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February 2015

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

For those entering the academic job market, this workshop will explore the growing trend of requesting research statements and will offer advice about how to write this important document. Sample statements and expert recommendations will also be examined. Please register online.

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Negotiating Your First Faculty Position

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The following panel will discuss their expectations and experiences from both sides of the negotiation process: Tracy Cabot, sr. administrative program specialist, School of Medicine and Public Health Feyza Engin, assistant professor, Biomolecular Chemistry Megan McClean, assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering James Weisshaar, professor, Chemistry (former department chair) Register and send your questions for the panel at: www.bit.ly/facultynegotiation

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Individual Development Plan (IDP) Peer Learning Group Meeting

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IDP Peer Learning Group Meetings are for any graduate student or postdoc who wishes to connect with others to discuss ideas related to their individual development planning. Meetings will be shaped by the needs of the group and can range from comparing notes about goal setting, identifying resources, communicating with mentors, ways to stay accountable, etc., to getting started in the process of creating an IDP. Come once or come each month for continuity. Light snacks will be available.

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Word: Formatting Long Documents Class, Software Training for Students (STS)

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Software Training for Students (STS) offers free technology classes for students. If you are a student and would like to attend this class, please enroll via the STS website (wisc.edu/sts).

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Identifying Grants for Your Research and Project Funding

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

While this workshop is aimed at faculty and researchers from UW-Madison departments who are interested in identifying grant opportunities, researchers from other institutions are welcome to attend. Following the presentation, there will be a hands-on portion using several grants databases. Individuals seeking personal grants to fund their education should attend the “Grants for your Education” workshop. Printed materials will be available; online versions are available below.

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A Dissertator’s Primer: The Pre-Proposal or Proposal Stage

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Writing Center primer workshops are aimed at helping dissertators stay focused, from proposal to completion. This section focuses on choosing a topic, selecting a committee and writing the proposal. Reserve a place online.

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Writing Center Workshop, Creating a Professional Online Presence

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The first of a two-part workshop focusing on creating and publishing online writing to help participants attract potential employers and build an audience for their work. This section considers writing and revising effective content. Reserve a place online.

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March 2015

Photoshop in a Day Class, Software Training for Students (STS)

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Software Training for Students (STS) offers free technology classes for students. If you are a student and would like to attend this class, please enroll via the STS website (wisc.edu/sts).

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HTML/CSS in a Day Class, Software Training for Students (STS)

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Software Training for Students (STS) offers free technology classes for students. If you are a student and would like to attend this class, please enroll via the STS website (wisc.edu/sts).

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Communicating Your Message with PowerPoint: Livening Up Your Presentation

March 3 @ 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop, which is designed for both new and moderately experienced PPT users, we’ll discuss ways to use PPT effectively: emphasizing the speaker rather than the slides; limiting text; using well-designed graphics and animations which focus visual attention and reinforce the message; and exploring alternatives to linear presentations. Reserve your place online.

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