Upcoming TIBBS sponsored events

Here you’ll find a list of upcoming TIBBS career awareness and professional development activities designed specifically for UNC PhD students. For a general list of upcoming campus-wide events go to the Calendar section of the site.


TIBBS Dissertation Formatting Workshop
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Bondurant G030

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can take up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission.In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) you will learn the following:
  • the nitty gritty of UNC’s formatting guidelines
  • how to create a table of contents with page numbers that update automatically
  • how to create automatically updating lists of table and figures
  • how to change the page orientation of isolated pages within a document
  • how to manipulate page numbering so you get the outcome YOU want
  • other tips and tricks to make the dissertation writing process a little easier

To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a laptop computer running MS Word. Dr. Patrick Brandt, Director of Science, Training, and Diversity, will lead the workshop. You can work along with Patrick on your own dissertation, or if you prefer, he will provide a practice file that you can use for the workshop.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/mt783xh


TIBBS Spring Egg Hunt for Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM (noon), MBRB Lawn

This event is a grad student favorite! Bring your running shoes and get ready to hunt for prize-filled eggs on the MBRB lawn. We will have loads of candy and fabulous prizes, including UNC goodies, dinners for two at Spanky’s and Top of the Hill, and a one-night stay at the Franklin Hotel! No registration is necessary.


TIBBS Family Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 – 11:00 AM, MBRB Lawn

Join us for a special egg hunt for kids! Bring your children, nieces/nephews, friends, grandkids, etc. for a great time and a visit from the amazing unicycling TIBBSter Bunny! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and families are all invited!


Run (or walk) to Support Science Outreach at UNC
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM – TBD, UNC – Chapel Hill Student Union

Sign up today to run (or walk) the NC DNA Day 5K – April 11 – UNC Chapel Hill!

All proceeds go to support science outreach initiatives at UNC such as NC DNA Day. We have some really innovative new initiatives in the pipeline for 2015, and THIS RACE is the primary way we are able to make them happen.

What can you do?

Register for the Run! There will be lots of fun science-themed events and contests (see below), and the race immediately precedes the NC Science Expo put on by Morehead Planetarium. http://ncdnaday.org/5k/

Tell your friends and spread the word! Also, check out and share the 5K Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ncdnaday5K

Science Contests!

Best Lab Participation – The lab that has the most people sign up gets a Mellow Mushroom pizza party!

Best Science Costume – Prizes for the best science-themed costume. (You must run in the costume to be eligible!)


Women in Science Group Understanding the Professional Attire Code
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 2004 Marsico

‘Tis the season of Spring and new beginnings!

Writing your dissertation… looking for employment opportunities… scheduling interviews… and now deciding on your professional attire? Academic vs. Industry positions? Business Casual vs. Interview Attire?

Bring your questions and join the one-hour interactive event presented by UNC’s Career Services.

All genders of faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/kvxnmac


The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building

The Annual Translational Medicine Symposium will take place on Tuesday April 21st.  Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, of the University of California – San Francisco, will be one of the keynote speakers.  He is one of the very few researchers to publish in Nature, Science, and Cell in the same year (2013) – and that was his third Nature paper!  You can read more about Dr. Turnbaugh at http://turnbaughlab.ucsf.edu or at http://profiles.ucsf.edu/peter.turnbaugh.   Congratulations to the Symposium Planning Committee for successfully inviting such a successful scientist!

Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Toxicology Curriculum, will be our local faculty speaker. There will also be a keynote speaker from industry chosen by the Cancer Cell Biology Training Program (TBA).

The symposium will take place in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building.  Please spread the word to any interested parties.

For more details and to the register for the symposium go to: http://tinyurl.com/qxfqx9a. The first 120 registrants are guaranteed lunch with one of the keynote speakers


2015 Career Blitz

The 2015 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on November 19th, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building Please register for the Career Blitz here: http://tinyurl.com/posdo7w Click Here for the Career Blitz Schedule Confirmed Career Representatives: (click on the links below to download a Word doc provided by each career rep with information …read more

FuSE Blog Post: Session 4

Future Science Educator Blog Post: Session 4 By Kelsey Marie Gray, FuSE Member As research scientists, we are trained to provide sufficient evidence for any claims we wish to make. This skill is equally important as we develop application materials for teaching-intensive careers: CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and teaching portfolio. In this workshop session, Brian …read more

2015 TIBBS Summer Series: Certificate in Teaching

FuSE BlogPosts: The TIBBS Summer Series is now complete! Missed a pedagogy talk you wanted to hear? Check out our Future Science Educator Blog Posts on the TIBBS Summer Series Certificate in Teaching Sessions! Look for more to come Fall 2015! Session 1: Interactive Team Learning Blog Session 2: Learning Assessment Blog Session 3:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry …read more

FuSE Blog Post: Session 2

Future Science Educator Blog Post: Session 2 By Melinda Grosser, FuSE Co-Founder For the second presentation in the TIBBS Summer Series, we were led in an informative and highly entertaining session on learning assessment by Ed Neal, who served as Director of Faculty Excellence at UNC for 34 years before retiring to become a professional …read more

FuSE Blog Post: Session 1

Future Science Educator Blog Post: TIBBS Summer Series Session 1 By Melinda Grosser, FuSE Co-Founder The TIBBS Summer Certificate Series in Teaching was kicked off by Lisa Bullard, Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor at NC State University, who led an excellent and highly practical first workshop on interactive team learning. In her chemical engineering classes at …read more

2014 TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! Register here: http://tinyurl.com/o7kb2v3 All sessions will be held in MBRB G202. Participants who attend at least 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Read on for the details: Session 1 | Leadership, teamwork, and professionalism Thursday, June 12, 3-4:30 pm Christine Warrington, Consulting Professional for the Healthcare Industry, President, …read more

2015 TIBBS Summer Series: Certificate in Teaching

It’s time for our Summer Series on Pedagogy! Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who attend the first two kick-off sessions, the final wrap-up session, and at least 3 of the remaining sessions will receive a certificate of completion, and certificate earners will qualify for a drawing to receive a collection of books on pedagogy in …read more

2013 Career Blitz

The 2013 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on February 27, 2013 from 3 – 5:30 in the Genetic Medicine Building. Read the career profiles posted below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. To view an event schedule and building map, click here. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/amdeth2 If you have any questions about …read more

TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! All sessions will be held in Bioinformatics 1131. UNC graduate students who attend at least 4 sessions will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Read on for the details: Session 1 …read more

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