Events

Jan 24, 2019
Reception: The Many Faces of Mental Health. Art exhibit by artist Lynda Cutrell who has worked in collaboration with partners from science and journalism to address issues of stigma and mental illness. Large-scale portraits, three-dimensional sculptures, video installations, and paintings will be on view across all four floors. This exhibit aims to bring a greater understanding to mental health issues to facilitate shifts in attitudes that perpetuate stigma and discrimination in our community.
Jan 28, 2019
Make the most of your reading, no matter how much time you have. This workshop combines research-driven models of how the brain processes information with active learning and practice across the sciences and arts & humanities, and is led by Claire Weigand, Director of Time Management and Study Strategies. Workshop takeaways include: concrete reading and comprehension strategies, procrastination avoidance ideas, and measures that all students can take to move toward more healthy balance between study and life. Light dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 pm. This is a NOD workshop.
Jan 30, 2019
Students can add classes on SIS until 11.59 p.m.
Feb 4, 2019
Learn how to create a professional profile and how to use LinkedIn to build your network. Bring your computer so that you can edit and improve as we go along. Take-aways include: concrete tips and suggestions for honing your profile, time to consider and edit sections of your profile, insider strategies for making the most of LinkedIn's features. Light lunch will be served. This is a NOD workshop.
Feb 4, 2019
A workshop focusing on team challenges, by Dr. Sinaia Nathanson. Workshop objectives: Effective team work is critical when working on group projects. There are many productivity benefits to working as part of a team. Nevertheless, there are also multiple social challenges which may diminish team performance. This workshop will familiarize participants with the phenomenon of group influence on its members’ individual performance, as well as address factors that can inhibit high performance. Participants will experience multiple demonstrations of group dynamics and will be enlightened about what leads to productive team work. Sinaia Nathanson, Ph.D. is a social psychologist specializing in organizational behavior, leadership and conflict resolution. Dr. Nathanson earned her Master’s degree at Harvard and her Doctorate at Tufts University. Recently, after 25 years at Tufts University, she has moved on to consult for numerous organizations in the US and abroad on organizational development issues, as well as develop and lead training sessions in negotiation and mediation of interpersonal conflicts. While at Tufts she was a member of the Psychology department faculty and later served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As the Associate Dean, Dr. Nathanson focused on the professional and social development of graduate students at Tufts and was also the director of GIFT, a Tufts Graduate School program that trains Ph.D. students from all disciplines to teach at higher education institutions; and the GREAT program, a Graduate Research Excellence program at Tufts that enhances research skills of Ph.D. students. Light dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, and the workshop begins at 6:30. This is a NOD workshop. Registration is required: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhDIkbruycTKKFf
Feb 6, 2019
An introduction to the many considerations in sharing your academic work, with the goal of making your research and scholarship widely available. Learn about how to choose a journal to publish in; impact factors and altmetrics; open access options; the importance of copyright; how to evaluate a publisher's contract; and how to protect and exercise your rights to use, share, and distribute your work. Lunch will be provided. This is a NOD workshop.
Feb 8, 2019
Third in a series on grantsmanship, with a focus on academic grants: Learn about effective style for writing successful grants, with a focus on language, editing, and organization, led by experts with the Office of Proposal Development. Discuss how grant writing differs from other scholarly writing, how to edit for clarity and style, and how to convey complex information in limited space. Workshop take-aways include: specific writing guidelines for grants, practice writing concisely and clearly, opportunities to work on grants students are actively writing with feedback from Office of Research Development staff. Lunch will be provided. This is a NOD workshop.
Feb 11, 2019
Develop an understanding of the role of networking when conducting a job search. Learn how verbal communication skills play a vital role in networking. Workshop take-aways include: practice networking, practice seamlessly beginning and ending short conversations, deeper understandings of the goals of networking (as well as what are not the goals of networking). A light lunch will be served. This is a NOD workshop.
Feb 13, 2019
Hone editing skills specific to the late stages of revising your writing, with an emphasis on common challenges specific to graduate writing. earn proofreading strategies that will help you view your writing with a critical eye and make it more clear, concise, and well-organized. Light dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 pm. This is a NOD workshop.
Feb 15, 2019
Come and visit the Tufts University booth to learn more about our dynamic graduate programs!
Feb 15, 2019
Second of two workshops focusing on careers in academia. In this workshop, a panel of faculty, deans, and experts discuss the interviews and negotiation part of the academic job search. From what students can expect in academic interviews, to understanding what's on the table in negotiations, to building a strong relationship with the department and school for a long career, students will dive into the second half of the academic job process. All students, including those who did not attend part I and those who are not yet on the academic job market, are welcome. Workshop take-aways include: discussion of the academic interview and negotiation timeline, specific attention to the components of negotiations across multiple disciplines, opportunity to ask questions of faculty with experience on both sides of the hiring process. Lunch will be provided. This is a NOD workshop.

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