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Louise Arbour to be awarded honorary doctorate at the School of Advanced Study’s 2010 graduation ceremony

Tuesday 23 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Honourable Louise Arbour CC GOQ, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony on Friday 3 December 2010. This honour recognises a lifetime of achievement by Louise Arbour in the field of human rights. Louise Arbour has served as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group since July 2009. Previously she acted as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.

New School logo announcement

Thursday 18 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is delighted to announce that it has a new logo.

SAS enters in partnership with Microsoft to create better email facilities for Students

Tuesday 26 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School has been working closely with ULCC and Microsoft to create better email facilities for students. The advantages of this partnership are manifold:- More mailbox space - No more expiring passwords - More space for documents via skydrive- Virtual access to packages such as word, excel …- Accounts no longer discontinued with a possibility for students to become School alumni… Students’ accounts are now in the following format firstname.lastname@postgrad.sas.ac.uk . For more information:  https://intranet.sas.ac.uk/335.html

Fraternité conference will bring together wide-ranging multidisciplinary approaches from scholars, practitioners and artists to discuss justice, memory and reconciliation after mass atrocity

Wednesday 13 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Human Rights Consortium and the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are very pleased to present the concluding conference of the John E. Sawyer Seminar Series, ‘ Fratricide and Fraternité : Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity’ , funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 28-29 October 2010. 

Modernities: new reading group launched

Monday 11 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School is pleased to announce a new reading group, ‘Modernities’, convened by Dr Carlos Lόpez Galviz of the Institute of Historical Research . The idea of Modernities is to promote a dialogue across disciplines, within the vibrant intellectual environment of the School, focusing on the question of modernity or modernities in relation to particular intellectual projects, e.g., the Enlightenment, methodological questions in the practice of history and particular tendencies of literary and artistic production.

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies delighted to announce the return of Sebastian Koch to the stage in ‘Shakespeare – a German Writer’

Friday 8 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), in collaboration with Globe Education, are very pleased to present ‘ Shakespeare – a German Writer’ .  Acclaimed German actor Sebastian Koch ( The Lives of Others , The Black Book ) is joined by actor Philip Cumbus ( Romeo and Juliet , Love’s Labour’s Lost , Macbeth ) in an evening celebrating Shakespeare’s impact on German culture.

Iwan Morgan awarded 2010 Richard Neustadt Book Prize for 'The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush'

Tuesday 5 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Iwan Morgan of the Institute for the Study of the Americas has been awarded the American Politics Group’s 2010 Richard Neustadt Book Prize for his book The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush   (University Press of Kansas, 2009). The chair of the judges, Professor Robert Singh (Birkbeck), offered the following praise for Professor Morgan’s work:

I have met you too late

Monday 4 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
"I have met you too late", an essay on James Joyce and W.B. Yeats and the making of Chamber Music written by Dr Wim Van Mierlo, Institute of English Studies , has been published in the autumn 2010 issue of South Carolina Review and is available from the Clemson University website .

JISC grant for British History Online

Monday 4 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
British History Online (created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust ) is one of seven projects funded by JISC as part of a programme to explore the impact of digitised resources in higher education. The £36,000 funding, will allow the BHO project team to conduct in-depth user analysis and develop tools and functionality which will facilitate the further embedding of the resource in historical research and teaching. See the JISC website for more information.

Maxine Molyneux elected to the Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association

Friday 1 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Maxine Molyneux , Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas , has been elected to the three-member Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association for a three-year period, 2010-13. LASA is based in the United States but its membership of around 7,000 is drawn from across the world. Its upcoming conference will be held in Toronto from 6 to 9 October this year and is expected to welcome 5,000 participants.

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