May 2009 Archives

Congratulations Lisa Arrastia

Lisa Arrastia who awarded an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Congratulations to Lisa, who, according to the AAUW was one of 64 Fellows selected from 1,175 applications from such diverse disciplines as biology, philosophy, and anthropology.

University of WI-Madison Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring a visiting assistant professor for 2009-2010. Applicants are recommended to have past teaching experience. Application deadline: June 1, 2009 or until filled.

Fulbright Information Sessions

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce five Fulbright Information Sessions for students for the 2010-2011 academic year.

PCard Receipt Reminder

PCard receipts for all purchases made through 5/22/09 are due to Melanie by May 29, 2009.

The New York Metro American Studies Association Call for Papers

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) announces a call for papers for our 2009 annual one-day conference in Manhattan, November 14, 2009. Proposals due: June 30, 2009.

Congratulations Juliana Hu Pegues

Congratulations to Juliana Hu Pegues who has won an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for 2009-2010.

Marie Milsten-Fiedler Retirement

As Marie Milsten-Fiedler nears her date of retirement, please join us to mark her over 23 years of service to the University. Marie's last day at the University is Friday, June 5th, but American Studies will host a public celebration on Wednesday, May 20th from 1:30 - 3:30. Please see attached invitation for details.

Communication Law Review Special Issue

Communication Law Review is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of “Critical Race Theory and Communication Studies.” Graduate students as well as faculty are highly encouraged to submit manuscripts for this special issue. Deadline: August 1, 2009.

Teaching Assistant AFRO 3601W

A teaching assistant is sought for AFRO 3601W: “Introduction to African Literatures” (either 25% = 10 hours a week or 50% = 20 hours a week

Office Keys

Grad instructors and TA's with Scott Hall offices: Please return keys to department office by Wednesday, 5/20

Office Spaces

Grad instructors and TA's occupying office space on the 3rd floor of Scott Hall must remove all personal items from offices by Wednesday, 5/20. Any unclaimed items will be removed.

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Retreat is Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center.

MAASA Webmaster Position

The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) invites application for the position of webmaster. The regular term of appointment will be one full calendar year with $3500 stipend. Application due: May 20, 2009.


Congratulations to Zhihui (Sophia) Geng (Ph.D. 2008) who has just been awarded the 2009 Academic Advisor of the Year Award at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, where she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Congratulations SooJin Pate

Congratulations to SooJin Pate who has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2009-2010.

Marie's Retirement Celebration

Save the Date: Join us on Wednesday, May 20th for Marie's retirement celebration. We will celebrate in Scott Hall from 1:30 - 3:30. More details to follow.

CLA Agreement for the Completion of Incomplete Work

Instructors must submit a CLA Agreement for the Completion of Incomplete Work form for each Incomplete grade you assign. Please provide a copy to Marie for filing with the final grade report. Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SPAN 221

SPAN 221, “Reading Spanish,” will be taught by Professor Joseph Towle summer 2009, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ENGL 8090

ENGL 8090, “Whose Nature? The Environment in Humanistic Inquiry,” will be lead by Professor Dan Philippon. This new interdisciplinary dissertation-writing seminar is intended for advanced graduate students who are working on dissertation-related writing. Meeting times for fall 2009 are Thursdays 3:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

8th Crossroads Conference in Hong Kong

The 8th Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies will be hosted by the Department of Cultural Studies jointly with Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development Programme of Lingnan University in Hong Kong during June 17-21, 2010.

Library Book and Video Return

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return materials to the "task box" in the department office by Friday, May 15, 2009.

"Teaching with Writing 2009" Seminar

The University of Minnesota's Center for Writing will be holding its annual 5 day seminar "Teaching with Writing 2009" for Faculty, Graduate Instructors, and Teaching Assistants. The seminar will take place August 24th-28th, 2009 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Registration ends August 7th, 2009 or when seminar fills.

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