Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

West Campus Student + Postdoc Forum - Share ideas, concerns, and questions

We know it’s a challenging time for everyone, and the West Campus Student & Postdoc Committee is here to support you. Until we can gather again in person, we want to make our virtual space engaging and worth your time – and we need your input to do that! Join us for a Zoom forum on November 17th at 4 PM, to catch up with your fellow West Campus members and share any concerns you may have since returning to campus. The first 15 to RSVP and attend will receive West Campus merch. RSVP and learn more details here: http://cglink.me/r883211

“West Haven Rocks WHEAT” Food Drive

Yale West Campus and West Haven Councilman Barry Lee Cohen are holding a “West Haven ROCKS WHEAT,” food drive on Saturday, November 14th at the Off Shore Restaurant & Lounge parking lot from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location is 852 Jones Hill Road, West Haven. As stated on the WHEAT website, food items highly coveted this month include peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned green beans, cold cereal, tomato sauce, and soups (all types). All nonperishable food items are greatly appreciated.

Professionally Navigating Zoom

Having Zoom difficulties and feeling burnt-out? Or trouble navigating its features when hosting a meeting with a diverse audience? Or even confused on how to best use Zoom to show forth your best self for an upcoming virtual job interview or professional presentation? The Office of Career Strategy and The Office of Graduate Student Development & Diversity are collaborating with the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning to present to you a virtual workshop that will inform you on how to best navigate Zoom for your professional and career development.

Job Negotiations Webinar + Q&A (with Dr. Daylian Cain, Yale School of Management

Are you having difficulty negotiating a matter, such as your salary, with your boss? Or just interested in learning how to become a more effective negotiator for your career and professional development? One of Yale’s very own, Dr. Daylian Cain, a negotiation expert, will enthusiastically engage and empower you to challenge the ideas and discover more impactful negotiation behaviors and strategies.

Photo Contest

Try anything new during 2020 that you want to show off? Send us a photo or video of you trying something new - a new recipe, lab experiment, craft, exercise, or more. Voting on the photo submissions will be open to everyone the first week of November. The winner of the vote will get a West Campus Swag Bag and other Sweet Surprises! Support the Yale West Campus United Way Campaign and earn extra votes by donating money and sending in a copy of your receipt.

United Way Trivia Night!

The famous West Campus Trivia Night returns! Join friends and colleagues on Thursday, October 29th at 7pm for an evening of fun competition! Nature, movies, sports, and of course science! Gather your housemates and family to pit your whits against the best minds at Yale!

United Way Cooking Masterclass with Chef Chris

Bring the West Campus Café direct to your home! For a suggested donation of $10 - or any contribution big or small - join us October 19th at 7pm for this special cooking masterclass with West Campus’ own Chef Chris Jamilkowski! Sustainer in Chief of our campus community, Chef Chris has donated his time to share with you the secrets of his legendary pierogi recipe! Sign up today and we’ll send you a list of ingredients so you can follow along in this live broadcast!

Parallel Programming with R (online)

Parallel Programming with R is a two-hour intermediate-level course on using R for parallel computing. This course will cover:
- Writing parallel programs using R’s foreach, parallel and MPI packages, mostly focusing on foreach
- How to run parallel R programs using Slurm on the YCRC clusters
- How to install parallel R using Conda
A basic understanding of R and Slurm on the HPC clusters is helpful but not required.


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