Upcoming Events

Postdoc Winter Workshop Series

As part of our new Postdoc Winter Workshop Series, join us for an interactive training that provides opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of bias and microaggressions and the impact they have on individuals in academic environment : “But I Didn’t Mean It Like That” – Recognizing and Responding to Bias & Microaggressions, facilitated by Jude McNeil Assistant Director for the Office of Inclusive Excellence at the University of Utah, on the November 16, 2017, 3-5pm, HSEB 3420. More information hereRegister here.

Monthly Lunch & Learn

Do you find it difficult to stay motivated at your working environment? Is it hard to keep positive attitude as a postdoc while hearing from time to time about tight funding, difficult  job market, etc. And on top of this it comes the nature of postdoc job – low pay and long hours ? For this and much more please join us for our December Postdoc Lunch & Learn, which will be on motivation. Marry Anne Berzins, an Assistant Vice President of Workforce Planning for Human Resources,  will lead this session. She will talk to us about effective strategies to keep you motivated at your working environment. The event will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6th in HSEB 4100B. Pizza will be provided! RSVP by Monday, December 4th at noon.

UPDA Holiday Gathering

UPDA Holiday Gathering on December 19th, from 5-7 pm in HSEB 2120!  This event is an opportunity to socialize with your fellow postdocs and to celebrate this winter season. Please come with your friends and your favorite Holiday food or drink to share! More information here, and please RSVP here.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah! It will be a full week of events, including a Poster competition, a hike and professional headshots. More information on the different events and on how to register on the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.

Postdoc Lunch Social

This is a new event UPDA has initiated where postdocs will meet up once a month for lunch. This is a very good opportunity to make new friends, learn about different research & career areas and gather together for some fun time. Stay tuned for the time and place for next month’s networking lunch!

UPDA Board Meeting

Interested in becoming more involved?  We are looking for new board members! Our board meetings are the first Friday of every month,  from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in HSEB 5100A. Contact us at upda@utah.edu with any questions.

Our next Board Meeting: January 5th at noon in HSEB 5100A!