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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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

Jul
18
Wed
CIRTL: Next Steps: Leveraging Your TAR Project for Future Funding Opportunities @ Online Drop-in event
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Completing a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project demonstrates a commitment to both learning and education in your scholarship; this commitment can make you a stronger candidate for many grant and fellowship opportunities during and after graduate school. This one-hour, drop-in event will provide participants with:

1. An introduction to how TAR projects can align with the goals of extramural funding organizations (e.g., National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, American Association of University Women) that financially support graduate students at various stages of the degree process (applicants early in program, at least 2 years remaining, preparing for a postdoc position, or open to any degree stage).

2. Tips on how to assess the goals of a funding organization to identify areas of mutual interest and adapt how a proposal is written for different audiences

3. Resources and strategies for finding additional large-scope (1 year/multiple thousands of dollars) or small-scope (single-event/several hundred dollars) funding opportunities through online databases and campus organizations.

This drop-in event is open to the public and will take place online on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30-2:30PM ET / 12:30-1:30PM CT / 11:30AM-12:30PM MT / 10:30-11:30AM PT. Please note that this event will be recorded and may be shared on CIRTL’s public YouTube channel.

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Jul
23
Mon
CIRTL: Evidence-Based Introduction to Teaching (University of Colorado Boulder)
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: Calling all STEM post-docs and new faculty! Teaching for the first time? Interested in improving your teaching? Join us at EBIT, a five-day, four-hour per day summer institute for post-docs and new faculty that uses the engineering principles of “Design, Build, Test, and Iterate” to develop course content and assessments. Take part in a genuine student-centered learning experience that will help you in your job search or help start your job off right! Topics addressed in this institute include: Educational research techniques, learning objectives, targeted assessments, active teaching strategies, and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Core Ideas. Professional development electives may also be offered. Additional information is available at www.cirtlcu.org.

Location: University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 (afternoons only)

Who should attend: Postdocs and early career faculty

Registration: Register online at https://go.wisc.edu/9tqf80.

Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals (substantial snacks will be provided).

CIRTL: Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching (Online) @ Online
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: For the first time ever, the CIRTL Network is running an online Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching designed specifically for grad students and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the core ideas that ground CIRTL’s approach to STEM education: learning-through-diversity, learning communities, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-as-research. By examining relevant literature, working online in small peer groups facilitated by topical experts, and performing structured work independently; participants will develop a deep understanding of scientific teaching. Read more at www.cirtl.net/events/418.

Location: Online in Blackboard Collaborate

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27

Who should attend: Graduate students and postdocs

Registration: Register online at www.cirtl.net/events/418

Costs: None

CIRTL’s Summer Teaching Institute (University of British Columbia)
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

What: This institute consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to STEM Graduate Students and scholars new to teaching. During the institute participants will teach three short lessons and receive feedback from their peers. In this supportive atmosphere participants will have a chance to begin to develop new teaching skills, to enhance existing skills, and/or to try new and challenging ideas. By the end of the institute, participants will be able to design and teach effective STEM undergraduate lessons using evidence-based teaching concepts with emphasis on alignment of learning objectives, activities and assessment.

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

When: Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27

Who should attend: Graduate students, postdocs, and instructional staff.

Registration: Register online at http://cirtl.ubc.ca/2018-cirtl-summer-institute/.

Costs: Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.