September 2009 Archives

Critical Dialogues: Crossings in American Studies October 5, 2009

Please join CROSSINGS next Monday, OCTOBER 5, for the next event, a panel on "Race in the Midwest" featuring Tom Sarmiento, Alex Brickler, and Kate Beane. Note that Crossings will meet in Scott Hall ROOM 4 this week, from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Graduate Fall Commencement Ceremony Deadline

If you are graduating and plan to participate in the Fall commencement ceremony in December, the Graduate School's deadline to submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form is October 1, 2009.

Amherst College Open-Rank Position

The Amherst College Department of Women's and Gender Studies seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure-track or tenured) to begin in the fall of 2010. Ph.D. required. Submission deadline: November 15, 2009.

Cornell University Visiting Professor Position

The ILR School at Cornell University seeks applications for a non-tenure track, open rank, Visiting Professor, for a two-year appointment in the history of U.S. workers, labor or related social, political, comparative or transnational history. Review of material begins October 15, 2009.

New York University-Tiro a Segno Fellowship in Italian American Studies

The Department of Italian Studies and the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at New York University invites applications for the Tiro a Segno Fellowship in Italian American Studies. The visiting fellowship is preferred for area of studies in history, film, anthropology, religious studies, cultural studies, and American Studies. Proposal deadline: November 1, 2009.

Iowa State University Assistant/Associate Professor Position

The American Indian Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: October 31, 2009.

CSUN Assistant Professor Position

The Northridge Asian American Studies Department at the Asian American Studies California State University invites applications for an Assistant Professorship position. Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, or closely related field is required. Application deadline: December 14, 2009.

Flu Clinic Postponed

Due to an unexpected delay for seasonal influenza vaccine, the walk-in flu clinic scheduled for Wednesday, September 30 has been postponed. Boynton Health Service apologizes for any inconvenience.

Quadrant Fellows 2010-2011

Call for applications for Quadrant Fellows 2010-11 ­ now available at Applications are due November 20. Please note that Quadrant fellowships are not open to faculty or staff of the University of Minnesota.

IAS Faculty Fellows

Call for applications for IAS Faculty Fellows 2010-11 ­ now available at Applications are due October 23. Please note that they are changing our application process to an online system; full instructions on the mechanics will be posted at their site shortly.

BGAPSA Welcome Back Kick-Off BBQ

Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (BGAPSA) presents their Welcome Back Kick-Off BBQ on Friday, September 25, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Riverbend Plaza behind Coffman. Friends, family, and allies are welcome as well.

Fall Deadline for Thesis Research Grants

The Graduate School's thesis research grant competition is open to students at the beginning phases of graduate work as well as to ABDs. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to support Domestic thesis research and grants of up to $5,000 are available to conduct international thesis research. Application deadline: October 1, 2009.

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics Call for Articles

Published by the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, Alif, welcomes articles in the field of American area studies illuminating new trends in historiography, anthropology, arts, sociology, and literatures. Submission deadline: October 1, 2009.

Leftover Potluck Items

Reminder: Missing a bowl, utensil, or tupperware from the American Studies Potluck? Please pick up from the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. All unclaimed items will be disposed of Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 4:00pm.

PCard Receipt Reminder

PCard receipts for all purchases made through 9/25/09 are due to Melanie by September 30, 2009.

"Negotiating Dignity: Flight Attendant Labor and the Age of Neoliberalism"

Please join "Critical Dialogues: Crossings in American Studies" for our first meeting of the semester. Ryan Murphy, a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, will be workshopping his dissertation introduction, "Negotiating Dignity: Flight Attendant Labor and the Age of Neoliberalism" with comments by Professor Tracey Deutsch. The paper precirculates, so please see the attached PDF.

Critical Dialogues: Crossings in American Studies

Critical Dialogues: Crossings in American Studies is a gathering hosted by the American Studies Department that provides a space to share scholarship, performance, and dialogue. Throughout the 2009 fall semester, there will be six Monday sessions held at 3:30pm in the Commons, Scott Hall 105.

Transgender Health and HIV Prevention Study-Graduate Research Assistant Position

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a graduate research assistant to support a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Transgender Health and HIV prevention. The position is for 20 hours a week. If interested please apply as soon as possible.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports the final year of dissertation work for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. $25,000 stipend. Application deadline: November 15, 2009.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies. The fellowship offers awards for candidates doing original significant research about gender that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Application deadline: October 11, 2009.

"Soul of a People: the Federal Writers' Project"

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce, "Soul of a People: the Federal Writers' Project," September 19 - October 22, 2009. These events are free and open to the public.

University of Missouri-Columbia Assistant/Associate Professor Position

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri has reopened the search for a Assistant/Associate position in African American and Gender Topics. Application review begins October 1, 2009.

University Walk-in Flu Clinics

The University has announced the Walk-in Flu Clinic schedule for the seasonal flu vaccine. University of Minnesota Walk-in Flu Clinics are open to University of Minnesota students, employees, and dependents of employees (who are covered by the employee's University-sponsored medical plan). Seasonal Flu vaccinations will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to students, staff, and faculty.

Roger Williams University Assistant Professor Position

Roger Williams University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of American Studies/United States History position beginning September 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: November 15, 2009.

Wesleyan University Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Wesleyan University invites applications for the 2010-2011 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellowships are for Native American Studies and Latin American Studies. Ph.D. required. Annual $45,000 stipend. Application deadline: December 4, 2009.

"Indigenous Sexualities: A Symposium"

The American Indian Studies Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce, " Indigenous Sexualities: A Symposium", on September 16, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Asian American Cultural Center.

Quadrant Fellows and Visiting Scholars Fall Presentations

The University of Minnesota Press, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability group of Quadrant invite you to the Fall presentations by our Quadrant Fellows and visiting scholars.

The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship at Princeton University

The Princeton Program in American Studies is pleased to announce The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship for the 2010-2011 school year. The Anschutz fellow is expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program. Application deadline: November 13, 2009.

Task Box Moved

Update: The "Task Box" has been moved from the faculty/staff mailboxes to the counter of the reception desk. Instruction sheets for the Task Box can be found on the bulletin board above the copier, and we request at least a two day turnaround time for tasks.

Fellowships and Taxes

Those of you on fellowship may find the University website site about fellowships and taxes informative We are also including a link to the pdf form to request withholding of graduate fellowship income tax Please feel free to contact Colleen with questions.

Employee Self Service

The Human Resources Self Service website allows you to sign up for direct deposit, view your pay check statements, update your address, and more. The location of the site is:

Paycheck Information

Fall TA appointments began August 31st, 2009. The first pay date of the semester is September 23rd, and checks are distributed every two weeks on Wednesdays. Please contact Colleen at 612-624-1871 if you have any questions regarding pay.

"De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: The U.S. and Asia"

Reminder: American Studies Ph.D. alumnae Yuka Tsuchiya and Chia Youyee Vang will be lecturing on the new Japanese publication "De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: The U.S. and Asia". The lecture will be held this Friday, September 11, 2009 in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105 at 3:30 p.m.

Doctoral Final Examinations Online Scheduling

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that doctoral students will schedule their doctoral final examinations with the Graduate School online.

AMST Potluck Leftover Supplies

Missing a bowl, utensil, or tupperware from the AMST Potluck? Please pick up from AMST Commons Area. They're in a brown bag near the microwave.

Science & Public Policy Seeks Book Reviewers

Science & Public Policy is currently seeking reviewers for a number of books. If you are interested in reviewing one of the books and can complete the review within a four-month period please see additional information.

"Ashesh Barsha, Unending Monsoon"

Ananya Dance Theatre's, "Ashesh Barsha, Unending Monsoon," will be performed in the Southern Theatre, September 10-13, 2009. Pay as able Thursday, September 10, 2009.

Carleton College Postdoctoral Fellowship

The American Studies Program at Carleton College invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin September 1, 2010. Ph.D. requited by date of appointment. Application deadline: October 9, 2009.

Rutgers University-Assistant Professor Position

The Federated Department of History, Rutgers University, Newark, and New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor based at Rutgers University effective September 2010. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: October 10, 2009.

Staff Updates

Some staffing changes have been made due to the retirement of Marie Milsten-Fiedler. First, please join us in welcoming Laura Domine as a full time staff member to the department. Laura worked as a student employee last semester, so many of you already know her. She will be located in the main office, at Melanie Steinman's former desk. Melanie has moved to Marie's former office, and will be assuming DGS Assistant responsibilities. Liz Gau will be returning for her third year as a student employee.

Reminder: American Studies Annual Potluck Gathering

The annual department potluck gathering of students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the beginning of the academic year is this Thursday, September 3, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the home of Kale Fajardo. Please bring a dish to share (with serving spoon) -we are looking forward to a variety of creative contributions. Kale's address is 2806 14th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Director of Graduate Studies Office Hours

The Director of Graduate Studies, Kevin Murphy, will be holding his fall semester office hours on Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in his Scott Hall office, room 311. Please contact the department directly to schedule a DGS appointment and provide your name and a topic/description for the appointment.

"De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: the U.S. and Asia"

"De-Centering the Cultural Cold War: the U.S. and Asia" will be presented by Yuka Tsuchiya from Ehime University and Chia Youyee Vang from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sponsored by the American Studies Department, the lecture will be held September 11, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. in the Scott Hall commons, room 105.

Fall 2009 Syllabi and Office Hours

Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura at by Monday, September 9, 2009. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

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