Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Synthesist: October 18, 2016


Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

COGS Happy Hour
October 19, 2016 | 5-7 p.m. | Town Hall Brewery

Grad students are invited to enjoy free appetizers and socialize with fellow graduate students, and to buy their own drinks, for this monthly event. For more information contact Christina Mondi.

COGS Goes To Artoberfest
October 20, 2016 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Minneapolis Institute of Art (pickup at Northrop)

COGS is pleased to provide transportation so grad students can enjoy the MIA's Artoberfest. The MIA event is free. Visitors can buy art-inspired beers, chat with brewmeisters, make craft projects, learn about brewing, view an exhibit on artistic beer steins, etc.
We are renting the Black Diamond bus to transport students from Northrop to the museum for their annual event (Thanks to the people at http://rentmypartybus.com/ for their support of this event!). While beverages will be available for purchase at the MIA event, consumption of alcohol will not be permitted on the bus for this trip. Please note that the bus is one way to the event, so please check out the bus routes or otherwise plan safely and accordingly.
For more information contact Christina Mondi.

Boreas Booya
October 20, 2016 | 4:30-6 p.m. | IonE Commons, Room R350, LES

Special Guest, Jamez Staples, President, Renewable Energy Partners, Inc., is a Minnesota entrepreneur working to build the renewable energy economy and make it work for everyone. His company, Renewable Energy Partners, develops the clean energy workforce by training people in low-income communities for jobs in the burgeoning solar industry. Meet this engaging business and community leader to hear about his path in business and entrepreneurship and his vision for making a just, clean energy future a reality. No need to RSVP. More information

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

Employment, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

2017-18 Endowed Fellowships
Deadline: November 8, 2016 | 12 noon

The UM Graduate School Fellowship Office administers a number of endowed fellowships each year. Applicants must be registered in a Ph.D. program and have completed at least one year of graduate study at the University of Minnesota at the time of application. More information

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

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

U of M Thesis Research Travel Grants
Deadline: December 6, 2016 | 12 noon

Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research are available to Ph.D. students who have completed a minimum of one academic year of graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2017. More information

Year-long Training/Stipend in Autism - Call for Applicants

MNLEND (Minnesota's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) Program is a year-long interdisciplinary leadership training program in autism and related neurodevelopmental disabilities to grow future leaders across 16 disciplines. Generous stipends are provided based on the type of fellowship awarded.

Department graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and community professionals are able to participate in the MNLEND year while still pursuing their primary studies, research, and work.We are especially seeking applicants who come from under-represented communities to help improve access and health equity in the neurodevelopmental disabilities field.

There are two application cycles for the 2017-18 academic year cohort: Early admission consideration applications open Oct 1 to Nov 15, 2916, and General admission consideration applications open Feb 1 to Mar 15. More information and applications


New One Stop website to launch soon

A redesigned One Stop website will launch at the end of the day Thursday, October 20. The new design emphasizes mobile delivery, aligns with MyU, and ensures that you can find relevant, timely information using your preferred devices. Dates, deadlines, forms, and how-to guides will be easily accessible on the redesigned website.

RecWell List-Serve

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Spotlight on Safe Computing: Spot a Scam

Have you ever received a suspicious email? What did you do? Learn how to spot scams and protect yourself online: z.umn.edu/spotascam