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Do you wish you had an answer at the ready when someone says, “So, tell me about your research?”

Apply by May 1st to participate in UChicagoGRAD’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition, develop an exciting and concise description of your research, and compete for prizes. Learn more here

“Expand Your Perspective”: UChicago Night at the Art institute
Thursday, April 18, 5:30-9:00pm, Art Institute of Chicago

What does the atmospheric history of Mars have to do with Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Sky Above Clouds IV” and what can Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” tell us about food insecurity in contemporary cities? To find out, join us for a special “Expand Your Perspective” program at the Art Institute of Chicago’s UChicago Night. Admission is free for graduate students and postdocs. You’ll have the opportunity to take special gallery tours featuring grad students and postdocs discussing their research as it connects with artworks in the museum’s collection. You’ll learn not just about the fascinating research of these scholars, but also how their research can shed a new light on some of the most famous and lesser-known artworks at the Art Institute. Please enter the museum through the Modern Wing entrance (159 E Monroe St) and check in at the UChicagoGRAD desk. Tours will begin in the Modern Wing lobby promptly at 6:00PM and all attendees are invited to a reception at “Terzo Piano” after the tours! Free transportation available via UChicago ArtsPass. Please RSVP via Grad Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Postdoc Workshop: Getting To The Interview (industry, nonprofits, and government)

Friday April 19th, 3:30-4:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 – 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

This workshop will explore the key steps in the process and timeline of a US job search. Attendees will learn high-leverage practices to effectively talk about both technical and transferable skills. This workshop is part of the quarterly postdoc workshop series, and is designed specifically for this audience. Postdocs from all disciplines are welcome to attend! RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle.

National Security Agency Info Session

Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm, Ida Noyes Hall

Please join us for pizza (and bring your drinks) to learn about how you can contribute to the national security mission across a wide array of skills by exploring opportunities in: Computer Science/Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Science/Math/Physics, Intelligence Analysis and Foreign Language, Business, Finance, and Accounting, Security/Counter Intelligence. Please note that US Citizenship is A REQUIREMENT for employment with the NSA. RSVP is not required for this event.

Three Minute Thesis Competition Information Session

Wednesday, April 24, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

UChicagoGRAD will be hosting the second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on May 17, 2019. Three Minute Thesis, also known as 3MT, is a public speaking competition in which you have three minutes to present your original thesis research with only one static slide. Sound difficult? It is! Come to this information session to learn more about the competition guidelines, judging criteria, and competition timeline. Prizes range up to $750 for the overall winner. Click here for more information and a link to the application form. Please RSVP for the information session via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Resume Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective resumes for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.  RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Cover Letter Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Friday, April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective cover letters for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.  RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

PATHS/Area Studies Centers Public Lectureship Prize

Quarterly Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Are you a Ph.D. student working on Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe and Russia/Eurasia?  Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills by presenting your research to community audiences?  Apply for the PATHS/Area Studies Centers Public Lectureship Prize to share your global expertise with local populations.  Recipients will receive a $250 stipend and logistical support for planning a talk at a Chicago-area school, public library, or other community venue.  Recipients will also engage in required GRADTalk public speaking training as they prepare for their presentations.  To apply, send your CV, an abstract of your proposed 45-minute presentation, and a short (250 words or less) explanation of how your proposed topic would engage and inform a general audience to paths@uchicago.edu.  Applications for this round must be received by Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Featured Jobs:

  • STEM Instructors, “All About Energy” Summer STEM Enrichment Program for High School Teens at UChicago| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65395
  • Data Science and Engineering Internships & Full-Time Roles, Enodo| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search “Enodo”
  • Development Writer, the Art Institute of Chicago| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 65346
  • Summer Internships, National Endowment for the Humanities| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search requisition no. 65367

Connecting with alumni made easy with Wisr!
UChicagoGRAD has officially launched, Wisr,a new platform that makes it easy for graduate students to reach out to UChicago alumni to expand your network and ask career advice. We currently have thousands of UChicago alumni across all divisions, industries and geographies interested in being a resource for you. Wisr lets you search for mentors by location, company, industry and discipline and manages the scheduling for phone calls or text-based chat. If you’ve signed up before, now is a great time to check back in for new updates and features including:

  • Communities: Students and alumni who share a meaningful affinity or interest can start discussions, schedule events, share files, and connect even more easily.
  • How-to-Help: Alumni are now asked to choose how exactly they are willing to help students (e.g., conducting mock interview, advising on industries, internships, resume review) making it easier for you to get the help you are looking for.

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UChicagoGRAD Sounding Board
Don’t let your stress and worries overwhelm you. Take advantage of UChicagoGRAD sounding board to unload your concerns both academic and non. Schedule an appointment today.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The University has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers. Anyone with a university email address is eligible for membership. To register, simply visit the website at the following link and choose “Institutional Sub-Account” as your membership type: https://www.facultydiversity.org/

Resources include:

  • Monday Motivators, a weekly e-newsletter that gives positive energy and advice, and provides support on all things related to the grad student, postdoc, and faculty academic and professional experience.
  • Webinars that are 60-90 minute professional development sessions facilitated by trained professionals and guest experts.
  • Multi-Week Courses that are a series of classes that tackle the Academy’s most pressing challenges.
  • Discussion Forum, which is a safe-space where all NCFDD members can connect, share, mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate successes.
  • Library that provides scripts, transcripts, and videos of previous webinars.
  • Career Center that allows members to search job openings, find potential candidates, and subscribe to new posting notifications that are field specific.
  • Resources & Referrals section that has a list of go-to people for services such as coaching, editing, writing, and productivity apps.

Graduate students and postdocs can become NCFDD members by claiming institutional membership online with the University of Chicago via the following link: https://www.facultydiversity.org/.

Campus-wide events and announcements

Apply for Graduate Council’s Graduate Student Leadership Recognition Awards

The Graduate Student Leadership Recognition Awards (G-SLRA) application is now live! The SLRAs are designed to recognize dedicated student leaders that have made significant contributions to improve graduate student life on campus. This year 25 awardees will be selected to each receive a $500 award. Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by a friend, colleague, or faculty member. We’re excited to hear about all of the great work that our applicants do on campus, and can’t wait to reveal this year’s winners at our awards ceremony at the end of this quarter! You can find the application here.

Applicants Sought for Student Ombudspersons, 2019-2020
Applications are being accepted from enrolled full-time graduate and professional students for the positions of Student Ombudsperson and Associate Student Ombudsperson for the 2019-20 academic year. The term of the office for both positions will be October 1, 2019 through June 13, 2020.  There is also an opportunity to begin the appointment earlier, during the Summer quarter 2019, if preferred. The Ombudsperson is a part-time, salaried official of the University, appointed by the President to investigate student grievances when the existing channels of communication or dispute resolution have proven unsatisfactory. The Ombudsperson works, on average, 16.5 hours each week. The Associate Ombudsperson, also part-time, works closely with the Ombudsperson and is paid on an hourly basis. The Associate Ombudsperson works, on average, 10 hours each week.  Both positions are paid at a competitive rate. Learn more about the Office of the Student Ombudsperson here.

U.S. Work Culture – OIA Lunch & Learn with Career Advancement

Thursday, April 18th, 12-1pm, Office of International Affairs

Lookingfor a summer job or internship? Already received an offer and preparing for your first internship in the U.S.? Graduating this spring and still on the job hunt? This informal conversation about work culture in the U.S. will be a great opportunity for international students to ask any questions and prepare for working in the United States. Advisors from the Office of International Affairs and Career Advancement will provide an overview of networking, building professional relationships, and understanding work environments in the U.S. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-culture-in-the-us-oia-lunch-learn-with-career-advancement-tickets-60062467457

Seminar on Course Design 

Friday, April 18, 1:00–3:00 PM Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

When designing a course for the first time, the temptation is often to start with a list of topics to cover. While determining course content is no doubt important, how can we situate that content within a framework that promotes student learning? In this session, we will think through the elements of student-centered course design. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will have begun to draft a set of aligned learning objectives, teaching methods, and assessments aimed at facilitating active learning among their students. Armed with this framework, participants will then draft a syllabus to submit for peer feedback during the follow up Workshop on Course Design. Grad students and Postdocs can register via GRAD Gargoyle. All other participants can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-on-course-design-tickets-59330178160

Learning Fundamentals: Effective Strategies for Successful Studying

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 (3:00-4:30PM) at Alumni House (5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.)

The psychology behind learning shows that not all study habits are equally productive. We’re often tempted to do what feels productive and familiar, yet this may be far from optimal. Drawing on the findings across different fields within psychology, this presentation challenges our notions of effective studying and presents various study habits and rehearsal practices that are shown to be most effective for all types of learners.To sign up, please email tshamsi@uchicago.edu  Website: http://wellness.uchicago.edu/asap

BoothTechCon 2019

Friday, April 19, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Gleacher Center
This technology conference will bring together technologists, business leaders, and inventors to ignite ideas and empower our student body in building a better future with technology, focusing on the theme of “Tech Innovation: Disruptors of Tomorrow” this year. BoothTechCon brings you panel discussions in AR/VR, Data Science and Autonomous and Connected Vehicles and keynote speeches from James Phillips, ’97 (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft) and John Kim, ’99 (President, HomeAway). Registrations are open! More details on the website.

Joel Hall Master Class & Legacy Event

Friday, April 19, 5:30pm, Logan Center, Performance Hall

The Logan Center for the Arts and the Dance Program of the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies at University of Chicago is pleased to announce a celebration event in honor of the 70th birthday and living legacy of Joel Hall, world-renowned choreographer and teacher of American urban jazz dance. FREE

Schedule
5:30-7:15p Urban Jazz Dance Master Class with Joel Hall
7:30-8:30p Legacy Event & Discussion
8:30-9:00p Reception

Chicago Quantum Exchange logo competition

All entries must be submitted by April 19, 2019 at 11:59PM

The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) is looking for a logo. We invite designers and design-inspired scientists from any of the CQE institutions to submit their logo ideas for use on our website, pamphlets, etc. If your design is chosen, you will receive a prize of $500. The contest is open to anyone affiliated with the CQE institutions – UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab, UIUC, and UW Madison. Please submit your logo design here.  If you have any questions, please contact quantum@uchicago.edu.

Women Who Lift Group Lift

Saturday, April 20, 9:30-10:30 AM, Lobby of Ratner Gym

Come lift weights with a supportive community! We will split into small groups of 2-5 people and go through a full workout together in Ratner’s weight room. All skill levels are welcome! Each group will include more experienced lifters to show you how to use the equipment and to help you with your form if you are new to lifting. This is a great place to ask any questions you have about lifting or to find a spotter to help you set a personal record. Facebook event here.

Southeast Asian Students Lunch with Thi Bui 

Monday, April 22, Noon-1pm, Center for Identity + Inclusion

This is an opportunity for currently enrolled UChicago undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Southeast Asian to have lunch with author Thi Bui.  For more information, please email commonbook@uchicago.edu. Co-sponsored by PanAsia and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/q18tgftm0hk8abt/

Graphic Novel Workshop and Discussion

Monday, April 22, 1:30-3pm, Confirmed participants will be notified of location details

Interact with and be part of a workshop and discussion on graphic novel making with Thi Bui, author of the inaugural Common Book, The Best We Could Do. Space limited to 25 participants. **Please note this event is for currently enrolled UChicago undergraduate and graduate students

RSVP: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/q28kf960g4ootm/

Scholarly Communication Drop-In Hours
Monday, April 22, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Regenstein Library, TechBar, Room 160

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to drop by the Tech Bar collaborative space to consult with issues related to copyright, data management, and open access. Come talk tools and practices to work through questions like: Do I need to get permission to use this photo in my publication? How can I make sense of (and find) my data in years to come? How can I increase the visibility and impact of my work? No appointment necessary.

Career Coffee Chat with David Hindin, EPA

Monday, April 22, 3-4pm, Saieh Hall for Economics 201 (Graduate Student Lounge

Join EPIC for a graduate student-only coffee chat with David Hindin, director of the Office of Compliance in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. David will share insights from his more than 30-year career developing and implementing environmental programs, litigating enforcement cases and leading initiatives to modernize environmental programs using behavioral science knowledge and research methods. RSVP by emailing popely@uchicago.edu

An Evening with Thi Bui

Monday, April 22, 6-8pmAssembly HallUChicago International House1414 E. 59th St.

Join the UChicago campus community in a conversation with Thi Bui, award-winning author of The Best We Could Do, the inaugural Common Book selection. The graphic novel details the author and her family’s journey from Vietnam to the United States as part of the wave of the refugees in the 1970s. First 200 attendees receive custom Common Book Initiative notebooks! This event is free and open to the public but registration is required hereRSVP strongly suggested:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uchicago-common-book-initiative-an-evening-with-thi-bui-tickets-57831393254

Fundamentals of Teaching Ancient & Classical Languages 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 3:00–4:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

Are you teaching Akkadian? Ottoman? Sanskrit? Latin? Greek? Aramaic? . Join us for four 90-minute Language Pedagogy workshops throughout the month of April. Developed by ancient and classical language teachers and learners, these workshops are designed to guide fellow language teachers through the unique and challenging aspects of teaching ancient and classical languages at UChicago and beyond. We’ll address issues including defining effective course & lesson objectives, building vocabulary and grammar knowledge, and designing better assignments & assessments. We look forward to your participation in our community of language pedagogues! Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Fostering Identity as a Teacher: Building and Reflecting on Skills and Experiences for the Nonacademic Job Market 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:30–6:00 PM, Social Science Research, Room 305

A workshop of documents for non-academic careers (e.g., resumes, cover letters) that focuses on integrating teaching experiences and skills. The session will also begin with a reflection on teaching and the participants experiences. Location: Rosenwald Hall Room 319. No registration necessary

Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth in a Critical

Tuesday, April 23, 5 – 6:30PM, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., Community Lounge

Many of us struggle with low self-worth and the stress of being a graduate student from an underrepresented group at The University of Chicago can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy. Low self-worth can lead to anxiety and depression and rob us of joy, connection, and motivation. Based on her TEDx Talk “Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth” Dr. Adia Gooden will facilitate an experiential workshop for graduate students from underrepresented groups that helps students to begin to foster their own unconditional self-worth. RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/qawrjns1l4mwly/

UPSA Presents: “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America”

Tuesday, April 23, 5:00-6:30pm, Keller Center Sky Suite

The Urban Policy Student Association, in partnership with the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, is thrilled to welcome Alan Mallach for a discussion of his 2018 book, “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.” Mallach is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress His book has been called “the best and most relevant book written on urban planning and policy in post-industrial cities in the 21st century.”  Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upsa-presents-the-divided-city-poverty-and-prosperity-in-urban-america-tickets-60001550252

Data Management 101
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. TechBar, Regenstein Library, Room 160

Data management plans are researchers’ written strategies outlining how they will collect and take care of their data during the life of a project and what approaches they will take for sharing and preserving their data at the end of a project. Funders, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, are increasingly requiring the submission of a data management plan with a grant application. This session will introduce: the purpose and importance of a data management plan, its basic components, funder requirements related to data management planning, and the DMPTool, a free online tool that guides researchers through the creation of a plan. Register now.

Equal Opportunity Programs Spring Open House for Students

Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., 5525 S. Ellis Ave, Suite B

Please join UChicago’s Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) team for ice cream treats. Enjoy touring EOP’s new office space, connecting with staff, and learning more about various services and initiatives. Register here!

Facilitating Difficult Dialogues 

Wednesday, April 24th, 3:20–5:00 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

While we are committed to free and robust discussions in the classroom, we realize that managing these conversations can sometimes be challenging. Discussions can become heated very quickly when they touch upon identity related or political topics. This workshop will provide space to develop guidelines and strategies for facilitating difficult conversations. Grad students and Postdocs can register via GRAD Gargoyle. All other participants register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitating-difficult-dialogues-tickets-59081938669

Navigating QGIS
Thursday, April 25, 2:004:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub
In this workshop will introduce you to digital mapping and geoprocessing using QGIS. You will key learn: QGIS software navigation, fundamentals for spatial data visualization and manipulation, and how to create a map. Register now.

Inclusive Pedagogical Practice @Uchicago 

Friday, April 26th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

The Inclusive Pedagogical Practice @UChicago series highlights the inclusive pedagogical work of faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and staff. During each session, a University of Chicago educator will share their work or lead us in learning. Join us on select Fridays from 10am-Noon. This week we will hear from Inclusive Pedagogy Grant Recipient, Valerie Levan. Register here: https://inclusive-practice-humanities-core.eventbrite.com

Navigating ArcGIS Online
Friday, April 26, 2019 2:004:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub

Need to make a web map? Find some spatial data? Come learn how to use ArcGIS Online in this hand-on workshop. No experience is needed – we’ll start with logging in and finish by creating you’re first web map. Register now.

Demystifying Early Career Teaching 

Friday, April 26th 2:00–3:30 PM Social Science Research, Room 305

This event is an 80-minute panel combined with the Sociology Department’s “Spring Institute” conference, an academic conference that gathers both faculty and students from across our department, as well as visiting speakers. The panel discussion will be organized around three themes: 1) balancing work and research, 2) teaching intro to sociology, and 3) race and pedagogy. Each panelist will provide us with an activity based on how they teach inequality in introductory sociology courses, which will be discussed at the panel and then compiled into a resource for graduate students. The panel will end with a Q&A section, followed by a lunch with graduate students to facilitate more informal conversations. Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Navigating QGIS
Thursday, April 25, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub
In this workshop will introduce you to digital mapping and geoprocessing using QGIS. You will key learn: QGIS software navigation, fundamentals for spatial data visualization and manipulation, and how to create a map. Register now.

Breakthrough Biotechnologies for Defense
Friday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 201
Please join Research Development Support and the Office of Research and National Laboratories for a talk by Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Deputy Director for DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office. Dr. Ringeisen will discuss DARPA’s function as a Department of Defense funder and how and what kinds of research are supported by the Biological Technologies Office. No registration required.

2nd Annual Conference for Humanities Academic Research by Graduate Students (CHARGeS)

Saturday, April 27, 11:40am-6:00pm, Cochrane-Woods Art Center

The CHARGeS conference serves to provide humanities graduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research among their peers. This year’s 12 presenters will be covering topics ranging from the archaeological accuracy of Hollywood films to continuity effects in Linguistics to methods of understanding the female body in modern Japanese art. Dr. Michael O’Toole, Assistant Director of GRADTalk, will provide the conference’s keynote address. A reception will directly follow the presentations. Mark if you’re attending on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420187315445591/.

Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now

May 2-4, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Join researchers, policymakers, and educators from the US and China at the Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now, May 2-4, 2019. Register here. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speeches, including an opening speech by Nobel laureate James J. Heckman, who has conducted groundbreaking work in early childhood development
  • Panel discussions ranging from Dewey’s past and present impact in the US and China to current challenges in Chinese education, meeting the needs of rural students, and progressive approaches to art and education

2019 UChicago Healthcare Innovation Challenge
Friday May 3rd 4:45pm-Saturday May 4th 7pm at Polsky Exchange North (1452 East 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615)
We will have a two day pitch competition in which you will have the opportunity to take your idea from concept to creation in modernizing how the healthcare system interacts with patients. At the event you will be given the opportunity to attend a talk by our keynote speaker, network with local Chicago businesses, and gain mentorship from industry experts. Meals will be included throughout the event. Winners get prize money and opportunity to partner with University of Chicago Medicine IT to implement their solution.Link to register and for more information: http://www.uchicagohealthtech.com/

UChicago Women in STEM Symposium

May 3-4th, On Campus,

The UChicago Women in STEM Symposium is a two-day conference with an emphasis on addressing systemic sociological issues faced by women in STEM. The schedule includes plenary speakers, workshops on areas of interest to women in STEM, research talks, and networking opportunities. The goals of this conference are to:

  • Build a community in the Chicagoland area
  • Support long-lasting collaborations and/or mentorships among female mathematicians, engineers, and scientists
  • Provide an opportunity for students to present research in a supportive, non-threatening environment
  • Introduce women to role models in STEM, and to educate local mathematicians, engineers, and scientists on addressing challenges especially relevant to women in STEM.

You may register here for a nominal fee of $10. Meals will be provided during the symposium. However, if you find that the fee is a barrier to your attendance, please email us at womeninstem@uchicago.edu

Teaching jobs in the Writing Program 2019-20: Spring application now open
Deadline: Monday, May 6 at 1pm
The Writing Program is hiring Writing Interns, Lectors, and Tutors for teaching appointments in 2019-20. Graduate students from ALL departments and divisions are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit the Writing Program website and download our application packet: https://writing-program.uchicago.edu/page/jobs-graduate-students.

CookedIn Workshop
Tentative Date: Thursday May 9th 2019, 6pm – 8pm, @ International House
CookedIn is a program that has been initiated by UChicago college students who are part of the Student Leadership Institute, run by the Center of Leadership & Involvement. Its purpose is, through the mentorship of graduate students, to equip undergraduates with the necessary cooking skills that they would require in the future. This program would also provide a meaningful opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to connect and learn more about the experiences of each other. We are seeking graduates who can serve as mentors for undergraduates in one of our cooking workshops that will be held this May; this would be a great time to share your love for cooking and experiences with college students who are keen on knowing more about you.  If interested, please contact cookedinuchicago@gmail.com

The Pozen Center for Human Rights is looking for a UChicago doctoral student to become the next Human Rights Preceptor!
The Human Rights Preceptor works closely with Pozen Center staff to precept Human Rights minors as well as Interns in the Human Rights Internship Program. The position reports to Executive Director Susan Gzesh and supervises a team of four student Peer Leaders. Read the whole position description here. The position begins in September 2019 and ends in August 2020 with the option to renew for a second year. This position is open to doctoral students in any department or professional school of the University of Chicago.Interested students should submit a cover letter, CV, and 2-3 references online. Review of candidates will begin May 13 with a decision by June 14.

The Pozen Center for Human Rights is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the second annual Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program cohort, which offers a year-long writing and professionalization experience for a small group of University of Chicago doctoral students whose research focuses on human rights. See the inaugural group of fellows.

Fellows will meet every other week over lunch throughout the 2019-20 academic year with members of the Pozen Center faculty to discuss work in progress.The Pozen Center will provide up to $1,000 in financial reimbursement for costs associated with presenting a paper developed though the Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program at a national conference. International presenters may request additional financial support to cover travel expenses.Please contact Pozen Center Faculty Director Mark Bradley at mbradley@unchicago.edu with questions.Applications for the 2019-20 Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program are available HERE and due on May 15, 2019.

Ongoing Campus Programming

ESL/EAL Writing Tutor

Sundays and Mondays, Weeks 2-11 (except 5/26 and 27 for Memorial Day Holiday — make-up days 5/28 and 29) | 6:00-8:00p | Harper Memorial Library, Cathey North Reading Room, Cubicle #20

Receive feedback on your writing by graduate students who have been trained by the Writing Program and the English Language Institute. Priority given to ESL/EAL College Core students, but standby list available for graduate students and postdocs. Sign-up sheet available on site. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/who-can-see-esleal-writing-tutor

English Conversation Hour
Mondays, Weeks 2-10 (except 5/27) | 3:30-4:30p | Cobb 219
Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Join the weekly ELI Conversation Hour! Build English proficiency and communication skills; learn about North American cultures; discuss different topics each week; network and meet new people. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/eli-conversation-hour. FREE to attend; just drop-in — there is no registration required.

English Board Game Group
Fridays, Weeks 2-9 | 4:00-6:00p | Cobb 201A/B
Come and join the ELI’s Board Game Group, where you will meet new friends, play intriguing board games, and build confidence in using your spontaneous speaking and critical thinking skills. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/eli-board-game-group. FREE to attend; just drop-in — there is no registration required.

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A Word from the Gargoyle

Do you wish you had an answer at the ready when someone says, “So, tell me about your research?”

Apply by May 1st to participate in UChicagoGRAD’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition, develop an exciting and concise description of your research, and compete for prizes. Learn more here

“Expand Your Perspective”: UChicago Night at the Art institute
Thursday, April 18, 5:30-9:00pm, Art Institute of Chicago

What does the atmospheric history of Mars have to do with Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Sky Above Clouds IV” and what can Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” tell us about food insecurity in contemporary cities? To find out, join us for a special “Expand Your Perspective” program at the Art Institute of Chicago’s UChicago Night. Admission is free for graduate students and postdocs. You’ll have the opportunity to take special gallery tours featuring grad students and postdocs discussing their research as it connects with artworks in the museum’s collection. You’ll learn not just about the fascinating research of these scholars, but also how their research can shed a new light on some of the most famous and lesser-known artworks at the Art Institute. Please enter the museum through the Modern Wing entrance (159 E Monroe St) and check in at the UChicagoGRAD desk. Tours will begin in the Modern Wing lobby promptly at 6:00PM and all attendees are invited to a reception at “Terzo Piano” after the tours! Free transportation available via UChicago ArtsPass. Please RSVP via Grad Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Postdoc Workshop: Getting To The Interview (industry, nonprofits, and government)

Friday April 19th, 3:30-4:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 – 3rd floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building

This workshop will explore the key steps in the process and timeline of a US job search. Attendees will learn high-leverage practices to effectively talk about both technical and transferable skills. This workshop is part of the quarterly postdoc workshop series, and is designed specifically for this audience. Postdocs from all disciplines are welcome to attend! RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle.

National Security Agency Info Session

Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm, Ida Noyes Hall

Please join us for pizza (and bring your drinks) to learn about how you can contribute to the national security mission across a wide array of skills by exploring opportunities in: Computer Science/Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Science/Math/Physics, Intelligence Analysis and Foreign Language, Business, Finance, and Accounting, Security/Counter Intelligence. Please note that US Citizenship is A REQUIREMENT for employment with the NSA. RSVP is not required for this event.

Three Minute Thesis Competition Information Session

Wednesday, April 24, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ

UChicagoGRAD will be hosting the second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on May 17, 2019. Three Minute Thesis, also known as 3MT, is a public speaking competition in which you have three minutes to present your original thesis research with only one static slide. Sound difficult? It is! Come to this information session to learn more about the competition guidelines, judging criteria, and competition timeline. Prizes range up to $750 for the overall winner. Click here for more information and a link to the application form. Please RSVP for the information session via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Resume Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective resumes for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.  RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

Cover Letter Best Practices for Jobs in Industry, Nonprofits, and Government

Friday, April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore)

This workshop provides attendees with best practices for drafting effective cover letters for positions in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs from any program/discipline.  RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).

PATHS/Area Studies Centers Public Lectureship Prize

Quarterly Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Are you a Ph.D. student working on Latin America, East Asia, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe and Russia/Eurasia?  Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills by presenting your research to community audiences?  Apply for the PATHS/Area Studies Centers Public Lectureship Prize to share your global expertise with local populations.  Recipients will receive a $250 stipend and logistical support for planning a talk at a Chicago-area school, public library, or other community venue.  Recipients will also engage in required GRADTalk public speaking training as they prepare for their presentations.  To apply, send your CV, an abstract of your proposed 45-minute presentation, and a short (250 words or less) explanation of how your proposed topic would engage and inform a general audience to paths@uchicago.edu.  Applications for this round must be received by Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Featured Jobs:

  • STEM Instructors, “All About Energy” Summer STEM Enrichment Program for High School Teens at UChicago| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65395
  • Data Science and Engineering Internships & Full-Time Roles, Enodo| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search “Enodo”
  • Development Writer, the Art Institute of Chicago| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 65346
  • Summer Internships, National Endowment for the Humanities| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs> Search requisition no. 65367

Connecting with alumni made easy with Wisr!
UChicagoGRAD has officially launched, Wisr,a new platform that makes it easy for graduate students to reach out to UChicago alumni to expand your network and ask career advice. We currently have thousands of UChicago alumni across all divisions, industries and geographies interested in being a resource for you. Wisr lets you search for mentors by location, company, industry and discipline and manages the scheduling for phone calls or text-based chat. If you’ve signed up before, now is a great time to check back in for new updates and features including:

  • Communities: Students and alumni who share a meaningful affinity or interest can start discussions, schedule events, share files, and connect even more easily.
  • How-to-Help: Alumni are now asked to choose how exactly they are willing to help students (e.g., conducting mock interview, advising on industries, internships, resume review) making it easier for you to get the help you are looking for.

Sign up here with a valid LinkedIn account or email and start connecting today!

Purchase UChicagoGRAD merchandise online
Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and more are now available online! Get your GRAD gargoyle gear today! Visit the online storeand receive 10% using the code: gargoyle.

UChicagoGRAD Sounding Board
Don’t let your stress and worries overwhelm you. Take advantage of UChicagoGRAD sounding board to unload your concerns both academic and non. Schedule an appointment today.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The University has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers. Anyone with a university email address is eligible for membership. To register, simply visit the website at the following link and choose “Institutional Sub-Account” as your membership type: https://www.facultydiversity.org/

Resources include:

  • Monday Motivators, a weekly e-newsletter that gives positive energy and advice, and provides support on all things related to the grad student, postdoc, and faculty academic and professional experience.
  • Webinars that are 60-90 minute professional development sessions facilitated by trained professionals and guest experts.
  • Multi-Week Courses that are a series of classes that tackle the Academy’s most pressing challenges.
  • Discussion Forum, which is a safe-space where all NCFDD members can connect, share, mentor, problem-solve, and celebrate successes.
  • Library that provides scripts, transcripts, and videos of previous webinars.
  • Career Center that allows members to search job openings, find potential candidates, and subscribe to new posting notifications that are field specific.
  • Resources & Referrals section that has a list of go-to people for services such as coaching, editing, writing, and productivity apps.

Graduate students and postdocs can become NCFDD members by claiming institutional membership online with the University of Chicago via the following link: https://www.facultydiversity.org/.

Apply for Graduate Council’s Graduate Student Leadership Recognition Awards

The Graduate Student Leadership Recognition Awards (G-SLRA) application is now live! The SLRAs are designed to recognize dedicated student leaders that have made significant contributions to improve graduate student life on campus. This year 25 awardees will be selected to each receive a $500 award. Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by a friend, colleague, or faculty member. We’re excited to hear about all of the great work that our applicants do on campus, and can’t wait to reveal this year’s winners at our awards ceremony at the end of this quarter! You can find the application here.

Applicants Sought for Student Ombudspersons, 2019-2020
Applications are being accepted from enrolled full-time graduate and professional students for the positions of Student Ombudsperson and Associate Student Ombudsperson for the 2019-20 academic year. The term of the office for both positions will be October 1, 2019 through June 13, 2020.  There is also an opportunity to begin the appointment earlier, during the Summer quarter 2019, if preferred. The Ombudsperson is a part-time, salaried official of the University, appointed by the President to investigate student grievances when the existing channels of communication or dispute resolution have proven unsatisfactory. The Ombudsperson works, on average, 16.5 hours each week. The Associate Ombudsperson, also part-time, works closely with the Ombudsperson and is paid on an hourly basis. The Associate Ombudsperson works, on average, 10 hours each week.  Both positions are paid at a competitive rate. Learn more about the Office of the Student Ombudsperson here.

U.S. Work Culture – OIA Lunch & Learn with Career Advancement

Thursday, April 18th, 12-1pm, Office of International Affairs

Lookingfor a summer job or internship? Already received an offer and preparing for your first internship in the U.S.? Graduating this spring and still on the job hunt? This informal conversation about work culture in the U.S. will be a great opportunity for international students to ask any questions and prepare for working in the United States. Advisors from the Office of International Affairs and Career Advancement will provide an overview of networking, building professional relationships, and understanding work environments in the U.S. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-culture-in-the-us-oia-lunch-learn-with-career-advancement-tickets-60062467457

Seminar on Course Design 

Friday, April 18, 1:00–3:00 PM Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

When designing a course for the first time, the temptation is often to start with a list of topics to cover. While determining course content is no doubt important, how can we situate that content within a framework that promotes student learning? In this session, we will think through the elements of student-centered course design. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will have begun to draft a set of aligned learning objectives, teaching methods, and assessments aimed at facilitating active learning among their students. Armed with this framework, participants will then draft a syllabus to submit for peer feedback during the follow up Workshop on Course Design. Grad students and Postdocs can register via GRAD Gargoyle. All other participants can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-on-course-design-tickets-59330178160

Learning Fundamentals: Effective Strategies for Successful Studying

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 (3:00-4:30PM) at Alumni House (5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.)

The psychology behind learning shows that not all study habits are equally productive. We’re often tempted to do what feels productive and familiar, yet this may be far from optimal. Drawing on the findings across different fields within psychology, this presentation challenges our notions of effective studying and presents various study habits and rehearsal practices that are shown to be most effective for all types of learners.To sign up, please email tshamsi@uchicago.edu  Website: http://wellness.uchicago.edu/asap

BoothTechCon 2019

Friday, April 19, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Gleacher Center
This technology conference will bring together technologists, business leaders, and inventors to ignite ideas and empower our student body in building a better future with technology, focusing on the theme of “Tech Innovation: Disruptors of Tomorrow” this year. BoothTechCon brings you panel discussions in AR/VR, Data Science and Autonomous and Connected Vehicles and keynote speeches from James Phillips, ’97 (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft) and John Kim, ’99 (President, HomeAway). Registrations are open! More details on the website.

Joel Hall Master Class & Legacy Event

Friday, April 19, 5:30pm, Logan Center, Performance Hall

The Logan Center for the Arts and the Dance Program of the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies at University of Chicago is pleased to announce a celebration event in honor of the 70th birthday and living legacy of Joel Hall, world-renowned choreographer and teacher of American urban jazz dance. FREE

Schedule
5:30-7:15p Urban Jazz Dance Master Class with Joel Hall
7:30-8:30p Legacy Event & Discussion
8:30-9:00p Reception

Chicago Quantum Exchange logo competition

All entries must be submitted by April 19, 2019 at 11:59PM

The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) is looking for a logo. We invite designers and design-inspired scientists from any of the CQE institutions to submit their logo ideas for use on our website, pamphlets, etc. If your design is chosen, you will receive a prize of $500. The contest is open to anyone affiliated with the CQE institutions – UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab, UIUC, and UW Madison. Please submit your logo design here.  If you have any questions, please contact quantum@uchicago.edu.

Women Who Lift Group Lift

Saturday, April 20, 9:30-10:30 AM, Lobby of Ratner Gym

Come lift weights with a supportive community! We will split into small groups of 2-5 people and go through a full workout together in Ratner’s weight room. All skill levels are welcome! Each group will include more experienced lifters to show you how to use the equipment and to help you with your form if you are new to lifting. This is a great place to ask any questions you have about lifting or to find a spotter to help you set a personal record. Facebook event here.

Southeast Asian Students Lunch with Thi Bui 

Monday, April 22, Noon-1pm, Center for Identity + Inclusion

This is an opportunity for currently enrolled UChicago undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Southeast Asian to have lunch with author Thi Bui.  For more information, please email commonbook@uchicago.edu. Co-sponsored by PanAsia and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/q18tgftm0hk8abt/

Graphic Novel Workshop and Discussion

Monday, April 22, 1:30-3pm, Confirmed participants will be notified of location details

Interact with and be part of a workshop and discussion on graphic novel making with Thi Bui, author of the inaugural Common Book, The Best We Could Do. Space limited to 25 participants. **Please note this event is for currently enrolled UChicago undergraduate and graduate students

RSVP: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/q28kf960g4ootm/

Scholarly Communication Drop-In Hours
Monday, April 22, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Regenstein Library, TechBar, Room 160

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to drop by the Tech Bar collaborative space to consult with issues related to copyright, data management, and open access. Come talk tools and practices to work through questions like: Do I need to get permission to use this photo in my publication? How can I make sense of (and find) my data in years to come? How can I increase the visibility and impact of my work? No appointment necessary.

Career Coffee Chat with David Hindin, EPA

Monday, April 22, 3-4pm, Saieh Hall for Economics 201 (Graduate Student Lounge

Join EPIC for a graduate student-only coffee chat with David Hindin, director of the Office of Compliance in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. David will share insights from his more than 30-year career developing and implementing environmental programs, litigating enforcement cases and leading initiatives to modernize environmental programs using behavioral science knowledge and research methods. RSVP by emailing popely@uchicago.edu

An Evening with Thi Bui

Monday, April 22, 6-8pmAssembly HallUChicago International House1414 E. 59th St.

Join the UChicago campus community in a conversation with Thi Bui, award-winning author of The Best We Could Do, the inaugural Common Book selection. The graphic novel details the author and her family’s journey from Vietnam to the United States as part of the wave of the refugees in the 1970s. First 200 attendees receive custom Common Book Initiative notebooks! This event is free and open to the public but registration is required hereRSVP strongly suggested:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uchicago-common-book-initiative-an-evening-with-thi-bui-tickets-57831393254

Fundamentals of Teaching Ancient & Classical Languages 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 3:00–4:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

Are you teaching Akkadian? Ottoman? Sanskrit? Latin? Greek? Aramaic? . Join us for four 90-minute Language Pedagogy workshops throughout the month of April. Developed by ancient and classical language teachers and learners, these workshops are designed to guide fellow language teachers through the unique and challenging aspects of teaching ancient and classical languages at UChicago and beyond. We’ll address issues including defining effective course & lesson objectives, building vocabulary and grammar knowledge, and designing better assignments & assessments. We look forward to your participation in our community of language pedagogues! Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Fostering Identity as a Teacher: Building and Reflecting on Skills and Experiences for the Nonacademic Job Market 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:30–6:00 PM, Social Science Research, Room 305

A workshop of documents for non-academic careers (e.g., resumes, cover letters) that focuses on integrating teaching experiences and skills. The session will also begin with a reflection on teaching and the participants experiences. Location: Rosenwald Hall Room 319. No registration necessary

Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth in a Critical

Tuesday, April 23, 5 – 6:30PM, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., Community Lounge

Many of us struggle with low self-worth and the stress of being a graduate student from an underrepresented group at The University of Chicago can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy. Low self-worth can lead to anxiety and depression and rob us of joy, connection, and motivation. Based on her TEDx Talk “Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth” Dr. Adia Gooden will facilitate an experiential workshop for graduate students from underrepresented groups that helps students to begin to foster their own unconditional self-worth. RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/qawrjns1l4mwly/

UPSA Presents: “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America”

Tuesday, April 23, 5:00-6:30pm, Keller Center Sky Suite

The Urban Policy Student Association, in partnership with the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, is thrilled to welcome Alan Mallach for a discussion of his 2018 book, “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.” Mallach is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress His book has been called “the best and most relevant book written on urban planning and policy in post-industrial cities in the 21st century.”  Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upsa-presents-the-divided-city-poverty-and-prosperity-in-urban-america-tickets-60001550252

Data Management 101
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. TechBar, Regenstein Library, Room 160

Data management plans are researchers’ written strategies outlining how they will collect and take care of their data during the life of a project and what approaches they will take for sharing and preserving their data at the end of a project. Funders, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, are increasingly requiring the submission of a data management plan with a grant application. This session will introduce: the purpose and importance of a data management plan, its basic components, funder requirements related to data management planning, and the DMPTool, a free online tool that guides researchers through the creation of a plan. Register now.

Equal Opportunity Programs Spring Open House for Students

Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., 5525 S. Ellis Ave, Suite B

Please join UChicago’s Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) team for ice cream treats. Enjoy touring EOP’s new office space, connecting with staff, and learning more about various services and initiatives. Register here!

Facilitating Difficult Dialogues 

Wednesday, April 24th, 3:20–5:00 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

While we are committed to free and robust discussions in the classroom, we realize that managing these conversations can sometimes be challenging. Discussions can become heated very quickly when they touch upon identity related or political topics. This workshop will provide space to develop guidelines and strategies for facilitating difficult conversations. Grad students and Postdocs can register via GRAD Gargoyle. All other participants register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitating-difficult-dialogues-tickets-59081938669

Navigating QGIS
Thursday, April 25, 2:004:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub
In this workshop will introduce you to digital mapping and geoprocessing using QGIS. You will key learn: QGIS software navigation, fundamentals for spatial data visualization and manipulation, and how to create a map. Register now.

Inclusive Pedagogical Practice @Uchicago 

Friday, April 26th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

The Inclusive Pedagogical Practice @UChicago series highlights the inclusive pedagogical work of faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and staff. During each session, a University of Chicago educator will share their work or lead us in learning. Join us on select Fridays from 10am-Noon. This week we will hear from Inclusive Pedagogy Grant Recipient, Valerie Levan. Register here: https://inclusive-practice-humanities-core.eventbrite.com

Navigating ArcGIS Online
Friday, April 26, 2019 2:004:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub

Need to make a web map? Find some spatial data? Come learn how to use ArcGIS Online in this hand-on workshop. No experience is needed – we’ll start with logging in and finish by creating you’re first web map. Register now.

Demystifying Early Career Teaching 

Friday, April 26th 2:00–3:30 PM Social Science Research, Room 305

This event is an 80-minute panel combined with the Sociology Department’s “Spring Institute” conference, an academic conference that gathers both faculty and students from across our department, as well as visiting speakers. The panel discussion will be organized around three themes: 1) balancing work and research, 2) teaching intro to sociology, and 3) race and pedagogy. Each panelist will provide us with an activity based on how they teach inequality in introductory sociology courses, which will be discussed at the panel and then compiled into a resource for graduate students. The panel will end with a Q&A section, followed by a lunch with graduate students to facilitate more informal conversations. Register via GRAD Gargoyle

Navigating QGIS
Thursday, April 25, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Crerar Library, GIS Hub
In this workshop will introduce you to digital mapping and geoprocessing using QGIS. You will key learn: QGIS software navigation, fundamentals for spatial data visualization and manipulation, and how to create a map. Register now.

Breakthrough Biotechnologies for Defense
Friday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 201
Please join Research Development Support and the Office of Research and National Laboratories for a talk by Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Deputy Director for DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office. Dr. Ringeisen will discuss DARPA’s function as a Department of Defense funder and how and what kinds of research are supported by the Biological Technologies Office. No registration required.

2nd Annual Conference for Humanities Academic Research by Graduate Students (CHARGeS)

Saturday, April 27, 11:40am-6:00pm, Cochrane-Woods Art Center

The CHARGeS conference serves to provide humanities graduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research among their peers. This year’s 12 presenters will be covering topics ranging from the archaeological accuracy of Hollywood films to continuity effects in Linguistics to methods of understanding the female body in modern Japanese art. Dr. Michael O’Toole, Assistant Director of GRADTalk, will provide the conference’s keynote address. A reception will directly follow the presentations. Mark if you’re attending on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420187315445591/.

Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now

May 2-4, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Join researchers, policymakers, and educators from the US and China at the Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now, May 2-4, 2019. Register here. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speeches, including an opening speech by Nobel laureate James J. Heckman, who has conducted groundbreaking work in early childhood development
  • Panel discussions ranging from Dewey’s past and present impact in the US and China to current challenges in Chinese education, meeting the needs of rural students, and progressive approaches to art and education

2019 UChicago Healthcare Innovation Challenge
Friday May 3rd 4:45pm-Saturday May 4th 7pm at Polsky Exchange North (1452 East 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615)
We will have a two day pitch competition in which you will have the opportunity to take your idea from concept to creation in modernizing how the healthcare system interacts with patients. At the event you will be given the opportunity to attend a talk by our keynote speaker, network with local Chicago businesses, and gain mentorship from industry experts. Meals will be included throughout the event. Winners get prize money and opportunity to partner with University of Chicago Medicine IT to implement their solution.Link to register and for more information: http://www.uchicagohealthtech.com/

UChicago Women in STEM Symposium

May 3-4th, On Campus,

The UChicago Women in STEM Symposium is a two-day conference with an emphasis on addressing systemic sociological issues faced by women in STEM. The schedule includes plenary speakers, workshops on areas of interest to women in STEM, research talks, and networking opportunities. The goals of this conference are to:

  • Build a community in the Chicagoland area
  • Support long-lasting collaborations and/or mentorships among female mathematicians, engineers, and scientists
  • Provide an opportunity for students to present research in a supportive, non-threatening environment
  • Introduce women to role models in STEM, and to educate local mathematicians, engineers, and scientists on addressing challenges especially relevant to women in STEM.

You may register here for a nominal fee of $10. Meals will be provided during the symposium. However, if you find that the fee is a barrier to your attendance, please email us at womeninstem@uchicago.edu

Teaching jobs in the Writing Program 2019-20: Spring application now open
Deadline: Monday, May 6 at 1pm
The Writing Program is hiring Writing Interns, Lectors, and Tutors for teaching appointments in 2019-20. Graduate students from ALL departments and divisions are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit the Writing Program website and download our application packet: https://writing-program.uchicago.edu/page/jobs-graduate-students.

CookedIn Workshop
Tentative Date: Thursday May 9th 2019, 6pm – 8pm, @ International House
CookedIn is a program that has been initiated by UChicago college students who are part of the Student Leadership Institute, run by the Center of Leadership & Involvement. Its purpose is, through the mentorship of graduate students, to equip undergraduates with the necessary cooking skills that they would require in the future. This program would also provide a meaningful opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to connect and learn more about the experiences of each other. We are seeking graduates who can serve as mentors for undergraduates in one of our cooking workshops that will be held this May; this would be a great time to share your love for cooking and experiences with college students who are keen on knowing more about you.  If interested, please contact cookedinuchicago@gmail.com

The Pozen Center for Human Rights is looking for a UChicago doctoral student to become the next Human Rights Preceptor!
The Human Rights Preceptor works closely with Pozen Center staff to precept Human Rights minors as well as Interns in the Human Rights Internship Program. The position reports to Executive Director Susan Gzesh and supervises a team of four student Peer Leaders. Read the whole position description here. The position begins in September 2019 and ends in August 2020 with the option to renew for a second year. This position is open to doctoral students in any department or professional school of the University of Chicago.Interested students should submit a cover letter, CV, and 2-3 references online. Review of candidates will begin May 13 with a decision by June 14.

The Pozen Center for Human Rights is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the second annual Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program cohort, which offers a year-long writing and professionalization experience for a small group of University of Chicago doctoral students whose research focuses on human rights. See the inaugural group of fellows.

Fellows will meet every other week over lunch throughout the 2019-20 academic year with members of the Pozen Center faculty to discuss work in progress.The Pozen Center will provide up to $1,000 in financial reimbursement for costs associated with presenting a paper developed though the Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program at a national conference. International presenters may request additional financial support to cover travel expenses.Please contact Pozen Center Faculty Director Mark Bradley at mbradley@unchicago.edu with questions.Applications for the 2019-20 Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program are available HERE and due on May 15, 2019.

 

 

ESL/EAL Writing Tutor

Sundays and Mondays, Weeks 2-11 (except 5/26 and 27 for Memorial Day Holiday — make-up days 5/28 and 29) | 6:00-8:00p | Harper Memorial Library, Cathey North Reading Room, Cubicle #20

Receive feedback on your writing by graduate students who have been trained by the Writing Program and the English Language Institute. Priority given to ESL/EAL College Core students, but standby list available for graduate students and postdocs. Sign-up sheet available on site. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/who-can-see-esleal-writing-tutor

English Conversation Hour
Mondays, Weeks 2-10 (except 5/27) | 3:30-4:30p | Cobb 219
Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Join the weekly ELI Conversation Hour! Build English proficiency and communication skills; learn about North American cultures; discuss different topics each week; network and meet new people. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/eli-conversation-hour. FREE to attend; just drop-in — there is no registration required.

English Board Game Group
Fridays, Weeks 2-9 | 4:00-6:00p | Cobb 201A/B
Come and join the ELI’s Board Game Group, where you will meet new friends, play intriguing board games, and build confidence in using your spontaneous speaking and critical thinking skills. For more information: https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/eli-board-game-group. FREE to attend; just drop-in — there is no registration required.