January 2012 Archives

Aikau's A Chosen People, A Promised Land

Hokulani Aikau, PhD '05, published her book A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Click here for more info.
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For Alumni & Those Soon to Receive PhDs: ACLS Public Fellows Program

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR ALUMNI AND THOSE SOON TO RECEIVE PHDS: The ACLS invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. They seek applications from PhDs who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences. Awards range from $50,000 to $65,000 per year dependent upon position. Application deadline: March 21, 2012 6pm (EDT). For full requirements and more information, please click here.

Grad Students are able to request the use of Department funds for research and conference travel on an on-going basis. Continue reading for more information and the procedure for requesting the use of funds.

New York Public Library fellowship opportunity

The New York Public Library is delighted to announce the availability of short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library's unique research and special collections. Fellowships stipends up to $4,000 are available to scholars outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research. Application deadline: March 18, 2012. Click here for full requirements and application instructions.

Literacy and Rhetorical Studies Research Series 2/17/12

The Center for Writing is pleased to announce the Spring 2012 Literacy and Rhetorical Studies Research Series "embodied literacies: voice, performance, and space" on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 12:00-1:30pm in room 12 Nicholson Hall. Lunch will be provided.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all January PCard purchases to Laura by Wednesday, February 1st.

Digital Arts & Humanities Participants Wanted to Help UMN Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries are looking for people currently working or plan on working in the digital arts and humanities who might be interested in helping the libraries set up future services in this area. They are planning some type of survey as well as other research and are looking for people willing to include their voice and experience.

IHRC Events for Spring

Join the IHRC for the opening of "Siberian Estonians" collection in the 2nd and 3rd floor Gallery of the Elmer L. Andersen Library on Friday, January 27th at 3:30pm. The collection explores the thriving diaspora communities constructed by those who chose to stay in new lands of promise, documenting people as warm as the winter of Siberia is cold.

ICGC Brown Bag: "The Sky is Falling"

"The Sky is Falling: Architectural Ruin and Daily life in Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins" presented by Cecilia Aldarondo, PhD Candidate in CSCL, on Friday, January 27th at 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall.

CFP: MAASA Deadline Extended

The Mid-America American Studies Association invites proposals for its annual meeting and conference scheduled to be held at Oklahoma State University's Tulsa campus from April 1-3, 2012. The theme of this year's conference is "Re-thinking 'Mid-America' in a Time of Crisis". Submission deadline: February 13, 2012. Click here for more info.

Legal History Workshop/Seminar Schedule for Spring

The Schedule for the Spring Legal History Workshop/Seminar Series has been set, and will be on Wednesdays from 3:35 to 5:30pm in Room 55 of the Law School (Mondale Hall). The first will be on February 1st with Ari Bryen's presentation "Martyrdom, Rhetoric, and the Politics of Procedure".

Center for Jewish Studies Colloquium

Stacy Beckwith of Carleton College will speak on February 9, 2012 on "Between Inquisition and Holocaust Landscapes: Jews in Contemporary Spanish Fiction" at 12:00-1:30pm in 325 Nicholson Hall. Click here for event flyer.

Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium Series for Spring 2012

The Spring Schedule for the Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium is now posted. This year's Colloquium theme is "Capital and Crisis" and will meet Fridays at 1:30pm in the Lippincott Room 1314 Social Sciences Building. The first event will be this Friday, January 27th with a presentation by Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin "Politics for Keeps: The Dynamics of the Soviet Succession Struggle in the 1920s".

"Questions Without Borders" Forum 2/13/12

"Questions Without Borders: Why Future Research and Teaching Will Be Interdisciplinary" will be held February 13, 2012 at 3:30pm in Coffman Memorial Union Theater.

Smith Beitiks published in Hastings Center Report

Current Graduate Student, Emily Smith Beitiks, had her article "The Ghosts of Institutionalization at Pennhurst's Haunted Asylum" in the Hastings Center Report. Click here for an online edition.

Grad School's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), which includes a $22,500 stipend, is intended to give the most accomplished final-year PhD candidates, typically those entering their final year or two years of graduate study, an opportunity to complete the dissertation within the 2012-13 academic year. It is expected that Fellows will graduate by the end of spring 2013, but not later than the end of fall 2013. To be considered for nomination by the department, submit your application materials to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the department's internal deadline of February 15, 2012 at 12:00pm Noon

Course Evaluation Distribution Update

Beginning with fall 2011 evaluations, we will distribute the instructor copy of course evaluations electronically. This means we will not provide a hard copy, but instead, you will receive an electronic scan of your evals. As always, this scan will consist of the summary pages and any SRT forms that have student comments. If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to contact Colleen.

CANCELLED: Jan 23rd, The American Studies Workshop

Because we do not have a volunteer presenter, the Monday, January 23rd session of the American Studies Workshop series has been cancelled.

Pate Practice Job Talk

Soojin Pate, PhD '10, will present "Militarization, Gender, and the 'Militaristic Gaze' in Korean Adoption" on Monday, January 30th at 3:00pm in the Scott Hall Commons

CURA Dissertation Research Grant

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Dissertation Research Grant provides one year of support ($20,000) to a doctoral candidate for the purpose of completing dissertation research on a significant issue or topic related to urban areas in the upper Midwest region of the United States. Recipients must have passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved dissertation proposals by March 1, 2012. American Studies internal deadline: Monday, February 6 at 12:00pm NOON.

Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing Summer Research Grant

As you begin planning your summer research projects, please consider applying for an Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing (ISW) research grant from the Center for Writing. ISW grants are designed to support the inquiry of University of Minnesota scholars and teachers into writing and literacy. Grants are awarded depending on merit of proposal and availability of funds, but typically are between $2,500 and $6,000. Letter of intent due: February 6, 2012. Click here for more info.

Torske Klubben Graduate Fellowship: Application deadline: March 1, 2012

The Torske Klubben Graduate Fellowship for Minnesota residents supported by the Torske Klubben of Minneapolis is designed to provide support for students who have an interest in Norway. This award includes a stipend of $15,000. Application deadline: March 1, 2012. Click here for complete information.

Murphy Practice Job Talk

Ryan Murphy, PhD '10, will present "United Airlines is for Lovers: Flight Attendant Activism and the Family Values Economy in the 1990s" on Thursday, January 19th at 2pm in the Scott Hall Commons.

Notice About Loading Zone Parking Behind Scott Hall

LOADING ZONE PARKING: There have been a number of instances in the past few months in which the loading zone space was being used for longer than 30 minutes, which has impacted our ability to use the loading zone as intended. Because of the impact, we have decided to being reporting extended use of the loading zone space. Please be aware that if you are parking for longer than 30 minutes or without a pass you are subject to ticket and/or tow.

CFP: Tran-scripts online journal

TRANS-SCRIPTS INVITES GRADUATE students to submit their work for publication in "Queer Interventions and Intersections", the second volume of the online journal. They welcome all submissions that engage topics related to the topic and the journal will be published in April. Submission deadline: February 1, 2012. Click here for more info.

Dirksen Congressional Center Grant

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American Studies and journalists are among those eligible. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500 and will normally extend for one year. Application deadline: March 1, 2012. Click here for full requirements and more information.

LaChance Recognized by CGS

Danny LaChance, PhD '11, wasone of two finalists in the 2011 Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuestDistinguished Dissertation in the Humanities award. Bestowed annually since 1982, this nationalcompetition recognizes recent doctoral recipients who have already madeunusually significant and original contributions to their fields. ProQuest, the world's premier dissertation publisher,sponsors the awards and an independent committee from the Council of GraduateSchools selects the winners.

Spring 2012 Syllabi & Office Hours

To Spring 2012 Instructors: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura at domin047@umn.edu by Friday, January 13th. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

If you plan to apply for FLAS, notify Melanie by January 13th

If you plan to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, please notify Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Friday, January 13th. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding internal application deadlines. Click here for more information about the FLAS.

ICGC Brown Bag Discussion

ICGC Brown Bag "Neo-Liberal Higher Education Reform Processes and their Implications to Learning and Teaching at Makerere University" presented by Andrew Ellias on Friday, January 20 12:00pm in 537 Heller Hall. Click here for more info.

Updated International Travel Policy

From Global Programs and Strategic Alliance (GPS): there has been a change to the University Travel Policy, which now requires pre-travel registration of all staff/faculty international travel for University purposes. Staff and faculty are required to register international travel as of January 1, 2012.

CFP: MCAD Conference

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks proposals for the conference "The Art of Writing" to be held March 29-30th. Conference organizers seek individual and panel proposals from faculty or graduate students involved in teaching, tutoring, or research addressing any aspect of teaching literature, composition, ESL, and creative and/or professional writing. Submission deadline: February 23, 2012.

SOC 8501 Spring 2012

SOC 8501 "Sociology of Families Seminar" will be taught this spring semester by Prof. Kathleen Hull on Fridays from 2:30-5:00pm. Click here for a course description.

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