March 2009 Archives

The Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals for is open. For the Academic Year 2010-2011, Fulbright lists 75 lecturing, research or combined lecturing/research awards in American Studies/Study of the United States, including 11 awards in the Distinguished Chairs Program. Application deadline: August 1, 2009.

"Why Aren’t There More Women in Science and Engineering?"

“Why Aren’t There More Women in Science and Engineering?” will be presented by Christina Hoff Sommers and sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Scholars will take place April 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center.

"Race and the Politics of Alternative Food"

“Race and the Politics of Alternative Food”, will be presented by Rachel Slocum and is sponsored by the What’s Up in Sustainable Agriculture Student Group and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. The presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on April 8, 2009 in Borlaug Hall 306.

PCard Receipt Reminder

PCard receipts for all purchases made through 3/25/09 are due to Melanie by Monday, April 6, 2009.

The Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis is pleased to announce the workshop, “Canadian Studies in the United States: A Workshop on Career and Professional Development Opportunities for Doctoral Candidates.” The workshop will take place April 8, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Consulate General of Canada.

"Cuba and the Atlantic World: Celebrating 400 Years of Espejo de Paciencia"

Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce “Cuba and the Atlantic World: Celebrating 400 Years of Espejo de Paciencia”. Panelists with present April 3, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in 426 Folwell Hall.

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2nd Annual Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase

The Graduate School is proud to present the second annual Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase sponsored in part by Beckman Coulter, April 7, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.

Oklahoma State University Department of American Studies invites applications for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2009-2010 academic year. Ph.D. in American Studies or cognate field and significant teaching experience is strongly preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Peter Lang Publishing Call for Chapter Submissions

Peter Lang Publishing is pleased to announce a call for chapter submissions for its book, “Tedious Journeys: Women of Color Use Autoethnograpy to Explore their Experiences in Higher Education.” They are looking for female professors of color as associate or full professors, and administrators. Proposals due: April 10, 2009.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Visiting Assistant Professor Position

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of American Indian Studies invites applications for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2009-2010 academic year. Ph.D. and teaching experience are expected. Application due: April 27, 2009.

Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend Annual Dinner

The annual dinner for graduate student recruitment weekend will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Elaine and Lary May. All graduate students, staff, faculty and associated faculty are invited to attend. To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please RSVP no later than Monday, March 30th. Send your RSVP to amstdy@umn.edu.

Save the Date

Please save the date, Thursday May 14, 2009 for the Senior Seminar and Graduation Celebration in American Studies. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until about 7:00 in the Grand Entrance to Scott Hall.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Matt Becker, (PhD 2007) who has been named Acquisitions Editor at the University of Nevada Press in Reno.

Congratulations to John Kinder, (PhD 2007) who has just accepted a tenure-track position in the American Studies program at OSU, Stillwater.

“Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation, 1790-1860”

“Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation, 1790-1860”, presented by Sarah C. Chambers is the third meeting of the Spring 2009 series of the Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. The presentation is on March 27, 2009 from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the History Conference Room in 1210 Heller Hall.

6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association Conference

University of Surrey, Guilford, UK calls for papers for the 6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association Conference, “Simulating the Social Processes of Science”, September 14-18, 2009. Submission deadline: April 14, 2009.

"The Cultural Politics of Pain, from Percodan to Kevorkian"

“The Cultural Politics of Pain, from Percodan to Kevorkian” will be presented by Professor Keith Wailoo April 1, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in Nolte 125.

Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

Northeastern Illinois University call for papers for the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender will take place once a month on Fridays, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the academic year at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. Submission deadline: April 25, 2009.

2009 Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference

The 2009 Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference sponsored by the Department of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder has announced its annual call for papers. The conference will be held September 12-13, 2009 in Boulder, CO. Submission deadline: June 20, 2009.

"The Tragedy of Transcendence: On the Meaning of the Arts of the Holocaust"

“The Tragedy of Transcendence: On the Meaning of the Arts of the Holocaust” presented by Philip Bohlman and sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies will take place April 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue.

Summer Institute of Civic Studies

Tufts University is pleased to announce its Summer Institute of Civic Studies held July 13-24. Open to PhD students from all institutions and disciplines.

Congratulations Bongsoo Park

Congratulations Bongsoo Park on receiving the highly competitive national ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

"How Cancer Crossed

“How Cancer Crossed the Color Line: Race and Disease in America” will be presented by Keith Wailoo March 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in Nolte 125.

CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program

American Studies is able to award CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) fellowships to four students currently enrolled in the Ph.D program. The fellowship includes a summer stipend of $4,000, and research funds up to $500. The deadline for application is Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Spring Final Classroom Assignments

Spring instructors who will NOT use their classroom during finals week should notify the department by writing to amstdy@umn.edu. This will help central scheduling meet the space demand during finals week. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, see link below to see the Spring Final Exam Schedule. Notify department by Monday, March 23.

http://onestop.umn.edu/calendars/final_exams/index.html

Dr. Judith Halberstam Presents Research Talk

Gender studies scholar Dr. Judith Halberstam of the University of Southern California is visiting the Department of English as a finalist in the search for an outside chair, and will be presenting a research talk on Thursday, March 12, 2:00 p.m., 207A Lind Hall.

Graduate School and Office of Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce a research symposium showcasing the research of fellows who received the U of MN Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Humphrey Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race, Gender, and Public Policy on March 25, 2009.

Purchase College Anthropologist Lecturer Postion

The Media, Society, and the Arts (MSA) Program at Purchase College is seeking an anthropologist for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position for 2009-2010. Eligible candidates must have completed a PhD in anthropology or a related discipline by time of appointment. Application deadline: March 20, 2009.

The Lisa and Jerry O'Brien Curatorial Fellowship

The University is pleased to announce the Lisa and Jerry O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship at the Weisman Art Museum. The fellowship awards a $20,000 stipend for a nine-month, full time appointment. All American Study graduates are eligible. Application deadline: May 1, 2009.

“Re-Configurations of American Studies”

Dartmouth College announces the 2009 Futures of American Studies Institute: “Re-Configurations of American Studies”, June 22-26, 2009. Application deadline: April 20, 2009.

Hmong Studies Graduate Fellowship

The Program in Asian American Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota announces a new graduate fellowship in any field of Hmong Studies, generously funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. All graduate students are eligible. Application deadline: April 1, 2009.

“Connections and Ruptures: America and the Middle East”

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is pleased to announce its third international conference, “Connections and Ruptures: America and the Middle East”, on January 6-9, 2010. Abstract deadline: June 1, 2009.

"Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference

The University of Chicago Minority Graduate Student Association presents its Sixteenth Annual “Eyes on the Mosaic” Graduate Student Conference on May 23, 2009. Deadline for abstract/film submission: April 3, 2009.

"Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summber 2009"

The Program in Law and History announces the “Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History Summer 2009” application. The Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $4,000 and up to $500 for research expenses. All CLA graduate students are eligible. Application deadline: March 27, 2009.

Mental Health Conversation & Information Panel

Active Minds presents Mental Health Conversation & Information Panel on April 1, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in Appleby Hall 319.

Preliminary Portfolio Examination/Preliminary Written Examination Deadlines

Third year students to remain in good standing should submit the Preliminary Portfolio Examination or Preliminary Written Examination to DGS Assistant Marie Milsten Fiedler by 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2009.

"Audrey Christensen Award"

The American Studies department announces the "Audrey Christensen Award" application. All American Studies graduate students may apply for the $500.00 grants for the purchase of books for use in research and study. Deadline is Monday, March 30, 2009.

"Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support"

The American Studies department announces the "Mulford Q. Sibley Graduate Fellowship for Summer Research Support" application for pre-ABD students in their first and second year. $2,000 per fellowship for up to three fellowships may be awarded. Deadline Monday, March 30, 2009.

"Summer Dissertation Writing Funds"

American Studies "Summer Dissertation Writing Funds" (up to $3,500) are available to ABD American Studies students for summer 2009 if they have not received the funds previously. Deadline for request: Monday, March 30, 2009.

Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship

Sociologists for Women in Society announces its Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship. The winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship and SWS membership for one year. Due: May 15, 2009.

CLA has updated (February 2009) its list of major programs offering funding for Humanities and Social Science One-year, Fellowship and Postdoctoral Programs for 2009-2010.

"Fabricating the Absolute Fake: American in Comtemporary Pop Culture"

Jaap Kooijman, visiting professor from the University of Amsterdam, will be speaking about his new book Fabricating the Absolute Fake: America in Contemporary Pop Culture, in Nolte Center on Tuesday March 10, at 4 p.m. http://events.tc.umn.edu/event.xml?occurrence=417397

“The Bone of Contention: Jerusalem and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, Current Barriers and Future Prospects,” presented by Yitzhak Reiter, Schusterman Visiting Scholar. This talk is a part of the 5th Annual Community Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies. The presentation is March 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Congregation.

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