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September, 25 2017

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SU NEWS

Peer-to-Peer search for SU student partners

SU student abroad blog- Navigating identities as a queer person of color abroad

THE 12th ANNUAL Totally Fabulous Drag Show AUDITIONS

The OutCrowd Magazine is hiring editors and staff members for the Spring 2014 semester!

BE A LEADER! MAKE IT COUNT AT SU! APPLY TO BE AN RA! Positions are NOW available for the 2014-2015 Academic Year!

fullCIRCLE Accepting Peer Mentor Applications for 2014-2015!

 

CALL FOR PAPERS, PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND CONFERENCES

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THEME ISSUE OF LITERATURE AND MEDICINE: 33.2  Fall 2015: LITERATURE AND BIOETHICS

Funding opportunity for doctoral students

The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2014.

Seeking Research Participants! Seeking individuals who openly identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual

Registration is now open for the 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

OSERS Notices Published in the Federal Register - January 6-10, 2014

Disabilities Articles of Interest

BBC News reports on abuses in Georgia's institutions 


SU NEWS

Peer-to-Peer search for SU student partners

Diversity at SU includes Disability.
 
The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Project is looking for SU students to partner with students auditing classes. All interests and majors are welcome. No experience? No problem! We will train and support partners.
 
INTERESTED? CONTACT US!
THE PEER-TO-PEER PROJECT (P2P)
Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education
Syracuse University
101 Hoople, 805 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2280
315-443-3323
Dee Katovitch, Assistant Director Taishoff Center
 
This project is sponsored by a development grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the U.S. Department of Education (Project #H133G100226).

SU student abroad blog- Navigating identities as a queer person of color abroad

This is a study abroad blog with a queer twist. Follow Raul, Junior Advertising major at SU, as he navigates his identities as a queer person of color while studying abroad in the United Kingdom. Blog will be updated weekly.

THE 12th ANNUAL Totally Fabulous Drag Show AUDITIONS

dates
Saturday, January 18
1-2:30
LGBT RESOURCE CENTER
750 Ostrom Ave
Saturday, January 25
1-2:30
GOLDSTEIN STUDENT CENTER
Room 201A
Sunday, January 26
1-2:30
SCHINE STUDENT CENTER
Room 304C
COME JOIN US AND AUDITION FOR
THE TWELFTH ANNUAL TOTALLY
FABULOUS DRAG SHOW! OUR SHOWS
ARE JAM-PACKED WITH PERFORMERS
LIKE JUJUBEE THAT YOU COULD MEET!
COME SHOW US YOUR MOVES SO
YOU CAN MOVE ON TO OUR
PRELIMINARIES ON FEBRUARY 6!
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The OutCrowd Magazine is hiring editors and staff members for the Spring 2014 semester!

The OutCrowd's focus is to provide advocates of the queer community a platform to express their otherwise overlooked opinions and perspectives. With this focus in mind, The OutCrowd is determined to present progressive content through a queer lens by challenging what is often deemed “socially acceptable.”
For Spring 2014, we are looking for progressive, sassy, talented staffers for the following positions:
Editorial:
--Executive Editor
--Staff Writers

--Copy Editors

--Fact Checkers 
Visuals:
--Photo Director
--Designers

--Illustrators/Artists

--Photographers
To apply for a position, please send your resume to outcrowd.su@gmail.com by Sunday, January 19. When applying, please include 2-3 samples of your writing, photography, designs, and/or art. Be sure to also include a paragraph detailing the position you are applying for and why you think you will be a good fit for The OutCrowd. Please direct any questions to the above email.


BE A LEADER! MAKE IT COUNT AT SU! APPLY TO BE AN RA! Positions are NOW available for the 2014-2015 Academic Year!


 fullCIRCLE Accepting Peer Mentor Applications for 2014-2015!


fullCIRCLE is looking forward to the 2014-2015 academic year, and the time has come to recruit Peer Mentors.  Mentees and mentors are encouraged to apply!  Have a friend that would make a great addition to fullCIRCLE?  Feel free to forward this email to any other students or student groups!
What is fullCIRCLE?
fullCIRCLE is a sustainable, multilayered program designed to assist its participants in effectively adjusting to the different challenges of college life, including those that are academic, social, professional and personal in nature, with the goal of retention. The program serves first-year and upper-class students with an emphasis on African American/ Black, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic/ Latino, and Native students. fullCIRCLE promotes academic success, personal development, campus leadership and civic engagement. 
Peer mentors are upper-class students who work with one to three first-year students as a mentor, offering guidance, consistent support and serving as a positive role model—critical factors in the mentee’s retention and overall success at SU. Mentors encourage deep connections with students and skill development in the areas of networking and organizational collaboration. Mentors also provide support for academic success and intercultural exchange.
Application
To apply to be a Peer Mentor for the 2014-2015 school year, please complete an application at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fullCIRCLEPM1415 
Applications are due February 17. 
Please be sure to complete the application now or bookmark the page to complete the application before February 17. 
Email fullCIRCLE@syr.edu for any additional questions.


SU HAPPENINGS


SYRACUSE AND REGIONAL EVENTS


CALL FOR PAPERS, PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, CONFERENCES

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THEME ISSUE OF LITERATURE AND MEDICINE: 33.2  Fall 2015: LITERATURE AND BIOETHICS

 
 
We invite manuscripts that examine the meanings of "literature" and "bioethics" and explore relationships between these two fields.
 
Strong submissions that do not fit into the theme issue as it takes shape will also be considered for inclusion in general issues of the journal.
 
Deadline for submission: July 31, 2014.
Address inquiries to Catherine Belling, executive editor, Literature and Medicine:  c-belling@northwestern.edu  
Additional information for authors is below.
 
Call for Papers and Guidelines for Contributors
Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship that explores representational and cultural practices concerning health care and the body. Areas of interest include disease, illness, and health; the cultures of biomedical science and technology and of the clinic; disability; and violence, trauma, and power relations as these are represented and interpreted in broadly-defined archives of verbal, visual, and material texts. Literature and Medicine features one thematic and one general issue each year. Past theme issues have explored identity and difference; contagion and infection; cancer pathography; the representations of genomics; and the narration of pain.
 
Literature and Medicine is published semiannually. Theme issues are announced in calls for papers in the journal and on the journal website. Literature and Medicine editors will consider essay clusters devoted to a particular topic or written on a specific occasion. Submissions on any aspect of literature and medicine will be considered, but the journal rarely publishes short notes, personal essays, or creative writing. Authors are advised to look carefully at past issues of the journal (available on the journal website) before submitting their work. We welcome submissions by graduate students, but encourage authors to rework term papers into publishable manuscripts (as one does in turning dissertation into book) before submission.
Manuscripts should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words in length. Please include an abstract of 100 – 150 words, and 3 - 5 keywords.
All submissions should have text, end notes, and bibliography double-spaced and prepared according to guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, current edition. Authors will be responsible for securing permission to include visual images, figures, or verbal quotations that exceed fair use.
Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal. Authors' names should appear only on a cover sheet, and any identifiers in the text should be masked so manuscripts can be reviewed anonymously. Literature and Medicine reviews only unpublished manuscripts that are not simultaneously under review for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts must be submitted in digital form (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) through our website: http://lam.expressacademic.org/login.php

Funding opportunity for doctoral students


Grants Action News - January 2014

To view the Assembly's Grants Action News for January click on the link below:


For information on other areas of interest, visit the Assembly's website:


The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2014.

 The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2014 Conference.
Applications for Summer 2014 are due Monday, February 10 – find out more and apply now at http://www.victoryinstitute.org/programs/vci_application.
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.

Seeking Research Participants! Seeking individuals who openly identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual

to take a few minutes to participate in a West Virginia University research study. The purpose of this study (WVU IRB on file) is to investigate the relationship between personality characteristics and outness across areas of social functioning. It is being completed as part of doctoral degree requirements in Counseling Psychology at WVU for Alexander Brown, M.A., under the supervision of Monica Leppma, Ph.D. (PI).
Participation will consist only of completing a short survey, which may take approximately 15 minutes and be completed anonymously online from any location. If you would like to enter a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card you will be given the opportunity to do that too!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

 
Disability Rights in the 21st Century: Creative Solutions for Achieving the Right to Live in the World
 
April 24-25, 2014
at the
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
 
The 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: disability discrimination in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, next steps in Olmstead litigation, rights of parents with disabilities, supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship, and how to work with the media to get the disability rights message across.
 
2014 plenary session presenters:
 
  • Michael W. Bien, managing partner, Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP;
  • Peter Blanck, university professor, Syracuse University, and chairman, Burton Blatt Institute;
  • Christopher S. Danielsen, director of public relations, National Federation of the Blind;
  • Matthew W. Dietz, president and Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.;
  • Maureen Henry, former executive director, Utah Commission on Aging;
  • Talila Lewis, founder and president, HEARD;
  • Carrie Ann Lucas, executive director, Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities;
  • Jonathan Martinis, legal director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities;
  • Robyn Powell, attorney advisor, National Council on Disability;
  • Barry Taylor, vice president for civil rights and systemic litigation, Equip for Equality;
  • Joseph B. Tulman, professor of law and director, Took Crowell Institute for Youth; and
  • Theresa Vargas, staff writer, The Washington Post.
 
The luncheon keynote will be given by Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.
 
2014 workshop facilitators:
 
·         Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, University of Michigan Law School
·         Ira Burnim, legal director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
·         Marc Charmatz, senior attorney, National Association of the Deaf
·         Richard Devylder (invited), chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
·         Andrew D. Freeman, partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
·         Elaine Gardner, attorney advisor, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission
·         Arlene S. Kanter, Bond, Schoeneck, & King Distinguished Professor; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence; professor of law; director, College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program; and co-director, SU Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies; Syracuse University
·         Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
·         Christopher Kuczynski, assistant legal counsel, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
·         David L. Lee (invited), principal, The Law Offices of David L. Lee
·         Jennifer Mathis, deputy legal director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
·         Laurence Paradis, executive director and co-director of litigation, Disability Rights Advocates
·         Luciene Parsley, senior attorney, Maryland Disability Law Center
·         Karen Peltz Strauss, deputy chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
·         Rebecca G. Pontikes, principal, Pontikes Law, LLC
·         Victoria Thomas, staff attorney, University Legal Services--Protection & Advocacy
·         Michael Waterstone, associate dean for research and academic centers, and J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
  • Lauren Young, director of litigation, Maryland Disability Law Center
 
Documentation for CLE credits will be provided.
 
Registration fee: $175
Student registration fee: $25
 
To learn more about the symposium and symposium sponsorship opportunities, view the agenda, and register online, please visit https://nfb.org/law-symposium .  You may also download from this Web site a registration form to mail or fax.  Hotel information is also available on the symposium Web site.
 
For additional information, contact:
 
Lou Ann Blake, JD
Law Symposium Coordinator
Jernigan Institute
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

OSERS Notices Published in the Federal Register - January 6-10, 2014


Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS): (2 Notices below)

The following Notice of List of Correspondence from January 1, 2013, Through March 31, 2013 was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 8, 2013.

SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.


The following Notice of List of Correspondence from April 1, 2013, Through June 30, 2013 was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.


Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA):

The following Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Written Application for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Formula Grant was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 10, 2014.


 


Disabilities Articles of Interest

Dr. Nora's Top Articles (10 of 76 news articles)
1.   “Feds Take Action Against PDC” --- The Porterville Developmental Center stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funding, as federal overseers have taken enforcement action against ... --- Porterville Recorder --- January 6, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/7cUXNu
2.   “Kansas City Apartment Complex Fined for Refusing Live-in Caretaker for Disabled Tenant” --- The federal government has fined the owners of a Kansas City apartment complex $20,000 for refusing to allow a disabled ... --- The Republic --- January 9, 2014  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/26Uvya
3.  “Man Denies Sexual Assault of Mentally Disabled Missoula Girl” --- A man who recently moved from Alaska to Montana has pleaded not guilty to an incest charge that alleges he was having sex with his 19-year-old, ... --- The Missoulian --- January 8, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/bpZp5X
4.   “City Denies Officers Mocked Double Amputee” --- … alleges Lincoln police forced him from his van at gunpoint, mocked and humiliated him, and made him crawl under the vehicle to get his legs, which had fallen off during the altercation.... --- Lincoln Journal Star --- January 9, 2014  (NEBRASKA)   http://is.gd/IiNIXn
5.   “Woman Convicted of Abusing Disabled Children Avoids Prison” --- Debra Copeland, the woman found guilty in November of 2013 of physically and verbally abusing developmentally disabled children at the School of ... --- WTRF --- January 9, 2014  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/uXWVO2
6.   “Couple Charged in Starvation Death of Disabled 2-Year-old Girl” --- A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl ... --- KOMO News --- January 9, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/BsY2ku
7.   “Milwaukee Autism Therapist Charged with Abuse” --- A therapist trained to work specifically with autistic children is facing charges of abuse after being caught on camera ... --- Autism Daily Newscast --- January 6, 2014  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/bgzmKi
8.   “Police to Get Educated on Recognizing Autism” --- The initiative began with Bailey, of West Deer, who has two sons with autism spectrum disorder. He approached Swan and the district attorney's office ... --- Tribune-Review --- January 8, 2014   (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/TfiVmi
9.   “Fake Interpreters an Issue in the U.S. Too” --- Most people do not know that the deaf community struggles on a constant basis to acquire qualified sign language interpreters. People who are not ... --- The Missoulian --- January 3, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/9ly9sb
10.   “Whistleblower Who Exposed Poor Conditions for Disabled 'Vindicated'” --- Dr Margaret Kennedy: the settlement included a letter from the Brothers of Charity and the HSE which unequivocally acknowledges her ... --- Irish Times --- January 10, 2014  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/3TXLRC
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The other 66 stories for this week, as well as newsfeeds from prior weeks, can be found at: http://www.disabilityandabuse.org/newsfeed/contents.htm

BBC News reports on abuses in Georgia's institutions  

DRI: US government must stop funding segregated institutions and orphanages around the world
 
 
Washington, DC--January 13, 2014-- BBC World News last week aired a report publicizing the findings of Disability Rights International's (DRI) investigation into human rights abuses against children and adults with disabilities in the Republic of Georgia. 
 
"Georgia has become one of the first ex-Soviet republics to abolish state orphanages in favour of foster care. But disabled children continue to be marginalised and face the prospect of life-long isolation from society," reports the BBC.
See the BBC Coverage here:
Last month,  DRI released a report, Left Behind, documenting atrocious human rights violations in the Republic of Georgia's orphanages and institutions for persons with disabilities. Sixty-one local Georgian NGOs have expressed support of DRI's report and have demanded that the Georgian government act now to protect the lives of children and adults with disabilities in Georgia's institutions.   
 
The United States government also bears a special responsibility for addressing these human rights violations. DRI's investigation found that the US funded the construction of two new segregated and abusive institutions for adults with disabilities.  The BBC reports that for many, detainment in these facilities "...means living in isolation for the rest of their lives."
This week, DRI submitted an open letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for a commitment from the US government to fund the creation of community services in Georgia to enable people with disabilities to move out of US-built institutions and live, with support, in the community. 
 
DRI also calls for a prohibition on the use of US international aid to build segregated facilities for children and adults with disabilities anywhere in the world.
 
Read the letter to Secretary Kerry here.
 
Thank you for your support. Together, we can ensure that all children with disabilities are able to realize their human right to grow up in a loving family, in the community.
Left Behind: The Exclusion of Children and Adults with Disabilities from Reform and Rights Protection in the Republic of Georgia (2013)
 
 
 


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