The Associated Colleges of the South wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!
For December 4, 2008
- ACS Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowships
- ACS Women's/Gender Studies Conference
- ACS Student Research Conference on Chinese Studies
- ACS Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop
- British Studies Symposium
- Latin American Studies Symposium
- NITLE Opportunities
CONTENTS FOR DECEMBER 4, 2008
1. ACS ENVIRONMENTAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The ACS timeline for creating 12 new two-year post-doctoral positions in sustainability/ environment fields, through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is as follows. ACS requested proposals from ACS institutions with a deadline of 11/24/08. As of that date, 15 ACS institutions had submitted proposals for at least one Fellow each. The selection committee will notify institutions of its decisions by 12/19/08. Each awardee institution will begin advertising nationally for its Postdoc positions in January, 2009, and Postdoc applicants will apply directly to those institutions. After the recruitment process is complete, twelve Environmental Fellows will teach at ACS institutions during academic years 2009-2011. Twelve additional fellowships will be made available for 2011-2013. Please direct all questions to Elizabeth MacNabb,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 859-238-6234.
2. ACS WOMEN'S/GENDER STUDIES CONFERENCE
A call for proposals is being sent out for the Women's/Gender Studies Conference, which is set for March 6-7, 2009 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme is “The Personal is Still Political: Gendered Identities in the Twenty-First Century,” and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Angela Davis, professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Please help us make this an extraordinary event by advertising it on your campuses, sharing this Call For Papers with your undergraduates and colleagues, and encouraging them to participate.
For more information, please visit ACS’s conference site: www.colleges.org/wms/conference/index.html. Rhodes also has its own website devoted to the conference: www.rhodes.edu/genderconference. Please don’t hesitate to contact Leslie Petty (
email@example.com) with questions or comments. We hope to see many of you in Memphis in March for what promises to be an exciting conference!
3. ACS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON CHINESE STUDIES
ACS is organizing its first Student Research Conference on Chinese Studies, which will take place at Morehouse College, April 17-18, 2009. The conference will showcase original research on a variety of topics related to Chinese studies by undergraduate students. Grant funds are available for two students from each ACS institution. Students are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words or less. Registration and abstracts must be submitted online at http://www.colleges.org/chinese/events.html as well as be sent to Jinping Zhu at
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2009. A prize for the best full paper will be awarded at the end of conference. Participants interested in the best paper award must submit their full papers by April 3, 2009 to
email@example.com. Faculty and students with questions and suggestions please contact Jinping Zhu at
4. ACS SUMMER TEACHING AND LEARNING WORKSHOP
The ACS Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop is scheduled for June 1-6, 2009 at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The workshop is designed for good teachers who want to hone their craft and build a culture of excellent teaching on their respective campuses. If you are interested in attending this year's workshop, please contact your academic dean or provost who will then nominate you for participation by February 1. ACS will notify faculty members of their participation by March 1. If you would like more information, please visit the workshop homepage at http://www.colleges.org/summerteach/summerteach.html.
5. BRITISH STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
The seventh annual conference on British Studies will be held on March 6-7, 2009 at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Director Michael Leslie asks faculty to encourage their students to offer papers of about 12 minutes in length on subjects related to Britain, its history and culture. Information on the conference maybe obtained from Michael Leslie at
6. LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
The 17th annual Latin American Symposium, hosted by Birmingham-Southern College, will be held on April 17-18, 2009. The interdisciplinary conference aims to promote undergraduate research focussed on Latin America. All topics pertaining to Latin America are welcome. The presentations should be 15 minutes in length. All participants need to register for the conference; the registration fee is $20. Panel/paper proposals should be sent to: Dr. Barbara Domcekova, Director, Latin American Studies Symposium, Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254, Phone: (205) 226-4975, Fax: (205) 226-3089. Proposals may also be submitted online at http://www.bsc.edu/academics/las/.
7. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY AND LIBERAL EDUCATION (NITLE) OPPORTUNITIES
For opportunities available through NITLE, please go to: http://www.nitle.org/index.php/nitle/the_institute/upcoming_events.
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