Monthly Archives: May 2010

International Program Manager Position, Bard College

International Program Manager, Bard College

Bard College is accepting applications for the position of International Program
Manager. The International Program Manager reports to the Assistant Director
of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE). The main focus of
the position is on developing, implementing, and supervising recruitment and
hosting of undergraduate students at two Bard partner institutions: Smolny
College, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the American University of Central Asia
(AUCA), in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In this capacity, the International Program
Manager is expected to set and meet numerical and financial goals for
recruitment. S/he will play an integral role in assuring the excellence of the
student experience abroad.

The position is based at Bard, with regular travel both within the US and
internationally, including regular visits to AUCA and Smolny. Approximately 50%
of time will be devoted to program development and management of the Bard-
Smolny program and 50% to program development and management of the
Bard-AUCA program.

Building on the successful Bard-Smolny Program at Smolny, the International
Program Manager will:

•    Develop strategic marketing plans and strengthen networking for
Smolny College recruitment, including alumni networking and liaison with
faculty and staff at key sending colleges and universities in North America.
Smolny currently sends ca. 25-30 U.S. students to Smolny every semester,
plus 30 to its Summer Language Intensive.
•    Assist the Asst. Director of IILE in supervising and assuring the
excellence of the existing Bard-Smolny program at Smolny, including designing
recruitment materials, maintaining the website, and updating manuals, etc.
•    Create and manage a program for visiting North American students at
AUCA, beginning with the Fall Semester 2011. This includes assuring the
availability of needed facilities, staff, and arrangements at AUCA.
•    Develop and implement a recruitment plan for AUCA, including needed
materials (website, print publications), in cooperation with AUCA and with IILE
recruitment staff, beginning in Spring 2010 (with the first students attending
AUCA in FS 2011).

Depending upon experience, the International Program Manager will also have
the opportunity to assist with the creation and administration of other IILE
initiatives at Smolny and AUCA, including curriculum development and review,
public relations, and fundraising, to administer direct student and faculty
exchange programs between and among Bard, Smolny, and AUCA, and to
manage the budgets of all programs for which s/he has direct administrative
responsibility.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to
recruit@bard.edu Subject line: IILE Program Manager – 10006. Review of
applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity
employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its
diversity.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to 
recruit@bard.edu Subject line: IILE Program Manager - 10006. Review of 
applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity 
employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its 
diversity.
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Slavic Colloquium: “An Entangled History of Russian and British Ideological Construction of Empire in the Early 20th Century,” Alexander Semyonov, May 10

“An Entangled History of Russian and British Ideological Construction of Empire in the Early 20th Century”

Alexander M. Semyonov

Time: 4:30pm, Monday, May 10
Location: Foster 103 (1130 E. 59th Street)

Those needing assistance should contact Tracy L. Davis at slavic-department@uchicago.edu

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Fulbright Workshop: IIE, Hays DDRA, and Lurcy, for UChicago Graduate Students, May 13

Fulbright Workshop: IIE, Hays DDRA, and Lurcy

Thursday, May 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (snacks will be served)
5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Community Lounge

Graduate students at all levels who wish to study/research abroad and who will be enrolled in a UChicago graduate program as of October 1, 2010 should plan to attend this workshop.  NOTE: Fulbright IIE and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad applicants *must* make an appointment with Brooke Noonan in Graduate Student Affairs before leaving for the summer; please contact her at: brookec@uchicago.edu or 773.702.0871.

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Sessional Appointments in Russian, University of Victoria (Canada), Deadline: May 20

Sessional Appointments in Russian
University of Victoria
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria invites expressions of interest from qualified instructors for sessional assignments from 1 September 2010 to 30 April 2011 within CUPE Local 4163 (Component 3) Sessional Lecturers certification. Course assignments may include both introductory- and advanced-level courses in Russian film, culture, literature, and language, subject to funding and enrollment criteria. For a full-time sessional appointment, a PhD in hand is required. Successful applicants  will also have proven teaching experience in the North American university system.

The assignment selection criteria will include qualifications and ability of the candidate(s) based on relevant education and professional experience and proven teaching effectiveness.  The appointments will be made at the rank of Sessional Lecturer and salary will be commensurate with the sessional salary scale. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Peter Gölz, Chair
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045
Victoria, BC V8W 3P4 Canada

Phone: (250) 721-7316
Fax: (250) 721-7319
E-mail: pgolz@uvic.ca

Deadline: 20 May 2010.  Employment decisions will be made by 30 May 2010.

The University reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please include a sentence on your CV indicating your citizenship.

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Staged Reading of “A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians,” FXK Theater (UChicago), May 4

Staged Reading

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8:00pm – 9:00pm
University of Chicago
FXK Theater, Reynolds Club, 3rd Floor, 5706 S. University Ave.
FREE

A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians (2006)
Written by Dorota Maslowska
Performed by the Trap Door Theater

“A Polish soap-opera actor, slumming it, takes too many drugs at a party and runs off, in a costume of destitution and blackened teeth, with a pregnant young mother.”

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Conference: “Intellectual Exchange and Networks, 1500-1660: Approaches from the Humanities and Social Sciences,” UChicago, May 7-8

Early Modernists and interdisciplinary scholars mark your
calendars now for the conference “Intellectual Exchange and
Networks, 1500-1660:  Approaches from the Humanities and
Social Sciences” that will take place next weekend, Friday May
7th and Saturday May 8th in Rosenwald 405.

The conference is a joint presentation of the Renaissance,
Early Modern and Western Mediterranean Culture Workshops and
will feature guest speakers Denis Crouzet of the Université de
Paris IV-Sorbonne, and Peter Miller of the Bard Graduate
Center.  For additional information and a full schedule, visit
the conference website:
http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/ren/intellectualexchange.html

The Saturday sessions will include Breakfast and Lunch catered
by Z&H and a wine and hors d’oevres reception in the evening.

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CSL Internal Funds for Professional Development (Open to UChicago Faculty only), Deadline: May 21

CSL Internal Funds for Professional Development

Funding will again be available to support professional development for faculty or graduate student language instructors who would like to pursue training in language teaching, assessment, and/or technology over the summer or in the fall. In some instances, it may also be possible to support conference travel related to language pedagogy. These funds are available from the general CSL budget for the support of our language faculty at the university.
At present, we would like to solicit proposals from those of you who would like to take advantage of Summer 2010 or Autumn 2010 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2010. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals to <languages@uchicago.edu>. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Applications should be turned in no later than Friday, May 21, 2010. We will expedite the review process through the Advisory Council to the CSL and make awards by the end of May.
For those of you looking for sample programs, here are some suggestions from previous summers:
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops)
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition)
CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research)
CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research)
NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center)
SALRC (The South Asia Language Resource Center) also has a nice selection of links for programs:
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Funded workshop: “Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations,” Yale University, May 25-28

Yale Conference: Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations

Announcing
Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning Workshop
May 25-28
Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations
Especially intended for instructors or coordinators of less commonly taught languages
Explore techniques, software and practices for sharing curricula across campuses
Support available: $250 travel allowance
Free lodging
Free meals
For more details, please contact Catherine Baumann (ccbauman@uchicago.edu)
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Panel Discussion of Bohumil Hrabal’s Visit to Chicago in 1989, Czech Consulate, Reservation Only Event, May 25

SAVE THE DATE for a special literary evening celebrating one of the greatest Czech writers of the 20th century Bohumil Hrabal and his visit to Chicago in the spring of 1989.

The evening will reunite panelists specializing in Czech and Central European literature and culture with eye witnesses of Hrabal’s memorable visit to the U.S. in April of 1989. Never seen snapshots of Hrabal’s public appearances and from some private moments of the visit will be complemented by excerpts from the popular screen adaptations of his novels.

Free admission / Reservation only event (start booking now at 312 861 1037 or chicago@embassy.mzv.cz).

May 25, 2010

In cooperation with the NWU Press and the Prague Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program and with the kind support of Facets Cinémathèque.

Consulate website: http://www.mzv.cz/chicago

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“Literature and Individual Sovereignty,” Aleksandar Hemon, June 3

Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., Memorial Human Rights Lecture

Aleksandar Hemon

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7 pm

Social Science Research Building, Room 122

1126 East 59th Street

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Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Love and Obstacles, which will be published by Riverhead Books on May 14, 2009.  Born in Sarajevo, Hemon visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. While he was here, Sarajevo came under siege, and he was unable to return home.  Hemon wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.  He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

This lecture is the fourth in a series which honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program. Prior Kirschner Lecturers include Sara Paretsky, Alex Kotlowitz, and Juan Mendez. Their talks may be seen at: http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/events.shtml

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The Human Rights Program will present the 2010 Ignacio Martin Baró awards and recognize the achievements of students graduating with the Minor in Human Rights.

University of Chicago Human Rights Program

5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue • Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773-834-0957

Email: human-rights@uchicago.edu

humanrights.uchicago.edu

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