NextGen Association Meetup: “Semantic Figurative Metaphors in Information Visualization” May 26

Please join us for the next NextGen Association Meetup on Data Visualization on Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM in the Zambezi Room:
Presenter: Pedro Miguel Cruz, Assistant Professor of Information Visualization at Northeastern University –

Title: Semantic Figurative Metaphors in Information Visualization
Summary: The personal approach of Pedro Miguel Cruz, designer and explorer, to information visualization. Several case studies are discussed, emphasizing how they use visual semantic metaphors to enhance communication and connect with the audience. The information visualized refers to diverse topics such as consumption in supermarkets, road traffic, the decline of overseas empires and relations between political and corporate powers in Portugal.
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This meetup is open to the community and refreshments will be served.

Finances: From the big picture to developing a project budget, Jan. 6

Join us for a special presentation on January 6, 12:00-1:00 in the Monadnock Room. Featuring presentations by John Travia, Director of Financial Services, Stacey Donnelly, Sr. Director of Strategic Operations and Emme Handy, Director of Financial Planning.

  • Did you ever wonder how research institutions and universities make financial decisions? We will cover finances at the institutional level to allow you to gain that perspective.
  • How does F&A or indirect work?  You will leave with a general understanding of facilities and administration (F&A) costs and why it is critical to the research enterprise.
  • What are the basics of a project budget and what are the items people often forget? We will go over a project level budget and how to estimate costs.

Please register if you’d like to attend. Lunch will be served.

Cookies & Cocoa, December 18

We hope to see you tomorrow (12/18) for our Cookies & Cocoa party. Drop by when you have a free moment for a cookie and some hot cocoa!
Ugly sweaters are not required (but encouraged!)
Cookies & Cocoa
Friday, December 18
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Zambezi Room
Cookies & Cocoa

NextGen Association Meetup: “Reuse, develop and share biological visualizations with BioJS” December 11

Join us for the next NextGen Association Meetup on Data Visualization on December 11, 2015 – 12:00-1:00 in the Olympus Room.

Topic: Reuse, develop and share biological visualizations with BioJS.
Presenter: David Dao, Broad Institute Imaging Platform

During this meetup, we will discuss how to use web technologies like D3, Polymer and BioJS to develop and share interactive and modular web visualizations for biological data.

Please click here for more information about NextGen Association Meetups. This event is sponsored by the NextGen Association for Postdocs and Grad Students and the Office of Academic Affairs.

NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students Planning Meeting, December 8

All Broad-affiliated postdocs and grad students are invited to attend the next planning meeting for the NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students on Tuesday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Marcy Room (3rd Floor, 415 Main).
If you’ve ever been interested in how the association works to support the trainee community, please stop by! Lunch will be served.

Nailing the interview: How to prepare for your faculty job interview, November 30

Join us on November 30 as our panel of faculty share their insight on everything related to the Academic Job interview. Topics covered will include the preparing for your interview, job talks and chalk talks, and insight into the minds of the search committee.

Monday, November 30
12:00-1:00 PM
Monadnock Room, 2nd Floor, 415 Main Street

Panelists include:
Monty Krieger, PhD, MIT
Alex Shalek, PhD, MIT
Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, HMS & DFCI

Lunch will be served. If you’d like to attend, please register at

This event is sponsored by the NextGen Association for Postdocs & Grad Students and the Office of Academic Affairs as part of an ongoing series of career development seminars.

Nailing the Interview