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== EEB 5895 (was 396): Invest Sp Topics ==
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== EEB 5894–005: Seminar in Ornithology ==
  
This page lists weekly meetings of the Rubega/Elphick labs.  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.  Grad students are expected to present twice a semester, with at least one presentation an update of some part of your research (the other can be on whatever is helpful to you with your research - a paper from the literature, stats questions, talk practice, etc., etc.).  Undergraduates should expect to present something on their research  once a semester.  If you need a permission number, please contact Margaret or Chris (depending on who your adviser is).
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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 lead at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Sessions can focus on research updates, grant proposal or paper reviews, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talks, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students may need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.
  
'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 10:30-12
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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 "foolish" 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.
  
'''Location:''' BioPharmacy 3rd floor fish bowl (PBB 303)
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:15 pm
  
If you have other ideas for things worth discussion (especially relating to professional development, please talk to Margaret or Chris).  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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'''Location:''' zooming through the ether
  
Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this pageUndergraduates should talk to Margaret or Chris.
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If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to one of the facultyPast 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.
  
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 using uconn vpn and your netID).
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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).
  
 
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).
 
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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| 1 Sep || All || Organization ||
 
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| 8 Sep || Margaret || How to write a letter of recommendation || one pager on avoiding gender bias when writing letters of reference: https://csw.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/avoiding_gender_bias_in_letter_of_reference_writing.pdf
;    New York Times OpEd on whether using the term "articulate" about BIPOC is racist: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/opinion/kamala-harris-articulate.html
 
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| 9th Sep ||  ||  ||  
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| 15 Sep || Chris || Picking journals and other publishing questions ||  [https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BES-Guide-Getting-Published-2019.pdf BES publishing guide (read pp 4-10)]
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| 22 Sep || Eliza || Smith fellowship proposal ||  
 
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| 16th Sep || || ||  
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| 29 Sep || Jess E|| paper that's not on birds||  
 
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| 6 Oct || Jess G || Bluebirds||  
 
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| 30th Sep || || ||  
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| 13 Oct || Cindy || Mariana's Dam Disaster Results ||  
 
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| 20 Oct || Sam || Research something ||  
 
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| 14th Oct || || || CSE gone
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| 27 Oct || Franco || TBD ||
 
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| 3 Nov || Austin || Breeding Bird Survey paper ||
 
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| 28th Oct ||   || ||  
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| 10 Nov || Andrew || woodpecker paper || timing flexible
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| 17 Nov || Frank || TBD ||  
 
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| 24 Nov || -- || NO MEETING - THANKSGIVING BREAK ||  
 
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| 11th Nov ||  ||  ||
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| 1 Dec || Jordana || Heat transfer through feathers ||  
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| 18th Nov ||  ||  ||
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| 25th Nov ||  || NO MEETING: THANKSGIVING ||
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| 8 Dec || || Reading day ....  ||
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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]]
 
[[Category:EEB Seminars]]

Latest revision as of 18:43, 15 September 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 lead at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Sessions can focus on research updates, grant proposal or paper reviews, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talks, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students may 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 "foolish" 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 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Location: zooming through the ether

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
1 Sep All Organization
8 Sep Margaret How to write a letter of recommendation one pager on avoiding gender bias when writing letters of reference: https://csw.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/avoiding_gender_bias_in_letter_of_reference_writing.pdf
; New York Times OpEd on whether using the term "articulate" about BIPOC is racist: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/opinion/kamala-harris-articulate.html
15 Sep Chris Picking journals and other publishing questions BES publishing guide (read pp 4-10)
22 Sep Eliza Smith fellowship proposal
29 Sep Jess E paper that's not on birds
6 Oct Jess G Bluebirds
13 Oct Cindy Mariana's Dam Disaster Results
20 Oct Sam Research something
27 Oct Franco TBD
3 Nov Austin Breeding Bird Survey paper
10 Nov Andrew woodpecker paper timing flexible
17 Nov Frank TBD
24 Nov -- NO MEETING - THANKSGIVING BREAK
1 Dec Jordana Heat transfer through feathers
8 Dec Reading day ....


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