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This page lists weekly meetings of the Rubega/Elphick labsMembers of our labs can sign up to present by adding their name and topic.
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== EEB 5894–005: Seminar in Ornithology ==
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This page lists weekly meetings of the UConn Bird GroupStudents (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class.  Students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Presentations can include research updates, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students will need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.
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Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week.  Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation.  We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions".  They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:15 pm
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'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b)
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If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to one of the faculty.  Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.
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Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page. Undergraduates should talk to one of the faculty.
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If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it.  Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer via the UConn library homepage: lib.uconn.edu).
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If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).
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'''Starting Fall 2018''': ''Key Avian Papers in Ornithology and the Ornithologists Who Wrote Them'' (KAPOOWWTs) [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_cNzUR0wBJLB895Sa3jh3ff0adVESRM1d6zOaHugWhg/edit?usp=sharing Click here]
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/dc/Ladder_of_Feedback_Worksheet_.pdf Ladder of Feedback worksheet]
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| 27th Aug || Chris || Information ||  
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| 21 Jan || All  || Intro  ||  
 
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| 3rd Sep || NO MEETING || (LABOR DAY) ||  
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| 28 Jan  || Chris || Bird declines; [https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/120/tab-pdf Rosenberg et al. 2019] ||  [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/three-billion-north-american-birds-have-vanished-1970-surveys-show Pennisi 2019] (news article)
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| 4 Feb || Will || swallow roosts ||  
 
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| 10th Sep || || || MR gone
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| 11 Feb || Brent || eggshell microbiome paper ||  
 
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| 17th Sep || || || MR gone
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| 18 Feb || Grace || stable isotopes ||
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| 25 Feb || Theresa || practice defence ||  
 
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| 24th Sep || Marg/Chris || How to survive an oral exam ||  
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| 3 Mar || John || honors thesis draft ||  
 
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| 1st Oct ||  || || CE gone
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| 10 Mar || Josh || classic microbiome paper ||  
 
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| 8th Oct ||  || ||  
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| 17 Mar ||  || Spring Break ||  
 
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| 15th Oct || Chris || Ethics of using wild animals in research ||  
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| 24 Mar || Ben || something on forest floor insects (and birds) ||  
 
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| 31 Mar || Andrew || how to write a reference letter ||
 
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| 29th Oct ||  || || CE gone
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| 7 Apr || Ryan || practice talk ||
 
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| 5th Nov || || || CE gone
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| 14 Apr || Sam || marsh birds ||
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| 21 Apr || Eliza || insect declines (and birds, maybe) ||  
 
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| 12th Nov || || ||  
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| 28 Apr || Jessica || bluebirds ||  
 
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| 19th Nov || NO MEETING || (THANKSGIVING) ||
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| 5 May || || EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up  ||  
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| 26th Nov ||  ||  ||  
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| 3rd Dec || ||  ||
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'''LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:'''
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How to deal with failure/rejection
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How to find a post-doc
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How to find grant opportunities
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How to write a cover letter for your manuscript
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Surviving an oral exam
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How to be a good reviewer
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Journal selection when you have a paper to submit
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Organizational Hacks
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How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software
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How to keep up on literature
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Email management
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[[Category:EEB Seminars]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, 27 February 2020

EEB 5894–005: Seminar in Ornithology

This page lists weekly meetings of the UConn Bird Group. Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class. Students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Presentations can include research updates, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students will need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.

Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week. Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation. We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions". They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.

Meeting time: Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:15 pm

Location: Bamford Room (TLS 171b)

If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to one of the faculty. Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.

Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page. Undergraduates should talk to one of the faculty.

If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it. Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer via the UConn library homepage: lib.uconn.edu).

If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).

Starting Fall 2018: Key Avian Papers in Ornithology and the Ornithologists Who Wrote Them (KAPOOWWTs) Click here

Ladder of Feedback worksheet


Week of: Who Topic Notes
21 Jan All Intro
28 Jan Chris Bird declines; Rosenberg et al. 2019 Pennisi 2019 (news article)
4 Feb Will swallow roosts
11 Feb Brent eggshell microbiome paper
18 Feb Grace stable isotopes
25 Feb Theresa practice defence
3 Mar John honors thesis draft
10 Mar Josh classic microbiome paper
17 Mar Spring Break
24 Mar Ben something on forest floor insects (and birds)
31 Mar Andrew how to write a reference letter
7 Apr Ryan practice talk
14 Apr Sam marsh birds
21 Apr Eliza insect declines (and birds, maybe)
28 Apr Jessica bluebirds
5 May EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up


LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:

How to deal with failure/rejection

How to find a post-doc

How to find grant opportunities

How to write a cover letter for your manuscript

Surviving an oral exam

How to be a good reviewer

Journal selection when you have a paper to submit

Organizational Hacks

How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software

How to keep up on literature

Email management