Graduate Division

PostDoc Weekly 10-16-2017



Weekly PoWER Group Meeting-Postdoc Writing Editing and Review Group- All postdocs welcome to write and review in a quiet and productive atmosphere.  Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong PhD ( for more information.
Friday from 8:30am-10:30am, BioSci III, Rm 1120 Register

Postdoc Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fun

Saturday, October 21, 6:30-10:30pm  NS1 Rm 1114
Come carve pumpkins with other postdocs! The PDA will provide the pumpkins, snacks and drinks, and we will have a silly contest for best pumpkin. Feel free to bring anything pumpkin related (includes pumpkin pies, lattes, pumpkin-themed sweaters, hats etc).  Details and sign up on PDA Facebook page.

Postdoc Association (PDA) Monthly Picnic Lunch
Wednesday, October 25,  11:45am~ 1:00pm by Phoenix Food Court, at the outside tables.  Map
All postdocs are invited; we discuss a range of topics from fun things to do in So. California to employment opportunities.  Picnic is always the last Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch-dessert provided.

Orientation & Benefits Presentation for Postdoctoral Scholars- Register here
Wednesday, October 25, 2:30‐5:00pm  
Location: Graduate Resource Center
2:30‐3:30pm‐Postdoc Benefits plus Q&A
3:30‐4:30pm‐Career Development For Postdocs‐ Mary Frances Ypma‐Wong, PhD- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
4:30‐5:00pm‐ Union Presentation‐ Li Yu, UAW Local 5810

Highlighting Diverse Careers in the Biotechnology Field- presented by the Postdoc Association (PDA), GPS-BIOMED and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs- Event Flier
Wednesday, October 25,  5:30-8:00pm
UCI Student Center- Doheny Beach Conference Room A
A panel of five UCI alumni will discuss their current positions and responsibities. The evening will start with dinner, followed by a panel Q & A and round robin networking sessions. Register here.  Questions? Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong,

PDA Monthly Meeting- PDA website

Wednesday, November 1, 5:30-7:00pm, Biological Sciences III, Room 2120

Save the Date- Postdoc Holiday Party
Saturday, December 16, 4:00-8:00pm- NS1 Rm 1114


Graduate Resource Center- Click here to register for the following workshops.

Resume Writing – Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 – 1:00PM
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Training – Thursday, October 26, 3:00 – 6:00PM
Writing a CV – Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 – 2:00PM
Presentation Refresher Boot Camp – Monday, November 6, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Preparing for the Academic Interview – Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 – 1:00PM
Video Presentation Boot Camp – Thursday, November 30, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (formally Center for Engaged Instruction)
Click here for complete list of Fall Offerings and details

Information Session- Pedagogical Fellowship, Certificate in Teaching Excellence and other opportunities
Monday October 16  1:00-2:00pm
AIRB 1030- Register

Course Design Certificate Program
Thursdays, October 19 & 26, November 2 & 9, 2-4pm
AIRB 1030-Register

UCI Libraries- Scopus Database Training Workshop
Monday, October 16-3-4pm
MRC 164-Ayala Science Library
We now have access to the Scopus database, a bibliography database which contains abstracts and citations for academic journals, some proceedings and a growing number of book chapters.  It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20k are peer-reviewed journals in the STEM fields of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences disciplines (including arts & humanities).  Particularly useful in conducting systematic reviews and other information & data intensive research.  There are metrics at the author, article and source level. A professional  trainer from Elsevier will be demonstrating effective search techniques.  Questions- Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences Librarian

Third Annual Elevator Pitch Series and Competition sponsored by GPS-BIOMED
This series will help graduate students and postdocs craft brief and meaningful vignettes about what they are passionate about; the workshops and Live Final Pitch are open to postdocs across campus. This series starts with two events on October 18 and 19 .  Details and register here.  
UCI Libraries International Access Week
October 23-29, 2017
Events include library tours, and "OA Monograph Publishing" with panelists from Oxford, Cambridge, Routledge/Taylor& Francis and UC Press, plus drop-in teaching modules provided by Digital Scholarship Services. This link has all events and details.

This is What a Scientist/Engineer Looks Like- Details and registration
Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are invited to learn about a range of internship and funding opportunities offered by the Division of Community and Education at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) that are applicable across all areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The office oversees more than $9.2 million in programming and funding sources, with initiatives ranging from food safety to climate change and research support for STEM fields. 
October 25 12-1:30pm  Calit2 Auditorium

Calendar Postdoctoral Scholars

This calendar includes events sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Resource Center (GRC), UCI Postdoctoral Association (PDA), GPS-BIOMED and other campus units.

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