Events at the Center 

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies Wednesday, October 4 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the SAC Ballroom A
  • WISE Guides: LI Women in Technology Wednesday, October 115:30 to 8:30 pm at Harriman Hall Room 205
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Social Thursday, October 12 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the CIE
  • Research Café with Mariana Rius Monday, October 16 – 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the CIE
  • CIE-WISE Mentor Training Wednesday, October 181:00 to 2:30 pm at the CIE
  • College Teaching Journal Club Thursday, October 19 – 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Graduate School Conference Room
  • Mentorship and Motivation for Latino/a Students on the Path to the PhD Wednesday, October 25 – Event details forthcoming

  Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • NCFDD scholarships for Dreamers -  The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity has announced 100 free memberships for Dreamers who are graduate students. Please see here for details (especially regarding confidentiality.)  Contact NCFDD CEO Kerry Ann Rockquemore for more information at:
  • Data Science Fellowship – DeadlineOctober 9, 2017 - The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. More information
  • Dance, Performance and Disability at the Pritchard Gym Dance Studio – October 12, 2017 – This two-part interactive workshop focused on disability, normality, and diversity runs from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Martra Bonimond is a Brazilian disability studies scholar, dancer, artist, sociologist and physical therapist. The plays within her theatre company, Trupe DiVersos, discuss human rights, disability studies, LGBTQ activism, psychiatric reform and concepts of stigma, craziness and so on.
  • Caribbean Cosmopolis: Timeports of Modernity – October 12 & 13, Humanities 1008, Stony Brook University – The conference will examine the changing modes and meanings of time, temporality (or time’s passing) and futurity in Caribbean cultural production from the 15th century to the present. It will bring together a cross-disciplinary and inter-hemispheric group of scholars to explore the Caribbean as a crucial space of time-making, calibration and reinvention. The conference will also provide a platform to convene around the current emergency in the region, where the response to natural disasters entails a recourse to both colonial imaginaries and narratives and 21st century technocratic discourses of expertise and efficiency.
  • 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.
  • NRC Research Associateship Programs: Deadline November 1, 2017 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors a number of awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. 
  • What Can You Be with a PhD? - Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 - 10:00am-6:00pm each day - This is the largest career conference in the nation, held every two years. Sponsored by a New York City Regional Consortium of Schools and Partners, including Stony Brook University's Graduate School and Career Center. The conference features speakers on (mostly science-related) career paths inside and outside of academia and is a key opportunity for grad students and postdocs to increase their knowledge of the range of career possibilities before them. Location: NYU Medical Center, 540 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Agenda: Keynote Speaker: Melanie Sinche, Director of Education for the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and author of Next Gen PhD. How To Register: As an event sponsor, Stony Brook University has a certain number of seats to offer our students and postdocs, and space is limited. Registration is $20 to reserve your spot, and you will need a special login code. Start your registration and get the code by clicking the button below. Also let us know at the link below if you're interested in traveling to the event as part of a group. More information

  • Department of Energy’s Office of ScienceOffice of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program:  Deadline November 12, 2017 -. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
    • The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.
    • The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 4, 2018 and October 1, 2018.
    • More details about the program and online application can be found at
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory – Columbia University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Environmental Sciences - Deadline November 13, 2017 - Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2018.  The principal selection criteria for Fellows are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of Earth science. Applications from all related fields are welcomed.  Fellowships are supported institutionally for 24 months, include a $7,500 research allowance, and will carry an annual salary of $65,000. Successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for external funding and may be eligible for further internal awards and positions. Lamont is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity of the Observatory’s scientific personnel. More information
  • 2017 Stony Brook Graduate Student-Postdoc Photo Contest - Deadline November 27- At Stony Brook University, we are the curious – the explorers, and the innovators. For our contest, show us what this looks like in your research and work. How are you innovating? What inspires your curiosity? Where and how are you exploring? What have you found?  The contest is open to Stony Brook students currently enrolled in a certificate, master’s or doctoral program as well as Stony Brook-affiliated postdocs. Judging will take place in two phases: Finalists will be selected by a panel of Stony Brook students and administrators; graduate students and postdocs will then vote on the finalists to identify the winning submission. All entries will be showcased in an online gallery. The top submissions, as identified by the panel, will be displayed at the Graduate Awards Ceremony in May 2018. The winning photographer will receive a Wolfie Wallet card in the amount of $150.  More information
  • 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


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine - Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics, by July 2018 are desired; however, candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will be considered
    • Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics, functional anatomy, and human anatomy. Candidates are encouraged to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology.  A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in sports medicine, physics and computer science.
    • Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission and tradition.  Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.
    • Please submit all application materials at A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Assistant Professor - BiologyThe Department of Biology at the State University of New York at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) starting Fall 2018.  We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to a liberal arts education working with a culturally diverse student population and can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.  Candidates must have a record of using bioinformatic and computational tools to tackle basic evolutionary, biomedical or ecological research problems.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (Master's level) including non-science major's courses, introductory biology courses, and introductory and advanced courses in bioinformatics, computational biology and genomics.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline, an excellent teaching record, postdoctoral research experience, a publication record in the area of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or Scientific Computing, and excellent potential for extramural funding.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program to develop methods to address 'big data' issues from a computational perspective, supervise undergraduate research, and provide college service. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  November 1, 2017. More information
  • SJSU Hiring Two Assistant Professors in Environmental Studies – Application Closes October 15th! - The Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions. Starting Date:  August 17, 2018 More information


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