February 1998 News
Alain J.-J. Cohen, "Tarantino. Mise-en-scène and
Rituals of the Dual," La Licorne (hors série). Le
cinéma et ses objets/Objects in Film,(1997): 235-246.
To Roddey Reid, who has been awarded a twelve-month Japan Foundation
Abe Fellowship by the Social Science Research Council and the American
Council of Learned Societies for his research project, "Contemporary
Cultures of Health and Risk: Globalizing Tobacco Control in the U.S., France,
and Japan." He will be in Japan for most of next year at Josai International
University, Togane (Chiba Prefecture). Only eight Abe Fellowships are awarded
each year to U.S. scholars and journalists.
For more events, check out UC's News and Information
NEW WRITING SERIES, WINTER 1998. All events take place
at 4:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Performance Space and are free and
open to the public.
The series is sponsored by the University Events Office, the Literature Department, the Archive for New Poetry and the Division of Arts and Humanities.
NAYAN SHAH, International Center for Advanced Studies,
New York University
Travel to Scholarly Meetings that take place before July 1, 1998. Academic Senate members may apply for travel expenses (airfare, not per diem) to conferences or symposia of professional societies at which they will present papers on their research or preside over one or more sessions. Invitations to participate in a departmental symposium or in a locally organized workshop/conference with a fairly small attendance cannot be supported. Only one trip per fiscal year for any Senate member will be awarded. The deadline for submission of applications is 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 1998. Applications received after this date will be reviewed in June 1998. Awards are made for the lowest published air coach fare for domestic trips, with ceilings of $500 for Eastern, $350 for Central, and $250 for Mountain/Pacific time zones. Foreign travel may be funded at 75% of the lowest APEX fare, up to $1,000, or the actual fare, whichever is lower. A copy of the letter inviting the paper, acceptance of the paper on the program or a copy of the program must accompany the request for funds. Application forms are available from Linda Lewis or on the Web at http://www-senate.ucsd.edu/forms.htm.
Illinois Research Information System (IRIS). The IRIS database of online funding information includes descriptions of over 6,000 ongoing competitive funding opportunities from federal agencies, private corporate foundations and other not-for-profit organizations. An IRIS computer search provides information about possible funding sources in a great variety of disciplines in many countries. The search results appear on a printout which provides brief descriptions of all potential funding sources and lists their addresses and deadlines. The database includes sources of support for dissertation research, postdoctoral opportunities, advanced study and training, teaching and curriculum development, seminar and conference travel, editing/publishing/translating, equipment and materials acquisition, exhibits and performances, consultant/visiting personnel, prizes/awards, use of facilities/equipment and collaborative activity. IRIS also offers a funding alert service that will automatically retrieve and deliver via e-mail IRIS records that meet established keyword finding profiles. Access information is available at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/iris/.
FEDIX Opportunity Alert (FOA) is a free e-mail service that automatically delivers research and education funding opportunities targeted to specified areas of interest. The service, funded by the Federal government, has grown to 35,000 subscribers since last March. To participate, register at http://www.rams-fie.com/opportunity.htm and then select the keywords that identify your areas of interest. Searches on your behalf will begin the following business day.
Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS) Grant and Fellowship Competition for Summer 1998 and Academic Year 1998-99. The Center invites applications from UCSD graduate students interested in Latin America for the following fellowship programs: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (two fellowships available) pay tuition and fees plus a $10,000 stipend. Fellows are required to study Latin American Portuguese or advanced Spanish during the tenure of the award. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Summer Intensive Language Fellowships (two-three awards) pay $3,600 for living expenses and up to $2,400 for fees and travel expenses. Awardees must take 100 hours of advanced instruction in Latin American Portuguese, advanced Spanish or a Latin American indigenous language in a pre-approved program affiliated with a U.S. university. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. CILAS expects to award approximately ten Field Research Grants ($1,000-$3,000) for pre-dissertation and dissertation field research to be conducted in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. All UCSD graduate students are eligible to apply. All application materials must be received at CILAS by March 24, 1998. Additional information will be provided at 12:00 noon, Friday, February 6, 1998, at the Deutz Conference Room, Institute of the Americas; or contact 4-6050.
Graduate Program Announcements
Fredric R. Jameson--Spring Quarter 1998 Mini-Seminar: Professor Jameson's two-unit mini-seminar (LTTH 297) is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, Thursday, May 28, and Tuesday, June 2, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the deCerteau Room, 155 Literature Building. Topic and reading list TBA.
"Graduate and Post-Doc Parenting: How Do You Do It?", Wednesday, February 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m., The Women's Center, 407 University Center. Research, graduate course work and parenting may seem like an impossible combination. This program will provide a review of policies, resources and strategies that impact graduate students and post-docs who currently have children or are planning to start a family. For information contact 822-2030. Sponsored by OGSR.