This week at MIT (July 25-31)

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Do you have questions about life as a PD at MIT?  Would you like to meet other PDs over a cup of coffee? Would you like to learn more about what the PDA can do for you?

 

If so, please join us for the monthly postdoc coffee hour!

Date and Time: Thursday, July 28, 4-6 pm

Location: One Community Room (8-219)

We will have fresh coffee, fruit, and snacks for you to enjoy!

 

Learn with the Libraries       

Develop new skills this July in a series of classes at MIT Libraries. From instruction in GIS and data management software to talks exploring business resources and best practices for handling confidential information, the Libraries will host a wide range of classes all month long.

 

Manage Your PDFs and Citations: Zotero and Mendeley
Tuesday, July 26, 2–3pm
14N-132

 

EndNote Basics
Wednesday, July 27, 3–4pm
14N-132

 

Patent Searching Fundamentals
Thursday, July 28, 12–1pm
14N-132

 

Data Management Planning and the DMP Tool
Thursday, July 28, 2–3pm
14N-132


Postdoc Coffee Hour (June 30th, 2016)

Do you have questions about life as a Postdoc at MIT?  Would you like to meet other Postdocs over a cup of coffee? Would you like to learn more about what the PDA can do for you?

If so, please join us for the first monthly postdoc coffee hour! We will have fresh coffee, fruit, and sweets for you to enjoy!

Date and Time: Thursday, June 30th, 4:00-6:00pm

Location: Building 56, 3rd floor Kitchenette


Events this week (June 27 – July 3)

BPDA Networking Pub Night (organized by Boston PDA)

Meet your fellow postdocs and rub elbows with industry professionals from local Biotech and Pharma companies.  We’ll have lots of excellent hors d’ouvres and our space will be staffed by bartenders eager to serve your favorite adult beverage from our cash bar.

Bring your friends, your business cards and make some new friends and contacts! Availability is first come, first served and is filling up quickly.  Postdocs from all institutions and Industry professionals are welcome.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 29th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant (350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA)

Register here

 

Kendall Square Concert Series in Partnership with Boston Properties

Passim Presents Concerts at Kendall Center from June to September. Enjoy having your lunch and listening live music at Kendall Square. Concert calendar is available at their website. Free Concerts. All Summer Long. All Ages. All Over Cambridge!

Dates: Tuesdays, June 7th – September 6th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Kendall Center, near Kendall Square Station

Info: link

 

Free Fun Fridays in Boston

Our Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. We reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors’ centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.

Dates: June 24th – August 26th

Info: link

 

Boston Public Library Concerts in the Courtyard

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk. Concerts are moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm; Fridays, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.

Info: link

 


Call for Recording Secretary, Community Building and IT Committee chairs

Call for an Interim Recording Secretary

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is seeking for nominations for the Recording Secretary to serve in the 2016 term (until the end of September).

The Recording Secretary is in charge of record keeping for the PDA. This involves taking detailed minutes at monthly meetings and maintaining all online documents up to date. The Recording Secretary is part of the Board of Directors, meaning you are involved in important decision-making for the PDA. Getting elected for this interim appointment is a great way for getting involved in the PDA and learning how the organization functions.

If you are interested, or have further questions, please contact our current recording secretary Augusto (atentori@mit.edu). The nominations close on July 6th and we will vote on the candidates during our next PDA monthly meeting (July 11, 12-2pm, E25-202).

 

 

Call for Interim Community Building Committee Co-Chair

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is seeking for nominations for an interim Co-Chair for the Community Building Committee to serve in the 2016 term (until the end of September).

If you enjoy organizing social events and being involved in the PDA’s future, please consider serving as a CBC Co-Chair. You will have opportunities to:
– Co-organize upcoming PDA barbecue and sunset cruise events to gain leadership experience
– Familiarize yourself with the PDA structure and get prepared for the upcoming election in September
– Initiate other networking and social events for postdocs

Please get in touch with Min (dingmin@mit.edu) or Farrokh (farrokh@mit.edu) if you are interested in the transient co-chair position or need more details. The nominations close on July 6th and we will vote on the candidates during our next PDA monthly meeting (July 11, 12-2pm, E25-202).

 

 

Call for IT Support Committee Chair

The MIT Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is seeking for nominations for an interim Chair for the IT Support Committee to serve in the 2016 term (until the end of September).

The IT Officer is in charge of all activities concerning communication and publicity systems. You responsibilities include:
– Set up efficient communication and publicity systems (i.e. Email Listserv, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook groups, etc.)

– Maintain an up-to-date internet site of resources and information

– Establish consistency and continuity in the mission, organization, and conduct of the PDA

If you are interested, or have further questions, please contact our current IT officer Dennis (denn@mit.edu). The nominations close on July 6th and we will vote on the candidates during our next PDA monthly meeting (July 11, 12-2pm, E25-202).

 


Postdoc Zumba- A PInG Initiative

Postdoc Zumba- A PInG Initiative

 

This summer we will be offering 10-weeks of Zumba classes for Postdocs on Tuesdays from 6:15 – 7:15 PM (June 28- August 30) in Building 66-201.  Classes are for up to 40 postdocs and funded by a Postdoc Initiatives Grant (PInG).  Please plan on attending the majority of classes if you register as slots are limited.  No previous experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing and sport shoes.    You must register to attend classes.  

 

Please register here: https://medical.mit.edu/community/wellness/classes/zumba .  If you have any questions please contact Maria Patsyuk (mpatsyuk@mit.edu).