Calendar

 
Nov
5
Tue
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Mission Hall, Room 1106
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Barbara – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Irvine – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Nov
6
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ 33-106
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period starting on October 31.

Lunch will be provided!

Los Angeles – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
7
Thu
Riverside – AR Contract Information Meetings @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2153
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
San Francisco (Parnassus) – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Nursing Building, Room 527
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
13
Wed
Irvine – Writing Successful Grants @ Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Writing and successfully obtaining grants is one of the most important skills in academia and beyond. It is also a tremendous endeavor for which any help is more than welcome. We are organizing a seminar “Writing Successful Grants” on November 13, as a follow-up to our successful panel featuring Postdocs and Academic Researchers back in the summer.

The seminar will be spearheaded by Dr. Melinda Gormley, a Research Development Officer at UCI, who has a decade of experience in research development working for UCI, the US government, and University of Notre Dame. Most importantly, many postdocs have great personal experiences working with Dr. Gormley as her advice, proposal review, and assistance has improved many fellowship and grant proposals.

Please RSVP here. This is an event and an important resource that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Nov
14
Thu
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Triple Rock
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join your fellow researchers for our monthly happy hour. We’ll celebrate Academic Researchers’ huge contract victory, socialize and discuss how to further strengthen our Union!