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"Waste Collection, Disposal Policies, and Practices: Indian Scenario ": Navneet Baidwan PhD Candidate

"Waste Collection, Disposal Policies, and Practices: Indian Scenario "

STEP-FAR
February 26
2:00-3:00pm
Humphrey School, Room 170 (Stassen Room)

Navneet Baidwan
HHH Science, Technology & Public Policy Research Assistant
U of M Masters of Public Health Student
PhD Candidate


DESCRIPTION: This is a set of preliminary interviews directed towards answering key questions related to waste management and solid waste burning India. The interviewees entailed the Street Sweepers, Household Waste Collectors, Waste Sorters, and Waste Buyers in Delhi. The interview was designed in four broad sections including the Background, Health Belief, Purification and Process. The main aim of the interviews was to answer the question why solid waste is being burnt in Indian cities despite of the ban.

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) position at the IAEA for a Human Resource Associate (P-2) is now open

Good Afternoon,

A Junior Professional Officer (JPO) position at the IAEA for a Human Resource Associate (P-2) is now open. Any assistance you can provide in further distributing this notice is greatly appreciated. Applicant(s) should send his/her resume to IAEAStaffing@anl.gov.

To view the job description and to make sure you are eligible to apply, please visit https://international.anl.gov/careers/index.html.

Thank you,

Video highlights international students at Humphrey School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6_z72hVPNs&list=PLgTVvhJQ-fkK0CCbFIh5XlJgVEsZqG5g8&feature=c4-overview-vl

Sook Jin Ong, originally from Malaysia, is a master's student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She completed her undergraduate education in Australia, where her own experience as an international student inspired her to work to improve the experiences of international students in the Humphrey School. Sook Jin became the first International Student Representative in the Humphrey School's Public Affairs Student Association (PASA). She has been active in setting up a formal organization, the Humphrey International Students' Association, to prepare international students to live and study abroad as well as to increase interactions between domestic and international students. She has also been integrally involved in initiatives to create opportunities in the Humphrey School community for honest dialogues about racial discrimination, stereotypes, and negative perceptions that impact the lives of international students.

2014 Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

The new Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization recognizes outstanding student contributions to international education. This award acknowledges important work being done by students at the University of Minnesota to internationalize the curriculum and campus. The Mestenhauser Student Award honors Dr. Josef Mestenhauser, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor, recognizing his long career of advocacy for and commitment to students.

http://global.umn.edu/icc/lecture/award_2014.html

School Libraries Evaluation Secondary Data Analysis Contractor: Room to Read

For full description see attached flyer: School Libraries Evaluation Secondary Analysis Contractor_Spring 2014.pdf

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School Libraries Evaluation Secondary Data Analysis
Contractor
About Room to Read
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program.

Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.

Overview
Room to Read seeks a qualified consultant to conduct secondary analysis on data collected as part of the School Libraries Cross-National Evaluation. The period of performance runs from January to March and includes quantitative analysis of longitudinal data collected from students, parents, and teachers across six countries and writing a report in summarizing the results and findings. This secondary research is an important component of a larger study that aims to assess the impact of the School Libraries program on students' reading habits and attitudes.

Room to Read's School Libraries Program
Room to Read's School Libraries program was launched in 2000 to promote literacy and the habit of reading for children in the developing world through the establishment of child-friendly school libraries. To achieve these goals, the School Libraries program employs a multi-pronged approach that includes: (1) supplying the books and materials necessary to establish a library, (2) working with schools to create regular and sufficient time for reading, (3) training school staff to manage and use library resources, (4) providing three years of ongoing monitoring and support, and (5) partnering with the government to
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support reading activities. Another characteristic of the School Libraries program is its flexibility to fit within different contexts, perhaps best embodied by the many varieties of libraries that Room to Read establishes, including separate libraries, constructed libraries, classroom libraries, and shared libraries. Through this multi-faceted and flexible approach, Room to Read aims to foster literate environments and have a life-altering impact on how students view and engage with reading and education.

From 2009-2012, Room to Read funded a six-country, external evaluation of the School Libraries program that sought to determine the impact of the program on students' reading habits and attitudes. To carry out the evaluation, Room to Read hired an external evaluator to collect interview data from students, parents, teachers, and principals in schools benefitting from the School Libraries program intervention (treatment schools) and a matched set of schools not benefitting from the School Libraries program (control schools). Data were collected annually for three years across six countries. In total, data were collected from more than 1,000 schools and 21,000 students.

Secondary Data Analysis Project
Though the external evaluator who carried out the evaluation provided some analysis of the data collected, Room to Read would like to hire a short-term consultant to conduct secondary data analysis to explore the following questions:
 What was the causal impact of the school library program on students' reading habit and attitudes
o To what extent did reading habits and attitudes change over time among students, and how do these changes compare between project and control school pupils?
o To what extent were project and control groups appropriately matched?
 To what extent did this impact differ among other sub-groups (e.g., boys vs. girls, old libraries vs. new libraries)?
 What mediating factors explain how the presence of the School Library Program changes reading habits and attitudes?
Analysis will aim to answer these questions on a country-by-country basis for all six countries involved in the evaluation.
Qualifications
 A master's degree (required); PhD in progress or completed (preferred)
 Prior experience analyzing medium to large data sets
 Advanced knowledge of regression analyses in Stata
 Familiarity with education issues in the developing world
 Ability to work independently
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Compensation
This is three month fixed-term contract determined by mutual agreement of both parties. The total value of the contract will not exceed $6,000 USD. The consultant entering into a contract with Room to Read must ensure that the entire scope of work can be completed with the available resources. Additionally, the consultant will have the opportunity to co-author with Room to Read any publications and/or present papers originating from the data analysis conducted as part of the contract.
Application Procedure Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "School Libraries Eval - Contractor" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to hiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Room to Read.

Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Global Monitoring Data Analysis Contractor: Room to Read

See full position description here Global Monitoring Data Analysis Contractor_Spring 2014.pdf

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Global Monitoring Data Analysis
Contractor
About Room to Read
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
We are non-governmental, non-religious and work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia - countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children. Since our inception, Room to Read's worldwide team has impacted over 7.8 million children by constructing more than 1,700 schools, establishing over 16,000 libraries, publishing 882 new children's book titles in 27 local languages, and reaching over 25,000 girls through our Girls' Education program.

Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$43.7 million and our global staff numbers over 600. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, and we have smaller fundraising offices in Delhi, New York, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, and Tokyo. We have an Asia Regional Office located in New Delhi and program offices in Colombo, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Lusaka, New Delhi, Pretoria, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane.

Overview
Room to Read seeks a qualified consultant to conduct analysis on Room to Read's database of Global Indicators. The database consists of 40 monitoring indicators that have been collected on 5 programs annually since 2008 and track program implementation, quality and outcomes. In 2014 we are reviewing the information we collect, the scale at which we collect it and how it is used for program improvement. The primary aim of data analyses is to determine which indicators give us the most useful information about our programs. A secondary aim is to help us understand further our program quality and reach.

Room to Read's Global Indicators Database
Since 2008, our database of Global Indicators has helped us chart progress toward our goal of improving educational access and opportunity for 10 million children in Asia and Africa by 2015. To collect these data we visit every single one of our project sites - last year hundreds of field staff visited 7,000 schools to compile the database of 48 indicators that track program implementation, quality and outcomes. The indicators are categorized according to 5 project types: School Library, Book Publishing, Reading and Writing Instruction, School Construction and Girls' Education. The data are reported in our Global
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Monitoring Report. The report is available on our website, providing a transparent way to report back to key stakeholders, donors and partners and the broader international education community. www.roomtoread.org/TrackingResults

In 2014 we will conduct a review of the Global Indicators, reassessing the information we collect, the scale at which we collect it and how the indicators are used for program improvement. To inform this process we are seeking a qualified consultant to analyze the database of Global Indicators to understand further the utility of these indicators.

Global Indicator Data Analysis Project
The data analysis project involves converting and merging a number of datasets and analyzing the data to understand further (i) Room to Read's program reach and quality and (ii) the utility of the Global Indicators as measures of program reach and quality.
A final list of analysis questions will be derived from discussions with Room to Read staff in the Programs teams and the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation team. However, the analyses required are likely to include:
 A description of indicator levels over time
 Disaggregation of indicators by key variables (grade, project year, gender)
 A correlational analysis of relationships between indicators
 Regression analyses to determine which indicators are most strongly correlated with outcomes
 Time-lagged regression analyses to determine which program and country indicators are most closely associated with future outcomes.
 Principal components analysis (PCA) to investigate how the battery of global indicators could be reduced in number.
Qualifications
 A master's degree (required); PhD in progress or completed (preferred)
 Prior experience analyzing medium to large data sets
 Advanced knowledge of regression analyses in Stata
 Knowledge of psychometric data analysis approaches in Stata
 Familiarity with education issues in the developing world
 Ability to work independently
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Compensation
This is three or four month fixed-term contract determined by mutual agreement of both parties. The total value of the contract will not exceed $3,000 USD. The consultant entering into a contract with Room to Read must ensure that the entire scope of work can be completed with the available resources. Additionally, the consultant will have the opportunity to co-author with Room to Read any publications and/or present papers originating from the data analysis conducted as part of the contract.

Application Procedure
Please send a cover letter and resume by email, with "GI Data Analysis - Contractor" in the subject line, (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to hiring@roomtoread.org. Due to high applicant volume you may not receive a response from Room to Read.
Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

XIX The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights Across the Disciplines / Human Rights and Theater: March 6-11

XIX The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series:
HUMAN RIGHTS ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES/
HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEATER

March 6-11, 2014
University of Minnesota,
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, and
Teatro del Peublo

Providing a forum for interdiscursive theoretical discussions and dialogue, The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series, at the Spanish and Portuguese Department, supports a number of critical symposia that bring together not only the monologues of traditional scholarly disciplines, but also the powerful, struggling and often unarticulated voices, postures and assumptions of contemporary non-canonical, grassroots cultural discourses. Organized by Luis Ramos-García, Nelsy Echávez-Solano, and Alberto Justiniano in collaboration with the College of St. Benedict / St. John's University; Teatro del Pueblo;and other interdepartmental, intercollegiate, and international organizations, this symposium on Human Rights as well as Art and Theater festival will take place at the University International Center; the Department of Art (Studios); Whiting Proscenium,Rarig Center; and at St. John's University Hispanic Studies.

Featured Keynote & Special Speakers:
Arístides Vargas, Malayerba Theater Group, "Derechos Humanos en el teatro de Malayerba," Friday, March 7, 9:30am
Steven Miles, University of Minnesota Medical School, "IberoAmerican Justice for Physicians Who Abet Torture," Friday, March 7, 10:20am
David Feinberg, University of Minnesota Art Department, SPECIAL EVENT: "Voice to Vision: Accessing Memory Through Imagery and Symbols." Friday, March 7 10:55am
Davide Carnevali, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, "El tratamiento de los derechos humanos en el teatro catalán contemporáneo." Friday, March 7 11:45am
Carlos Satizabal, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, "Teatro y poesía como causa y revelación. La acción poética en la búsqueda de la paz en la Colombia actual." Tuesday, March 11, 6:30pm at St. John's University

Featured Performances:
Malayerba Teatro "La razón blindada / The Armored Reason" At the Whiting Proscenium Theatre, Rarig Center, Univ. of MN, Thursday, March 6, 8:00pm
Teatro Del Pueblo featuring: "Nuevas masculinidades: una conferencia de actor" at the Whiting Proscenium Theatre, Rarig Center, University of Minnesota, Saturday, March 8, 8:00pm

Detailed schedules of lectures and performances are attached.

State-Performances-2014.pdf

State of Iberoamerican Studies 2014 Schedule.pdf

Small World Coffee Hour Arrives in Israel: This Friday February 21, 4PM-6PM

Small World Coffee Hour Arrives in Israel
When: This Friday, 4PM-6PM
Where: Yudof Hall, East Bank (Behind Coffman)

A special event about Israeli culture and food. Come get FREE middle-eastern food, listen to Israeli and Jewish music and hear how a State smaller from NJ has the highest rates of Start-ups per capita in the world.

From the Northern city of Haifa, through the Arab-Israel city of Sakhnin, all the way to Jerusalem and to the beautiful coast of Tel Aviv, Israeli society is a vibrant society with fears, dreams and hope. Come here more about it.

Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out At U of M Friday 3pm Blegen 150

WHO: Kalpona Akter (leader of Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity), Reba Sikder (Survivor of the deadly Rana Plaza factory collapse), MSU United Students Against Sweatshops

What: United Students Against Sweatshops is conducting a nationwide "End Deathtraps" worker tour with Kalpona Akter and Reba Sikder, two Bangladeshi garment workers leaders who are leading the fight in Bangladesh for safe workplaces and living wages. Reba is a survivor of the Rana Plaza factory collapse that claimed the lives of over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers. They will speak about the causes and consequences of deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, and their struggle to force brands to accept responsibility for safety conditions in their factories by signing the Bangladesh Safety Accord, a legally enforceable agreement that will transform the Bangladesh garment industry from deathtraps to safe workplaces. This worker tour event will be an incredibly powerful and informative opportunity for workers to speak directly with students and faculty about sweatshop conditions in the global apparel industry. We hope to see you there!

When: Friday, February 21 at 3pm
Where: Blegen Hall room 150.

To find out more information about this event, or to cosponsor it, please contact Julia Wang at julia(atusas.org or 952-250-4609.

Humphrey students: Stassen International Grants 2014 - Guidelines

Objectives
To encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration (ask for list from Sherry Gray) in the United States or abroad. Students in all HHH degree programs are encouraged to apply.

Requirements
The sponsoring organization and the project work relates to international affairs, broadly defined, or project is based overseas. Please read all guidelines listed in this document carefully.

Awards
The global policy area faculty will award grants for the summer of 2014. Awards typically range between $1000 and $2000 based upon need and the quality of the proposal, although some projects have received as much as $4,000, or as little as $500. Students are encouraged to approach the sponsoring organization for matching funds, even gifts in kind (some organizations have assisted with housing, lunches, transportation, or even loaned interns bicycles). The Humphrey School Career Services Office may assist as requested and possible. Please contact Martha Krohn (krohn036(at)umn.edu), Internship Coordinator, if you need assistance.

Eligibility
Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the masters program (MPP, MSTEP, MPA, MURP or MDP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply.

Application Procedures
Applications are due by midnight, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Awards will be announced on or before Friday, April 11, 2014. Please provide the following information:

1. A one paragraph summary of proposed internship, field experience, capstone or professional paper research project (include a summary of your anticipated project expenses). Please list the name of your project faculty advisor.

2. A two page description of your internship, field experience, or capstone or professional paper research project. Please describe what you want to do, the expected outcome or product of this work, what background and expertise you bring to this work, why you have chosen this particular organization or area of research, and what this experience will add to your professional development. Please note any particular UMN resources (faculty advisors, university contacts or projects, university offices or facilities abroad) you are using to assist in preparation for your project. For research projects, please attach a comprehensive literature review.

3. A project expense statement and budget. Please attach a budget for your project that provides the following financial information: any compensation you will receive from a host organization, any other income, awards, or grants that you have for the summer relevant to this project, and the major summer costs you will incur (for example, travel expenses, housing, food or research-related expenses). Please see attached budget worksheet to assist you in creating a project budget.

4. Information about host organization or capstone client. Students applying for internship, MDP field experience, or capstone projects must provide relevant documentation relating to their host organization or capstone client. For internship applications: A signed internship agreement form (available: www.hhh.umn.edu/career ) is required. For capstone students, a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required. MDP students should submit field experience planning document (discuss with the MDP Coordinator). Professional paper students will need a signed paper topic approval form. The document submitted should describe any resources that the organization will commit to the project as well as the person who will be your primary contact and a brief explanation of the ways in which the organization intends to make use of your work. Students doing research projects should indicate any IRB requirements (see below).

5. A copy of your graduate academic transcript. A copy "released to student" is fine.

6. Your resume.

Please submit your application by email to Sherry Gray (grayx260(at)umn.edu) by midnight, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted, but students are encouraged to submit applications even if signed forms with host organizations are not ready (late forms will be accepted).

Reporting Requirements

At some point during the funding period, please send a photo and brief description of your project to Sherry Gray for posting on Global Notes (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/).

Within a month of returning to campus on completion of the funded part of your project, please submit a two page report to the global policy area coordinator, Sherry Gray. The report will:
1) describe the activities undertaken,
2) give an assessment of the value of the experience for the student's HHH program and future plans as well as for the organization and/or people served, and
3) make a brief accounting of how the grant funds were spent.

Please also send to Sherry Gray a copy of any final reports, capstone final products, professional papers, or publications related to this funded project for which you were an author or co-author.


Please Note

• If your project involves travel to a country on the U.S. State Department's Travel Warning List or other warning lists, such as the Centers for Disease Control (see http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html), University policy requires you to seek special permission. You must apply to the Education Abroad Suspension Committee (EASC), which reviews requests to travel to these countries. You should apply as soon as possible, as the committee review process commonly takes 6 to 8 weeks. The Humphrey School cannot release your funds until you have received approval from the EASC. Information on the review process can be found on the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website: http://www.international.umn.edu/travel/travelwarning/students.php

• In addition, if your project includes research involving human subjects, you must apply to the University's Institutional Review Board for approval before commencing your work. This process can also take several weeks to complete, so you if your project needs approval you should start your application now. The Humphrey School will need notification of your IRB approval status in order to release your funds. Information on the IRB application process is found at: http://cflegacy.research.umn.edu/irb/applying/

• UMN requires CISI International Health Insurance for travel outside the United States. All students traveling abroad in connection with their University of Minnesota studies are required to receive international health insurance approved by the University's Risk Management Office: http://global.umn.edu/travel/insurance/outgoing.html. 2014 Stassen Fund announcement.doc

Norway House | Edvard Grieg Society presents: The Bakken Trio Sunday March 2

Norway House | Edvard Grieg Society
presents

The Bakken Trio


The Bakken Trio
Sunday, March 2, 2014
4:00 pm

Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
924 E. 21st Street
in Minneapolis

Tickets $20 | Free for students

Performers include:
Judy Lin - piano
Pitnarry Shin - cello
Korey Konkol - viola
Celine Leathead - violin
Stephanie Arado - violin


Read more about The Bakken Trio


norwayhouse.org

Bangladeshi garment worker leaders to speak against sweatshop practices and unsafe workplaces on Friday, February 21

USAS is bringing two Bangladeshi garment worker leaders, one of whom is a survivor of April's deadly Rana Plaza factory collapse, to speak at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities about their struggle against sweatshop practices and unsafe workplaces on Friday, February 21 at 3pm in Blegen Hall room 150.

CEHD International Seminar - Academic Superpower: Exploring South Korean Education and Culture: Info Session February 27th!

CEHD International Seminar

Academic Superpower:

Exploring South Korean Education and Culture

· Two weeks in Seoul, South Korea

· Open to all area teachers and educators, UMN students and alumni

· Explore South Korean's unique educational system

· Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of education in local communities

Location: Seoul National University of Education (SNUE), Seoul, South Korea

Language: English-taught course

Term: August 9th - August 23rd 2014

Housing: Dorm rooms (Single or Double)

Credit Type: 3 Credit course

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Development

Prerequisites: None (CEHD and CLA preferred)

Information Session Thursday, February 27th at 12PM

BURTON HALL room 227

Lunch Provided!

For more information contact Dr. Marina B. Aleixo - aleix001@umn.edu

Botho University in Botswana Seeking Visiting Faculty

Botho University is seeking visiting faculty for one semester (July-Dec 2014) to teach Undergraduate programs in computing, accounting and business disciplines and to collaborate with Botho staff in research, curriculum development, and other activities. This is a wonderful opportunity for academics to work in Botswana, which is a truly beautiful part of Africa, and to help build bridges between respective institutions.

Contact Sheela Raja Ram at sheela(at)bothouniversity.ac.bw to discuss travel, accommodation, and details of other compensation.


cross posted from Institute of International Education Interactive Newsletter

Feb 24 Get to Know HISA--Humphrey International Students' Association

Hello dear Internationals,

Want to make a positive change to the International students experience?
Want to learn and try your hands at making things happen?
Want to make Humphrey a more international 'home' for us all?
Want to have fun with your International buddies?

Come to our fun GET TO KNOW HISA event! This will help you know more about the Humphrey International Students' Association (HISA), and our upcoming elections. We will talk about the positions, what you can do, and WHY you should be involved!

• The election is for all positions as listed in the Constitution
o President: ONE POSITION
o Secretary: ONE POSITION
o Treasurer: ONE POSITION
o Co-chairs of Programming and Events : TWO POSITION
o Officer of Public Relations: ONE POSITION

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 28, 2014
ELECTION: MARCH 7, 2014

We are doing this TWICE in the same day, so if you can't make it during lunch time (12.00pm - 1.00pm), you can find us later in the evening (5.00pm - 6.00pm).


WHERE?
IFP Lounge (Room 55), HHH

WHEN
Monday, 2/24/2014
12.00pm - 1.00pm
AND
5.00pm - 6.00pm

We have SNACKS too! :)


See you there!

"Get to know HISA" event to be held in IFP Lounge

Humphrey students--Japan Travel Program application due Feb 28

JAPAN TRAVEL PROGRAM 2014 (Aug 16-26)
APPLY BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT NOON FOR HUMPHREY SCHOOL INTERNAL COMPETITION

Travel to Japan next August (all program expenses paid), sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) in partnership with APSIA. Goal: fostering a new generation of US leaders interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in global affairs, and in engaging in dialogue and interchange with their counterparts in Japan.

The Program will invite approximately twelve (12) graduate students, no more than two from each U.S.-based APSIA school, to Japan as a group for a period of approximately ten (10) days in August 2014. The scheduled dates are August 16-26. The group will consist of students who currently are or previously have been engaged in Japan studies as well as those who successfully demonstrate a serious interest in Japan but may not have had previous exposure to the country.

• Meet experts in politics, economics and civil society
• Visit government ministries, think tanks, policy institutes, businesses and nonprofits
• One day in Tokyo for self-organized research activities in small groups
• Cultural excursions

ELIGIBILITY
All applicants must be
1) a US citizen or permanent resident,
2) full-time first year student at an APSIA school (you must be returning to school in the fall)),
3) able to demonstrate a serious interest in Japan and its role in and impact on the international arena and discuss the effect of the trip on studies and future career,
4) willing to plan and schedule appointments for self-organized research with CGP support,
5) once selected as an invitee, agree to attend the full itinerary of travel, provide a substantial written report at the end of the trip, and work with other students to edit and complete the final trip report (published on the CGP website).

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES
There are 2 parts to the selection process: an internal selection of 2 candidates by the Humphrey School and a final review and selection of 12 participants by CGP and APSIA.

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HUMPHREY INSTITUTE SELECTION PROCESS - DEADLINE Friday, FEBRUARY 28 at NOON
Submit items as attachments to Lynne Schuman at schum001(at)umn.edu

1) Unofficial transcript of your graduate studies (you'll need official transcripts of all your graduate and undergraduate academic work if selected as a nominee. See note at the end of this document recommending that you request official transcripts ASAP.)

2) Resume showing relevant study and experience that prepares you for this program

3) Statement of Purpose (3 pages maximum) addressing the following questions in a clear and concise manner:

a. In your opinion, what role(s) should Japan proactively pursue in this globalized world? Identify promising areas for U.S.-Japan collaboration in your response. [Note: CGP recommends focusing on one or two issues or a specific sector, rather than trying to cover the entire spectrum of US-Japan relations.]

b. Elaborate on your future career goals both in the short term (5 years after graduation) and the mid-long term. Discuss how these goals might include Japan and/or benefit from participation in this program. [Note: both students familiar with Japan and those who have a serious interest are welcome to apply.]

c. Given that you have only one day on your own in Tokyo to conduct interviews/meetings based on your current study interests, how do you envision such an itinerary? Please provide detailed suggestions on agencies, organizations, or names of individuals you are interested in contacting.

The Humphrey School will review applications and select its 2 candidates by early March. The quality of the essay will be central to determining the best candidates.

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FINAL SELECTION MATERIALS for the 2 nominees REQUIRED BY 4:30 PM on Monday, March 10, 2014. If you are selected as one of the 2 candidates to be nominated by Humphrey, you will need to polish your resume and essay as requested by the Humphrey committee plus provide the following additional materials:

1. A letter of recommendation on letterhead stationary from a professor or former work supervisor who is able to provide input on the candidate's character as well as future professional abilities. Letters should speak specifically to the student's suitability for this program. [Note: Notify your recommender in advance that you plan to apply for this program, give him/her information on the program and copies of your application materials, and tell the recommender immediately if you are selected as a nominee so the letter can be done promptly.]

2. Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from current academic program plus universities previously attended [Note: Even though you don't know if you will be a nominee when you apply to Humphrey on Feb 28, make the request for these official transcripts immediately. They may take some time to get, and it's always good to have them on hand for future applications.]

Previous HHH Japan Program attendees:

Patricia Dorsher, MPP 2013
Cody Nelson, MPP 2011
Rachel Carr MPP and Linda Nguy MPP 2010
Sarah Berke, MPP 2010


Brown Bag Series: The Impact of the Flower Industry on Health in Ecuador Presented by Hester Simons, MSc Student: Friday, February 21, 2014

Brown Bag Series
Friday, February 21, 2014 Noon, 537 Heller Hall


The Impact of the Flower Industry on Health in Ecuador
Presented by Hester Simons, MSc Student
Department of Epidemiology
Abstract: Ecuador is one of the leading producers and exporters of flowers, especially roses, in the world. While the flower industry has helped the nation's economy, the pesticides used to grow flowers are potentially detrimental to the health of the workers. This project was conducted with the CIMAS Foundation of Ecuador and sought to analyze the effects of pesticide use on mortality rates in counties with flower plantations. The project focused on the rural county of Pedro Moncayo where the CIMAS Foundation is involved in public health efforts. The results of this exploratory analysis suggest that health has actually been improving in Pedro Moncayo over the past decade. The limitations of the study, however, call for a cautious interpretation of this finding and suggest possible frameworks for future studies.

Two Important Problems in a Resource Poor Setting: Ilula, Tanzania: February 19!

Please Join Us!
Two Important Problems in a
Resource Poor Setting: Ilula, Tanzania

Hosted by:
Department of Family Medicine
and Community Health

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00pm Global Health Update and Presentations
(light dinner provided)
8:00pm Global Health Pathway Faculty and
Resident Meeting

Twin Cities Shriners Hospitals for Children®
2025 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Global Health Update:
Attacks on Healthcare Providers
Kristina Krohn, MD
Internal Medicine Resident , PGY3

The Emporer of All Maladies in Tanzania
Cases from the Ilula Lutheran Hospital
and a New Venture:
The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania
Randy Hurley, MD
Medical Director, HealthPartners and
Regions Hospital Cancer Care Centers


Chronic Under Nutrition in a
Resource Poor Environment:
Hidden in Plain Sight
Kenneth Olson, MD
Community Faculty, Department of Family Medicine
and Community Health

Diversity, Equity, and Internationalization Conversation LGBTQ and the International U

Diversity, Equity, and Internationalization
Conversation

LGBTQ and the International U

The purpose of this event is to explore our dual (and possibly conflicting) agendas of promoting both an international and inclusive university. During this brown bag we will discuss the implications of working in countries (such as Russia, Uganda, or others) with limitations or laws against homosexuality. The purpose of the brown bag is not to set university policy or apply a set of rules to international engagement. Rather, through open dialogue, we hope to engage interested college community members on the health, safety, human rights, cultural inclusion, and advocacy aspects of working in potentially LGBTQ-challenging environments for the LGBTQ community, its allies, and international hosts.

Panel Members include:

Anna Kwayu (via Skype), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Gender Studies
second speaker TBA

Facilitated by Na'im Madyun, CEHD Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Diversity, and Outreach.

Program Details:
Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 12-1:30pm
Location: 325 Education Sciences

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Patrick Doble (doble004@umn.edu)

"Refugees in Malaysia" Humphrey Fellow - Malaysia LivaI Sreedharan: February 19!

HUMAN RIGHTS SERIES 2014
FEBRUARY 19, 2014 @ 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.
MONDALE HALL ROOM 15

"REFUGEES IN MALAYSIA"
HUMPHREY FELLOW - MALAYSIA
LIVA SREEDHARAN

Ms. Sreedharan is currently a Program Officer on the Anti-Trafficking Team at the non-governmental organization, Tenaganita, in Selangor, Malaysia. Her primary area of work is managing a hotline for trafficked victims, rescuing victims who have been trafficked for sex work, domestic work, and the fishing industry, and facilitating legal aid for survivors of trafficking. Ms. Sreedharan received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Mass Communication from Upper Iowa University and then went on to obtain her Master's degree in Criminology and Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University in London. She was selected to present a paper on Cultural Cleansing of the Baha'i Community in Iran at the International Critical Criminology Conference in 2009. As a Humphrey Fellow, Ms. Sreedharan hopes to design a multi-dimensional program to advocate for policy changes at the national and regional levels to prevent the trafficking of persons, as well as to protect the rights of those who have been trafficked.

She will discuss the plight of refugees in Malaysia including their vulnerabilities with special attention given to detention centers and the practice of whipping detainees.

2014 Keynote Debate announcement: Dr. Geir Lundrestad and Mr. Jay Nordlinger

2014 Keynote Debate announcement:

Dr. Geir Lundrestad and Mr. Jay Nordlinger

Since 1901 the Nobel Peace Prize has been controversial. Have you ever wondered how today's experts view the successes, failures and value of the Peace Prize? Dr. Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and Mr. Jay Nordlinger, senior editor at National Review,

hold differing views. They will grab your full attention and give fresh perspectives on this famous Prize. This debate will occur on Global Day, March 9th at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Buy tickets for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum here!
If you've attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, you know that this annual event brings together a dynamic group of speakers, including leading peacemakers in law, politics, business, economics, health, science, and the arts. The program is posted on our website, so keep track of us via Google+, Facebook and Twitter, and make sure your friends, family, and colleagues are on our email list so they can receive the latest program and registration updates.

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