Happy October! Wishing you a successful 2016-2017 academic year! Check out all the exciting deadlines coming up to register and apply to cool opportunities! Also, don't forget to either get registered to VOTE or encourage your peers to! Have a fantastic week!
 
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
30 Years of Building Communities at Penn
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.

                                                                                                                          -- Henry Ford
GIC NEWS
New FGLI Program 
 The GIC will house the First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Program which welcomes all students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income. The FGLI program provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment full of a variety of resources available for FGLI students
 
New Library Liaisons Initiative
The new Library Liaisons Initiative will be hosted at the GIC and ARCH where students will be able to consult with a knowledgeable peer about navigating library (Van Pelt and Franklin) resources for studying, projects, research, or even personal perusing. For information on hours, ask the front desk each location respectively.
Al-Bustan Presents Salma Habib in Turath: Arab Classical & Folk Songs
Al-Bustan is pleased to present vocalist  Salma Habib with  Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble:
Hanna Khoury - violin
Kinan Abou-afach - cello
Hicham Chami - qanun
Hafez Kotain - percussion

 Saturday, November 5th |  8pm | Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
PENN NEWS
Give Back and Host A Prospective Student! 
PEEP will offer high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds a preview of the academic, social, and cultural vitality at Penn, as well as an opportunity to develop their college applications. Students arrive on Sunday, October 9th and depart Tuesday, October 11th and require overnight hosting for 2 nights on Sunday and Monday night.
If you love Penn, why not share the love??
 
The Alvin Gutman Public Scholar Lecture 
Nadinne Cruz, scholar and pioneer of Community Engaged Learning and former Director of Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, will be discussing centering communities in search of moral brilliance.
  Wednesday, October 19 | 6pm | Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
Civic House Open Forum: Police Brutality
Recently, two black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, were shot and killed by police. This sparked further national protests against police brutality and systemic forms of oppression impacting communities of color. In light of these events, Civic House would like to continue this conversation and create a space for further engagement on these issues for students, staff, and faculty. If you would like to find a place to learn more, share your thoughts, or process your feelings, join us, food will be provided. 
Tuesday, October 4th | 7pm | Living Room at the Civic House

Fellowship for Building Intercultural Communities (FBIC) on Rolling Basis
A semester-long program for a group of 10-15 underclassmen, exploring various issues within interculturalism, such as stereotypes, privilege and oppression, race representation in media, and more.  Throughout the semester, we will work with a community partner to foster meaningful cultural relationships outside of Penn's campus. Through these sessions, fellows will also gain leadership skills applicable throughout their Penn experience and beyond
DEADLINE: October 18
QUEER IN TRANSLATION: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam 
A dynamic discussion with special guest, Dr. Evren Savci (San Francisco University), facilitated by Dr. Sa'ed Atshan (Swarthmore College), on queerness in the Middle East and how LGBT politics manifest under neoliberal Islamic regimes. Presented by the Middle East Center, co-sponsored by the Association of Queer International Students (AQIS) and the LGBT Center.
Tuesday, October 18 
| 5:30pm - 7:30pm  |
 LGBT Center 
Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch: Helping Students to Engage in Uncomfortable Discussions
Daniel Gillion, from Political Science, and Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, from History, will lead a Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch about helping students to engage into difficult topics in the classroom. Lunch will be provided to all those who register in advance.
To SIGN UP contact CTL at 
All faculty are invited; limited space.
Wednesday, October 5 
| Noon - 1:15pm | 
Need a breather? Interested in free snacks and low-stress?
Visit SPARC TEAdays!
The Spiritual and Religious Life Center (SPARC) are hosting TEAdays every Tuesday which will provide tea, snacks, fresh fruit and a space to hangout away from the stresses of life, academics, and everything going on around ya! Take the time to do a little self-care; maybe meet some new people! Check them out on Facebook!
TUESDAYS | Starting at 2pm | Weekly | 240 Houston Hall
The Christian Association  125th Anniversary Celebration
The evening will include a delicious harvest meal; opportunities to bid on silent auction and raffle items from Vedge, Longwood Gardens, the Philadelphia Flyers, 
and more, plus a special conversation between two honorees. Students - There is a discounted student rate, as well as the opportunity to volunteer to work the event. Contact Megan if interested in either of these options!
Saturday, October 29 | 6:30pm | University City Sheraton Hotel
 
Moral Voices Fellowship Applications OPEN - Rolling Basis
 Moral Voices is a year-long interfaith and inter-ethnic service learning Fellowship that will bring together 15 Penn students to explore the dynamics of cultural and ethnic violence as well as strategies for their elimination. 
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st , but applications will close in January.  
Learn more  and APPLY
 
Division of Public Safety OPEN HOUSE
Meet the members of Penn's Division of Public Safety and learn about their operations, RAD program, MERT, and take a tour! There will also be refreshments, raffles & giveaways to enjoy!
Thursday, October 13 | 
1:00pm - 4:00pm | 
4040 Chestnut Street
 Quechua Student Alliance 2016 Meeting
Interested in  Andean
  Culture  and/or  Quechua language ? Celebrate with us on  November 5th, for the second edition of the Quechua Student Alliance meeting, with activities, lectures, games, and dialogue.  REGISTER TODAY
 by October 23rd.
Quakers, First Nations, and American Indians from the 1650s to the 21st Century Conference
LEARN MORE about this incredible opportunity to attend an interdisciplinary conference examining relations between American Indians, First Nations and the Society of Friends.
November 10-12, 2016

BEFORE OCTOBER 11TH 
Register to VOTE at PAACH
 The last day to register to vote is October 11th and if you haven't registered, it's not too late! PAACH (located in the ARCH basement) will be prepared to help you register until October 11, and, on that day, there will also be a table set up from 11am - 6pm so you can easily register and make an impact in this election! Contact Sylvia Guan with any questions!
 
Endangered Native Languages, Lands, and Natural Resources
As part of the 2016-2017 Penn Humanities Forum on Translation,  Winona LaDuk will speak on Native environmental issues; afterwards, joined by  Bethany Wiggins 
for a conversation about Native leadership.
Thursday, October 13
5pm - 6pm | Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Join URBS  for the 33rd Annual Public Lecture with Harvard sociologist and 2015 MacArthur "Genius" award winner, Matthew Desmond.
Monday, November 14 | 5pm | College Hall 200
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Seeking Project Coordinator For (DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia | Expressions of Identity & Transition
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, a non-profit organization, is seeking to fill a position to head an 18-month long project aimed exploring the theme of ()placement through documentation of local stories and production of new works by artists of Arab heritage. Apply and learn more 
HERE
Venture for America (2-Year Graduate)Fellowship
 After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend 2 years as full-time, paid employees at startups in emerging U.S. cities, getting hands-on experience and learning how to build businesses. VFA provides the additional mentorship, network, and resources Fellows need to become entrepreneurs and make an impact in their communities.
DEADLINES: 
November 28, 2016, February 6, 2017
 
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans
Provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school full-time in any field and at any advanced degree-granting institute.
DEADLINE: November 1st
.
14th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
The world's largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference is currently still open for YOU to attend  April 22 - 23, 2017 at Yale University, New Haven, CT.
College Alumni Society Grant (Research of Any Field)
The University of Pennsylvania considers research experience integral to an undergraduate student's education.  Penn's alumni community has created a number of grants to support the scholarly work of undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences. Research in any field is eligible for support. For more information, examples of previously funded projects and to apply for a College Alumni Society Grant please visit HERE.
DEADLINE: October 23
The Vagelos Undergraduate Research Grant
open to all undergraduates at Penn and provides funds to pursue an independent scholarly project in any field. Funds can be used for costs of materials and supplies, travel costs, or other project costs. Students in the College should apply for the College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant. For more information, examples of previously funded projects and to apply, please visit HERE.
DEADLINE: October 23

Hospitality Services Offers Academic Year Student Employment
Hospitality Services is currently hiring for multiple student staff members for the Dining Ambassador program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Click to LEARN MORE about the 7 job positions, requirements, and compensation. 
If you are interested in applying for a position, please submit a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in with an attached resume to
dendaly@upenn.edu
Interested in Intersection of Issues, Power Structures, and Social Change? 
Apply to Civic House's Social Justice 101!  Social Justice 101 was created to begin exploring self-identity, power and privilege, different social justice issues and their intersectionality, and explore our roles in the struggle for justice.
DEADLINE: October 7th
(Notified by October 10th)


Family Grant for PhD Students
The Family Grant Program provides annual grants, up to $4,000 for one child and $6,700 for two or more children, to PhD students who meet certain income eligibility criteria. Grants must be used for expenses related to your family, such as dependent health insurance, childcare costs, formula, clothing, etc. 
DEADLINE: 
October 10th | 5pm


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