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Weekly Grad Newsletter
18 July 2019

UIC, Grad College, & Dept Deadlines

ASAP: Return your signed appointment letter to Sylvia ( only.
July 31: Deadline to submit to Grad Student Council Travel Award for travel between May 1 and July 31 (up to $275).
Aug 27: First day of Fall semester
Sept 2: Labor Day--no classes
Sept 6: Add/Drop Deadline
Sept 12: Last day to waive or change Campus Care coverage
Sept 13: Last day to Apply to Graduate this semester
Sept 30: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in June, July, Aug, Sept (open to MAs).

Save The Date

Aug 19: Graduate College New TA orientation (mandatory for new TAs) 1-3:30 pm, SES 250.
Aug 21: Comp Camp, 8:30 am-5 pm, location TBD (mandatory for new TAs)
Aug 21: Graduate College New Student Orientation, 9-1 pm, SCW Thompson rooms.
Aug 22: Department Orientation, 1 pm, 2028 UH (mandatory for new students)
Sep 13: Department Open House
Oct 4-5: English Institute at University of Chicago. FREE for UIC grad students!
Oct 24-25: The Refugee Crisis conference at the Institute for the Humanities.
Nov 1: Frontiers Workshop at the Institute for the Humanities, 9 am-5 pm. Full details TBA.
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Coming Up: Events & Deadlines in the Next 7 Days

July 28: Jane Addams Hull-House Participatory Arts Family Day. 12-5 pm, free.
Aug 7: InterCcECT Mini-Seminar: "political sentences." 5-7 pm, Ambassador Public House.

Funding & Fellowships

In addition to any opportunities shared here, you can find more information, including the UIUC fellowship Finder, on the MA Funding and PhD Funding pages.


In addition to any CFPs shared here, check the UPenn CFP forum.
Oct 15 (opens Aug 15): CFP for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) DH2020 conference. Theme: "Carrefours/Intersections". Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous Studies, public digital humanities, and open data are the sub-disciplinary guides for the theme.

Meet the New PhD Students: Erich von Klosst-Dohna

I am primarily interested in the work of art: both its ontology and its political position.  Additionally, I am interested in poetry as I find it very helpful to think about the relationship between aesthetics and politics, as poetry is both indisputably intentional (it lacks, for example, the indexical quality of photography which may include both the subject and the ground they happen to be standing on), and is indisputably unable to sell (giving it an interesting relationship to the market).  I hope to develop my interests and understandings of these subjects, and many more, during my time at UIC. In addition to my academic interests, I also enjoy watching movies, following (if loosely) the world of clothing and fashion, and drinking wine (I have recently been certified as an Introductory Sommelier).  I am very much looking forward to joining the graduate program at UIC.

Stay Safe!

Heat wave expected in the Chicago area today and tomorrow. Public libraries, park district field houses, and police stations can all serve as cooling centers. Check on your neighbors and keep your pets cool.

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