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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Hello Yale Postdocs,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The YPA had a productive steering committee meeting last Tuesday, and you can
<b>find the minutes below</b>. We want to emphasize that these monthly meetings occur on the second Tuesday of every month, and are open to all Yale Postdocs. We hope to see you all at one of our upcoming meetings.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">We also have a few events coming up that you might be interested in. Happy Hour at Anna Liffey’s (17 Whitney Ave) is 6-8p on this Friday October 14<sup>th</sup>. Pumpkin Picking Trip to Bishop’s Orchard is
 this Saturday October 15<sup>th</sup> from 10a-2p. There are still a few seats left on the bus so go to our website for more information and to grab your seat:
<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/pumpkinpicking">ypa.yale.edu/pumpkinpicking</a>. Finally, the first Postdoc Career Café hosted by the YPA will be held on Wednesday October 26<sup>th</sup> from 2-3p. Visit our webpage for more information and to sign-up:
<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/postdoc-career-cafe">ypa.yale.edu/postdoc-career-cafe</a>.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">As always, send this information around to all of your postdoc friends to help us further our reach, and we hope to see you at one of the YPA’s upcoming events!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Thanks,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Katherine and Drew<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/" title="&quot;ypa&quot; "><span style="font-family:Times;color:blue;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none"><img border="0" width="50" height="50" id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://ypa.yale.edu/sites/default/files/images/logoYPA-50pix.png"></span></a><span style="font-family:Times"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:7.5pt"><b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;;color:#B0B0B0"><a href="mailto:ypa@yale.edu"><span style="color:#0E4C92;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none">Andrew Hastings</span></a></span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;;color:#B0B0B0">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;;color:#E0E0E0">•</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;;color:#B0B0B0">&nbsp;<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/"><span style="color:#B0B0B0;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in;text-decoration:none">Co-chair</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoTitle">YPA Steering Committee |MINUTES<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Jianyu (Daniel) Wu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Xi Liu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christoph Zimmer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mahdis Shayan<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Dragomir Milovanovic&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sandra Martinez-Morilla&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Judit Jimenez Sainz&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Andrew Hastings<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Grace Lyall&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Qianni (Jenny) Cheng&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kristen Murfin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Katherine Hastings<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;text-align:justify">The YPA budget currently stands at $4000.&nbsp; Additional funds are being pursued by the co-chairs.&nbsp; An updated budget will be presented at the next meeting to reflect our current budget and financial
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;text-align:justify">The YPA is additionally seeking to broaden its outreach capacity through access to a more comprehensive email list of current Yale postdocs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;text-align:justify">Positions are open to join any of the YPA subcommittees (Communication, Professional Development, and Networking).&nbsp; If you are interested, please attend our monthly meeting to get involved.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Dragomir</b> will present for YPA at the next Postdoc Orientation; Thursday, October 13 at 2:50pm<o:p></o:p><w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>AYA update: Conversation/Seminar with <b>Kathy Edersheim</b>, senior director of international alumni relations at AYA is being scheduled for a date in November. [<b>Dragomir]</b>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> YPA newsletter to start November 2016 to include highlights from each YPA subcommittee. Highlights need to be submitted to
<b>Dragomir and Daniel</b> by the 25<sup>th</sup> of each month.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>YPA website had 927 visits from 702 unique users in August (433 visits from 354 unique users in July)<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> Postdoc Career Café – New series of casual panel discussions for topics particularly relevant to postdocs -&nbsp; First session: Navigating the grant process – October 26; 2pm; TAC S247<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> Orientation 201: An Introduction to Resources Available to Postdocs at Yale. This will be held 3x year, and will seek to inform postdocs about resources on campus (i.e. CTL, OCS, OISS, cores, libraries, affinity groups,
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> Online data-base of resources for postdocs<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Meeting with the CTL was repeated to determine ways to collaborate and communicate offerings
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Birgit Adams</b> from Max Planck Headquarters (Corporate Communication Office) in Munich will be at Yale for another meeting and is willing to give a presentation of the opportunities available at the Max Planck Society.
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>[NEW]</b> Pumpkin Picking at Bishop’s Orchard – October 15<sup>th</sup>; 10am-2pm<o:p></o:p><w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Happy Hour – Friday October 14<sup>th</sup> from 6-8p at Anna Liffey’s (17 Whitney Ave)<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Last Saturday at the Museum on October 29th (Yale University British Art Gallery this month)<o:p></o:p></p>
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