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APD Update: April 26, 2016


Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Reproducible Research in R
April 27 | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Bruininks Hall 144

R is a powerful tool for statistical analysis and reproducible research. This workshop explores strategies for creating reproducible code using R, including how to use versioning tools in RStudio and how to integrate analysis with interpretation using R Markdown. Prior experience using R is helpful. Participants will learn best practices for doing reproducible research with R, set up an RStudio project using Git and Packrat for version control and portability, and create a reproducible R Markdown report from an R script. Prior experience using R is helpful. Register


The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) Twin Cities 2016
May 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Minneapolis Community and Technical College | Free

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is an unconference: a free gathering where graduate students, faculty, instructors, and community members of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. BONUS: It's also a great opportunity to network with fellow humanities enthusiasts! Register


Becoming an Instructor of Record
Offered twice: May 24 & 27, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 319 Appleby Hall

Given the many components of running a course, first time teaching on your own can be overwhelming. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies for efficiently managing this process. Topics to be addressed include: adapting a syllabus, designing engaging class sessions, and developing appropriate assignments - all with a broad range of students in mind.

A week prior to the workshop, participants will complete an online activity that will prepare them, and workshop facilitators, for a quick start to the session. Expect the activity to take about an hour.

Register for one: Tuesday, May 24, or Friday, May 27


Scholarships, Fellowships, Jobs, and Internships

You're invited! Free lunch and student-led event to talk about graduate student career exploration
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 12:30 - 3 p.m. | 101 Walter Library

If you are a graduate or professional student, you're invited to participate in a student-driven conversation about career development. What is currently happening at the U? What types of support and resources do we need as students? How can we help shape the future direction of career exploration at the U for graduate and professional students? We want to hear your opinions and ideas! 

A free pizza lunch and beverages will be served from 12:30-1 p.m. in 101 Walter Library to kick-off the afternoon, with discussions following from 1-3 p.m. Register

For questions, please contact apd@umn.edu.


Interested in applying for a Fulbright? Attend an information session
U of M application deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce four Fulbright Information Sessions in May for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2017-18 academic year.  Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Reserve a place at one of the four meetings, listed in the right column


Job postings on Versatile PhD

Several terrific jobs have been posted recently on VPhD. Each of these jobs constitute excellent opportunities for grad students or new PhDs seeking to make the leap into an interesting non-academic career. To view these and other recently posted jobs, log into Versatile PhD using your UofM internet ID.

Instructor of Humanities, North Carolina School of Science & Math (NC)
Assistant Director, Graduate Career Development (Humanities), The University of Chicago (IL)
Economist/Social Scientist Postdoc at USDA (DC)
Research Associate, Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital (MA)


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