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Opportunities to Explore - March 18-22, 2019

Vol 5, Issue 12 | Trainee News

A newsletter for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees |@UR_SMD_CPD|@TraceyBaas

| CPD & GEPA Events Calendar | URBEST Program Calendar

(*) Designates Onsite Events at URMC or River Campus

OTE Online

Opportunities to Explore is also available online. To view the web version, please visit goo.gl/bxuggB. The web version is optimized for viewing on tablets and smart phones.

Virtual Career Fair

Graduate Career Consortium’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo

Wednesday, March 20 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm | Online
The Virtual Career Expo is a one-day online career fair for Ph.D. & Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni.

The employers represent a range of career fields (2019 Employer Participation List) and they all seek advanced-degree candidates.

For more information and to register for the 2019 Expo, please visit the 2019 Virtual Career Expo PhD, Master's Students, Postdocs, & Alumni registration page.

Meet the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs Team

Tracy Pezzimenti

Tracy Pezzimenti, Registrar

Tracy is the Registrar for Graduate Programs in the Office of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.  She serves as the official steward of SMD graduate student records ensuring the integrity of all student records.  

While students are welcome to meet with Tracy to discuss any topic, students typically meet with Tracy to discuss matters dealing with academic policies, academic progress, registration issues, and academic support.  To request a meeting with Tracy, please contact her directly (585) 275-7288 or Tracy Pezzimenti.

This Week

Graduate Career Consortium’s PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo

Wednesday, March 20 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm | Online
The Virtual Career Expo is a one-day online career fair for Ph.D. & Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni. The employers represent a range of career fields (2019 Employer Participation List) and they all seek advanced-degree candidates. For more information and to register for the 2019 Expo, please visit the 2019 Virtual Career Expo PhD, Master's Students, Postdocs, & Alumni registration page.

(*) Graduate Students Society Coffee Hour

Wednesday, March 20 | 10:00 am |CEL Room 2-7534, URMC
Coffee hour for graduate students - free coffee, tea and treats. Enjoy conversation with fellow students or just grab and go! The Graduate Student Society is the coordinating student body charged with representing all students enrolled in the graduate programs at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. We monitor issues of importance to the graduate student community, represent the concerns of graduate students to University administration, and advocate for changes to enhance the quality of graduate education. We also serve as a liaison among the student populations of the graduate programs and sponsor academic and social events of interest to the graduate student community.

(*) The Annual Meyerowitz Lecture- “This Trainee is Terrible: How to Help the Struggling Learner”

Wednesday, March 20 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), URMC
Program is in honor and memory of Sanford Meyerowitz, M.D.

Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FACH; Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Senior Faculty Advisor for External Education, Academy of Communication in Healthcare; Director, UCSF-VALOR Program University of California, San Francisco

Open to all University of Rochester Affiliated Faculty, Students, Residents, Fellows, and Staff. Coordinated by the Offices of Medical Education and Faculty Development. To register, email faculty_development@urmc.rochester.edu. Light lunch will be provided.

(*) URBEST Career Story: Alicia Henn, BioSpherix

Wednesday, March 20 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm | Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), URMC
Dr. Alicia Henn is currently Chief Scientific Officer at BioSpherix (Parish, NY) and received her PhD from Roswell Park Institute and her Executive MBA from University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business. The research program at BioSpherix  is focused on applying unbroken physiologic conditions to cell-based assays and clinical cell and tissue production to improve scientific reproducibility and translatability. Dr. Henn is always on the lookout for PhD scientists to join her team. Coffee and cookies will be available. For more information about this event, please contact Tracey Baas at tracey_baas@urmc.rochester.edu.

(*) Making Mentoring Work Symposium

Thursday, March 21 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm | Rush Rhees Library, Gamble Room 361, River Campus
Are you interested in learning what factors should you consider when choosing a mentor? Join us for an informative conversation identifying key skills and practices for cultivating meaningful mentor-mentee relationship This workshop is being facilitated by Dr. Vivian Lewis, who leads the Ever Better Mentoring Workshop series at the University. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Making Mentoring Work  today. For accommodations, or to RSVP email adele.coelho@rochester.edu. Lunch will be provided.

(*) Tools for Developing Assessments

Thursday, March 21 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | Genrich Rusling, LeChase Hall, River Campus
Presenters - Eric Fredericksen, Lisa Brown, and Andrew Wolf. There are a number of different types of assessment and feedback tools available in Blackboard, and many of them can be used in various ways in order to meet your teaching and learning objectives. Join us for this overview of tools in Blackboard that support student learning through both summative and formative assessment. RSVP for Tools for Developing Assessments through the Spring 2019 Online Learning Workshop Series  or email adele.coelho@rochester.edu.

(*) Inaugural Diversity in STEM Meet and Greet

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm | Wegmans Hall 1400, River Campus
The Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE) is hosting an inaugural diversity in STEM meet and greet. Join us for a night of good food and beats as we build a community of STEM graduate students across SMD and ASE! Food will be served. RSVP here.

(*) Graduate Women In Science presents “Always Up!”

Thursday, March 21 | 3:00 pm | Adolph Lower Auditorium (1-7619), URMC
Jennifer C. Darnell, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, NY; Professor, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (co-sponsored by the RNA Society and Lexogen). Check out the GWIS website for more information on seminars and travel awards.

Upcoming events

(*) URBEST Grand Gesture

Monday, March 25 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Miner Library Room (1-6200D), URMC
We’​re providing the Grand Gesture by reserving a room and providing hot coffee to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff who would like to attend. No lectures, no discussion, just quiet, coffee and 2 hours of Deep Work. What you focus on is completely up to you! Learn more about Cal Newport’s Deep Work at: https://www.you​tube.com/watch?​v=ZD7dXfdDPfg

(*) Empowering Working Women: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Monday, March 25 | Dinner 5:30 pm-6:00 pm, Workshop 6:00 pm-8:00 pm | Feldman Ballroom A, Douglas Commons, River Campus

Join fellow alumni and students for this interactive workshop, led by alumna and faculty member Rachel Roberts '03E. Learn how to identify and articulate your personal value, develop negotiation strategies, and conduct benchmarking to find your target salary. Prior to the workshop, catch up with fellow alumni and students over dinner. Space is limited, so we kindly ask that you register in advance.

(*) Pre-doctoral Organization for the Neurosciences (PONS) Luncheon Roundtable Series: Publish or Perish Luncheon

Friday, March 29 | 12:00 pm | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC
Catered lunch and discussion on how to produce outstanding articles for publication, featuring: John Foxe, Ph.D. Co-Editor-in-Chief EJN; Rick Libby, Ph.D. GEPA Senior Associate Dean; and Elaine Smolock, Ph.D. CPD Director of Writing Services.

(*) Sponsored by CETL, CPD, and URBEST: Page-Turners for Teaching (New Time and Day)

Friday, April 5 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | 1-6200D Miner Classroom, URMC
Future dates… May 3 and 17

Curious about how best to teach and train others? Considering an academic career? Lacking opportunities or time to teach as a busy researcher? Looking for ways to keep your CV up-to-date on teaching even if you are not currently doing it? Join “Page Turners For Teaching,” a bi-weekly discussion group offered through a collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Center for Professional Development (CPD), and URBEST for grad students, medical students, postdocs, and residents interested in exploring their teaching practice with like-minded colleagues! Get a FREE copy of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us to discuss this spring! Register to reserve your free book. For questions about this event, please contact Kyle Trenshaw at Kyle.Trenshaw@Rochester.edu.

(*) 2019 Human Values in Health Career Annual Lecture- Without Consent: The History of Human Radiation Experiments in Rochester, a Family Story

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Concerned about the health effects of radiation on employees in the Manhattan Project, a number of research and medical institutions were asked to carry out secret radiation experiments on patients without their consent in the 1940s. One of those research sites was the University of Rochester. One of the patients was Janet Stadt.  This panel has three stories to tell: Jon Stadt, the grandson of Janet Stadt will share his family’s story of his grand-mother.  Eileen Welsome, BA, journalist and author of The Plutonium Files, based on her Pulitzer-prize winning article series, will share her story of the history of the Manhattan Project experiments and her investigations to discover the identities of patients involved, including Janet Stadt.  Gary Chadwick, PharmD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Medical Humanities and Bioethics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and formerly the Director of the University of Rochester’s Office for Human Subject Protection, will share his perspectives on the Rochester radiation experiments and the protection of human research subjects. Rebecca Garden, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University, who suggested this panel, will serve as moderator and will discuss how she learned about Janet Stadt’s story and has made it central to her healthcare ethics education. Sponsored by the CLUSTER FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN VALUES, University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies and Co-sponsored by the DIVISION OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES & BIOETHICS.

Save the Date: Graduate Student, Trainee, & Alumni Networking Event

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm | Swiftwater Brewing Company
RSVP information will be available soon. Hosted by: The School of Medicine & Dentistry, Center for Professional Development; The Gwen Greene Center ; and The University of Rochester Alumni Relations Office.

(*) University of Rochester Annual Diversity Conference

Monday, April 8 | 8:00 am-5:00 pm | River Campus
This year, the University will host its 10th Annual Diversity Conference on April 8. The conference, “Finding the Courage to Lead," will feature award-winning author, activist and cultural commentator, Samina Ali as the keynote speaker. Ali will share her own personal story and appeal for women’s equality and justice. The talk will be followed by a variety of workshops throughout the day, including one entitled, "Leadership Response to a Racial Hate Crime in an Academic Medical Center," led by Robert Holloway, Linda Chaudron, Frederick Jefferson and others. To learn more about the Diversity Conference and to register, please visit the Annual Diversity Conference Registration page.

Inclusive Excellence in STEM (Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019)

Saturday, April 13 |8:00 am-3:15 pm | Rochester Institute of Technology
Project Kaleidoscope Teach. Lead. Know. Differently. 2019 PKAL New York Regional Networking Meeting

Faculty, Administrators, and doctoral students from 2-year & 4-year, public and private institutions are welcome to join this meeting to discuss Faculty Development for Inclusive Excellence in STEM. This meeting will be led by several institutions in the Great Lakes region who received the Howard Hughes Inclusive Excellence Awards. Participating institutions will share their project goals and methodologies, and lead a workshop on developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM faculty and student achievement. Participants will have the opportunity to explore innovative inclusive classroom, research mentoring, and academic advising practice as well as developing concrete steps to implement new ideas at their own institution. Institutional change strategies will be explicitly discussed, along with common obstacles and strategies to overcome them. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Emily Walter from California State University, Fresno who will conduct the keynote entitled “I Need To Be Myself: Becoming an Agent of Inclusive Teaching Practice." Breakout sessions will be led by faculty and staff from HHMI-funded institutions and may focus on topics including…Inclusive classroom practices, Inclusive research mentoring, Developing an inclusive quantitative skill center, Classroom-based research experiences, and Transforming institutions. Registration deadline is April 3rd and you can register for the conference on the 2019 PKAL Upstate New York Regional Meeting registration page. The registration fee is $55 for professionals (faculty and administrators) and $25 for doctoral students, and includes lunch and conference materials. Questions related to the event, please contact Dr. Scott Franklin at svfsps@rit.edu.

See more upcoming events here.

Happening Now (Grant, Travel Award, and Conference Information)

Register for the 2019 University Technology Showcase!

The 2019 University Technology Showcase hosted by CEIS and the CoE in Data Science will be held on April 4th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the DoubleTree at 1111 Jefferson Road Rochester NY. Register now. This annual event highlights research in optics, photonics, biomedical technology, communication and networks, data science and more. Program includes a panel discussion followed by poster session with prize for best poster presentation.

D.E. Shaw Research- Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum (Abstracts due Friday, April 5)

Friday, May 10, 2019 | New York City
The Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Forum at D. E. Shaw Research is a small gathering of select graduate students and postdocs pursuing computational or theoretical research in chemistry, biophysics, or related fields. This is an opportunity for women working in these fields to make meaningful connections with other researchers from across the country, discuss their work with DESRES scientists, and explore our research projects in detail. Forum attendees will come together at our offices in New York City for a day of activities including technical presentations, a poster session, career development discussions, and networking.

To learn more please visit our website.  To apply, please email your CV to DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com with the subject line “DESRES Forum” by Monday, April 1, 2019. Within a few business days, you will receive an email with a link to an online questionnaire that will help us learn a bit more about you and give you the option of submitting a poster title and abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, April 5, 2019.  If you have any questions about this event or our group, please feel free to contact Lukas Bane atLukas.Bane@DEShawResearch.com.

D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. Our team includes computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers, all working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of our chief scientist David Shaw. For more information about the group, please visit www.DEShawResearch.com.

University’s 10th Annual Diversity Conference: ‘Finding the Courage to Lead’

The University’s 10th annual diversity conference, “Finding the Courage to Lead,” on Monday, April 8, features award-winning author, activist, and cultural commentator Samina Ali. Ali’s keynote address weaves her own personal story with a passionate appeal for women’s equality and justice, followed by workshops throughout the day. Register here.

The Lasker Foundation Announces its 2019 Student Essay Contest

The Lasker Foundation is soliciting submissions for its 2019 Student Essay Contest. Trainees in the medical and biomedical workforce are asked to outline in 800 words or less an educational strategy that will increase interest in biomedical sciences among young men and women. The first-place award is $10,000 and a trip to New York City to meet the 2019 Lasker Award winners on September 20. Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. Submissions are due April 11.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2019 Solicitation 1). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 9, 2019. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. We release two regular solicitations annually, one is around early Spring and the other close to Fall. Details about the program and online application can be found on the DOE Office of Science Website.

ComSciCon 2019: Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13, 2019.Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. Apply here!

Three Minute Thesis(3MT®) Competition

3MT is an academic competition that challenges doctoral students and postdoctoral appointees to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research trainees and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills, meet other trainees, and have a chance to win up to $1,000 in travel awards!

  • Sub-heats: * Registration Required * Thursday, March 21, 2019 (SMD) – 2:00 PM
  • The Final Competition: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM, Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425, URMC)
  • Registration: Registration is limited to 80 participants across all graduate schools within the University of Rochester.  Completing the registration survey confirms your interest in this event, however participation is not guaranteed until you have received a confirmation e-mail after registration closes.  This will allow time for potential adjustments based upon the total number of interested registrants, and for the planning committee to determine sub-heat room assignments. Registration closes on March 15th at 4:00 pm., register here. For more information please visit cpd.urmc.edu/3MT

This event is sponsored by: SMD Center for Professional Development, ASE Graduate Studies Office, Graduate Student Society, and Graduate Student Association

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning

Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2019

Monday, April 8 | The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Teaching & Learning Innovation, UT Knoxville’s home for faculty and educational development, is pleased to present its inaugural Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2019. This conference highlights the importance of good teaching in higher education settings by featuring the innovative teaching practices that occur in college classrooms across the state of Tennessee. Currently accepting proposals that highlight practices (collaborative, active, peer-led, etc.), pedagogies (e.g. experiential learning, engaged scholarship, inclusive and culturally relevant, etc.) and/or methods of delivery (online, blended, face-to-face, etc.) in the higher education context. Following the official theme – “Pioneering Pathways to Deeper Learning” – TLI welcomes submissions that advance our conceptualization of innovative teaching and learning theoretically, methodologically, and/or practically with the ultimate goal of deepening and enhancing student learning. Register for the conference and/or submit your proposal on The University of Tennessee Teaching & Learning Innovation website. Please keep in mind the registration deadline is March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Understanding Diversity and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Thursday, April 11 | 1:00 pm EDT | Online in Blackboard Collaborate Register online to attend
Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with the common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of this student population is crucial to being a competitive job applicant and a requirement in order to be able to teach effectively. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from community colleges in Iowa, Texas, and Southern California will share insight on the differences between community college and 4-year settings with regards to student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students, and issues of equity that community colleges work to address. Visit the Exploring Careers in Teaching at Community College Series online.

2019 CIRTL Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Monday, June 17 | 12:00 pm EDT | CROSS Network Online
The CIRTL Online Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching designed specifically for grad students and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the core ideas that ground CIRTL's approach to STEM education: learning-through-diversity, learning communities, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-as-research. By examining relevant literature, working online in small peer groups facilitated by topical experts, and performing structured work independently; participants will develop a deep understanding of scientific teaching.

For a full list of upcoming Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Workshops, please visit cirtl.net/events. The majority of events are online and requires advance registration. For information on any of the courses or programs, please contact Eric_Vaughn@URMC.Rochester.edu .

Faculty Position Opening

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, tenure-track

Please visit Wartburgh College Employment website for a full employment description for this position.

  • DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins March 29 and continues until position is filled. For additional information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Jay Garaycochea at jay.garaycochea@wartburg.edu.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 2019 in Biology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines; willingness to teach majors' and non-majors' neuroscience and biology courses and contribute to general education, interdisciplinary, and team-taught courses; evidence of potential for teaching excellence; promise of continued scholarly activity; and willingness to support the mission of the College. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching and research experience, and cellular, molecular or electrophysiological expertise that complements current faculty.

 

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach (the equivalent of) three 14-week undergraduate courses in both fall and winter terms including introductory biology lecture/lab, neuroscience courses for majors and non-majors, and a 4-week May term course; mentor seniors in research; advise student majors and minors; engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College. Please also address any experiences you have working with diverse groups of students. This information should be submitted electronically to: hr@wartburg.edu . For specific inquiries contact Stephanie Toering Peters, Chair of Biology Department ( hr@wartburg.edu ). For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see http://www.wartburg.edu . For information about the Biology Department, see https://www.wartburg.edu/biology/ and the Neuroscience program, see https://www.wartburg.edu/neuroscience/ .Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

Postdoctoral Opportunity

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is fully funded for a one-year period beginning August 16, 2019. The goal is to produce interdisciplinary researchers, trained in team science and competency-based skills, who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Fellows will choose one of three tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change. This program will use existing University of Rochester infrastructures, including (but not limited to) the CTSI, Institute for Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health, Population Health Coordinating Committee, Global/Territorial Health Network, National Center for Deaf Health Research, and Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco (CRoFT), as well as existing training resources. Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program, and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences. The program is structured to enhance translational research in several ways: an interdisciplinary mentoring team with members in population health and basic science; one mentor from another CTSI hub or University of Rochester partner institution; up to 3 rotations of 2-8 weeks, with at least one rotation in a research or community setting at a different translational level from that of the trainee’s background; and an Individual Development Plan to customize the training experience

Applicants are required to be within 3 years of completing their doctoral degree and have a solid track record of published research with at least one first authored publication. Strong data analytic skills are desirable. Per NIH conditions, by the time of appointment, the trainee must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residency. Candidates are encouraged to apply early; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Complete submission must include: cover letter, personal statement describing the population health track of interest and relevant experience, one-page concept paper for a project, identified University of Rochester primary mentor, full CV, and three letters of reference including the primary mentor letter of support.

Application and reference letters should be submitted to: Dr. Deborah Ossip, Director, Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deborah_ossip@urmc.rochester.edu.  Please include “TL1 Postdoctoral Application: [Applicant Name]” in the subject line.

More information of training experiences through the CTSI can be found at the CTSI website: https://ctsi.urmc.edu

Relevant Reads

Lifting a Ton of Feathers

Lifting a Ton of Feathers is not only a survival guide, it is also a destroyer of academic myths about women's career chances in the university, and a revelation of the catch-22 positions in which women find themselves. Caplan demonstrates that while many women believe that when they fail it is their fault, their fate is more likely to be sealed by their encounter with the male environment, and by the manner in which they are tossed about by it. She aims to help women avoid self-blame and understand the real sources of their problems. Readers will find the information about the mine-field of academia for women infuriating, but the means of telling it highly entertaining. Visit the CPD’s Lending Library catalog to see this and other titles of interest. To borrow a book, stop by our office in G-9627 or email us with your request.

Other Reads

Science Magazine offers the free booklet:Career Trends: Work and Wellbeing- Striking a Balance Between Life and Lab

Accommodations

“Need accommodations for any CPD or GEPA event?  Contact GradRegistrar@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.”

Visit http://www.gepa-calendar.urmc.edu/ for a calendar of all our events.  Review the Opportunities to Explore archive.

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