March 3, 2015
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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 February 23, 2015 - click here.

Academic iNDex

  • A secure, easily accessible, online repository for your academic and professional information
  • An index of your publications, presentations, grants, work history, and other academic achievements
  • A resource for identifying scholars eligible for specific grant and fellowship opportunities
  • A tool to quickly create personalized CVs, resume, lists of publication or presentations, and more
For more information about Academic iNDex and how to use it, click here.

Versatile PhD - Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Discover interesting career paths as an alternative to the faculty track
  • Join a large community of post-academics to consult about your situation and the versatility of your PhD, MA, or postdoctoral appointment
  • Read job listings appropriate for postdocs
  • Network with successful post-academic PhDs nationwide
For more information about Versatile PhD and how to use it, click here.

Spotlight Jobs of the Week
Helpful Hints

Positive Productivity Points


By Craig Jarrow for Time Management Ninja.

ByTerry Wahls for MindBodyGreen.



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Fr. Ted Hesburgh

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and one of the nation's most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church, and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.


In accord with Father Hesburgh's wishes, a customary Holy Cross funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame in coming days for his family, Holy Cross religious, University Trustees, administrators, and select advisory council members, faculty, staff and students. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C., Fund for Excellence in Catholic Education at Notre Dame or to the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Schedule of Events
If you would like to attend the wake, funeral and/or memorial tribute for Fr. Ted, please see the times and locations below for Postdocs and Graduate Students to view live.  For more information on the Schedule of events, click here.

Memorial Tribute
DateTuesday, March 3rdWednesday, March 4thWednesday, March 4th
Time7:30 PM2:00 PM7:30 PM
LocationDeBartolo 141 (map)DeBartolo 141 (map)DeBartolo 141 (map)

Postdoc Corner
Daniel Stein, Postdoc in Sacred Music Produces Elijah


This past Sunday, Notre Dame received Grammy Award winner and Metropolitan Opera Singer Nathan Gunn in the sold-out performance of F. Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah. The performance, directed by Prof. Carmen-Helena Tellez was a collaboration between Notre Dame's DeBartolo Arts Center and the Sacred Music department with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


Daniel Stein, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Mellon Sacred Music Dramas at Notre Dame was the managing producer of the event and put together the 40 piece orchestra. He also served as concertmaster of the Notre Dame Festival Orchestra. The concert is also the point of departure for the creation of the book 150 Impressions of Elijah which will feature materials from Notre Dame scholars, students and South Bend community members. If you are interested in being part of this project and share your unique perspective on the story of Elijah, please check how to participate on the following link: http://goo.gl/rKzN1S 
Mark Doerries, ND Postdoc in Sacred Music Delivered Talk at TEDx Conference


Members of the ND Children's Choir sang and spoke at the University of Notre Dame's TEDx Conference last Friday February 27th. The entire conference was streamed online at www.tedx.nd.edu

Mark's talk and performance titled, What if children were more than cute?, included members of the choir speaking and singing about how they wish adults to view the voices of children and youth. If you miss it, Sacred Music will post the video in a few weeks on their website. 

Don't miss their next performance on Friday, March 6 at 7pm at Saint Mary's College, Church of Our Lady of Loretto. Free and open to the public.


To read more about the Notre Dame Children's Choir, 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 Conflict Management Toolkit


Patricia L. Price and Scott Newman 

for Inside Higher Ed


The desire to avoid conflict at all costs is a very human, reflexive one: conflict ranks up there with death, snakes and public speaking in the annals of the most feared.


Yet conflict is an unavoidable facet of human relationships, therefore, no workplace -- including your department -- is immune. Once you become a department chair, part of your job is to address conflict so that interpersonal relationships are respectful and productive and the core business of the department -- teaching students, conducting research, engaging in shared governance -- can proceed. 


Click here to read the full article by Price and Newman.


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Funding Opportunties
There are several funding opportunities for ND Postdocs.  Here is a list.  Links are provided for specific details to each award below.

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards offer unique research opportunities to highly talented Ph.D. recipients to engage in innovative research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities that are conducting applied research in support of EERE. The 2015 awards focus on solar energy research. 


Applications are due on May 7, 2015.


For more information on the EERE Fellowship, click here.

The L'Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.


Applications are due on March 20, 2015.


For more information on the L'Oreal Fellowship, click  here.

Provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.


For more information on the AAAS Fellowship Resources, click here.

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for postdoctoral training awards in translational research. 


For more information on the Indiana CTSI Awards and a link to the application, click here.

7th Annual Research Symposium


The Graduate Student Union and the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Notre Dame are proud to present the seventh annual Research Symposium. This event showcases the innovative work of the Notre Dame graduate student and postdoc communities. Students and postdocs wishing to present must submit an abstract contextualizing their research for an audience outside their academic discipline. The symposium will be separated into four divisions: Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Students and postdocs will present their research via posters or digital presentations (via a laptop supplied by the student/postdoc) to members of the University and the general public.

  • Date: April 9, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Award Ceremony: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Notre Dame Conference Center Lower Level (map)
  • Deadline for submission: March 27, 2015
  • More information, click here
  • To submit an abstract, click here.

Pi Day 5K

This year, we will be the closest to pi (3.1415926...) in our lifetime! In celebration of Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday, the Society of Schmitt Fellows and the Association for Women in Science are co-hosting the first ever Pi Day 5K, with science demos, lab tours, and more!  

All proceeds from the event will be given to Girls on the Run program at Harrison Boys and Girls ClubFor more details, click here.  

Shamrock Shindig

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and your fellow ND Postdocs at the Shamrock Shindig.

  • Date: March 17, 2015
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Rohr's (inside Morris Inn - map)
  • Register here to let us know you are coming

Free appetizers for all!  Free drink ticket to ND Postdocs who wear their ND Postdoc Green T-Shirt.  Don't have the green ND Postdoc T-Shirt? Email the ND Postdoc Office.  We hope to see you there.

International Postdocs
Tax Assistance Program

The Notre Dame Saint Mary's College Tax Assistance Program (TAP) offers free tax return preparation services to international visitors. All international visitors in F-1 or J-1 status MUST file a tax return, even if they earned no income during 2014.

Tax services to international clients are by appointment only. Due to the many variables in international client tax situations, all international visitors are required to use the online Appointment Scheduling Process (ASP) to schedule their appointments. The ASP will guide tax clients to the preparer best suited to assist in their tax return preparations.

You may access the ASP here. You will log in using your NetID and password. There are many special circumstances considered in preparing tax returns. Based on your circumstances, the online ASP system will provide you with online help and instructions on each screen. Please follow all instructions carefully.

For more information about TAP, click here.


Professional Development
Graduate School Professional Development Programs

All postdocs may take professional development programs from the Graduate School.  Here are the upcoming programs:

Tuesday, March 3rd

    • Junior Female Faculty Panel
      • 6:00 - 7:30pm
      • Location: Harper Cancer Institute
Thursday, March 5th
    • EAP Game Night
      • 6:30 - 7:45pm
      • Location: Fischer Community Room
Friday, March 6th
    • Community Engagement Workshop: The Language and Methods of Community Research
      • 11:45am - 1:45pm
      • Location: Geddes Hall Coffeehouse
Tuesday, March 17th
    • EAP Workshop: Enhancing Your Vocabulary
      • 6:30 - 7:45pm
      • Location: 303 DeBartolo Hall
Thursday, March 19th
    • 10 Steps to Writing Productivity
      • 4:00 - 5:00pm
      • Location: 118 DeBartolo Hall
Friday, March 20th
    • Lunch and Learn: Teaching and Learning Online
      • 1:00 - 2:00pm
      • Location: Carey Auditorium
For workshop descriptions and registration instructions,


Workshops from the NCFDD

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. The NCDFF is 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.  They offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.


The University of Notre Dame is an institutional member of the NCFDD. Through Notre Dame's membership, ND Postdocs may claim an Institutional Sub-account Membership at no cost and enjoy all the benefits of a NCFDD Individual Membership.  Register here to join NCFDD.


For a list of the Spring 2015 webinars, click here.


Workshops from the Kaneb Center

Are you interested in learning more about discipline-specific teaching and learning in the university setting? The university workshops on university teaching and learning in various fields!  Consider enrolling in one of the workshops.


 For workshop descriptions, click here.


Hesburgh Libraries and Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops

The Hesburgh Libraries and Center for Digital Scholarship workshops are offered to all ND Postdocs.


Tuesday, March 3rd

    • Introduction to TeX
      • 4:30 - 5:30pm
      • Location: CDS Classroom (Rm 129), 1st Floor Hesburgh Library

Friday, March 6th

    • Foundations of Text Analysis (Part II)
      • 2:00 - 3:30pm
      • Location: CDS Classroom (Rm 129), 1st Floor Hesburgh Library

Wednesday, March 18th

    • Digital Humanities Lab Seminar with Marijeta Bozovic
      • 4:30 - 5:30pm
      • Location: CDS Classroom (Rm 129), 1st Floor Hesburgh Library

Friday, March 20th

    • Foundations of Text Analysis (Part III)
      • 2:00 - 3:30pm
      • Location: CDS Classroom (Rm 129), 1st Floor Hesburgh Library

More information: library.nd.edu/cds/workshops
Questions? cds@nd.edu


English for Academic Purposes Workshops
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures' English for Academic Purposes program offers workshops that are open to all ND Postdocs.


PhD Humor

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