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Announcements for Grad Students – 1/15

January 15, 2010

1. “The Idea of Italy” Symposium 

2. Course on Finnish Phonology and Morphology

3. Graduate Student Hourly Position: Global Issues All-School Project 2009-2010

4. Café hispano – Spanish Coffee Hour

5. 2010-2011 Fellowship Opportunity: Short-Term Travel Grants Program

6. Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Colloquium Series, Spring 2010

 7. “Better than any monument”: Envisioning Museums of the Spoken Word

8. Lecture:  “Liberté, Égalité, Antisemitism: The French Connection”

9. DEFA Project: Wende Flicks Film Series

10. Mo Asumang Visit and Discussion

11. GPSO Announcements

12. Spring Research Seminars for Faculty and Grad Students 

13. John Boyer Workshop on Traditional Greek Orthodox Sacred Music

14. WEST Brownbag










1. “The Idea of Italy” Symposium

6:00 pm, Monday, February 1, 2010

College Arts & Humanities Institute

1211 E. Atwater Ave.

(Corner of Atwater Ave. and Ballantine Rd.)

Indiana University-Bloomington

Francesco Bruni

University of Venice

Machiavelli e l’idea d’Italia

Paolo Cherchi

University of Ferrara

II risveglio dell’Italia e la querelle degli antichi e dei moderni

Francesco Bruni is Professor of History of the Italian language at the University of Venezia “Ca’ Foscari” and one of the most active and recognized scholars of Italian literature and culture today. He is a Fellow of the Italian linguistic academy the Accademia della Crusca (Florence, founded in 1585) as well as of the Istituto Veneto, the Venetian Academy for Arts, Literature and Sciences, for which he directs a prestigious publication series. He is the author of many works in the field of Italian Studies from the middle ages to the twentieth-century including Testi e chierici del medioevo (1991); L’italiano letterario nella storia (2002); La città divisa: le parti e il bene comune da Dante a Guicciardini (2003). He is also the editor of a ten volume History of the Italian Language (1989-2003) and of a five volume series on the history of Italian literary genres.

Paolo Cherchi, Professor Emeritus of Romance Philology and Italian at the University of Chicago and at the University of Ferrara, is one of the most eminent scholars of Italian medieval, renaissance and baroque literature and culture as well as an accomplished hispanist. His interests include romance philology, textual criticism, and comparative literature. A prolific scholar, he is the author or editor of over fifteen books and has published over 300 articles spanning from medieval theories on courtly love to Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Cervantes and to contemporary Italian poetry. His publications include Le metamorfosi dell’Adone (1996), Polimatia di riuso – Mezzo secolo di plagio 1539-1589 (1998), L’onestade e l’onesto raccontare del Decameron (2004), Verso la chiusura. Saggio sul Canzoniere di Petrarca (2008).

The talks will be given in Italian with discussion and refreshments to follow. If you have a disability and need assistance, accommodations can be made to meet most needs. Please call 855-5458.


2. Course on Finnish Phonology and Morphology

Please consider taking a unique opportunity THIS SEMESTER to learn about an exciting Nordic NON-INDO-EUROPEAN language – the Finnish Language here at IU from an expert. Just read the description!


Finnish Phonology and Morphology

3 CR

R-309 for undergraduates, R-509 for graduates

Instructor:  Dr. Tapio Hokkanen

Finnish Phonology and Morphology will open a window to the structure of a European, agglutinative-fusional language outside of the Indo-European language family.

The course will be a hands-on introduction to questions of phonology and morphology and it will cover such topics as the Finnish sound system, quantity opposition, vowel harmony, diphthongs and consonant clusters, phono- and morphotactic constraints, consonant gradation, phonological processes, boundary gemination, role of enclitic particles, noun inflection and verb conjugation, stem formation / stem selection, derivation and compounding and some morphosyntactic issues. Even though the approach is descriptive and for most of the time synchronic, certain historical aspects will also be dealt with. Structures and features common in Finnish and other languages in the Finno-Ugric family will be contrasted to the ones in the English language.

The course meets M, W & F at 9:05-9:55 in GB233 (i.e. the professor’s office.)

3. Graduate Student Hourly Position: Global Issues All-School Project 2009-2010

Graduate Student Hourly Position: Project Assistant

Focus: Global Food Security

Description: The Center for the Study of Global Change, IUB, ( is partnering with the Bloomington New Tech High School to pilot a “Global Issues All-School Project”, focusing this year on Global Food Security. All teachers and students (only grades 9 and 10 this year) will concentrate for an entire week in March on learning about and designing action projects which could impact food security at both local and global levels. The best action project will be selected for the school to implement through the rest of the semester. In the future, each year’s all-school project will focus on a different global issue.

Job Description: The person in this position will gather and briefly abstract resources (articles, audio, video, web, other) related to many aspects of global food security to post on a searchable web site, provide “helpline” assistance to teachers and students, and be a creative part of the project team.

Qualifications: Graduate student who has knowledge of Global Food Security issues, strong writing skills, excellent research and organizational skills, excellent communications skills, ability to work both independently and in a group, comfort level with high school students, comfort level with constant changes, confidence in offering ideas to improve the project.

Details: 10-20 hours per week; $10/hr; starting immediately; ending in May; report directly to the Project Coordinator of the Global Issues All-School Project.

Electronic Application

Résumé (1-2 pages)

Cover letter (1-2 pages) describing your interest in and strengths to support this position

References: Two (2) names and their contact information

Deadline: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 (midnight)

Send application or questions to:

Deb Hutton, Assistant Director

Center for the Study of Global Change, IUB

4. Café hispano – Spanish Coffee Hour

If you are interested in developing your speaking and listening proficiency in Spanish in a casual and open environment, you are encouraged to attend Café Hispano in the IMU Gallery. Have a cup of coffee or tea or just come to listen and chat.  Now offered three days a week:

Tuesday            11:00a-12:30p          

host Javier Puerto (

Thursday           11:00a-12:30p           

host Javier Puerto (

Friday                 2:30p-4:00p           

host Michael Mosier (

5. 2010-2011 Fellowship Opportunity: Short-Term Travel Grants Program

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program.

STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in  up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.

The STG application is now available online at:

Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm EST on February 2, 2010. Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program. In addition to the pre-departure logistic support provided by IREX staff, the Short-Term Travel Grant also provides:

• International coach class roundtrip transportation  

• A monthly allowance for housing and living expenses

• Travel visas

• Emergency evacuation insurance

• Field office support

Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at or by telephone at 202-628-8188.

Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

STG is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

6. Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Colloquium Series, Spring 2010                                                   

Place: Workshop Tocqueville Room

513 North Park Avenue

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Coffee is provided free of charge and soft drinks are available. Copies of Workshop colloquia papers can be found on our website at If you have a question regarding assistance or our Colloquium Series, please contact Gayle Higgins (812-855-0441, We hope you will be able to join us!

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January 20, 2010

First Wednesday Session, Spring Series


Presented by Jasper Zuure, Research Fellow, Scientific Council for Government Policy, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Abstract: The presentation will be on how the knowledge from Mass Psychology has developed over more than a century and how this has influenced societal ideas about the masses and Political Theory. First, the resurgence of mass psychology will be discussed. Second, there will be made a distinction between the “classical” and “contemporary” perspective of mass psychology. Third, Mass Psychology will be defined and the taxonomy of the discipline will be given. The presentation will end with some examples.

BIO: Jasper Zuure studied Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University. His Master’s degree focused on Collective Behaviour and Mass Psychology. In 2007, he organized the symposium by the VeerStichting (a non-profit organization run by students) on the theme “Power of the Herd.” Subsequently, he completed an internship at the DDB Amsterdam advertising agency and worked as a student assistant at Leiden University. During the summer of 2008, he attended a summer course in Political Psychology at Stanford University. After having completed an internship at the Scientific Council for Government Policy in the Netherlands, he currently is employed there as a Research Fellow. He works on projects related to collective behaviour, first on a project about nudging, at the moment on a project on new forms of democracy. In November 2009, he also started working as a PhD student on Mass Psychology and Political Theory at Leiden University. At the moment, Jasper is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.

 7. “Better than any monument”: Envisioning Museums of the Spoken Word

A lecture by Richard Bauman

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, of Communication and Culture, and of Anthropology

Indiana University Bloomington

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

6:30–‐7:30 p.m.

Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology Performance

(800 N. Indiana Ave)

In September 2009, Professor Bauman delivered a keynote lecture at the meetings of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography (ICME) in Seoul, South Korea. In his IU presentation, he will revisit his Seoul lecture, which addresses efforts to develop museum projects focused on language and language diversity.

Organized by the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Professor Bauman’s lecture is also being sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Communication and Culture, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Second Language Studies, Museum Anthropology Review, Anthropological Linguistics, the American Studies Program, the

Cultural Studies Program, the American Indian Studies Research Institute,

and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.


8. Lecture:  “Liberté, Égalité, Antisemitism: The French Connection”

Robert a. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Inaugural Lecture

Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

“Liberté, Égalité, Antisemitism: The French Connection”

Professor Robert Wistrich

Neuberger Chair for Modern European and Jewish History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Thursday, January 14, 2010

7:30 p.m.

Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Professor Robert Solomon Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European and Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and editor of its journal Antisemitism International. In 1985 his book on Socialism and the Jews received a joint award of the American Jewish Committee and the Sassoon Center in Jerusalem. In 1991 Professor Wistrich was awarded the Austrian State Prize for his much acclaimed study, The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph. A year later he received the H.H. Wingate non-fiction literary award in the U.K. for Antisemitism: the Longest Hatred, which became a major P.B.S. documentary that Professor Wistrich scripted and edited. He has acted as historical advisor, scriptwriter, and editor for several BBC documentaries, including Good Morning, Mr. Hitler (1993), Blaming the Jews (2003), and Obsession (2006). Between 1999 and 2001 he was one of six historians invited to examine Vatican Documents relating to Pope Pius XII and the Second World War. In 2007 he published Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe (University of Nebraska Press). His most recent publication is A Lethal Obsession – Antisemitism, From Antiquity to the Global Jihad (Random House, 2010).  

9. DEFA Project: Wende Flicks Film Series

The IU DEFA Project would like to inform you of the first film screening of the WENDE FLICKS series.  The series begins this January, and it will run every Sunday evening at 7pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington, starting January 17th 2010.  All films will be shown in the original German with English subtitles.  The screenings are open to the public and are completely FREE.  If you are part of a larger group and would like to secure seats for any screening, you may acquire tickets in advance from the Buskirk-Chumley box office.

The series will open January 17th at 7pm with The Wall  [Die Mauer]        

About the film:                                                                                                                              

East Germany, 1989/90, 98 min., color & b/w
Director: Jürgen Böttcher
Cinematography: Thomas Plenert
Screenplay: Jürgen Böttcher

The Wall is a poetic and enigmatic documentary from painter and filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher, who relies on sight and sound to contemplate the Berlin Wall’s historic and symbolicsignificance. This masterpiece, shot by the renowned director of cinematography, Thomas Plenert, reflects the soul of Berlin, both in the past and as the Wall came down.

1991 European Film Prize for Best Documentary
2006 Berlin Film Festival

Our opening evening will be accompanied by a wine-and-cheese reception, catered by FARM Bloomington.  Furthermore, the WENDE FLICKS series curator Skyler Arndt-Briggs from the DEFA Film Library will be our special guest.  In addition, the Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher of the Federal Republic of Germany and IU Dean of Arts and Sciences Bennett Bertenthal will be present to introduce the IU DEFA Project.

We will keep you regularly informed of the upcoming films.  In the meantime, if you would like more information go to You can also find updates and information about the films on Facebook at

10. Mo Asumang Visit and Discussion

Afro-German filmmaker Mo Asumang will visit Indiana University in Indianapolis and Bloomington to screen and discuss her documentary, Roots, Germania, a film addressing multicultural issues in modern
Germany. Bloomington and IUPUI will be the first US campuses that Asumang visits with her film.

Screening at I.U. Bloomington
Fr, January 22, 2010*
Morrison Hall 007
1165 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington
Time: 4 p.m.

11. GPSO Announcements

·  GPSO Elections for 2010-11 Officer Positions

·  COAS and GPSO Town Hall Meeting

·  UGS announces “IU Graduate Student News” Website

·  OWA Spring Workshops

·  Upcoming BGSA Events

·  SOFA Gallery this week

·  THRIVE: “How to Thrive in Graduate School, Not Jus…

·  Latin American Fellowship Competition

·  The Ghanaian Experience – celebrating Ghana

·  Griffy Lake Clean-up on MLK Day

·  Intramural Basketball – registration

·  Yale Fellowship for American Indian Dissertation R…

·  Spring Workshops from Campus Instructional Consult…

·  Opportunities for Under-represented Minorities

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog:

GPSO Social Hour

When:  Friday, January 15th, 7-9pm 

Where: Farm-Bloomington, downstairs in the Root Cellar (108 E. Kirkwood Ave.)

What: Meet fellow grad students and enjoy free appetizers courtesy of the GPSO

COAS/GPSO Town Hall Meeting

When: Tuesday, January 19th, 1pm

Where: Wells Library, Room E174

What: Discuss COAS future funding and enrollment priorities for grad students   

**Information on these events and more can be found at the GPSO website:  www.


12. Spring Research Seminars for Faculty and Grad Students

This Spring, the Reference Services Department is offering free seminars designed to help you learn new skills, explore the library’s services, and find the best resources for your research.  Register now at

Getting Ready for Research: An Intro to the IU Libraries for New Faculty, Post-Docs, and Grad Students 

This seminar is designed to introduce new faculty, post docs, and grad students to IU Libraries’ resources and services. Important databases, useful services, and selected online resources will be featured.

Save & Share Your Favorite Web Pages: Web 2.0 & Social Bookmarking Tools 

Have you ever found a great web page and then had trouble finding it again or worse you could not find the web page again? Would you like to easily share web pages with your friends, colleagues or students? This workshop will show you how you can save important web pages and  easily find them again using Web 2.0 tools. We will cover tools such as Delicious, Google bookmarks and Diigo. We will also cover essential web 2.0 tools for collaboration and project management.

Research Refresher: Making the Most of Electronic Resources

Find out about ways to identify the appropriate journals and databases for your field of study. Improve your electronic research skills and develop your familiarity with specific databases which are of interest to researchers in a range of disciplines. We will look at some of the major journal databases as well as some of the less well-known ones. Built in to the seminar will be time to practice and ask questions about particular problems and issues.

Copyright 101 for Authors 

Did you know that you have rights as an author? Do you know what rights you have and how to protect those rights? This workshop will cover the basics of copyright law for authors and discuss how to protect and manage your rights. We’ll also look at some licensing agreements including creative commons licensing. (Please note: The information provided in this workshop is not legal advice and is not meant to substitute for professional legal counsel.)

Researching 18th-Century Literature: Internet Resources 

Nowadays, a wide range of reputable scholarly resources are available via the Internet. This seminar aims to introduce researchers of 18th-century literature to important Internet resources in their field. Particular attention will be paid to bibliographic resources and electronic full text pertaining to Anglo-American and West European literatures. All of the resources covered in this seminar are from reputable sources, and all are freely available without subscription.

Introduction to the E-Korean Studies Database 

This is an introduction session to demonstrate how to access and search the eleven databases included in E-Korean Studies.

Register for these seminars and see complete listings of our Spring Research Seminars for faculty and graduate students at   A calendar of currently scheduled Seminars is available here:

13. John Boyer Workshop on Traditional Greek Orthodox Sacred Music

Greek-American singer John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis (First Cantor) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, and who is most well-known as one of the principal singer s of the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, will conduct a workshop in the traditional music of the Greek Orthodox Church at All Saints Orthodox Church during the weekend 22-24 January 2010.

Boyer will deliver an introductory lecture on the historical and theoretical issues concerning Byzantine chant at All Saints on Friday, 22 January starting at 6pm, leading into a practicum dealing with learning and singing the music itself. The practicum will continue the next day, starting at 9am on Saturday, 23 January, and will culminate in the singing of the services for the weekend, including Great Vespers at 6pm on Saturday, Matins at 8:30am on Sunday, and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at 10am on Sunday. The lecture, practica, and services are all free and open to the public. This event is sponsored in part by the Indiana University Center for West European Studies, home to the university’s Modern Greek language study program.

Boyer has studied Byzantine chant performance, style, advanced theory and orthography extensively with Greek master cantors Lycourgos Angelopoulos and Ioannis Arvanitis. He lectures at workshops and seminars on Eastern Orthodox liturgical music across the United States and has served as specialty coach for both Chanticleer and the Minnesota Symphony for word premiere performances and recordings of works by John Tavener. In addition to his work for the Metropolis of San Francisco, Boyer is the first cantor at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, California. He is also the Associate Conductor of the ensemble Bay Area Classical Harmonies and the Artistic Director of the Josquin Singers.

For additional information on John Michael Boyer, visit

14. WEST Brownbag

The first spring semester WEST brownbag will take place on Friday, January 22 from 1-2pm in the Hoosier Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Bring your lunches and hear from John Michael Boyer, whose bio you can find above in announcement 13. We hope to see you there!

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