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Announcements for Grad Students – 11/16/09

November 16, 2009
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1. TONIGHT: Jewish Studies Lectures – Jewish Environmentalism/Nature in Modern Judaism

2. TONIGHT: German Movie and Stammtisch

3. Reminder – Funding Opportunities!

4. Scandinavian Film Series – Icelandic Film

5. 6th Annual  Conference on Peace and Security 2010 – Syracuse University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. TONIGHT: Jewish Studies Lectures – Jewish Environmentalism/Nature in Modern Judaism

THE 2009 HELEN AND MARTIN SCHWARTZ LECTURES IN JEWISH STUDIES

Two Lectures by Professor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Irving and Miriam Lowe Chair of Modern Judaism and Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Arizona State University

Monday, November 16, 2009

“Jewish Environmentalism? The Biblical Conundrum”

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

“Nature in Modern Judaism: Between the Secular and the Religious”

Both lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union.

Professor Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of History, Director of Jewish Studies, and Irving and Miriam Lowe Chair of Modern Judaism at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  She was born in Kibbutz Afikim, Israel (1950) and served in the Israeli army (1968-1971).  She holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1978), and a B.A. in Religious Studies from SUNY Stony Brook, New York (1974).  Prior to joining the faculty of Arizona State University, she taught at Indiana University (1991-1999), Emory University in Atlanta (1988-1991), Columbia University in New York (1982-1988), and Hebrew Union College in New York (1980-1982), teaching courses in Jewish history, Jewish philosophy and mysticism, and western religions for graduate and undergraduate students.

Professor Tirosh-Samuelson’s research focuses on medieval and early-modern Jewish intellectual history with an emphasis on the interplay between philosophy and mysticism.  In addition to numerous articles and book chapters in academic journals and edited volumes, she is the author of Between Worlds:  The Life and Work of Rabbi David ben Judah Messer Leon (SUNY Press) that received the award of The Hebrew University for the best work in Jewish history for 1991, and the author of Happiness in Premodern Judaism: Virtue, Knowledge and Well-Being in Premodern Judaism (Hebrew Union College Press, 2003).  She is also the editor of Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed World (Harvard University Press, 2002), Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (Indiana University Press, 2004), and The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life (Brill Academic Publishers, 2008).

In addition to her academic position, Professor Tirosh-Samuelson sits on the editorial board of the Journal of American Academy of Religion and the academic advisory board of Metanexus Institute of Science and Religion, and is the co-editor (with Giuseppe Veltri) of Series in Jewish History and Culture for Brill Academic Publishers. 

She is the recipient of a generous grant for the Templeton Research Lectures on the Constructive Engagement of Science and Religion (2006-2009) for the project, “Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, and Technology.”  In 2007, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY-Stony Brook.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.   Please contact the Borns Jewish Studies Program at 812-855-0453 or iujsp@indiana.edu

 

 2. TONIGHT: German Movie and Stammtisch

Stammtisch will take place tonight at 6:30pm (Bear’s Place), and then at 8pm in Wylie Hall 015 for a showing of “Nirgendwo in Africa” (2001, with English subtitles), winner of the 2002 Oscar for best foreign film. It depicts the story of a Jewish family fleeing the Nazi regime by settling in Africa.

 

3. Reminder – Funding Opportunities!

EU Center Overseas Study Scholarships

The EUC now has a $1,000 scholarship for graduate students to study the EU on an overseas study program.  The information and application is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~eucenter/overseas_scholarship.shtml

WEST Mellon Endowment Graduate Student Grants

The West European Studies Center is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for graduate students working on West European topics, by now offering research and conference travel grants. This WEST grant program for graduate students is funded by the WEST Mellon Endowment.

WEST Graduate Student Research Grant: to help graduate students in West European area studies who require modest support for research related travel or travel for participation in a structured internship program. The research or internship must focus on topics related to contemporary West European studies. Research funds are to be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their master’s thesis or dissertation. WEST domestic research travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $750. Priority is given to students pursuing a MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.
Deadlines: December 1, February 1, and April 1 (if funds available).

WEST Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant: to help graduate students present their research on contemporary West European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), two nights lodging, and conference registration fee. WEST domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $750. Priority is given to students pursuing a MA in West European Studies or a doctoral minor in West European Studies.
Deadlines: December 1, February 1, and April 1 (if funds available).

http://www.indiana.edu/~west/mellon.shtml

 

4. Scandinavian Film Series – Icelandic Film

November 17, 7:00 PM

Ballantine 322

Screaming Masterpiece

Iceland, 2005

Dir. Ari Alexander Ergis Magnusson

This documentary captures all the energy of the world’s hottest indie music scene in Iceland’s cool capital city of Reykjavik. There are masterful performances by international superstars like Björk, Sigur Ros and Mum, as well as insider looks at the music being played in local clubs by a host of other bands with unpronounceable names but unforgettable music.

 

5. 6th Annual  Conference on Peace and Security 2010 – Syracuse University

Friday, February 26, 2010

Maxwell School at Syracuse University, New York, USA

(time and place are subject to change)

Hosted by The Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA)

The Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA), currently housed at Syracuse University, is the first international, interdisciplinary, graduate student association dedicated to the critical analysis of terrorism, counterterrorism policy, and related national and international security issues.

THEME:

A World, Insecure

We invite papers and position pieces from all academic disciplines, such as international relations, public administration, anthropology, law, political science, history, sociology, business management, peace studies, economics, geography, and communications. Each paper will be presented in one of three panels, concerned broadly with 1) Hostile regional actions and the conflicts’ results for global militaries, 2) Contemporary insecurity crises and their foreshadowing for world diplomatic actions, 3) Societal, economic, and/or technological impacts of security concerns and the conclusions drawn from such critical paradigms, and 4) The ongoing search for security. SATSA and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School will publish selected articles using a peer blind review process and will invite additional papers for presentation at the conference.

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2010

Please direct questions and submissions to satsa@maxwell.syr.edu

Send only rough drafts or completed papers, no abstracts. Paper length should be between 3,000-5000 words. Please send all documents as attachments (MS Word 2000 or higher, or Rich-Text), and include a cover sheet listing contact info (name, address, email, and telephone number), as well as institutional affiliation, field of study, and paper title.

Contact Information: Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA) McNaughton Hall, Suite 402 Syracuse, NY 13244-1030 Telephone: 315-443-2284 Fax: 315-443-9643

satsa@maxwell.syr.edu

Sponsored by: The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Graduate Student Association

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)

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