Apr 28, 2010

Ph.D. Opportunity in Re-Os Geochemistry and Stratigraphy of Ordovician Graptolite Zones in Newfoundland

We seek a highly motivated and creative Ph.D. student for a multi-disciplinary project funded by NSF. Innovation and diligence combined with the ability to assimilate cross-disciplinary literature are essential. The primary goal is the Re-Os dating of graptolites in a detailed biostratigraphic context. The student will be based with the AIRIE Program at Colorado State University, with a competitive stipend for at least two years.

The Re-Os work will dovetail with field studies, sequence stratigraphy, and graptolite taxonomy spearheaded by S. Egenhoff and J. Maletz and a PhD student focused on the stratigraphy.

Contact Holly Stein and Judith Hannah at hstein@cnr.colostat e.edu.

Judith L. Hannah, Professor
Secondary appointment (July-Dec):

Department of Geosciences - AIRIE Program Forsker, Berggrunnog skorpeprosesser

Colorado State University
Norges geologiske undersøkelse

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482 USA 7491
Trondheim, Norway

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+47.73.90.4233 (phone)

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CfA: European Summer School - Prague - July 2010

Dear colleagues,

Let me inform you that EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process organizes the 8th year of summer school program for university students in 2010.

In July 10 - 20, 2010 the summer school under a title "Central Europe in the EU - After the Lisbon Treaty" will take place in Prague. You can find further details on our homepage www.europeum.org/ess2010 or you can see the promotion leaflet at http://www.europeum.org/ess2010/doc/poster2010.pdf.

We would greatly appreciate if you could help us spread this information among your colleagues and friends.
Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Best regards,

Radomir Spok
Director of European Summer School 2010

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Rytirska 31
CZ-11000 Praha 1
www.europeum.org

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Apr 27, 2010

CfA: Banking and Finance Law, International Summer School, Brasov

Banking & Finance Law
International Summer School

If you want to:
· Add participating in an International Summer School to your CV and increase your chances to find the job you want;
· Discover a new perspective on financing contracts directly from those who make the rules of he game in the area;
· Meet your future work colleagues and party with them in the well-known ELSA style ;)
· Experience Romania 's legends and traditions, make sure you reserve a spot on this Summer's top School on Banking and Finance Law. Set to take place from 18th to 29th of July, in Brasov area, Romania this year's Banking and Finance Law Summer School is centered, academic program wise, on Contract Techniques in The Case of Loan Agreements, the academic agenda being completed by a highly entertaining social program.

The application period for the 2nd edition of Banking and Finance in opened starting 15th of April and will close on the 1stof June, so be sure to send us your filled-in application form available for download in the "How to apply" section of http://bfl.summerschool.ro/ at bfl@bucuresti. elsa.ro by the end of May. Also, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the above mentioned e-mail address

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CfP: Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans, Skopje, 13-17.10.2010

Fourth International Congress on “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans”

13-17 October 2010 Skopje

Call for Papers

OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture – IRCICA (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts- MANU (Skopje, Macedonia) are jointly organizing the fourth international congress on the theme “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans". The congress will take place in MANU, Skopje, on 13-17 October 2010.

The congress will highlight the history and the heritage of Islamic and civilisation in the Balkans under their past and present aspects. It will encourage inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches. Topics to be covered may include: trends and processes of the development of Islamic culture, multi-cultural coexistence, social administration, cultural and educational institutions, science and learning,
architecture and urbanism, arts, language and literature, social life and traditions, tangible and intangible Islamic heritage - their present state and issues of their preservation, sources of reference in studies relating to Islamic history in the Balkans. The congress will be an occasion to share information on developments in research, teaching and publishing in this area and thus deliberate on the problems and prospects of studies on Islamic civilisation in the Balkans and strengthening of international academic cooperation.

Designed as such, the congress is expected to contribute in promoting studies and increasing knowledge on the Balkan cultures which will at the same time underscore the regional riches and diversities of Islamic civilisation.

In the context of its research program on “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans” IRCICA gave importance to instituting a congress on a periodical basis in order to maintain a constant forum of scholarship and cooperation. The earlier three congresses in the series were held in Sofia, Bulgaria (2000), Tirana, Albania (2003) and Bucharest, Romania (2006) respectively. The fourth congress will revive and enlarge the forum and contribute to further expand the prospects of studies in this
area. The languages of the congress are English, Turkish, Macedonian and Albanian. Accommodation for the participants, outside of Macedonia, will be provided by IRCICA.

The papers will be published in a book with the aim of disseminating the new researches to be generated by the congress to interested circles worldwide.

Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: 1 May 2010

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 1 July 2010

Submission of full paper: 15 September 2010

Abstracts of proposed papers (around 200 words) and CV should be addressed to:

IRCICA MANU

congress@ircica.org congress@manu.edu.mk

Co-Presidents

Halit Eren, (Dr.), Director General, IRCICA

Georgi Stardelov, (Prof. Dr.), President, MANU

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CfA: Sarajevo Video Conference - European Dialogue on Internet Gover

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) - an open platform for
informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe - will hold its Conference in 2010 in Madrid, Spain on April 29 - 30th. EuroDIG was created in 2008 by a number of key stakeholders representing civil society, the business sector, the technical and academic community as well as European governments, institutions and organizations including the EU-presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union.

The purpose of EuroDIG is twofold: first to help European stakeholders to exchange their views and best practices on the issues to be discussed at global IGF meetings and to identify common ground which is shared by all European stakeholders as well as highlighting the diversity of experience of the different European stakeholders; second to raise awareness in Europe and among European stakeholders about the relevance of the issues discussed in the IGF context and also to raise awareness of the value of the new multi-stakeholder discussion format developed by and around the IGF.

With the purpose to include IG stakeholders from Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European IG discussions, a Video Conference in Sarajevo that will follow the EuroDIG 2010 Conference in Madrid will be organized at the Council of Europe Sarajevo Office premises. This Video Conference should also serve as source of information on newest developments related to IG issues in Europe, meeting ground and networking event for IG stakeholders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and initiate discussion of in-country IG issues and formation of a national IG community. In addition to following the discussions in Madrid, time will be allotted for B&H participants to discuss IG issues between themselves.

If you are interested to attend the whole or parts of the EuroDIG 2010 Video Conference in Sarajevo please e-mail Elma Demir at elma.demir@adi. org.ba as soon as possible as space is limited (26th April the latest). Questions can be directed to the same email address. Additional information about the EuroDIG, participants, and the complete Madrid programme you can find on www.EuroDIG.org, whereas information about Sarajevo Video Conference and the agenda you can find at: http://www.coe.ba/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=473

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CfP: Transition Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic (1876-1939)

Call for Papers: Transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic (1876-1939)

METU Studies in Development is devoting a special issue to the period of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, 1876-1939. The aim of the issue as well as each article is to examine the era of transition as a whole and consider to
what extent the period was one of continuity, change or rupture. Contributions are welcomed on a wide range of subjects, such as international politics and foreign policy, historiography, politics, economy, law, gender, urbanization, art and architecture, health, press and migration.

All articles will be peer-reviewed. Articles, which can be in either English or Turkish, should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Short abstracts of the proposed articles of no more than 300 words should be submitted to the Guest Editors of this
special issue, Mustafa Türkes (turkes@metu. edu.tr) and Ebru Boyar (boyar@metu.edu. tr) by 31 May 2010. The full articles should be submitted by 1 March 2011 to
http://www.feas.metu.edu.tr/metusd. Author guidelines and information on submission can be found at the same website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for papers: 29 March 2010
Closing date for submission of abstracts of proposed papers: 31 May 2010
Notification of invitation for full papers: 15 June 2010
Closing date for submission of full papers: 1 March 2011
Notification of the result of the refereeing process: 15 June 2011
The expected date for publication of this special issue: 30 October 2011

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Study English in New York City - Summer & Fall 2010 at Fordham University's Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC)

Fordham University's Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) provides courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to students at all levels of proficiency.

The IALC offers a challenging learning environment for students who want to improve their English for academic, business or social purposes. The IALC's highly qualified and experienced faculty integrates all language skills with the use of grammar in context. American culture is an essential component of each course. For students at the advanced level, the curriculum features a wide variety of content courses.

The IALC specializes in preparing non-native English speakers for study in an American university classroom. Many IALC students apply to and enroll in Fordham's undergraduate or graduate programs during or shortly after completion of their English language studies at the IALC.

For more information:
Institute of American Language and Culture
33 West 60th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6353
Fax: 212-636-7045
E-mail: esl@fordham.edu

http://www.fordham.edu/esl

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Online Education: Walden University Welcomes International Applicants

Walden University is an accredited institution celebrating 40 years of serving the higher education needs of working professionals. The university promotes lifelong learning by offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees online. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering.

Walden is distinguished by high academic standards, experienced faculty, a rigorous curriculum, and a mission of promoting positive social change. Using an array of technology, the university delivers an online education experience when, where, and how it is most convenient for students. Walden focuses on the professional needs of adult learners by offering programs that explore real-world issues. Our students can gain the critical-thinking, leadership, and communication skills they need to compete in the global marketplace and to influence their field.

The university is committed to serving the cultural and educational needs of students around the globe. We offer extra support for international students to help ensure their success. We understand that cost is often one of the greatest barriers to international students' ability to obtain a U.S. degree, and in recognition of this fact, we have created special tuition savings opportunities for students referred
by EducationUSA to Walden through the end of 2010.

In order for students to receive these savings, please ask students to request information through this link, which was set up especially for advisees of EducationUSA:
www.WaldenU.edu/EducationUSA

Lauren L. Stone
Executive Director
Center for International Programs
Walden University
www.waldenu. edu
Tel: 443-627-7103
Email: lauren.stone@ waldenu.edu
Fax: 410-843-6314

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USA: New MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management, Maryville University of St. Louis

Maryville University of St. Louis, fulfilling its mission to "provide selective and cutting edge programs in the Arts and Sciences, Health Professions, Education and Business", is happy to announce two new MBA concentrations, two new Master programs and one new Doctoral program, beginning Fall 2010.

The two new MBA concentrations are Sport and Entertainment Management, and Process and Project Management. The two new Master programs are Master of Arts in rganizational Leadership and Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and leadership. The new doctoral program is the Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, please use this link:
www.maryville.edu/academics-as-MA-Organizational-Leadership%20.htm

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership, please visit:
www.maryville.edu/academics-as-communications-ma-strategic-communication.htm

To learn more about the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, please visit:
www.maryville.edu/academics-hp-nursing-dnp.htm

For more information about these two concentrations, please visit:
www.maryville.edu/news7047.htm

For further inquires or questions, please contact the Office of International Admissions at internationaladmiss ions@maryville. edu, (314) 529-6857 or 800-627-9855

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USA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy, University of Wisconsin-Milkwaukee

Application Deadline: *April 30, 2010*

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy for 2010-2011.

The information policy fellowship is designed recent PhDs who are interested in social, ethical, economic, legal, and technical aspects of information and information technologies with a focus on information policy and information ethics. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the philosophy of information, critical/cultural studies of information, and/or advanced research methods.

Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work closely with the Center for Information Policy Research and affiliated faculty, assist in coordination of related events, work with current PhD students, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School. The fellow will be expected to teach one class in the fall and spring semesters. The stipend for the fellowship will be $38,000 for a 12-month appointment beginning in August 2010, with a $2,000 research and travel stipend. Fellows are eligible for benefits. Stipend for this
position may be subject to future UW System furlough policies.

*Application Information: *

Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a information studies or related discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by August, 2010 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Verification of completion of degree will be required before the start date.

Application packages must include: letter explaining research agenda, teaching interests, and appropriateness for the fellowship, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and 3 references.

Send all application materials electronically to: Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan at eliz1679@uwm. edu

Deadline for application is *April 30, 2010*. Decisions to be made by May 31 2010.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan at
eliz1679@uwm.edu, and visit us at www4.uwm.edu/sois/ and www4.uwm.edu/cipr.

www4.uwm.edu/cipr/news/uw-milwaukee-seeking-postdoctoral-fellow-in-information-policy.cfm


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USA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Application Deadline: *June 1, 2010*

The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences Announces a New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for 2011 For the first time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences is offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to begin in January 2011. These inaugural fellowships are designed to attract excellent scholars from outside the University of Pittsburgh and to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers.

The Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships are for one year and are renewable for an additional year. Fellows will teach two courses per year, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School of Arts and Sciences and the department or program with which they are affiliated. The fellowship
offers junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows will receive an annual research fund of $3,500 and a one-time reimbursement of up to $1,500 for moving expenses.

*Eligibility: *
We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received the PhD from outside of the University of Pittsburgh between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2010. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from the Department Chair or the Advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

*Guidelines: *
Postdoctoral education is an important facet of research and scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, and the University has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for postdoctoral fellows and the faculty, departments, and programs who work with them.

*Application Requirements and Procedure*
Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. An application form (available at www.as.pitt. edu/postdoc)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Detailed statement of current research interests (1,000 words) that clearly outlines the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship.
4. One writing sample no longer than 20 pages.
5. A copy of the Dissertation Table of Contents
6. A two-page statement of teaching interests and one or two course proposals (subject area, brief syllabus, proposed methods) for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduates or graduate students.
7. Three letters of recommendation. (NOTE: Letter writers should e-mail their recommendations directly to postdoc@as.pitt.edu, using the applicant's name and the word, "Postdoc Recommendation" in the e-mail subject line.

*Application Deadline and Notification of Awards*
All application materials-including letters of recommendation- must be submitted electronically before June 1, 2010. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to postdoc@as.pitt. edu by the closing date. Awards will be announced in July 2010.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

*For more information, contact:*
Ms. Runette Brown
University of Pittsburgh
Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Office
5401 Sennott Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412-624-3939
Fax: 412-624-6855
E-mail: postdoc@as.pitt. edu


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USA: Scholarships at University of Mount Union

*THE UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS*

The International Award is given automatically to non-native English speaking applicants who qualify based on a review of a student's English language proficiency level at the time of acceptance. To qualify for the International Award, applicants must be admitted as an F-1 degree seeking student and hold a valid I-20 form which will be issued by Mount Union and must not have completed their entire secondary school education in an English curriculum.

The award amounts are the following:

* 45-60 iBT (PB TOEFL scores between 450 and 497) or an IELTS score of
4.5 - $7,500 award

* 61 iBT (PB TOEFL scores at 500 and above) or an IELTS score of 5.0 and
above - $10,000 award

In addition, we also offer need based financial aid and if an international student qualifies as according to the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application it could mean an additional $6,000 for a total max of $16,000. Our total cost for 2010-2022 for tuition, fees, room and meals is $32,584 so on average we can help with about 50% of the total cost.

*About Mount Union*
The University of Mount Union offers a liberal arts education and affirms the importance of reason, open inquiry, and individual worth. Mount Union's mission is to prepare students for meaningful work, fulfilling lives, and responsible citizenship. Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the
humanities and there would be no distinction due to race, color or sex.

Mount Union is in Alliance, Ohio (population 25,000). The College is located 70 miles from Cleveland and 80 miles from Pittsburgh.

Mount Union enrolls 2,200 undergraduates; approximately 50 percent women and 50 percent men, representing more than 28 states and 18 countries.

For more information on international admission, contact the Center for Global Education at: intladms@muc. edu, tel. (330) 823-3296 or fax at (330) 829-8204.

Mount Union www.mountunion.edu

www.youtube.com/user/mountunioncollege

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Apr 26, 2010

Post-doctoral Fellow at The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

Description:
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) currently has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of biomaterials for the development of functional ovarian tissue. This ambitious project seeks to apply cell encapsulation techniques to achieve appropriate structure-function relationships of cells within an ovarian follicle created ex vivo for hormone and egg production.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is a premier clinical and basic science research university. The WFIRM has the mission of improving patient care through the development and dissemination of novel clinical therapies for the functional repair and replacement of diseased tissues and organs. The successful candidate will have full access to the 25,000 square feet of laboratory space, state-of-the- art equipment and facilities, and a 33,000 square foot vivarium present at the WFIRM.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree (e.g., D.V.M.) in a field of study related to biomedical science. These may include but are not limited to biomedical engineering, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and zoology. The ideal candidate will posses training in the areas of biomaterials, immunochemistry, flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, cell isolation and culture, and the use of animal models. Candidates must have a strong interest in translational research and preclinical development. Strong communication skills will be required due to the multi-disciplinary environment of WFIRM, and demonstrated excellence in presentation and publication of scientific results are especially sought.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience.

To apply, please forward a PDF version of a current CV including the names and contact information for three references to regenmed@wfubmc. edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of Wake Forest University Health Sciences to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, or national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

Contact: Justin Saul
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC, NC 27157
United States
Phone: 336 713-1326
Fax: 336 713-7290
Email: justin.m.saulgmail. com
Employer's Web Site: Visit employer's website (http://www.wfubmc.edu/)
Online Application: Apply for this job from Employer's website (https://www.hrfin.wfubmc.edu:8022/psp/pspro/EMPLOYEE/PSFT_HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL)

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CEU Business School Baku MINI MBA Program

The CEU Business School Baku MINI MBA Program is a joint project of CEU Business School and the Azerbaijan Marketing Society (AMS).

The objective of the project is to provide a high quality management training program for managers who already have some managerial experience and are candidates for higher positions. The goal is to update and enhance their management knowledge on the most important management fields. The program also allows graduate students of the information and communication universities to continue their education and get the MINI MBA degree offered by CEU-AMS Alliance.

The CEU Business School Baku MINI MBA Program is modular and run on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Total length is approximately 72 classroom hours. The modules are to be planned and delivered by CEU BS faculty members, cooperating with local experts when necessary and possible. Working language is English but some local contributors may use Russian as well. Each participant gets a complete course package with readings, slides, handouts etc. at the beginning of the program.

A certificate is provided at the end jointly issued by CEU BS-AMS Alliance to those who pass exams successfully and their participation measured by time spent on the program reaches 80%.

6-week program consists of 6 modules:

Module 1: Strategic Management

Module 2: Exponential Marketing

Module 3: Business Communication

Module 4: Project management

Module 5: Corporate finance and accounting

Module 6: Cost cutting and rationalization in a crisis

There is an optional 2 week study field-trip to Hungary as an extra opportunity.

For more info: www.marketing.az/mini-mba

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Grants for cultural journalists in Romania

Preamble: The aim of this programme is promoting the Romanian cultural phenomenon in the foreign media. Therefore, the Romanian Cultural Institute awards grants to foreign cultural journalists who submit working projects dealing with Romanian and Romanian culture.

Deadline for submitting the applications: May 15th, 2010
The documentation and research period have to be ended until December 31st, 2010.

Grant's value: 1 500 euros/person

ICR awards 10 grants on a yearly basis.

The field for which the evaluation and selection is performed: journalism

Length of the grant: maximum 1 month

Required application papers:
- application form;
- resume;
- project's description;
- articles/broadcasts portfolio;
- a reference letter from the management of the publication/ radio/TV station
- a letter of intent (in an international language)

The address for submitting the documents:
Institutul Cultural Roman, Aleea Alexandru nr. 38, sector 1, BucureÅsti.

Contact:
Ruxandra SighinaÅŸ
031 7100 675
rsb @ icr.ro
http://www.icr.ro/bucharest/scholarships-and-residencies/grants-for-cultural-journalists.html

RESULTS 2009

The members of the committee:
- Florin Dumitrescu
- Alexandra Olivotto
- Răzvan Ţupa

The criteria of evaluating and selection:
1. project relevancy taking into account the promotion of the Romanian cultural
phenomenon
2. consistency of the project and the possibility of continuing it
3. finality of the project
4. relevancy of the dossier
5. identification and the use of local resources

Oana-Valentina Suciu PhD, Lecturer, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Sciences Str. Sf. Stefan 24, s. 2, Bucharest e-mail: oanavalentina_ suciu@yahoo. co.uk , oana.suciu@fspub. ro

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Fakhrinur Huseynli Master on Peace and Conflict Transformation

My Dream of Peace

«On a square people begin to gather.

More and more people are coming together. They have come from all parts of the world: it is perceptible by the colours of their skin, the clothes they wear and the different musicality of their languages.

They get together in small groups. Inspired by the vision of a peaceful world, they gather deep and meaningful thoughts of peace. The thoughts are drawn on large sheets of paper. Now, these people start to get up, reaching into the drawings, and making them come alive. Suddenly, thoughts about peace turn into deliberate deeds, concrete steps of help, effective actions, spreading like a wave of peace all over the world.»

Pierre Brunner, President, World Peace Academy

MAS Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation

Degree - Content - Course Format - Fees - Intended Audience - Requirements - Academic Directors - Teaching Staff

Degree
This Masters program is accredited by the University of Basel, which will also issue the degree. The title "Master of Advanced Studies" is internationally recognized.

Content
The Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation is concerned with the various forms and conditions of peace as well as the obstacles to them. Peace means the absence of war, and much more. Galtung introduced the distinction between direct, structural and cultural violence. Direct violence means hurting and killing; structural violence is the slow death from hunger and preventable or curable diseases caused by extreme inequality and political oppression; and cultural violence consists of the justification of direct and structural violence in education, the media, literature and art, in the form of nationalism, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination and prejudice. Peace means the absence of those three forms of violence and includes measures both to alleviate and heal past violence as well as to prevent future violence.

This program explores all of these aspects of peace. Its objective is to enable the participants to play an active role in peaceful conflict transformation and in creating a culture of peace. In addition to conveying theoretical knowledge and practical skills for peace work, our program emphasizes also the personal development of the participants. They learn to analyze conflicts, to make prognoses, and to design and implement creative solutions. They learn to detect growing tensions early and know methods to deescalate conflicts and prevent violence. They learn how to mediate between conflict parties and how to encourage conciliation after violence. They learn how to promote peace and development through education and action, and how to facilitate intercultural understanding and cooperation.

Course Format
The educational concept combines interdisciplinary peace research with the teaching of constructive conflict transformation, the practical experience of multicultural coexistence and the development of personal competencies for peace.

The study is divided into 10 modules, addressing the following topics: (1) Introduction to the Methodology of Peace Research; (2) Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding; (3) Regional Conflicts and Field Work; (4) International Relations and International Law; (5) From National to Human Security; (6) Peace Education and Ethics; (7) Human Rights, Gender and Democratization; (8) Sustainable Development and Its Contributions to Peace; (9) Peace Culture and the Media; (10) Development of Key Competencies for Peace Workers.

During the 9 months fulltime study period, the students will learn and work together, building a multi-cultural community. Such a unique learning situation will enable the participants to train in everyday situations what needs to be realized on a global scale: mutual understanding, tolerance, cooperation and the willingness to learn from each other.

The total workload (including thesis) comprises 2100 hours, equivalent to 70 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It includes lectures, seminars, exercises, presentations, simulations, group activities, excursions, self-study, library research and writing papers. Students write an MAS thesis on a relevant topic of their choice, under the guidance of a faculty member. After successfully completing the course, the participants are awarded the accredited degree of Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation, issued by the University of Basel.

The World Peace Academy will consider accepting students wishing to complete their MAS in a longer period of time and/or those wishing to have previously obtained graduate level credits recognized and counting towards their MAS diploma. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please click here for more information.

Fees
CHF 15'000 course fees, including thesis supervision.

Rooms in the Student House (500 CHF per month), meals and health-accident insurance are at the students' expenses.

Intended Audience
Students from all over the world, from any discipline interested in peace and conflict resolution, including young diplomats, government officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, officers, psychologists, artists, and anyone interested in solving conflicts by peaceful means.

Requirements
A first university degree (bachelors or equivalent) is required, or equivalent professional experience.
Applicants should have good knowledge of English both written and oral. Expected is a level of English that is usually acquired by studying for at least one year in an English speaking country.
Scholarships will be sought to invite participants from crisis and conflict areas.

Academic Directors
Prof. Dr. Ueli Mäder, Institute for Sociology, University of Basel
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Fischer, World Peace Academy and Transcend Peace University
Catherine Brunner Dubey, MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, World Peace Academy

Teaching Staff
Professors and experts from the University of Basel, and from Institutions on every continent. We invite the best specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, founder of the academic discipline of peace studies.

Best wishes:

Fakhrinur HUSEYNLI
Master of Advanced Studies in Peace & Conflict Transformation
World Peace Academy (WPA) - Swiss Centre for Peace Studies with Basel University
E-mail: hfaxrinuratga@yahoo.com, fakhrinur.huseynli@stud.unibas.ch
MSN:faxrinurh@hotmail.com
Skype:fakhrinur. huseynli

Sincerely:

Fakhrinur Huseynli
President of Azerbaijan Tafakkur Youth Association
AZ-0100, Azerbaijan, Absheron reg.,
Khirdalan city, 28th district, 7 house
E-mail: atyadonation@ yahoo.com

http://www.world-peace-academy.ch/?sid=1300d27bd0f1cb6a158d7e15a7650013&lang=en

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2 GRANTS FOR A 4-MONTHS RESEARCH-STAY (each) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

FOR STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITIES IN ALBANIA, BOSNIA-HERCEGOVINA; CROATIA, KOSOVO, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SERBIA WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A MASTER- or PhD-PROGRAMME in the field of "History, philology or political sciences"

Grant Period: October 2010 until January 2011 (incl.)

Target group:

Eligible candidates for the grant are students who are enrolled in a master- or PhD-programme at their home-universities and are working on their diploma-/master- or PhD-thesis. During their stay at the University of Vienna the successful candidates should do intensive scientific research and participate in the academic life of the respective Department of the University of Vienna. The continuous presence of the grant-holders in Vienna during the grant-period is therefore required.

Requirements and Qualifications:
- Excellent academic performance
- Good command of English and/or German
- A specific research project in the subject area of History, philology or political sciences for the grant-period at the

University of Vienna

Documents required for application:
- Detailed description of the scientific project that should be carried out during the stay at the University of Vienna.
- Motivation letter in which the candidate explains why he/she would like to do his/her research work at the University of Vienna and how he/she thinks to take part in the academic life of the University of Vienna.
- A letter of recommendation
- Detailed CV with postal delivery-address, Email-address and telephone number.
- Proof of English and/or German /copies of certificates or confirmation of the supervisor of the master- or doctoral thesis or proof of the participation in a study-programme held in German or

English or proof of a longer stay in a Germa/English speaking country
- Transcript of records or copy of the graduation certificate
- Copy of passport

Selection procedure:
An expert-group of the Osteuropaforum at the University of Vienna will make a ranking-list of the candidates and propose it to the Vice Rector for Educational Program Development and Internationalization for the final decision. The candidates will be informed about the results of the selection.

Payment:
The successful candidate(s) will get a grant of EUR 1000.- per month for 4 months each to cover all living costs during the stay at the University of Vienna. No travel costs will be reimbursed.

Terms of application, submission of application:
Applications have to be sent via e-mail, fax or by post until latest 30th of May 2010 (date of e-mail and postmark) to:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Schmitt
E-Mail: oliver.schmitt@ univie.ac. at

Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte
1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3 (Campus)
T: +43-1-4277-411 18
F: +43-1-4277-9 411

If the application is carried out by post [if any of the necessary documents can not be scanned, they must be sent by post or by fax], an announcement of the application by email until latest 30th of May 2010 is indispensable! !!

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CfA: COST ENGINEERING SEMINAR 2010, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN (21-22 May 2010)

MMC is going to organize a professional seminar titled “Seminar on Basic Quantitative Applications of Cost Control in Engineering” for the holders of different engineering positions. The course is aimed at providing useful tips, techniques and applications for the engineers in order to enable them better understand the economic, finance, accounting and mathematical concepts/tools as applied in operations / production / manufacturing / industrial engineering.

Seminar outline:
This introductory course will cover the following topics:
- Cost Minimization / optimization
- Linear Programming for Profit Maximization
- Scheduling methods and Capacity Planning
- Introduction to NPV and IRR

Language of instructions: English

Instructor: Ramin A (a Khazar University faculty member)

Ramin A. is an award-winner for Excellence in Teaching with 6 years of teaching experience. Since 2008 Ramin teaches Operations Management, Investments and Managerial Economics at the School of Economics and Management, Khazar University. Prior joining Khazar University he taught various Business and Management courses in South-East Asia.

Duration: Total 5 hours in 2 days

Course Schedule: 19.00 – 21.00 on 21 May 2010 (Friday)
15.00 – 18.00 on 22 May 2010 (Saturday)
Venue: Khazar University (downtown campus), Baku, Azerbaijan

Each participant will get printed reading materials and a certificate of participation.
There are no formal eligibility requirements.
Seats are limited.

Registration Fee: AZN 82 (USD 102) (specially discounted for local participants)

Registration:
Apply by filling in the online application form http://www.emailmeform.com/fid.php?formid=626506
Or contact ceseminar2010@gmail.com
Deadline for registration: 16 May 2010.

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Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) Fourth Edition (2010-2012)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European students (Category B)
Erasmus Mundus Grants for Third Country visiting scholars

The Research Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Granada is pleased to inform that the application period for European students and Third Country (non-EU) scholars to take part in the fourth edition (2010-2012) of its Erasmus Mundus Master Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA).

The deadline for application is 30th April 2010.

GEMMA is a joint European Master in Women's and Gender Studies selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus master of excellence and co-ordinated by the University of Granada (Spain).

This inter-university and interdisciplinary programme is addressed to students interested in Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and Equal Opportunities Policies. It provides a unique opportunity to acquire professional qualifications in these areas at two prestigious European universities and to obtain a double Master's Degree from these institutions according to the mobility route chosen by the student. The languages of instruction are English, Spanish and Italian.

GEMMA Partner Universities:
University of Granada (Coordinator, Spain)
University of Bologna (Italy)
Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
University of Hull (United Kingdom)
Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
University of Lodz (Poland)
University of Oviedo (Spain)
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Scholarships:

Erasmus Mundus scholarship, Category B:
Eligibility: Category B scholarships are meant for European students (nationals of EU, EEA-EFTA countries) or third country nationals who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

The scholarship covers the tuition fees and insurance, as well as personal expenses (a monthly allowance of 500 Euros) during the two years of the master.

Application deadline: 30th April 2010

Erasmus Mundus grant for scholars:
Third Country scholars can apply for research visits at one or various GEMMA European partner institutions. These visits can last between 2 weeks and 3 months and the grant is calculated on the basis of 1.200 Euros per week.

Application deadline: 30th April 2010

Application
The online application form for both types of scholarships can be found at the GEMMA webpage (www.ugr.es/local/gemma) together with all the necessary instructions.

For further information please check the GEMMA webpage:
www.ugr.es/local/gemma
Contact: gemma@ugr.es

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Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES), University of Bologna

This programme, which might be of interest for your students, was launched some years ago by the University of Bologna, Italy together with the Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, Corvinus University of Budapest and St Petersburg State University, who awards a joint diploma. The University of Ljubljana is an associate partner that offers additional mobility for students.

The programme is taught entirely in English (120 ECTS) and MIREES students will spend the first year in Forlì (one of the five campuses of the University of Bologna), while in the second year a minimum of 5 months will be spent at Partner Universities (including Ljubljana) and, in particular cases, at other MIREES Associated Universities in the Balkans. A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students.

More detailed information on the teaching plan and the Faculty, together with the application form, can be found at our web site: http://www.mirees.unibo.it/ .

The programme is especially recommended for prospective PhD students. Our best alumni are currently attending doctorate programmes at the Universities of Oxford, Kent, the New School in New York and other prestigious international academic institutions. Moreover, the programme is designed to forge analysts, area experts, consultants and mediators, to meet the needs of research institutes, the European Commission,
international agencies, voluntary organizations and NGO's, public administration, managers, corporations and banks located in East-Central Europe and the Balkans or promoting investments in these regions. Most of our alumni have found employment precisely in these fields.

The MIREES programme offers specialized, in-depth knowledge of the post-socialist countries in transition, the new EU member states, and the new East-European neighbour countries to students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages (and Slavic languages in particular), agricultural studies and cultural studies generally.

The programme aims at developing language skills. MIREES offers courses in Bosnian-Croatian- Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian, and Slovak (Hungarianand Lithuanian are also available in the 2nd year), as well as Italian for foreigners as an additional option. The curriculum stresses on interdisciplinary studies in the economics of transition; politics and international relations; history and cultural studies focused on Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The international dimension of
the programme is enhanced through student mobility, by an international faculty composed of prominent scholars of international repute, and a genuinely international student body. (In the previous cycles we enrolled students from 21 countries including the US, Mexico, Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Albania, Poland, Armenia, Norway,
Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Slovak Republic, Finland and, of course, Italy.)

Therefore, we would be extremely grateful if you could encourage your BA students to consider applying to this two year programme and, at the same time, if you could forward this message to your colleagues interested in this part of the world. With this in mind we are sending you as an attachment our promotional flyer in a pdf file. It briefly covers all the general aspects of the programme, as well as the mission
and the profile of our Master of Arts.

Should you need further information, please feel free to contact the Tutor of the course at facscpol-fo. tutormirees@ unibo.itor the Faculty Student Office (info.spfo@unibo. it, phone +39.0543.374100) .

Thank you very much for your kind attention and cooperation.

Best regards,

Prof. Stefano Bianchini
Director, Master of Arts MIREES
University of Bologna
School of Political Science, Forlì Campus

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CfA: Leading, Innovating & Negotiating: Critical Strategies for Public Sector Executives

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Leading, Innovating & Negotiating: Critical Strategies for Public Sector Executives
A Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program
31 May 2010 - 3 June 2010
Athens, Greece

Leading, Innovating and Negotiating: Critical Strategies for Public Sector Executives offers participants analytical and problem-solving tools critical for advancing individual and organizational goals that are vital for generating, managing and leveraging innovation in an era of growing global complexity. This program is designed for senior professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors in Southeast and East-Central Europe. Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Instruction will focus on three main areas, led by Harvard faculty who are experts in these fields:

Negotiation and conflict management, Professor Brian Mandell: This module provides a toolkit of strategic and analytical skills and conceptual frameworks that enable participants to accurately diagnose, shape and direct negotiations within and across organizations and sectors; design consensus-building procedures and build winning coalitions; examine cross-cultural differences and ethical dilemmas; sustain cooperative relationships; and manage complex, competitive environments.

Innovation, Professor Elaine Kamarck: This module aims to address the growing inability of governments and organizations to deal with public problems through old methods and traditional practices. It aims to assist participants in devising novel institutional arrangements to meet contemporary challenges, and teaches new managerial practices that enable participants to implement and sustain such new arrangements. It also offers insights on how to build comprehensive plans for executing change and seeks to provide participants with knowledge and strategies on how to influence an organization' s culture and alter the ways organizations and institutions respond to the challenge of innovation.

Leadership, Professor Roderick Kramer: This component focuses on effective leadership practices for managing group-level problem solving in organizations. Many important decisions are made in group contexts, and finding the right solution to the right problem is a key part of effective group decision making. Accordingly, this module presents a framework for thinking about how leaders can organize and manage problem solving teams. We also discuss ways in which leaders build trust and communicate effectively within the context of small groups.

Application Deadline: 26 April 2010

Program Fee: $5,250 (full tuition scholarships available for most accepted applicants)

Further Information and Application: http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/Programs/cge/overview.aspx

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

tel: +1 (617) 496-0175 n fax: +1 (617) 496-5700

kokkalis_program@hks.harvard.edu

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/kokkalis

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8 PhD positions in Neuroimaging, Europe

Neurophysics: 8 PhD positions and 2 Post-doc positions in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany or Belgium in the field of Neuroimaging.

fMRI is a fast developing technique that permits addressing core questions in cognitive neuroscience in the human brain. The future of this technique resides in pushing hardware to permit ultra-high field scanning at superior spatial resolution, developing advanced data analysis, and combining the technique with other approaches, including EEG, TMS, PET, as well as pharmacology and molecular biology. These goals are pursued by a consortium of 4 partners consisting of Maastricht University (Brain Imaging Centre), Research Centre Juelich (MR Physics), University of Liege (Cyclotron Research Centre) and Glaxo-Smith- Kline (Clinical Imaging Centre London). Funding comes from a Marie-Curie Initial Training Network grant.

Description
To advance research goals at the consortium, we are looking for applicants who (1) show a drive to investigate a core question in cognitive neuroscience which can be theoretical (e.g., perception, attention, memory) or more clinical in nature (e.g., dementia, neurofeedback in locked-in patients); (2) are motivated to use and/or help engineer cutting-edge methods of data acquisition (physics) and data analysis; (3) enjoy the (technical) challenges of working in an integrative, multidisciplinary environment. Relevant backgrounds include engineering, physics, mathematics, advanced statistics and data analysis, molecular biology, software programming, computational modelling, and cognitive neuroscience. The ideal candidate combines skills from several of these disciplines.

We offer a unique, integrative research environment where world-leading scientists will integrate accepted applicants into their research teams. A 1.5y training programme has been set up to offer additional, high-level training in all domains relevant for the research (for an overview of all offered courses:
http://www.psychology.unimaas.nl/images/pdf_files/courseoverview.pdf).

The Marie Curie- Initial Training Network 'Methods in Neuroimaging' graduate school offers:
- 3 PhD positions and 1 Post-doc position in biophysics and MR physics at Research Centre Juelich (Germany)
- 3 PhD positions and 1 Post-doc position in brain imaging data acquisition and analysis (combination of methods) at Brain Imaging Centre, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
- 2 PhD positions in the field of brain imaging data acquisition and analysis (combination of methods) at Cyclotron Research Centre, Université de Liège (Belgium)

Representative project descriptions can be found here: http://www.psychology.unimaas.nl/images/pdf_files/Projectdescriptions.pdf
Although there is some flexibility in the research topics, applicants should select their preferred projects.

Research Field
Neurosciences - Other

Benefits
All recruited researchers are Marie Curie fellows and will profit from all Marie Curie benefits, including travel, living, mobility and career exploratory allowances.

Comment/web site for additional job details
Application files (sent by mail) should include:
- Motivation letter (please state your fields/projects of interest)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certified transcripts Master
- two recent reference letters send directly by the referees via mail
- all non-native English speakers have to pass the academic IELTS (minimum score: 7.5) or TOEFL internet-based (minimum score: 113)
- Application deadline: July 15th 2010

Please contact Els Merken for further information and/or application
Mailing address : Marie Curie Vacancies t.a.v. Els Merken, P.O. 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
email: els.merken@maastric htuniversity. nl
phone: +31 388 1747

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33580990

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Apr 24, 2010

7 PhD Scholarships, Economics & Management, Trento, Italy

Call for applications - Doctoral programme in Economics and Management - 2010/2011

The call for applications for the 2010-11 PhD in Economics and Management is now open. The doctoral programme is conducted entirely in English and will be taught by members of the university's multi-national faculty.

No tuition fees are charged and a number of fully funded three-year scholarships will be awarded to the top-ranked applicants.

Applications together with the attachments required must arrive at the University of Trento by the 8th of June 2010 in one of the following ways:

a) hand-delivered to the University of Trento - Ufficio Protocollo Centrale, Via Belenzani n. 12 – 38122 Trento, from 10:00 am to 12:00 a.m., Monday to Friday;

b) by post to the following address: Al Magnifico Rettore dell'Università degli Studi di Trento, Via Belenzani 12 – 38122 Trento (ITALY) (please write "Selection for Doctoral School in Economics and Management 26th cycle" on the envelope);

c) on-line application at the following website: http://portale.unitn.it/en/applyphd.htm by 4 p.m. (GMT+1)

Closing Date for Applications: 8 June 2010

Please note that although courses will start at the end of September, for administrative reasons we can only pay your first grant instalment on November 1, 2010

Link:
http://portale.unitn.it/drem/portalpage.do?channelId=-34492&channel2Id=-37165&content_OID=31374&page=/jsp/editorial/editorial.jsp&programId=31375

http://portale.unitn.it/drem/hp_event.do?HP_Request=HP_News&newsId=344509&rootchannelId=-34491

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Apr 23, 2010

Post-doctoral at HEC Management School, University of Liege

HEC Management School - University of Liège (HEC-ULg) invites applications for a one year (possibly renewable) full time post-doctoral research position starting on October 1st, 2010.

Prerequisites for qualification are a Ph.D. in Statistics or in a related field. The candidate should demonstrate excellent research potential with significant international exposure. The School is especially interested in candidates with a background in the areas of mathematical statistics, nonparametrics, survival analysis, Bayesian or robust statistics with a special attention for practical applications. A limited teaching duty (in English or French) is possible (e.g. a short course on the candidate's area of research), and participation in various scientific activities (Graduate School in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, local seminars…) is expected.

HEC-ULg is one of the leading Belgian business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with 60 faculty members with international recognition and more than 2400 students as of January 2010. It results from a successful merger in Liège, at the heart of Europe, between a public university (University of Liège) and a private business school (HEC Liège). The chosen candidate will have access to a dynamic research network enabling fruitful interdisciplinary collaborations. He will be part of the recently created Centre for Quantitative Methods and Operations Management (QuantOM), gathering 20 scientists and aiming at developing innovative quantitative methods in management science. The Center for Statistics will also give him the opportunity to collaborate with statisticians of the other departments of the University (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences) through regular contacts and seminars.

HEC-ULg is located in Liège, Belgiumâ's third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region. Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the eighth freight airport in Europe. Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical patrimonium, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 40 kilometers from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 kilometers from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Köln, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the new magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

Candidates should send
- a full curriculum vitae,
- a copy of their PhD diploma,
- a copy of their recent publications and
- a letter describing their research interests to:
C. Heuchenne, HEC Management School, Université de Liège, Bd du Rectorat 7 (B31), 4000 Liège, Belgium (C.Heuchenne@ ulg.ac.be). We encourage candidates to apply early. Applications received before June 1st will be given full consideration. Applications received after June 1st will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact C. Heuchenne (C.Heuchenne@ ulg.ac.be).

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PhD position in Regulation of Ion Channels In Carginogenesis, Nice, France

REGULATION OF ION CHANNELS IN CARCINOGENESIS

PhD position (CNRS/PACA funding) available from September 2010 in the Institute of
Developmental Biology and Cancer (UNSA CNRS UMR 6543), in the group of Dr Franck
Borgese at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis / CNRS, Nice, France.

Thesis supervisor: Dr Olivier Soriani
Our project will focus on the regulation of ion channels involved in cancer cell behaviour (apoptosis resistance, extra cellular matrix adhesion and degradation,
motility, proliferation). Recently, we have demonstrated that a unique tumour biomarker, the sigma-1 receptor (Sig1R), was functionally associated to Cl- and K+ channels in lung cancer and leukaemia cells. We have shown that the over-expression of Sig1R in cancer cells enhances cell apoptotic resistance through a decrease of volume-regulated Cl- channels activation kinetics (Renaudo et al., 2007; Le Guennec et al., 2008). Moreover, exogenous sigma ligands inhibit cell cycle through a K+ channel / p27kip1-dependent pathway (Renaudo et al. 2004).

The project will deal on the molecular mechanisms associating the Sig1R to ion channels aberrantly expressed in leukaemia and breast cancer cells, in relation to their aggressiveness state. Finally, in vivo significance of the described mechanisms will be explored in a mouse metastatic model.

Main technical approaches: Molecular cell biology, genetics, microscopy imagery and
electrophysiology (patch-clamp).

We are seeking highly talented and self-motivated candidates. A background in the field of electrophysiology and cell physiology will be appreciated. The position
will be available on September 2010.

Candidates are invited to obtain application forms from soriani@unice.fr or borgese@unice.fr

Application deadline: Friday 30th April. Provisional date for auditions of short listed candidates: Monday 17th May

Références:
· Martial,S., Giorgelli,J. L., Renaudo,A., Derijard,B., and Soriani,O. (2008). SP600125 inhibits Kv channels through a JNK-independent pathway in cancer cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res.
Commun. 366, 944-950
· Renaudo,A., L'Hoste,S., Guizouarn,H. , Borgese,F., and Soriani,O. (2007). Cancer cell cycle modulated by a functional coupling between sigma receptors and Cl- channels. J. Biol. Chem. 282, 2259-2267.
· Le Guennec,J.Y. , Ouadid-Ahidouch, H., Soriani,O., Besson,P., Ahidouch,A., and Vandier,C. (2007). Voltage-gated ion channels, new targets in anti-cancer research. Recent Patents Anticancer Drug Discov. 2, 189-202.
· Renaudo,A., Watry,V., Chassot,A.A. , Ponzio,G., Ehrenfeld,J. , and Soriani,O. (2004). Inhibition of tumor cell proliferation by sigma ligands is associated with K+ Channel inhibition and p27kip1 accumulation. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 311, 1105-1114.

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CfP: International law Students Association (ILSA) 2010 Summer Conference in Istanbul-Turkey

The theme of the conference is "Discussing Global Issues within the Framework of the United Nations"

The subtopics are as follows:
1. The United Nations and the future of Human Rights
2. Can the United Nations still be the foundation of global peace "Jus ad bellum, Jus in bello, Jus post bellum."
3. Proliferation of courts within the UN system.
4. The United Nations Security Council and its Role in the 21st Century
5. The United Nations and non-international armed conflicts.

The Conference will be held through three sub-events: Keynote Seminars of Professors, Panels of paper presenting participants and Model United Nations (MUN).

In order to have a chance to be a presenter at the conference panels on one of the above topics, the abstract submission deadline is May14, 2010.

To register and get more information about the ILSA 2010 Conference, please
visit http://www.ilsa2010istanbul.com and also see our facebook event as well at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195521096505&index=1 .

The conference flyer and call for papers document are attached to this email.The selected papers for presentation will be published in the conference booklet and the participants will receive a certificate in addition to the best presentation and the best delegate selections.

For any further questions contact sanser@ilsa2010istanbul.com
Look forward to meeting you in Istanbul !

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PhD position in SE Asian pop music, Leiden, NL

Ph.D. Position (10-038)
The Institute of Cultural Anthropology of the Faculty of Social en Behavioral Sciences

The Institute of Cultural Anthropology of the Faculty of Social en Behavioral Sciences

PHD POSITION (f/m) (38 hours a week)
Vacancy number: 10-038

starting on 1 July 2010

Within the NWO funded project 'Articulating Modernity: the Making of Popular Music in 20th Century Southeast Asia and the Rise of New Audiences'.

This is a joint project with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). The project analyzes the interplay between the production of popular music, the articulation of modernity, and the emergence of new audiences, lifestyles and related processes of social differentiation in 20th century (pen)insular Southeast Asia. We focus on decisive historical junctures where technological innovation, human agency, the consumption of new musical styles and the rise of new audiences came together within particular Southeast Asian urban localities. Two senior researchers have been appointed within the project to study the jazz age (1920-1950s) and Islamic popular music in the digital era (1990s-2000s) . There is one PhD position available.

The PhD project advertised covers the period from the 1950s to 1970s. The regional focus is on Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or the Philippines. We ask candidates to focus on pioneering artists and producers and to explain their emergence within their particular urban context, the kind of audiences the artists addressed, the new genres they created and how their music was disseminated through live performances, vinyl records, audio cassettes and radio broadcasts.

Candidates are expected to have:

· a MA , MPhil or MSc degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities with excellent results;

· a good command of English (IELTS certificate of qualification 7,5) and proficiency in a Southeast Asian language;

· Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or equivalent;

· Ability and willingness to carry out empirical research and spend extended periods abroad;

· Keen interest in interdisciplinary research methods and approaches (anthropology, history, musicology) and the ability to work in a team.

Terms of employment

A successful applicant will be appointed as promovendus for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of capabilities and compatibility.
The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities for academic personnel, and will range from ? 2.042, - per month in the first year, gradually rising to ? 2.612,- in the final year.

Applications should include:

· a motivation letter;

· curriculum vitae;

· degree transcript of the highest degree obtained (or to be awarded this year), in the form of a transcript/grade- sheet from your university;

· the MA thesis or other major writing sample;

· two reference letters;

· a short research proposal (app. 2.000 words)

For further inquiries, and/or more extensive descriptions of project and subproject, please contact Dr. Bart Barendregt, (barendregt@fsw. leidenuniv. nl).

Applications, including reference number, must be received by May 10, 2010 and can be sent to vacature@fsw. leidenuniv. nl

Upon receipt of your application we will send you confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation within three days after you sent us your application by e-mail, phone us at +3171 527 3427.

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Humphrey Fellowship

The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at selected American universities. Started in 1978, the program now has a network of over 4,000 alumni in 157 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.

Fellows are placed at one of eighteen American universities chosen for excellence in relevant Humphrey fields and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. The host campus selection process is open to all universities. This year’s university competition is in the field of Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention.

The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Communications/ Journalism
- Economic Development
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Finance and Banking
- Higher Education Administration
- HIV/ADIS Policy and Prevention
- Human Resource Management
- Law and Human Rights
- Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
- Public Health Policy and Management
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Substance abuse education, treatment, and prevention
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
- Technology Policy and Management
- Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
- Urban and Regional Planning

To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

- Demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience commensurate with the type of study and training experience they seek and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented.
- Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study.
- Proficiency in both written and spoken English with a minimum TOEFL test scores of 525 paper-based or 71 Internet-based. Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long Term English Training.
- Demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not already experienced.

The Humphrey Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, tuition fees and living expenses for full-time study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Application forms at http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/

Moreinfo: http://humphreyfellowship.org

Applicants need to create new account and follow the instructions outlined in this website before completing the application forms and other supporting documents.

Cambodia Applicants who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 525 or above should plan to take the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) on June 19 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP from Monday-Friday, with a registration deadline of June 14. Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320. contact Mr. Chau Sa at 023-728-248; email: chaus@state. gov


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