Seminar: Linguistic Repression and Cultural Genocide against the Uyghurs (Univ. of Texas)

Event Date: October 18, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Organized by Avi Ackermann (Junior, Plan II Honors Program); Hosted by Anthony C. Woodbury (Faculty, UT Linguistics Department)

Although the language rights of officially recognized minorities are protected by Chinese law, these languages and their speakers have been increasingly targeted by government repression in recent years. Since 2016, plans to phase out local languages have been combined with a larger campaign of mass imprisonment, forced assimilation, eugenics, and cultural destruction against the Uyghurs and other Turkic groups indigenous to the modern-day Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Internship: Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation-Join the NSA Team

Event Date: October 21, 2021

Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation: Join the NSA Team

  • Event Date: October 21, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Event Description: Are you looking for a meaningful career that will make a global impact? At NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, you will solve unique and challenging problems that affect the safety and security of our Nation. Hear from five experts from across NSA’s cyber mission – who they are, what they do, and above all, why it matters. 
  • Register: 
    https://icag1.recsolu.com/external/events/zjQRcQOUTLlwiBA2_e7KMg
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Submissions Wanted: The Texas Strategist Undergraduate Student Journal

Information Session: October 18 at 2pm

The Texas Strategist is soliciting submissions for the Winter Edition 2021

Are you interested in the field of national security, international security, or international relations? Do you have something to say about foreign policy, diplomacy, or intelligence? The Texas Strategist is looking for submissions from UT undergraduate students who would like to publish their thoughts in a competitive, public-facing journal. Publishing with the Texas Strategist is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing and critical thinking abilities, express your viewpoint, and add to your resume.

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“Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps” Workshop for Emerging Scholars

Deadline: November 12, 2021

We are pleased to announce “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps,” an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars. The workshop will be held from February 28-March 4, 2022 at Stanford University, and is co-hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Geospatial Center, and Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections.

Cartography continues to reproduce and amplify global inequalities in the production of knowledge. Drawing on Stanford’s rich map collections, this initiative aims to apply cutting-edge digital tools to the creation of compelling, accessible, and ethical narratives about “under-mapped” spaces.

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Seminar: ASEEES Slavic DH Workshop

Event Date: December 1, 2021

The ASEEES Conference Slavic DH Workshop will be taking place on Zoom on December 1, 2021. This year, the workshop will focus on computational periodical studies, including the materials and questions posed by the interinstitutional DH project, “The Pages of Early Soviet Performance.”https://cdh.princeton.edu/…/pages-early-soviet…/ The “Pages of Early Soviet Performance (PESP)” uses machine learning to generate multiple datasets of early-Soviet illustrated periodicals related to the performing arts. By using computer vision techniques and training a YOLO (You Only Look Once) real-time object detection model, this project generates textual and image data that will facilitate new avenues of research about Soviet culture during the first decades after the October Revolution (1917-1932). All registered participants of ASEEES are welcome to join this hands-on, three-part workshop, focused on the digitization of Russian/Slavic periodicals. Each session is self-contained and can be attended “a la carte.” Participation in all sessions is not required. CALL FOR PANELISTS: Do you use periodical collections in your teaching? Are you a student who has used digital periodical collections in your research or in a classroom setting? We are also seeking interested participants and presenters for our second session dedicated to teaching and learning with periodicals. Please contact Kat Hill Reischl (kmhill@stanford.edu) or Andrew Janco (ajanco@haverford.edu) for questions or to join the panel.

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Prof. Dev: Academic Libraries of Siberia

Event Dates: Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, 2021

We invite you to a 2-part webinar devoted to academic libraries of Siberia on Friday, October 8 at 10 am EDT, and Friday, October 22 at 10 am EDT.

Librarians from six Siberian cities will introduce their unique collections (including electronic collections), discuss interesting projects and international collaborations at their libraries, and field questions from those in attendance.

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Remote Teaching Resources (American Historical Association)

The American Historical Association’s Remote Teaching Resources compiles materials and tools to help historians develop courses and teach remotely in online and hybrid environments. The site is a central location for resources that have been professionally vetted by historians, offering instructors access to high-quality materials that meet professional standards. Part of Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and COVID-19, the site is funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES Grant. The project is ongoing through May 15, 2021, and will be updated weekly with new resources.

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Resource: Etazhi Textbook

Georgetown University Press is delighted to announce the publication of Etazhi. This book, coauthored by Evgeny Dengub and Susanna Nazarova, uses the communicative approach to advance student’s Russian proficiency from the Novice High / Intermediate Low level of the ACTFL scale to an Intermediate Mid / Intermediate High level. Designed for one academic year of instruction, Etazhi engages students with highly relevant topics to internalize new vocabulary, expand their grammatical reach, and deepen their cultural understanding of Russian speakers. For more information, please see <http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/etazhi> or email Stephanie Rojas at sr1351@georgetown.edu.

Funding: Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship (CNAS)

Deadline: October 17, 2021

Every year, the Center for a New American Security selects a bipartisan group of 20-25 emerging national security leaders between the ages of 27 to 35 to participate in the Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Program. In June 2018, CNAS named the program in honor of Shawn Brimley, one of the founding members of CNAS, for his incredible contributions to the Center and the national security community overall. Shawn truly exemplified the ethos and mission of the program.

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Funding: Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear-armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. While in residence full time at CFR, selected fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy-relevant document. The fellows will also be mentored by the fellows of CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program. 

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