Paul S. Brookes.
brookes at uab.edu
Wed Aug 16 01:43:39 EST 2000
Given all the recent chatter about post-doc' working conditions here, I
thought I'd forward this e-mail from our post-doc' officer at UAB.....
>Dear Postdoctoral Scholars,
>The following is an announcement from The Committee on Science, Engineering,
>and Public Policy (COSEPUP) regarding their guide to be released on Sept.
>11. Dr. Benveniste would like to encourage you to listen to the briefing or
>to read the guide on their website.
>Office of Postdoctoral Education
>Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers
> The National Academies
> Cecil and Ida Green Building
> 2001 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
> Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 am (EASTERN)
> Room 104
> AND VIA LIVE WEBCAST
> To carry out their research endeavors, U.S. universities and
> research organizations have come to rely more heavily on a growing
> of postdoctoral scholars working on a full-time, but temporary, basis to
> additional experience for a professional career. Employment conditions
> these junior researchers vary, and for many postdocs, their experiences
> short of expectations.
> The Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
> joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National
> Engineering, and Institute of Medicine--offers its assessment of
> postdoctoral experience and provides principles and recommendations
> enhancing it. Its new guide will be released at a one-hour public
> beginning at 10 a.m. EASTERN on Monday, Sept. 11. Maxine Singer,
> Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. will be on
> discuss the report's findings and advice. All are welcome to attend
> free event in Room 104 of the National Academies Green Building at
> Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
> This public briefing will also be available via a LIVE WEBCAST. We
> like to especially encourage postdocs, researchers, and administrators
> throughout the country to listen to the public briefing. In order to
> to the Webcast, you will need to use RealPlayer software, available for
> at http://www.real.com/player/ <http://www.real.com/player/> . You can
>submit questions to Dr. Singer using
> an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org
> Anyone attending the briefing OR participating in the LIVE WEBCAST
> outside the Washington DC area will receive a FREE COPY OF THE GUIDE
> participants will be sent a copy of the guide via snail mail if they
> email during the live broadcast requesting a copy. Please provide
> mailing address unless you have already provided it on the form below).
> Space is limited (both for the briefing room and the number of
> Web audio streams we can provide). So, if you are interested in
> the public briefing or listening to the Webcast, please email
> rburka at nas.edu <mailto:rburka at nas.edu> or fax to 202-334-1667 the
>following information BY WEDNESDAY,
> SEPTEMBER 6th, so we have sufficient room (and audio streams) available:
> will be attend the public briefing ____in person
> ____via the webcast
> CITY, STATE, ZIP:_______________________________
> If you are unable to attend the briefing, a full text version of the
>will be available at COSEPUP's Webguide to Enhancing the Postdoctoral
>for Scientists and Engineers at www.nationalacademies.org/postdocs
><http://www.nationalacademies.org/postdocs> beginning at
>12 noon on September 11th.
Dr. Paul S. Brookes. (brookes at uab.edu)
UAB Department of Pathology, G004 Volker Hall
1670 University Blvd., Birmingham AL 35294 USA
Tel (001) 205 934 1915 Fax (001) 205 934 1775
The quality of e-mails can go down as well as up
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