Outside Events and Job Opportunities

Book Talk: "Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824"

Presented by Professor Paul Kelton, University of Kansas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4-6 PM
Bunche Hall 6275

Paul Kelton is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on indigenous peoples of North America, environmental history, and Early American history.

Forum to Reclaim Diversity, April 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm, Pauley Pavilion

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY

You are invited to attend the Forum to Reclaim Diversity, Thursday April 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse and Concourse.

A group of students, faculty, and staff at UCLA are organizing this forum with the goal of developing and deepening understandings of what diversity work needs to accomplish on the UCLA campus. We recognize that UCLA has many different communities and contexts to account for; there is no one-size-fits-all diversity solution. So we hope to advance this sense of plurality, in regards to what diversity means to different communities, what are the different needs of these communities, and, subsequently, the different approaches necessary to see these visions made a reality.

For event information, go to: http://goo.gl/KxHBWi

To RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/1Hmkgruq24

We hope that you will join us.

For more information, please contact Grace Hong at gracehongucla@gmail.com or Kareem Elzein at kareemelzein@gmail.com.

Save the Date: Thinking Gender 2015 Conference

THINKING GENDER 2015

25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for presentations: Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices 

How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:

- The bodies of medicine
- Gender movement in contested spaces
- Construction and representations of bodies in the arts
- Faith and feminism
- Gender in conflict zones
- Technology and power
- Gender, cultures, and environmental crisis
- Consumerism in reproduction and maternal identities
- Gendered networks
- Gender disparities in sciences
- Language, communication, and gender 
- Feminist epistemology

CSW accepts submissions from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Please note that we do not accept submissions from papers presented at previous Thinking Gender conferences. No previously published material is eligible. Undergraduate students are eligible for poster submissions.

Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a proposal (5 double-spaced pages maximum), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). 

All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. 

For pre-constituted panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials that must be provided for individual paper submissions. 

Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.com

Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014

Conference will be held April 23 and 24, 2015, at UCLA Covell Commons

Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter.

THINKING GENDER COORDINATOR: Chien-Ling Liu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. Her dissertation is on the microbiological studies and public health work by the Pasteur Institutes in China between 1899 and 1950, particularly concerning prophylaxis of smallpox and rabies. She is interested in power dynamics of scientific knowledge production and practices in cross-cultural contexts, relating to the issues of modernity. When not writing her dissertation, she enjoys going to movies and playing badminton. 

INFO: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

Udall Foundation: Internship and Scholarship Program Opportunities

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 internship and scholarship program opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. We request your assistance in identifying students who would be excellent candidates for our programs and encouraging them to apply.

The Native American Congressional Internship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/AboutInternship.aspx> program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public officials and experience an insider’s view of the federal government. The Foundation provides airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2015<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/ImportantDates.aspx>.  For an application and information about complimentary webinars, please see our “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Apply.aspx>” page.

The Udall Scholarship<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AboutScholarship.aspx> program awards $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Two- and four-year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholars participate in a five-day Orientation<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Orientation.aspx> in Tucson, AZ, to learn from and network with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. The award includes life-time membership in the Udall alumni community<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AlumniNetwork.aspx>, a vibrant community offering job and internship opportunities, support for public service initiatives, and intellectual discussion. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/HowToApply.aspx> at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015. A faculty representative directory and schedule of free webinars can be found on the “Apply<http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx>” page.

The Udall Foundation honors Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives and Stewart L. Udall’s service as Secretary of the Interior. Both men worked tirelessly for the rights of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Since 1996, 110 tribes have been represented in the scholarship and internship programs.

We encourage you to visit our website at www.udall.gov and join our Facebook group Native Education @ Udall Foundation<https://www.facebook.com/groups/NativeEducationUdallFoundation/>. There, you’ll find our alumni profiles, tips for the applications, and more. We are eager to hear from interested students, faculty, staff and educational partners directly by email or phone. Thank you for your time and assistance. We look forward to working with you!

Harpo Foundation Accepting Application for Native American Artists Fellowships

New online database showcases tribal governance resources

A new database on tribal governance is now available http://phys.org/news/2012-10-online-database-showcases-tribal-resources.html. "The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development."

Resource for High School Students: Paying for College (Scholarship Booklet)

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society. I share this resource with the hope that you would also seek compassion about young people who need guidance and support toward finding the quality of life. You may duplicate and distribute this free booklet. ~Rosie Dayzie, email: rosie.dayzie@gmail.com

Lakota Language Education Action Program

Be Part of the Future of the Lakota Language 
  • Jobs available every year in many schools across South Dakota
  • Department of Education provides financial support to qualified students
  • For students who already have or are seeking a bachelor's degree, and want to teach Lakota
LLEAP Training Options at USD (see note):
  • Option 1: A Bachelor's of Liberal Studies in Teaching Lakota Language, leading to full teaching certification
  • Option 2: A Teaching Minor in Lakota Language, which can be added to a teaching major and full certification in another subject.
  • Option 3: A K-12 Lakota Languages Education Endorsement for teaching Lakota Language only as per South Dakota statute ARSD 24:15:06:29.

Note:  Currently under review by the South Dakota Board of Regents and Department of Education.

Apply:
LLEAP South Dakota Contacts:

Extramural Funding Opportunities for Entering Students

Many of the fellowships provide multiple years of funding and are for students in their first year or two of graduate studies. After that, they are no longer eligible to apply. Thus the sooner students learn about these opportunities, the better their chances of preparing a strong application.

AIR Project Director

The American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Project Director provides programmatic oversight, administrative direction, and management for the outreach project sponsored by the Student Initiated Outreach Committee (SIOC) and housed in the Student Initiated Outreach Center. The AIR Project Director has responsibilities for the short and long term development and day-to-day operations of the project in collaboration with the project's Sponsoring Student Organization, American Indian Student Association, and the Student Initiated Outreach Committee. The AIR Project Director is fiscally responsible for their project and must adhere to budget guidelines and restrictions. The AIR Project Director ensures that the project strives to provide educational support services that help and encourage youth in the Los Angeles community, specifically targeting the American Indian community, become eligible for a post-secondary education and provide community college students with services that cater to the needs of the distinctive population of transfer students.

Apply here: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65598 (Req#: 21912)

RAIN Project Director

The Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) Project Director provides programmatic oversight, administrative direction, and management for the retention project sponsored by the Campus Retention Committee (CRC) and housed in the Student Retention Center. The RAIN! Project Director has responsibilities for the short and long term development and day-to-day operations of the project in collaboration with the project's Sponsoring Student Organization, the American Indian Student Association, and the Campus Retention Committee. The RAIN! Project Director is fiscally responsible for their project and keeps within funding guidelines and limitations.The RAIN! Project Director ensures that the project strives to assist UCLA students, specifically American Indian students, graduate by providing the following services: Peer Counseling, Mentorship, and a Wellness Program.

Apply here: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65594 (Req# 21908)

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