Volume 51.4

September 12th, 2019

1. Announcements
It’s that time of the academic year for FT faculty to sign up to conduct Exit Interviews. Please click the Doodle link Heidi Jorgenson recently sent via email as soon as possible, and no later than September 20, to sign up. Thanks.

Beth, Frank, Lauren, and Danielle are organizing a meet and greet with graduate students immediately after the first department meeting in JR 319. This would be a great opportunity for you to tell the graduate students a couple of sentences about your research and teaching interests and hear more about what they are interested in as well. We will also offer some time to chat with individual or small groups of students. We hope many of you can attend!

Our department meetings will continue to take place on the second Friday of the month, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in JR 319. This year’s date are:
9/13/19, 10/11/19, 11/8/19, 2/14/20, 3/13/20, 4/10/20, 5/8/20.

The Center on Disabilities will be holding their first Webinar on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This “Introduction to Assistive Technology” will provide a quick overview of basic knowledge of the topic. Registration deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit COD.

2. Reminders
The Waves Award Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon. Please come out and help celebrate our students and their writing achievements!

The Learning Resource Center has published its September workshops on its website. Please encourage students to attend the workshops. The workshop schedule can be found at www.csun.edu/lrc/writing-workshops. For more information on how the LRC may serve your students, contact Trista Payte at Trista.payte@csun.edu or by phone at (818) 677-2033.

The College of Humanities has several grant and fellowship opportunities available this year, such as the Faculty Fellowship and Grant Program and the Research Fellowship Program. For more information about College funded activities and research, please visit https://www.csun.edu/humanities/college-funded-activities-and-research.

Applications to the Fulbright scholar program are due September 16, 2019. For more information, visit https://awards.cies.org.

The application deadlines for the 2020-2021 Radcliffe Fellowship are quickly approaching. Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts are due by September 12, 2019, and applications in science, engineering, and mathematics are due by October 3, 2019. For more information, please write to fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

3. Opportunities
The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley, is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2019 issue and would like to extend this call for papers to all interested undergraduates and recent graduates. They invite research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to papers comparing at least two authors or texts, interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities, and research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism. For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit their website’s submissions page. Submissions are due this Sunday, September 15, 2019.

4. Achievements
Since we did not receive any news of particular achievements at Thursday’s Notes, we extend a general congratulations to all of the faculty who continue to provide first-rate scholarship, fine educations, and service to our students and communities. We acknowledge the many untold stories of faculty who accomplish this work while attending to the often-competing demands of their lives, from caring for family and friends to cooking, cleaning, paying bills, commuting on slow moving and sometimes hazardous freeways, finding time for sufficient rest and relaxation, and civic engagement.