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Jun
8
Fri
The Academic Job Search Intensive for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and the Arts @ Career Center Room 200 and Conference A/B
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

SIGN INTO YOUR HANDSHAKE ACCOUNT AND REGISTER HERE: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/154432

During this one-day workshop, graduate students and postdocs will learn about the unique expectations for an academic job search, and work on communicating their qualifications through their application materials. Faculty from a range of institutions will share insights and expertise as participants work on their CV, cover letter, teaching statements, and research statements.

Sessions include:

Preparing for the Academic Job Search at Different Types of Institutions – Faculty Panel

Research,Diversity, and Teaching Statement Workshops

Academic Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Individual CV Review Sessions

This event is open to UCLA Graduate Students and UCLA Postdoctoral Scholars.

Co-sponsored by: UCLA Career Center and Graduate Division

To RSVP click here.

Jun
10
Sun
CIRTL: Developing a CV or Resume @ online
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As grad students and postdocs prepare to launch their careers, they’ll need to prepare different types of CVs and resumes for different types of positions and institutions. In this two-part online workshop, participants will learn how CVs and resumes vary for academic positions, non-academic positions, and grant applications. After learning about strong CV content, style, and organization, participants will develop long form academic CVs and short form resumes, and then refine them through a collaborative peer review process.

For more information click here.

Jun
11
Mon
CIRTL: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching @ online
Jun 11 @ 12:00 am

“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach.

 

For more information and to register click here.

Jun
12
Tue
BCLA Summer Mixer – Featuring CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC @ Phase Two Space, Culver City
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss out on another opportunity to network with the biotech industry in LA. BCLA Summer Mixer is featuring our so important core sponsors: CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC. Join us and network with fellow academics and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks. Reserve your spot in the link below.

Click here to register!

Jun
15
Fri
How to be an Ally: From Awareness to Action @ CNSI Auditorium
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For anyone looking for effective strategies to help promote inclusion!

4-5pm- Lecture from Dr Evelyn Carter og UCLA BruinX

From Awareness to Action: The Path Toward Meaningful Allyship

Our diverse society offers many opportunities to learn about the triumphs, struggles, and experiences of a variety of groups. With this increased knowledge also comes awareness of grave social injustice and inequity that persists in how members of different groups are treated across all spheres of society. What are the ways to translate our awareness and desire to effect change into action that uplifts, and does not overshadow or stifle, the work of marginalized communities?

This talk will discuss ways to engage in meaningful allyship, what research tells us about being an ally, and the challenges that might arise along the way.

5-6 pm – Reception for Dialogue

Join us for a reception to discuss the lecture and start a conversation about how to promote inclusion in all corners of UCLA.

Evelyn Carter Biography

Dr. Evelyn Carter is a social psychologist currently working as a Research Scientist in the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her research on how people detect and discuss cues to racial bias has been published in peer-reviewed journals and funded by the National Science Foundation. Her current job harnesses her passion for using evidence-based methods to create and sustain inclusive climates within universities and organizations; to this end, she has led collaborative research teams at 7 different institutions. Evelyn is also a dynamic speaker and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to her own research and how social science research can inform responses to and understanding of relevant issues of the day. You can learn more about her work at her website: www.evelyn-carter.com.

RSVP here.

Jun
17
Sun
CIRTL: Developing a CV or Resume @ online
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As grad students and postdocs prepare to launch their careers, they’ll need to prepare different types of CVs and resumes for different types of positions and institutions. In this two-part online workshop, participants will learn how CVs and resumes vary for academic positions, non-academic positions, and grant applications. After learning about strong CV content, style, and organization, participants will develop long form academic CVs and short form resumes, and then refine them through a collaborative peer review process.

For more information click here.

Jun
19
Tue
BCLA presents – The Start-up Factory: An evening with the mega mind behind Idealab
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Biotech Connection LA brings you another biotech mixer, this time in the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles! Come hear from Idealab founder, Bill Gross and other entrepreneurs on how they founded their Start-ups and network with fellow academics, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals over tacos and drinks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and RSVP now!

RSVP Here: https://bclastartupfactory.eventbrite.com

Jun
21
Thu
CIRTL: Ubiquitous Stress: Responsive Mentorship in the Higher Education Mental Health Crisis (Online drop-in event) @ online
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am

This panel discussion will explore supporting students (and colleagues) through stress-induced anxiety and depression in their academic careers. In particular, speakers will highlight the ways in which faculty, postdocs, and graduate students can be accessible as resources for undergraduates, and practical strategies for referring mentees of all levels elsewhere when their struggles are outside the realm of a mentor’s expertise. Speakers: Nicole Pizzutelli, Interim Associate Director, CARE Network, University of Rochester Nic Hammond, Assistant Director for Workshops, CETL, University of Rochester This drop-in, online event is open to the public and takes place on Thursday, June 21 at 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT. Pending sufficient interest, CIRTL may add two additional events to this series later in the summer (so if you want more, let us know!). Please note that this event will be recorded and may be shared on CIRTL’s public YouTube channel.

For more information click here.

Jun
28
Thu
CIRTL: Graduate Mentorship Then and Now @ Online Drop-in event
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This debate-esque webinar will showcase the differences between the 20th and 21st century PhD candidate experience and highlight in particular the changes in the mentor-mentee relationship over time. Two teams of two speakers, with one team both having graduated in a 19## year and the other team both currently pursuing a PhD in a 20## year, with take turns describing different aspects of graduate education, such as qualifying exams, teaching responsibilities, and mentor-mentee relationships. After the quasi-debate, audience members will be invited to discuss the pros and cons of the past and present, and how the differences can inform our mentorship into the future. This drop-in, online event is open to the public and takes place on Thursday, June 28 at 2-3PM ET / 1-2PM CT / 12-1PM MT / 11AM-12PM PT. Pending sufficient interest, CIRTL may add two additional events to this series later in the summer (so if you want more, let us know!). Please note that this event will be recorded and may be shared on CIRTL’s public YouTube channel.

 

For more information click here.

Jul
7
Sat
BCLA will be at the 2nd SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium! @ UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

SoCal Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium (SoCal TBS) is a 2-day event with multiple sessions including Women in Biotech, Translational Research, presentations by Entrepreneurs and Industry Veterans, as well as two professional development workshops. The event will bring together biotech companies, patent law firms, incubators, and academic professionals across southern California. SoCal TBS will help you from concept to market with industry’s foremost minds and sources from large bio-clusters.

Come and network with your fellow academic and industry professionals and make sure to stop by BCLA’s booth.

When: July 7th – 8th, 2018

Where: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Registration Fee: Starts at $20 (early bird)

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-socal-taiwanese-biotechnology-symposium-tickets-44356817435