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Weekly Grad Newsletter

 
 
Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
 
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator

Congratulations!

PhD student Rex Ovalle is a new dad. Welcome Emmannuel "Manny" Rex Ovalle!

 

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Jobs

ASAP: Associate Director of the Fellowships and Writing Center, Harvard University
Mar 29:  Program/Student Advisor, UIC College of Dentistry, Office of Student and Diversity Affairs. FT, benefits-eligible, civil service position.
Mar 30: Assistant Director, National and International Scholarships Program - Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (143322) 
Mar 31: Marketing Associate, College of Dentistry, UIC. FT, benefits-eligible, civil service postion.
Apr 5
: Editorial Fellow position at Literary Hub. Six-month (April-Sept), full-time, paid, remote position.
Apr 16: Content Writer (Strategist) at AO North America, Inc. The Content Strategist is a member of the Digital Communications team and is responsible for digital content strategy that is engaging and in sync with AO North America’s goals and objectives, to establish an on-line presence, engage the surgeon community, disseminate relevant and meaningful information through different distribution channels.

Events & Deadlines

Mar 22-26: SPRING BREAK! No newsletter next week.
Mar 22: "Ida B. The Queen": Michelle Duster in Conversation with Essence McDowell. Join Hull-House for a virtual public program celebrating Women’s History Month featuring Michelle Duster, author of the new book “Ida B. the Queen” a visually stunning portrait of the Duster family, Black life in Chicago, and the life and legacy of Duster's great grandmother, journalist and anti-lynching activist, Ida B. Wells. 
Apr 2: Ander Monson One-on-One reading with Kathleen Blackburn. 3-4:30 via Zoom. Meeting ID: 821 5846 0067. Passcode: TH8y0qme. One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,82158460067#,,,,*06813384# US (Chicago)
Apr 2: HSI Criossing Latinidades Creative Writing Fellow application due!
Apr 7: Career Changes: Strategies and Stories From Alumni Who've Done It. 12 pm CDT, registration required. Presented by UIC Alumni Association.
Apr 9: Departmental Awards for Excellence applications due!
Apr 9: Second-Year Colloquium Series with Maryam Ivette Parhizkar. 3-4:30 pm via Zoom.
Apr 14: Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellow Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak public lecture, “Learning From Mistakes: How A ‘marxist-feminist-deconstructivist’ Confronts the Paradox of Democracy”
Apr 22: I Want A New Job, Now What? How To Jump-Start Your Job Search. 12 pm CDT, registration required. Presented by UIC Alumni Association.
Apr 30: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office.

CFPs

Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.

Mar 19: Submit an abstract to the UIC Impact and Research Day
Open call:
The Racket Journal, a small literary journal operating out of San Francisco. Fiction & poetry 2000 words, and art.
Mar 31: Humanities for the Anthropocene online research incubator. 250-word abstract.
Apr 24: Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference at University of Colorado Boulder. 1-page abstract and CV.

Funding & Grants

Mar 31: The UIC Dept of Black Studies Grace Holt Memorial Award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have worked actively to improve the lives of black people. Eligible students must have a demonstrated commitment to the field of Black Studies issues of racial justice and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The winner of this competition will receive a $1000.00 award.
Mar 31
: 2021 Silvers Grants for Works in Progress. For “authors working on long-form essays or full-length book projects in the fields of criticism, political analysis, or social reportage that require up to $10,000 in financial support for travel and/or research may apply….” Applicants should have a contract or formal agreement for work under consideration. Applications should include a CV, one-page project description, statement of costs, and a writing sample. 
Apr 6: Institute for the Humanities Resident Graduate Scholar Program. Resident Graduate Scholars will be provided office space and administrative support in the Institute for the Humanities.  As Resident Scholars they will be invited to participate fully in the fellows’ lunch seminars and social events.
Apr 9: Departmental awards for excellence for graduate students applications due! We may be able to award runners-up as well this time around, so do put in an application. Prizes for:

  • Best PhD diss chapter (Selby)
  • Best essay, MA Project, or Prospectus (Kogan)
  • Teaching Excellence (Distinguished Teaching Award)
  • Best British Studies essay of 25 pages or fewer (Fromm)

Potpourri

Did you know MA student Nick Dertinger is the co-host of Stoke The Wild podcast? Check it out!

Consider participating in an LASURI research project conducted by UIC undergraduate student Victoria Ogunniyi by filling out a survey on code-meshing.

Sign up to be a judge for the UIC Impact and Research Week presentations!

 
   
 
DGS Office Contact Info & Office Hours

Vicki: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.; open office hour Thursdays at 12 pm.
Office Hours with the DGS by appointment.
Email: vicbolf@uic.edu, coviello@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 413-2239

 
 
 
 
 
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