Current edition: Thursday, July 2, 2020
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GRAD Guide Weekly Summer Schedule
During Summer Quarter, the GGW will be sent out on a monthly basis. Publication dates include July 2, August 6, and September 3. The weekly schedule will resume Thursday, September 24. Please follow UChicagoGRAD on Twitter and Facebook to receive regular updates on upcoming events, announcements, job opportunities, and more.
Academic Job Market (Virtual) Summer Camp
Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 9:30 am – 12:30/1:30 pm CT, Zoom
Are you planning to apply for academic jobs this fall? Put your best foot forward by attending UChicagoGRAD’s Academic Job Market Virtual Summer Camp. You’ll receive advice from UChicagoGRAD and CCT advisors as well as faculty from UChicago and other area institutions. View camp topics and RSVP for each webinar in GRAD Gargoyle.
- Monday, July 13: Introduction; Hiring Committee Panel; CV Best Practices
- Tuesday, July 14: Cover Letters; Research Statements; Navigating Identity
- Wednesday, July 15: Teaching Statements and Portfolios; Diversity Statements; Creating a Scholarly Website
- Thursday, July 16: Interview Best Practices; Teaching Demos; Campus Visits; Interviewing Panel
- Friday, July 17: International Academe; Getting a Postdoc; Considering Lecturer, Visiting, and Adjunct Positions
Webinar: Navigating a Virtual or Remote Job Search
Wednesday, July 22, 12:30-1:30pm CT, Zoom
With the outbreak of COVID-19, you may have questions about how to proceed with your job search. Social distancing, remote work, and economic uncertainty can make an already stressful process more complicated, but there are steps you can take now to move forward. Join us for a conversation with UChicagoGRAD career advisors, who will share advice for conducting a job search using online resources and tools for virtual engagement. We will also answer any questions that you have. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events.
Graduate Student Orientation 2020 is virtual!
We are delighted to announce that Graduate Student Orientation is now virtual. We’ve developed a Canvas course to provide incoming students with all the relevant information regarding their first year at the University of Chicago to learn from home before coming to campus in the Fall. Incoming students can begin this course on July 7, 2020. Keep an eye out for informational emails via your @uchicago.edu email and subscribe to our social media channels to keep updated on orientation communication.
Chicago Center for Teaching: Ways to Enhance STEM Courses with Inclusive Pedagogy
Thursday, July 2, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
With an understanding that inclusive pedagogy involves embracing diversity and fostering talent in a range of students, we will discuss specific inclusive strategies that have been used to enhance the participation of students in STEM courses. Registration in advance through ZOOM is required. You will receive a link to the virtual meeting after registration. For more information and to access registration links: https://teaching.uchicago.edu/upcoming-events/.
Chicago Center for Teaching: Fostering Inclusive Remote Classrooms
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
In this interactive workshop, we consider how to apply principles of inclusive pedagogy to the unique opportunities afforded by remote teaching and learning. Registration in advance through ZOOM is required. You will receive a link to the virtual meeting after registration. For more information and to
access registration links: https://teaching.uchicago.edu/upcoming-events/.
Refresh Sleep Program
Registration closes end of day on July 6, 2020
Stop counting sheep and get some sleep! The Refresh Sleep Program aims to provide students will the skills and strategies needed to achieve more restful nights. Refresh is an online education program that delivers content to your inbox every Tuesday for seven weeks. Topics in the program include the physiology of sleep, sleep hygiene, relaxation and mindfulness training, and more. To sign up, complete the registration survey here by July 6.
Using the Library from Home
Monday, July 13, 4:00-4:45 pm CDT Online
How do you use the Library’s collections when you aren’t on campus? Join the Library for an overview of how to access the many online collections and services available to students, including connecting to the Library’s subscription resources, locating ebooks and downloading options, determining if an article or journal is available online, and guides and databases to help you locate academic sources. We’ll also outline how you can get live assistance from UChicago librarians online. The webinar will be offered via Zoom. Registration is required; Zoom login information will be sent to the registration email.
Introduction to Zotero
Wednesday, July 15, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CDT Online Register
Monday, July 20, Noon – 1:00 pm CDT Online Register
Learn how to use Zotero, a free citation manager that allows you to save and organize citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create bibliographies in popular citation styles (MLA, Chicago and APA). Registration is required; Zoom login information will be sent to registration email.
Reflections on Race: A Multimedia Resource Guide
Dismantling institutionalized racism requires personal commitment. To help foster learning and self-reflection, University of Chicago community members were invited to share books, articles, and other resources that they are relying upon and would recommend to others. While not exhaustive, this list serves as a starting point. Vice Provost Melissa Gilliam and the Office of the Provost invite you to learn and commit to building a better society.
UChicago Student Wellness is offering weekly mindfulness meditation sessions this summer that will be held every Thursday from 9:00am-9:30am from June 25-August 27. The session themes are listed below:
- June 25: Dealing with Difficult Emotions
- July 2: Meditation to Calm the Mind
- July 9: Meditation to Believe in Yourself
- July 16: Loving Kindness Meditation
- July 23: Meditation for Letting Go
- July 30: Self-love and Compassion
- August 6: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- August 13: Guided Imagery
- August 20: Observing and Labeling Thoughts and Emotions
- August 27: Mindfully Scanning the Body
These sessions are open to any students, staff, faculty and alumni who are interested in joining. People may register here and they will receive a Zoom link to join the session(s) they register for.
Fall Internship (Remote), Council on Foreign Relations | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 67292
2020 Census Field Supervisor, Office Operations Supervisor, and Enumerator Positions, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search “Census”
Project Manager, Epic |Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 67186
Director of Operations Fellow, Uncommon Schools | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 67278