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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Happy Monday! Please see the message below for some exciting upcoming events;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">YPA Buddy Program</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">The YPA has started a ‘Postdoc Buddy Program’ that pairs current postdocs with incoming postdocs in order to build a strong postdoc community and to help new postdocs feel comfortable as they
 start at Yale. Are you interested in volunteering to be a current postdoc in the YPA’s buddy program and would like to find out more!? Join us at the Office of International Students and Scholars for pizza and wine!</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_MZKjAkI208L3KkXo2&d=DwMGaQ&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=jEMEzv3YuhtD66jYlv3rVnwWAY8EjUjkZEnYRuKWVJ4&m=iX06iYZN1jgc-GkHj3WZcJ5fU5Yxwuohv9D1t1A-wlY&s=6O8imeUS2UrG-LmuPBj2H_HSkFQBrsoscOiqnqkjRw8&e=">RSVP here!</a></span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">When:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">&nbsp;Dec 7th, Thursday, 6:30 PM</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Where:&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">OISS 421 Temple Street, New Haven</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Please contact Alicja (<a href="mailto:alicja.puscian@yale.edu">alicja.puscian@yale.edu</a>)&nbsp;or Mancy&nbsp;(<a href="mailto:mancy.tong@yale.edu">mancy.tong@yale.edu</a>)&nbsp;with any questions!</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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</span></span><![endif]><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Road to Academia</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Thinking of a career in academia? We bet you have many questions and concerns. Is it the right career track for you? How can you make yourself a more attractive candidate? How will your work-life
 balance be?&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">We invite you to join our “Road to Academia Panel” to help you figure out. A panel of academic job seekers, from senior postdocs currently on the job market to newly appointed junior faculty
 members, will discuss their academic journeys and answer your questions. Snacks and coffee will be provided.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Panelists:</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Heather L. Bennett, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Assistant Professor of Biology at Bard College, starting Fall’18)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Victoria Ruiz, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Francis College)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Leroy Leon Cooper, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Assistant Professor of Biology at Vassar College)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Vanessa Matos-Cruz, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(former NSF postdoctoral fellow in CMP Department at Yale)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Christine Lattin, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Postdoctoral Associate in Department of Radiology at Yale)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Douglas A. Storace, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Postdoctoral Fellow in CMP Department at Yale)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Eve Schneider, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Postdoctoral Fellow in CMP Department at Yale)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Cissy Ballen, PhD&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">(Postdoctoral Associate in Department of Biology Teaching and Learning at University of Minnesota)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">When:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"> Monday, December 11­<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;1:30 – 2:30 pm</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Where:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"> Hope110, 315 Cedar Street</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif">Kind regards,</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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