Weekly Round-Up: September 18-24


Monday, September 18
Volunteer Opportunity: Pets & Crafts, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Red Barn

  • Join the Animal Welfare Committee in making toys for shelter dogs and cats! Free Insomnia cookies will be provided.

Flu Shots Clinic (FREE!), 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Brandeis School of Law (2219 S. 3rd Street), Washer Lounge

  • Bring your UofL ID and printed consent form for a free flu shot.

Graduate Student Writing Group Meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

Tuesday, September 19
Open Conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Inclusivity, Equity Meeting, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 117A

  • Join conversations between graduate students and faculty toward creating more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive structures for all graduate students in the English department.

Wednesday, September 20
Campus Talk: The Ugly Side of Women in Media, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center (120 E. Brandeis Ave), Multipurpose Room

Creative Writing Group Meeting, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

Thursday, September 21
PLAN Workshop: Workshopping the CV, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Houchens Building, Room 105

Teach English in Japan Info Session, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), 303A

Saturday, September 23
Volunteer Opportunity: Animal House, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Animal House (3516 Newburg Rd)

  • Join the Animal Welfare Committee in volunteering at the Animal House shelter. Contact Minoru Chou for more information: (502) 939-5685.

Friday, September 29
Discourse & Semiotics Workshop, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Stevenson 407

  • We will be discussing Steven Skaggs’ (UofL Fine Arts Dept.) recently published book, FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design (MIT Press), and how semiotics can can aid in the critique of art and design. For more information, visit the website.

Thursday, October 5
Engaging Diverse Voices in Writing & Reading Roundtable Discussion
, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • View the flyer for more information.

Check out the Writing Center Events Calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

Check out the UofL Events Calendar for upcoming events in the UofL community.


Deadline September 29, 4:00 p.m: Graduate Student Research Fund Application

  • The Graduate Network in Arts and Sciences (GNAS), a representative body of graduate students from the many disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences, is offering research funding for A&S graduate students. GNAS will award grants up to $250 to help A&S graduate students offset the costs of conducting research, participating in conferences, and purchasing materials needed for research. For more information on how to apply, visit the website or view the application form.


Deadline October 15 at midnight (CDT) – 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

  • We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions. Submit a proposal using this online form. A printable CFP is available online here. Contact Professor and Vice Chair of the UofL English Department Andrew Rabin for funding opportunities related to this conference: rabin@louisville.edu.
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