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The Idea of the European University

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The Idea of the European University

Each Café CSE takes students and faculty beyond the classroom experience, and the final event for fall semester will be no exception. Join us Wednesday, 3 December when John R. Rosenberg, College of Humanities dean; LeGrand Richards, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations; and moderator: Martha Peacock, professor of art history and CSE associate director, tackle this interesting topic at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Rosenberg has been a professor of Spanish literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. Read More…

Study Abroad Funding Sources

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Study Abroad Funding Sources

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Alfred Russell Wallace Grants
Operation Wallacea (a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes)
U.S. undergraduate students looking to join one of the Operation Wallacea biodiversity teams
1 grant of $1500, 1 grant of $750, and 3 grants of $500
February 27, 2015 for summer 2015
http://opwall.com/about-us/alfred-russel-wallace-grants/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Applicants must be Pell Grant recipients and are encouraged to select underrepresented destinations and study critical-need languages
up to $5,000; Critical Need Language Awards up to $8,000
October 7 for spring and summer (early application)
March 3 for summer (regular application), fall semester, and academic year
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program Read More…

Jointly Inventing Language: Why, How, and What?

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Jointly Inventing Language: Why, How, and What?

John B. Haviland, the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of California—San Diego, will explore his research on language on  Friday, 14 November at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Haviland is a linguistic anthropologist who has conducted groundbreaking work on the social life of languages. Having conducted intensive ethnographic research in Mexico, Australia, and Italy, among other places, his research on the relations of language and ritual has been pivotal in the field of linguistic anthropology and in anthropology more broadly. Read More…

The British Invasion of the 1960s

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The British Invasion of the 1960s

Cafe CSE features Robert Colson, assistant professor of interdisciplinary humanities; Michael Hicks, professor of musical composition and theory;  and moderator David Kirkham, associate professor of political science and senior fellow at BYU’s Law School, with a foray into the 1960s.

Join us Wednesday, 5 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Colson teaches courses on African fiction and film, postcolonial studies, Read More…

Evolution of ISIS: The Islamic State 2007–14

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Evolution of ISIS: The Islamic State 2007–14

Documentary film producer and director Dodge Billingsley will share his insights on  Wednesday, 5 November at noon in 238 HRCB. Billingsley, a fellow at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU, is the founder of Combat Films and Research and a senior faculty member at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Civil Military Relations.

He has been a long-time observer of many wars and contested regions and has spent considerable time with U.S. and foreign militaries worldwide, including Chechen insurgent forces, Turkish Special Forces, and Republic of Korea Marines and has has embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. From his field work, he has produced a wide variety of media, Read More…