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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Discovery Across Disciplines Research Showcase

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is hosting “Discovery Across Disciplines: A Show-case of Interdisciplinary Research Centers and Institutes” on Thursday, October 15th from 12:00 – 2:00pm in Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall. The event is a great way to see the exciting research being done at the university and the opportunities to get involved. Click here for full event details.

Dialogues in Dis/Ability

DIALOGUES in DIS/ABILITY is a film screening and discussion series beginning next Friday, October 16th and continuing on various dates throughout the semester. Each event goes from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Blegen Hall 155. There will be a film screening followed by a facilitated discussion. See the poster below for the full event line up and details.

Daniel Blaufuks Talk, Film Screening, and Art Installation

THE CENTER for HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE STUDIES is pleased to announce international artist Daniel Blaufuks will be on campus next week for film screening, installations, artist talks, and panel discussions. The events will be happening on Tuesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 15th. Click here for the full schedule of events.

CFP: UCLA Thinking Gender Grad Research Conference

UCLA CENTER for the STUDY of WOMEN are pleased to announce a call for submissions for their Thinking Gender 2016 Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Spatial Awareness, Representation, & Gendered Spaces.” Submissions are due November 20th, 2015. Click here for more information.

Ethan Katz Talk

THE CENTER for JEWISH STUDIES is pleased to announce a talk by Ethan Katz about his new book “The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France.” The talk will be held Friday, October 8th at 2:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Click here for full event details.

Book orders for Spring 2016 courses DUE Monday, October 26.

Spring 2016 courses are due to Melanie by Monday, October 26.  Order form attached.
Please read through for guidelines that help with order accuracy and obtaining desk copies.

Notes from staff:
-NOT ordering books? Using packets instead?  Be sure to inform Melanie either way.

-ISBN: Important! Include the ISBN to avoid receiving incorrect editions.

-DESK COPIES:  You may only request desk copies of titles which you've not previously received.  If you've previously received a desk copy of the same edition, one will not be requested for you again.  All TA's will have desk copies requested for them.  Note that publisher requests take weeks so timely submission of orders is very helpful to you & your TA's.  NOTE: Desk copies cannot be guaranteed for faculty & instructors if the deadline for book orders is not met.

Bookstore guidelines:
-Submitting book orders early gives the Bookstore the opportunity to pay students the best price for their books during buy-back.

-If you delete or change books after they have shipped from the publisher, your research account will be charged for return fees.

-If you will be using a book in the future, please indicate when that will be. This helps students save money by allowing the Bookstore to plan their used copy purchases.

IMPORTANT: do not use old versions of order forms.  Please use only this order form:


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Joseph J. Kwiat award for the best grad student conference paper presented at ASA. Application deadline: October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm Noon.

The American Studies Department's Joseph J. Kwiat award is for up to $500 towards travel expenses to attend the ASA annual meeting, awarded to the best University of Minnesota American Studies graduate student conference paper presented at ASA. Application deadline:  October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm Noon.
This award was established to recognize Joseph J. Kwiat who was one of the three major figures in shaping and teaching in the Department of American Studies.

Students who have had papers accepted for the 2015 annual meeting may apply. This award is for up to $500 for travel expenses used to attend the ASA annual meeting. The funds will be distributed in the form of a travel expense reimbursement. To apply, submit a copy of your ASA conference paper to Melanie at stein196@umn.edu by October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm Noon.