MCR bulletin 13/10/14- midweek update
- [EVENT] BioSoc Discussion with Professor Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate
- [NOTICE] Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club (CUTEC) are recruiting
- [TEACHING OPPORTUNITY] Teach Humanities with Reach Cambridge
- [EVENT] Pembroke Stokes Society talk: “Ebola: Ape Man Hunts Bat Virus”
- [VOLUNTEER] Department of Psychology recruiting study participants
- [VOLUNTEER] TAKE PART IN PAID PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (WITH MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW)
- [EVENT] Christians in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHAS) launch event for 2014-15
- [NOTICE] Cambridge Development Initiative is recruiting!
[EVENT] BioSoc Discussion with Professor Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate
Informal discussion on “Small and Large Challenges in Engineering the Biosphere” | Professor Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate | 15th October 7pm | Plant Sciences Large Lecture Theatre | www.biosoc.co.uk
Professor Andrew Fire will be conversing with the audience on “Small and Large Challenges in Engineering the Biosphere”. This will be an exciting start to Michaelmas and a chance to quiz a Nobel Laureate! Prof. Andrew Fire is professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and won a Nobel Prize for his work in the discovery of RNA interference.
Free for members, £2 for non-members, £10 for lifetime membership until 22nd October
Sign up for a dinner and chat with Prof. Fire: http://goo.gl/forms/yBktxYH074
[NOTICE] Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club (CUTEC) are recruiting
Are you interested in technology and entrepreneurship? Come and join Cambridge University Technology & Enterprise Club (CUTEC)’s Launch Event. Every year CUTEC hosts a multiplicity of events to inspire, enrich, and connect people with interest in technology entrepreneurship and help them to create. The Launch Event sets the pace and is a good place to find out what the club is about and what they do. CUTEC will help you getting the skills and knowledge you need to lift your idea of the ground and will give support to established startups. Next term, CUTEC is planning an idea challenge to tackle grand challenges through brainstorming sessions between scientists and engineers from different backgrounds. In the right environment everybody can indulge in “solving” and “creating”.
Sign up for the Launch Event via Eventbrite
Sign up for the CUTEC Newsletter to submerge in the Cambridge experience. You will be updated on inspirational lectures by technologists and entrepreneurs, workshops on technology and entrepreneurship skills, idea creation challenges, networking opportunities, and CUTEC’s startup support. Register here
Become part of the CUTEC team to connect with like-minded people (Executive, Vice-President, and Team positions available). You will be able to train your skills and network through CUTEC activities, while having access to startup mentors, and partaking in social gatherings. E-mail info[at]cutec.org
[TEACHING OPPORTUNITY] Teach Humanities with Reach Cambridge
A teaching opportunity at the start of December, relevant to all PhD/Postdoc students in Humanities subjects. Reach Cambridge has been running highly successful academic courses for international students since 2004, and this is an opportunity to teach on a course in the Humanities for a group of twenty six 14-15 year old students from a high-performing girls’ high school in Singapore. This exciting course will cover a range of topics across a variety of disciplines, including Geography, Social Anthropology and Philosophy.
See advert for more information
[EVENT] Pembroke Stokes Society talk: “Ebola: Ape Man Hunts Bat Virus”
Dr Peter Walsh on “Ebola: Ape Man Hunts Bat Virus”
Wednesday 15th October, 9pm
Nihon Room, Pembroke College
Free for members, £1 for non-members
You’ve probably heard a lot about Ebola virus in recent weeks. What you probably haven’t heard is that Ebola has killed about one third of the world gorilla population or that the current human outbreaks might have been prevented by tracking a spreading wave of Ebola infection in fruit bats. Come hear about these topics and also my research testing experimental Ebola vaccines for use on wild gorillas and chimpanzees: the same vaccines that could control the raging human outbreak in West Africa. Oh, yes, I will also explain why you are not going to die from Ebola…
[VOLUNTEER] Department of Psychology recruiting study participants
At the Department of Psychology we are always looking for people to take part in our experiments! We will pay you for participation (payment differs per experiment) and you get to learn a bit about psychology on top of that. Experiments are always run in the centre of town, so easy to reach.
Sign up* for our e-mail list to receive regular information about what experiments are going on:
Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion (CECE-)laboratory
* Signing up for the e-maillist does not mean you commit to taking any studies. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Food and wine provided! Doors will open at 8pm so that you have time to buy membership and grab a drink before the talk starts.
[VOLUNTEER] TAKE PART IN PAID PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (WITH MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW)
This is an invitation to join the Participant Panel of the Cambridge Laboratory for Research into Autism (CLaRA) and the Visual Cognition Lab at the Department of Psychology.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with active research at the University. We would not be able to conduct this research without the time kindly given by volunteers and as a consequence we are always looking for participants to take part in psychology studies throughout the year. By completing the Questionnaire you will have the opportunity (though not any obligation) to participate in research studies as and when there is one suitable. We are looking for participants of all types to take part; you do not need to fit any criteria other than being fluent in English and 18+ years of age. As a thank you, for each study you would be offered cash, an Amazon voucher or some other payment for your time.
By following the link below you will be provided with more information on the type studies that we run as well as being able to take part in the Participant Panel.
As a thank you for your help, all those joining the Participant Panel will be entered into a monthly prize draw for a £10 Amazon voucher that will run for the academic year.
If you’ve taken part in the Participant Panel in previous years, please update your information to be entered into the prize draw and invited to studies running this year.
Many thanks in advance for you help!
[EVENT] Christians in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHAS) launch event for 2014-15
‘Don’t just do something, sit there: Christian faith and the point of scholarship’
A chance to meet, discuss and hear a talk by Dr Jonathan Chaplin.
Friday 17th October
Robinson College, Teaching Room 7
CHAS is an informal network of postgraduate students and faculty members in Cambridge in the humanities and social sciences. We seek to explore how the study of the humanities and social sciences relates to the Christian faith and to support each other in this enterprise. For further information, please contact David Parry.
Dr Jonathan Chaplin is the Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and a member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University. He is a specialist in Christian political thought, and has authored or edited nine books and reports, and many articles, in this field. He read PPE at Pembroke College, Oxford, and received an MPhil in Political Theory from the Institute for Christian Studies (Toronto) and a PhD from LSE. He previously served as Associate Professor of Political Theory at ICS Toronto, and was Visiting Lecturer at the VU University, Amsterdam, from 2007-2011. For a fuller biography and details of Dr Chaplin’s publications, see http://klice.co.uk/index.php/about/people/staff
[NOTICE] Cambridge Development Initiative is recruiting!
CDI is a student-led development consultancy seeking to recruit some of the brightest talents at the University of Cambridge. Together, we use some of today’s best solutions and ideas in international development to try and solve some of the most critical problems in our target communities within Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We collaborate heavily with Tanzanian partner organisations and run both an extensive UK-based training programme in addition to a two-month trip to Dar es Salaam in the summer.
Come and find out more at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th October
Location: Yusef Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College