IRB 101 Session on September 8
IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement. The next session for fall 2020 is on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can register for this and other sessions at tiny.utk.edu/irb101.
Community Engagement Seminar Series Begins
The first session of the fall Community Engagement Seminar will be held on September 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This session is intended for faculty, staff and students who are new to community engagement and community-based participatory research. The facilitators will go over fundamentals and best practices for developing your engagement and outreach agenda. To get access to this virtual event, please contact Nicole Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRB 101 Session on Tuesday
IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement. The first session for fall 2020 is on Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m, and you can register for this and other sessions at tiny.utk.edu/irb101.
Technology & Tools to Help You Conduct Human Subjects Research Virtually
In response to recommendations from UT’s Re-Imagining Fall Task Force about supporting human subjects research, the Office of Research and Engagement has developed a series of panel discussions on transitioning from in-person to virtually conducted research. One-on-one coaching will also be available to researchers who require additional advice on conducting human subjects research online.
Community Engagement Academy
The Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is an interdisciplinary professional development program designed for new UTK faculty (0-3 years) and graduate students who wish to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship and apply knowledge to research and practice. The CEA provides graduate students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee by creating new partnerships or building upon existing ones.
Author DaMaris B. Hill Presents in Public Books Masterclass
On Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the UT Humanities Center is partnering with Union Ave Books to present the author DaMaris B. Hill in a discussion with UT professor Katy Chiles about Professor Hill’s book, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland.
For more details about the event and how to participate visit the UT Calendar.
Dissertation Institute for Underrepresented Graduate Students in Engineering
The 4th Dissertation Institute (DI), will take place June 7th – 12th on the University of Michigan campus. This institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Texas, Dallas and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The application deadline is March 8th. If you have questions, please email them to email@example.com.
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Now Accepting Applications
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) would like to let PhD graduate students and post-docs in computer science and mathematics know about an opportunity to apply for one of 200 spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted researchers the opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. The application period for the 8th HLF closes February 14th, 2020 at midnight. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications online. For more information, please visit: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org.
Explore Career Options and Destinations for Graduate and Professional Students
The Strategic Planning for Your Life series continues on January 29 from 5–6:30 p.m. in Student Union 262A with “Career Options and Destinations”. The first session helped you better understand your goals, values and skills. Now we’ll discuss how to make use of that information by hearing from a panel of former graduate students now in rewarding careers. There’s no need to register, but if you’d like to register to get information about the series and materials from the sessions, you can do so at tiny.utk.edu/strategic-signup.