[YPA] Upcoming YPA Events and Monthly Meeting Minutes

Yale Postdoctoral Association ypa at yale.edu
Mon Mar 27 13:10:28 EDT 2017


Hello Fellow Postdocs,

We have a couple of really great events coming up soon, and would love to have you join us. We also held our monthly meeting last week and you can find the official meeting minutes at the bottom of this e-mail. As always, all postdocs and their friends and family are welcome at our events, and if you have any questions or suggestions for us don’t hesitate to let us know at ypa at yale.edu<mailto:ypa at yale.edu>. Have a great week!


Postdoc Orientation 201<http://ypa.yale.edu/postdoc-orientation-201> – Useful for Postdocs Here for 6 Weeks or 6 years!

March 31st from 12-1:30p at the Center for Teaching and Learning<http://ctl.yale.edu/> (301 York St. - Click Here for Directions<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_maps_dir_41.3114047-2C-2D72.9293383_-4041.3133544-2C-2D72.9283517-2C17z&d=DwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=wW1vbuMdT5-lxfxbKDaatHvjK1WfGOKIS2M8w2nSwkA&s=2a7VnreLHuzlUH99ybxQtqfL1B9NspuQJsK7d1DgIWs&e=>)

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

REGISTER HERE: Registration Link<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_forms_d_e_1FAIpQLScac6MRCvurTN26lLr8pEGfmsqWBpUuM8dQMKcAPmMMgKb-2DcQ_viewform-3Fc-3D0-26w-3D1&d=DwMGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=wW1vbuMdT5-lxfxbKDaatHvjK1WfGOKIS2M8w2nSwkA&s=KzmK1JYpDz-zmb1Nt_hFiq2TMitHfBabg0ccrIdNw9E&e=>

At this event, you can learn more about:

Job search help - including CV review and mock interviews
Accessing research journals
Clubs and organizations for a wide variety of interests
State-of-the-art instrumentation and core resources
Review of teaching statements
Free data analysis and statistical tools

This event is the next step after you have attended the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs orientation that all Yale postdocs have in their first months here. We believe that it will be a useful overview of resources for new postdocs and for postdocs who have been here for years!



Yale School of Music Event – More Info Here<http://ypa.yale.edu/ypa-school-music-event-horowitz-piano-series-melvin-chen>

Horowitz Piano Series and discussion with Dr. Melvin Chen<http://music.yale.edu/faculty/chen-melvin/> – All-French program including Chausson Concerto, Op. 21

April 5th at 7:30p in Morse Recital Hall
Tickets: $14.50/person (Orchestra Center reserved) – Feel free to bring friends and family!
Includes a special ‘Meet the Artist’ session with Dr. Chen after his performance!

REGISTER HERE by March 28th at 3p: Registration Link<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_oKtmtasPYMsC4H3B2&d=DwIGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=ts6DoxU3a_s2fzzn3QvIpkoyCYYwiXKYHpcc0R45jAo&m=TY05ukQ1jvsLgPZZdCH8TwjEQNjH7a22T2BuFxf369E&s=l1jVBEKd_NE8FJLM5cYGmFjpeTdO6OsjF6MlmCgbqe0&e= >

Dr. Chen has a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard U. and a double master’s degree from the illustrious Juilliard School in piano and violin. He is a world-renowned soloist and chamber musician and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, and Boston’s Jordan Hall, in addition to other appearances throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia.

We will buy a block of tickets for postdocs and attend together, and then after the concert Dr. Chen will discuss his music with us and allow us to ask any questions we have. It should be a truly great event!


E-mail us at ypa at yale.edu<mailto:ypa at yale.edu> with any questions you might have!

Thanks,

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Andrew Hastings<mailto:ypa at yale.edu> • Co-chair<http://ypa.yale.edu/>



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Katherine Hastings<mailto:ypa at yale.edu> • Co-chair<http://ypa.yale.edu/>



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[cid:image002.png at 01D2A6FB.7F0A9DD0]YPA steering committee |MINUTES

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6 pm | Medical Library L101A

Attendees:
Jenny Feng                              Kristen Murfin                         Katherine Hastings                  Jenny Cheng
Sandra Martinez-Morilla         Judit Jimenez Sainz                  Andrew Hastings                    Grace Lyall
Burak Dura                              Mahdis Shayan                        Nadia Ayal-Lopez                   Alexandre Jourdon
Courtney Frederick                 Christoph Zimmer                   Dragomir Milovanovic            Esra Karaca
Leepakshi Khurana                  Kuldeep Gupta                        Mancy Tong                            Saman Doroodgar
Valentino Constantionou         Maria Fernanda Forni

Organization

·      Presented on remaining budget. After expenses for already planned events, ~$500 remaining in budget until July.

·      Short report on National Postdoc Association meeting by Andrew and Katherine. Presented a poster focused on the Postdoc Orientation 201 and got very positive feedback. They are preparing a more detailed report that will be presented to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on Wednesday March 29th, and then distributed to all postdocs.

·      Postdoc Buddy program presented by Christoph. Pairs new incoming postdocs with more established postdocs to help make the transition easier. Low and flexible time-commitment. Working with Grace and the OPA to develop further.

·         Esra Karaca is our newest Networking subcommittee coordinator.

Communication subcommittee

·         Dragomir presented on an opportunity for postdocs to help with running alumni weekends (compensation offered). Will put more information on website and Facebook.

·         All members of the YPA subcommittees should send their updated bios (no more than 120 words) and a picture to Daniel (jianyu.wu at yale.edu) to incorporate into the website.

·         Future cooperation with Rivendell Institute (religious studies) – fostering spiritual formation and the exploration of the intersection between ethics and academia.

·         YPA website had 584 visits from 424 unique users in February (484 visits from 350 unique users in January)

Advocacy subcommittee

·         Jenny F and Courtney met with Maria from the Title IX office.

o    The Title IX office wants to communicate the implications of Title IX to postdocs and especially to international postdocs.

o    A theatre group will be presenting to the YPA executive board on topics related to bystander intervention.

o    All postdocs are required to undertake training on sexual harassment, but the consensus at the meeting was that more could be done in this arena.

·         Still working on action plan to collect demographics data.

·         Proposed a ‘postdoc forum’ to give an opportunity to hear from the postdoc community about what they feel needs to be a focus for advocacy. Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Medical School offered to help with funding for this event.

Professional Development subcommittee

·         Orientation 201: An Introduction to Resources Available to Postdocs at Yale – March 31st at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Speakers are lined up.

·         Postdoc Career Café: Demystifying the Grant Review Process. Mahdis is working to get panelists. ~2 faculty members who have reviewed grants and ~3 postdocs who have received feedback on grants. Will be held in late April.

·         Discussions with CTL to create a grant writing program for postdocs.

Networking subcommittee/Upcoming events


·         Uncovering Yale’s treasures with YPA and AYA was a success. Great feedback.

·         Two upcoming Yale School of Music events:

     *   April 5th – Horowitz Piano Series with Melvin Chen
        *   Dr. Chen will be holding a ‘Meet the Artist’ session just for postdocs after the performance.
        *   Tickets are $14.50 for Orchestra Center (really good seats!)
        *   Sign up by March 28th at 3p!
     *   April 21st – Philharmonia Orchestra (Graduate Student Orchestra)
        *   Tickets are $6.50 for Orchestra Center

·         PEZ Factory Visit will be April 29th from 1p-4p. Bus for up to 55 people paid for by YPA.

·         Proposed upcoming events: Winery trip (May or July).





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