Friday, February 27, 2009
Established in memory of Virginia LaFollette Gunderson, this award recognizes the best essay written by an American Studies graduate student with prize money in the amount of $1000. The winner will also be invited to present an abbreviated version of the winning essay to a multidisciplinary audience of IU faculty and graduate students. The result of the competition will be announced in late March and the presentation scheduled for the end of the semester.
Deadline for submission is Friday, March 6, 2009.
Address submission to:
American Studies Program
Ballantine Hall 521
Bloomington, IN 47405
Eligibility and Restrictions:
1. Open to all Ph.D. minors and combined Ph.D. students in the American Studies Program.
2. Submissions should be 15-25 pages in length (typed, double-spaced) and should have been written during the spring 2008 or fall 2008 semesters. Your name should appear on title cover sheet only.
3. Papers may focus on any aspect of cultural, political, social, or economic formation in the United States and the Americas.
For further information, please contact the American Studies Office at 855-7718.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Lounge, Memorial Hall East
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
“Meryl Streep: Voice, Body, and Embodiments of Feminism”
Monday, March 9, 2009
Georgian Room, IMU
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Professor Linda Mizejewski specializes in women and film in the Department of Women’s Studies at Ohio University. Dr. Mizejewski is the author of: Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2004); Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema (Duke, 1999); and Divine Decadence: Fascism, Female Spectacle, and the Makings of Sally Bowles (Princeton 1992). Her next book It Happened One Night will appear in 2009 with Blackwell.
Gender Studies, Communication and Culture, Office for Women’s Affairs, Department of History, Cultural Studies, American Studies, and Horizons of Knowledge.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Please join us for...
IPAA coffee hour this Friday in the SPEA Atrium from 2:30 to 4 pm (across from Wells library and next to Kelley).
We will enjoy a presentation by Fileve Palmer, a PhD student in Humanities about international race identities and their commonalities, drawing from here comparative research between South Africa and the U.S. Then, we can give her feedback on her presentation and pursue further discussion about how these varying racial identities affect public policy.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in to meet new people, discuss interesting issues, and enjoy SPEA Coffee Cart coffee. Bring your own mug for $1.80 coffee!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Graduate and Professional Student Organization is looking for graduate students interested in sharing their research with the campus and Bloomington communities as part of the annual "New Voices in Academia" conference on Friday, March 27, 2009. An informal, interactive event, the Research Share will allow graduate students to explain their research and its implications to a broad audience. The Research Share will be held in the Wells Library lobby on March 27th from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Each graduate participant will have table space and can bring any posters or demonstrations which will help explain his/her research. Light refreshments will be provided to participants.
Please contact the GPSO Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites submissions from graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington for its "Challenges to Change" panel, as part of the first annual "New Voices in Academic" conference on Friday, March 27, 2009.
The panel welcomes any paper, project or presentation that focuses on change or evolution in physical or social environments; change within the arts or humanities; or change within the professional world. All papers will be peer-reviewed by a campus-wide committee of faculty and graduate students and small financial awards will be offered to quality submissions. Papers will be selected to be part of a panel discussion with faculty members. Winners will be announced after the panel discussion in the following categories:
1) the Physical and Natural Sciences
2) the Social Sciences / Arts and Humanities
3) IU-Bloomington's professional programs.
The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2009. Please submit an electronic copy of your paper and/or description of your presentation or project to email@example.com.
NATIVE FILM SERIES FOUR!
Special Guest Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) (Director, _Four Sheets to the Wind_)
March 8, 2 PM-midnight at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington.
2:00 PM: _Edge of America_ (family-friendly) 4:00 PM: _Homelands_ (family-friendly)
5:45 PM: Film Intro by Sterlin Harjo
6:00 PM: _Four Sheets to the Wind_ (rated R) 7:30 PM: Q&A with Sterlin Harjo 9:00 PM: _Imprint_ 10:30 PM: _Unnatural & Accidental_ (mature audiences only)
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our cosponsors: Native American Community Center of Bloomington, Indiana University Student Association, First Nations Educational & Cultural Center, American Indian Student Association at IUB, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"The Art of Religion" March 5-6th
MARCH 5, 2009
Wylie 015, 4:15-5:45 PM
Keynote Speaker Maria Heim, "Learning to See: Intellectual Virtues and Affections in Buddhaghosa's Thought"
MARCH 6, 2009
Panels, Ballantine Hall 204
I. 9:00-10:30 AM
Post-War Identity and Popular Practice
William E. Smith, III, Faithfully Obscene: The Art of Religion as Defense
Strategy in Mid-20th Century U.S. Obscenity Debates
Federico Pacchioni, Redefining Christianity through Cinema: The
Collaboration of Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini
David Gottlieb, Acting Jewish: The Inhabited Role of the American Jew and
the Expression of Jewish Religious Sensibility
Respondent: Sylvester A. Johnson
II. 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Popular Practice: Martyrs, Music and Material
Diane Fruchtman, Prudentius and the Power of Violence: Harnessing Violent
Images for Opposite Ends
Adam Darlage, Habaner Ceramics as an Anabaptist Art Form in Early Modern
Stephen Mitsuo Higa, Singing and Spirit in Early Medieval Gaul, 6th-9th
Respondent: Aaron Stalnaker
III. 1:45-3:15 PM
Ambivalent Space: Complicating the Location of the Sacred
Selina Morales, Bathed in Spirit: Recognizing Homeland in the Botanica
Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe, Making Sacred Space: The Role of Art and Other
Material Culture in Worship
Joseph Ballan, Liturgies of the Concert Hall: Mallarme and the Religion of
Respondent: Constance M. Furey
IV. 3:30-5:00 PM
Performance and Religious Transformation
Aimee Hamilton, Goddess Parvati and Brides' Bodies: The Aesthetics of Hindu
Lauren Osborne, The Recited Qur'an: Possibilities for Research
Geoffrey Goble, Practice as Play: Subjective and Objective Aspects of
Esoteric Buddhist Ritual
Respondent: Maria Heim
Three information sessions about applying for a Fulbright Hays dissertation research grant will be held this semester.
Location, dates and times:
FRIDAY February 27, 2009, 4:30-5:30
FRIDAY March 13, 2009, 4:30-5:30
FRIDAY April 24, 2009, 4:30-5:30
Resources at IU for preparing your application:
Paul Fogleman, Fulbright Adviser, Office for International Affairs
Tel. (812) 855-3948; Email: email@example.com
The Grad Grants Center in room E651 in the Wells Library
Tel. (812) 855-5281; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website:http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/
Resources and more info on the web at: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html
Monday, February 23, 2009
Nominations should be in the form of a letter. The letter(s) letters should be emailed to email@example.com between Monday, January 12 and Friday, March 20, 2009. All nominees, graduate and professional students, and faculty as well as the award recipient, will be invited to attend an Award Ceremony.
Faculty Award Guidelines:
• Faculty must be current/have retired within the 2008/2009 academic year.
• Nominating student must be currently enrolled or have graduated within the last year (Graduate Class of 2008)
• The award encompasses tenured and non-tenured faculty, including lecturers and adjuncts. Faculty status is not factored into the committee’s decision.
• This is an award from the Graduate Student body of the IU-B campus: candidates nominated must be faculty of the IU-B campus.
• The winners will be determined by a committee of graduate students All nominated faculty will be issued a certificate of nomination from the GPSO.
• Any student is free to nominate as many people as they would like. The quantity of letters received for a particular faculty member does not increase or decrease their chances of being selected.
• Letters will be read only for the purpose of the GPSO Faculty Mentor Award and will not be disseminated for general access.
• Nominations from students within GPSO-inactive departments will not be eligible. If you are not certain if your department is currently eligible, contact the Chair of the GPSO Awards Committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Letters should be no longer than 300 words.
Examples of what can serve as nomination criteria:
• Fosters the long-term development of students.
• Is active and vocal in administrative and professional matters, such as assistance with publishing and grant writing, conference presentations, post-doctoral opportunities and job placement.
• Encourages students to develop individual talents and strengths by providing support and guidance in their research.
• Helps students acquire the skills and resources necessary to succeed as professionals in their fields.
• Sponsors students and their work both on and off campus, including supporting student attendance and participation at conferences.
• Assists with alumni contacts, furnishes specific job information tailored to the student’s strengths/regional preferences.
Letters of recommendation need provide the following criteria:
1. Information about your faculty mentor, including description of why they are deserving of this award.
2. A brief summary about yourself, including program of study, years in the program and any other information that may aid the selection committee in understanding the impact your mentor has had on your life/ academic/ professional development.
Nomination letters can be emailed to:email@example.com
Subj: Faculty Mentor Award
All nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2009.Please direct questions about the Faculty Mentor Award to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Subj: Faculty Mentor Award
The Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization and the University Graduate School are proud to announce the Indiana University Bloomington Pari Prerana Award, 2009. Deadline for application: Friday, March 20, 2009.
The Pari Prerana (Essence of Inspiration) Award at Indiana University was established through the support of sponsors from the Indian subcontinent. The award strives to recognize and honor students who have overcome a severe physical, cognitive or other health related challenge/s and have demonstrated academic excellence.
The objective of this award forum is to provide university and community wide recognition to such students and their narratives (life stories and experiences) through various local media outlets. The award’s goal is to contribute to building the self esteem, courage and competitive spirit among graduate students with challenges and to further Indiana University’s mission.
All advisors, graduate students, faculty and professors at Indiana University, Bloomington, are invited to nominate those students that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary courage and determination under adverse and challenging conditions.
For eligibility, nomination rules, and more information please visit:http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/academic/awards/pariprerana/pariprerana.php
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 7th, from 10-12 and is co-sponsored by India Studies. We will meet at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions located at the corner of Third and Indiana.
These workshops are informal and run as follows: I will ask Professor Heim to make a few opening remarks about her paper, and then will open the floor for questions and discussion. I will circulate the paper in advance to those who are interested in attending. We will also provide assorted breakfast foods.
In Professor Heim's words, the book she is working on and the one to be overviewed in her paper, "involves a close study of Theravada Buddhist theories of moral agency, in particular how moral intention is treated in all of the main genres of Pali thought: sutta, abhidhamma, vinaya, and narrative literatures. It explores the way these sources treat the 'springs of action,' that is, the intentions, motivations, emotions, and dispositions prompting morally relevant action."
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP to Cheryl Cottine (email@example.com) by this Friday, Feb. 27th. And please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
This issue features columns from Ingrid Hoofd, Ted Friedman, Patrick Burkart, Heather Hendershot, Ethan Thompson, and Jonathan Nichols-Pethick.
This issue's columns in brief:
"Minding the Gap: Barack Obama and the Demise of Representational Politics" by Ingrid Hoofd
A post-electoral exploration.
"Strat-O-Matic and the Baseball Tarot: Sense and Synchronicity in Sports and Games " by Ted Friedman
A look at chance in Strat-O-Matic baseball and what it has to tell us about gameplay in general.
"On the Digital Music Wars: Where Are We Now?" by Patrick Burkart
In our waning economy, what is the future of the digital music industry?
"Rage Against the Machine: Does The Sarah Connor Chronicles Have a Future?" by Heather Hendershot
Can a thoughtful, if depressing, sci-fi spinoff make it through its second season?
"Facebook and the Return of the Repressed, or Watching Political Comedy on a Social Network" by Ethan Thompson
An examination of the personalized nature of political videos on Facebook.
"'Pain can be controlled: you just disconnect it': Terminating Public Access Television" by Jonathan Nichols-Pethick
A proposal for the regeneration of public access television.
Come to learn about the important contributions that women have made to Bloomington, IU and the world at large. Meet new people, enjoy good food and engage your talents toward making the world a more gender-equitable place! The first 100 guests will get free tickets to the IU Women’s game at 2:00!
After the reception, watch join us at the game and participate in Scholars’ Day to promote the achievements of our scholar-athletes.
Date: March 1, 2009
Time: 12:30–1:30 (reception), 2:00 (IU v. Michigan)
Place: Memorial Stadium Club Level, below the Press Box
RSVP to Brandi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Erotic Art from Iran to Japan
New Exhibition at The Kinsey Institute Gallery February 20, 2009 - June 26, 2009
Eros in Asia is the first exhibition from The Kinsey Institute to highlight its extensive collection of erotic artwork from across the Asian continent. In the 1940s and 1950s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey actively collected visual materials from around the world, to enable him to study sexual behavior and attitudes in countries such as China, India, Iran, and Japan. Since that time the institute has continued to acquire paintings, prints, illustrated books, sculptures, and art objects from Asian countries, each of which has its unique artistic traditions and genres for the visual representation of sexuality.
A public reception for Eros in Asia will be held on
Friday, February 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.
Lecture-Friday, February 20th, 12:30 pm, Morrison 007 Dr. Christiane J. Gruber will present a lecture titled "Of Beardless Youths, Courtesans, and Voyeurs: Modern Persian Erotica in the Kinsey Institute." Audience members will be invited to view the exhibition following the talk. Dr. Gruber, an art historian at Indiana University, studies Iranian art and Islamic visual culture.
The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm weekdays or by
appointment. Admission is free. Visitors should be 18 years of age
or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Graduate Scholar Fellowship - Danielle Fernandez
Educational Opportunities Fellowship - Korryn Mozisek
Congratulations to you both!
For more information on this conference, please visit our website:
or contact us via email: email@example.com
IMU - State Room East
"Is Indigenous Heritage a Form of Property: Lessons Learned after a Decade of Debate and Creative Policy-Making"
Michael F. Brown, Lambert Professor of Anthropology at Williams College and the author of such books as Who Owns Native Culture? and Tsewa's Gift: Magic and Meaning in an Amazonian Society will be giving a talk entitled "Is Indigenous Heritage a Form of Property: Lessons Learned after a Decade of Debate and Creative Policy-Making".
Dr. Brown's talk will be followed by a panel discussion including IU faculty from various departments.The lecture is sponsored by the Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin America Program (ML&CP) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
In preparation for the lecture, Dr. Brown has sent along some reading materials from his book Who Owns Native Culture? which are available on the ML&CP website at http://www.indiana.edu/~mlcp/.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
4 - 5 pm
Wells Library E170
An Opening reception for the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities:
Transforming the Arts & Humanities in the 21st Century
Please attend this exhibit of projects by Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows and an introduction to IDAH associates
Sponsored in part by the IU President’s Office and the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek offers dozens of exhibitions, performances, and family-friendly events featuring many modes of artistic expression, from photography to sculpture to dance to drama. No longer able to contain itself, ArtsWeek now spans 10 days, from Feb. 19 to March 1, 2009.
Join us at ArtsWeek 2009 for an experience that is sure to stimulate and inspire!
Werner Herzog Night
Though he is best known for his hallucinatory, ecstatic narrative films, German director Werner Herzog has produced an extensive body of documentary work over the past several decades, including 2005’s acclaimed Grizzly Man. As with that film, Herzog’s documentaries often deal with unusual, obsessive individuals and the relationships between nature and human beings. Tonight’s screening will include two of Herzog’s short documentaries as well as some of his early short narratives.
NOTE: SPECIAL SCREENING LOCATION, Woodburn Hall Room 120
4 - 5 pm
Classroom Office Building, rm. 100
This Friday is the next installment of our Colloquium Series. Professor Karen Bowdre will present a talk exploring how race and representation operate in two modern adaptations of Shakespeare's The Taming of theShrew: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Deliver Us from Eva (2003). By comparing these romantic comedies with predominately white and African American casts and similar plot points, Professor Bowdre will argue that the cultural history of Black bodies destabilizes common conventions in this genre.
Karen Bowdre's research interests include race and representation, gender, adaptation, romantic comedies, and telenovelas. She is currently working on her book manuscript which focuses on romantic comedies and how African American characters in these films alter the genre conventions. Please join us for this exciting and informative presentation.
One other note, the Colloquium scheduled for Friday February 27, featuring Professor Mary Gray, has been cancelled. We will take the week off and return the following Wednesday March 4 for our Recruitment Day Colloquium.
CMCL Grad Representative for the Colloquium Series
11:30 - 12:30
Classroom Office Building, Room 100
Brown Bag Lunch Roundtable Discussion on John Sloop's Disciplining Gender
John Sloop will be our Auer Lecturer this year (3/26/09) and in preparation for his visit we will read the introduction and first two chapters in his Winans-Wichelns Award winning book Undoing Gender. The reading (a .pdf is available under "resources" on the Gunderson Forum On-Course Site) was suggested by Sloop as speaking to our interest in "change and transformation." As Sloop put it in a note to me, if you are going to think about change and transformation you need to attend to discursive contexts that resist and undermine the possibilities for either. This reading speaks to such concerns. Come ready with questions, problems, arguments, and the lie.
For further information, contact John Lucaites: firstname.lastname@example.org
panel and discussion
10 to 12 AM
Hutton Honors College Great Hall (corner of 7th and Woodlawn)
This panel brings together ethicists, philosophers, biologists, historians of science, dancers and choreographers, and scholars working on issues of disability, aging, and religion to examine from the point of view of their knowledge and experience the following questions: What ethical, philosophical, and scientific implications arise from our increasing knowledge and control of biotechnology and the genome? How do we evaluate our attitudes toward aging, disability and death, the quest for human perfection, who we are and want to be? What do history and philosophy offer as guideposts? How do we raise these conversations to reach a wide audience?
Provost Karen Hanson-philosophy and aesthetics
Professor Lisa Sideris-religion and ethics
Professor Sarah Phillips-anthropology and disability studies
Professor Phil Stafford-anthropology and aging and community
Professor Susan Seizer-communication and culture
Professor Elisabeth Lloyd-history and philosophy of science
Professor Matthew Hahn--Biology
Liz Lerman-Director, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, choreographer, MacArthur Fellow
Martha Wittman-choreographer and dancer with the Dance Exchange
Ben Wegman-lead project dancer with the Dance Exchange
The panel will be moderated by Professor Tom Gieryn, sociology.
We invite audience members to participate in the conversation generated by the comments and thoughts of the panelists.
When: Friday, February 20, 2009. Talk starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.
Where: Student Building 150
Who: Dr. Lynn M. Jamieson
Bio: Dr. Lynn M. Jamieson is Full Professor and former Chair in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University and was formerly Curriculum Coordinator in the Recreation Administration program at California Polytechnic State University. In addition to academic appointments, Dr. Jamieson has served in administrative capacities in three park and recreation departments: Corpus Christi, Texas; San Diego, California; and Johnson County, Kansas. She is co-author of five texts and author of numerous articles in the area of recreational sports, commercial recreation, management and tourism. In the area of research and evaluation, Dr. Jamieson has emphasized management, curriculum development in recreational sports, visitor behavior and youth development as it pertains to youth sport and leisure interest. Over 60 articles and 70 presentations have been delivered in her areas of expertise. She is a Certified Recreational and Park Professional with the National Recreation and Park Association, a member of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association, and several other professional organizations that represent various aspects of the leisure industry. More recently, she has conducted lectures and research in China, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, Turkey, Scotland, England, and the United States on the topics of leisure policy development, research issues, impact of tourism collateral materias, and the sport/violence social issue.
Title: “Tourism Paradox: Revitalization or Sustainability?”
Abstract: Tourism is an essential element in the economy of most communities and regions. Often, tourism is developed in order to draw visitors into the community, with great economic benefits that accrue from this additional source of income. It is the natural beauty prevalent in the resources of a given region that most often serves as a pull factor for many tourists. The geographical features inherent in a region are often used in tourism collateral materials designed to attract tourists to an area. The purpose of the studies performed in this area was to ascertain the scope and nature of the media message given in tourism collateral materials about geographical attractions, and to determine whether that message was compatible with the concept of sustainability. Tourism collateral materials were secured from state and local destination management offices of all 50 United States. Materials were related not only to an individual tourist request, but also to that of groups. Using content analysis, materials were analyzed according to the type of message received about resources, accuracy of information, helpfulness in sharing issues of sustainability, and logistical information. This analysis involved manual coding of materials and development of word groupings that could be compared with expected sustainability factors. Using an image salience diagram, word clusters were compared and contrasted. It was found that in most cases, the salience between the message to tourists and actual environmental sustainability best practices diverged in several important ways. This result could have implications with respect to the way in which tourists utilize natural sites in either positive or negative ways. It may be useful for those involved in the preservation of natural resources and geographical uniqueness to establish a unified message that educates visitors and protects environmental resources.
Please join us and see: http://www.indiana.edu/~geog/colloquium.shtml for a complete schedule.
The panel welcomes any paper, project or presentation that focuses on change or evolution in physical or social environments; change within the arts or humanities; or change within the professional world. All papers will be peer-reviewed by a campus-wide committee of faculty and graduate students and small financial awards will be offered to quality submissions in the following categories:
1) the Physical and Natural Sciences
2) the Social Sciences / Arts and Humanities
3) IU-Bloomington's professional programs
The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2009. Please submit an electronic copy of your paper and/or description of your presentation or project to email@example.com.
Monday, February 16, 2009
2009 Summer Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical
Systems: 11-15 June, 2009
At Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Application screening begins 2 March, 2009
Eligibility: Doctoral students, Post-doctoral scholars and pre-tenure faculty at US-based institutions.
Notification: Late March, 2009
Cost: Most will be covered for accepted participants
A science of socio-technical systems is emerging from research in the fields of HCI, social computing, social informatics, CSCW, sociology of computing, and other domains. The Consortium for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems (CSST) is a new organization devoted to advancing research on socio-technical systems. Building on the success of the 2008 Summer Research Institute, the CSST will, again, be hosting a summer research institute for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenure faculty in summer, 2009. A primary goal of the institute is to build a new cohort of faculty and graduate students who are interested in research on the design and interplay of technology and humans at the level of individuals, groups, organizations, and larger communities. Examples of this kind of work include research on:
* new forms of organizing (e.g., virtual organizations, massive online
* social computing (e.g., online communities, social network sites);
* distributed work (e.g., collaboratories, virtual teams and organizations);
* new technologies (e.g., recommender systems, prediction markets, ubiquitous computing);
* novel forms of production (e.g., open source software, Wikipedia);
* new forms of expression and entertainment (e.g., blogs, wikis, massive multiplayer online role-playing games); and
* information and communication technologies for developing regions (e.g., cell phone-based applications to assist economic development, infrastructure development for local economic action).
With funding from the NSF, the institute will bring together a faculty of distinguished scholars in the domain of socio-technical systems with up to 30 campers, drawn from among advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and pre-tenure faculty conducting research on socio-technical systems.
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University, Director Tom Finholt, University of Michigan, Co-Director Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan Bill Dutton, Oxford University Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Corporation C. Suzanne Iacono, National Science Foundation Wendy Kellogg, IBM Wayne Lutters, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Tony Salvador, Intel Corporation Suzanne Weisband, University of Arizona
The goals of the institute are to:
* Expand on and strengthen connections among the cohort of researchers in this area, and build on the network of relations formed through the
2008 Summer Research Institute.
* Guide the work of the new researchers by having experts in socio- technical systems research give advice.
* Provide encouragement and support for the selection of socio- technical systems research topics.
* Illustrate the interrelationship and diversity of the field of socio- technical systems research.
How the institute will be conducted
The institute will be conducted as a residential program at Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center (http://www.minnowbrook.org/
research, and evening group sessions consisting of presentations by the institute faculty (e.g., work in progress, instruction in new methods, instruction in new analytic techniques) and moderated discussions (e.g., on career development, how to obtain funding, publication strategies). Afternoons will be reserved for informal activities, such as group outings and picnics. Costs of participation, including travel, food and accommodations, will be covered.
How to apply
The application process requires two parts:
1. A 300 word response to this question:
*How does your research advance our scientific understanding of socio- technical systems?*
A few references, particularly if they are not to your own work, may be helpful but are not required.
2. Your current curriculum vitae (as PDF or in a Word or WordPerfect format).
Please send this response as an attachment in a common word processor format or as PDF of an email with the email subject being CSST’09 application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that you include your name, your current U.S.-based institution and affiliation, an email address, and your status (PhD candidate, post-doctoral scholar, pre-tenure faculty, or an explanation of some other status) along with the response.
Please note that participation in this institute will be restricted to those doctoral candidates who have proposed their dissertation at the time of submission up through pre-tenure faculty who are at US institutions. This includes post-doctoral scholars who are not in tenure-track positions if they are less than five years from having completed their doctorate.
** Selection and notification **
Participants will be chosen by a committee of the institute director, associate director, and selected institute faculty. Selection will reflect these criteria:
* Clear articulation of the research contribution to socio-technical systems (theory, practice or design)
* Clear development of socio-technical concepts and principles relative to your research interests and contribution.
For further information please visit si.umich.edu/csstinstitute.
Faith, Ethics, and Truth in the Twenty-first Century
A Lecture by Rob Riemen
Founder and Director of the Nexus Institute, The Netherlands
Author of The Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal
Yale University Press
Friday, February 20th, 5PM
Sweeney Hall, Jacobs School of Music
Reception following - Auer Hall Green Room - Meet Mr. Riemen
Rob Riemen founded the Nexus Institute in 1994, an international center devoted to intellectual reflection and to inspiring Western cultural and philosophical debate. The annual public Nexus Lectures read like a Who’s Who of major thinkers and artists. Riemen’s book, Nobility of Spirit, has garnered high praise from many quarters. Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa comments: “the author’s vast cultural knowledge, his firm commitment to liberal ideals, and the agility of his pen make these essays an invaluable guide to orient us amid the great political and cultural problems—and the ideological confusions—of the world in which we live.”
Sponsors of the lecture include Religious Studies, Anthropology, the Poynter Center
for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, the West European Studies Center,
the Institute for Advanced Study, the Horizons of Knowledge Lecture Series, and the
Office of the Vice-President for International Affairs.
Viswanath Venkatesh of the University of Arkansas Information Systems Department will give a talk about Digital Divide Initiative Success in India as part of the Spring 2009 RKCSI Speaker Series. The talk will be held on Friday, February 20th, in Wells Library, LI 001 from 1:15p-3:00pm.
This talk is sponsored by the Indiana University India Studies Program, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and RKCSI.
Speaker: Viswanath Venkatesh
Professor and George and Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair
Information Systems, Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Topic: Digital Divide Initiative Success in India
Date: Friday, February 20, 2009
Place: IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library Room LI 001
Refreshments will be available prior to the talk at 1:15 pm.
Digital divide initiatives in developing countries are an important
avenue for socio-economic advancement of those countries. Yet, little
research has focused on understanding success of such initiatives. The
research project, which spans five years with data collected from
multiple villages in rural India, seeks to understand the determinants
of success of a digital divide initiative. The presentation discusses a
model of technology use and economic outcomes that was tested with
longitudinal data gathered from 210 families in one village. Social
networks served as the guiding theoretical lens. We found that
technology use partially mediated the effect of social network
constructs on economic outcomes. We discuss implications for theory and
practice. For a more detailed abstract for this talk, see
Viswanath Venkatesh is Professor and George and Boyce Billingsley
Endowed Chair in Information Systems, Walton College of Business,
University of Arkansas. His research focuses on understanding the
diffusion of technologies in organizations and society and has appeared
in leading information systems, organizational behavior, marketing, and
psychology journals, where his articles are among the most highly cited
in his field. He holds and has held several editorial appointments,
including currently serving as a Senior Editor at Information Systems
Research and AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, an
Associate Editor at Decision Sciences Journal, and the editorial review
board of Productions and Operations Management. For more information
about Professor Venkatesh, visit his web site at:
Post-Inaugural Panel Discussion:
What does this presidency REALLY mean? What is America Overlooking?
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Journalism Auditorium (right next to the IMU)
The IMU was just awarded the title in Best of Bloomington as “Best Place to Have Fun on Campus”. The IMU and Union Board is sponsoring the chance for an IU student to be named “Funniest Student on Campus”. This contest is being sponsored on other campuses but we know we have the funniest students right here at IU! The contest deadline is April Fools Day (4/1/09).
TWIX® Brand is launching the “Funniest College Student on Campus Contest,” giving students nationwide a chance to win $3,000 and the ultimate week-long internship: a behind-the-scenes taste of the business of comedy in Chicago at the TBS Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs in June. Now through April Fools’ Day, students attending a U.S. college, university, trade school or junior college can submit funny-focused video entries at www.funnieststudent.twix.com <http://www.funnieststudent.twix.com> .
This once-in-a-lifetime, one-week internship is scheduled to include:·
A meeting with a senior manager of the TBS Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs ·
The opportunity to shadow a member of the Festival staff·
A chance to see the inner workings of a festival rehearsal·
Tickets to six different festival shows
Not only is this internship a great opportunity in itself, it would be a great way for Communications majors and/or aspiring actors to network. As a journalism major, I could have only hoped for an opportunity like this while I was at IU.
Grand Prize Winner will win:$3,000 (awarded as a check)
A trip to Chicago for you and a guest including:
5-day/4-nights hotel accommodations,
ground transportation to/from airport,
$1,000 to cover your expenses in Chicago and
two tickets to each of 6 different shows during the TBS very funny festival: Just For Laughs, Chicago.
A Behind-the-Scenes Experience at the TBS very funny festival: Just For Laughs, Chicago (for winner only):
A one-week "internship" to see and taste the business of comedy, which is currently scheduled* to include:
* A one-on-one session with the SVP and General Manager of Comedy Festivals, Turner Entertainment
* The opportunity to shadow a Comedy Fest staffer
* The opportunity to attend a Festival rehearsal
* A day of playing "hooky" from "work" to tour the fun and/or "funnier" side of Chicago
* Schedule subject to change
A one-year supply of single-size TWIX® Cookie Bars (awarded as 288 bars shipped to your home).
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Capturing India Through Fiction
Author and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
India is one of the richest and most diverse cultures in the world, one where mythology, religion, history, politics and even movies seamlessly run into each other. Dr. Suri’s lecture will talk about the challenge of capturing the essence of this complex and multilayered society through his trilogy of novels.
Suri was raised in Mumbai, India, and now lives in Silver Spring, MD. His first novel, The Death of Vishnu, won the 2002 Barnes and Noble Discover Prize and was a finalist for the 2002 Pen-Faulkner Award. His second novel, The Age of Shiva, was released in 2008 in the US, UK and India. He was named by Time Magazine as a “Person to Watch” in 2000 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction in 2004. His fiction has been translated into 24 foreign languages. In addition to being a novelist, he is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Friday, February 27, 2008 at 5:00 pmFaculty Room, University Club
Indiana Memorial UnionFor more information, contact the India Studies Program:812-855-5798
All materials must be submitted to the Graduate Secretary for review by the DGS by Friday, February 20th.
The Graduate Division of the College of Arts and Sciences invites graduate programs to nominate their most outstanding Ph.D. or M.F.A. candidates for the 2009-2010 College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowships. Stipends for the dissertation year fellowships are $15,000 each. These fellowships enable advanced students to engage in focused work leading to the completion of their dissertations or thesis projects. These fellowships do not include fee remission. Fellowship winners are expected to devote full time to research. Please make this information available to interested students as well as notify students of any internal department deadlines or practices regarding the nomination process.
Only Ph.D. candidates and M.F.A. candidates are eligible. Doctoral nominees must be formally advanced to Ph.D. candidacy by the nomination deadline. Nominations must include: the nomination form (submitted by the student online), two letters of recommendation submitted online, and the department’s ranking. One of the supporting letters must be written by the director of the dissertation or thesis. All nominations and supporting letters must be submitted online February 1-March 1, 2009. Students may begin the nomination process by completing and submitting the online form at the following location: https://coas3.coas.indiana.edu/coasadmin/CICada/DissertationFellowships/ResearchFellowshipNomination.cfm. Students will need their ten digit university student ID number to proceed. Students may also access the online form via the College Graduate Division website: http://www.indiana.edu/~college/graduate/office/awards.shtml#s4.
L'orrore da non dimenticare
A film series to commemorate the Holocaust in Italy.
February 23-26, 2009
January 27, in Italy, is Memorial Day, and coincides with the liberation of the prisoners from Auschwitz. While there are still people who deny the Holocaust, the goal of this film series is that of preserving the memory as well as stressing the effects of the racial laws in Italy and in other European countries.
Monday, February 23, 5:15 pm
Swain Hall West 119
Concorrenza sleale (Unfair Competition)
A film by Ettore Scola (2001)
Rome 1938: What happens to Umberto, a Catholic (Diego Abatantuono) and Leone, a Jew (Sergio Castellitto), who both own a men's clothing store, on the same street, after the racial laws are approved in Italy ? In Italian with no English subtitles.
Tuesday, February 24, 5:15 pm
Morrison Hall 007
A documentary by Ruggero Gabbai
The first Italian documentary on the Italian Jews deported to Auschwitz – the director, Ruggero Gabbai, interviewed some of the 830 survivors of the 8,500 Italian Jews deported. The documentary also includes scenes of the barracks where they were held. In Italian with no English subtitles.
Wednesday, February 25, 5:15 pm
Morrison Hall 007
Volevo solo vivere (I only Wanted to Live)
A documentary by Mimmo Calopresti, 75 minutes
Interviews with Italians who survived the Nazi-Fascist deportation. In Italian with English subtitles.
Thursday, February 26, 5:15 pm
Morrison Hall 007
La tregua (The Truce or The Awakening)
A film by Francesco Rosi (1996)
Follows the release and the return to Italy of Italian chemist turned author Primo Levi from Auschwitz. The film is a careful adaptation of Levi’s second book on his experience in the concentration camp. It took filmmaker Francesco Rosi 10 years to make the film. The journey home took Levi and his few companions through many different countries. Through his companions and his new experiences, his appreciation of life and freedom slowly returns. (In English)
Background: Racism against Jews in Fascist Italy
« È tempo che gli Italiani si proclamino francamente razzisti. Tutta l'opera che finora ha fatto il Regime in Italia è in fondo del razzismo. Frequentissimo è stato sempre nei discorsi del Capo il richiamo ai concetti di razza. La questione del razzismo in Italia deve essere trattata da un punto di vista puramente biologico, senza intenzioni filosofiche o religiose. La concezione del razzismo in Italia deve essere essenzialmente italiana e l'indirizzo arianonordico. »
(La difesa della razza, anno I, numero 1, 5 agosto 1938, p. 2)
Gennaro Marciano. Tuteliamo e Difendiamo la Sanità della Razza! Rome: Stabilimento Tipografico Europa, 1933.
The question of defending the Italian race came up precociously -- five years before the regime promulgated its discriminatory laws -- in this appeal for a concerted campaign against tuberculosis.
Paolo Orano. Gli Ebrei in Italia. 2nd ed. Rome: Casa Editrice Pinciana, 1938.
Orano's diatribe (first published in 1937) provided the intellectual premise for the racial laws directed by Mussolini's government against its Jewish subjects in the course of 1938. This subtle, nuanced, but devastating attack on Italy's forty thousand Jews for their alleged Zionist sympathies, championing of "degenerate" avant-garde cultural expressions, and doubtful loyalty to the Fascist regime and its imperial claims, was an ominous prelude to the impending storm. Prompt responses to Orano's work by prominent Jewish figures, also exhibited here, were to no avail.
Abramo Levi. Noi Ebrei. Rome: Casa Editrice Pinciana, 1937.
Levi's Noi Ebrei, a response to Paolo Orano's Gli Ebrei in Italia, is primarily an anthology of contemporary writings intended to demonstrate that the Jews in Italy, totaling a mere forty thousand in a population of forty-three million, did not constitute a problem for Italian society, but were instead loyal, fully integrated citizens, for the majority of whom Zionism had scarce appeal. Mussolini's racial laws discriminating against Jews and depriving them of most of their civil rights were promulgated the following year.
For more information, please contact Professor Antonio Vitti, email@example.com
If you have a disability and need assistance, accommodations can be made to meet most needs. Please call 855-5458.
(All sessions will be held at 4:00pm, Student Building 159)
Serafin Coronel-Molina, Language Education
(SPECIAL TIME 4:30)
"Indigenous Languages as Modern Languages: The Case of Quechua and Aymara"
Susan Seizer, Communication and Culture
"Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages"
Paul Mullins, Anthropology, IUPUI
"Glazed America: The Politics of the Doughnut? "
Ilana Gershon, Communication and Culture
“Every Click You Make, I'll Be Watching You: Facebook and Monitoring 2.0”
Agustin Fuentes, Notre Dame
“Resituating Anthropological Approaches to the Evolution of Human Behavior”
Richard Ward, Anthropology, IUPUI
“Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Misuse of ‘Race’ in Clinical Medicine”
John Langdon, University of Indianapolis
"The Ecology of Human Modernity"
Evelyn Blackwood, Purdue University
along with the Thomas T. Solley Endowment for the Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art,
East Asian Studies Center,
Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and History,
Friends of Art,
the Robert and Avis Burke lecture series,
Department of the History of Art
In celebration of Arts Week , presents
PRESENTER: Ellen Johnston Laing (Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan)
TOPIC: “Woodcuts from Yan’an, China, 1944”
DATE: Friday, February 20, 2009
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Radio/TV 251
Reception and Viewing of Chinese Socialist Realist Prints, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the IU Art Museum
To reveal the importance of the revolutionary prints made in Yan’an around 1944, this lecture locates these prints within a sequence of three major classifications of woodblock prints produced in the first half of the twentieth century, explaining the artistic, social, and political significance of each print category.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium at the IU Art Museum from 6:30-8:00 at which time the second floor gallery, Art of Asia and the Ancient Western World, will be open so that you may enjoy an installation of Chinese Socialist Realist prints on loan to the Museum in Memory of John and Alice Colling. These ten prints were given by Zhou Enlai to U.S. Army Captain John Colling in 1944, while he was serving in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province.
Ellen J. Laing received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She was Maude I. Kerns Distinguished Professor of Oriental Art, University of Oregon and is currently Research Associate at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. She has published numerous scholarly articles, books, and reference works on Chinese art.
For additional details, see http://www.iub.edu/~easc/programs/chinaanniversaries.shtml
Presented by Dr. Sherril York, Director
National Center on Accessibility
Wednesday, February 18th
Noon - 1:00 pm
IU Memorial Union - OAK ROOM
On Wednesday, February 18th, IUB’s Disability Roundtable will be presenting another of this semester's Accessible University offerings. This session is entitled, “Universal Design for Learning.” Guest presenter will be Dr. Sherril York, Director of the National Center
Dr. York's talk will illustrate how educators can design instruction/curricula to maximize learning for all students. Unintentional barriers to learning result from inflexible, one-size-fits-all curricula, where learners receive information in identical ways. Learners with disabilities are often the ones affected most in these environments. Universal design concepts applied to education seek to design course instruction, materials and content to meet the needs of the greatest number of learners.
This presentation will explore universal design concepts for education from two primary organizations: the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). The Center for Universal Design developed seven principles for the universal design of products and environments, which are now being used by educators as a foundation for implementing universal design in educational settings. CAST has developed a framework call “Universal Design for Learning” that applies three universal design principles which are multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression. Resources for universal design in education will also be provided.
Accessible University is a monthly series of presentations sponsored by the IUB Disability Roundtable. The purpose of the series is to educate the university community about accessibility issues and methodologies to create a more accessible university environment fully inclusive of students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities.
The Accessible University series is a collaborative activity of IUB’s Disability Roundtable, coordinated by Vicki Pappas of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Alice Voigt of the National Center on Accessibility. For further information about the Accessible University series or the Roundtable, please feel free to contact Vicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alice (email@example.com).
Requests for Accommodations
If you plan to attend this session and require a sign language interpreter, real time captioning, assistive listening system, other auxiliary aid or information in alternate format, please contact Alice Voigt at the National Center on Accessibility, firstname.lastname@example.org, (812) 855-1091 (voice), or (812) 856-4421 (tty).
Classroom Office Building , Room 100
CMCL Subject Librarian Angela Courtney
Ms. Courtney will offer a review of the services available for CMCL Graduate Students at the Wells Library. She will also provide examples of special collections that could be applicable to our studies within the department. After her presentation she will answer questions you might have in making the library a tool that is beneficial to your studies.
Send an email to email@example.com to reserve your lunch spot today! Final deadline is February 15th.
The conference is free and open to all graduate students.
Friday, February 20th
Indiana Memorial Union Solarium
No registration or RSVP is needed for the conference itself. Just the lunch.
We will have panelists from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions speaking on topics that are key to your successful transition from graduate student to faculty member. This year we have nearly twice the number of panels and have split them to focus more specifically on your discipline area.
Go to http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ for details and a full schedule for the day.
We hope to see you there.
-IU's PFF Conference Graduate Student Planning Committee
Monday, February 9, 2009
Lindley Hall 102
Otakar Vávra: Witches’ Hammer (1969)
Coming from a country rich in experimental, absurdist, surrealist-tinged and fantastic cinema, the film Kladivo na čarodějnice is a surprisingly formalist and unambiguous comment on life under a totalitarian regime. Based on actual transcripts of Moravia’s witch-trials during the period 1667-1695, it is a philosophical meditation presenting the Church as an inherently corrupt
bureaucracy ossified by constricting dogma. Timeless metaphor for any worldly apparatus designed to steamroller over the human spirit. A humanist horror film and an indisputable work of art, Witches’ Hammer drives its point home with a cold, methodical rhythm that has weathered the test of time more successfully than many of its modish, pop-centric contemporaries. (from Andrew Leavold’s article)
In Czech with English subtitles. 103 mins.
Introduced by Professor Bronislava Volková
Light refreshments served by the students from the Czech Club
This deadline is different than that of the College, but we need your materials earlier to do the rankings required by the system.
The Graduate Division of the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the 2009-2010 College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowships. Stipends for the dissertation year fellowships are $15,000 each. These fellowships enable advanced students to engage in focused work leading to the completion of their dissertations or thesis projects. These fellowships do not include fee remission. Fellowship winners are expected to devote full time to research.
Only Ph.D. candidates and M.F.A. candidates are eligible. Doctoral nominees must be formally advanced to Ph.D. candidacy by the nomination deadline. Nominations must include: the nomination form (submitted by the student online), two letters of recommendation submitted online, and the department’s ranking. One of the supporting letters must be written by the director of the dissertation or thesis.
All nominations and supporting letters must be submitted online February 1-March 1, 2009. Students may begin the nomination process by completing and submitting the online form at the following location: https://coas3.coas.indiana.edu/coasadmin/CICada/DissertationFellowships/ResearchFellowshipNomination.cfm.
Students will need their ten digit university student ID number to proceed. Students may also access the online form via the College Graduate Division website: http://www.indiana.edu/~college/graduate/office/awards.shtml#s4.
The College will consider the three top-ranked nominees from each program. Selection criteria include demonstrated academic excellence, proposed use of fellowship funds, and potential for significant research contributions. Awards will be announced in April.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place: Room 122, Informatics East - 919 E 10th Street.
Dinner and coffee will be provided.
Please join us for the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI) Graduate Student Call Out. RKCSI strives to unite students with social informatics interests, serving to facilitate activities, people and opportunities for students.
Social Informatics refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization, including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change, the uses of information technologies in social contexts, and the ways that the social organization of information technologies is influenced by social forces and social practices. Our
goal this semester is to foster a community of graduate students who are interested in any variety of topics regarding society and information technology. Please come meet fellow students and contribute ideas towards the manner in which RKCSI can meet your needs.
To learn for about RKCSI, please visit: http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/
May 2, 2009
Call For Papers
Queer Pride Graduate Student Association
We invite graduate students and advanced undergrads in all academic disciplines to present their original research at Queertopia! 2.0 Graduate Student Conference to be held at Center on Halsted on Saturday, May 2. While we welcome submissions on all aspects of queer studies, we are particularly interested in submissions related to this year's theme of (Re)Imagining Communit(ies).
Queer scholars have long recognized that there is no single gay community, but rather multiple overlapping communities comprised of people with multiple identities. We want to move beyond that, to interrogate how we can use our theoretical knowledge to understand our communities and lived experiences.
Possible questions may include: In a shifting political landscape that focuses less on a splintering of identity and more on community, how does the queer community and identity politics fit in? How do our multiple individual identities affect our constructions of different communities in which we claim membership? Once we've identified as queer, how do redefine ourselves in other communities? How do social constructions of sexuality affect our constructions of a queer
community? How are stereotypes used by others and by us to define a queer community?
Proposed panels include, but are not limited to: bridging academe and activism in queer studies; law, community, and queer studies; and gender variance and political-economy in the global south.
We invite paper abstracts of 500 words or less. In addition to submitting abstracts of individual research, we also invite students to submit proposals for panels. Interested parties should submit a title for the panel, description of the panel, abstracts of 4-5 papers to be presented, and contact information for a panel moderator/respondent and all paper presenters.
Please send an abstract, along with your contact information (name, university, email address, and phone number), to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts must be submitted by February, 13, 2009. We plan to notify presenters by March 2, 2009.
Please circulate this announcement to all those who may be interested.
About QPGSA: Queer pride graduate student association (QPGSA) is an organization at Northwestern University that seeks to foster interdisciplinary approaches to queer studies as very broadly conceived. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for Northwestern's gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, queer, and allied graduate students to meet and socialize with other graduate students in nonacademic settings. In addition to the various quarterly and monthly social events, we are dedicated to increasing our visibility on campus through our participation in speaker series as well as other academic and professional presentations and through our partnerships with a number of on-campus organizations, including the Rainbow Alliance (NU's Undergraduate LGBT organization), the LGBT Resource Center, and the Gender Studies Department.
What happened to your dissertation goal?
Counseling and Psychological Services is offering a group for students who need support with their dissertation process:
- peer and emotional support
- goal setting
- anxiety/stress management
- time management
The dissertation support group is facilitated by Paul Toth, Ph.D, who has ten years of experience as a group leader, providing excellent student feedback.
Students must schedule a 30-minute pre-group meeting prior to the group to discuss interest and commitment.
To schedule a meeting, or to learn more information, please contact:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) , IU Health Center, 600 N. Jordan, 855-5711