College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 11-16-10

1.        Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program 2010

2.      CLAS Important Dates


1.     Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program 2010

www.si.edu/research+study      Deadline: January 15, 2011

To encourage access to its collections, staff specialties, and reference resources by visiting scholars, scientists, and students, the Smithsonian Institution offers in-residence appointments for research and study using its facilities, and the guidance of its staff in fields that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Institution.

These fields include:   

Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics  
Anthropology, including archaeology,      
Astrophysics and astronomy  
Earth sciences and paleobiology       
Evolutionary and systematic biology         
History of science and technology         
History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century     
American crafts, and decorative arts     
Social and cultural history of the United States        

Proposals should fall under at least one of the Smithsonian's four grand challenges: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe; Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet; Valuing World Cultures;  and/or Understanding the American Experience.  For details about the grand challenges, visit: http://pull.xmr3.com/p/3105-17C0/57042919/text001-www.si.eduGrandChallSOLAA.htm.html.

2.  CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Nov. 17

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Nov. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Nov. 22

CLAS Teaching Showcase

11:00-1:00, GRR-KC

Nov. 22

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters to UH


Nov. 24

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters returned

Dean’s office

Nov. 25-26

Thanksgiving Holiday Break


Dec. 2

GVSU Service  Awards and Holiday Party

Grand River Room, 3:00-5:00

Dec. 3

CLAS Holiday Open House

Pere Marquette Room, 2204 KC, 11:30-1:15 p.m.

Dec. 3

Dueling GVSU Trombone and Tuba Ensembles

Kirkhof Center Balconies, 1:00-1:30

Dec. 3

Carillon Holiday Open House

1:00-3:00 p.m., Carillon Tower Plaza

Dec. 8

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Dec. 10


Van Andel Arena, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Dec. 13-17

Final Exam Week


Dec. 13

Round two schedule to UH (tentative)

Due back to Dean’s office Jan. 3.

Dec. 21

Final Grades Due from Faculty


Dec. 21

Blackboard closes for upgrade


Dec. 24

Offices closed until Jan. 3, 2011


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