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Mellon-Funded MLA Teaching Institute Now Accepting Applications

As was previously announced, this past summer, Executive Director Rusnak and Deputy Executive Director Campbell were invited to join a group faculty members from four-year institutions and “access-oriented institutions” (identified by the Modern Language Association as “community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions”) to design a grant-funded program that will offer instructors who teach at access-oriented institutions and doctoral students who are interested in teaching at these institutions the opportunity to participate in regional week-long seminars focused on Reading-Writing Pedagogy. As we received plenty of questions about this opportunity, we are happy to announce that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for this amazing opportunity. Please take note of the approaching Deadline: March 11th. Interested individuals can access the application HERE. Good luck to you all!

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Diversity on the Rise in the Nation’s Community Colleges According to AAA&S

According to a new article from Inside Higher Ed, diversity is on the increase at the nation’s two-year colleges. The article is based on information from publicly available degree completions data.

More information from American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) survey that CCHA assisted in will be available in the future.

According to the results of the survey, “in 2015, 32.1 percent of the associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students — a 149 percent increase from 1989, when the data were first collected.” This is just some of the great news according to the data collected by AAA&S, and the rest can be found in the article at the link below.

Read the Inside Higher Ed Article

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Humanities for All: A National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Ed

Humanities for All:
A National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Education

CALL FOR ASSISTANCE

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation is currently conducting a national study of public engagement in the humanities at institutions of higher education.

This national study surveys the range of ways that higher ed faculty, students, and administrators have connected with diverse communities through the humanities over the past decade (short abstract available here). We are especially interested in initiatives that have involved collaboration with the wide range of organizations that are also committed to the public humanities.

We are reaching out to ask for examples of projects that connect the humanities with the broader community.

If you have been involved with or know of any projects that fit this description, we would be grateful if you could please contact Daniel Fisher, Project Director (dfisher@nhalliance.org).

This project has received generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation advances the humanities by conducting and supporting research on the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to a range of audiences including elected officials and the general public.

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Maryland Humanities: Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

Join the Maryland Humanities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War. Postcard2017-1

 

CHAUTAUQUA 2017

Voices from the Great War
W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson

 

GARRETT COLLEGE, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry

7:00 PM, in Garrett College Auditorium

Wednesday, July 5                   General John Pershing

Thursday, July 6                      W.E.B. Du Bois

Friday, July 7                           Woodrow Wilson

 

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville

7:00 PM, Center for the Arts Theatre at CCBC Catonsville

Friday, July 7                           General John Pershing

Saturday, July 8                       W.E.B. Du Bois

Sunday, July 9                         Woodrow Wilson

 

CECIL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton
6:00 PM, Elkton Central Library
Saturday, July 8                                   General John Pershing

 

HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air
Sponsored by HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
7 PM, Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College               

Monday, July 10                      W.E.B. Du Bois

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels

7:00 PM, outside by the Steamboat Building – in case of severe weather, program will be held in the Steamboat building auditorium. Bring folding chair.

Monday, July 10                      General John Pershing

Tuesday, July 11                      W.E.B. Du Bois

Wednesday, July 12                 Woodrow Wilson

 

CECIL COLLEGE ELKTON STATION, 107 Railroad Avenue, Elkton

7:00 PM, Elkton Station Performing Arts Hall

Tuesday, July 11                      Woodrow Wilson

 

THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

6:45 PM, outdoors– in case of severe weather, program will be held indoors in FA Building Theatre. Bring folding chair.

Tuesday, July 11                      General John Pershing

Wednesday, July 12                 W.E.B. Du Bois

Thursday, July 13                    Woodrow Wilson

 

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-GERMANTOWN, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

7:00 PM, Globe Hall, High Technology Building

Wednesday, July 12                 General John Pershing

Thursday, July 13                    W.E.B. Du Bois

Friday, July 14                         Woodrow Wilson

 

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UA CMES Resources for College Faculty (From 9/20/16)

The following opportunities are provided by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona:

As always, brief descriptors are immediately below (organized by category). Scroll down further for extended descriptions of anything that interests you. An asterisk (*) designates a University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies activity; a plus (+) is an item new to the listserv.
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