July 2013 Archives

Grant-In-Aid Applications Due September 16th

THE GRANT-IN-AID OF RESEARCH, ARTISTRY, AND SCHOLARSHIP Fall 2013 application deadline is September 16th. Administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), GIA funds are awarded to support independent faculty research or artistic endeavors. For more information, please click here.

Global Spolight Initiative 2014 Grants

THE GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE is seeking proposals its 2014 grants competition to support international research by faculty and graduate students with a focus on the region of South Asia and/or the issue of global food security. Global Spotlight is the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance's biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. The application deadline is October 19th, 2013. For guidelines and eligibility, please click here.

Faculty and Instructors: University Libraries Primary Sources Guide

FACULTY & FALL GRAD INSTRUCTORS: The University of Minnesota Libraries has wonderful collections of web-based primary collections as well as outstanding archives and special collections. Our librarian Nancy Herther has created guides for you and your students to highlight the great resources available. To view the message from Nancy and her guides, please continue reading.

Basso publishes Meet Joe Copper

Matthew L. Basso, PhD '02, published his book Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Click here for more info.
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Elaine May receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Elaine Tyler May has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013 by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Click here for a description of her project.

Lary May featured in Reach magazine

Professor Emeritus Lary May was featured in the summer 2013 issue of CLA Reach magazine. To read the article, please click here.

Critical Ethnic Studies Conference

The 2013 Critical Ethnic Studies conference "Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices" will be held on September 19th-21st, 2013 and will be hosted by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To register for the conference and more information, please click here.

American Academy in Berlin residential fellowships

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2014-15, as well as early applications for the academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, and from writers and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 26 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Application deadline: September 2nd, 2013. Click here for a PDF of the official Call for Applications.

Child appointed to Smithsonian Institution's board of directors

Professor Brenda Child was appointed to the board of directors of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Tenure-track appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies

The University of Michigan's Department of American Culture and its Asian/Pacific Islander American studies program seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies at the rank of assistant or early associate professor. This is a University-year appointment with expected start date of September 1, 2014. Screening of applications will begin September 1st, 2013 and will continue until an appointment is made. For full job details and application information, continue reading.

Schneider-Mayerson receives PhD

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Peak Politics: Resource Scarcity and Libertarian Political Culture in the United States." Elaine Tyler May, adviser.

Marroquin-Norby receives PhD

Patricia Marroquin-Norby has received her PhD with her dissertation entitled, "Visual Violence in the Land of Enchantment." Brenda Child and Jennifer Marshall, advisers.

Goodney receives MA

Beth Goodney has received her MA. Kevin Murphy, adviser.

Landscape Architecture Seminar offered Fall 2013

LA 5405 SEC 010 "Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions" will be taught by Dr. Laura Musacchio this fall 2013 semester on Tuesdays from 6:20 - 8:50pm. Continue reading for more info regarding the course.

COGS and GAPSA event for incoming and first year graduate students

THIS FRIDAY, JULY 19th at 6pm, COGS and GAPSA will have a special event for incoming and first year graduate and professional students. Meet in Coffman Union room 303 for ice cream and an informal Q&A session with returning graduate students about how to prepare for your first year of grad student life. Following this event will be the free concert from the Northrop Series featuring Twin Cities hip hop artist Toki Wright and happy hour at Stub & Herbs.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Diversity Program at UPenn

The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its FY 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity program. The program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. For full eligibility requirements and award details, please continue reading.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all July PCard purchases to Laura by Thursday, August 1st. For a copy of your personalized coversheet, e-mail Laura at domin047@umn.edu.

2 Tenure-track positions in U.S. History at Univ. of Chicago

The History Department at the University of Chicago is beginning several searches in the U.S. history. One position is open at the assistant or beginning associate professor level in pre-1800 U.S. history, and the other at the assistant professor level in U.S. history from 1800-1930. Both positions are tenure-track, and require PhD in hand by July 1st, 2014. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by October 1st, 2013. Continue reading for full descriptions.

GEOG 8239 Fall 2013

GEOG 8239 THEORETICAL GEOGRAPHY "Theorizing Environmental Injustice: Ecologies of Racial Capitalism" will be taught by Arun Saldanha this fall 2013 semester. The class will meet in Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00pm. Continue reading for a course description.

Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison

The Office of Congressman Keith Ellison is now accepting applications for the fall 2013 internship program. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office, current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and event research and planning. Application deadline: August 1st, 2013. Continue reading for more info.

Univ. of Washington tenure-track position in Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor with theoretical and substantive expertise that addresses important issues broadly relating to political, social and economic inequity and their implications for social justice and group-based politics. Candidates should have their PhD prior to the appointment start date or be ABD. Application deadline: September 16th, 2013. Continue reading for more info.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Studies at Cal State Fullerton

The American Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton is conducting a search for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in American popular, digital, visual, or material culture, with an emphasis on the 20th and/or 21st centuries. The position will begin August 2014. To assure full consideration, application materials must be postmarked by September 15th, 2013. Continue reading for complete job description.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Studies at Cal State Fullerton

The American Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton is conducting a search for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in American popular, digital, visual, or material culture, with an emphasis on the 20th and/or 21st centuries. The position will begin August 2014. To assure full consideration, application materials must be postmarked by September 15th, 2013. Continue reading for complete job description.

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