Charting Your Course III, Part 2: CV of Failures - A Scientist's Guide to Resilience (EPISODE 2: Dean Emma Dench, Professor Cassandra Extavour, and Professor Rachel Wilson)


Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Countway Library - Lahey Room

The Program in Graduate Education (PGE) is pleased to host an open forum to discuss resilience and overcoming failure, featuring the following speakers:

Dr. Emma Dench

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Dr. Cassandra Extavour

Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr. Rachel Wilson

Martin Family Professor of Basic Science in the Field of Neurobiology

Howard Hughes Medical Investigator

Our speakers will share their stories as part of an educational forum and social event.

Resilience - the ability to withstand and rebound from adversity - is a positive contributor to maintaining good mental health. Resilience is often discussed as a personal attribute, yet it plays an equally important role in career navigation.  A recent Nature spotlight drew attention to a series of articles outlining the importance and benefits of failure in science. This series also created an opportunity to discuss the prevalence of perceived failures and the many instances of these that all scientists have to overcome.  This event "CV of Failures" was sparked by the namesake Nature article.

Host: Jason Heustis (PGE)

Please RSVP (sign-up below) and join us for this educational event and Friday evening social!


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