Please plan to attend the first event of the 2015 academic year, a Qual Community Potluck! We will meet at 12:00 for a potluck lunch on Tuesday, September 8th in the Carmichael Rotunda. Bring yourself, your qual friends, and a sweet or savory dish. We look forward to hearing your ideas for future Qual Community events and gatherings during 2015-2016.
Transforming Your Project or Paper into an ACPA/NASPA Program Proposal
This workshop will provide advice and resources for students and staff interested in transforming a project or paper from professional practice or an academic class into a program proposal for ACPA and NASPA annual conventions. I will provide an overview of the submission process, including review criteria, special-interest groups within associations, and a timeline of the process. I will also provide advice on constructing the proposal, including articulating learning outcomes, incorporating professional competencies, considering conference themes, and maximizing audience participation. Please bring materials for your project or paper that you plan on transforming into a program proposal. Although there are many conferences to consider when proposing a program, I will focus on ACPA/NASPA annual conventions. All students and staff are welcome!
· Thursday, August 27th
· 4 Graves Hall
APA Writing and Citing Workshop
This workshop will provide a basic overview of writing and citing rules associated with the APA 6th Edition writing style. I will review manuscript preparation, headings, writing style, mechanics, displaying results and findings, in-text citations, direct quotations, reference list, reference examples, electronic reference items, and additional resources. Please bring your APA publication manual (6th ed.). Students from all graduate programs are welcome!
· Thursday, September 3rd
· 4 Graves Hall
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is searching for a Postdoctoral Researcher to support a new NSF-supported longitudinal study of an out-of-school time program’s impact on its participants, mostly from communities that are underrepresented in STEM careers. The project, From Community to Career, is an experimental, mixed-methods study aimed at following program participants for up to five years after their graduation. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be mostly responsible for qualitative data collection, analysis and dissemination along with acting as the principal project manager. This includes designing qualitative, case study and/or ethnographic research methods, analyzing data as part of a larger team and preparing publications and presentations. As project manager, the researcher will also oversee logistics, communication and coordination of the project.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Application Materials: Interested applicants should apply and submit the following:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible but preferably by the end of 2015. (http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/)
Please join us on congratulating our own Dr. Aaron Kuntz on the release of his book, The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice!
This past spring, a record 14 UA students won Fulbright Scholarships, and UA wants to increase their number of winners again for 2016! If you are interested in being a Fulbright applicant, please contact Dr. Beverly Hawk, Fulbright Student Scholarship advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Megan Wagner, Capstone International Center Coordinator, email@example.com, as soon as possible.
The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows participants to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in more than 150 countries. This year, 1,600 students were chosen from over 11,000 applicants.
The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and those in their host countries. There are two main types of Fulbright grants for students: The Research/Study Fulbright Award and the English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award. Winners receive funding and serve overseas for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Three campus events (August 25 and 27; September 2) have been created to assist applicants, see http://international.ua.edu/. The UA campus deadline for applications is September 8, 2015.
Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 28th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC). EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.
The conference will be held on February 1 – 2, 2016 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $49 per night (plus tax & fees).
The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.
All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (JEQR) and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.
Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net
The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated
with any of the five fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic, Sociocultural and Applied. There is no entry fee for this competition.
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Please email your entry (no more than three unpublished poems) as a single pdf document to: firstname.lastname@example.org without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with the following information by October 1, 2015:
· NAME, TITLE, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION (S)
· CONTACT INFO (ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL):
· POEM TITLE(S)
· ETHNOPOETRY STATEMENT*
The anonymous entry pdf must include an *ethnographic statement (of no more than 400 words) which connects the poem(s) submitted to anthropology which will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.
JUDGES: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Nomi Stone, Kuo Zhang
Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. Winning poems will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal. Membership in AAA or institutional subscription is required to receive AnthroSource access to the journal and SHA membership is required to receive a free print issue.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 14, 2015
In addition to the work shared by advanced researchers, the 2015 Fall Conference will have a graduate strand and a teacher researcher strand, also, to support practitioners and developing researchers.
From the Social and Cultural Studies Program:
BEF 698 is a one credit reading course offered every semester. The class meets every other week for an hour or so and students dig into one generative text over the semester and discuss it. There is no written work. There is a final project: a presentation using an article that draws on the work or theory read over the semester.
The instructors and course readings are planned as follows:
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