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Grad Student Announcements – 8/30/10

August 30, 2010

1. Student Involvement Fair

2. VIDA Theater Group

3. Wells Library Workshops

4. Maurer Law School Research Assistant Position

5. Peace Corp Recruiter

6. Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Conference

7. Arts Endowment Grants 






1. Student Involvement Fair

Wednesday September 8th, 2010, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Rain Date:  9/14/10, 11am-3pm)

IMU Parking Lot

2. VIDA Theater Group

Looking for a fun activity this fall? Check out Grupo de Teatro VIDA (VIDA Theater Group) – a Spanish language performance group here at IU. This fall we will be performing a series of one act plays in a show called “Relaciones.” We will have an organizational/informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and auditions during the second week of classes.

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – BH 008 – 7:30 pm
Informational meeting
We will talk about our activities this fall and spring. These include a performance at the departmental reception on Sept. 10, and possibly participating in the City of Bloomington’s Multicultural Expo on Oct. 2.

Monday, Sept. 6 or Tuesday, Sept. 7 – BH008 – 8:00-9:30 pm
We will be holding auditions for “Relaciones” on Sept. 6 and 7. Performances will take place Oct 21-23 in Bloomington and October 29-30 in Indianapolis. We will be posting the scripts on our website ( so you can read them before auditions if you’d like. At auditions, you will be asked to do some improvisation in Spanish and English, and you will also be reading selected scenes from the scripts.

For additional information, please contact Marda Rose (

3. Wells Library Workshops

This Fall, the Wells Library is offering a series of workshops designed to help faculty and graduate students learn new skills and find the best resources to aid their research. Upcoming workshops focused on introducing fundamental library tools and services include:

Library Resources on the Web: What’s New?  What Should I Use?

Learn about the library services you may not know existed, find out more about tools to focus your research in a specific discipline, and get some tips for making your research more effective and efficient.

IUCAT: Tips and Tricks to Get the Most from Your Catalog Searching

Learn about advanced search techniques that improve search retrieval accuracy, using subject headings, searching for materials in different formats, limiting large search result sets, and creating book lists and permanent links to materials you use often.

Teaching the Research Process: Timing, Outcomes, and Results

Calling all graduate student instructors!  This workshop will provide strategies for teaching research skills, including the knowledge to find and evaluate information.  You’ll leave with an understanding of how to design a library-related or research-based assignment, ways to use the libraries’ resources to support your students’ learning, and strategies for assessing student’s research skills.

Advanced Googling: Finding Scholarly Information on the Web

This session will introduce you to Google products, including Google Scholar (a popular search engine for scholarly, academic content) and Google Book Search (a collection of digitized books).

And Many More!

To see the complete schedule and sign up, go to and click on the large red icon.  More workshops will be added throughout September and October; watch for additional email announcements, monitor the website, and check out our online calendar of events for the latest schedule:

4. Maurer Law School Research Assistant Position

The Law School Survey of Student Engagement ( seeks a research assistant to work on analysis of survey results and general research. Applicants should be enrolled at the graduate level (either in law school or another department), and must have experience with statistical research and comfortable using SPSS.  Familiarity with issues relevant to professional or graduate level education also would be helpful but is not necessary. We are flexible on the time commitment. Please send a resume (including names and contact information for two academic references) and a letter describing your training and experience with statistical methods (and SPSS specifically) and other qualifications to Professor Carole Silver, Director, Law School Survey of Student Engagement, at (email only, please). 

5. Peace Corp Recruiter

A Peace Corp Recruiter will be on campus in mid-to-late September. In addition to her regular, and more formal informational sessions, we have arranged for a more informal, drop-in session for area studies students. This session is for students to come and ask a quick question or two, and is ideal for someone who wasn’t able to get a question asked in the formal informational session. The informal event will be Wednesday, September 22nd, from 11am-1pm, in BH 565.

6. Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Conference

This September 23-26, the Indiana University Department of History and Philosophy of Science will host a three day conference on “Integrated History and Philosophy of Science.” This is the third in a series of meetings devoted to the topic, and it coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the Indiana HPS Department. The paper topics range from a discussion of seventeenth-century comet theory to history and philosophy of contemporary embryology. For complete information on the conference, including the program, abstracts of papers, and registration details go to

7. Arts Endowment Grants 

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work which are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not yet been translated into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.
Deadline: January 6, 2011

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