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The Outreach Program at the Davis Center is pleased to announce a one-day workshop devoted to Understanding the Soviet Space Race. The workshop will feature four lectures devoted to the origins and history of the Space Race in the USSR (for more details, please see complete agenda below). The workshop is free and open to the public. Full day attendance is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.
Workshop, Understanding the Soviet Space Race
Sponsored by the Davis Center Outreach Program
Friday, April 27, 2012
*Note location* 61 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
9:00—9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
Cris Martin, Davis Center
9:30—11:00 AM Lecture: Two Russian Revolutions: Science, Technology, and the Early Soviet State
Maya Peterson, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Science, Harvard University
11:00—11:15 AM Break
11:15—12:45 PM Lecture: Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Culture, and the Origins of the Space Race
Asif Siddiqi, Associate Professor of History, Fordham University
12:45—1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30—2:30 PM Lecture: A History of Russian Technology: Is Space an Exception?
Loren Graham, Senior Scholar, Davis Center, Harvard University
2:30—3:45 PM Lecture: Soviet Cosmonauts in a Propaganda Machine: The Human Side of a
Slava Gerovitch, Visiting Scholar, Department of Mathematics, MIT
*For more information about this workshop or to RSVP, please contact Cris Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.*
The Indic Center of University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth along with the Uberoi foundation for Dharmic traditions is offering Fellowship to teachers. This program is for Middle and High school social studies teachers to learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Participants will be required to attend any one of the two five-day training sessions, Session I:July 18-22 or Session II: July 25-29, at UMass Dartmouth. This will be an immersion program with cultural events in the evenings. Teachers selected for the Uberoi Foundation Fellowship can choose to get either 3-graduate credits only or $500 stipend and 67.5 professional development points. Selected applicants will also be provided with a set of training materials and an honorary certificate from the Uberoi Foundation Fellowship. Local housing will be made available to teachers traveling long distances for attending the program.
• Prepared by University professors who are expert in their fields.
• Booklet specially prepared for teachers to cover the Dharmic traditions.
• Slides and DVDs provided for classroom activities.
• Website available for interactive learning and resources.
• The Center for Indic Studies provides continuous support to teachers by answering questions and making resources available, including guest lecturers.
• Lectures, demonstrations, experience, music, food, dress, and more.
• Lesson plans under supervision of UMass Education professors
• PDP or graduate course credit from UMass Dartmouth
• Stipend, room and board.
Former Uberoi Fellow responses
• I feel like it’s increased my knowledge base so much, but also it was so refreshing to be a student, well cared for and welcomed in a class, and asked to do one thing-open your mind and learn something. It gave me a burst of renewed energy for September.
• As a seventh grade Massachusetts teacher covering ancient civilizations, I was most interested in the ancient history and the practices of Dharmic cultures, the yoga, meditation and philosophies. I really enjoyed the “field trips” we took, because it made the information come alive.
Anyone interested should contact: email@example.com
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