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Weekly Grad Newsletter
1 August 2019


ASAP: Return your signed appointment letter to Sylvia ( only.
Aug 9: Last day to submit signed Master's Project Certificate of Completion
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 TAs)
Aug 21: Graduate College New Student Orientation, 9-1 pm, SCW Thompson rooms.
Aug 22: Department Orientation, 3 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.
Share your news!

Coming Up: Events & Deadlines in the Next 7 Days

Aug 5: Let Vicki Bolf know if you want to register for GC 512 in the fall.
Aug 7: InterCcECT Mini-Seminar: "political sentences." 5-7 pm, Ambassador Public House.

NEW This Week!

New digital resource from the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies: Italian Paleography.


ASAP: 50% GAship starting Fall 2019 in Physics Department. Contact Vicki for full details.
Aug 7: 50% GAship starting Fall 2019 in Digital Communications. Contact Vicki for full details.

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.

Aug 6: Princeton Society of Fellows 3-year postodocs. Stipend of $82,000. In addition fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources.
Sept 12: Radcliffe Fellows: "
We welcome applications from scholars and practitioners who connect research to law, policy, pressing social issues, and/or who seek to actively engage audiences beyond academia... Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history, each year some projects focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections. In 2020–2021, one fellow will be designated a Mellon-Schlesinger fellow, as part of the project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment."

Sep 15: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Chancellor Fellowship. Monthly stipends range from $2,900 to $3,700 US dollars. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers up to 10 fellowships for globally minded, U.S. professional leaders to develop a one-year project in Germany.
Sep 23: University of Pennsylvania Katz Center Fellowship Program
Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Humanities and Social Science is now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year on the theme of America’s Jewish Questions.
Oct 10: National Humanities Center Fellowships (postdoc). Does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. Mid-career and senior scholars encouraged to apply. Chapel Hill, NC.
Mar 1: James Madison Graduate Fellowships: Offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.



In addition to any CFPs shared here, check the UPenn CFP forum.

Meet the New PhD Students: Travis Mandell

As some of you may know, I received my M.A. from UIC's Program for Writers this past spring.  Before attending UIC, I held various "careers" since undergrad, allowing me to inspect both sides of Fortune's coin.  I am excited to start the Ph.D. within UIC's Program for Writers so that I can cultivate a terminal career.   Teaching at the collegiate level, inspiring others in pursuit of the written word, while writing fiction, has always been a dream of mine (everyone?).

My creative goal is to finish a literary novel that demonstrates subtle – an adjective seemingly lost to contemporary narratives - critique on the social contract.  I also have a burgeoning critical interest in the philosophy of self within Romanticism and how it has influenced the concept of identity in 21st-century pop culture.   When not scribbling in the margins of a text, or slapping away at a keyboard, I enjoy spending time on the water, fishing and drinking light beer.  I recently moved to the South Loop with my girlfriend and our 6-year-old French bulldog, Bones.  I love him, but he struggles with an addiction to streaming television that is rubbing off on me.

I look forward to meeting/seeing everyone in the fall.

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