[YPA] Happy Hour TOMORROW, Next Clue for Secret Event & Minutes of Steering Committee Meeting

Carle, Florian florian.carle at yale.edu
Thu Aug 11 13:41:13 EDT 2016

Dear postdocs, we have three items for you today!

Tomorrow is our monthly happy hour! We will be this time at Mory's<http://www.morysclub.org/> on York Street from 6 to 8pm in the back patio (weather permitted) or inside an the bar in the back. If you have never been to Mory's, you are in for a treat<http://s2.evcdn.com/images/block250/I0-001/031/012/517-7.jpeg_/happy-hour-morys-yale-gp-students-17.jpeg>! No membership is required for this event (membership is $15 for your whole postdoc at Yale and includes a $10 food voucher), you just have to tell the host at the door you are here for the YPA Happy Hour. The dress code is usually business casual (it is not strictly enforced but make sure you don't come in sportswear!).

On Tuesday, YPA had its monthly steering committee. You can find at the end of this email the minutes of the meeting. Feel free to email ypa at yale.edu<mailto:ypa at yale.edu> if you want to be involved or if you have any suggestions. We will appoint our new co-chair and professional development coordinator at the next meeting on September 13.

Last but not least, as you probably don't know (BECAUSE IT'S A SECRET!!!!<http://a3.img.talkingpointsmemo.com/image/upload/c_fill,fl_keep_iptc,g_faces,h_365,w_652/cxcgsrulkck3emauvi6p.jpg>), YPA is having a super-secret event on September 9<http://ypa.yale.edu/event/secret-event>! The first clue is on our website and here is the second one. The third clue will be given away tomorrow at Mory's!

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Have a great day and we hope to see you at our upcoming events<http://ypa.yale.edu/calendar>!


Florian Carle<mailto:ypa at yale.edu%20> * Co-chair<http://ypa.yale.edu>

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YPA steering committee |MINUTES

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 6 pm | TAC S224


Florian Carle   Andrew Hastings         Katherine Hastings                  Bhalchandra Jadhav

Jens Jaeger      Jianyu Wu (Daniel)      Sandra Martinez-Morilla


- YPA account: Budget requested was $8200. $2000 OPA budget from last year renewed and $1000 for a representative to attend the NPA conference. In addition, an extra $2000 from the medical side of OPA. Andrew and Florian will meet with Kimberly Goff-Crews to ask for the remaining budget. OCS and CTL will be contacted as well to pledge funding for upcoming events. If the budget is not closed, we will discuss which events to reduce or cancel.

- Starting in September, Grace Lyall (OPA) will join us for the meetings

- Goals should be established for each subcommittee for the year. The goal should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely)


In September, we will appoint our new co-chair and coordinator of the Professional Development subcommittee to replace Florian and Jens. If you are interested in these positions, please contact us at ypa at yale.ed<mailto:ypa.yale.edu>u.


- Daniel and Bhalu have volunteered to attend the postdoc orientation on August 11.  Florian will  forward them all the information and signup sheet.

- Andrew is working on a flyer. We aim to have one ready for the National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in September.

-  YPA T-shirt - Same T-shirt design as last year. (Yale blue with white letters). Waiting on quote from Campus Customs. Should be same price. Will send out advertising as soon as we receive quote (aiming at August 25, to have them ready by NPAW). Discussed T-shirt quality with Campus Customs, they will give us our money back if the print washes away on a lot of t-shirts). One-week turnaround time for printing. Goal to distribute during NPAW. We will set up a YPA store to be set up during the winter holidays with our logo for mugs, tshirts, ...

- Andrew will discuss with John to access the master mailing list owned by John. Andrew and Florian will write the guidelines to send the newsletter (number of use by month, conditions...)

-  YPA website had 433 visits from 354 unique users in June

- A greater effort should be made to put the YPA logo on all YPA event advertisements. Contact Andrew or Florian if you would like an image file of this logo.

Professional Development

- Katherine met with Kaury Kaucera at the Yale CTL. We are going to work on a survey to postdocs to determine what kind of events might be of interest to the postdoc community.

- Katherine will work with CTL to create a newsletter with postdocs in mind.


- Happy hour on August 12 at Mory's from 6 to 8pm.

- End of summer happy hour on August 26 at GPSCY from 8pm to close

- Last Saturday at the Center for British Art. Xi will share with John Alvaro and make Eventbrite event.

Upcoming Events

- The secret event will be September 9th. Next step of the ad is going up this week on our newsletter.

- A tour of the IPCH (Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage) on West Campus is being organized followed by a happy hour. Jens and Balu are in contact with MB&B on the West Campus (funds allocated of $200)

- The YPA will receive 20 free tickets for Tennis Open here in New Haven. The tickets will be for Mon-Thurs 1p session. Tickets available next week.

- An event in cooperation with the Yale Stress Center is being investigated by Dragomir.

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