Fulbright Program Officer at the American Studies Center, UB

On Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Dr. Karene Grad Steiner, Fulbright Program Officer at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, who is in charge of the Fulbright Program in Romania, visited the American Studies Center at the University of Bucharest, where she had a most fruitful meeting with academics and graduate students involved in the field of American Studies.

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2011 EAAS TRAVEL GRANTS

The European Association for American Studies invites applications for the 2011 EAAS travel grants. Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university, and are members of an American Studies association may apply. Two kinds of grants are available: the Transatlantic Grant and the Intra-European Grant. It is expected that four scholarships will be available this year. The maximum single award granted may amount to EUR 2,000. The Transatlantic Grant will permit the holder to conduct research which illuminates a particular area of American Studies in a designated university, independent…

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Training for American Studies Graduates at LBUS

Education Beyond the Classroom In the context of aligning Romanian education to international standards, university professors have often had to combine classroom-based work with professional development strategies for the teachers they train so as to meet today's complex educational improvement challenges. Part of this, mentorship competency falls within university professors’ responsibility and it is very complex and inclusive of a wide array of capabilities needed for the prediction and assessment of various education-related activities, organization of teaching processes, evaluation, as well as students’ motivation for future teaching activities. A group of university professors affiliated with the Department of British and…

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RAAS Graduate Student Awardees 2010

The Romanian Association for American Studies has awarded the following RAAS members for their dissertations defended between 2008 and 2010 and submitted for the Graduate Student Award: Dana Mihailescu, University of Bucharest, for the best PhD dissertation; Adelina Vartolomei, Ovidius University Constanta for the best MA dissertation. The awarding ceremony took place on October 7th, on the occasion of the 2010 RAAS-Fulbright Conference opening, when H.E.  Mark H. Gitenstein, U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest, presented the GSA certificates to the two awardees.

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RAAS Graduate Student Award (GSA)

Requirements and Evaluating Procedure (2010) The Romanian Association for American Studies will reward one best MA dissertation and one best PhD dissertation submitted by graduate students and/or junior faculty members. The MA dissertation award will consist of a 150 euro prize and the PhD dissertation award will consist of a 250 euro prize as well as an official document certifying the receipt of the GSA. The individuals who submit their work to be considered for the GSA must be registered members of RAAS at the time of the submission. The candidates must be able to demonstrate their status as former…

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2010 EAAS TRAVEL GRANTS

The European Association for American Studies is pleased to announce the 2010 EAAS travel grants for postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university. Two kinds of grants are available: the Transatlantic Grant and the Intra-European Grant. It is expected that four scholarships will be available this year. The maximum single award granted may amount to EUR 2,000. The Transatlantic Grant will permit the holder to conduct research which illuminates some aspect of the relationship between the United States and Europe, or between the United States and a…

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The 2010 RAAS – Fulbright Conference

The American Tradition of Descent/Dissent: The Underground, the Countercultural, the (Anti)Utopian Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania October 7-9, 2010 The topic of this conference aims at reflecting the contemporary atmosphere of dissent in the United States at a time when the economic, the social, the political and the cultural give rise to underground, countercultural and (anti)utopian movements and positions in the United States of America in perfect correlation with the tradition that has marked their descent from the colonial period to the present. Dissent often emerges from reinvestigating, reanalyzing and descending into the intricacies of fundamental issues that have long been…

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2009 EAAS Rob Kroes AWARDEE

 The Rob Kroes Publication award committee has decided that Professor Astrid Franke (University of Tübingen) shall receive the 2009 Rob Kroes Publication Award. Her book manuscript, "Pursue the Illusion: Problems of Public Poetry in America," will be published as volume 2 of the EAAS book series European Views of the United States. The award will be presented to Astrid Franke during the March, 2010 biennial conference in Dublin. EAAS also wishes to recognize the achievement of the runner-up, Dr. Anna Pochmara (University of Warsaw), whose manuscript is entitled "Engendering the New Negro: A Gender and Sexuality Studies Analysis of Harlem Renaissance…

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