Hello Students Interested in Study Abroad,

 

Here is the weekly SISA update from the Office of Study Abroad. We’re please to send you notices about specific programs, scholarship news, and posted international events around campus.

 

Got scholarships on your brain? You should! The Gilman Scholarship, in particular, is one to watch as this year’s deadline is rapidly approaching. Be sure to explore our website www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm for a full listing of scholarship information, travel tips, and a searchable database of all UGA study abroad programs (www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch)

 

And don’t miss item # 17…you’ve got 24 hours to send in your photos and comments for our 2-Page Study Abroad Feature spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook!

Join us on Facebook, where we post announcements in between regular SISA updates:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info

 

As always, instructions to UNSUBSCRIBE yourself from this listserv are included at the bottom of this message.

 

Cheers for now!

 



Table of Contents for this Week’s SISA Message (scroll through for the full announcements):

 

 STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:

1.  UGA at Oxford: Still accepting applications for summer. Fall and Spring programs also available.

2.  Studies Abroad in the South Pacific: Info Sessions every Thursday, Deadline for UK & Cambridge Summer extended to 4/15  

3.  AIFS, our Study Abroad Affiliate has an extended deadline for summer programs, 3/15.

4.  Are you Studying Abroad this SUMMER or FALL with a NON-UGA program?  Sign-up for a Pre-departure Orientation Session: 4/14, 4/15 or 4/20

5.  Two Ways to Talk with a Study Abroad Advisor: ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions & Walk-In Advising

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: (also visit
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm)
6.   Academic Continuing Ed. Grant, Sponsored by the Spanish Government, Apply by 3/30

7.   SIT -New Pell Match Scholarship Program: Increasing access to international education
8.  OIE Affiliate Study Abroad Program Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 travel

9.  Diversity Abroad Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 & by 4/23 for Fall 2010

10.  Modern Languages Scholarship for students in Romance Lang. or Foreign Lang. Ed in Romance Lang., Apply by 4/2

11.  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program-Deadline: 4/6

12.  Nanjing University Scholarship, Apply by 1st Week of April

13.  Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project Scholarships, Apply by 4/6

14.  UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship, Apply by 4/16

15.  Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program, Apply by 4/30

16.  British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association Scholarships, Apply by 5/31


INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:
17.  Be a Star in the Study Abroad Office’s 2-Page Feature Spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! (submit by 3/30)

18.  Short-term Volunteer Opportunity: elementary school Spanish immersion program

19.  Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Annual Day-Long Event—TODAY!

20.   Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun, visits UGA for a discussion of her latest book, 3/30   

21.  Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape to International Context, Through 3/31

22.  2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching, 4/1-4/2

23. International Coffee Hour, 4/5   

24.  UGA’s International Student Life is hiring a Summer Student Worker, Apply by 4/7

25. Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010, deadline: 4/7

26.  Reacting to the Past Conference (with a European theme), 4/16-4-18

27.  New Franklin College initiative: international interdisciplinary studies at UGA, Summer 2010

28.   FREE Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory, 4/16

 

29.  Unsubscribe yourself from SISA-L  

 



STUDY, WORK, & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:



 

1.  UGA at Oxford: Still accepting applications for summer. Fall and Spring programs also available.

 

Study in Oxford, England with University of Oxford tutors! Any financial assistance normally available to defray costs at UGA should be available to apply toward program costs. New financial assistance specific to UGA at Oxford has been made available for students participating on programs in 2010 (Scholarships tab on UGA at Oxford website, www.uga.edu/oxford).

 

Please check the UGA at Oxford website for further details, www.uga.edu/oxford.  326A Park Hall, (706) 542-2244, [log in to unmask]

 

Fall 2010—Franklin at Oxford Fall Program: Spend the fall term in Oxford, England University of Oxford tutors. Over a 90 courses offered in over 25 different subjects. Dr. Janice Simons, UGA School of Art, will serve as the on-site faculty member and teach ARHI 4916/ARHI3090, Topics in 18-19 Century Art: Constable and Turner: The Natural and the Sublime, and ARHI 3090/ARTS 2000, The Filmic Art of Alfred Hitchcock. Earn 12 to 15 hours of UGA credit.

 

UGA at Oxford 2011 Programs: UGA at Oxford is now accepting application for all of its 2011 programs:
 

o       SPIA at Oxford 2011 - Early Acceptance Deadline Rapidly Approaching-April 9th!

o       Law at Oxford Program 2011 - UGA Law School Program (law students only)

o       Franklin at Oxford Spring Program 2011

o       Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars in Oxford - Maymester 2011

o       Franklin at Oxford Junemester Program 2011

o       Franklin at Oxford Summer Program 2011

o       Grady at Oxford 2011

o       Terry at Oxford 2011

o       Franklin at Oxford Fall Program 2011

 


 

2.  UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific & UK: Deadline for Summer UK & Cambridge extended to 4/15; Info Sessions every Thursday.

All Thursday info sessions held at 7 PM in MLC 245. Learn all about the ‘Studies Abroad in the UK and Cambridge’ summer program (still accepting applications!), fall in Antartica, and Wintermester in New Zealand & Sydney.

 

www.pacific.uga.edu

 



3.  AIFS, our Study Abroad Affiliate, offers an extended deadline and discounts for their summer programs, 3/15.

 

 AIFS is pleased to announce the following updates for our summer programs:

 

*Summer program deadline extension to April 15

*Globe Theatre Program - $500 off the program fee for all applicants that apply by the April 15 deadline.

*New homestay option in Paris this summer; students will also receive a $1,000 credit if they select the homestay option (single room 4 week option.)

 

(And AIFS enrolled students also qualify for UGA’s Affiliate Program Scholarship…see item 8 below)

Please check the AIFS website for details: www.aifsabroad.com
 

Thank you for your continued interest and support of the American Institute For Foreign Study!

 


 

4.  Are you Studying Abroad this SUMMER or FALL with a NON-UGA program?  Sign-up for a Pre-departure Orientation Session: 4/14, 4/15 or 4/20

 

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions are required for students who will be studying abroad with a non-UGA program. Please choose one of the three dates listed. Each session will last about an hour and will cover preparations for your program, what to expect during your program, and an overview of important details such as credit transfer, finances, and health insurance.  Please contact Mandi Work [log in to unmask] to sign up for a session or if you have any questions.  Each session will be held in the conference room in the study abroad office (Bank of America Building 3rd floor downtown, at Clayton and Lumkin Streets).   The available sessions are:

 

Wednesday, April 14 at 4pm

Thursday, April 15 at 11:30am (You are welcome to bring your lunch)

Tuesday, April 20 at 5pm

 


 

5. Two Ways to Talk with a Study Abroad Advisor: ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions & Walk-In Advising


Are you interested in studying, working, or volunteering abroad?

 

…Get Walk-In Advising every Tuesday and Friday afternoon in Memorial Hall between 1:30-5:00 pm. Meet with a study abroad advisor. No appointment is necessary. The study abroad representatives will be in Memorial Hall, Room 233 (in the ICA Department suite). You can also schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor at their main location downtown at the Bank of America Building.

 

AND

 

Sign up for a Study Abroad ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions, offered 3 days a week. In these 50-minute information sessions, a study abroad Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad will explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in our study abroad library, the process of transferring credit from an external study abroad program, financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, health and insurance, basic travel information, information on working, volunteering, or interning abroad, and SISA, the study abroad listserv. These sessions are held in 303 Bank of America Building, 110 E. Clayton St. Visit our website for more information. http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm  Students must sign up in advance as space is limited.

 




STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: the next items reflect just a few of many study abroad scholarship opportunities. We recommend that you visit our study abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship page: http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm. Be sure to explore all the scholarship tabs along the left side of that website.




6.  Academic Continuing Education Grant, Sponsored by the Spanish Government, Apply by 3/30

 

Aimed at college students and recent graduates (undergrad and graduate level). The program sends 1500 American and Canadian Participants to Spain each year to serve as teaching assistants, sharing their native knowledge of the English or French Language and North American culture in Spanish public k-12 schools

 

2010-2011 academic year

12-16 hrs weekly

Positions available all over Spain

Orientation course

Minimum $700 Euros monthly stipend + full medical insurance

Start Sept 2010-June 2011

No application fees

 

Apply NOW through March 30th

 

www.educacion.es/exterior/usa/

 


 

7. SIT -New Pell Match Scholarship Program: Increasing access to international education 

 

SIT (the School for International Training) now offers a new scholarship for undergraduate Pell grant recipients. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education.

 

Beginning with fall 2010 programs, SIT will automatically match a student's Pell award used for a semester program with SIT, thereby placing high-quality, field-based study abroad programs within greater financial reach of a wider range of undergraduate students.

 

More than 30 SIT programs across the globe are eligible for the new Pell match scholarship.


Today's increasingly complex and interconnected world requires leaders with the global perspectives and intercultural skills fostered during a meaningful study abroad experience. SIT students live with host families, learn local languages, study critical global issues in distinct geographic and cultural settings, and undertake undergraduate research or an extended practicum.


SIT's new Pell match scholarship increases the access of high-impact study abroad programs to talented undergraduate students who are in a position to influence international and intercultural relations in the coming decades.


To learn more about financing a study abroad program with SIT, and for a list of other SIT Study Abroad scholarships, please visit the
financial aid and scholarship sections of our Web site: http://www.sit.edu/

SIT Study Abroad, a Program of World Learning
PO Box 676 Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: 802.258.3492
Toll Free: 888.272.7881
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8. OIE Affiliate Study Abroad Program Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 travel

 

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be going on one of the following external UGA Affiliate programs :

 

These are need based scholarships - Ideal candidates should be receiving need-based financial aid.. Additional scholarships also available directly from these study abroad program sponsors.

Priority given for semester long programs, and demonstrated financial need.

Deadlines:

o     Summer 2010 study abroad programs: Friday, April 2, 2010

o     Fall 2010 study abroad programs: Friday, May 14, 2010

 

See www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm

 

 


 

9. Diversity Abroad Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 & by 4/23 for Fall 2010

 

Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, will offer twenty, $1,000 scholarships for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students studying abroad during fall 2010, spring 2010 and summer 2010. Six scholarship are available for the fall, six for the spring and eight for the summer.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a university or community college based in the United States. Students must participate in a study abroad program offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (see eligible program list: http://studyabroad.diversityabroad.com/da-search.cfm ).

 

Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• be a have minimum cumulative 2.75 gpa at an accredited American university or college

• be accepted to a study abroad program offered through DiversityAbroad.com (see program list: http://studyabroad.diversityabroad.com/da-search.cfm)

• be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

• must be willing to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via blogs (at least once a week) and forum participation

 

Apply here:  http://www.diversityabroad.com/Diversityfiles/Diversity%20_41.pdf

 

 


 

10. Modern Languages Scholarship for students in Romance Language or Foreign Language Ed in Romance Language, Apply by 4/2

 

Those of you who are planning to study abroad IN SUMMER OR FALL 2010 … the Modern Languages Scholarship competition is currently open!

 

Eligibility is limited to full-time undergraduate students whose declared majors are in the Department of Romance Languages or Foreign Language Education in Romance Languages.  Four awards of approximately $300 will be granted this year.  The application deadline is April 2, 2010.  Please advise students that the application

form is available on our departmental webpage at:

 

www.rom.uga.edu/documents/ModernLangScholarshipApp.pdf

 


 

11. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program-Deadline: 4/6

 

Prestigious scholarship program! GO FOR IT! Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 Application Open - Deadline: April 6, 2010

 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2010 online application with over 1,700 scholarships to be awarded.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) who meet the program's standard eligibility criteria listed below.

 

*        Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution

*        United States citizen

*        Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad

*        Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year

*        Receiving academic credit

*        Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

 

Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 applications are now being accepted online and are due April 6, 2010.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

 

 


 

12. Nanjing University Scholarship, Apply by 1st week of April

 

A few slots remain for the Confucius Institute Scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year available for application. This program is recommended for students who are interested in study Chinese language at Nanjing University for a semester or two.

 

       Confucius Institute Scholarship is a full scholarship, which includes free tuition, free accommodation, medical insurance and a monthly stipend. The scholarship can be provided to recipients for either one semester or one year.

 

       To apply for this scholarship, applicants should log on cis.chinese.cn to do an on-line application and then print out the application form and submit it to Gabriel Jiang (see below) along with a photo copy of their passport, a personal statement (study plan) and an official transcript from your University. Deadline: by the 1st week of April. (the code for Nanjing University is 10284)

 

Gabriel Jiang, Scholarship Coordinator

Institute for International Students

Nanjing University

[log in to unmask]

TEL:+86-25-83593616  FAX:+86-25-83593616 

 

 


 

13. Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project Scholarships, Apply by 4/6

 

http://www.aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/scholarships.html

 

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will offer two scholarships of $7,500 to students who have an interest in economics and finance, who will study in Japan for the entire 2010-2011 academic year, and who submit a supplementary research paper. For information on the Morgan Stanley Scholarships, visit
http://www.aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/morgan.html

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S.United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the

 

Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

 

Applications will be accepted from students studying in Japan during academic year 2010-2011; the deadline for receipt of applications will be April 6, 2010.

 


 

14UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship, Apply by 4/16

 

Up to $3000 study abroad fellowship awarded for selected UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program for one semester (Fall or Spring) or full academic year. The Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship funds are raised through the UGA Alumni Association and matched by the UGA Foundation Office of International Affairs International Programs Fund.

 

Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

 

 http://www.uga.edu/oie/docs/sa/scholarship/fellowship_application.pdf

 

 


 

15. Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program, Apply by 4/30

Applications are currently being accepted for the 6th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success/ Dándole Alas a Tu Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

 

Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed below.

 

A selection committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders will select the award recipients. Recipients may be awarded 1-4 roundtrip tickets for the student and/or parent to use when traveling to/from the college/university. The complimentary airline ticket(s) can be used for travel to any of the 68 Southwest Airlines destinations.

 

The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

 

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate_EN.asp?SnID=500335443

 

 


 

16. British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association Scholarships, Apply by 5/31

 

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year.

 

Eight scholarships are available to UK students studying abroad in the USA or Canada and a further eight scholarships are available to North American students studying in the UK.

 

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

 

Applications will be accepted from January 2010 and the deadline for all applications is the 31st May 2010

 

For more information: http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/12

 




INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:



 

17. Be a Star in the Study Abroad Feature Spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! (submit by 3/30)

 

The UGA Study Abroad Office will have a 2-page spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! Want to contribute? We’re looking for pictures and student quotes. We have some great pics already from our Photo Contest, but would be thrilled to have more shots of you & your classmates in action abroad. It would be especially fun to include some photos of students and (faculty) wearing identifying UGA gear! If you’d like to submit a quote, we’re looking for brief testimonials of your study abroad experience (please limit your quotes to a few words or a few sentences). Something thoughtful, inspiring, funny…we want it all!

 

To be included, we must have your submissionsfew sentences). Post here & we'll let you know if we select your materials for our yearbook entry! by 12:30 pm TOMORROW, Tuesday March30, 2010. Submit by posting to our facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info

 

If you are not on facebook, you can reply to this e-mail.

 

Thank you!


 

18.  Short-term Volunteer Opportunity-elementary school Spanish Immersion

 

…help with elementary school Spanish immersion program Rocky Branch Elementary School, which is in Oconee County off of Highway 53 (very near the ag experiment lands) is looking for Spanish majors and/or native speakers whose class schedule and interests might allow them to volunteer for a short-term language immersion program for elementary students later this spring.  The dates are April 27 - May 7, the time is 8:00 to 10:15 (and it would be fine if students could volunteer some days of the week and not others), and the grade levels are third through fifth.  There would probably be a few meetings prior to those dates to talk about curriculum, plan games and enrichment activities, etc. 

Merci Johnson ( [log in to unmask]
) is a parent volunteer working on this project, and Evelyn Wages ([log in to unmask])  is the principal.  Students interested in volunteering should contact one of them directly.

 


 

19. Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Annual Day-Long Event—TODAY!


The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities is hosting their annual event at the Classic Center on March 29th. The event is free and open to the public.

The Keynote address, "Conservation and the Global Search for Sustainability" will be delivered at 4:00 pm by Dr. Peter Brosius, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research at UGA.

The full program is listed below:

- 10:10-3:45, Concurrent Oral Sessions & Honors Thesis Roundtables

- 4:00-5:00, Keynote Address & Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards

-  5:00- 6:00, Poster Session, Science as Art & Reception

- Awards Ceremony immediately following.

For more information, contact CURO: [log in to unmask], 706-542-5871

 


 

20. Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun, visits UGA for a discussion of her latest book, 3/30   

 

 The UGA Libraries welcomes Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun, to the UGA Campus.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

4:00 p.m.

UGA Chapel

 

Frances will discuss “Living Under the Tuscan Sun” and will read from her latest book Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing immediately following in Demosthenian Hall. 

 


 

21.    Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape to International Context, Through 3/31

 

Sponsored by the College of Environment and Design. Janine Duncan (MHP ‘07), and Jim Cothran, FASLA (adjunct CED professor) explore the significance of Jackson Street and Oconee Hills Cemeteries, and the insights that cemeteries provide into cultures worldwide. Through Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Circle Gallery , G14 Caldwell Hall. Contact: 706-542-8292, [log in to unmask]

 


 

22.  2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching, 4/1-4/2

The 2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching provides a medium for senior administration, faculty, students and visiting scholars to dialogue about “Globalizing the Curriculum.” This is a campus-wide faculty and student event on April 1-2. The dialogue on research, teaching, and public service and outreach gives senior administrators the opportunity to highlight the University’s commitment to international education and diversity, identify networks and activities that promote campus-wide cross-curricular integration, and offers faculty a way to communicate their research and teaching scholarship, and allows students to convey their dissertations, masters’ theses, or independent studies. 

 

For more information: http://www.coe.uga.edu/cuspa/conference/

 


 

23. International Coffee Hour 3/26

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall Ballroom

 

Sponsored by International Student Life. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world while sampling international cuisine and local coffee. Hosted by the Chinese Student Union. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867

 

Free food!

For more information, contact 706-542-5867.

 


 

24.   UGA’s International Student Life is hiring a Summer Student Worker, Apply by 4/7

ISL is seeking students to work in the office during summer 2010. Please contact [log in to unmask] for a job description and instructions for applying.

 

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 4:59 pm.

 


 

25. Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010, deadline: 4/7

 

Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010!!!

 

Are you interested in learning about many different cultures?  Do you want to have friends from around the world?  Do you want to help international students acclimate to the University of Georgia?  Well, here's your chance!

 

ISL is searching for a new class of orientation leaders for the fall 2010 international student orientation program.  International Student Orientation and training for Fall 2010 will be held July 31, 2010 through August 9, 2010.  All students at the University are welcome and encouraged to apply!

 

This year’s application form is attached and the DEADLINE to apply is Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 4:59 pm. 

 


 

26. Reacting to the Past Conference (with a European theme), 4/16-4-18

 

This year's Reacting to the Past Conference will be held April 16-18, 2010 on

campus.  The program offers your choice of two new games (see below), and

there is still room for student and faculty participants, especially in the Acid Rain game:

 

Acid Rain and the European Environment, 1979-80

 

Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-1889

 

If you would like to know more about the games, either to include them in your

own classes or to serve as a student preceptor, the conference is a very good

introduction to them.  Please contact Prof. Nancy Felson ([log in to unmask]) if

you'd like to participate (and/or feel free to forward this message to other

people and listserv communities you know who may be interested).

 

For information about the national Reacting to the Past program, visit this web

site: http://www.barnard.edu/reacting/

 

Nancy Felson

Professor of Classics

University of Georgia

 


 

27. New Franklin College initiative: international interdisciplinary studies at UGA, Summer 2010

 

Franklin College is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative for the College that combines international and interdisciplinary studies. It is called The Franklin International Scholars Program, or FISP.

 

The purpose of FISP/ /is to move beyond traditional paradigms of  student study abroad and pursue substantive faculty collaborations  with partner institutions throughout the world. The /FISP /pilot program will be launched in the summer, 2010 when three international scholars from around the world will teach a class on the UGA campus (two in Short Session I, and one in Short Session II). These scholars will also conduct research and give lectures for the community.

International Scholars for the pilot year will come to UGA from Croatia, Oxford, and Buenos Aires:

 

1.)    Dr. Tobias Capwell

The Wallace Collection, London, UK

Summer Short Session I

Cross-listed course: ENGL 4290 (23-746); HIST 4700/6700 (43-747/63-748); ROML 4120/6120 (53-742/73-743)

Periods 02-03 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

Course title: The Art of Chivalry: Knights, Their Cult and Culture 1000-1700

 

This course will examine the visual, literary, and material culture of the medieval and Renaissance knight in Europe. The fully-armored knight on horseback is a routinely misunderstood figure, shrouded in over two hundred years of stereotyping, lampooning and conflation. The culture of chivalry has often been misinterpreted because of its pronounced contextual complexity – it cannot be understood through the exclusive study of documents, or of pictorial representations, or of surviving material evidence such as weapons and armor. The knight was at once a socio-political figure, a heroic symbol, an economic problem, a demonstration of high technology, a professional sportsman, and a deadly warrior. Therefore we will explore his history in a suitably interdisciplinary way. On this journey through seven centuries we will examine the knight in all his multi-layered intricacy. We will examine his portrayal by poets, historians, artists, and –perhaps most importantly– by himself, in the form of chivalric texts, histories, and treatises on horsemanship and the martial arts, written by knights for knights. We will trace him through the study of such diverse sources as illuminated manuscripts, funerary effigies, martial arts manuals, and even everyday objects such as candlesticks, mirror-cases and “aquamanile”. By combining the exploration of the knight’s physical world (notably the real function and use of his horse, weapons and armor) with literary and art-historical investigations, we will build up a more complete sense of the actual significance of the knight in his beautiful and dangerous world. Since the medieval knight was a “global” figure who operated in an international arena the course will
focus broadly on English, French, Italian and Spanish source material. Given in English.

 

2.)    Dr. Anita Peti-Stantić

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Summer Short Session I

Cross-listed course: CMLT 4740 (03-591); LING 4910 (02-787); SLAV 4510 (92-786); SPCM 4900 (22-788)

Periods 04-05 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

Course title: The Construction of Identity: Language Policy between Conflict and Resolution

 

This course will examine the function of language as a symbol of national identity and the politics of language with emphasis on S.E. Europe, e.g. the former Yugoslavia, both before and after its disintegration. We will discuss theoretical aspects of language policy and language planning, as well as the role of language in the construction of national identities in general. We will apply these concepts and principles in a study of language policies in the former Yugoslavia, the role of language in the conflicts accompanying the breakup of the
Yugoslav state, and the ongoing construction of separate linguistic identities in the various successor states. Special attention will be paid to the role of the government, media, and other institutions in formulating and implementing language policies. Given in English.

 

3.)    Dr. Pablo Ansolabehere

University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer Short Session II

Split-level course: LACS 4900 (43-621); SOCI 4500 (23-620); SPAN 4120/6120 (93-128)

Periods 02-03 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

Course title: The Uses of Violence in Latin American Literature

 

This course will examine the representation and uses of violence in Latin American literature. We will analyze several novels and fictions that deal with different forms of violence related to politics, sexuality and gender, race, religion, social culture, war and revolution. We will also take into account the ideas on violence developed by authors such as Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, René Girard and Slavoj Zizek, among others, to analyze how several Latin American writers work with violence in the construction of their fictions. By doing so, we will explore the interaction between fictions and Latin American History and Culture which determines the particular manifestations of violence in Latin American societies and the way in which violence is dealt with in literature.  Given in Spanish.

 


 

 28.  FREE Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory, 4/16-4/18

 

Help change the world. A celebration of local, national, and international medical & health volunteerism. Pre-register online for this FREE event!!!

 

http://emoryimvc.webs.com/

 


 

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- Visit the Listserv website at
http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/sisa-l.html
- Select the option: “Join or leave the list (or change settings)”
- Type your name, the e-mail address you signed up with, and select “Leave the List” (if you have your e-mails forwarded, you must use the e-mail address you signed up with, not the final destination e-mail address).
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