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February 8-14, 1999
Saturday, Feb. 6--América: The Collective Search for a World That Holds Many Worlds, Austin Community College, Riverside Campus. Conference on human rights struggles in Mexico and the U.S. Participants can make connections to create a strong agenda for solidarity and community work. Keynote speaker, Esperanza Rascon Cordoba, Communication and Links Committee of the National Indigenous Conference (Mexico)óan, and Cultural Institute of Mexico City. 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ACC Riverside Aud itorium, 1020 Grove Blvd. Free admission. Also: A reception featuring a multi-media presentation and party, Feb. 5, 8:00 p.m.-12:00, Off Center Theater, 2211 Hildalgo St. (donations taken at door). Both events sponsored by The Mexico Solidarity Net work, Comité de Solidaridad con Chiapas y México, and LASO Latin American Student Organization (ACC). For more info. contact Corrie Sublett-Berrios at 477-3606 cuca[email address removed to reduce spam]; (cuca[email address removed to reduce spam]) or Goyo Amaro at 462-9596 [email address removed to reduce spam]; ([email address removed to reduce spam]).
Monday, February 8
Writing Worlds, Reading Literature, a lecture by Cyana Leahy-Dios, Brazilian poet and short story writer and Professor of Literary Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense. 3:30 p.m., Tobin Room, Batts 201, Sponsored by the D ept. of Spanish and Portuguese. For more info., call 471-4936.
Teach for America Info. Session. Come learn about the challenges and possibilities facing students in the nation's most underresourced rural and urban public schools. Teach for America corp members and alumni will share their tea ching experiences. 6:00 p.m. Texas Union, Eastwoods Room. For more info. call 800/832-1230 or www.teachforamerica.org
Wednesday, February 10
Study Abroad Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., West Mall. For more info., contact the Liberal Arts Council, 471-6563.
Parody, Satire, and Irony in Argentine Expression, gallery talk by Naomi Lindstrom, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese. Part of the Cantos Paralelos series 12:00 noon, Blanton Museum of Art, Art Bldg. For more info., call 471-7324 or [email address removed to reduce spam]
Friday, February 12
Developing Santos: A Collaboration, an exhibition of ca. 1920 photographs by G. A. Santos, glass slide images printed by Philip H. Marshall. Opening reception 3:30-5:30 p.m., Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.106. G allery talk by Prof. Marshall at 4 p.m. For more info. call 495-4520.
Conferences and Calls for Papers
Call for Papers--9th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Romance Languages,UT-Austin, April 3, 1999. Submissions include two pages, first page with title, author's name, and address where author can be contacted; the second with title of paper and a single-spaced abstract not exceeding 400 words. Final papers must not exceed 3,100 words (maximum reading time is 20 minutes) and must be received before March 20. No papers will be read in absenti a. Send abstracts to: Delia Méndez Montesinos, 9th Colloquium Organizing Committee, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Batts 110, UT-Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (Campus code: B3700). Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 5.
Call for Papers--17th Annual Meeting, Association of Third World Studies, University of Costa Rica, Nov. 18-20, 1999. The theme is Interdisciplinary Approaches to Third World Studies. Papers and panels from all academic disciplines that deal wi th the study of Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East, and Asia (except Japan) are welcome. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged. Persons interested in presenting papers or panels must submit a 200-word proposal abstract. Prospecti ve chairs and/or commentators must submit a brief statement on their area of expertise. Send proposals to: Tom Leonard, International Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Fax 904/620-1018; e-m ail [email address removed to reduce spam]; [email address removed to reduce spam]. Deadline: April 1, 1999.
Fellowships, Grants, and Research Opportunities
Liberal Arts College-Wide Competitive Scholarships. Applications available to be awarded for the 1999-2000 academic year ranging from $500-$2,000. Eligibility criteria: College of Liberal Arts undergraduate; completion of a minimum of 30 hours of coursework for a grade at UT-Austin; GPA of at least 3.7; evidence of achievement in leadership and service to the college and community. Applications available at ILAS (SRH 1.304A) or Liberal Arts (FAC 1). For more info., call P riscilla Ebert, 475-7586. Submission deadline: March 1, 1999, no later than 5:00 p.m.
1999 Undergraduate Research Fellowships. A successful application may receive up to $1,000 for support for specific scholarly investigative projects conducted by UT undergraduates. To qualify, applicants must be currently enrolled in a B.A. pro gram in any college of UT-Austin or in the first or second year of a Pharm. D. program; enrolled full-time during the fellowship period. Applications available in the Office of the President for Research, Main 302, tel. 471-2877; Office of Student Governm ent, SSB 4.206, tel. 471-3166; or visit the Website at: http://www.utexas.edu/research/vp/gaf/ Deadline: Feb 16, 1999, no later than 5:00 p.m.
Social Science Concepts in Area Studies, Grants for Graduate Students. Ford Foundation-sponsored grant to support graduate education in the social sciences. $9,000 has been set aside for Latin American Studies to be used in spring and summer 19 99. ILAS will award and distribute funds and coordinate postresearch presentations. Funds to be used primarily for graduate student research to cover travel and living costs; professors can receive travel support but must demonstrate that travel will bene fit graduate student fieldwork. Guidelines for proposals: (1) Faculty member supervising research must submit proposal; (2) proposals should include 2-page, double-spaced, 12-point-font project description; (3) an itemized budget indicating travel, lodgin g, and per diem required. Three grants of $3,000 or two of $4,500 will be awarded. Send proposals to Joanne Gully, SRH 1.310, ILAS D0800 by Feb. 19, 1999.
Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program 1999, GFAF. Applications invited from students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Qualifications i nclude enrollment for the 1999-2000 academic year in the first year of a two-year full-time master's degree program; a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher must be maintained th roughout participation in the program. Send applications and supporting documents to: Dr. Richard Hope, Director, Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, P.O. Box 2437, Princeton, NJ 08543-2437. (No faxes.) For details: http://www.woodrow.org Deadline: Feb. 22, 1999.
FLAS: Summer 1999 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship for Portuguese language study at UT-Austin or Kaqchikel language study through Tulane University. Eligibility requirements same as for the academic year FLAS. The ILAS application is for the FLAS fellowships. You must contact Brian Stross (471-4206) for details about admission into the Tulane Kaqchikel program. Applications available in SRH 1.301. Deadline: March 1, 1999.
Tinker Field Research Grants only to cover travel costs for brief periods of predissertation field research in Latin America, Portugal, or Spain. (Latin America here is defined as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking coun tries of the Western Hemisphere. This definition excludes projects focused on Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking people within the United States and Canada.) Research conducted in Iberia may be of two types--that focused on Latin American topics for which re sources in Spain and Portugal are required, and that focused solely on Iberian subjects. The focus of the field research is to reflect primarily the Tinker Foundation's broad areas of interest, i.e., economic policy and governance, environmental policy an d those targeted social science disciplines having strong public policy implications. Individual recipients may be graduate students at both master's and doctoral levels. The Tinker Field Research Grants are not to be used for dissertation research, but r ather to provide graduate students with their first experience in developing independent research projects and conducting hands-on field research in Latin America or Iberia. Applications are available in SRH 1.301. Deadline: March 1, 1999.
FLAS: Academic Year 1999-2000 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship for Portuguese language study only. To be eligible an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, show potential for superior academic achievem ent as indicated by grade-point average, class rank, and GRE score, demonstrate a long-term interest in Latin America, be a graduate student in good standing at UT-Austin, or have been accepted for regular admission to the Graduate School at UT-Austin. Th e applicant must not be a native speaker of Portuguese. Additional information and application instructions available in SRH 1.301. Deadline: March 1.
Dissertation Research Grant for dissertation field research in Latin America. Applicant must be advanced to candidacy before funds can be disbursed. Funds will be available academic year 1999-2000. Stipend: $2,500. Applications available in SRH 1.301. Deadline: March 1, 1999.
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