Category: Scholarships and Fellowships

RipanMalhi2Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop at Institute for Genomic Biology

The Institute for Genomic Biology will once again be hosting the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The workshop will take place from August 4-10, 2013, at the IGB to discuss genomics as a tool for Native American communities and assist in the training of Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics.

The aims of the workshop are to facilitate discussions on indigenous values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, and to provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and biomedicine. Additional instruction in fundamental concepts and methods in genomics and bioinformatics, including both theoretical aspects and practical laboratory- and computer-based training, will take place.

“The SING workshop fosters a new generation of intellectual leaders with the tools to address the expanding frontiers of genomic science and interactions with indigenous communities,” says Ripan Malhi, Director of the SING program.

Combining ethical, legal, and social discussions surrounding historical Native American encounters with science and hands-on training in the latest genomics techniques and analytical programs, the goal of the workshop is to help prepare participants for future leadership positions in science research and teaching careers.

The SING workshop was first held at the IGB in 2011, with 12 attendees and several faculty advisors participating from universities across North America. The upcoming workshop looks to double the number of participants.

Tallbear“The SING workshop is an important resource for Native American students who often engage genomics out of a commitment to their tribal communities. SING offers a multi-disciplinary curriculum that recognizes that ‘science’ and ‘society’ are not separate, but entangled,” says Kim TallBear, SING faculty and assistant professor at UC Berkeley.

The workshop is open to tribal college students, community college students, university undergraduate students and graduate students, and individuals who would like to continue their education in the sciences. Registration is now open, and full details can be found at

PromoDoc is a European Union funded project to promote European doctoral program to scholars around the world. The three-year PromoDoc project is being implemented by an international consortium, led by Campus France and composed of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Nuffic, the British Council, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, and the Institute of International Education. It helps doctoral students find the program that fits their needs and facilitates the exploration of funding opportunities, including the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program and Marie Curie Actions. Congratulations to Professors Alma Gottlieb on her appointment to serve as an Ambassador for PromoDoc!

Mark your calendars for an information session and join colleagues to learn more about these great opportunities from PromoDoc Ambassadors: “Graduate Studies in Europe,” Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 2:30pm to 3:30 pm, at the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor (Room 514).


Deadline: May 13, 2011

Applicants from all majors and academic disciplines are welcome.

The following three entry-level positions might be of special interest to students:

 Program Administration Career Opportunities 20111914 — Multiple Locations
Intelligence Analysis & Scientific Career Opportunities 20111913 — Multiple Locations
 Information Technology Career Opportunities 20111915 — Multiple Locations
We have opening for full time professional positions at our offices in St Louis and the Washington DC area; and paid internships.
NGA has a sizable number of openings for students and recent graduates.
Most graduates without experience can expect to start around $35,000 – $55,000, plus full benefits, including training and educational benefits. Details at our website

Contact: Juan Deguara:

I’m currently recruiting for a great one-year fellowship in Boston.  The fellowship is for tutoring and teaching at an inner-city school.  Typically after the year, fellows go on to top grad schools or become full-time teachers in high-need schools. 

Fellows are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing and a modest living stipend. 

All the information can be found here: have a simple request that seems win-win if you help one of your students find just the “right” opportunity upon graduation: Do you know a few senior Anthropology majors who might want to teach in the inner-city, and who have demonstrated unusual grit and determination?  If so, could you please send me their e-mails, or perhaps forward this along to them?

If you can reply with any contact information or suggestions, I’d be really grateful and send you all the positive karma I have.
Thanks for reading this!

All the best,
Colin Bottles
Director of Recruiting

Due April 4th! Please see attached announcement and application for more information:

Summer Research Funds-Announcement 3_15_11Summer Research Funds-

Undergrad Applic’n Rev 3_15_11

Deadline: April 6, 2011
The 2011-2012 PhD Scholarships in International Studies
The School of International Studies at the University of Trento will be accepting applications for the places in the doctoral program in International Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. The doctorate combines interdisciplinary approaches within a structure based on economics, law and politics. It is entirely in English, with a taught component in the first year and there will be at least 5 funded places.
Candidates will be asked to include in the application a short summary (2500 words max.) of their proposed research and their motivations for choosing a PhD in International Studies at the University of Trento. While all projects related to the main areas covered in the School of International Studies are welcome, candidates with interests in the following areas will be preferred: International Law, International and EC Labour Law, European Union Law, Comparative Legal Studies, International Criminal Justice, Transnational Crime, European Political, Economic and Monetary Integration, International Trade and Economic Development, International Political Economy, EU Public Policy, Comparative Public Policy, Multi-level Governance, Peace-building and Conflict Resolution, Post-1945 International and European History.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to examine research interests of the teaching staff.
Further information and on line application information are available at the admission webpage

> In this issue:
> – EUC Events
> – Upcoming Events
> – Related Events
> – EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grants
> – Announcements
> University of Illinois
> European Union Center
> e-Weekly
> EUC facebook image
> MA Program
> Grad Minor
> Undergrad concentrations
> Spring 2011 February 28 – March 4
> e-Weekly Archive
> Events
> February 28 – march 1
> East-Central Europe International Business Conference
> Location: College of Business and Management, Northeastern Illinois University, 3601 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago IL
> Open to the public. No fee or registration required.
> Sponsors: College of Business and Management, Northeastern Illinois University. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, and others international and area studies centers.
> Contact: Nancy Zaitlin, 773-442-6102
> March 4
> Proving Ground or Pasture?: Candidate Selection in European Elections
> Speaker: William Bernhard, Professor of Political Science, U of I
> Time: 12:00 pm
> Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Abstract: Candidates for the European Parliament are selected by national parties. We examine party strategies for these nominations. Some parties select young up-and-coming politicians to stand for election, hoping to give these candidates valuable experience in Brussels that will help their future political careers. Other parties send older politicians at the end of their domestics political careers to Brussels as a cushy and well-deserved “retirement job.” Still other parties may dump politicians who have been difficult, unruly, or challenging at the domestic level in the EP as a way to remove them from the national stage. We present an expansive new dataset cataloging the demographic characteristics, career backgrounds, and political experiences of candidates in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections. We nd that political parties’ ideologies, their sizes, and their dynamic electoral contexts all covary with the sorts of people they place on their lists.
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, bring your own beverage. Please RSVP to Kim Rice at or (217)265-7515.

Events march 9
Tenth Annual European Union Day
Schedule of Events:
10:00 – 11:30 am
State of the European Union Address, by György Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States
Reception following
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Student Workshop: Careeers & Professionalism in Europe – Focus on East Europe
Guest speaker: Miklós Martin-Kovács, Hungarian Investment & Trade Commissioner
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Co-sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Transatlantic Security Symposium: The End of National European Armies?
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, 919 W. Illinois
Jean-Yves Haine, University of Toronto
Jolyon Howorth, Yale University
Alistair Shepherd, Aberystwyth University
Moderator: Colin Flint, University of Illinois
Co-sponsor: Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS)

March 11-12
New Postsocialist Ontologies and Politics
Location: Levis Faculty Center
Co-Sponsors: European Union Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for Advanced Study, Center for Global Studies, Unit for Criticism, Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, and the Department of Geography.
Abstract: The purpose of the conference is to build on and advance a new and exciting direction in postsocialist studies, a paradigm we may call the relational perspective. Such explorations have rested on three approaches: 1) the conceptualization of the global context of state and postsocialism; 2) the questioning of directionality between this global context and the former “Second World;” and 3) the political implications of rethinking the global context as itself postsocialist. For more information about the conference theme, go to:

March 17
Feeding the World: the Role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prabhu Pingali, the Deputy Director of the Agriculture Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Time: 4:00 pm Lecture
Location: Monsanto Room, ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Co-sponsor: ACES

Related Events
February 28-March 3
The Illusionist Film Showing
Location: The Art Theatre, 126 West Church Street, Champaign
Time: Varied (Please see website)
Abstract: Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever. — Anonymous (IMDB)

March 3, 2011
Lecture (in German): “Verlebendigung und Historisierung von Geschichte: DDR und Mauerfall in der Literatur seit der Jahrtausendwende.”
Speaker: Andrea Geier, Visiting Max Kade Distinguished Professor of German from the University of Trier
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge
Sponsor: Departmental lecture series in Germanic Languages and Literatures “Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft”

March 4-31
The 14th Annual European Union Film Festival
Location: 164 North State Street, Chicago
Sponsors: Gene Siskel Film Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Abstract: The Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the 14th Annual European Union Film Festival, the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of European Union nations. This year’s festival, our largest yet, boasts 64 films representing 24 nations.

EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grants

European Union Center Faculty Conference Travel Grants
Deadline: February 28
The European Union Center announces the EUC Faculty Conference Travel Grant competition for 2010-11. These grants are designed to support the professional development of EUC-affiliated faculty who wish to present one or more papers at academic conferences. Faculty members not currently affiliated with the EUC are encouraged to apply and inquire about Center affiliation. Faculty members may receive funding for one conference per year from the EUC. All awards MUST be used by no later than August 14, 2011. The conference travel grant is funded by the US Department of Education Title VI grant.

Domestic Conference Travel Grants
Domestic conference travel grants support UI faculty presentation(s) at an academic conference in the US on modern European studies, with priority given to research on the EU. Preference will be given to applicants who are junior faculty and have made contributions to European/EU studies at Illinois and who can demonstrate lack of other sources for the proposed travel. Maximum award: $500.

International Conference Travel Grant
One international conference travel grant is available for the maximum award of $1,000. The proposed conference paper must address the EU directly. Preference will be given to the applicants who have made contributions to European/EU studies at Illinois, who can combine travel to a conference with field research and/or development of institutional links between UI and other universities abroad. International travel arrangements will be subject to the Fly America Act and MUST be approved by the US Department of Education 30 days in advance of a scheduled flight before the ticket can be purchased.
Domestic and International Conference Grant award recipients may be invited to present a brown bag talk in the EUC lecture series.

Application Forms can be obtained from the EU Center (328 International Studies Building, MC-429) or downloaded from the EU Center web site,

Application Procedures: Please submit one copy of the following.

* A completed application form.
* A one-page proposal with a description of the proposed conference and the expected benefits to your research and the general area of European Union studies.
* A budget for the travel and conference expenses.
* Copy of the announcement of the conference.
* Copy of the notice showing that the proposed paper has been accepted for the conference.
* A brief curriculum vita.

Application deadline: before 4:30 PM on February 28, 2011. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Submit applications to:
EU Center
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515
Fax: (217) 333-6270


Nomination/Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011
GSA award for Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student
The prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student will again be awarded in 2011
Questions and nominations should be sent to the committee chair, Professor Joy Calico, at Vanderbilt University at


Deadline: March 10, 2011
University Administrators Enrichment Program at RWTH Aachen University : Shaping the Future of International Institutional Collaboration
Dates: July 17-22, 2011
Abstract: RWTH Aachen University is pleased to announce a new program designed for senior international education professionals and faculty members closely involved with university internationalization, to bring them into closer contact with their counterparts at one of Europe’s leading technical universities, RWTH Aachen University. The program will focus on the professional development of the participants, expanding their knowledge and international professional networks to intensify internationalization initiatives of their home universities. The program will consist of information sessions, roundtable workshops, and site visits to departments and research facilities on the RWTH Aachen campus.
The week-long program will focus on comparing science, engineering and technology education in different European and North American university systems versus Germany (in the context of the European Higher Education Area) and identifying possible avenues for student exchange and research collaboration. RWTH Aachen University will provide accommodation, including breakfast, for all participants. Most meals are included in the program, and awards of EUR 300 (= approx. USD 400) per person will be given out to suitable participants and can be applied towards international and local travel. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
To apply, please submit a CV and a statement of motivation explaining your interest in participation in the program and in intensifying your university’s institutional ties with RWTH Aachen University and/or institutions in Germany/Europe.
Please submit your application via email to
For a detailed schedule of the program, please visit

Deadline: May 1 for Fall 2011 or AY 2011-2012
The EuroScholars Program
Abstract: The EuroScholars Program is an innovative study abroad program designed to provide professional academic research experience for high achieving students (GPA 3.4 or higher) interested in a research semester abroad in Europe.
Highlights of the EuroScholars program:
Semester or year abroad at one of Europe’s 12 leading research institutions, including Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in Germany.
• Participation in a professional academic research project under supervision of a professor
• Research opportunities available in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, psychology, physical sciences, law, (bio)medical sciences and engineering.
> • Work in a full-fledged lab for the sciences
• Transfer of credits
• Experience and skills gained will prepare students for graduate school or a career in research
• A publishable quality paper is expected as a result of the research project
• Enrollment in a language and/or culture course of the host country
• MidStay program for all participants, meeting fellow EuroScholars
• Live on or near campus in pre-arranged housing
• No language requirement
• 30 ECTS of academic credit (equivalent to 15 US semester credits)
Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on every other Thursday (March 3rd)
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.
March 3: Romanian
March 10: Greek
March 17: Lebanese
March 31: Polish
April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

If you would like to announce an event through the EUC e-Weekly, please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:
Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 |

European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429 | 910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270

BATE PAPO (Portuguese convo table) !!

Wednesday, Feb 23, at 5:30 pm

La Casa Cultural Latina
1203 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
T: 333-4950



3:30 – 5 PM, 108 David Kinley Hall

CLAUDIO PAIVA (formerly with IMF and currently California State University at Channel Islands)





100 Gregory Hall


Please join us for a public discussion on the boundaries and common ground shared by Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, and their overlapping communities of students and teachers. In what ways are Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies different? In what ways are they similar or complementary? What are the experiences of students taking courses in each of these interdisciplinary fields? Professors Dara Goldman (Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) and Angharad Valdivia (Institute of Communications Research) will lead a discussion on the connections and the frictions between these fields. They will be joined by Professor Isabel Molina (Chair, Department of Latina/Latino Studies) and Professor Andrew Orta (Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies).

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Latina/Latino Studies


The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Institute for Brazilian Studies



Center for Management and Strategic Studies, Brasilia



219 Davenport Hall (Geography Conference Room)


Antonio Magalhães and Jesse Ribot

The drylands of the world face key social, economic and environmental challenges while remaining politically marginal. They cover 40% of the planet´s surface, include 30% of the world´s population, and concentrate the majority of the world’s poor. Major environmental problems of land degradation and desertification are also concentrated in the drylands. These are the lands that will be most affected by global climate change. But, these regions have so far gained the least political attention and priority at global and national levels. Were it not for poverty in its semi-arid Northeast, Brazil could be considered as a developed country. Yet Brazil invests little in its drylands.

In response to these challenges, the first International Conference on Sustainable Development in the World’s Drylands (ICID) was organized in 1992 and the second ICID was organized in 2010, both in Fortaleza, Brazil. The objective of the ICID events was to raise awareness on the crises in drylands, support a network of activist stakeholders, and to raise the profile of drylands on global policy agendas at international meetings such as Rio 92 and upcoming Rio+20.

The speakers will present (a) an overview of the challenges and perspectives of the drylands, (b) a summary report of the two ICIDs, and (c) a discussion on the road to Rio+20 and beyond concerning the future of the world’s drylands.




Room 5602 | Beckman Institute
405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL


Somnath Baidya Roy — Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC
Peter Goldsmith — Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics & Director, Food and Agribusiness Management Program, UIUC

During the last two decades, Brazil has reemerged as a progressive nation and has resumed its long-term trajectory of economic growth and development. Since the Cardoso administration and the emphasis of the Lula administration on external policy, Brazil has been affirming itself as a partner for developing countries of Africa and Latin America. South-South cooperation has become an important part of Brazilian policy, and apparently it will continue to be so in the Dilma administration and beyond. Given these trends, South-South cooperation will be an important component of the Brazilian agenda and Brazil will increase its geopolitical importance not only in the developing world but also in global politics.

Copies of Antonio Magalhaes’ paper are available upon request by writing to Marsha Dunlap:

This talk is co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Global Studies.


CLACS Lecture Series



101 International Studies Building

PILAR EGUEZ, Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Anthropology


The Cuban mulata has been the subject of extensive discussions about the place of color, class, gender and race in the construction of nationalist ideologies. Historical analysis –mainly based in literary narratives and visual culture- have pointed to the mulata’s skin color as a symbol of Creole’s aspirations of racial homogeneity through the progressive whitening over generations. “Blanqueamiento” through racial miscegenation generally meant unions of white men with women of color. Less attention has been given to the place of social conduct, bodily practices and the performance of women’s bodies in space in emerging cultural narratives of citizenship. In particular, a concern with “manners” emerged in 19th century Cuba and Latin America, which added to the complexity of Cuba’s 19th century racially-based system of stratification. By mid-century dance was a space and practice by which “good manners” or class status was measured according to the sexual and racialized body movements of women. As independence approached, narratives about women’s bodies in the city were converted into rhetorical devices in a political contest between two ongoing projects in 19th century Cuba, colonialism and modernity.



Tinker Field Research Grant Competition for Graduate Student Summer Research in Latin America and Iberia

Are you a graduate student interested in doing summer research in Latin America, the Caribbean or the Iberian Peninsula? CLACS offers fellowships for any discipline and nationality

Complete information, requirements and eligibility at:

Reference letters should be sent electronically directly to Angelina Cotler (

Any question contact Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois)

Electronic Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011 (no later than 4pm)



The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers research fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil.

Fellowships pay $18,000.00 for an academic year and carry a full tuition and fee waivers from LAS units and participating professional schools.

The number of awards varies year to year and may depend on the strength of the applications received.

References letters to be sent directly to David Fleischer electronically (

Deadline: February 25, 2011.

For more information check:



University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

June 13 – August 5, 2011

The Summer 2011 Andean Languages Institute is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.

These special eight-week courses provide intensive training in Aymara or Quechua for students at beginning through advanced levels. Taught by two of the leading instructors of Andean languages, and authors of widely-adopted textbooks for Aymara and Quechua, these courses meet all FLAS requirements for summer language study.


* Quechua: Professor Clodoaldo Soto.

* Aymara: Professor Miguel Huanca.

Course information:

* This special eight-week course is designed for people wishing to study intensively Aymara or Quechua at all levels.

* The courses carry 8 credits.

* Classes will be four hours a day, five days a week.


A limited number of Title VI FLAS Fellowships are available to Graduate students in conjunction with the Institute.

Please contact one of the following regarding the FLAS applications:

U of I CLACS-FLAS Coordinator: Alejandra Seufferheld,

For more information about the Summer Intensive Andean Institute check:



Fourth Annual Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference


University of New Orleans
October 15-16, 2011

Conference Organizers: Aviva Chomsky and Steve Striffler

International solidarity between the United States and Latin America has sought to create partnerships between actors with vastly unequal access to power and resources. Solidarity activism has worked to change U.S. policy towards Latin America, to provide material aid to Latin Americans, and to educate the U.S. public about Latin American realities and the impacts of U.S. foreign policy. Most studies of U.S.-Latin America solidarity have focused on U.S.-based organizations and their activities.

This conference seeks to explore Latin American visions of solidarity from two perspectives: First, how have Latin Americans seen, understood, and engaged with U.S. solidarity movements? Second, how have Latin Americans conceptualized and created their own visions of solidarity? In both cases, we also look to understand the ways in which Latin American actions and visions been received and understood in U.S. solidarity circles.

Paper proposals should include a 100-200 word abstract and a 1-page cv, and be submitted to and by April 1, 2011.

The Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference is a working conference. Attendees are expected to read all conference papers (about 8) and participate in intensive discussion of each paper. If your paper is chosen, you will be an invited guest with conference expenses paid by the University of New Orleans.



Rice University announces a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (PJHC). Stipend is $50,000 per year, plus benefits, with appointment beginning July 1, 2011.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2011 (received no earlier than 2008). Required are a specialization and demonstrated teaching and research interests in poverty, human capabilities and development, justice, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

The Fellow will teach two courses per academic year, including the core introductory course for the Program’s minor (see and a course focusing on gender, human development, and capabilities in a global context. Research requirement is to engage in a research project relating to the program’s themes; present a public lecture; and play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in which the Program is housed and in the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities ( provides students a multi-faceted understanding of human well-being; it also offers a unique interdisciplinary minor. The Program is part of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality ( whose interdisciplinary programs support scholarly work, innovative teaching in graduate and undergraduate education, and research partnerships with institutions and community organizations. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research ( seeks to advance understanding of pressing urban issues and to foster the development of more humane and sustainable cities.

Please direct specific questions to the Program Manager, Ms. Christine Medina, at

For a full description of the position and to apply visit:

Applications deadline is March 15, 2011. Rice is an EO/AA employer.



The Stanford Language Center invites applications for a full-time, three-year teaching appointment as Lecturer in Portuguese beginning September 2011. The position is renewable.
Minimum qualifications: MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or Latin American studies, Ph.D. preferable. Applicants should have experience teaching a broad range of Brazilian Portuguese language courses at the college level and possess native or near-native fluency in Portuguese with an excellent command of English. Preference is given to candidates familiar with standards-based instruction and ACTFL OPI and WPT principles, with a commitment to pursuing tester/rater certifications. The salary is competitive. Letter of application, current vita, names and contact information of three recommenders, and a brief description of teaching philosophy and approaches should be sent or faxed to:

Portuguese Language Search Committee, Stanford
Language Center, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building
30, Stanford, CA 94305-2015.
Fax number 650-725-9377.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2011, review of materials to begin immediately.

Lyris Wiedemann, Ph.D.
Director of the Portuguese Language Program Stanford Language
Center, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages Stanford,
CA 94305-2014


Brazilian live Music – Friday, February 25th 2011

SAMBA SOUL BAND at THE IRON POST (120 S Race St., Urbana)
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The musicians George Turner (guitarist), Lara Driscoll (pianits), Karim Yengsep (bassist), Carlos Vega (saxophonist), Brent Jordan (drummer), and Vivian Felicio (vocalist)will take you to the contemporary restaurants and lounges of Brazil.


You are invited for a festive evening of fun, mystery, and fantasy…


Friday, March 4th 10:00 pm TO 2:00 am – Doors open at 9:00 pm for VIP guests

Radio Maria 119 N. Walnut St. Downtown Champaign

Reserve your VIP tickets now

($5)*Try one of our friends (between Feb. 21st – Feb. 25th)

Sandra Giger, Nola Senna, Rejane Dias, or Carla da Silva (* Limited number of tickets- First come, first served!)

You can also buy at in advance at Radio Maria (Feb. 22st -March 1st)

Pick up days:

Tuesday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 24th from 1:00-3pm.

Friday, February 25th 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 26th from 3:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday, February 27th from 3:00-9:00 pm

March 1st from 3:00-9:00 pm

(* Limited number of tickets- First come, first served!)

Masquerade theme Find a marvelous mask and wear it well, so your true identity no one can tell.

19 to enter & 21 to drink

*VIP tickets guarantee entry without waiting in line, until 10:30 pm. After 10:30 pm, VIP ticket-holders enter without additional charge, but must wait in line.



Driving Bolivia

Ecuadorian president closer to tighter grip of government, including the Judiciary

Los principales aliados de Morales lideran una huelga que paraliza Bolivia

Rio de Janeiro appoints first female police chief

Ecuadorian Court Rules Against Chevron in Historic Case

Argentina and US row over seized US military material

Palestinians seek global recognition through South America

Chile’s Peaceable Kingdom Image Challenged

A certificate and a $500 scholarship to be awarded.
Application: 1) a 250-word essay on student’s work related to 2011’s theme (see Web
link below); 2) currently registered student; 3) name, UIN, major
department, class year, and the name(s) of adviser/supervisor.
Deadline: send to before 5 p.m. March 31.

Theme 2011:
ArcGIS server-driven campus maps, innovative Mashups using content, FLEX API (or similar), Development of ArcGIS Explorer, and iOS apps for iPhone.

The winner of the EDC scholarship will be qualified to enter the National EDC Students Award, sponsored by ESRI, which includes free registration to the2011 ESRI International User Conference and a $2,000 travel award (delivered in August).

The ESRI-GIS Development Center (EDC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted by the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability (INRS), is designed to advance the use of ArcGIS technology across campus.

Yu-Feng Lin –
EDC/Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability

Sigma Xi is a national honors society that, among other activities, provides research funds for undergraduate students in the sciences and engineering.  (The society also publishes the American Scientist magazine.)  Students proposing projects in biological anthropology and archaeology may be especially likely to propose competitive projects, but students proposing projects in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology have also been funded.

You can see a year-by-year list of projects in anthropology that have been funded in the past ten years at:
(For each year, click on “Alphabetical by Subject.”)

Next deadline: March 15!  (March 15 applicants will be notified about funding by the end of May)

The application contains two pages. The first page includes personal information about the student applicant. The second includes proposal information (proposal should be < 500 words).

Our departmental faculty representative for Sigma XI is Prof. Stanley Ambrose.  If you are interested in applying for one of these awards, you may want to discuss your ideas soon with Prof. Ambrose.  And we recommend working closely with your faculty advisor to prepare your proposal!

More information at:

Very funny sample application (for Albert Einstein) at:

Online application at:

Tips for preparing a competitive application at:

N.B.  While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement to apply for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi OR students whose project advisor is a dues-paying member of Sigma Xi.

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