April 15, 2014
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GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul
by Dr. Jeremy Dean 
for  PsyBlog



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Postdoc Corner
A Rallying Cry for the Humanities

by Kelly J. Baker for Chronicle Vitae

Attention, humanists: Want to find your mojo? Take a page from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 


Everywhere I look, I'm hearing Chicken Little stories about the decline and fall of the humanities: There's a decline in majors! (On second thought, maybe not.) A decline in funding! A decline in women's enrollment! Our fate as humanists is a constant topic of debate and consternation. Mark Sample, a visiting associate professor of digital studies at Davidson College, has even created a Twitter bot, @SaveHumanities, which offers machine-generated insights-"we need to quit being so damn pretty," "we need to make our own cryptocurrency," "we need a more awesome story"-on how to save our supposedly dying discipline.


Is our discipline really on the wane? Yes. No. Maybe. The reactions are mixed.


For the full article by Kelly J. Baker, click  here.
Scenes From the Postdocalypse

By Indre Viskontas and Chris Mooney for MotherJones.com 


How do you become a scientist? Ask anyone in the profession and you'll probably hear some version of the following: get a bachelor's of science degree, work in a lab, get into a Ph.D. program, publish some papers, get a good postdoctoral position, publish some more papers, and then apply for a tenure-track job at a large university. It's a long road-and you get to spend those 10 to 15 years as a poor graduate student or underpaid postdoc, while you watch your peers launch careers, start families, and contribute to their 401(k) plans.


To read the full article by Viskontas and Mooney , click here.
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Career Services
Top Tips to Make Sure Your CV Stands Out From the Crowd
By Joe Reed for  SocialHire.com

With the job market slowly but surely starting to improve, there is the hope that a continually increasing number of jobs in various industries will become available. However at present there are still a large number of applicants going for each position as and when they become available, so if you are in the position of an applicant, you need to make sure your CV stands out from the crowd and gets you noticed.


Want to know the top tips? Click here for full article.

Leonardo da Vinci's Resume

By Marc Cendella for TheLadders


Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go "boom".

And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

So to celebrate Leonardo's birthday tomorrow on April 15th, I'd like to share his wonderful resume with you. 


To read the full article by Marc Cendella , click here.


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Professional Development
Workshops from the Graduate School
Tuesday, April 15
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Etiquette Dinner
Wednesday, April 16
  • 2pm - 3pm: What to Expect From the Federal Hiring Process
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.

Women in Statistics Conference


CONNECT...LEARN...GROW...The program highlights the achievements and career interests of women in statistics.  Senior, mid-level, and junior stars representing industrial, academic, and government communities will unite to present their life's work, discuss the 'chutes and ladders' of their career trajectories, and share their perspectives on the role of women in today's statistics fields. Participants will leave the conference with wider networks for mentoring and new ideas for collaborative proposals. Participants will leave with increased visibility within their community and will leave with action items to further increase the visibility of their contributions to the wider statistics community and the world.


Click here for more information. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


The University has entered into a relationship with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) to provide additional professional development training opportunities for faculty and postdoctoral scholars.  Our institutional membership allows all Postdoctral Scholars, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors to participate in most of the programs without further cost.  Click here for more information. 

Workshops from the Hesburgh Library
Tuesday, April 15
  • 3pm - 4pm: Georeferencing in ArcGIS
Thursday, April 17
  • 3pm - 4pm Text Mining in a Nutshell 
Friday, April 18
  • 10am - 11am A Brief Introduction to GIS 
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions, click here.

Workshops from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

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