July 1, 2014
In This Issue
Quick Links
ND Postdoc Website
ND Resources
Community Links
Job Search Sites
ND Human Resources

Important Resources
One-on-One Consultations

Do you need assistance with career services, finding funding, developing an IDP or have questions but don't know whom to ask or where to go? Click here to schedule a One-on-One consultation with Kim Patton.
ND Calendar & Events
For a full listing of events on the Notre Dame campus for the week of June 30, 2014 - click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points

By Craig Jarrow

GPS for Mindy, Body & Soul


by Sarah Hawthorne for MindBodyGreen





Social Media

Postdoc Corner

Please welcome the following postdocs to the ND Postdoc Community.
  • Bahman Aboulhasanzadeh, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Hamzeh Bardaweel, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Clay Conner, Biological Sciences
  • Gaofeng Jia, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • Tao Jiang, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Kim McKelvey, Electrical Engineering
  • Brian Neiswander, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocasio Gonzalez, Mathematics 
  • Catherine Osborn, Cushwa Center
  • Omer San, C-SWARM/ Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Daniel Stein, Sacred Music
  • David Wheeler-Reed, Theology
  • Ling Xu, Applied Computational Math & Statistics 

Chen Chen, research fellow from ND-GAIN, is part of the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) team who will work with faculty and staff from the Universidade Católica de Moçambique (UCM) to assess the impacts of early-warning systems for climate-related disasters in Mozambique.
To read more about the project in Mozambique click here.  To read more about Dr. Chen and her research, click here


Fulbright is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics through new opportunities in a range of countries and fields.  Postdoctoral/early career grants target U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees, with over 170 awards in more than 80 countries worldwide.
For more information about the program, 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
The Problem With Passion
By  Karen Kelsky  for Vitae

You're always saying that we should focus on facts, not emotions, in our job documents. But I think that's going to make my materials dry and boring. I need to show the search committee how passionate I am, to make my application stand out, right?


Job seekers at this point in time are all more or less desperate. If you've been looking for a tenure-track job without success for years, you're growing more anxious with every passing year. But even if you're just setting out on your first attempt on the market, the larger zeitgeist in which you and your friends operate makes for a kind of preemptive desperation.


Click here to read full article by Kelsky.


Professional Development
2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting

When: December 6-10, 2014

Where: Philadelphia, PA


Travel awards for Postdocs to attend meeting.  For more information visit the ASCB meeting website here 


Workshops from the Kaneb Center

Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university offers short credit-bearing summer graduate courses on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider taking one of this year's courses 


For class descriptions, click here.


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. 
Summer Learning Programs from ND Human Resorces
ND Human Resources provides workshops for all ND employees. For a full list of courses offered this summer, descriptions, dates/times and registration click here.

Calendar of Events
Postdoc Summer Picnic


Mark your calendars to attend the first annual Postdoc Summer Picnic.  We will also be celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.  


This event is free to all postdocs and their families!


When: Thursday, July 17

Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Irish Green - south part of campus (Map location)

Activities: For a list of the fun at the picnic click here.


Wear your Postdoc T-shirt! Group picture will be taken at 12:15pm.  Don't have a Postdoc T-shirt? Email Kim Patton to get one.


Let us know if you and your family are coming to the picnic by clicking here.  


World on Tap


Date: Wednesday, July 2


Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 


Location: Rohr's in the Morris Inn (campus map)


International graduate postdocs and students are invited to The  World  on Tap, a monthly social at Rohr's. Free appetizers will be provided. The first 50 international students and scholars will also receive a free drink ticket valued up to $6. Please bring a valid photo ID. 

World Cup Game Watches


The 2014 World Cup will air from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, July 13. Join your fellow students, faculty and staff to watch your favorite teams compete for the championship title in the LaFortune Montgomery Auditorium. A full schedule of game watches is available online


Sponsored by Notre Dame International, the LaFortune Student Center, Graduate Student Life, the Graduate Student Union and the Student Activities Office. 


Postdoc Humor


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