Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium

Dear Faculty Member:

I am writing to you on behalf of the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the European Studies Center (ESC) at the University of Pittsburgh. We hope that you can help our Centers promote an opportunity for your students.

On Friday, March 30, 2012, REES and ESC will be sponsoring the “Europe: East and West” Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. At this symposium, students from Pitt and regional colleges and universities will present research papers related to Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, to discussants and an audience. Participants will receive constructive feedback on their papers from the discussants.

Please encourage your students to apply to the symposium. As a professor who teaches courses and/or conducts research pertaining to Europe, you are in a good position to promote this event. If you had students who submitted papers last spring or currently have students who will be submitting papers on Western or Eastern Europe, please encourage them to submit their papers for consideration.

Attached you can find a flyer with information about the symposium, its requirements, and the application process, as well as the student application form. These documents and more information can also be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/URSymposium.

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and full papers by January 23, 2012.
2) Selected students will be notified in mid-February 2012.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 19, 2012.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on March 30, 2012.

If you have questions about the symposium, please contact me at slund@pitt.edu or (412) 648-7422. Thank you for your help!


Stephen Lund

Assistant Director
European Studies Center
European Union Center of Excellence
4216 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
fax: 412-648-2199

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