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Fellowships and Scholarships
March 5, 2016

Scholarships for Masters Degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Croft professor Vivian Ibrahim sent us this notice about scholarships for Masters programs in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. 

The School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a range of Masters scholarships for entry in 2016-17. The scholarships are open to new Masters students who will be based in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, which includes  Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies. The School has a vibrant international community of 480 postgraduate students and 160 academic staff. We have regular research seminars, and postgraduate students run and edit the peer-reviewed journal Forum, which publishes contributions from postgraduates working on culture and the arts.

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October 12, 2015

The Yenching Academy at Peking University

Croft graduate Andrus Ashoo, now the Associate Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia, sent us information about the Yenching Academy at Peking University.  Yenching Scholars come from China and from many other countries around the world, and complete a two-year Master of China Studies program.  The first year is fully-funded and funding in the form of research or teaching assistantships is available for the second year, which is used to write a master's thesis. For more information about the Yenching Academy, see their flyer or visit www.yenchingacademy.org.

Job Opportunities
April 15, 2016

Year-Long Teaching Opportunity in China

The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation offers the Ameson Year in China, "a unique opportunity for current college graduates to expand their horizons and enhance their careers by spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in public schools across China."  Over 400 people have participated in the program since 2013, teaching over 50,000 Chinese students.  For more information, visit GoAYC.org.

Volunteer Opportunities
May 4, 2016

UM Green Initiative Volunteer Opportunity: May 4th Compost Sifting Event

Croft junior Steven Wild would like to invite his fellow students to a volunteer event sponsored by the UM Office of Sustainability.  The Compost Team will be hosting a sifting event next Wednesday, May 4th from 1 p.m.to 4 p.m. at the Maynard Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden on campus.  Volunteers will be able to register their work as officially sanctioned community service hours if necessary. Transportation for those needing rides to the compost site will also be arranged per request. Anyone interested should simply fill out the  sign up sheet indicating the time slots during which they'll be available to work. If anyone has any questions about the event or composting in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Steven or learn more on the UM Green website at green.olemiss.edu/composting-program.

March 15, 2016

Challenging Extremism with OpenMISS

Intelligence and Security Studies students, in coordination with the University of Mississippi's Muslim Student Association, have created an initiative called OpenMISS. By creating an online magazine, the students aim to emphasize the importance of creating a harmonious and inclusive community at the University of Mississippi and throughout the larger Oxford area. They are looking for staff and student article submissions to feature throughout their social media campaign to celebrate the diverse culture of Muslims in the Oxford Community, proving the two can thrive in solidarity and peace with each other. For additional details and submissions, please contact project leaders Bryan McCloskey (clue412@outlook.com) or Croft senior Katie Johnston (kjohnsto@go.olemiss.edu).

February 12, 2016

Volunteer with the U.M. Chapter of the Food Recovery Network

Croft junior Connor Holeman is one of the founders of the University of Mississippi chapter of the Food Recovery Network.  The Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need.     Since the organization was founded, it has helped to recover over 1 million pounds of food to feed more than 800,000 people across the country.   The U.M. chapter connects campus dining services with More Than A Meal.  Each week, they need students to help prepare and transport food from campus to the More Than A Meal location. If anyone would like to volunteer, email Connor at choleman@go.olemiss.edu.  This is a great opportunity to help make the campus more sustainable and help people in our community.