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Week of February 18th, 2019

Please send any news, announcements, and citations to geography@illinois.edu by noon on Monday for publication in the same week’s issue.

 
 
 
Events

Friday, February 22nd, 3:00 p.m.
Room 2049 NHB
Prof. Bo Li  Department of Statistics, UIUC
Colloquium: Modeling Nonstationarity in Space and Time

We propose to model a spatio-temporal random field that has nonstationary covariance structure in both space and time domains by applying the concept of the dimension expansion method in Bornn et al. (2012). Simulations are conducted for both separable and nonseparable space-time covariance models, and the model is also illustrated with a streamflow dataset. Both simulation and data analyses show that modeling nonstationarity in both space and time can improve the predictive performance over stationary covariance models or models that are nonstationary in space but stationary in time.
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Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Ananya Roy
(UCLA), Nicholson Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Racial Banishment: A Postcolonial Critique of the Urban Condition in America

This talk is concerned with processes of racial banishment, which I conceptualize as state-instituted violence against racialized bodies and communities. Breaking with narratives of neoliberalization, I foreground how dispossession and disposability are being remade in the contemporary American metropolis. Holding in simultaneous view black studies and postcolonial theory, I seek to pinpoint the workings of racial capitalism at both urban and global scales. Such frameworks also make possible the study of imaginations and practices that challenge banishment and insist on freedom. Thinking from postcolonial Los Angeles, I share examples of movements and struggles that work to dismantle the color-lines of the 21st century.

Panel of respondents: Susan Koshy, Faye Harrison, Ken Salo, David Wilson
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Annette Kim - March 11th at 4pm in 2079 NHB
 


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Saturday, May 11th, 2:00 p.m.
Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
SESE Convocation - Student registration opens Friday, March 1

Students graduating in May or August 2019 are encouraged to attend this ceremony, which will also include graduates from Atmospheric Sciences; Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainabilty; and Geology.

 
 
 
Faculty

Call for Proposals: Unit for Criticism Faculty Fellowship Program, 2019
Application guidelines

Applications due: March 29, 12pm (CST).
Letters of support due: April 1, 12pm (CST).

Criticism & Interpretive Theory Junior Fellowship
for assistant professors in their first to fourth years (who need not be 0% affiliates of the Unit for Criticism).

Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Fellowship (for associate and full professors who are 0% affiliates of the Unit for Criticism)

 
 
 
Graduate Students

AAG Conference Travel Support for GGIS graduate students
Webform closes: Friday, March 15th

If you will be presenting your research at AAG, please complete this webform to receive up to $200 in departmental travel support: https://go.illinois.edu/AAG-Travel-Support

 
 
 
Undergraduates

Office of Undergraduate Research | ugresearch@illinois.edu
Research Support Grant (RSG)

This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019 at 11:59pm.
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2018–2019 Internship Opportunity: Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Internships in Environmental Humanities
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Environmental Humanities is environmental studies from a humanistic standpoint. Envrionmental Humanities pulls from different movements (environmental philosophy, environmental history, ecocriticism, cultural geography, anthropology, and others) to study the relationship between humans and non-human nature, past and present.

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is looking for undergraduate interns to work with its Environmental Humanities research group for the academic year 2018–2019. The IPRH-Mellon Environmental Humanities Research Group is composed of professors, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from different disciplines who are united by their desire to understand the human place in nature, as well as to examine critically the way people make meaning of it.

The research group seeks three undergraduate interns who will work with the group on their seminars, workshops, and programs. Interns will also work with the research group director, Professor Bob Morrissey, to develop their own research projects as well as a research symposium for undergraduates at the end of the spring semester. Interns will work approximately 10 to 11 hours per week, paid at the rate of $15.75 per hour (up to $5000/year), and will have up to $600 to support their research.

http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/fellowships/mellon/undergraduate.html
Questions about this internship opportunity may be addressed to IPRH Associate Director Nancy Castro at ncastro@illinois.edu or (217) 244-7913.