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Faculty Announcements – 9/3

September 3, 2010

1. Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Conference

2. Brownbag Lunch and Discussion on 20th Anniversary of German Reunification

3. Minority Languages Conference

4. Upcoming Library Workshops







1. 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

2. Brownbag Lunch and Discussion on 20th Anniversary of German Reunification

Speaker: Stefanie Sigrid Rehm, Liaison for the Brussels Office of the State Chancellery of Saxony

Topic: “20th Anniversary of German Reunification”

When: Thursday, September 30, 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Where: Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union

This event is free and open to the public.

3. Minority Languages Conference

On October 7- 9, 2010, West European Studies will host the “Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges” conference on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Online registration is now open and can be accessed through the conference website:

The conference features presentations by invited speakers:

  • José Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Does language revitalization work? Lessons from Basque
  • Bernat Joan i Marí, Secretary of Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia
    Language policies for social cohesion
  • Jean-Luc Vigneux, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ch’Lanchron, author, singer, composer, translator
    Ch’Lanchron, a weed planted 30 years ago in Picardie
  • Colin Williams, Cardiff University
    The Mask of Piety: Reflections on Promotion and Regulation

In addition, competitively selected presentations will cover a wide range of topics and issues for minority languages and cultures, including attitudes, standardization, maintenance and revitalization, language policy, theoretical linguistics. The preliminary schedule is posted on the website ( For more information, contact

Reduced registration fees are available for IU affiliates. Contact for IU registration information.

4. Upcoming 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:

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