Monthly Archives: January 2010

2010-2011 US Embassy Policy Specialist Fellowship, IREX, Deadline: March 15

2010-2011 Fellowship Opportunity
US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2010-2011 competition for the US Embassy
Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to
eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on
a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently.

EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and
provides a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of
research fields please see application instructions posted on the link
below):

Armenia (US Embassy, Yerevan)
* Economics
* Anti-Corruption/Economics

Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
* Economic Development
* Alternative/Renewable Energy
* History

Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
* Higher Education/Public Policy
* Civic Engagement
* Higher Education

Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
* Civil Society
* Foreign Relations
* Politics

Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
* Foreign Investment and Trade
* Labor Migration
* Kyrgyz Attitudes towards the US

Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
* Democracy Building/Civil Society
* Transnistria

Russia
* History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
* Environment (US Embassy, Moscow)

Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
* Politics
* Energy Economics
* History

Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
* Agriculture
* Alternative Energy

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp

Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2010

Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA,
MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship or permanent residency
are eligible to apply for the EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org or
by telephone at 202-628-8188

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII
Program

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Graduate Paper Competition, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Deadline: March 1

SAE 2010 GRADUATE PAPER COMPETITION

The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is calling for abstract submissions for its annual student paper competition. Three selected finalists will be invited to present their work alongside senior Europeanist anthropologists in an SAE-sponsored panel at the 2010 AAA meetings in New Orleans. One of the three finalists will receive the SAE Graduate Student Paper Prize, which comes with a $400 cash award. The winner will be announced at the SAE business meeting. This decision will be based on the AAA-length paper which the finalists must submit by October 1, 2010. The papers should be written with the goal that they will ultimately be elaborated and submitted for publication. All three finalists will be encouraged and receive guidance from a senior anthropologist such that they can pursue publication in relevant journals.

Interested graduate students are invited to submit a 500-word (maximum), single-authored abstract to Andrea Muehlebach (andrea.muehlebach@utoronto.ca) by March 1, 2010. Students will be notified by March 14 regarding the committee’s decision.

Selection will be based on the submitted abstract, which must deal with some aspect of European anthropology and/or European anthropology’s contribution to the broader field. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative and/or theoretical nature. Selection criteria include how well the abstract addresses the conference theme of “Circulation” and the quality of the research project. The abstract should include a clear statement of the problem being investigated as well as the methods and results of the study, the theoretical literature which the paper aims to address, and the significance of research. Judges will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication in an academic journal.

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Faculty Associate of Turkish, UW Madison, Deadline: February 22

Working title:
FACULTY ASSOCIATE OF TURKISH
Official title:
FACULTY ASSOCIATE(D92DN) OR ASSOC FACULTY ASSOC(D92FN) OR ASST FACULTY ASSOC(D92LN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Minimum of a BA degree (masters or doctorate preferred), with a major preferably in Turkish language and literature.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one year of college/university experience in teaching of Turkish language at any level is necessary. Experience with current pedagogy also preferred.
Principal duties:
*In coordination with the Turkish Language Director, and designated Arabic and Persian Immersion Program (APIP) staff members, perform the following duties:
*Teach Turkish at the elementary or intermediate level in an eight-week summer immersion format on the UW-Madison campus.
*Prepare syllabus, appropriate course goals and objectives, lesson plans and teaching materials in
conjunction with the Turkish Language Director.
*Prepare, administer, and grade classroom and home assignments and exams.
*Administer written and oral proficiency exams.
*Hold regular office hours at least 4 days/week (can be held on weekends).
*Participate in any and all teacher meetings and pedagogical workshops offered by APIP.
*Continue student instruction in target language through regular attendance at non-classroom activities
such as meals, film showings, field trips, and picnics, including evenings and weekends.
*Assist with preparation and implementation of mini-courses and other extra-curricular activities. Each
instructor will be expected to teach 10-15 hours of mini-courses over the summer.
*Commit to only using the target language in interaction with students and staff for the duration of the
program.
*Reside at study site in Madison, Wisconsin, required for the duration of the program. Instructional staff
will each have one mandatory weekend off on a rotating basis.

Additional Information:
Faculty from other institutions may be hired as a Visiting Professor. Number of positions available depends upon student enrollment in APIP Program.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required
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Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): INTL S/GLOBAL ST RES PR
Full time salary rate: Minimum $28,350 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 08, 2010.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 10, 2010
Number of positions: 4
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 22, 2010
HOW TO APPLY:
Send application materials referring to PVL #63579 to: APIP Review Committee, Global Studies, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. (email:apip@global.wisc.edu). Required application materials may be sent via regualr mail or via email to apip@global.wisc.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Include a detailed letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, student/faculty evaluations of teaching (if available), at least two letters of recommendation evaluating language teaching experience and performance, a sample syllabus, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #63579 to

Amy Stambach Phone: 608-262-5666
301 Ingraham Hall Fax: N/A
1155 Observatory Drive Email: apip@global.wisc.edu
Madison WI 53706
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

For the original posting, please visit: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063579.html

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Instructional Specialist: Turkish Summer Language Program, UW Madison, Deadline: February 23

Working title:
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST-TURKISH SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Official title:
SR INSTRUCTIONAL SPEC(S48BN) OR INSTRUCTIONAL SPEC(S48DN) OR ASSOC INSTRUCTNL
SPEC(S48FN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Native or near native fluency in Turkish, combined with a bachelors degree or equivalent. Masters
degree preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one year of college/university experience preferred in teaching of Turkish language or culture
at any level.
Principal duties:
In coordination with designated Arabic and Persian Immersion Program (APIP) staff members,
perform the following duties:

*Facilitate Turkish immersion environment inside and outside the classroom.
*Support classroom instruction in conjunction with the Turkish Language Instructors and Turkish
*Language Director by providing cultural and linguistic resources.
*Be on-site with Turkish language students weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
*Prepare, assist with, and implement mini-courses and other extracurricular events.
*Direct and coordinate athletic activities for students.
*Facilitate communication between APIP administrative staff and students by, for example, translating weekly activity updates.Work with Program Coordinator to establish and monitor tutoring sessions for students.
*Work with Turkish Language Director to establish and monitor interactions between students and
native speaking population on campus.
*Commit to only using the target language in interaction with students and staff for the duration of the program.
*Continue student interaction in target language through regular attendance at non-classroom activities such as meals, film showings, field trips, and picnics, including evenings and weekends.
*Reside at study site in Madison, Wisconsin, for the duration of the program. Instructional Specialist will have one mandatory weekend off on a rotating basis.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required
*************************
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): INTL S/GLOBAL ST RES PR
Full time salary rate: Minimum $23,337 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 08, 2010.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 09, 2010
Number of positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 23, 2010

HOW TO APPLY:
Send application materials referring to PVL #63584 to: APIP Review Committee, Global Studies, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. (email:apip@global.wisc.edu). Required application materials may be sent via regular mail or via email to apip@global.wisc.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Include a detailed letter of application, resume, current curriculum vitae, and at least three references.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #63584 to
Amy Stambach Phone: 608-262-5666
301 Ingraham Hall Fax: N/A
1155 Observatory Drive Email: apip@global.wisc.edu
Madison WI 53706
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone
number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

For the original listing, please visit: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063584.html

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U of C Symphony Orchestra Performs All-Tchaikovsky Program, January 30

The University Of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performs an All-Tchaikovsky Program on Saturday, January 30 in Mandel Hall

Instrumentalists from campus and community come together for an evening performance of Tchaikovsky’s final symphonic masterpiece

The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, on Saturday, January 30th at 8:00 pm in Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago Campus. The performance will both commemorate Tchaikovsky’s compositional genius and illuminate the central theme of his life and work. The program also includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s poignant Swan Lake ballet, which likewise portrays the composer’s aspirations and disappointments. Director of Performance Programs Barbara Schubert conducts.

Referring to the Pathétique, the Russian-born composer stated, “On my word of honour, I have never felt such self-satisfaction, such pride, such happiness, as in the consciousness that I am really the creator of this beautiful work … I am prouder of it than of any other of my compositions.” Tchaikovsky had begun sketching the work two years earlier and intended to title the symphony “Life.” Becoming frustrated, he scrapped the work only to begin anew in February of 1893. “The ultimate essence of the plan of the symphony is Life. First part–all impulsive passion, confidence, thirst for activity. Must be short. (Finale Death–result of collapse.) Second part love; third disappointment; fourth ends dying away (also short).” He finished composing the work in March, and then orchestrated the symphony during the summer. Instead of “Life,” however, Tchaikovsky’s brother Modesto chose the more provocative title, Pathétique. The composer conducted the masterpiece just nine days before his death in St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall.

Tchaikovsky died on October 25, 1893 after a four-day illness chronicled in the medical records and reported in the newspapers as a case of cholera. Many scholars and critics believe that he committed suicide by knowingly drinking a glass of unboiled water. For Modesto, the Symphony “was like an act of exorcism by which Peter Ilich cast out all the black spirits that had possessed him for so long.” Yet historical evidence shows that Tchaikovsky continued composing new works after completing the Sixth Symphony and had made plans for other large-scale compositions.

Nevertheless, meditations on death and mortality do figure centrally in the symphony’s expressive trajectory. Critics interpret the famous ending – the music slowly dying away as the contrabasses play a repeated note – with a fading heartbeat or perhaps the composer’s own death. This dramatic conclusion, in addition to words such as “dreamy,” “melancholy,” and “passionate” that permeate the other three movements, only fuels speculation of the composer’s alleged suicide.

The University Symphony Orchestra concludes the program with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s celebrated ballet Swan Lake. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Admission is free with requested donations of $10 general and $5 students/children.

QUICK FACTS:

WHAT: The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Barbara Schubert, conductor.
WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 8pm
WHERE: Mandel Hall (1131 E. 57th Street) located in the Reynolds Club, University of Chicago campus
PROGRAM: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 Pathétique, and Scene and Waltz from Swan Lake
ADMISSION: Donations requested at the door: $10 general; $5 students/childrenPersons with a disability who may need assistance should call 773.702.8484 in advance.

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Anthropology of Europe Workshop: “Working Through Mass Incarceration: Gender and Politics of Prison Labor East to West,” January 27

January 27th
Dr. Lynne Haney
, Professor of Sociology, NYU; Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU
Presentation Title: “Working Through Mass Incarceration: Gender and Politics of Prison Labor East to West”
**(Please note that this Workshop meeting will be held on Wednesday from 5-6:30pm at the Franke Institute for Humanities (in the Regenstein Library,1100 East 57th Street, JRL S-118) – a co-presentation with CEERES)

Anthropology of Europe site: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/antheur/

For a copy of the paper, please contact Owen Kohl at owenkohl@uchicago.edu

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Summer Program on Bulgarian Language, Culture, and History; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, Deadline: June 25

July 25 – August 14, 2010
American University in Bulgaria

The American University in Bulgaria invites high school and college students 15-20 years of age to a non-credit Summer Program on Bulgarian Language, Culture, and History (BLCH) in the town of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

The program includes Bulgarian language instruction at three levels, Bulgarian literature and history classes, workshops on culture and traditions, and teacher accompanied field trips to sites of historical and cultural interest. Sports, crafts, folklore dances, movie nights, cooking, and other activities make the program intensive and entertaining. The field trips will take the students to exciting destinations such as Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria; the Rila Monastery, included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites; Kazanlak, situated in the Valley of Roses and the Thracian kings; Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

The BLCH Summer Program is designed in such a way that students who do not speak Bulgarian and/or have never been to the country can easily learn some basics of the language and get a first-hand experience of Bulgarian language, culture, traditions, and nature. Students who speak Bulgarian at an intermediate or higher level will improve their writing, reading, and conversational skills while gaining additional knowledge or filling some gaps in their knowledge of Bulgarian history and culture.

The Program Fee is 720 EURO, and covers:

  • Tuition and teaching materials
  • Accommodation for 16 nights in the AUBG Residence Halls with Internet access
  • Accommodation in hotels in Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, and Sofia
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 16 days in Blagoevgrad
  • Breakfast and dinner for the last 3 days of the field trip
  • Participation in selected cultural and sports activities
  • Participation in all field trips
  • Entrance fees to sports facilities and visited sites

Registration deadline:                       June 25, 2010

Additional information and Registration Forms are available at: www.aubg.bg/BLCH

Contact person : Mrs. Nadejda Afendova, Program Coordinator

Tel: +359-73- 888 212; Fax: +359-73- 888 161; e-mail: nadia@aubg.bg

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2010 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Deadline: March 19

The 2010 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:

Russian Language Programs (first through fourth year):
Eight Week Session in Pittsburgh, June 7-July 30;
Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program and Russian Heritage Speakers’ Program, June 7-August 13.

Central & East European Languages, Six Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 7-July 16:
Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian; Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slovak; Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.

Central & East European Study Abroad Programs:
Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;
Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;
Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;
4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Poland, and Slovakia;
Advanced Mastery Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 6 Week Program in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb (for advanced and heritage speakers of B/C/S).

Tuition for the Beginning Polish and the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Mastery B/C/S courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.

All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt’s SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.

All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships. Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above.

Further information and applications are available at http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu. Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 19, 2010.

For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: slavic@pitt.edu.

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The Workshop on Late Antiquiry and Byzantium: “The Heresiology of Sophronios’ Synodical Letter,” Daniel Larison, January 26

The Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 153 (5540 S. Greenwood Ave).

Daniel Larison, recent PhD alumnus from the University of Chicago, will present “The Heresiology of Sophronios’ Synodical Letter.”

Tuesday, January 26th at 4:30pm
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, room 153
(5540 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Jason Banks in advance at 708-917-0270.

Workshop website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/lantbyz/

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Arabic, Turkish, and Persian Immersion at UW-Madison, Final Deadline*: May 31

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
JUNE 12, 2010 – AUGUST 7, 2010
Spend the summer at UW-Madison learning
Arabic, Persian, or Turkish and studying the
history and cultures of these beautiful
languages! This unique program offers eight
weeks of language instruction with top
professors and native speakers.

$6,500 (includes tuition, room, board, and fees)

Choose one of eight course sequences (8 credits/sequence)

Basic Arabic, Intermediate Arabic, Advanced Arabic,
Basic Persian, Intermediate Persian, Advanced Persian,
Basic Turkish, Intermediate Turkish

Applications and more details available at:

http://apip.global.wisc.edu

*Applications submitted after February 1, 2010 will incur a $25.00 application fee. Applications submitted after April 30, 2010 will incur a $100.00 application fee. No applications will be accepted after May 31, 2010.

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