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National First-Generation College Student Day (Nov 8)

Friday, November 8, 2019, is the third National First-Generation College Celebration, and Miami University is participating for the first time. A series of activities are planned throughout the day, including activities at the seal/hub from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm and a reception at Lewis Place from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. All are welcome. The purpose of these events is to celebrate the contributions that First-Gen students (and faculty and staff) make to our community.  

In addition, Psychology will have pizza and conversation from 11 am – 1pm on November 8 in the PSYC Atrium and in PSYC 134 (private space for conversation, not available until 11:30 am.) to celebrate and support first-generation students, staff, and faculty in Psychology. The event will be advertised in the building, but please share this information with your classes and colleagues as well.

OARS fall networking events

The following comes from Amy Hurley Cooper, Assistant Director of Proposal Development.

Casual networking events: Thursday, September 12, 5-7 pm at Books&Brews and 
Tuesday, November 12, 5-7 pm at Cru Gastro Lounge

In response to feedback from the research community, we’re offering two opportunities for informal networking. There’s no program for these informal get-togethers that set the stage for productive research collaborations — just a chance to meet new colleagues and catch up with old ones. These are no-host events; see the restaurant websites (links above) for menus and pricing. No registration is required.

Second annual research community networking in the club lounge event:
Tuesday, October 29, 5-6:30 pm at Goggin Ice Arena Club LoungeThis event is directed toward new and experienced researchers who have submitted proposals in the past year or received a grant in the last several years as well as new faculty. Invitations will be sent to researchers in the coming weeks. The event is also unscripted with the goal of encouraging new friendships and the exchange of ideas. We invite you to register and stop in any time between 5:00 and 6:30 pm for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Proposal writing workshop: Early October through mid-November (exact dates TBD — see below).This hands-on, 6-week workshop will assist faculty in developing a grant proposal for submission to an external funding agency. It is designed to:

  • Help participants identify external funding sources
  • Assist participants in step-by-step proposal development
  • Integrate peer review in the proposal development process
  • Familiarize participants with internal resources for funding, statistics, evaluation, and compliance

To select a weekday and time that work for as many faculty as possible, we’re asking those who are interested to please complete this survey. Once we’ve settled on a day and time we will contact survey respondents with the workshop details.