The fifth annual Blood Battle
is having a kickoff event Wednesday, February 12th. This blood drive, taking place from 2 PM to 9 PM, is meant to get the campus pumped for our competition against Boston College in April. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center will be tabling to raise awareness of the MSM ban, an FDA policy that says men who have sex with men cannot donate blood, despite the health of their blood. Come donate blood, or bring someone to donate on your behalf! Stop by our table to sign a petition to end the MSM ban, then sign up to donate blood again in April! You can walk in or register to donate at the Red Cross Website and use sponsor code: BEATBC.
Want to get involved? You can volunteer to table with us by emailing [firstname.lastname@example.org]Anna Moon or volunteer with the Red Cross by emailing [email@example.com]Lauren Gunderman.
New 2 'Quse Discussion Group
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM, LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Avenue
New 2 'Quse is a discussion group for students who are new to Syracuse University and/or the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) campus communities. Meets every other week on Monday evenings at 6:00 PM at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center.
Please note: Other New 2 'Quse dates for this semester are February 24th, March 3th, March 17th, March 31st, and April 14th.
The Student Leadership Institute is hosting its annual Student Leadership Symposium
Join the Nehirim Queer Jewish Student Retreat at Boston University
February 14-16, 2014! We expect between 80-100 LGBTQ Jewish students, plus allies, from across the religious-ideological spectrum and with a wide variety of gender and sexual orientation identities. This retreat is limited to active or recently graduated (within two-three months) students under the age of 30 only. The cost of the retreat will be covered by Student Affairs, so it’s free! Find more information at the Nehirim website or contact Leah Nussbaum or Justin Dorsen to get signed up!
David Halperin Lecture
Monday, Feb 10, 7pm
David Halperin lecture
"What is Sex For?"
W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality , University of Michigan
Does sex have any erotic purpose? Does it advance the lover's goal? Is sex what the lover really wants? The greatest philosophers of classical antiquity said no. According to one argument, it is not love which aims at sex or which seeks to express itself through sex. It is sex which aims at love. I examine this argument and connect it with forms of contemporary gay male eroticism.
For questions and accommodations, please email T. J. West, III by February 7
LivingSU.syr.edu is now LIVE!
LivingSU.syr.edu is now LIVE!
LivingSU.syr.edu is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU. Programs offered by the Disability Cultural Center and affiliated registered student organizations will be posted on this site, whenever possible.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program is seeking applicants for a Teaching Assistant for the academic year 2014 - 2015.
Applicants must be advanced doctoral students who have completed all coursework and thus do not need tuition scholarship. The position comes with a stipend for the academic year. The Teaching Assistant will work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies faculty on the two core courses in the minor, QSX111 Queer Histories, Communities, Politics (Fall 2014) and QSX112 Sexualities, Genders, Bodies (Spring 2015). Applicants must be matriculated in a doctorate program at Syracuse University and have strong qualifications in the humanities and/or social sciences. In addition to a resume and one letter of reference, applicants should provide a cover letter briefly describing prior teaching experience, pedagogy and philosophy of teaching, and background in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies.
Direct all inquiries and applications to Roger Hallas, Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program, via email: Roger Hallas's Email
The deadline for applications is February 15. Decisions will be made in March 2013.
Calls for Papers, Participants, Conferencs, Scholarships
Hearing Voices Groups Survey
As part of our larger Hearing Voices Groups Grassroots Research Project (HVG GRP) LERN has launched an anonymous online survey to facilitators and organizers with the goal of capturing basic data about group values, composition and practices from a larger group of US facilitators or group leaders.
You can access the survey here.
We are distributing this via our Hearing Voices Groups Facilitators listserve; please forward to any facilitators that you know and distribute among your networks.
An accessible summary and project report will be posted as soon as initial analysis is complete. Presentations will happen both at academic venues and in the community.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disability & Society: Disability: Who Counts? What Counts?
The next Special Issue of Disability & Society will bring together cutting-edge discussion on questions of how changing sociopolitical and cultural relations are redefining disability and seeks to shape future directions for Disability Studies. Papers will consider new agendas for disability which are emerging as the 21st Century moves on, exploring ideas about categories of disability, disturbing categories, narrowing of the disability category, expanding of the disability category and interpretations of disability in cross-cultural and temporal contexts. The transformation of disability research and political action and their role in challenging conceptions of disability will also be of interest.
We welcome contributions on a wide range of themes. The list below is not meant to be exhaustive and we encourage creative interpretation of topics which fit with matters of 'who counts?' and 'what counts?' in contemporary studies of disability and society.
Topics you may wish to address include:
■ Mad Studies
■ Childhood and Identity
■ Disability and Development
This Special Issue will be published in 2015.
Submissions should be made online at the Disability & Society ScholarOne Manuscript site.
New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Maximum word length is 7,000 words (including bibliography).
The final deadline for receipt of papers is 31st August 2014.
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Employment Opportunities with Disability Rights Promotion International
DRPI is HIRING!
We are pleased to announce TWO full-time employment opportunities with Disability Rights Promotion International.
We are now accepting applications for the following positions:
- Africa Regional Officer – applications will be accepted until Friday, February 7, 2014
- Asia-Pacific Regional Officer – applications will be accepted until Thursday, February 13, 2014
2014 Summer Internship Opportunities in Molecular Genetics and Environmental Science
We are offering up to four summer internship positions for deaf or hard-of-hearing undergraduate students.
This year's projects are (1) using computer science (bioinformatics) to study the molecular genetics of a common deafness gene, connexin 26, with Dr. Derek Braun and (2) studying the ecological health of the Anacostia River, a tributary that is part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, with Dr. Caroline Solomon.
This internship will begin May, 2014 and end August 1, 2014. We will begin accepting applications on February 1 and continue until positions are filled. Interns will receive a stipend of $450 per week, and paid-for housing in a campus dormitory.
Our newly constructed laboratory facilities are staffed and managed by deaf faculty and technicians. Faculty are leading research projects in genetics, environmental science, and cell and cancer biology.
We have had students in our laboratories from Assumption College, University of Arizona,Tarleton State University, University of Michigan, University of South Florida, and University of North Florida in past years. We encourage students from all around the country to apply.
The USC Annenberg School Post-Doctoral fellowships in Digital Diversity
USC's School of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars. The Annenberg School Post-Doctoral fellowships in Digital Diversity will support new scholars interested in faculty and research careers who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. In particular we are interested in work at the intersection of diversity and digital informatics.
As communications media serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, understanding of the ways in which differences in gender, class, ethnicity, national origin and other 'fault lines" can divide us and present barriers to communication becomes even more critical. We seek candidates who are interested in a broad array of topics in the area, including barriers to adoption of digital technologies by underrepresented groups; media diversity and public policy; representation of women and minorities in the media; social networking and political empowerment; assistive and adaptive technologies for persons with disabilities; and diverse voices in user-generated content. Candidates should have competencies in robust quantitative and qualitative techniques for mining and analysis of large data sets from media sources across multiple platforms.
Our program will offer two postdoctoral research fellowships for up to two years each (2014-2016), which will include professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in the fields of digital diversity whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. Fellowship recipients perform research in a wide range of methodologies within the discipline of communication, with a focus on diversity within digital media.
Candidates who earned their Ph.D. after July 1, 2012 or will have their degree in hand by July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. The Ph.D.
degree must come from an institution other than USC. Candidates will
come from diverse fields, but should also have an interest in, or a potential for, a wider contribution to the interdisciplinary field of informatics and digital knowledge.
Digital Diversity Postdoctoral Scholars will receive $50,000 per year, plus health insurance, with the possibility of receiving up to $10,000 in research and conference travel support. Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to teach one course each year.
Applicants are asked to submit their credentials including a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, their curriculum vita or resume, three references and samples of their recent scholarly or professional work through USC's job site at the following URL:
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; review of applications will begin March 1st. We hope to announce the selection of postdoctoral scholars between March 15 and April 1, 2014.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Disability History Association Outstanding Publication Award 2014
Outstanding Book Award
The Disability History Association promotes the relevance of disability to broader historical enquiry and facilitates research, conference travel, and publication for scholars engaged in any field of disability history.
The Disability History Association is excited to announce its 3nd Annual Outstanding Publication Award. The award alternates between books and peer-reviewed articles or book chapters.
In 2014 the award committee will accept book submissions. Submissions are welcome from scholars in all fields who engage in work relating to the history of disability. Book submissions may be single or multiple authored and may be a single monograph, or an edited collection, provided the latter contains new and original scholarship.
Although the award is open to all authors covering all geographic areas and time periods, the publication must be in English, and must have a publication date within the two years preceding the submission date (i.e.
1/1/2012 - 5/1/2014).
The amount of the award is $600.
All submissions should be sent to the award committee care of Michael Rembis no later than May 1, 2014.
Authors should arrange for five (5) copies of the book to be sent directly to the award committee at: Department of History, University at Buffalo,
552 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4130. Submissions should also be sent in a format compatible with screen reading software, such as a .doc file or a text-based .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the interest of modeling best practices in the field of disability studies, we require that the publisher/author must be prepared to provide an electronic copy in text-based .pdf or .doc file format for the review committee. We understand that copyright rules apply, and we will only use such copies for purposes of the DHA Outstanding Publication Award.
Manuscripts not provided in accessible electronic formats for screen reading software in a timely manner will not be considered for the prize.
The Disability History Association board will announce the recipient of the DHA Outstanding Publication Award in September 2014.
Disabilities Articles this Week
The following are recent news stories of interest to people with disabilities and those supporting and working with and for people with disabilities.
Dr. Nora's Top Articles:
1. “Co-owner of Care Home Suspected in Theft from Resident” --- Tim McKenna, co-owner of Saguaro Acres assisted-living home in ... has been booked into Pima County jail and charged with vulnerable adult abuse. --- Green Valley News --- January 21, 2014 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/qCAN3U
2. “$8M Settlement for Calif. Families Whose Special-needs kids Were Physically Abused by Teacher” --- Eight Northern California families of special-needs students who were physically and verbally abused by a teacher during ... --- Daily Journal --- January 23, 2014 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Q4NTx0
3. “Mount Dora Staffer Accused of Abusing Disabled Man” --- A Mount Dora home for developmentally disabled people is in trouble again after a staff worker was accused of throwing --- Daily Commercial --- January 21, 2014 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/mUlmj3
4. “Adult Abuse Registry Would Protect Elderly and Disabled, Advocates Say” --- But after noticing he wasn't eating or sleeping well, she eventually learned that a staffer at a camp for the disabled had been accused of striking and ... --- The Courier-Journal --- January 25, 2014 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/Hdhusz
5. “Police Chiefs' Conference to Tackle Mental Health and Training” --- Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police president and Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu told the Star that issues surrounding mental health have ... --- Toronto Star --- January 24, 2014 (CANADA) http://is.gd/MuVj8T
Thanks to your help, NCCJD’s first introductory webinar was a great success and we’re on to the next one! Our second webinar will take place on the last Thursday in February and is the first in our upcoming Victim’s Issues Mini-Series. We ask that you use the following advertisement in any media channels that may reach interested parties, and of course, register yourself. Please respond via e-mail letting us know where the information was placed so that we can keep a record of our outreach.
The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD)
The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is holding its second webinar featuring Dr. Nora Baladerian’s presentation, “Crime Victims with Disabilities: An Overview for Professionals in the Criminal Justice System” on February 27th at 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST. This is the second in a series of over 20 webinars taking place over the next two years. This comprehensive webinar will present an overview of the issues surrounding victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and where various professionals fit into the solution. Topics will include incidence and prevalence, risk reduction, prevention, parent preparation, disclosure or discovery of abuse, reporting (mandated and non-mandated), law enforcement/first responders response, forensic interviewing, investigations and prosecution, victim services and mental health delivery (including providing trauma-informed care to victims at home and at work). Findings of the 2012 National Survey on Abuse of People with Disabilities will be described, as well as the need for improved collaboration. Law enforcement and other first responders, legal professionals, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, disability advocates and other allied professionals are encouraged to attend this free webinar. Contact NCCJDInfo@thearc.org with any questions. To register please use the following link.
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