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ACM Notes - Fall 2015

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators


New ACM off-campus program in Rio de Janeiro

Students in Rio

Students visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Amidst the excitement of the Olympics next August, the first group of students will begin the Brazil: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio program.

During the fall semester in Rio, students will be immersed in Brazilian culture as they study Portuguese language, live with host families, and choose among a variety of elective courses taught in English at one of the country's top private universities. Read about it

Student Film Conference & Festival

Festival will showcase film studies at ACM colleges

With funding from a FaCE grant, the Student Film Conference & Festival at Lawrence University on April 1-3 will provide a venue for students to show their work and connect with media and industry professionals. Read about it

Faculty seminar to focus on innovation in the Silicon Valley

What can liberal arts colleges learn about innovation from the Silicon Valley? Lawrence University professors will lead the 2016 SAIL seminar, Silicon Valley as an Innovation Ecosystem, with 10 days on site in California next summer. Read about it

ACM and Big Ten faculty join forces in language sharing project

Professors from Macalester College and three Big Ten universities have received an EMKE grant to develop digital materials for teaching Hindi language. Read about it

University of Havana

University of Havana

ACM participated in IIE trip to explore partnerships in Cuba

As U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations are thawing, ACM was part of a delegation that visited Cuban universities and educational organizations. Read about it

Calls for students' fiction, films and videos, screenplays, and scholarly research

ACM Hiring & Diversity Workshop
ACM Volleyball Tournament
The first event of the new Fellows Program was a Hiring and Diversity Workshop for faculty and staff from ACM colleges.   Eight teams hit the courts for the 2015 ACM Volleyball Tournament at Macalester.

Opportunities for Faculty

View of Florence

View of Florence

Travel to Italy in April! ACM is sponsoring a faculty site visit to the Florence Program. Deadline to apply: January 4.

Call for Participants for the 2016 SAIL seminar: Silicon Valley as an Innovation Ecosystem — Explore the cultural, economic, and networking assets that have created this unique entrepreneurial environment. Deadline to apply: December 15.

Teach in Brazil or Jordan — Apply now for visiting faculty positions in fall 2016 on ACM programs in Rio de Janeiro and Amman.

Off-Campus Study Program Updates

Students at the Summer Palace in Beijing

Shanghai Program students visited the historic Summer Palace during a weekend trip to Beijing.

120 Hours in Shanghai and a Weekend in Beijing — It was a busy week for the new Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China program, as six ACM college faculty visited the program and students took in sights and culinary delights on a trip to Beijing.

Sustainability in the cultural context of East Africa will be a main focus for Luther professor Jon Jensen as Visiting Faculty Director of the Tanzania Program in fall 2016. Read about it

Monmouth's Marlo Belschner and Sarah Kraaz from Ripon have been tapped as visiting faculty for ACM study away programs in India and Italy next fall. Read about it

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Fall 2015 issue posted November 12, 2015

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