A great opportunity for Cincinnatians in the MLK Program (or any local theatre lovers) as Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents:
by Katori Hall
Directed by D. Lynn Meyers
March 19-April 6, 2014
REGIONAL PREMIERE. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty, young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader’s assassination..
Get a group together and make a night of it by combining the show, fabulous company, and any of the great restaurants/nightspots in OTR.
Below is a list of multi-faceted internships available to doctoral students (and in some cases, graduates.) The first set is sponsored by two non-profit organizations collectively called American Progress and may be accessed at www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/. Their recommended deadline for summer internships is February 16. The second set of internships is sponsored by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and requires residence in Boston. These are paid internships. Their deadline is also February 16.
Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students
For students enrolled in a research-based Ph.D. program, aspire to a teaching and research career, and pursuing doctorates in one of the following fields: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Congratulations to Cohort Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Cohort 4 student Eric Bates, whose book, Native American Identity, Christianity, and Critical Contextualization, has just been published by Cherohala Press. Eric earned his BA, BS, and MA degrees from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and is finishing his dissertation on the Blackfoot of Montana in the Cohort Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University (UI&U). Eric’s book is based on his master’s thesis in liberal studies (now integrative studies) at Northern Kentucky University, where Dr. Sharlotte Neely of anthropology chaired Eric’s Master’s committee and is serving as the external chair of his dissertation committee at UI&U with Dr. Diane Allerdyce as co-chair. Dr.Peter Clecak, Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine, is also on the committee.
There is more information on Eric at:http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/sapdept/anthropology/faculty/eric-bates.html
Eric’s book is available on amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/American-Identity-Christianity-Critical-Contextualization/dp/1935931377/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379892281&sr=1-2&keywords=Native+American+Identity%2C+Christianity
Congratulations to UI&U graduate Jeannie Carlisle (ECL, 2011), whose dissertation was one of six (6) finalists out of 109 submissions for the annual Frederic M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award presented each year at ILA in partnership with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. Jeannie’s dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Diane Allerdyce and co-chaired by Dr. Richard Couto. Chris Hables Gray was the third member of the committee. Although the dissertation, “Imperial Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and the Militarization of America,” was not the final winner of the Jablin award, its selection for as a finalist is a great honor and speaks to its exemplary quality.
Jeannie is currently a partner and associate editor of Integral Leadership Review and Integral Publishers. Her workkeeps her connected with both the applied practice and the theoretical understanding of leadership worldwide. Her first book, The Cowboy and the Canal: How Theodore Roosevelt Cheated Nicaragua, Stole Panama, and Bamboozled America, will be available Summer 2014.
In January 2014, Jeannie will be launching “The More Things Change,” a blog exploring the historical underpinnings of many of today’s issues–such as racism, gender identity, prison reform, veterans policy, and mental illness– along with interviews of leaders who are working within those domains to make a positive change.
Jeannie Carlisle is the kind of scholar of whom the Cohort Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary is honored to count among our graduates!
Below is a link to an August 23, 2013 newspaper article about a community garden project by the Greater St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Lorain, Ohio. This communal project is spearheaded by Pastor Angela Walker-Dudley, who is currently completing her dissertation project at Union Institute & University.
“The model I am developing is a combination of the things I have been reading about the distributive justice strain in cosmopolitan theory, which aligns closely with some of Dr. King’s statements regarding the Great World House,” Angela explained in a recent email. “At my first residency in 2009, the MLK session included a piece about food justice around the world. I didn’t get the connection then but I do now because of the current work in my community, which is 40 percent minority and highly impoverished. The majority of the volunteers in the garden are ex convicts who cannot find employment. I am currently working on a way to make this project and their work in it a paid position, building their skills and credibility to position them for employment at a higher level for lack of better terminology.”
Serving as Angela’s dissertation chair, I felt compelled to share this example of her outstanding community work with the rest of you.