April 29, 2014
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ND Calendar & Events
For a fulll listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of April 28, 2014 - click here.

Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) 

Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 in the Hesburgh Library Courtyard

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints
Positive Productivity Points

Published on April 15, 2014 by William R. Klemm, D.V.M, Ph.D. in Memory Medic

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul
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Postdoc Corner
ND Postdoc in Sacred Music to Conduct Noye's Fludde

Mark Doerries, conductor, composer, and performance artist, is currently the University of Notre Dame Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Music and Interdisciplinarity, and Lilly Conductor for the Notre Dame Children's Choir. 


Recent and upcoming presentations on interdisciplinary performance practice include lectures at the 2013 American Choral Directors Association National Conference, the Modern Language Association, Festival 500 Choral Symposium, and the CUNY Graduate Theory Symposium on Music and Metaphor. Doerries' research on chemosynthetic deep-sea ecosystems is published in the journals Deep-Sea Research and Marine Ecology.


As a conductor, Mark Doerries served as director of the Indiana University Children's Choir Chamber Chorus.  He was also assistant conductor and chorus master to the Indiana University Opera Theater and Ballet, and intern conductor of the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia. As guest vocalist, Doerries performed with New Music Ensemble of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.  


This Friday (May 2)  and Saturday (May 3), Mark will oversee Noye's Fludde featuring the Notre Dame Children's Choir. Mark is the artistic director for Noye's Fludde which is interactive community experience; the composer invites the audience to join the chorus on several well-known hymns while the children entice the audience to re-connect with the imagination of their childhood by blowing bubbles, coloring, and adding to our array of sidewalk art that will appear in the Library's courtyard over the next few weeks. 


There will also be a interactive community experience; the composer invites the audience to join the chorus on several well-known hymns (Eternal Father Strong to Save and All Praise to Thee (Tallis canon)) while the children entice the audience to re-connect with the imagination of their childhood by blowing bubbles, coloring, and adding to our array of sidewalk art that will appear in the Library's courtyard over the next few weeks. 


There will also be a Pre-Performance Talk - 'Building a Community in Noye's Fludde (1958)" with Christopher Chowrimootoo, Hesburgh Library Auditorium, 7:30PM.


To learn more about Mark and his work , click here.
For information about Noye's Fludde, click here.
The ND Postdoc Newsletter wants to share your research or article you have written with the ND Postdoc Community.  If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter, please email Kim Patton.

Career Services
8 Networking Conversation Starters That Work (Every Time)

For many people, simply walking into a room full of strangers can be terrifying-let alone one packed with potentially valuable work contacts and maybe even a future boss.


But since savvy networking can be one of the best moves you can make for your career, it's time to learn how to fearlessly bust through the doors of any work event-and own it.


That's why we challenged three networking veterans to divulge the clever opening lines that will enable you to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, whether you're mingling with hundreds of people at a convention center or a more intimate group at an after-work mixer.

 here for full article.
Professional Development
Workshops from the Graduate School
The Graduate School Professional Development Committee is planning workshops for the next academic year.  The committee would like to hear from you regarding workshops that would be beneficial for ND Postdocs.  Please email Kim Patton with any suggestions for future professional development workshops.

For workshop descriptions, click here.
The C.O.M.P.E.S. Professional Development Conference for Engineers 
  • This event is a one-day conference that provides an opportunity for engineers from various companies and industries to come together for professional networking which can lead to potential job opportunities.
  • Also attendees will gain new perspectives by participating in breakout sessions on technical topics, soft skills presentations, career planning, and panels around the theme of "Thriving on Diversity".
  • For those who want to take charge of their own career, participating in this event is a step in that direction.
Conference Logistics:
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Location: 

    Consumers Energy

    4600 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak, MI 48073

  • Registration Deadline: May 3, 2014

For conference information and registration details, 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 Libraries
Thursday, May 1
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.

Career Humor


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