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Weekly Grad Newsletter - 23 May 2019

Deadlines / Good To Know

May 31: Deadline for Student Presenter Award (Grad College; $100-$300) for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr, May.
June 1: Stay on track with your writing goals over the summer by taking the Graduate College's GC 512 (CRN 21841) Tu/Th 10:45 am-1:15 pm, Taft Hall 308, Summer II term. UIC English alumnus Vin Adiutori is teaching. You can reach him at

Happening Soon @UIC

June 13: Instruction ends for Summer I
June 17: Summer II (8-week term) begins
June 21: Add/drop deadline for Summer II
Aug 7: Instruction ends for Summer II
Aug 21: Comp Camp
Aug 22: Department Orientation
Aug 27: First day of Fall semester
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NEW ASAP: Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) Chicago is hiring an Executive and Operations Assistant. FT, $35-50K dep. on experience.
NEW ASAP: NEH-funded Digital Art History postdoc at University of South Carolina.
May 28: Program Specialist in the NEH (Washington DC). FT, $69,581 to $90,461 per year.
NEW June 3: Visiting Career Services Advisor at UIUC. FT, 12-month appt with possibility of becoming non-visiting dep. on funding and performance.
June 15: Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities has been reopened.
June 16: 2-year postdoc fellowship at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) (Arizona).

Seminars, Conferences, & Other Events

May 30: InterCcECT mini-seminar on the new narcissism with Chris Breu, 5 pm at the Red Lion pub.
NEW June 8: Dr. Margena Christian on a panel at the DuSable Museum titled "Empire: The House That John H. Johnson Built" 2-4 pm.
NEW June 19: V21 Collective Summer Reading Group Series: Equality
June 22-26: Marxist Literary Group's Institute for Culture and Society at UIC.
NEW July 22: V21 Collective Summer Reading Group Series: The State
Aug 12-16: WriteOut! Retreat for grad students working on race and/or ethnicity. FREE structured writing time!
NEW Aug 26: V21 Collective/Vcologies Summer Reading Group Series: The Planet
Sep 13: Department Open House
Oct 4-5: English Institute at University of Chicago.
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.

Funding & CFP Deadlines


**Special resources for international students**
From Duke University: opportunities for DACA and undocumented students and for international students.
From Immigrants Rising: List of Graduate Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of Citizenship Or Legal Permanent Residency.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) website.
International Scholarships website.
Non-US Citizen Scholarship, Grant & Fellowship Opportunities google doc compiled by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors.

**The UIUC Fellowship Finder lets you search for grants & fellowships by deadline, amount, and other categories/filters**

May 28: Newberry Seminar for Fall 2019, "The Archive: Theory, Form and Practice."
May 31: Submit to The Image of Research competition and win up to $500 dollars.
June 1: $500 Normal Mailer Graduate Writing Award deadline. For grad student work about or inspired by Normal Mailer.
Aug 15: National Sporting Library & Museum Fellowship. $2K/month, 2 months or less.



**The UPenn CFP forum is a good place to search for CFPs, especially those in a specific subfield or for graduate students.**
May 31: Oversound Chapbook Prize. 15-30 pg MS; $18 to enter, $1000 prize.
June 1: Breakwater Review submissions (previously unpublished poetry, fiction and creative nonficiton around the theme of climate change).
June 3: Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library.
June 3: Seminar in European Art at the Newberry Library.
June 15: Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference "Backward Glances: Mediating Resistance" in Dept of Radio/TV/Film.
NEW July 1: Nowhere Magazine travel writing contest. $1000 prize/
Aug 16: Corridors--The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference 2019. Near Detroit, no registration fee.


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The 2019 Movies in the Parks lineup is out! Bring a picnic and enjoy a movie al fresco.

DGS Office Hours, Summer 2019

9 am to 5 pm, M-F
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