January 25, 2011

Psychology Summer Institute

PSI ................
psychology summer institute
PSI Benefits
Travel fellowship covering all reasonable expenses
• One-on-one mentoring
• Seminars on selected topics by advanced faculty/psychologists
• Reviews and critiques of your manuscripts by journal editors
• Networking with representatives from federal and private agencies and foundations
• Advocacy for training in ethnic minority mental health Eligibility
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Any advanced psychology doctoral student who has or will have successfully proposed a dissertation prior to the deadline
• Any psychologist who has received a doctorate within the last 5 years seminars and workshops
• Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities
• Program Evaluation
• Publishing
• Ethics
• Cultural Competency
• Advanced Research Methods and Qualitative Research
• Health Disparities
• Balancing Life & Career
• Tools for Getting Tenure
• Transitioning Into Your Career
• Advocacy Training

Online application deadline
May 1, 2011

Requirements • Application form • Concept paper: A narrative outlining the needs, goals/objectives, methodology / procedures, and other information related to your project • Statement of purpose • Curriculum vitae • Two letters of recommendation For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp PSI provides professional development and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students and recent doctoral recipients in psychology. Participants receive mentoring and training to help them transform concepts into grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowship ideas, publications, innovative treatment models, or program evaluations. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.
9th Annual Psychology Summer Institute July 17-23, 2011 Washington, DC

Flyer Final Minority fellowship.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:20 AM

February 20, 2009

Purpose of Bridge to Academic Excellence

The Bridge to Academic Excellence Program is an academic program for new freshmen students at the University of Minnesota. Program participants will be students from diverse backgrounds who have little or no family college-attendance history (i.e. first generation). The program begins with a six-week intensive academic component in June of 2009 and continues through the fall and spring 2009-10. Academic and social activities will help ensure student success at the University of Minnesota.
The specific goals of the program are to:
Provide a rigorous and positive academic experience from which new college students can build a foundation for future college success.
Familiarize participants with the campus, its facilities, and support services available to them.
Offer students an opportunity to build community within the larger University setting and feel connected to campus and other students.
Supply students with intensive peer mentoring and professional student advising.
Grant students the power to become self-advocates in their personal and academic lives.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Instructor
Attend class with summer ‘09 Bridge students, take notes, and work with instructors to create activities to supplement course material
Grade student work, in-class assignments and quizzes
Lead a 1.5-hour group discussion and review section for up to four days a week.
Required Qualifications
Be enrolled at the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the University of Minnesota.
Experience working with diverse and underrepresented students.
Instruction and/or tutoring experience is highly desired
Compensation
This position pays $12.00 per hour.
Instructors will spend 4 hours per week attending lecture, 6 hours per week leading the group discussion and review and approximately 2 hours per week preparing for class.
Time Requirements
Summer 2009
Participate in staff training week June 15 to June 19, 2009.
Lead program participants June 21 to August 1, 2009.
Attend a program review day August 3, 2009.
To Apply
By submitting this application, you agree to have your GPA and disciplinary standing verified by Student Judicial Affairs as a part of your application.
Please submit:
Background Information
Unofficial University of Minnesota transcripts
Your three most-recent jobs with dates and supervisor (please include phone number)


An application will be sent out in this week’s blog reminder

Posted by rutka005 at 11:17 AM

January 30, 2009

Special Programs

*ISSS-SPRING 09 DISCUSSION GROUPS! APPLY NOW! * INTERNATIONAL and U.S. STUDENTS are invited to join our spring cross-cultural discussion groups. Group meets weekly to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. Five discussion groups will be formed-each with a consistent meeting time on Wednesday 2-4 pm & 5-7 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm, Friday: 2.30- 4.30 pm & 3-5 pm (movie group). Each group will have two leaders with group facilitation experience. Pre-group interviews will be conducted for new applicants, and groups will begin in the 2nd week of February through early May. To join a discussion group, please visit http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.

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Konopka Institute
The Panic Over Girls
"Adolescence is usually described as 'pre' or 'in between' - a stage between childhood and adulthood. It is seen as a turmoil because one moves from a protected state into a state of independence. I prefer to see adolescence as a significant stage in itself, an 'adolescenthood' with new experiences and new strengths, not merely an interim period and a problem."
Dr. Gisela Konopka, D.S.W., Professor Emerita of Social Work, University of Minnesota
Excerpted from "A Renewed Look at Human Development, Human Needs, Human Services" May, 1985
Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Gisela Konopka, the Konopka Institute's goal is to get reliable information into the hands of everyone who is in a position to help adolescents.

27th Konopka Lecture
Lecturer: Mike Males
February 11, 2009 – 10:00 AM
Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East – St Paul, Minnesota
Free and open to the public
A reception will follow the lecture.
No RSVP or registration required for the lecture or reception.
Click to download a flyer (http://www.konopka.umn.edu/img/assets/23812/2009_KLectureNL%5B1%5D.pdf) for this event – feel free to distribute.

Why the panic over American girls?
In the last year headlines have decried pregnancy pacts, extreme bullying and startling STD rates. Best selling book titles document girls who have either hooked up or are becoming unhooked.

These widespread media messages ultimately frame modern American girls and young women as more troubled, mean, violent, narcissistic, materialistic, and otherwise disturbed than ever before.

For the 27th Konopka Lecture, Mike Males will challenge these media myths and show how today's generation of young women and girls are succeeding in their education and careers; are remarkably happy, well connected to others, optimistic; are civically engaged and eager to become leaders.

Mike Males, Ph.D
Mike Males serves as senior researcher for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. He taught sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz for five years, is a columnist for Youth Today and has published articles in The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of School Health, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among others.

Mr. Males is the author of four books on American youth – Framing Youth: Ten Myths about the Next Generation; The Scapegoat Generation: America’s War on Adolescents; Kids & Guns: How Politicians, Experts, and the Press Fabricate Fear of Youth; and Smoked: Why Joe Camel Is Still Smiling.

Learn more about Mike Males and his work at www.YouthFacts.org

Posted by lind0449 at 3:06 PM

January 13, 2009

Special Programs

Participatory Action Research Workshop

January 8, 2009
TO: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
FROM: Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement
Darlyne Bailey, Assistant to the President
RE: Participatory Action Research (PAR) Workshops
January 21, 2009; March 24, 2009; April 22, 2009

Participatory Action Research (PAR) engages university researchers and community stakeholders in collaborative investigations that rely on mutual expertise to derive solutions and actions steps that can effectively address real life, complex issues in the local community. In recent years, community-based participatory action research has gained prominence in multiple disciplines and areas of study.

The Office for Public Engagement is pleased to sponsor a three-hour introductory workshop designed to engage University faculty, community members, students, and staff in exploring the principles and practice of PAR. The workshop has been organized by Professor Darlyne Bailey, Assistant to the President, and will be facilitated by Kelly McNally Koney, Organization and Community Development Consultant.

The workshop will be offered three times during the spring semester at various locations.
*Wednesday, January 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 303 Coffman Memorial Union*
Monday, March 24 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm President’s Room (3rd floor), Coffman Union
Tuesday, April 22 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm North Minneapolis, location TBD
The workshop will explore the historical basis and theoretical underpinnings of PAR, its core values and research standards, and its potential benefits. Participants will be encouraged to share their questions about PAR with Kelly McNally Koney and will be given the opportunity to participate in “table-top? dialogues with other participants.
There is no cost to attend this workshop; however, in order to make sure we have adequate materials, we are asking individuals to RSVP to Anna Bates at public@umn.edu, at least seven days prior to the respective workshop session.

We appreciate you forwarding this announcement to individuals who might be interested in learning more about this growing approach to community engaged research.

Please contact the Office for Public Engagement at 612-624-1562, if you have any questions or need further information.

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EXTENSION CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WILL HOST THE SYMPOSIUM: "More Than Safe Spaces: Adolescent Development and Relationship Building in After-School Settings," presented by Nancy Deutsch. U faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, Jan. 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Free, but registration is required. For more information, see youth development (http://www.extension.umn.edu/appliedyouthresearch/inquirytoimpact/deutsch.html)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:18 AM

December 12, 2008

Special Programs

THE OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR "IDEA GRANTS." Grants fund projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. The next application deadline is Dec. 31.

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:
• creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
• addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
• improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
• supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:
1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

IDEA Grants Eligibility, Funding, and Reporting
All academic and administrative units across the University’s campuses are eligible to apply for IDEA Grants. Offices, units and programs within the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity are not eligible. Grant awards will depend upon the scope and breadth of the project, but will typically range from $1,000–$5,000.

Funded projects must begin within 60 days of award notification. Upon project completion, awardees must submit a summary report evaluating the project’s outcomes, including project benefits and recommended improvements. This report is to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity within 60 days of the project’s conclusion.

Link to program description and application: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html

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Sallie Quammen
Grant Coordinator
College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota
139B Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-9036
612-626-7496 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:28 AM

December 5, 2008

Special Programs

MACMH Training Services Presents
Treating Challenging Disorders
Professional Development Opportunities for Every Schedule and Budget

Winter Training Series - 16 sessions and 12 dates to choose from in 9 locations across the state

Sessions include:
• The Process of Adlerian Play Therapy
• New Research on Brain Development in Antisocial Youth: Implications for Teaching and Therapy
• Transforming the Challenging Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
• Anxiety, Depression, and Related Disorders: Intervention Strategies for Home, School, and Individuals
• Hard to Handle Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents
• Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Depressive Disorders
• How Asperger's Changes from Early Childhood to Young Adult Years
• Separations and Losses in Children

Click here to download the brochure (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/16winter1108.pdf).
Click here to download the registration form only (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/1108RegFormOnly.pdf).

$74 per 1/2 day session -- register for just one or as many as you like
Discount: Take 10% off of your fee if you register for 3 or more 1/2 day sessions

CEHs available for education and mental health professionals
www.macmh.org
MACMH reserves the right to substitute presenters and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
MN Association for Children's Mental Health
651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org

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Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00-1:00PM, Room 2, Vincent Hall

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. This workshop is part of the Women's Center Women on Wednesdays series (http://www1.umn.edu/women/womenWed.html). Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

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Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association and The Advocates for Human Rights present Women’s Human Rights Speaker Series
Fleeing for Safety across International Borders: Hague Convention Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., Sudha Shetty, Esq., and Cari O’Brien, J.D.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room
2200 IDS Center, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis

Jeffrey Edleson, Sudha Shetty and Cari O'Brien will present a brief overview of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and what role domestic violence plays in international abductions. They will discuss cases of battered mothers who have returned to the U.S. with their children only to face Hague Convention petitions in federal and state courts filed by their abusive partners. They will also provide an overview of their U.S. Department of Justice-funded study on Hague Convention cases and their work to develop a new online resource for lawyers, judges and advocates who work with battered mothers and their children.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on the topics of domestic violence, program evaluation and groupwork. His research and program development focus is on children exposed to domestic violence.

Sudha Shetty, Esq., is Director of the International Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues. In her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School's Access to Justice Institute, she developed the Hague Convention Project and supervised both the development of a national database on Hague Convention cases and a Washington State judges' bench guide on this issue. She is regularly in contact with battered mothers, attorneys and judges involved in Hague Convention hearings.

Cari O'Brien, J.D., is a graduate of Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law. She first began her work on the Hague Domestic Violence Project with Sudha Shetty while attending Seattle University School of Law, and is pleased to again be a part of this project. As a 2006 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, Cari traveled to Rwanda to research the aftereffects of the 1994 genocide, focusing on women's and children's issues. While maintaining relationships with contacts in Rwanda, Cari also serves as a board member for the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation and stays involved in the Twin Cities performing arts scene year round. She is currently employed as an Attorney Editor/Project Manager with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here (http://tinyurl.com/5d8gve) by Friday, December 5th. Lunch provided for those who RSVP. Application will be made for one CLE credit.

For more information, contact Mary Hunt at mhunt@advrights.org or 612-341-3302, ext. 107.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:11 PM

November 21, 2008

Special Programs

Cultural Wellness Center workshop: Interfacing of Academic and Community Knowledge Systems
Dec. 3, Jan 7, and Feb 4, 12:30 -4:00
email axtel002@umn.edu for more info or to register

We have been socialized to think that the university is the only center of knowledge production. But cultural communities have knowledge systems and processes for knowledge production. How can academic and cultural knowledge systems interface in a respectful way? How can space be created in the academy so that multiple knowledge systems can flourish? This workshop will help participants come to a better understanding of the the knowledge systems which guide their own community(ies),and develop strategies for the interfacing of knowledge systems.

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MEMORANDUM
TO: University of Minnesota Faculty and Researchers
FROM: Gail Dubrow, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
RE: Collaborative Leadership Development Series Workshop

I am very pleased to announce the fourth workshop in this year’s Collaborative Leadership Development Series, “Training Grants: Crafting Competitive Proposals:?

***Monday, December 8, 2008, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; ***Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Training grants are one of the more powerful approaches to nurturing and sustaining an interdisciplinary field. They attract highly qualified students and post doctoral fellows because of the unique learning opportunities they provide. They also offer faculty an opportunity to stretch their own intellectual curiosity and collaborate with other highly engaged faculty. Perhaps because of the benefits they offer, however, applications for training grants are very time consuming to prepare and successful grants require more
coordination than usual.

The following have received training grants from NIH, NSF, or USDE will share with workshop participants the insights and lessons they have learned through their experience:

* Mark Davison – Professor, Educational Psychology
* Tom Dohm – Director and Senior Psychologist, Office of Measurement Services
* Ian Greaves - Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
* Raymond Newman – Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology
* Claudia Neuhauser – Vice Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Rochester
* Virginia Seybold – Professor, Neuroscience

Issues to be addressed include:

* how to assemble a successful team,
* how to develop a recruitment strategy, and
* how to design and implement a strong evaluation component.

The workshop is free, but registration is required at:
https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=CL0007&category=LEADER&unit=CL

To ensure a place in the workshop, please register by no later than Thursday, December 4.

This workshop is offered as part of the Collaborative Leadership Development Series, a professional development program begun in 2007-08 for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professional staff to build skills in the collaborative leadership of interdisciplinary initiatives. The program represents a partnership among the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Human Resources, and the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team. The series provides participants with opportunities to gain the leadership skills needed to successfully navigate the challenges of working in interdisciplinary teams; to launch and manage cross-disciplinary collaborations; and to advocate for the institutional changes needed to foster all forms of interdisciplinary inquiry at the University of Minnesota.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

November 14, 2008

Special Programs

National Survivors of Suicide Day - November 22, 2008
10th annual event sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition, for poster with schedule and RSVP information on this free event: Download file

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Dear College Community,

Please mark your calendars for upcoming International Education Week Events

11/17/08 Research Opportunities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (Shu-Ching Kao, Xiaojia Ge, Richard Wassen, Jennifer Wu Dunn) (brown bag) (12pm) Ed Sciences 325 12:00-1:30pm

11/18/08 Dean’s Int’l Ed Reception, honoring Dr. Kao (food served) Burton Atrium 3:00-6:00pm

11/19/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (2pm) (John Moravec by Skype, Dario Menanteau, Kara Erolin, Center for Victims of Torture) Peters Hall 278 2:00-3:30pm

11/20/08 Screening: Testing Hope in the New South Africa. Response panel: Chris Johnstone, Bic Ngo (brown bag) Wulling Hall 150 2:00-3:30pm

11/21/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (12pm) (brown bag) (Panel: Jay Hatch, Gayle Woodruff) Wulling 150 12-1:30pm

11/24/08 International Student Thanksgiving (dinner served) Education Sciences Building 325 3:00-5:30pm

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development
Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

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Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World

Sponsored By: Office for University Women
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free!

Room 2 - Vincent Hall - Minneapolis Campus
Contact: 612-625-9837 or women@umn.edu

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

http://events.tc.umn.edu/event.xml?occurrence=412851

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*Asia Pacific Leadership Program*

The East-West Center is pleased to announce new fellowships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program for 2009-10. Entering its eight year, the Asia Paci?c Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Paci?c region. The APLP is a graduate certi?cate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu , Hawaii , the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Paci?c community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000.

ParticipantsThe Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP Fellows come together from all walks of life, including areas as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education.

APLP participants will gain broad regional perspectives, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia Pacific region, and be trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation. The APLP empowers leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century.

Application Forms and Fellowships
For more information about the Asia Paci?c Leadership Program, as well as application forms and fellowship opportunities, please visit our website at: www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp or email: aplp@eastwestcenter.org.
The application deadline is December. Fellowships begin in August.

*Apply to:*
East-West Center
Award Services Office
Attn: APLP
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Telephone: 808-944-7738; Fax: 808-944-7730
Email: aplp@eastwestcenter.org
www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to promote better relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States through cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

Read more: http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2007/10/asia-pacific-leadership-program.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:26 AM

November 7, 2008

Special Programs

Join Us for...Diversity Dialogues

Michael Goh - Educational Psychology - October 22, 2008

J.B. Mayo & Sara Levy - Curriculum & Instruction - November 25, 2008

David Valentine - Anthropology - February 17, 2009

Louis Mendoza - Chicano Studies - March 24, 2009

Cynthia Lewis - Curriculum & Instruction - April 21, 2009
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for more information: Thom Swiss ////////// Swiss@umn.edu

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Friday, November 7, 2008: Graduate Student Forum 12:00-1:30 p.m. **TODAY**
Coffman Memorial Union, Conference Room 302

Are you a graduate student interested in teaching service-learning courses, doing community-based research, building campus-community partnerships, or finding other ways to connect your academic work with pressing public issues? Then join this conversation about how the University can best support your professional development and preparation for a career as an engaged scholar.

Registration is not necessary and lunch is provided. Please feel free to forward the attached flyer to any graduate students that you know.

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Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture
Location change for Monday, 11/10/08; workshop will now be in Classroom Office Building, Room B25, St. Paul Campus (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ClaOff/index.html)
Free and open to the public, see October 31 blog posing for details.

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11/12/08 Colloquium: I will not ever forget this summer – it changed my life

Janet Yeats, Ph.D. student in the MFT program will share her experiences leading trauma, grief and loss seminars throughout Kenya and teaching a Pre-Marital Counseling course at the International Christian Ministries School in Kenya.

Family Social Science Calendar: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fsos/calendar/2008/10/111208_colloquium_i_will_not_e.html

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

October 31, 2008

Special Programs

UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF COLOR FALL WELCOME is a great way to meet and greet other members of the U community, find out what is planned for the year, and get involved with UWOC. This year's theme is "Taking Back Our Health: Issues Which Affect Communities of Color." The year's Tapestry recipient will be presented with the award at the event. Registration is required. Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Union. To RSVP or request disability accommodations, e-mail UWOC (uwoc@umn.edu) by Oct. 30.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture

Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fsos/news/2008/10/narrative_exposure_therapy_net.html

Claudia Catani, Ph.D., Expertise: Neurophysiology of stress reactions; epidemiology and treatment of trauma related disorders of organized and family violence, Board member of vivo Germany and Italy and Frank Neuner, Ph.D., Expertise: Psychotherapy of torture victims; clinical and neuroscientific research, Member of vivo Germany, Italy and Uganda will conduct a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. Cantani and Neuner are visiting from the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

As part of the International Mass Trauma program of research in the Department of Family Social Science, this seminar is presented by Cantani and Neuner, its originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (http://www.vivofoundation.net/). NET is an evidence based intervention developed for the treatment of PTSD implemented worldwide to those affected by traumatic events resulting from war, organized violence and natural disasters. It incorporates cognitive-behavioral exposure therapy and testimony therapy, explicitly addressing the sociopolitical aspects of healing. The seminar will address the cognitive and neuroscientific background of NET, the procedure and the current state of evaluation research with asylum seekers, refugees, and war survivors in conflict regions.

This event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Monday, November 10th, 2008
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (seminar)
12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. (refreshments and Q&A)
LOCATION: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 274 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue
For more information contact Dr. Liz Wieling (lwieling@umn.edu)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Family Social Science and the Center for Victims of Torture

Posted by lind0449 at 9:52 AM

October 24, 2008

Special Programs

CSPP PhD grad Carli Braun Kody highly recommends the ISSS Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat, please see below for more information:

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well.

I'm writing to you because you have shown interest in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat that ISSS office has sponsored in the past. We are offering it again but are having some challenges in spreading the word and would like to ask you if you could help promote it for us. This fall Nov. 1 and 2nd we are offering it to Undergraduate students and in Spring for graduate students.

We would appreciate if you would forward this to anyone you know at the University of Minnesota you think might be interested in joining us. The deadline is Noon Friday October 24th.

Thank you for all your help and I hope you are all well where ever you are in the world,

Thorunn Bjarnadottir
Coordinator of Culture Corps
Tel: 612-626-4799
e-mail: thorunnb@umn.edu
"Preparing Global Citizens"

here is the text you could send to your friends.

Dear Student

We are currently looking for undergraduate students to apply for the Intercultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this great opportunity with your group members.

CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
(APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOON ON OCTOBER 20)
WHEN: 9:00 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 1 and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, November 2
PLACE: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. undergraduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to graduate students during the Spring 2009 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by noon on Monday, October 20. Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu or 612-626-4799 with any questions.

Space is limited so hurry up and apply online before October 24th at: http://www.isss1.umn.edu/leadership/BRQ.lasso

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GLBTA Community Dialogue on Teaching and Learning

Who We Are – and What We Teach – Matters
Two Sessions:
Thurs, Nov 13, 3:00-4:30 PM, Nolte Center 140 (East Bank)
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Wed, Nov 19, 3:30-5:00 PM, McNeal Hall 274 (St. Paul)

You are invited to join GLBTA instructors –- faculty, staff and graduate students –- for conversations about teaching and learning: Across the campus, how can we design our courses to create a welcoming learning environment for our GLBT students, for allies and potential allies? What teaching and learning-related resources, workshops, programs, and consultation opportunities would best serve your needs as teachers?

Cosponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions, contact Ilene Alexander (Center for Teaching and Learning) or Anne Phibbs (GLBTA Programs Office). Please RSVP to glbta@umn.edu by November 7.

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THE SYMPOSIUM "CHILDREN IN NATURE: HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT BY DESIGN" will examine the implications for a child's physical and mental health relative to outdoor activity. The symposium features nationally known experts Stephen Kellert of Yale and Robin Moore of North Carolina State University. The symposium is cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Consortium on Youth, Families, and Children, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Public Policy Programs. Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Arboretum. For more information or to register online, see Children in Nature (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/healthydevelopmentbydesign.aspx).

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"Gender, Science, and Myths of Merit"
Dr. Marlene Zuk Department of Biology University of California Riverside
When: 12:00pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Where: 335 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul Campus

Abstract - "Despite some recent progress, women still lag behind men in the sciences, especially at more senior levels of achievement. What's responsible for this disparity? People like former Harvard president Larry Summers suggest that women and men have different intrinsic abilities that lead to women being less capable at math and science. Others believe that women choose not to advance, perhaps because of the difficulties in achieving a "work-life balance". What does the evidence say? I suggest that instead of either of these explanations, much of the problem lies in our biases in evaluating men and women. Even when we believe ourselves to be egalitarian, we may act to favor our unconscious beliefs about the sexes. The challenge now is to recognize those biases and correct them. I will present some of the current data on gender in science and suggest some measures we can adopt for greater equity."
http://events.umn.edu/event?occurrence=413484;event=122848

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Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference 2008
Sat, Nov 8 - Sun, Nov 9
Minnesota State University - Mankato
http://www.mncampusalliance.org/mocc/

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance is proud to announce its 3rd annual statewide conference discussing the issues facing GLBTA students, staff, faculty and community members at Minnesota colleges and universities. The theme this year is Beyond the Vote: Moving Forward Together, and will be hosted at Minnesota State University - Mankato. The Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) Planning Committee is organizing a fantastic lineup of workshops, entertainment, networking, and keynotes Miss Major and Jessica Pettitt -- join us for this important conference!

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October 17, 2008

Special Programs

Please Join Us!

The STUDENT SECTION of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations (MCFR) is hosting a social event:

WHEN? October 17th, 2008

WHERE? Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Auditorium C; 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104

WHAT TIME? 4:30 – 6:30pm

WHY? To hear from two new professionals in the family field about their experiences so far as a new professional and how their doctoral education prepared them for their chosen specializations.

To network with fellow students and student supporters invested in the future of the family field.

To learn about MCFR and its Student Section in general, and more specifically how this organization can support your transition from student to professional.

Attendees receive a discount on the next MCFR conference registration! Check out the MCFR website and upcoming conference at http://www.mcfr.net/

WANT MORE INFORMATION? No need to RSVP, just come and enjoy some refreshments, and a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn about the Student Section, MCFR, and much more.

Not a member of MCFR yet? No problem, come anyway.

QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Cline at cline048@umn.edu

Or, check out the Student Section’s blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cline048/mcfr/
to read more about the Student Section Event and other details about the Student Section of MCFR

SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 17TH!
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Heather Cline

Parent and Family Education Licensure Coordinator
Family, Youth, and Community
245C Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-4301
Office (612) 624-1294
FAX (612) 624-8277
fyc@umn.edu or
cline048@umn.edu

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N. SCOTT MOMADAY, the first American Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize--in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn,--will deliver the Graduate School's 2008 Guy Stanton Ford Lecture entitled, "Native American Oral Tradition: The Stories and Storytellers," Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Ted Mann Concert Hall. For more information, see Ford Lecture (http://www.grad.umn.edu/News/ford/).

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Kate Bornstein -- internationally-renowned educator, author, performance artist, social activist, and gender outlaw -- will be in the Twin Cities for a week of gender freedom events from October 19-23, including the 3rd Annual Transgender Commission Open House!

Get up-to-date details of Kate's Twin Cities Week here: http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/kate.html
To download a poster of the week's events: View image

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Aurora Center is hosting two film showings and Silent Witness displays in several campus locations.

For full info, go to: http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/events/dvam.html

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"Literacy and Diversity in Urban Schools: Preparing and Sustaining Educators for Today's K-12 Schools" - Literacy Education Research Series with Gloria Ladson-Billings, Friday, November 7th, 1:30pm-3:15pm; Download file

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October 13, 2008

Special Programs

Seats Available: Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs

There are still seats for next week's Teaching with Writing event:

Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs
Wednesday, October 15
12:00 - 1:30 pm
140 Nolte Center (East Bank)
Pat Eliason (Writing Studies)
Sarah Hobbie (Ecology, Evolution & Behavior) Kate Peterson (University Libraries)

In this panel discussion, our three experienced panelists will share a variety of approaches to teaching students about citation and research, designing assignments, and using tools like SafeAssign (Turnitin.com replacement) in innovative ways to support and encourage students to write within the bounds of academic expectations.

Lunch will be provided.

Register for this event, and all Teaching with Writing events, through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): writing.umn.edu/twwi

If this is your first time to access the TWWi, you'll be asked to take a minute to create your profile. Then you can manage your registrations for all TWW events this semester and going forward. You can review the remaining TWW events for this semester and register for those that interest you.

Thanks for your support of writing in your teaching. We hope to see you at an event soon.

mitch ogden | center for writing
assistant director | teaching with writing

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10/15 Colloquium: “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

2008-2009 Family Social Science Colloquium. Wednesday October 15 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Mary Marczak, Evaluation Specialist for Family Development in Extension and graduate students Ali Hurtado, Alisha Hardman, Arthur Brown, KyuJin Yon, and Omar Daar will discuss “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

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The Department of Family Social Science is hosting a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as a trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. The event will be on November 10, 2008 and will feature NET originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (www.vivo.net).

For full announcement: Download file

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October 3, 2008

Special Programs

THOMAS VALENTE will present a seminar, Using Social Network Analysis to Understand and Change Health Behavior (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/events/files/Valente%20Flyer.pdf), Oct. 23, 1:30-3 p.m. 1-451 Moos Tower. For further details, please see the events section on the Health Policy and Management Web site (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/).

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THE SECOND ANNUAL POSITIVE AGING CONFERENCE: "Achieving Purpose, Meaning and Vitality in the Second Half of Life" will take place Nov. 12. The cost of $150 includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. For more information and to register, see Positive Aging (http://www.csh.umn.edu/csh/programs/The_Purpose_Project/csh_pp_event_PAconf.html).

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SAVE THE DATE: THE FIRST U OF M EQUITY AND DIVERSITY BREAKFAST will be held Nov. 20, 7:30 a.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and cohosted by the President's Intercultural Advisory Council and the Graduate School, the event will provide a place for the U community to build new and strengthen existing relationships across the campus and state in support of the U's equity and diversity work. The event is open to all. For more information, see Diversity Breakfast (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/ED_Breakfast2008.html).

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THE SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP RETREAT is now soliciting facilitators for the annual retreat to be held Jan. 17-19. Many faculty and staff have had valuable experiences volunteering for the event. Orientation and training is provided. For more information and to apply, see Social Justice (http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/index.shtml) or e-mail Jerie Smith (smith449@umn.edu).

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*Familyconnect: Making Family Visits work for Children in Foster Care*

*Date:* Wednesday, October 22, 2008
*Time*: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Place: *Cowles Auditorium/Hubert Humphrey Center University of Minnesota/West Bank Campus
301 – 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55455

Coordinating productive family visits that are safe AND relationship building is complicated. Family Alternatives, a private foster care agency will present their research and best practice findings after a two year pilot project on family visiting. Through qualitative interviews in two Minnesota counties, this unique project captured the voices of children in foster care, birth parents, foster parents and social workers. Key elements of helping families maintain and strengthen their relationships while living apart were explored and an interactive family visiting guide was developed based on the information gathered.

*Presenters*
Heidi Brinig, Program Director at Families Together, Providence, Rhode Island Familyconnect Pilot Project Overview and Research Findings Wendy Negaard; Familyconnect Pilot Project Coordinator Ande Nesmith, Ph.D.; Senior Researcher Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago

*Panel Discussion*
Facilitated by Deena McMahon, LICSW
Birth parents, foster parents and youth in foster care will share their experiences with family visits and what helped them maintain healthy family connections while living apart.

To register, please fill out the registration form online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw Click on the link on the banner under the pictures!

There is no charge for this seminar.

This forum has been developed under the auspices of: Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract #439481), The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.

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Heidi Wagner
Associate Administrator
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
205 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
612-624-4231
Fax: 612-624-3744
hwagner@umn.edu

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September 26, 2008

Special Programs

TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY

First Salon of the 2008-9 Season!
MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION Salon
Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:30-9:30 PM, Stub Hall Lounge, Luther Seminary

Members $5.00; Non-members $7.00; Life Members Free

Our September Salon is going to be unique and very special. It is going to be a tribute to one of our Life Members, Kathy Doty. Kathy is the author of three books, the most recent of which is her newly-published Becoming the Mother of Me. She has led an amazing life, which includes careers as a Hollywood starlet and as a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. At the Salon she will share her reflections on this life, read selections from the recent book, and dialogue with attendees. In addition, the publisher of the recent book---Daniel Hoisington of the Edinborough Press---will present a special video presentation of film clips from Kathy’s Hollywood career.

Here, in Kathy’s own words, is a description of her process in writing this book:

Becoming the Mother of Me
About the Author

It is quite clear to me now, how and why I started to take up writing seriously in my eighth decade, several long years after retirement. That was to be the time when one was supposed to enjoy letting burdens go and “live it up.?

I found myself, however, not “uplifted,? but burdened with boredom, obsessed with the diminishments of aging, and enduring many long, debilitating hours in both depression and anxiety.

I had worked analytically for many years in Southern California---with Kate Marcus, trained in Zurich, now living in Southern California, and with Dr. Edward Whitmont in New York. I had also been supervised by Dora Kalff, creator of “Sand Play,? when I was in training to become a licensed Psychologist. She had come to us from Zurich to work with us at Footlighters Child Guidance Clinic in Los Angeles. None of these years of work, however, had prepared me for the long, long process of aging.

After returning to Minnesota, my birth home, I heard about Mary Ann Mattoon through a mutual friend. Working with her, I began to feel grounded again. I was “home? both physically and spiritually, and in sharing my dreams and journalings, I found my way back into the creative process. Three books written in my eighties are the outcomes of this effort.

Writing my memoir becoming the Mother of Me, journeying back into my past, was a powerful and painful process, but in the writing I learned important things about myself that had heretofore escaped me. Carl Jung’s insights and philosophy poured through the story of my life. And I am grateful, indeed.
------Kathy Doty

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THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY & HEALING (http://www.csh.umn.edu/) has ongoing programs and events. "Clinical Applications of the Drawn Mandala," with Carol Bush, explores how the drawn mandala can reveal emotional, physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual states, Oct 10-12. "Evidence-Based Design: What Do We Really Know?" features Craig Zimring and discusses a type of design influencing billions of dollars of construction. Oct. 28, Mayo Memorial Auditorium. Free, but registration is required by calling 612-624-9459. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit the Center for Spirituality & Healing.

http://www.csh.umn.edu/img/assets/8100/FlyerFINAL.pdf


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Using Asset-Based Community Development and to Plan Service-Learning Experiences

Hello CEHD colleagues,
I am forwarding an opportunity for professional development in engagement. Sara Axtell is a community liaison working with CEHD, AHC, and Extension. Please consider taking this opportunity to develop your skills and network with others who do engaged work.
Thanks,

Heidi Lasley Barajas
Associate Dean for Engagement and Faculty Development
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-4823

For complete info: Download file

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Please join us in a special event celebrating Dr. Fouzia Saeed 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers.

Dr. Saeed will be honored by her colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development and the University's Office of International Programs for her work ensuring human rights for men, women, and children in Pakistan and in other countries where she has consulted.

Her professional roles include Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers. Dr. Saeed was also the author of Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Burton Hall atrium
178 Pillsbury Drive S.E. Minneapolis, MN
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(program begins at 3:30)

Please RSVP to Serena Wright at wrigh103@umn.edu or (612) 624-0430.

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SUZANNE PHARR LECTURE & RECEPTION, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:30 pm

Author and political activist Suzanne Pharr will deliver the Spear Lecture in Public Policy at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 2 at the 3M Auditorium in the Carlson School of Management. The Auditorium is located at 321 - 19th Ave South in Minneapolis, on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. The Steven J. Schochet Endowment will host a dessert reception for Pharr and the public following the lecture.

Now celebrating it's 20th year in print, Pharr's book "Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism," was groundbreaking in its analysis of homophobia in the context of the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, racism, and equality (www.suzannepharr.org). Pharr sees her work as building a broad-based coalition so that everyone can be wholly themselves, i.e. "to have self-determination, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have access to material necessities as well as joy."

During this historic 2008 presidential campaign, it is important to hear from activists like Pharr who urge us to think broadly about issues of GLBT empowerment, racial & economic justice, and social transformation.
For more information, contact Beng Chang at beng@umn.edu or 612-625-0537.

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Anne Phibbs, Ph.D.
Director, GLBTA Programs Office
University of Minnesota
138 Klaeber Court, 320 - 16th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8519 (office)
612-270-0212 (cell)
phib0001@umn.edu http://glbta.umn.edu

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September 22, 2008

Special Programs

Ronald Takaki at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN this Thursday
September 25, 7 p.m., Hamline United Methodist Church
Commitment to the Community Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Ronald Takaki. This is a free event, but tickets are required.

Contact multicultural@hamline.edu for more information.

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9/24/08 Colloquium: Sami Rasouli, Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
Department of Family Social Science

Join us on Wednesday September 24 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Sami Rasouli is the Iraqi-American founder and member of Muslim Peacemaker Teams, started in 2005 as a nonviolent response to the conflict and violence in Iraq. He will speak about the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project which seeks to raise consciousness in the American public about the well-being of Iraqis, their daily lives and their culture in order to build bridges between the people in both countries.

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Dear College and University Community,

On September 29 we kick off another year of outstanding international presentations. Please mark your calendars for three events on September 29.

September 29 (10-11:30am)
Gustavo Moncayo and Consuelo Gonzales de Perdomo will discuss concern for the estimated remaining 3,000 hostages held in Colombia’s civil conflicts, the struggles of the victims’ families, and how to develop a humanitarian accord and a path towards peace in Colombia.
Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (12-1:30pm)
Dr. Fouzia Saeed, 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, will discuss the formation of a Women's Rights movement in Pakistan. Dr. Saeed has been Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers.
Dr. Saeed was also the author of "Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area", which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan. Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (2:30-4:00pm)
A representative from ECELA, a Spanish school in Latin America will be visiting campus. ECELA has internships and volunteer programs available.
ECELA is an accredited four campus Spanish Immersion institute in Argentina, Chile and Peru. They accept students of all Spanish levels, from the complete novice to the most advanced student. http://www.ecela.com
Location: 128 Burton Hall

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

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Exercise your right to learn at Saturday Scholars 2008!

The College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society wants you to join the party at the Saturday Scholars (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/alumni/scholars/) program on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Exercise your right to learn by:
Debating the issues. You’ll discuss a range of topics in intimate small-group settings, including child trauma intervention, autism, online learning, and the impact of study abroad programs. Best of all, you can feel completely free to speak your mind: There are no quizzes, tests, or grades in our classes.

Electing public officials. Well, not quite, but you will be able to vote in our informal straw poll for President and for Minnesota U.S. Senator! Results will be announced during lunch.

Voting with your feet. Participants can take a walking tour of the “Hindsight is Always 20/20? exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum. In this solo exhibition, R. Luke DuBois’s prints explore presidential rhetoric by sorting State of the Union addresses from each U.S. president according to word frequency.

CLASS SCHEDULE
8:00—8:45 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast, and welcome by CEHD Alumni Society president Tex Ostvig
9:00—9:50 a.m. Class I
10:05—10:55 a.m. Class II
11:10—Noon Class III
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch, College update from Jean Quam—Interim Dean, and straw poll results
1:15-2:00 Optional tour of the Weisman Art Museum, Hindsight is Always 20/20 exhibit

TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
Classes will run concurrently with three options for each session.
• Adolescents and physical (in)activity: Too much TV or not enough moving?
—Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Kinesiology
• The U.S. Supreme Court and voluntary school integration: Implications of the court’s ruling for K–12 and higher education
—Karen Miksch, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
• Will you be my friend? My Space, Facebook, and other social networking for dummies
—Kristeen Bullwinkle, External Relations
• GeoThentic: Designing online curriculum for engagement and learning in the K–12 classroom
—Aaron Doering, Charles Miller, and Cassie Scharber, Curriculum and Instruction
• SAGE advice on Study Abroad for Global Engagement
—Gerry Fry and Michael Paige, Educational Policy and Administration
• Community/University partnerships: Navigating research and practice in children’s mental health
—Abigail Gewirtz and Dawn Reckinger, Family Social Science
• Autism: Science or snake oil?
—John Hoch, educational psychology
• Mental health court: Does it really work?
—Pam Stenhjem, Institute on Community Integration
• —Terry Lum, School of Social Work

Register Today. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend Saturday Scholars at the discounted rate of $15. If you have any questions, contact Heather Peña. To register for Saturday Scholars 2008, print and complete the registration form. Mail or fax your registration form to:
Heather Peña
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 626-8782
Fax: (612) 626-2469
Email: hpena@umn.edu

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News From the Women's Center (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew/):

Discover Exceptional Women (DEW) is our new 10-day fall showcase and welcoming event. Running from September 22 to October 3, the series is designed to engage women students, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community in the wide range of resources, programming, and services available to women at the U. A collaborative effort with the offices comprising the University Women's Consortium, most of the events are free and open to the public, but please visit the DEW website for more information.

September 22, 6:30 pm, 25 Mondale Hall
We want to especially highlight the DEW keynote lecture, “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters? by writer Courtney E. Martin about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. The event is FREE, and open to the public (no RSVP required). A reception and book signing follow the lecture.

Additional Discover Exceptional Women Events
• Positive Body Image Information Fair: Sept. 23, 11am-1pm, University Recreation Center
• A Showcase of Intercultural Programs by International Women: Sept. 24, 12pm-2pm, 110 Heller Hall
• Women's Work is Never Done: How to Balance Work & Life: Sept. 25, 12pm-1pm, 43 Rapson Hall
• Developing Women's Leadership Through Volunteerism: Sept. 29, 12pm-1pm, N101 Boynton Health Service
• Sex Ed for Everyone: Oct. 1, 6pm, Coffman Theater
• University Women of Color Film Screening/Discussion: Oct. 3, 12pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students Meeting: Oct. 3, 3pm-4pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• More events at http://www.umn.edu/women/dew!

Posted by lind0449 at 3:16 PM

September 17, 2008

Special Programs

Please consider passing on the following professional development events from the College of Education and Human Development. We invite all PK-12 educational professionals interested in collaborations and other forms of professional development to contact us at ppg@umn.edu or 612-625-6511.

CEHD Preparation to Practice Group

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
Changing Beliefs and Practices, Closing Gaps in Achievement with Belinda Williams, Ph.D., author of Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (1996, 2003)
November 13, 2008
To register and see the full Urban Leadership Academy schedule, go to: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/PPG/ULA/schedule.html

2008-2009 Solutions Series: "Getting Read for the Grad"
Session 1: Nov 13, 2008: High Stakes Graduation Testing: A National Perspective
3-5 pm, Coffman Union Mississippi Room, University of Minnesota
For additional information about this four-session series, please view the information at http://cehd.umn.edu/ppg/SolutionSeries.pdf (PDF file). If you have further questions, please contact ppg@umn.edu or 612-615-7515

Policy Breakfast Series
The Graduation Gap in Minnesota: Providing Opportunities for all Children with Dr. Clifford Adelman, senior associated at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
7:30-10:30 am, October 8, 2008, Radisson University Hotel
To RSVP, please contact gardz001@umn.edu or 612-625-0317.

Education Workshop: University Northside Partnership
Next meeting: Monday, September 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Questions? Contact Anise McDowell at 612-625-8649 or amm@umn.edu
http://academic.umn.edu/system/projects/northside/index.html

Fall workshops: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
CHGS is pleased to announce the following three fall workshops and invite you to register online today. All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers. Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm
Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust
Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30
Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians
Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00
Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter
http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

ONLINE WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES

September/October online courses at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
See the full schedule at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/

E-learning modules:
Increasing Intercultural Awareness
Instructional Strategies in Reading, Math, and Science for Diverse Students
Designed for K-12 educators and others working in culturally diverse classrooms. These publicly available online learning modules include an introduction to theories, interactive activities, and peer-recommended teaching strategies.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:01 PM

September 12, 2008

Special Programs

Check out the Midwest Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2008-2009 Educational Offerings, see scanned postcard, Download file, or go to http://www.mscpmn.org/first.html.

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Applications for equity and diversity "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html)

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"BUILDING INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY" is the first of three workshops on Visioning Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, hosted by the Graduate School this fall. The workshop will focus on best practices for creating community among program constituents, with a roundtable on best practices and a work session on creating a plan for building community within interdisciplinary graduate programs. Participants are invited to respond to several questions in advance (priority deadline Sept. 12) to inform the roundtable. Sept. 23, 3-5:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. For more information, see workshops (http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops/)

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Save the Day: U Women of Color (UWOC) Fall Welcome will be Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. This year's program features a panel addressing health and wellness issues specific to women of color. Nominations for the UWOC Tapestry Award, which will be presented at the Welcome, are being accepted until Oct. 3. For more information, visit UWOC.

Women of color at the University of Minnesota play a vital role in the advancement of the mission of the institution as a whole. University Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.

UWOC Tapestry Award
The 2007 UWOC Tapestry Award was presented at the UWOC Fall Welcome to Silvia Alvarez de Davila for helping to create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported.

Apply now for the 2008 Tapestry Award
One $250 award will be awarded to a faculty, staff or student who has worked to enhance campus equity and diversity. Applications are due on October 3, 2008
Find an application online at http://uwoc.umn.edu/.

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QGPA KICKOFF BBQ -- TODAY

Following the first full Transgender Commission meeting (http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/) of Fall 2008 on Friday, September 12, there will be a social BBQ from 5:00-6:00 PM hosted by the Queer Graduate & Professional Association (QGPA) held in the Klaeber Court Courtyard (near the GLBTA Programs Office). You are invited to partake of the free food, friendliness and frivolity! Map to BBQ location: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/KlaCt

Show support for people of all gender identities and expressions and spread the word about the U of M Transgender Commission! Post this poster in your workspace or academic building! Download file

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International Student and Scholar Services Cross Cultural Discussion Groups - Fall 2008 Applications are now available for ISSS fall 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment. Please apply by September 22nd by visiting http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.
You may also email: mach0114@umn.edu or call: 612-626-7100 for more information.

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I am writing to encourage all women in the CEHD to get involved in Discover Exceptional Women week, September 22-October 3rd. A flyer is attached that details the events going on that week. You can also go to the Women's Center Web site (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew.html) to get more information on the events taking place.

Keynote Information
I also hope that all of you will consider attending the Discover Exceptional Women keynote lecture on Monday, September 22 at 6:30pm in 25 Mondale Hall. Author/journalist Courtney E. Martin presents a lecture “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters,? about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. Reception and book-signing follows the lecture.

P&A Women's Council Reception
Finally, I would like to encourage all interested P&A women in the college to attend the P&A Women's Council Reception on October 2, 2008 from 3:30-5:00 pm in 325 Education Sciences. This is a new group being formed to advocate for the needs and an improved quality of work/life for P&A women at the University. We are actively seeking council members to help move this forward. The reception will provide desserts and drinks, a chance to network, and inform you about the P&A Women's Council and how to get involved.

Best -

Pam

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Department of Family Social Science Colloquium: Moving Perspectives: Art and the Immigrant Experience

Wednesday, September 17, 278 McNeal from noon to 1:00pm

For more info contact: Susan Andre
Family Social Science
University of Minnesota
290 McNeal Hall
St Paul, MN 55108-6140
612/625-6202
fsos.cehd.umn.edu

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From: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

I'm pleased to announce our three fall workshops and I invite you to register online today.
All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers.

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
, Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm, Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis

This workshop features three morning presentations:
"Teaching against genocide: creating individuals and communities of conscience"
Holocaust survivor's testimony: Murray Brandys, survivor and author of My Name was 133909 and I Sang
"Understanding Trauma and Pain," Evelyn Lennon, therapist, Center for Victims of Torture

Following lunch, all participants will see the Guthrie's production of "Old Wicked Songs."
In this play a young American musician and his Viennese professor confront the haunting presence of memory and the Holocaust.
Old Wicked Songs is an emotional journey through joy and sadness, anger and redemption, out of which come healing, inspiration, and music.

The workshop concludes with a post-play conversation with the actors.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust, Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30, Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul

This workshop begins with testimonies from three people who were child survivors: Holocaust survivors Irene Berman, Norway, and Dr. Sabina Zimering, Poland, and Alice Musabende, Rwanda.
Professor Simon Sibelman, University of Wisconsin, will speak on the rescue of children during the Holocaust in France.
Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors whose artwork is on exhibit in "Voice to Vision" at Concordia will share their stories. The workshop will conclude with a tour of the exhibit and a film based on the survivors' memories as documented in art.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians, Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter

Featured speakers include Professor Elizabeth Baer, women and the Holocaust; Mark Hanis, Executive Director of the Genocide Intervention Network, which operates programs to protect women and girls at risk in Darfur; and Suzanne Koepplinger, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, working to combat trafficking in American Indian women. The day includes investigation into the lynchings of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato in 1862, the single largest mass execution in United States history, and the forced march of 1600 women and children from Mankato to Fort Snelling in winter.

Registration: http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

If there is sufficient demand, we will provide bus transportation from the University of Minnesota to Gustavus Adolphus College at a nominal cost.

Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

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[The message below is forwarded at the request of Mitch Ogden, Assistant Director, Center for Writing. For questions, please call 612.626.7579. Thank you.]

Re: Writing & Teaching in Graduate School: A Panel Discussion
ATTN: All graduate students

Are you writing seminar papers, research articles, or a dissertation?
Are you facing a classroom of students, hoping to teach them how to write well?
Do you sometimes find your writing and your teaching to be in competition?

This Teaching with Writing panel discussion is designed for you -- graduate students who struggle to balance the demands of your own scholarly writing with your teaching, especially using writing in your teaching.

Writing & Teaching in Graduate School:
A Conversation between Graduate Students and Recent PhDs Tuesday, September 23 12:00-1:30 pm 140 Nolte Center (East Bank)

Lunch provided.

This informal lunch conversation invites graduate students to discuss connections between scholarship and teaching-two endeavors that always involve writing. The conversation will be facilitated by three recent PhDs who bring fresh ideas and broad experiences to stimulate and encourage even fresher ideas from graduate students as scholar-writers and as teachers of student-writers.

Panelists: Anne Carter (Graduate School), Mitch Ogden (Center for Writing), Cassie Scharber (Curriculum & Instruction)

Lunch provided. Please register through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): http://writng.umn.edu/twwi or by calling the Center for Writing at 612.626.7579

And please consider attending the other Teaching with Writing events offered this semester. All events are listed on the TWWi as well as at http://writing.umn.edu/tww/support.html

mitch ogden | center for writing assistant director | teaching with writing

Posted by lind0449 at 10:20 AM

August 22, 2008

Special Programs

August Teaching Enrichment Series

Greetings DGS Assistants,

Just a reminder that next week is the Center for Teaching & Learning's annual August Teaching Enrichment Series. Many graduate students, faculty, and staff participate in this event so if you could please pass on this information to those within your department who might be interested in participating, that would be great.

The Teaching Enrichment Series, held on August 25, 26, and 27, offers workshops and presentations focusing on a variety of instructional issues. Each morning, four workshop topics are offered at two sessions: 9 a.m. (Session 1) and 10:30 a.m. (Session 2). Participants may register for two workshops each day. The series also includes a half-day New TA Orientation on Thursday, August 28.

For more information or registration, please visit our website here:
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/enrichment/index.html

There is also a PDF on our website available for distribution. Thank you for your time!

-Brie

Center for Teaching & Learning
315 Science Classroom Building
222 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612/625-3041
612/625-3383 (Fax)

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Series topics will include:
* Course Design
* Teaching Through Active Lectures
* Active Learning
* Resolving Conflicts in the Classroom
* Student Ratings of Teaching
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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Policy has announced the following funding opportunity to encourage the development of intercollegiate research proposals and networks. Awards range from $1,500 to $10,000 in four categories: travel support; preliminary development of collaborative teams or networks; support for colloquia or meetings; and administrative support to facilitate submission of large, multi-investigator proposals. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Please see below or http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/intramural/intercollegiate_research.html for more information.

If you would like to explore this or any grant opportunity, please contact your grant coordinator:

*Ellen Freeman, Institute on Community Integration; Curriculum and Instruction; Family Social Science; Reading Center, efreeman@umn.edu; 5-2708
*Amy Levine, School of Social Work; Institute on Community Integration; Work and Human Resource Education, alevine@umn.edu; 4-3651
*Kara Rose, Kinesiology; Center for Early Education and Development; Institute of Child Development; Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, Rosex025@umn.edu; 6-5196
*Sallie Quammen, Educational Psychology, Post-Secondary Teaching & Learning, Dean’s Office, Educational Policy & Administration, Quamm001@umn.edu; 6-9036

Posted by lind0449 at 11:03 AM

August 15, 2008

Special Programs

Attend a Multicultural Encounter Group at Asuka Institute of Kansai University in Japan, March 2009, with a CSPP PhD student as one of the facilitators! For more information, download this document: Download file

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GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat
http://glbta.umn.edu/programming/leadershipretreat/
Fri, Sept 19 - Sun, Sept 21
Itasca State Park

The GLBTA Programs Office is proud to offer the 3rd Annual GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat for student leaders throughout the U of M system who are dedicated to working toward a more positive campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students.

This retreat will focus on leadership development, small group facilitation skills, and exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. It’s also a great way to make new friends and meet new people.
This retreat is FREE and open to all U of M students interested in creating change for GLBTA Communities on their campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities. The registration deadline is Friday, September 12, 2008.

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Strengthen your youth development skills, gain experience working with youth, and make an impact on their lives and in the field of youth development!

Urban 4-H is once again hiring interns to lead after school programs for this 2008-2009 school year! We have several community partners who have elected to hire staff through our internship program—this is a testament to the quality of leadership that our interns are exhibiting, so thank you to all those who have worked with us in the past!

So far, we have opportunities available at Jackson Elementary (St. Paul—fitness, art, or science focus with youth grades 3-6), WISE Charter School (Minneapolis—variety of academic and enrichment activities for youth K-8), and 2Excel! at World Cultures Magnet School (St. Paul—leadership focus for 5th and 6th grade). We also anticipate several more to be posted within the month. For a complete description of each unique opportunity, or to check up on the latest postings or download an application, please visit the internship page on our website (link below).
http://www.fourh.umn.edu/urban/opportunities.html

We are looking for strong leaders who have a desire to work with youth and want to build their skills as youth workers. Positions are between 3 and 13 hours a week, which includes both program delivery and planning time. Urban 4-H interns are supported through quality training (paid) and professional development opportunities, in addition to day-to-day support in planning and program development.

Download the application online and email it to me. Call with any questions!

-Jessica Russo
Jessica Pierson Russo, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Urban 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
495 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-7625
Fax: (612) 624-7793

Posted by lind0449 at 9:49 AM

August 8, 2008

Special Programs

Cultural Competency Workshops - Fall 2008
Sponsored by Neighborhood House in St. Paul, starting in August with workshops through December.
Find full info at http://tinyurl.com/6r5uq8

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

August 1, 2008

Special Programs

You are invited to the From Structural Racism To Sustainable Communities Conference at William Mitchell School of Law

This conference is for community organizers, community developers, justice advocates, academics, politicians, political activists, and community members on racial equity, social and economic justice, and sustainable communities. This event is presented by community development professionals from the LISC Careership Program and students from William Mitchell College of Law and Metropolitan State University, and is sponsored by Twin Cities LISC and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at William Mitchell College of Law.

Tuesday, Oct, 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Auditorium. Cost (includes lunch) is $15 by Sept. 19; $20 after.
Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Scholarships available.

For more information: https://www.wmitchellalumni.net/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=244&srcid=244
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Undergrad recruitment review and Q&A--Curious about how the College and University are recruiting undergraduates? Want to know how you fit into the recruitment and commitment cycles? Have ideas about recruiting, but don't know who to share them with? Then join Kristeen Bullwinkle (College Relations), Jennifer Engler (Student Services), and Arien Telles (Student Services) for a presentation and Q&A. Wednesday, August 13 * 9:00 a.m. * 325 Education Sciences Building. RSVP to Sara Beyer at sbeyer@umn.edu by August 6.

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Curiosity Camp: In Pursuit of Happiness
http://events.umn.edu/event?occurrence=409772;event=121318
Learn the philosophical and practical parameters and practices of living with happiness. In the lush environs of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, explore how happiness is a vital engagement between you and your environment. Learn how to make and enjoy a meal prepared by a leading area chef using recipes designed to enhance your sense of well-being and to redefine the meaning of comfort food.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:31 AM

July 25, 2008

Special Programs

McNair Scholars poster presentation--Twenty McNair scholars will take part in the 16th annual poster presentation, followed by a reception for student participants and their mentors. McNair scholars are part of the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO equal opportunity program and are from the University's Twin Cities campus and other area colleges and universities. Tuesday, July 29 * 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. * Coffman Memorial Union * Cost: Free * For additional event information, contact the TRiO office at trio@umn.edu or 612-625-0772.

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Curious about how the College and University are recruiting undergraduates?
Want to know how you fit into the recruitment and commitment cycles?
Have ideas about recruiting, but don't know who to share them with?
Join us for a presentation and Q&A:
Wednesday, August 13
9 a.m.
325 Education Sciences Bldg.
Please RSVP to Sara Beyer at sbeyer@umn.edu by August 6.
Kristeen Bullwinkle, marketing lead and client manager, External Relations; Jennifer Engler, associate director, Student Services; Arien Telles, transfer admissions coordinator, Student Services

Posted by lind0449 at 8:28 AM

July 18, 2008

Special Programs

Hatha Yoga and Meditation: An Evening with Swami Veda Bharati
Open to the Public
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Time: 4:40 – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Mayo Auditorium http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html
Course #: CSPH 5317

For registration information about educational programs offered by the Center, call us at 612-624-5166 or visit www.csh.umn.edu.

This special, free event introduces participants to the relationship between Hatha yoga and mediation. Swami Veda traveled from Sadhaka Grama Ashram in India to share these teachings with the Minnesota community. A life-long practitioner, Swami Veda believes that “Hatha yoga is practiced in order to train the body to serve as a fit vessel for the spirit of God within...?

Swami Veda’s talk is part of the 2 credit course, CSPH 5317 – "Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing." Instructor Dr. Miriam Cameron is opening the class to the community so that as many people as possible can enjoy his message.
For information about the course, go to: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~camer008/

Free to University of Minnesota students and the general public.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:12 AM

July 11, 2008

Special Programs

From the Office for University Women, a Resume Diversity Workshop (led by CSPP alum Mera Kachgal!):

Greetings,

We hope you are having a great summer! Need a break from the sun? Come join us for a resume workshop on how to highlight and incorporate the wonderful things you have done for diversity in the work place. The workshop will be held as follows:

Resume Diversity Workshop
Sponsored by University Women of Color Council

Thursday, July 17
1:00-2:30 P.M.
101 Walter Library

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Mera Kachgal, who is a career consultant at the Health Careers Center in the Academic Health Center. Dr. Kachgal develops and facilitates online and in-person workshops and information sessions, consults with pre-medical students, and teaches undergraduate courses. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota's Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program. She has worked as a career counselor in university settings, the VAMC, and with adult career changers, and she has conducted research on career development/vocational assessment topics.

We hope you will join us for this enlightening session!! Cookies and soft drinks will be provided.

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Registration is still open!
Deadline is July 21, 2008

Tenth Anniversary
Minnesota International Counseling Institute

August 7-12, 2008
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

A pioneer conference in international counseling, the tenth anniversary Minnesota International Counseling Institute (MICI) will be held this year August 7-12, 2008 in the new Education Sciences Building on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The tenth anniversary theme will be: “Issues and Practices of Counseling and Psychology around the World.? Our presenters this year are from Taiwan, Japan, Greece, India, China, Korea, and the United States. Designed primarily for those involved in counseling practice, training, supervision, and/or research, the institute offers participants an intensive learning experience with international colleagues. Enrollment is limited to maximize dialogue and the cross-cultural exchange of practices and ideas. International students are encouraged to attend.

The opening keynote address will be given by APA Div 17 president Linda Forrest (University of Oregon). Other keynote speakers include Andrea Northwood (Center for Victims of Torture), Kathryn McGraw Schuchman (Fraser Child and Family Center), and David McGraw Schuchman (People Incorporated). Please view the complete 2008 MICI schedule and the registration form at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/MICI/schedule.html

Endorsement
The MICI is endorsed by the American Psychological Association Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, and the American Counseling Association.

Don’t miss this wonderful cross-cultural opportunity!

Registration deadline is July 21, 2008

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

June 20, 2008

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is June 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html).

IDEA Grants Criteria

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:

* creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
* addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
* improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
* supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:

1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

June 13, 2008

Special Programs

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

Children of Women in Prostitution
A brown bag discussion for CEHD faculty, staff, and students
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
12:00-1:00pm
Room 330 Education Sciences Building
Prostitution negatively affects communities, harms people who sell sex, and costs society in terms of lost human potential and money spent on criminal justice and social services. Over 75% of women in prostitution have children, yet we know virtually nothing about the impact of prostitution on these children. CEED Research Associate Lauren Martin is developing a project that will create a novel line of research inquiry, with a multi-disciplinary team, focused on the children of women in prostitution - opening new frontiers in research, prevention and intervention related to vulnerable children. She is looking for collaborators who have expertise and information to share that might help build actionable knowledge to help these most vulnerable children.
Questions? Contact ceed@umn.edu.
Read about other CEED happenings and activities at http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/.

The Center for Early Education and Development (http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, sends announcements of upcoming events, courses, workshops, conferences, publications, and, as a courtesy and in collaboration, forwards similar selected messages from fellow early childhood organizations.

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*An Evening with Richard Leider: A Book Launch Celebration and Dessert Reception on Wednesday, June 18

*Join us for a celebration of Richard's new book Something to Live For with David Shapiro (Berrett-Koehler). In support of the Center for Spirituality & Healing, Richard Leider, best-selling author and senior fellow at the Center, will share insights from his newest book on how to move gracefully and generously into the second half of life, finding fulfillment and new, deeper levels of meaning.

In his most personal book to date, Richard draws on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research and moving stories to help us find our own way in the second half. Enjoy an interactive evening of conversation, discussion and new insights.

*Wednesday, June 18, 2008
6:30 p.m.
*/Something to Live For/: A book launch celebration (See attached flyer for this event that you may share with others.) $40 per person includes a signed copy of his new book and dessert reception

*Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
* http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html

Click here to register online
http://register.cce.umn.edu/Course.pl?sect_key=181756
For more information, call 612-624-9459.

Parking for this event can be conveniently found at:
Washington Avenue Ramp
501 Washington Avenue SE
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WashRamp/index.html

East River Parkway Garage
391 East River Parkway
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ERivRdGar/index.html

*Catherine (Cass) McLaughlin
Outreach Coordinator

*Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota, C509 Memorial Building 420 Delaware Street. S. E., MMC 505 Minneapolis MN 55455

Phone: 612.626.5319

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Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

There is still time to register for CEED's summer sessions of online courses and in-person assessment courses.

ONLINE COURSES
(for professional development [clock hours] certificates:

Introduction to Infant Mental Health
June 9 to August 11, 2008 (Starts next Monday--please register ASAP)
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Marit Appeldoorn

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/imh.htm

Bridging Education and Mental Health
June 16 to August 11, 2008
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Leah Hjelseth

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/beam.htm

2008 CEED Online Course Schedule, including 6 courses for fall session:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/2008OnlineCoursesFlyer.pdf

IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT TRAININGS

DC: 0-3R
Earn 2 University of Minnesota graduate credits or
Earn professional development clock hours

July 10 (2 to 8pm), July 11 (8am to 3pm), July 17 (2 to 8pm), and July 18 (8am to 3pm) (students attend all of these dates)

Student maximum per class: 30

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Instructors: Jane Ellison, CEED Field Faculty, and Patricia Pulice, Fraser Child & Family Center

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/inpersontrainings/DC03R.htm

Assessing and Managing Cases of Child Sexual Abuse with Preschool Children

Earn professional development clock hours

July 24 and 25, 2008, 9am to 4pm

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

Instructor: Sandra Hewitt

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/inpersontrainings/sexualabuse.htm

Questions?

Contact Karen Anderson at 612-625-6617 or ander352@umn.edu.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed.

You received this message from the CEHD College Announcements listserv.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:42 AM

May 30, 2008

Special Programs

Bring your lunch and join us for the FIRST
Social, Psychological and Physical Development (SPPD)
Neighborhood Lunch Forum
June 3rd • Noon – 1:00pm • 240 Burton Hall


Presenters:
Nicole LaVoi, Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Lisa Kihl, and Maureen Weiss
Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium http://cehd.umn.edu/mnysrc/ and School of Kinesiology faculty members will discuss multiple interrelated research and civic engagement projects. Some examples of projects include:
• 2007 Tucker Center Report-Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach,
• Parent and coaching education programs PACT and PLAYS as offered to various youth sport organizations,
• The joint Hennepin County-University of Minnesota report to the county commissioners from the Youth Sports and Physical Activities Planning Advisory Team, and
• Youth sport collaborations with the Dayton's Bluff community and others underserved areas and populations.

Discussion and interaction will follow the presentation.
All are welcome!

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Today is grant application deadline:

*International Research Small Grants Program*

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David Johnson, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Development, and Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations for the College of Education and Human Development, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College of Education and Human Development. Three (3) grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international research activities. Grant money may be, but does not need to be used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs website (www.international.umn.edu/funding) for other opportunities.
Details on application procedures and priorities for CE+HD grants are found below.

*Priority 1: International Research*

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Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

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*Priority 2: Junior Faculty International Research*

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Grant Priority 2 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from junior faculty and staff. Assistant Professors, Lecturers, and Research Associates with five or less years of university experience are encouraged to apply for this grant. Priority 2 grants will provide $1,250 to junior faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

*Priority 3: Student Initiated International Research*

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Grant Priority 3 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from graduate and undergraduate students. Priority 3 grants will provide $1,250 to one graduate or one undergraduate student to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims to become a world-class research university. Recipients of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 3 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Evidence of support from faculty advisor(s)
- A summary budget

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 11:03 AM

May 23, 2008

Special Programs

International Research Small Grants Program

David Johnson, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Development, and Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations for the College of Education and Human Development, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College of Education and Human Development. Three (3) grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international research activities. Grant money may be, but does not need to be used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs website (www.international.umn.edu/funding) for other opportunities. Details on application procedures and priorities for CE+HD grants are found below.

Priority 1: International Research

Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

Priority 2: New Researchers
Grant Priority 2 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from junior faculty and staff. Assistant Professors, Lecturers, and Research Associates with five or less years of university experience are encouraged to apply for this grant. Priority 2 grants will provide $1,250 to junior faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

Priority 3: Student Initiated International Research

Grant Priority 3 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from graduate and undergraduate students. Priority 4 grants will provide $1,250 to each to one graduate or one undergraduate student to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims to become a world-class research university. Recipients of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 3 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Evidence of support from faculty advisor(s)
- A summary budget


All application materials should be submitted in hard copy to the reception desk in 104 Burton Hall no later than Friday, May 30

Posted by lind0449 at 10:42 AM

May 16, 2008

Special Programs

Inclusive Science: Articulating Theory, Practice, and Action - Conference
June 16-18, 2008
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul MN
“Inclusive Science: Articulating Theory, Practice, and Action? will focus on three intersections of science and feminism. FFI and to register: http://www.stkate.edu/inclusive_science/.

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NCTQ Research Competition: Call for Proposals (276)
The National Council on Teacher Quality is calling for proposals for our research competition, Help or Hindrance? What is the impact of teacher rules, roles, and rights on teacher quality?. The competition is an opportunity to explore NCTQ's groundbreaking database, TR3, which posts the content of collective bargaining agreements, school board policies, and state laws for 100 schools districts and all 50 states. The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2008--just two and a half weeks away! Apply yourself, or spread the word--but act quickly.
NCTQ is particularly interested in attracting new scholars from all fields to education policy research. A jury of top educational scholars will select 12 authors as semi-finalists that will receive $5,000 to conduct research and write a formal research paper. In December, eight finalists will be selected to present their papers at a national conference to be held in winter '09 in Washington, D.C.. At the conference, prizes of $15,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to the top two papers.
For details, please see the attached flyer or visit our website (http://www.nctq.org/tr3/conference/). For questions, contact Trish Madden at tmadden@nctq.org, 202-393-0020 x32.
NCTQ Research Competition: Call for Proposals (http://www.nctq.org/nctq/research/tr3_research_flier-final.pdf)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:09 AM

May 9, 2008

Special Programs

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP (IFGP) INTERNS NEEDED!

International Student and Scholar Services is looking for undergraduate international student interns to work with our Undergraduate International Friendship Group Program. This program was created to ease the transition, with current undergraduate students helping new international undergraduate students. The IFGP Internship is non-paid but it will give you valuable training and experience you can use in your resume and future professional work! Apply by May 25th! For details and the application, please see http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/friendshipgroup/default.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:57 PM

April 25, 2008

Special Programs

Announcing...
The Dance of Intimacy:

A 6-week discussion/reading group this summer for women to reflect on & discuss their relationships, based on Harriet Lerner’s book The Dance of Intimacy. Time and date TBA.

Please call either Jess or Pahoua at University Counseling & Consulting Services, 612-624-3323.

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Dear Colleagues:

Two exciting international events are taking place on Campus early next week. Please read the details below:

On Monday, April 28 Professor R. Michael Paige will present on "The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity." His presentation will be from 12-1:30 in Wulling Hall 250. Free pizza and drinks will be served.

On Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday April 30 the University's China Center will host a "Sino-US Education Summit" featuring 50 Chinese school principals and US counterparts from K-12 schools and our university discussing educational challenges of the 21st Century. The event is FREE to CEHD faculty and staff, but registration is required. Please click the URL below to view the conference program and to download a registration form.
Registration forms may be dropped off to Terry Anderson in 104 Burton Hall or emailed to john4810@umn.edu. Today (Friday April 25) is the LAST DAY to guarantee your spot at the conference.

http://www.chinacenter.umn.edu/FORUM_08/uschinasummit08.html

Best wishes,
Chris

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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The “Coffee Breaks for Grants? are a series of monthly information sessions sponsored by the Office of Research and Policy designed to help build capacity around proposal development and grants management issues. Topics include grant submissions to specific funding agencies (IES, NSF, NIH); developing external sales; research design and analysis; securing corporate and foundation funding; and internet-based research practices.

Coffee and bagels provided. RSVP to Laura Hagen (gardz001@umn.edu).

1. Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
325 Educational Sciences Building

2. Coffee Break for Grants – Ethics in Cyberspace
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
This session will provide information concerning the current IES competitions for Education Research and Special Education Research Grants. Our panel will include CEHD faculty members who served on review panels for the most recent IES competition, past applicants and awardees, and a former IES staff member. Hear an overview of the requirements for the five goals under which applicants must submit proposals, and learn about changes instituted since previous competitions. Panelists will share insights from their reviewing experiences, talk about review criteria and scoring, and answer questions about the application and review process.

The discussion group will include: Chris Espin, professor (EdPsy); Asha Jitendra, professor (EdPsy); Sheryl Lazarus, research associate (ICI, NCEO); Kristen McMaster, assistant professor (EdPsy); Sue Rose, associate professor (EdPsy); and Sallie Quammen, grant coordinator (ORP).

Coffee Break for Grants: ETHICS IN CYBERSPACE
Guidelines and Strategies for Conducting Internet Research: Stories from the Field

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Research involving virtual human subjects in online spaces is becoming increasingly common in departments across the university. How do researchers determine when Internet speech or activities are intended as "public" or "private?" When can the researcher analyze and quote information online without consent, and under what conditions is consent necessary? Does most research concerning online groups pose "low risk," especially where subjects' identities are masked with screen names, or does research on some groups pose higher risk (e.g., research on groups dealing with sensitive issues or serious illness)?

These are just some of the ethical dilemmas and questions that must be considered when conducting research in online networks and communities.

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion with faculty who are known for doing internet research. Panelists will contribute strategies and stories from their experiences working in the field of Internet research and respond to questions from participants:

Registration is FREE and attendance will fulfill your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Requirements.

PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limit to first 40 participants).

Please feel free to contact the series chair Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies (greenhow@umn.edu) for more information.

Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research and Policy
104 Burton Hall - 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:25 AM

April 22, 2008

Special Programs


Dear Colleague,

The University of Minnesota and CPP invite you to our June 4, 2008 workshop "Taking Career Counseling to the Next Level – Career Development Combining the Myers-Briggs® and Strong Assessments?*. Provide your students and clients with a complete career development picture based on a combined interpretation of their interests and personality. Workshop topics will include:

- Overview on the individual assessments
- Research that ties the MBTI® and Strong instruments together
- Case studies - when everything fits, when nothing fits, and everything in-between
- Hands-on activities combining the instruments
- Review of selected MBTI and Strong reports
- Combining interests and personality for work-life-balance

The 6-hour workshop is facilitated by Catherine Holmes, M.S., CPP Education Consultant, a former director of university career services and an assessment trainer with 20 years experience in career counseling and program development. The workshop is designed for career counselors and academic advisors who support college and high school students, as well as all practitioners who help clients with career decisions. This program has been approved for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEUs.

Workshop Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Sign-in
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
4:30 p.m. Program ends

To register, please click here, or call CPP Customer Relations at 800.624.1765. Your cost for attending the workshop is only $65 per person, in advance. Registrations may be cancelled for a full refund up to five business days before the workshop date.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Full brochure: Download file

*Please Note: This is not a MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory qualifying course. If you are not associated with an accredited school, or have not taken a course in tests and measurements, completion of a qualification course would still be a prerequisite to purchasing the MBTI and Strong assessments, even if you attend this workshop.

MBTI and Myers-Briggs are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust. Strong Interest Inventory is a trademark of CPP, Inc.

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Attached is an invitation from Gail Dubrow, Dean of the Graduate School, inviting you to attend a Workshop as part of this year's Collaborative Leadership Development Series: "Grant Writing for Interdisciplinary
Research: Developing Successful Proposals"
to be held 3:00-5:00 on Wednesday, April 30th. The workshop is free, but registration is required at www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops.

Sande Hill
Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
244 Ed Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Phone: 612.624.7003
E-mail: sahill@umn.edu

Announcement: Download file


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Dear College Community:
Below are announcements about an international conference and grant opportunities (for teachers who may be graduate students in CEHD, for immigrant students, and for faculty and staff).

(From Christopher Johnstone)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Announcing a national conference on Challenges and Tensions in International Research Collaborations, October 2-3, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Researchers with collaborative experience in over 60 countries will talk about their experiences, difficulties associated with international collaborations, and ways to make these collaborations work. They will address complications stemming from fundamental, cross-national differences in how science is organized and funded, cultural expectations, laws, regulations, and graduate and postdoctoral systems. Conference website: http://www.international.umn.edu/oriconf . Conference organizer: Melissa S. Anderson, mand@umn.edu (612-624-5717).

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS
8) American Immigration Law Foundation Offers K-12 Education Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2008 and November 28, 2008

The American Immigration Law Foundation ( http://www.ailf.org/ ) will award grants for the 2008-09 school year of $100 to $500 each to fund a limited number of K-12 grade-level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. The foundation seeks to fund activities that are innovative and supportive of AILF's mission of promoting the benefits of immigrants to the United States.

Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary-level schools. Proposals that are classroom-based will receive strong consideration; the foundation encourages projects that can be replicated in other classrooms across the nation. Funds for field trips will not be granted.

This year's program will focus on proposals that relate to the following categories: innovative use of technology; underrepresented minorities; community outreach and partnerships with community based organizations; and math and science.

Submissions will be accepted in June and November of 2008. Grants will be paid to the teacher submitting the proposal.

Visit the American Immigration Law Foundation Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012347/ailfgrants

For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=3118

Institute of International Education (IIE) Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program (worldwide)

3007 Tilden Street, NW
Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Phone: (202)686-4000 Fax: (202)362-3442
E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org
Web Site: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

E-Forms: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Apply.htm

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Research or Dissertation
Teaching or Curric/Prog Development
Seminar or Conference or Travel
Consultant or Visiting Personnel
LAST REVIEWED: 03/25/2008
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Doctorate/Equiv Professional
CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: U.S. Citizens
AGENCY TYPE: Other
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 08/01/2008

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Positive Exposure:
“In the Eye of the Beholder?

will focus on the unique perspective of people with disabilities. Each program will include a presentation, audience discussion, reception, and photograph exhibit by Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure—a non profit organization whose innovative programs challenge the stigma associated with difference and celebrates the richness of human diversity.

For registration, visit www.bioethics.umn.edu; or contact the
Center for Bioethics at 612-624-9440; email: bioethx@umn.edu.

For poster and more info: Download file

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FAIR

Want to volunteer for a good cause and a really fun event?

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition will host our 2nd annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th!

We are looking for community members and allies who want to volunteer their time to help put on this free and accessible event.

We need volunteers for many different tasks on May 9 and 10, and in the days leading up to the Fair.

Email Katie at: freetobeyouandme @ gmail.com to sign up as a volunteer, or with volunteer questions. Please send your answers to the following questions to help start the process:

1) Given the Health Fair takes place Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 8:30am-6pm, which hours/days are you available? Would you be available to help set up early on Friday or take down on Saturday evening?

2) Do you have any preference or limitations in how you help? (like set up/clean up, meal oversight / food preparation, children’s activities assistant, workshop assistant/gopher, assist with registration, general direction giver, etc etc)

3) Are you a safe driver with a vehicle, and willing to transport speakers, food, or equipment to & from event?

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:
E-mail:
Phone:

Volunteers please also pre-register for the Fair on our website.

You can also call us at 612-823-1152 and someone will call you back. For complete details, and to pre-register for the Fair (deadline is May 1), see full info below or go to our website:
http://www.mntranshealth.org

Thank you! See you at the Fair!

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Announcing Minnesota's second annual
Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair

Presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

To be held on Friday evening and all day Saturday
May 9th & 10th, 2008

An event for trans and gender variant people, partners, friends, family, medical providers, allies and community -- presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition.

Free, with meals provided (Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast & lunch - vegetarian, vegan and meat options available). Everyone is welcome!

To be held at
South High School
3131 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free parking lot, wheelchair accessible
Near bus lines 19 & 21 or Lake Street light rail station

For complete details and to pre-register please visit our website: http://www.mntranshealth.org

May 1, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline (NOTE: you may also pre-register at the door, but then we cannot guarantee your meals)

April 15, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline to request the following: special dietary considerations, an ASL interpreter, or a non-English language interpreter

Fri, May 9, 6:00-9:00pm
Dinner followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Marci Bowers, M.D.

Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6:00pm
Full day of Workshops, Health Screenings, Information Tables, Chair Massage & more!

** health screenings, mini-checkups & information (HIV testing, blood glucose, diabetes, stroke prevention, blood pressure, cholesterol, nutrition, exercise, heartburn treatment/prevention, healthy spine chiropractic screenings, HIV & STD info, and more)
** over 20 unique workshops, ranging from “Trans Patient Advocacy? to “The Dilation Diaries? to “Hormone Basics? to “Sex: Safer. Better. More.? and many more! See complete listing on our website after April 10
** Chair massage
** Info tables and free stuff from many trans, GLBTA & health community organizations

Friday Night Keynote:
“From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world?
Dr. Marci Bowers, gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries in Trinidad, Colorado, will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues.

Additional Special Guests:
** Loren Schechter, M.D., surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois will lead the Saturday workshop “Gender Confirmation Surgery and Revision Vaginoplasty?
** André Wilson, national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker), will lead the Saturday workshop “Getting Us Covered: advocacy for trans-inclusive health insurance?

Entertainment: TransVoices Chorus, Empowered Expressions youth performance troupe, and poetry by Andrea Jenkins

Closing Ceremony: New this year, from 5:30-6 pm on Saturday, co-hosted by Andrea Jenkins and André Wilson.

Supervised Children's Activities will be available this year, both Friday and Saturday.

No-scent policy: Please refrain from wearing scented products so that everyone, including those with allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, can participate safely.

If you have questions, or if you're interested in volunteering or hosting an information table, please contact us at 612-823-1152 or email us at info @ mntranshealth.org

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Intergenerational Consequences of Attachment

May 7, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (8:30 - 9:00 Check-in/Networking) Great Hall, Coffman Union and broadcast to Greater MN Host Sites

Dr. Miriam Steele, Assistant Director of Clinical Training at The New School for Social Research in New York, is a nationally renowned figure in the field of children's mental health. Dr. Steele will present on the intergenerational consequences of attachment as well as the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care. Her interests include bridging clinical practice and contemporary research in child development; attachment research; bonds between parents and children; intergenerational consequences of attachment; and the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care.

For more information OR to register go to: www.cmh.umn.edu

Questions? Contact Ellen Lepinski at 612-625-6527 or lepin008@umn.edu

Sponsored by:
Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health (CECMH)
In collaboration with:
ABCDII/Great Start Minnesota Project, MN DHS Children’s Mental Health Division
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
Minnesota Adoption Support and Preservation (MNASAP)
Minnesota Child Response Center
Minnesota Head Start Association
Washburn Center for Children
Wilder Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Reminder...

Come enjoy a movie and fellowship with others in the Department of Educational Psychology!

Cookies and lemonade will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a brownbag lunch.

Friday, May 2
11:00-12:30
Mary McEvoy Room (325 EdSci)

"The Children's March" is a poignant film that celebrates nonviolence and the courage of young people. It's also a reminder of the scourge of racism in America. The film is being shown to raise awareness of civil rights history and encourage action to address enduring inequities in education and elsewhere.

I hope you'll attend.

Regards,
Chris

P.S. You can preview the movie here: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=339081672618464819&hl=en

--
Christopher Moore, M.P.P.
651-587-7612
moor0554@umn.edu
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~moor0554/

Posted by lind0449 at 11:26 AM

April 4, 2008

Special Programs

PREPARATION TO PRACTICE GROUP: IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HOLMES SCHOLARS

Please join us at a forum to discuss the book Silent Racism, with author Barbara Trepagnier

We will have a discussion about how, Silent Racism - racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist," is instrumental in the production of institutional racism.

DATE: Friday, April 11, 2008
WHERE: Coffman Union, Room 303
TIME: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P to Carole MacLean at 612-625-5060 or email at cmaclean@umn.edu

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Campus Icarus's First Event!!!!

Film Screening: Tarnation
Carlson School of Management Room 1-122
Tuesday April 8, 7:00 PM

This spellbinding 88-minute long film re-imagines the idea of what a documentary can be. The film tells the story of Jonathan Couette's tumultuous childhood growing up with a schizophrenic mother and mentally unstable grandparents, through a collage of twenty years of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of 80s pop culture and home movies made throughout his life. The unique and fluid result is mesmerizing and eerily intimate, as if the viewer steps into Couette's stream of consciousness. The film went on to win awards including Best Documentary from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, and the LA and London International Film Festivals.

Hosted by UMN-Icarus Project
umnicarus@gmail.com
www.theicarusproject.net

The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness

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NOTE NEW DATE:
Family Social Science Colloquium, April 9, 2008
Couple relationships, deployment stress, and posttraumatic stress in returning Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers
Christopher Erbes and Melissa Polusny, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

It is unlikely that any individual will emerge from a year or more living in dangerous and stressful conditions away from home and family without experiencing some degree of distress and some type of long-term change.

Join us to discuss this complicated topic with Christopher Erbes, PhD, and Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00-1:00pm, the colloquium is open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons, please bring your own lunch.
274 McNeal Hall, St Paul Campus, for directions to St. Paul Campus go to: http://fsos.cehd.umn.edu/directions.html

Posted by lind0449 at 1:47 PM

March 31, 2008

Special Programs

Family Social Science Colloquium, April 2, 2008
Couple relationships, deployment stress, and posttraumatic stress in returning Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers
Christopher Erbes and Melissa Polusny, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

It is unlikely that any individual will emerge from a year or more living in dangerous and stressful conditions away from home and family without experiencing some degree of distress and some type of long-term change.

Join us to discuss this complicated topic with Christopher Erbes, PhD, and Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00-1:00pm, the colloquium is open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons, please bring your own lunch.
274 McNeal Hall, St Paul Campus, for directions to St. Paul Campus go to: http://fsos.cehd.umn.edu/directions.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:58 AM

March 20, 2008

Special Programs


Coffee Break for Grants: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Tuesday March 25, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 am
325 Educational Sciences Building

This session will provide useful information concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We will discuss the NIH research mission and types of funding available, the application and review process, and we will hear from experienced principal investigators and researchers in CEHD.

The discussion group will include:

Donald Dengel, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Associate Professor and Director, Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Professor and Director, Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory

Nicki Crick, PhD, Institute for Child Development
Professor and Director, Institute for Child Development

Kersten Anderson, Office of Research and Policy
Grant Coordinator

Coffee and bagels provided. Please RSVP to Laura Hagen - gardz001@umn.edu

Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research and Policy
104 Burton Hall - 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

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Volunteer Chinese/Engligh interpretation opportunity

Dear College Community:

The first annual Sino-US Education Forum will take place in the University of Minnesota's Coffman Union on April 29-30, 2008. This event will feature 100 Chinese principals plus University of Minnesota participants.

The host of the event, the University's China Center, is seeking students, faculty, or staff who would be interested in participating in the event as interpreters (see note below from Jennifer Wu Dunn of the China Center).

"We will need many qualified Chinese-English interpreters to interpret about 11 plenary sessions (on 4/29 and in the morning of 4/30) and 3 break-out sessions (in the afternoon of 4/30). Some sessions will be from Chinese to English, and others from English to Chinese."

Registration for the conference is free, but will be very limited.

Interpreting would ensure your participation in this historic event. If you are interested in interpreting, please contact me (john4810@umn.edu).

Sincerely,
Chris

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

March 17, 2008

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is March 31. For more information and the application, see equity and diversity grants. (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html)

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DEVELOPING COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP: Interdisciplinary work requires collaboration, which often goes against the grain of individual leadership models. A new series of workshops--organized by the Graduate School's Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives--aims to develop the collaborative leadership skills of those engaged in scholarship, research, creative work, and education and training programs. Mentoring is the theme of the next session, March 25, 3-5 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. Read more about the inaugural workshops--on conflict resolution and collaborative team-building--led last month by Howard Gadlin, National Institutes of Health, in "Collaborating to lead." (http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories/All_together_now.html)

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Friends and colleagues:

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Team and Coordinating Council happily announce the next event in the evolution of our Neighborhood. We will be holding a Teaching and Learning Neighborhood meeting on Friday April 11th from 8:30 to 11:00. The meeting will occur at the Radisson on Washington Avenue with a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30. The primary objective for this meeting is to continue the work, conversations, and momentum that we started at our meetings last year. As you probably remember, we conducted three meetings last year to discuss our shared vision with the New CEHD. One piece of information that reoccurred across all three meetings was the need for communication and the opportunity to learn more about our colleagues. Therefore, we will conduct a “speed collaborating? session for you to find out more about what others in the CEHD are doing in their research, teaching, and public engagement. Please come and get to know the people you work with better and possibly build a connection that you did not even know existed. Please RSVP to Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu by April 4th . We look forward to seeing you on April 11th.

Thank you all,
Kyla Wahlstrom and Matt Burns
Co-Leads for the Teaching and Learning Neighborhood

Posted by lind0449 at 10:05 AM

March 7, 2008

Special Programs

Women's History Month Event TODAY at 4:30
Friday, March 7, 4:30 p.m.--Carnegie 006, Macalester College Campus, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul
Lecture by Jan Haaken: "Critical Feminisms, Critical Psychology: Fighting Male Violence"

http://www.macalester.edu/whatshappening/womenshistory/

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Honor a remarkable woman you know! Nominations deadline extended: Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:30 PM

• Mullen-Spector-Truax Leadership for Women Award $1000. A woman faculty or staff member who has made outstanding contributions to women's leadership development at the U of MN-TC.
• Civil Service/Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Women's Award $1000. A CSBU staff women who has made outstanding contributions to improve the work environment for CSBU employees at the U of MN-TC.
• Doherty Woman Student Volunteer Award $400 UM Bookstore gift certificate. A woman graduate or undergraduate student who has contributed outstanding volunteer service regarding women's issues on campus or in the broader community on the U of MN-TC campus.

NOMINATION MATERIALS - Office for University Women - Office for Equity and Diversity
http://www.umn.edu/women - click on Awards & Grants

Please join us at the annual spring Celebrating University Women Event will be held on April 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM in the MacNamara Memorial Hall. ; RSVP at 612.625.9837 or women@umn.edu

The Office for University Women, a part of the Office for Equity and Diversity, The Graduate School and The Office for Human Resources make these awards possible. Forms and application materials are available in alternative formats upon request, please contact the Office for University Women. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

February 29, 2008

Special Programs

International Connections
Speaker: Liz Wieling, Family Social Science
Topic: Developing Ecosystemic and Culturally Revelant Approaches to Trauma Assessment and Intervention: The Context of a Child Maltreatment Population in Mexico
Monday, March 3, 2008, 12-1:30
Wulling Hall 250
Pizza and Drinks will be served
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International and Multicultural Bag Lunch
Speaker: Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.
Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

Topic: Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin: Research and Clinical Practice with Koreans
Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Place: Room 330 Education Sciences Building

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:59 PM

January 11, 2008

Special Programs

Small grants now available to support international scholars, cross-institutional collaboration, international travel for U.S. students, and distance education. See announcement below for details.
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Dear College Community:

It is with great pleasure that I announce a small grants program for international activities in CE+HD. Please see the attached call for proposals for deadlines and application instructions.

Furthermore, colleagues who are interested in reviewing proposals should send a statement of interest to Chris Johnstone (john4810@umn.edu) along with a short CV highlighting international or proposal reading experience.
Because there are four Priorities of grants, you may review proposals for one Priority and apply for funding in another.

Best wishes,
Chris
For more information: Download file and Download file
Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes

University of Minnesota
350 Elliott Hall
75 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 3:23 PM

November 30, 2007

Special Programs

U of M Office for Equity and Diversity IDEA Grants
IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) Grants are designed to support projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. FFI: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 8:34 AM

October 19, 2007

Special Programs

C&I’s DIVERSITY DIALOGUES PRESENTS:
Great Expectations: The Struggles of Hmong High School Boys
Bic Ngo, TUESDAY 10.23.07, 11:45 –1 PM, 48 Peik Hall

Bic Ngo is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Culture and Teaching Ph.D. Track. Her research examines “culture? and “difference? in the education of immigrant students, and the implications for theorizing immigrant identity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and anti-oppressive education.

Coming Up!
Rick Beach: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Peik 40 12-1pm
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University of Minnesota
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education & Human Development
125 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-4006
Email: ciinfo@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

October 5, 2007

Special Programs

The Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series continues this fall with three sessions; the first will be held October 10. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting. The schedule is below.

In preparation, check out http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml . It will include links to an overview of each topic with citations to related readings and information about relevant campus resources, plus instructions about how to participate via UMConnect Meeting. After each session, we will add on this page a link to the UMConnect recording of the event. The seminars also will be podcast after each event.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and organized by Academic and Distributed Computing Services (ADCS) and the Digital Media Center (DMC). Sessions are cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPP) and collegiate units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge.

MEDIA LITERACY AND NEW MEDIA, Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

We are challenged to cope with an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving media environment. Panelists will discuss media literacy in higher education, or the skills and knowledge students need to actively engage emerging new media forms.
Moderator: Cristina Lopez, DMC, OIT, TC
Panelists: Walt Jacobs, African American & African Studies, CLA, TC * Nora Paul, Institute for New Media Studies, SJMC, CLA, TC * Richard Beach, Curriculum and Instruction, CE+HD, TC

THE U OF M LEARNING TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM: INTEGRATING ONLINE TOOLS TO SUPPORT HYBRID EDUCATION, Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 155 Peters Hall, St. Paul

The University of Minnesota is developing an integrated "learning technology platform" to provide personalized access to a suite of online teaching and learning tools. Panelists will discuss how this new approach better supports academic collaboration, research, instructional content development, and learner assessment.

Moderator: Billie Wahlstrom, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC
Panelists: Janet Shanedling, Education, AHC, TC * Shane Nackerud, University Libraries, TC * Heather Aagesen-Huebner, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC * John Butler, University Libraries, TC * Tayne DeNeui, Epidemiology & Community Health, SPH, AHC, TC * Vicki Field, Graduate School, TC

LEARNING OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m.,
402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

This seminar will be an opportunity to learn more about institutional learning outcomes, hear from faculty members involved in a pilot program to integrate these outcomes into their specific courses, and explore the role of technology in facilitating assessment and achievement of learning outcomes. This session is cosponsored by the Provost's Council for Enhancing Student Learning.
Moderators: Arlene Carney, Faculty & Academic Affairs, SVPP, TC * Ann Hill Duin, OIT, TC
Panelists: Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Writing Studies, CLA, TC * Ron Aminzade, Sociology, CLA, TC * Kathleen Krichbaum, School of Nursing, AHC, TC * Kurtis Scaletta, DMC, OIT, TC

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Digital Media Center, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
dmc@umn.edu
Minneapolis: 612/625-5055
St. Paul: 612/625-8030
http://dmc.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. To request this or disability accommodations at DMC events, please contact the DMC Communications/Marketing Coordinator at (612) 625-5055 or dmc@umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:53 AM

August 31, 2007

Special Programs

At the Spring "Reunion" of CSPP grads, one of the people at my table commented on how his clients knew their MBTI(R) types, and what did that mean. That comment inspired me to submit a proposal to MPA for their First Friday Forums. To my surprise, it was accepted. The session: So Your Clients Know Their MBTI Types, Why Don't You: Making Effective Use of Type in your Sessions. It will be Friday, Sept. 7.
Would you please post the brochure and pass it on to others in the department? Thanks.

Jean
For Full announcement: Download file
Jean M. Kummerow, Ph.D., LP
Jean Kummerow & Associates LLC
823 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104-7148
USA
651-224-0402 (office)
651-303-7016 (cell)
651-292-1588 (FAX)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, and Introduction to Type are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.

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The Minnesota Jung Association presents the first event of the 2007-2008 season:
“Politics Banishes Psychology---and with it Truth?
John Desteian, Jungian Analyst
Friday, September 7, 2007
7:30-9:30 PM
Stub Hall, Luther Seminary

Admission: $15 members; $20 non-members; $10 students

A BENEFIT LECTURE FOR THE MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION

Tonight’s lecture will appear this fall as a contribution to a volume entitled Politics and the American Soul, published by Spring Journal. The Journal may not yet be available at the time of the lecture, but order forms will be provided at our book table for your convenience.

Stub Hall, on the Luther Seminary campus, is located at Hendon & Fulham in St. Paul, 2 blocks east of Hwy 280.

For further directions, go to www.minnesotajung.org

Parking is permitted on the campus side of either Hendon or Fulham.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:10 PM

August 24, 2007

Special Programs

Apply for a Research Grant
Call for Proposals

This year, 2007-2008, Kuder, Inc. will make available two research grants ($5000.00 each). We are interested in research proposals that will examine either of these topics:
1. The effectiveness of using the Kuder Career Planning System in helping students (at any developmental stage but preferably middle-school or high-school students) through the career exploration process or in their career decision-making skills.
2. Innovative ways of using the Kuder assessments in career counseling or guidance.
3. The relationship between usage of the Kuder Career Planning System and retention, attrition, and/or performance in school.

Other topics for proposals will be considered for evaluation; however, interested individuals should receive approval of the topic from Kuder, Inc. prior to submitting the proposal.

Guidelines for Research Proposals:
The applicant(s) must submit a written research proposal by October 1, 2007. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on November 1, 2007.

1. The proposal should include a title page, an abstract that outlines the purpose of the study, and a method section clearly outlining the participants, instruments, and procedure to be used.
2. In addition to the proposal, you must submit a copy of the informed consent, each instrument to be used, and the debriefing form (if applicable).
3. A draft of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Committee Application Form to be submitted to the applicant’s institution should also be included with the application packet.
4. A curriculum vita from the principal investigator.
5. A timeline for the completion of your project.

Data Collection:
Upon approval from Kuder, Inc. to conduct your research project, you will need to submit a copy of your IRB approval prior to gaining access to our assessments or grant money. Because assessments are taken on-line, the principal investigator is responsible for requesting from Kuder, Inc. the dataset of their participants once data collection has been completed. Kuder, Inc. will make every effort to collaborate in other ways that will facilitate the data collection process. If the researcher wishes to use archival data, this should be outlined in the initial submission of the proposal.

Use of Research Funds:
Funds obtained for the research project can be used at the discretion of the principal investigator (e.g., to pay research assistants, participants, etc). However, from the time of approval, Kuder, Inc. will request that the principal investigator submit a copy of the written results to the company by October 1, 2008. This deadline for submission of the final results is not negotiable and will only change at the discretion of Kuder, Inc. if the project requires an extended period of time.

Questions and proposals should be directed to:
Catalina D’Achiardi, Ph.D.
Kuder, Inc.
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA 50003
catadn@kuder.com
(800) 314-8972 Ext. 248
Catalina D'Achiardi, Ph.D.
Vice-President of Research
catadn@kuder.com

Kuder, Inc. * 302 Visions Parkway * Adel, IA 50003 * 800.314.8972 Ext. 248 * 515.993.5412 Fax

Posted by lind0449 at 3:49 PM

August 10, 2007

Special Programs

Here is an opportunity for mentorship through the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office -- note that this program is co-coordinated by GLBTA Programs Office Counseling Intern Fengqin Lian!

GLBTA Mentor Program -- Looking for Mentees and Mentors!

We are currently accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students who would like to be mentored, and from other folks who would like to participate as mentors through this program. I have attached the application forms and a flyer to this email.

The GLBTA Mentor Program seeks to provide an opportunity for GLBTA students to access support and resources and to attain personal growth; to give an opportunity for mentors to give back to their community; to provide support and growth opportunities mentors and mentees may not find otherwise; to build community among participating mentors; and to encourage community involvement. The GLBTA Mentor Program is designed to build intergenerational community for GLBTA people and to reduce feelings of isolation in those communities. The program differs from other programs in that the relationships do not revolve around a preset goal, but allows participants to set their own goals.

This year¹s program will begin with a day-long kick-off retreat on Saturday, October 13, and will run the entire academic year. At this retreat, mentors and mentees will meet and get to know each other, and will work together to set their goals for the rest of the year. The closing dinner will be held on April 16, 2008. Some events will include a Twin Cities GLBTA Magical History Tour and a potluck dinner at Anne Phibbs¹ house. More information and events can be found on our website: www.glbta.umn.edu/programming/mentorprogram

We are very excited about this program and would like to invite you to participate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fengqin Lian & Owen Marciano, GLBTA Mentor Program Coordinators
lianx014@umn.edu, marci020@umn.edu

Informational Flier: Download file, Mentee Application:Download file, Mentor Application: Download file

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Owen Marciano
Assistant Director GLBTA Programs Office
612-626-8086
marci020@umn.edu
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:27 AM

July 27, 2007

Special Programs

Hello friends!

The dates for the 2nd annual Fall GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat have been set! This year's retreat will be two nights, and will be held Friday 9/21-Sunday 9/23. (Note that there is also a Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth the 23rd-24th.)

The GLBTA Programs Office is proud to offer the 2nd Annual GLBTA Student Leadership retreat for student leaders throughout the U of M system who are dedicated to working toward a more positive campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students. This retreat will focus on leadership development, small group facilitation skills, and exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. This retreat is free (all travel, lodging, and meals will be covered) and open to all current U of M students interested in creating change for GLBTA Communities on their campuses. SPREAD THE WORD!

The 2007 GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat will be held at Koinonia Retreat Center in South Haven, MN (koinoniaretreatcenter.com).

The Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth is a little bit different, in that it is open not only to students, but to all faculty, staff and students on all U of M campuses who are doing GLBT work. The Summit is a program of the Systemwide Standing Commission on GLBT Concerns ( http://www.glbta.umn.edu/systemconcerns.html), and is the first ever attempt to connect all folks doing this work together. Transportation, lodging, and most meals will be free of cost to attendees.

We are planning both of these events in the same weekend/week so that students can have the opportunity to attend both without losing two weekends, and so that we can combine travel costs/time. However, folks do not have to attend both events! You can commit as much or as little time as you’d like, though if you are going to come to the retreat, it would be best if you could commit to the entire retreat.

To register for the GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat, please fill out the attached registration form and return it as instructed on the form. If you have any questions about either of these events, please contact Owen Marciano or email glbta@umn.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: While this event is open to everyone, current U of M students will be prioritized as attendees--we have limited space available, and those who wish to attend from other colleges will be admitted as space allows. Please contact Owen with questions or concerns about this.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Owen
Poster: Download file Registration Form (PDF): Download file
Registration Form (Word version): Download file
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Owen Marciano
Assistant Director
GLBTA Programs Office
612-626-8086
marci020@umn.edu
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 10:34 AM

June 15, 2007

Special Programs

*************SPECIAL REMINDER***************

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE DIVISION 29 STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION ARE DUE JUNE 30, 2007!
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND IS NOT LIMITED TO DIVISION 29 STUDENT MEMBERS!
FACULTY, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT THIS COMPETITION!

Attached is a poster version of the information below; please distribute copies to your students!

The APA Division of Psychotherapy offers three student paper competitions:
* The Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Award for the best paper on psychotherapy theory, practice or research.
* The Diversity Award for the best paper on racial/ethnic gender, and cultural issues in psychotherapy.
* The Mathilda B. Canter Education and Training Award for the best paper on education, supervision or training of psychotherapists.

What are the benefits to you?
* Cash prize of $100 for the winner of each contest.
* Enhance your curriculum vitae and gain national recognition.
* Plaque presented at the Division 29 Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in August.
* Abstract will be published in the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of the Division of
Psychotherapy.

What are the requirements?
* Papers must be based on work conducted by the first author during his/her graduate studies. Papers can be based on (but are not restricted to) a Masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation. All papers must be unpublished manuscripts. In the case of multiple authorships, one award will be given to the applicant, who should ideally be the first author.

How do you apply for the competition?
* Submit an electronic copy of your paper, in MS-Word or PDF format, as an email attachment to Michael Garfinkle at michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu before June 30, 2007.
* Please do not submit papers though postal mail or fax, we are only accepting electronic submissions.
* Papers should be in APA style, not to exceed 25 pages in length (including tables, figures, and reference) and should not list the authors’ names or academic affiliations.
* Please include a title page as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document so that the papers can be judged “blind.? This page can include authors’ names and academic affiliations.
* Also include a cover letter as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document. The cover letter should state that the paper is based on work that the first author conducted while in graduate school. It should also include your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

E-mail your paper and address questions to:
Michael S. Garfinkle, MA
Chair, Student Development Committee, Division of Psychotherapy
Email: michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu

Jean Carter, President, Division 29
Michael Garfinkle, Chair, Student Development Committee

To download poster: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:08 AM

May 18, 2007

Special Programs

Friday, August 17, 2007, Spend a day in service with Division 17 at St. Anthony Foundation*.

Stepping Up to the Plate: Giving Back to the Community? STG of Division 17, as a part of community engagement efforts in San Francisco, has arranged for the opportunity for convention attendees to participate in a social justice education project with St. Anthony Foundation.

“With all who hunger and thirst for justice and peace, and together with those we serve, our mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need to create a society in which all persons flourish." (from the St. Anthony Foundation Mission Statement).

St. Anthony’s tries to create a community of love and hope as well as educate the public regarding poverty, homelessness, and social justice issues.

Justice Education and Advocacy Event
9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. (Day-in-Service Activity):
Limited to 35 volunteers

9:00 a.m. Justice Education Orientation
10:00 a.m. Group Escorted to Service Sites:
Dining Room: Help serve lunch to guests
Living Room: Help with recreational activities
Clothing and Furniture program: Help sort recent donations
The Salvation Army: Socialize with seniors at the daytime hospitality center
12:00 noon (Participants return): Share lunch and conversation with guests in the Dining Room.
1 p.m. Debriefing

Please contact Rebecca Toporek at rtoporek@sfsu.edu by July 1, 2007, to sign up for this event. If you are interested in participating but miss the July1 deadline, please contact Rebecca.

Interested in issues of homelessness and poverty but cannot make the Day in Service activity? There are two other opportunities:
• Please join us in the Division 17 Hospitality Suite for information and advocacy opportunities regarding these issues on Sunday, August 19 at 11-11:50 p.m.
• APA is also having a Day-in-Service activity on Thursday, August 16th at St. Anthony Foundation.
• St. Anthony Foundation is at 121 Golden Gate Avenue, located within walking distance of the Convention Center and Convention Hotels. For more information regarding the organization and the Justice Education and Advocacy Program, visit their website at www.stanthonysf.org/eduadv/eduadv.html

Posted by lind0449 at 3:21 PM

January 22, 2007

Special Programs

Hello,

You are invited to the upcoming panel discussion on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in Nolte Center 140 from 12:00-1:30 PM on the East Bank Campus.

CEHD's Teacher Education Council (TEC) is sponsoring a second panel discussion for the 2006-07 Honoring Diversity series. The focus of the discussion will be connecting with parents and families of P-12 school students. Panelists and school/district connections are as follows:

Julio Fajardo, Plymouth Middle School
Kazoua Kong-Thao, Saint Paul Public Schools
Mirian Simpson, Minneapolis Public Schools
Martha Cavitt, Hopkins Schools

Cookies and beverages will be provided. We hope to see you on Wednesday!

TEC's Diversity Subcommittee
Misty Sato
Susan Ranney
Tamara Moore
Theodore Lewis
David W. Johnson
Stacy Ernst, Assistant

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

January 5, 2007

Special Programs

The Minnesota College Personnel Association board is hosting a Graduate Student Reception at the University of Minnesota.

When? Friday, January12th from 9:15 – 10:00 am
Where? Nolte Center, Room 140
Why? A great opportunity to network with key staff from universities around the state and learn more about MCPA

If you have questions, please contact Beth Isensee at isen0021@umn.edu.

Don’t forget the upcoming MCPA one-day conference in February 2007, Laying the Foundation: Careers in Student Affairs. There will be program sessions, mock interviews, and resume evaluations. More information is at http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/programs/drive-in/Feb07DriveIn.pdf.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:18 AM

November 22, 2006

Special Programs

ETHICAL CASE STUDY COMPETITION
Teams of Graduate students

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is hosting a competition to help educate members on current ethical issues. Graduate students will form teams of 3 or 4 (separate teams for Masters and Doctoral students) and will be presented with a mock ethical scenario addressing a current ethical issue facing the counseling profession and must critically analyze and make an ethical decision response concerning the situation (maximum 15 pages.) Cases will be available by Nov. 1st and responses must be submitted by Jan. 15th, 2007. For more information see ACA’s website at www.counseling.org.

Last year, a team of CSPP doctoral students won a prize in this competition. Please consider applying, and let your advisors know if you decide to apply.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

December 2, 2005

Special Programs

The International Foundation for Children's Education has created a 10-week summer program in Costa Rica that you may be interested in. Please click on the link below for more information:

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 3:05 PM

January 25, 2011

Psychology Summer Institute

PSI ................
psychology summer institute
PSI Benefits
Travel fellowship covering all reasonable expenses
• One-on-one mentoring
• Seminars on selected topics by advanced faculty/psychologists
• Reviews and critiques of your manuscripts by journal editors
• Networking with representatives from federal and private agencies and foundations
• Advocacy for training in ethnic minority mental health Eligibility
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Any advanced psychology doctoral student who has or will have successfully proposed a dissertation prior to the deadline
• Any psychologist who has received a doctorate within the last 5 years seminars and workshops
• Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities
• Program Evaluation
• Publishing
• Ethics
• Cultural Competency
• Advanced Research Methods and Qualitative Research
• Health Disparities
• Balancing Life & Career
• Tools for Getting Tenure
• Transitioning Into Your Career
• Advocacy Training

Online application deadline
May 1, 2011

Requirements • Application form • Concept paper: A narrative outlining the needs, goals/objectives, methodology / procedures, and other information related to your project • Statement of purpose • Curriculum vitae • Two letters of recommendation For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp PSI provides professional development and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students and recent doctoral recipients in psychology. Participants receive mentoring and training to help them transform concepts into grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowship ideas, publications, innovative treatment models, or program evaluations. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.
9th Annual Psychology Summer Institute July 17-23, 2011 Washington, DC

Flyer Final Minority fellowship.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:20 AM

February 20, 2009

Purpose of Bridge to Academic Excellence

The Bridge to Academic Excellence Program is an academic program for new freshmen students at the University of Minnesota. Program participants will be students from diverse backgrounds who have little or no family college-attendance history (i.e. first generation). The program begins with a six-week intensive academic component in June of 2009 and continues through the fall and spring 2009-10. Academic and social activities will help ensure student success at the University of Minnesota.
The specific goals of the program are to:
Provide a rigorous and positive academic experience from which new college students can build a foundation for future college success.
Familiarize participants with the campus, its facilities, and support services available to them.
Offer students an opportunity to build community within the larger University setting and feel connected to campus and other students.
Supply students with intensive peer mentoring and professional student advising.
Grant students the power to become self-advocates in their personal and academic lives.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Instructor
Attend class with summer ‘09 Bridge students, take notes, and work with instructors to create activities to supplement course material
Grade student work, in-class assignments and quizzes
Lead a 1.5-hour group discussion and review section for up to four days a week.
Required Qualifications
Be enrolled at the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the University of Minnesota.
Experience working with diverse and underrepresented students.
Instruction and/or tutoring experience is highly desired
Compensation
This position pays $12.00 per hour.
Instructors will spend 4 hours per week attending lecture, 6 hours per week leading the group discussion and review and approximately 2 hours per week preparing for class.
Time Requirements
Summer 2009
Participate in staff training week June 15 to June 19, 2009.
Lead program participants June 21 to August 1, 2009.
Attend a program review day August 3, 2009.
To Apply
By submitting this application, you agree to have your GPA and disciplinary standing verified by Student Judicial Affairs as a part of your application.
Please submit:
Background Information
Unofficial University of Minnesota transcripts
Your three most-recent jobs with dates and supervisor (please include phone number)


An application will be sent out in this week’s blog reminder

Posted by rutka005 at 11:17 AM

January 30, 2009

Special Programs

*ISSS-SPRING 09 DISCUSSION GROUPS! APPLY NOW! * INTERNATIONAL and U.S. STUDENTS are invited to join our spring cross-cultural discussion groups. Group meets weekly to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere. Five discussion groups will be formed-each with a consistent meeting time on Wednesday 2-4 pm & 5-7 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm, Friday: 2.30- 4.30 pm & 3-5 pm (movie group). Each group will have two leaders with group facilitation experience. Pre-group interviews will be conducted for new applicants, and groups will begin in the 2nd week of February through early May. To join a discussion group, please visit http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.

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Konopka Institute
The Panic Over Girls
"Adolescence is usually described as 'pre' or 'in between' - a stage between childhood and adulthood. It is seen as a turmoil because one moves from a protected state into a state of independence. I prefer to see adolescence as a significant stage in itself, an 'adolescenthood' with new experiences and new strengths, not merely an interim period and a problem."
Dr. Gisela Konopka, D.S.W., Professor Emerita of Social Work, University of Minnesota
Excerpted from "A Renewed Look at Human Development, Human Needs, Human Services" May, 1985
Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Gisela Konopka, the Konopka Institute's goal is to get reliable information into the hands of everyone who is in a position to help adolescents.

27th Konopka Lecture
Lecturer: Mike Males
February 11, 2009 – 10:00 AM
Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East – St Paul, Minnesota
Free and open to the public
A reception will follow the lecture.
No RSVP or registration required for the lecture or reception.
Click to download a flyer (http://www.konopka.umn.edu/img/assets/23812/2009_KLectureNL%5B1%5D.pdf) for this event – feel free to distribute.

Why the panic over American girls?
In the last year headlines have decried pregnancy pacts, extreme bullying and startling STD rates. Best selling book titles document girls who have either hooked up or are becoming unhooked.

These widespread media messages ultimately frame modern American girls and young women as more troubled, mean, violent, narcissistic, materialistic, and otherwise disturbed than ever before.

For the 27th Konopka Lecture, Mike Males will challenge these media myths and show how today's generation of young women and girls are succeeding in their education and careers; are remarkably happy, well connected to others, optimistic; are civically engaged and eager to become leaders.

Mike Males, Ph.D
Mike Males serves as senior researcher for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. He taught sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz for five years, is a columnist for Youth Today and has published articles in The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of School Health, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among others.

Mr. Males is the author of four books on American youth – Framing Youth: Ten Myths about the Next Generation; The Scapegoat Generation: America’s War on Adolescents; Kids & Guns: How Politicians, Experts, and the Press Fabricate Fear of Youth; and Smoked: Why Joe Camel Is Still Smiling.

Learn more about Mike Males and his work at www.YouthFacts.org

Posted by lind0449 at 3:06 PM

January 13, 2009

Special Programs

Participatory Action Research Workshop

January 8, 2009
TO: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
FROM: Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement
Darlyne Bailey, Assistant to the President
RE: Participatory Action Research (PAR) Workshops
January 21, 2009; March 24, 2009; April 22, 2009

Participatory Action Research (PAR) engages university researchers and community stakeholders in collaborative investigations that rely on mutual expertise to derive solutions and actions steps that can effectively address real life, complex issues in the local community. In recent years, community-based participatory action research has gained prominence in multiple disciplines and areas of study.

The Office for Public Engagement is pleased to sponsor a three-hour introductory workshop designed to engage University faculty, community members, students, and staff in exploring the principles and practice of PAR. The workshop has been organized by Professor Darlyne Bailey, Assistant to the President, and will be facilitated by Kelly McNally Koney, Organization and Community Development Consultant.

The workshop will be offered three times during the spring semester at various locations.
*Wednesday, January 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 303 Coffman Memorial Union*
Monday, March 24 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm President’s Room (3rd floor), Coffman Union
Tuesday, April 22 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm North Minneapolis, location TBD
The workshop will explore the historical basis and theoretical underpinnings of PAR, its core values and research standards, and its potential benefits. Participants will be encouraged to share their questions about PAR with Kelly McNally Koney and will be given the opportunity to participate in “table-top? dialogues with other participants.
There is no cost to attend this workshop; however, in order to make sure we have adequate materials, we are asking individuals to RSVP to Anna Bates at public@umn.edu, at least seven days prior to the respective workshop session.

We appreciate you forwarding this announcement to individuals who might be interested in learning more about this growing approach to community engaged research.

Please contact the Office for Public Engagement at 612-624-1562, if you have any questions or need further information.

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EXTENSION CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WILL HOST THE SYMPOSIUM: "More Than Safe Spaces: Adolescent Development and Relationship Building in After-School Settings," presented by Nancy Deutsch. U faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, Jan. 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Free, but registration is required. For more information, see youth development (http://www.extension.umn.edu/appliedyouthresearch/inquirytoimpact/deutsch.html)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:18 AM

December 12, 2008

Special Programs

THE OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR "IDEA GRANTS." Grants fund projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. The next application deadline is Dec. 31.

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:
• creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
• addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
• improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
• supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:
1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

IDEA Grants Eligibility, Funding, and Reporting
All academic and administrative units across the University’s campuses are eligible to apply for IDEA Grants. Offices, units and programs within the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity are not eligible. Grant awards will depend upon the scope and breadth of the project, but will typically range from $1,000–$5,000.

Funded projects must begin within 60 days of award notification. Upon project completion, awardees must submit a summary report evaluating the project’s outcomes, including project benefits and recommended improvements. This report is to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity within 60 days of the project’s conclusion.

Link to program description and application: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html

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Sallie Quammen
Grant Coordinator
College of Education & Human Development
University of Minnesota
139B Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-9036
612-626-7496 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 11:28 AM

December 5, 2008

Special Programs

MACMH Training Services Presents
Treating Challenging Disorders
Professional Development Opportunities for Every Schedule and Budget

Winter Training Series - 16 sessions and 12 dates to choose from in 9 locations across the state

Sessions include:
• The Process of Adlerian Play Therapy
• New Research on Brain Development in Antisocial Youth: Implications for Teaching and Therapy
• Transforming the Challenging Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
• Anxiety, Depression, and Related Disorders: Intervention Strategies for Home, School, and Individuals
• Hard to Handle Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents
• Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Depressive Disorders
• How Asperger's Changes from Early Childhood to Young Adult Years
• Separations and Losses in Children

Click here to download the brochure (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/16winter1108.pdf).
Click here to download the registration form only (http://macmh.org/workshops_trainings/images/1108RegFormOnly.pdf).

$74 per 1/2 day session -- register for just one or as many as you like
Discount: Take 10% off of your fee if you register for 3 or more 1/2 day sessions

CEHs available for education and mental health professionals
www.macmh.org
MACMH reserves the right to substitute presenters and/or reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
MN Association for Children's Mental Health
651-644-7333 • 800-528-4511• info@macmh.org

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Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00-1:00PM, Room 2, Vincent Hall

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. This workshop is part of the Women's Center Women on Wednesdays series (http://www1.umn.edu/women/womenWed.html). Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

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Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association and The Advocates for Human Rights present Women’s Human Rights Speaker Series
Fleeing for Safety across International Borders: Hague Convention Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., Sudha Shetty, Esq., and Cari O’Brien, J.D.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room
2200 IDS Center, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis

Jeffrey Edleson, Sudha Shetty and Cari O'Brien will present a brief overview of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and what role domestic violence plays in international abductions. They will discuss cases of battered mothers who have returned to the U.S. with their children only to face Hague Convention petitions in federal and state courts filed by their abusive partners. They will also provide an overview of their U.S. Department of Justice-funded study on Hague Convention cases and their work to develop a new online resource for lawyers, judges and advocates who work with battered mothers and their children.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on the topics of domestic violence, program evaluation and groupwork. His research and program development focus is on children exposed to domestic violence.

Sudha Shetty, Esq., is Director of the International Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues. In her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School's Access to Justice Institute, she developed the Hague Convention Project and supervised both the development of a national database on Hague Convention cases and a Washington State judges' bench guide on this issue. She is regularly in contact with battered mothers, attorneys and judges involved in Hague Convention hearings.

Cari O'Brien, J.D., is a graduate of Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law. She first began her work on the Hague Domestic Violence Project with Sudha Shetty while attending Seattle University School of Law, and is pleased to again be a part of this project. As a 2006 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow, Cari traveled to Rwanda to research the aftereffects of the 1994 genocide, focusing on women's and children's issues. While maintaining relationships with contacts in Rwanda, Cari also serves as a board member for the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation and stays involved in the Twin Cities performing arts scene year round. She is currently employed as an Attorney Editor/Project Manager with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here (http://tinyurl.com/5d8gve) by Friday, December 5th. Lunch provided for those who RSVP. Application will be made for one CLE credit.

For more information, contact Mary Hunt at mhunt@advrights.org or 612-341-3302, ext. 107.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:11 PM

November 21, 2008

Special Programs

Cultural Wellness Center workshop: Interfacing of Academic and Community Knowledge Systems
Dec. 3, Jan 7, and Feb 4, 12:30 -4:00
email axtel002@umn.edu for more info or to register

We have been socialized to think that the university is the only center of knowledge production. But cultural communities have knowledge systems and processes for knowledge production. How can academic and cultural knowledge systems interface in a respectful way? How can space be created in the academy so that multiple knowledge systems can flourish? This workshop will help participants come to a better understanding of the the knowledge systems which guide their own community(ies),and develop strategies for the interfacing of knowledge systems.

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MEMORANDUM
TO: University of Minnesota Faculty and Researchers
FROM: Gail Dubrow, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
RE: Collaborative Leadership Development Series Workshop

I am very pleased to announce the fourth workshop in this year’s Collaborative Leadership Development Series, “Training Grants: Crafting Competitive Proposals:?

***Monday, December 8, 2008, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; ***Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Training grants are one of the more powerful approaches to nurturing and sustaining an interdisciplinary field. They attract highly qualified students and post doctoral fellows because of the unique learning opportunities they provide. They also offer faculty an opportunity to stretch their own intellectual curiosity and collaborate with other highly engaged faculty. Perhaps because of the benefits they offer, however, applications for training grants are very time consuming to prepare and successful grants require more
coordination than usual.

The following have received training grants from NIH, NSF, or USDE will share with workshop participants the insights and lessons they have learned through their experience:

* Mark Davison – Professor, Educational Psychology
* Tom Dohm – Director and Senior Psychologist, Office of Measurement Services
* Ian Greaves - Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
* Raymond Newman – Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology
* Claudia Neuhauser – Vice Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Rochester
* Virginia Seybold – Professor, Neuroscience

Issues to be addressed include:

* how to assemble a successful team,
* how to develop a recruitment strategy, and
* how to design and implement a strong evaluation component.

The workshop is free, but registration is required at:
https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=CL0007&category=LEADER&unit=CL

To ensure a place in the workshop, please register by no later than Thursday, December 4.

This workshop is offered as part of the Collaborative Leadership Development Series, a professional development program begun in 2007-08 for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professional staff to build skills in the collaborative leadership of interdisciplinary initiatives. The program represents a partnership among the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Human Resources, and the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Team. The series provides participants with opportunities to gain the leadership skills needed to successfully navigate the challenges of working in interdisciplinary teams; to launch and manage cross-disciplinary collaborations; and to advocate for the institutional changes needed to foster all forms of interdisciplinary inquiry at the University of Minnesota.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:31 PM

November 14, 2008

Special Programs

National Survivors of Suicide Day - November 22, 2008
10th annual event sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Center for Grief, Loss and Transition, for poster with schedule and RSVP information on this free event: Download file

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Dear College Community,

Please mark your calendars for upcoming International Education Week Events

11/17/08 Research Opportunities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (Shu-Ching Kao, Xiaojia Ge, Richard Wassen, Jennifer Wu Dunn) (brown bag) (12pm) Ed Sciences 325 12:00-1:30pm

11/18/08 Dean’s Int’l Ed Reception, honoring Dr. Kao (food served) Burton Atrium 3:00-6:00pm

11/19/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (2pm) (John Moravec by Skype, Dario Menanteau, Kara Erolin, Center for Victims of Torture) Peters Hall 278 2:00-3:30pm

11/20/08 Screening: Testing Hope in the New South Africa. Response panel: Chris Johnstone, Bic Ngo (brown bag) Wulling Hall 150 2:00-3:30pm

11/21/08 Panel: International Study Opportunities in CEHD (12pm) (brown bag) (Panel: Jay Hatch, Gayle Woodruff) Wulling 150 12-1:30pm

11/24/08 International Student Thanksgiving (dinner served) Education Sciences Building 325 3:00-5:30pm

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development
Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

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Taking Care of Self: Strategies to Stay Sane in a Busy World

Sponsored By: Office for University Women
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free!

Room 2 - Vincent Hall - Minneapolis Campus
Contact: 612-625-9837 or women@umn.edu

As busy students and workers, self-care often gets put at the bottom of the priority list. However, research shows that taking care of ourselves is essential to our health and wellness. Come and join us for a valuable discussion of self care strategies. Techniques and information from the celebrated book "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" by Dr. Joan Borysenko will be discussed. You will also learn breathing and stretching exercises perfect for those with busy schedules. Please, take some time for yourself and join us. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

http://events.tc.umn.edu/event.xml?occurrence=412851

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*Asia Pacific Leadership Program*

The East-West Center is pleased to announce new fellowships for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program for 2009-10. Entering its eight year, the Asia Paci?c Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Paci?c region. The APLP is a graduate certi?cate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu , Hawaii , the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Paci?c community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000.

ParticipantsThe Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP Fellows come together from all walks of life, including areas as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education.

APLP participants will gain broad regional perspectives, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia Pacific region, and be trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation. The APLP empowers leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century.

Application Forms and Fellowships
For more information about the Asia Paci?c Leadership Program, as well as application forms and fellowship opportunities, please visit our website at: www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp or email: aplp@eastwestcenter.org.
The application deadline is December. Fellowships begin in August.

*Apply to:*
East-West Center
Award Services Office
Attn: APLP
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Telephone: 808-944-7738; Fax: 808-944-7730
Email: aplp@eastwestcenter.org
www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to promote better relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States through cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

Read more: http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2007/10/asia-pacific-leadership-program.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:26 AM

November 7, 2008

Special Programs

Join Us for...Diversity Dialogues

Michael Goh - Educational Psychology - October 22, 2008

J.B. Mayo & Sara Levy - Curriculum & Instruction - November 25, 2008

David Valentine - Anthropology - February 17, 2009

Louis Mendoza - Chicano Studies - March 24, 2009

Cynthia Lewis - Curriculum & Instruction - April 21, 2009
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Friday, November 7, 2008: Graduate Student Forum 12:00-1:30 p.m. **TODAY**
Coffman Memorial Union, Conference Room 302

Are you a graduate student interested in teaching service-learning courses, doing community-based research, building campus-community partnerships, or finding other ways to connect your academic work with pressing public issues? Then join this conversation about how the University can best support your professional development and preparation for a career as an engaged scholar.

Registration is not necessary and lunch is provided. Please feel free to forward the attached flyer to any graduate students that you know.

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Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture
Location change for Monday, 11/10/08; workshop will now be in Classroom Office Building, Room B25, St. Paul Campus (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ClaOff/index.html)
Free and open to the public, see October 31 blog posing for details.

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11/12/08 Colloquium: I will not ever forget this summer – it changed my life

Janet Yeats, Ph.D. student in the MFT program will share her experiences leading trauma, grief and loss seminars throughout Kenya and teaching a Pre-Marital Counseling course at the International Christian Ministries School in Kenya.

Family Social Science Calendar: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fsos/calendar/2008/10/111208_colloquium_i_will_not_e.html

Posted by lind0449 at 11:06 AM

October 31, 2008

Special Programs

UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF COLOR FALL WELCOME is a great way to meet and greet other members of the U community, find out what is planned for the year, and get involved with UWOC. This year's theme is "Taking Back Our Health: Issues Which Affect Communities of Color." The year's Tapestry recipient will be presented with the award at the event. Registration is required. Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Union. To RSVP or request disability accommodations, e-mail UWOC (uwoc@umn.edu) by Oct. 30.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture

Seminar: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fsos/news/2008/10/narrative_exposure_therapy_net.html

Claudia Catani, Ph.D., Expertise: Neurophysiology of stress reactions; epidemiology and treatment of trauma related disorders of organized and family violence, Board member of vivo Germany and Italy and Frank Neuner, Ph.D., Expertise: Psychotherapy of torture victims; clinical and neuroscientific research, Member of vivo Germany, Italy and Uganda will conduct a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. Cantani and Neuner are visiting from the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

As part of the International Mass Trauma program of research in the Department of Family Social Science, this seminar is presented by Cantani and Neuner, its originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (http://www.vivofoundation.net/). NET is an evidence based intervention developed for the treatment of PTSD implemented worldwide to those affected by traumatic events resulting from war, organized violence and natural disasters. It incorporates cognitive-behavioral exposure therapy and testimony therapy, explicitly addressing the sociopolitical aspects of healing. The seminar will address the cognitive and neuroscientific background of NET, the procedure and the current state of evaluation research with asylum seekers, refugees, and war survivors in conflict regions.

This event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Monday, November 10th, 2008
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (seminar)
12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. (refreshments and Q&A)
LOCATION: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 274 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue
For more information contact Dr. Liz Wieling (lwieling@umn.edu)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Family Social Science and the Center for Victims of Torture

Posted by lind0449 at 9:52 AM

October 24, 2008

Special Programs

CSPP PhD grad Carli Braun Kody highly recommends the ISSS Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat, please see below for more information:

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well.

I'm writing to you because you have shown interest in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat that ISSS office has sponsored in the past. We are offering it again but are having some challenges in spreading the word and would like to ask you if you could help promote it for us. This fall Nov. 1 and 2nd we are offering it to Undergraduate students and in Spring for graduate students.

We would appreciate if you would forward this to anyone you know at the University of Minnesota you think might be interested in joining us. The deadline is Noon Friday October 24th.

Thank you for all your help and I hope you are all well where ever you are in the world,

Thorunn Bjarnadottir
Coordinator of Culture Corps
Tel: 612-626-4799
e-mail: thorunnb@umn.edu
"Preparing Global Citizens"

here is the text you could send to your friends.

Dear Student

We are currently looking for undergraduate students to apply for the Intercultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this great opportunity with your group members.

CROSS-CULTURAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
(APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOON ON OCTOBER 20)
WHEN: 9:00 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 1 and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, November 2
PLACE: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. undergraduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to graduate students during the Spring 2009 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by noon on Monday, October 20. Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu or 612-626-4799 with any questions.

Space is limited so hurry up and apply online before October 24th at: http://www.isss1.umn.edu/leadership/BRQ.lasso

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GLBTA Community Dialogue on Teaching and Learning

Who We Are – and What We Teach – Matters
Two Sessions:
Thurs, Nov 13, 3:00-4:30 PM, Nolte Center 140 (East Bank)
-OR-
Wed, Nov 19, 3:30-5:00 PM, McNeal Hall 274 (St. Paul)

You are invited to join GLBTA instructors –- faculty, staff and graduate students –- for conversations about teaching and learning: Across the campus, how can we design our courses to create a welcoming learning environment for our GLBT students, for allies and potential allies? What teaching and learning-related resources, workshops, programs, and consultation opportunities would best serve your needs as teachers?

Cosponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions, contact Ilene Alexander (Center for Teaching and Learning) or Anne Phibbs (GLBTA Programs Office). Please RSVP to glbta@umn.edu by November 7.

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THE SYMPOSIUM "CHILDREN IN NATURE: HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT BY DESIGN" will examine the implications for a child's physical and mental health relative to outdoor activity. The symposium features nationally known experts Stephen Kellert of Yale and Robin Moore of North Carolina State University. The symposium is cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Consortium on Youth, Families, and Children, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Public Policy Programs. Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Arboretum. For more information or to register online, see Children in Nature (http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/healthydevelopmentbydesign.aspx).

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"Gender, Science, and Myths of Merit"
Dr. Marlene Zuk Department of Biology University of California Riverside
When: 12:00pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Where: 335 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul Campus

Abstract - "Despite some recent progress, women still lag behind men in the sciences, especially at more senior levels of achievement. What's responsible for this disparity? People like former Harvard president Larry Summers suggest that women and men have different intrinsic abilities that lead to women being less capable at math and science. Others believe that women choose not to advance, perhaps because of the difficulties in achieving a "work-life balance". What does the evidence say? I suggest that instead of either of these explanations, much of the problem lies in our biases in evaluating men and women. Even when we believe ourselves to be egalitarian, we may act to favor our unconscious beliefs about the sexes. The challenge now is to recognize those biases and correct them. I will present some of the current data on gender in science and suggest some measures we can adopt for greater equity."
http://events.umn.edu/event?occurrence=413484;event=122848

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Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference 2008
Sat, Nov 8 - Sun, Nov 9
Minnesota State University - Mankato
http://www.mncampusalliance.org/mocc/

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance is proud to announce its 3rd annual statewide conference discussing the issues facing GLBTA students, staff, faculty and community members at Minnesota colleges and universities. The theme this year is Beyond the Vote: Moving Forward Together, and will be hosted at Minnesota State University - Mankato. The Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) Planning Committee is organizing a fantastic lineup of workshops, entertainment, networking, and keynotes Miss Major and Jessica Pettitt -- join us for this important conference!

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October 17, 2008

Special Programs

Please Join Us!

The STUDENT SECTION of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations (MCFR) is hosting a social event:

WHEN? October 17th, 2008

WHERE? Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Auditorium C; 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104

WHAT TIME? 4:30 – 6:30pm

WHY? To hear from two new professionals in the family field about their experiences so far as a new professional and how their doctoral education prepared them for their chosen specializations.

To network with fellow students and student supporters invested in the future of the family field.

To learn about MCFR and its Student Section in general, and more specifically how this organization can support your transition from student to professional.

Attendees receive a discount on the next MCFR conference registration! Check out the MCFR website and upcoming conference at http://www.mcfr.net/

WANT MORE INFORMATION? No need to RSVP, just come and enjoy some refreshments, and a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn about the Student Section, MCFR, and much more.

Not a member of MCFR yet? No problem, come anyway.

QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Cline at cline048@umn.edu

Or, check out the Student Section’s blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cline048/mcfr/
to read more about the Student Section Event and other details about the Student Section of MCFR

SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 17TH!
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Heather Cline

Parent and Family Education Licensure Coordinator
Family, Youth, and Community
245C Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-4301
Office (612) 624-1294
FAX (612) 624-8277
fyc@umn.edu or
cline048@umn.edu

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N. SCOTT MOMADAY, the first American Indian to win the Pulitzer Prize--in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn,--will deliver the Graduate School's 2008 Guy Stanton Ford Lecture entitled, "Native American Oral Tradition: The Stories and Storytellers," Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Ted Mann Concert Hall. For more information, see Ford Lecture (http://www.grad.umn.edu/News/ford/).

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Kate Bornstein -- internationally-renowned educator, author, performance artist, social activist, and gender outlaw -- will be in the Twin Cities for a week of gender freedom events from October 19-23, including the 3rd Annual Transgender Commission Open House!

Get up-to-date details of Kate's Twin Cities Week here: http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/kate.html
To download a poster of the week's events: View image

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Aurora Center is hosting two film showings and Silent Witness displays in several campus locations.

For full info, go to: http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/events/dvam.html

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"Literacy and Diversity in Urban Schools: Preparing and Sustaining Educators for Today's K-12 Schools" - Literacy Education Research Series with Gloria Ladson-Billings, Friday, November 7th, 1:30pm-3:15pm; Download file

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October 13, 2008

Special Programs

Seats Available: Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs

There are still seats for next week's Teaching with Writing event:

Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing the Wrongs
Wednesday, October 15
12:00 - 1:30 pm
140 Nolte Center (East Bank)
Pat Eliason (Writing Studies)
Sarah Hobbie (Ecology, Evolution & Behavior) Kate Peterson (University Libraries)

In this panel discussion, our three experienced panelists will share a variety of approaches to teaching students about citation and research, designing assignments, and using tools like SafeAssign (Turnitin.com replacement) in innovative ways to support and encourage students to write within the bounds of academic expectations.

Lunch will be provided.

Register for this event, and all Teaching with Writing events, through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): writing.umn.edu/twwi

If this is your first time to access the TWWi, you'll be asked to take a minute to create your profile. Then you can manage your registrations for all TWW events this semester and going forward. You can review the remaining TWW events for this semester and register for those that interest you.

Thanks for your support of writing in your teaching. We hope to see you at an event soon.

mitch ogden | center for writing
assistant director | teaching with writing

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10/15 Colloquium: “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

2008-2009 Family Social Science Colloquium. Wednesday October 15 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Mary Marczak, Evaluation Specialist for Family Development in Extension and graduate students Ali Hurtado, Alisha Hardman, Arthur Brown, KyuJin Yon, and Omar Daar will discuss “Was there a method to our madness? Confessions based on our participatory research and evaluation work with diverse cultural groups.?

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The Department of Family Social Science is hosting a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as a trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture. The event will be on November 10, 2008 and will feature NET originators from Germany and vivo Foundation (www.vivo.net).

For full announcement: Download file

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October 3, 2008

Special Programs

THOMAS VALENTE will present a seminar, Using Social Network Analysis to Understand and Change Health Behavior (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/events/files/Valente%20Flyer.pdf), Oct. 23, 1:30-3 p.m. 1-451 Moos Tower. For further details, please see the events section on the Health Policy and Management Web site (http://www.hpm.umn.edu/).

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THE SECOND ANNUAL POSITIVE AGING CONFERENCE: "Achieving Purpose, Meaning and Vitality in the Second Half of Life" will take place Nov. 12. The cost of $150 includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. For more information and to register, see Positive Aging (http://www.csh.umn.edu/csh/programs/The_Purpose_Project/csh_pp_event_PAconf.html).

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SAVE THE DATE: THE FIRST U OF M EQUITY AND DIVERSITY BREAKFAST will be held Nov. 20, 7:30 a.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and cohosted by the President's Intercultural Advisory Council and the Graduate School, the event will provide a place for the U community to build new and strengthen existing relationships across the campus and state in support of the U's equity and diversity work. The event is open to all. For more information, see Diversity Breakfast (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/ED_Breakfast2008.html).

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THE SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP RETREAT is now soliciting facilitators for the annual retreat to be held Jan. 17-19. Many faculty and staff have had valuable experiences volunteering for the event. Orientation and training is provided. For more information and to apply, see Social Justice (http://www.housing.umn.edu/events/index.shtml) or e-mail Jerie Smith (smith449@umn.edu).

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*Familyconnect: Making Family Visits work for Children in Foster Care*

*Date:* Wednesday, October 22, 2008
*Time*: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Place: *Cowles Auditorium/Hubert Humphrey Center University of Minnesota/West Bank Campus
301 – 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55455

Coordinating productive family visits that are safe AND relationship building is complicated. Family Alternatives, a private foster care agency will present their research and best practice findings after a two year pilot project on family visiting. Through qualitative interviews in two Minnesota counties, this unique project captured the voices of children in foster care, birth parents, foster parents and social workers. Key elements of helping families maintain and strengthen their relationships while living apart were explored and an interactive family visiting guide was developed based on the information gathered.

*Presenters*
Heidi Brinig, Program Director at Families Together, Providence, Rhode Island Familyconnect Pilot Project Overview and Research Findings Wendy Negaard; Familyconnect Pilot Project Coordinator Ande Nesmith, Ph.D.; Senior Researcher Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago

*Panel Discussion*
Facilitated by Deena McMahon, LICSW
Birth parents, foster parents and youth in foster care will share their experiences with family visits and what helped them maintain healthy family connections while living apart.

To register, please fill out the registration form online at: http://cehd.umn.edu/ssw/cascw Click on the link on the banner under the pictures!

There is no charge for this seminar.

This forum has been developed under the auspices of: Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract #439481), The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.

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Heidi Wagner
Associate Administrator
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
205 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
612-624-4231
Fax: 612-624-3744
hwagner@umn.edu

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September 26, 2008

Special Programs

TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY

First Salon of the 2008-9 Season!
MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION Salon
Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:30-9:30 PM, Stub Hall Lounge, Luther Seminary

Members $5.00; Non-members $7.00; Life Members Free

Our September Salon is going to be unique and very special. It is going to be a tribute to one of our Life Members, Kathy Doty. Kathy is the author of three books, the most recent of which is her newly-published Becoming the Mother of Me. She has led an amazing life, which includes careers as a Hollywood starlet and as a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. At the Salon she will share her reflections on this life, read selections from the recent book, and dialogue with attendees. In addition, the publisher of the recent book---Daniel Hoisington of the Edinborough Press---will present a special video presentation of film clips from Kathy’s Hollywood career.

Here, in Kathy’s own words, is a description of her process in writing this book:

Becoming the Mother of Me
About the Author

It is quite clear to me now, how and why I started to take up writing seriously in my eighth decade, several long years after retirement. That was to be the time when one was supposed to enjoy letting burdens go and “live it up.?

I found myself, however, not “uplifted,? but burdened with boredom, obsessed with the diminishments of aging, and enduring many long, debilitating hours in both depression and anxiety.

I had worked analytically for many years in Southern California---with Kate Marcus, trained in Zurich, now living in Southern California, and with Dr. Edward Whitmont in New York. I had also been supervised by Dora Kalff, creator of “Sand Play,? when I was in training to become a licensed Psychologist. She had come to us from Zurich to work with us at Footlighters Child Guidance Clinic in Los Angeles. None of these years of work, however, had prepared me for the long, long process of aging.

After returning to Minnesota, my birth home, I heard about Mary Ann Mattoon through a mutual friend. Working with her, I began to feel grounded again. I was “home? both physically and spiritually, and in sharing my dreams and journalings, I found my way back into the creative process. Three books written in my eighties are the outcomes of this effort.

Writing my memoir becoming the Mother of Me, journeying back into my past, was a powerful and painful process, but in the writing I learned important things about myself that had heretofore escaped me. Carl Jung’s insights and philosophy poured through the story of my life. And I am grateful, indeed.
------Kathy Doty

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THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUALITY & HEALING (http://www.csh.umn.edu/) has ongoing programs and events. "Clinical Applications of the Drawn Mandala," with Carol Bush, explores how the drawn mandala can reveal emotional, physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual states, Oct 10-12. "Evidence-Based Design: What Do We Really Know?" features Craig Zimring and discusses a type of design influencing billions of dollars of construction. Oct. 28, Mayo Memorial Auditorium. Free, but registration is required by calling 612-624-9459. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit the Center for Spirituality & Healing.

http://www.csh.umn.edu/img/assets/8100/FlyerFINAL.pdf


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Using Asset-Based Community Development and to Plan Service-Learning Experiences

Hello CEHD colleagues,
I am forwarding an opportunity for professional development in engagement. Sara Axtell is a community liaison working with CEHD, AHC, and Extension. Please consider taking this opportunity to develop your skills and network with others who do engaged work.
Thanks,

Heidi Lasley Barajas
Associate Dean for Engagement and Faculty Development
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-4823

For complete info: Download file

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Please join us in a special event celebrating Dr. Fouzia Saeed 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is a University-wide award for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers.

Dr. Saeed will be honored by her colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development and the University's Office of International Programs for her work ensuring human rights for men, women, and children in Pakistan and in other countries where she has consulted.

Her professional roles include Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers. Dr. Saeed was also the author of Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Burton Hall atrium
178 Pillsbury Drive S.E. Minneapolis, MN
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(program begins at 3:30)

Please RSVP to Serena Wright at wrigh103@umn.edu or (612) 624-0430.

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SUZANNE PHARR LECTURE & RECEPTION, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:30 pm

Author and political activist Suzanne Pharr will deliver the Spear Lecture in Public Policy at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 2 at the 3M Auditorium in the Carlson School of Management. The Auditorium is located at 321 - 19th Ave South in Minneapolis, on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. The Steven J. Schochet Endowment will host a dessert reception for Pharr and the public following the lecture.

Now celebrating it's 20th year in print, Pharr's book "Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism," was groundbreaking in its analysis of homophobia in the context of the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, racism, and equality (www.suzannepharr.org). Pharr sees her work as building a broad-based coalition so that everyone can be wholly themselves, i.e. "to have self-determination, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have access to material necessities as well as joy."

During this historic 2008 presidential campaign, it is important to hear from activists like Pharr who urge us to think broadly about issues of GLBT empowerment, racial & economic justice, and social transformation.
For more information, contact Beng Chang at beng@umn.edu or 612-625-0537.

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Anne Phibbs, Ph.D.
Director, GLBTA Programs Office
University of Minnesota
138 Klaeber Court, 320 - 16th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-8519 (office)
612-270-0212 (cell)
phib0001@umn.edu http://glbta.umn.edu

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September 22, 2008

Special Programs

Ronald Takaki at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN this Thursday
September 25, 7 p.m., Hamline United Methodist Church
Commitment to the Community Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Ronald Takaki. This is a free event, but tickets are required.

Contact multicultural@hamline.edu for more information.

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9/24/08 Colloquium: Sami Rasouli, Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
Department of Family Social Science

Join us on Wednesday September 24 in 278 McNeal from 12 to 1 pm.
Sami Rasouli is the Iraqi-American founder and member of Muslim Peacemaker Teams, started in 2005 as a nonviolent response to the conflict and violence in Iraq. He will speak about the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project which seeks to raise consciousness in the American public about the well-being of Iraqis, their daily lives and their culture in order to build bridges between the people in both countries.

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Dear College and University Community,

On September 29 we kick off another year of outstanding international presentations. Please mark your calendars for three events on September 29.

September 29 (10-11:30am)
Gustavo Moncayo and Consuelo Gonzales de Perdomo will discuss concern for the estimated remaining 3,000 hostages held in Colombia’s civil conflicts, the struggles of the victims’ families, and how to develop a humanitarian accord and a path towards peace in Colombia.
Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (12-1:30pm)
Dr. Fouzia Saeed, 2008 winner of the University of Minnesota's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, will discuss the formation of a Women's Rights movement in Pakistan. Dr. Saeed has been Head of the Gender Unit for the United Nations Pakistan Office; Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid, International; and Director of Megergahr - A Center for Learning. In addition, she also co-founded Bedari (Pakistan's first organization to address violence against women); manages the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (an alliance of seven Non-Governmental Organizations that work against sexual harassment in the workplace) and oversees legal aid projects for bonded workers.
Dr. Saeed was also the author of "Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area", which started a national conversation on the place of women and culture in Pakistan. Location: 250 Wulling Hall

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September 29 (2:30-4:00pm)
A representative from ECELA, a Spanish school in Latin America will be visiting campus. ECELA has internships and volunteer programs available.
ECELA is an accredited four campus Spanish Immersion institute in Argentina, Chile and Peru. They accept students of all Spanish levels, from the complete novice to the most advanced student. http://www.ecela.com
Location: 128 Burton Hall

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

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Exercise your right to learn at Saturday Scholars 2008!

The College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society wants you to join the party at the Saturday Scholars (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/alumni/scholars/) program on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Exercise your right to learn by:
Debating the issues. You’ll discuss a range of topics in intimate small-group settings, including child trauma intervention, autism, online learning, and the impact of study abroad programs. Best of all, you can feel completely free to speak your mind: There are no quizzes, tests, or grades in our classes.

Electing public officials. Well, not quite, but you will be able to vote in our informal straw poll for President and for Minnesota U.S. Senator! Results will be announced during lunch.

Voting with your feet. Participants can take a walking tour of the “Hindsight is Always 20/20? exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum. In this solo exhibition, R. Luke DuBois’s prints explore presidential rhetoric by sorting State of the Union addresses from each U.S. president according to word frequency.

CLASS SCHEDULE
8:00—8:45 a.m. Registration, continental breakfast, and welcome by CEHD Alumni Society president Tex Ostvig
9:00—9:50 a.m. Class I
10:05—10:55 a.m. Class II
11:10—Noon Class III
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch, College update from Jean Quam—Interim Dean, and straw poll results
1:15-2:00 Optional tour of the Weisman Art Museum, Hindsight is Always 20/20 exhibit

TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
Classes will run concurrently with three options for each session.
• Adolescents and physical (in)activity: Too much TV or not enough moving?
—Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Kinesiology
• The U.S. Supreme Court and voluntary school integration: Implications of the court’s ruling for K–12 and higher education
—Karen Miksch, Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
• Will you be my friend? My Space, Facebook, and other social networking for dummies
—Kristeen Bullwinkle, External Relations
• GeoThentic: Designing online curriculum for engagement and learning in the K–12 classroom
—Aaron Doering, Charles Miller, and Cassie Scharber, Curriculum and Instruction
• SAGE advice on Study Abroad for Global Engagement
—Gerry Fry and Michael Paige, Educational Policy and Administration
• Community/University partnerships: Navigating research and practice in children’s mental health
—Abigail Gewirtz and Dawn Reckinger, Family Social Science
• Autism: Science or snake oil?
—John Hoch, educational psychology
• Mental health court: Does it really work?
—Pam Stenhjem, Institute on Community Integration
• —Terry Lum, School of Social Work

Register Today. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend Saturday Scholars at the discounted rate of $15. If you have any questions, contact Heather Peña. To register for Saturday Scholars 2008, print and complete the registration form. Mail or fax your registration form to:
Heather Peña
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 626-8782
Fax: (612) 626-2469
Email: hpena@umn.edu

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News From the Women's Center (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew/):

Discover Exceptional Women (DEW) is our new 10-day fall showcase and welcoming event. Running from September 22 to October 3, the series is designed to engage women students, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community in the wide range of resources, programming, and services available to women at the U. A collaborative effort with the offices comprising the University Women's Consortium, most of the events are free and open to the public, but please visit the DEW website for more information.

September 22, 6:30 pm, 25 Mondale Hall
We want to especially highlight the DEW keynote lecture, “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters? by writer Courtney E. Martin about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. The event is FREE, and open to the public (no RSVP required). A reception and book signing follow the lecture.

Additional Discover Exceptional Women Events
• Positive Body Image Information Fair: Sept. 23, 11am-1pm, University Recreation Center
• A Showcase of Intercultural Programs by International Women: Sept. 24, 12pm-2pm, 110 Heller Hall
• Women's Work is Never Done: How to Balance Work & Life: Sept. 25, 12pm-1pm, 43 Rapson Hall
• Developing Women's Leadership Through Volunteerism: Sept. 29, 12pm-1pm, N101 Boynton Health Service
• Sex Ed for Everyone: Oct. 1, 6pm, Coffman Theater
• University Women of Color Film Screening/Discussion: Oct. 3, 12pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• Women's Organization of Graduate and Professional Students Meeting: Oct. 3, 3pm-4pm, 325 Education Sciences Building
• More events at http://www.umn.edu/women/dew!

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September 17, 2008

Special Programs

Please consider passing on the following professional development events from the College of Education and Human Development. We invite all PK-12 educational professionals interested in collaborations and other forms of professional development to contact us at ppg@umn.edu or 612-625-6511.

CEHD Preparation to Practice Group

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
Changing Beliefs and Practices, Closing Gaps in Achievement with Belinda Williams, Ph.D., author of Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (1996, 2003)
November 13, 2008
To register and see the full Urban Leadership Academy schedule, go to: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/PPG/ULA/schedule.html

2008-2009 Solutions Series: "Getting Read for the Grad"
Session 1: Nov 13, 2008: High Stakes Graduation Testing: A National Perspective
3-5 pm, Coffman Union Mississippi Room, University of Minnesota
For additional information about this four-session series, please view the information at http://cehd.umn.edu/ppg/SolutionSeries.pdf (PDF file). If you have further questions, please contact ppg@umn.edu or 612-615-7515

Policy Breakfast Series
The Graduation Gap in Minnesota: Providing Opportunities for all Children with Dr. Clifford Adelman, senior associated at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
7:30-10:30 am, October 8, 2008, Radisson University Hotel
To RSVP, please contact gardz001@umn.edu or 612-625-0317.

Education Workshop: University Northside Partnership
Next meeting: Monday, September 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Questions? Contact Anise McDowell at 612-625-8649 or amm@umn.edu
http://academic.umn.edu/system/projects/northside/index.html

Fall workshops: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
CHGS is pleased to announce the following three fall workshops and invite you to register online today. All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers. Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm
Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust
Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30
Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians
Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00
Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter
http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

ONLINE WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES

September/October online courses at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
See the full schedule at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/

E-learning modules:
Increasing Intercultural Awareness
Instructional Strategies in Reading, Math, and Science for Diverse Students
Designed for K-12 educators and others working in culturally diverse classrooms. These publicly available online learning modules include an introduction to theories, interactive activities, and peer-recommended teaching strategies.

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September 12, 2008

Special Programs

Check out the Midwest Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2008-2009 Educational Offerings, see scanned postcard, Download file, or go to http://www.mscpmn.org/first.html.

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Applications for equity and diversity "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html)

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"BUILDING INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY" is the first of three workshops on Visioning Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, hosted by the Graduate School this fall. The workshop will focus on best practices for creating community among program constituents, with a roundtable on best practices and a work session on creating a plan for building community within interdisciplinary graduate programs. Participants are invited to respond to several questions in advance (priority deadline Sept. 12) to inform the roundtable. Sept. 23, 3-5:30 p.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. For more information, see workshops (http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops/)

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Save the Day: U Women of Color (UWOC) Fall Welcome will be Nov. 5, 9-11 a.m., Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. This year's program features a panel addressing health and wellness issues specific to women of color. Nominations for the UWOC Tapestry Award, which will be presented at the Welcome, are being accepted until Oct. 3. For more information, visit UWOC.

Women of color at the University of Minnesota play a vital role in the advancement of the mission of the institution as a whole. University Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.

UWOC Tapestry Award
The 2007 UWOC Tapestry Award was presented at the UWOC Fall Welcome to Silvia Alvarez de Davila for helping to create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported.

Apply now for the 2008 Tapestry Award
One $250 award will be awarded to a faculty, staff or student who has worked to enhance campus equity and diversity. Applications are due on October 3, 2008
Find an application online at http://uwoc.umn.edu/.

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QGPA KICKOFF BBQ -- TODAY

Following the first full Transgender Commission meeting (http://www.glbta.umn.edu/trans/) of Fall 2008 on Friday, September 12, there will be a social BBQ from 5:00-6:00 PM hosted by the Queer Graduate & Professional Association (QGPA) held in the Klaeber Court Courtyard (near the GLBTA Programs Office). You are invited to partake of the free food, friendliness and frivolity! Map to BBQ location: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/KlaCt

Show support for people of all gender identities and expressions and spread the word about the U of M Transgender Commission! Post this poster in your workspace or academic building! Download file

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International Student and Scholar Services Cross Cultural Discussion Groups - Fall 2008 Applications are now available for ISSS fall 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment. Please apply by September 22nd by visiting http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.
You may also email: mach0114@umn.edu or call: 612-626-7100 for more information.

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I am writing to encourage all women in the CEHD to get involved in Discover Exceptional Women week, September 22-October 3rd. A flyer is attached that details the events going on that week. You can also go to the Women's Center Web site (http://www1.umn.edu/women/dew.html) to get more information on the events taking place.

Keynote Information
I also hope that all of you will consider attending the Discover Exceptional Women keynote lecture on Monday, September 22 at 6:30pm in 25 Mondale Hall. Author/journalist Courtney E. Martin presents a lecture “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters,? about her book of the same name. Filled with information from expert psychologists and hundreds of interviews with women with eating disorders, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is a wake-up call to women of all ages and races to recognize the epidemic of eating disorders and what it's doing to them, their daughters, friends, and relatives. Courtney Martin argues passionately that women must commit themselves to developing new attitudes about their bodies, and redirect the negative energy they spend on denying themselves contentment in order to become re-engaged with the possibilities of a better life. Reception and book-signing follows the lecture.

P&A Women's Council Reception
Finally, I would like to encourage all interested P&A women in the college to attend the P&A Women's Council Reception on October 2, 2008 from 3:30-5:00 pm in 325 Education Sciences. This is a new group being formed to advocate for the needs and an improved quality of work/life for P&A women at the University. We are actively seeking council members to help move this forward. The reception will provide desserts and drinks, a chance to network, and inform you about the P&A Women's Council and how to get involved.

Best -

Pam

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Department of Family Social Science Colloquium: Moving Perspectives: Art and the Immigrant Experience

Wednesday, September 17, 278 McNeal from noon to 1:00pm

For more info contact: Susan Andre
Family Social Science
University of Minnesota
290 McNeal Hall
St Paul, MN 55108-6140
612/625-6202
fsos.cehd.umn.edu

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From: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

I'm pleased to announce our three fall workshops and I invite you to register online today.
All three workshops are free, open to the public, and offer Continuing Education credits for teachers.

The Holocaust: Pain and Remembrance
, Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 am - 4 pm, Guthrie Theater, 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis

This workshop features three morning presentations:
"Teaching against genocide: creating individuals and communities of conscience"
Holocaust survivor's testimony: Murray Brandys, survivor and author of My Name was 133909 and I Sang
"Understanding Trauma and Pain," Evelyn Lennon, therapist, Center for Victims of Torture

Following lunch, all participants will see the Guthrie's production of "Old Wicked Songs."
In this play a young American musician and his Viennese professor confront the haunting presence of memory and the Holocaust.
Old Wicked Songs is an emotional journey through joy and sadness, anger and redemption, out of which come healing, inspiration, and music.

The workshop concludes with a post-play conversation with the actors.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/holocaust.html

Children and Genocide: Rwanda and the Holocaust, Saturday, October 18, 9:00-4:30, Concordia University, 1282 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul

This workshop begins with testimonies from three people who were child survivors: Holocaust survivors Irene Berman, Norway, and Dr. Sabina Zimering, Poland, and Alice Musabende, Rwanda.
Professor Simon Sibelman, University of Wisconsin, will speak on the rescue of children during the Holocaust in France.
Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors whose artwork is on exhibit in "Voice to Vision" at Concordia will share their stories. The workshop will conclude with a tour of the exhibit and a film based on the survivors' memories as documented in art.

Registration: http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/children.html

Genocide and Gender-Based Violence: Darfur, the Holocaust, and American Indians, Saturday, November 15, 9:30-4:00, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter

Featured speakers include Professor Elizabeth Baer, women and the Holocaust; Mark Hanis, Executive Director of the Genocide Intervention Network, which operates programs to protect women and girls at risk in Darfur; and Suzanne Koepplinger, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, working to combat trafficking in American Indian women. The day includes investigation into the lynchings of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato in 1862, the single largest mass execution in United States history, and the forced march of 1600 women and children from Mankato to Fort Snelling in winter.

Registration: http://chgs.umn.edu/news/darfur.html

If there is sufficient demand, we will provide bus transportation from the University of Minnesota to Gustavus Adolphus College at a nominal cost.

Questions? Call 612-624-0256 or email chgs@umn.edu

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[The message below is forwarded at the request of Mitch Ogden, Assistant Director, Center for Writing. For questions, please call 612.626.7579. Thank you.]

Re: Writing & Teaching in Graduate School: A Panel Discussion
ATTN: All graduate students

Are you writing seminar papers, research articles, or a dissertation?
Are you facing a classroom of students, hoping to teach them how to write well?
Do you sometimes find your writing and your teaching to be in competition?

This Teaching with Writing panel discussion is designed for you -- graduate students who struggle to balance the demands of your own scholarly writing with your teaching, especially using writing in your teaching.

Writing & Teaching in Graduate School:
A Conversation between Graduate Students and Recent PhDs Tuesday, September 23 12:00-1:30 pm 140 Nolte Center (East Bank)

Lunch provided.

This informal lunch conversation invites graduate students to discuss connections between scholarship and teaching-two endeavors that always involve writing. The conversation will be facilitated by three recent PhDs who bring fresh ideas and broad experiences to stimulate and encourage even fresher ideas from graduate students as scholar-writers and as teachers of student-writers.

Panelists: Anne Carter (Graduate School), Mitch Ogden (Center for Writing), Cassie Scharber (Curriculum & Instruction)

Lunch provided. Please register through the new Teaching with Writing Interface (TWWi): http://writng.umn.edu/twwi or by calling the Center for Writing at 612.626.7579

And please consider attending the other Teaching with Writing events offered this semester. All events are listed on the TWWi as well as at http://writing.umn.edu/tww/support.html

mitch ogden | center for writing assistant director | teaching with writing

Posted by lind0449 at 10:20 AM

August 22, 2008

Special Programs

August Teaching Enrichment Series

Greetings DGS Assistants,

Just a reminder that next week is the Center for Teaching & Learning's annual August Teaching Enrichment Series. Many graduate students, faculty, and staff participate in this event so if you could please pass on this information to those within your department who might be interested in participating, that would be great.

The Teaching Enrichment Series, held on August 25, 26, and 27, offers workshops and presentations focusing on a variety of instructional issues. Each morning, four workshop topics are offered at two sessions: 9 a.m. (Session 1) and 10:30 a.m. (Session 2). Participants may register for two workshops each day. The series also includes a half-day New TA Orientation on Thursday, August 28.

For more information or registration, please visit our website here:
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/graduate/enrichment/index.html

There is also a PDF on our website available for distribution. Thank you for your time!

-Brie

Center for Teaching & Learning
315 Science Classroom Building
222 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612/625-3041
612/625-3383 (Fax)

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Series topics will include:
* Course Design
* Teaching Through Active Lectures
* Active Learning
* Resolving Conflicts in the Classroom
* Student Ratings of Teaching
and more!

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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Policy has announced the following funding opportunity to encourage the development of intercollegiate research proposals and networks. Awards range from $1,500 to $10,000 in four categories: travel support; preliminary development of collaborative teams or networks; support for colloquia or meetings; and administrative support to facilitate submission of large, multi-investigator proposals. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Please see below or http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/intramural/intercollegiate_research.html for more information.

If you would like to explore this or any grant opportunity, please contact your grant coordinator:

*Ellen Freeman, Institute on Community Integration; Curriculum and Instruction; Family Social Science; Reading Center, efreeman@umn.edu; 5-2708
*Amy Levine, School of Social Work; Institute on Community Integration; Work and Human Resource Education, alevine@umn.edu; 4-3651
*Kara Rose, Kinesiology; Center for Early Education and Development; Institute of Child Development; Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, Rosex025@umn.edu; 6-5196
*Sallie Quammen, Educational Psychology, Post-Secondary Teaching & Learning, Dean’s Office, Educational Policy & Administration, Quamm001@umn.edu; 6-9036

Posted by lind0449 at 11:03 AM

August 15, 2008

Special Programs

Attend a Multicultural Encounter Group at Asuka Institute of Kansai University in Japan, March 2009, with a CSPP PhD student as one of the facilitators! For more information, download this document: Download file

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GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat
http://glbta.umn.edu/programming/leadershipretreat/
Fri, Sept 19 - Sun, Sept 21
Itasca State Park

The GLBTA Programs Office is proud to offer the 3rd Annual GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat for student leaders throughout the U of M system who are dedicated to working toward a more positive campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students.

This retreat will focus on leadership development, small group facilitation skills, and exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. It’s also a great way to make new friends and meet new people.
This retreat is FREE and open to all U of M students interested in creating change for GLBTA Communities on their campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities. The registration deadline is Friday, September 12, 2008.

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Strengthen your youth development skills, gain experience working with youth, and make an impact on their lives and in the field of youth development!

Urban 4-H is once again hiring interns to lead after school programs for this 2008-2009 school year! We have several community partners who have elected to hire staff through our internship program—this is a testament to the quality of leadership that our interns are exhibiting, so thank you to all those who have worked with us in the past!

So far, we have opportunities available at Jackson Elementary (St. Paul—fitness, art, or science focus with youth grades 3-6), WISE Charter School (Minneapolis—variety of academic and enrichment activities for youth K-8), and 2Excel! at World Cultures Magnet School (St. Paul—leadership focus for 5th and 6th grade). We also anticipate several more to be posted within the month. For a complete description of each unique opportunity, or to check up on the latest postings or download an application, please visit the internship page on our website (link below).
http://www.fourh.umn.edu/urban/opportunities.html

We are looking for strong leaders who have a desire to work with youth and want to build their skills as youth workers. Positions are between 3 and 13 hours a week, which includes both program delivery and planning time. Urban 4-H interns are supported through quality training (paid) and professional development opportunities, in addition to day-to-day support in planning and program development.

Download the application online and email it to me. Call with any questions!

-Jessica Russo
Jessica Pierson Russo, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Urban 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
495 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-7625
Fax: (612) 624-7793

Posted by lind0449 at 9:49 AM

August 8, 2008

Special Programs

Cultural Competency Workshops - Fall 2008
Sponsored by Neighborhood House in St. Paul, starting in August with workshops through December.
Find full info at http://tinyurl.com/6r5uq8

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

August 1, 2008

Special Programs

You are invited to the From Structural Racism To Sustainable Communities Conference at William Mitchell School of Law

This conference is for community organizers, community developers, justice advocates, academics, politicians, political activists, and community members on racial equity, social and economic justice, and sustainable communities. This event is presented by community development professionals from the LISC Careership Program and students from William Mitchell College of Law and Metropolitan State University, and is sponsored by Twin Cities LISC and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at William Mitchell College of Law.

Tuesday, Oct, 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Auditorium. Cost (includes lunch) is $15 by Sept. 19; $20 after.
Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Scholarships available.

For more information: https://www.wmitchellalumni.net/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=244&srcid=244
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Undergrad recruitment review and Q&A--Curious about how the College and University are recruiting undergraduates? Want to know how you fit into the recruitment and commitment cycles? Have ideas about recruiting, but don't know who to share them with? Then join Kristeen Bullwinkle (College Relations), Jennifer Engler (Student Services), and Arien Telles (Student Services) for a presentation and Q&A. Wednesday, August 13 * 9:00 a.m. * 325 Education Sciences Building. RSVP to Sara Beyer at sbeyer@umn.edu by August 6.

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Curiosity Camp: In Pursuit of Happiness
http://events.umn.edu/event?occurrence=409772;event=121318
Learn the philosophical and practical parameters and practices of living with happiness. In the lush environs of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, explore how happiness is a vital engagement between you and your environment. Learn how to make and enjoy a meal prepared by a leading area chef using recipes designed to enhance your sense of well-being and to redefine the meaning of comfort food.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:31 AM

July 25, 2008

Special Programs

McNair Scholars poster presentation--Twenty McNair scholars will take part in the 16th annual poster presentation, followed by a reception for student participants and their mentors. McNair scholars are part of the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO equal opportunity program and are from the University's Twin Cities campus and other area colleges and universities. Tuesday, July 29 * 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. * Coffman Memorial Union * Cost: Free * For additional event information, contact the TRiO office at trio@umn.edu or 612-625-0772.

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Curious about how the College and University are recruiting undergraduates?
Want to know how you fit into the recruitment and commitment cycles?
Have ideas about recruiting, but don't know who to share them with?
Join us for a presentation and Q&A:
Wednesday, August 13
9 a.m.
325 Education Sciences Bldg.
Please RSVP to Sara Beyer at sbeyer@umn.edu by August 6.
Kristeen Bullwinkle, marketing lead and client manager, External Relations; Jennifer Engler, associate director, Student Services; Arien Telles, transfer admissions coordinator, Student Services

Posted by lind0449 at 8:28 AM

July 18, 2008

Special Programs

Hatha Yoga and Meditation: An Evening with Swami Veda Bharati
Open to the Public
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Time: 4:40 – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Mayo Auditorium http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html
Course #: CSPH 5317

For registration information about educational programs offered by the Center, call us at 612-624-5166 or visit www.csh.umn.edu.

This special, free event introduces participants to the relationship between Hatha yoga and mediation. Swami Veda traveled from Sadhaka Grama Ashram in India to share these teachings with the Minnesota community. A life-long practitioner, Swami Veda believes that “Hatha yoga is practiced in order to train the body to serve as a fit vessel for the spirit of God within...?

Swami Veda’s talk is part of the 2 credit course, CSPH 5317 – "Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing." Instructor Dr. Miriam Cameron is opening the class to the community so that as many people as possible can enjoy his message.
For information about the course, go to: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~camer008/

Free to University of Minnesota students and the general public.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:12 AM

July 11, 2008

Special Programs

From the Office for University Women, a Resume Diversity Workshop (led by CSPP alum Mera Kachgal!):

Greetings,

We hope you are having a great summer! Need a break from the sun? Come join us for a resume workshop on how to highlight and incorporate the wonderful things you have done for diversity in the work place. The workshop will be held as follows:

Resume Diversity Workshop
Sponsored by University Women of Color Council

Thursday, July 17
1:00-2:30 P.M.
101 Walter Library

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Mera Kachgal, who is a career consultant at the Health Careers Center in the Academic Health Center. Dr. Kachgal develops and facilitates online and in-person workshops and information sessions, consults with pre-medical students, and teaches undergraduate courses. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota's Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program. She has worked as a career counselor in university settings, the VAMC, and with adult career changers, and she has conducted research on career development/vocational assessment topics.

We hope you will join us for this enlightening session!! Cookies and soft drinks will be provided.

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Registration is still open!
Deadline is July 21, 2008

Tenth Anniversary
Minnesota International Counseling Institute

August 7-12, 2008
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

A pioneer conference in international counseling, the tenth anniversary Minnesota International Counseling Institute (MICI) will be held this year August 7-12, 2008 in the new Education Sciences Building on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The tenth anniversary theme will be: “Issues and Practices of Counseling and Psychology around the World.? Our presenters this year are from Taiwan, Japan, Greece, India, China, Korea, and the United States. Designed primarily for those involved in counseling practice, training, supervision, and/or research, the institute offers participants an intensive learning experience with international colleagues. Enrollment is limited to maximize dialogue and the cross-cultural exchange of practices and ideas. International students are encouraged to attend.

The opening keynote address will be given by APA Div 17 president Linda Forrest (University of Oregon). Other keynote speakers include Andrea Northwood (Center for Victims of Torture), Kathryn McGraw Schuchman (Fraser Child and Family Center), and David McGraw Schuchman (People Incorporated). Please view the complete 2008 MICI schedule and the registration form at: http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/MICI/schedule.html

Endorsement
The MICI is endorsed by the American Psychological Association Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, and the American Counseling Association.

Don’t miss this wonderful cross-cultural opportunity!

Registration deadline is July 21, 2008

Posted by lind0449 at 10:06 AM

June 20, 2008

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is June 30. For more information and the application, see Idea Grants (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html).

IDEA Grants Criteria

IDEA Grants are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:

* creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
* addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
* improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
* supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change

Individuals and units who are considering projects for IDEA Grants application should view their projects with the following questions in mind:

1. What institutional need or gap regarding equity and diversity does the project address?
2. How does this initiative support the University’s strategic positioning goals?
3. What are the project objectives? What is the time frame for achieving the objectives and how will objectives be achieved within the time frame and funds available?
4. How does this project differ from (or creatively build upon) existing programs or initiatives?
5. How will the project encourage collaboration across offices and units?
6. Has the applicant committed matching funds or in-kind contributions toward the project? What other funds are being sought to fund the project?

Posted by lind0449 at 10:07 AM

June 13, 2008

Special Programs

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

Children of Women in Prostitution
A brown bag discussion for CEHD faculty, staff, and students
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
12:00-1:00pm
Room 330 Education Sciences Building
Prostitution negatively affects communities, harms people who sell sex, and costs society in terms of lost human potential and money spent on criminal justice and social services. Over 75% of women in prostitution have children, yet we know virtually nothing about the impact of prostitution on these children. CEED Research Associate Lauren Martin is developing a project that will create a novel line of research inquiry, with a multi-disciplinary team, focused on the children of women in prostitution - opening new frontiers in research, prevention and intervention related to vulnerable children. She is looking for collaborators who have expertise and information to share that might help build actionable knowledge to help these most vulnerable children.
Questions? Contact ceed@umn.edu.
Read about other CEED happenings and activities at http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/.

The Center for Early Education and Development (http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, sends announcements of upcoming events, courses, workshops, conferences, publications, and, as a courtesy and in collaboration, forwards similar selected messages from fellow early childhood organizations.

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*An Evening with Richard Leider: A Book Launch Celebration and Dessert Reception on Wednesday, June 18

*Join us for a celebration of Richard's new book Something to Live For with David Shapiro (Berrett-Koehler). In support of the Center for Spirituality & Healing, Richard Leider, best-selling author and senior fellow at the Center, will share insights from his newest book on how to move gracefully and generously into the second half of life, finding fulfillment and new, deeper levels of meaning.

In his most personal book to date, Richard draws on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research and moving stories to help us find our own way in the second half. Enjoy an interactive evening of conversation, discussion and new insights.

*Wednesday, June 18, 2008
6:30 p.m.
*/Something to Live For/: A book launch celebration (See attached flyer for this event that you may share with others.) $40 per person includes a signed copy of his new book and dessert reception

*Mayo Memorial Auditorium
425 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
* http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/MMA/index.html

Click here to register online
http://register.cce.umn.edu/Course.pl?sect_key=181756
For more information, call 612-624-9459.

Parking for this event can be conveniently found at:
Washington Avenue Ramp
501 Washington Avenue SE
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WashRamp/index.html

East River Parkway Garage
391 East River Parkway
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ERivRdGar/index.html

*Catherine (Cass) McLaughlin
Outreach Coordinator

*Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota, C509 Memorial Building 420 Delaware Street. S. E., MMC 505 Minneapolis MN 55455

Phone: 612.626.5319

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Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development - University of Minnesota

There is still time to register for CEED's summer sessions of online courses and in-person assessment courses.

ONLINE COURSES
(for professional development [clock hours] certificates:

Introduction to Infant Mental Health
June 9 to August 11, 2008 (Starts next Monday--please register ASAP)
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Marit Appeldoorn

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/imh.htm

Bridging Education and Mental Health
June 16 to August 11, 2008
(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Leah Hjelseth

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/beam.htm

2008 CEED Online Course Schedule, including 6 courses for fall session:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/onlinecourses/2008OnlineCoursesFlyer.pdf

IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT TRAININGS

DC: 0-3R
Earn 2 University of Minnesota graduate credits or
Earn professional development clock hours

July 10 (2 to 8pm), July 11 (8am to 3pm), July 17 (2 to 8pm), and July 18 (8am to 3pm) (students attend all of these dates)

Student maximum per class: 30

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Instructors: Jane Ellison, CEED Field Faculty, and Patricia Pulice, Fraser Child & Family Center

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/inpersontrainings/DC03R.htm

Assessing and Managing Cases of Child Sexual Abuse with Preschool Children

Earn professional development clock hours

July 24 and 25, 2008, 9am to 4pm

Location: University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

Instructor: Sandra Hewitt

More information and how to register:
http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed/profdev/inpersontrainings/sexualabuse.htm

Questions?

Contact Karen Anderson at 612-625-6617 or ander352@umn.edu.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed.

You received this message from the CEHD College Announcements listserv.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:42 AM

May 30, 2008

Special Programs

Bring your lunch and join us for the FIRST
Social, Psychological and Physical Development (SPPD)
Neighborhood Lunch Forum
June 3rd • Noon – 1:00pm • 240 Burton Hall


Presenters:
Nicole LaVoi, Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Lisa Kihl, and Maureen Weiss
Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium http://cehd.umn.edu/mnysrc/ and School of Kinesiology faculty members will discuss multiple interrelated research and civic engagement projects. Some examples of projects include:
• 2007 Tucker Center Report-Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach,
• Parent and coaching education programs PACT and PLAYS as offered to various youth sport organizations,
• The joint Hennepin County-University of Minnesota report to the county commissioners from the Youth Sports and Physical Activities Planning Advisory Team, and
• Youth sport collaborations with the Dayton's Bluff community and others underserved areas and populations.

Discussion and interaction will follow the presentation.
All are welcome!

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Today is grant application deadline:

*International Research Small Grants Program*

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David Johnson, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Development, and Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations for the College of Education and Human Development, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College of Education and Human Development. Three (3) grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international research activities. Grant money may be, but does not need to be used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs website (www.international.umn.edu/funding) for other opportunities.
Details on application procedures and priorities for CE+HD grants are found below.

*Priority 1: International Research*

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Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

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*Priority 2: Junior Faculty International Research*

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Grant Priority 2 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from junior faculty and staff. Assistant Professors, Lecturers, and Research Associates with five or less years of university experience are encouraged to apply for this grant. Priority 2 grants will provide $1,250 to junior faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

*Priority 3: Student Initiated International Research*

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Grant Priority 3 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from graduate and undergraduate students. Priority 3 grants will provide $1,250 to one graduate or one undergraduate student to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims to become a world-class research university. Recipients of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 3 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:

- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Evidence of support from faculty advisor(s)
- A summary budget

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Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-1936
Fax: 612-626-7496

Posted by lind0449 at 11:03 AM

May 23, 2008

Special Programs

International Research Small Grants Program

David Johnson, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Development, and Christopher Johnstone, Director of International Initiatives and Relations for the College of Education and Human Development, are pleased to announce a series of small grants to promote international initiatives in the College of Education and Human Development. Three (3) grants totaling $1,250 each will be awarded to faculty, staff, or students for international research activities. Grant money may be, but does not need to be used for international travel relevant to priorities. Faculty and staff interested in travel grants outside of these priorities (such as for international conferences) should consult the Office of International Programs website (www.international.umn.edu/funding) for other opportunities. Details on application procedures and priorities for CE+HD grants are found below.

Priority 1: International Research

Grant Priority 1 will provide $1,250 to faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 1 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

Priority 2: New Researchers
Grant Priority 2 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from junior faculty and staff. Assistant Professors, Lecturers, and Research Associates with five or less years of university experience are encouraged to apply for this grant. Priority 2 grants will provide $1,250 to junior faculty or staff to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims of being a world-class research university. Recipient of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 2 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Collaborators within the College who will contribute to the initiative
- A summary budget

Priority 3: Student Initiated International Research

Grant Priority 3 seeks to develop the College’s capacity to do international research through encouraging research from graduate and undergraduate students. Priority 4 grants will provide $1,250 to each to one graduate or one undergraduate student to develop or sustain a program of research on an international topic. To the extent possible, research should have a multidisciplinary focus. There are no restrictions on research methodology for this competition, but proposed activities should be in accordance with university aims to become a world-class research university. Recipients of this award will present research findings at a future “International Connections? luncheon.

Proposals for Priority 3 grants are a 2,000 word narrative of proposed activities that should include:
- Applicant name, departmental affiliation and contact information
- Research questions and methodology
- Plans for dissemination of new knowledge
- Evidence that the program can sustain itself after grant period has terminated
- Evidence of support from faculty advisor(s)
- A summary budget


All application materials should be submitted in hard copy to the reception desk in 104 Burton Hall no later than Friday, May 30

Posted by lind0449 at 10:42 AM

May 16, 2008

Special Programs

Inclusive Science: Articulating Theory, Practice, and Action - Conference
June 16-18, 2008
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul MN
“Inclusive Science: Articulating Theory, Practice, and Action? will focus on three intersections of science and feminism. FFI and to register: http://www.stkate.edu/inclusive_science/.

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NCTQ Research Competition: Call for Proposals (276)
The National Council on Teacher Quality is calling for proposals for our research competition, Help or Hindrance? What is the impact of teacher rules, roles, and rights on teacher quality?. The competition is an opportunity to explore NCTQ's groundbreaking database, TR3, which posts the content of collective bargaining agreements, school board policies, and state laws for 100 schools districts and all 50 states. The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2008--just two and a half weeks away! Apply yourself, or spread the word--but act quickly.
NCTQ is particularly interested in attracting new scholars from all fields to education policy research. A jury of top educational scholars will select 12 authors as semi-finalists that will receive $5,000 to conduct research and write a formal research paper. In December, eight finalists will be selected to present their papers at a national conference to be held in winter '09 in Washington, D.C.. At the conference, prizes of $15,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to the top two papers.
For details, please see the attached flyer or visit our website (http://www.nctq.org/tr3/conference/). For questions, contact Trish Madden at tmadden@nctq.org, 202-393-0020 x32.
NCTQ Research Competition: Call for Proposals (http://www.nctq.org/nctq/research/tr3_research_flier-final.pdf)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:09 AM

May 9, 2008

Special Programs

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP (IFGP) INTERNS NEEDED!

International Student and Scholar Services is looking for undergraduate international student interns to work with our Undergraduate International Friendship Group Program. This program was created to ease the transition, with current undergraduate students helping new international undergraduate students. The IFGP Internship is non-paid but it will give you valuable training and experience you can use in your resume and future professional work! Apply by May 25th! For details and the application, please see http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/friendshipgroup/default.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:57 PM

April 25, 2008

Special Programs

Announcing...
The Dance of Intimacy:

A 6-week discussion/reading group this summer for women to reflect on & discuss their relationships, based on Harriet Lerner’s book The Dance of Intimacy. Time and date TBA.

Please call either Jess or Pahoua at University Counseling & Consulting Services, 612-624-3323.

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Dear Colleagues:

Two exciting international events are taking place on Campus early next week. Please read the details below:

On Monday, April 28 Professor R. Michael Paige will present on "The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity." His presentation will be from 12-1:30 in Wulling Hall 250. Free pizza and drinks will be served.

On Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday April 30 the University's China Center will host a "Sino-US Education Summit" featuring 50 Chinese school principals and US counterparts from K-12 schools and our university discussing educational challenges of the 21st Century. The event is FREE to CEHD faculty and staff, but registration is required. Please click the URL below to view the conference program and to download a registration form.
Registration forms may be dropped off to Terry Anderson in 104 Burton Hall or emailed to john4810@umn.edu. Today (Friday April 25) is the LAST DAY to guarantee your spot at the conference.

http://www.chinacenter.umn.edu/FORUM_08/uschinasummit08.html

Best wishes,
Chris

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

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The “Coffee Breaks for Grants? are a series of monthly information sessions sponsored by the Office of Research and Policy designed to help build capacity around proposal development and grants management issues. Topics include grant submissions to specific funding agencies (IES, NSF, NIH); developing external sales; research design and analysis; securing corporate and foundation funding; and internet-based research practices.

Coffee and bagels provided. RSVP to Laura Hagen (gardz001@umn.edu).

1. Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
325 Educational Sciences Building

2. Coffee Break for Grants – Ethics in Cyberspace
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Coffee Breaks for Grants – Institute for Education Sciences (IES)
This session will provide information concerning the current IES competitions for Education Research and Special Education Research Grants. Our panel will include CEHD faculty members who served on review panels for the most recent IES competition, past applicants and awardees, and a former IES staff member. Hear an overview of the requirements for the five goals under which applicants must submit proposals, and learn about changes instituted since previous competitions. Panelists will share insights from their reviewing experiences, talk about review criteria and scoring, and answer questions about the application and review process.

The discussion group will include: Chris Espin, professor (EdPsy); Asha Jitendra, professor (EdPsy); Sheryl Lazarus, research associate (ICI, NCEO); Kristen McMaster, assistant professor (EdPsy); Sue Rose, associate professor (EdPsy); and Sallie Quammen, grant coordinator (ORP).

Coffee Break for Grants: ETHICS IN CYBERSPACE
Guidelines and Strategies for Conducting Internet Research: Stories from the Field

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 to 1pm
Peik Hall - Room 315, third floor (East Bank campus)

Research involving virtual human subjects in online spaces is becoming increasingly common in departments across the university. How do researchers determine when Internet speech or activities are intended as "public" or "private?" When can the researcher analyze and quote information online without consent, and under what conditions is consent necessary? Does most research concerning online groups pose "low risk," especially where subjects' identities are masked with screen names, or does research on some groups pose higher risk (e.g., research on groups dealing with sensitive issues or serious illness)?

These are just some of the ethical dilemmas and questions that must be considered when conducting research in online networks and communities.

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion with faculty who are known for doing internet research. Panelists will contribute strategies and stories from their experiences working in the field of Internet research and respond to questions from participants:

Registration is FREE and attendance will fulfill your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Requirements.

PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limit to first 40 participants).

Please feel free to contact the series chair Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies (greenhow@umn.edu) for more information.

Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research and Policy
104 Burton Hall - 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 9:25 AM

April 22, 2008

Special Programs


Dear Colleague,

The University of Minnesota and CPP invite you to our June 4, 2008 workshop "Taking Career Counseling to the Next Level – Career Development Combining the Myers-Briggs® and Strong Assessments?*. Provide your students and clients with a complete career development picture based on a combined interpretation of their interests and personality. Workshop topics will include:

- Overview on the individual assessments
- Research that ties the MBTI® and Strong instruments together
- Case studies - when everything fits, when nothing fits, and everything in-between
- Hands-on activities combining the instruments
- Review of selected MBTI and Strong reports
- Combining interests and personality for work-life-balance

The 6-hour workshop is facilitated by Catherine Holmes, M.S., CPP Education Consultant, a former director of university career services and an assessment trainer with 20 years experience in career counseling and program development. The workshop is designed for career counselors and academic advisors who support college and high school students, as well as all practitioners who help clients with career decisions. This program has been approved for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEUs.

Workshop Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Sign-in
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
4:30 p.m. Program ends

To register, please click here, or call CPP Customer Relations at 800.624.1765. Your cost for attending the workshop is only $65 per person, in advance. Registrations may be cancelled for a full refund up to five business days before the workshop date.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Full brochure: Download file

*Please Note: This is not a MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory qualifying course. If you are not associated with an accredited school, or have not taken a course in tests and measurements, completion of a qualification course would still be a prerequisite to purchasing the MBTI and Strong assessments, even if you attend this workshop.

MBTI and Myers-Briggs are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust. Strong Interest Inventory is a trademark of CPP, Inc.

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Attached is an invitation from Gail Dubrow, Dean of the Graduate School, inviting you to attend a Workshop as part of this year's Collaborative Leadership Development Series: "Grant Writing for Interdisciplinary
Research: Developing Successful Proposals"
to be held 3:00-5:00 on Wednesday, April 30th. The workshop is free, but registration is required at www.grad.umn.edu/oii/workshops.

Sande Hill
Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
244 Ed Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Phone: 612.624.7003
E-mail: sahill@umn.edu

Announcement: Download file


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Dear College Community:
Below are announcements about an international conference and grant opportunities (for teachers who may be graduate students in CEHD, for immigrant students, and for faculty and staff).

(From Christopher Johnstone)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Announcing a national conference on Challenges and Tensions in International Research Collaborations, October 2-3, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Researchers with collaborative experience in over 60 countries will talk about their experiences, difficulties associated with international collaborations, and ways to make these collaborations work. They will address complications stemming from fundamental, cross-national differences in how science is organized and funded, cultural expectations, laws, regulations, and graduate and postdoctoral systems. Conference website: http://www.international.umn.edu/oriconf . Conference organizer: Melissa S. Anderson, mand@umn.edu (612-624-5717).

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS
8) American Immigration Law Foundation Offers K-12 Education Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2008 and November 28, 2008

The American Immigration Law Foundation ( http://www.ailf.org/ ) will award grants for the 2008-09 school year of $100 to $500 each to fund a limited number of K-12 grade-level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. The foundation seeks to fund activities that are innovative and supportive of AILF's mission of promoting the benefits of immigrants to the United States.

Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary-level schools. Proposals that are classroom-based will receive strong consideration; the foundation encourages projects that can be replicated in other classrooms across the nation. Funds for field trips will not be granted.

This year's program will focus on proposals that relate to the following categories: innovative use of technology; underrepresented minorities; community outreach and partnerships with community based organizations; and math and science.

Submissions will be accepted in June and November of 2008. Grants will be paid to the teacher submitting the proposal.

Visit the American Immigration Law Foundation Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012347/ailfgrants

For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=3118

Institute of International Education (IIE) Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program (worldwide)

3007 Tilden Street, NW
Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Phone: (202)686-4000 Fax: (202)362-3442
E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org
Web Site: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

E-Forms: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Apply.htm

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Research or Dissertation
Teaching or Curric/Prog Development
Seminar or Conference or Travel
Consultant or Visiting Personnel
LAST REVIEWED: 03/25/2008
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Doctorate/Equiv Professional
CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: U.S. Citizens
AGENCY TYPE: Other
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 08/01/2008

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Positive Exposure:
“In the Eye of the Beholder?

will focus on the unique perspective of people with disabilities. Each program will include a presentation, audience discussion, reception, and photograph exhibit by Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure—a non profit organization whose innovative programs challenge the stigma associated with difference and celebrates the richness of human diversity.

For registration, visit www.bioethics.umn.edu; or contact the
Center for Bioethics at 612-624-9440; email: bioethx@umn.edu.

For poster and more info: Download file

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FAIR

Want to volunteer for a good cause and a really fun event?

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition will host our 2nd annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th!

We are looking for community members and allies who want to volunteer their time to help put on this free and accessible event.

We need volunteers for many different tasks on May 9 and 10, and in the days leading up to the Fair.

Email Katie at: freetobeyouandme @ gmail.com to sign up as a volunteer, or with volunteer questions. Please send your answers to the following questions to help start the process:

1) Given the Health Fair takes place Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 8:30am-6pm, which hours/days are you available? Would you be available to help set up early on Friday or take down on Saturday evening?

2) Do you have any preference or limitations in how you help? (like set up/clean up, meal oversight / food preparation, children’s activities assistant, workshop assistant/gopher, assist with registration, general direction giver, etc etc)

3) Are you a safe driver with a vehicle, and willing to transport speakers, food, or equipment to & from event?

YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:
E-mail:
Phone:

Volunteers please also pre-register for the Fair on our website.

You can also call us at 612-823-1152 and someone will call you back. For complete details, and to pre-register for the Fair (deadline is May 1), see full info below or go to our website:
http://www.mntranshealth.org

Thank you! See you at the Fair!

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Announcing Minnesota's second annual
Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair

Presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

To be held on Friday evening and all day Saturday
May 9th & 10th, 2008

An event for trans and gender variant people, partners, friends, family, medical providers, allies and community -- presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition.

Free, with meals provided (Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast & lunch - vegetarian, vegan and meat options available). Everyone is welcome!

To be held at
South High School
3131 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free parking lot, wheelchair accessible
Near bus lines 19 & 21 or Lake Street light rail station

For complete details and to pre-register please visit our website: http://www.mntranshealth.org

May 1, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline (NOTE: you may also pre-register at the door, but then we cannot guarantee your meals)

April 15, 2008 is the pre-registration deadline to request the following: special dietary considerations, an ASL interpreter, or a non-English language interpreter

Fri, May 9, 6:00-9:00pm
Dinner followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Marci Bowers, M.D.

Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6:00pm
Full day of Workshops, Health Screenings, Information Tables, Chair Massage & more!

** health screenings, mini-checkups & information (HIV testing, blood glucose, diabetes, stroke prevention, blood pressure, cholesterol, nutrition, exercise, heartburn treatment/prevention, healthy spine chiropractic screenings, HIV & STD info, and more)
** over 20 unique workshops, ranging from “Trans Patient Advocacy? to “The Dilation Diaries? to “Hormone Basics? to “Sex: Safer. Better. More.? and many more! See complete listing on our website after April 10
** Chair massage
** Info tables and free stuff from many trans, GLBTA & health community organizations

Friday Night Keynote:
“From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world?
Dr. Marci Bowers, gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries in Trinidad, Colorado, will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues.

Additional Special Guests:
** Loren Schechter, M.D., surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois will lead the Saturday workshop “Gender Confirmation Surgery and Revision Vaginoplasty?
** André Wilson, national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker), will lead the Saturday workshop “Getting Us Covered: advocacy for trans-inclusive health insurance?

Entertainment: TransVoices Chorus, Empowered Expressions youth performance troupe, and poetry by Andrea Jenkins

Closing Ceremony: New this year, from 5:30-6 pm on Saturday, co-hosted by Andrea Jenkins and André Wilson.

Supervised Children's Activities will be available this year, both Friday and Saturday.

No-scent policy: Please refrain from wearing scented products so that everyone, including those with allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, can participate safely.

If you have questions, or if you're interested in volunteering or hosting an information table, please contact us at 612-823-1152 or email us at info @ mntranshealth.org

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Intergenerational Consequences of Attachment

May 7, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (8:30 - 9:00 Check-in/Networking) Great Hall, Coffman Union and broadcast to Greater MN Host Sites

Dr. Miriam Steele, Assistant Director of Clinical Training at The New School for Social Research in New York, is a nationally renowned figure in the field of children's mental health. Dr. Steele will present on the intergenerational consequences of attachment as well as the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care. Her interests include bridging clinical practice and contemporary research in child development; attachment research; bonds between parents and children; intergenerational consequences of attachment; and the impact of attachment in the fields of adoption and foster care.

For more information OR to register go to: www.cmh.umn.edu

Questions? Contact Ellen Lepinski at 612-625-6527 or lepin008@umn.edu

Sponsored by:
Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health (CECMH)
In collaboration with:
ABCDII/Great Start Minnesota Project, MN DHS Children’s Mental Health Division
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
Minnesota Adoption Support and Preservation (MNASAP)
Minnesota Child Response Center
Minnesota Head Start Association
Washburn Center for Children
Wilder Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Reminder...

Come enjoy a movie and fellowship with others in the Department of Educational Psychology!

Cookies and lemonade will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a brownbag lunch.

Friday, May 2
11:00-12:30
Mary McEvoy Room (325 EdSci)

"The Children's March" is a poignant film that celebrates nonviolence and the courage of young people. It's also a reminder of the scourge of racism in America. The film is being shown to raise awareness of civil rights history and encourage action to address enduring inequities in education and elsewhere.

I hope you'll attend.

Regards,
Chris

P.S. You can preview the movie here: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=339081672618464819&hl=en

--
Christopher Moore, M.P.P.
651-587-7612
moor0554@umn.edu
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~moor0554/

Posted by lind0449 at 11:26 AM

April 4, 2008

Special Programs

PREPARATION TO PRACTICE GROUP: IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HOLMES SCHOLARS

Please join us at a forum to discuss the book Silent Racism, with author Barbara Trepagnier

We will have a discussion about how, Silent Racism - racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist," is instrumental in the production of institutional racism.

DATE: Friday, April 11, 2008
WHERE: Coffman Union, Room 303
TIME: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P to Carole MacLean at 612-625-5060 or email at cmaclean@umn.edu

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Campus Icarus's First Event!!!!

Film Screening: Tarnation
Carlson School of Management Room 1-122
Tuesday April 8, 7:00 PM

This spellbinding 88-minute long film re-imagines the idea of what a documentary can be. The film tells the story of Jonathan Couette's tumultuous childhood growing up with a schizophrenic mother and mentally unstable grandparents, through a collage of twenty years of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of 80s pop culture and home movies made throughout his life. The unique and fluid result is mesmerizing and eerily intimate, as if the viewer steps into Couette's stream of consciousness. The film went on to win awards including Best Documentary from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, and the LA and London International Film Festivals.

Hosted by UMN-Icarus Project
umnicarus@gmail.com
www.theicarusproject.net

The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness

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NOTE NEW DATE:
Family Social Science Colloquium, April 9, 2008
Couple relationships, deployment stress, and posttraumatic stress in returning Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers
Christopher Erbes and Melissa Polusny, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

It is unlikely that any individual will emerge from a year or more living in dangerous and stressful conditions away from home and family without experiencing some degree of distress and some type of long-term change.

Join us to discuss this complicated topic with Christopher Erbes, PhD, and Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00-1:00pm, the colloquium is open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons, please bring your own lunch.
274 McNeal Hall, St Paul Campus, for directions to St. Paul Campus go to: http://fsos.cehd.umn.edu/directions.html

Posted by lind0449 at 1:47 PM

March 31, 2008

Special Programs

Family Social Science Colloquium, April 2, 2008
Couple relationships, deployment stress, and posttraumatic stress in returning Iraq/Afghanistan soldiers
Christopher Erbes and Melissa Polusny, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

It is unlikely that any individual will emerge from a year or more living in dangerous and stressful conditions away from home and family without experiencing some degree of distress and some type of long-term change.

Join us to discuss this complicated topic with Christopher Erbes, PhD, and Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 12:00-1:00pm, the colloquium is open to all faculty, staff, students, and interested persons, please bring your own lunch.
274 McNeal Hall, St Paul Campus, for directions to St. Paul Campus go to: http://fsos.cehd.umn.edu/directions.html

Posted by lind0449 at 10:58 AM

March 20, 2008

Special Programs


Coffee Break for Grants: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Tuesday March 25, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 am
325 Educational Sciences Building

This session will provide useful information concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We will discuss the NIH research mission and types of funding available, the application and review process, and we will hear from experienced principal investigators and researchers in CEHD.

The discussion group will include:

Donald Dengel, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Associate Professor and Director, Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology

Thomas Stoffregen, PhD, School of Kinesiology
Professor and Director, Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory

Nicki Crick, PhD, Institute for Child Development
Professor and Director, Institute for Child Development

Kersten Anderson, Office of Research and Policy
Grant Coordinator

Coffee and bagels provided. Please RSVP to Laura Hagen - gardz001@umn.edu

Laura Hagen
College of Education and Human Development
Office of Research and Policy
104 Burton Hall - 178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-0317
Fax: 612-626-7496
gardz001@umn.edu

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Volunteer Chinese/Engligh interpretation opportunity

Dear College Community:

The first annual Sino-US Education Forum will take place in the University of Minnesota's Coffman Union on April 29-30, 2008. This event will feature 100 Chinese principals plus University of Minnesota participants.

The host of the event, the University's China Center, is seeking students, faculty, or staff who would be interested in participating in the event as interpreters (see note below from Jennifer Wu Dunn of the China Center).

"We will need many qualified Chinese-English interpreters to interpret about 11 plenary sessions (on 4/29 and in the morning of 4/30) and 3 break-out sessions (in the afternoon of 4/30). Some sessions will be from Chinese to English, and others from English to Chinese."

Registration for the conference is free, but will be very limited.

Interpreting would ensure your participation in this historic event. If you are interested in interpreting, please contact me (john4810@umn.edu).

Sincerely,
Chris

Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes
131 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 10:23 AM

March 17, 2008

Special Programs

APPLICATIONS FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY "IDEA GRANTS" are invited by the Office for Equity and Diversity. The program funds projects, programming, events, and research that support historically underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and communities. All academic and administrative units across the U's campuses are eligible to apply; grants are awarded quarterly. Next deadline for applications is March 31. For more information and the application, see equity and diversity grants. (http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html)

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DEVELOPING COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP: Interdisciplinary work requires collaboration, which often goes against the grain of individual leadership models. A new series of workshops--organized by the Graduate School's Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives--aims to develop the collaborative leadership skills of those engaged in scholarship, research, creative work, and education and training programs. Mentoring is the theme of the next session, March 25, 3-5 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. Read more about the inaugural workshops--on conflict resolution and collaborative team-building--led last month by Howard Gadlin, National Institutes of Health, in "Collaborating to lead." (http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories/All_together_now.html)

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Friends and colleagues:

The Teaching and Learning Leadership Team and Coordinating Council happily announce the next event in the evolution of our Neighborhood. We will be holding a Teaching and Learning Neighborhood meeting on Friday April 11th from 8:30 to 11:00. The meeting will occur at the Radisson on Washington Avenue with a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30. The primary objective for this meeting is to continue the work, conversations, and momentum that we started at our meetings last year. As you probably remember, we conducted three meetings last year to discuss our shared vision with the New CEHD. One piece of information that reoccurred across all three meetings was the need for communication and the opportunity to learn more about our colleagues. Therefore, we will conduct a “speed collaborating? session for you to find out more about what others in the CEHD are doing in their research, teaching, and public engagement. Please come and get to know the people you work with better and possibly build a connection that you did not even know existed. Please RSVP to Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu by April 4th . We look forward to seeing you on April 11th.

Thank you all,
Kyla Wahlstrom and Matt Burns
Co-Leads for the Teaching and Learning Neighborhood

Posted by lind0449 at 10:05 AM

March 7, 2008

Special Programs

Women's History Month Event TODAY at 4:30
Friday, March 7, 4:30 p.m.--Carnegie 006, Macalester College Campus, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul
Lecture by Jan Haaken: "Critical Feminisms, Critical Psychology: Fighting Male Violence"

http://www.macalester.edu/whatshappening/womenshistory/

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Honor a remarkable woman you know! Nominations deadline extended: Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:30 PM

• Mullen-Spector-Truax Leadership for Women Award $1000. A woman faculty or staff member who has made outstanding contributions to women's leadership development at the U of MN-TC.
• Civil Service/Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Women's Award $1000. A CSBU staff women who has made outstanding contributions to improve the work environment for CSBU employees at the U of MN-TC.
• Doherty Woman Student Volunteer Award $400 UM Bookstore gift certificate. A woman graduate or undergraduate student who has contributed outstanding volunteer service regarding women's issues on campus or in the broader community on the U of MN-TC campus.

NOMINATION MATERIALS - Office for University Women - Office for Equity and Diversity
http://www.umn.edu/women - click on Awards & Grants

Please join us at the annual spring Celebrating University Women Event will be held on April 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM in the MacNamara Memorial Hall. ; RSVP at 612.625.9837 or women@umn.edu

The Office for University Women, a part of the Office for Equity and Diversity, The Graduate School and The Office for Human Resources make these awards possible. Forms and application materials are available in alternative formats upon request, please contact the Office for University Women. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:54 PM

February 29, 2008

Special Programs

International Connections
Speaker: Liz Wieling, Family Social Science
Topic: Developing Ecosystemic and Culturally Revelant Approaches to Trauma Assessment and Intervention: The Context of a Child Maltreatment Population in Mexico
Monday, March 3, 2008, 12-1:30
Wulling Hall 250
Pizza and Drinks will be served
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International and Multicultural Bag Lunch
Speaker: Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.
Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

Topic: Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin: Research and Clinical Practice with Koreans
Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Place: Room 330 Education Sciences Building

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:59 PM

January 11, 2008

Special Programs

Small grants now available to support international scholars, cross-institutional collaboration, international travel for U.S. students, and distance education. See announcement below for details.
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Dear College Community:

It is with great pleasure that I announce a small grants program for international activities in CE+HD. Please see the attached call for proposals for deadlines and application instructions.

Furthermore, colleagues who are interested in reviewing proposals should send a statement of interest to Chris Johnstone (john4810@umn.edu) along with a short CV highlighting international or proposal reading experience.
Because there are four Priorities of grants, you may review proposals for one Priority and apply for funding in another.

Best wishes,
Chris
For more information: Download file and Download file
Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations, College of Education and Human Development Research Associate, National Center on Educational Outcomes

University of Minnesota
350 Elliott Hall
75 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-1936 (phone)
612-624-0879 (fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 3:23 PM

November 30, 2007

Special Programs

U of M Office for Equity and Diversity IDEA Grants
IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) Grants are designed to support projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. FFI: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html.

Posted by lind0449 at 8:34 AM

October 19, 2007

Special Programs

C&I’s DIVERSITY DIALOGUES PRESENTS:
Great Expectations: The Struggles of Hmong High School Boys
Bic Ngo, TUESDAY 10.23.07, 11:45 –1 PM, 48 Peik Hall

Bic Ngo is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Culture and Teaching Ph.D. Track. Her research examines “culture? and “difference? in the education of immigrant students, and the implications for theorizing immigrant identity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and anti-oppressive education.

Coming Up!
Rick Beach: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Peik 40 12-1pm
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University of Minnesota
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education & Human Development
125 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-4006
Email: ciinfo@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

October 5, 2007

Special Programs

The Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series continues this fall with three sessions; the first will be held October 10. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting. The schedule is below.

In preparation, check out http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml . It will include links to an overview of each topic with citations to related readings and information about relevant campus resources, plus instructions about how to participate via UMConnect Meeting. After each session, we will add on this page a link to the UMConnect recording of the event. The seminars also will be podcast after each event.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and organized by Academic and Distributed Computing Services (ADCS) and the Digital Media Center (DMC). Sessions are cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPP) and collegiate units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge.

MEDIA LITERACY AND NEW MEDIA, Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

We are challenged to cope with an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving media environment. Panelists will discuss media literacy in higher education, or the skills and knowledge students need to actively engage emerging new media forms.
Moderator: Cristina Lopez, DMC, OIT, TC
Panelists: Walt Jacobs, African American & African Studies, CLA, TC * Nora Paul, Institute for New Media Studies, SJMC, CLA, TC * Richard Beach, Curriculum and Instruction, CE+HD, TC

THE U OF M LEARNING TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM: INTEGRATING ONLINE TOOLS TO SUPPORT HYBRID EDUCATION, Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 155 Peters Hall, St. Paul

The University of Minnesota is developing an integrated "learning technology platform" to provide personalized access to a suite of online teaching and learning tools. Panelists will discuss how this new approach better supports academic collaboration, research, instructional content development, and learner assessment.

Moderator: Billie Wahlstrom, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC
Panelists: Janet Shanedling, Education, AHC, TC * Shane Nackerud, University Libraries, TC * Heather Aagesen-Huebner, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC * John Butler, University Libraries, TC * Tayne DeNeui, Epidemiology & Community Health, SPH, AHC, TC * Vicki Field, Graduate School, TC

LEARNING OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m.,
402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

This seminar will be an opportunity to learn more about institutional learning outcomes, hear from faculty members involved in a pilot program to integrate these outcomes into their specific courses, and explore the role of technology in facilitating assessment and achievement of learning outcomes. This session is cosponsored by the Provost's Council for Enhancing Student Learning.
Moderators: Arlene Carney, Faculty & Academic Affairs, SVPP, TC * Ann Hill Duin, OIT, TC
Panelists: Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Writing Studies, CLA, TC * Ron Aminzade, Sociology, CLA, TC * Kathleen Krichbaum, School of Nursing, AHC, TC * Kurtis Scaletta, DMC, OIT, TC

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Digital Media Center, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
dmc@umn.edu
Minneapolis: 612/625-5055
St. Paul: 612/625-8030
http://dmc.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. To request this or disability accommodations at DMC events, please contact the DMC Communications/Marketing Coordinator at (612) 625-5055 or dmc@umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:53 AM

August 31, 2007

Special Programs

At the Spring "Reunion" of CSPP grads, one of the people at my table commented on how his clients knew their MBTI(R) types, and what did that mean. That comment inspired me to submit a proposal to MPA for their First Friday Forums. To my surprise, it was accepted. The session: So Your Clients Know Their MBTI Types, Why Don't You: Making Effective Use of Type in your Sessions. It will be Friday, Sept. 7.
Would you please post the brochure and pass it on to others in the department? Thanks.

Jean
For Full announcement: Download file
Jean M. Kummerow, Ph.D., LP
Jean Kummerow & Associates LLC
823 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104-7148
USA
651-224-0402 (office)
651-303-7016 (cell)
651-292-1588 (FAX)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, and Introduction to Type are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.

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The Minnesota Jung Association presents the first event of the 2007-2008 season:
“Politics Banishes Psychology---and with it Truth?
John Desteian, Jungian Analyst
Friday, September 7, 2007
7:30-9:30 PM
Stub Hall, Luther Seminary

Admission: $15 members; $20 non-members; $10 students

A BENEFIT LECTURE FOR THE MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION

Tonight’s lecture will appear this fall as a contribution to a volume entitled Politics and the American Soul, published by Spring Journal. The Journal may not yet be available at the time of the lecture, but order forms will be provided at our book table for your convenience.

Stub Hall, on the Luther Seminary campus, is located at Hendon & Fulham in St. Paul, 2 blocks east of Hwy 280.

For further directions, go to www.minnesotajung.org

Parking is permitted on the campus side of either Hendon or Fulham.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:10 PM

August 24, 2007

Special Programs

Apply for a Research Grant
Call for Proposals

This year, 2007-2008, Kuder, Inc. will make available two research grants ($5000.00 each). We are interested in research proposals that will examine either of these topics:
1. The effectiveness of using the Kuder Career Planning System in helping students (at any developmental stage but preferably middle-school or high-school students) through the career exploration process or in their career decision-making skills.
2. Innovative ways of using the Kuder assessments in career counseling or guidance.
3. The relationship between usage of the Kuder Career Planning System and retention, attrition, and/or performance in school.

Other topics for proposals will be considered for evaluation; however, interested individuals should receive approval of the topic from Kuder, Inc. prior to submitting the proposal.

Guidelines for Research Proposals:
The applicant(s) must submit a written research proposal by October 1, 2007. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on November 1, 2007.

1. The proposal should include a title page, an abstract that outlines the purpose of the study, and a method section clearly outlining the participants, instruments, and procedure to be used.
2. In addition to the proposal, you must submit a copy of the informed consent, each instrument to be used, and the debriefing form (if applicable).
3. A draft of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Committee Application Form to be submitted to the applicant’s institution should also be included with the application packet.
4. A curriculum vita from the principal investigator.
5. A timeline for the completion of your project.

Data Collection:
Upon approval from Kuder, Inc. to conduct your research project, you will need to submit a copy of your IRB approval prior to gaining access to our assessments or grant money. Because assessments are taken on-line, the principal investigator is responsible for requesting from Kuder, Inc. the dataset of their participants once data collection has been completed. Kuder, Inc. will make every effort to collaborate in other ways that will facilitate the data collection process. If the researcher wishes to use archival data, this should be outlined in the initial submission of the proposal.

Use of Research Funds:
Funds obtained for the research project can be used at the discretion of the principal investigator (e.g., to pay research assistants, participants, etc). However, from the time of approval, Kuder, Inc. will request that the principal investigator submit a copy of the written results to the company by October 1, 2008. This deadline for submission of the final results is not negotiable and will only change at the discretion of Kuder, Inc. if the project requires an extended period of time.

Questions and proposals should be directed to:
Catalina D’Achiardi, Ph.D.
Kuder, Inc.
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, IA 50003
catadn@kuder.com
(800) 314-8972 Ext. 248
Catalina D'Achiardi, Ph.D.
Vice-President of Research
catadn@kuder.com

Kuder, Inc. * 302 Visions Parkway * Adel, IA 50003 * 800.314.8972 Ext. 248 * 515.993.5412 Fax

Posted by lind0449 at 3:49 PM

August 10, 2007

Special Programs

Here is an opportunity for mentorship through the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office -- note that this program is co-coordinated by GLBTA Programs Office Counseling Intern Fengqin Lian!

GLBTA Mentor Program -- Looking for Mentees and Mentors!

We are currently accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students who would like to be mentored, and from other folks who would like to participate as mentors through this program. I have attached the application forms and a flyer to this email.

The GLBTA Mentor Program seeks to provide an opportunity for GLBTA students to access support and resources and to attain personal growth; to give an opportunity for mentors to give back to their community; to provide support and growth opportunities mentors and mentees may not find otherwise; to build community among participating mentors; and to encourage community involvement. The GLBTA Mentor Program is designed to build intergenerational community for GLBTA people and to reduce feelings of isolation in those communities. The program differs from other programs in that the relationships do not revolve around a preset goal, but allows participants to set their own goals.

This year¹s program will begin with a day-long kick-off retreat on Saturday, October 13, and will run the entire academic year. At this retreat, mentors and mentees will meet and get to know each other, and will work together to set their goals for the rest of the year. The closing dinner will be held on April 16, 2008. Some events will include a Twin Cities GLBTA Magical History Tour and a potluck dinner at Anne Phibbs¹ house. More information and events can be found on our website: www.glbta.umn.edu/programming/mentorprogram

We are very excited about this program and would like to invite you to participate. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fengqin Lian & Owen Marciano, GLBTA Mentor Program Coordinators
lianx014@umn.edu, marci020@umn.edu

Informational Flier: Download file, Mentee Application:Download file, Mentor Application: Download file

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Owen Marciano
Assistant Director GLBTA Programs Office
612-626-8086
marci020@umn.edu
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 9:27 AM

July 27, 2007

Special Programs

Hello friends!

The dates for the 2nd annual Fall GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat have been set! This year's retreat will be two nights, and will be held Friday 9/21-Sunday 9/23. (Note that there is also a Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth the 23rd-24th.)

The GLBTA Programs Office is proud to offer the 2nd Annual GLBTA Student Leadership retreat for student leaders throughout the U of M system who are dedicated to working toward a more positive campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students. This retreat will focus on leadership development, small group facilitation skills, and exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. This retreat is free (all travel, lodging, and meals will be covered) and open to all current U of M students interested in creating change for GLBTA Communities on their campuses. SPREAD THE WORD!

The 2007 GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat will be held at Koinonia Retreat Center in South Haven, MN (koinoniaretreatcenter.com).

The Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth is a little bit different, in that it is open not only to students, but to all faculty, staff and students on all U of M campuses who are doing GLBT work. The Summit is a program of the Systemwide Standing Commission on GLBT Concerns ( http://www.glbta.umn.edu/systemconcerns.html), and is the first ever attempt to connect all folks doing this work together. Transportation, lodging, and most meals will be free of cost to attendees.

We are planning both of these events in the same weekend/week so that students can have the opportunity to attend both without losing two weekends, and so that we can combine travel costs/time. However, folks do not have to attend both events! You can commit as much or as little time as you’d like, though if you are going to come to the retreat, it would be best if you could commit to the entire retreat.

To register for the GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat, please fill out the attached registration form and return it as instructed on the form. If you have any questions about either of these events, please contact Owen Marciano or email glbta@umn.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: While this event is open to everyone, current U of M students will be prioritized as attendees--we have limited space available, and those who wish to attend from other colleges will be admitted as space allows. Please contact Owen with questions or concerns about this.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Owen
Poster: Download file Registration Form (PDF): Download file
Registration Form (Word version): Download file
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Owen Marciano
Assistant Director
GLBTA Programs Office
612-626-8086
marci020@umn.edu
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 10:34 AM

June 15, 2007

Special Programs

*************SPECIAL REMINDER***************

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE DIVISION 29 STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION ARE DUE JUNE 30, 2007!
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND IS NOT LIMITED TO DIVISION 29 STUDENT MEMBERS!
FACULTY, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT THIS COMPETITION!

Attached is a poster version of the information below; please distribute copies to your students!

The APA Division of Psychotherapy offers three student paper competitions:
* The Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Award for the best paper on psychotherapy theory, practice or research.
* The Diversity Award for the best paper on racial/ethnic gender, and cultural issues in psychotherapy.
* The Mathilda B. Canter Education and Training Award for the best paper on education, supervision or training of psychotherapists.

What are the benefits to you?
* Cash prize of $100 for the winner of each contest.
* Enhance your curriculum vitae and gain national recognition.
* Plaque presented at the Division 29 Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in August.
* Abstract will be published in the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of the Division of
Psychotherapy.

What are the requirements?
* Papers must be based on work conducted by the first author during his/her graduate studies. Papers can be based on (but are not restricted to) a Masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation. All papers must be unpublished manuscripts. In the case of multiple authorships, one award will be given to the applicant, who should ideally be the first author.

How do you apply for the competition?
* Submit an electronic copy of your paper, in MS-Word or PDF format, as an email attachment to Michael Garfinkle at michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu before June 30, 2007.
* Please do not submit papers though postal mail or fax, we are only accepting electronic submissions.
* Papers should be in APA style, not to exceed 25 pages in length (including tables, figures, and reference) and should not list the authors’ names or academic affiliations.
* Please include a title page as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document so that the papers can be judged “blind.? This page can include authors’ names and academic affiliations.
* Also include a cover letter as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document. The cover letter should state that the paper is based on work that the first author conducted while in graduate school. It should also include your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

E-mail your paper and address questions to:
Michael S. Garfinkle, MA
Chair, Student Development Committee, Division of Psychotherapy
Email: michaelgarfinkle@adelphi.edu

Jean Carter, President, Division 29
Michael Garfinkle, Chair, Student Development Committee

To download poster: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 10:08 AM

May 18, 2007

Special Programs

Friday, August 17, 2007, Spend a day in service with Division 17 at St. Anthony Foundation*.

Stepping Up to the Plate: Giving Back to the Community? STG of Division 17, as a part of community engagement efforts in San Francisco, has arranged for the opportunity for convention attendees to participate in a social justice education project with St. Anthony Foundation.

“With all who hunger and thirst for justice and peace, and together with those we serve, our mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need to create a society in which all persons flourish." (from the St. Anthony Foundation Mission Statement).

St. Anthony’s tries to create a community of love and hope as well as educate the public regarding poverty, homelessness, and social justice issues.

Justice Education and Advocacy Event
9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. (Day-in-Service Activity):
Limited to 35 volunteers

9:00 a.m. Justice Education Orientation
10:00 a.m. Group Escorted to Service Sites:
Dining Room: Help serve lunch to guests
Living Room: Help with recreational activities
Clothing and Furniture program: Help sort recent donations
The Salvation Army: Socialize with seniors at the daytime hospitality center
12:00 noon (Participants return): Share lunch and conversation with guests in the Dining Room.
1 p.m. Debriefing

Please contact Rebecca Toporek at rtoporek@sfsu.edu by July 1, 2007, to sign up for this event. If you are interested in participating but miss the July1 deadline, please contact Rebecca.

Interested in issues of homelessness and poverty but cannot make the Day in Service activity? There are two other opportunities:
• Please join us in the Division 17 Hospitality Suite for information and advocacy opportunities regarding these issues on Sunday, August 19 at 11-11:50 p.m.
• APA is also having a Day-in-Service activity on Thursday, August 16th at St. Anthony Foundation.
• St. Anthony Foundation is at 121 Golden Gate Avenue, located within walking distance of the Convention Center and Convention Hotels. For more information regarding the organization and the Justice Education and Advocacy Program, visit their website at www.stanthonysf.org/eduadv/eduadv.html

Posted by lind0449 at 3:21 PM

January 22, 2007

Special Programs

Hello,

You are invited to the upcoming panel discussion on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in Nolte Center 140 from 12:00-1:30 PM on the East Bank Campus.

CEHD's Teacher Education Council (TEC) is sponsoring a second panel discussion for the 2006-07 Honoring Diversity series. The focus of the discussion will be connecting with parents and families of P-12 school students. Panelists and school/district connections are as follows:

Julio Fajardo, Plymouth Middle School
Kazoua Kong-Thao, Saint Paul Public Schools
Mirian Simpson, Minneapolis Public Schools
Martha Cavitt, Hopkins Schools

Cookies and beverages will be provided. We hope to see you on Wednesday!

TEC's Diversity Subcommittee
Misty Sato
Susan Ranney
Tamara Moore
Theodore Lewis
David W. Johnson
Stacy Ernst, Assistant

Posted by lind0449 at 9:47 AM

January 5, 2007

Special Programs

The Minnesota College Personnel Association board is hosting a Graduate Student Reception at the University of Minnesota.

When? Friday, January12th from 9:15 – 10:00 am
Where? Nolte Center, Room 140
Why? A great opportunity to network with key staff from universities around the state and learn more about MCPA

If you have questions, please contact Beth Isensee at isen0021@umn.edu.

Don’t forget the upcoming MCPA one-day conference in February 2007, Laying the Foundation: Careers in Student Affairs. There will be program sessions, mock interviews, and resume evaluations. More information is at http://www.myacpa.org/sid/mn/programs/drive-in/Feb07DriveIn.pdf.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:18 AM

November 22, 2006

Special Programs

ETHICAL CASE STUDY COMPETITION
Teams of Graduate students

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is hosting a competition to help educate members on current ethical issues. Graduate students will form teams of 3 or 4 (separate teams for Masters and Doctoral students) and will be presented with a mock ethical scenario addressing a current ethical issue facing the counseling profession and must critically analyze and make an ethical decision response concerning the situation (maximum 15 pages.) Cases will be available by Nov. 1st and responses must be submitted by Jan. 15th, 2007. For more information see ACA’s website at www.counseling.org.

Last year, a team of CSPP doctoral students won a prize in this competition. Please consider applying, and let your advisors know if you decide to apply.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:38 AM

December 2, 2005

Special Programs

The International Foundation for Children's Education has created a 10-week summer program in Costa Rica that you may be interested in. Please click on the link below for more information:

Download file

Posted by kenne064 at 3:05 PM