November 5, 2015

Career Services

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!
Monday, November 9th from 10-11 | Saieh 247
Friday, November 13th from 3-4pm | Saieh 146

GRADFair | GRADFair is The University of Chicago’s first-ever Career Fair just for graduate students and postdocs. Featuring 40+ hiring organizations from diverse fields, GRADFair employers are interested specifically in the advanced training that graduate students and postdocs receive throughout the course of their academic careers. Whether you’re studying data analytics or analytic philosophy; anthropology or molecular engineering; affairs of the divinity or affairs of state — GRADFair will feature a diverse set of employers interested in your skills and experience. Confirmedemployers include: American Institutes for Research, Arabella Advisors, Argonne National Laboratory, Art Institute of Chicago, Bain and Company, Boomerang Commerce, C1 Consulting, Chicago Innovation Exchange, Capital One, CAN, India Innovation Corps, Institute for Defense Analyses, Leo Burnett, Loren Academic, McKinsey and Company, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Protein Simple, RA Capital, The State Department, Stevens Capital and MORE. | Informational interviews will be held by Abbott, the American Institutes for Research, Civis Analytics, Deloitte, Google, Mathematica Policy Research, MATTER, Metromile, Protein Simple, Sg2, and Tom, Dick, and Harry Creative. | Learn more about the fair (who it’s for, why you should go); and register now to see our continually updated list of committed employers. After you register, you will be able to upload your resume to be included in the Fair Resume book. GRADFair is a fantastic opportunity to connect with employers who can help you take the next step after leaving UChicago. | More Info
Friday, November 6th from 1:30-4:30pm
Harper Court Tower, 53rd Street, 11th Floor

MAPSS Fund for Applied Research: GfK User Centric Grant Research Award Information Session | GfK User Centric is a research consultancy that has hired many of our graduates over the past several years. In appreciation of the unique training that we provide, several years ago, they made a significant donation that established the MAPSS Fund for Applied Research. In addition to monetary support, their staff is committed to assisting students in understanding and utilizing their extensive, state-of-the-art research facilities. The MAPSS Fund will make grants that support student thesis research. The User Research Awards in particular are intended to provide mentoring support along with facilities services and/or additional funding (when needed) for MAPSS thesis projects involving user research on human interaction with or without technology. You will find that the range of research questions able to qualify by these criteria is far broader than it seems. Projects could include for instance, cross-cultural comparisons of subject responses to written content assessable on the web. We especially encourage you to attend if your thesis topic may utilize ethnography, survey methods, focus groups or lab-based evaluations.  Please remember all projects will be considered. | RSVP | More Info
Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm
Location: GfK, One East Wacker Drive, Suite 1800


International Innovation Corps Information Session | India, the world’s largest democracy, has enormous potential and drive, but faces immense development hurdles. India’s public sector strives to overcome these hurdles, seeking ambitious, groundbreaking ideas that the government can implement at scale. An incredible opportunity exists to create social impact interventions that really make a difference, and graduates from top universities—in India and the US—are passionate about doing exactly this kind of work. That’s why the IIC sends top talent to work with government organizations in India on 13-month fellowships that implement innovative solutions to important development problems. | Info SessionMore Info | 2016 Fellow Application

Public Advocacy & Media Positions with Impact Information Session | Come learn about the societal challenges Impact tackles – from global warming to getting big money out of politics to childhood hunger – and the careers available to passionate, hardworking activists ready to change society for the better. We’re looking for goal-oriented students with leadership experience and excellent communication skills to invite to interview sessions November 11th | More Info on Impact
Tuesday, November 10th @ 5:00 pm | Ida Noyes Hall East Lounge


Community, Reason, Tragedy | Graduate Conference | Communities sometimes come into being or are maintained through reasons offered and accepted; communities sometimes fall apart or are compromised through reasons refused and denied. Tragedy often portrays the latter, and in so doing invites the former. Why is this? The place of reason in tragedy is famously fraught, yet philosophy, reason’s champion, repeatedly looks to tragedy to make sense of itself. What forms of reason, if any, are expressed in tragedy? Through tragedy? Is reason fundamentally singular or plural? Simple or complex? Solitary or social? Do communities derive their legitimacy from reason? Or is reason produced by communities? How do community, reason, and tragedy relate to one another? And how do they relate to their conceptual others: isolation, madness, and comedy. | More Info | and register
Thursday-Friday, November 5th-6th | Swift Hall (multiple locations)

Global Health and Human Rights Residency with Anand Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health | Throughout the week, there will be a number of public events and conversations happening with Anand Grover. We hope that you will be able to join us! Anand Grover is a human rights lawyer based in India and the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health (2008-2014). As UN Special Rapporteur, Grover worked closely with governments, civil society, and community groups promoting a human rights-based approach to health. | More Info
Monday, November 9th-Thursday, November 12th | Multiple Locations

9th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies | CEERES | The Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies is a bilateral scholarly event that has taken place every three years since 1991 with the participation of North American and Macedonian scholars. The conference brings together both established and younger scholars to discuss issues of import to the study of Macedonia and Macedonian. In the past, contributions have come primarily from linguists, historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars in the field of Macedonian studies. The first, third, and fifth conferences were held at Universities in North America (U. Michigan, U. Toronto, The Ohio State U., respectively), the 2nd, 4th and 6th in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Each conference has also resulted in the publication of a volume of selected proceedings. | More Info
Thursday, November 12th-Saturday, November 14th
Franke Institute for the Humanities

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation | Chicago English Graduate Program | From Chaucer’s House of Fame to Gossip Girl, the distortive power of rumor and gossip has long generated both fascination and anxiety across media, genres, and periods. In the digital age, unofficial discourse has acquired the potential for frenzied transmission, often substantiating established fears surrounding the nebulous nature of the intermediary. The fascination and paranoia attached to the spread and (mis)handling of information speaks to a deeply-rooted unease around origins, third-parties, and modes of exchange. To label gossip as solely nefarious, however, ignores its positive manifestations as participatory, subversive, and empowering, as well as its potential role in anti-hegemonic discourse or storytelling. | More Info
Thursday, November 19th-Friday, November 20th | Rosenwald 405


U.S. Courts as Political Institutions, PLSC 37000/LAWS 51302, Winter, 2016 | There is a REQUIRED PRELIMINARY MEETING for anyone interested in taking this seminar. It will be held on Wednesday November 11th, 12:15 – 1:20, in Law School Seminar Room E (feel free to bring your lunch).  Enrollment in the seminar is strictly limited and any student who wishes to be considered for admission to the seminar must attend the meeting. This is a cross-listed seminar with enrollment split between law students and social science graduate students. If you are interested in taking the seminar but cannot attend the meeting, you must contact Gerry Rosenberg ( before November 11th!

Thought Provoking

View From Behind the Spin: Messaging through the Filter | IOP | The Obama White House has aggressively sought new outlets to deliver their message. The President has answered questions on Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube and more. He’s visited a prison with VICE, sat for interviews with Kindle Books, and and Marc Maron among others. But the traditional media can’t be ignored and, as with every White House, is a constant source of frustration for the President and his aides. What are the biggest frustrations and challenges? How does news coverage impact policy and White House decision making? What could be improved in the current landscape? | More Info + Register
            TODAY: Thursday, November 5th @ 12-1:15pm
IOP, 5707 S Woodlawn Ave

Global Health and the Burning of Biomass Fuels | Center for Global Health | Please join us for this year’s Global Health Week keynote address, “Indoor Burning of Biomass Fuels: Impact on Global Health & Climate” by William J. Martin II, MD, Dean and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Ohio State University College of Public Health. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion of the interactions between health, climate, and the environment, featuring: Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, Center for Global Health and Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Program Director, Climate, Energy, and Health at Boston Children’s Hospital in addition to Dr. Martin. | Catered reception to follow | More Info + Register
Thursday, November 5th @ 4pm | International House Assembly Hall

Ted Koppel: Is America Prepared for a Cyberattack? | IOP | Is America prepared for a cyberattack? That’s the question veteran investigative journalist and former ABC News Nightline host Ted Koppel set out to explore recently – and what he uncovered is far from reassuring. In his new book Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, Koppel argues that a major cyberattack on the U.S. power grid is not only possible but likely, that the country is shockingly unprepared to deal with it, and that the effects on the nation would be devastating. Join the IOP as it hosts Ted Koppel for an in-depth look at his investigation into the realities and vulnerabilities of cyberwarfare. Book signing to follow.| More Info + Register
Tuesday, November 10th @ 6pm | Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th St


18th/19th- Century Atlantic Cultures | “A Tongue in Every Star: Wordsworth, Barbauld, and Excessive Figuration,” by Alexis Chema (Yale)
TODAY: Thursday, November 5th from 4:30-6pm | Rosenwald 405

Medieval Studies | “Patronage, Liturgy, and the City: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Renaud de Bar, Bishop of Metz,” by Claire Jenson (Art History)
Friday, November 6th from 12-1:30pm | CWAC 156

Language, Variation & Change | ELAN workshop, by Jordan Fenlon and Jon Keane
Friday, November 6th from 3-4:30pm | Rosenwald 301

American Politics | TBD, Professor Bernard Fraga (Indiana University)
Monday, November 9th from 12-1:20pm | Pick Lounge

Latin America and the Caribbean | “The Other Investors,” by Eric Hirsch
Monday, November 9th from 4:30-6:30pm | Kelly 114

Gender and Sexuality Studies | “‘Dancing, drinking, all the things that are pleasant in this world’: Post-45 Variations in Sex and Leisure,” by Peter McDonald
Monday, November 9th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave

Political Theory | Symposium on Toleration (all day)
Monday, November 9th starting at 9am
Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S Woodlawn Ave | More Info

Education | “Improving Access to High-Quality Schools for Disadvantaged Youth: Selective High Schools in Chicago,” by Lauren Sartain and Marisa de la Torre (Consortium on Chicago School Research), and Lisa Barrow (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Tuesday, November 10th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 016

Global Christianities | “Metaphysics and the New Birth,” by Reuben Lillie
Tuesday, November 10th from 12-1:15pm | Swift 208

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Millionaire Migration and the Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Leave,” by Cristobal Young (Stanford)
Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30-6:30pm | SSR 106

US Locations | “Ultimate Reality,” by Cameron Hu
Tuesday, November 10th from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101

Politics, History, and Society | “When Socialism Meets Market: The Reconstruction of Ideology in China, 1976-1992,” by Wen Xie
Tuesday, November 10th from 5-6:30pm | SSR 401

Human Rights | “Equal Human Rights,” by Joe Lubenow
Wednesday, November 11th from 4:30-6pm | Pick 506

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe | “Repatriation: Soviet Efforts to Recover Former Citizens After the Second World War,” by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Wednesday, November 11th from 5-6:30pm | SSR224

Middle East History and Theory | “Nablus from Revolution to War: Ihsan al-Nimr and His Local History,” by Marshall Watson (CMES)
Thursday, November 12th from 12:30-1:30pm
Lunch provided | Pick 218

Social Theory and Evidence | “Atheists and Evangelicals: Creating the Category of Religion in American Life,” by Rick Moore
Thursday, November 12th from 12-1:10pm | SSR305

PIPES | “Dying to Live: The Rational Irrationality of Suicide Terrorism,” by Nicholas Campbell-Secremetis
Thursday, November 12th from 4:30-6:30pm | Pick 506

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies | “Race and Capitalism Panel,” featuring Jonathan Levy, Andrew K Sandoval-Strausz (University of New Mexico), and Gavin Wright (Stanford)
Thursday, November 12th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave

Practical Philosophy | “Generously Guilty,” by Daniel Telech
Friday, November 13th from 10:30-12:20pm | SSR401


Humanity in Action | The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a collaborative, transatlantic program on international relations and global diversity. The Fellowship is designed to develop leadership skills and knowledge among graduate students aspiring to careers in foreign policy. Over four weeks, 24 American and European graduate students meet with leaders in government, business and academia. The Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching policy discussions by producing research and writing articles. Through this program, Humanity in Action seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches to national and international issues. | Apply More Info
         *Application Due January 13th, 2016

City Internships | City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career. Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering. | More Info + Apply


Human Factors Intern | Radius Product Development | Recruiting UChicago students specifically | Radius Product Development is seeking a Human Factors Intern to join our Chicago office. You will work closely with internal and external resources to implement human factors, research, and usability activities to drive the product development process. In this position, you will interface directly with internal team members and clients to execute research plans and create deliverables that inform and inspire a variety of stakeholders. Further, working within our multi-disciplinary team structure ensures that the insights are captured from various perspectives and that they can be transmitted through the development process. This position is heavily research-focused. The successful candidate most likely is working on observing user behavior. Moderating skills and ethnography are extra appreciated. |More Info + Apply

Undergraduate Academic Advisor | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | The Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Academic Advisor for the Anthropology Undergraduate Advising office. This office serves the approximately 200 undergraduate majors and minors in the department. This is a full time, twelve-month academic professional position. Duties include: Provide academic advising to students on degree requirements and course selection, both declared anthropology majors and potential majors. • Maintain student records & files and compile annual statistics related to our undergraduate curriculum • Represent the Department of Anthropology at multiple campus–wide and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recruiting events, for example Admitted Student days, Orange and Blue Days, Majors and Minors Fair. • and meet with prospective students (and their families) to promote the Department of Anthropology’s undergraduate program (advising the students on degree requirements, course selection, and opportunities for students who graduate with an anthropology degree), among many other duties. | More Info + Apply

Office Management Specialist | US Department of State | The U.S. Department of State, our country’s lead foreign policy agency, provides a rich international experience whether at home or abroad, and opportunities to become responsible leaders. Each day, our employees make a difference as they contribute to our global society and defend and advance our country’s interests and values. They work on the business of diplomacy and high priority issues that impact the safety, security, and prosperity of our world – human rights, environment, energy, food security, public health, and technology – all while experiencing a unique career. Our talented workforce reflects and champions all of our strengths and diversity – personal, professional, and educational. We offer a workplace that values and rewards leadership, collaboration and innovation, and personal and professional development. Foreign Service Office Management Specialists (Administrative Assistants) serve at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide as well as a few domestic locations. Assignments can vary from working in a Political or Economic Section in one mission to working in the Management or Security Section in another. Future assignments can lead to the Executive Office and the position of Office Manager to an Ambassador overseas or to a high-ranking official in Washington, D.C. Whatever the position or nature of duties, Office Management Specialists (OMS) will have a rich opportunity to make valuable contributions to their country while leading professionally and personally fulfilling lives. | More Info + Apply


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