[Soasiastudents] NWSA Net Bulletin 06.09.2008
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Mon Jun 9 14:09:12 PDT 2008
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1. May 27 - June 15. Seattle Independent Film Festival. South Asia Related films.
The Seattle Independent Film Festival, 2008, showcases a selection of South Asia related films this year.
Here is one more that may be of interest. (Date, Title, Country, Director).
June 14 "Lakshmi and Me", India (2007). Nitisha Jain.
For detailed schedules visit www.siff.net . These is a ticketed event.
2. June 10, 7 pm. Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue. New Book on the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama's recent visit to Seattle and recent developments within Tibet and China makes this return appearance by Robert Thurman a most
time and welcome occasion. His new book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters: HisAct of Truth as the Solutions for China, Tibet, and the World (Atria/Beyond
Words), addresses both the Dalai Lama as a beloved, respected religious leader, and makes the case that restoring Tibet's autonomy within China is not only
possible, but highly reasonable, and necessary to have a peaceful future as a global community.
Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Special $5 parking coupons are available for the Central
Library garage on a limited basis for those attending the reading. For more information, please see http://www.spl.org, or call (206) 386-4636, or Elliott
Bay at (206) 624-6600.
3. June 12 at Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle 12 noon. Book Reading, Salman Rushdie.
Salman Rushdie will talk on his new novel, The Enchantress of Florence. "Vivid, gripping, irreverent, bawdy, profoundly moving, and completely absorbing, The Enchantress of Florence is a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world's most important living writers. ". "Renaissance Florence's artistic zenith and Mughal India's cultural summit-reached the following century, at Emperor Akbar's court in Sikri-are the twin beacons of Rushdie's ingenious latest, a dense but sparkling return to form. The connecting link between the two cities and epochs is the magically beautiful 'hidden princess,' Qara Köz, so gorgeous
that her uncovered face makes battle-hardened warriors drop to their knees.... In Rushdie's version of the West and East, the two cultures take on a similar blended polarity in Akbar as he listens to the tales. Each culture becomes the dream of the other." - Publishers Weekly. For more information call Elliot Bay Book Company at (206) 624-6600.
4. June 14, Interlake High School, Bellevue. Pratidhwani Presentation
Pratidhwain presents a musical evening celebrating the cultural diversity of India - "Rang de Basanti" - as part of 'Gunjan 2008'.
(This is not a film screening).
Tickets are $12.00. For more information see http://www.pratidhwani.org
5. June 16 at Town Hall, Seattle. 7:30 pm. Book Reading, Ahmed Rashid.
AHMED RASHID talks about his new book on Pakistan, Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation-Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Ahmed Rashid is a best-selling Pakistani journalist based in Lahore. He writes for the 'Far Eastern Economic Review', the 'Daily Telegraph', and 'The Wall Street Journal'. $5 tickets at the door (no advance tickets), with preferred seating for Town Hall members. Town Hall Seattle is located at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). For more information, please see www.townhallseattle.org, or call (206) 652-4255, or Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600.
6. Friday June 20, 8 pm. Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington. Hindi Play by Pratidhwani.
Pratidhwani presents a play in Hindi : Gaare ki Deevar (Mud Wall), directed by Agastya Kohli, written by Dr. Narendra Kohli, with Ravi Acharya, Aditi Chaubal, Mukesh Dimri, Vishal Joshi et.al..
General Admission: $12 at the door, $10 in advance; Pratidhwani Members $10 at the door, $8 in advance; Students $5 at the door, and $3 in advance. For more information call 425-814-8270, or visit www.pratidhwani.org/gkd .
7. June 25-26. "Life Cycle Rituals and Traditions across Cultures: 2008 Jackson School of International Studies, Summer Seminar for Educators." Location tbd (Seattle campus).
This two-day workshop for educators will focus on the major rites and rituals that underpin cultures around the world. Registration fee: $95 (includes 16 WA State clock hours, and lunches). Registration Deadline: June 16, 2008. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable. Transportation stipends are available. For more information, contact: Felicia Hecker: email: fhecker at u.washington.edu; tel: (206) 543-4227. Downloadable registration form: http://jsis.washington.edu/earc/downloads/08-ss-registration-form.pdf.
1. UW Fellowship to Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK
Students at any level in a graduate degree program in the social sciences or the humanities at the University of Washington
are eligible to apply for the University of Washington Fellowship to Pembroke College, Cambridge (England).
This $20,000 fellowship is designed to permit a student to study at Cambridge in the UK. For further information contact Dianne Zimmer
Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) Box 353770 206-685-2628.
1. TEA English Teaching Opportunity
As part A US State Department-funded program, the Eurasia/South Asia Teaching Excellence & Achievement Program (TEA) is seeking applicants for the US Teachers reciprocal visit component of the program. The applicants sought are US, secondary-level teachers of English as a Foreign Language and Social Sciences to participate in a two-week professional exchange program in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Ukraine. Eligible applicants must be secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Foreign Language, English Language or Literature, and social sciences (including social studies, civics, and history), U.S. citizens, and able to travel in April 3-17, 2009.
The program is fully funded and provides visa support, round-trip domestic airfare, lodging and meals to attend the TEA U.S. Conference, round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the assigned country in Eurasia or South Asia, emergency medical evacuation plan, recommended vaccinations, and lodging and a daily stipend in host country. The U.S Teacher International Travel Grant application is available for download at http://www.irex.org/programs/tea/tea_info.asp
2. India Study Director Position Opening
Project Parivartan is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project awarded to Duke University (USA) to conduct research and evaluation of structural interventions for HIV prevention among female sex workers (FSW) in India (http://cira.med.yale.edu/parivartan/index.html). The project involves collaboration with CARE-India, Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), and other partners in the BMGF-funded Avahan: India's AIDS Initiative. The India Study Director will direct and manage all administrative and research related activities in India associated with Project Parivartan. S/he will be based at the Central Project Office in Chennai or Hyderabad, with visits to study sites in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The India Study Director will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI) located at Duke University.
a.. Ph.D. in public health, social work, or allied field with at least 3 years experience in directing/ implementing HIV/AIDS or related research projects
b.. At least 5 years experience working on projects related to HIV and AIDS in India
c.. Fluency in English and Telugu or Tamil required; fluency in both Telugu and Tamil preferred
d.. Capable of independently supervising and coordinating a staff of at least 4 people some of whom will be located off-site
e.. Experience in managing externally funded research projects that include qualitative and quantitative methodologies
f.. Experience in managing high-level business responsibilities, including personnel and financial administration
g.. Well developed computer skills - word processing, spreadsheets, email, software for qualitative data analysis (e.g. NUD*IST, AtlasTI), and experience in database development and management
h.. Excellent communication skills - oral and written
i.. Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
To assure full consideration, please email resume/CV, and cover letter describing interest in the position to alana.rosenberg at yale.edu by July 15. Applicants must include the names and full contact information (postal address, telephone numbers, email address) of at least three references who are familiar with the candidate's professional work. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
3. Hindi Language Internship in Biosurveillance.
Veratect Corporation is seeking public health interns to participate in the development of an exciting new biosurveillance program focusing on infectious human and animal disease. Tasks range from infectious disease research and analysis to data entry.
Multiple language fluency is desirable. Priority languages include Chinese, Indonesian, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Farsi, and Hindi. Pay is $12-15 per hour.
To apply, direct your Resume/CV to jim at veratect.com with subject line "Internship."
4. Lecturer in Punjabi : The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, invites applications for the position of a Punjabi language lecturer for the academic year 08/09 (from August 08 through to May 09). The appointee will teach an advanced course (4 units) with a focus on Literary Punjabi to students who will have had at least one year of intensive Punjabi instruction at a UC campus or a comparable institution. The salary will commensurate with degree and teaching experience.
The applicant must have a minimum of a M.A. degree from an accredited university in any discipline, learned Punjabi formally through high school, and be able to demonstrate native command of Punjabi and English. Preference will be given to candidates with:
Ability to read, write and speak Punjabi with native fluency
Past teaching experience in Punjabi
Willingness to work independently, teach classes during normal working hours, and maintain office hours
Applications should include: 1) a 2-3 page statement in Punjabi of vision and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three references. Please arrange to have these letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. Candidates should direct their recommenders to the University's statement on confidentiality, found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
Review of application materials will begin June 1, 2008. Search will remain open until the position is filled.
For information about our program, please visit our web site at:
http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/sseas/. For information about the Center for South Asia Studies, please see http://ias.berkeley.edu/southasia/
All documents should be sent to: Prof. Raka Ray, Chair, Center for South Asia Studies,
10 Stephens Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-2310.
1. New Language Course! ????????? ????? !
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is pleased to announce that during the coming summer (June 23-August 22, 2008) it will be offering an instructional program in intensive first-year Hindi. This course, comprising Hindi 311,312,313, is equal to a full year of instruction in Hindi. It meets four hours per day (8:30-12:30), five days per week. Students completing the course will be given the opportunity to develop their skills with regard to each of speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. No prior knowledge of Hindi is required. The instructor for the course is Jameel Ahmad of Asian Languages and Literatures. Note: Concurrent registration in Hindi 311,312, and 313 is required.
2. UW South Asian Student Group wants to hear from community members!
The group organizes events to engage the South Asian community on issues related to violence, social justice, and health. They want to hear your thoughts on community engagement. Share your thoughts to impact future programming by clicking on following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ZHa32ug_2fndHBu_2fcVvc4zNA_3d_3d
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This is the final bulletin of the Spring Quarter.
For more information please write to sascuw at u.washington.edu or Keith Snodgrass at snodgras at u.washington.edu
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