Monthly Archives: March 2012

Summer Teacher Institute: Feeding the World

FEEDING THE WORLD
Challenges to Achieving Food Security
Summer Teacher Institute

June 25-27, 2012

The University of Chicago
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This interdisciplinary 3-day institute will explore the concept of global food security. We will discuss the challenges to providing all people with physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, nutritious food.

18 CPDUs offered for 3-day attendance

More information can be found here: http://cis.uchicago.edu/outreach/summerinstitute/2012/index.shtml

Posted in: Teacher Development

Summer Teacher Institute: The US in Afghanistan

2012 Chicago Summer Institute

The U.S. in Afghanistan: History and Civic
Engagement in the Classroom
June 20-22, 2012
The Newberry Library – Chicago, IL

More information and an application can be found at
http://www.choices.edu/pd/institute_chicago_2012.php
Applications are due by Monday, April 9, 2012

The Choices Program

Brown University’s Choices Program invites teachers to apply for a 2012 Summer Institute
focused on engaging students in critical examination and dialogue on the U.S. role in
Afghanistan.

The Institute will be co-led by two Chicago area classroom teachers who are Choices
Teaching Fellows. The goal of this Summer Institute, as well as our work in the Chicago
area as a whole, is to build a community of educators who are dedicated to collaborating
with each other in teaching about contested international issues, and who wish to develop
their students’ skills and habits of active civic engagement. The 2012 Chicago Summer
Institute will mark the beginning of this Chicago-based initiative. Activities and mentoring
will continue throughout the 2012-13 school year and beyond.

Posted in: Teacher Development

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Autumn 2012

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 24.2 (Autumn 2012)

Deadline: 1st May 2012

Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue.
Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and
review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.
Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment
(slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk), or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research
articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA
Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free
from http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Books/StyleGuide/download.shtml). Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

“Defaults and Difference” – Conference in Linguistic Anthropology

“Defaults and Difference”
The Fourteenth University of Michigan – University of Chicago Graduate Student
Conference in Linguistic Anthropology
To be held at the University of Chicago, May 11th& 12th, 2012

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, March 30th, 2012

Keynote Speaker:
Elizabeth Povinelli, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, CEERES Events/News

Poland Summer program at WorldTeach

WorldTeach (www.worldteach.org), a non-profit NGO based in Cambridge, MA, runs 8-week summer volunteer teaching programs each year for committed, mature students ages 18+. Our programs provide the opportunity for undergraduates to make a significant impact in a developing community while gaining valuable language and cross-cultural skills.

We still have a few positions available in our Poland Summer program. WorldTeach volunteers in Poland teach English to students of all ages throughout the country. “Vacation with English” has served as a fun and effective way for hundreds of Polish students to learn EFL since 2003. We invite you to join us this summer in Europe as we continue to reach eager students in the Polish countryside! Airfare, room and board, visa costs and logistics, and travel insurance are included in the price of the program, which is $4,990. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Lecturer Position at the University of Georgia

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Russian studies, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Russian language courses at all levels, courses in culture and/or folklore, and possibly additional courses in her/his area of specialization. Duties also involve participation in co- and extra-curricular activities and mentoring of students. The teaching load is 7-8 courses per year. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian/Slavic Studies or a closely related field, proven excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in Russian. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, 201 Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

Assistant Director Center for Slavic and East European Studies, OSU

The assistant director supports the Office of International Affairs and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies by: 1) collaborating with the director in the development, management, and evaluation of programs and events; 2) administering and coordinating academic programs; 3) seeking funding and developing fundraising activities; 3) collaborating with and assisting the director on the preparation, evaluation, and compliance management of grants; 4) overseeing and managing outreach programs, and 5) collaborating on new initiatives. Administrative duties include: managing the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, managing fiscal transactions and authorizing payments, assisting with the development and management of budgets, and managing the Center personnel in a high-volume, fast paced environment.

For more info and to apply visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/38643

Posted in: Job Postings

Summer Intensive Language Programs at Beloit College

Beloit College’s Center for Language Studies is still accepting applications to their summer intensive language programs in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

Since 1983 the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Beloit College has offered students a unique opportunity to achieve a year’s worth of college-level language training in just eight weeks. Excellent faculty, small class sizes that allow for individual attention, and twenty-two hours of classroom instruction per week in a beautiful residential environment, provide an immersive approach to learning that encourages students to focus exclusively on the target language and culture.

All applicants who apply for the eight-week program, complete the required essay, and meet the minimum required grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply for a CLS Director’s Scholarship. These scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, are awarded on a competitive basis to qualifying applicants and will be applied toward the program’s cost of tuition.

Detailed information on these programs can be found at www.beloit.edu/cls.

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

CFP: Autumn Issue of Slovo

Slovo CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 24.2 (Autumn 2012)

Deadline: 1st May 2012

Slovo is now accepting submissions for its May 2012 issue. Contributions, including research articles, book and film reviews, and
review articles are welcome from all research students and academics.Submissions to the Board of Editors may be sent via e-mail attachment (slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk), or on a CD in Microsoft Word format. All research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract and adhere to the MHRA Style guide in advance of submission (available for download for free from http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Books/StyleGuide/download.shtml). Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

MA Publication Opportunity with MESSA

The Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Association at the University of Chicago is extending an
opportunity to Master’s students to submit pieces for its quarterly, “Lights”. “Lights” is currently taking
submissions for the Spring quarter and has extended its deadline to Friday, April 6, 2012.

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/messa/lights-the-messa-quarterly/

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)