Sunday, May 31, 2015

Call for Papers: 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii October 18th-20th, 2015. Deadline for submissions June 19th, 2015. 
- Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
Call for Papers
(for full conference details visit our website at: )

Submission/Proposal Deadline: June 19th, 2015
(Submit well in advance of the above date to take advantage of our
Early Bird Registration Rate. For details, click here.)

The 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences will be held from October 18th(Sunday) to 20th (Tuesday), 2015 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2015 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from social science related fields from all over the world.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Social Sciences are Invited)

·         Anthropology
·         Area Studies
·         Communication
·         Economics
·         Education
·         Energy Alternatives
·         Ethnic Studies/International Studies
·         Geography
·         History
·         Intergenerational Studies
·         International Relations
·         Journalism
·         New Urbanism
·         Political Science
·         Preservation and Green Urbanism
·         Psychology
·         Public Administration
·         Social Work
·         Sociology
·         Sustainable Development
·         Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
·         Urban and Regional Planning
·         Women's Studies
·         Other Areas of Social Science
·         Cross-disciplinary areas of Social Science

Submitting a Proposal/Paper:

You may submit your paper/proposal by following the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see:

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Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences
P.O. Box 75023
Honolulu, Hawaii 96836

Conference Coordinator:
Mr. Andrew Burge
Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences
PO Box 75023
Honolulu, HI 96836

Friday, May 29, 2015

NABE Dual Language Symposium July 8th - 10th, 2015

Registration is now open
The National Association for
Bilingual Education announces its
 1st Dual Languge Symposium
Dual Language Symposium
July 8th - 10th, 2015

Ana G. Méndez University System
Wheaton, Maryland

Topics for NABE's 1st Dual Language Symposium
  • Bilingual Brain Research and Engaging Practical Applications
  • Sustainable Systemic Change - Preparing the soil for the implementation of DL Programs
  • Implementing a Successful DL Program in  grades K-12-NABE Model
  • Innovations in Language Learning
  • Dual Language Best Practices
  • Dual Language Enrichment Model : Increasing the  RIGOR of Dual Language Programs through embedded gifted strategies    
  • Evaluation of Dual Language Programs
  • Role of the Advocate when promoting DL Programs
  • Resources for DL Programs 

Registration will be open through 
June 30th, 2015 
**Limited Space Available**

Visit our website for more details

Registration Rates
Three-day Registration
Two-day Registration
Registration includes:
Conference Materials, DL Toolkit & DL Resources

Wednesday, July 8th

Visit to DC
Visit the Capitol
US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition
Lunch at local Restaurant
Afternoon ride through DC with a stop at the reflection pool and Lincoln Memorial
Dinner at local favorite

Thursday, July 9th
Dinner at local restaurant

Friday, July 10th
Registration includes:

Conference Materials, DL Toolkit & DL Resources

Thursday, July 9th 

Dinner at local restaurant

Friday, July 10th 

Hosted By:

Contact Information:
Nilda M. Aguirre, Ed.S., Conference Coordinator
(225) 209-0224

11006 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902 

Re-imaging Global Intersections 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION April 7 – 9, 2016 Chicago, Illinois

Latino Art Now!
Re-imaging Global Intersections

April 7 – 9, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
The Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections Conference in Chicago will examine the contemporary shifting contours of US Latino art and the (trans)national and global cultural forces that continuously shape it and how it in turn shapes these forces.
At mid-decade we are witnessing growth of the field in American Art History as well as in Latino visual culture. Renewed visibility for artists in a wave of major exhibitions at national museums and galleries, the expansion of curatorial and academic infrastructure, and new publication and research initiatives tend to signal wider and expanding opportunities. Can we at the present moment map Latino art activity within a larger transnational, hemispheric, and global context and discourse? Can we re-image a more global American art? How have Latino artists entered transnational and global art networks? Taking cities as critical spaces of globalization, what can we say of urban interventions as sites of artivism? What are the future directions? In other words, what is Latino Art Now?
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We invite multidisciplinary submissions of 300-500 word paper abstracts on the following themes:
  • Artivisms/Social Practice Art
  • The City as Site and Source
  • Outside the White Cube: Digital Interventions
  • Queer Geographies of Latino Art
  • Intersections: Latino/Latin American
  • Comparative Art Histories
  • Curatorial Negotiations: Authority and Display
  • Recalibrating Framework and Canon
  • Art from Emergent Latino Groups
  • Public/Private Collecting and Collections
  • Global Networks and Intersections
  • Latino Futurisms
  • Recovering Early Artists and Legacies
  • Reassessing Design and Architecture
  • Latino Art Market
  • Art as an Economic Stimulus
  • Defying Categories

Abstract Submissions and Deadline for Conference Papers, Panels, Roundtable Conversations
The conference organizers seek original, innovative papers, and panels engaging a wide range of visual media including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, installation, architecture and design, and digital and new media. In addition, the conference will feature a series of Roundtable Conversations on Artists in the Making of the Equitable City.
Please submit paper/panel/roundtable abstracts electronically to: Abstract/CV Submission deadline is Monday, October 19, 2015
Selection Process
The IUPLR Conference Program Committee will select papers that will be presented at the conference. Selected panelists will be notified via email by Monday, November 16, 2015.
Conference Papers
Selected conference papers should be 20 minutes in length (10 pages double-spaced). We request that each selected panelist submit a finished paper no later than March 15, 2016. All accepted presenters must register.
About the Latino Art Now! Conference
The Latino Art Now! Conference was first held in 2005 at Hunter College in New York. Since then, it has become the leading national forum for artists, art historians, art professionals, educators, scholars, critics, collectors, and art dealers. Its overarching conceptual aim is to explore US Latino art as part of contemporary American visual culture and art while advancing awareness, education, scholarship, and knowledge in this emerging field of inquiry.
Conference Venues
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Friday, April 8, 2016
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East, Conference Center 750 Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
3000 North Elbridge, Chicago, IL 60618

LAN! is organized by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian Institution; National Museum of Mexican Art; and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.
LAN! is made possible through the generous support of the following organizations (May 2015): Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE); Joyce Foundation; Boeing Company; Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Latino Art Now!; Office of Public and Governmental Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago; and federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
For additional information, contact Olga Herrera:
Hotel and registration information will be available on our website: 

Position Available: Executive Director Human Rights Center University of Minnesota Law School

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Colleagues,

The University of Minnesota Law School is accepting applications for a newly created position - Executive Director of its Human Rights Center.  The announcement is available below and here as a PDF. We would appreciate it if you would circulate to your networks.


William Chandler
Senior Program Coordinator
Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Executive Director
Human Rights Center
University of Minnesota Law School


The University of Minnesota Law School is noted for its exceptional and accessible faculty and a highly competitive admissions process that results in highly credentialed students. With one of the largest law libraries in the country, student and faculty-edited journals, LL.M. and dual and joint degree programs, and a nationally recognized clinical education program, the Law School is truly a school of opportunities.

The Law School's outstanding faculty includes internationally renown human rights experts, many of whom have practical legal experience in the area. They teach human rights courses on a variety of topics, including international human rights law, American Indian law, civil rights, the death penalty, freedom of expression, and employment discrimination. Experienced clinicians and researchers bring their area of expertise to the large number of clinics offered at the Law School.


In collaboration with the faculty director, the Executive Director will oversee administration and management of the Human Rights Center. This position will hire and supervise center staff, as needed. Responsibilities include fundraising and development, budget planning and oversight of sponsored projects, monitoring the progress of projects, grant writing, student mentoring, fostering collaborative opportunities; coordinating events and conference, writing and editing reports to funding agencies, and outreach. The Executive Director will co-ordinate with other relevant administrators in the Law School and University to ensure effective operation of the Center. This is a mid-level position that requires previous leadership and experience in human rights, international law or related fields. The Executive Director will report to the faculty director.


This is a 100% time, 12 month academic administrative (P&A) appointment, renewable annually as adequate funding for the position is available. Salary is low-50s.


Completed J.D. degree. Minimum of three years professional experience working in human rights or international law. Human rights or international law experience with at least one of the following areas: practice, advocacy, government or philanthropy. Demonstrated success in promoting and supporting diversity. A collegial, consultative management style with the ability to be strong and decisive and to work co-operatively. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including faculty, staff, students, community representatives, NGO’s and international organizations. Strong communication skills and good judgment; ability to multi-task effectively; ability to make decisions quickly but thoughtfully. Ability to work to tight time lines in an efficient and effective manner. Capacity to effective utilize social and other media. Ability to effectively represent the Center to internal and external constituents.

In addition to required qualifications, human rights or international law experience in litigation, human rights advocacy experience in a domestic or international non-governmental organizations, government practice in human rights or international law, publications in scholarly or policy fora, or grant writing. Previous experience supervising full-time employees, managing a budget, and fundraising. Previous experience coordinating conferences or events.

Application Instructions

Priority deadline for applications is July 31st; position open until filled. All applications must be submitted online and only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will consist of a cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a diversity statement (1 page max), and contact information for three references. To apply, please go to and reference job posting 300831.

Note regarding application materials: It is an expectation of the University of Minnesota that people hired into academic positions can demonstrate multicultural competence and a commitment to diversity. The diversity statement should be a summary of actual accomplishments (rather than a philosophical statement). An example might be noting specific actions and success you have had in recruiting for a more diverse staff, retention efforts, committee or taskforce involvement, etc.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Copyright © 2015 Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up on our website or at an event, because you are an alumnus or friend of the Rapoport Center, or because you are part of the law school community.

Our mailing address is:
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX  78705

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Call for ProposalsTexTESOL State Conference 2015, San Antonio, Texas

We are currently accepting proposals for the TexTESOL State Conference 2015.
Here is the link to submit your proposal: 
If you have any questions please contact Ellen Clegg at:  
We look forward to seeing you in October!
Lisa Anderson and Carole Franki
Committee Chairs
TexTESOL State Conference 2015
Copyright © 2015 TexTESOL II, All rights reserved.
You attended a conference last year or met one of our board members at a recent education workshop.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 171121
San Antonio, TX 78217

Call for Proposals: NABE 2016,March 3-5, 2016, Chicago

45th Annual NABE Conference
March 3-5, 2016
Hilton Chicago 

"Advancing Biliteracy through Global Leadership and Partnerships"