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Emek Ergun and Hanne Blank

On March 8, 2010, Hanne Blank, historian and writer on "Virgin Territory: On Writing the First History of Virginity" lectured for a Women's History month event at UMBC. This lecture was followed by a discussion with Emek Ergun on translating Blank's book: Virgin: The Untouched History.

The event was sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program, with support from the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Department of History, and LLC.

Adriana Val and Polina Vinogradova's FAQ on Heritage Languages

Adriana Val and Polina Vinogradova published a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Heritage Languages for the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages at the Center for Applied Linguistics. View the FAQ here.

Claudia Galindo and Bruce Fuller's Research in Education Week

Claudia Galindo and Bruce Fuller's research on Latino children's social skills and their relationship to math achievement is featured in the May 3rd edition of Education Week. Access the article here.

Spanish 472/672: Intercultural Latin America Fall 2010

Course: Spanish 472/672: Intercultural Latin America

When offered? Fall 2010

Description: This class will examine the multicultural makeup of Latin America, with a particular emphasis on the efforts of traditionally excluded groups to construct "intercultural" societies that recognize cultural difference and provide more opportunities for participation for all of the region's citizens. Class discussion, readings and assignments will be in Spanish. Class meets Tuesdays, 4:30-7:00.

Questions? Contact John Stolle-McAllister, Professor of Spanish &
Intercultural Studies (stollem@umbc.edu)

The Parrenas article is attached.

And here is the dissertation fellowship information:

1) American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
ARIT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TURKEY
(For both US citizens and US-based international researchers)
ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

2) American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS
(For international women students who are pursuing higher education in the
US)
www.aauw.org/education/fga//fellowships_grants/international.cfm

3) American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
MELLON/ACLS DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS
(For US citizens or US-based international students)
www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=512

4) Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (IDRF)
(For US citizens and US-based international students)
www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

And here is a list of dissertation fellowships:

From North Caroline State University website:
www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/fellowships.html
(This website presents a list of graduate student fellowships organized
according to dates of application deadline)

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Dresher Center Summer Faculty Fellows 2010

The decision has now been made about the 2010 Dresher Center Summer Faculty
Fellowships.* We received a number of excellent applications, but we could only
fund three. Funding for these awards comes from the Dresher Center for the
Humanities, the CAHSS Dean's Office and the Office of the Vice President for
Research. The three Fellows and the topics for which they will be applying for
external funding are:

Gloria Chuku (Africana Studies): "Confronting the Silences: Gender, Ethnicity and
the Biafra-Nigeria War"

Piotr Gwiazda (English): "Translation of Kopenhaga by Grzegorz Wroblewski"

Nicole King (American Studies): "Community Development Corporations and a Center
for Community Studies in Baltimore"

Please join me in congratulating these Fellows.

*DC Summer Faculty Fellows receive monetary support ($5000) during the summer to
help them complete preliminary humanities research in order to be able to refine
external grant/fellowship proposals, which will be submitted in the coming year.
After the draft proposal is completed (by the end of the summer), the Dresher
Center will provide constructive criticism of the narrative proposal for
revision purposes.

These faculty members have been working with LLC.

Voter Registration Information and Deadlines

http://cocreateumbc.blogspot.com/2010/04/register-to-vote-in-2010-election.html

Internship Opportunity

The National Labor College (www.nlc.edu) in Silver Spring, Maryland, an accredited
upper-division institution focused on adult working students has modestly funded
internships available for graduate students seeking the opportunity to apply
social research concepts and curriculum development skills. We are looking for
students interested in working with us to develop mutually beneficial research
projects that could potentially help students fulfill the LLC internship
requirement (with appropriate approval). For example, one student prepared online
curriculum for an eight-week prior learning assessment workshop; other interns
have contributed to growing curriculum needs for our green jobs certificate.
Additionally, research in learning assessment, retention, advising, online
learning, adult learning (especially writing), and other areas is ongoing;
applicants are invited to propose ideas that would apply to their own research and
fit with NLC needs. Please contact Jennifer Harrison at jharrison@nlc.edu with
questions. To apply, please email your CV, a statement of your research interests,
and your availability.

Newcombe Fellowship

Attached are two opportunities for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. The last page on both fellowship ops is difficult to read, so if you are interested, please see the below information:
1) The 2010 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship If you're interested please visit www.woodrow.org/newcombe and review the information provided. If you have further questions, please contact Susan Billmaier, Assistant Program Director at Billmaier@woodrow.org.

Program Director: Cynthia R. Daniels, Ph.D., a 1981 Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Fellow, directs the Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship and is also Department Chair of Political Science at Rutgers University.

Newcombe Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543
Street address: 5 Vaughn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-7007 x310
Email: billmaier@woodrow.org
Web: www.woodrow.org/newcombe

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Opportunities
2) The WW Women's Studies Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. If you're interested please visit www.woodrow.org/womens-studies and review the information provided. If you have further questions, please contact Susan Billmaier, Assistant
Program Director at Billmaier@woodrow.org.

Program Director: Cynthia R. Daniels, Ph.D., a 1981 Woodrow Wilson Women's
Studies Fellow, directs the Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Program and is also Department Chair of Political Science at Rutgers
University.

Newcombe Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543
Street address: 5 Vaughn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 609-452-7007 x310
Email: billmaier@woodrow.org
Web: www.woodrow.org/womens-studies

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Helen Atkinson

Helen Atkinson graduated in December 2009 and was commended at the ceremony by President Hrabowski. Below is what he said:

"Helen Atkinson will receive the Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture today.
Originally from the U.K., Helen returned to graduate school as a non-traditional
student, balancing her studies and research while helping to raise five teenagers.
She worked in the Baltimore City School system for many years, most recently as
the founder and leader of the Blum Mentoring Program and as a founder and lead
teacher for a new alternative high school. Her research focused on the impact of
students' alternative curricula, including wilderness experiences. She will be
working with UMBC Professor Christine Mallinson on research projects in City
schools.

Congratulations, Helen. Your commitment to finding new ways to teach students and
support teachers is impressive -- and honorable. Your dedication to balancing
work and family is inspiring. Please stand."

Helen's dissertation is titled:

“The social construction of curriculum in an urban high school: Creating an
academic community of practice from the ground up"