Baylor University: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching – Call For Nominations

Robert Foster Cherry Award

For more information on the nomination process, please visit

The Baylor University Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The award recipient will receive $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient’s home department will receive $25,000.


Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.


Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.


  • November 1, 2018
    Nomination deadline
  • Spring 2019
    Three finalists announced
  • Fall 2019
    Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
  • Spring 2020
    Cherry Award recipient announced
  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
    Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor

Fellowship Opportunity: The Newberry – Chicago’s Independent Research Library since 1887

The Newberry’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship.

Fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary

Detailed information on available fellowships may be found by following the links below. For more information about the application process, visit How to Apply.

University of Notre Dame: Center for Social Concerns-Higgins Labor Program, Fall-2018 Events

Fall 2018 Events: 


Friday, August 31, 5pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Scratch your Labor Day itch by discussing what’s on your mind about the world of work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 7, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Negotiating the Future of Work: Reflections and Predictions from a Veteran Labor Lawyer”

Tuck Hopkins, ND ‘74, retired attorney from Barnes & Thornburg

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.


Friday, September 21, 4:30pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Book Discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a haunting account of undocumented immigrants, coyotes, and border agents

**Note the special time and format: This is part of the Center for Social Concerns’ book read in anticipation of Urrea’s campus visit on Oct. 2@5pm, in McKenna Hall. Interested in participating and want a free copy of the book? Contact the Higgins Labor Program.

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

​LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 28, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Global Unions, Strategic Campaigns: Worker Solidarity in the Age of Amazon”

Tim Beaty, ND ‘79, Director of Global Strategies, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.



Friday, October 26, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: TBD

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.


Monday, October 29, 5:30pm, Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium
Emily Twarog, Associate Professor of History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois, and author of Politics of the Pantry (Oxford University Press, 2018)
“Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth Century America”
This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of History, Gender Studies, and American Studies.


Sunday, November 11, 3pm, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

We are still finalizing the title, but it will feature themes resonate with the 2018 Craypo Series on Food, Work, and Power. Stay tuned for more details.



Friday, November 16, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: Food & Work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.


Wednesday, November 28-29, Geddes Coffee House
Melody Gonzalez, ND ‘05, and a colleague from the Coalition for Immokalee Workers, will address the Fair Food Program in a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Details to follow.

Exhibit: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, at the New-York Historical Society – Post from Art Library Deco kYmberly Keeton

From The New-York Historical Society:

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Unidentified artist, Dred Scott, after 1857, Oil on canvas, New-York Historical Society

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

Major funding for the new galleries was provided by the New York City Council, with support from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Council Member Daniel Dromm, and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer.

Lead support for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, and Agnes Gund.

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.

Exhibit On View: September 07, 2018 – March 03, 2019

Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024


Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm

Friday – 10am-8pm

Sunday – 11am-5pm

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Call for Proposals: 2nd Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference September 13-15, 2018 West Virginia Wesleyan College

The 2018 Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference invites scholarly papers and
presentations on any aspect of Pearl S. Buck’s life, literature, career, and
legacy.  This includes Buck’s influence on literary, cultural, and political
affairs.  We are particularly interested in papers and presentations that
emphasize Buck’s work on women’s rights and social justice, both in the U.S.
and globally, as well as papers that reflect or address the global nature of
Buck’s impact and influence.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018, with expedited review upon request
for international submissions.

Proposal Submission information and form:

Conference Homepage:

For questions or more information, please contact Brett Miller at

The Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference is co-sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia University, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and Davis and Elkins College.

HERRLY INTERNSHIP IN PARIS: Opportunity for Undergraduate Students-University of Notre Dame


The Herrly Internship in Paris Grant offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work for retired US Army Colonel (and Notre Dame alumnus) Peter Herrly.   The internship allows students to build professional experience in a number of skill areas, provides keen insight into both international affairs and academic conferences, and is an excellent opportunity for students to use their French-language skills.  The funding provided would cover transportation to/from Paris as well as modest living expenses for up to six weeks.


April 3, 2018

Maximum Award

$6,000. Funds are typically paid as a one-time stipend.


Paid Internship Opportunity for Students! – Indianapolis Library Foundation/Glick Awards

We have another paid internship opportunity at the Library Foundation starting this fall, 2018.

The intern will be assisting me with the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner and Meet an Author, Be an Author planning and logistics.

While a lot of the internship will be more events focused, they would have a chance to meet and work with a variety of people working in the literary field.

Potential Applicants should review The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation web.


phone (317) 275-4868


User Trial: YEWNO – Contextual Search and Discovery

Hesburgh Libraries is piloting Yewno — a new search tool that uses full text analysis, computational semantics, and machine learning to visualize the connections between concepts. Yewno can help expand your research inquiry or focus your research question at the beginning phases of a project. Its data visualization feature illustrates how concepts are related—it allows you to browse documents and navigate intuitively across interdisciplinary fields.

We Need Your Feedback!

Try Yewno and give us feedback about your experience.

  • How did Yewno impact your research process?
  • What did you like about Yewno?
  • What could be improved?
  • Who might benefit from Yewno?

Where to Find Yewno

How to Leave Feedback

  • Use the “Website Feedback” link in the footer of the library website. Type “Yewno” into the Short Description field.
  • Click here to leave feedback.
  • Send feedback directly from Yewno by using the question mark icon and selecting “Get help or contact your institution.”

Integrating Yewno into the Classroom

If you are interested in piloting Yewno in a class, please contact Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon, (

Hesburgh Libraries: ULRA Awards Announcement-Attention Undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame

For guidelines and submission portal, click image above

Submission Deadline:April 13, 2018 at 11:59pm (EDT).

Undergraduate Library Research Award
800 words. 6 awards. 1 standard of excellence.
The annual Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) is awarded to six undergraduate students whose essay submission (800–1,000 words) demonstrates excellent research skills that utilize a breadth of library resources, collections, and services for their research and creative projects.
Winners are awarded a cash prize and will have their winning project, essay, and pre-recorded lightning talk preserved in CurateND.  In addition, winners are featured on the University website and a press release is distributed to each winner’s hometown.

Call for Submissions: Howard University: Evoke: A Historical, Theoretical, and Cultural Analysis of Africana Dance and Theatre

Welcome to Evoke: A Historical, Theoretical, and Cultural Analysis of Africana Dance and Theatre.

Evoke is calling for submissions for its inaugural Volume in 2019, comprised of Issue 1 (January 2019), and Issue 2 (August 2019).

The deadline for all submissions is August 6, 2018. See the Call for Papers for details.

The Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed digital journal that fosters research, critical analysis, and vigorous discourse, on Africana dance, acting, and filmmaking.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.