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APD Update: October 25, 2016

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

Feel Better Fast: Workshops to help you manage stress

Do you need more stress management skills? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the demands of the semester? Do you want to learn fast and effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care?

Learn ways to FEEL BETTER FAST. Join Student Counseling Services for a three-session workshop that will teach you techniques on stress management, relaxation, mindfulness, and general self-care. The series includes three 90-minute workshops for 3 consecutive weeks.  Students may attend any of the 3 sessions in one of two sections offered:

  • Section 1: Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                
  • Section 2: Thursdays 11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m.


Enrollment in Feel Better Fast and all other services at Student Counseling Services is limited to actively enrolled, degree-seeking students. For more information and to register for the workshop, call SCS at 612-624-3323 or email counseling@umn.edu.


Getting Data From the Web  
October 28, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 125 Nolte Center

The internet is full of information waiting for exploration - from social media, to newspaper comments, to digitized archives. How do you begin gathering this kind of data? This workshop will introduce participants to browser-based tools for web-scraping including GetThemAll, Scraper and Facepager. No experience with these tools is necessary, and participants do not need to have any coding skills. (This workshop is part of the fall 2016 Liberal Arts Technologies & Innovation Services (LATIS) Workshop Series.) More Information | Registration

English Pronunciation for Academics: Word Stress
October 31, 2016 | 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Walter Library Rm 101

Perhaps you’re wondering where the “accent” goes in English words. For example, why do we say “a MAKE-up"; but then “to make-UP a test”? Why do we say “HIStory” but the “accent” changes for “hisTORical?” This workshop will answer the question if there are any rules that can help you figure out where to put the “accent.” Register

Graduate School Seminar Series on Collaborative Leadership and Grand Challenges Research
Interdisciplinary Opportunity
The Graduate School Seminar Series on collaborative leadership and grand challenges research is intended to help prepare you to get involved in tackling some of the world's most vexing problems, whatever your discipline or career path.   

Setting Up Teams for Success
November 8, 2016 | 4 - 6 p.m. | 402 Walter Library

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to achieve results. But your actions in the first few weeks—some research suggests minutes—can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results.  More information | Registration

Team Leadership and Facilitation
November 22, 2016 | 4 - 6 p.m. | 402 Walter Library

Efficient and high performing teams require deliberate and mindful leadership and facilitation. This seminar will focus on building the emotional intelligence necessary for leading and facilitating effective teams.  Research has proven that our emotional intelligence (EQ) is more reliable in predicting success than our intelligence quotient (IQ). More information | Registration  

Preparing for the SETTA
November 10, 2016 | 12:30-2 p.m.| 444 University Office Plaza   

Have you been looking everywhere for a SETTA prep course, like you can find for other English-language-based tests? Look no further! This workshop will give you an overview of SETTA and what the test raters are looking for. You will get a chance to practice a mock SETTA at the end of the workshop. Students who have registered or plan to register for SETTA are welcome to participate. Presenter: Barbara Beers, Center for Educational Innovation. Register

Developing Effective Writing Strategies
November 16, 2016 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 402 Walter Library   

For many students, writing effective papers at the graduate level can be an intensely challenging task. This workshop will equip international graduate students with key strategies to improve writing for academic purposes. Students will learn tips to boost writing fluency, increase grammatical accuracy, organize ideas effectively, and integrate and cite sources correctly. Presented by the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP). Register  

UMAA Webinar: Building a Compelling Resume
November 17, 2016 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Webinar   

Join Stephen Glomb, Senior Associate Director and Career Coach for the Carlson School of Management’s Graduate Business Career Center, as he shares tips on how to build a compelling resume appropriate to your job search. Attendees will leave the session with a strong understanding of how to build a unique resume that will appeal to recruiters and hiring managers while showcasing achievements. Register

Events, Activities

Versatile PhD Panel: Ph.D.s in Cultural Resource Management Panel, Humanities/Social Science Forum
November 14-18, 2016 | virtual asynchronous panel

Humanities and Social Science Ph.D.s can find interesting careers in Cultural Resource Management, or CRM - the identification and preservation of culturally important sites and resources. Ph.D.s in history, archeology, anthropology, art history and more have made marks in this field. 

Versatile PhD will host a free AMA-style panel discussion on Ph.D. Careers in Cultural Resource Management, November 14-18, 2016. All panelists are Ph.D.s or ABD in humanities or social science disciplines, currently working in CRM in a variety of settings.

To participate, log in with your X500 here: https://apps.grad.umn.edu/secure/Versatile_PhD/. Once you reach the VPhD login page, create a member account if it's your first visit. If you already have an account, sign in as usual. Click on "Forums" and select the STEM Forum.

Government and Non-Profit Career Fair
October 28, 2016 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union   

Looking to find a job or internship where you can make a difference and expand your career options? You're invite you to register for the upcoming Government & Nonprofit Career Fair! This is a great opportunity to gain in-person access to representatives from 86 government and nonprofit agencies. The fair will also feature breakout sessions Careers in Nonprofits; Professionals in Government: City, County, State and Federal Jobs; and Careers in Global Development: Exploring Humanitarian Aid, Global Health and Sustainability. Register by October 20. More Information | Registration

Grants, Fellowships, Internships & Employment  

Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate

As a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, we are participating in the Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate. This is a collaborative effort of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program will place 30 new and/or recent Ph.D. and terminal Master’s degree recipients in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts into tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges over a period of 5-6 years. More information

To register your interest in being considered for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at one of the 14 liberal arts colleges of the ACM, please follow this link to input your information.

MnDRIVE Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship program
Deadline: November 11, 2016 | 5 p.m.   

The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute announces its MnDRIVE Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship program for Ph.D. graduate students currently pursuing research at the University of Minnesota at the intersection of informatics and any of the four MnDRIVE areas: Robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing; global food ventures; advancing industry, conserving our environment; and discoveries and treatments for brain conditions. More information

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF)
Program nomination deadline: November 14, 2016 | 12 noonInterdisciplinary Opportunity

Application instructions for the 2017-18 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) competition are now available. The IDF provides a unique opportunity for outstanding Ph.D. students whose research is interdisciplinary and who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes during the fellowship year. More information

MNLEND Training/Stipend - Call for Applicants
Deadlines: November 15, 2016 | 12 noon & March 15, 2017 | 12 noon

The MNLEND program accepts Fellows from a variety of different professional and academic and experiential backgrounds. MNLEND offers three different types of Fellowships: Predoctoral, Post Doctoral, and Community Fellows, and accepts Fellows from a variety of different academic and community-based disciplines. More information | Application

2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Deadline: December 2, 2016 | 5 p.m. (EST)   

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships in 2017. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000. More information

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
January 3, 2017 - February 24, 2017

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares master's students, Ph.D.s, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows!  

Anyone who has already obtained a master's or Ph.D. degree or who is within one year of graduating with a master's or Ph.D. is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship using this application.

Middle Tennessee State University: Faculty positions

Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for a large number of faculty positions for the 2017-18 academic year. More information


Dissertation and Thesis Support Groups

Dissertation and thesis support groups meet every other week to provide support and focus on problem-solving strategies for graduate students at the dissertation or thesis-writing stage. These groups are very popular, and there is frequently a wait for an opening. The following groups are currently running:  

  • Section 1: Mondays 10–11:30
  • Section 2: Tuesdays 3–4:30
  • Section 3: Fridays 8:30–10 (St. Paul, Coffey Hall)

If a group is currently full, space does becomes available as students complete their degrees. Call 612-624-3323 to join or get your name on the waiting list.

CFP: Third annual humanitiesNOW Graduate Humanities Conference

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati is calling for paper and roundtable proposals for its third annual humanitiesNOW Graduate Humanities Conference. This year’s keynote speaker is Tom Conley, the Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and a professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. They are looking for talented graduate students to share their research with others at this two-day conference, which will take place Feb. 9 to 10. Last year, they had participants from throughout the country take part in the program. Abstracts are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9. More information

   Interdisciplinary Opportunity

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