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Opportunity: 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

Call for Applications!

2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

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Update & Opportunity to Blog with CCHA!

Fellow friends of CCHA and supporters of the humanities,

I am writing to you to inform you about some updates in addition to offering you an opportunity that will be mutually beneficial!  For starters, we now have a fully functional LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter account, and a blog.  Please see the links to these below and note that we would love you to “like us” and “follow us” if you are willing and able to do so.

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Humanities Advocacy Day

Today is Humanities Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill! Humanities advocates from around the country will be meeting with their Members of Congress to make the case for humanities funding.

For those of you who could not join us in Washington, there are still ways to show your support for humanities funding by email and Twitter.

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NEH Chair Plans More CC Investment, Grants

Tuesday, March 15th is not just the Ides of March, it is also Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.  National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William “Bro” Adams will deliver the speech “Beyond the 50th: New Directions at NEH,” and according to an advanced copy of the speech, we at CCHA are elated to hear that he outlines the plan to “invest more heavily in this [Community College Humanities] sector, beginning with grants that will be announced in late March of this year.” This is just the beginning of the push for the humanities, and we want you to help us get the word out tomorrow!

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Opportunity: Survey Courses Project

Dear Colleague,

The Survey Courses Project: Workshops in American History and Culture is back by popular demand! This program is designed to help college and university professors improve their survey courses by providing them with fresh insights and rich new content information. Sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)in cooperation with the White House Historical Association and the United States Capitol Historical Society, this project has been created for teachers in higher education who often find it difficult to find time to do research or take additional graduate-level coursework to improve their survey classes. This workshop provides faculty members with an intensive learning experience that will enable them to infuse new perspectives in their survey courses.

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