Student News, Food Drive, and More

Happy Friday!

Congratulations to current M.A.W.P. student Zhanna Vaynberg, for getting a story published in the upcoming Fall issue of Euphony Journal, and for receiving an honorable mention in Glimmer Train‘s August 2011 Short Story Award for New Writers for another story of hers, “Things You Should Never Tell Your Mother.”

The DePaul Can: University-Wide Food Drive will take place Nov. 7th through Nov. 11th. DePaul Can is a student-led initiative uniting the DePaul community in the fight against hunger, bringing together students, faculty and staff in a Vincentian way. Last spring, DePaul Can collected more than 700 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD).

Please help the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences show their support by donating non-perishable food items between Nov. 7th and 11th.  DePaul Can has arranged for three different collection areas for your convenience.  You will find drop-off boxes located on the 5th floor of SAC in the outer hallway north of the stairwell, in McGaw on the 2nd floor in the student lounge area, and on the first floor of the 990 Fullerton Building in the hallway next door to the LAS Technology Center (suite 1600).  DePaul Can student team members will pick-up the donations and deliver them to the GCFD.

There is a call for papers for the DePaul University First Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference. The topic of this year’s conference is, “Movements, Migrations, Crossing Borders.”

The Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies at De Paul University invites proposals to present papers at the First Annual Interdisciplinary Studies Conference to be held on May 30, 2012 in Cortelyou Hall. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Sons, will present the Keynote address. The conference will give students interested in interdisciplinary work to share their work with one another. The conference will also be a lively forum for scholars, educators, and professionals who are interested in issues relating to any aspect of shifting and crossing borders, domestic and global migration flows, immigration and/or multiculturalism. The Conference will be a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of various approaches and perspectives on presenters’ chosen topics in an informal interdisciplinary setting.

The Committee encourages undergraduate and graduate student to submit abstracts (300-500 words) for papers looking at an aspect of boundaries, migration, immigration, or multiculturalism through an interdisciplinary lens. Potential paper topics or panels might include:

  • Cultural crossings and appropriations across populations, including music, art, theater, literature
  • Recent treatments of immigrant experience on film
  • Technology and identity in Transnational Culture
  • The effect of the War on Terror on U.S. Immigrant Communities

Please email abstracts to Farrad DeBerry at on or before February 15, 2012.

The University Graduate School of the University of Birmingham in England is pleased to announce that it has ten Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The University Graduate School is looking for students with outstanding academic records and both literature and creative writing candidates can apply. For more information, visit their information page. Questions may be sent to Rachel Patti at .


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