A reminder that the College of Letters & Sciences will host the Fall 2017 Public Service Fair on Monday, September 11th from 3:00 – 6:00pm at Varsity Hall in Union South. Over 60 local non-profit groups will be in attendance to meet one on one with students seeking ways to get involved with volunteer, intern and part-time/full-time opportunities. Typically employer organizations focus on: human rights, mentorship, education, youth development, healthcare, social and economic justice. Click here for more information, and view attending employers here.
As the fall semester approaches, the College of Letters & Science Career Services office has planned plenty of events for students. You can learn about them below:
David Rank, the former acting U.S. ambassador to China, will discuss and answer questions about his experiences in government, his decision to resign, and the current state of the U.S. State Department at 2:00pm on Friday, July 14th, at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Learn more.
In conjunction with Taking Sides: Social Critique in Modern and Contemporary Art, Professor Katherine Cramer will discuss the difficulty and importance of ordinary citizens encountering opposing political viewpoints. Professor Cramer’s talk will occur on June 23, from 6:30pm to 7:00pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for the Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 26-28, 2017 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2017 for matriculation in the fall of 2018. This event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore the community and the city of Chicago.
Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2017. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply.
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Forward is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice.
This year’s gathering, which will take place on the weekend of June 2-3 at Edgewood College on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, WI, will focus on the current crisis and its implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest.
For Program and Registration details, please click on the links below:
FORWARD 2017 PROGRAM
FORWARD 2017 REGISTRATION
Upper House will be hosting UW Professor of Political Science, Kathy Cramer, for a ‘bring your own lunch’ discussion next Tuesday, May 16th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. Details here.
John Inazu (Washington University) is visiting campus on June 1st, to lecture from his new book Confident Pluralism at Upper House on 365 East Campus Mall. The event is free, but registration is required.
State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, Rob Neus, will be on campus this Monday, May 8th, from 2-4pm. Stop by the L&S Career Services Office to ask Neus questions about internships or jobs, the upcoming Foreign Service Officer Test, the Virtual Student Foreign Service, or any other questions you may have about the US Department of State. These meetings are first come, first served. Please sign in at our front desk when you arrive.
The Department of French and Italian is holding a panel discussion on the second round of the French elections on Monday, May 8th from 4:00PM-5:30PM in Union South