Friday, October 06, 2006

Two announcements from Global Studies

The Global Studies Student Research Symposium is designed to provide recognition for excellent student scholarship in the field of Global Studies and a forum for students and faculty to discuss critical global issues. All students at the University of Pittsburgh, in any major and including regional campuses, are eligible to submit a research paper for consideration in the competition. Finalists are selected by a panel of judges drawn from the Global Studies Affiliated Faculty. Awards for Best Undergraduate paper and Best Graduate Paper will be made at the annual Symposium in March 2007, where students present their papers and receive cash prizes. To compete, students must submit a research paper on an eligible topic by no later than January 31, 2007. Please see for complete information and guidelines. Finalists should be available to present their paper at the Symposium (details TBA). The Symposium is open to the public and will feature an invited keynote speaker.

US State Department student internship programs for 2007. Internships are available to all students with at least Junior status (at the time of appointment) who are American citizens and able to obtain a government security clearance. This is a paid (not for credit) internship program. Postings are available in the Washington DC area as well as US embassies and government offices worldwide. Foreign language competency is desirable but not required to participate and all majors can apply. Application deadlines Summer 2007: November 1, 2006; Fall 2007: March 1, 2007; Spring 2008: July 1, 2007. For more info, http:/ or contact Vanessa Sterling, Academic Internship Coordinator, at 412 624-5428 or

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