Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Challenge of the Arctic

EASC Internship Opportunity

Looking for real-world experience to put on your resume? Want to get the most of IU’s multi-cultural atmosphere and get involved in the East Asian community in Bloomington? EASC has just the opportunity for you.


Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center has designed an unpaid summer internship program open to IU undergraduate and graduate students. The eight-week program lasts from June 1 – July 31. Interns will work alongside EASC staff in planning and executing the full range of this unique National Resource Center’s activities. EASC works to increase awareness of East Asia through community outreach and academic support. Each semester, EASC hosts numerous renowned scholars as part of its colloquium series. This October, EASC will hold the third annual Korean Night, a community event everyone can enjoy. As an EASC intern, you can be an integral part of organizing these and many more events.


Hours for the internship can be arranged according to your schedule. Following the program, interns can consider applying for an EASC staff position. If you’re interested in an internship at EASC but won’t be available over the summer, consider applying for our fall or spring internship.


To apply to the summer internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to easc@indiana.edu by March 31st, 2015. If you have questions about the program, you can also send them to the same email address.


The Structure of Political Attitudes in Europe

Student Sustainability Research Development Grants Available

DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2015

Application website:

Applications are due by Friday, April 10 for the Sustainability Research Development Grant program, which provides opportunities for Indiana University students (both graduate and undergraduate) to develop new research programs related to sustainability. The grant program awards grants up to $10,000 to any graduate student and up to $3000 for any undergraduate student from the IU Bloomington campus.

Funds may be applied to student fellowships (up to $5,000 for graduate students; $1000 for undergraduates) as well as field, laboratory, computational, or library research.  Both individual applicants and teams of graduate students are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to high-quality interdisciplinary projects that include participants from multiple disciplines.  Collaborative proposals that involve graduate-undergraduate research teams are encouraged.

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply, please visit: http://sustain.indiana.edu/programs/sustainability-research-development-grants/index.php

For more information on sustainability initiatives at Indiana University, see http://sustain.indiana.edu/ . Questions can be directed to Andrew Predmore at sapredmo@indiana.edu.




Monday, March 2, 2015

Internship with IU Foundation




Info Session on Finding and Applying for Nationally-Competitive Awards for Undergraduates

Info Session on Finding and Applying for Nationally-Competitive Awards for Undergraduates

Nationally-competitive awards for undergraduates such as the Boren, Goldwater, Fulbright, Luce, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes etc…. are available in all disciplines and for a wide range of activities. Identical information sessions on March 10 (Tues.) and 11 (Wed.) from 2:00 – 3:00pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.


At these sessions, you will learn how to find awards, general application requirements and campus resources, including new Canvas courses, to guide you through the application process. Paul Fogleman, is an Associate Director in the Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE) and the campus representative for several national award programs and he will host the sessions. If you cannot make it on March 10 or 11, contact him by email (pfoglema@indiana.edu) with questions.

In Light Film Festival

The In Light Film Festival is aimed at promoting and supporting the intersections of human rights and documentary film. Documentary films have long been used as effective teaching aids and as tools for public debate on contemporary socio-political issues. ILFF aims to facilitate dialogue between professionals in the field of human- rights documentaries and the general public. Q&A sessions with invited filmmakers will thus be a central focus of ILFF. The debates will be moderated by IU scholars whose research intersects with the focus of each film. Furthermore, the IU Cinema will also host a series of ILFF free roundtables where the invited documentarists and IU faculty will discuss documentary film and human rights.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

*Global Career Networking Night*

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 -8:30 PM

State Room East, IMU

Hope to pursue a future career or opportunity using your international skills and knowledge? Join us for an evening of networking with IU Alumni whose Global education has led them into various fields across the world. This is a valuable opportunity for students to network with guests from different fields who will answer questions about their work and career paths. Students will practice professional development and find new opportunities to engage with international topics. Dessert will be provided.


Alumni Guests include:

  • Carolyn Commons – USAID (IU ’12)
  • Robert Ellis – Cornerstone Research (IU ’12)
  • Valeria Fonseca – Google (IU ’14)
  • Jeff Lightfoot – Jones Group International (IU ’06)
  • Aileen Ottenweller – gatheredtable (IU ’12)


The event will feature roundtable discussion as well as an open networking session to maximize interaction. Business casual attire is appropriate for this event.

Political Ecology of Water- GSPS Discussion

The Center for the Study of Global Change welcomes faculty, staff, and students to join us at our next Global Studies Positioning Series (GSPS) Discussion:


The Political Ecology of Water: Human-Water Relationships in a Changing Climate



"This is an important interdisciplinary work that uses a place-based approach to examine human relationships with water in the context of globalisation.... [T]he detailed explorations of the human propensity to continue to engage in devastating practices with water, and whether social and environmental justice movements can do anything about these practices is insightful.....[W]hat Kane has to say is worthwhile; she illuminates the struggles that lay people face in getting juridical institutions to implement the law to protect waters in a precautionary manner." —Environmental Politics


The science of climate change introduced dramatic uncertainty into human-water relationships, destabilized established protocols of storm prediction, complicated the design and operation of flood control systems, and should stretch the time frame of environmental impact assessment. Based on her fall 2014 ethnographic research among engineers and geographers in the urbanized wet prairielands of Manitoba, Professor Kane will discuss the possibilities and limits of incorporating “known unknowns” into technical traditions.


GSPS discussions begin at noon in the conference room at the Global Center (International Programs, 201 N. Indiana Avenue). Feel free to bring your lunch (coffee, cookies provided).


Check out other GSPS Spring 2015 discussions here:  Details and Poster

For more information, please contact:  global@iu.edu