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Postdoc Luncheon: Workshop on Writing for Non-Specialists, April 22

Submitted by Staff on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:43


Postdocs, graduate students, and anyone interested in writing for non-specialists are invited to the April 22 Postdoctoral Career Development workshop. This month's guest is Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer, Director of the Rutgers Writing Program in New Brunswick. I might also add, he is a long-time AAUP-AFT union member; he speaks proudly and openly about the value of our union for the professional advancement of employees and for quality public higher education for students.

2016 Postdoctoral Career Development Program Luncheon
DATE: Friday, April 22, 2016
TIME:   12:00pm – 1:30pm  
LOCATION: Dean’s Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, 1st Floor
                      675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (Busch Campus)                      
TOPIC: Postdoc Writing Workshop: Writing for Non-specialists
SPEAKER: Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer, Director, Rutgers Writing Program

One of the biggest challenges for academics is how to communicate with non-specialists and with academics from other fields. Yet the future direction of science funding and policy, for example, will depend on experts who can communicate with non-specialists. In addition, success when you finish your postdoctoral training will depend on your ability to write well and in a way that reaches a broader audience. Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer will focus on the essential and rewarding skill of writing for non-specialists.  

A light lunch will be provided.

The Postdoc Union, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, posts this announcement on behalf of our colleagues of the RWJMS-Rutgers Postdoctoral Career Development Program (Dr. Martha Soto, Director) and on behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Officers: Dr. Stephen Shannon, Dr. Azadeh Jadali, Dr. Amber Krauchunas, Dr. Itzamarie Chevere-Torres, and Dr. Andre Wallace.

For more information about the Postdoctoral Association (PDA), click here. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Dr. Martha Soto at her office 732-235-4424 or via email: No RSVP is required, but if you have not attended before, you might want to touch base. It would be good for Dr. Soto to know you are planning to be there.

Please take my word for it--this is a workshop you do not want to miss; therefore, I say, please adjust your schedule in order to attend, if it is humanly possible.

Best regards,
Cathy Stanford

Catherine M. Stanford, PhD
Staff, Postdoc Union ,
Rutgers AAUP-AFT
11 Stone Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office phone: (732) 964-1000
Fax: (732) 964-1032

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