Events at the Center 

  •  Keep Calm & Write On Writing Boot Camp Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17– 8:30 am to 11:30 am at the CIE RSVP
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium and Closing Ceremony Friday, August 4 – 10:00 am poster session and 12:00 pm lunch at Wang Center – Zodiac Lobby RSVP
  • IRACDA NY-CAPS Pedagogy Journal Club Wednesday, August 16 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Graduate School Conference Room RSVP
  • Graduate School Preview Day Friday, August 18 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn RSVP
  • CIE Annual Welcome Back BBQ Friday, August 25 – 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Simon’s Center RSVP

  Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • The CIE is hiring for a Program Coordinator position – We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring for a Program Coordinator position in the CIE. The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to the Center for Inclusive Education programs, Program Managers and Administrative Coordinator. Please read the comprehensive job posting and share with anyone who may be interested in this opportunity. The posting will close next Monday, August 21, so we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 
  • First Annual STRIDE Visualization Contest – Entry Deadline August 17, 2017 -  Come up with a new and exciting way to communicate your science and submit your best scientific visualization (static figure) for our first STRIDE-sponsored visualization contest! The contest is open to all SBU Graduate Students and will take place on August 22 in conjunction with STRIDE-Con--a day that promises to be an exciting exploration of policy, communication, and data visualization. (More details here). The winner of the visualization contest will receive a funded trip to Edward Tufte's one-day data visualization course! RSVP here!
  • Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Orientation - September 1, 2017 - The GSO will be having orientation on September 1, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in SAC Ballroom A. This event will be for all new incoming master's and PhD students. 
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Award – Deadline September 22, 2017 -  This award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.  Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs and the project period is limited to 5 years and the institution may submit 2 proposals.
    • Receipt date for terminal research degree or completion of clinical residency must occur between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2018
    • Must receive a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent) by time of appointment to the grantee institution
    • Must be in a non-independent research position at the time of application submission
    • Must commit at least 9.6 person-months each year during the first 2 years to the award project, followed by 9.6 person-months each year towards independent research in general
    • Must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow for more than one year
  • Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows – Deadline October 1, 2017 - Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment, are eligible for this program.  Successful candidates will have access to the full range of talent and considerable resources available at Cornell, and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the Cornell intellectual community, in addition to their postdoctoral research with a tenured faculty member (sponsor) and their research group. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Appointments will be for up to three years, dependent on positive annual evaluations and may include a teaching component where appropriate of no more than 25% averaged over the length of the appointment.  The stipend for appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits. Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel. Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s), i.e. associate or full professor, who, if agreeable to serve as the lead sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application.  More information
  • Future Faculty Development Program – Deadline October 1, 2017 - The 2018 Future Faculty program will be held from January 8-11, 2018 at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus, providing participants with the opportunity to hear presentations and have candid discussions with department heads, deans, and current faculty members about faculty life and the range of responsibilities of faculty in learning, discovery, and engagement.  The program brings a dozen participants to Blacksburg for an all-expense paid workshop on preparing for life as a faculty member.  More information
  • Race Matters: Understanding a Global Crisis-
    • Beyond Equiano: Varieties of Blackness in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Worlds 1500--1800, Thurs Oct 29, 1-5 and Friday Oct 30, 10-12 pm – Tentative Program
    • The Coming Intifada: Film-making and the Practice of Freedom in Palestine, Thurs Nov 5, 4 pm, HUM 1006.
  • The 24th annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference February 8-10, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ- Call for Papers: Deadline December 1, 2017- ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference exploring any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of “Reading the Natural World:  Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.”  More information


  • Postdoctoral Position in Tropical Cyclones and Climate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University- The successful candidate will work on a NASA funded project to evaluate and use a new high-resolution (0.5 degree) climate model for the purpose of studying tropical cyclones and their interaction with climate variability and change. The position will be located at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY in the research group of Professors Adam Sobel and Suzana Camargo, in close interaction with Drs. Tony Del Genio and Max Kelley at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies near Columbia’s Morningside Campus in Manhattan.
    • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field. Appointment will be for 1 year, with continuation for a second and possibly third year conditional on funding, progress, and career Postdoctoral experience. Postdocs are limited to a total of five years of combined experience.
    • Apply


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