Current Edition: July 7, 2022
A Word from the Gargoyle
Are You Going on the Academic Job Market?
Academic Job Market Summer Camp
Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. CT, Saieh Hall and Online
Are you planning to apply to faculty positions and postdocs? Build your knowledge and confidence by attending UChicagoGRAD’s Academic Job Market Summer Camp. You’ll receive advice from UChicagoGRAD and Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning advisors as well as faculty from a range of institutions in the US and beyond.
View camp topics and RSVP for each session below:
- Monday, July 18: Introduction; Hiring Committee Panel; CV Best Practices
- Tuesday, July 19: Cover Letters; Teaching Statements; Managing Your Academic Job Search
- Wednesday, July 20: Research Statements; Diversity Statements; Academic Websites
- Thursday, July 21: Interviewing Best Practices, Demystifying Job Talks, and Interview Stories from Recent Hires
- Friday, July 22: International Academe, Teaching Positions, Postdocs, and First Year as Faculty Panel
Unable to make it? Set up a 1:1 advising appointment and check out our online resources.
1:1 Advising Appointments
Interested in discussing your job market strategy, workshopping your application materials, or preparing for an upcoming interview? Set up an advising appointment with an advisor on GRAD Gargoyle.
Your dedicated career advisor can help you think through your job market strategy and provide feedback on your CV, cover letter, research statement/proposal, and teaching statement. Simply select “CAREERS” in the scheduling interface and you will see available appointments with your advisor.
Looking to prepare 1:1 for an upcoming interview or presentation? Choose “GRADTALK” in the appointment system and set up a meeting.
To discuss questions related to diversity and inclusion, set up a “DIVERSITY” appointment and meet with Dana Bozeman, who will also be able to think about and review your diversity statement.
For information about academic job documents, check out the GRAD job document resources. If you’re thinking about interviews for faculty positions and postdocs, have a look at the interview resources.
Questions about the academic job market and resources for applying for faculty positions and postdocs? Email Kathrin Kranz (email@example.com).
UChicagoGRAD Transit Event: Millennium Park | Charles Stepney: Out of the Shadows
Thursday; August 18, 2022; 6:30 pm; Millennium Park
Charles Stepney: Out of the Shadows – A tribute to “one of the underrated heroes of Chicago soul music,” Stepney contributed to the sounds of Muddy Waters, Minnie Riperton, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more. For this special event at Millennium Park, Stepney’s legacy and music will be brought to light, celebrated and performed by a new large ensemble called Rotary Connection 222 under the musical direction of bassist & bandleader Junius Paul, with creative direction by The Stepney Family and International Anthem.
Students are encouraged to utilize public transit to arrive at Millennium Park.
UChicagoGRAD Movie Night: Jurassic World: Dominion
Wednesday; August, 31, 2022; 7:30 pm; Crerar Quad
Please join UChicagoGRAD on the Crerar Quad* for our inaugural Movie Night, featuring the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Dominion.
Come out and celebrate the summer with a free movie, UChicagoGRAD swag, and Garrett Popcorn.
*UChicagoGRAD Movie Night will move to Max Pavlesky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall should there be inclement weather.
All That Light: A Ten Year Retrospective
Fri, July 8, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM CDT, In-person, Two locations, one fabulous night!
Arts Incubator, Arts + Public Life | 301 E Garfield Blvd
Remarks & Toast at 6:30 PM at the Arts Incubator
Logan Exhibitions, Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts | 915 E 60th Street
Remarks & Toast at 7:30 PM at the Logan Center
Stop by concurrent opening receptions to kick off the exhibition All That Light. Guests will convene in the Arts + Public Life Gallery and the Logan Center’s Gallery to celebrate a remarkable decade of the artists-in-residence program co-administered by UChicago’s Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. Curator Tracie D. Hall has assembled works from more than 30 artists, showcasing this critical survey of the cumulative impact of this unique artists-in-residence program. Register here
Archives Awareness Panel Series
In this virtual program series from the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), Black Chicagoland archivists speak about the work they do, what memory work means to them, and why archiving is important.
July 8, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Register
- Skyla S. Hearn, Cook County Government
- Erin Glasco, Independent Archivist & Researcher
- Morris “Dino” Robinson, Shorefront Legacy Center
July 13, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register
- Stacie Williams, Chicago Public Library
- Raquel Flores-Clemons, Vivian Harsh Research Collection, Chicago Public Library
- Kellee Warren, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, July 20th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom and Thursday, August 4th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in person at the Student Wellness Center 840 E. 59th Street
Do you want to help, but don’t know how? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour training designed to give you the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Sign up here. Contact Layla Matariyeh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or for more information.
Big Energy: An evening with author Ayana Contreras in conversation with Adam Green, Tempestt Hazel and Natalie Moore
Fri, July 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT (Door open at 6PM CST), In-person
Green Line Performing Arts Center
329 East Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637
Join Ayana Contreras, author, DJ, and radio producer/host, as she discusses Black Chicago’s history, culture and resilience, lovingly and expertly captured in her latest book, Energy Never Dies. She will be in conversation with Adam Green, Associate Professor of History at UChicago; Tempestt Hazel, curator, writer and co-founder/co-director of Sixty Inches From Center; and Natalie Y. Moore, journalist, author and playwright. Register here
The Chicago Ensemble: Season 45, Program V
Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:00PM – 9:00PM, International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street
Join the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series to welcome back our chamber music ensemble-in-residence for their 45th season. Beginning in February 2022, The Chicago Ensemble will return with five in-person concerts. This program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Jean-Michel Damase, F.J. Haydn, Alberto Ginastera, Ingrid Stolzel, and Eugene Goossens! This event is open to the public. Buy Tickets: $35 General Admission | $10 Students at the door | Free for students with valid UChicago ID at the door
Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP)
Session 1: Aug 5 to Aug 26, 2022
Session 2: Aug 26 to Sep 16, 2022
The AEPP is a three-week, academic intensive program run by the English Language Institute, which builds your linguistic and cultural competency and gives you the confidence to excel in your studies and thrive at UChicago. Cost: $500 for PhD students; $700 for Masters students. For more information, visit: https://esl.uchicago.edu/aepp/
Announcements and Calls for Applications
New Institutional Access to Zotero
The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce that we are funding institutional access to Zotero’s cloud storage. Now any user of the citation management software Zotero who has a UChicago email address associated with their account will have unlimited storage to sync their libraries across devices and keep their records, notes, and PDFs up to date. The expanded storage allows UChicago users to take full advantage of the features of Zotero 6, including an enhanced PDF reader and note editor, as well as a new iOS app.
ComSciCon Chicago 2022: Applications for ComSciCon – Chicago are now open! ComSciCon is a two-day workshop offering graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to learn science communication from editors, writers, policy makers, bloggers, podcasters, and scientists. The conference will take place on September 17th-18th at the University of Chicago. The application is not extensive — just your general info and three short-answer questions. Application deadline is August 1st! For more information, check out our website, or email email@example.com!
Afghanistan Earthquake Relief
Post the Taliban takeover, the Afghan public has been dealing with an economic collapse, rising prices, and shortage of food. In addition to their hardships, an earthquake 5.9 on the Richter Scale has struck the country, killing more than a 1000 people and injuring many more.
IGSAB is requesting donations for the following organizations that are working with the citizens on the ground and you can donate to their funds using the links given below. A group of students have researched, spoken with, and vetted the organizations and can be trusted to use your donations to help the Afghan people.
Please consider donating to any or all of them and share these links with friends and family.
Omaid Organization: https://omaidorg.github.io/i/
Islamic Relief Organization: https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/afghanistan-emergency-appeal/
UN Crisis Relief Fund: https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/afghanistan
Bangladesh Flood Relief
Bangladesh has been suffering the impacts of climate change front and center for the past 20 years. As of today, there are over 7 million people in desperate need for aid as they recover from the floods.
We are requesting donations for the following organizations that are working with the citizens on the ground and you can donate to their funds using the links given below. We have researched, spoken with, and vetted the organizations and can be trusted to use your donations to help the Bangladeshi people.
Pashe Achi Initiative: https://www.facebook.com/PasheAchiInitiative/
Gift for Good/Alokito Shishu – https://www.facebook.com/107685650729590/posts/pfbid02fSvo4owB74p2SBJU2JyhLJWFRnfkuvYx6hqjoxPTusaDMAWeho91gSx6GLwYo7AHl/?d=n
Assam Flood Relief
The state of Assam in India saw the worst floods in the last 35 years, where over 4.7 million people have been impacted in 32 out of the 36 districts in the state in the last week. The floods have left over 151 people dead while over 1 million children stand at risk of disease, poor nutrition, and displacement. The consequences for the most marginalized communities, especially children, adolescents, and women are worrying.
To contribute towards the flood relief efforts in Assam, please consider the following organisations, that we have informally verified through our partners, that can take aid to assist those affected by the floods:
ASHA (through DonateKart): https://www.donatekart.com/ASHA/Help-Assam-Flood-Victims?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8O-VBhCpARIsACMvVLOiJ6NtXmomdhpVNYuS2Gw5GxrhVvEe-mL3RDK7o8NlBOCYUXUCWd8aAhoBEALw_wcB
Action Aid India: https://www.actionaidindia.org/floods-in-the-north-east/CAS (Council on Advanced Studies) Intern
We are seeking an intern that will maximize student engagement with the CAS workshops. As a CAS intern, you will create and execute programs, coordinate communications, and increase outreach to students, faculty, and the wider campus community. You will gain administrative and program development skills that can be helpful in a range of careers, including work as a faculty member, nonprofit administrator, graduate student affairs officer, and more. Learn more and apply here.
Ever thought of becoming part of our fellowship team?
Are you interested in learning more about the fellowship landscape, advising students, leading fellowship writing workshops and fellowship presentations, and on top of that, earning some extra bucks?
As a Graduate Fellowships Intern, you will develop skills in academic advising through the lens of fellowship writing and academic administration. The intern will support efforts to prepare graduate students in applying to nationally competitive fellowship and grant opportunities. This role may involve remote and in person activities, including advising master’s students, creating and leading presentations, developing the Fellowships monthly newsletter, compiling curated award lists, developing recruitment and publicity resources, assisting with administration of fellowship processes, and other projects.
You can read the full job description here.
GRAD Summer Mixer
Every Tuesday beginning June 14, 2022, 5:30PM-7:00PM, International House, 1414 E. 59th Street
Our weekly summer mixers return every Tuesday evening in the I-House Courtyard. Come along to mingle with others staying on campus for the summer and to enjoy light food and drinks together. These events are exclusively for graduate students at least 21 years of age.
Where’s the best place to get work done at UChicago? The Wellness Advisory Board is collecting submissions for the best study spots on campus. Whether it’s the reading room in Mansueto, Cobb Coffee Shop, or a little nook in your house, we’d love to hear about it. Share your favorite study spot by completing this short survey for chance to win a Swag Bag. Contact Bridget Marley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns. Happy studying!
An opportunity for students to examine their strengths with a wellness coach to navigate transitions and achieve desired changes they’d like to make in their lives. Students interested in individual coaching may sign up in the My.Wellness Portal. More details can be found on our website.
UChicago Student Wellness presents Buddy Up! as part of the Better Together initiative. Join a network of current Professional and Graduate students who want to meet new people and make collegial connections. Every two weeks you’ll be paired with a new buddy, and it’ll be up to the two of you to decide how, when, and how often you communicate. Register today!
Walking Buddies offers current students the opportunity to connect with other students from their neighborhood who are interested in walking or running, or just want to meet up outside for fun. If you ever want a buddy to walk or run with, or to meet new people and feel more connected to your community, you’re not alone! This program will bolster the UChicago community, help you meet your neighbors and connect you with a walking or running buddy who has similar goals. Open to all current undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Sign up here!
Student Recovery Group
The mission of the University of Chicago Student Recovery Group is to provide fellowship and support for University of Chicago students who are in recovery or exploring sobriety. You can subscribe to our Recovery Listserv or if you have any questions or want more information, please reach out to Elizabeth Webb at email@example.com.