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Social and professional development events

Postdoc Coffee Hour

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at UCLA (SoPS) will have the monthly postdoc social event Coffee Hour this Friday (Feb 27) from 3-4 pm in the Cafe Synapse (1st floor of Gonda bldg). Please come join us and invite other postdocs who you know to come with you for coffee, tea cakes, cookies, and fun conversation of the postdoc work and life at UCLA!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Haoning He for organizing this month’s coffee hour.

Nerd Nite — Octopus Arms, Our Tongue, Juggling, and Quantum Physics

For the next Nerd Nite event on Tuesday, February 10th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd we have TWO postdoc speakers — Dr. Jean Alupay of USC and Dr. Puck Rombach of UCLA. Jean will present “Eight is enough? The wonders of octopus arms and their relation to our tongue” while Puck will talk on “Juggling & Quantum Physics.” Very limited seating is available for LA-area postdocs at Jean’s booth. If you’re interested, read on.

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LA Inter-campus Hike to the Hollywood Sign

The hike is on! There’s now a 0% chance of rain until 1PM (when we expect to finish), but please be extra sure to arrive on time — we will start promptly to ensure our return before the rain starts later in the afternoon. You may wish to bring an umbrella and/or raincoat just in case.

Hollywood Sign

The joint campus postdoc hike series is back for 2015! Join all LA-area postdocs and friends this Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM as we explore one of the most popular locations in all of LA LA land! This moderate, 5 mile round-trip hike with 1000 feet of elevation gain starts with a steep 150 step “hidden” staircase, proceeds through the neighborhood to exposed trails in Griffith Park, and ends on the hill just behind the Hollywood sign, with majestic views of both the city and San Fernando Valley!

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Postdoc Coffee Hour

Save the date for another relaxing SoPS postdoc coffee hour.

Meet other UCLA postdocs from various departments and colleges and chat over free coffee, tea, and an assortment of cookies and muffins.

When: Monday, January 26th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Kerckhoff Coffee House patio
Who: All of you

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Magdalena Balonis for organizing this month’s coffee hour.

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Save the date for another relaxing SoPS postdoc coffee hour.

Meet other UCLA postdocs from various departments and colleges and chat over free coffee and assortment of cookies and muffins.

When: Thursday, November 20 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Kerckhoff Coffee House patio
Who: All of you

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Rosario Signorello for organizing this month’s coffee hour.

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Save the date for another relaxing SoPS postdoc coffee hour.

Meet other UCLA postdocs from various departments and colleges and chat
over free coffee and assortment of cookies and muffins.

When: Thursday, October 30 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Kerckhoff Coffee House patio
Who: All of you

Looking forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to Dr. Jian Huang for organizing this month’s coffee hour.

SoPS@UCLA Halloween Postdoc and Faculty Networking Social

halloweenhalloweenWe’re so happy we could Scream! Why? Because it’s Halloween!

Come one, come all to our Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Halloween Postdoc and Faculty Networking Social.

Spooktails and Ghoulish Bites from Fresh Corn Grill followed by Halloween Movie Trivia & prizes for the winning team.

October 23, 2014, 4 – 6pm

CNSI 6th Floor Patio

Sponsored by:

Society of Postdoctoral Scholars at UCLA, Graduate Division and California Nanosystems Institut

Oct 2014 CNSI Social Flyer