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PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

September 2020

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PhD+ Innovation 1: Info Session
September 1, 2020 | 4:30 pm
 
NSF GRFP Fall Intensive #1: Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement
September 2, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.11: Research development theory
September 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 1

PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 1

September 3, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eSkLFi65Yjcyrrtj8

This PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python series will introduce students to programming in the language. Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning materials prior to each session and come to online workshop sessions vis Zoom for questions and receive instructors’ assistance with programming projects. 

September 3, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.12: Research development application

PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.12: Research development application

September 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Zoom

Part of Level 2.1 Independent research skills training of PhD Plus STEM Future Faculty 

Learning outcome

 Trainess will learn approaches and best practices of crafting compelling and cohesive research statements

Discussion leader

Chris Deppmann, Professor of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Distinguished Major Program in Biology.

September 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
 
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PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.13: Anatomy of a Pitch
September 7, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.14: Job talk & Chalk talk
September 8, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Innovation 2: Q'est que c'est? The "Entrepreneur"

PhD+ Innovation 2: Q'est que c'est? The "Entrepreneur"

September 8, 2020 | 4:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdu6rqT4uH9awLqTt1XYga1ZgIhKiV3Ta

For the discussion, we will leverage the story of Savage Beast and its co-founder Tim Westergren to consider our own opinions about innovators and entrepreneurs. We will also confront the challenges of the “persist or perish” decision, as the Savage Beast team faces the challenge of whether to continue or to quit the project against all odds.

:: PLEASE READ or WATCH::

Case study: Savage Beast (A)

PLEASE DO NOT SEARCH ONLINE FOR FURTHER BACKGROUND ON ANY ASPECT OF OR CHARACTER IN THE CASE.

External URL: 
https://www.strtp.com/seminar
September 8, 2020 | 4:30 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.15: Lab Startup & Finance

PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.15: Lab Startup & Finance

September 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Zoom

Part of Level 2.1 Independent research skills training of PhD Plus STEM Future Faculty 

Learning Outcome

Trainees will discuss and learn how to approach startup planning and financial model of lab. This will further help in inforing conversations and negotiations on startup budget with hiring chairs

Discussion leader

 Robert J. Gilliard, Jr., Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

September 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
Graduate Consulting Club Virtual Seminar Series: Kelly Drews

Graduate Consulting Club Virtual Seminar Series: Kelly Drews

September 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://virginia.zoom.us/j/97124869333?pwd%3DMGFNM3ROYkpWenZqQzJaRUEvNmJGZz09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1599326473858000&usg=AOvVaw07kSOI07Ob_ujvLaRA4w9p

In collaboration with PhD Plus, the Graduate Consulting Club is hosting a virtual seminar series featuring current advanced degree consultants or recently applying/accepted graduate students. These seminars will cover:

September 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
NSF GRFP Fall Intensive #2: Graduate Research Plan Statement
September 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.16: Managing and mentoring research group

PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 2.16: Managing and mentoring research group

September 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Zoom

Part of Level 2.1 Independent research skills training of PhD Plus STEM Future Faculty 

Learning Outcome

Trainees will discuss strategies and best practices to manage a lab, and navigate the balance between managing and mentoring research group while acknowledging the power differential of a lab head. 

Discussion leader

Sarah Kucenas, Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, and Associate Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program

September 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 2

PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 2

September 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eSkLFi65Yjcyrrtj8

This PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python series will introduce students to programming in the language. Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning materials prior to each session and come to online workshop sessions vis Zoom for questions and receive instructors’ assistance with programming projects. 

September 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ Consulting 1: Consulting 101

PhD+ Consulting 1: Consulting 101

September 11, 2020 | 3:00 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucOirqT8sH9UWki15gP-2ZRlRoVGnbtT_

Part I: Intro to Consulting- What is management consulting and what skills are needed? This session will provide an overview of the management consulting industry and different functional focuses within the industry (e.g. strategy, operations, human capital, etc.).

September 11, 2020 | 3:00 pm
 
 
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NSF GRFP Reviewer Panel

NSF GRFP Reviewer Panel

September 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Virtual Event

1st and 2nd year graduate students considering applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) are invited to join us for this panel of fellowship reviewers where you can learn about how applications are reviewed, gather insights and tips to apply to your own application, and ask questions about the process. Attendees should read the NSF GRFP Program solicitation to familiarize themselves with the fellowship before the panel.

Questions for panelists can be submitted in advance via the registration form or asked live at the event.

September 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm
 
PhD+ Innovation 3: Cause v. Effect: Thinking Differently

PhD+ Innovation 3: Cause v. Effect: Thinking Differently

September 15, 2020 | 4:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdu6rqT4uH9awLqTt1XYga1ZgIhKiV3Ta

Apple built the wildly successful yet grammatically incorrect "Think Different" ad campaign on the images of social innovators, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs. What are some of these ways we think differently, and how might these different frames of mind help us innovate?

:: PLEASE READ or WATCH::

Effectuation 101 (link)

September 15, 2020 | 4:30 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 3.1: Job search & professional community

PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 3.1: Job search & professional community

September 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Zoom

This is the first session of level 3 of PhD+ STEM Future Faculty series

In this session, learn about

  • different kinds of universities that hire STEM faculty and different types of faculty roles
  • how to look for open positions
  • how to build professional community to understand - 1. organizational and departmental culture 2. what constitutes "fitness and collegiality"  3.  faculty life and responsibilities 

Instructor:

September 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 3.2: CV & cover letter
September 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 3

PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 3

September 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eSkLFi65Yjcyrrtj8

This PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python series will introduce students to programming in the language. Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning materials prior to each session and come to online workshop sessions vis Zoom for questions and receive instructors’ assistance with programming projects. 

September 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ STEM Future Faculty 3.3: Interview & Negotation
September 18, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Consulting 2: Communicating Like a Consultant, Practice Case Interview #1

PhD+ Consulting 2: Communicating Like a Consultant, Practice Case Interview #1

September 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucOirqT8sH9UWki15gP-2ZRlRoVGnbtT_

This session will start with a lesson on communicating like a consultant using a technique known as the Pyramid Principle.  This session will also build upon the intro to the case interviewing session from the previous week.  We will link some of the core concepts from the pyramid principle to case interviewing and demonstrate the importance of designing MECE (Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive) structures.

September 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm
 
PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Scholarship and Service

PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Scholarship and Service

September 18, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have UVA alum, Ph.D.'15, Dr. Laura Alexander, Assistant Professor to share her thoughts on developing one's scholarship and service. The session would be of particular interest to those conducting or planning to engage in community-based research. After addressing these aspects, you will get a chance to ask your questions. 

September 18, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
 
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PhD+ Foundations 2: Building Resilience and Leveraging Strength
September 21, 2020 | 3:30 pm
 
PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Research Statement & Funding Opportunities

PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Research Statement & Funding Opportunities

September 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Adria Laviolette, Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies from UVA's Department of Anthropology to share her thoughts on how to talk about one's research agenda as one transitions from a student/postdoc to a faculty. After addressing the following aspects, you will get a chance to ask your questions. 

September 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Innovation 4: Taking to Humans - Design Thinking

PhD+ Innovation 4: Taking to Humans - Design Thinking

September 22, 2020 | 4:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdu6rqT4uH9awLqTt1XYga1ZgIhKiV3Ta

Different ways of thinking can also benefit from different ways of connecting with and understanding those for whom we are trying develop novel solutions. Gaining that understanding means actually talking to humans!

Our workshop today will involve a high-paced introduction to the design thinking process.

:: PLEASE READ or WATCH ::

September 22, 2020 | 4:30 pm
 
NSF GRFP Fall Intensive #3: Peer Review
September 23, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Job Talk

PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Job Talk

September 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Jennifer Bair, Professor & Department Chair from UVA's Sociology Department to share her thoughts on how to talk about one's research agenda as one transition from a student/postdoc to a faculty. After addressing the following aspects, you will get a chance to ask your questions. 

September 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 4

PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python 4

September 24, 2020 | 4:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eSkLFi65Yjcyrrtj8

This PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python series will introduce students to programming in the language. Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning materials prior to each session and come to online workshop sessions vis Zoom for questions and receive instructors’ assistance with programming projects. 

September 24, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
Graduate Consulting Club Virtual Seminar Series: Alex Keller
September 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm
 
PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Job Search Application Materials

PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Job Search Application Materials

September 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 3: Job Search of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will summarize what's been discussed in Level 2 training sessions on teaching statements, research statements, and diversity statements. Specifically, we will also discuss the format and content for CV and cover letters. After addressing these aspects, you will get a chance to ask your questions. 

September 25, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Consulting 3: Practice Case Interview #2

PhD+ Consulting 3: Practice Case Interview #2

September 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucOirqT8sH9UWki15gP-2ZRlRoVGnbtT_

In this session, we will see an example of a Bain style “interviewee led” case as well as delve deeper into case interview math and market sizing problems. This session will also discuss tips and strategies from the field of cognitive psychology for developing solid business judgment intuition. 

September 25, 2020 | 3:00 pm
 
 
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PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Interviews

PhD+ AHSS Future Faculty: Interviews

September 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm
https://forms.gle/eBgUmYXp64gKD7248

This is part of Level 3: Job Search of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Professor & Associate Dean from Curry to share her thoughts on interview strategies, both initial screening interviews as well as on-campus interviews in various forms. After addressing these aspects, you will get a chance to ask your questions.

September 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ Foundations 3: Time Management
September 28, 2020 | 3:30 pm
 
PhD+ RCS Level 1: Crafting Your Message
September 29, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
PhD+ Innovation 5: A Panel of Experts
September 29, 2020 | 4:30 pm
 
PhD+ RCS Level 1: Crafting your Message
September 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm
 
PhD+ RCS Level 1: Crafting your Message
September 30, 2020 | 4:00 pm
 
Deadline: NSF GRFP Complete Application Review
September 30, 2020 | 5:00 pm