Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A whole bunch of Global Studies announcements...

...that are relevant for Religious Studies students:


January 16 – Applications for Global Studies Tuition Remission Fellowship

Global Studies has a limited amount of funds available for Tuition Remission Fellowships (TRFs), which may pay a partial or full term's tuition this spring, 2007. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Winners will be announced by the end of January, and will be expected to begin their fellowship immediately (by February 2007). Student fellows will be required to work a maximum of ten hours per week during that term, serving as student ambassadors for the Global Studies Program by supporting the Assistant Director in student recruiting, orientation, and other activities. The scholarship amount will be credited to the student's PeopleSoft account. Applications available at www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/opportunities.html. For more information contact Elaine Linn at eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

January 25 – Submissions for Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Program

The 2007 scholarships are available to University of Pittsburgh full-time, internationally aware undergraduate and graduate students possessing: Career goals with international components; foreign language skills; ability to study (undergraduates must enroll in a course of study) or conduct independent research (at the graduate level); ability to stay for a minimum of five (5) weeks in one country or region next summer. Last day to obtain an application: January 19, 2007. Submission deadline: Noon, January 25, 2007. For more details, inquire at the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms Program Office, 1209 Cathedral of Learning, or visit the scholarship website: www.ucis.pitt.edu/natrooms/

January 31 – Submissions for Global Studies Student Research Symposium

This annual competition 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 www.ucis.pitt.edu/global 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.




Open House for Prospective Students at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Come for a full morning of activities: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments; 9 a.m. Welcome and Overview of School, Application Process and Financial Aid; 10:20 a.m. GSPH Information Marketplace: Learn about GSPH's departments, research centers and student organizations; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Departmental meetings and lunch with GSPH faculty and students. For more information, visit www.publichealth.pitt.edu and look for the Open House announcement. All registration is done online.

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Health


Charity Dance -- AGAPE (AIDS Group Activists Promoting Education.)

7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

AIDS Charity Dance in the Duquesne Ballroom on Duquesne's Campus. The event is semi-formal, and will include speakers such as Dr. Linda Winkler (University of Pittsburgh), a representative from Sheppherd's Wellness (a Pittsburgh based HIV/AIDS charity).There will be light refreshments, a fabulous DJ, and Raffle Baskets (tickets are $1each) prizes like Pirates tickets, signed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, etc. 100% of the proceeds goes to the Orphans in Tanzania! Tickets are $8 ahead of time and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Rebecca Ehling at ehlingr@duq.edu.

Sponsored by AGAPE


Instructors – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies (PGSIS)

Deadline: January 22, 2007

This program at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking applications for instructors for Global Issues, International Political Economy, and International Development for the 2007 summer program (June 24 – July 28). General qualifications for faculty members include: (1) an advanced degree in a relevant field - PhD preferred but not required, (2) experience living and working in countries other than one’s own, and (3) at least three years of teaching experience. Send applications/proposals to Dr. Melissa Reed, PGSIS Director, 1229 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Applications submitted via email are acceptable. For more information contact Melissa Reed at melissa@ucis.pitt.edu or 412-648-7409. In accordance with Pennsylvania school law, all faculty must successfully complete a criminal background check and child abuse clearance.

Resident Teaching Assistants (RTAs) – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies (PGSIS)

Deadline: January 22, 2007

This program at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking applications for RTAs to live with and supervise students in the residence hall, organize co-and-extra curricular activities, and work as a team facilitator during the ICONS simulation (June 24 – July 28). There is an intensive, seven day, residential training program prior to PGSIS (June 17-June 23), which is required for all staff. During the actual program the commitment is 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Compensation includes room and board during training and the program plus a stipend of $2200. For more information contact Melissa Reed at melissa@ucis.pitt.edu or 412-648-7409.

Scholarship – NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: February 13, 2007

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. NSEP Boren Scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be an integral part of each proposal. For more information visit www.iie.org/programs/nsep/undergraduate/default.htm.

Scholarship – Full Scholarships for 2007 Summer Courses in Critical Languages at the Middlebury College Language Schools

Deadline: February 15, 2007

These scholarships will cover the full cost of a summer of language study from beginner to graduate in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools during the summer of 2007. Application materials normally required for admission to the Middlebury Language Schools (available online at www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/applications/) and the cover sheet found at www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls and brief essay (2-3 pp., double spaced) explaining the relevance of language study to your area of expertise, or field of study.

Scholarship – Arab American Institute Foundation’s Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism

Deadline: February 15, 2007 postmark

For the second year, up to four scholarship grants, valued at $5,000 each, will be awarded to eligible Arab American college students who are majoring in journalism, as well as college seniors who have been accepted to a graduate journalism school. To be eligible, applicants of Arab descent must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in the United States. They must have a current grade point average of 3.3 or higher, and a demonstrated commitment to the field of print or broadcast journalism. An applicant's sensitivity to Arab American issues and record of social advocacy and community involvement will also be important considerations. Awardees will be announced in May 2007. For additional information visit www.aaiusa.org/for_students.htm.

Scholarship – Pitt Alumni Association Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, merit based award open to both continuing grad students and those just entering graduate study in any of the University’s schools or colleges. The student must have received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh; have a minimum 3.5 GPA (undergraduate and graduate); and submit a statement of personal and professional goals, three letters of recommendation (one from the department chair or dean), a resume (not to exceed two pages) and transcript of undergraduate work and any graduate courses to date (if applicable). Applications are available in room 140 Thackeray Hall. For more information contact Laraine Hlatky at Laraine.Hlatky@ia.pitt.edu or 412-624-5589.

Study Abroad Opportunity – Spring Break Abroad

Spend Spring Break (March 3-10, 2007) in Paris to study race relations and earn 1 credit. Applications available at Residence Life, 203 Bruce Hall. For more information: Stacey Nicholson at srn10@pitt.edu.

Internship – Hessen Global Studies Internship Program, Germany 2007

From June 30 to August 22, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhoen will welcome students to come to Fulda, Germany to learn the language and get to know the culture. Successful applicants will combine academic outcome and practical as well as intercultural experiences in this short term program and earn credits. They will take part in a highly qualified program that bears the DAAD quality seal. They are especially looking for highly qualified students in the field of social sciences, geography, cultural geography, sustainable tourism, educational sciences, pedagogy and related studies. For more information go to www.hessen-global.de.

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