Postdoc Appreciation Week 2016

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National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept 19-24, 2016!

We appreciate our postdocs, and we’ve got a week of activities to show our appreciation. Below is a list of events for NPAW at UCLA.

Monday, September 19th
Improv for Scientists, Professional Development Workshop
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: Boyer 159
About: Improvisation techniques can be an effective way to connect with your audience when you’re discussing science. Join us to learn more how improv can enhance your science communication skills, and have fun while you’re at it!SciComm 101 is a workshop series that focuses on improving science communication skills for UCLA grad students and postdocs. For SciComm 101 – Fall 2016, we’ll be covering Crafting an Elevator Pitch, Writing for a Lay Audience, Science Communication & Media, and more!

To receive information about the rest of the SciComm 101 workshop series, coming this fall, email afreise@ucla.edu.

Hosted by SciComm Hub @ UCLA

 

Tuesday, September 20th

Postdoc Appreciation Booth
Time: 12-3pm
Location: UCLA Court of Sciences
About: Stop by the booth between 12-3 pm for free Diddy Riese cookies, drinks, snacks, giveaways, resources and a chance to win: 4 UCLA Football Tickets, 2 Play Tickets from the Geffen Playhouse, $25 Starbucks gift card, $25 Amazon gift card or a new iPad!
Co-sponsored by: UCLA Graduate Division, Sociable Postdoc Society

 

Wednesday, September 21st

We-Love-Postdocs Appreciation Lunch
Time: 12-1:30 pm
Location: UCLA Faculty Center, California Room
About: Join us for a free hot lunch and meet fellow UCLA Postdocs. Learn about some of the postdoc campus perks and postdoc community groups and events. (BruinCard required at check-in).
Co-sponsored by: Sociable Postdoc Society, UCLA Graduate Division, UCLA Faculty Center, David Geffen School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Biomedical and Life Sciences

RSVP Required: http://uclapostdoclunch2016.eventbrite.com/

 

Thursday, September 22nd

UAW Postdoc Networking Night
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Barney’s Beanery in Westwood
About: Join the postdoc union, UAW 5810, for a fun happy hour at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood! Meet union leadership and socialize with other postdocs while enjoying light appetizers. Partners welcome!
Hosted by: UAW Local 5810

 

Friday, September 23rd

Postdoc Appreciation Booth
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: UCLA Court of Sciences
About: Stop by the booth between 12pm – 3pm for free Diddy Riese cookies, drinks, snacks, giveaways, resources and a chance to win: 4 UCLA Football Tickets, 2 Play Tickets from the Geffen Playhouse, $25 Starbucks gift card, $25 Amazon gift card or a new iPad!
Co-sponsored by: UCLA Graduate Division, Sociable Postdoc Society

Postdoc Coffee Hour (Sociable Postdoc Society)
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Southern Lights Coffee Kiosk @ Bomb Shelter in Court of Sciences
About: Take a well-deserved afternoon break! Come by, chat with fellow postdocs, and enjoy coffee and treats on us.
Hosted by: Sociable Postdoc Society

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Gl7pH4eMRlcSe8UB2

 

Saturday, September 24th

Cross-campus Postdoc Picnic (Families welcome!)
Time: Pre-picnic hike to the observatory @ 4pm,  Picnic @ 5:30pm
Location: Griffith Park (details below)
About: Join us for a picnic near the Griffith Park Observatory and meet other postdocs from UCLA and other LA institutions. Family is welcome! There will be a guided hike up to the Observatory before the picnic (4 pm – details below) and an adults-only happy hour afterwards (location TBA), for those who are interested.
Hosted by: Sociable Postdoc Society at UCLA, Caltech Postdoc Association, USC Postdoc Association
Hike Information
Meet time: 4pm – hike will start promptly at 4:15 pm.
Meet-up location: Corner of Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell Dr  – gather around the bear (or a shaded area near by)
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Maphttps://goo.gl/maps/rvgHwLQKkco
Hike informationhttp://www.modernhiker.com/2014/10/01/hike-the-west-griffith-observatory-trail/
Hike parking: Street parking. Hike organizers recommend taking public transit or carpooling if possible.
Hike details: The hike is 1.3 miles up to the Observatory, and should take approximately 1 hour at a slow pace. Note: Hikers will need to return down the trail to their cars after the picnic. Hike organizers will escort the group back down the trail after the picnic. Please be sure to bring appropriate footwear, sun protection and water.

Hike contact/organizer: Hamed Mirzaei (USC)

Picnic Information
Meet time: After the hike, ~5:30pm
Meet-up location: Picnic tables to the  north of the Griffith Observatory.
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Picnic parking: Parking at the Observatory will be limited. We recommend parking outside Griffith Park and taking the shuttle up to the observatory (http://www.ladottransit.com/other/observatoryshuttle/observatoryshuttle.html). The shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Fare: 50 cents.
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RSVP: FULL! We’ll be sure to host more events like this over the academic year!

 

Special thanks to:

The National Postdoctoral Association

David Geffen School of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Biomedical and Life Sciences

SciComm Hub

Biotech Connection LA

Project Synapse

UCLA Athletics

CNSI

UCLA Faculty Center

Department of Neurology

Geffen Playhouse

Jarritos