Monday, November 3, 2014

November 10 East Asian Film Series: "Tampopo"

Title: Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985)

Date: Monday, November 10

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Swain East 105


Touted as Japan's original "ramen western," this 1985 Juzo Itami film depicts the deliciously multi-faceted connections between food and love.



Admission is free and open to the public. This screening is sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center.


Columbia Announces the Dean’s Fellowship in Environmental Science and Policy

Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy is now offering the Dean’s Fellowship – the program’s first full-tuition grant, valued at approximately $72,000. The Dean’s Fellow will also receive a year-long internship (about $7,500) in the Earth Institute, Columbia University. In addition, the program awards numerous partial fellowships of up to $20,000. All awards are based on academic merit and financial need.



The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy prepares students to become  sophisticated public managers and policymakers, who apply innovative, systems-based thinking to environmental issues. There are nearly 700 alumni of the program, who hold leading sustainability positions in the public and private sectors around the globe.

Warm regards,

Sarah Tweedie
Associate Director, MPA in Environmental Science and Policy
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Thursday, October 30, 2014

for COLL students: unique one-credit spring course-- the PACE-C 400 Issue Forum

Dear fellow advisors in the College,

We hope you will share with your students the opportunity to participate in the popular PACE-C 400 Issue Forum, for which they can enroll now. This year’s topic is Policing in the U.S.

A flyer is available if you would like to have one or more; please let me know.


Participants will discuss the topic in small groups and with an expert panel as they form their own views and decide what is most important to them -- and lunch is served! It is a one-credit, one-day meeting, with a preparation assignment and a post-forum paper. The forum will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21.


Interested undergraduates can register for class #24320.

Thank you very much for passing along this information as appropriate.

Literacy and Leadership in Rwanda – A Service-Learning Course

EDUC-L295 (30667)  Literacy and Leadership in Rwanda – A Service-Learning Course  (1 cr.) Vera Marinova; Wed., 7:00–9:00 pm; FQ 012A



The Literacy and Leadership course prepares students for an international summer service-learning trip to work with an English summer camp (Kabwende Primary School) in Kinigi, Rwanda.  The 8-week session will address service ethics, history, culture, and politics, language, and training for camp instructors. The Spring 2015 semester section of the course serves as an introduction to Rwandan culture and pre-departure orientation for interested students.  The course will be followed by a month-long service trip that will take place during the summer term (July 13 – August 10, 2015).  The service trip includes excursions to Gisoze Geoncide Museum, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe National Forest (one of the oldest montane forests in Africa), Nyamata Genocide Memorial, and many more.


NOTE:  Students interested in traveling to Rwanda will have to also register for EDUC-L296 (2 cr.), a month-long summer course (Summer 2015) that takes place in Kinigi, Rwanda.


For details or to enroll in the course, please contact Vera Marinova,





Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo



The American University in Cairo


The Program

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.


Working at AUC

Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, such as the Office of the President and Office of Communications, which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work. At the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, I recently returned from conducting fieldwork for agricultural and community development projects in desert oasis communities.



Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.



We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog. The application is due January 15, 2015.  Contact with any questions.



Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows – First Application Deadline: November 10


Indianapolis Teaching Fellows come from all academic backgrounds and commit to become highly-effective teachers for Indianapolis’s public schools.  Our 2-year program provides teacher training, certification, and a Master of Arts in Teaching while you work as a fulltime teacher, thus earning full salary and benefits throughout the 2015-16 school year.


Our training program includes:

·       5-6-week pre-service training (Summer 2015, 5 days per week, fulltime hours)

·       2-year certification coursework through Marian University (throughout the 2015-16 & 2016-17 school years)

·       Expert coaching to ensure your success throughout your first two years of teaching

·       Extensive help and resources to secure your fulltime teaching position beginning the 2015-16 school year


We seek high-potential candidates with the dedication to become outstanding teachers in various subjects including math, science, and SpanishApply online here to join the ranks of our elite educators.  First deadline is November 10.

New N&M Course for spring

Spring 2015
Instructor Dr. Jeff Holdeman
MW 1:00–2:15 pm, BH 344

The Slavic languages form an important subgroup of Indo-European and are spoken from East
and Central Europe, through the Balkans, and across northern Asia, and Russian serves as
a lingua franca across Central Asia.  The three branches of Slavic (East, West, and
South) are composed of over a dozen living languages and boast well over 400 million

The course is meant to be a fun and interactive approach to exploring linguistic
processes.  No previous experience with Slavic languages is required, but an active
curiosity about how people use and change language will be a plus.

Students acquire foundational concepts in linguistic analysis which they will use to
analyze a great array of language materials from modern Slavic languages, inductively
writing rules which they then test with new data from other languages and drawing
conclusions about the evolution of languages and the forces which shape them.  Rather
than learn about these "exotic" languages through memorizing arbitrary rules and facts,
students will learn a range of linguistic approaches to understand how languages change
over time and to compare aspects of the Slavic languages, from alphabets to sound systems
to vocabulary to verb systems.

Institute on Economics and International Affairs – the Ultimate DC Experience!

Institute on Economics and International Affairs – the Ultimate DC Experience!
June & July 2015
Early Application Deadline: December 10, 2014 - 5% early discount

Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8 week program allows students to intern in the field of international affairs while earning academic credit in economics and foreign policy.

Washington, DC attracts as many as 40,000 interns a year to live in a city that allows them to gain real-world experience, build their resumes and sharpen their professional skills.

You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

Earn course credit while you intern! You can earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level foreign policy and economics courses. Academic course are accredited by George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other prestigious universities.

An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. As part of our program, you are guaranteed an internship placement. We have been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

Internship placements include:
• Embassies
• International Non-governmental organizations
• Federal agencies
• Congressional offices
• Think tanks

Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
• Mentor Program
• Professional Development Seminars
• Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions
• Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions

It’s not too early to make plans for the summer! Visit to begin an online application today. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of December 10 in order to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

We award more scholarship funding than any other DC program and strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Fund For American Studies
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Washington, DC 20009

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EDUC-X150: Reading-Learning Techniques 1

The Student Academic Center is offering an 8-weeks course called “Becoming the Best Student” to help Freshmen and Sophomores organize their lives as students, develop best practices for academic study, and foster a love of deep learning.  Coursework builds transferable skills in time management, studying and test-taking, taking notes, reading for better comprehension, and critical thinking.  If you know a student who could use a concentrated crash-course in college academics, please consider guiding them to this class.


EDUC-X150: Reading-Learning Techniques 1 (2 credits)

VT: Becoming the Best Student


IU Journal of Undergraduate Research

The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) is currently accepting submissions from all majors! If you are conducting research under a faculty mentor, you have the exciting opportunity to publish your work as a full-length paper or research snapshot (abstract, literature review, or methodology) in an open access journal. Visit to learn more about the submission process and feel free to email with any questions.