August 2010 Archives

Email/Calendar Update

The University is requiring all employees and students to migrate to Google mail. This means we will now have to use Google Calendar instead of UM Cal to communicate department deadlines and events. Even if you have a gmail account, the University is not allowing access to University Google calendars until you migrate your @umn account to Google. Please take the steps to transition to Google within the next two weeks.

Card Key Access

The University recently updated the card key access system - the system that allows building entrance after hours and entrance to the graduate student computer lab with your University ID. All access should be restored, but please let Colleen know if you experience any problems with access.

PCard Reminder

Please submit receipts for all August PCard purchases to date to Laura by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

UC Berkeley-Department of History Position

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level with a start date of July 1, 2011. Scholars in the fields of women, gender, and sexuality and/or the history of slavery are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline: October 1, 2010.

Princeton Fellowship in LGBT Studies

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2011-2014 Fellowship competition. The stipend for academic year 2011-12 will be approximately $72,000. Fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, and access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Application deadline: October 1, 2010.

The Ohio State University-Queer Studies Position

The Department of English at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor position in queer studies.The successful candidate will teach courses in English and Sexuality Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. required. Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

Two positions at University Hawaii at Manoa, Dept. of American Studies

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of American Studies, is pleased to announce two positions: Indigenous Studies and Film, TV, and/or New Media. Both are tenure-track Assistant Professor full-time 9-month appointments, to begin August 2011, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Ph.D. in American Studies or related field is required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline: October 1, 2010.

"Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies"

Indiana University will host a two-day, interdisciplinary symposium called "Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Rural Queer Studies", on November 6-7, 2010. It will include a day-long public conference on Saturday, November 6th, and a series of concurrent writing workshops on Sunday morning in which selected participants will be given the opportunity to share their work-in-progress with visiting scholars and other symposium attendees. Submission deadline: September 24, 2010.

UTSA Call for Papers Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media

University of Texas at San Antonio has announced a call for papers for their Interdisciplinary Conference, "Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media," on March 4-5, 2011. This interdisciplinary conference will feature unpublished work on women in Hip Hop to exchange ideas, share research, and initiate a sustained conversation by and about Black and Brown women in Hip Hop media. Abstract deadline: November 15, 2010.

GWSS 8102

GWSS 8102, "Advanced Studies in Sexuality, Gender and Queer Theory: Whither Feminism?" will be taught fall 2010 Thursdays from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

The Urban Indian Education Partnership with Anishinaabe Academy is seeking applicants for 25% or 50% research assistant postion. Must be available to work during school hours (8am - 2pm) and have reliable transportation. Contact Jennifer McComas at with any questions.

Director of Graduate Studies - Tracey Deutsch

A note from the Chair: I am very pleased to welcome Professor Tracey Deutsch as the interim Director of Graduate Studies. Tracey has graciously agreed to fill in for Kevin Murphy who is on sabbatical in the 2010-11 academic year. Like Kevin, Tracey comes to us on generous "loan" from the History Department. Soon we will be announcing details on the welcome back potluck, where we invite you all to join us in welcoming not only the new cohort but Tracey as well.

BTHX 5000/JOUR 5990

BTHX 5000/JOUR 5990, "Fear and Loathing in Bioethics", will be taught fall 2010 by Professor Carl Elliott on Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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