For those of you who couldn't attend the David Noble Retirement Celebration, please check out these slides and some related press coverage.
April 2009 Archives
The fourth annual American Studies Senior Seminar and Graduation Celebration to honor graduates, scholarship and other award recipients will be Thursday, May 14, 5:00 p.m.-¬ 7:00 p.m., main floor Scott Hall. RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2009.
Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, and TAs with sections: Spring 2009 evaluations have been distributed, please make sure to check your mailbox to pick them up.
“Race, Citizenship, and the End(s) of Black Politics: The Case of Kanye West’s Diamonds (Are from Sierra Leone)”, presented by Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of media studies at CUNY-Queens College, will take place at the Communication Studies Department’s Wednesday Noon Research meeting on May 6, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. in Ford Hall B15.
Congratulations to Joseph Bauerkemper, PhD '08 , who has accepted a renewable appointment as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA in the Department of English.
Last Friday Laura sent an email to each person who submitted an application for the Teaching and Teaching Assistant pools for next year. Please remember you must submit application (s) to be eligible for an assignment. We were surprised by the low number of applications so we have extended the deadline to Friday, May 1, 2009.
Chicano Studies has announced two campus visits for their department search.
The University of Minnesota Department of English is pleased to announce the 2009 Diaspora Studies Conference entitled “Diasporic Hegemonies IV: Artists, Activists and Academics on the Uses of Diaspora” on June 26-28, 2009.
COMM 8611, “Habermas and the Public Sphere” will be taught by Alan Gross, Communications Studies Professor.
CLA and the University of Minnesota’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) are offering a $1000 honorarium to CLA graduate students selected as OLLI course leaders. Deadline for Fall 2009 course suggestions is June 24, 2009.
Wheaton College, Department of Sociology and Anthropology have an open rank position for the areas of social change, gender, family, sociology of sexuality, and environmental sociology. Application deadline: immediately until filled.
Northeastern University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position, especially those with research interests in gender and science, work, organization, and institutional policy. Application deadline: immediate until filled.
PCard receipts for all purchases made through 4/24/09 are due to Melanie by April 30, 2009.
The Minnesota Daily did an article on David Noble's 56 years at the University - it includes a wonderful picture of David! We have a few hard copies of the article available in the main office if you'd like to pick one up. http://www.mndaily.com/2009/04/19/living-and-teaching-history
If you are interested in teaching a course this summer, please email Colleen by this Friday, April 24th, to let her know what course(s) you would be interested in teaching. Instructors are needed for AmSt 3113W, AmSt 3252W and AmSt 3253W. Colleen's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Macalester College and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is seeking a faculty member for the 2009-2010 school year. Ph.D. is required. Application review begins immediately.
TH 8120, “Arts-Based Action Research: Performing Civic Engagement”, taught by Professor Sonja Kuftinec will meet Mondays 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Institute for Global Studies has up to three openings for 50% time assistantship positions in the 2009-10 academic year. You may send your materials to the Institute or apply online at http://tinyurl.com/dmpgb6. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on April 24, 2009.
David Noble is retiring after 56 years of teaching. There will be an event honoring him in April.
“Byron’s Ghosts” will be presented by Professor Susan Wolfson of Princeton University and sponsored by the English Department Graduate Student Organization and the Nineteenth-Century British Subfield on April 16, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in 207A Lind.
“Honoring Carol Miller” with poet Heid Erdrich is a VG/Voices from the Gap Event on April 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in 125 Nolte Hall. The event is to celebrate Dr. Carol Miller who is retiring May 2009.
ARTH 5575, " Boom/Bust: American Art from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression", taught by Jennifer Marshall, American Studies Associate Professor.
ASLH Kathryn Preyer Award: On behalf of our Program in Law and History and the American Society for Legal History, please note the attached call for papers/award information for junior scholars.
Jean O'Brien, Associate faculty in American Studies, is series advisor for the PBS Series, "We Shall Remain, " which began Monday, April 13th.
Congratulations to Emily Smith who has won the prestigious national Philanthropic Educational Organization Fellowship for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Master of Arts in Women's Health program at Suffolk University in Boston is pleased to offer an annual, full tuition scholarship for students interested in African American women's health.
The History Department at the University of Saint Thomas is pleased to announce an upcoming presentation by Dr. Anne Klejment about the “Spirituality of Dorothy Day’s Pacifism” on April 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the OEC Auditorium.
The Anthropology Department’s Graduate Student Workshop on Publishing will be presented by editors from “Cultural Anthropology” Kim and Mike Fortun on April 16, 2009 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in 389 Hubert H. Humphrey.
Emory University in Atlanta is pleased to announce a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference, “Thinking the Enemy”, September 25-26, 2009. Abstracts due: April 20, 2009.
“Women and Hip Hop” open discussion will take place April 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Coffman Union 324.
Book orders for Fall semester faculty and grad instructors are DUE Monday, April 20, 2009.
The American Indian Studies Department is seeking volunteers to provide support during the 2009 meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association on May 20-23, 2009.
ALL 5261, “Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice” is being offered fall 2009.
“Individual Conscience in European Legal History, 1200-1650” will be presented by University of Chicago Professor Richard Helmholz and sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School on April 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in Mondale Hall Room 50.
University of Minnesota Payroll has asked that we share this information regarding changes in income tax withholding. The attachment includes information on how to locate and use the government withholding calculator, to see if these changes will affect you.
“Conversations on Music and Sound Studies” will be presented by George Lewis on April 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in 280 Ferguson Hall.
To apply for a TA-ship next year, please complete the attached application (s). One is for assisting in the classroom, the other for teaching. To be eligible for the teaching positions you must have passed your preliminary examinations. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Friday, April 17, 2009.