“Crystal Queer” – Indiana University’s Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

Indiana University’s Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, “Crystal Queer”

The Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University is pleased to announce the Second Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, titled “Crystal Queer.”

The conference will be held on Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 2nd in Bloomington, Indiana. 300 word abstracts are due by January 30th, and can be sent to complit.iu@gamil.com. The attached call for papers provides further information.

MALS/IDS Community Conference Opportunity: Land Ethics Conference

The Land Ethics Conference is looking for presenters who want to share their experiences working with and engaging with their interdisciplinary thinking communities.
The conference takes place in Baraboo, Wisconsin on August 12-15, and you are also invited to be a presenter!
Presentation proposals are due May 1st, 2015.

Building A Land Ethic: A Conference About Teaching and Learning Across Boundaries will be a unique professional development opportunity that will convene people from diverse professional and personal backgrounds who share the common goal of wanting to both understand and apply Leopold’s land ethic concept to their work.

Proposals are being sought for the following conference tracks:

Concurrent Track #1: Engaging Thinking Communities
Presentations in this track will focus on how leaders have created opportunities for dialog and engagement with Leopold’s ideas among various audiences, exploring conversations about how we both understand and apply the land ethic in a wide variety of settings, from college campuses to conservation organizations to local communities.

Concurrent Track #2: Land Ethic Youth Education
Thousands of educators nationwide are using the Leopold Education Project curriculum and other innovative tools to connect young people with nature and introduce them to Leopold’s ideas. This track highlights K-12 teachers and non-formal educators who will share ideas on how they have worked to instill a land ethic with the next generation.

Concurrent Track #3: Working Toward Land Health
Ambassadors for Leopold’s land ethic do not always work directly in an education or outreach capacity, but people who own or manage land have many lessons to share with the larger conservation community. Presentations in this track will highlight conservation partnerships and projects that have helped improve the health of the land.

Concurrent Track #4: The Art of Leopold
Leopold’s life defies easy categorization. He was an educator, forester, and dedicated wilderness advocate. He was also a gifted writer and illustrator. Art has the ability to communicate with the public in ways that words cannot by challenging one’s perceptions of the surrounding world. This track will invite artists and artisans of all kinds to share how Leopold’s ideas have been an inspiration for their creative passions.

Concurrent Track #5: The Science of Leopold
This track will highlight individuals who are carrying the scientific tradition of Leopold forward in their research and work. From the practice of phenological record keeping to the science of ecology, a wide range of conservation professionals from many disciplines are building further understanding of the complex entity that Leopold called “the land mechanism.”

For more information about the conference please visit the website:

To access the presentation proposal form directly, click here.
Presentation Proposals are due May 1st.
Please contact anna@aldoleopold.org with any questions!

Upcoming DePaul University Graduate Open House- Learn more about the MALS/IDS Programs

Come learn about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and the Master of Arts/Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (along with many other DePaul Graduate Programs)! Program representatives will be available to answer any and all MALS/IDS questions!

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  • Who: Students interested in a Graduate Program catering to those with interdisciplinary academic interests and a passion for learning.
  • What: DePaul Graduate School Open House
  • When: Thursday, May 7 from 5-7 pm
  • Where: DePaul Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 120
  • Why: Learn how DePaul University can help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Meet with faculty and staff from ten of our graduate colleges and schools. Arrive early to hear from a panel of graduate admission directors who will answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) and get an insider’s perspective on the application process at DePaul.

For more information and to RSVP, click here: https://admevents.depaul.edu/event.aspx?id=19721

~1 Month to Submit: Confluence

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There is still almost a month left to submit your research essays, short fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry, and art to Confluence, the Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies.


For more information, head to http://www.aglsp-confluence.org/ and click on the “more” tab.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work and become a “published” scholar!

Submissions are due April 15!


Crossing Boundaries Conference: This Friday!

This Friday March 6th is DePaul University’s “Crossing Boundaries” Interdisciplinary LAS Graduate Student Conference. Featuring panels moderated by our Director, Dr. David Gitomer, and our Associate Director, Susan Jacobs, this conference is a fantastic opportunity to dialogue and network with your LAS Graduate Student Peers!

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 10.51.15 AMThe MALS/IDS Program Office highly encourages that you attend this informative event! 

Check-in will begin at 10:45, and last until 11:15 in the McGowan South 1st floor atrium. For more details, and the full schedule of events, visit the Crossing Boundaries website here.

Attend Crossing Boundaries, the Second-Annual DePaul Graduate Student Conference

This Friday, March 6 from 11:00am to 8:00 pm in the McGowan South building, join the DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as it presents a conference showcasing work by graduate students across its many departments and programs.

The conference will feature a keynote from DePaul Professor Miles Harvey, the author of Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America. His previous book, The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, a national and international bestseller, was selected by USA Today as one of the ten best books of 2000. He received wide-spread acclaim for his dramatic oral history How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theater and was the first book published by DePaul’s new publishing imprint Big Shoulders Books.

The schedule of the conference is presented below. All members of the DePaul Community are invited to attend.

Welcome & Faculty Panel
11:15-12:15pm | Room 105

Poster Presentations & Lunch
12:15-1:15pm | Second Floor

Session I — 1:30-2:45pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105

Session II — 3:00-4:15pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105

Session III — 4:30-5:45pm
Panel A — Room 103
Panel B — Room 104
Panel C — Room 105
Panel D — Room 106

Keynote Address – Prof. Miles Harvey
6:00-7:00pm | Room 105

7:00-8:00pm | Second Floor