At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Northwestern Black Graduate Student Association 16th Annual Conference Registration Open & Call for Abstracts

Northwestern University
Black Graduate Student Association presents…

Engaging Multiple Publics:
Envisioning Our Work as Holistic Scholarship

April 20-21, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Evanston, IL

Call for Abstracts (Deadline March 1st) ● Registration Open

**Registration is FREE**

Engaging Multiple Publics promotes scholarship pertinent to both academia and the Black community. As Black scholars, our work is often grouped into the separate categories of "scholarship," "community service," and/or "personal practices." Whether or not we ascribe to the idea of a cohesive “Black community” or “ideology,” there is a constant struggle to be accountable to ourselves, our academic community, and our “people.” Holistic Scholarship is an approach to thinking-through the ways in which our work can fundamentally and practically bridge the multiple discourses that comprise our day-to-day lives.

Engaging Multiple Publics is a space for scholars from the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, law and medical sectors to critically engage with issues as variant as social justice, environmental law, identity performance, and biochemical discoveries. We posit that by challenging each other, strategizing, and co-witnessing our attempts to bridge our multiple worlds, communities, and publics, we might in fact save the future of our scholarship, each other, and ourselves. We invite work from any discipline that productively responds to the theme of the conference.

** Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and submitted to by March 1, 2012 in order to be considered.

**All artists interested in exhibiting should submit slides, sketches, or samples of previous work in addition to the abstract detailing how the proposed-entry incorporates or reflects the conference theme.

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