Spirit, pride and tradition — register now for Family Weekend


September 19, 2017

Steeped in Sun Devil spirit and filled with activities for students, families and the entire ASU community, the annual fall tradition of Family Weekend will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13–15.

With three days of activities wrapped around ASU’s home football game against the Washington Huskies, Family Weekend 2017 will feature something for everyone, including Sun Devils and their families, younger siblings, non-traditional and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni. family taking a selfie during family weekend at ASU Download Full Image

Registration is available on the Family Weekend website for all events, including the game-day Signature Barbecue and Devils on Mill block party, Sparky’s Spirit Hike up “A” Mountain, academic college activities and much more. New events are being added each week, such as behind-the-scenes campus tours and the annual Mill Madness event to showcase Sun Devil Basketball.

Most of the events are free, but many require an RSVP to attend. Check out the Family Weekend website for schedule details and to register. If you have additional questions, email them to familyweekend@asu.edu

ASU Graduate College to celebrate contributions of postdoctoral scholars

Series of events recognizes National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Sept. 18–22


September 19, 2017

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding the eighth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Sept. 18–22. Arizona State University's Graduate College is joining the celebration by organizing and hosting a Postdoc Social and series of Brown Bag Talks.

During this weeklong celebration, institutions are encouraged to plan activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development in the United States. Last year, 98 institutions in 34 states, Canada and India hosted 350 events to recognize the work of postdoctoral researchers. ASU’s Graduate College is honoring the many contributions to research and teaching made by postdocs at ASU through a series of events. Thank you postdocs Download Full Image

On Monday, Sept. 18 the Graduate College hosted a mixer for postdocs and their significant others at Culinary Dropout, offering postdocs the chance to network and foster a community at ASU.  

Later in the week there will be two Brown Bag Talks from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hayden Library C6A on the Tempe campus. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Len Fine from Science Foundation Arizona will give a talk titled, “Making the Most of Your Time as a Postdoc.” On Friday, Sept. 22, Brian H. Smith, associate dean and professor of life sciences at ASU will discuss how to transition from graduate school to postdoc life. He’ll touch on interview skills, how to best present yourself, and orientation to workplace realities.

For a list of events and registration information, see: https://graduate.asu.edu/national-postdoc-appreciation-week

For information on events across the country, see: http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/default.asp?page=2016NPAW.