Wednesday, April 01, 2015

P&G Grad Update- Moira Fagan

From: Moira Fagan
Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:05 AM
Subject: Saying Hello
To: poneil@pugetsound.edu

Hi Prof. O'Neil,
It's been quite a while since I've seen you, so I wanted to reach out with a quick life update and an opportunity to do a good deed.

For the past couple of months I've been living in Soissons, a town about an hour northeast of Paris, working as an English assistant in the local elementary schools.  It's been a lot of fun, and I've been documenting some of my travels and day-to-day life in this blog: https://faganinfrance.wordpress.com/.  And as you know, I'll be studying Global Governance, Politics, and Security at American University in the fall.

But before I go back to school, I'm planning on riding a bike from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA with a group called Bike and Build.  Bike and Build raises money and awareness for affordable housing around the country, which makes it a similar organization to Habitat for Humanity.  Each rider is asked to raise $4,500 before the trip starts in June, so I've been reaching out to everyone I've ever met to ask for their support.  If you're interested in contributing, check out my rider page: http://bikeandbuild.org/rider/7850.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!  Post-grad life is fun, but UPS was a wonderful experience, and the academics were incredible. I'm glad to have taken a bit of time off school, but I'm excited to start the the next stage of my education.
Hoping you are well,

Moira Fagan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Guest Lecture: "Compressed Capitalism, Globalization, and the Fate of Indian Development, " by Anthony D'Costa


Dear Colleagues and Friends,
 
ASUPS is organizing a lecture titled "Compressed Capitalism, Globalization, and the Fate of Indian Development" by Professor Anthony P. D'Costa on Thursday April 2, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in Trimble Forum.
 
Professor D'Costa is an esteemed colleague of mine who is originally from India, but who now teaches at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is known for his work on economic development of India and the concept of "compressed capitalism". I am sure you will find his lecture thought-provoking, should you and your students decide to attend it.
 
I would be grateful if you can distribute the attached flyer (which contains an abstract of the talk and also Professor D'Costa's biographical sketch) to your colleagues, announce this lecture in your classes, perhaps offer an extra-credit opportunity to your students for attending this lecture and reporting on it, and thus help in the publicity efforts.
 
thank you for your kind attention,
 
Devparna Roy, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Puget Sound

 
 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jobs and Campus Visit from the Fund for the Public Interest! Tue 3/31 - Thu 4/2


Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 3:37 PM
To: David J Sousa
Subject: Summer Jobs with the Fund
 
Dear Professor Sousa,
I'm a Campaign Director with the Fund for the Public Interest. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations, like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. 
We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. Students could be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or stand up for clean water, just to name a few. 
This is not the typical summer job, but it’s a great experience for students because they make a real difference, gain real-world experience and valuable skills, while making good money.   
I got involved with the Fund as an undergraduate student at Northeastern University and worked on a campaign to expand solar energy in Massachusetts. By the end of my summer, I was directing in our Boston office and had accepted a full-time position for when I graduated.
We'll be on campus on March 31st – April 2nd holding information sessions and interviews. I was hoping you could help spread the word to students in your class, I imagine some of them will be interested


Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money? 
Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations. 
We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues.  You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few. 
You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills.  Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.
We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.
You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action.  Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.
And, you’ll make good money.
Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.
You can make $4,000-$6,000 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.
This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.
We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus from March 31st – April 2nd. To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

UPS grad and P&G major T’wina Franklin running for UP School Board

From: Twina Franklin 
To: Patrick H O'Neil; David J Sousa 
Subject: UPS Alum, T'wina Franklin '06 MAT '07 Announces Run for University Place School Board 

Hi there! I am very excited about this opportunity and wanted to share this with the Logger community. :) 
I am also looking for fellow UPS P&G students interested in volunteering on the Friends of T'wina Franklin campaign trail. My email is twina@twinafranklin.com. For more information, please visit www.TwinaFranklin.com
Thanks!



Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Do you speak Spanish? Wondering what you should do after graduation?

I graduated from UPS last May and spent the past six months teaching English in Ecuador.  I volunteered through a small non-profit organization called Sustainable Roots, which provides free English classes to all children in Cosanga, Ecuador and encourages sustainability through community projects.  Cosanga is a town of 250 people located on the edge of the Amazon, tucked between hills in a stunningly green countryside.  My co-volunteer and I taught English to almost every grade level, constructing our own curriculum and planning all of our own classes.  In exchange, we received food, housing, and the experience of a lifetime.  Volunteering in Cosanga is an opportunity to challenge yourself, your perspectives, and your comfort zone, and to connect with a community on a deeper level.  Volunteering there for six months was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Check out the website for Sustainable Roots at http://sustainable-roots.org/, find it on Facebook, or contact me at hfindling@hotmail.com.  I’d love to tell you more about it or answer any questions you may have!

Hannah Findling
University of Puget Sound, Class of 2014

Monday, March 02, 2015

Congratulations to Michellie Hess!

PG Major Michellie Hess, Europe has been selected for an internship in the European Parliament, shadowing a yet to be determined Member of Parliament in Brussels.  Congratulations Michellie!  We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Campaign Jobs available with Impact


Hi Professor O'Neil, My name is Sofie and I’m a Campaign Organizer working on the Democracy Campaign with Impact. Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy, and our future. We work on behalf of Environment America, PIRG, and Fair Share. We are hiring graduating seniors for Campaign Organizer positions and current students for internships.  Could you forward the below announcement about our campaign organizer and internship positions to your students? Also, if you can think of any particularly driven students who have shown an interest in activism, I would be happy to contact them directly.  As a current organizer with Impact, I am working with WashPIRG on a campaign to support small donors engaging in the political process. Through Impact, I have gained valuable organizing skills while getting to make a lasting impact on critical issues. Sofie Madden
Impact Campaign Organizer

sofie@weareimpact.org

206-568-2854
 ext. 103
www.weareimpact.org
Jobs that make an Impact  
2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future 
 Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and we’re hiring! This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then we’re the group for you. To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org.

Stephen M. Rivers Memorial Fellowship


CDA is offering a paid, full-time, year-long position in Washington, D.C. for a uniquely qualified undergraduate, recent graduate, or Master's student with a special interest in Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community. The Rivers Fellow will work side-by-side with CDA staff on projects that advance our goal of forging a new policy toward Cuba and the region. The fellow will be paid a monthly stipend. 

Please see this posting for more information.



Jobs for Seniors with Impact


To: <sousa@pugetsound.edu> Subject: Final Deadline: Jobs for Seniors
Hi Professor Sousa,

     My name is Sofie and I’m a Campaign Organizer working on the Democracy Campaign with Impact. Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy, and our future. We work on behalf of Environment America, PIRG, and Fair Share. We are hiring graduating seniors for Campaign Organizer positions and current students for internships.

     I am contacting you today because our application dealing is coming up at the end of this week and I’d like to remind students of this information. Could you forward the below announcement about our campaign organizer and internship positions to your students?


     As a current organizer with Impact, I am working with WashPIRG on a campaign to support small donors engaging in the political process. Through Impact, I have gained valuable organizing skills while getting to make a lasting impact on critical issues. 



Sofie Madden
Impact Campaign Organizer
sofie@weareimpact.org
206-568-2854 ext. 103
www.weareimpact.org  
Jobs that make an Impact
2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future
Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and we’re hiring!
This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.
If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then we’re the group for you.

To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org.
Application deadline is March 8th

Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call - Wed 3/25



On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2015 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, March 25, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 226. Michael A. Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for geoeconomic studies, will discuss climate change and the evolving global response.

Before joining CFR, Dr. Levi was a nonresident science fellow and a science and technology fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Levi is author of "The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future," and coauthor with Elizabeth Economy of "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World." He was project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on climate change, co-chaired by former governors Tom Vilsack and George Pataki. He has testified before Congress and presented expert scientific evidence to the National Academy of Sciences on climate change and on nuclear security. His recent writings include studies of natural gas exports, the Canadian oil sands, and the global politics and economics of clean energy innovation. Dr. Levi's essays and op-eds have been published widely in journals and newspapers including "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Policy," "Washington Post," "Wall Street Journal," and the "New York Times." He currently writes the CFR blog "Energy, Security, and Climate."

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Michael A. Levi and Shannon K. O'Neill, "Spillovers From Falling Oil Prices: Risks to Mexico and the United States," CFR Working Paper, Council on Foreign Relations Press, December 2014.
2) Michael A. Levi and Andrew P. Morriss, "Should the U.S. Take Unilateral Action on Climate Policy?" Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2014.
3) "Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, 2014," Department of Defense, October 13, 2014.
4) "Global Governance Monitor: Climate Change," Interactive, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations.
5) Michael A. Levi, Energy, Security, and Climate, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.


Please RSVP to me at sweinberger@pugetsound.edu ASAP if you'd like to attend the call...I look forward to seeing you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
The University of Puget Sound

Information Session for PG/LAS 399 – Applications due midnight on March 25, 2015


Students who were unable to attend the information session on PG 399 (The fall 2015 course on and the January 2016 trip to Cuba) can find information and application materials at:



Questions: contact Don Share (share@pugetsound.edu)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Heart Source. Deadline March 20

From: One Heart Source
To: David J Sousa
Subject: Last Chance to Apply for One Heart Source Programs


Dear Professor Sousa,
I am contacting you regarding opportunities for your students to volunteer with One Heart Source in South Africa and Jamaica. We still have a few spots available for our 2015 volunteer programs, and our final application deadline is March 20th!

One Heart Source is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education. We believe that your students, both graduate and undergraduate, will greatly benefit from the experience of working, living, and teaching in a different culture.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sending the following information (below the line) about volunteering in South Africa and Jamaica to students of the Politics & Government Department through your mailing list. Please let me know if the message can be forwarded to your students.
If you or your students have any questions regarding our programs or organization, please feel free to contact me at any time! On behalf of the One Heart Source Family, thank you for your time and support.

Respectfully,

Eric Jorgensen
Volunteer Programs Manager
One Heart Source
www.oneheartsource.org
___________________________________________
Attention Students of the Politics & Government Department!
The final application deadline is approaching quickly for our 2015 Volunteer Programs. One Heart Source offers a variety of 2, 4, and 8-week programs in South Africa and Jamaica!

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2015 Application
Final Application Deadline: March 20th

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:

Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
*
 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice


We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

We will be hosting live online information sessions on March 8, 11, 15, and 18!
Join us by
Registering Here!

For more information visit: www.oneheartsource.org

Please contact volunteer@oneheartsource.org with any questions!
___________________
One Heart Source is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania, South Africa, and Jamaica.

Money for Graduate Study, No German Required! Thu 3/12

THESE FELLOWSHIPS ARE FOR MAJORS IN ALL DISCIPLINES


Hanni Geist, the liaison for the DAAD in San Francisco, will offer the latest information on scholarship opportunities on Thursday, March 12, at 4:30 PM in WY203. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is the principal funding source of the German government for American students  applying for degree programs or research fellowships at German universities, institutes, and in industry. Many of the opportunities require no previous knowledge of German. 



David F Tinsley
Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Distinguished Professor of German
Humanities Program Committee Member