With funding from the National Science Foundation, Alex Young ’15 spent his summer immersed in the forests of eastern Kansas. A typical day of his research internship—pursued after deriving inspiration from Wild Trees, a book recommended by William Swindells Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences Paulette Bierzychudek—included climbing trees and collecting moss and lichen samples for later laboratory study.
Young’s research objective was to understand tree canopy distribution and taxonomy of tardigrades, known informally as water bears. These microscopic invertebrates, which vaguely resemble their much larger mammalian counterparts, are noted for an ability to survive extreme environmental conditions in diverse habitats on every continent. More than 900 species have been identified globally.
You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 34th Annual Lewis & Clark College Gender Studies Symposium, March 11-13, 2015.
We are accepting proposals for individual papers (each lasting 15-20 minutes), full panels, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, readings, and artistic productions. Please see our explanations of the different presentation formats. Sessions will last sixty to ninety minutes. All presentations examining issues of gender and sexuality will be considered, but we especially welcome those focusing on questions of production and consumption. To generate some thinking, we offer the following list of possible topics for exploration, but we stress that presentations do not need to address these areas of inquiry:
artistic and literary production
food production and consumption
feminist consumerism/ethical consumption
gendered advertising and marketing
care work/emotional labor
Proposals must be received by Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 5 pm.
Proposals should consist of a single PDF or Word file containing the following:
presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation (if relevant)
title of presentation
format of presentation (Please consult our glossary for definitions of different types of presentations.)
brief biographical information of presenter(s) or one-page CV (Please do not send a full CV.)
abstract of no more than 200 words
proposal of less than 800 words
brief bibliography or list of sources (as relevant)
anticipated AV needs and any other logistical or technical requirements
If you are a student, please indicate if your presentation will be drawn from work in a course or internship, is part of a thesis, or is based on independent research. If submitting a full panel, please include the above information for all presenters on the panel.
Send proposals to: Gender Studies Symposium Planning Committee email@example.com
The planning committee will confirm receipt of proposals. If you do not hear from the committee, then you should assume that we did not receive your proposal. Announcement of accepted proposals will be made in December. The full schedule will be posted to the website in early January. Please direct questions to Kimberly Brodkin, symposium faculty director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Credit: “The Battle of Stonewall – 1969” by Sandow Birk
If you are a campus resident considering a change of room for Spring semester, you’ll want to consider the following information. Pick the scenario that most closely matches your situation and follow the instructions that are outlined. Then refer to the Event Listing for the Housing Lottery to find out how it works.
Google the keywords “entrepreneurship” and “liberal arts” and you’ll get a series of results commending the emerging intersection of the two words. With higher education institutions linking the two, Lewis & Clark is trying to capitalize on the trend.
On Sept. 26, President Barry Glassner emphasized the importance of an entrepreneurial background within a liberal arts education when he published “Entrepreneurship Education Not Just for Entrepreneurs” in The Huffington Post. In the article, Glassner argued, “it’s important to realize that an education in entrepreneurship has great utility not just for entrepreneurs, but also for employees in more conventional workplaces, too.”
Teach For America works to eliminate injustice by finding, training, and supporting individuals who are committed to equality and placing them in high-need classrooms across the country. To achieve this goal, Teach for America:
Recruits committed recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools
Trains and develop these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students
Fosters the leadership of our alumni as they address this problem from all sectors
Join us for an information session with representatives from Teach for America, and learn more about how you can get involved!
For more information about Teach for America visit their website here.
View the event as posted here on the Career Development Center’s website.