November 12, 2015

Career Services Office Notes:
Schedule an appointment with Shelly HERE

UChicagoGRAD Graduate Career Fair | Were you unable to make it to the Graduate Career Fair on Friday, November 6th? Check out this link for descriptions of the employers who attended, and their available jobs and careers.

Career Tip: H-1B: Jobs for International Students  | For most H-1B-qualifying jobs, there is a numerical limit, or quota, of 85,000 total H-1B visas approved each federal fiscal year. The quota creates a challenging timing issue surrounding when the prospective employer can submit its H-1B visa petition and when – or whether — the H-1B worker can begin employment. But there’s a way to avoid this whole problem: Find a job of a type that would qualify you for an H-1B visa, but is not limited by the 85,000 “cap.” This article discusses finding a job at a “cap-exempt” employer to avoid the quota and corresponding timing issue. Four types of employers are not subject to the H-1B cap: institutions of higher education; nonprofit entities related to or affiliated with institutions of higher education; nonprofit or U.S. governmental research organizations, and organizations that require the H-1B employee to work at one of the first three categories of employers. Determining whether one of these exceptions applies to your prospective employer may require some investigation. It always involves looking into the nature of the employer and may require some checking into the job location, as well. It’s not likely that a job posting will contain any information about the employer’s cap-exempt status, because most employers are not thinking about H-1B visa sponsorship when seeking to fill an open position. It therefore will be helpful to seek the advice of an immigration attorney who can assist you in determining whether the job will be exempt from the H-1B cap.

Career Services

FEATURED
The DC Job Search | Shelly will give tips and tricks for applying and securing jobs in Washington, DC. Join her next week if you have ever considered working for the federal government!
TOMORROW: Friday, November 13th from 3-4pm | Saieh 146
InternGenerational Model UN | InterGenerational Model UN (InterGenMUN) is a chance for Chicagoans to understand and appreciate the challenges that UN delegates, committee members, and rapporteurs experience each day when they are in session at the United Nations. This unique experience will give you the opportunity to take on a role of your choice in a formal political simulation of an afternoon at the United Nations. You will have an opportunity to represent the nation of your choice in key issues for debate and discussion. | More Info | Register
Saturday, November 14th from 11:30am-5:30pm | International House

Conferences

Preparing Future Faculty: The Introductory Course: Gateway to the Discipline | Chicago Center for Teaching | Talk with experienced teacher-scholars from a variety of institutions in the Midwest to understand universities’ teaching goals and values, and how to meet them; learn new ways to teach a variety of audiences; learn how to develop a syllabus for an introductory course in your discipline; design a syllabus that showcases your ability to motivate beginning students; and translate your teaching experience into an effective course plan. This program is designed specifically for graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. | More Info + Register
Friday, December 4th from 9am-4pm

Courses

Research Practicum: Urban Development at Navy Pier (PPHA 50820) | The course is sponsored by Betty Farrell and the Cultural Policy Center, and while the content of the course changes yearly, it’s always structured to 1) engage students in fieldwork and 2) expose students to analytic tools to tackle pressing issues in the arts, culture, and policy sectors. | More Info

Thought Provoking

Jessica Yellin: Presidential Elections and Reporting from Inside the Bubble | IOP | The media is taking it on the chin from presidential candidates this election cycle. What’s it like to cover a presidential campaign in the age of Twitter and the instant news cycle? How are stories assigned, narratives solidified, and who decides the questions for those debates? | More Info
         TODAY: Thursday, November 12th from 12-1:15pm | IOP, 5707 S Woodlawn

125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences: Roots of Inquiry & Growth of Ideas | Social Sciences Division | For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and have, as a result, shaped their disciplines. Today, the scholarship of the Division’s faculty is deeply rooted in our rich intellectual history while being transformative in its own right. Hear from faculty renowned in their fields as they discuss their current, cutting-edge work, its connections to foundational themes in the work of the Division, and through a moderated discussion, how the past influences new directions in the social sciences.| More Info
          TODAY: Thursday, November 12th from 5-6:30pm | SSR122

Ariella Azoulay: Kill Me If You Wish To: Imperial Violence and the Common | Neubauer Collegium | Professor, curator, and documentary filmmaker Ariella Azoulay will present a paper that discusses three moments when someone steps forward and cries “kill me if you wish to” – Pende rebellion 1931, Stephane Charbonier (Charlie Hebdo) and Zakary Zubeide (in 2001).  From these three moments she reconstructs a struggle between the western modality of producing art (objects of critical inquiry) – and other modalities that Zubeide and the Pende people recur to in these volatile moments when their life is threatened. In continuation with her potential history argument, Azoulay argues that imperial violence is the common out of which action and interactions with each other should be conceived | More Info
Friday, November 13th from 4-6pm
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 157, 5540 S Greenwood Ave

Toward a Framework for Critical Engagement with Crime Control Policy in Trafficking Cultural Objects | Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society | A Discussion featuring Professor Simon Mackenzie (Department of Criminology, University of Glasgow) and Dr. Neil Brodie and Dr. Donna Yates (Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow). The Trafficking Culture research group gathers, analyzes and publishes information on the global traffic in looted cultural objects. This talk will review some of the project’s work over the last four years and develop various components of a crime prevention framework to advance thinking about controlling the illicit market. Regional ethnographic case study evidence gathered by the project will be reviewed and used to explore some of the regulatory challenges.  Using contemporary examples of looting and conflict, the speakers will reflect on reasons why current crime prevention policy fails in this area, and propose improved approaches. | More Info
Monday, November 16th from 12-1:30pm
Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S Woodlawn

Save Our Sisters | International House | As state violence rises among communities of color, issues of rape and domestic violence lay buried in the ground, leaving us to wonder: Do #BlackWomensLivesMatter?
Join panelists Zerlina Maxwell, Jamilah Lemeiux, and Dr. Dawne Dupart as we bring these issues to the forefront of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. | More Info
Tuesday, November 17th from 6-8pm
International House, Assembly Hall

Thinking Globally Distinguished Lecture: Lynn Hunt on Global History | CIS | Is globalization the new paradigm that will reinvigorate history? Or will it choke off all other possible contenders and renew a narrative on the inevitability of world modernization on the Western model? As the social and cultural theories that stimulated much history writing from the 1950s onward have lost vitality, new interest in thinking globally has prompted historically-minded scholars to devise alternatives to nation-state histories. In short, new ways of conceiving the world are being developed. In this CIS “Thinking Globally” Distinguished Lecture, Professor Lynn Hunt (History, UCLA) considers which ones are most promising and discusses ways to incorporate the insights of social and cultural history into new global perspectives.| More Info + Register
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 5:30pm | SSR122

Social

HotHouse Presents the Second Annual Old and New Dreams Festival | Logan Center | HotHouse’s Old and New Dreams Festival is a second annual two-day multi-arts event that celebrates the intersection of jazz and “world musics.” It is the organization’s premiere showcase for some of the key programming that identified HotHouse as one of the most consistent cultural leaders in the city over the past 30 years. | $15 for UChicago students | More Info + Register
Friday, November 13th @ 8pm-Saturday, November 14th @ 8pm
Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th St

Workshops

FEATURED
American Politics | MAPSS Preceptor presenting | “Defining Problems and Solutions: How Do Knowledge and Beliefs About Climate Change Influence Support for Climate Policies?” by Alexandra Bass
Monday, November 16th from 12-1:20pm | Pick Lounge
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World | Conference on “Fiction/Non-Fiction: The Uses and Truths of Literature” | More Info
Friday, November 13th-Saturday, November 14th

Islamic Studies | “Ethics and Censorship: Angare and the Politics of Indo-Muslim Respectability in Late Colonial India,” by Sarah Waheed (Davidson)
Friday, November 13th @ 3:30pm | Swift 106

Language, Variation, and Change | “Language Use in MOBA Gaming Communities,” by Ross Burkholder
Friday, November 13th @ 3pm | Rosenwald 301

Early Modern | “‘A Dangerous and Dishonorable Thing’: Overseas Mints and the Rise of the Technocratic Expertise in the British Empire, 1650-1700,” by Mara Caden (Yale)
Monday, November 16th from 5-6:30pm | Pick 319

Social Theory and Evidence | “Insurgent Dynamics: The Coming of the Chinese Revellions, 1850-1873,” by Yang Zhang
Monday, November 16th from 12-1:10pm | SSR401

Global Christianities | “Disciplinary Perspectives: What is Theology?” discussion led by Kevin Hector
Tuesday, November 17th from 12-1:15pm | Swift 208

Urban | “‘Our Great Hobby’: The Construction of Legal Consciousness in Online Networks for Buyers of Sex in Illinois,” by Lara Janson
Tuesday, November 17th from 12-1:20pm | Cobb 102

Gender and Sexuality Studies | “Play and the Foucauldian Subject,” by Dawn Herrera Helphand
Tuesday, November 17th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave

Late Antiquity and Byzantium | “The Making of Turan: The Fall and Transformation of the Iranian East in Late Antiquity,” by Richard Payne
Tuesday, November 17th @ 4:30 | CWAC 156

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Ministers of the Mind: Ideational Theories and Governmental Practice,” by Pierre-Christian Fink
Tuesday, November 17th from 4:30-6pm | SSR 106

Comparative Behavioral Biology | “Happy Hour? Reproduction and Fertility in the Absence of a Functional Circadian Clock,” by Erin Cable (Psychology)
Wednesday, November 18th @ 12pm
Biopsychological Sciences Building 122

Animal Studies | “Uncertain Hog Futures (Or, Two Bacon Shortages and the Financial Life of the Capitalist Pig),” by Jan Dutkiewicz (New School for Social Research)
Wednesday, November 18th @ 4:30 | Rosenwald 405

Music History/Theory | “The Lyric Mode of Voice: Song and Subjectivity in Italy, 1769-1815,” by Jess Peritz
Wednesday, November 18th @ 4:30pm | Logan 801

Social History | “Selective Renewal: Education Markets and Urban Renaissance in Post-Civil Rights Chicago,” by Nicholas Kryczka
Wednesday, November 18th from 4:30-6pm | SSR 225

Central Europe | “Expressionist Impulses: German and Central European Art, 1890-1990.”
Thursday, November 19th from 4-5:30pm | Smart Museum of Art

Latin American History | “Global History of Modern Latin America from the Perspective of Musical Practices and Networks,” by Pablo Palomino
Thursday, November 19th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

East Asia: Transregional Histories | “Placing the American State in the Interior of China: The Jinan Missionary Case, 1881-1891,” by Dan Knorr
Thursday, November 19th from 4:15-6pm | SSR 224

Race and Racial Ideologies | “Black/White Differences in Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the United States,” by Bhashkar Mazumder, Senior Economist and Research Advisor and Director of the Chicago Census Research Data Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Thursday, November 19th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave
  

Fellowships

University Community Service Center Summer Links Program | The University Community Service Center (UCSC) is one of 20 departments under the Campus and Student Life (CSL) unit that serves the University’s 5,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional school students. The mission of the University Community Service Center (UCSC) is to engage students with communities and partners to build a more just Chicago. UCSC provides students with service opportunities that complement a rigorous academic experience. UCSC encourages students to explore Chicago, make meaningful connections with diverse communities throughout the city, to develop friendships with other civic-minded students, and apply classroom learning to understand and address complex societal issues. | More Info + Apply
            *Application Due Monday, November 16th

Jobs

Internship | FBI | Want to protect and defend the United States’ national security? The FBI is interested in your skill sets. The FBI has opened the call for applications for the 2016 Honors and Cyber Internship programs and launched a new application process. All intern candidates must go to FBI Jobsto register and complete a profile, and then select their profile to be added to the Intern Talent Network by November 24, 2015. After selecting the Intern Talent Network, intern candidates must attach their résumés and answer suitability questions. Only those candidates in the network by November 24 will be considered for the 2016 program. All educational backgrounds will be considered for the internships. | More Info + Apply
*Application due by November 24th, 2015

Graduate Research Assistant | Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies | The Summer Graduate Research Assistant Program acquaints promising MA-level and first-year PhD students with Holocaust studies by encouraging participation in the broad range of scholarly and publicly available educational programs offered by the Museum during the summer months. Assistants will work closely with assigned staff mentors who will assign tasks related to research and program goals. Research assistant projects may include but are not limited to: facilitating projects related to the International Tracing Service digital collection at the Museum and supporting the research, annotation, contextualization, and editing required for advancing the Museum’s publications. In addition, assistants are expected to participate in a weekly training seminar led by Museum staff, which introduces them to key subjects, essential tools, useful methods, and approaches as well as career opportunities in Holocaust research. | More Info + Apply

Graduate Research Associate (summer or academic year) | ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy | The American Council on Education’s Graduate Research Associate Program is housed in ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy and is designed to provide graduate students with a ‘real-world’ policy research experience within a leading national higher education association. Representing the interests of campus executives and leaders of higher education associations and organizations, ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives. | More Info + Apply
*Summer Program application due January 15, 2016
*Academic Year Program application due March 15, 2016

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