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The Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma invites nominations for the award honoring the work of forensic anthropologist, Dr. Clyde Snow. The award recognizes the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.
Nominees should have a record of efforts towards supporting survivors of human rights abuses, honoring victims of atrocities, and advocating on behalf of communities in the pursuit of justice. Individuals or groups may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else. Nominators should submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form, a copy of the nominee’s resume (or a chronological summary of accomplishments, if the nominee is a group), and a letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s efforts and accomplishments. Letters of nomination should:
- demonstrate the nominees’ leadership, courage, and compassion in their work advocating for victims of human rights abuses;
- give a clear history of the nominees’ involvement with their causes; and
- explain how the nominees’ efforts give continuity to Dr. Snow’s work.
If the nominee makes the nomination, a letter of recommendation should also be included. Supporting documentation, in the form of media coverage, photos, videos, artwork, and testimonials, is encouraged, but these materials cannot be returned to the nominator. We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The deadline for submission of all materials is February 28, 2018. The award will be conferred at a banquet at the University in Norman, Oklahoma in September 2018.
Additionally, the Center seeks donations to sustain the award and celebrate the work of Dr. Snow. The endowment will be used bi-annually for a monetary award of $5000 and the production of the award sculpture designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, as well as travel expenses, room and board for the awardee, and the costs of the award banquet.
All information about the award, including the nomination form and guidelines for nominations, can be found at this website. Questions may be directed to the Center for Social Justice at [email protected] or call (405) 325-5787.
Established in 2009, the Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. The Center works to promote gender justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.
The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) field school is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the bioarchaeological analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
The BAKOTA project is studying a Bronze Age cemetery population in Eastern Hungary, and aims to understand how this region intensified farming, craft production, and trade without corresponding increases in social inequality. For more information about the project and field school check out our website (http://bakota.net) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bakotaproject).
- Website and Online Application: http://bakota.net/?p=1425
- Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
- Field School Dates: July 3 – August 16, 2018
- Field School Location: Hungary
Contact Information: Dr. Julia Giblin ([email protected])
For the first time in 2018 Achill Archaeological Field School will offer two $2000 scholarships for any of our 6-week or 12-week accredited excavation courses (Excavations and Recording 1, 2, or 7). The bursaries, which can be offset against course fees, aim to support students in their field school journey of discovery.
- Applicants for the scholarship should submit a 500 word statement outlining why they wish to study at the Achill Archaeological Field School accompanied by a CV.
- Students must have applied and completed enrolment at the Achill Archaeological Field School before the scholarship deadline of April 30, 2018.
- Applications should be sent to [email protected] with subject title ‘Scholarship’.
Place of Study
The study will be taken at Achill Archaeological Field School, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
There is no nationality restriction.
30 April 2018.
If you have any further questions please contact us at [email protected].
Scholarship Immersion Arabic in the Nation’s Capital
Sabla is an intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. For five weeks each summer, students from across the US can study Arabic at SQCC on scholarship.
The word Sabla in Omani Arabic dialect refers to a place in each community where people gather and receive hospitality. Sabla also serves as a meeting place to discuss important public issues.
The Sabla program aspires to be a hub bringing together students from across the U.S. for a dynamic linguistic and cultural exchange. The program hopes to enable students to be active learners and to form a community to cultivate a lifelong Arabic language learning experience.
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s Sabla Program is an intensive summer language program designed to benefit current university-level students and recent graduates. The program offers courses at four different levels: Advanced Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. The program emphasizes the instruction of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (fusha).
The MSA program runs for four weeks offering highly intensive course work in Arabic. Classes run from Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Experienced instructors use a proficiency-based approach that emphasizes all five skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Arabic is the main language of instruction. Classes are held in technologically advanced classrooms. The program offers formal instruction in a language that is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab history, society, and culture with a special focus on Oman.
The program is highly demanding. As such, students are expected to be totally committed to attending classes and doing homework on a daily basis. The typical daily workload in the Sabla program entails 4 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 2 to 3 hours of homework.
All applicants are required to have completed at least two semesters of Arabic at a college or university in the United States by the start of the program. This exam, together with the information to be provided in the application about the student’s knowledge of Arabic and the required Arabic writing sample will determine the level of Arabic instruction appropriate for the applicant.
The program also includes:
- Integrated weekly cultural events, including music presentation and movie screenings
- Attending lectures conducted in Arabic featuring guest speakers
- Trips to acquaint students with the magnificent Middle Eastern heritage on display in museums and libraries across DC
- Visits to Middle Eastern restaurants
This academic scholarship covers the cost of classes only. Students will be responsible to pay for their airfare ticket to DC, accommodation, and food, excursions (most museums in DC are free to the public) and any other miscellaneous living expenses for the duration of their stay in DC
Students are required to purchase textbooks. Additional teaching materials will be supplied by instructors at no cost to students.
All insurance coverage including medical, life, accident etc. is the responsibility of the student. Please note that students will be required provide proof of valid medical insurance with their application.
Students must make their own arrangements at a hotel, hostel, or private home in DC. Reservations should be made in advance before arriving to DC for class. SQCC does not provide housing.
If you need any assistance, please email Dr. Abeer Al-Mohsen: [email protected]
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
- Write an essay, in English, that discusses how participation in the Sabla Program at SQCC will help you accomplish your future goals. How do you plan to incorporate Arabic language study into your academic and/or career plans? (300-500 words)
- Write an essay, in Arabic, introducing yourself to the Arabic program staff, including a discussion of your personal and professional interests and goals. (175 words)
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from an Arabic instructor
- Unofficial transcripts
Application review will begin after the 6 May deadline, and we will notify applicants of decisions by 11 May.