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February 2010 Archives
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) has announced a grant program for the 2010/2011 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2010.
Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, will be giving this year's Erickson Legal History Distinguished Lecture, "The Spirit of the Law: Religion and the Constitution in Modern America", on March 10, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 50 of the Law School. Reception to follow.
Graduate Students: Please join the DGS and staff to discuss the upcoming recruitment weekend. We would like your ideas on caterers for the Saturday evening meal and on how you might want to be included in recruitment events on Friday afternoon and Saturday during the day. Please join us for a brief planning meeting at 3:30 pm this upcoming Monday, March 1, in the Scott Hall Commons (right before the Prelim Workshop). If you are interested in being involved but cannot attend the meeting please contact Melanie at email@example.com.
The Graduate School cordially invites graduate advisers to attend an interactive workshop on "Preparing for a Difficult Conversation: Techniques and Approaches for Tough Talks" on Monday, March 22 at the Campus Club. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce a new initiative: Friday Graduate Student Commons. The "Friday Grad Commons" is a collaboration between the Graduate School and multiple units to provide students with a quiet space in which to write/read and to also consult with staff and faculty on a wide range of topics related to the graduate student experience.
Please join CROSSINGS on Tuesday, MARCH 2, during the first event of the semester, featuring research presentations from Prof. BIANET CASTELLANOS and Prof. KALE FAJARDO. This event will take place in Scott Hall Commons 105, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Faculty and instructors who will NOT use their classroom during finals week should notify the department by writing Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, March 8th. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, check the schedule at http://onestop.umn.edu/calendars/final_exams/index.html
Please submit receipts for all February PCard purchases to date to Laura by Monday, March 1, 2010.
Macalester College is pleased to announce their 11th Annual American Studies Conference, "Freedom to Learn: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline," February 25-26, 2010.
Gender and Sexual Geographies of Blackness is pleased to announce a themed issue of Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. The central aim of this proposed themed issue is to examine the spatial relationships between gender, sexuality and blackness. Abstract deadline: March 1, 2010.
"Open Tuning: Blind Tom, Back (Metaphysical) Noise & New Theatricality" a lecture by Daphne Brooks from Princeton University on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Blegen 225.
The Center for Writing's Student Writing Support program is now accepting applications for graduate writing consultants to begin work Fall 2010. Grad students from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Graduate writing consultants typically work for 10-20 hours per week (25-50% appointment.) Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2010.
A workshop regarding the Preliminary Portfolio Examination requirement will be held on Monday, March 1, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Scott Hall room 2.
If you plan to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, please notify Melanie (email@example.com) by this Friday, February 12. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding internal application deadlines. Click here for information about the FLAS: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/grad/fundflas.html
CSCL Assistant Professor Search Finalist Erika Balsom is presenting a lecture titled "A Halted Quest for Understanding: The Indonesian Films of de Rijke & de Rooij" on February 12, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson Hall. Reception to follow.
The Center for the Study of the Americas at the University of Graz is pleased to announce a call for this year's Utrecht Network/C.SAS Summer School, "The Americas: When One is Not Enough". The summer school is offering five different seminars and takes place from July 18 - August 1, 2010 at Seggau Castle, Austria. Applications due: March 26, 2010.
Author and activist Jane Jeong Trenka is presenting a lecture titled "A Million Living Ghosts: Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea" tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 1pm in 100 Smith Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program, Zabel Lecture Series in the English Department, and the Consortium for the Study of the Asia.
SAVE THE DATES. American Studies Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend will take place April 2 and 3. Please continue to watch the Digest for more information about the weekend's events.
The Graduate School will be awarding up to 15 year-long Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) for 2010-11. American Studies may nominate up to three PhD graduate students. The fellowship award includes a $22,500 stipend. Internal Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
"Puzzles of Antiquity: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity" an exhibit sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts will take place April 11, 2010 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the Science Museum of Minnesota Discovery Hall. The Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. The fee is $21. Please register for the exhibition by April 2, 2010.
The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), and Irondale Ensemble Project (IEP) invite applications for a two year, grant funded position as a public historian to curate and scholar for, In Pursuit of Freedom, which focuses on the history of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in Brooklyn. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
The Society of Scholars in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong invites applications for the four 2010 research scholarships, one in each of the following fields: Comparative Literature (including Film Studies), Linguistics, Music (including Composition and Ethnomusicology) and Philosophy. Each scholarship is for two years and non-renewable. Scholarships begin September 1, 2010. Application deadline: March 31, 2010.
The Environmental Humanities Project, in collaboration with the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on cultures of nature in the American West. The appointment is for one year but may be renewed for an additional year. Application deadline: April 1, 2010.