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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Macalester ten open faculty positions

MACALESTER COLLEGE is pleased to announce ten open tenure track positions. Click here to see all the positions and to apply.

Graduate Workshop in Modern History - call for scholarly work

THE GRADUATE WORKSHOP in MODERN HISTORY is currently soliciting papers for its 2014 fall semester schedule. If you have a seminar paper, dissertation chapter, MA thesis, or other project you would like to submit to a journal or present at a conference the GWMH is a perfect place to receive useful and insightful feedback in an informal atmosphere. Click here to learn more and to submit work.

Any papers that use historical methodology and focus on the modern period (very loosely defined as the early nineteenth century to the present) are welcome. The GWMH accepts papers from any geographic area and any discipline, and we value comparative and interdisciplinary work.
If you are interested in presenting, please email Emily Bruce (bruce088@umn.edu) and/or Ellen Manovich (manov003@umn.edu) and indicate:
1) a general time during the semester when you would prefer to present your paper (i.e. October, late fall, anytime, etc.). This semester, the workshop will return to its past meeting time of 12:00 noon on Fridays. We're also happy to discuss reserving space for you in the spring semester.
2) a working title for the paper you wish to present.
3) a list of 2 or 3 professors who might serve as the faculty commentator for your paper. Faculty commentators initiate discussion of the paper being discussed that week. The GWMH has been a venue where professors and graduate students who have mutual interests yet do not know each other can meet.
We look forward to a semester of interesting papers and conversation.

Boston University Asst Prof - Mobile Communication studies

BOSTON UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce an open assistant professor position in Mobile Communication studies. Click here to learn more and to apply.

USC Asst Prof - Native North American Indigenous Experience

USC is pleased to announce an open assistant or associate professor in Native North American Indigenous Experience. Click here to learn more and to apply.

UC Davis Asst Prof - American Studies

UC DAVIS is pleased to announce an open assistant professor position in American Studies. Specifically, they are looking for someone with interdisciplinary research expertise in transnational American studies. Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

University Travel Policies

Global Programs & Strategy Alliance reminds all faculty and students that you are required to register your travel with GPS whenever you are traveling abroad for University purposes. Please click here for details

The University's Travel Policy requires all faculty and staff traveling abroad for University purposes to register their travel. This is NOT an approval process. The information on travel plans will remain confidential and only connected to an individual employee in case of emergency or if the travel destination includes Cuba or other U.S. embargoed countries*. For more details, please visit the "Traveling on Business FAQ." The process will take no more than 5 minutes and requires x.500 log-in.
*If travel includes Cuba or another U.S. embargoed country, the Travel Registry will automatically connect the traveler with Pat Briscoe, Export Controls Officer & Designated Cuba Representative in Sponsored Projects Administration.
Faculty can use this link to register: http://travelregistry.umn.edu/
Graduate Assistants, Residents, Fellows, and Students
Graduate assistants, residents, fellows, and students are required to register their travel through the Student International Travel Registry, which will facilitate completion of the following requirements:
Obtain University-approved international travel, health, and security insurance
Sign a release and waiver
Provide 24-7 emergency contacts
Complete health and safety orientation
Graduate students can use this link to register: http://global.umn.edu/travel/registration/index.html
Courtesy of Fiscal Administration, below are a few important points to consider in regards to the new travel policy:
* Receipts are not required for meals and incidentals. Travelers can claim the standard per diem rate for wherever they go.
* Frequent flier miles accrued on University business must be returned for University use, not personal.
* The University has various contracts with travel agencies, car rental companies, bus charters, and hotels. You are encouraged to use these resources whenever possible.

Rudy Aguilar has received his PhD

RUDY AGUILAR has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "Tambien Bailamos en el Norte: Sonidero, Transnational Lives, and Mexican Migrants in the Midwest." Bianet Castellanos and Rod Ferguson, advisers.

Tom Sarmiento has received his PhD

TOM SARMIENTO has received his PhD with his dissertation entitled, "The Heartland of Empire: Queer Cultural Imaginaries of Filipinas/os in the Midwest." Kevin Murphy and Kale Fajardo, advisers.

Save the Date for Graduate Recruitment Weekend 2015

SAVE THE DATES: Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend for 2015 will be held Sunday, March 22nd - Tuesday, March 24th.

"A Right to Establish a Home" Opening Reception

THE GOLDSTEIN MUSEUM of DESIGN is hosting an opening reception for their latest exhibit "A Right to Establish a Home." The exhibit examines the history behind protests against an African-American couple that moved into a "white neighborhood" in South Minneapolis in 1931. The reception is at the HGA Gallery in Rapson Hall from 6 - 8pm on Friday, August 22nd. Click here for more information.

UMass Amherst Native American Studies Lecturer Position

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST has a potential position open to teach an Introduction to Native American Studies course. Below is a description of the course. They would ideally like someone with a PhD and experience in Native Studies. If you are interested please contact Tom Leatherman, UMass Amherst, tleatherman@anthro.umass.edu (413-545-5939).

ANTHRO:220 Title: Intro: Native American Studies Credit: 3 GenEd:
Instructor:TBS TuTh 10:00 - 11:15
Description: Lecture. This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Native Studies. Course content includes readings, writings, and discussion on indigenous peoples and cultures of the Americas (with a focus on North America) as well as contemporary cultural expressions, representations, political and legal issues, repatriation and active persistence throughout the ongoing colonization of our homelands. Students will be introduced to Native issues through a series of guest speakers in the Five College community both Native and non- Native actively working in the field of Native Studies. Readings from diverse disciplines and genres will introduce various disciplines, issues and scholars across Native Studies. Though most of our studies will focus on Native nations of North America issues confronting indigenous peoples in different parts of the world will also be discussed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U Libraries Workshops

U LIBRARIES is offering a ton of workshops over the next few weeks for students and faculty. The courses will help you learn to manage research, utilize library resources, navigate copyright issues, and much more. Click here to learn more and register for any of the courses available.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Free Books!

BOOKS! Professors Ferguson and May have cleaned out their offices and they are giving away tons of books. Stop by the Scott Hall Commons (105) by Wednesday August 20th to peruse the selection and take home anything you want.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdocs

THE CENTER for RESEARCH on RACE and ETHNICITY in SOCIETY at Indiana University is offering two postdoctoral fellowships. Click here to learn more about the fellowships and to apply.

Luce Scholars Program

THE LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM is open for application. The program offers a chance to spend a year in Asia as an apprentice to some of Asia's leading professionals. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Amherst College Asst Prof of Black Studies Position

AMHERST COLLEGE'S Department of Black Studies and History is hiring an Assistant Professor in the History of the Black Atlantic. They are seeking a historian of colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on the history of comparative slavery in the Americas. Click here to learn more and apply.

Director position at Vera Institute for Justice

THE VERA INSTITUTE of JUSTICE is hiring a Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program. They are looking for an experienced researcher and/or policy expert to improve policies and programs that impact people with substance abuse and mental health problems. Click here to learn more and apply.