Grad Guide Weekly May 13, 2010 Workshops & Professional Development Events 1. [GSA] Fulbright IIE, DDRA, DAAD, and Lurcy Fellowships Workshop: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 2. [CAPS] Your First Year as a Professor: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 3. [SCRS] The Balancing Act – Managing Time and the Task Demands of Graduate School: Friday, May 14 4. [Library] All About EndNote: Wednesday, May 19 5. [OMSA/CAPS] Diversity in Academe: Wednesday, May 19 6. [CAPS] Demystifying Post-Academic Careers: Wednesday, May 19 7. [GSA] Interdisciplinary Academic Journal Publishing in the Sciences: Thursday, May 20 8. [OIA] Travel Signatures and Answers for F-1 and J-1 Students: Thursday, May 20 9. [Library] Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Finding Reviews of Books (Academic or Popular): Thursday, May 20 Reminders and Announcements 1. [SG/CSL] Student Forum: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 2. [SCC] New Extended Deadline for PHE Applications: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 3. [Library] Library Book Sale: Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14; Monday, May 17 4. [Wellness] Wellness Logo Contest 5. [GSA] Help Improve Grad Student Orientation and GradUCon 2010-11! 6. [Library] Gentle Touch: Practical Ways to Support Scholarship: Through Sunday, May 16 7. [SLA] Important News from Student Loan Administration 8. [ORCSA] Student Leader Awards Announcement 9. Update from the Dissertation Office Social Events 1. [Grad Council/ORCSA] Grad Council End-of-Year BBQ: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 2. Festival of the Arts: May 8 - 14 3. [ORCSA] Summer Breeze COUP Carnival & MAB Concert, Featuring Nas, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Dirty Projectors, and DJ OCD Automatic: Saturday, May 15 4. [DPE&A] Ocean Adventure Family Swim Day: Saturday, May 15 5. [UCSC] Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception: Monday, May 17 6. [ORCSA] Movie on the Quads: “Public Enemies”: Tuesday, May 25 University-wide Lectures, Meetings, and Events 1. [Sustainability] Sustainability Council Meeting: TODAY! Thursday, May 13 2. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts Series - 25th Anniversary University of Chicago Middle East History and Theory Conference: Friday, May 14 3. [UCSC] Habitat for Humanity Week: Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21 4. [Rockefeller] West Meets East: Fifteenth-century Sacred Music from Cyprus: Friday, May 14 5. [Booth] Tata India Leadership Summit 2010: Saturday, May 15 6. [I-House] Global Voices Lecture Series: China and the Future of the Global Economy: Saturday, May 15 7. [Music] Faculty/Student Concert Celebrating the 200th birthday of Frédéric François Chopin: Saturday, May 15 8. [UCSC] UC Hospitals 8th Annual Day of Service & Reflection: Saturday, May 15 9. [Rockefeller] Choral Evensong: Arvo Pärt Magnificat and Beatitudes: Sunday, May 16 10. [Rockefeller] Feminist Readings of the New Testament: A Lunchtime Forum: Sunday, May 16 11. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts Series: Croatian Classical Concert Featuring Guitarist Srdjan Bulat: Sunday, May 16 12. [I-House] Bilingual Hebrew-English reading of Alex Epstein’s Blue Has No South, translated by Becka Mara McKay: Monday, May 17 13. [Music] New Budapest Orpheum Society: Thursday, May 20 14. [I-House] University Ballet of Chicago Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Don Quixote: Friday – Saturday, May 21 - 22 15. [Music] University Chamber Orchestra: Saturday, May 22 16. [Rockefeller] Little OL Korea Children's Choir, Little OL Korea Youth Pops Chamber Orchestra, and Korean Traditional Dancing & Percussion: Saturday, May 22 17. [Rockefeller] Student Carillon Recital: Sunday, May 23 18. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts: Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Concert Series: Andalucian Music of the Arab World: Sunday, May 23 19. [I-House] Annual International House Festival of Nations: Sunday, May 23 Weekly Activities and Support Groups 1. [Rockefeller] Tea and Pipes: Tuesdays 2. [SCRS] Breathe, Move & Meditate: Tools for Managing Stress 3. [Rockefeller] Restorative Yoga: Tuesdays 4. [Rockefeller] Zen meditation: Wednesdays 5. [SCRS] Mindfulness: A Tool for Managing Stress 6. [SCRS] Ongoing Mindfulness Meditation: Wednesdays & Fridays 7. [Rockefeller] Open Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays 8. [SCRS] Coming Out Support Group: Fridays 9. [SCRS] Grief and Loss Support Group: Fridays 10. [SCRS] Breaking the Procrastination Habit 11. [Rockefeller] Communion with Choir, Organ, and Carillon: Sundays Fellowship Deadlines Visit the Gateway - graduate and professional students' link to University resources. N.B.: An events calendar and archived versions of this weekly bulletin are posted on the Gateway. Workshops & Professional Development Events 1. [GSA] Fulbright IIE, DDRA, DAAD, and Lurcy Fellowships Workshop TODAY! Thursday, May 13, 12 – 1 p.m., 5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Community Lounge This workshop is for graduate students at all levels who wish to study or do research abroad. If you are considering applying for one of these fellowships next fall, please plan to attend this workshop. Fulbright IIE and DDRA applicants *must* make an appointment with Brooke Noonan in Graduate Student Affairs before leaving for the summer; please contact her at: email@example.com or (773) 702-0871. 2. [CAPS] Your First Year as a Professor TODAY! Thursday, May 13, 4 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge Once you get that tenure-track job, how do you make that transition from graduate student to full-fledged faculty member? How can you get off on the right foot at your new institution? Alumni now in faculty positions will share their experiences and offer advice on navigating that very first year as a professor. Panelists: Bonnie Gunzenhauser, Roosevelt University; Marilyn Krogh, Loyola University; Nathan Mueggenburg, Lake Forest College; and Stanley Murashige, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 3. [SCRS] The Balancing Act – Managing Time and the Task Demands of Graduate School Friday, May 14, 4 – 5 p.m., Reynolds Club, South Lounge (2nd Floor) Please contact Anne Brody at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend! 4. [Library] All About EndNote Wednesday, May 19, 12 – 1 p.m., Crerar Library Board Room Learn about EndNote bibliographic management software. In this class, you will learn to how to use EndNote, including how to create and manage libraries, import references from online databases, and create formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. EndNote workshops at the Crerar Library are not held in a computer classroom; attendees may bring laptops. Registration is required. 5. [OMSA/CAPS] Diversity in Academe Wednesday, May 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., 5710 S Woodlawn Community? Mentorship? Bias? What is the state of diversity in academe? Find out from U of C graduate alumni and advanced graduate students in this panel discussion. Questions? Contact Jean Chen: email@example.com. 6. [CAPS] Demystifying Post-Academic Careers Wednesday, May 19, 6:30pm, Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge If you are a graduate student who would like to know more about your career options beyond academe, then you should attend this panel discussion where graduate alumni will discuss making the transition into a post-academic career. This is an opportunity to learn about a range of employment possibilities and to get answers to your questions. Featuring alumni panelists: Kristin Espinosa, PhD in Sociology, Associate Director of Institutional Research at Loyola University; Jon Hickson, PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Associate Research Investigator at Abbott Labs; CJ Lind, MA in Humanities, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Smart Museum; Justine Nagan, MA in Humanities, Executive Director at Kartemquin Films; Alexandra Price, MA in Latin American Studies, Project Assistant at Immigrant Child Advocacy Project. 7. [GSA] Interdisciplinary Academic Journal Publishing in the Sciences Thursday, May 20, 12 – 1 p.m., Crerar Library, Lower Level Conference Room Faculty from the BSD and PSD and a managing editor from the UC Press will discuss academic and journal writing and publishing in the Physical and Biological Sciences Divisions, with a special focus on interdisciplinary publishing. Speakers include: Professor Samuel Armato from the Cancer Research Center in the Biological Sciences Division Professor Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor of Statistics Adam Hammond, Lecturer in the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and Curriculum Director of the Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences Patricia Morse, managing editor of The American Naturalist journal, the top journal in ecology and evolutionary biology Free lunch provided! Come listen to helpful suggestions from those who have successfully navigated this unique genre! View the flyer online! 8. [OIA] Travel Signatures and Answers for F-1 and J-1 Students Thursday, May 20, 12 – 1 p.m., Reynolds Club South Lounge OIA student advisers will be at the Reynolds Club South Lounge on Thursday, May 20th from 12- 1 p.m. to provide travel signatures and answers for F-1 and J-1 students on a walk-in basis. Bring your original I-20 or DS-2019 for an updated travel signature. You will also be able to get a letter verifying your full-time enrollment if you plan to renew your visa over summer break. You can always get a travel signature on a walk-in basis from our office anytime we are open, but this will save you from having to walk to our office at I-House. Travel signatures are located at the bottom of page 3 on I-20s or in the lower right hand corner on page 1 of DS-2019s. While you are a student, your travel signature needs to be less than 1 year old at the time that you want to re-enter the U.S. Always use your most recent I-20 or DS-2019. 9. [Library] Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Finding Reviews of Books (Academic or Popular) Thursday, May 20, 5 – 6 p.m., Harper Memorial Library Commons, West Tower Reading Room Learn about places to look, techniques and tips for finding reviews (past & present) of books on various subjects, both scholarly and popular. Programs at Harper Library Commons are not held in a computer classroom. Please feel free to bring your laptop. Registration is not required. [Back to top] Reminders and Announcements 1. [SG/CSL] Student Forum TODAY! Thursday, May 13, 12 and 6 p.m., Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge (5706 S University Ave) Join Student Government and Campus and Student Life for the last open student forum of the year. Vice President Kim Goff-Crews and members of the Campus and Student Life staff will be on hand to answer your questions as well as provide some updates on projects and planning that will continue through the summer and into the fall. This “open office hours” format will allow you to ask “everything you’ve been dying to know”. 2. [SCC] New Extended Deadline for PHE Applications Have you heard of the Peer Health Educators (PHEs)? Are you interested in health? PHEs focus on promoting making healthy informed choices. PHEs receive a stipend at the end of the year commitment in the program. We are now accepting applications for new PHEs for the 2010- 2011 school year. Applications are due TODAY, May 13th. For more information please visit the Student Care Center website http://scc.uchicago.edu/health_101_phe.html. 3. [Library] Library Book Sale Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14; Monday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Regenstein Library, Room 120B The Library is holding a book sale of more than 5,000 duplicate and discarded volumes in room JRL120B beginning Monday May 10. These include hardbacks, trade and scholarly paperbacks, multi-volume sets, maps and miscellaneous material. Prices start at $20/Hardbacks, $10/paperbacks/CDs, and $5/miscellaneous materials. Prices will be reduced each successive day with all remaining items free on the final day, Monday May 17. For more information, contact Scott Perry at (773) 702-8734. View the flyer here: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/whatsnew/images/Spring10_CLR2.pdf. 4. [Wellness] Wellness Logo Contest Submission deadline: Friday, May 28 Calling all artists! Here is your chance to design a logo for the University Wellness Program. Break out your creative energy and design a logo that reflects the following: “Wellness is a healthy balance, integration and harmony of one’s body, mind and spirit.” The designer with the winning logo will receive a NEW UPDATED Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Design Standard, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. All submissions should be sent to Ginger Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org). Acceptable file types: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign; Vector based .eps. Please provide the logo in: 300 dpi resolution, CMYK (for printing), RGB (for web/screen), Black and white. General guidelines: • Do not use the UC crest, phoenix or word mark • Logos should present well in color and b/w • Details must be visible if reproduced in a small size • No copyrighted content • Logo must be submitted in electronic format • Keep it simple • Have fun! For further details about the wellness mission and program see: Wellness Website: http://counseling.uchicago.edu/services/wellness/, or our Facebook Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chicago-IL/University-of-Chicago-Health-and- Wellness/264336422783?ref=ts. 5. [GSA] Help Improve Grad Student Orientation and GradUCon 2010-11! Graduate Student Affairs, together with the Graduate Services Team, is looking for your input on two of our largest annual programs – Orientation for incoming graduate & professional school students, and GradUCon: the Graduate Student Development Conference. Time commitment is minimal, but the potential to impact these programs is great! Please contact Meghan Hammond (email@example.com) to learn how to get involved! 6. [Library] Gentle Touch: Practical Ways to Support Scholarship Through Sunday, May 16, Regenstein Library, First Floor Pick up tips on the gentle art of caring for collections at an exhibition celebrating the first National Preservation Week, May 9 – 15, 2010. See the Special Collections Research Center blog Preservation Tips for additional resources on caring for books, photographs and other materials. 7. [SLA] Important News from Student Loan Administration If you are graduating in Spring quarter and have borrowed student loans at the University, you are required to complete an Exit Counseling meeting with the Student Loan Administration Office. The Student Loan Administration Office is conducting group meetings as well as individual meetings with students. Please contact our office for further details: (773)702-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 8. [ORCSA] Student Leader Awards Announcement The Student Leader Award winners for 2010 have been selected, and include both College and Graduate/Professional students. For a complete list, visit: https://studentactivities.uchicago.edu/involved/sla10.shtml. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! 9. Update from the Dissertation Office Graduate students planning to receive their Ph.D. in June should submit their final dissertations on the UMI ETD site by Friday, May 14, unless their departments have an earlier deadline. Submitting by May 14 should allow departments sufficient time to complete their review of each dissertation and send the Departmental Approval Form by the May 19 deadline. [Back to top] Social Events 1. [Grad Council/ORCSA] Grad Council End-of-Year BBQ TODAY! Thursday, May 13, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall Courtyard Join Grad Council and your fellow grad students for an end-of-year celebration. Please bring identification. Rain location: Cloister Club of Ida Noyes Hall (first floor). Students who need special accommodations should contact the Office of Events Services in advance: (773) 702- 3418. 2. Festival of the Arts Saturday, May 8 – Friday, May 14 Every year during this spring festival, we turn the campus into an art gallery and performance space, showcasing paintings, installations, films, plays, fashion design, music, and dance. By funding student, staff, and faculty projects and displaying them around campus, FOTA aims to stimulate artistic expression and showcase the creative talents of the University of Chicago community. To learn more, visit: http://fota.uchicago.edu/. 3. [ORCSA] Summer Breeze COUP Carnival & MAB Concert, Featuring Nas, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Dirty Projectors, and DJ OCD Automatic Saturday, May 15, 12 – 5 p.m. (show starts at 5:45 p.m.) Student Government's latest online service allows you to buy your Summer Breeze tickets anytime, 24/7 online with your credit card through our secure site at ubazaar.uchicago.edu. Student and Faculty/Staff Tickets will be on sale until this Friday at midnight and can be picked up the day of the show, at the Will Call Desk, with your UChicago ID. Buy your Summer Breeze Tickets now while they still last! Come see Nas, Damian Marley, the Dirty Projectors and DJ OCD Automatic. Join COUP and MAB for a Carnival on the Quads, including inflatables, games, food, and music. Tickets are now on sale - $15 for students; $25 for staff. For more information, visit: http://coup.uchicago.edu or http://mab1.uchicago.edu, or check out the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118198961537376&index=1. 4. [DPE&A] Ocean Adventure Family Swim Day Saturday, May 15, 1 – 4 p.m., Ratner Center Myers-McLoraine Pool Calling all student parents! Would your children enjoy competing in a "cannonball" contest? How about an underwater slalom race? Or perhaps you, as a parent, would just like an afternoon to relax a bit while your child is entertained with fun, new activities? If so, then bring your child to the "Ocean Adventure" Family Swim Day. Sponsored by the Physical Education & Athletics Department, the event will feature fun games and prizes for all participants. All interested (and daring) parents will also have the opportunity to participate in some interactive pool games specifically designed for you. Cost is $10 per child, and free for accompanying adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Ratner front desk beginning Monday May 3rd. Spots are limited, so get your tickets early! In addition, on the day of the "Ocean Adventure" Family Swim Day (Saturday, May 15th) the afternoon pool hours will be adjusted. The afternoon hours will be changed from 3 – 6 p.m. to 5 – 7 p.m. to accommodate for the "Ocean Adventure" Family Swim Day activities. 5. [UCSC] Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception Monday, May 17, 5 – 7 p.m., Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, 3rd Floor Atrium (929 E 57th St) The University Community Service Center (UCSC) cordially invites you to the Thirteenth Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception to honor students, faculty, and community partners devoted to service. Enjoy conversation, light refreshments, and the company of those committed to service. Please refer all questions to email@example.com, Attn: AVRR. To RSVP for the Reception, please visit: http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/632jwz4tzzcqqp3ek. 6. [ORCSA] Movie on the Quads: “Public Enemies” Tuesday, May 25, 8 p.m., Bartlett Quad (Rain location: Mandel Hall) Take a break and enjoy “Public Enemies” on Bartlett Quad – FREE! Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact ORCSA at (773) 702- 8787. [Back to top] University-wide Lectures, Meetings, and Events 1. [Sustainability] Sustainability Council Meeting TODAY! Thursday, May 13, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Administration Building Room 417 All are welcome to the final Sustainability Council meeting of the year. Refreshments served during our reception! Topics discussed include the Sustainable Buildings Policy and 2009-2010 Year in Review and Committee Reports. Click here to add the meeting to your calendar. 2. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts Series - 25th Anniversary University of Chicago Middle East History and Theory Conference Friday, May 14, 8 p.m., International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St) This conference features Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Music and Theatre, and is free and open to the public. 3. [UCSC] Habitat for Humanity Week Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21 This year, UChicago Habitat for Humanity is kicking off our first Habitat week! Join us for a week of reflection on issues of housing, with a lecture, film, BBQ, building trip, and more! Have fun, meet great people, and learn about the difference you can make by helping to build a home for a family in need. No building experience necessary! For a full list of events, check out our Facebook event, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. 4. [Rockefeller] West Meets East: Fifteenth-century Sacred Music from Cyprus Friday, May 14, 8 p.m. Schola Antiqua of Chicago, directed by Michael Alan Anderson. The professional early music ensemble Schola Antiqua of Chicago presents a program of sacred music (plainchant and polyphonic music), taken exclusively from a single manuscript. Composed for the French Lusignan court on the isle of Cyprus, this book of music represents a rare window into the rich sound world of the early 15th century. Tickets $15 general/$5 students and seniors/free for University of Chicago students. For tickets and information, visit www.lumenchristi.org or call 773.955.5887. 5. [Booth] Tata India Leadership Summit 2010 Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Harper Center, Chicago Booth (5807 S Woodlawn Ave) The University Of Chicago, Booth School of Business invites you to the 6th annual Tata India Leadership Summit 2010 on May 15th . The conference, hosted by South Asian Business Group, brings together thought-leaders from across government, business and academia. This year’s conference will discuss India’s vision for the year 2020, what needs to be done in the next decade to reach that goal and the opportunities and challenges that the country can expect to encounter on the road ahead. http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/sabg/ILS2010/ 6. [I-House] Global Voices Lecture Series: China and the Future of the Global Economy Saturday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St) Featuring Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist of the World Bank and Robert Fogel, Nobel Laureate at the University of Chicago Day-long symposium featuring three panels on China’s economic growth, Great Leap Forward, and financial markets. “China and the Future of the Global Economy” will be the second China Conference planned and hosted by the Chicago Society, a premiere event-hosting student organization at the University of Chicago, and co-hosted by Culture and Career Club and Moneythink. The China Conference was initiated to enhance a broader understanding of modern-day China, especially its rapid social, economic and political transformations and its role in the post-crisis global economy. This conference will be attended by noteworthy speakers from the academic world, the political sphere as well as industry professionals to provide multiple perspectives on issues such as China's long-term sustainability, her solution to climate change, and the evolution of China's financial markets. Please RSVP online at http://globalchinaconference.org/index.php?p=registration. This event is free and open to the public. 7. [Music] Faculty/Student Concert Celebrating the 200th birthday of Frédéric François Chopin Saturday, May 15, 4 p.m., Fulton Recital Hall (Goodspeed Hall – 1010 E 59th Street) University of Chicago Piano Faculty Svetlana Belsky and Amy Briggs share a concert with student pianists to commemorate the birth of Chopin. 8. [UCSC] UC Hospitals 8th Annual Day of Service & Reflection Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., University of Chicago Medical Center Volunteer at a South Side neighborhood organization with fellow students, employees, family and friends. Reflect on the value of service and learn more about our community. Past projects have included planting a graden, preparing meals for deserving families, and adding a splash of color to brighten up walls. To register, please call (800) 378-9675. For more information, email email@example.com. 9. [Rockefeller] Choral Evensong: Arvo Pärt Magnificat and Beatitudes Sunday, May 16, 5 p.m. Rockefeller Sixteen, conducted by James Kallembach. 10. [Rockefeller] Feminist Readings of the New Testament: A Lunchtime Forum Sunday, May 16, 12:30 p.m. Divinity School ministry intern James Hoke offers a lunchtime forum, after the Sunday morning service. Entitled Feminist Readings of the New Testament, it will be an engaging discussion of feminist methods of interpreting Biblical text, focusing on passages from the Gospels. Lunch included. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Laura Hollinger at 773.702.7111. 11. [Music] New Budapest Orpheum Society Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m., Quadrangle Club, Library (1155 E 57th St) The New Budapest Orpheum Society performs a Jewish cabaret for members. Directed by University of Chicago professor Philip Bohlman, this seven-piece group brings Jewish history to life. The show is devoted largely to stage and film music in the German-Jewish and Yiddish traditions of the 1920s and 1930s. This was the golden era of Jewish musical film and beginnings of film noir, as well as the time that gave rise to Nazi fascism. The show's performance is an intersection of Jewish film music and film noir, as exemplified in the Friedrich Holländer/Marlene Dietrich song, "Black Market," in Billy Wilder's 1948 film, "A Foreign Affair." Free, reservations required. Please contact the Front Desk at 773-702-7221 with questions or to make your reservation. 12. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts Series: Croatian Classical Concert Featuring Guitarist Srdjan Bulat Sunday, May 16, 6 – 8 p.m., International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St) Srdjan Bulat is an award-winning classical guitarist from Croatia who will be performing an evening of classical music. This event is free and open to the public. 13. [I-House] Bilingual Hebrew-English reading of Alex Epstein’s Blue Has No South, translated by Becka Mara McKay Monday, May 17, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., International House Home Room (1414 E 59th St) A Q&A and moderated discussion will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Moderators: Na’ama Rokem (the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and Jason Grunebaum (the Committee on Creative Writing, the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations) Becka Mara McKay earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington and an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, where she also received a Ph.D. in comparative literature. Her first book of poems, A Meteorologist in the Promised Land, will be published by Shearsman Books in early 2010. Her translation from the Hebrew of Epstein’s novel Laundry was published by Autumn Hill Books in 2008. She has received awards and grants from the Seattle Arts Commission and the American Literary Translators Association, and a Witter Byner Poetry Translation Residency. In 2006 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A new translation, Blue Has No South, from the Hebrew of Alex Epstein, is forthcoming from Clockroot Books in 2010. She is currently assistant professor of translation and creative writing at Florida Atlantic University. Alex Epstein was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1971 and moved to Israel at the age of eight. Widely translated, Epstein is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels. In 2003 he was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Literature. In 2007 he participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He writes literary reviews for several newspapers and teaches creative writing in Tel Aviv. His short-short stories have appeared in English in Words Without Borders, The Iowa Review, Rhino, Zeek, and Natural Bridge. Mr. Epstein is the 2010 Schusterman Foundation Visiting Israeli Writer at the University of Denver. 14. [I-House] University Ballet of Chicago Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Don Quixote Friday, May 21, 7:30 – 9 p.m, and Saturday, May 22, 2 – 4 p.m., International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St) University Ballet will perform an entirely student-choreographed ballet reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Following this one act will be excerpts from the Spanish-infused classic ballet, Don Quixote, choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Ludwig Minkus. $10 General Admission, $5 Students with ID, Free to I-House Residents. 15. [Music] University Chamber Orchestra Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m., Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall (1010 E 59th St) David Cubek, Director. Concert featuring 2nd Place Concerto Competition winner, Cliff Boldridge, flute. 16. [Rockefeller] Little OL Korea Children's Choir, Little OL Korea Youth Pops Chamber Orchestra, and Korean Traditional Dancing & Percussion Saturday, May 22, 4 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel presents a joint performance of Korean traditional music and dance, to benefit Korean American Food for the Hungry International (KAFHI). The Little OL Korea Foundation is an ambassador of Korean culture to American society through education and performance of Korean songs and dances. Free and open to the public, with all donations to benefit Korean American Food for the Hungry International. For more information, call 847.296.4555 or 847.644.0213. 17. [Rockefeller] Student Carillon Recital Sunday, May 23, 6 p.m. Outstanding student carillonneurs will perform traditional and recent carillon repertoire, as well as their own transcriptions. Works will include selections by Johann Sebastien Bach, Émilien Allard, Leen ‘t Hart. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 773.702.2100. 18. [I-House] Global Voices Performing Arts: Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Concert Series: Andalucian Music of the Arab World Sunday, May 23, 7 p.m., International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th St) Under the direction of Issa Boulos, the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (MEME) at the University of Chicago promotes the exchange of musical ideas and Middle Eastern cultures through a variety of programs and events based in Chicago. The focus of this concert will be music traditions of Andalucía, a region in Southern Spain with a strong history of Arab culture. 19. [I-House] Annual International House Festival of Nations Sunday, May 23, 12:30 – 9 p.m. Cost: $5 admission before 2 p.m., $10 afterwards. Children under 12 are FREE. Enjoy a wide range of performances and food from across the globe while donating to an important cause. ALL ADMISSION PROCEEDS for this event will go to UChicago for Haiti relief efforts. This year's performing artists include: - The Mighty Sparrow - Gingarte Capoeira - Dukati - South Asian Students Association - Middle Eastern Dance Troupe - Balanski Igri - Tamboula - Anila Sinha Foundation Dance Group - Hooked On Drums - Trio de Carnival - Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts [Back to top] Weekly Activities and Support Groups 1. [Rockefeller] Tea and Pipes Tuesdays, 4 p.m. A half hour of heavenly organ music, with tea and biscuits. You are invited to bring your cup of tea into the Chapel, and to listen to the organ from various places in the building – a glorious respite in the midst of a busy week. Free. 2. [SCRS] Breathe, Move & Meditate: Tools for Managing Stress Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m., Reynolds Club, South Lounge Stress is normal and, in fact, we need it to survive! There are times however that stress can sneak up on us and leave us feeling overwhelmed and worthless. It happens to everyone! Learn about how stress works and ways to chill out before it gets the best of you. Find out how breathing intentionally and moving your body can help you feel more in control of life. Come prepared to practice relaxation techniques in class. Wear loose clothing (no skirts) and bring a yoga mat or towel if you'd like. These 1 hour workshops meet for 3 consecutive weeks. Section 302 will be held on May 25, June 1, and 8. Sign up for a section here: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1014. 3. [Rockefeller] Restorative Yoga Tuesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel An hour of restorative yoga in the beautiful setting of Rockefeller Chapel -- gentle poses, held for deep relaxation and restoration. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Bolsters, pillows, and blankets supplied. Taught by Meredith Haggerty. More details from Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free for students, $5 donation requested from others. For more information, call 773.702.2100. 4. [Rockefeller] Zen meditation Wednesdays, 5 – 6:45 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel's weekly Zen meditation. Meditation instruction begins at 5 p.m., 35 minutes of meditation at 5:30 p.m., followed by dharma talk, Those wishing only to meditate, please arrive by 5:25 p.m. In association with Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, Chicago. 5. [SCRS] Mindfulness: A Tool for Managing Stress Wednesdays, 2 – 3 p.m., Chancel Area of Rockefeller Chapel Mindfulness is moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness, cultivated by paying attention. Mindfulness arises naturally out of living and can be strengthened through practice. Sometimes this practice is called meditation. Learn more about this powerful way of managing stress in part by getting in touch with what is bountiful in your life. These 1 hour sessions meet for 3 consecutive weeks. Section 302 will be offered on May 26, June 2, and 9. Sign up for a section here: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=925. 6. [SCRS] Ongoing Mindfulness Meditation Wednesdays and Fridays, 3 – 3:30 p.m., Chancel Area of Rockefeller Chapel For students who want to practice formal mindfulness meditation with a group each week. Q & A time at end to enhance practice. Drop-in format. No registration needed. 7. [Rockefeller] Open Choir Rehearsal Thursdays, 7 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel Enjoy the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, directed by James Kallembach, as it prepares a wide repertoire of choral music for Sunday service and concerts. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 773.702.2100. 8. [SCRS] Coming Out Support Group Fridays, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Open to College and Graduate students who wish to explore their sexual identity in a safe & supportive environment. Space is limited. Please contact John McPherrin, PsyD, to sign-up: email@example.com or 773-702-9800. 9. [SCRS] Grief and Loss Support Group: Fridays Have you lost someone close to you? A Grief and Loss Support group is forming this spring to serve as place for all students to grieve and share with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group is open to graduate and undergraduate students and will likely be held on Friday afternoons. The group will be co-facilitated by members of the Student Counseling and Resource Service (SCRS). If you are interested in joining or have questions about the group, please contact Sam Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Pietrus (email@example.com). 10. [SCRS] Breaking the Procrastination Habit Students often think procrastination is due to laziness or some other personal problem. In fact anxiety is the real culprit. The Student Counseling and Resource Service is forming a new group to help graduate students overcome the anxiety that leads to procrastination. The group meets once a week for two hours, and will discuss how to reduce the troublesome anxiety and improve each student’s ability to function more effectively as a student and as a person. For further information about this group please contact: Susan J. Snapp, LCSW (702-9800), firstname.lastname@example.org. 11. [Rockefeller] Communion with Choir, Organ, and Carillon Sundays, 11 a.m., Rockefeller Chapel Sunday at Rockefeller: a celebration of the sacramental presence of the Divine, in this glorious Chapel where all are welcome at the table. Hear the Rockefeller Chapel Choir perform sacred choral masterpieces, the E.M. Skinner pipe organ, and the magnificent Laura Spelman Rockefeller carillon. [Back to top] Fellowship Deadlines 1. Bureau of Indian Education Loan for Service Program: June 1 For enrolled members of United States federally recognized American Indian tribes or Alaska Native groups, or who possess 1/4 degree federally-recognized Indian blood; with a 3.0 GPA; and who are pursing a graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the United States. http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/bie/bie.htm 2. M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics: June 4 To enable early-career women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers for family reasons. The scholarship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Must be U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the U.S. or Canada. http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/blewett/index.cfm 3. MASA Grants for Study in Israel: Deadlines ongoing MASA enables young Jews from all over the world to spend a semester to a year in Israel on any of over 160 programs. http://www.masaisrael.org.il/masa/english/ 4. National Institute of Health/US Department of Health and Human Services Grants and Fellowships Several fellowship and grant opportunities have deadlines in June and throughout the summer. To find out more, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/training/rsrchtng.htm. 5. Pathways to Science: online searchable databases for graduate students PathwaysToScience.org is a portal website supporting pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on connecting traditionally underrepresented groups with STEM programs and resources, including funding and mentoring opportunities. Use this website to search for programs in STEM, including graduate fellowships and post-doctoral positions for STEM and Social Science fields. 6. Rotary Peace Scholars: July 1 Work with your local chapter to get your application in with their support. If you have questions or need guidance through the application process, please contact email@example.com for more information. For more fellowship opportunities, see the final page of the quarterly Graduate and Professional Student News.