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					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

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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:
      brookec@uchicago.edu 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 afbrody@uchicago.edu 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: jmchen@uchicago.edu.

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.


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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 (vcarr@uchicago.edu). 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
     (mrhammond@uchicago.edu) 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 student-loans@uchicago.edu.

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.


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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 ucsc@uchicago.edu, 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.


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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 svenskoske@gmail.com 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
      outreach@uchospitals.edu.

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

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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
     haggerty@uchicago.edu. 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:
     jkm@uchicago.edu 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 (sschwartz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu) or Mike
        Pietrus (mpietrus@uhs.bsd.uchicago.edu).

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),
        ssnapp@uhs.bsd.uchicago.edu.

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.

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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
        rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org for more information.


For more fellowship opportunities, see the final page of the quarterly Graduate and Professional
Student News.

				
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