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Thursday, March 5

elme 2015 - Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology

ELME is a summer educational program at the Kellogg Biological Station devoted to Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology.

Research often involves addressing hypotheses with data that are non-linear, non-normal, hierarchical or otherwise complex. This year’s ELME program focuses on introducing graduate students (or advanced undergraduates) to modern statistical methods that make it possible to link theory with empirical data in ecological and evolutionary research. The program will consist of three, intensive week-long courses.

Each course features a hands-on environment; students will learn the basics in a lecture setting and while cementing their knowledge with independent and collaborative lab projects using R. An emphasis is placed on applying course concepts to students' own research and data. Weekly topics are complementary, but each course is independent, so students can take any combination of these courses. Class runs from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and may involve evening projects, so residence is expected.

June 1-5: Maximum Likelihood Analysis in Ecology
Instructor: Dr. Colin Kremer, Yale University

June 8-12: Modern Regression for Ecologists: GLMs, GAMs, Model Selection
Instructor: Dr. Kyle Edwards, University of Hawaii

June 15-19: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics for Ecologists
Instructor: Dr. Tom Miller, Rice University

Further details available at <http://www.kbs.msu.edu/index.php/education/graduate-program/courses/elme>

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm

Target audience: 12-18 graduate students and exceptional undergraduates

Prerequisites: Previous experience with statistics including familiarity with generalized linear modeling (eg, ANOVA, linear regression, logistic regression) is recommended. Programming experience (any language, but particularly with the statistical programming language R) is beneficial.

Format: A mixture of lecture, and guided computer labs.

Admissions: favors, but is not limited to, students who can enroll through MSU or a participating CIC institution (Big 10 plus University of Chicago) though its Travelling Scholar Program.  Financial support to cover room and board and help defray transportation costs may be available.

To apply, email elme2015@kbs.msu.edu the following:

- your CV
- a brief statement of research interests and why you'd benefit from the course
- a brief statement of relevant educational/research experience, including related coursework
- the name of a reference who you've asked to email a letter of support
- whether you are eligible for the CIC Traveling Scholars program
- whether you need financial support

Deadline for applications: March 23, 2015

Any questions? Email elme2015@kbs.msu.edu
--
Christopher Klausmeier
Kellogg Biological Station &
Department of Plant Biology
Michigan State University
Hickory Corners MI 49060

Fulbright Program - Former grantee presentation Thursday!

The 2016-17 program will provide grants to 1,900 U.S. students for projects in over 140 countries. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Campus deadline: September 8, 2015 at noon

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The 2016-17 program will provide grants to approximately 1,900 U.S. students for projects in over 140 countries. Types of grants:
  • Academic grant - a self-designed program that may include coursework at a foreign university, independent field/library research, or any combination of these. 
  • Arts grant – a self-designed program to train in the creative or performing arts, usually via classes at an art or music school, training with a professional, or a combination. 
  • English Teaching Assistantship – a placement as an assistant to an English teacher at the primary, secondary, or university level. Placement is typically part-time and an additional independent project is expected.

Eligibility

To apply for this program through UM-Ann Arbor, applicants must:
  • be U-M students, alumni, or staff;
  • be U.S. citizens;
  • have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and
  • demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.
  • Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M.  

Information Sessions

 Thursday, March 5 (Special Presentation by Amre Metwally, former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Turkey)
• Friday, March 13
• Wednesday, March 18


Laptops are welcome and encouraged. Sessions are held from 12pm-1pm in 1644 School of Social Work Bldg.

Advising

After attending an info session, please review the Countriessection of the Fulbright website, and see below for individual advising or contact iifellowships-fulbright@umich.edu.

Appointments:
• Academic grant advising
• Arts grant advising
• English Teaching Assistantship advising

 

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2015 Summer Internships at the Bird Center of Washtenaw County

Hello All,

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc. is seeking interns for summer 2015. We are a non-profit songbird rehabilitation center conveniently located in Ann Arbor, MI. Our internships provide good on the job experience and training for students pursuing careers in the zoological and environmental fields. Click here to apply.
 
Thank you for your cooperation,
 
Bailey Hughes


Bailey A. Hughes
Clinic Manager
Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc.www.birdcenterwashtenaw.org
baileyhughes@aol.com



Win Up to $50K for Your Sustainability Project

Dow Sustainability Fellows
Win Up to $50K for Your Sustainability Project!   

Request for ProposalsDo you have an idea to help protect the environment and enhance quality of life for current and future generations? If so, then consider entering the Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability competition, which provides up to $5,000 in "seed money" to pursue a collaborative project, and up to $50,000 for full implementation.

As a component of U-M's Dow Sustainability Fellows program, this competition welcomes proposals spanning the full breadth of sustainability topics, including but not limited to: energy, water, communities, food, built environment, transportation, and other areas. Details about the awards program are here, and a few key details are outlined below.

Project & Proposal Requirements
  • Describe a compelling and practical effort to foster sustainability beyond the U-M campus - at the local, national, or global level
  • Clearly articulate a new and innovative concept and have the potential for societal benefits and sustainability impact
  • Be led by students from U-M Ann Arbor
  • Have a faculty advisor (Additional staff and faculty team members are also encouraged)
  • Involve at least three different schools/colleges at UM-Ann Arbor
     
Project
The program is accepting project proposals until May 28, 2015 or until 15 viable proposals have been received, whichever comes first. So, if you're interested, be sure to submit a proposal ASAP.

Details
Information about this Dow Sustainability Awards competition is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Wallin at (734) 763-6131 or apwallin@umich.edu.

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Symposium

On Friday, March 20th, Rackham Graduate School will be hosting the 2015 Spring AGEP SymposiumThe AGEP Alliance is a partnership with other Michigan universities to provide both academic and social support to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, particularly those who plan to pursue an academic career, from diverse social and academic backgrounds. This event is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and cross institutional exchange and dialogue.

The event will begin with lunch and a keynote address from one of own graduates, Dr. Catherine Espaillat, who is now tenure track faculty at Boston University. 
You can chose to present from one or more of the following presentation formats: 
  1. Poster presentation
  2. Research paper
  3. Round table discussion on an aspect of your research, topics related to graduate education, preparation of future faculty, etc. 
  4. Intellectual autobiography is a six-minute presentation of how your personal history and professional activities inevitably intertwine to shape your identity as a researcher.

To register for the symposium, use this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QsQtV4qyZSXvJ181oqtlzCPNmQrHU8ZUREDgTh0DVNc/viewform?usp=send_form
Please note that all abstracts are due by 5pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For more information, visit our website or contact Emma Flores-Scott at emxf@umich.edu

Wednesday, February 25

GSCAs in the UM Herbarium

Hi All,

Graduate Student Curatorial Assistantships (GSCAs) are available in the Herbarium to PhD graduate students with candidate status (PLEASE NOTE - the GSCA available for Spring Summer is open to pre-candidates)

The position descriptions are below. If you are interested, please let me know.

Have a great day!

Cindy

UMH – University of Michigan Herbarium (http://herbarium. lsa.umich.edu/One GSCA position will be available for the fall 2015 semester at 3600 Varsity Drive to assist the curatorial staff in diverse herbarium activities, including databasing, digitization, georeferencing, plant mounting, specimen annotation, and loan transactions.
Contact: Director Paul Berry (peberry@umich.edu) for information.


UMH – University of Michigan Herbarium (http://herbarium.lsa.umich.edu/) in conjunction with UM Museum of Zoology (UMMZ For the spring, summer, and/or fall semesters of 2015, a GSCA position to work on a National Science Foundation funded project that will identify, organize, and digitize plant and animal collections from three joint museum expeditions sponsored by the University of Michigan (the First Geological Survey of Michigan (1830s to 1850s); Joseph Beal Steere (1870s, circumglobal), and Walter Koelz (1930s, Asia). The position will be based at the Herbarium at 3600 Varsity Drive but will probably involve considerable time at the Ruthven Museum on campus at N University Drive. 
Contact: Director Paul Berry (peberry@umich.edu) or Project Manager Mackenzie Caple (mcaple@umich.edu) for information.
Dear Graduate Students,

For Fall term 2015 six Graduate Student Curatorial Assistantships (GSCAs) in the Museum of Zoology will be available to PhD graduate students with candidate status. These are excellent opportunities to learn about curatorial activities associated with research collections.

Please find position descriptions here. Applications including CV and which division should be sent to Cynthia Carl in the EEB office.


thanks
Priscilla Tucker

Recruiting students to ICOS Big Data Camp

ICOS Big Data Summer Camp June 1-4 and 11

 Social and organizational life are increasingly conducted online through electronic media, from emails to Twitter feed to dating sites to GPS phone tracking. The traces these activities leave behind have acquired the (misleading) title of “big data.”  It is a good bet that within a few years, a standard part of graduate training in the social sciences will include a hefty dose of “how to make use of big data,” and we will all be throwing around terms like API and Python as we conduct our cyber-ethnographies of Mturk laborers.
    This year ICOS (http://www.icos.umich.edu/) and ARC (http://arc.research.umich.edu/) are again offering a one-week “big data summer camp” for doctoral students interesting in organizational research, with a combination of detailed examples from researchers; hands-on instruction in Python, SQL, and APIs; and group work to apply these ideas to organizational questions.  The dates of the camp are all day June 1-4 and the afternoon of June 11 for group project presentations.  Enrollment is free, but students must commit to attending all day for each day of camp, and be willing to work in interdisciplinary groups.
    To sign up for camp, visit https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/interdisciplinary-committee-on-organizational-studies-icos-big-data-summer-camp/.  Please note that space is limited, and we will be accepting people on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are no pre-requisites, but we will expect all participants to complete some online instruction prior to camp and to bring a laptop to class with all the relevant programs and files loaded and ready.

Friday, February 20

Fall 2015 GSI Info Session - Program in the Environment


Dear Graduate Students,

Are you interested in teaching Environment classes? Program in the Environment (PitE) is hiring Graduate Student Instructors for Fall 2015 term. 

The PitE GSI Info Session will be held Monday February 23 from Noon to 1 PM in room 1046 Dana. A few of the topics covered are:
  • Overview of the PitE GSI application process
  • What makes a good GSI application?
  • How do I apply for a GSI position?
  • Fall 2015 Application and Selection Timeline
  • GSI obligations
  • List of GSI positions

Monday, February 16

Biology GSI Application Now Open (for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015)

Dear Graduate Students,

The Program in Biology GSI application is now open!

The application allows graduate students to apply for teaching positions in BIOLOGY, MCDB, and EEB courses for spring, summer, and fall 2015.

Additional information can be found on the Program in Biology website.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


***
The Program in Biology
University of Michigan // 1140 Undergrad. Science Bldg. (USB)

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/biology/
lsa-biology-advising@umich.edu
734-763-7984
https://www-a1.lsa.umich.edu/advappts/aa_stuselfsvc1.aspx?ctgy=BIO

Friday, February 13

UM funding deadlines for internships/service/research abroad this weekend!

[Correction: please note the change in the African Studies deadline to Feb. 15, corrected from last week's message!]

Did you know that U-M provides over two million dollars' funding annually to support internships
​, volunteering​
 and research abroad?

See our PDF that lists the 2015 deadlines to apply for funding offered by many UM units
​!​
​ (Kudos to my colleague, Audrey Buswell, for compiling this list).​

Please note that some major deadlines are just around the corner, including:

LSA
​ Internship​
 Funding
, first round - 
THIS Friday ​
Feb. 13
​ (
​only ​
LSA 
​undergraduates​
 are eligible​
; need-based--you 
​must​
 be an LSA student with financial need--but this funding can be used for any internship, not only the LSA Int'l Internships)​

International Institute's Individually-Developed Fellowships -
Sunday, ​
Feb. 15
​ (
​*​
all
​* continuing​
 students are eligible to appl​y; merit-based)

​International Institute's Alajbecovic Fellowships - Feb. 15(for internships in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, or Bosnia & Herzegovina; merit-based)​

​​
African Studies Center - Feb. 15​ (for internships taking place in Africa; merit-based
​, *all* continuing students going to Africa are eligible​
)​​

Ross Global Experience 
, first round - Feb. 15
​ (only Ross students are eligible​)


Wallenberg Summer Travel AwardsFeb. 16
​ (
​merit-based; ​
for community service projects​
​ that embody the ideals of UM alum Raoul Wallenberg; all continuing undergraduates are eligible; additionally, graduate students in health-related fields are eligible​
)

Wednesday, February 11

Postdoctoral Research Associate

This announcement is from a colleague of Gina Baucom's. Dr Dylan Childs, University of Sheffield, is looking for a modeler to develop eco-evolutionary models of herbicide resistance evolution.

Tuesday, February 10

CFP: Misfit Politics, Multi-Disciplinary Conference - Abstracts due 2/27


Misfit Politics is a one-day conference to be held April 10, 2015, on the University of Michigan Campus.  The conference gathers a multi-disciplinary group of graduate students whose research takes up unconventional sites, materials, and methods of political inquiry. By focusing on the broad theme of “misfit politics,” the conference creates a platform for those whose work requires some disciplinary border-crossing or emphasizes the unsettled terrain of politics and its study. Professor Kathy Cramer, of the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give the keynote address.

This conference, sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School and the University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science, will be a forum for junior scholars across disciplines to present their research, exchange ideas, and develop scholarly networks. We invite papers on a broad range of topics and innovative methodological approaches related to the theme of “misfit politics,” including, but not limited to:
  • New accounts of core political concepts, such as citizenship, representation, sovereignty, accountability, resistance, violence, and their implications for policy
  • Reproduction, negotiation, or contestation of political concepts in popular culture
  • Intersectionality in coalition building, activism, social movements
  • Politics at the border, the politics of space and geography
  • Reflections of politics in artistic productions and art as a site of politics
  • Biopolitics, trauma, and the politics of personal or public health
  • Empathy, emotion, affect, and intersections with embodiment
  • Technology, new media, and the politics of the digital age
Please submit abstracts of 250-400 words and a brief bio of no more than 100 words to misfitpolitics@umich.edu by 5 pm on FEBRUARY 27th, 2015.


Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair - February 17, 2015: Meet 30+ Employers Live Online (Register now)





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