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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


THE OFFICE of STUDENT AFFAIRS is pleased to announce the 2017 Job and Internship Fair. This connects U of M students and recent alumni with over 300 employers and organizations. In addition to attendance to the entire Job and Internship Fair, the registration includes a free professional headshot photo for student’s LinkedIn and other social media. This event is on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Click here for more information and to register.

Fall 2016 Prelim Exams Milestones

The following students have passed their preliminary portfolio & oral exams in Fall semester 2016 and have attained doctoral candidacy:  Joe Whitson and Lei Zhang.

University-Required Form for Students Registered for AMST 8444

Students Registered for AMST 8444: University policy requires that all who are registered for 8444 complete their form, the "application for advanced doctoral status".  This form is to be kept on file with the department each semester that you register for AMST 8444.  

Click here to link to the form: http://policy.umn.edu/sites/policy.umn.edu/files/forms/otr195.pdf  Or, if you prefer to have a hard copy printed for you, let Melanie know. Please obtain your adviser's signature and submit to Melanie as soon as possible.  You do not need to obtain the DGS signature as Melanie will do so.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) Internal Deadline: February 13, 2017 at 12:00 NOON

The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), which includes a $25,000 stipend, is intended to give the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the 2017-2018 fellowship year.  It is expected that Fellows will graduate no later than December 2018. To be considered for nomination by the department, submit your application materials, including your 2 letters of recommendation, to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the department's internal deadline of : February 13, 2017 at 12:00PM    

Please note: If, in 2017-18, you will be entering your sixth year or later, please include with your application a note with a statement of explanation for being outside the general guidelines of eligibility.

Click here for the Graduate School's complete program and eligibility
information and instructions:


THE OXFORD WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM is pleased to announce their call for papers for their 10th Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford. The paper should focus on an aspect of women’s studies. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles. Click here for more information.


THE INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES, the AFRICAN STUDIES INITIATIVE and the  CONSORTIUM for the STUDY of the ASIAS is pleased to announce applications are now open for their Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. The FLAS fellowships help students build their foreign language skills through courses at the University of Minnesota, programs at other US Institutions, and intensive language programs abroad. All UMN students interested in foreign languages and area studies are encouraged to apply. The informational sessions for this fellowship will on Tuesday, January 24th, from 1:30PM - 2:30PM in Folwell Hall 123 and Wednesday, January 25th, from 4:00PM - 5:00PM in Social Sciences 260. Click here for more information and to apply.