September 11, 2015

Career Tip of the Week: Language skills are important for both international and domestic employers. Even knowledge of or familiarity with common or obscure language skills indicate a propensity for language-learning in general. When communicating with employers, indicate the level of reading, writing, and speaking you have acquired. Always describe what you can do rather than what you can’t.

Career

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Info Session | UChicagoGRAD | The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. This session will be co-led by Jessica Smith, Assistant Director of Fellowships for UChicagoGRADm and Ramya Parameswaran, graduate student in the Biophysical Sciences and current Soros Fellow. Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of applying to the program, award terms and conditions, and anecdotal information about the program provided by Ramya.| Register
Wednesday, September 16th @ 12:30-1:30pm | Kersten Physics Teaching Center, Room 206 / 5720 S Ellis Ave

Conferences

The Global Midwest | The Committee on African Studies | In the early twenty-first century, it has become commonplace for institutions of higher learning to make claims about their global reach. But the global connections of Midwestern universities is neither new nor novel. Starting in the 1950s, universities from around the Midwest collaborated with institutions of higher learning in developing countries, often with the support of USAID. This workshop brings together scholars who have investigated the origins, ambitions, successes, and failures of partnerships between American and African universities. | Info
Saturday, September 12th @ 9am-5pm  | Franke Institute, 1st Floor of Regenstein Library

 

Thought Provoking

Disgraced: Culture and Heritage in the 21st Century | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Can we ever truly escape the influence of our heritage? Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, explores the difficulties of defining one’s identity while balancing the demands of cultural assimilation often placed upon immigrants. Although rooted in the American context of cultural mélange, the play reverberates far and wide in a globalized world. As unprecedented numbers of people migrate across borders, the fierce exchange of culture, beliefs, and ideas is testing dearly held notions of the roles race, religion, and class play in modern society. Join the Chicago Council and Goodman Theatre for a panel discussion and performance of Disgraced. | More Info
Wednesday, September 16th @ 5:30-9pm | Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn St

Petra Andrejova-Molnar: Contribution and Collaboration | Neubauer Collegium | An exhibition of works attributed to the Czechoslovakian architect Petra Andrejova-Molnar, an overlooked figure active in the first half of the twentieth century, as realized by artist Katarina Burin in the form of architectural models, drawings, furniture and design objects, photographs, and texts. In presenting Andrejova-Molnar’s work, and the scholarly apparatus around it, Burin simultaneously inserts her into and subtly destabilizes the established canon of architectural history—lending voice to female designers while also questioning notions of authorship and authenticity, the relationship between gender and the archive, and the historical tension between national identity and internationalist aspiration. The project highlights the ways in which historical movements and utopian ideologies and contradictory formations in a constant state of flux, while also crating a space of play around the mythos of “the architect.” | More Info
Wednesday, September 16th (opening reception) @ 5-7pm | Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 S Woodlawn Ave

 

Social

ReelAbilities Film Festival | In celebration of ADA25, the Logan Center will be hosting the third and final day of the ReelAbilities Film Festival: the largest film festival in the United States dedicated to sharing the lives, stories, and art of people with disability. For more information on the films and surrounding programming, please visit HERE. | For more information on the two films showing at Logan Center, visit the Facebook page HERE | Free
Sunday, September 13th @ 2pm | Logan Center Screening Room / 915 E 60th St

UChicagoGRAD

One-on-One Appointments with Grad Career Advisors | Sign up to consult with a dedicated graduate student career advisor to discuss application materials, job prospects, and more. | Register 

On-Campus Positions

Internship (multiple opportunities) | Oriental Institute | The Oriental Institute is a research center and museum at the University of Chicago focusing on the history, language, art, and archeology of the ancient Middle East. There are multiple internship opportunities available at the Museum, including as a Photographic Archive Assistant, Integrated Database Project Assistant, Archive Assistant, and in the Museum Gift Shop. | More Info + Apply

Jobs + Fellowships

Teacher | Urban Teachers (opportunities all over) | Every child deserves a great teacher. Yet students in urban districts often receive the least effective and least experienced teachers available. Urban Teachers is changing the equation in urban education, offering high-need schools a supply of effective teachers who are ready to make a difference in students’ lives and are committed to a career in teaching. Research shows that even the best teachers need time to solidify their practice: as a result, Urban Teachers developed a four-year training program. By holding teachers accountable, we ensure all children get the great teachers they deserve, every year. | More Info | Apply

Luce Scholarship | The University of Chicago is a nominating institution for applicants to the Henry Luce Foundation for the Luce Scholars Program. The Luce Scholars program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Past Scholars, including University of Chicago applicants, have worked with different Asian governmental and private entities such as Japanese architectural firms, Taiwanese family planning centers, the Cambodian health care system, English-language newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong, and Indonesian forestry projects. | US citizenship required | Apply through Center for East Asian Studies: any questions can be directed to Walter Bourdaghs at walterb@uchicago.eduMore Info 
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