March 22, 2018 Newsletter


All Majors

Congratulations to majors Leo Ndaiye, Colby Saxton, and Sruthi Venkatachalam, who received awards at last month’s Harvard National Model United Nations.

Spring Advising Meetings
April 3-April 19
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here. Students who are studying abroad should request a Skype meeting, using the same link.

Foreign Policy Essay Contest
Undergraduate students are invited to submit foreign policy essays to be published in The National Interest. The winner will be awarded $1000. Submissions are due April 8.

Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program
May 21-25, La Roche College, Pittsburgh
Participate in simulations and interactive classes to develop a better understanding of global humanitarian aid. The registration deadline is May 4.

Research Grant Opportunity
Phi Beta Kappa will be awarding grants of up to a few hundred dollars to assist College of Arts and Sciences students in their research. Applications are due April 16.

Study Abroad Scholarships
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction will award 40 $1,000 scholarships to undergraduates enrolled in CWRU courses abroad in the summer of 2018.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to recent graduates for individual research projects or the English Teaching Assistant Program during one academic year in a foreign country.

Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2018 to April 2019. Applications are due April 6.

CCWA Internships
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is accepting Fall internship applications for a variety of positions.

The State of Immigration Dialogue
March 23, 12:45-2:00p.m., Tomlinson Hall, Room 135
Join this Day of Dialogue discussion on DACA, Dreamers, Students and Employment.

Medical Anthropology Lecture
March 26, 5:00-6:00p.m., Mather Memorial 201
Dr. Jean Schensul, scientist at The Institute for Community Research, will discuss her research on HIV prevention and other health-related issues in the U.S. and developing countries, including China and India.


An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar
March 23, 12:00-1:30p.m., The City Club
Join the City Club for a conversation with Tererai Trent, Ph.D., who grew up in Zimbabwe and moved to the U.S. to earn a doctoral degree. Nonmember tickets are $35.


Schwartzman Scholars Program
Earn a Master’s degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Korean Popular Music
March 26, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., TVUC Room 245
Music student Jarryn Ha will defend his dissertation, “My Song is My Power: Negotiating Cultural Power through Foreign Vogue in Postcolonial Korean Popular Music.”


The Crozat Concerts in 1720s Paris
March 23, 4:00p.m., Harkness Chapel
Music Professor Georgia Cowart will discuss her research at this colloquium.

A Vulnerable Reading of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”
March 26, 4:30-5:30p.m., TVUC Ballroom A
University of Calgary Professor Emeritus Arthur Frank will discuss how reading literature can help people through times of struggle.

Medicine in Ancient Greece
March 27, 12:00p.m., Allen Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison professor James C. McKeown will discuss common medical beliefs in Ancient Greece.

Celebration of Italian American Baseball
March 28, 7:30p.m., Strosacker Auditorium
A showing of the documentary Italian American Baseball Family followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Roberto Angotti and Cleveland Indians historians and authors.

Cleveland Italian Film Festival
April 2-20, CWRU and Tri-C
This festival features eight films in Italian with English subtitles. Admission is free.

March 22, 6:45p.m., Cinematheque
March 23, 8:25p.m., Cinematheque
A group of German construction workers build a dam in Bulgaria where they face hostility and cultural tension. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

L’Enfant Secret
March 25, 6:30p.m., Cinematheque
This film follows a Parisian couple who fall in love despite their self-destructive personalities. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Latin America

Latin American News Digest
Summer 2018 internships are available for student writers and researchers to translate and condense articles from Latin American sources for weekly publications.

The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.