Monthly Archives: November 2013

From: SPAS Graduate Student Conference []
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:07 PM
Subject: Call for Papers: Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference at University of Hawaii at Manoa


The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce that we will be holding our 25th annual Graduate Student Conference from April 2nd to 4th, 2014 at the Center of Korean Studies on the UH campus. We invite graduate students from universities around the world to submit papers for the conference. 

Our theme for this year is, “Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens” and our keynote speaker is Professor Nancy Peluso, from UC-Berkeley.


For more information, please refer to our website: You may also download the submission form from the following website: and send it, along with any other inquiries to

The deadline for abstract submission is January 8, 2014.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email and information to your graduate student community.


Isabel Chew and Ellen Meiser



2014 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

School of Pacific and Asian Studies

University of Hawaii at Manoa

1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 315

Honolulu, HI 96822

Call for Abstracts! Changing Vistas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Asia Pacific

Call for Abstracts!

Please see attached flyer or description below for details to the third annual UBC/UW graduate student conference on Asian Studies.  

Changing Vistas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Asia Pacific

The Masters of Arts Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) Program at the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the University of Washington will be hosting the third annual UBC/UW graduate student conference on Asian studies. The conference will be held from April 10th – 12th , 2014, at the UBC Vancouver campus in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The UBC/UW conference is designed to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to compare methodologies and discuss current research on the Asia Pacific region. Conference participants can interact, network and collaborate with peers from different institutions and across a wide range of academic disciplines.

In addition to highlighting completed research projects, the UBC/UW conference will serve as an opportunity to develop works in progress. Alongside more traditional research presentations, there will also be a roundtable discussion aimed at tackling methodological and thematic challenges.

Currently enrolled graduate students interested in presenting their work and/or participating in the roundtable discussion are welcomed to do so according to the following guidelines:


Application Guidelines

The conference organizers ask that all applicants…

a. be currently enrolled in a graduate/postgraduate studies program

b. submit abstracts focused on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region

c. limit abstracts to a maximum of 300 words

d. include a short personal biography (100 word limit) along with their abstracts

Abstracts must be received by January 15th,  2014.

The conference organizers will respond to all applicants by mid February regarding the status of their abstracts/ presentations.

For general inquiries concerning the conference, please contact:

For abstract submissions as well as submission inquiries, please contact:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Sponsor: South Asia Institute (SAI)

Deadline: 2/6/2014

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees

Description: The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies. SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 6. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.


More Info:


Upcoming Boren Awards Information Session

From: Brooks, Nicola []
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 8:39 AM
Subject: Upcoming Boren Awards Information Session

I wanted to let you know about the upcoming Boren Awards information sessions on your campus on November 14th. As you may know, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.  The applications are now available.

The information session for Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) will be at 2 PM, and the session for Boren Scholarships will be at 3:30 PM. Both meetings will take place in WOH 118.If you are interested in attending, we look forward to meeting you. Also, if you could forward this email to interested parties, it would be greatly appreciated.Best Regards,Nicola BrooksIntern- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
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Graduate Student Position: Web Developer


From: <Reavley>, Thomas M <>

iSchoolers, grad coordinators & Drupalistas,
My colleague in the International Office is looking to help maintain our new Drupal website.  Please forward this posting to any current UT grad students who may be interested.
See the job posting below for more info.
(NOTE to interested applicants: if you try to check out our website, be aware that next week we are migrating from Joomla to Drupal, so may be down for up to 24 hours)

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Graduate Student Position: Web Developer


The UT International Office (IO) is the institutional home for Study Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, English as a Second Language Services, Global Risk & Safety, and Global Initiatives. Our goal is to provide opportunities to learn about the world through education.


We are seeking a graduate student with the skills to assist with maintenance of the IO website <>, as well as manage the creation and implementation of new sub-sites, pages and elements for the site.


Position responsibilities:

The Web Developer will act as project coordinator and primary client contact for assigned sites, support other Web site design, development and maintenance projects. The Web Developer will use content management system (CMS) and hand-coding HTML and CSS to develop Web pages. The International Office uses Drupal as its CMS.


Required Qualifications:

  • ·        Must be a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin for the Fall 2013 semester
  • ·        Knowledge of web content management solution design and template development, includingDrupal, Joomla or WordPress
  • ·        Knowledge of standards-compliant web development in HTML, XHTML, CSS, and scripting languages (PHP), as well as ability to hand-code HTML and CSS
  • ·        Ability to develop and test web content and standards-compliant code for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility
  • ·        Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·        Understanding of fundamental design principles typography, layout, grid systems, hierarchy, color and composition
  • ·        Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • ·        Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role
  • ·        Attentive to design details, such as text formatting and style
  • ·        Experience with ADA web accessibility compliance
  • ·        Familiarity with web services, syndication, tagging and search engine optimization
  • ·        Experience interpreting website analytics (Urchin, Google Analytics)
  • ·        An interest in usability and user-centered design principles


Position Details:

Pay: $12 per hour

Appointment: 15-19 hours per week

*Not benefits eligible*

Working hours will be between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays (exact schedule can be worked out with supervisor)


How to Apply:

Submit your writing sample, resume and a short cover letter to Darcy McGillicuddy:

Please reference “IO Web Developer” in the subject line of your email.


Deadline for applying is: Friday, November 15, 2013.