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Mar
22
Wed
Davis (Main Campus) – March for Science Planning @ Physics Building, Room 186
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in Sacramento on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Additionally we’ll be electing campus stewards. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward

Mar
23
Thu
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 301
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come join us on Thursday March 23 for a Postdoc meeting with pizza lunch. Given that it’s “tax season”, we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

We will also be discussing our efforts on the topic of Visa and Immigration, and what kinds of support we can ask UC to provide for Postdocs affected by the visa ban. Come and share your ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
28
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in LA on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
30
Thu
UCLA Happy Hour @ Barney's Beanery
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our March Postdoc Union Happy Hour at Barney’s Beanery! Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your beers. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Wen Jiang, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Gautam Pulugundla, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward

Apr
4
Tue
Davis (Main Campus) – Know Your Rights Visa & Immigration Workshop @ Roessler Hall, Room 66
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Postdoc union — along with the UAW 2865, UC-AFT, and CAIR-Sacramento Valley — will be hosting a workshop with Christine Brigagliano of the immigration law firm Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. Christine has worked with us for years and is an expert in the specific types of visa and immigration scenarios Postdocs and their families face. She will share some important information and answer questions from international Postdocs and their families.

Please click here to RSVP, and if you would like to hear about a specific visa or immigration issue please let us know via the RSVP form.

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward

Apr
12
Wed
Santa Cruz – March for Science Sign-making and Happy Hour @ Graduate Student Commons
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
19
Wed
UCLA – March for Science Sign-making Coffee Hour @ Outside tables at The Bombshelter (unless it's raining, in which case we'll be inside)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
20
Thu
Davis (Main Campus) – March for Science Panel Discussion and Sign-making @ TBD
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join fellow UC researchers and students as we get ready for the Sacramento March for Science. On Thursday, April 20th at 4 pm we will be hosting a panel discussion between researchers, faculty and students to explore the issues that impact academic science and what we can do to defend and advance the cause of science and fact based policy. After the panel discussion we’ll be making signs to bring to the Sacramento March for Science on April 22nd. We’ll have food and plenty of sign making materials.

Hope to see you there! Please RSVP so we know how much food to order

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward
Veena Krishnamoorthy, Member

UCLA – March for Science Sign-making Happy Hour @ UCLA Postdoc Union Office (2nd Floor)
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
21
Fri
Santa Cruz – Postdoc Symposium @ Stevenson Event Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

The 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoctoral research symposium will take place on Friday April 21st, 2017 at Stevenson event center, Stevenson College, UCSC from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our keynote speakers this year will be Prof. Joanne Engel, MD, PhD from UCSF and Prof. Katherine S. Pollard, PhD from Gladstone Institutes. In addition to our keynote lectures, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by postdocs, a poster session and a panel discussion. This year, the career panel discussion will be focusing on non-academic careers with experts from various biotech industries. The panel discussion will be followed by poster session and prizes for best talks and posters!

ALL are welcome to attend – the symposium is open to all UCSC members, faculty, Postdocs, graduate students and research scientists.

Postdocs: Please submit your abstracts for talks by Monday 10th April, so that we can schedule you in. All UCSC postdocs are welcome to participate.

Graduate students and Postdocs are welcome to submit an abstract for the poster session.

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 10th April. Registration and abstract submission link: https://goo.gl/forms/6pXsfmlUKg8yURVz1