Sep 30, 2006

Scholarsips from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Scholarsips from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

APU is now accepting applications to the Graduate Schools for 2007. Take this chance to enhance your professional career by furthering your education at the only truly international university in Japan! Our Graduate Schools offer Master degrees with majors in:

* Asia Pacific Studies or Japan Studies
* International Cooperation Policy (Development Economics, International Public Administration, Environmental Policy and Administration, Tourism Policy and Administration, Public Health Management)

* International Material Flow Management (IMAT) (Dual Master's Degree in cooperation with a German institution)

* Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

* Doctoral in Asia Pacific Studies

There are several reasons to undertake your graduate study at APU. Here are just a few:

1) APU is recognized by the Japanese Government.

Since its inception in 2000, APU has been recognized by the Japanese Government for the ‘Good Practice’ awards on three occasions for Innovation in Curriculum, Teaching Methods and Career Education.

2) All graduate classes taught in English

English is the official language for international business and diplomacy. That’s why it is the language of instruction, research and communication in APU. No prior knowledge of the Japanese language is required for admission.

3) Top Academic staff gathered from around the world

APU Professors are among the best in their field. With our comprehensive international network, distinguished guest lecturers visit APU regularly, for example Nobel laureates such as Dr. Amartya Sen.

4) An International Campus boasting students from over 70 countries. Having classmates from all over the world contributes to a truly enriching multicultural learning experience, and helps prepare you for our globalizing world.

5) Outstanding job placement rate after graduation

The Careers Office helps link our students to some of the biggest corporations in Japan and the world, graduate students are welcome to use these Career Office services as well. APU degrees are in high demand!

6) Generous scholarships based on academic merit.

All applicants are eligible to apply for one of many scholarships that covers a significant percentage of, or the entire tuition fee. Full scholarships are also available for our most talented and dedicated applicants.

We look forward to helping you advance your professional career, and welcome any questions you may have about studying at APU. The application deadline for Spring Semester, April 2007 enrollment is October 31st, 2006(for those living overseas), and January 20th, 2007 (for those living in Japan). Application forms and admission guides can be downloaded at

http://www.apu. ac.jp/graduate/ modules/admissio ns/index. php?id\u003d31, and

information brochures are ready to be sent to you upon request. Please go to our homepage www.apu.ac.jp/ graduate for further information on comprehensive international network, distinguished guest lecturers visit APU regularly, for example Nobel laureates such as Dr. Amartya Sen.

4) An International Campus boasting students from over 70 countries. Having classmates from all over the world contributes to a truly enriching multicultural learning experience, and helps prepare you for our globalizing world.

5) Outstanding job placement rate after graduation

The Careers Office helps link our students to some of the biggest corporations in Japan and the world, graduate students are welcome to use these Career Office services as well. APU degrees are in high demand!

6) Generous scholarships based on academic merit.

All applicants are eligible to apply for one of many scholarships that covers a significant percentage of, or the entire tuition fee. Full scholarships are also available for our most talented and dedicated applicants.

We look forward to helping you advance your professional career, and welcome any questions you may have about studying at APU. The application deadline for Spring Semester, April 2007 enrollment is October 31st, 2006(for those living overseas), and January 20th, 2007 (for those living in Japan). Application forms and admission guides can be downloaded at

http://www.apu. ac.jp/graduate/ modules/admissio ns/index. php?id=31, and

information brochures are ready to be sent to you upon request. Please go to our homepage www.apu.ac.jp/ graduate for further information on APU Graduate Schools, and you can also access the user friendly online application system from there.

Sincerely,

APU Graduate Schools Admissions Office

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Address: 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu-shi

Oita-ken, JAPAN 874-8577

Tel: +81-977-78-1119

Fax: +81-977-78-1121

URL http://www.apu. ac.jp/graduate/

Email: apugrad@apu. ac.jp

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European Cultural Foundation – Internship

European Cultural Foundation – Internship
Application deadline: December 31, 2006

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) would like to invite a student (the applicant must be a registered student throughout the course of the internship), preferably with a background in studies of an international character, to join our team as an intern for three days a week for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 9 months, starting in March 2007.

As an intern, you will be involved in helping to develop and implement the ECF mobility fund known as STEP beyond. The fund has been in operation since February 2003 and forms part of our Support for Cultural Cooperation unit.

The goal of the mobility fund is to encourage cross-border cultural cooperation between all European countries, including those that are not (or not yet) members of the European Union. It covers travel and accommodation costs for European artists and cultural operators, and for journalists, translators and researchers working in the cultural field.

We would like to invite an intern who:
- Is interested in culture
- Is fluent in English and at least one other foreign language
- Has a good knowledge of the history and geography of Eastern Europe
- Is computer-literate (Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet are essential).

The internship will provide work experience relevant to the successful candidate’s education, within an international organisation. It involves the following functions:
a. Daily management of the fund
b. Analysis and evaluation of the working methods applied and of the criteria used
c. Participation in the ECF’s activities related to developing the STEP beyond fund and the general mobility strategy of the ECF
d. Preparation of a mobility meeting at the ECF
e. Preparation of an annual overview of the achievements of the fund.

The intern will receive reimbursement of costs amounting to 375 Euros per month.
Applicants should send a CV and covering letter (in English) via e-mail or mail. The letter should explain your motivation for applying for the internship.

More information
Website: www.eurocult. org
E-mail: Mbuijs@eurocult. org (Ms Marjan Buijs), bertan@eurocult. org (Mr. Bertan Selim, Programme Officer)

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Andrew W. Mellon - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon - Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application Deadline: October 16, 2006

Five one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 1998 and December 2006. (You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2006 to be eligible) The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application criteria.

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2006–2007 academic year, we have set ‘Origins’ as the theme. Research proposals are invited on this topic in all areas of humanistic study, except educational curriculum-building and the performing arts.

Fellows teach one freshman seminar each of two terms in addition to conducting their research. The fellowship stipend is $42,000, plus health insurance; fellows are required to be in residence during their fellowship year.

More information
Website: http://humanities. sas.upenn. edu/mellon_ cfa.shtml

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Sep 29, 2006

POST DOC FELLOWSHIPS - QUANTITATIVE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

I am writing to let you know about three exciting Post Doctoral Research Fellowships in Quantitative Conservation Biology we are currently advertising that may be of interest to students recently or just about to graduate in the Research School of Biological Sciences (RSBS).

Our advert for this position is at
http://www.ecology. uq.edu.au/ docs/employment/ UQ_postdoc_ Ad.pdf. We would appreciate this being distributed anyway possible, including forward the linked ad via any appropriate email lists, placing the ad or a link to it on your web site, and posting a printed version on any notice boards.

Thank you for your assistance with this, and if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me at k.hurley@uq. edu.au

Cheers
KAREN HURLEY

Personal Assistant to Prof Hugh Possingham,

Director of The Ecology Centre

School of Integrative Biology

Room 267, Goddard Building,

University of Queensland, St Lucia

Ph: 61 7 3365 2527

Fx: 61 7 3365 1655

k.hurley@uq. edu.au
www.ecology. uq.edu.au
www.uq.edu.au/ spatialecology

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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Nano Science

National Cheng Kung University
Postdoctoral Position in Computational Nano Science

A postdoc position is available in computational Nano Science. The salary is commensurate with Taiwan's NSC pay scale. Candidate must have a Ph. D. degree with the background in computational physics or related fields. The successful applicant will be able to do theoretical and computational Nano Science in the areas of Molecular Device, Quantum Transport, Nano Materials, and will be reimbursed the airfare if s/he is a foreign scholar.

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Plasma Physics

A postdoc position is available in computational plasma physics. The salary is commensurate with Taiwan's NSC pay scale. Candidate must have a Ph. D. degree with the background in computational physics or related fields. The successful applicant will be able to do theoretical and computational plasma physics in the areas of plasma torch, magnetohydrodynamic s, kinetic effect, and fusion plasma, and will be reimbursed the airfare if s/he is a foreign scholar. There will be working groups at NCKU in Tainan and INER in Longtang for professional enrichment.

Please send resume with publication list, and three recommendation letters to JYHsu@mx.nthu. edu.tw.

See details in : http://www.ncku. edu.tw/ch/ index2.php

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CfA: "25 Years of Discrimination Law" conference - Macedonia

The European Law Students' Association Republic of Macedonia is inviting you to the CONFERENCE on the topic: "25 Years of Discrimination Law " -Guaranties and legal methods for suppression-
WHEN -- 31-st October - 3-rd of November 2006
WHERE -- Hotel "Komercijalna Banka" - by the Lake Mavrovo

(The Lake Mavrovo is the largest artificial lake in Macedonia that is a part of the Mavrovo National Park.Less than 100 km from Skopje one can find a natural oasis virtually untouched by man. Spreading over an area of about 300 square miles, the Mavrovo National Park offers the visitor sublime scenery of great environmental value - deep canyons, snowy peaks and blue lakes combine with dense forests that abound with diverse wildlife.)

Fees:
ELSA members: 26 euro
ELSA alumni : 30 euro
ELSA non members: 32 euro

You can get the Application Form by contacting us!
Application deadline: 15th of October 2006!
Contact for additional information and sending application forms:
vpsc_elsa_rm@ yahoo.com
Tel. +38970558375

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Study Session “Human Rights Education for Minority Youth Trafficking Prevention”

European Youth Centre, Budapest, 12th – 19th November 2006

Why this study session?

· Minorities of Europe (MoE) & Euro Mediterranean Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention (EMNYTP) are committed to supporting the work of the Council of Europe, Directorate of Youth & Sports Programme. MoE & EMNYTP will be organising a study session, at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 12th – 19th November 2006 which will bring together 40 minority youth leaders and workers active at community and local level to discuss and to develop human rights education as an effective powerful tool for minority youth trafficking prevention and motivate participants to become committed activists to stop Human Trafficking.

Participants will also use the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the work of Minorities of Europe & Euro Mediterranean Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention.

Overall Aim of the Study Session

· To develop human rights education as an effective powerful tool for minority youth trafficking prevention and motivate participants to become committed activists to stop Human Trafficking.
In pursuing this aim, we’ll make use of the experiences of Council of Europe Youth Directorate Programme and previous and current experiences, activities of ‘Minorities of Europe’.

Objectives of the Study Session

· To identify Human Rights violations caused by Human Trafficking
· To develop competences on designing effective programs on Human Rights Education for Youth Trafficking Prevention
· To motivate and support participants in implementing joint projects and activities on Youth Trafficking Prevention
· To discuss the 2007 – 2010 Strategy of Euro Mediterranean Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention and attract new partners
· To introduce Human Rights Education and other instruments as a powerful tool for Youth Trafficking Prevention
· To contribute to the element of Human Rights in the new ‘All Different All Equal’ Campaign

In achieving these aims and objectives, Minorities of Europe and Euro Mediterranean Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention will aspire to strengthen and enlarge its existing European network and encourage new partnerships.

Methodology of the study session

The working methods of the study session will facilitate the exchange of information. The projects and experiences of the participants will serve as the basis for reflection and discussion of good practices. Contributions by participants and invited experts will give a broad picture of existing theories, initiatives, projects and approaches to work with young people from minority communities. Inputs and discussions in plenary sessions, thematic working groups and workshops on different approaches to Human Rights Education for Minority Youth Trafficking Prevention. Furthermore they should serve as a basis to sustain Minorities of Europe Network and Euro Mediterranean Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention to create new partnership for exchange and co-operation after the study session.

A published report will be one of the outcomes of the study session. This report will document the different ideas and practices on Human Rights Education for Minority Youth Trafficking Prevention and potential synergies presented and established during the Study session.

Profile of participants

The Study session will bring together 40 participants from a variety of backgrounds:
· Age 18-35
· 50/50 Gender Balance
· To have some knowledge and motivation to work on projects dealing with youth trafficking prevention
· Able to speak English
· Geographical Balance (other countries)
· Level of commitment for follow up of project implementation
· Available for full duration of the Study Session

Practical and Financial conditions of participation

Dates:
Arrival day will be Sunday 12th November 2006 (before 16:00 hours).
Departure day will be Sunday 19th November 2006.

Venue:
European Youth Centre, Budapest

Working languages:
The working languages will be English only.

Enrolment Fee
An enrolment fee of 45 Euros is payable by each participant. This amount will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel expenses. For participants with travel costs lower than 45 Euros, the difference needs to be paid to Minorities of Europe at the EYCB during the course as they will be handling the finances.

Application procedure and selection of participants

All those interested in attending must return the application form to the team by e-mail by 30th September 2006 at the latest.

The preparatory team will select 40 participants on the basis of the profile outlined above and ensuring a balanced group (gender, geographical regions, different types of experiences, cultural backgrounds and organisations) .

Preparatory team
The study session is being prepared by a team composed of:

Sanil MODESSA Minorities of Europe, Director of Resources & Development, UK
Deepak NAIK Minorities of Europe, Secretary General, UK
Pervana MAMADOVA Minorities of Europe, Board Member, Azerbaijan
Borislava DASKALOVA Euro Med Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention, Director
Lefteris SARDELIS Euro Med Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention, Greece
Annette SCHNEIDER Educational Advisor, EYCB

Study Session
“Human Rights Education for Minority Youth
Trafficking Prevention”

European Youth Centre, Budapest, 12th – 19th November 2006

APPLICATION FORM
Please type and return by email or write in capital letters and return by E-mail, post or fax by
September 30th 2006

1. Contact DetailsFirst Name: Last Name:Postal address (street, number, city, postal code, country):Telephone: Telefax:Mobile telephone: E-mail:Gender: Male / Female Age: Nationality:

2. Organisation or Institution Name:Postal address:Telephone: Telefax:E-mail: Web-page: http:/www.Please describe the community you represent and briefly the scope and activities of your organisation/ initiative/ institution in relation to work on youth trafficking prevention (Please also include a support letter from your sending organisation) .Your role in the organisation:

3. Relation to the Study Session themesWhat is your personal/profession al experience in relation to active the theme of the study session?
4. MotivationWhy would you like to participate in this study session?How will your organisation benefit from your participation at this study session?What previous Minorities of Europe, EMNYTP, EuroMed, Council of Europe, and Directorate of Youth & Sports or any other activities have you attended? Please specify name of activity and dates?Please describe the specific needs of projects on youth trafficking prevention in your local reality.Please list your previous experience on projects related to trafficking and migration. Do specify year, length, organization and your responsibilities in the project. What is your project idea on youth trafficking prevention that you would work on at the study session?

Special needs: Do you have any special needs or requirements that the organisers should take into account (e.g. dietary, disability, etc.)?
Visa - If you are accepted as a participant on this course, will you require assistance in obtaining a visa to Budapest? Yes ‚ No ‚ (If yes, please indicate)Your date of birth: Passport No.: Issued at (place): Issued on (date): Date of expiry:

Signature Date:

PLEASE E-MAIL APPLICATION TO:
sst06@moe-online. com with your letter of support

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CfA: Master in Peacekeeping Management, Turin - Scholarship

Please find below the description of the Master in Peacekeeping Management run by the University of Turin, together with a call for scholarship application for a female student from the Balcan area.

The Masters Course in Peacekeeping Management is very pleased to inform you that we have the opportunity to offer a scholarship for a female student from the Balcan area. The scholarship will fully cover tuition fees and partly cover living expenses.

The deadline for application is October 10, 2006. Instructions on how to apply can be found on the website section AVVISI).

The following documents, written in English, should be submitted in support of the Application Form:

1)Curriculum Vitae
2)An abstract of the final dissertation (maximum 3000 characters)
3)A list of published articles (if applicable)
4)A letter of motivation
5)A letter of reference
6)Certification indicating foreign language capacity (if applicable)
7)Photocopy of an identity document
8)4 Passport size photos

For candidates who have a foreign degree, a copy of the academic title translated into Italian, “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained from, “Legalizzazione Consolare”
issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained from.

Additional information and clarification can be requested at:

Ms Irene Miletto
Tel: +39 011 4325482
Fax: +39 011 4325475
irene.miletto@ peacekeeping. it
master@peacekeeping .it
www.peacekeeping. it

PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE
For the sixth successive year, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Turin, Italy, offers its Masters in Peacekeeping Management. The Masters leads to a post graduate qualification which equips students with the necessary skills and
competences required to work in a diverse range of peacekeeping environments, crisis response situations reconstruction processes.

In particular, the Masters aims at providing students with professional skills in the following areas:
- Emergency Relief
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Refugee Assistance
- Human Rights
- Administrative Support and Logistics
- Election Operations and Monitoring
- Security
- Democratisation
- Capacity Building

The Masters is located in Palazzo Audisio, Maria Vittoria, 35, Turin, Italy, where most academic activities take place. However, in order to further the learning process, there other activities at such locations such as the United Nations Campus, the Offices of the Red Cross, in addition to military training areas.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
Academic Teaching and Assessment takes the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group and individual sessions, practical exercises, distance learning, project work and role plays. All aimed at maximising the learning process and geared towards creating all-round professionals in Peacekeeping. The methodology provides the following distinct characteristics:
- a balanced structure between both the theory and the practice of Peacekeeping
- an interdisciplinary approach providing in-depth knowledge in key areas of intervention
- practical exercises relating to technical operations

The Masters Course is divided into 4 modules:

Module I An introduction to the theory and concepts of major subjects needed to understand the principles used to analyse international and regional crisis situations, with particular attention placed on socio-cultural, economic, historical and legal dynamics.

Module II An analysis of crisis, conflict and post-conflict situations and of the responses to these situations in three macro areas:
- Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation;
- Emergency Management;
- Processes of Institution Building and Reconstruction.

Module III Workshops and practical exercises in: project cycle management; eporting; security; intercultural communication; stress management; media relations; first aid and preventative medicine; survival techniques and orientation within theatres of operation.

Module IV The Conceptualisation and Development of a Project.

TEACHING
Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.15 hrs. Students are also required to attend afternoon sessions when specific activities (such as training, exercises, class work, seminars and preparation for internships) are scheduled.
Attendance of the whole academic programme is considered mandatory and in order to obtain the Masters qualification students are required to have attended a minimum of 85% of the teaching periods. For the 2006-2007 academic year the course will be
conducted in English. The course runs from 1st February 2007 to 13th July 2007. There is also an introductory distance learning phase from December 2006 to January 2007. The final piece of coursework has to be submitted before December 2007 (deadline to be decided).

ASSESSMENT and FINAL CERTIFICATION
Students undergo 7 assessments during the course relevant to the main areas of study with a Final Test involving the conceptualisation and elaboration of a project.
The award of the Final Mark is based on the average of the marks obtained in the seven pieces of assessed coursework and the mark awarded for the final project..
The Masters awards up to 60 University Credits for those students who hold an Italian degree.. The Scientific Committee may also award up to 20 University Credits to those students who have also completed other post-graduate courses.

In order to be awarded the “Masters in Peacekeeping Management” from the University of Turin, students will be required to:
- obtain a total of 60 credits from coursework
- pass the final piece of assessed coursework
- complete at least 85% of the academic programme Successful students will be awarded a “Masters in Peacekeeping Management”. The Graduation Ceremony will be held in Turin.

The Masters is aimed at for those wishing to work in the following fields:
- United Nations and other International Agencies, UNHCR, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNICRI,UNESCO
- Organizations of Regional Co-operation and Security, European Union, OSCE, NATO
- Non-Governmental Organizations and Voluntary Associations
- Public Administration and Local Governmental Agencies with activities and projects in humanitarian assistance, local capacity building and de-centralised co-operation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Local Government)
- Civic Defence and Relief Agencies
- Public and Private enterprises
- Media
- Armed Forces

THE MASTERS IS SUPPORTED BY
Compagnia di San Paolo
Fondazione CRT
Regione Piemonte
Città di Torino

THE MASTERS IS RUN IN COLLABORATION WITH
UNSSC
UNESCO
UNICRI
UNDP
NGOs (Italian and International)
“Brigata Alpina Taurinense” (Italian Army Mountain Brigade)
Carabinieri (Italian Military Police)
Italian Red Cross
Centre of African Studies

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CfP: Studia Europaea

Since 1996, the academic journal Studia Europaea, issued by the Faculty of European Studies, has been representing an open arena for promoting research endeavours. The journal is refereed by international specialists and officially acknowledged by the Romanian National University Research Council (CNCSIS). Senior as well as junior academics from Europe and from the United States have found in Studia Europaea a way of expressing their preoccupations by publishing academic articles that have focused on the European experience and perspectives in various fields of social science.

By launching the Call for Papers for the 2006 2nd issue, Studia Europaea is prepared to receive articles that will be grouped in six sections: - “History, International Relations, and Political Science” - welcomes articles that stress the European perspective of world politics and the analysis of the European political developments. - “European Economy and European Information Society” - invites articles that include analyses and comments concerning the most relevant aspects of the European economy and information technology.- “European Community and Business Law” - brings together articles that refer to the European states and the European Communities and their judicial and institutional organisation, as well as facets of business regulation. - “European Culture, Philosophy, and Anthropology” - will concentrate on the cross-cultural European experience, with an emphasis on relations with other cultural areas, such as Asia or the Americas. „Babe -Bolyai” University
Faculty of European Studies http://www.euro. ubbcluj.ro/ studia

Studia Europaea
ISSN 1224-8746
Academic Journal
Launches the Call for Papers for its 2nd issue in 2006

- “Forum” - open for the BA and MA students in the fields mentioned above.
- “Book Review” - welcomes critical reviews of the latest books related to the fields listed above.

Guidelines for authors

(see http://www.euro. ubbcluj.ro/ studia/guide. htm)

Papers should be written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish and should count ten to fifteen pages. A five to eight row abstract written in English, as well as a ten row bio note about the author(s) should accompany the paper. Authors should comply with the following editing requirements:

1. Page setup:
- Paper Size: A4 (metric) paper (29.7 cm X 21 cm)
- Paper Orientation: Portrait
- Margins: Top & Bottom: 4.8 cm, Left & Right: 4 cm
- Header & Footer: 4.5 cm, different on first page and different on odd and even pages
2. Fonts: use Palatino Linotype and follow the sizes specified below:
- 10 pt for Footnotes, Header & Footer and Table captions
- 11 pt for the Main text
- 11 (italic) for Abstract
- 11 (bold) for Author(s) name and section titles
- 12 (bold), Small Caps, for the Title of the paper
3. Authors are required to use footnotes.

„Babe -Bolyai” University
Faculty of European Studies
http://www.euro. ubbcluj.ro/ studia

Studia Europaea
ISSN 1224-8746
Academic Journal
Launches the Call for Papers for its 1st issue in 2006

References:

< For books: Author(s): Last name, First name,
(Year), Title, Place of publication: Publisher.

e.g.: Mi coiu, Sergiu (2005), Le Front National
et ses repercussions sur l’echiquier politique francais, Cluj-Napoca: EFES.

Johnson, Pierre; Kranzenstein, Rashela (1995),
From the First Empire to the Second, Boston: Rufus Publ.

< For studies within a volume: Author(s): Last
name, First name, (Year), “The title of the
study”, in Editor(s): last name, first name
(ed.), The title of the volume, Place of publication: Publisher, Pages.

Herta Gongola, Laura (2005), “Modelul societ ii
informa ionale.O abordare sociologic ”, in
Todoran, Horea (ed.), Societatea informa ional
european , Cluj-Napoca: EFES, 36-57

Martin, François; Morley, Frank (1983), “Spaces
of Belonging” in Horowitz, Stanley; Kocsis,
Ibolya (eds.), Identity, Belonging, and Social
Behaviour, London: Identitas, 78-114.

< For studies in periodicals: Author(s): Last
name, First name (Year), “The title of the
study” in Title of the periodical, Number, Volume (optional), Pages.

Herta Gongola, Laura (2005), “An Interpretation
of Romanian-Yugoslav Relations according to
Frederick H. Hartmann’s Cardinal Principles” in
Studia Europaea no. 2-3, 107-120

„Babe -Bolyai” University
Faculty of European Studies
http://www.euro. ubbcluj.ro/ studia

Studia Europaea
ISSN 1224-8746
Academic Journal
Launches the Call for Papers for its 1st issue in 2006

Mi coiu, Sergiu; T t râm, Marina (2004), “Sur les
avancées timides et les promesses risquées de la
révision constitutionnelle roumaine” in Politeia, no. 5, 35-45

< For electronic materials: Author(s): Last name,
First name (Year) (if applicable), The title of
the study [complete web address], Date consulted.

Hirsch, E. D.; Katt, Joseph F.; Trefil, James
(2002), The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
[http://www.bartleby .com/59/17/ postindustri. html], 20 January 2005
Marketing Glossary Dictionary
[http://www.marketin gpower.com/ mg-dictionary- view2464. php], 19 January 2005

Submitted papers should be sent either by regular mail to:
Studia Europaea
Faculty of European Studies,
1, Em de Martonne St.,
Cluj-Napoca,
Romania

or by e-mail to the Editorial Staff:

Dr Horea Todoran, htodoran@euro. ubbcluj.ro,
Dr Sergiu Mi coiu, miscoiu@yahoo. com
Mrs Laura Her a Gongola, lauragongola@ yahoo.com

The Editorial Staff is looking forward to
receiving your papers before the 15th of October
2006. Studia Europaea is thankful for the
interest you show in this Call for Papers and hopes for a future collaboration.

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CfA: Gender, Literature and Cultural Memory in the Context of SEE

12th International Festival of Contemporary Arts
- City of Women Ljubljana, 2nd - 10th of October 2006 announces:

The Symposium:

GENDER, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL MEMORY IN THE CONTEXT OF SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

Ljubljana, Monday, the 9th of Oct. 06

Cankarjev dom (Lecture room M3/4)

10 am - 1.30 pm; 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm

The aim of the 2006 Symposium is to establish the context in which different generations of theorists, writers, publishers and others in the field of literature shall have an opportunity to communicate their experience, as well as undertake research and initiatives that due to the processes of nationalization failed to be
conveyed through the (feminist) communication channels that existed within Yugoslavia prior to the post-Yugoslav wars.

With a focus on the post-war Balkans the City Of Women Symposium 2006 will:

ü discuss the impact of gender and the politics of cultural and national identity on the creation of literature

ü articulate models of literary criticism and literary discourse that traverse the
frontiers of Southeastern Europe’s new nation states

ü trace the concepts of memory in the anti-war discourse of women

ü compare and question cultural policies in the context of the composition of contemporary literature in former Yugoslavia.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Svetlana Slapsak (Slovenia), Renata Jambresic
Kirin (Croatia), Ajla Demiragic (Bosnia and
Herzegovina) , Sejla Sehibovic (Bosnia and
Hercegovina) , Marusa Krese (Slovenia/Germany) ,
Suzana Tratnik (Slovenia), Dubravka Djuric (Serbia)

Organised and moderated by Katja Kobolt and Jelena Petrovic.

There is no admisson fee. The working language of the Symposium will be English.

Additional information at: info@cityofwomen. org
+386.1.432.23. 90 (Katja Kobolt)

www.cityofwomen. org

South-Slavic Literary Translation Workshop:

KAJ? STO? STA? CA? – WHAT?

Literary Translation from Slovene to Bosnian-Croatian- Serbian

and Vice Versa

Ljubljana, Friday, the 6thof Oct. – Sunday, the 8th of Oct. 06
Cankarjev Dom, M2 lecture room
6th / 4-8 pm, 7 th / 10 am-2 pm and 4-7 pm,
8 th / 10 am-2 pm and 4-7pm

In addition to the Symposium, the City Of Women Festival 2006 will organize a Southern Slavic Literary Translation Workshop. The workshop is intended for 10-12 participants who are interested in literary translation of young, less known female authors from whole region.

Conducted by:

Djurdja Strsoglavec and Lada Stevanovic

There is no admisson fee for the workshop.

Applications and additional information at: info@cityofwomen. org
+386.1.432.23. 90 (Katja Kobolt)

www.cityofwomen. org

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Cursuri de Master in Design, Italia

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) anunta inceperea inscrierilor pentru programele de Master in Design pentru anul universitar 2006-2007.

Acestea sint adresate absolventilor de facultati de profil, dar si specialistilor in domeniu din Romania.

Cursurile se desfsoara in limba engleza pentru urmatoarele specializari:
- Design Interior (Milano, ianuarie 2007)
- Design Industrial (Milano, ianuarie 2007)
- Design Industrial pentru Sport (Torino, aprilie 2007)
- Design-ul Ambalajelor (Milano, ianuarie 2007)
- Design-ul Iachturilor (Venetia, ianuarie 2007)
- Design de Moda si Textil (Milano, ianuarie 2007)
- Design-ul Accesoriilor si Pantofilor (Milano, aprilie 2007)
- Design-ul Mijloacelor de Transport (Torino, aprilie 2007)

Pentru alte detalii va rugam sa contactati Edu Project, reprezentant in Romania al IED Italia:

www.eduproject. ro
office@eduproject. ro

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Sep 28, 2006

Journalism courses from TOL and Dow Jones in Prague

Journalism Courses in Prague, January 2007

- Dow Jones/TOL Business & Economics Journalism Course (5 days)
- 4th Foreign Correspondent Training Course (10 days)

Both courses feature practical training and advice from experienced journalists who have worked for or contributed to highly respected organizations, including The Economist, the BBC, Dow Jones, Reuters, The Independent, Radio Free Europe, The Boston Globe.

Based on previous courses, we expect to have mix of participants from throughout Europe, North America and Central Asia. So the course is also an excellent opportunity for establishing contacts with people from other countries and cultures.

More details are given in the attached file, and can also be found on our website at:
HYPERLINK "http://journalism- courses.tol. org"
http://journalism- courses.tol. org

If you or any of your students would like any further information about the course I would be happy to answer any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Sarka Rausova
Marketing Director
Transitions Online
HYPERLINK "http://www.tol. org"http://www.tol. org
Chlumova 22, 130 00 Praha 3
Czech Republic
420 22278-0805 (phone)
420 22278-0804 (fax)

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CfP: Ottomans & Europeans in the 18thC, 38th American Society

38th American Society Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA, March 22-25, 2007

Session of potential interest to Ottomanists and Balkanists:

"Ottomans and Europeans in the Long Eighteenth Century"
Papers from across the disciplines are solicited on any aspect of Ottoman-European relations and its implications (theoretical, epistemological, historical, disciplinary, etc.) in terms of how we understand the Enlightenment.

Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou: 353 De Bartolo Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556; Tel:
574/631-9148; Fax: 574/631-8047; E-mail:vtsitsop@nd. edu

Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the seminar chair no later than 20 September 2006. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. You should also let the session chair know of any audio-visual needs. Younger and untenured scholars are especially encouraged to submit paper proposals.

--
Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou, PhD
Assistant Director
John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Notre Dame

353 E. J. DeBartolo Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

574-631-9148
vtsitsop@nd. edu

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CfA: International Conference "XX century political thoght - lessons for Bulgaria

2006 International Conference "XX century political thought - lessons
for Bulgaria"

27-28 October 2006

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Conference will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria at the University of National and World Economy. The participants are wellcome to participate in the following themes:
1. The grand dichotomy of the XX century "left and right" and its development in Bulgaria
2. Politics and economy (politics and market) in the Bulgarian democracy trasition
3. Lessons from the XX century political thought for the modernization of contemporary Bulgaria
4. How the Bulgarian democracy is practicable (possible)in the global era?

Call for Participants

Applications are welcome from policy-makers, journalists, diplomats, businesspersons and members of parliament etc.

email to halki@eliamep. gr by 15 February 2006.

Interested applicants should :

- send their name, institution, e-mail
- prefered theme
- send an abstract (150 words)

on the following adress: ivaylastoeva@ yahoo.com. Please write in the subject - application form for the conference

Deadline for applications: 01 October 2006

Selected candidates will be notified till the 6 of October and they will receive an official invitation. The selected papers will be presented during the conference and will be published.

The organisers will cover the seminar participation fee.

Ivayla Stoeva,
Assisstent at Department of Political Science
University of National and World Economy
Students' town "Hristo Botev"
1700 Sofia,
Bulgaria
url: www.unwe.acad. bg
T: +359 2 81 59 307
E: ivaylastoeva@ yahoo.com

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New Publication: Serbian Refugee Council Newsletter

Dear colleagues,

The Serbian Refugee Council (SRC) is pleased to present the first issue of its Newsletter. The Newsletter is available on the SRC website (www.ssi.org. yu):

Serbian (http://www.ssi. org.yu/Newslette r_Avg06_SerLat. pdf) and

English (http://www.ssi. org.yu/Newslette r_Aug06_Eng. pdf)

The topic chosen for this issue is Serbia's Draft Amendment to the Law on Refugees, which currently raises many controversies among various stakeholders.

The Newsletter brings forth the point of view of the SRC and features articles from the International Aid Network and Praxis. A separate article provides an overview of other asylum legislations in South Eastern Europe in order to broaden the perspective.

Henceforth the SRC newsletter will be published quarterly. Each issue will focus on a prevailing topic in the field of refugees, IDPs and other issues of forced migrations. In addition, the Newsletter will include information about events organized by the founding members of the SRC and will equally outline their future activities.

If you have any questions or would like to give us a feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us!

We wish you an enjoyable reading!

Kind regards,

The SRC team

Serbian Refugee Council

Admirala Geprata 8/35

11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Tel/Fax: 011 306 5435

E-mail: office@ssi.org. yu

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JOB: Teaching (history) position at METU, Ankara

Department of History at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, invites
applications for faculty positions at all levels. Ph.D. in history is required. Candidates are expected to be proficient in Ottoman language for those applicants for Ottoman History or in respective other language(s) for different historical source languages, as well as be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English. The areas of teaching include Ancient History, European History, Middle
Eastern History, Ottoman History, Byzantine History, World History, etc. Applicants are requested to directly to send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and three letters of reference to:

Department Chair Prof. Dr. Se�il Karal Akg�n
Department of History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara, Turkey
secila@metu. edu.tr

Or write to Associate Prof. Dr. Mustafa Soykut

msoykut@metu. edu.tr
http://www.hist. metu.edu. tr/
Associate Prof. Dr. Mustafa SOYKUT
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Department of History,
Erasmus Programme Co-ordinator
06531, Ankara, TURKEY
Ph: +90-312-210 5041 or 210 3137 Fax: +90-312-210 7973

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CfE: Szpilman Award for ephemeral works

The SZPILMAN AWARD is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

NEW: Everyone can apply. Worldwide!

NEW: After the first jury meeting SZPILMAN organizes an EXHIBITION for the BEST FOUR in November 2006. After that the jury will select the prize winner. There is no fee. Closing date: September 30, 2006 (postmark) For all informations and the application form: http://www.award. szpilman. de/

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CfE: Concurs de teze, tematica poloneza, Chisinau-RM

Ambasada Republicii Polone la Chisinau organizeaza un concurs pentru cea mai buna teza de masterat sau de doctorat dedicata tematicii poloneze in orice domeniu stiintific.

Premiul va fi un calculator personal de performanta. Rezultatele concursului se vor anunta in vara anului 2007.

Detalii despre concurs aici Contacte: AMBASADA REPUBLICII POLONE LA CHISINAU str. Plamadeala 3, MD-2009, Chisinau, Republica Moldova tel. (373 22) 23-85-51, 23-85-52; fax 23-85-53, e-mail: ambpolsk@ch. moldpac.md

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CfP: MIDWEST Political Science Association Conference, US

The MPSA holds one of the largest political science conferences, with around 4,000 presenters from across the United States and around the world. The MPSA National Annual Conference is held in Chicago, in the historic Palmer House Hotel. In 2007, the Conference will be held from
April 12-15. Deadline: October 2, 2006.

Proposal Submission Form For Special Undergraduate Section
Deadline: February 1, 2007

More information:
http://www.indiana. edu/~mpsa/ proposal/ papermenu. html

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Masters and PhD Scholarship Opportunities at the University of Otago

Current Masters and PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Economics at the University of Otago. The closing date for these University Masters awards and PhD scholarships is 1 November 2006. The Economics Department also has a limited number of PhD Awards available for PhD students. Note that these cannot be held in conjunction with a
University scholarship.

The closing date for applications for these awards is 30 November 2006.

More information here:
http://www.business .otago.ac. nz/econ/courses/ scholarships_ 06.htm

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New Publication: Turkey, Germany and the Wars in Yugoslavia

Turkey, Germany and the Wars in Yugoslavia. A Search for
Reconstruction of State Identities?

Birgül Demirtas-Coskun
ISBN 3-8325-1267- 5
319 pages
Berlin, Logos, 2006

http://www.logos- verlag.de/ cgi-bin/engbuchm id?isbn=1267& lng=deu&id=

With the phasing out of the Cold War, not only the countries of the former Eastern bloc faced challenges in their internal and external policies, but also those of the Western bloc.

Countries belonging to the Western alliance had to deal with indigenous problems that emerged with the end of the bipolar world order on the one hand, and also cope with changing international circumstances in their foreign policies on the other
hand. Two countries of the western world emerged as the ones that were most deeply affected by the new phase of international politics and faced considerable pressure to transform their structures accordingly.

These were Turkey and Germany. This study aims to explain the attitudes of Turkey and Germany to Yugoslav conflicts, beginning with the wars in Slovenia and Croatia in the summer of 1991 to the end of the Kosovo War. It tries to analyse how state identity or search for a new state identity affected foreign policy of Turkey and Germany in the the post-Cold War era in the case of the Yugoslav wars. It argues that during the conflicts Turkey wanted to prove that it was still Western-oriented, still interested in contributing to Western security by trying to acquire a new identity of "regional power". On the other hand, Germany was attempting to show that it was not considering a renationalization of foreign policy or projection of power politics. Berlin also aimed at showing it was still a loyal ally and was concerned with not being behind the other countries. In other words, Germany remained committed to its European identity. The aim of this study is to contribute to identity studies in the international relations discipline.

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New Project: Vital Balkans Peace Park

Dear Friend,

First of all, if you have no knowledge of the Balkans Peace Park Project please accept our sincerest apologies. We are in the process of streamlining our contacts database and it is possible you have been contacted in error. If you would like to find out who we are visit www.balkanspeacepar k.org.

If, however, you have an interest in the BPPP and would like us to stay in touch with you WE NEED YOU to respond to this mail.

The BPPP became a registered charity in Aug '04. Since then our work has mushroomed, as has our contact databases and our legal responsibilities. On Saturday the 30th September this year we will have our second AGM (details below). By this time we would like to be able to clearly present information about our contacts' and our
members' databases.

To this end we would like you to let us know how you see yourself in relation to the BPPP.

If you would like to become a member of the BPPP please visit the following web page http://www.balkansp eacepark. org/membership. php and fill in the relevant membership form, or come to the AGM and join there. There is a membership fee of five pounds for all UK members.

If you are not interested in becoming a member but would like remain on our contacts list please email info@balkanspeacepa rk.org. Write 'CONTACT LIST' in the subject line, and if you would like us to have any further contact details (in addition to your e-mail) please include them in the body of the mail.

If you are not interested in being contacted by the BPPP again simply don't respond to this e-mail. After our AGM we will only send mail outs to people who have responded to this mail. If however you receive this mail after the 30th September 2006 please feel free to respond, we will then add you to our database.

If you are already a member you do not need to respond to this mail as we will already have your details on file.

AGM Details:

The AGM will be held on the 30th September 2006 at the offices of JR Jones Solicitors, 58 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London W5 2ST, approximately half a mile from Ealing Broadway Tube and Mainline Rail station. The formal business will begin at 2.30 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and a chance to talk with committee members and see some of the results of our activities. The meeting will end around 6 p.m.

For a detailed map of the AGM location please click on the following web link:
http://www.streetma p.co.uk/newmap. srf?x=517135& y=180621& z=0&sv=w5+ 2st&st=2& pc=w5+2st& mapp=newmap. srf&searchp= newsearch. srf

We welcome everyone to attend the AGM. To have voting rights you will need to become a member (see above). If you would like to attend the AGM please send an email to
info@balkanspeacepa rk.org. Write 'AGM ATTENDER' in the subject line and please include your name and a contact telephone number in the body of the mail.

The Annual Report and Accounts will be posted in early September on our web site (www.balkanspeacepa rk.org), along with the AGM agenda and other papers.

The UN Environment Programme Podgorica conference in June 2006 on transnational protected areas in the Balkans was highly significant for BPPP. As 2006 is also becoming an important year for political change in the area, with independence for Montenegro and emerging proposals for Kosovo/a, the AGM will be an opportunity to review any new developments.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best wishes

Antonia Young, Chair
info@balkanspeacepa rk.org

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Ph.D. student position in Geneva

This is a call for applications for Ph.D. student position in the field of history and sociology of Astroparticle Physics.

Key words: Astroparticle Physics; History of 20th century scientific institutions; science funding policies.

The Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, are opening a Ph. D student position related to a European project in the field of the history of Astroparticle physics.

The candidate is expected to collect and analyse data and documents pertaining to a study of the emergence of Astroparticle physics as a discipline in European countries and worldwide. He (she) shall also participate in a study aiming at assessing how Astroparticle physics is presently reviewed and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and other agencies, and how one could improve the coordination of reviewing and funding of large European Astroparticle physics
infrastructures. During his (her) research, he (she) will explore the archives of various European agencies and research institutes, participate to meetings, and interview key scientific and administrative actors.

Funding period: Depending on the scientific training and curriculum of the candidate, this is a one or two years position with a planned extension for two more years. All travel expenses and other costs related to the project will be covered.

Requirements: The successful candidate shall have a fairly good knowledge of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology and some acquaintance with the methods and issues of history and sociology of science. Good English speaking and writing skills are mandatory.

Applications, including a detailed C.V. and a list of publications, should be sent to:

Prof. Maurice Bourquin
Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire
Université de Genève
24, quai Ernest Ansermet
CH-1211 Genève 4

Deadline : 31 Octobre 2006

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PhD in Biomedical Image Analysis-Heidelberg

Doktorandenstelle "Biomedizinische Bildanalyse"

The research group "Biomedical Computer Vision" (BMCV) at the University of Heidelberg, IPMB, Dept. Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, and the DKFZ Heidelberg, Dept. Theoretical Bioinformatics is developing algorithms and methods for computer-based analysis of biological and medical images, in particular, cell microscopy images. The main aim is to derive quantitative information about the shape, motion, as well as the function of cellular and subcellular structures.

Currently, the BMCV group offers a PhD position in Biomedical Image Analysis, an interdisciplinary field between biological and computational sciences. Main research topics are elastic registration and motion analysis of 2D and 3D biological images.

The successful candidate must have a Masters (Diploma) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. We expect very good mathematical and programming skills (e.g., in C, C++, Java) as well as experience with software development systems in the area of Computer Vision. Knowledge in Biology is an advantage. A high level of self-motivation and the ability to work in a team are
essential for this position.

Please send your application per E-Mail to:

Dr. Karl Rohr
University of Heidelberg, IPMB and DKFZ Heidelberg
Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Biomedical Computer
Vision Group
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364
D-69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Email: k.rohr@dkfz. de
Phone: +49 6221 54 5822
www.dkfz.de/ ibios/projects/ bmcv

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PhD in Chemical Engineering-NTUST

PhD Studentship
Company/Institution : National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date Posted: 8 September 2006
Closing Date: 31 July 2007

Location:
NTUST is located in Taipei, about five kilometers west of world's tallest building-Taipei 101.

NTUST Statistics:
In 2006, student enrollment totaled 8,900 with 3,900 in the graduate program. There are 320 full-time faculties in five colleges: Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Management, Design, and Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; with a total 20 departments and graduate schools, a teacher education center, a department of
Humanities and a department of General Education.

International Graduate Admissions (Financial Aids Available)
Department of Chemical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan's first technical university established in 1974, aims to meet the need created by Taiwan's rapid economic and industrial development for highly trained engineers and managers.
It pledges itself to excellence in education, research, and service to the society. Department of Chemical Engineering established in 1978, provides students with:
Fundamental knowledge and design capability in the fields of chemical engineering and technology. Advanced research programs in core competency areas, such as materials science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, electrochemical engineering.

ChE Department:
Established in 1978, ChE department offers training and research in the fields of engineering design, thermodynamics, materials science and technology, environmental engineering, system simulation and control, polymer science and engineering, reaction engineering, biotechnology. There are 29 full-time faculties all have his/her own well-equipped laboratories. The research performance of ChE department of NTUST is among the top ones in 33 ChE departments of Taiwan's universities.

ChE International Graduate Admission:
Since the first semester of 2004, ChE department initiated a graduate program for international students with objective of providing qualified students to pursue graduate study in master or PhD program. Totally 27 international students have enrolled in this program. Six of them had already graduated with master degree in 2006. The course and research requirements for international students are the same as
those for local students. English is the language used in this program.

Financial Aids:
Paying for a high-quality education is a primary concern for students. NTUST provides some form of financial assistance scholarships, tuition waiver, work-study on campus or a combination of these resources to the international students. Scholarships (10,000 NT/month and 15,000 NT/month for students in master and PhD program plus tuition waiver) are available for qualified international students.
(The living cost is around 8,000 to 10,000 NT/month for a graduate student in Taipei City.) In addition to the scholarship, graduate students in each faculty's research laboratory may obtain research fellow-ship from faculty's research grant.

Accommodations:
NTUST provides on-campus dormitories for international students. The dormitory fee for one semester is about 6,500 NT.

Admission Application:
Application form can be down-loaded from the NTUST website
www.ntust.edu. tw/~ch/eng/ index.htm
The deadline for the application is March 31. For more information
please refer to NTUST website.

Please send the completed application form to
Prof. Cheng-Kang Lee, Coordinator
International Graduate Committee of Chemical Engineering Department
National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
43 Keelung Road, Section 4
Taipei 106 Taiwan
E-mail: Gcheapp@mail. ntust.edu. tw

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CfPart: Seminarankündigungen in der EJBW

Zum einen findet vom 03.11. – 05.11.2006 ein Seminar mit dem Titel
„Wasser ist Menschenrecht" und zum anderen vom 15.11. – 17.11.2006 ein
Seminar mit dem zentralen Thema „Globalisierung – Risiko, aber auch
Chance" statt. Das Seminar richtet sich an jungen Menschen im Alter von 16 – 20
Jahren. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in den beiden pdf-Flyern im Anhang.
Herzlichen Dank und mit freundlichen Grüßen.

Katrin Zirkel
Bildungsreferentin für Internationale Begegnungen
Europäische Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstä tte Weimar
Jenaer Str. 2/4
99425 Weimar
Deutschland
Tel: 0049-3643-862331 Fax: 0049-3643-862326
Mail: zirkel@ejbweimar. de www.ejbweimar. de

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Call for collaborations/social sciences/with Belgium

The Belgian Science Policy Office is now launching the second call for proposals of the "Society and Future" research programme in the field of social sciences. The programme was introduced in 2005 and is open to the participation of researchers from outside Belgium (when integrated in a network with a Belgian co-ordinatior).

The aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge needed for decision-making at
the Belgian federal level. Researchers are invited to work out transversal proposals. In general, one can consider that a research project will need two researchers over a period of two to three years, which corresponds to a budget of 300.000 E to 450.000 E. Four-year projects are not excluded.

More info: http://www.belspo. be/belspo/ home/calls/ TA2006_en. stm

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Sep 27, 2006

PhD in Morphogenesis-EMBL Heidelberg

PhD in Systems Biology
Morphogenesis in Fission Yeast

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany.

The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe maintains a cylindrical shape by alternating polarized growth at the cell ends with divisions in the middle. The localized growth is established during interphase by bundles of microtubules that deposit growth factors specifically at cell ends. The bundles are also attached to the nucleus, keeping it near the cell-center. This is because bundles are anti-parallel, align along the main cell axis and transmit the microtubule polymerization
forces from both sides to the nucleus. We have modelled the nucleus and microtubules with simulated Langevin dynamics in three dimensions. We could match most of the experimentally measured microtubule features, using a fix cylindrical cell shape.

We propose now to study how S. pombe determines its shape. The student will have to extend the existing model to include abitrary convex shapes. He/her will have to model the transport and deposition of growth factors by the microtubules, and their effects on cell growth. The work will be done in collaboration with Damian Brunner (EMBL). Together, we will test the model using fluorescence recordings of both wild type and mutant cells followed on multiple generations. The proposed work is a systems' level approach of morphogenesis in a simple cell, and the student will combine experiments and theory during his/her PhD.

Applicants with prior training in Physics, Mathematics, I.T. or engineering, and a willingness to explore the opportunities offered in Biology are encouraged to apply. EMBL is a renowned international research laboratory, with more than 60 nationalities represented. The working language is English.

The deadline for application is November 1st, 2006.

To apply online: www.embl.de/ training/ phdprogramme

Important: select Cell Biology and Biophysics in your `Programme preference'

For more information: www.cytosim. org

François Nédélec, BioMS Group leader
EMBL, Cell Biology and Cell Biophysics
Meyerhofstrasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Email: nedelec@embl. de
Telephone: (+49) 6221 387 597
Telefax: (+49) 6221 387 512

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PhD in Physics-EPF Lausanne

Ph.D. Position in Mass Spectrometry/ Analytical Biotechnology/ Ion Physics
Company/Institution : Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted: 21 September 2006
Ref: 2006-03

Improved peptide and protein structural analysis by instrumental advances in mass spectrometry. Particularly, development and implementation of electron injection systems for ion-electron interaction in FT-ICR MS to increase the efficiency of electron capture dissociation (ECD) and associated techniques.

Requirements: M.Sc. in biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, technical physics or related discipline. Practical experience in the field of mass spectrometry and/or protein handling is an advantage. Computer knowledge preferably include programming skills, experience with ion/electron optics
calculations is an advantage. Candidates should be proficient in English (speaking and writing).

Application should include a CV, list of publications, names and contacts of 2-3 references, list of research interests.

Further information is available at http://isic. epfl.ch/

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PhD in Cryptographic Protocols-Bochum

Cryptographic Protocols for Multiparty Applications

Applications designed for groups of participants are widely deployed (routing protocols, DRM systems, P2P networks), or will be ready for deployment in the near future (digital conferences, collaborative work, electronic elections). This situation fosters research interest in distributed cryptographic protocols and their implementation aspects.

The Horst-Görtz-Institut e ( www.hgi.rub. de ) is Germany largest academic research institute for IT security covering all aspects of the field from mathematical cryptography to implementations. The chair for network and data security ( www.nds.rub. de ) is currently involved in the following research fields:

* group based cryptography (group key agreement, formal models for group security, group signatures),
* digital content protection (DRM, broadcast encryption),
* XML and WS security (XMaiL project, browser-based cryptographic protocols), and
* technical protections against phishing and pharming (www.a-i3.org ).

This PhD position is intended to strengthen our research in group based cryptography. Applicants should have excellent knowledge in modern cryptography and good knowledge in at least one of the following fields:

* key agreement protocols for groups,
* group signatures,
* formal models for cryptographic protocols.

In order to actively participate in the research group, applicants should have basic knowledge and interest in Internet security, World Wide Web technology and XML.

Qualification: university diploma in computer science, mathematics, or electrical engineering.

Teaching load: 4 hours per week on average during the teaching term; tutorials, seminars, or independent instruction.

Designation: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, BAT IIa, salary depends on age and family status (www.ruhr-uni- bochum.de/ bat/Tabellen/ verguetungstabel len.html ).
Initial appointment is for three years, extension by two more years possible. The applicants are supposed to be willing to apply for thirdparty research grants.

Women and handicapped person are particularly invited to apply and will be given priority in case of equal qualifications in accordance with the relevant bylaws.

Please email your application as a single PDF file to joerg.schwenk@ rub.de , or send it to:

Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk
Lehrstuhl für Netz- und Datensicherheit
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Ruhr-Universitä t Bochum
Universitätsstrasse 150
D-44780 Bochum
Germany

Closing date: October 24th, 2006

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PhD in Socioeconomic modeling-Zurich

PhD position in socioeconomic modeling of farmers' behavior and
sustainability assessment of farming strategies

Department of Geography, Chair of Social and Industrial Ecology
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline for submissions: October 6st, 2006
Starting date: October 15th or upon agreement
Duration: 3 - 4 years

Description

The division Social and Industrial Ecology at the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is starting an inter- and transdisciplinary research project entitled "Reducing human health and environmental risks from pesticide use: Integrating decision-making with spatial risk assessment models" in Vereda la Hoya, Tunja, Colombia, S.A.

The successful PhD candidate will first develop a quantitative socioeconomic model of farmers' management decisions regarding pesticide application. Second, he/she will contribute to developing a sustainability assessment tool for evaluating farmers' strategies.

The candidate will be encouraged to develop within the frame of the project his/her own ideas within a highly motivated and interdisciplinary team.

The project is being performed in collaboration with the International Potato Center in Peru and several Universities in Colombia, S.A.

Requirements

* Diploma in economics, agricultural or resource economics, economic geography
* Experience in econometric modeling, spatial econometrics or operations research (or interest to acquire the necessary knowledge)
* Languages: English, Spanish (German: working knowledge)
* Interest in inter- and transdisciplinary research
* Interest in questions regarding developing countries

Hard-copy applications, including two recommendation letters, and a copy and assessment of the Diploma thesis should be send to Prof. Dr. Claudia Binder, Social and Industrial Ecology, Department of Geography, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Universität Zürich, 8057 Zürich.

For questions please contact Prof. Dr. Claudia Binder, cbinder@geo. unizh.ch

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PhD in Biological Physics-EMBL Heidelberg

PhD in Biological Physics
Modeling The Mitotic Spindle

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany.

Eukaryotic cells are the building blocks of multi-cellular life. Their genetic material is stored on discrete entities: the chromosomes, which must be segregated to the daughter cells at each division. This essential task is accomplished with high fidelity by the mitotic spindle, a remarkable example of dynamic intracellular structure. A PhD fellowship financed by HFSP is available in the laboratory of F.
Nédélec, to study the mitotic spindle using the tools of biophysics, modeling and numerical simulations. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the experimental laboratories of Arshad Desai (Ludwig cancer research institute, San Diego, USA).

We proposed to initially study the chromosomes alignment in spindle of C. elegans. We will study further aspects of microtubule- chromosome interactions in divergent organisms, to uncover universal mechanisms of mitotic spindle function. The work will involve advanced optical microscopy, mathematical modeling, and will require traveling to San Diego.

Applicants with prior training in Physics, Mathematics, I.T. or engineering, and a willingness to explore the opportunities offered in Biology are encouraged to apply. EMBL is a renowned international research laboratory, with more than 60 nationalities represented. The working language is English.

The deadline for application is November 1st, 2006.

To apply online: www.embl.de/ training/ phdprogramme

Important: select Cell Biology and Biophysics in your `Programme preference'

For more information: www.cytosim. org

François Nédélec, BioMS Group leader
EMBL, Cell Biology and Cell Biophysics
Meyerhofstrasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Email: nedelec@embl. de
Telephone: (+49) 6221 387 597
Telefax: (+49) 6221 387 512

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PhD in Microfluidics-Monash

PhD and Postdoctoral Opportunities in Microfluidics
Company/Institution : Monash University
Location: Clayton, Australia
Posted: 26 August 2006
Closing Date: 31 October 2006

Graduate and postdoctoral opportunities are available to work on an exciting and innovative microfluidic project to develop an integrated lab-on-a-chip microdevice for medical diagnostics and immunoassays. The Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory has developed state-of-the- art technology for actuating, manipulating, mixing, concentrating and separating fluids and micro/nano-particle s at these scales using electric and acoustic fields. There is also a strong possibility for collaboration with the School of Chemistry in this project.

Currently, graduate stipends are available to support research students towards the award of a 3-year PhD degree. Graduate studentship awards such as the Australian Postgraduate Awards, the Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships and several Monash University Postgraduate Scholarship schemes are available to
cover the fees for international students. Those interested in postdoctoral research are also encouraged to inquire about possible opportunities, funding schemes at both university, national and international level for which are available.

Candidates for the PhD programme are expected to have obtained a good first degree (or equivalent) in Chemical/Mechanical /Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline. Candidates for the postdoctoral research associateship should have submitted or are about to submit a PhD thesis.

Those interested are invited to contact Dr Leslie Yeo for further information (Tel.: + 61 3 9905 3834, Fax: + 61 3 9905 1825, Email: leslie.yeo@eng. monash.edu. au).

Web: www.eng.monash. edu.au/mnrl

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PhD in Molecular characterisation-Dublin

PhD Studentship - LIfe Sciences/Medicine
University College Dublin

Project Title: Molecular characterisation of familial colorectal cancers.

Project Description: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in Ireland. This project will focus on the identification of molecular features that further discriminate between sporadic and familial subsets of colorectal cancer. This should lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis and also provide a basis for future molecular target-based intervention studies.

This Health Research Board of Ireland funded PhD project will be based in the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research at University College Dublin. The study is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Centre for Colorectal Disease in St. Vincent's University Hospital Dublin and will provide opportunities for
interaction with the clinical research environment within that hospital.

Techniques will include array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH), mutation detection and methylation analysis. High throughput immunohistochemical analysis will be carried out using tissue microarray methodology using an automated microscopy imaging system with advanced image analysis software. This project has the potential to translate advances in molecular genetics into improved patient care.

Qualifications: Good honours degree or an MSc, in a biological science or related subject. Familiarity with basic techniques in molecular biology would be an advantage.

POST DETAILS
Org Name University College Dublin
Website http://www.ucd. ie/conway/
Department School of Medicine and Medical Science
Start Date October 2006
Contact Person Dr. Dermot Leahy
E-Mail dermot.leahy@ ucd.ie
City Dublin
State/Province N
Country Ireland
Application Deadline 16-Oct-06

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Two PhDs in Wireless Biomedical Sensor Networks-NTNU

NOTE : NO E-mail application !

Two Ph.D. Positions in Wireless Biomedical Sensor Networks Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Two Ph.D. positions in Wireless biomedical sensor networks at Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, NTNU, Norway. Two Ph.D. scholarships are offered within the area of Wireless biomedical sensor networks at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (http://www.iet. ntnu.no) in the Faculty of
Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The scholarships are financed by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) under the VERDIKT program. The project is on "Strategies for seamless deployment of mobile patient monitoring systems" (SAMPOS) and is a joint effort among Rikshospitalet University Hospital, SINTEF ICT, Norwegian Computing Center, and ABB Research. International collaborators are EPFL Switzerland, KTH Sweden and Johns Hopkins
University, USA.

The goal of the project is to develop more basic understanding of, and novel and more efficient (principles) methods for signal processing and communication in wireless biomedical sensor networks. The project will mainly address basic research, for improved energy-efficiency, quality-of-service (QoS), and robustness. For more information, please visit http://www.ivs. no/sampos

Duties: The candidates will be associated with the Signal Processing Group at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at NTNU. They will work in a strong and active scientific environment, and the project will incorporate collaboration with several foreign partners, including Nordic industry. International publication of research results will be emphasized. We seek highly motivated individuals holding a masters degree in electrical engineering, communication technology, or other relevant disciplines.

Requirements: The candidates must be formally qualified for Ph.D. studies at NTNU. General information about doctoral studies at NTNU can be found at http://www.ime. ntnu.no/Dr. gradsstudier It is demanded that the scholarship holders apply for, and are accepted for, the Ph.D. study programme at NTNU as soon as possible after hiring.

Compensation: The position is remunerated according to wage levels 41 to 58 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 310.500 to NOK 418.200 a year, of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Application: Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Ilangko Balasingham (e-mail: ilangkobat@iet. ntnu.no phone: +47 93459022) or Prof. Tor Ramstad (e-mail: ramstadat@iet. ntnu.no phone: +47 73594314) for further information.

The application must contain cover letter, curriculum vitae, certified copies of transcripts with grades for bachelor and master degrees, list of publications (if any) and two letters of recommendations.

Applications are to be sent to:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Gamle Fysikk
Sem Sælands vei 5
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

The application deadline is October 20, 2006. The file number for the position, Jnr. IME-056, is to be clearly stated on the application.

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Visiting Scholar and Research Fellowships at Chiang Mai

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University is pleased to annnounce the RCSD visiting scholar and non-degree research fellowships for 2006-2007. The fellowships aim to enhance capacity of human resources in the Mekong Region by using social sciences tools in exploring and understanding changes, relationships and complexity of issues such as transborder, resource management, ethnicity, cultural diversity, etc. in the context of regionalized development. It also aims to enhance understanding, information sharing and mutual learning regarding emerging issues of the Mekong Region, linked to a deeper and boarder conceptual understanding and analysis.

The visiting scholar fellowships will be granted to academics, researchers, NGO workers from countries in the Mekong Region who would like to spend time in a dynamic multidisciplinary academic environment at RCSD for a period of three to six months. Fellows will be requested to write working papers based on their research projects and areas of their respective interests.

The non-degree research fellowships will provide the opportunity for interested people who are from both academic and non-academic sectors as such non-governmental organizations and media, etc. to engage in non-degree research under the supervision of RCSD faculty members. The non-degree research will be six months to one year in duration, and will result in a written report based on the research which will be later published as part of RCSD publication series. RCSD will provide continual assistance and practical support regarding the editorial processes.
Both fellowships will be open to interested scholars, researchers, NGO workers, and media from countries in the Mekong Region. RCSD will provide support which includes a monthly stipend, traveling costs, health insurance, books and supplies for the visiting scholars. As for non-degree research fellowship, grant will also include monthly stipend, field research expenses and book and supplies.

More information can be obtained from http://rcsd. soc.cmu.ac. th or contact: rcsd@chiangmai. ac.th.

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UNEAC Research Fellowship

The Asia Centre has established a UNEAC Research Fellowship aimed at attracting to the Centre sabbatical and other visiting scholars working on Asia. Under this scheme, potential visiting scholars are invited to apply for up to $3,000 support. Fellowships would normally be offered to scholars visiting for 3 months or more and would not include any contribution to international airfares. For those visitors wishing to stay for a shorter period pro-rata Fellowship support may be considered. Interested Scholars are invited to apply at any time for a UNEAC Research Fellowship, which will be awarded on a competitive basis.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Howard Brasted
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351
Australia
Tel: (61-2) 6773 2081
Fax: (61-2) 6773 3520
Email:hbrasted@une. edu.au

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CfE: Scrie in Time Out Bucuresti

Cu trei zile inaintea premierei filmului A fost sau n-a fost? al lui Corneliu Porumboiu, Time Out Bucuresti si Independenta Film lanseaza concursul interactiv Tu ce faceai la 12:08? Asa ca spune-ne intr-un comenatariu ce faceai pe 22 decembrie '89 la 12:08. Trageai sforile? Trageai jaluzelele? Trageai cu urechea? Trageai? Cele mai originale comentarii vor aparea in urmatorul numar al Time Out Bucuresti, intru-un feature scris in totalitate online. In plus, primesti abonamente la TOB, bilete la A fost sau n-a fost si tricouri oficiale ale filmului!

http://blog. timeoutbucuresti .ro/

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ASN 2007 CONVENTION CALL FOR PAPERS - "NATION, COMMUNITY, AND THE STATE"

12th Annual World Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
12-14 April 2007

***Proposal deadline: 2 November 2006***

Contact information:
proposal submission: darel@uottawa. ca
[backup address: darelasn@gmail. com]
exhibitors, advertisers: gnb12@columbia. edu

100 panels on the Balkans, the Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kurdistan, China, and Mongolia

**INCLUDING a Special Section on Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism* *

THEMATIC panels on
Islam and Politics, Genocide and Ethnic Violence, Anthropology of Identity, Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict Resolution, Autonomy, Gender, EU Integration, and many more

AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers

AND the screening and discussion of new ** Films/Documentaries **

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict, state-building and the study of empires in Central/Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, socio-linguistics, psychology, and related fields.

For a fifth consecutive year, the 2007 Convention will feature a section devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the disciplines listed above. The papers in this section need not be grounded in an area of the former Communist bloc usually covered by ASN, provided that the issues examined are relevant to a truly
comparative understanding of nationalism- related issues. In this vein, we are welcoming theory-focused and comparative proposals, rather than specific case studies from outside Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Since 2005, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers in five sections: Russia/Ukraine/ Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. The winners at the 2005 Convention were Kelly O'Neill (Harvard U, History, Russia/Ukraine/ Caucasus) , Yuriy Malikov (History, U of California, Santa Barbara, Central Asia/Eurasia) , Andrew Demshuk (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, Central Europe), and Tamara Pavasovic (Harvard U, Sociology, Balkans). Doctoral student applicants whose proposals will be accepted for the 2007 Convention, who have not defended their dissertation by 1 November 2006, and whose paper is delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2007 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or feature films made within the past year and available in VHS or DVD format. Most videos selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert.

The 2007 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS. A panel includes a chair, three presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. Proposals using an INNOVATIVE format are also particularly encouraged. Examples of new formats include a roundtable on a new book, in which the author is being
engaged by three discussants; a debate between two panelists over a critical research or policy question, following rules of public debating; or special presentations based on original papers where the number of discussants is equal or greater than the number of presenters. Other innovative formats are also welcome.

The 2007 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as DISCUSSANT on a panel to be created by the program committee from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

There is NO APPLICATION FORM to fill out in order to send proposals to the convention. All proposals must be sent by email to Dominique Arel at darel@uottawa. ca (backup address: darelasn@gmail. com).

INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name, email and affiliation of the author, a postal address for paper mail, the title of the paper, a 500-word abstract and a 100-word biographical statement that includes full bibliographic references of your last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (graduate students must indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense. They can also submit the full bibliographic references of a recent or forthcoming publication) .

PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel, a chair, three paper-givers with the title of their papers, and a discussant; the name, affiliation, email, postal address and 100-word biographical statements of each participant and include full bibliographic references of their last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (graduate students can indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense).

PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name, email and affiliation of the author, a postal address for paper mail, the title, a 500-word abstract of the film/video and a 100-word biographical statement.

PROPOSALS USING AN INNOVATIVE FORMAT must include the title of the panel, the names, emails, affiliations, postal addresses, 100-word biographical statements of each participant (same specifications as above) and a discussion on the proposed format.

INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS TO SERVE AS DISCUSSANT must include the name, email, affiliation, postal address, and areas of expertise of the applicant, and a 100-word biographical statement (same specifications as above).

All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL. Attachments will be accepted only if they repeat the content of an email message/proposal, and if all the information is contained IN A SINGLE ATTACHMENT.

Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified in December 2006 or early January 2007. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.

The full list of panels from last year's convention, for the geographical and thematic sections, and the section on Theories of Nationalism, can be accessed at
http://www.national ities.org/ ASN_2006_ final_Program. pdf.

The film/video lineup can be accessed at http://www.national ities.org/ ASN_2006_ final_film_ lineup.pdf.

The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online.

Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For information, please contact Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (gnb12@columbia. edu).

Participants are invited to join ASN by logging in to http://www.national ities.org/ member_Info. asp.

A yearly membership to ASN is $65 ($35 for students). Members receive the journal
Nationalities Papers quarterly, a subscription discount to ASN's new journal, Ethnopolitics, a registration discount at the ASN Annual World Convention, and other perks.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

The Convention organizing committee:
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Gordon N. Bardos, Executive Director
David Crowe, ASN Chair of Advisory Board
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair

Deadline for proposals: 2 November 2006 (darel@uottawa. ca, backup address: darelasn@gmail. com)

The ASN convention's headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212 854 8487 tel
212 666 3481 fax
gnb12@columbia. edu

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Graduate position: Kansas State University EcoGenomics

Ecological Genomics: Genes in Ecology and Ecology in Genes Graduate
Fellowships AVAILABLE for admission in Fall 2007 to participate in this newly emerging field at the interface of ecology and genomics. This research initiative will link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment.

This Ecological Genomics initiative takes advantage of existing strengths at Kansas State University in genetics and genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology to answer cross-cutting questions that lie at the interface of genomics and ecology. This collaborative research effort will cross disciplines (genetics and ecology) and departments (Agronomy, Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Computing and Information Science).

In addition, this initiative will also take advantage of experimental manipulations at the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. Research and education opportunities exist for Graduate Students to work towards an MS or PhD degree in this large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort.

More information about the Kansas Ecological Genomics collaborative research groups at Kansas State University can be found at www.ksu.edu/ ecogen. Twenty faculty with interests spanning from genetics and genomics of model organisms (Arabidopsis, C. elegans, Drosophila) to microbial, plant and animal organismic biology, and ecosystem ecology are involved in this research initiative.

Applicants should have the interest and willingness to cross disciplines. Completed applications must be received by January 5, 2007.

For more information on how to apply, visit our website at: http://tinyurl. com/qkdwx or e-mail us at ecogen@k-state. edu. Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator Ecological Genomics Institute Kansas State University, Division of Biology 116
Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901 (785) 532-3482, dmerrill@ksu. edu www.ksu.edu/ ecogen dmerrill@ksu. edu

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Writing contest for young post graduate and PhD

German/English magazine entwicklung & laendlicher raum, writing
Contest for young post graduate and PhD students

Deadline: 6 October 2006

Website: www.rural-developme nt.de

The German/English magazine entwicklung & laendlicher raum (e+lr)/agriculture & rural development (a+rd) invites young post graduate and PhD students to enter an article-writing contest focusing on 8 topical issues in the field of agriculture and
rural development. The overarching question to be addressed is: "What agricultural
policies do we need to reach the poor?"

The 7 most outstanding papers will be published in the 1-2007 edition of e+lr and
rewarded with € 400. The winning articles will be selected by a jury of scientists,
practitioners, and journalists. Articles are to be written in English.

Length: Articles
12 should not exceed 16 000 characters - spaces included.
Structure: Each article should start with a short 5-line leader and be structured by
subheadings.

Young authors are asked to

- present their own innovative ideas on one of the WDR 2008 topics listed below;
- describe or propose trend-setting best practices in the context of these
topics;
- write their articles in a journalistic rather than a "scientific" style.

Young authors can choose between eight topics:

1) Agricultural price and market policies, subsidies and the WTO system;
2) A new structure of value-added chains;
3) A new institutional architecture;
4) The new role of the private sector - where are potentials and limits?
5) Harnessing modern science & technology for pro-poor growth;
6) Agriculture - preserving natural resources such as land and water;
7) New approaches for marginal and food-insecure areas;
8) The future of the "family farm" in view of emerging transformation processes.

Contact: Angelika Wilcke, Redaktion entwicklung + laendlicher raum, DLG-Verlag,

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, E-Mail: A.Wilcke@dlg. org

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2nd INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE - “ECONOMIC GROWTH-2006

Dear Friends!

AZERBAIJAN STATE ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY will organize 2nd International Student Conference “Economic Growth-2006” in 5-7th December 2006, Baku, Azerbaijan.
The conference will encourage open dialogue and discussion amongst all those young economist concerned about the economic growth in their countries and in the world.
Papers and presentations must be in English. Abstracts and registration must be submitted on-line (by www.aseu.az) by October 15, 2006. Authors notified October 16th, 2006 on the site. Deadline for paper submission is on November 6th, 2006.
Sub-themes:

1. Theories of Economic Growth
2. Macroeconomic modeling of regional development – geo-economical aspects
3. Forecasting of Economic Growth
4. Globalization and Economic Growth
5. International Tourism and Economic Growth
6. Economic Growth in Azerbaijan

All foreign participants will be supplied with housing and meal.
For conference information please visit www.aseu.az

We hope you can participate in our conference.
Please distribute this information among your friends and students of your university.

Sincerely,
Organizing Committee
Azerbaijan State Economic University

AZ1001, Azerbaijan, Baku, Istiqlaliyyat, 6,
Tel.: +994 12 4926441
+994 12 4926045
Fax: +994 12 4926441
E-mail: EG2006@aseu. az
irit@aseu.az
Web-site: http://www.aseu. az

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Grinnell College Scolarships (USA)

About Grinnell

Grinnell College has been named one of the 20 best liberal arts colleges in the country for the past fifteen years by U.S. News & World Report. Its student body comes from 50 states and 49 other countries, making Grinnell's 130-acre campus a cosmopolitan haven in the heart of the Midwest.

Founded in 1846, the College is located in Grinnell, Iowa, which was named one of the 25 best small towns in America. Innovative from the beginning, Grinnell enjoys a long history of academic and social impacts: The town of Grinnell was a stop along the Underground Railroad, Grinnell College was the first college west of the Mississippi River to grant a bachelor's degree, and one of the first to admit African-Americans and women to full degree programs. In addition, Grinnell was the first college to establish an undergraduate department of political science (1883), create a 3-2 Engineering Program, and fund a travel-service program, which preceded the Peace Corps by many years.

But don't just rely on what we say about Grinnell. In his book entitled Looking Beyond The Ivy League, education expert and writer Loren Pope says this about Grinnell College: No New England or California college is better; few are as good. Indeed, the intellectual adventure at Grinnell is livelier, and the diversity is probably greater since only one sixth of the students come from Iowa. And Yale's The Insider's Guide To The Colleges describes Grinnell as one of the most enlightened, progressive colleges in the Midwest - or the entire country for that matter.

Scholarship Announcement

Grinnell College offers a limited number of highly competitive comprehensive
Special Scholarships.

Grinnell College will cover the cost of tuition, room, board, fees, insurance, books, and miscellaneous expenses that the student and his/her family are unable to cover. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as student is making satisfactory progress towards the completion of a bachelor`s degree.

Special Scholarships are available for students who are a citizens of a country or region listed below:

a.. Africa
b.. Eastern and Central Europe (including the Czech Republic)
c.. Latin America
d.. Middle East and Asia
e.. Nepal
f.. China
Regardsless of citizenship:
a.. Native speaker of Russian
Grinnell College also offers International Merit Scholarships to a few admitted students who demonstrate exceptional scholastic abilities and leadership skills. An applicant does not need to apply for financial aid or demonstrate financial need to be eligible for a Merit Scholarship. Scholarship amount vary.

You may request an application by completing an information form at www.grinnell. edu/admission/ internat/ admformintl or you can visit www.grinnell. edu/admission/ applying and complete an application online. There are no additional forms required to compete for these scholarships. The Office of Admission will automatically consider you for the scholarship if you are eligible.

The application deadline is January 20, 2007.

All applicants will be notified by April 1, 2007. You will have until May 1, 2007, to decide if you will accept our offer of admission and scholarship.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Office of Admission
Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa 50112 USA

Tel: 641-269-3600
Fax: 641-269-4800
E-mail: askintl@grinnell. edu

International Admission Website:
http://www.grinnell .edu/admission/ internat/

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