Welcome to your weekly UIC English grad student news digest.
Vicki Bolf, Grad Studies Program Coordinator
ASAP: 25% FTE GRA position at the Institute for the Humanities. Start date Aug 16, 2021. (Reminder: you may not exceed 67% FTE appointment in one semester.)
ASAP: Content Writer - Academic at iDesign. This is a part-time, 1099 contract position.
Mar 5: Asst Prof of Literature at UT Dallas (UIC alum Davis Brecheisen works there!) Specialization in Creative Writing - Fiction.
Mar 26: Three positions at University of Nevada Reno:
1) Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor Writing & Speaking Center, Reading Lab Coordinator;
2) Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor (Core Writing); and
3) Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor Writing & Speaking Center, Writing Lab Coordinator.
Events & Deadlines
Mar 1-5: In/Between conference at the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics.
Mar 2: Support group for those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. 11 am via Zoom.
Mar. 5: Second-Year Speaker Series: Jordy Rosenberg. 3 pm via Zoom.
Mar 12: PhD Candidates Dissertation Presentations, 3 pm via Zoom, followed by Zoom Happy Hour at 4:30.
Mar 18: Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellow lecture: Jeffrey Sklansky (History): "Strings Attached: Tribal Land Sales in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest," 4 - 6 PM, via Zoom. Please register here for Zoom link.
Mar 19: Dissertations (NOT MA Projects) due to the Graduate College for Spring graduation.
Mar 19: Preliminary Exams begin (written portion).
Mar 31: Institute for the Humanities Mellon Lecture in Engaged Humanities, "Do we need ideological diversity in the humanities (or is that a ploy to discredit us?)" Angela Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, University of Michigan. 10-11:30 AM, Zoom link.
April 14 & 15: Public Lecture and Seminar with Visiting Fellow Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak at the Institute for the Humanities.
Apr 30: MA Project Certificate of Approval & completed MA project due to DGS Office.
Check the UPenn CFP website for current and future conferences in your fields and subfields, including conferences especially for graduate students.
Funding & Grants
Mar 19: GC award: Award for Graduate Research
Mar 19: GC award: Provost's Graduate Internship Award - Graduate College has greatly enhanced its career and professional development offerings to help graduate students consider new career options and to build translatable skills. The PGIA incentivizes graduate students to independently identify short (3-month) internship opportunities that might lead to employment following graduation. This internship program is limited to full-time students, in good academic standing, who are in a PhD or a terminal master’s program that does NOT require an internship.
COVID-19 vaccine info from UIHealth. We are currently in Phase 1b (frontline essential workers and those 65+). Phase 1c (all with underlying health conditions) is expected to start March 29, 2021.
You can (and should!) still get free saliva testing on campus.