Vol 9. Issue 24 / August 24, 2009

In Brief

NWiS to Host Get Together For New Faculty and Students

How do newly hired faculty at Scripps Research find students for their labs? This question was raised by a Scripps Research faculty member recently at a Network for Women in Science (NWiS) coffee hour. Apparently it is not easy. So NWiS has decided to help by hosting a happy hour for new faculty and students on Thursday, September 3 at 5 PM. Although the event is targeted at early students still seeking rotation opportunities and new Ph.D. advisors, all individuals—including established principal investigators, more senior students, and postdocs—interested in meeting the people behind the institute's newest research directions are welcome to attend.

"We really hope that we will have a big turn-out, especially from the PI side," said Johanna Heideker, Kellogg School graduate student and member of NWiS. "There are not many opportunities at Scripps for students and faculty to meet and interact with each other in an informal setting – this is going to be one!"

The September 3 event will be held on the patio behind the graduate office. If you are a principal investigator planning to attend and have not already done so, please RSVP to heideker@scripps.edu.

Career Seminar: "Effective Communication for the Research Lab"

Anne Busse of The Leadership Coaching Group will speak on "Effective Communication for the Research Lab" on Wednesday, August 26, from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Questions addressed will include:

  • What makes communication effective?
  • When should you speak up? When should you hold your tongue?
  • How can modifying your communication style improve difficult relationships?
  • What is a complete request? How can knowing the components of a complete request transform your conversations?
  • What do you truly know and what are you assuming? You can tell the difference in your science, but can you in your lab relationships?

The event, sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will be held in the HR Training room, 3377 Torrey Pines Court, second floor. RSVP is required to http://hris.scripps.edu/training/.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu