Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Synthesist: July 15, 2014


Humanitarian Crisis Simulation: In this realistic and hands-on exercise, students are exposed to basics of rapid assessment and best practices in humanitarian aid with an emphasis on managing medical crises. The course takes place Sept. 5-7 with the option to enroll for one graduate credit. To register or volunteer, please contact umnsim@umn.edu by Aug. 1. View more information (PDF).

Graduate & Professional Student Orientation: Registration for the 2014 Graduate & Professional Student Orientation, sponsored by the Graduate School, is available online. This event is open to all incoming graduate and professional students and is intended to complement orientations provided by programs and colleges. Learn more >

View the full U of M Graduate Education calendar 

Graduate & Professional Student Spotlight

Scholarly Sojourn: Five U of M graduate students awarded prestigious Fulbright Grants. Find out where they're going >

Science Without Borders: Five U of M National Science Foundation fellows receive Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide awards. Meet the winners >

The first 3 Minute Thesis® competition at the University of Minnesota was held on May 22 as part of the 7th annual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Research Recognition Day. Eleven graduate students had three minutes and the use of a single slide in which to describe their research and its importance. This unique exercise was developed at the University of Queensland and has spread world wide. It challenges graduate students to encapsulate their research and make it comprehensible to an intelligent, but non technically specialized audience. Courtney Coombes, a student in the Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics graduate program took first place with “Microtubules: the cell’s highway system.” All presentations can be viewed on the UMN Health YouTube channel.

Trends, Tools, Issues, Reports & Best Practices

 Alternative Career Pathways: Science Careers from the journal Science brings you information about the latest career opportunities in many different fields in the 2014 Science Careers Handbook. Download the handbook or view online >

Funding/Employment Opportunities

ACLS Dissertation Competition Information Session: CLA Grants will be holding a session for graduate students interesting in applying for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Competition Fellowship. This year’s deadline is Oct. 22, but students planning to submit applications in upcoming years are also encouraged to attend. RSVP >

2014 Postdoctoral Recruitment Event: The Ohio State University College of Medicine is sponsoring a postdoc recruitment event on October 2-3, 2014. Application for this event is open to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between January 2014 and June 2015. Candidates selected to attend this event may be considered for a variety of opportunities at Ohio State, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs. Full funding will be provided for travel expenses. For complete details and application instructions, visit http://www.go.osu.edu/postdocrecruit.


From Photochroms to Zines: The U of M Libraries events and exhibits are hot this summer. Take a selfie with historic "photochroms" of landscapes and architecture before World War I, discover books on grilling, and it's your last chance to see an exhibit of artist zines, posters, and text/images that explore issues of labor and social justice. Explore our unique and surprising collections.

Wilson Library Renovations this Summer: We have moved and re-configured the SMART Learning Commons in Wilson Library to the basement level with more group study and collaborative spaces. We will soon begin a face lift to the first floor of Wilson Library including a new service Desk, more study spaces and much more. Learn more >