The Ertegun Graduate Scholars application deadlines
are 10 January 2014
for Philosophy and 24 January 2014 for all other Humanities subjects.
- Classics (including classical archaeology)
- English Language and Literature
- Fine Art (excluding studio art)
- History (includinghistory of art and the history of
- Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
- Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European
- Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern
and the study of a wide range of languages)
Every year, at least twenty full-time graduate students in the
Humanities, chosen from throughout the world in a highly competitive
selection process, enjoy the benefits of this program at the University
of Oxford: payment of all tuition and college fees, a generous living
stipend, and the exclusive use of the Ertegun House.
If you just graduated and are looking for something to do, act fast:
(or think about 2014-2015)
Extended Deadline for applications until 30 August 2013
MA “Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World” With this call, Freie Universität Berlin invites qualified candidates to apply for the newly established blended-learning MA program "Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World" starting in the academic year 2013-14.
The overall goal of the one-year degree program is to provide its international graduate students with a thorough understanding of the deep and manifold interconnections between Muslim, Jewish and Christian intellectual output during Medieval times. The students will acquire expertise in a broad spectrum of aspects of the Islamicate world, such as rational theology, philosophy, logic, exegesis, mysticism, law and legal methodology as well as material culture and social history. Emphasis will be placed on primary texts in the original language (Arabic). The English-spoken MA program includes three actual classroom meetings during the academic year (the Introductory Week as well as two colloquia at different locations) during which the students and teachers will come together for discussion, teaching and examination. There is no tuition fee.
·Above average university degree
·240 credit points according to ECTS, with a minimum of 80 credit
points in one or more of the following:, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies and/or Philosophy
·Language proficiency in English and Arabic (both C 1 according to
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
All students will receive funding for covering travel and accommodation costs for the face-to-face sessions.
Dr Kane will be the the keynote speaker for the student group “Secular Alliance” for an event taking place on Wednesday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m., 253 C.L. The title of her talk is “The Benefits of a Godless Constitution: The First Amendment in American religious history”
The event will be being videotaped for a national audience.
There will be an LGBTQ Religious Panel held this Thursday (April 14) at 8:45pm in Room 837 William Pitt Union.
The religious panel will have representatives from local Buddhist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Unitarian Universalist, and Jewish communities. They will be briefly discussing their religion's view on homosexuality and LGBTQ issues as well as social activism in general and the Queer Movement specifically. A wide variety of religious perspectives will be represented, with a Q&A following the event.
Adam Dobson Rainbow Alliance University of Pittsburgh
Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011 Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940 CALL FOR PAPERS We cordially invite undergraduates to submit proposals for the fifth annual North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy. Submissions are encouraged from students majoring in all academic fields. Although any paper related to religion and philosophy will be considered, priority will be given to those addressing this year’s theme, “Race in America.” As philosopher Cornel West asserted, “A fully functional multiracial society cannot be achieved without a sense of history and open, honest dialogue.” Accordingly, this year’s conference will forthrightly address philosophical and religious questions of race and how these questions relate to politics, culture, society, and history. To begin our conversation, this year’s keynote speaker will be George Yancy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University and author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race. Paper proposals (roughly 250 words) should give a concise description of the presentation. The deadline for proposals is February 18, 2011. Please include your full name, paper title, institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your major professor. Presenters must submit their full paper by March 11, 2011 to be considered for conference prizes. Proposals and final papers should be sent via e-mail attachment to Dr. Arthur Remillard at email@example.com. The keynote address will be given on Friday evening, with a student-led discussion to follow. All student presentations will be given on Saturday from approximately 9:00am-5:00pm. This conference is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters alike. For more information, directions, contacts, scheduling, etc., please visit our website: www.francis.edu/NAUCRP.htm or join the Facebook group, “St. Francis University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.” This conference is organized by St. Francis University and Westminster College, with support from SFU’s School of Arts and Letters, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, and the Institute for Ethics.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
ETHEL M. HALPERN AWARD IN JEWISH STUDIES for Undergraduate Jewish Studies students at the University of Pittsburgh funded by the Ethel M. Halpern Endowed Fund for Students.
APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday February 14, 2011, 4 pm.
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for funding for any of the following purposes: travel or living expenses associated with a study abroad experience involving Jewish studies; travel or living expenses associated with participation in a summer language program in Hebrew, Yiddish, or another language relevant to Jewish studies; travel or living expenses associated with participation in an unpaid internship program connected to Jewish studies; travel expenses related to other study or research in Jewish studies; purchase of books or other materials related to research in Jewish studies.
Awards of up to $1000 each will be made for projects in the Summer of 2011 or during Academic Year 2011-2012.
Halpern Awards may be held in conjunction with other University and external funding in cases where the project costs exceed $1000.
The following application materials must be received in the Jewish Studies office, 2604 Cathedral of Learning, by 4 pm, Monday February 14:
a statement of purpose explaining the proposed activities and how the activities will further the student’s undergraduate studies; a budget of anticipated expenses, including a list of other aid applied for, and a statement of the amount (up to $1000) requested from the Halpern Fund an official transcript from Pitt and any previous undergraduate institutions; a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work in Jewish Studies
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduates in the School of Arts and Sciences Have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one Jewish studies class (including Hebrew language) at the University of Pittsburgh
For any questions about the award, please contact: Adam Shear, Director, Jewish Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The i3 Program is a set of paid, summer institutes for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations who would excel at graduate study in the Information Sciences.
The i3 Program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and aims to increase student diversity in graduate programs at US-based Information Schools (iSchools) and to encourage those students to consider academic and professional careers within the Information Sciences. The University of Pittsburgh will host the first i3 Program in June 2011. To see what the i3 Program includes, click here to view a downloadable FAQ sheet:
Teach For America Info Session: Tuesday, January 25 @ 7pm, WPU 548
Only 50% of the 15.5 million children growing up in poverty will graduate from high school. Educational inequity limits the life prospects of millions of children. TEACH FOR being part of the solution.
Teach For America is hosting an information session on Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. EST in WPU 548. Come join us to learn how you can be part of the solution!
Date: Tuesday, January 25 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Location: WPU 548
This event is open to students of all years, academic majors and career interests, so please stop by and bring your friends. Food and drinks will be provided!
Teach For America’s next and FINAL application deadline is Friday, February 4. Apply now to join the fight to end educational inequity! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST to submit your application!
If you have any questions about the event or our application deadline, please contact Kendra-Lee Rosati, senior recruitment director with Teach For America, email@example.com.
ASC and the Study Abroad Office will be holding an Asia Study Abroad information session on Tuesday evening to present on the program options that Pitt offers, with a panel of recent alumni from Pitt programs in Asia who are happy to answer questions and give advice on program content and scholarships. If you would like to attend this program, see the details below:
Pitt in Asia Study Abroad Programs (Summer and Academic Year / Semester)
Are you interested in spending the summer, or a semester or full academic year in Asia? Do you currently study an Asian language at Pitt, or do you want the chance to learn a new language in an immersion environment? Would you love to study abroad but need some advice or information on ways to find scholarships to help offset the cost of going overseas? If so, you’re welcome to join us for an hour to learn about the Pitt-approved programs that you can attend, and meet Study Abroad Office staff and recent alumni of several Pitt programs in China, Japan, India, and other countries!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6:00-7:00 PM 4130 Posvar Hall
This program is free and no registration is required! If you are planning to apply for programs taking place this summer or the coming academic year, we strongly encourage you to come with any application questions or concerns you’d like to discuss with our panel!
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Murawski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben Pilcher at email@example.com.