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October 30, 2014

Chicago Public Schools State Seal of Biliteracy Kick-Off Event

Saturday, November 1, 10AM - 12:45PM
International House 1414 E. 59th Street

Come celebrate the adoption of the State Seal of Biliteracy by Chicago Public Schools, the next step in equipping all of Chicago's students with the linguistic and cultural competencies they need to be successful global citizens. Learn about the State Seal of Biliteracy initiative and meet representatives from different language institutes, museums, universities, businesses, and CPS schools to find out what resources are available locally to promote the study of languages and cultures. Free and open to the public.

The Franke Forum Presents: Theaster Gates on : "I Need a Title For My Talk, But For Now its Untitled"

Wednesday, November 5, 5:15PM
Gleacher Center, Room 621

 Theaster Gates is Director of the Arts + Public Life Initiative and Professor in the Department of Visual Arts. A Chicago-based artist, Gates has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Franke Forum is a series of free public lectures by renowned University scholars. Free. 

CLIR/Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Monday, November 17

The CLIR/Mellon Fellowships are for doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences conducting research using original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. The program enables doctoral candidates to conduct research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available. Applicants should show an innovative approach to the utilization of various original sources. The fellowship provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months, a additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. More information here.

Message from
Deborah L. Nelson, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

October 2014

It is an exciting time to be a graduate student at the University of Chicago because of the improved resources and programs now available to you. As the President and Provost have recently said, the University is making new investments to support graduate education and specifically your academic and career success.

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