Past Events

Datapalooza 2017

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:00
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Join the Datapoolza KICKOFF Talk Kickoff Talk with New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by clicking here.
The talk will begin at 3pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on Grounds, with a reception to follow at 4:30pm.
 
On Friday, starting at 8am, you will kick off the rest of Datapoolza with featured speakers, presentaions, and more. Click here to see agenda and to register for this event.

Fall Convocation

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic interviewing process and tips for how to be successful.  Time wil be reserved for participants to practice interviewing skills with peers and program participants.  
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Academic Interviewing

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

What is a reflective teaching statement and what makes one effective?  In this third part of the Academic Job Search Series, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence will offer participants the opportunity to evaluate sample teaching statements from a variety of sources, to examine the conventions of teaching statements across disciplines, and to begin to articulate their own teaching philosophy.  
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Reflective Teaching Statements

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic Job Search Series: Academic Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will offer guidelines and best practices for academic cover letters. Please come with one printed copy of your academic cover letter (rough drafts are fine - you're bringing it to get feedback!) AND one academic job advertisement.   
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Academic Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic CVs and Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search and CV Review

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The first session of the Academic Job Search Series, Orienting the Search, is intended to provide job seekers with a broad overview of how to approach the search for an academic position.  The first half of the session will include a panel discussion with experienced UVA faculty members who have lead faculty hiring committees as well as recenlty hired faculty who have navigated their own successful searches.  Participants should come prepared with questions for the speakers about how to best approach the search for an academic position.  In the second half of the session we will offer some tips on how to tailor your CV for different academic job applications, including reasearch intensive institutions, and small liberal arts colleges.  Attendees are asked to upload the most recent version fo their academic CV to the registration site so that we can highlight important areas of emphasis in the discussion.
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Orienting the Search

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

10:00-12:00pm

Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Kaleidoscope Room

Orienting the Search and CV Review

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

10:00-12:00pm

Register here

Courses Begin

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:00

Orientation

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00

April Job & Internship Fair

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 08:00
Newcomb Hall

The April Job & Internship fair will bring recruiters from more than 60 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to UVA to meet students from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Fair will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm in Newcomb Hall. Click here to see which employers will be at the fair.

Funding Discovery Tools Workshop

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 07:00
Health Sciences Library, Carter Classroom

Funding discovery databases help researchers identify opportunities from public and private funders.  UVa now has access to two discovery tools licensed by the Vice Provost of Research, Pivot and GrantForward.  These tools allow faculty, students and staff to search for funding and set up email search alerts based on a researcher’s area of interest.  After the workshop, the attendees will learn how to create an account, search the databases, share funding opportunities with others, as well as save search strategies for email alerts regarding new opportunities.  All students, faculty and staff at the University have access and the ability to create personal accounts. Please register here for the workshop.

Length: 1 hour
Instructors: Rebecca Latimer/Inhye Kim Son
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Three Minute Thesis Entry Deadline

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00

Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their research in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win up to $1,000! Click here for more information about 3MT at UVA.

Enter here!

By submitting your entry into the competition, you are entering the first round of judged heats to take place February 8-10th. Finalists will be selected from the first-round heats to compete in the UVa 3MT Live Final on Wednesday, March 1st at 3:00 pm. UVA doctoral students from all schools and departments who have passed their qualifying exams are eligible to enter the 3MT competition.

Three Minute Thesis Draft Workshop

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:30
Nau Hall, room 342

Students should come with a draft of their 3 minute presentation to share, receive feedback, and refine their presentation. This will be a fast-paced session where students will have a number of opportunities to practice presenting and will receive direct feedback on their presentation. Sign up for the draft workshop here!

 

For more information about the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UVA, click here. Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. 3MT is a competition that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their research in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win up to $1,000!

Creating Effective Visual Aids Research Communication Workshop

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:30
Nau Hall, room 342

In this workshop, participants will learn techniques for creating and using visual aids for research presentations. We'll focus on designing slides that enhance instead of distract from your presentation, as well as presentation techniques to maximize audience attention and understanding.

Register here!

This workshop will take place from1:30-2:30 pm in Nau Hall, room 342. Seating is very limited so we ask that you only register for this workshop if you will attend, and cancel at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have registered for.

Communication workshops will provide hands-on training for graduate students to learn the principles of communication and presentation, and to gain practice in using these critical skills. Workshops will include both instruction as well as time to practice and receive feedback. Participants will be encouraged to adapt the exercises to their intended audience (whatever that may be); however, emphasis will be given during instruction and practice to communicating to audiences outside of a participant's field.

This workshop is part of series intended to prepare students for the Three Minute Thesis Competition. For more information about the 3MT competition at UVA, click here. To enter the UVA 3MT competition, click here.

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