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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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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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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2009 EAAS Rob Kroes Award

Dear EAAS Board Members, During last year’s Board Meeting in Oslo we decided to create an award for the best book manuscript in American Studies, thus honoring the special services to EAAS of Professor Rob Kroes. The following announcement is also available online at  Best regards, Hans-Jürgen 2009 EAAS Rob Kroes Award The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) is pleased to announce a new, henceforth 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…

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Accepting proposals for small grants

The American Cultural Center of the US Embassy in Bucharest is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for small grants to support American Studies programs in Romania. We are accepting requests for funding from universities that have American Studies programs, undergraduate and graduate. University programs and American Studies scholars may request grants for travel to conferences (after April 1) and/or for library development. For conference travel, priority will be given to first-time applicants; cost-share conference travel requests are more likely to be funded. For library collection development (book orders and subscriptions to periodical publications), the maximum amount that can be requested is…

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