Upcoming Events

Summer BBQ

The University of Utah Postdoctoral Association (UPDA) with support of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be kicking off the summer with our annual cookout (or BBQ depending on where you’re from) at Sunnyside Park (1735 E Sunnyside Avenue) on Friday June 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Family members are encouraged to attend. In order to make sure we have neither too little nor excessive food please help us plan by filling in the RSVP.

Monthly Lunch & Learn

Would not you agree that we  heard it a million times already: The best way to create job opportunities for yourself is through your professional network? But where to start? How to meet new people and create meaningful connections? How to build a network that benefits you and your connections? Join us on our June Postdoc Lunch & Learn on “How to create your own network”. We will be joined by Mary Anne Berzins, Assistant Vice President of Workforce Planning for Human Resources, to find out ways you can work smarter, not harder, at building the network you need.

The event will be held from 12:00- 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 13th, 2018 in HSEB 2680Pizza will be provided! If you plan to attend, please RSVP so that we can ensure we have just enough food.

Thirsty Thursday

Do you want to relax and hang out with fellow post-docs? And maybe have a beer while doing so? You might meet your new best friend! Please join us on the last Thursday of every month at a local pub or brewery. An UPDA board member will be present wearing a silly hat. Come and say hi! There is no need to RSVP and feel free to bring friends and family! Our next Thirsty Thursday will be on June 28More details here.

Coffee & Bagels with a mentor

Please join is for an opportunity to network in an informal setting while interacting with prominent members of our campus.

The next Coffee & Bagels with a Mentor will be on May 10th, 2018, 9-10 am in EEJMRB third floor conference room.  It is an opportunity to interact with Dana Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, to discuss about societal issues around genome editing. Coffee and bagels will be served. More information on Prof. Carroll here. 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.

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: June 1st at noon in HSEB 5100A!