June 2011 Archives

The Andersen Library Research Forum presents a talk by Clark Chambers Travel Fellowship recipient, Yuki Oda, "Family Unity in U.S. Immigration Policy, 1921-1976", on Thursday, July 7th in room 120B Elmer L Andersen Library from 12pm to 1pm. Yuki Oda's research examines the development of the right to family unity in U.S. immigration and deportation policy.

Monteyne's Fallout Shelter

David Monteyne, PhD '05 published his book Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

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Metro State Teaching Positions

Metro State would like to hire one or two part-time instructors - an advanced graduate student or recent doctoral graduate for a temporary position teaching "American Nature Writing" next academic year. The course is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoons this fall and Monday evenings next spring. The course meets once per week for three hours and 20 minutes. Compensation for each course is $4800. Continue reading for a course description and information about applying for the position.

PCard Receipt Early Deadline Notice

Please submit receipts for all June PCard purchases to Laura by Monday, June 27, 2011. Note: the deadline is earlier than usual because of year-end reconciling, so please be sure to get receipts and coversheets in as soon as possible.

Fulbright Information Sessions for students

The Graduate School Fellowship Office will be holding three Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2012-13 academic year. The UM campus application deadline is Wednesday,September 7, 2011. Continue reading for meeting dates and a link to register.

University of Birmingham Fellowships

The University of Birmingham will be providing 50 fellowships that will be available across the University's disciplines. Fellows will receive start-up, development and mentoring support and their work will be research focused with opportunities to teach, which could lead to full time appointments after the 5 year term. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the first deadline is 1 September 2011. Continue reading for more information.

Academic Year End Reimbursement Requests due June 8th

Any final reimbursement requests for purchases from the 2010-2011 academic year must be submitted to Laura by Wednesday, June 8th.

ENGW 5310: Reading as Writers

EngW 5310 Reading as Writers: First Novels will be taught Fall 2011 by Nuruddin Farah, on Mondays from 3:35-6:05 pm Lind 216. The course will address the issues of writing and publishing a first novel by structuring this course around a series of excellent first novels including classics such as Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, as well as more recent first novels such as Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop, and Kushwant Singh's The Train to Pakistan.

Danny LaChance - 2011 University of Minnesota's Best Dissertation Award

Danny LaChance (Ph.D. American Studies, 2011), won the University of Minnesota's 2011 Best Dissertation Award in Arts and Humanities for his dissertation, "Condemned To Be Free: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States, 1945-present." Danny is the 2nd American Studies graduate student to receive the award since it was established in 2002. He joins alumnus Scott Laderman who received the award in 2007. Congratulations, Danny.

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