Friday, December 9, 2011

Congrats to Linda Hostetter on winning the IU Staff Merit Award.

The University Graduate School would like to join IU in recognizing Linda Hostetter, Informatics, who will be receiving an IU Bloomington Staff Merit Award next week!

A celebration of their service to the university at the annual Staff Merit Award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 in the Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

These awards are given to staff members who have exhibited an extraordinary commitment to service, workplace innovation, and job performance. Six staff members receive the award each year. They were nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of their peers. Linda was among the six chosen this year:

Linda Hostetter, Graduate Admission Coordinator, School of Informatics and Computing
An IU employee of over two decades, Linda has welcomed, nurtured, advised, and taken care of students from all over the world. With tremendous kindness and motherly wisdom, she has helped students (and sometimes faculty) negotiate the challenges of the academic world. In shepherding the many international students through the opportunities and tribulations of studying and living in a foreign country, Linda has not only made many grateful friends, but she has fundamentally contributed to their academic and personal success at IU.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Opportunities for grads/postdocs related to social media, digital media, and the influences of technology.

Microsoft Research Postdocs.
Who: Newly minted/about-to-be-minted PhD students working on social media topics from a social science perspective
Deadline: December 12, 2011
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Special issue of JOBEM on Socially-Mediated Publicness.
Who: Scholars who want to publish their work on socially-mediated publicness in a fantastic journal experimenting with open-access
Deadline: December 12, 2011 for brief abstracts; January 6, 2012 for complete articles
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Digital Media & Learning Summer Institute.
Who: Graduate students/young postdocs doing work touching on policy and innovation around digital media & learning
Deadline: January 9, 2012
Application & More Info:

Microsoft Research PhD Internships.
Who: Current PhD students working on social media topics from a social science perspective
Deadline: January 10, 2012
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Human Trafficking & Technology Research Grants.
Who: Scholars who can research the role of tech in different facets of human trafficking
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Request for Proposals: