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APD Update: Oct 9, 2015

Building Your Skills

Workshop: Creating Discussions that Work

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3-4:15 p.m. | Bourlag 335

Calling all TAs! Attend this highly interactive session to expand your repertoire of basic discussion tips, strategies, and tools guaranteed to actively engage students. In addition to a focus on classroom discussions, we will also discuss strategies for designing and moderating successful online discussions. Learn more and register


An Introduction to Team-Based Idea Generation
Interdisciplinary Opportunity

Friday, October 23, 2015, 10-11:30 a.m. | 101 Walter Library

Presenter: Barry Kudrowitz, Ph.D., Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel (College of Design)

This workshop is intended for graduate students from all academic disciplines who are interested in learning how to spark the creative process and generate ideas in team settings. This workshop is a condensed version of a design process. It includes framing a problem, team-based warm-up games, team-based idea generation, idea sorting and selection, and pitching ideas. The participants work in small teams and the activities have supplementary animated slides. The workshop stresses the importance of rapid iteration, quantity of ideas, and collaboration. Register

Come early! Are you interested in meeting graduate students from other fields and learning about their research, scholarship and creative work? Join other graduate students for informal networking over bagels, juice and coffee prior to the workshop: 9:15-10 a.m., 101 Walter Library


Global Health Day
Interdisciplinary Opportunity

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mayo Auditorium

Global Health Day provides an opportunity for those engaged in global health around the University of Minnesota to come together, exchange knowledge across disciplines, and make connections. Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate. http://globalhealthcenter.umn.edu/news-events/global-health-day

Building Your Career

Twin Cities' Ph.D.s at Work Networking Event

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6-8 p.m. | PUBLIC Kitchen + Bar, St. Paul

Come to the first Twin Cities' Ph.D. at Work Networking Event! We welcome Ph.D.s working across all industries and academics looking to make a transition. If you'd like to attend the happy hour, please take a moment to register (it's free) so we have a head count. And please mark your calendars for our next happy hour, which will be December 9 in Minneapolis.


Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 23, 2015, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association. This event allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. Students from the University of Minnesota are not required to register for this event. View the list of employers registered for the Job Fair. More information available at http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/default.aspx


Interdisciplinary Opportunity

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