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Graduate Global Impact Internship Info Session
Thursday January 17, 12:30-1:30pm – UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 – 3rd Floor of Bookstore Building
Interested in designing your own internship for this summer and receiving a $4,00 stipend to work with an organization of your choice? Come to this info session to learn more about the GRAD Global Impact Internship “Pitch” Program and Partner internships. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle(Events > Info Sessions).
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Session
Thursday, January 17, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (Bookstore 340, 970 E. 58th Street)
FLAS Fellowships are awards for graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies in three world areas: East Asia, East Europe, and Middle East. The FLAS Fellowships provide Academic Year Fellowships for language and area studies coursework on campus during the 2019-20 academic year, and Summer FLAS Fellowships for language study on campus or elsewhere (domestically or abroad) during summer 2019. Register for the session via GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events>GRAD Events).
Postdoc Workshop: Stress Management and Mental Health Resources
Friday January 18, 3:30-4:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 – 3rd Floor of Bookstore Building
This workshop will give practical tips and advice on managing the stress that comes with being a postdoc in academia, and will break down what the mental health resources are on campus and how best to utilize them. This workshop is part of the quarterly postdoc workshop series, and is designed specifically for this audience. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).
Data Science and Machine Learning at American Family Insurance’s Data Science Analytics Lab
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Join Dr. J. Pocahontas Olson, Data Scientist with the Data Science Analytics Lab at American Family Insurance to learn about applying advanced machine learning techniques to messy data to draw out insights lost by traditional methods. Some of her recent work has focused on natural language processing, parsing millions of free-text entries to make predictions that add information about the contents of those messages and make recommendations that are as good as those of human experts in the field. The Data Science Analytics Lab (DSAL) within American Family Insurance looks to build the insurance of the future. Innovation comes from gaining insights from machine learning, labeled annotation from subject matter experts, auto/home sensor data analysis, geo-spatial analysis, to name a few. DSAL takes on a diverse set of projects, quickly determining the feasibility of new ventures and what inferences can be drawn from rich datasets. From natural language processing to computer vision, from connected home/IOT data analysis to traffic based risk modeling, come hear about some of the exciting ways American Family Insurance is using data science to build their business. Human resources representatives from American Family Insurance will also be in attendance. American Family Insurance is currently recruiting for two internships, Data Science / Data Analytics Internship – Summer 2019 (64645) & Data Science Student Internship (64607) posted in GRAD Gargoyle. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle.
Best Practices for Teaching Demonstrations (Academic Job Market Winter Series)
Wednesday January 23, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ Suite 340 – 3rd Floor of Bookstore Building
This workshop will introduce attendees to the different types of teaching demonstrations and their structure, and explore the characteristics of an effective teaching demonstration. Attendees will also come away with a series of concrete steps that they can begin now in order to prepare to design and facilitate a successful teaching demonstration for the campus visit. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs in any discipline. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events).
UChicagoGRAD Art Show + Reception
Wednesday, January 23, 4:30-5:30pm, GRAD HQ
UChicagoGRAD is excited to host the first GRAD art show in our space! Come check out the work of MFA alumna Adrienne Elyse Meyers, meet the artist, and mix and mingle with fellow graduate students and postdocs. Please RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events). Adrienne Elyse Meyers was born and raised in Texas, and currently lives and works in Chicago, where she earned an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago in 2018. Her recent work focuses on paintings of images of interior and household spaces. Through painting she works to build a relationship with the image and push at its secrets. She is drawn to the afterlife of the image that persists and requests its own recreation, that lingers, then dissolves upon closer investigation. Website: www.adrienneelyse.com
UChicagoGRAD and Mentor Matching Engine (MME) Information Session
Thursday, January 24, 4pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you interested in virtually mentoring Chicago-area high school students conducting research in your field of study? The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) needs your help! Through their Mentor Matching Engine (MME) – a project-based, online collaboration tool – high school students are able to connect directly with university mentors anytime, anywhere, under the guidance and supervision of their teachers. MME is a great way to give back to younger students, and is a low commitment that can have a meaningful impact. It is also a beneficial experience for your own career development, an opportunity to build your CV, get students interested in your university, and interact with your community. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle(Events > GRAD Events). If you’re unable to attend this info session, but interested in learning more, please sign up here to receive more information directly: https://istc1.typeform.com/to/dfb1Ts
GRADTalk: Best Practices for Behavioral Interviews
Friday, January 25, 12:30-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Behavioral interviews are a common interview format in industry, non-profit, and government careers, where questions focus on your past experience as a predictor of your future success. This workshop will introduce you to several strategies and best practices in preparing for and excelling at behavioral interviews. From mastering your self-introduction to reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses, we will focus on a few key questions to be prepared for regardless of your career path. During the course of the workshop, you will learn specific techniques for structuring your responses and how best to prepare for your next interview. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).
Open Forum with Daniel Abebe, Vice Provost
Thursday, January 31, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor)
Please join Daniel Abebe as he shares his experience as a former graduate student at UChicago and hears about yours, as well as listens to your ideas for how UChicagoGRAD can best support you. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle for planning purposes.
Expand Your Perspective: Love
Thursday, February 14, 4:30-6:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
Are you a grad student or postdoc whose research focuses on love, relationships, desire, attraction, affect, or anything else related to Cupid’s arrow? If so, then we’d love to feature your research at “Expand Your Perspective: Love,” a special event to celebrate the research of grad students and postdocs on Valentine’s Day. We are currently seeking grad students and postdocs interested in presenting a short, engaging talk about your research in a fun, interdisciplinary setting with a reception to follow. Participants will also receive public speaking training leading up to the event. For more information and to express your interest please contact Michael O’Toole at email@example.com.
Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair
Thursday, February 28, 5:00-9:00 pm, Gleacher Center
The University of Chicago is excited to bring you this specialized career fair to connect employers with advanced degree quantitative and computational talent. Hosted by UChicagoGRAD and the Graham School for Continuing and Professional Studies, and in partnership with Northwestern University office of Career Advancement, this is a great opportunity to build professional relationships in the growing fields of data science and business analytics. Student registration opens at 9am in GRAD Gargoyleon January 22nd.Space is limited, and those who register are expected to attend. If you register and are unable to attend, please log in and cancel your registration.
- GRAD Global Impact Pitch Your Own Internship| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64691
- Student Assistant: Advertising, UChicago Press|Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64753
- Software Development Engineer Internship, Amazon|Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64750
- Computational Biologist, Quadrant Biosciences | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64746
- Summer Intern, Guggenheim Museum| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle> Jobs > Search requisition no. 64733
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 herewith a valid LinkedIn account or email and start connecting today!
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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/
- 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.
- Webinarsthat are 60-90 minute professional development sessions facilitated by trained professionals and guest experts.
- Multi-Week Coursesthat 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.
- Librarythat provides scripts, transcripts, and videos of previous webinars.
- Career Centerthat allows members to search job openings, find potential candidates, and subscribe to new posting notifications that are field specific.
- Resources & Referralssection 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
Classes at The Revival for UChicago Graduate Students Start THIS WEEK! Register Now!
Refine your public speaking, presentation and networking skills with classes at The Revival (1160 E. 55th St.). We offer many classes specifically tailored to UChicago Graduate Students including: “Public Speaking & Presentation Skills,” “Storytelling”, “Improv” and more! For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes
SNVC Feasibility Summary Workshop and Networking
Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Harper Center, Room 219
Cohosted by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Interested in launching a social enterprise through the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)? Get an SNVC-specific crash course in how to prepare a feasibility summary with Booth Professor Robert Gertner and network with fellow students interested in social entrepreneurship.
RSVP to attend or live stream »
“The Excited State” – Science Improv Comedy Show
Thursday January 17, 8pm, at The Revival, Hyde Park
Science has never been so fun… or scientists so funny! “The Excited State” is an improv comedy show from The Revival theater in Hyde Park. The performance takes audiences on a hilarious—and utterly improvised—journey of discovery through scientific history, breakthroughs, and common misconceptions. The troupe is comprised of Chicago’s most outgoing scientists from UChicago, UIC, Fermi Lab, Argonne and elsewhere. Each performance features a “Special Guest” from the scientific community. This month, “The Excited State” welcomes Prof. Peggy Mason, Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago. Get tickets at http://www.the-revival.com/shows and https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6290ca9164f062305a5244f977ffba78&t=tix. Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/355821335183157/?ti=icl
Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC): Chicago Booth Finals
Friday, January 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Harper Center, Room 104 (5807 S. Woodlawn Ave)
Real-world entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses, and the MBA student teams must determine which company they would invest in if they were VCs. Each team will draft a term sheet and present their investment terms to the panel of VC judges. The top two teams will actually negotiate that term sheet with the entrepreneur they have selected. The winner of this internal competition will advance to represent Chicago Booth in the regional VCIC event in Boulder, Colorado. Register online >>
Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: Health Tech 2019
Friday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Polsky Exchange North (1452 E. 53rd Street)
As we begin the New Year, the Polsky Center is launching a new breakfast series to highlight important emerging trends in select industries. Join us on Friday, January 18 for the first session on Health Tech, which is hosted in partnership with MATTER. In Health Tech 2019, we will dive deeper with a panel of expert venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in healthcare technology as they discuss the state of the field in 2019, what is now passé, and where they see white space for entrepreneurial opportunity. Additionally, the event will include the opportunity for networking and a limited numbers of 1-minute pitches of health tech startups before an audience of interested attendees. Register online >>
Resident Head Information Session
Friday, January 18, Noon, UChicagoGRAD HQ (Bookstore, Third Floor)
Come learn about the opportunity to serve as a Resident Head. Few University faculty or staff positions have closer involvement in the lives of College students than the Resident Head in Housing & Residence Life. By living in close proximity to students, Resident Heads share in many aspects of students’ lives, from the excitement of intellectual discovery and the enthusiasm of new friendships to the loneliness of being away from home and the adjustments that come with learning one’s limits. It is a demanding job, one that requires genuine enjoyment of students, a willingness to relinquish private time, and an acceptance of a semi-public lifestyle for ten-months of the year. The position, however, is also a deeply rewarding one and an important element in the education students will receive at the University. More information about the Resident Head position and the application process can be found here: https://housing.uchicago.edu/about-us/staffing-opportunities/ or you can email Senior Associate Director of Residence Life Heath M. Rossner at firstname.lastname@example.org| RSVP for this info session here
Introduction to Zotero
Friday, January 18, 3:00-4:00 p.m. TechBar Studio, Regenstein Library, Room 160
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents. Register now.
Friday, January 18, 8pm, Saturday, January 19, 8pm, and Sunday January 20, 3pm, Logan Center, Theater East
Noam Chomsky, Steve Jobs, Ayn Rand, Karl Marx, Elon Musk and President Trump are among the figures represented in Pedro Reyes’s satirical puppet play, “Manufacturing Mischief.” The work tackles ideas around the ethics of artificial intelligence, the use of technology to solve all humanity’s problems, the current political climate in the United States and Randian philosophy. The play, which grew out of Reyes’ artist residency at MIT, uses comedy to comment on morality, freedom, inequality and techno-enthusiasm. Also, Karl Marx raps. A post-show talk with Pedro Reyes will take place on January 18.Presented by the Logan Center with support from Theater and Performance Studies, in partnership with The Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival. More info and tickets: https://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/Tickets: $20 General Admission, $10 students with UCID
Saturday, January 19, 7pm, Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
The Wisdom of the Elders is a concert performance featuring four of the elder statesman of the Chicago AACM nexus. The rare combination of saxes, flutes, vocals and percussion offer a unique vehicle of expression by these four esteemed musicians: Ernest Dawkins, saxes and percussion; Taalib Din Ziyad, flutes and vocals; Ed House, saxes; and Art Turk Burton, percussion. Free
Scholarly Communications Drop-In Hours
Monday, January 21, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. TechBar, Regenstein Library, Room 160
Faculty, students, and staff are invited to drop by the Tech Bar collaborative space to consult with Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on 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?
Creating Digital Collections with Omeka
Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. TechBar Studio, Regenstein Library, Room 160
This workshop will introduce participants to Omeka.net, a web-based tool that can be used to organize, describe, tell stories with, and share digital collections. Through hands-on exercises, we will navigate and explore the capabilities of Omeka.net. We encourage you to bring your own digital materials to play with during the session and to learn how you might curate them with Omeka! Register now.
Eat, Teach, Talk, Run!
Tuesday, January 22nd, 12:30–1:30 PM, Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
Join us for a quick and enjoyable way to stay engaged in a community of future faculty committed to teaching! EAT Fruit and banh mi sandwiches! TEACH Hear 6-minute lightning talks on innovative teaching techniques presented by other grad students. TALK Consider — in small groups — which of the techniques presented deserves the ‘Best Idea’ award. RUN Return to Lab/Library/Classroom! One-hour discussions over a tasty lunch allow grad and postdoc instructors to share their latest innovations in classroom teaching with other graduate students and postdocs. Each session features four 6-minute presentations on effective teaching practices and techniques. Following the presentations, participants will share their reactions and vote to award one presenter the ‘Best Idea’ award. This Winter Quarter, our sessions will be organized around the themes of discussion techniques (January 22) and inclusive teaching (February 22). Interested in presenting? Email Julie Hanlon email@example.com. Interested in attending? Register now via GRAD Gargoyle
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Refresh Sleep program aims to provide students with the skills and strategies to achieve more restful nights and wakeful days. When you join the Refresh Sleep program, you will receive a weekly email for seven weeks that has an attached PDF with important information and tips that have been proven to help improve sleep. Register before January 18th for our Winter program!
Dissertation Procedures for Students
Tuesday, January 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. TechBar Studio, Regenstein Library, Room 160 Register now
Wednesday, January 23, 12:00–1:00 p.m.TechBar Studio, Regenstein Library, Room 160 Register now
Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in Winter 2019? Come to this information session about the procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visit http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago.
Data Management 101
Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m. – Noon, TechBar Studio, 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. Register now.
Making Money Moves
Wednesday, January 23, 12:30 – 2PM & 5 – 6:30PM, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, risk management…Where do you even start? During this session, Yalitza Brambilla from Northwestern Mutual will talk about financial literacy, the ability to make smart financial decisions for a lifetime of well-being.
The Fundamentals of Teaching for New TA’s
Wednesday, January 23rd, 1:30–3:00 PM , Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
Looking for advice on how to navigate your first quarter as an intern or teaching assistant? Then we welcome and encourage you to attend the Fundamentals of Teaching for New TA’s! In four interdisciplinary sessions, we will work to understand and apply key issues and practices in teaching, from how students learn and how to best activate their prior knowledge, to crafting effective learning objectives to guide your teaching, to employing active learning strategies, to developing assessment techniques that facilitate your students’ learning. This workshop series also provides a place to troubleshoot the weekly challenges that come with navigating the assistantship/internship experience. The Fundamentals of Teaching for New TA’s is open to ALL graduate students who are serving as interns or teaching assistants at the University of Chicago, across all Divisions and Schools. Attending 3 or more of the workshops in this Fundamentals series, in conjunction with submission of the reflective essay, fulfills requirement I.2. of the CCT Teaching Certificate programs. Questions? Contact the facilitators, Rebecca Ewert (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Samuel Harris (email@example.com). Register now via GRAD Gargoyle
Curators’ Tour of “The Fetus in Utero”
Wednesday, January 23, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Special Collections Research Center, Regenstein Library
Join the curators for a 30-minute tour of the exhibition “The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media.” Once restricted to the privacy of the doctor’s office, ultrasound images of the fetus are now immediately recognizable in the public arena through social media platforms, where posts tagged “baby’s first pic” are commonplace. Such depictions of the fetus in utero have become iconic and are arguably the most easily recognized medical image. How and why did this happen? To answer this question, exhibition viewers are invited to embark on a 500-year visual journey, from Renaissance woodcuts to modern day medical images, to witness the many scientific and social uses of these images of the fetus in utero. Curators: Brian Callender, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago; and Margaret Carlyle, Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, The University of Chicago.
Working with Spatial Data
Wednesday, January 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Map Collection, Regenstein Library, Room 370
Come learn the core concepts of working with spatial data, including: spatial thinking for research, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial data formats, finding spatial data, tools & software, special analysis & geoprocessing, spatial data management, and geospatial resources. Bring your laptop to explore web mapping resources. As an introductory session, no prior experience is expected. Register now.
Event Exhibit Kick-Off Reception: “Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media”
Thursday, January 24, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 5737 S. University, 3rd Floor
Once restricted to the privacy of the doctor’s office, ultrasound images of the fetus are now immediately recognizable in the public arena through social media platforms, where posts tagged “baby’s first pic” are commonplace. Such depictions of the fetus in utero have become iconic and are arguably the most easily recognized medical image. How and why did this happen? To answer this question, viewers are invited to embark on a 500-year visual journey, from Renaissance woodcuts to modern day medical images, to witness the many scientific and social uses of these images of the fetus in utero. Join us in celebrating the exhibit opening with a reception that will feature pieces from the exhibit, as well as food, drink, and remarks from the curators, Margaret Carlyle (SIFK Postdoctoral Scholar) and Brian Callender (Assistant Professor of Medicine).https://sifk.uchicago.edu/events/781/exhibit-kick-off-reception-for-fetus-in-utero-from-mystery-to-social-media/
Thursday, January 24, 7pm, Links Hall, Studio B (3111 N Western Ave)
Tabletop Tragedies is a triptych of works by longtime collaborators and UChicago lecturers in the TAPS Department, Frank Maugeri and Seth Bockley (The Last Matador; The Death and Life of Billy The Kid; and A Simple Soul). These irreverent, imaginative, and affecting works, scored by Liz Chidester, tell true stories of fate and redemption using an astonishing range of techniques including hand-carved wooden puppets, beastly masks, haunting music, and an epic Wild West chase scene performed on paper scrolls. Join us for opening night of this exciting performance, followed by an exclusive post-show conversation with the artists. $10 Student ticket and free transportation with UCID. Buses depart from the Reynolds Club. Purchase at tickets.uchicago.edu.
Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: Food 2019
Friday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Polsky Exchange North (1452 E. 53rd Street)
In Food 2019, we will dive deeper with a panel of expert venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the quick-changing food space as they discuss the state of the field in 2019, what is now considered to be out-of-date, and where they see white space for entrepreneurial opportunity. Register online >>
SeedCon 2019: The Future of Everything
Friday, January 25, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m., 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza)
SeedCon is Chicago Booth’s annual entrepreneurship and venture capital conference. Through keynotes, workshops, panels, and networking, the conference provides exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and those passionate about start-ups to network and build businesses together. In 2019, Seedcon looks to explore the convergence of established industries with new technologies and the integration of innovative startups with major corporations. The conference will provide the platform to explore challenges and opportunities during this exciting time of change and what beholds the ‘Future of Everything’. Register online >>
Jobs in the Writing Program: Upcoming Information Sessions
Friday, January 25, 11am-noon, Stuart 330 (access via 3rd floor Harper Memorial Library)
The Writing Program is hiring for 2019-20! We offer a variety of renewable teaching positions suitable for graduate students in all stages of their programs. Once hired, Writing Program staff receive hands-on, practical training in writing pedagogy, along with ongoing support as they begin working with student writers. Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply. Applications are due February 11, 2019. More details and application materials on our website. Interested? Attend one of our info sessions led by WP staff to learn more! RSVP here
Seminar on Course Design
Thursday, January 25th, 12:00–2:00 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. Register now via GRAD Gargoyle
“Women at Work (WaW): Underrepresentation in Interventional Radiology and Surgical Specialties”
Saturday, February 2, 8AM-1PM, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery Auditorium/Lobby
WaW is our first ever event to provide students/trainees interested in fields where women are traditionally underrepresented with a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion, networking, and advice from faculty and residents. This half-day symposium will include a keynote lecture from Dr. Sarah White (Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgical Oncology from Medical College of Wisconsin), two panel discussions – one of faculty and one of residents (all from various surgical specialties) – and a skills-building workshop on negotiations. Thanks to our funders, this event is completely free of charge and will include breakfast/coffee and lunch.
Registration is required to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/eozoB8cW7eeqXkwK2
Link to FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361075177776401/
International Night @ UChicago Medicine
Wednesday, February 6 at 5pm at the Knapp Center for Biological Discovery
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with UChicago Medicine’s International Programs and learn about the latest trends in healthcare technology from Cheng-Kai Kao, MD. Get a behind the scenes tour of the hospital while enjoying food and drinks with physicians and staff, and learn more about our concierge services. Register by February 2 at: uchicagofeb6.eventbrite.com for this FREE event!
INTER-GRADUATE SPEED DATING IS BACK! Who’s looking to be the next power couple?
Thursday, February 7, Ida Noyes Hall
Reserve your spot at REMEDY’s famous annual inter-graduate speed dating event on February 7th in Ida Noyes Hall. Tickets include dinner, 3 drinks, mingling, and of course a chance for interdisciplinary love! The proceeds go towards a service trip to Cusco, Peru, where Pritzker medical students provide cervical care to the female residents. To sign up and learn more, visit https://goo.gl/forms/kZUdVwj0fluh8w0H2. Don’t wait, as there are limited spots! We look forward to seeing you there!
JAM Awareness Event at the Art Institute of Chicago:
Saturday, February 9, 10:30am-5pm, AIC
Jobs at Art Museums (JAM) is an all-day museum career awareness event co-sponsored by UCIJAM at the Art Institute of Chicago. Youth and college and university students, as well as college and university faculty and staff, are invited to visit the museum where they will experience student-led gallery presentations, a panel conversation with Art Institute staff, and intimate breakout sessions with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Breakout sessions will be followed by a reception where students can learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and socialize with museum professionals, faculty, fellow interns, and intern alumni. The career panel and breakout sessions in particular will cover a wide rage of career areas including financial management, conservation science, graphic design, fundraising and membership, volunteer engagement, curatorial, exhibition project management, and so on! It will be a beneficial experience for all kinds of students, not just art-focused. AIC is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to register via the Eventbrite page. Here is a link to the event on our website. https://www.artic.edu/events/4227/special-event-jobs-at-art-museums-jam
The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is pleased to announce two graduate student competitions:
- 2019-20 Graduate Lectureships in Human Rights
The Pozen Center awards up to three lectureships to advanced doctoral students to teach one undergraduate Human Rights course of their own design. Applications are available now and due February 15, with award decisions announced in late-March. More info and application.
- 2019-20 Pozen Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The Pozen Center awards this fellowship to a doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences whose work makes an important contribution to human rights scholarship. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition, and University student health insurance. Applications are available now and due April 1, with award decisions announced in mid-May. More info and application.
Ongoing Campus Programming
Weekly Language & Culture Tables
International House Dining Room (1414 E 59th Street)
Want to learn a new language in a casual setting? Looking for others to speak to in your own native language? Language and culture tables have been part of the International House’s long tradition to promote multicultural environment. These are informal weekly one-hour gatherings focused around more than eight different languages. All levels are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Jingwei Li, GRAD Global Impact Intern (firstname.lastname@example.org), or for the full weekly schedule of languages please visit – http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/living/graduate_commons_programs/language_and_culture_table_program/
Twenty Minutes Still
Weekdays | 8 am–8:20 am | Bond Chapel
Still the mind and body. Meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of Bond.
Coming Out & Beyond
Mondays ,Fall quarter, 3:30-5 at Student Counseling Center
Calling all LGBTQ students! And this includes Q for questioning! Whether you are out or not, graduate or college student, domestic or international student, feel free to join this group as a space where you can find support and inclusivity of your whole self. And why “Beyond”? Because coming out is not a one-time occurrence, and sometimes you need support after coming out as well.
Email email@example.com for details and to sign up!
Tuesdays | 12 pm–12:30 pm | Bond Chapel
All are welcome to come hear from diverse members of the community, to be opened and heartened by music or a reflective silence that points us beyond ourselves, and to wrestle (sometimes ritually) with the tensions we—as people who come from many places and traditions—see in our lives and in our world.
English Conversation Hour
Tuesdays, Weeks 2-10 (except Nov 20) | 3:30-4:30pm | Cobb 218
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
Jolly Pumpkin Tuesday Trivia Night
Every Tuesday from 8-10 p.m., 5215 S. Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Free to play; up to 6 people per team; feel free to come on your own and be added to a team; win Jolly Pumpkin gift cards
Wednesdays, 11am-1pm, Reynolds Club Marketplace
Lucy, or your campus religious advisors, that is! You can tell us a story or ask us anything. Truly anything. Religious Advisors are available with weekly office hours in Spiritual Life too!
ACT with Meaning (ACT for Anxiety) for college students
Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m., Fall quarter, at Student Counseling Center
You might be a graduate student, but if you KNOW some anxious college students, consider referring them to this eight-week structured group that helps collegestudents address anxiety using the evidence-based approach behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The goal is to help members learn essential skills to effectively overcome problems related to anxiety. Members will also learn how to identify personal sources of motivation and change their behaviors to improve mood and make their lives more meaningful.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
My Body and Soul
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Ida Noyes 034
My body and soul is a weekly interfaith gathering for women to discuss the relationship between religion and women’s bodies–from body image, to modesty, to the interaction between societal and spiritual understandings of our physical selves. The group is open to female-identifying people of any/no faith, with topics open to discussion.
Thursdays | 3 pm–4:30 pm | Ida Noyes 034
Relax, talk with a friend, draw a mandala, enjoy the quite of the meditation space, or hang out with the Spiritual Life staff—every breath is yours. Light refreshments and a happy light are provided!
Reimaginations Discussion Group
Every Thursday, 6pm-8pm, Tiffin Boardroom, International House (1414 E 59th Street)
International House’s Reimaginations dialogue series is back! Reimaginations is a space where thinkers from different countries and disciplines come together in order to ‘reimagine’ crucial concepts of the human experience. The series returns tonight with ‘Stories’ as the first topic, led by Post-Doctoral Fellow Daniele Macuglia. Refreshments provided. Questions? Please contact Sakina Lavingia, GRAD Global Impact Intern – email@example.com
Emotional Wisdom Group at SCS
Fridays, Fall quarter, 1:15-2:30 at Student Counseling Center
This skills-based group will help College students and graduate students develop coping techniques to manage intense emotions that interfere with academics or relationships. Group objectives are to identify emotional responses without judgment, learn coping skills to manage intense emotional responses, and develop communication skills to improve relationships. Group members support one another each week in learning and practicing new coping skills.
Contact Tracie Pape at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
English Board Game Group
Fridays, Weeks 2-10 (except Nov 2 and 23) | 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