IUPLR - JUNE Faculty E-mail Update
INSIDE the June 2000 Noticiero de IUPLR:
* The Hispanic Research Center invites you to take a look at the first version of the
Digital Divide Solutions website
* The Diversity and Endowment Committees of the Rural Sociological Society announce
a Call for Applications
* The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Centro), is seeking a Public Policy Researcher
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Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University
The Hispanic Research Center invites you to take a look at the first version of the Digital Divide Solutions website. The URL is: http://www.asu.edu/DigitalDivideSolutions. This site was developed in partnership with The College Board and is directed to educators and other professionals interested in bridging the digital divide.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Diversity and Endowment Committees of the Rural Sociological Society announce a Call for Applications for minority scholar travel grants to attend the RSS Annual Meeting. Four grants of up to $550 per person will be available for distribution from the Minority Scholars Travel Fund. These grants will be supplemented with an additional award of up to $500 per person from the Diversity Committee. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society highlights "Policy and Rural Communities: Challenges for the 21st Century." It will take place in Washington, D.C., from August 13-17, 2000. This coincides with the American Sociological Association meetings to be held in the nearby Hilton Hotel. You can find a preliminary program for the meetings and information on the Rural Sociological Society at www.ruralsociology.org. Questions regarding the Minority Scholar Travel Grants and all applications should be directed to Dreamal Worthen, Agricultural Research, Florida A&M University, 116 Perry Paige, Tallahassee, FL 32307, or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (850)599-3440. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2000. Applications sent to Cathy Rakowski may be faxed or e-mailed (Word or WordPerfect).
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, wants to help you build a research career in the behavioral and social sciences. They have developed an interactive web site to help you find a mentor. Visit the OBSSR's Minority Research Training Opportunities Web Page to learn more about the program. Search for a mentor in your area of interest, and send your electronic application to the researcher with whom you would like to work. Then wait for the researcher to contact you to discuss the next steps. For more details, go to: http://www4.od.nih.gov/research/.
The Union International Associations founded 1910 has decided, in order to stress the importance of the associative phenomenon in what is rapidly becoming a worldwide society, to award a prize (of 6,000 Euro) for a Doctoral Thesis prepared on a subject concerning the life, operations or work of international non-governmental organizations. The competition is open to students of all nationalities. Whatever his or her specialty, the candidate must meet the conditions laid down by his or her own University for acceptance as a thesis candidate. Subjects suggested by candidates must be approved by a local course director and accompanied by a short note setting out the broad lines of the intended research. Candidatures have to be received by UIA before October 14, 2000. The UIA Council reserves its right to accept only the more interesting or the more original subjects for competition. It will inform the candidate of its decision in due time. All additional information may be obtained from: Union International Associations 40 rue Washington, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, or call: 32-2-6401808, or e-mail: email@example.com. Visit their web site at: http://www.uia.org.
The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Centro) is seeking a Public Policy Researcher to complement its current research capacity. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent organizational skills, and must work effectively as part of a team. Centro seeks a person with a strong commitment to the Puerto Rican/Latino community and knowledge of the socioeconomic conditions of Puerto Rican/Latinos, as well as of policies seeking to improve their economic well being. Other qualifications include: professional and/or academic experience with social and economic policy; familiarity with Census/demographic data and analysis; excellent research, quantitative, and writing skills; ability to handle a number of different projects simultaneously, with varying degrees of responsibility and priority; manage to work to meet deadlines; and accept, and build on, feedback. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, a relevant writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and a list of three references to: José de Jesús, Administrative Unit Head, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Visit their web site for more information at: http://www.centropr.org.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has a twelve-month position opening for an Academic Advisor, preferably to begin July 1, 2000. The Academic Advisor will assume primary responsibility in advising Sociology undergraduate majors and minors, promoting the undergraduate program, coordinating independent studies and internships, maintaining student records, assisting with the development of curricular scheduling and performing other related departmental administrative duties. Knowledge and skills required include, but are not limited to: ability to communicate effectively in written & oral form; excellent organizational skills; familiarity with the characteristics and needs of undergraduate students; and experience working effectively with a variety of campus units and organizations. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To receive full consideration, please send a letter of application, resume/vita, and three letters of reference to: Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Campus Box 4660, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 61790-4660.
The Department of Sociology at Saint Mary's College is encouraging applications for a part-time position to possibly teach a section of Intro to Soc Fall term, and one/possibly two courses Spring term. Please send a letter of interest and a current vitae to: Jeffrey R. Breese, Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For more information, call (219) 284-4514.
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