques.

 

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop (Restructuring Thoughts, Mindfulness, Calming and Relaxation Techniques). The modules are not sequential, so students can start at any point they would like.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Mindfulness

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Virtual International Tea Time: Making Friends with US Americans

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

5:30 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

Online

 

What has been your experience making friends with US Americans? What does making friends look like in your own country? We will discuss questions related to friendship and tips on starting a conversation.

 

The UF Gator International Focus Team (UF GIFT) is hosting a virtual space for international students and scholars to have a casual, interactive dialogue on a variety of important topics during the cross-cultural transition. Domestic students are welcome to attend as well. Take a break from school and come join!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Making Friends with US Americans

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Take Charge of Change

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

9 a.m.- 12 noon

Online

 

Change happens. It is a real, concrete, often stressful fact of life. Do you ever wish that change would go away–or at least slow down? If so, this class is for you. During this course, participants will:

  • Examine the initial normal reactions to change
  • Explore ways to overcome resistance to change
  • Prepare a personal plan–including emphasis on personal resilience

 

Change is inevitable; long-term misery is optional!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Take Charge of Change

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Email Effectiveness

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Online

 

Do you control your email or does your email control you? Is email the best communication tool? Most of us spend a good part of our day using this powerful medium. Often we sort through emails with content that would have been better communicated via the phone, in-person, in a chat or in a virtual meeting. Attend this interactive session to master how to select the best communication method for your message, review email etiquette, and learn to combine email best practices with the tools in the Microsoft Outlook desktop version in order to turn email into a valuable productivity tool.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Email Effectiveness

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Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

1-     Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect?

2-     Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work?

3-     Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong?

4-     Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings?

 

If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimize them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about:

  • The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism.
  • The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism
  • Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly
  • The secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process

 

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

 

Click here for more information and registration: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

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Job Searching During COVID-19

Thursday, September 10, 2020

12 noon

Online

 

Hear from 3 PhD job seekers who have been actively job searching during the past four months. Organized by Beyond the Professoriate.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Job Searching During COVID-19

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Overcoming Procrastination Workshop

Friday, September 11, 2020

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

Procrastination is a common issue that can negatively impact our productivity and well-being. The purpose of the workshop is to gain a deeper understanding of procrastination and to learn strategies to combat it.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Procrastination

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Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt

Friday, September 11, 2020

12 noon

Online

 

Put aside your overloaded to-do list and join this time management workshop where you will learn real steps to take towards increased productivity, decreased stress, and improved schedule organization. Common pitfalls of time management will also be discussed including: the work/life balance myth, overcoming procrastination, and feelings of guilt when not working.

 

Presented by Amanda Catron, Program Coordinator of the Office of Graduate Professional Development for the “Learn – Discover – Lead ” series. 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 for more information and registration: Get Stuff Done!

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Diving Deeper into Microsoft Teams

Friday, September 11, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Online

 

This training will take your Teams experience to the next level. Learn best practices for communication through chat and meetings, collaboration in files and workspaces, and tips and tricks for integration with Outlook.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Diving Deeper into Microsoft Teams

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Bracing for and Embracing the Fall as a Blkademic

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Recognizing the unique vulnerabilities Black academics (Blkademics) are facing in the current sociopolitical and campus climate, this interactive webinar will provide attendees with practical strategies to help them as they begin the fall semester. By increasing awareness, reflecting on holistic wellness needs, and getting clear on the strategies that resonate on a personal level, Blkademics will better be able to brace for and potentially embrace the semester ahead after attending this NCFDD webinar. Grounded in counseling and prevention psychology, Black feminism, and solution-focused theories, this virtual workshop will offer Blkademics empirically-grounded and culturally-relevant strategies for surviving and being well as an academic today.

 

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

 

Click here for more information and registration: Blkademic

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EDA 6370 Mentoring for Career Development

Fall 2020 Course at UF

 

This course is designed to assist graduate students in their current status and in their future careers in any field through the discovery of how mentoring, a commonly accepted phenomenon in business, industry, and academia, can enhance their professional development.  In this course, students will become acquainted with research on mentoring, but more importantly, they will acquire the skills to prepare themselves to seek a mentor.  These two goals will be accomplished through  reading of assigned texts and journal articles, engaging in interactions with other students, online course content, and completing assignments which will require a great deal of personal introspection and reflection. The course is delivered in an online format, mostly asynchronous, but with some synchronous sessions, as deemed appropriate by the professor. All synchronous sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend in real time.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Linda Searby, [log in to unmask]

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Best Practices in Data Management

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

Learn practical strategies for best managing your research data. A number of U.S. funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply plans for managing research data, called Data Management Plans (DMP), for all new grant proposals. This workshop will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan, with a focus on the DMPTool and tools for sharing your data at the University of Florida (e.g. subject-specific repositories). Topics include metadata and annotation, file formats and organization, storage, backups and security, and data sharing. The workshop is geared toward graduate students, faculty, and researchers.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Best Practices in Data Management

 

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Navigating NIH Reporter

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

 

Learn how to search and navigate the NIH Reporter tool to explore funded research opportunities.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Navigating NIH Reporter

 

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Staying Well with the HSCL: Wellness & Consumer Health Information Online

Friday, August 28, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Stay in the know about trustworthy sources of health information, so that you can keep yourself self and well throughout the semester!  At this mini-workshop, you'll learn about some of the best websites for health information, such as MedlinePlus, as well as information portals made by the HSC Library and other folks at UF that can help you find wellness resources both at home and in Gainesville!  You'll also have the chance to ask questions about HSC Library resources and services from a librarian!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Staying Well with the HSCL

 

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“Find it @ UF”: Grab Articles Quickly

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

12 noon – 12:15 p.m.

Register

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Register

 

Need to locate an article quickly? The blue “Find it @ UF” button is the key! This 15 minute workshop will show you how to find that button in several UF databases and use it to access articles.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Find it at UF

 

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AI for Quantum Chemistry

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

Computing the energy of a molecular system and the forces acting on the atoms is a very expensive computational task, which scales very badly with molecular size. It requires solving the Schrödinger equation (or some related cousins). A Neural Network model will be presented that has learned to mimic the results of a true quantum chemical calculation, but in orders of magnitude faster. The details of the network, its training, and the results will be discussed.

 

Click here for more information and registration: AI for Quantum Chemistry

 

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Introduction to EndNote Web

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

 

Come and see what you can do with EndNote Web, a program designed to help you organize your reference citations. You will learn how to create and navigate the EndNote libraries, enter individual citations, and search/retrieve citations from EndNote, as well as how to download citations from PubMed, library catalogs, other databases, and import them into your library. You will learn how to use the 'Cite While You Write' toolbar and different ways of inserting citations into your papers for publication. It's easy to generate a bibliography according to the style of any particular journal! This class focuses on the EndNote Web.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to EndNote Web

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A Friendly Introduction to GitHub for Project Version Control

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

GitHub is a cloud-based platform commonly used to host open-source coding project. This workshop will introduce how it can be used more broadly to back-up your research projects, collaborate within your lab and with remote colleagues, and even practice open science by (optionally) sharing your research project publicly.

 

This workshop is open to everyone; NO previous experience with programming/git/command-line is required.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to GitHub

 

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Kicking the Tires of Citation Management Software - Exploring Which Tool to Use

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

In this class, you'll learn about features of several different citation management software tools so that you can compare and contrast decide which one is best for your use.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Citation Management Software

 

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Artificial Intelligence for Smart City Transportation

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

We live in an era of real-time gathering of information and its dissemination. The size of the digital universe is estimated to be around 50 Zettabytes today and expected to double every two years. The growth of exploitable data has the potential to trigger disruptive changes in the transportation sector and is having a profound impact in urban planning, intelligent mobility, and safety.

 

Vehicle loop detectors that have traditionally been deployed at intersections to detect the passage of vehicles have high deployment and maintenance costs; and are not always useful for observing the movements of pedestrians and scooters. The use of other modalities, such as Video, Radar and LIDAR has great potential to improve accuracy and timeliness in the detection of vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.  As part of the I-Street Trapezium project we are collecting this information at 27 intersections in Gainesville using Video Camera, Radar and LIDAR. Additionally, data is being collected from interactions of vehicles with onboard units (that mimic the behavior of future connected vehicles) with Road Side Units. This information is then synthesized to create a real-time city-wide traffic palette that is used to improve traffic safety and operations.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Artificial Intelligence for Smart City Transportation

 

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Introduction to Research Computing and HiPerGator

Thursday, September 10, 2020

10:45 a.m.

 

Intended for new users, this training provides a general overview of the UF Research Computing facilities and basic usage of HiPerGator.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Research Computing and HiPerGator

 

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College of Education Resume Session Quick-Tips

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Understand the purpose and power of a resume when searching for experience. Students will leave knowing the proper content, style, and format for resume building in addition to identifying strategies to strengthen the document.

 

Click here for more information and registration: COE Resume Session Quick-Tips

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HWCOE Pop-Up: Elevator Pitch and Resume

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Online

 

No appointment needed, bring your questions about how to compose a professional and strong resume. Your career coach will share her observations and insights from her experiences as a professional HR to help you to translate your experiences into your own strength and present in an easy to read, professional way.

 

Bring your questions about how to engage in a virtual fair and how to start the conversation by introducing yourself and how to address the question: tell me about yourself. Reserve the time to prepare yourself for a better and confident presence.

 

Click here for more information and registration: HWCOE Pop-Up

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VoiceThread

Thursday, September 3, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Online

 

VoiceThread is a program which enables instructors and students to create voice over presentations. When shared, viewers can interact with presentations asynchronously through text, audio input or video input. Learn how to create and share presentations and implement VoiceThread into Canvas!

 

Click here for more information and registration: VoiceThread

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E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Wednesday, September 8, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Learn how to create and update an online course on UF’s e-Learning system. In this hands-on training, certified trainers will guide participants on how to create an engaging online course. With an eye towards best practices, participants will learn how to:

  • Make a course request
  • Navigate and edit both global and course navigations
  • Message students and course members
  • Upload, manage, embed and link content
  • Create and publish pages, assignments, quizzes and discussions boards
  • Employ organizational modules
  • Upload and manage a syllabus
  • Export/import course content

 

Click here for more information and registration: E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

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Groupwork in E-Learning

Thursday, September 9, 2020

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Online

 

Group work is an aspect of online learning that best practice seems to always push; but instructors and learners are often dissatisfied with the results. Why? Lopsided participation, unclear expectations and poorly constructed assignments are among the common culprits. In this workshop, you will learn how to design a great group assignment with built-in individual accountability and manageable feedback mechanisms using UF’s e-Learning system.

 

You will first explore the vocabulary and critical components of successful group work. Expert facilitators will share best practices and guide hands-on practice with the steps of making groups, assigning tasks and grading group members individually and as a team.   At the end of this event, you will feel confident using the many group and collaboration tools found in e-Learning with your own students.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Groupwork in E-Learning

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E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

Thursday, September 9, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Are you new to e-Learning at UF or wondering how to facilitate a pre-created course? In this training, participants will actively engage with the e-Learning interface from instructor perspective and explore the powerful tools for providing effective feedback and assessing student progress. Trainers will share best practices related to:

  • Editing existing content
  • Managing the gradebook
  • Streamline grading with speed grader
  • Communicating efficiently with students
  • Managing groups and peer reviews
  • Conferencing online
  • Tracking student activity

 

Click here for more information and registration: Facilitate and Engage

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Designing an Inclusive Course

Monday, August 31, 2020- Sunday, October 11, 2020

Asynchronous

Online

 

This training provides opportunities to learn and apply methods for designing a course that recognizes the diversity of UF students and empowers all students equally. Participants will leave the course with a revision to one aspect of their course and direction on next steps they can take to make their course materials, organization, or assessments more inclusive.

 

This asynchronous online workshop requires all course materials and activities to be completed within the given timeframe.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Designing an Inclusive Course

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How to Be a GREAT Online or Hybrid TA 

Learn about teaching best practice and campus resources that will help you get up to speed quickly. Complete four required modules plus choose one of four optional modules to earn your certificate of completion. This workshop is required for graduate assistants supporting UF Online courses. This workshop will earn 200 miles towards your Passport to Great Teaching certificate of participation. Estimated time to complete the full workshop is 4 – 5 hours (depending upon your choice of optional modules.)

 

Click here for more information and registration: How to Be a Great Online or Hybrid TA

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Resource Spotlight: UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started

UF Libraries hosts a webpage dedicated to getting new graduate students introduced to the UF library system. On this page you will find information about the workshops the libraries host, the subject specialist assigned to your discipline, and important tips for borrowing items.

 

Also included is information about topics such as interlibrary loan, services for teaching assistants, course reserves, and brief guides to help you start your literature reviews correctly.

 

Click here for more information: UF Libraries Guide for New Graduate Students: Get Started

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL

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POB 115500

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352 273 3143

Questions or comments? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development.

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