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Postdoc Ice Cream Tacos with OPA

Monday, March 28, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos for postdocs working on campus!

Sign up and stop by the MSOB Courtyard for a carefully crafted, custom-made ice cream taco on us!

*Vegan and gluten free options will also be made available.

Ice cream tacos will be provided until supplies run out -- we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!

 

COVID Safety notes:

Team Science

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites you to attend two in-person Team Science workshops on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Attendees can select to participate in the morning session (9am-12pm), Introduction to Team Science, or the morning session followed by an interactive session in the afternoon (2pm-4pm), Developing Your Identity as a Team Leader.

*In order to attend the afternoon session, you must attend the morning session.

Morning Session - Introduction to Team Science, 9:00am-12:00pm:

Professional & Academic Writing Summer

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Thursdays, June 23 - July 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Accent Reduction Summer

IV. Accent Reduction

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Tuesdays, June 21 - July 26, 4:30pm-6:30pm

This class helps non-native speakers to recognize and practice American English sounds, stress, and intonation patterns in order to improve comprehension and intelligibility. This is accomplished through identification of problem areas, focused practice and recording of exercises for instructor feedback.

Course topics:

Oral Communication Summer

I: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies.

Course topics:

Professional & Academic Writing Spring

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Spring Session: Thursdays, April 14 - May 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Oral Communication Spring

I: Oral Communication

Spring Session: Monday, April 4 - Thursday, April 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies.

Course topics:

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