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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ENGL 8520

ENGL 8520 Seminar in Cultural Theory and Practice: American Places/Modern Times
Professor Jani Scandura will teach this course on Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m. during the Fall 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary seminar will explore current thinking about place and space, with a particular focus on American places as portrayed in fiction, poetry, film, and art. We will consider both “America” and “place” in a broad sense, exploring and exploding understandings of American place as geographical site, imagined community, idea, ideal, style and aesthetic. The class is organized around the “modern” American places depicted in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times: the factory, asylum, crowd, the prison, home, department store, and cabaret. Readings and films that span the 19thto 21st centuries, from Poe’s crowds to the prisons in Guantanamo Bay. Works by: Charlie Chaplin, Antonio Gramsci, Nelly Bly, Michel Foucault, Edgar Allan Poe, MinĂ© Okubo, George Cukor, Al Jolson, David and Albert Maysles, Michael Rogin, Jasmine Alinder, Lisa Guenther, Toyo Miyatake, Scott Herring, and others.

Mohrman PhD Defense: Thurs 6/29/17 9:30am


KATY MOHRMAN (PhD Candidate), will defend her dissertation on Thursday, June 29th in the Scott Hall Commons (105) from 9:30 – 11:30am. The public portion will begin at 9:30am.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Center for Writing TA Workshops


THE CENTER for WRITING is pleased to offer two different Writing Across the Curriculum Program workshops this August as part of TA training. The first is titled Assigning and Assessing Student Writing and will occur on Tuesday, August 29 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. The second is titled Commenting on and Grading Student Writing and will occur on Wednesday, August 30 from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Click here for more information and to register

Castellanos article in "Latino Studies" Journal


PROF. BIANET CASTELLANOS’ article “Rewriting the Mexican immigrant narrative: Situating indigeneity in Maya women’s stories” was recently published in the latest issue of Latino Studies journal. You can access the article here (doi: 10.1057/s41276-017-0057-z).

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CLA 8000 Grant writing course


CLA is pleased to offer a new 1.5 credit course CLA 8000: Intro to Grant Writing for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. The course is designed for first and second year graduate students who would like to apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This course will also be helpful in learning to write proposals for other grants and coursework. The course meets for the 1st 7-week session of Fall semester (9/5 – 10/20) on Tuesdays from 9:05 – 11:00am in CSOM 1-135. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Schochet Graduate Associate Position (317587)


THE STEVEN J. SCHOCHET ENDOWMENT for GLBT STUDIES and CAMPUS LIFE have a Graduate Associate Position (317587) open for the upcoming school year. The position is open to anyone currently admitted to a graduate degree program at the UofM with a max of 14 hours per week year round at $23 per hour. The position will include coordinating Schochet lectures, fellowships, and research among other tasks. Click here for more information and to apply.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Camp


LATIS and UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES are hosting Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) Camp from August 21-25, 2017. This weeklong workshop is designed for graduate students to learn about digital practices in their research and teaching. Student will learn mapping and data visualization, website creation, open educational resources and much more. Click here for more information and to register.