Tuesday, January 18, 2011


IHS Summer Seminars for Philosophy Students
Dear Student Coordinator,

We invite your students to attend our Summer Seminars on the ideas of liberty. We offer 12 seminars that touch on philosophical ideas and approaches as part of an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes topics in law, history, and economics.

Our seminars are designed for students of all levels, from undergraduates starting a philosophy major, to rising juniors and seniors planning their careers, to graduate students involved with academic research.

These seminars may be of particular interest to your students:

Exploring Liberty: Where do rights come from? An introduction to the foundations of a free society - philosophical, economic, and historical.

Morality, Capitalism, & Freedom: A moral and philosophical look at the free market system.

Liberty & Society: The ideas of Hayek, Mises, and Adam Smith and topics such as competing ideas of justice and the role of the state.

Scholarship & a Free Society: The classical liberal tradition as a paradigm for graduate research. Featuring philosopher David Schmidtz of the University of Arizona.

Students can look forward to an informative and fun week spent with peers committed to learning. A typical seminar day includes lectures, discussion groups, free time in the afternoon, and a nightly reception. Professors are available throughout the seminars to answer questions.

All students receive a full scholarship covering lodging, meals, and materials. The seminars take place on college campuses throughout the United States, from late May to late July. View the Seminar Schedule.

Many students tell us they learn about the seminars from their departments. Please share this opportunity with your students. Our program flyers for bulletin boards and distribution (featured on the right) are available in PDF format.

Discuss Liberty

Graduate Student Seminar

List of Seminars

I appreciate your help and hope to see your students this summer.



Keri Anderson
Student Coordinator
Institute for Humane Studies


Institute for Humane Studies - 3301 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 440 - Arlington, VA 22201-4432


To: All Graduate Advisors From: Alice Foster} Convocation
Re: Use of University of Manitoba e-mail addresses required of all students
January 11} 2011
The Convocation Office corresponds with all graduating students through e-mail only. We no longer
send graduation and convocation information through Canada Post.
As a result of the e-mail difficulties we experienced with service providers outside the University this
past fall} all e-mails are being sent to graduating students} U of M e-mail addresses ONLY. All students}
including all Graduate students} MUST use their umanitoba accounts.

Students graduating February 2} 2011 must use their umanitoba account. IF they do not have a umanitoba e-mail address in their Aurora record} information will be sent automatically to the personal account. However} if there is a umanitoba account} IT WILL BE USED.
If they have an account but have forgotten their passwords} they can call 474-9788 or stop by the Computer Support offices (123 Fletcher Argue) .

Students who are current1ly registered and who have not claimed their accounts can do so at umanitoba.ca/claimid .
If they have an account but have forgotten their passwords} they can call 474-9788 or stop by the Computer Support offices (123 Fletcher Argue).
These accounts do have limited space and must be ucleaned ouf} regularly to ensure that critical e-mails reach the recipients.
I am asking your assistance in this. I believe you are one of the groups of people on campus which has regular contact with Graduate students. Could I ask you to please advise all your Graduate students
that they need to claim their accounts and check them regularly. They should not forward their U of M account to an outside provider in case we run into a similar situation as this past fall.
If there are any questions} please contact me (afoster@cc.umantioba .ca or 6018).
Than~ so much} everybody! ! I really appreciate your help in this.

So You Think You Can Dance Your Thesis?

** Call for Submissions **

Tired of not being able to explain your thesis/dissertation to your friends and family?
Want to raise money for a good cause and compete for fabulous prizes?
Want an excuse to party on a Monday night?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you submit a proposal to ‘So You Think You Can Dance Your Thesis!’
The Snowy Owl Monarchist Society, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, is organising this event as a fundraiser for the RebELLEs’ 2nd Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering!
What we’re looking for: Performance pieces, 1 to 4ish minutes in length, about your thesis or dissertation. The author (you!) has to be in the piece. You can have props, costumes, other dancers, etc. to help you. Looking for inspiration? Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/lmbdampier for some performances from UNBC’s edition of SYTYCDYT.
When is this happening and where? Monday, March 7, 2011 at Gio’s Club & Bar, 155 Smith St., Winnipeg
Criteria: You just need to be a student currently working on (or relatively recently completed) a thesis or dissertation.
Judging: Three fabulous judges will award 50% of the points, while the other 50% will come from the audience vote (so bring your friends!). And there will be prizes for the top three performances!
Interested? Submit an overview of your thesis/dissertation (and the faculty you’re in), along with a brief description of your performance concept to danceyourthesis@gmail.com. Because of the show’s theme, some preference will be given to Women’s & Gender Studies students, but preference will also be given to students from as many fields as possible (this means you, Icelandic and Zoology students!) DEADLINE for submission is Sunday, February 14, 2011.
Hosted by the one and only Tyra Boinks (aka. Prof. Teera Boinkus, Doctor of Brazierology)
Please contact Craig and Owen at the e-mail address above if you have any questions!