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July UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Thursday, July 23 @ 9:30am      add to calendarjoin zoom mtg
Happy Hour: Wednesday, July 29 @ 5:30pm  add to calendar,  join zoom mtg
UWPA General Assembly: Monday, August 3 @ 9am add to calendarjoin zoom

National Postdoc Appreciation week is September 21-25 -- what would make you feel supported and appreciated in these weird times? Let us know!
Trying to figure out what your part is in improving diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Washington?
This inaugural interdisciplinary tri-campus series will convene University of Washington leadership, unit leaders, faculty, staff, administrators, postdocs and graduate students within 17 interactive workshops and panels to create team-based learning and action. Participants will explore and share equity-minded practices for STEM instruction and research activities, and consider their roles as equity-minded leaders in a social change ecosystem. 
Pedagogy and Research on RaceIdentity,
Social Justice and Meaning 
Summer 2020 Lunch & Learn 
Professional Development Series
“Looking Inward, Moving Forward”
July 27-Sept 6th

Registration Details: All workshops and panels will be held online. Registration for panels will be limited to facilitate discussion and team-based learning in breakout rooms. Registration begins Thursday 7.23 at 10am. For more updates, (i) follow the UW Postdoc Alliance (@uwpostdocDA and UWPA (@UWPostdocs) twitter and (ii) subscribe to the UW Postdoc Mailing List 
Would you be interested in joining postdoc-specific discussion groups related to the PR2ISM series to share ideas, community, & support? Email UWPA.
Are you an International Postdoc? 
The current visa programs that allow Postdocs to work in the US are being threatened by the White House in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UWPA is here to support you. Here’s what you need to know right now:
  • TN and J1 Research Scholar visa programs are not currently impacted.
  • H1B visa programs are currently impacted by presidential proclamations and amendments made in June. These proclamations do not impact anyone currently in the US who is on an H1B visa, or who is planning to switch to H1B visa status from another visa while they are already living within the US. However, this may impact you if you go back to your home country while applying for/accepting employment in the US. You can read more details along with clarification and guidance at this NAFSA resource page.
  • The National Postdoc Association (NPA) co-sponsored an info session on visa programs, and this information session can be viewed on YouTube here. This session was held prior to the H1B proclamation, but includes important information about the processes surrounding visa programs for international Postdocs.
  • The union of academic workers at the University of California, UAW 2865, held an info session on the H1B visa proclamation which can be viewed on Facebook here.
It’s very important to keep an eye out for any changes to visa programs that may impact you as a Postdoc working in the US. A good place to start is the UWPA Twitter account, and the Twitter account for our Postdoc Union, UAW 4121. The UWPA and the UW Office of Postdoc Affairs are also keeping a close watch on the situation and will reach out whenever a change occurs that will impact Postdocs.
UWPA Professional Development Corner
Rounding up the month's professional development news
  • Pandemic killing your post-postdoc plans? You're not alone.
  • Want a successful career? Look to your mentor. 
  • Calling out racism in STEM.
  • How the pandemic is changing Sci-Comm.
  • Conference postponed until 2021? ECR Travel grants here.
  • Worried about how to navigate difficult conversations? Register for ascb's July 24 webinar on critical conversations.
  • Wondering how to explore alt-ac careers? Try a job sim.
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