Symposium Registration is still open

Due to overwhelming interest in the poster session, poster registration has been closed. To register your attendance, please visit: tinyurl.com/SoPS2015

"Networking 101 Panel" Added to the Symposium Schedule

Networking 101 Panel

When: Friday, June 12, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm as part of the First Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium.
A panel discussion regarding the value and importance of networking, how it can help you in your job search efforts, and tips on making professional connections. Featured panelists include:

Professional Development Workshop: Panel Discussion on Preparing for Faculty Positions

When: Tuesday, June 2, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Chemistry-Physics Building Room 114B, University of Kentucky (campus map)
Description: This discussion will focus on the academic job search and will include how to put together an application package, what to do at the interview, and how to negotiate an offer.

Featured panelists:

SOPS was featured in UKNow

You can read this article about our organization's efforts in preparing for the First Annual Postdoctoral Symposium at the University of Kentucky.

Talk submission deadline extended to May 20

The University of Kentucky’s Society of Postdoctoral Scholars will host its First Annual Postdoctoral Symposium on Friday, June 12th from 9am-4pm in the William T. Young Library. The symposium will allow for the exchange of ideas across a broad range of fields, and abstract submissions are welcome from any discipline. The symposium will feature UK’s Vice President for Research Dr.

Social Outing to Tin Roof

When: Tuesday, May 12, 5pm
Where: Chemistry-Physics Building 114B, then Tin Roof (303 S. Limestone)
Take a break from work to socialize over dinner and drinks with your fellow UK postdocs. Meet at Chem-Phys 114B at 5 pm to walk to Tin Roof (303 S. Limestone) or meet us there.

Professional Development Workshop: Developing your CV

When: Tuesday, May 5, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Chemistry-Physics Building Room 114-B, University of Kentucky (map)
Description: Reba Carroll, a certified global career development facilitator and the senior assistant director of the UK James W. Stuckert Career Center, will give a talk on how to prepare your curriculum vitae for the job search.

Sign-up to give a talk or present a poster at the 1st Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium at the University of Kentucky

1st Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium at the University of Kentucky
June 12, 2015
William T. Young Library

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Kentucky is hosting a symposium to feature the work of postdoctoral scholars in Kentucky. The event will feature a keynote presentation by UK’s VPR Dr. Lisa Cassis, several oral presentations, and a poster session.

Meeting for February 17, 2015

In lieu of a meeting on this Tuesday evening, we encourage everybody to attend the following workshop offered by CELT.
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Event: Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Date: Tuesday, February 17th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

SOPS Social Hour

Thanks to everybody who have attended our meetings in January, we're nailing down details for February/March meetings. But in the mean time, we're hosting another social hour this week, Tuesday 2/10 at 5pm. We can meet at Chem-Phys 114B at 5pm, and then walk over to Local Taco (315 South Limestone) for dinner/social hour. Or just meet up on Local Taco if you like. Come take a break and meet your fellow UK postdocs! Bring new people and ideas for what you want SOPS to do.

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