Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
May 28, 2008


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Fund Raiser for Belgium Trip
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. Seminars and Workshops
6. K-12 Schools
7. Position Announcement
8. Internships
9. EUSA Corner

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CES News

Updated Business Briefs

We are pleased to announce that several of the briefs in our Business Briefs section have been updated. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses in North Carolina and beyond. Updated business briefs examine European economic and market considerations, as well as political and institutional factors.

 

Fund Raiser for Belgium Trip

Flag of BelgiumDear Members of The Center of European Studies List,

I am Ranjitha Ananthan. I am a 7th grader at Smith Middle School. I hope you can help me be part of the Smith Middle School French exchange program that will travel next spring break to Liege, Belgium and Paris with Robin McMahon, my Smith Middle School French teacher. I have been studying French with Madame McMahon, and been writing to a pen pal in Belgium. I want to learn to speak better French, see Belgium and Paris, meet my pen pal, and stay with a host family in Belgium.  Visit our blog: http://smseuroex.blogspot.com and hear our sound bite (MP3) of our trip to Belgium.

You can help by buying a duck package for the yellow rubber duck race sponsored by the Chapel Hill Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club. The race is on the Eno River on June 7, 2008.

It works like a raffle: you purchase duck packages the bigger the package the better chance you have to win great prizes, and the more you'll help me.

Here's what you do:

  1. Fill out the order form/bill of sale (DOC) for your ducks and email it to me (you keep a copy for yourself), at ranjitha@nc.rr.com and cc: ananthansr@hotmail.com
  2. Make checks payable to the Sunrise Rotary and mail it to me. I will provide my address upon your email.
  3. I will email you a duck race certificate it lists the prizes are on the back.

Next:

  1. I will turn in the order forms/bill of sale and checks to my French teacher. She'll help keep track of what I sold so that half of the duck funds I raise will go towards my Belgium trip. The other half goes to the Rotary's community projects. If I sell 50 ducks, I will have raised $250 towards my own trip, and $250 will go to the Rotary's community projects.
  2. Then, the Rotary will take the names of the duck purchasers and assign duck numbers to each person before the race.
  3. On June 7, the Rotary will let 3000 ducks loose on the Eno. The first fifteen ducks that cross the finish line are the winners. The president of the Rotary will call the winners to let them know about their prizes.

Thank you for your interest and support! 

Dedicated Student
Ranjitha Ananthan 


Grants and Fellowships

H-Turk MA Program in Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management

Koc UniversityThe Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management program at Koc University, Istanbul is an interdisciplinary, two-year masters program whose primary goal is to provide an in-depth education in the history of art and architecture, archaeology, and cultural history of the lands that comprise present day Turkey. The program also introduces students to both the theoretical and practical aspects of museum operations and the management of cultural heritage resources. Experts in various areas of cultural heritage management and museum studies are invited as guest lecturers in the courses to expose students to a range of issues and approaches. Training in one or more of the languages of the Anatolian past is also provided.

The language of instruction is English and the students in our program come from many different countries of origin. Fellowships are granted to students accepted into the program. The fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for living expenses for the two years of the program.

For more information and application forms see the web site: http://achm.ku.edu.tr

Deadline: June 2, 2008

Post-Doc Fellowships at the Berlin Center for European Studies

Freie Universitat BerlinPending final approval by the German Research Foundation (DFG), a Research College on "The Transformative Power of Europe: External and Internal Diffusion of Ideas in the European Union" will be instituted at the Berlin Center for European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, starting October 1, 2008. Program Directors are Profs. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse.

In this context, we hereby advertise up to five post-doctoral fellows working in the research areas of European Identity and the Public Sphere as well as Compliance with European Law, Conditionality, and Beyond. The fellows should have their PhD in hand by the fall of 2008. A limited number of doctoral fellowships (completion grants) is also available.

Further information can be found at the website of Freie Universität Berlin or obtained at transform-europe@fu-berlin.de

Deadline: June 15, 2008

 

Call for Proposals

EUSA Panel and Paper Proposals

European Union Studies AssociationThe European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2009 Eleventh Biennial International Conference, April 23-25 in Los Angeles, California. This conference also marks the 20th anniversary of EUSA.

The firm deadline for receipt of paper and panel proposals is September 30, 2008. You will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision regarding your proposal by December 15, 2008.

How to submit a paper or panel proposal: All proposals must be submitted via our online proposal submission forms, which will be located at www.eustudies.org beginning August 4, 2008. Proposals must be submitted via the website. We do not accept proposals by e-mail, regular mail or via facsimile. Address all questions about the proposal process to eusa@pitt.edu or by telephone to 412.648.7635.

For more information, please view the call for proposals (PDF).

Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

October 23-25, 2008 | University of Ottawa
The Chair of Ukrainian Studies, with the support of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation, will be holding its Fourth Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine. The Seminar will feature research papers, touching on Ukraine, from the disciplines of political science, anthropology (ethnology), sociology, economics, religious studies, demography, geography and other fields of social science. Papers with a theoretical and comparative focus are particularly solicited. The Seminar is open to all social science research topics, including topics in history.

Themes addressed in previous years include language politics, minority rights, regionalism, citizenship, the politics of energy, the study of elections, religion and society, gender, the media, informal politics, the colored revolutions, regime transformation and many more.

Scholars and doctoral students are invited to submit a 1000 word paper proposal and a 250 word biographical statement, by email attachment, to Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, at darel@uottawa.ca. Please also include your full coordinates (institutional affiliation, preferred postal address, email, phone) and indicate your latest publication (or, in the case of doctoral applicants, the title of your dissertation and year of expected completion). To be eligible, papers must not have been accepted for publication by the time of the Seminar.

For more information, please visit www.ukrainianstudies.uottawa.ca

Deadline: June 17, 2007


Seminars and Workshops

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Grant InstituteJune 9-11, 2008 | 8:00am - 5:00pm | NC State University
The Grant Institute's Grants 101 course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.

Registration Methods:

  1. On-Line - Complete the online registration form at www.thegrantinstitute.com under Register Now. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.
  2. By Phone - Call (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.
  3. By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.


K-12 Schools

World View K-12 Global Education Symposium: Bringing World Cultures to the Classrooms

October 22-23, 2008 | UNC-Chapel Hill
As the world's national boundaries continue to dissolve, students today need to learn how to work and live with others from different cultures who are speaking multiple languages and practicing varying religions. World View's symposium offers educators from all subject areas and in all grade levels techniques for integrating global content across the curriculum, as well as other global education resources. There will be general sessions, concurrent sessions on both content and classroom applications, and support for school-based teams in creating an Action Plan for globalizing schools. CEU credits offered.

Register now at http://www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml.

World View K-12 Online Globalization Courses

October 1 - November 11, 2008
Both online courses immerse educators in an intensive exploration of rapid global changes. The courses discuss global issues in government, economics, cultures, technology, environment and health, culture, and technology impacting our schools and communities, our country, and the planet. By the end of the "Principals and other School Leaders" course, educators should be able to provide leadership in planning and implementing school and system programs to help faculty and students become more globally aware. The goal of the "Teachers" course is to help teachers become aware of the effects of globalization on our world, our country and especially our schools. By the end of the course, teachers should be able to significantly contribute to curriculum planning to help faculty and students become more globally aware.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.unc.edu/world/regform.shtml.

Global Updates from World View

World ViewThe 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which occur every four years, will be held this year in Beijing August 8-24, 2008. This Global Update provides links to history, current news, and lesson plans related to China and the Olympics. Please use this opportunity to include the Olympics in your classroom, regardless of the subject!

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.

North Carolina In the News

North Carolina in the WorldRead about principals and teachers from Jiangsu province in China visiting North Carolina schools in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News. To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.

 

Position Announcement

World View Program Associate

World View is currently hiring for the Program Associate position. Please see the job description (PDF) for more information or visit: http://www.unc.edu/world/news.shtml

To apply for this position, please visit the UNC Human Resource website.

Closing Date: June 2, 2008


Internships

Internship at Analytica

Analytica is a non-profit independent institution dedicated to helping individuals and institutions with the aim to foster lasting improvement in the democracy and governance in Macedonia and elsewhere in the region of South Eastern Europe.

Internship applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or graduates preferably interested in EU studies. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica's programmes of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential. There are no citizenship requirements.

The summer cycle of the internship runs from July 10 - September 30. Interested applicants should send their CVs (resumes) along with an application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to: info@analyticamk.org, within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship.

For more info about Analytica and its work, please visit: http://www.analyticamk.org/index.html

Deadline: June 15, 2008


EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Position Opening: Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Agder, Norway

University of AgderUniversity of Agder in Norway is pleased to announce that we have an open associate professor position in political science at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Management, at present located in Kristiansand, Norway.

The position calls for scientific qualifications in political science, preferably with emphasis on the fields of EU institutions, European integration/governance, Europeanization and/or international organizations.

Four sets of the application, including CV, verified copies of testimonials, and three sets of copies of up to 10 selected scientific publications, including a list of the publications submitted, should be forwarded to University of Agder, HRM department, Servicebox 422, 4604 Kristiansand, NORWAY, marked ref. nr 35/08.

A more detailed description of the post and further information are available on request to Head of Department, Hans Kjetil Lysgård, phone no. +47 38 14 14 96, email: hans.k.lysgard@uia.no, and Professor Jarle Trondal, phone no. +47 38 14 15 61, email: jarle.trondal@uia.no, as well as on the Internet: www.uia.no/stilling

View the position announcement here (DOC).

Deadline: June 1, 2008

 

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