September 9, starting at 7 p.m.: MCAT2015: A discussion about upcoming changes
more information, please see Article #2;
September 16, starting at 1 p.m. in the Montesi
Room of Buckman Hall: First impressions Series – Professional
Image & Business Etiquette, sponsored by Career Services. This is especially
relevant to those of you who will be invited for interviews;
September 17, in Buckman 207, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Mock Interview Day, sponsored by Career
September 18, 12 to 2 p.m., Buckman Hall 211 (Montesi Room): STEM Showcase:
A Career & Internship Expo for Science, Technology, Engineering &
Thursday, September 18th - 12:00 to 2:00 pm, Buckman
Join us for this opportunity to meet around a dozen employers who hire STEM
major students and alumni into internships and full-time positions.
Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes!
September 18, in Montesi, 12 to 2 p.m.: STEM Showcase: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Career Expo, sponsored by Career Services;
September 19: It’s
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
For more information, please see Article #4.
September 23, 2:00 to 5 p.m., Practice Test Drive: Practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT,
MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT Practice Tests.
This is an opportunity to take a retired
version (in some cases, slightly abbreviated) of a retired test, minus the
essay portions. It's a great way to see your areas of strength, and
areas of weakness, and where you need to study further. RSVP thru CareerLinX by September 18th.
September 25: Graduate School Expo. Please
note that the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, usually held in late
October or early November, has been merged with this event. Canale Arena,
After quite a few years of planning, the new MCAT will be
launched in 2015. It will be
lengthened to an entire day of testing, and it will include questions that
pertain to psychology and sociology, as well as the more traditional natural
sciences. Dr. Eisen will give a
presentation on the new format, starting at 7 p.m.
As an incentive for pre-med students to attend this
presentation, Mama Dee’s Italian Ices will be
serving dessert, starting at 6:30 p.m., on the first floor of Assisi
News from the
Association of American Medical Colleges
Fundraising at the
nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals increased 16.2 percent
in 2013, demonstrating an overall increase in fundraising at academic
medical centers for the first time since 2008, according to an annual
survey administered by the AAMC. The 2013 Annual Development Survey analyzed
data from 137 institutions reporting development
program activity for 2012–2013. The survey found that the majority of
private gifts from individual donors, 85 percent, come from those
“unaffiliated” with a medical school or teaching hospital—likely
grateful patients or families of those affected directly by an
institution. The remaining 15 percent of gifts from individual donors
come from alumni or staff of an institution. An executive summary of the report
highlights additional key findings, and an infographic illustrates trends
based on this year’s data. For more information, visit www.aamc.org/developmentsurvey.
issued the third funding announcement under
its Pragmatic Clinical Studies initiative, which offers up to $90
million in support for studies that address practical comparative
questions faced by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision
makers. The awards support efforts to help patients make
better-informed decisions about their health care. PCORI also will
provide up to $10 million in direct costs for studies lasting up to
five years through this funding opportunity. Letters of Intent will be
competitive and are due Wed., Oct. 1 by 5:00 p.m. (ET).
(CC) students could be one way to diversify the physician workforce,
according to a new set of Academic
Medicine articles currently available online
ahead-of-print. Authors of one study found that nearly
one-third of all medical school enrollees have attended a CC at some
point during their educational careers, and there is a greater
correlation between those who used a CC pathway and the intent to work
with minority populations. The data also showed that Latinos made up
the largest percentage of students who used a CC pathway compared with
other racial-ethnic groups. In a corresponding commentary, the authors point out
that medical schools accept CC students at much lower rates and
potentially may be overlooking a significant source of diverse,
high-achieving applicants as a result.
The AAMC will be
offering its final three-day seminar on unconscious bias at The
University of California, San Francisco, School
of Medicine on Oct. 7–9. The seminars are designed to help academic
medicine faculty and administrators and other health care and
biomedical research professionals understand how unconscious biases can
compromise diversity and inclusion efforts in admissions, curriculum
development, counseling, or faculty advising. In a small-group setting,
participants learn how to identify and confront these biases. In 2015,
the seminars will be available only in a one-day format. To learn more
and/or register, please visit www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/322996/lablearningonunconsciousbias.html.
Jr., M.D., was installed as the next president of
the National Medical Association (NMA) during the NMA's Annual
Convention and Scientific Assembly. Sanders is
a practicing internist and teaches internal medicine, business
principles, and patient safety/quality improvement to residents and
medical students at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The story goes that two blokes, John Baur
and Mark Summers were playing racquetball, and started to insult each other
as they imagined pirates would. This
eventually evolved into a small celebration among friends…until Dave Barry,
syndicated columnist, wrote an article on this goofy observance. Mr. Bauer and Mr. Summers became
celebrities as media were contacting them for more details.
This “holiday” has morphed into a wonderful excuse to “unleash
your Inner Buccaneer”, and the website for this mayhem is http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html
We are the
Buccaneers, after all, so I believe that it is incumbent on all of us to find
out niche in this wonderful world of piratitude.
If you have any ideas, please contact me (Seafarin’ Stan, AKA Cap’n Breadhook) at email@example.com
August 2014 ENEWSLETTER
A MESSAGE FROM
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
month’s enews, we are providing the
required Public Notice that the Wolf River Conservancy is seeking
accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation
Commission. In Sept.2012, the WRC Board of Directors approved a
resolution to adopt the Land Trust
Alliance (LTA) Land Trust Standards and Practices in order to
become an accredited land trust. Accredited status conveys to
landowners and WRC supporters the message: “Invest in us. We are a strong, effective organization
you can trust to conserve your land forever.”
LTA accreditation is a mark of distinction. Of
approximately 1700 land trusts in United States, only 280 have
achieved LTA accreditation. The public is increasingly demanding
accountability from government and nonprofit organizations, including
land trusts. Independent accreditation publicly recognizes a land
trust’s ability to protect important natural places and working lands
forever and provides the assurance of quality and permanence in land
conservation which donors and the public seek. Preparing for
accreditation through the application process also affords land trusts
the opportunity to review and implement policies that help streamline
their operations and lead to more effective land conservation.
The first step in the process is adopting a land
conservation strategy. Land trusts exist in our country to serve various
missions; some protect grazing lands, others protect civil war
battlefields from urban sprawl, others protect natural areas. The WRC
land conservation strategy is driven by our commitment to protect the
water, wildlife and woods in the Wolf River watershed. Currently,
there are 57,000 acres protected in our watershed by the WRC and
other agencies. Our work is just beginning! Only with your support
can we continue to implement our mission.
Please visit www.wolfriver.org
to join or renew your membership, check out upcoming activities,
your tickets to the Greenway Soiree on Sept. 20th!. Thank you.
Notice: WRC Seeks Accreditation from Land Trust Accreditation
The land trust accreditation
program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national
quality standards for protecting land. The Wolf River Conservancy is
pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public
comment period is now open. Learn
and Dance at the Greenway Soiree!
The annual dinner on
the Wolf River Greenway will feature great food and live music. Enjoy
an evening in support of the WRC mission. Learn More...
Highlights: Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Now is the time to
see lots of migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and butterflies of
all sizes and colors. Want to know more about them and how to help? Learn More...
Spotlight: Gwyn Fisher
WRC thanks Gwyn
Fisher for her active and enthusiastic efforts since 2013! Learn More...
Family Paddle on the Urban Wolf
On Aug. 23, WRC
River Guides led a trip from Houston Levee to Walnut Grove Rd. with
stops for picnicing, swimming and lots of
Doug Tallamy to Speak on Sept. 4th
Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and
co-author of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty
and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, makes his first appearance in Memphis on Sept. 4th. Learn More...
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