Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:50 in Foege Auditorium (S 060) unless otherwise noted. There is a remote viewing option for those who prefer not to attend presentations in person.
Speakers must post references for their Journal Club by the Friday preceding their talk. References should be given to Brian Giebel (bgiebel
[ a t ] uw.edu) to be posted on this page. If you are unable to speak at the appointed time, please arrange to change dates with someone else (please notify Brian when you make changes).
References are posted as they are received - and sometimes this is several months in advance. Please be sure to check the current and past schedules to make sure your proposed article hasn't already been reserved or previously presented by another speaker.
New: Beginning with the 2022-2023 schedule, Journal Club guidelines have changed as follows:
Second Year students
Students will present a paper during winter quarter. The paper can be related to their own work and could be chosen with the intent of helping students prepare for their General Exam. Although relevant to the student’s project, the paper should not be published by a group affiliated with the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, or other institutions in the Seattle area. The chosen paper should be good, that is, scientifically rigorous and documenting an important finding. The student’s faculty advisor will help the student choose a suitable paper, design slides, and organize the presentation. The faculty advisor will give feedback at a practice talk together with a more-senior student from another lab who will be assigned to each second-year student. The practice talk should occur at least one week before the JC presentation to allow sufficient time for modifying the talk and for contacting the authors of the paper for pertinent information. The students are encouraged to present a preprint and, with oversight from the faculty mentor, to provide feedback to the authors. Students must select a date that their faculty advisor can attend and that also allows the faculty advisor to attend a practice talk at least one week prior.
Third Year students
Each third-year student will review the list of regular seminar speakers for the coming year and vote on their top three choices. The top 5-6 speaker choices will provide the basis for lunch-time meetings that the entire class will attend. Based on each student’s individual choices, groups of 2-3 students will be assigned to “host” a speaker whose work is interesting to them. The hosts will contact the speaker and ask him/her to identify a paper that all the graduate students attending the Wednesday lunch will read. That lunch meeting will be extended to allow enough time for lunch and discussion. The "host" students will lead the discussion of the paper, preferably having provided a set of guiding questions for others to consider while reading the paper. Note, the net result of this plan is that some faculty lunches with seminar speakers will involve reading and discussing a paper, and others will not.
Fourth Year students
Students will present a paper during fall quarter that is not directly related to their own work. It may be a paper in a field that they intend to pursue as a postdoctoral fellow, or it may be in any field, but it may not be a paper published by a group at the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, or other institutions in the Seattle area. The faculty advisor will help the student choose a paper, design slides, and organize the talk. Both the faculty advisor and an assigned fifth-year student will give feedback at a practice talk at least one week prior to the JC presentation. Students must select a date that their faculty advisor can attend and that also allows the faculty advisor to attend a practice talk at least one week prior.
First year students and students beyond their fourth year are not required to give JC presentations. Participation is optional for students from outside programs performing dissertation research in GS core faculty labs.
Session recordings are linked to the past Journal Club page.