4/3 - 10:00am to 4/7 - 10:00am
STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in “think tanks,” non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.
Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on PhD Careers in Think Tanks, April 3-7, 2017. All panelists are PhDs or ABD in STEM disciplines and all are currently employed in think tanks, making a difference on a variety of issues.
Free discussion, open to all (tell friends...
4/10 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Online at www.cirtl.net
For our final webinar of the 2016-2017 academic year, our we'll focus on building a more culturally inclusive classroom. We’ll address how to enact pedagogies that respond to culturally diverse classrooms, and how ideas such as universal design for learning can improve the classroom experience for all.
Presenters: Linda Macri, Director of Writing and TA Training Initiatives, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, and Nabila Hijazi, University of Maryland, College Park Graduate Student
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About the Teaching in the...
4/10 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online at www.cirtl.net
CIRTL Reads: A Journal Club on STEM Teaching
Schedule: Mondays, 2:00-3:00 pm
Join scholarly discussions of recent peer-reviewed research on innovation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching. Discussions are held monthly via webconference between students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from the 46 CIRTL Network universities. Feel free to attend only the sessions that interest you - but please read the article before attending! Headsets or microphones are recommended for these Blackboard Collaborate sessions -...
4/11 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
McManus Lounge, Hollister Hall
As you prepare for employment beyond graduation, learning about employee benefits now will help you to make the “right” personal financial decisions. In this session, you will learn about employer‐sponsored health insurance plans, retirement plans, and other options that may be available to you. Using Cornell University as an example, the presenters will provide an understanding of the different options employees have and how employee benefits work. https://www.hr.cornell.edu/benefits/
Presenters: Mary D'Ambrosio Zielinski and Donna Bugliari, both from the...
4/12 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Big Red Barn
Do you have questions about responsible conduct of research, academic integrity, mentoring relationships, scholarly or scientific collaborations? Do you want to talk with others about ethical dilemmas you’re encountering in your research, teaching, classes, or advising/mentoring relationships?
Join Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jan Allen (email@example.com) at an Ethics Café. Up to 8 students can pre-register for each event; we’ll provide lunch and engaging conversation. Don’t have a question but are curious about guidelines to follow and pitfalls to...
4/14 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
**Registration for this workshop will be open from 12:00 PM ET on March 20 through April 5. This workshop has a cap of 100 students.**
The diversity of social and cultural identities that we all bring to our research and teaching environments influences our behaviors and interactions. Through guided reflection and case studies, graduate students and postdocs will identify aspects of their social identity and apply them toward understanding and preparing to manage difficult conversations toward positive outcomes. 1 session, 90 minutes
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4/17 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
700 Clark Hall
Presenter: Dr. Emily Roberts
Learn how to develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase net worth while still in training. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, saving, investing, debt repayment, and taxes. Dr. Roberts holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and PhD Stipends.
4/17 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online at www.cirtl.net/events
Graduate students and postdocs from CIRTL universities will be presenting their Teaching as Research projects and preliminary data and are looking for feedback from you! Everyone is encouraged to join the session - whether you are brand new to the topic or an experienced researcher who has published in education journals.
Presenting from Cornell:
Kristen Pueschel, Mathematics - Voluntary Assessment in a Calculus Classroom: Student and Instructor Perspectives
Frances Fairbairn, Philosophy - Trust, Power, and Transformation in the Prison Classroom
We will be...
4/17 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
401 Warren Hall
Preparing to spend the summer (or next year) doing research in someplace other than Ithaca? Curious about what policies cover you and what to do in a crisis abroad? Discover what support is available to you in your location and from Cornell in the event of harassment or safety abroad. This workshop, geared for graduate students who will travel or conduct field research, is presented by the Graduate School (Office of Academic Affairs) and facilitated by Cornell Abroad's Travel Safety Coordinator. We will provide safety and security advice, sexual assault...
4/18 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
In this series of biweekly lunchtime workshops for graduate students and postdocs, you will develop essential research mentoring skills for an academic career, particularly one where research is conducted in teams in a laboratory or field setting. Effective mentoring of students is a key skill influencing everything from research productivity to personal satisfaction. Learn best practices for mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers, and develop your advising and mentoring skills needed to lead a research team. Mentor Training Program...