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July 2014


Malam Budaya: A Cultural Night of Indonesian Dance

Saturday July 26, 2014
6 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Astrid Vinje, Christina Sunardi, Hawwa Djuned, Ni Luh Saraswatini, and Tikka Sears

Seattle Indonesian Dance

seattleindonesiandance@gmail.com

Discover the beauty and diversity of Indonesia through dance.

In almost every culture, dance plays an integral role in expressing the values, ideas, and personalities of that culture. It can range from the elegant and refined to the raw and tribal. During our show, traditional Indonesian dancers from the Seattle area will be performing dances from various islands of Indonesia. From Java to Bali to Madura, you will have a chance to see the beauty and diversity that is Indonesia!

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, or by going through our website at www.seattleindonesiandance.com.

The show is all ages and starts at 6pm.

For more information about the show and to read about the dancers who will be performing, please visit www.seattleindonesiandance.com. To join our mailing list, send an email to seattleindonesiandance@gmail.com with the words "Subscribe" in the subject line. You can also check out our Facebook event page to join the event.

Featuring performances by Astrid Vinje, Christina Sunardi, Hawwa Djuned, Ni Luh Saraswatini, and Tikka Sears.


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Ongoing Events


Cambodia Service-Learning Semester Program



cambodia@globalservicecorps.org

In collaboration with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia, Global Service Corps (GSC) is proud to launch a Service-Learning Semester Study Abroad Program based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this January.

 

15 Credit Semester Program: The Role of Civil Society and Buddhism in Post-Conflict Cambodia

Spring: January 7 - April 21, 2013
Fall: September 9 - December 22, 2013 (tentative dates)

Providing an insider’s look into social development in post-conflict societies, the semester course allows students to examine the role that civil society and Buddhism play in rebuilding Cambodian communities following the Khmer Rouge genocide. Incorporating
academic, field work, and group project components, the program is an expansion of Global Service Corps’ community development work in Cambodia and is built on GSC’s successful service-learning study abroad programs in Tanzania. Students attending the 15 week semester program will qualify for 15 transferable semester credits from the University at Albany.

The program consists of three areas of focus: an intensive three-week foundations course, nine weeks of field work with an NGO engaged in development work in Cambodia, and a final Capstone project.

Foundations Course (three weeks):

Students will: review key social sectors in Cambodia with a focus on the needs of poor communities to promote inclusive development; examine the unique challenges faced by post-conflict societies; analyze models of social and community development from Cambodia and other countries; and, study the role of Buddhism in development in Cambodia.

The course will be taught at Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia (PUC) in Phnom Penh under PUC professor Dr. Susan Hagadorn, a six-year resident of Cambodia with over 25 years of experience in the public health, non-profit, and NGO sectors. Dr. Hagadorn has extensive knowledge of social development in Cambodia, and wrote her EdD Dissertation on “Khmer Rouge Survivors Retell Culture for the Children of Cambodia.” Buddhist staff and students at PUC will join Dr. Hagadorn in the classroom to provide a unique cultural exchange experience and an in-depth look at the role of Buddhism in Cambodia.

During the first three weeks students will also have the opportunity to experience Buddhist culture firsthand through a two-night stay at one of the most significant monasteries in Cambodia. Students will engage in meditation, chanting, alms giving, and other rituals
at the wat and may also have the opportunity to teach beginning English to wat residents.

Field Work (nine weeks):

After the foundations course, students will gain hands-on development experience interning with an NGO involved in development work in and around Phnom Penh. Based on the background of the volunteer and the needs of the community at the time, placements may be in the fields of human rights, public health, mental health, education, politics, or cultural renewal.

Capstone Project (three weeks):

The final three weeks of the program will consist of academic classes and group work in which students will integrate their course work and field experiences, culminating in final group presentations on their projects as well as required academic papers.

For more information on this program as well as other opportunities for students, please visit http://globalservicecorps.org/site/for-students/


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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative - awards for Visitor Scholars and for U.S. Fulbright Specialists



Mark Howard in ECA/A/E/EAP at HowardME@state.gov

Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative


The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2013
competition for the Fulbright US.-ASEAN Initiative. The Department of State is piloting a small number of regionally competed new awards for Asian Fulbright Scholars and U.S. Fulbright Specialists that will support ASEAN initiatives.

The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Initiative is open to university faculty, government officials, and
professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs. There are two parts to this initiative, one for Asians and the other for Americans.

1. Asian Fulbright Scholars: Provides opportunities for travel to the United States for
scholarly and professional research on issues central to the ASEAN-U.S. relationship.
Award periods are flexible and should be congruent with the needs of the project. The
minimum period for an award is two months, the maximum period six months. Awards
will provide a monthly stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel.

2. U.S. Fulbright Specialists: Awards qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select
disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two to six week projects focusing on the
ASEAN-U.S. relationship at host institutions in ASEAN countries. Awards will provide a
daily stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel. Participating host
institutions must cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services for food
and housing.

Additional details and instructions for applying to the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative here.


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Inviting Faculty to List Undergraduate Research Opportunities



urp@u.washington.edu

This message is being sent to all Faculty with approval from the Office of the Provost.

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to list your undergraduate research opportunities on the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) website and to encourage you to take advantage of our resources for faculty. The opportunity form, where you can post a defined project or indicate your willingness to serve as a mentor to undergraduate researchers, takes only a few moments to complete and is available at:
http://webapps.ued.washington.edu/opportunities/ResearchOpportunityForm.aspx.


URP staff assist students in all fields to find research experiences. We maintain a listing of current UW opportunities and local and national programs. We also produce the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, planned this year for May 17, 2013.

For information on incorporating undergraduates into research and scholarship and for funding resources, please visit our Research Mentor information section available at: www.washington.edu/research/urp/faculty. If a student working with you has a presentation accepted to a national conference, please encourage her/him to apply for an Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award. Further details can be found at:
www.washington.edu/research/urp/urcta.

Finally, I encourage you to utilize URP as a resource for consultation regarding requests for support of undergraduate research as a supplement to faculty research grants or for discipline-based undergraduate research programs.

The URP office is located in 171 Mary Gates Hall. We can be reached by phone
at 206-543-4282 or email at urp@uw.edu.

Sincerely,

Janice DeCosmo
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Director, Undergraduate Research Program


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact urp@u.washington.edu 


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Learn Khmer/Cambodian Online and/or Abroad this Summer



Chhany Sak-humphry - sak@hawaii.edu

Interested in taking Online Courses in Khmer (Spring 2013)?
http://khmer.hawaii.edu/KhmerOnline.html

Study Khmer language and Culture in Summer 2013 in Cambodia:
http://khmer.hawaii.edu/SAP.html

These two programs are for anyone (student or non-student). Register via Outreach College at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Any questions after viewing these websites, please contact Chhany Sak-humphry - sak@hawaii.edu


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Southeast Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-9606 tel
(206) 685-0668 fax
seac@u.washington.edu

Laurie Sears, Director

Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies

Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director

Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator

Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator

Chris Grorud, Program Assistant

Lauren Pongan, Outreach Program Assistant