Upcoming Event: Dr. Uzi deHaan of Technion, Israel

Dr. Uzi deHaan will be in Madison April 11-15 and will be holding talks, open hours, and other exciting events.

Professor Uzi de Haan is an industry veteran having broad experience with innovation and management practices.  His main interest is in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management.  During his visit, Prof. de Haan will be a featured speaker and at venues on campus and beyond on the entrepreneurship process and in particular how discovery, opportunity recognition and evaluation are key for efficient technology transfer from research universities to industry.

More information and event details to come.

Deadline Extended: PARC U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine


May 19-30, 2011 in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Original Application deadline: January 31, 2011
Award notification: March 18, 2011

PARC announces its second faculty development seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 15 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include lectures, workshops and visits to local universities and other related institutions in the West Bank.  Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be full-time faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities.  Applicants may come from any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health, and science.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little travel experience to Palestine.
  • Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
  • Be a member of PARC.

PARC will make all arrangements for seminars, workshops, tours and meetings with Palestinian academic colleagues. PARC will also make arrangements and cover all expenses for in-country group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. Personal expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member. Faculty members will need to provide their own international airfare. In cases of need, PARC will consider partial funding for international travel. For more information about this program, please visit PARC on the Web at http://parc-us-pal.org or send an email to us.parc@gmail.com. (Program contingent upon funding.)

Lecture: Crime Page Fiction: Police, Narrative, and the Moroccan Independent Press

Jonathan Smolin, Assistant Professor (Arabic) at Dartmouth College

Monday, February 7th
4:30 p.m. in Van Hise 1418
Also available for drop-in campus interviews on February 8th
8:30–9:30 a.m. in the A.C. Jordan Room (Van Hise 1414)
On February 7th and 8th, Jonathan Smolin will be on campus to interview for an Assistant Professorship in the Department of African Languages & Literature.  We would like to invite you to meet with Dr. Smolin and to attend his lecture entitled “Crime Page Fiction: Police, Narrative, and the Moroccan Independent Press,” and to drop in for his “office hours” held from 8:30–9:30 a.m. in the A.C. Jordan Room (Van Hise 1414).
Professor Smolin studies Modern Arabic language and literature, Francophone literature, crime and police fiction, illegal immigration, translation, North African cinema and mass media within the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Dartmouth.
Please contact the department office or Aliko Songolo with any questions.