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Davina Two-Bears has been awarded a $10,000.00 Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society for American Archaeology

Davina Two Bears, Doctoral Student in the IUB Anthropology Department, conducting research on the Navajo Reservation in summer, 2012

Two-Bears’ research will focus on the Old Leupp Boarding School, which represents an institution of forced assimilation for Navajo children in the early 20th century; and also a space of forced relocation and internment for Japanese American citizens during World War II.

Description of Davina Two Bears’ Research

     In the late 19th and early part of the 20th century, the United States government built Indian Boarding Schools across the country for the purposes of educating Native American children.  On the Navajo Reservation several Indian Boarding Schools were also built, since the education of Navajo children was stipulated in the Treaty of 1868. The institutions of Indian Boarding Schools on the Navajo Reservation represent colonizing spaces of forced assimilation.  Today many of the historical sites on the Navajo reservation include 20th century Indian Boarding Schools, some of which are still standing, either refurbished or condemned, as disturbed historic sites with few remaining features, and in the collective memories of Navajo people. The historic Old Leupp Boarding School site contains a rich history, which has yet to be investigated, documented, and/or published.  My dissertation research will focus on the Old Leupp Boarding School, which represents an institution of forced assimilation for Navajo children in the early 20th century; and also a space of forced relocation and internment for Japanese American citizens during World War II. My research investigates the colonizing forces of the United States Government in the institution of the Old Leupp Boarding School using Navajo oral history, archival records, and through archaeology. I am particularly interested in the experiences of the Navajo children, and how they were able to maintain their cultural identity through their boarding school education.  Similarly, I am also interested in how the Japanese experience of forced internment on the Navajo Reservation impacted their lives, and how they interacted with the Navajo people.  My goal is to fill a gap in archaeological research by Navajo archaeologists, which I hope will be used by Navajos and others for educational purposes for many years to come.

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Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

Since 1998, the SAA has used the endowment income to award the annual Arthur C. Parker Scholarship in support of archaeological training for Native Americans who are students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians are also awarded through the Native American Scholarships Committee. In 2009, the SAA added two new awards in support of undergraduate and graduate archaeology education. Support for these scholarships comes in several ways: through individual donations, an annual silent auction at the SAA meetings, book royalties, and grants

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7th Annual: Not a Retreat But a Forward 2013

IU AGEP invites graduate students from Indianapolis and Bloomington to attend the 2013 “Not a Retreat, But a Forward”, a two part workshop. We invite students to join the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning as they present these workshops. The topics are suitable for all STEM and SBES graduate students wanting to develop and prepare their teaching statements and teaching portfolios.

Date:
Friday, 1/18/13 (teaching statements)
Friday, 1/25/13 (teaching portfolios)
Time:
2:30p – 4pm
Location:
IUB Wells Library, East Tower,
2nd Floor
RSVP:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/72XBFTW

 

Describing Your Research

In academia, you must be able to communicate your ideas quickly and effectively, particularly as they pertain to research. This skill is essential whether you are attending conferences, interacting with potential research collaborators or interviewing for employment.

Friday, November 30, 2012  – 12:30p – 1:30pm  -Redbud Room, IMU

Join IU AGEP and Dr. Faiz Rahman, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, for an interactive session on how to effectively communicate and share your research with others.

RSVP by November, 28 by clicking here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DescribeYourResearch

SACNAS / Horizons in Chemistry Seminar & Student/Postdoc CAREER Roundtable

IU-SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) and the Chemistry Department are very excited to host our next speaker for the Horizons in Chemistry series,  Dr. Villa-Komaroff on Friday, September 7, 2012.  Dr. Villa-Komaroff, is a well-known scientist who is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at CytonomeST, a company developing optical cell detection and purification systems.  The purpose of the Horizons series is to bring to our department, for the benefit of our graduates, undergraduates, and postdocs, people who are into their post-Ph.D. careers to talk about their work experiences and to especially answer questions about “life after grad school” regarding job search strategies.

The visit will be comprised of two events – 1) a seminar presentation (open to the chemistry public) and 2) CAREER Roundtable event for students and postdocs.

SEMINAR:

During her visit Dr. Villa-Komaroff will provide a seminar entitled,The Development of a System to Enable Cell Therapies with Adult Stem Cells.”  The seminar is scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm in CH033, followed by the CAREER ROUNDTABLE.  (Please see attached seminar abstract.)

CAREER ROUNDTABLE:

IU-SACNAS and the Department of Chemistry would like to cordially invite ALLstudents and postdocs to attend a CAREER Roundtable discussion “Life After Graduate School:  Is Academia the Only Option?” with Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 3:30 pm in Room C127. (Please see attached flyer for details.)  Dr. Villa-Komaroff will participate in a career Q&A session with students and postdocs to provide them with the opportunity to inquire about career paths and processes.

 

You Tube video link – a very informative video about Dr. Villa-Komaroff:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4roPViXhqc

Additional details are also available at the following websites:

http://www.indiana.edu/~sacnas/

http://www.colormagazineusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=&ed=1

http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/womeninsciencet/1996/060696.shtml

Upcoming Adobe Connect Chats with our Graduate Student Emissaries!

Have you decided to come to IU for graduate school, but need more information on preparing for the move? Or are you considering applying to IU, but aren’t sure what IU and Bloomington has to offer? Find out more about IU and Bloomington by chatting with our Graduate Student Emissaries! We’ll cover the following topics as they relate to ‘Life in Bloomington’:

  • Housing in Bloomington
  • Cultural Centers
  • IU  and Bloomington resources
  • Life in the lab/stacks: What is graduate student research like?
  • Balancing act: Finding the time to do it all

Join us during either session:

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:00pm-2:00pm eastern with the following emissaries:

  • Viridiana, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Tony, Learning and Developmental Sciences

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:00pm-4:00pm eastern with the following emissaries:

  • Ahmed, Political Science
  • Amy, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Tony, Learning and Developmental Sciences

To participate in an on-line chat session, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to http://breeze.iu.edu/gradchat at the scheduled time.
  2. Login as a guest. Students will be able to see and hear the emissaries on their screens.
  3. Submit questions to the emissaries using the chat feature.

Hope to see you there!

Call for Applications: Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity, 2012-13

The 2011-12 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity.

The Indiana University Graduate School has extended the deadline for applications for the 2012-13 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program to March 30th, 2012. (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradlife/). This recruitment support program includes ten emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School and the GPSO.

The program promotes peer connections between individuals interested in IU graduate programs, especially science, technology, mathematics (STM) disciplines, and current IUB graduate students. Graduate student emissaries dedicate two semesters, and optional summer term, to serving as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IUB.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a Masters or Ph.D. program at IUB, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university or community organizations.  Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming. An in-person interview is required.

Students must submit the following by 5pm on March 30, 2012, in order to be considered:

  1. data form  ( http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSQRBSZ );
  2. a curriculum vitae/resume; and,
  3. a 1-page essay about past experience with similar initiatives, diversity-building efforts, cultural competency, community involvement or leadership skills.

Email the curriculum vitae/resume and 1-page essay to agep@indiana.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please e-mail agep@indiana.edu.

Seven Doctoral Students Travel to South Korea for an IU AGEP Professional Development Tour

This spring break, seven IU doctoral students along with University Graduate School Associate Dean Maxine Watson and Dean Yolanda Treviño, are headed to South Korea for a professional development tour.

Hosted by Sungkyunkwan University (http://www.skku.edu/eng/), the travelers will spend the week of March 8 to March 18, 2012, learning about the higher education system in South Korea and experiencing what it would be like to work abroad. Each student will be giving a presentation to SKKU colleagues in their discipline.

The visit is being sponsored by the IU AGEP program with the goal of increasing global literacy, gaining exposure to specialized training and practical experiences outside of the U.S., and increasing opportunities for international collaboration for a small group of advanced doctoral underrepresented minority students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Now accepting applications for 2012-2013 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity

The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program (Click here to see their blog) This recruitment support program includes ten emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School and the GPSO.

For deadline information, visit:
http://iugradschool.blogspot.com/2012/02/call-for-applications-emissaries-for.html