RAAS Graduate Student Awardees 2012

The Romanian Association for American Studies has awarded the following RAAS members for their dissertations defended in 2011 or 2012 and submitted for the Graduate Student Award: Sorina Chiper, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, for the best PhD dissertation;Cristina-Maria Nițu, University of Bucharest, for the best MA dissertation.  The announcement was made during the general RAAS meeting held as part of the 2012 RAAS-Fulbright Conference.

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RAAS Graduate Student Award (GSA) – Deadline Extension

Requirements and Evaluating Procedure (2012) 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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RJAS – Call for Peer Reviewers

The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is inviting applications for peer reivewers. If you are a graduate student, independent scholar or faculty member working in the field of American Studies and interested in doing some peer reviewing work, please e-mail us your CV, a short bio (no more than 200 words), and a list of the main areas you would be prepared to review (your main areas of expertise). The deadline for peer reviewing applications is April 10. Please send all applications to [email protected] and to [email protected]uro.ubbcluj.ro. The Romanian Journal of American Studies (RJAS) is an inter-disciplinary academic e-journal whose objectives are to investigate…

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2011 EAAS Rob Kroes Publication Award

The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) is pleased to announce its biennial award for the best book manuscript in American Studies. The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992–1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series European Contributions to Americanwhere the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006. The competition is open to all members of the twenty-one national and joint-national American Studies organizations in the EAAS. The EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural,…

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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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