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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Dear fellow postdocs,</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Here is your chance to find out what the YPA has been up to! You can find the minutes from our last YPA steering committee meeting below.&nbsp;If you have suggestions or comments about any items and you couldn’t
 attend our meeting, feel free to email <a href="mailto:ypa@yale.edu"><span style="color:#0B4CB4">ypa@yale.edu</span></a>. We really appreciate your feedback.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">These meetings are always open to everyone, so please join us on the second Tuesday of December for our next meeting! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Have a great day!&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/" title="&quot;ypa&quot; "><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Times;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-size:12.0pt;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">Katherine 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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&nbsp;<span style="font-size:20.0pt"><w:Sdt id="745540532">YPA steering committee</w:Sdt> |MINUTES<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Mahdis Shayan&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; Kristen Murfin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Katherine Hastings&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; Alexandre Jourdon<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing">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; Andrew Hastings&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; John Alvaro&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;
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;text-align:justify">The YPA budget currently stands at $4250.&nbsp; Andrew and Katherine gave a synopsis of our current budgetary position and presented a new proposed budget for the remaining fiscal year.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;text-align:justify">Make sure to include YPA logo on flyers and other materials. Andrew and Katherine have this file if you need it.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><b>Dragomir</b> presented the YPA at the Postdoc Orientation; Thursday, November 17.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Conversation with <b>Kathy Edersheim and Steve Blum</b>, senior directors of international alumni relations at the AYA was held Monday, November 21st. Approximately
<b>15 people</b> attended. The AYA is very willing to partner with the YPA more in the future and provide avenues for postdocs to connect with Yale alumni.
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Research at the Max Planck Society with Birgit Adams was held Wednesday, November 9th.
<b>Dragomir</b> will obtain the slides from this presentation to place on our webpage.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>YPA website had 643 visits from 460 unique users in November (565 visits from 372 unique users in October)<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Postdoc Career Café – New series of casual panel discussions for topics particularly relevant to postdocs -&nbsp; First session: Navigating the grant process – was held on October 26<sup>th</sup>.
<b>84 people</b> signed up to attend. A synopsis of this event is posted on the webpage:
<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/postdoc-career-cafe-navigating-grant-process-summary">
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Subjects for the next Postdoc Career Café were discussed and include: “How to Start the Job Search”, “Informational Interviewing”, “Maximizing LinkedIn, ResearchGate”, “Grant Review Process”, “Faculty Interviews/Chalk Talk/Faculty
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Orientation 201: An Introduction to Resources Available to Postdocs at Yale. This will be held 2x year, and will seek to inform postdocs about resources on campus (i.e. CTL, OCS, OISS, cores, libraries, affinity groups, etc.).&nbsp;
 The first session was held November 11<sup>th</sup>. <b>73 people</b> signed up. The slides from the presenters can be found here:
<a href="http://ypa.yale.edu/Orientation201-Summary">http://ypa.yale.edu/Orientation201-Summary</a>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>New “Research in…” event was discussed, “Research in Switzerland”.
<b>Judit</b> will investigate.<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
<b>[Mahdis]</b><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Report from the OCS. <b>[Kristen]</b><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Joint calendar for student/postdoc groups. Can add our events and check for conflicts.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>SciPhD – January 13<sup>th</sup>, 2017.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Pumpkin Picking at Bishop’s Orchard was on October 15<sup>th</sup>.
<b>54 people</b> signed up. <o:p></o:p><w:sdtPr></w:sdtPr></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Happy Hour was held on Friday November 18<sup>th</sup> at Trinity Bar. Around
<b>25 people</b> attended.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Open House at the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) will be held in January.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>No Last Saturday at the Museum for November and December due to holidays.<o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]>Potential upcoming events include: Attending Yale Hockey games, Winter wine trail, ice skating, sushi making lessons, and community service events.<o:p></o:p></p>
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