Call for Papers-China

CALL FOR PAPERS

Morality, Spirituality and Culture: East and West
International and Interdisciplinary Conference in China
Yibin University, Yibin, China
May 28-30, 2011
Sponsors: Sichuan Thinkers Research Center and Yibin  University

Deadline for Abstract: March 15th,2011
Subtopics: Morality and Society, Morality and Religion, Morality and Culture, Atheism and Spirituality, Skepticism and Spirituality, Rules of conduct, Taoist view on Morality Enlightened Anarchy, Confucius Ethics, Perfectionist and Situational Ethics, Spirituality and Modern age, Humanism and Positivism, Reductionist view’s on moral responsibility, Ethnic Identity and Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Consumption, Politicizing Consumer Culture ,Archaeological Approaches to Culture, Social Identification, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing and Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Evolution of Culture, Encountering Different Cultures, Asian Civilization and Culture, Cultural shock, Civilization and Effect of Colonization, Deconstruction,  Contacts of Civilizations,  Asia and Europe, Death of a Civilization, Media and Culture, Pop culture and MTV, Cultural Transformation, Role of Culture and Religion, Cultural Meaning, Buddhism and Post modernity: Buddhist eth!
ics, and Indian Buddhism’s encounter with  Chinese Buddhism, Buddhism and Philosophy of Deconstruction, Ethics of Modernity etc.

Advisory Board Members: Michael Allen (USA), Akhalaque Ahan (India), Sankar Basu (India), Kisor Chakrabarti (USA), Linda B. Elder (USA), Gordon Haist (USA), Elizabeth Koldzak (Poland), Maria Marczewska (Poland), JoAnne Myers (USA), Eve Mullen (USA), Ming Shao (China), Nancy Snow (USA), Andrew Ward (UK), Mark Wood (USA), Yanling Xu

Director: Chandana Chakrabarti
Local coordinator: Ming Shao

Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review (Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies/Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion).

Please note that there will be trips to various historical, archaeological places before and after the conference.
Contact:
Chandana Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Dean of International students
Director of the Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness
Davis and Elkins College
Elkins, West Virginia 26241, USA
Phone: 304-637-1293
chandanachak@gmail.com

Study abroad-Italy, Turkey, France

Undergraduate and Graduate global communication opportunities this summer in Florence, Cagli and Urbino, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; and Perpignan, France.

For the 10th year we will be taking students from around the country to Europe to participate in Backpack Journalism and Leadership courses.

Florence, Italy (Grad. students only):
Renaissance Rhetoric – May 27 – June 10
Renaissance Leadership – May 27 – June 10
Project Management Italy – June 10 – June 24

Cagli Project Italy – Grad. and Graduating Seniors only
Intercultural and Global story writing and Multimedia June 23 – July 9

Urbino, Italy:
Multimedia Journalism and Magazine Publishing June 9 – July 7

Perpignan, France:
Multimedia Journalism June 23 – July 23

Istanbul, Turkey:
Multimedia Journalism June 23 – July 21

For details of Graduate Communication and Leadership courses.
For the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project.
For Graduate internship opportunities in each site.
For full program descriptions and undergraduate applications to Istanbul, Turkey; Urbino, Italy; or Perpignan, France.

Student participants come from many universities. The Department of Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga is the host University for all graduate credits.

Email caputo@gonzaga.edu for more information.
John S. Caputo, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication and Leadership Studies
Distinguished Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar
Department of Communication and Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA. 99258-0001
Tel: 509-313-6656

Job ad-interaction/intercultural

Assistant Professor of Communication: Language & Social Interaction
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Beginning Fall 2011

The Communication Department is seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Language and Social Interaction (e.g., discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, pragmatics, narrative analysis), with an emphasis in qualitative research on culture, identity, diversity, and/or questions of social justice.  The successful candidate will be able to teach 1-2 sections of Communication and the Human Condition, a large lecture course for entry-level undergraduates (majors and non-majors).  Additional assignments may include courses in Introduction to the Communication Discipline Parts 1 & 2 (theory and research courses), Communication and Ethnicity (African American or Native American sections needed), Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Social Movements, or Health Communication, depending upon interests/expertise and department needs.

Responsibilities:
-Teaching:  teaching classes in the undergraduate program, curriculum development, grading, holding regular office hours.
-Research:  research and scholarly publication, culminating in refereed journal and conference publications. Book publications and grants are welcomed contributions.
-Service:  provide service to the department in support of curriculum, teaching, and service to the university and community. Service includes student advising, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting in departmental and university events.  Contribute to the development and improvement of departmental programs and activities. Contributions to community projects and events are also appreciated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population
-Ability to teach introductory communication courses and upper-level courses in Language and Social Interaction at the college level.
-Ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and interactions and collegial conduct
-Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and colleagues both orally and in writing
-Knowledge of computer technology (software programs such as MS Word) and ability to learn and use new software/technologies (e.g. D2L course management software)

Qualifications:
Required:
-Ph.D. in Communication at the time of appointment.  ABD’s considered.
-Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in language and social interaction, and in one or more of the emphases noted in the position description
Preferred:
-Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
-Some evidence of course development.
-Experience teaching courses in the areas under “additional assignments” in the position description.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

The University:
UW-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and diversity and inclusiveness. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Review of Applications:
Complete applications received by March 18, 2011 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
-A cover letter of application
-Curriculum vitae
-Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
-Samples of syllabi from courses taught
-Statement of teaching and research philosophy
-Summary of teaching evaluations
-Examples of scholarly work
-Names and contact information for three references
(Additional materials may be requested.)

Email submissions to:  lambin@uwp.edu

Mail:
Joseph Lambin
University of Wisconsin-Parkside,
Communication Department
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer D/M/V/W

Study abroad-England

Are you a graduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2011?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 16-28, 2011.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place.
Students will have two full-day opportunities to work with students from the MA in Corporate Communication offered by Thames Valley University (TVU), located in London, and will participate in a full-day program of events and speakers organized by TVU. Students will examine corporate communication related case studies conducted by UK practitioners which show how issues of culture, history, politics, and theory play out in business practice.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students. The 2011 seminar will also provide a theory component provided by UK academics which will address key differences in the ways Americans and Europeans approach the task of theorizing about communication and the implications of these differences for business.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication, the MBA program, and the MA in Organizational Behavior.Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Full details about the course, tuition and fees, photographs, and programs from prior years, can be found at: http://www.fdu.edu/corpcomm (follow the link “Study in England, Summer 2011”)
or email gradford@fdu.edu for more information.

Gary P. Radford, Ph. D.
Professor of Communication Studies
Editor, Atlantic Journal of Communication
Department of Communication Studies
M-AB2-02
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8648 / gradford@fdu.edu

Christine Develotte

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Christine Develotte is a researcher in applied linguistics. She is currently a professor of Communication at the Ecole Normale Supérieure-INRP in Lyon and a member of the ICAR research lab.

For the last ten years her main research interests have been linked to computer-mediated communication (CMC). Her research includes two aspects: the semio-linguistic aspect of online communication and the social aspect, (focusing on the analysis of human behavior). Since 2002, the data have been taken mostly from fieldwork conducted in classrooms where distance learning and teaching interactions have been emphasized, particularly through her project Le français en (première) ligne. More recently she has been studying online multimodal conversation through desktop videoconferencing tools, examining gestures and mimicry as well as oral and written communication.

Spécialiste d’analyse du discours et intéressée par les questions associées au champ de l’interculturel, c’est par une approche discursive qu’elle traite des comparaisons culturelles médiatiques par exemple. En ce moment, elle est engagée dans une recherche européenne centrée sur les médias sociaux et étudie (avec Anthippi Potolia et Fred Dervin) leurs représentations dans différents journaux gratuits européens.

NOTE:
One of the goals of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is to help researchers connect with one another across international boundaries. This is one of a series of posts describing a particular researcher, focusing on research interests. Click on the Category term “Researcher profile” (bottom left of any page on the site) to view all profiles posted to the site. If you are a Communication researcher and would like to be profiled on the site, send information to intercult.dialogue@gmail.com

Study Abroad-Beijing

Communication in Beijing: A Study Abroad program

University of Utah
May 15 – June 15, 2011

China’s global importance continues to grow exponentially.  This is true in terms of economics, but it is also true in other areas, including the environment and culture. As China’s political and cultural capital, Beijing is the best place to experience China’s dizzying transformation and enduring history.  This summer program would provide students a rich, multifaceted experience in China. Since this would not be a language-based experience, the program would be open to students not planning on learning Chinese. We are offering two 3 credit courses: Strategic Communication and Media Campaigns.  These courses are useful for students interested in  environmental campaigns, social media, public relations, advertising, political campaigns, and mass media.  Specifically, these courses would be beneficial to majors in Communication, Business, Political Science, Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies.  Since China is an economic power, Beijing is awash in strategic communication and media campaigns.  By living in Beijing students will be immersed in Beijing’s exciting media environment, which includes Chinese and international public relations/advertising companies and environmental NGOs.  Through our contacts in Beijing, we will arrange for students to learn both on-site and in the classroom from strategic communication professionals and environmental activists. The program will be hosted on the beautiful campus of China’s renowned Beijing University.

We will enhance students’ class experience through cultural outings, including visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Beijing Opera, the Olympics Bird’s Nest, the ancient Tanzhe Mountain Temple, and the many parks around Beijing.
The program will be led by Dr. Kevin DeLuca and Dr. Ye Sun and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation  (Cost-$2800).

See the site for more information or email Kevin.DeLuca@utah.edu

Leena Louhiala-Salminen

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Leena Louhiala-Salminen is Professor and  Program Director of the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication at the Aalto University School of Business (AaltoBIZ) in Helsinki, Finland. Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). In addition, she has a Licentiate degree in English philology (University of Jyväskylä), an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics (current Aalto University School of Business) and studies in communication (University of Helsinki).

Louhiala-Salminen’s main research interests include the various genres of business communication, the use of English as the business lingua franca, and corporate communication in international contexts. Her PhD focused on the notion of genre in business communication, with a particular emphasis on the generic qualities of the business fax. She has worked as researcher and project director in two major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland. The first one examined communication and language use in newly merged Finnish-Swedish companies, and the second project investigated business and corporate communication as business know-how of internationally operating companies and organizations.  Currently Louhiala-Salminen is involved, for example, in a study examining ‘corporate language’ and communication of strategy in multinational enterprises operating in Europe.

On the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Louhiala-Salminen represents the Association for Business Communication (ABC). She is an ABC member since 1991 and has served the organization e.g. as member and chair of the Publications Board.  In 2011 she was elected member of the ABC Board (Director at Large).

NOTE:
One of the goals of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is to help researchers connect with one another across international boundaries. This is one of a series of posts describing a particular researcher, focusing on research interests. Click on the Category term “Researcher profile” (bottom left of any page on the site) to view all profiles posted to the site. If you are a Communication researcher and would like to be profiled on the site, send information to intercult.dialogue@gmail.com

Journalism – conflict sensitive reporting

“A total of 18 journalists, drawn from the 10 states of South Sudan have embarked on a four-day intensive training organised by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the South Sudan capital, Juba.

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Margaret Jjuko, a media consultant conducting the UNESCO-organised training in Juba, South Sudan, Feb 14, 2011 (ST)

The training on conflict-sensitive reporting, according to the organisers, seeks to equip media practitioners with specific skills and techniques regarded as essential in analysing conflict and post-conflict related issues in the semi-autonomous region.

post-conflict countries.

“Over the years, it has been UNESCO’s mandate to support journalists dealing with conflict and post-conflict issues. This may also focus on re-building the various media institutions,” Lukosiunas told Sudan Tribune during an interview at Beijing hotel.”

For further information, see the original article in the Sudan Tribune.

European Youth Parliament

“The EU has long been encouraging an exchange of ideas across its borders, hoping to engage young people in European affairs. A prime example is the European Youth Parliament – a platform for intercultural dialogue on hot political issues in the EU. It met recently in Lillehammer in Norway and we caught up with some of the young members taking part in the debate.

There are three sessions of the European Youth Parliament per year bringing together around 270 young people for 10 days. In order to familiarise young people with political processes the Youth Parliament functions the same way as the European Parliament.”

For more information, see the original article posted on Euronews.