Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Synthesist: September 6, 2016


Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Fall 2016
Fall 2016 | University International Center
Registration is open for the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Fall 2016. The series, for UMN staff and faculty, includes sessions focused on intercultural competency and skills development as well as "Culture In-Depth" sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus. More information / registration

ALL Student On-Campus Job Fair
September 7, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Graduate students are invited to attend the U's first and FREE "On-Campus" Student Job Fair. Over 20 departments/units will be present. Meet with hiring managers and recruiting staff and discuss the job opportunities they have available. Also visit OHR Student Employment

U Card Fair
September 14, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Coffman Plaza
Learn about the different ways you can use your U Card - discounts, spending & more. Plus, find out where you can use Gopher GOLD! We will have games and giveaways. Bring your U Card so you can swipe to win! More information

IT@UMN Fall Fair
September 15, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Coffman Plaza
Join us to learn about IT@UMN services and resources available for students, faculty, and staff. Come and play yard games such as ladder golf, bean bag toss, inflatable bowling, and more. Enter to win a pair of gold wireless Beats headphones, pick up some free University of Minnesota IT swag and snap a selfie with Goldy! We hope to see you there! More information

Learn about Global Health in India this Winter
September 21, 2016 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Moos Tower 2-690
The Global Health, Globalization and Leadership Course in Mysore, India is a three week experience where participants learn about health in the Indian context, including methods of healthcare delivery, public health infrastructure, and the influence of social determinants. Info Session RSVP requested

Get Involved with the Boreas Leadership Program
September 22, 2016 | 4:30 – 6 p.m. | R350, Learning and Environmental Sciences Building

At the Boreas Leadership Program, you will find a community of UMN graduate and professional students and post-docs from many disciplines interested in developing their leadership capabilities, connecting with each other, and contributing to positive impact in society. Boreas offers a series of leadership skills workshops and community-building events called booyas. Mark your calendar for the Boreas Fall Kick-off. More information

Translating Career Skills: Describing What You Know and What You Can Do to Land Non-Academic Jobs
September 15, 2016 | 12 - 1 p.m.| Webinar
When making the leap to the non-academic world, selling your skills can be tricky. After years spent working to make what is learned in research labs relevant to professionals in the field, webinar presenter Sara Langworthy will reflect on how job candidates translate not only what they know, but also what they can do, to fit those “real world” job applications.

Learn tips for more effectively describing your knowledge and skills, and using online networking tools to land non-academic jobs. Hear from panelists from a variety of backgrounds on their recommendations for making yourself the most marketable when translating skills to a new field. Register

Inclusive Game Design Events on the Duluth Campus
October 6, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Martin Library Rotunda, Duluth Campus (webcast to UMNTC)
November 4, 2016 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Research for Indigenous Community Health Center, Suite A, 212 W 2nd St., Duluth
The Institute for Advanced Study, in collaboration with the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will host two events about Inclusive Game Design in Fall 2016. We will discuss the best practices of including diverse populations in the design of video games and board games, from the perspective of scholars and game designers. Of special interest are best practices for game design with and for indigenous communities. All are welcome to join us.

For more information, please contact David Beard (dbeard@d.umn.edu) or visit the IAS website.

Discovery Across Disciplines
October 13, 2016 | 12 – 2 p.m. Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Connect with people and ideas at Discovery Across Disciplines! Discovery Across Disciplines is a destination for students, researchers, faculty and industry leaders who are interested in crossing disciplinary lines to answer tough questions and advance breakthrough research. Sixty of the University of Minnesota’s interdisciplinary research centers and institutes will be on-­hand to network and share their discoveries. Come explore, learn, connect and engage! For questions, contact Vicki Field (field001@umn.edu). More information.

To help us with planning for this event, please RSVP by October 12.

Employment, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

Humanities Without Walls Consortium National Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop
Application deadline: September 30, 2016

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium invites applications for fellowships from pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, and who are interested in learning about careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. The summer workshop will instruct students in the various ways they can leverage their pre-existing and developing skill sets towards the pursuit of careers in the public humanities and the private sector. The University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study will nominate one person for this workshop. Applications are due to the IAS on Friday, September 30, 2016. More information and application instructions.

Graduate Education Issues

New CGS Report: Evaluating International Research Experiences for Graduate Students

This new CGS report outlines the findings of a one-day workshop convened in February 2016 driven by the graduate education community’s desire for a deeper understanding of the impact of international collaboration on subsequent graduate careers and a need from funding agencies to validate their investment in international research collaboration.


Graduate-level Grand Challenges Courses

Three of the four Grand Challenge Curriculum (GCC) courses being offered this fall are at the 5xxx level and are open to graduate students:

The Grand Challenge Curriculum (GCC) addresses important global issues through a solution-driven, interdisciplinary approach to learning. GCC courses are taught by cross-disciplinary instructors who bring unique perspectives to the Grand Challenge being explored. Learn more at z.umn.edu/grandchallenges.