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Grad Student Announcements – 9/27

September 27, 2010

1. FRIT’s Circolo Italiano Fall 2010 Film Series

2. German Reunification Brownbag Canceled
3. Always Already: Conservation and Innovation in the Humanities Roundtable

4. FRIT Lecture: Civility, Honor, Familiarity
5. FRIT Lecture: Le picard illustré par la BD
6. Finding an Internship with the Federal Government Workshop
7. Minority Languages in Europe Conference
8. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

1. Library Workshops
2. State Department 2011 Summer Student Internship Program Information Session

1. GPSO Travel Awards

2. GPSO Social Hour
3. GPSO Seeks Programming Committee Members and Travel Award Reviewers
4. GPSO Sustainability Information


1. FRIT’s Circolo Italiano Fall 2010 Film Series
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7 p.m.
Myers Hall 130 

Fall 2010 Film Series: Immigration and Migration through the Cinematic Lens
Film: Good morning, Aman (2009) by Claudio Noce 

Aman is a twenty-year old Somali who arrived in Rome at the age of four after escaping from Mogadishu’s war-torn streets. The Italian Teodoro is a former boxer whose past mistakes continue to haunt him. The pair forms an unlikely friendship, and for different reasons they prefer to entertain escapist fantasies in order to distance themselves from ever-marginal existences. Noce’s realistic depiction of Rome’s cityscapes illustrates the often harsh realities of those who live at the edges of Italian society. 


2. German Reunification Brownbag Canceled
Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Maple Room, IMU 

“20th Anniversary of German Reunification”
Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch with Stefanie Sigrid Rehm, Liaison for the Brussels Office of the State Chancellery of Saxony 

3. Always Already: Conservation and Innovation in the Humanities Roundtable 

The Initiative on the Humanistic Study of Innovation presents a roundtable featuring 

Hélène Merlin-Kajman (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Victoria Kahn (UC Berkeley) 

Monday October 4, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU 

How can tools of historical and cultural analysis investigate the narratives, history and language of innovation so as to better understand the social forces that enable and impede the recognition and implementation of new ideas? This roundtable will explore how the study of pre- and early-modern cultures can contribute to current discussions about innovation. 

This event is made possible through the support of the Department of French and Italian, Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Department of English, Medieval Studies Institute, Renaissance Studies Program, and the Office of the Vice President for Engagement. 

4. FRIT Lecture: Civility, Honor, Familiarity
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
5:30 p.m.
Walnut Room, IMU 

“Civility, Honor, Familiarity: The Case of the French Seventeenth Century and Beyond”
Hélène Merlin-Kajman, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle 

5. FRIT Lecture: Le picard illustré par la BD
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
8 – 9:30 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 247 

The Department of French and Italian presents 

Le picard illustré par la BD: Rencontre et échange avec Jean-Luc et Delphine Vigneux 

Familiarisé avec la bande dessinée en picard par ses recherches, Jean-Luc Vigneux est devenu un spécialiste de ce sujet en Picardie. En 2004 il est l’un des trois traducteurs (avec Alain Dawson et Jacques Dulphy) du premier album d’Astérix en picard: “Astérix i rinte à l’école” (un succès de librairie dépassant les 100 000 exemplaires). Il réalise ensuite une exposition itinérante qui retrace le panorama de la B.D. en picard depuis ses origines (remontant à 1887 !). En 2007, il est associé à la traduction de “Ch’cailleu d’étoéle” (version picarde de l’aventure de Tintin “L’étoile mystérieuse”) ; puis à celle de “Ch’village copè in II” le deuxième album d’Astérix (d’après “Le grand fossé “). L’an dernier, il récidive avec ses deux compères pour la traduction d’un troisième album, et ce sera “Astérix pi Obélix is ont leus ages.” Sa connaissance de l’oeuvre de Jack Lebeuf (qui crée la B.D. picarde moderne en 1946) ; son amitié avec Jacques Dulphy, Jean-Bernard Roussel, Serdu, ou Gilles Doutreligne (tous auteurs de scénarios, de dialogues, et de personnages qu’ils placent dans les cases), et ses nombreuses lectures nous laissent croire qu’il est aussi tombé dans la marmite de potion magique. 

La conférence (en français) sera accompagnée de lectures à deux voix de bandes dessinées en picard données par Jean-Luc et Delphine Vigneux. 

6. Finding an Internship with the Federal Government Workshop
The Partnership for Public Service is a public relations agency hired by the federal government to promote career opportunities within the federal government. Amy Bush, the Federal Service Student Ambassador for Indiana University from the Partnership of Public Service, is leading a workshop on finding a federal government internship. The workshop, Finding an Internship with the Federal Government, will cover resources that advertise federal opportunities, how to find and apply for internships through USAJobs, and will cover helpful tips on utilizing the website. She will also review federal student programs such as the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and discuss how you can make your application competitive. For further information, please contact Amy at The workshop is sponsored by the Career Services Council (a consortium consisting of all the directors of career services at IUB). 

The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 7 from 6-8PM in the Oak Room of the IMU. 

7. Minority Languages in Europe Conference
October 7- 9, 2010
“Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges” 

The preliminary schedule is posted on the website ( 

8. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
October 14-17, 2010
Indiana University Bloomington
“Variation and Linguistic Theory” 

For more information, please visit the symposium website at

1. Library Workshops
Throughout October, the IUB Libraries Reference Services Department is offering workshops designed with the more in-depth research needs of faculty and graduate students in mind. Upcoming sessions include: 

Research Jump Start
Explore the best methods for finding your field’s important literature and examine the benefits and drawbacks of using certain search tools, such as Google Scholar. 

WorldCat and Library Catalogs Worldwide
Learn how to search individual library catalogs from around the world as well as how to use WorldCat to do a comprehensive search of published material, verify citations, identify other libraries that own an item, and place interlibrary loan requests. 

Citation Indexes on the Web
Citation indexes make it possible to trace patterns of influence among scholars and scientists. Learn how to set up citation alerts and use search analysis tools to enhance your research in all fields. 

Copyright 101 for Authors
Explore the basics of copyright law for authors and learn how to protect and manage your rights. (Copyright 101 for Instructors is also available.) 

Researching the 18th and 19th Centuries
Explore the essential library resources for historical and literary research on 18th and 19th century topics, including new digital resources that give researchers enhanced access to books, journals, newspapers, and other primary source materials. 

Basics: Statistical Yearbooks from Foreign Countries
This session will focus on easy access to print sources from the 19th century onward and the IU Libraries’ web archiving project for national level statistical websites. 


To see the complete schedule, workshop descriptions, and to sign up, go to and click on the Faculty & Graduate Student Workshops button. Also, check out our online calendar of events here:

2. State Department 2011 Summer Student Internship Program Information Session
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
12 – 1 p.m.
Sassafras Room, IMU 

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for its 2011 Summer Student Internship Program.
Click here ( for more information and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2010.
You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student – including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible. Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information. 

1. GPSO Travel Awards

Every year the GPSO provides academic support to IUB graduate and professional students in the form of financial awards. The GPSO is now soliciting applications for Fall 2010 Travel Awards. 

The GPSO Travel Award is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which a student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions or auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. 

For Fall 2010 the GPSO anticipates awarding an estimated $5,000 in Travel Awards: 6 awards at $500 each and 8 awards at $250 each. 

The application deadline is Friday, October 15th, 2010 @ midnight.
For more information and access to the application, please visit:

2. GPSO Social Hour
Join graduate students from around campus and fellow SPEONs this Friday for a relaxing evening at the Root Cellar. Free appetizers are provided in addition to the Farm’s wide selection of fine beverages you can purchase. 

When: Friday, October 1, 7-9pm
Where: Farm, Downstairs in the Root Cellar, 108 E. Kirkwood 

3. GPSO Seeks Programming Committee Members and Travel Award Reviewers
Still feel the need to get involved on campus and make your mark? Get involved with the GPSO Programming or Travel Award Committee! 

The GPSO Programming Committee is chaired by the GPSO Operations Coordinator and plans and executes GPSO events, including, but not limited to social, academic and fundraising events. If you are interested to serve on this committee please contact the GPSO Operations Coordinator at 

Interested in being a travel award reviewer? Volunteer a few hours of your time to serve your fellow students, improve your grant-writing skills, and strengthen your CV. Please e-mail Kevin R. Guidry, GPSO Awards Officer, at Applications are due October 15 and reviews will begin immediately thereafter. 

4. GPSO Sustainability Information
As a part of the Greening Cream and Crimson initiative, IU Athletics aims to improve green practices at IU sporting events. Building on the success of our past events, the initiative now looks to tackle IU men’s regular-season football games by utilizing our dedicated volunteers (you!). The Cream & Crimson Green Team will be the first in a long line of dedicated volunteer teams working to expand issues related to sustainability within Indiana University Athletics. To ensure regular-season games go smoothly, we will need 100 volunteers for each home game. If you, your peers, or your students are interested and available, the IU Athletics needs you: 

October 2nd when IU plays University of Michigan (register to volunteer here); 

October 16th – Homcoming – when IU plays Arkansas State (register to volunteer here). 

To show our appreciation, volunteers will receive:
Free Greening Cream and Crimson t-shirt
Free ticket to the game
Free food at at the event itself
The honor of being a core component of the FIRST Green and Crimson Green Team 

Game day actitivites include:
• Recycling during tailgating – Volunteers will circulate the tailgating area, instructing fans on the proper techniques – will distribute bags (clear for recycling, black for trash) and educate and encourage fans to recycle
• Recycling inside Memorial Stadium – Volunteers will co-locate garbage and recycling bins in the stadium, educate and encourage fans to recycle, and supervise recycling of aluminum, plastic, cardboard, etc. in the stadium
• Vendor waste reduction – Supervised recycling should assist in reducing contamination of cardboard, paperboard – greenware pilot – 100% compostable corn-based “plastics”
• Eco cell phone collection – Volunteers will supervise collection of cell phones for recycling – recycled phones reduce the destruction to gorilla habitat and proceeds from our effort benefit campus sustainability
• Bike Valet –Volunteers will valet bicycles on the west concourse of the stadium and at the initiative tent – encouraging alternate methods of transportation to athletic events
Please direct any questions to Isaac Farley . 

For more information on these, and other announcements check out the GPSO blog (, the GPSO website ( or sign-up for the GPSO listserv ( Also, feel free to contact any of your GPSO representatives about any of these opportunities, including myself, Diana Hackenburg, at

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