Monthly Archives: February 2014

Register to attend the Startup Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb 28, 10:30am-2pm

From: Columbia Mishra <gsapresident@utexas.edu>

Subject: Register to attend the Startup Job and Internship Fair on Friday, Feb 28, 10:30am-2pm

Dear Graduate Students,
Interested in internships or full time positions in a startup setting in Austin area or just want to find out more about what is it really like to work for a startup? Consider attending the:

Startup Job Fair
Friday, Feb 28, 10:30am-2pm
Texas Union Ballroom 
REGISTER HERE

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is a title sponsor and co-host of the first event of the UT Entrepreneurship Week, the Startup Job & Internship Fair, where startup companies from the Austin area will be looking to add UT talent to their teams. For more information or updates about UT Entrepreneurship Week, visit uteweek.com and follow the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency on Twitter, @utlea, and Facebook, facebook.com/utlea.

This is the first event of the UT Entrepreneurship Week organized from February 28th through March 6th by the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, in partnership with many groups across campus. There will be 18 events throughout the 7-day period, all serving a variety of startup-related interests and concluding with a presentation from one of UT’s most successful entrepreneurs, Michael Dell. 

Sincerely,
Columbia Mishra
 
President | Graduate Student Assembly
The University of Texas at Austin

CFP: Flying University of Transnational Humanities

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CFP: Flying University of Transnational Humanities
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2014-06-22
Date Submitted: 2014-02-15
Announcement ID: 211511
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH):
Globalization and Health: East and West
June 22-26, 2014, University of Pittsburgh
Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all present. The Flying University of Transnational Humanities, based at Hanyang University, Seoul, was brought into existence through the energies of Professor Jie-Hyun Lim, director of the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture.
During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on Globalization & Health: East and West. The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on the East  the various regions of Asia in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
The program is to include lectures, discussions, and panels of papers presented by participants. Distinguished speakers include Edmund Burke III (Univ. Cal-Santa Cruz),  Rila Mukherjee (Hyderabad Univ.), Naoki Sakai (Cornell Univ.), Joanna Waley-Cohen (New York Univ.-Shanghai), James L.A. Webb (Colby College), Christine Yano (Univ. of Hawaii), and others TBA. FUTH 2014 will include up to 40 participants from around the world. Conference facilities, including food and lodging, are on the university campus.
We invite applications from graduate students and junior scholars in all disciplines. Prospective participants should send proposals that include a title, a 500-word abstract, a short (2-page) CV, and names of two referees to worldhis@pitt.edu by February 28, 2014.  Proposals should include a clear topic and may include methods, temporal organization, and reference to any links between the proposal and broader global, historical, and especially interdisciplinary approaches and questions. Participants will be selected for paper presentations or as discussants in transdisciplinary workshops. Those admitted will be notified in mid-March..
FUTH Sponsoring Universities: Hanyang University, University of Leipzig, St. Andrews University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Tampere.
FUTH Steering Committee: Jie-Hyun Lim and Sunghee Hong (Hanyang Univ.); Matthias Middell and Frank Hadler (Leipzig Univ.); Patrick Manning and Molly Warsh (Univ. of Pittsburgh); Konrad Lawson and Bernhard Struck (St. Andrews Univ.); Pertti Haapala (Univ. of Tampere).
FUTH 2014 at University of Pittsburgh: Co-directors Patrick Manning and Urmi Engineer. Sponsoring units: World History Center (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu), Global Studies Center (www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/), Humanities Center (www.humcenter.pitt.edu),
Urmi Engineer
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Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Email: ufe1@pitt.edu
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Tutoring with TheTalkList

For students in your department who are seeking paid teaching experience or might just want some fun, part-time work, please see below:

Tutoring with TheTalkList is a great way for college students to earn money and gain teaching experience from the comfort of their home computers – all while interacting with diversity of international students!  TheTalkList is a social e-learning website that creates a platform for virtual face to face English language tutoring sessions with a focus on conversational English for overseas students seeking to improve their speaking fluency in English by engaging in creative everyday discussion.

Below are some benefits of students who join TheTalkList team of tutors:

·         They choose their own rates and book their own appointments.

·         Everything from initial contact to payment is done on a single, easy-to-use website!

·         Since natural conversation is the focus, so there is no rigorous lesson planning involved.

·         TheTalkList staff is available to assist tutors in finding students, offering tips on tutoring and helping improve the online profiles of tutors.

Attached is a flyer to post visibly in your department to inform students of this unique teaching opportunity.  We’re counting on you to reach out to students because we feel your direct access to a wide range of candidates is an ideal source for the type of high quality tutors we need!

Students, faculty and staff members are free to contact me at anytime by email or phone to discuss options further.  Thank you for spreading the word!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Reem Hazboun

Tutor Coordinator

TheTalkList

“Your Social e-Learning Network.”

Mobile: 619.346.5149

Email: rhazboun@thetalklist.com

Website: http://www.thetalklist.com