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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Updated Faculty Book Publications


HAVE YOU PUBLISHED a BOOK JANUARY 2014 – PRESENT? In prep for a new book exhibit at Wilson Library this Fall Semester, our librarian is collecting info of faculty who have published books recently.  The event organizers want to avoid missing new book authors/editors, and hope you will be able to assist in verifying the accuracy of their list. http://z.umn.edu/facultybooklist. Please inform Nancy Herther directly (herther@umn.edu) if you have published book(s) January 2014 - present. The books may be ebooks, texts or research/popular works.

25% TA Appointment for AFRO/ENGL 3597W


AFRO/ENGL 3597W – Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I is in need of a 25% TA for Fall 2016. The course is taught by Professor John Wright and meets Tu/Th 11:15am – 1:10pm in Carlson School of Mgmt 1-136. Candidates with previous writing intensive teaching experience are preferred. If you are interested or would like to know more please email John Wright (wrigh003@umn.edu).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Where is the Human in the Data?" Workshop


THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY and the INFORMATICS INSTITUTE will be holding a workshop titled “Where is the Human in the Data?” on Friday, September 30th from 9:00 – Noon in the Crosby Seminar Room (240 Northrop). Click here for more information on the workshop and to register.

I9 Verification Process for TAs and RAs


GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO WILL HOLD TA or RA at the University of Minnesota for the first time in fall 2016 or spring 2017 must complete an I-9 form and provide proper documentation by Wednesday, August 31 in order to complete the hiring process. Your appointment will be terminated if you do not complete the I-9 by this time. You should have received a detailed letter with instructions for completing the two-part I-9 if you will hold an appointment for the first time this year. Students who will be funded through fellowships do not need to complete this process. 

Grad School Networking and Research Lunch


THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is hosting a networking and research presentation lunch on August 25 from 12:30 – 3:30pm at the Campus Club. Come get a free lunch, meet other graduate students and postdocs from around the U and learn about current research being conducted at the U. Click here for more information and to register.

Grad Student Research Presentation Opportunity w/ The Gender & Sexuality Center for Queer & Trans Life


THE GENDER and SEXUALITY CENTER for QUEER and TRANS LIFE is looking for graduate students to give short presentations on their research on gender and sexuality studies and/or queer and trans issues for Fall 2016. If interested email Jason Jackson (jacks973@umn.edu) or Lars Mackenzie (macke157@umn.edu) for more information.

COMM 5211 Critical Media Studies: Theory and Method


AFFILIATE FACULTY, LAURIE OUELLETTE will be teaching COMM 5211 Critical Media Studies: Theory and Method this fall. The course will meet on Tuesdays from 1:25 – 3:55pm in Ford B60. The course is designed to provide a general introduction and overview of media studies and the interdisciplinary field of critical media studies and is approved for the MIMS Graduate Minor. See below for more information. 



Fall 2016 Graduate Seminar
Critical Media Studies:  Theory and Method
Professor Laurie Ouellette
COMM 5211
MIMS Approved
This seminar presents an overview of the interdisciplinary field of critical media studies.   The course is designed to provide a general introduction to media studies (beyond film) and equip students to teach courses in popular culture, media culture, and new media.  This 5000-level seminar is limited to graduate students and is approved for the MIMS Graduate Minor.
We will cover seminal approaches to media analysis (cultural studies, queer media studies, political economy, feminist media studies, post-structuralism, race and media studies, production studies, fan studies) as well as newer scholarship that connects media culture to affect theory, global networks and flows, interactivity, and other emerging topics in the critical humanities and social sciences.
Theory and method will be covered, and students will participate in weekly analysis of media objects (broadly defined).