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Tuesday May 14, 2013 to Thursday May 16, 2013
The Fiscal Year 2013 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program was announced in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013. The due date for submitting applications will be June 3, 2013. The DDRA Program highlights are as follows:
Institutions apply for grants to provide fellowships for doctoral students.
Doctoral students who receive fellowships conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies, for periods of 6 to twelve months.
Institutions are not required to match or cost share.
Information webinars will be held on the Fiscal year 2014 DDRA competition on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 14 at noon EST
Thursday, May 16 at 2pm EST
To register for these webinars, and for additional information on how to apply to the program, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
Thursday May 23, 2013
New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118
Join us for a lively evening of conversation and cross-cultural dialogue! Drawing upon your knowledge, experience, and ideas, we’ll explore questions that matter to those of us who share a connection to Vietnam and the Vietnamese-American community.
This year’s theme, “All lines Come Together, Tell a Story” is based on an excerpt from author Andrew Lam, our featured speaker, who will share a reading from book Birds of Paradise Lost, a collection of short stories that chronicle the anguish, joy and bravery of those who fled Vietnam and remade themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The World Cafe is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please register in advance. Hearty appetizers will be served.
Saturday May 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: North Ballroom, Husky Union Building (HUB), UW
Indonesian Student Association at the UW (ISAUW) presents:
ISAUW Night 2013: KERATON -- The Treasured Tradition of Indonesia
Date: May 25, 2013
Place: North Ballroom, Husky Union Building (HUB), UW
Time: 6:00 pm
Sunday May 26, 2013
12:00 - 12:50pm
Rainier Room, Seattle Center
Astrid Vinje has been studying traditional Indonesian dance since 2002, and has studied under teachers in the US, Canada, and Indonesia. She has performed at three previous Folklife Festivals.
Sunday May 26, 2013
3:30 - 4:20pm
Rainier Room, Seattle Center
Tikka Sears has been studying, performing and teaching Indonesian arts for 15 years and weaves mask, dance, and puppetry traditions into her current theater work. Website: http://www.memorywartheater.com
Sunday May 26, 2013
7:00 - 9:45pm
Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center
Huong Viet Performing Arts Group featuring Melody Institute 7:03 PM - 7:30 PM
With Dr. Hai Hong Bio: Huong Viet Performing Arts Group is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Huang. We specialize in Vietnamese traditional music and arts. http://vietmelody.org
Siam Smile Dance 7:45 PM - 8:05 PM
Siam Smile performs Thai Classical, Traditional, and Folk dance, to represent Thailand and South-East Asia. Performers are from the local Seattle area maintaining Thailand dance tradition.
Cambodian Classical And Folk Dance NW 8:10 PM - 8:30 PM
CCFDNW captures audiences hearts with their wide range of dances and dancers. From youthful elementary children to highly trained and expressive court dancers, their range is mesmerizing.
Astrid Vinje 8:35 PM - 8:45 PM
Astrid Vinje began studying traditional Indonesian dance in 2002, and has studied under dance teachers in the US, Canada, and Indonesia. She has performed in four previous Folklife Festivals.
Christina Sunardi 8:50 PM - 9:00 PM
Christina Sunardi is a member of the School of Music faculty at the University of Washington.
Apsara Ensemble led by Chan Moly Sam 9:10 PM - 9:45 PM
Cambodian Music & Court Dance. The Apsara Ensemble was founded in 1987 by Chan Moly Sam and her husband Sam-Ang Sam. The ensemble works closely with other principal Cambodian master musicians and dancers now residing in the U.S.
Chan Moly Sam was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to a wealthy family who lived in the center of the city. When she was twelve, Moly enrolled in dance classes at the Palace, in secret from her family. Not long after enrolling in classes, she found out that the newly formed University of Fine Arts was accepting young students.
At the University Moly studied first with Chheng Phon, the revered dance master who developed the folk dance repertoire in the early days of the University. After receiving her diploma with him, she went on to study with Chea Samy, a technically proficient dancer who had been a star in the royal ballet corps.
In the 1970’s Moly followed her husband to the Philippines. There, she gave birth to her fist child, and the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia. All communication between Cambodia and the outside world was cut-off. Disconnected from their home, Moly’s young family moved to the US. Once in the US, the Sam’s became worried that they, Cambodians outside the county, were the only ones to carry on the traditions. Moly and her husband, Sam-Ang, became involved with the Cambodians American Heritage Troupe in Washington, DC. Later, they founded the Apsara Ensemble in Connecticut.
Moly was able to return home 15 years after her move to the US. Her family there was dead, but her teachers were not. With their help, she mastered not only the techniques of the dance, but also the complex spiritual aspects of the dance form. She is now a master of traditional Cambodian dance, bringing her children into the discipline, and helping Cambodians all over America find their roots.
In 2002 Chan Moly Sam was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her dedication and inspiration to the Cambodian community. In 2008 Moly Sam was featured in a short documentary film, part of our American Masterworks series highlighting the excellent arts and artists of Washington state.
Monday May 27, 2013
1:40 - 2:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage), Seattle Center
Sayaw is a student based performing arts group from the University of Washington, sharing the stories of our ancestors and celebrating our culture through Philippine folk dance. Performers: Liezel Hackett - Hand Drum Patrick Pineda - Hand Drum
Friday May 31, 2013
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013.
Library Fellowship Fellowship Opportunity Announcement
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the University Library at the University of Michigan offers a four-week research fellowship to Southeast Asian scholars to use the research resources of the University of Michigan. Information on U-M collections can be accessed here: http://www.umich.edu/libraries-museums.php and include specialized collections on the Philippine-American period, Philippine ethnology and archaeology, and the Vietnam War.
The Fellowship provides reimbursement for international airfare, research funds, and stipend and housing while the scholar is in residence at Ann Arbor. The scholar will enjoy research space and computing privileges at the University, as well as assistance from the Southeast Asia research librarian and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary academic community at the University. CSEAS collaborates with students and faculty members on programming at the University, including a regular lecture series, courses, workshops, and conferences, as well as outreach to the community in the form of school visits, resources for teachers, and public performances. For more information see our site: http://www.ii.umich.edu/cseas
Fellowship Details and Requirements
International travel reimbursement up to US$1,500 for round-trip travel from the scholars' home to Ann Arbor, Michigan
The fellowship provides:
For more information, visit: http://www.ii.umich.edu/cseas/academics/libraryfellowship
Saturday June 8, 2013
2:00 - 4:00pm
Armory Stage, Seattle Center
The Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington (FPAWS) is a cultural group that nurtures awareness and appreciation in various Filipino cultures and traditions in the community, sustained by committed and professional cultural workers. Founded in 1993 under the name, Children of Fil-Am Dance Ensemble and later changed its name to The Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington (FPAWS) in September 2001.
Under the direction of dancer/choreographer Juliet Omli-Cawas, the 25 and more members presents a number of performances and workshops each year in Washington State and other states. The FPAWS’ main goals is to collect, preserve, perform and express in art forms the way of life of the Filipino people and to introduce Filipino-American youngsters to Filipino folk dancing so that they will to love, appreciate and understand the Filipino culture.
The FPAWS’ repertoire ranges from traditional choreographies to contemporary interpretations that remain true to the spirit of dancing as well as the cultural heritage they represent.
FPAWS is also designed to give its talents members the opportunity to express themselves artistically, and explore their passion for dance as a visual form.
Thursday May 16, 2013 to Sunday June 9, 2013
The Seattle International Film Festival is one of the largest and most-highly attended festivals in the United States.
*** Use promocode "ASIAN2013" for a $2 discount on tickets for the following screenings:
Bwakaw (Philippines) -- Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center at UW
One of the year's most charming surprises, this life-affirming comic drama stars veteran Filipino superstar Eddie Garcia as Rene, an elderly, hilariously cantankerous gay man coming out of his shell late in life.
May 21, 2013 9:15 PM Harvard Exit
May 23, 2013 4:00 PM Harvard Exit
When her hard drive breaks, taking with it a year’s worth of work, film location scout Sai sets out to recapture the missing photos and memories of an unrequited love. Told entirely over 36 static shots.
June 7, 2013 1:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
June 9, 2013 6:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
The Act of Killing (Indonesia)
Powerful and surreal. For over forty years, the leaders of Indonesian paramilitary death squads have considered their acts of genocide heroic. This flabbergasting documentary follows these notorious murderers as they brazenly re-enact their heinous crimes with B-movie panache.
May 18, 2013 4:00 PM Harvard Exit
May 22, 2013 9:30 PM Harvard Exit
U.S.-based classical guitarist Florante Aguilar journeys back to his Filipino roots to search for the lost voices of harana, a traditional Filipino form of serenade. He gathers the three remaining master haranistas, bringing this fading culture back to life.
May 25, 2013 3:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 26, 2013 11:30 AM SIFF Cinema Uptown
A River Changes Course (Cambodia)
Shot over two years, Kalyanee Mam returns to her homeland to document three families and they contend with the ever-changing economy and industry of modern Cambodia in this impressionistic and beautifully constructed portrait of life.
May 26, 2013 5:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 27, 2013 12:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
The Rocket (Laos)
Set in lush, rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. With help from his friend Kia and uncle Purple, he builds a giant rocket to compete in the dangerous Rocket Festival.
May 22, 2013 4:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 24, 2013 6:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown
In collaboration with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia, Global Service Corps (GSC) is proud to launch a Service-Learning Semester Study Abroad Program based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this January.
15 Credit Semester Program: The Role of Civil Society and Buddhism in Post-Conflict Cambodia
Spring: January 7 - April 21, 2013
Fall: September 9 - December 22, 2013 (tentative dates)
Providing an insider’s look into social development in post-conflict societies, the semester course allows students to examine the role that civil society and Buddhism play in rebuilding Cambodian communities following the Khmer Rouge genocide. Incorporating
academic, field work, and group project components, the program is an expansion of Global Service Corps’ community development work in Cambodia and is built on GSC’s successful service-learning study abroad programs in Tanzania. Students attending the 15 week semester program will qualify for 15 transferable semester credits from the University at Albany.
The program consists of three areas of focus: an intensive three-week foundations course, nine weeks of field work with an NGO engaged in development work in Cambodia, and a final Capstone project.
Foundations Course (three weeks):
Students will: review key social sectors in Cambodia with a focus on the needs of poor communities to promote inclusive development; examine the unique challenges faced by post-conflict societies; analyze models of social and community development from Cambodia and other countries; and, study the role of Buddhism in development in Cambodia.
The course will be taught at Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia (PUC) in Phnom Penh under PUC professor Dr. Susan Hagadorn, a six-year resident of Cambodia with over 25 years of experience in the public health, non-profit, and NGO sectors. Dr. Hagadorn has extensive knowledge of social development in Cambodia, and wrote her EdD Dissertation on “Khmer Rouge Survivors Retell Culture for the Children of Cambodia.” Buddhist staff and students at PUC will join Dr. Hagadorn in the classroom to provide a unique cultural exchange experience and an in-depth look at the role of Buddhism in Cambodia.
During the first three weeks students will also have the opportunity to experience Buddhist culture firsthand through a two-night stay at one of the most significant monasteries in Cambodia. Students will engage in meditation, chanting, alms giving, and other rituals
at the wat and may also have the opportunity to teach beginning English to wat residents.
Field Work (nine weeks):
After the foundations course, students will gain hands-on development experience interning with an NGO involved in development work in and around Phnom Penh. Based on the background of the volunteer and the needs of the community at the time, placements may be in the fields of human rights, public health, mental health, education, politics, or cultural renewal.
Capstone Project (three weeks):
The final three weeks of the program will consist of academic classes and group work in which students will integrate their course work and field experiences, culminating in final group presentations on their projects as well as required academic papers.
For more information on this program as well as other opportunities for students, please visit http://globalservicecorps.org/site/for-students/
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2013
competition for the Fulbright US.-ASEAN Initiative. The Department of State is piloting a small number of regionally competed new awards for Asian Fulbright Scholars and U.S. Fulbright Specialists that will support ASEAN initiatives.
The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Initiative is open to university faculty, government officials, and
professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs. There are two parts to this initiative, one for Asians and the other for Americans.
1. Asian Fulbright Scholars: Provides opportunities for travel to the United States for
scholarly and professional research on issues central to the ASEAN-U.S. relationship.
Award periods are flexible and should be congruent with the needs of the project. The
minimum period for an award is two months, the maximum period six months. Awards
will provide a monthly stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel.
2. U.S. Fulbright Specialists: Awards qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select
disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two to six week projects focusing on the
ASEAN-U.S. relationship at host institutions in ASEAN countries. Awards will provide a
daily stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel. Participating host
institutions must cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services for food
Additional details and instructions for applying to the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative here.
This message is being sent to all Faculty with approval from the Office of the Provost.
I am writing to invite you to list your undergraduate research opportunities on the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) website and to encourage you to take advantage of our resources for faculty. The opportunity form, where you can post a defined project or indicate your willingness to serve as a mentor to undergraduate researchers, takes only a few moments to complete and is available at:
URP staff assist students in all fields to find research experiences. We maintain a listing of current UW opportunities and local and national programs. We also produce the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, planned this year for May 17, 2013.
For information on incorporating undergraduates into research and scholarship and for funding resources, please visit our Research Mentor information section available at: www.washington.edu/research/urp/faculty. If a student working with you has a presentation accepted to a national conference, please encourage her/him to apply for an Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award. Further details can be found at:
Finally, I encourage you to utilize URP as a resource for consultation regarding requests for support of undergraduate research as a supplement to faculty research grants or for discipline-based undergraduate research programs.
The URP office is located in 171 Mary Gates Hall. We can be reached by phone
at 206-543-4282 or email at email@example.com.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Director, Undergraduate Research Program
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in taking Online Courses in Khmer (Spring 2013)?
Study Khmer language and Culture in Summer 2013 in Cambodia:
These two programs are for anyone (student or non-student). Register via Outreach College at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
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|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|