Biophysical Society Bulletin | October 2020
Officers President Catherine A. Royer President-Elect Frances Separovic Past-President David W. Piston Secretary Erin Sheets Treasurer Kalina Hristova Council Linda Columbus Michelle A. Digman
The BPS PUI Network The BPS PUI Network, sponsored by the Education Committee, was formed to bring PUI faculty and individuals aspiring to work at PUIs together. The goal of the network is to create an environment for current PUI faculty to share experiences with one another. Graduate students and postdocs interest- ed in obtaining academic positions at PUIs are encouraged to join. To kick off the new network, the PUI Network sponsored its very first webinar on August 11, 2020, titled “Challenges and Opportunities Teaching at a PUI During 2020.” Webinar registrants had the opportunity to express their topic(s) of interest for panelists to discuss. Some of the topics that were covered during the webinar included panelists’ individual experiences in conducting remote learning, technology advantages and barriers, as well as how their respective institutions are addressing the issue of racism and discrimination. The webinar also featured a Q&A session. The moderators and panelists were:
Erin C. Dueber Marta Filizola Gilad Haran
Francesca Marassi Joseph A. Mindell Carolyn A. Moores
Anna Moroni Jennifer Ross David Stokes Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede Biophysical Journal Jane Dyson Editor-in-Chief The Biophysicist Sam Safran Editor-in-Chief
Marc Edwards , Amherst College Afra Panahi , Emmanuel College Anu Seshan , University of California SanMarcos Mark Testori , Bay Path University Yadilette Rivera- Colón , Bay Path University, moderator Kambiz Hamadani , University of California SanMarcos, chat moderator To connect PUI Network members and continue the conversation from the webinar, a group was created within BPS Forums, which is BPS’ online communication platform. BPSmembers who have indicated their interest in the Network are automatically subscribed to the group where they can communicate with other Network members, and be part of a growing community. If you would like to be part of the PUI Network, sign up at https:/ www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGXJYS9. Questions regard- ing the PUI Network can also be directed to Joon Kwak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society Office Jennifer Pesanelli Executive Officer Newsletter Executive Editor Jennifer Pesanelli Managing Editor Beth Staehle
View the webinar at www.biophysics.org/webinars
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Mark your calendars and plan to participate in the 6th Annual BiophysicsWeek!
Celebrate and promote biophysics by planning a virtual event. Biophysics Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness and support for biophysics research. Every year, the Biophysical Society, along with Biophysics Week Partners and Affiliate Event Organiz- ers, hosts events and activities in communities around the world all week long. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all BPS Affiliate Events for 2021 will be virtual.
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