Summer Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Dr. Geller passed along the following two opportunities for students. The first is an eight-week-long summer program for students and the second is a fellowship for teachers (grades 7-12 and community college) at the Holocaust Museum. Follow the links below for more details!

Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles
Program Number: 25629
Title: Bunche Center Summer Humanities Institute (SHI)
Web Site:
Program URL:
SYNOPSIS:  This eight-week preparatory program is designed to
enhance the competencies of students who plan to pursue an MA or Ph.D.
in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (African American
studies, anthropology, art history, cultural/critical studies,
ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, sociology).
This year, students will be assigned to a faculty mentor selected by
the Program and will choose a topic related to their assigned mentor’s
research focus. They will write a research paper and present a
conference paper. Program includes seminars, skills workshops,
research, field courses in Los Angeles African-American culture,
stipend, funds toward travel, meal allowance and on-campus housing.

Deadline(s): 02/01/2013

Link to full program description:

Sponsor: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Program Number: 26398
Title: Museum Teacher Fellowship Program
Web Site:
Program URL:
SYNOPSIS:  The Museum Teacher Fellowship Program enables talented
teachers to become leaders in Holocaust education, bringing the
history and lessons of the Holocaust to new places and new audiences.
Each year, the Museum designates up to 20 educators ? from grades 7
through 12 and community college faculty ? as new Museum Teacher
Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of
Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation
in community and professional organizations.
Deadline(s): 02/08/2013

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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