Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CLACS Events

Events, Lectures, and Other Programming

CLACS-Sponsored Events 

Daniel Suslak, Associate Professor, IU Anthropology- "Chronicle of a Language Death Foretold"
Friday, September 13 2:00-3:20 pm
Student Building 150
A contrastive exploration of two related languages, spoken in Southern Mexico and the politics of speaking indigenous Mexican languages in the 21st century. The first one, Ayöök, is spoken by a small but vibrant and highly organized community. The second, Nuumte Oote, has become a sort of poster child for the cause of dying languages.

Jeffrey Gould, Rudy Professor, IU History-"Desencuentro in the Port: packinghouse workers and fishermen in Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador, 1970-1990"
Friday, September 20 2:00-3:20pm
Student Building 150
Stuart Schwartz, George Burton Adams Professor, Yale University History- "The Rains of Lares: Sovereignty, Disaster and Revolution in the 19th Century Caribbean"
Friday, September 27 2:00-3:20 pm
Student Building 150
Schwartz examines the political impact of the 1867 hurricane that ravaged Puerto Rico which, he argues, was a contributing factor to the insurrection known as the Grito de Lares in 1868.
Latinos and the Politics of Language: A Symposium
Friday, October 4, 2:00-4:45 p.m.
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Dr. José del Valle (City University of New York), "Latin@s and the Global Politics of Spanish"
Dr. Ana Celia Zentella (University of California, San Diego), "Occupying Language: Combating Linguistic Inequality with Anthro-Political Linguistics"
Other Events
"The Voices of the Veins: A participatory action documentary for water resource management in an Andean community forest"
September 6th 3:00pm
IU Cinema
Produced by: Giancarlo Huapaya and Maggie Messerschmidt
A Participative Action Documentary about community-owned forest, El Bosque de Zárate, and water resources management in the Andean foothills of Lima, Peru, with emphasis on traditional and local knowledge of water catchment practices. In Spanish with English subtitles. No ticket required. Following the film, join us for a short discussion about integrating local governance, water resource management, and conservation in the urban-Andean context. Run time: 47 minutes

“Can You Hear Me Now?  A Panel Discussion on Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program.”
Friday, September 6 5:30pm
Maurer School of Law, Room 123
Sponsored by the Center on American and Global Security, in conjunction with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, and the Department of Political Science.

La Vida Sexual - Opening Reception
Friday, September 6 5-7pm
The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall
September 6 through December 20, 2013: On display in the Kinsey Institute Corridor Gallery is La Vida Sexual, an exhibition of artwork from Latin America or produced by artists originally from Latin American countries, as well as Spanish-language materials from the Kinsey Institute Library.The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Latino Studies Open House
Friday, September 13 11-2

814 E Third Street
Indiana University's Latino Studies & Asian American Studies Programs cordially invite you to our open house. Food and refreshments provided--Please join us! Contact Email:  richterm@indiana.edu
National Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Program
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E Kirkwood
Festivities will include music by Mariachi Nacional, crafts for kids, cultural dancers plus Roundabout Opera for Kids will present Ana y su Sombra at 12:30 p.m. (appropriate for young audiences and families) and Maria de Buenos Aires at 3:30 p.m. ( appropriate for middle and high school audiences and families).  Be a part of this fun-filled day and help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Co-sponsored by Monroe County Public Library, La Casa/Latino Cultural Center, Latino Outreach of CFRD at the City of Bloomington and El Centro Comunal Latino. Contact Email:  lacasa@indiana.edu

8th Annual Fiesta de Otoño
Saturday, September 21, 10am-Noon
Bloomington Farmer's Market, 401 N Morton Street
Please join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Local Latino artists and community members from many different Latin American and Caribbean countries will showcase their traditions and talents through food, dance, music, activities for the kids, and more. Bring the whole family! Free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Latino Outreach Division of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department. Contact Email:  lopezp@bloomington.indiana.edu

The Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
September 25 – 29, 2013
Downtown Bloomington, IN
CLACS-sponsored Performances:
Roberto Fonseca
Friday, September 27 10:30-11:45pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Cuban Jazz Piano
Edmar Castaneda & Andrea Tierra
Saturday, September 28 10:30–11:15
First Christian Church
Colombian folk harp & jazz vocals
For more information see lotusfest.org

Professional / Scholarship Opportunities
Latino Faculty and Staff Council (LFASC) Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, September 10 12-1:30pm
La Casa 715 E 7th
Latino Faculty and Staff Council (LFASC) cordially invite you to our start of the academic year welcome lunch. Light lunch provided. Please RSVP by September 4, 2013. Contact Email:lfasc@indiana.edu

Post-doctoral fellowships opportunities at the CEPID Center for the Study of Violence
Application deadline: September 30th, 2013.

São Paulo, Brazil
Program: Building Democracy Daily: human rights, violence and institutional trust (CEPID-FAPESP)
The Center for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo is selecting eight post-doctoral fellows to develop research projects in the referred program, with duration of one to three years. For further information on the specific research themes and requirements for application, please visit  http://english.nevusp.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149:post-doctoral-fellowships&catid=30

Senior faculty search for a Latino Studies scholar in any field-Notre Dame University
The Arthur Foundation Endowed Professorship in Transformative Latino Leadership
Contact: José E. Limón, Director, Institute for Latino Studies, latino@nd.edu
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Foreign Languages and Literatures section invites applications for a tenure-track position in contemporary Latin American Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2014. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2683

CAHI Graduate Student Awards
Graduate Conference Travel Awards
Applications due October 18
The College Arts and Humanities Institute announces a twice annual competition for graduate students to support costs related to travel to professional conferences at which the student is presenting a paper.
Eligibility: Any Ph.D. or MFA student in the arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply. Requirements and Criteria: Applications consist of 1) a short vita; 2) documentation that the student has had a paper accepted for the conference; 3) a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) of the paper to be given; 4) a letter of support, from a faculty advisor or the departmental DGS; 5) documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account. Awards may be up to $1000.
Dissertation or MFA Thesis Research Travel Awards
Applications due October 18
The College Arts and Humanities Institute announces a twice annual competition for travel costs related to travel for the purposes of research (visits to archives, fieldwork, etc.) Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the arts and humanities who has completed all course work, been advanced to candidacy, and who is at work on the dissertation. MFA students must be within one year of completing their thesis work.Requirements and Criteria: Applications consists of 1) a short vita; 2) a short research statement, outlining the research to be done, and the necessity of the travel; 3) a budget outlining expected costs; 4) a letter of support from a faculty advisor; 5) documentation that there are no outstanding charges on student’s bursar account. Awards may be up to $2000.
Call for Proposals: The Kinsey Institute Student Research Grants 2013-2014
September 1- November 1

For more information, please visit The Kinsey Institute’s website at:
http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/student_grants.html Questions may be directed to the KISRG committee chairs at KISRG@indiana.edu.
Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) grant opportunity
Applications Due December 31, 2013
In order to provide incentives for language faculty to teach and do research in a business context, a consortium of Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) will award grants to three language professionals at U.S. colleges or universities. One grant of $3,000 will be awarded to a project in a critical or less commonly taught foreign language and two awards of $2,500 will be awarded to research or teaching projects in other foreign languages. See more at: http://go.ciber.illinois.edu/BLRT Apply online at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1842700
Work In Buenos Aires-Global Executive Recruiter Positions
TXT International is an international headhunter based in Buenos Aires. Apply withresume to: casiewoods@txtinternational.com, For more info see www.txtinternational.com
Framing the Global Conference
September 26-28, 2013
Indiana University, Bloomington
You can find more information here: http://framing.indiana.edu/conference/
You can register for the conference here: http://framing.indiana.edu/registration/
"Conflict and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean" -VII Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean
Saturday, November 9, 2013, Submission Deadline: Friday, September 13, 7pm
University of Maryland, College Park

“Border Encounters in the Americas” LAGO Graduate Student Conference
February 13-15th, 2014
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Deadline for Submissions: October 25th, 2013
"Representations, Revisions, Responsibilities: Toward New Narratives for Haiti in 2013 and Beyond" -the 25th Annual Haitian Studies Association Conference
November 7th-9th, 2013
Karibe Hotel & Convention Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haitian Studies Association website: www.HaitianStudies.umb.edu, Contact:hsa@umb.edu
The Undergraduate Scholar
The Undergraduate Scholar is a journal that publishes non-fiction essays from all disciplines, from art history to zoology. To submit an essay, you can upload it to the UGS website or email it to undergraduate.scholar@gmail.com by September 15. We also will be accepting student artwork submissions throughout the semester. If you have any questions or are curious about how to join the UGS staff, we will have a call-out meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm in Ballantine Hall by the globe on the bottom floor. If you cannot make this meeting and are interested in learning more or joining, contact Sireen Yang at undergraduate.scholar@gmail.com.
Association of Caribbean Historians Announces the 2014 Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize

Volunteer Opportunities
Bilingual or Spanish Proficient Volunteers Needed
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
El Centro Comunal Latino seeks bilingual or Spanish-proficient tutors for a wide range of ages.Email elcentrocomunal@gmail.com if interested.
AYUDA 2014 Summer Programs
Dominican Republic
We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about empowering youth and making a difference in diabetes communities in the Dominican Republic. For more information see ayudainc.net

Language Learning / Study Abroad Opportunities
Café Hispano: Spanish Conversation Hour
Tuesdays / 4:00-5:30pm
IMU Starbucks
Spanish speakers and learners of all levels are encouraged to attend!
Contact the Department of Spanish & Portuguese with any questions.

Cafezinho: Portuguese Coffee Hour
Fridays / 4:00-6:00pm
IMU Starbucks
All levels are welcome to join these informal conversation sessions for Portuguese language learners.

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