Friday, June 29, 2007

Miami Short Film Festival

The Miami Short Film Festival in partnership with Yahoo! Telemundo invites you to participate in the Yahoo! Telemundo Short Film Festival online. Don’t miss your chance to have your movie reach millions of users on the Yahoo! Telemundo network worldwide. Users will view and vote on their favorite films. The winning movie will be featured on the Front Page of Yahoo! Telemundo for a day and be recognized as the online 'Viewer's Choice' winner at the Miami Short Film Festival event.

The festival accepts short films in the following categories: Documentary, Experimental, Animation & Narrative.

The festival runs from November 26-December 2, 2007. The registration deadline is August 31st.

See for rules and application. You can also apply at

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Second Summer Session Pass/Fail Deadline

Thursday, June 28th by 4:00pm is the last day to sign up to take a SSII class pass/fail. If you are interested in taking a class pass/fail, please stop by my office (Mottier Hall 100) so we can complete the required paperwork (however, please note that I will be out of the office on Friday, June 22nd and Monday, June 25th). Here is some information about the pass/fail option from the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin (

“During the four years of their undergraduate program, students in good standing (not on probation) may enroll in a maximum of eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail). The Pass/Fail option is open for a maximum of two courses per academic year, including summer sessions. For the Pass/Fail option, the academic year is defined as beginning with the start of the fall semester and ending with the end of the second summer session. The course selected for Pass/Fail must be an elective (i.e., it cannot fulfill requirements other than the minimum 122 hours required for the degree, and the requirements for credit hours at the 300-400 level). It may not be used to satisfy any of the College of Arts and Sciences’ general education requirements, nor may it be counted as a part of the student’s concentration area, nor may it be counted toward completion of a minor or certificate program. The course or courses may be used to meet the requirement for courses at the 300-400 level.”

Thursday, June 14, 2007

ANTH-E 101 Ecology and Society

Section 26414
TR 1-2:15 (Student Building 150)
Catherine Tucker

ANTH-E 101 Ecology and Society is a fall course on current environmental issues designed for the non-major (but applicable to the ANTH minor). It carries S&H distribution.

Nearly every day, we hear news of environmental degradation, severe weather events, toxic pollution and impending climate change. How are we to understand this information? What does it mean for our lives?

This course addresses these questions by exploring human-environment relationships from cross-cultural, historical, scientific and ethical perspectives. Through readings and discussion, students will evaluate how societies vary in beliefs and perceptions of nature, and the implications for behavior, decision-making, and environmental change. We will examine current environmental problems and the debates over their causes and possible solutions. Using the concepts of ecological footprint, adaptive capacity, and resilience, we will assess the ramifications of our own choices and behaviors. Do we have moral and ethical responsibilities in our patterns of consumption? Students will be evaluated on reading responses, class participation, assignments, a midterm and a final exam.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Elementary Wolof - Fall 2007

Elementary Wolof (F101 Elementary African Languages)

This course is the first part of a two-semester course. Open to undergraduates and Graduates.
The course is an introduction to Wolof language and culture. Wolof is the major language of Senegal and Gambia.

The course will cover basic grammatical structures and vocabulary focusing on all language skills with special emphasis on spoken language - oral and listening comprehension, language use in specific social settings like the market, school, hospital, doctor's office, among others. Important cultural points like food, clothing, marriage, etc will be integrated in the course. Videos and internet resources will be used.

To get authorization to register for the Wolof course in Fall 2007, interested students need to contact Jan Cobb ( at the Department of Linguistics.

For more information on the course please contact Professor Samuel Obeng at

NSA Information Session

NSA, the National Security Agency, will be on campus for an Information Session on July 10, 2007.

Career Development Center
625 N. Jordan Ave.
5:00-6:30 p.m.

To sign up for this session, visit

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government.
NSA has full-time positions as well as scholarships and internships in the career fields of: Foreign Language, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Intelligence Analysis, Cyrptanalysis, Information Assurance, and Business.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Miscellaneous Tidbits

Here are a few random tidbits of information that have come to my attention recently:
  • Are you considering law school, medical school, or a career in a field like pharmaceutical sales? If so, then check out the Health Professions and Prelaw Center's (HPPLC) new and improved website at The website and the advisors at HPPLC are wonderful resources for students interested in careers in law and healthcare.
  • Looking for an N&M for the fall? Consider STAT-S 100 Statistical Literacy. The course does not assume or require any previous experience with statistics. Students considering S100 should have a good algebra background: either two years of algebra in high school or MATH-M 014 Basic Algebra at IU. Here is a course description for the fall:

STAT S100 - Statistical Literacy -- Kelly McNamara
1:25pm-2:15pm - MWF - PY226
P: MATH M014 or equivalent. How to be an informed consumer of statistical analysis. Experimentsand observational studies, summarizing and displaying data, relationships between variables, quantifying uncertainty, drawing statistical inferences. S100 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been received for any statistics course (in any department) numbered 300 or higher.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Work Opportunity with Local Student-Run Production Company

Dmitrii Gabrielov, a current CMCL major at IU, is looking for people to work with his company, Iris Garden Productions LLC, to shoot commercials and do other video work around Bloomington. The company is just getting started and they are currently working on a demo commercial. Iris Garden Productions hopes to grow over this summer and fall, leading to paid work. Please contact Dmitrii if you are interested in getting involved. People with strong technical expertise behind the camera are especially desirable!

Dmitrii's phone number: (765)491-1232
Dmitrii's e-mail address: