The Electronic Palladian
News and Opportunities for ACS Faculty and Staff
From the Associated Colleges of the South
CONTENTS FOR MARCH 18, 2005
* NEWS *
- FOTIM Collaboration Off to a Good Start
- Davidson Concert Series Features the Premiere of Collaborative Work
* OPPORTUNITIES *
- Apply now for Environmental Mini-Grants
- NSF Sponsored 2005 Summer DNA Microarray Workshops at Morehouse
- Upcoming Deadlines for ACSTC and NITLE Workshops
- Transformations: Winter Issue Available and CFP for Spring/Summer
- Global Partners Opportunities
- Latin America Symposium
- Women's/Gender Studies Conference 2006
- Languages Across the Curriculum Workshop
* NEWS *
1. FOTIM COLLABORATION OFF TO A GOOD START
FOTIM, the South African Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis (a consortium consisting of 11 South African colleges and universities), sent two faculty members to the recent ACS Environmental Summit at Morehouse. The purpose of the visit was to present research and to brainstorm with ACS faculty and staff about future collaboration between the two consortia. Dr. Barend Erasmus, University of the Witwatersrand, spoke about his research on "Integration of
sociological and ecological research agendas in a rural savanna: challenges and opportunities." Dr. Jonathan Okonkwo, Tshwane University of Technology, spoke on his research on "Environmental policy instruments and innovation in pollution control and waste management: the South African situation." During the well-attended planning session, the group agreed to explore collaborative programs in one or more of the following areas: environmental health and justice; pollution; waste
management; biodiversity; and natural resources. ACS thanks all faculty and staff who helped get this session off the ground!
2. DAVIDSON CONCERT SERIES FEATURES THE PREMIERE OF COLLABORATIVE WORK
Davidson composer Jennifer Stasack has written a new work, Crossing
Rivers IV, which will be premiered at the Luna Nova concert at Davidson
on Monday, March 21. The performance will feature Davidson Artist
Associate Diane Thornton with Craig Hultgren (cello) and Adam Bowles
(piano). The text was written by Davidson professor Alan Michael Parker.
Complete information about the concert is available on the Davidson
* OPPORTUNITIES *
1. APPLY NOW FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MINI-GRANTS
The Curriculum and Faculty Development Alliance (CFD) and the Campus as a Lab for Sustainability Alliance (CLS) each have rolling deadlines for grants and are actively seeking faculty, staff, and students to apply for grants. CFD supports ACS professors to develop or to re-design environmental courses. For further information please visit the alliances website at: http://www.colleges.org/~enviro/proposals/cfd_rfp05.pdf, or contact Lee Lines at email@example.com. CLS supports projects by students, faculty and staff that use the physical campus and its various assets to exemplify or move toward best practices in sustainability. For more information, please see the rfp at http://www.colleges.org/~enviro/proposals/cls_rfp_guidelines05.pdf or contact Jeanne Jackson and Roald Hazelhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.)
2. NSF-SPONSORED 2005 SUMMER DNA MICROARRAY WORKSHOPS AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
NSF-Sponsored 2005 Summer DNA Microarray Workshops will be be held at Morehouse College on July 27-August 1, 2005 in Atlanta. Applications for these workshops must be received by April 15. For more information on these workshops, please go to http://www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/GCAT/workshop3.html.
3. UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR ACSTC AND NITLE WORKSHOPS
The deadline for application for ACS summer technology workshops is
April 22, 2005. ACS covers basic travel and lodging expenses. Early
application is encouraged as acceptance is on a first-come, first-served
basis. For more information on workshops offered or to apply, please
visit: http://www.colleges.org/techcenter/workshop/workshops.html or
contact Jennifer Whitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for application for NITLE summer seminars for Arab World
and Digital Gaming is March 31, 2005. Please visit the NITLE and
Regional Centers calendar at http://nitle.org/calendar.htm for more
information and application instructions.
The application deadline for NITLE"s Teaching and Learning with GIS
event is April 10, 2005. For more information, please visit http://gis.nitle.org/workshops.htm.
4. TRANSFORMATIONS: WINTER ISSUE AVAILABLE AND CFP FOR SPRING/SUMMER
The winter issue of Transformations (special theme: Libraries in the
Digital Age) is now available online at http://www.colleges.org/transformations/index.php.
The ACSTC is seeking papers for the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of
Transformations, which has at its theme collaboration, both within and
beyond institutional boundaries. Submissions are due by April 15,
2005. For more information on the upcoming theme and how to submit,
please see www.colleges.org/transformations/index.php?q=node/view/82.
5. GLOBAL PARTNERS OPPORTUNITIES
**The Language and Technology Task Force offers funding for attendance
at CARLA (Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition) Summer
Institutes in July 2005: 1) Culture as the Core in the Second Language
Classroom; 2) Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught
Languages and 3) Maximizing Study Abroad: Teaching Strategies for
Language and Culture Learning and Use. Deadline: Applications
received by March 1, 2005 will be given first priority--Note:
applications are still being taken. More information
**The Language and Technology Task Force offers funding for summer study
of any of the languages of the Global Partners Centers--Czech, Russian,
Swahili, or Turkish. Deadline: April 22, 2005. More information at: http://www.global-partners.org/langtech/scholarships05.html
**Join the Global Partners Francophone Speakers Bureau and share your
teaching and research expertise with other Global Partners campuses.
For more information contact Teresa Wise at email@example.com Visit
the France Regional Alliance webpage to see more about the work of this
**Central Europe and Russia Task Force offers funding for International
Visitors. Deadline: April 15, 2005. More information at: http://www.global-partners.org/cerus/ivp.html
**This summer (June 16-18, 2005) Birmingham-Southern College will host a
Global Partners Symposium on "Defining Reorientation for the Study
Abroad Student and the Institution." More information at: http://www.global-partners.org/bestprac/reorientation.html.
6. LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendars now for the 13th Annual Latin American Studies
Symposium to be held at Birmingham-Southern College April 8-9, 2005. The
LAS Symposium is an undergraduate interdisciplinary research conference
providing students the opportunity to present original research papers.
Faculty are invited to
serve as panel chairs and discussants. We invite submissions of
abstracts for 15 minute presentations in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
can be submitted online at http://www.bsc.edu/lass (click on the LAS
Symposium link) and they must reach us by January 31, 2005. Please note
there is a registration fee of $20.00 to help cover the meals at the
conference. Contact Barbara Domcekova at Birmingham-Southern (Phone: 205
226-4975; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Teresa Wise at ACS
(email@example.com) for more information.
7. WOMEN'S/GENDER STUDIES CONFERENCE 2006
Plan now to attend the ACS 2006 Women's/Gender Studies Conference at
Centenary College. It's not too early to plan your attendance at the
conference and to start mentoring your students' presentations.
Dates: March 24-25, 2006
Theme: Governing Bodies: Reflections on the Self, Society and the State
Organizers: Kim VanHoosier-Carey <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Michelle
Contact Kim, Michelle or Teresa Wise at ACS, email@example.com, with
ideas on speakers, presentations and to get involved.
8. LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOP
Every other May, Trinity University conducts a workshop on Languages
Across the Curriculum (LAC). This year, they would like to include up to
five colleagues from other ACS institutions. The workshop will be from
9:00am until 2:30 PM on Monday, May 16, 2005. The final agenda will be
available soon, but the tentative schedule includes presentations by
administrators, LAC instructors and possibly students, break out
sessions, and finally a plenary session to compare notes from individual
groups. There will also be time for a less structured discussion. In the
late afternoon, following the workshop, there will also be time for"brainstorming" among attendees about how ACS mi
We are seeking faculty from ACS institutions who would be interested in
participating in this workshop---to improve, begin or revive a LAC
program. Faculty from disciplines other than modern languages are
encouraged to participate. If you are interested in attending, contact
Teresa Wise, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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