Friday, October 17, 2014

Winter Program in China - Applications Due Next Week

Dear Students of Chinese,

We are pleased to announce the 2014-15 Winter Program in China for students currently enrolled in one of the following courses:

- CHN 111H
- CHN 102
- CHN 103
- CHN 215H


Please submit BOTH The Program Application and The Confucius Institute Scholarship Application by Monday, October 20th.


You can find the applications and more information on the trip HERE.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10/21: Demers Fellowship for Foreign Language Study Info Session

All students who are interested in applying to the next round of the Beatrice Demers Fellowship for Foreign Language Study AND all faculty planning on writing letters of recommendation are urged to attend the Demers Info Session on Tue, Oct. 21, 5:00 PM in Swan Hall Auditorium.

For more information on the Demers Fellowship go to:
http://www.rifoundation.org/WorkingTogether/ForScholarshipSeekers/ScholarshipFellowshipOpportunities/BeatriceSDemersForeignLanguageFellows.aspx


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Webinars TODAY, Oct. 8 and Oct. 17 - Fully-funded study in China

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will be hosting 2 more webinars this fall. Each webinar will give an overview of the CLS Program but also dive into a specific topic related to the program. The first webinar has passed but a recording of the webinar will be posted on our website shortly! The next one is TODAY (Oct. 8th) - more details below. 

CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and it is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS is a fully funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States.

You can learn more about CLS by visiting the program website (www.clscholarship.org) or by attending one of the webinars. The webinars are open to students, faculty, staff and administrators so please spread the word! 

Webinar #2

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8th 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. 

Topic: This webinar will focus on possible obstacles that community college students face when thinking about studying abroad and challenges these students may encounter while on program (as well as the support they will receive from CLS staff before and during the program).

Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event): http://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=o%2bKldBparDt8JkY4P6QZEw%3d%3d

Webinar #3

Date & Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. 

Topic: This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth. 

Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event): http://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=3iIkUsfTXOgsaYhgDDeAbQ%3d%3d

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Bartfeld by email at: sbartfeld@americancouncils.org  (preferred method) or by phone at: 202-833-7522 
 
Thanks, 
Sarah




Sarah Bartfeld
Program Officer, Critical Language Scholarship Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
T 202-833-7522
F 202-833-7523
www.americancouncils.org
www.clscholarship.org

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monday, 9/22: Sensata Technologies Company Visit

If you are majoring in engineering, computer science, business, or another closely related field along with Chinese, don't miss out on the IEP alumni presentation of internship/career opportunities at Sensata Technologies:

Mon. Sept. 22
12-1 p.m. 
IEP Living room
Pizza will be served.
This is a particularly interesting opportunity for juniors interested in completing a summer internship in Attleboro followed by a six-month internship at Sensata locations in China (Changzhou); and also for graduating seniors looking for an exciting first step into their global engineering career.

2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program - Application Now Live and Due Nov. 12

This opportunity is great for students of Chinese, both Flagship and non-Flagship, who will have completed CHN 104 or higher by the end of this academic year.  Please note: It is not a scholarship you can apply to any program, but rather is a program in itself.  Flagship students currently in CHN 215H are encouraged to apply.

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. 

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST. 

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants. 

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org.
CLS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship

For questions, please contact us at: cls@americancouncils.org 




Sarah Bartfeld
Program Officer, Critical Language Scholarship Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
T 202-833-7522
F 202-833-7523
www.americancouncils.org
www.clscholarship.org

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ACC in Beijing - Fulbright Hays GPA Scholarships Available for the Spring 2015 Term

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ACC- Fulbright Hays GPA scholarships available for the Spring 2015 Term
Study abroad with Associated Colleges in China this spring semester in Beijing, China. 

www.hamilton.edu/china

Fulbright Hays GPA Scholarship

  • This grant was awarded to Hamilton College and ACC for 4 years by the US Department of State after successfully operating this award for the previous 4 years.
  • This grant is intended to improve upon the study of modern foreign languages to students in foreign countries where the US has diplomatic representation.
  • Students can apply for this scholarship ($2,000-$6000) and international travel funds ($600-$1400).
Application Information for ACC in Beijing
  • Application deadline for the Spring 2015 semester is October 15th
  • Applications for the spring term as well as the Fulbright scholarships are available at our website, www.hamilton.edu/china
  • For any questions, please contact the ACC office at acchina@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4326
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Sign Up Now for URI Diversity Week: September 29 - October 3, 2014


18th Annual URI Diversity Week


Featuring 60+ workshops to choose to match your interests!
URI Diversity Week celebrates the importance of diversity and identity in higher education, in the workplace, in the community, and in the global arena. The core of Diversity Week are the schedule of workshops taught by faculty, staff, administrators, students, and friends. Other current activities include a keynote address co-sponsored with the URI Honors Colloquium; a film screening; art exhibit; a series of interactive diversity workshops; dance classes; a peace and harmony meditation;; and music workshops.

2014 URI Diversity Week Keynote Lecturer 
Heidi Boghosian, JD
In Spying on Democracy, she documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself. Boghosian discusses how technology is being used to categorize and monitor people based on their associations, their movements, their purchases, their health histories, and their political beliefs. She shows how corporations and government agencies mine data from sources as varied as surveillance cameras and unmanned drones to iris scans and medical records and medical records, while combing websites, email, phone records and social media for resale to third parties, including U. S. intelligence agencies.

Heidi Boghosian is the executive director of the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. She is the co-host of the weekly civil liberties radio show Law and Disorder on Pacifica's WBAI in New York and over 40 national affiliates. She received her JD from Temple Law School and served as the editor-in-chief of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. She also holds an MS from Boston University and a BA from Brown University.

Sponsored by the URI Multicultural Center and the URI Honors Colloquium, Boghosian, author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance (San Francisco: City Lights, 2013) will talk about "Surveillance or Self Determination: Can Democracy Exist in the Age of Google, Comcast, and the NSA?" on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm in Edwards Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.


Highlights of the Week

Monday
Freedom Summer 50th Year Anniversary Celebration

Dream Big URI: The Common Reading Program and The Last Lecture

Tuesday 
Curricular Transformation: How to Incorporate Cultural Competence in

Course Content and Pedagogy

Wednesday 
College of Pharmacy Diversity Day

Thursday 
International Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture

The Emergence of a New Cuba: Opportunities and Obstacles

Friday 
Technology and Cybersecurity: Moving the City of Providence into the 21st
Century

Surveillance State of the 21st Century: The evolution of the Surveillance
State and People's Rights



Sponsored by the URI Multicultural Center, Lifespan, the College of Pharmacy, and
the URI Office of Community, Equity and Diversity.

Multicultural Center74 Lower College Road Kingston, RI 02881Phone: 401-874-2851
Fax: 401-874-5952
E-mail:
mcc1@etal.uri.edu