Monday, January 31, 2011

Ethel Halpern Award - Call For Applications

University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences


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

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,

School of Information Science i3 Summer Program

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

Teach for American Information Session

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,

Friday, January 07, 2011

Pitt in Asia Study Abroad Information Session

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 or Ben Pilcher at

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