Chemist and filmmaker Valerie Weiss, PhD will be on the Medical Campus Thursday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in room L-112, BUSM Instructional Building, to talk about her film, Losing Control. She will discuss how she transitioned from a successful career in science to filmmaking. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this seminar. Dr. Weiss will show the film trailer and several clips from the film.
Losing Control, her first feature film, is a romantic comedy based on her experience in a Harvard University lab, filmed in Cambridge and Boston. It is being shown at the Kendall Square Cinema this Friday, April 6. She will be available at the screening for Q&A.
So take a break from studying or work, learn how she transitioned from science to film; how being a scientist prepared her well for her career as a filmmaker, a career in which she wears many hats, entrepreneur, creator, fundraiser, manager, promoter; and why she thinks science is a great springboard to many careers.
There is more information about the film at http://coveringmedia.com/movie/2012/03/losing-control.html
For more information contact Yolanta@bu.edu
“I’m Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science – You Can Too! The Kamens Ten Commandments of Work/Life Balance”
Description: Figuring out how to juggle any career with the non-work part of life can be challenging but for a working scientist, there never seems to be a way to do it all. The goal of this program is to offer some things to think about that could make a real difference in your success at work and in life.
Speaker: Joanne Kamens, Ph.D., Executive Director, Addgene
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room L-109 A/B, 72 East Concord Street, BU School of Medicine Instructional Building
Registration Required: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch will be provided
Join in a panel discussion and learn about the many diverse career paths of a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Panelists will share their background, experience, and career path; they will also share briefly their personal story, ideas, and what let them to diverse careers.
Date and Time: Monday, June 4, 2012 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: BU School of Medicine Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor
Open to GMS students and postdocs
Reception to follow
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences (MET/BUSM program) present Teaching Opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.
Learn about opportunities to tutor, TA, and instruct undergraduate courses at BUSM.
Monday, April 9, 2011 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch will be provided
Contact Name: Gloria Vachino
Please join us on January 25th at 12:00 noon for a workshop presented by WEST’s Executive Director, Ilene Fischer. She will lead the program which she developed while working with management guru, Tom Peters. This program is based on Mr. Peters’ work, “The Brand Called You.”
Title: Building Your Personal Brand
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: Noon – 1:50 P.M.
Location: Room L-112, 72 East Concord St.
Registration Required: Email: email@example.com
Additional Information: Supplementary material will be distributed at the workshop.
In this program you will:
•Understand branding and its importance
•Create and define your personal brand
•Design a strategy that increases your distinction and inspired performance
•Discover what you want to be known for and how to express and be recognized for your talent at work
Understanding the factors that contribute to the successful functioning of a team is critical to anyone who leads or participates in collaborative science.
Event Details:Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Workshop 4-5:30pm. Reception to follow. BU Medical Campus, Room K-103
Questions?? Contact: Ms. Kayleigh Klegraefe (617) 638-5138, firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will explore strategies for building successful and dynamic research teams.
Discussion will consider:
- Essential characteristics of a successful research team.
- How to build and sustain successful research teams.
- How to develop your own career in a team science context.
- How to manage conflict constructively in a team science context.
Please join the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Ice Cream Social during Postdoc appreciation week on Monday, September 19 from 3-4:30. Further information can be found here.
On Thursday, October 20th at 5pm the GMSSO will sponsor a free showing of The PhD Movie. The movie will be held in Hiebert Lounge. Refreshments will be available.
Come to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Monthly Speaker Series to hear all about the initiative developed by the MassGeneral Postdoc Association, MassBioEd Foundation and local companies who partnered to provide postdocs with an opportunity to spend a day at local biotech companies to discuss career tracks within the company, network, engage in scientific discussions, and learn how to prepare for a career in the biotech industry.
Paper published by Science magazine about this program