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Listing:Subject: 2003 SfAA Conference
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
I can't believe it's time to begin the Fall Semester! Guess what? It's time to get organized for the 2003 SfAA Conference. It seems that these deadlines always arrive just as we are gearing up for mid-terms. Here are a couple of things the Student Committee is working on for the Conference and WE NEED YOU to make it a fabulous success:
The propose of the visual media session is explore the theory, method and practice of visual media to communicate anthropological/cultural knowledge within an applied context. The term "visual media" is as broad as the anthropological field itself and can compose of advertising, literature, video, film, photography, theater, dance, art. Bascially if you can see it - it's visual media.
Some questions we may ask are:
Listing:Subject:Research Position Announcement
Date:Wed, 07 Aug Jul 2002
Greetings. I am helping to administer a CIDA trust fund aimed largely at building the use of, and capacity to use, environmental economics in developing countries.
In this regard John Dixon and I are looking to hire a research assistant for 5-6 months to research and write up case study material on the application of environmental economics techniques to policy analysis and policy design. This material would have wide use in training through the World Bank Institute, the training arm of the World Bank, and no doubt elsewhere as well.
I am therefore asking for your assistance in suggesting names of good (preferably) Canadian students who could tackle this task. I would guess that someone at the Masters level with a good grasp of valuation techniques and policy issues would be ideal. Please suggest names to me, and ask the students to send me a CV.
If there is anyone else in Canada who may be able to suggest suitable students I would appreciate their contact details. These requests come up from time to time and I would like to do my part to set up a little pipeline from Canada to the World Bank.Cheers,
Kirk Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Team Leader, Policy and Economics
Environment Department, The World Bank
1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433
Listing:Subject: NAPA Student Award Deadline Extended
Date:Tue, 06 Aug 2002
From:Alayne Unterberger, email@example.com
Deadline Extention - October 01, 2002
Now that everyone is getting back into gear for this school year --- I AM RESENDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. The NAPA Student Achievement award carries a $300.00 prize. Please encourage students to apply! Deadline has been extended to 10/1/2002, which is quickly approaching.
Forward to other groups or interested groups as widely as possible. As Chair for this committee, I may be contacted via this address or at the information listed below.
While NAPA is particularly interested in encouraging students working on team projects, we also strongly support students who engaged in any type of collaboration, whether with fellow students, community, professionals and/or faculty. Award-winning papers will be published in special issues of the NAPA Bulletin.
Criteria and Requirements:
Award Submission Process:
Electronic copies of papers are welcome. Electronic copies should be sent as email attachments to Alayne Unterberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or PC-formatted disks (CD-Rom, floppy disks, etc.) to the above mailing address.
Award Review Process:
(*) "Academic departments" are generalized due to the possibility of awardees enrolled in different academic programs than Anthropology.
For more information about the NAPA Student Achievement Award, please contact Alayne Unterberger at email@example.com.
Listing:Subject: Call for NAPA Sessions at SfAA Meeting
Date:Tue, 06 Aug 2002
From:Alexandra Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is a co-sponsor of the 2003 SfAA meetings in Portland, Oregon. We would like to invite submissions from NAPA members that emphasize the work that practicing anthropologists conduct outside academia, as well as work by students. We particularly encourage sessions that involve students side by side with professional anthropologists.
The following are suggested formats for sessions, however, other formats are welcome. If you would like your session to be considered for NAPA sponsorship, please send your proposals to Alexandra Mack (email@example.com), NAPA Program Chair, by September 15.
*Please note you will also have to complete and submit the appropriate SfAA forms (http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2003/2003instruct.html) by the October 15 deadline.*
Session format 1:
Session format 2:
Session format 3:
In this way students and others interested in pursuing a particular career path can pick and choose which people to meet with. The small group format of sitting around a table with the resource person will facilitate a more relaxed discussion. The resource person might open the discussion with some prepared remarks, but spend most of the time answering questions about the specific job and how it was obtained, etc. After 30 minutes, those who wanted to move on to another table to meet with another resource person would be given the opportunity to do so.
Session format 4: Issues forum.
Listing:Subject:Student Travel Award
Date:Thu, 25 Jul 2002
2002 Travel Award
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please note that the NASA Travel Award Committee is *now* accepting applications.
The "NASA TRAVEL AWARD (2002)," will provide partial financial support ($100.00) to NASA Members (excluding current or incoming officers and prior recipients) who successfully compete in an essay contest.
The two-part topic of the essay is 1) the future direction of anthropology as a discipline and 2) what NASA's role should be as we continue to support students of this discipline.
Please address both parts in your essay. The essay must be one-page, 12-font, and double spaced. Any essays that are more than one page will not be considered.
NASA reserves the right not to confer the Prize in any year in which the essays submitted to the competition are judged insufficiently prizeworthy.
Please email essays to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in .doc or .rtf format. Winners will be required to supply a copy of their student ID and round-trip travel itinerary at the NASA business meeting this November in order to receive their awards.
Winners agree to have their essays published on our website. NASA will accept applications immediately. The deadline for receipt of all applications is October 30, 2002. For more details, contact NASA Officer Lori Johns email@example.com.
Listing:Subject: Position Announcement
Date:Tue, 16 Jul 2002
Listing:Subject:The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF
Date:Fri, 12 Jul 2002
The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF would like to alert you to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of science funded by NSF.
REU Sites typically support 8-12 students for 10-12 weeks during the summer. Sites are typically focused around a common discipline or theme and should show plans for moving undergraduates from a dependent to an independent researcher status. Recruitment should focus on underrepresented minorities and those students who may not have access to research experiences; typically at least half of the students come from outside the host institution.
The deadline for proposals is September 15, and the program
announcement is located at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02136/nsf02136.htm.
For additional information, please consult the website www.nsf.gov/reu or contact the Cross-Directorate Activities program -- Kristin Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bonney Sheahan (email@example.com).