GSO Announcements

Events and Announcements for April 8th

  1. THE SOCIAL WELFARE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SWSA) PRESENTS: The Downtown Campus' Clothesline Project *WEEK LONG DISPLAY 4/8- 4/12, HUSTED HALL: RUDOLF ROOM
  2. March & April Events! The Pride Center of the Capital Region
  3. The Future Faculty Leadership Council proudly presents... Tales from the Search Committee...How to be Successful on the Market April 9th 1:30-3:00pm Hu 354
  4. Office of Grad Studies Presents: Grad Workshop Series, Spring '13- April 9: "Entrepreneurial Spirit"
  5. "The Throwaways" Sneak Preview Documentary Showing, April 9th
  6. "Job Searching Seminar" on April 10th, Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 PM, at Lecture Center 22.
  7. Office of Grad Studies Launches Facebook Page
  8. International Night! Thursday, April 11th
  9. CFP: 8th Annual New Trends in Computing and Informatics Research Conference, April 12
  10. Volunteers needed to help Net Impact with the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Friday April 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
  11. LACS Graduate Students for Unthinking Eurocentrism: A Film Series - Machuca. April 19 at 6:30pm Hudson River Coffee House 227 Quail Street
  12. Adult Swim Classes, YMCA, March 1-April 19
  13. UAlbany Earth Day Festival, April 20th
  14. The 3rd Annual Open Source Festival 2013, Thurs April 25
  15. The UAlbany Performing Arts Center is pleased to present Talavya on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
  16. Tango Lessons at UA - Free to students!
  17. Interactive Media Center classes
  18. Study on LBGTQ Activism Seeks Volunteers
  19. Volunteers Needed for Dissertation Research
  20. Call for Volunteers on the Student-Debt Preliminary Planning Committee
  21. Follow the GSO on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook



1. The Social Welfare Student Association (SWSA) PRESENTS: The Downtown Campus' Clothesline Project 4/8- 4/12, HUSTED HALL, RUDOLF ROOM
WEEK LONG DISPLAY

The Clothesline Project addresses violence against women through the creation of a visual display. T-shirts are decorated to represent each person's feelings and experiences with sexual assault and hung for display on a clothesline. In recognition of sexual assault awareness month please join us in the creation of the downtown campus' 2nd annual Clothesline Project!

In conjunction with the annual Take Back the Night March...

Kick off event to be held Monday, April 8th @6:30 PM, Husted Hall - Rudolf Room


2. March and April Events! The Price Center of the Capital Region
Wednesdays, 4/10, 4/17 Breaking the Silence Planning Meetings

Friday, April 12th JDP Scholarship Deadline!! (Application online & attached)

Friday, April 19th GLSEN's 11th Annual Breaking the Silence Rally, 4PM @ The Egg
If you'd like more information, or if you need transportation to the event, we are coordinating buses throughout NYS to get as many students to this event as we can! Please call us at (518) 462-6138 or email myself or our GLSEN contact, nycr@chapters.glsen.org **

Friday, April 26th SPRING FLING! 7pm-10pm @ the Pride Center. Youth Dance for folks ages 13-18.

Tuesday, April 30th EQUALITY & JUSTICE DAY! 9am-5pm @ Empire State Plaza, Capitol Buildings. The Pride Center has a number of youth scholarships to attend the day. If you or a few of your students are interested in repping your community and advocating for LGBTQ rights, this is your chance! More info can be found here.

Thursdays, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 Alternative Prom Planning Meetings Youth that participate in these planning meetings receive a FREE PASS to A-PROM!

Friday, June 7th, Alternative Prom 2013!!! 7pm-11pm @ UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom. If you're interested in chaperoning for the event, please let me know! We have over 70 chaperones for this not to miss event, it's a lot of fun for both the youth and the adults that come!

Sunday, June 9th, YOUTH MARCH! (More details to come!)

Don't forget about Capital Pride 2013!


3. The Future Faculty Leadership Council proudly presents... Tales from the Search Committee…How to be Successful on the Market Tuesday April 9th 1:30-3:00pm Humanities 354
Are you looking for an edge as you head onto the academic job market? Do you want to know what people are looking for in candidates straight from the hiring committees? You’re in luck!

What do you need to be a successful applicant? What drives an application to the top, or the bottom, of the pile? Come hear from the decision-makers from a variety of academic institutions, ranging from community colleges, to small liberal colleges, to RI research universities, representing a variety of academic disciplines.


4. Office of Grad Studies Presents: Grad Workshop Series, Spring '13- March 27th Be Smart With Your Money
March 27: "Financial Management"
BE SMART WITH YOUR MONEY: Financial and Loan Management is scheduled for March 27th in the Terrace Lounge from 2-3:30.

Please join Dr. Betty Shadrick, the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, and Mary E. Stokes, ChFC, CDFA, CFP a certified Financial Planner and Practitioner for a workshop focusing on accessing and managing student accounts and loans before, during, and after graduate school, while achieving financial success!

Any questions ou may have, please feel free to contact Heidi Nicholls.

Reminder: All of these workshops are open and free to ALL graduate students!!!

April 9: "Entrepreneurial Spirit"
Commercializing you research and exploring entrepreneurial opportunities
CC Terrace Lounge, 1-2:30PM

May 1: "Writing for Your NSF GPFP Grant"
Dr. Kevin Williams
CC Terrace Lounge, 2-3:30PM

All are open & free, questions or info contact Heidi Nicholls.


5. "The Throwaways" Sneak Preview Documentary Showing, Tues April 9th
Tues April 9, 6PM
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, UAlbany
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/305407006248742/

About: THE THROWAWAYS tells the story of homeless filmmaker and activist Ira McKinley, documenting his quest to shed light on the struggle of people living on the margins of society and to challenge a system that oppresses them. McKinley aims to pull the curtain back for viewers and expose how the current economic crisis is having a devastating effect on those who have become throwaways, invisible to most, discarded by a system that has failed them.

Co-Sponsored by: Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU/CWA 1104), Albany UUP Executive Committee, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the UAlbany Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies Department, Holding Our Own, NYSR, Occupy Albany, Save Our SUNY, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Students Revolutionary Coalition, Third World Impact, Upper Hudson Peace Action

For more info: http://throwawaysmovie.com/


6. "Job Searching Seminar" UAlbany Chinese Student & Scholar Association proudly presents on April 10th, Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 PM, at Lecture Center 22.
Looking for a job? Come spend a night with GE HR managers!
Our guest speakers are: Maggie Chu, Human Resources Manager, GE; and Jessica Budris, Human Resource Manager, GE Global Research.
They will cover topics such as GE hiring process, tips on how to prepare for an interview etc. They would also like to answer any questions students have.
It would be the best if you can email your questions or any other topics you wish to be covered in the seminar to sliang2@albany.edu so that the speakers can be better prepared for answering your questions.
Looking forward to see you at the seminar!


7. Office of Grad Studies Launches Facebook Page
Please go to www.facebook.com/UAGradStudies and like this page! All programming, events, and announcements issued from the Office of Graduate Studies will be found here...including follow up information and slides to the Graduate Workshop Series as well as posts from Dean Kevin Williams. Twitter: Hear from the Dean of Graduate Studies! Follow Dean Kevin Williams on Twitter @UAlbanyGradDean


8. International Night! Thursday, April 11th
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cancer Research Canter Lobby
Time 4:00pm ? 7:00pm

Celebrate our world heritage!
Join the School of Public Health in a night of FUN to promote world heritage. There will be guest speakers, traditional music from all over the world, arts and crafts tables for the kids & ethnic food! Traditional dress is highly encouraged!

Raffle proceeds benefit the Engeye Hospital in Uganda
This event is a potluck, bring an ethnic dish to share!
Please bring your friends and family!

Anyone who would like to contribute: performance, crafts, or food. Please email Lana Mutters @ lmutters@albany.edu for information.


9. CFP: 8th Annual New Trends in Computing and Informatics Research Conference, April 12
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Held in Milne 200, University of Albany, Downtown campus

OFFICIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
We are looking for papers detailing research projects or graduate dissertations on subjects related to computerized Information Science topics. We will also have a poster display available for researchers to demonstrate progress on research that is not ready to be reported in a paper or presentation. Selected presenters and posters will be invited to present their research during the conference. Please design your presentation to last 30 minutes, including any questions and answers section.

Topics for consideration can include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Data Security and Information Assurance
  • Privacy, Governmental, and Societal issues
  • Business Information and Decision Systems
  • Decision and Policy Sciences
  • Information Technology and Learning
  • Organizational structures, both informational and institutional
  • Geographic information systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Please submit papers no later than February 15, 2013 to ntcir@albany.edu. Please send all submissions electronically, and begin the Subject: tag with the word NTCIR. Selected presenters will be notified via electronic mail by March 1, 2013.


10. Voulnteers Needed to Help Net Impact with the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County, Friday April 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
Net Impact is planning to for an event on April 12th at 5:30 pm.

The event will be a presentation on the topic “Simple steps to Energy Conservation” to about 30 kids and adults at Boys and Girls Scouts, Rensselaer. It will be an interactive session so that kids can enjoy and learn about simple ways to conserve energy. We are also planning to offer pizza to kids who will attend the presentation at the Boys and Girls scouts camp at Rensselaer.


11. LACS Graduate Students for Unthinking Eurocentrism: A Film Series – Machuca
April 19 at 6:30pm Hudson River Coffee House 227 Quail Street


12. Adult Swim Classes, YMCA
Community, Adult Learn to Swim Program

Guilderland YMCA
250 Winding Brook Drive
Guilderland, NY 12084
(518) 456-3634

All levels of swim instruction (Level 1 - Level 6)
Small groups Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Guilderland YMCA pool

8 weeks beginning March 1 through April 19, 2013
Cost: $70 payable to the Guilderland YMCA
Free parking and use of locker room facilities, Easy access into facility which is handicapped accessible, Certified Instructors with extensive aquatic instruction experience, Registration on first day of class at 9 a.m., March 1. Open to the community as well as Y members.


16. UAlbany Earth Day Festival, April 20th



13. The 3rd Annual Open Source Festival 2013, Thurs April 25
The University of Albany Student Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) proudly present:
The 3rd Annual Open Source Festival 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:00am- 8:00pm
Assembly Hall, Campus Center, SUNY Abany

What is Open Source? Opensource.com
OFFICIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
  • Are you working on an Open Source application?
  • Are you familiar with a popular Open Source application?
  • Are you working on a new technique to benefit Open Source software development?


We are looking for presentations detailing projects, applications, and techniques of Open Source Technology. The audience will be a diverse group of students, professionals, and interested parties, so we welcome both technical and practical presentations.

Please submit proposals no later than March 6, 2013 to http://ocs.opensourcefestival.org/index.php/osf/osf13
Please send all submissions electronically. Selected presenters will be notified via electronic mail by March 20, 2013. For more info:
ualbanyosf@albany.edu

Organized by UAlbany ASIS&T, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany, SUNY


14. The 3rd Annual Open Source Festival 2013, Thurs April 25
The University of Albany Student Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) proudly present:

The 3rd Annual Open Source Festival 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:00am- 8:00pm
Assembly Hall, Campus Center, SUNY Abany

What is Open Source? Opensource.com
OFFICIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
  • Are you working on an Open Source application?
  • Are you familiar with a popular Open Source application?
  • Are you working on a new technique to benefit Open Source software development?

We are looking for presentations detailing projects, applications, and techniques of Open Source Technology. The audience will be a diverse group of students, professionals, and interested parties, so we welcome both technical and practical presentations.

Please submit proposals no later than March 6, 2013 to http://ocs.opensourcefestival.org/index.php/osf/osf13
Please send all submissions electronically. Selected presenters will be notified via electronic mail by March 20, 2013. For more info: ualbanyosf@albany.edu

Organized by UAlbany ASIS&T, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany, SUNY


15. The UAlbany Performing Arts Center is pleased to present Talavya on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
This globe-trotting percussion ensemble brings tabla, the Indian hand-drum, to center stage distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible concert. Indian Student Organization has arranged for 20 free tickets for graduate students. More information on this will be available in next week's listserv announcement....stay tuned!


16. Tango Lessons at UA - Free to students!
We will hold tango lessons in the dance studio located on the third floor of the athletic center behind the track (side nearest to Western Avenue). The lessons are open to all. You don't need prior experience to join. You may come with or without a partner. Wear shoes that slide well on the dance floor. If you don't have such shoes, just wear socks.

Classes will run every* Sunday from 3-5pm from 1/27 to 5/5.

*except 2/10
*except 3/17
*except 3/24
*except 3/31

The lessons are free to students. Non-students pay $80 for the whole semester or $15/class drop-in fee.

The teachers are from the Albany Tango Society which has been hosting tango events in the area for quite some time now. http://www.albanytangosociety.org/

Tango Instructor Bio: Kevin Magee is the organizer and founder of the Albany Tango Society, presenting tango events in Albany since 2007. Through the auspices of the Albany Tango Society Kevin teaches six levels of tango instruction and presents free weekly classes to the community. As an organizer and presenter, Kevin has hosted over two hundred guest instructors-performers to the Capital Region, drawing from the top echelon of tango dancers world-wide. Kevin is an instructor at Emma Willard School (Troy, NY) teaching ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tango. He also teaches tango through the Student Union at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). Prior to his work in tango, Kevin performed contemporary choreography with False Alarm, Peter Sparling and Dancers, Second Wind Dance Co., and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. From 1991-2007 Kevin instructed modern dance, ballet, and jazz technique, and lectured in contemporary choreography, dance history, and cultural studies at colleges and universities throughout the US. Kevin received his MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois (1991) with an emphasis in contemporary performance, choreography, and pedagogy.

If you want to be on the emailing list, please send an e-mail to sunyalbanytango@gmail.com.

You can also follow us on myinvolvement.org
We are listed as "UAlbany Tango Club"
Email us at sunyalbanytango@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing you all at tango!

We'd like to thank our sponsors: The University Auxiliary Services, Amnesty International and the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.


17. Interactive Media Center Classes
The Interactive Media Center offers short classes in video, audio, graphics and web design applications. These classes are free and open to the public. Some of the topics include Dreamweaver, iMovie, Audacity, Publisher, Illustrator, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop. The schedule is posted at: http://apps.library.albany.edu/IMCClassRegistrationSystem/ and on the University's Events Calendar: http://events.albany.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo

Attending these classes you will
  • Gain skills for employment
  • Learn how to use audio and video applications for enhancing lectures
  • Learn how to make interactive forms to share electronically
  • Explore how to digitize and edit audio and video recordings and existing clips
  • Create websites for research, professional activities, and other purposes
See our flier! http://library.albany.edu/imc/pdf/classlist.pdf Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor, tele. 442-3608, or on the web: http://apps.library.albany.edu/IMCClassRegistrationSystem/ Walk-Ins welcomed. For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@albany.edu


18. Study on LGBTQ Activism Seeks Volunteers
The purpose of the study is to explore the lives of young LGBTQ activists, who are often ignored and misrepresented in the scientific literature. This research will work to fill this gap by revealing the true experiences of young LGBTQ individuals and the ways in which they define their sexual identities and engage in sexual politics. The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University at Albany, SUNY.

I am seeking volunteers who:
  • are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, unlabelled, queer or anything in between
  • have engaged in activism around LGBTQ issues (however you define it - membership in a specific organization is not required nor is a minimum amount of activist participation) and
  • are between the ages of 18- 25 years old.

Participation involves:
  • completing a one-on-one interview (lasting between 1 - 2 hours, time and location to be determined by you)

Participation in the study is completely voluntary and all information provided will be kept confidential. Upon completion of the interview, volunteers will receive $15 as a thank you for your time and participation.

If you are interested, please contact me at: mmurphy2@albany.edu or call me at: (518) 334-0714.

Thank you,
Megan Murphy
Department of Sociology, University at Albany


19. Volunteers Needed for Dissertation Research
Greetings All,

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Heidi Nicholls and I am a Doctoral Candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Albany. I am looking for your assistance in completing my dissertation research. My research is centered on touristic performances, diaspora studies, and hyphenated identities in general and the Indian Diaspora in particular. Why am I interested in this research? Ultimately, investigating the duality of identity negotiation in the diaspora in connection to festivals can shed light on the importance of an extended community to new arrivals. This investigation can further inform international study programs, diasporic community agencies, and non profits, lending a voice to the importance and social relevance of culturally situated social networks.

I am looking for individuals from India who have come to Albany to either study, work, or both to take part in this research. Participation would come in the form of being interviewed for a couple of hours. This interview would be anonymous and scheduled at your convenience.

The kinds of questions I will ask will include:
  • Where did you grow up?
  • Why did you choose Albany?
  • What are your favorite cultural festivals? Why?
  • What systems were in place for your arrival that meant the most to you? Why?

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact me: Heidi Nicholls

Thank you so much for your time and consideration!


20. Call for Volunteers on the Student-Debt Preliminary Planning Committee
The SDPPC is calling for volunteers interested in helping their fellow students avoid and deal with debt. Many students graduate with tremendous amounts of personal debt which can significantly impact their quality of life. Part of the reason for this is students often lack good information on how to avoid debt and how to deal with debt when it occurs. This committee will develop ways to disseminate helpful information. The ideas of this committee would be brought to administrative and student-government attention for possible implementation.

Please contact Gary Roth at groth@albany.edu if you wish to volunteer.


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