January 28, 2013 - Butler University


January 28, 2013 - Butler University


January 28, 2013

Important Internal Grant Deadlines!

Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship (BIRS)

Butler and Holcomb awards support faculty research, scholarly and creative work. Visit

www.butler.edu/birs to learn more. Deadline to apply is February 4, 2013.

Global Initiative Grants

For Foreign Language Enhancement Grants, Area Studies Enhancement Grants, On-Campus

Course Internationalization Grants, and Scouting Grants for Faculty-led Study Programs

Abroad – please click here for more information on each of these grants and for links to the

applications. Deadline to apply is February 4, 2013.

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag Series, Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Presentation

Chad Bauman, Philosophy and Religion: “Conversion and Hindu-Christian Conflict”

Wednesday, February 6, noon-1 p.m., UClub (AU111)

Chad Bauman (Religious Studies) will present his research on Hindu-Christian conflict and

violence in contemporary India. Though Christians have lived in India since at least the 4 th

century, they have been accused by some Hindus, since the late colonial period, of

adhering to a foreign and anti-national faith, peddled unscrupulously through the

evangelical use of “force, fraud, and allurement.” The accusations fuel and are informed

by a number of intriguing and prominent public debates about the limits and desirability (for India) of

western-style governance, about what “freedom of religion” should entail, about whether “intolerant”

(read: evangelical) religions can be tolerated, and even about the nature of religion itself. These

debates take place not only in the press and among intellectuals and politicians, but also increasingly,

through the medium of interreligious riots. Click here to view the poster. No RSVP required. Light

refreshments will be provided.

New Faculty Orientation: “Getting Involved with Interdisciplinary Programs and Honors”

Thursday, February 7, noon-1 p.m., UClub (AU111)

Join us for a conversation with the Interdisciplinary Program Directors and Amy Elson, Program

Coordinator for the Honors Program. Meet in the UClub (south of The Market Place in Atherton Union)

– lunch coupons to The Market Place will be provided.

BIRS Workshop: “Applying for External Grants”

Tuesday, February 5, 3-4 p.m., JH048

or Friday, February 15, 2-3 p.m., JH048

Come learn about the process of applying for external grants from start to finish. Topics covered will

include how to choose appropriate funding sources, how to put together the application components,

what to expect of the review process, and the University guidelines for seeking external funding. The

same material will be covered at each session. Please click here to RSVP to Dana Ohren, indicating

which session you’d like to attend.

Brown Bag Series, Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Presentation

Ulf Goebel, Honors Program: “Into That Good Night: Notes to the Enigma of Origin”

Wednesday, February 13, noon-1 p.m., UClub (AU111)

Ulf Goebel, Honors Program, will read from his “Into That Good Night: Notes to the Enigma of Origin” (a

work in progress) documenting his experiences as a young boy who experienced the devastating

bombings in Dresden. In addition, he will recite a poem he wrote in response to 2009-10’s Sunset

Project – “a celebration of the beauties of a firestorm mimicking a spectacular sunset.” Click here to

view the poster and abstract for this session. No RSVP required. Light refreshments will be provided.

AIEA Regional Forum – Indiana University’s Global Learning and Teaching Institute

Friday, March 1, IUPUI Campus Center

Interested in incorporating international issues into your teaching? Plan on attending the Global Learning

and Teaching Institute on March 1. More information on this opportunity can be found by clicking here.

If you’re interested in attending, the comprehensive faculty development program will pay for your

parking and meals. To indicate your interest, please send an email to facultyaffairs@butler.edu by

February 17, 2013.

Save the Date! Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Reception

Wednesday, March 6, 4-6 p.m., Irwin Library

Join us in recognizing our faculty’s professional accomplishments. This year’s celebration will be cosponsored

by the Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship (BIRS) and Butler Libraries and will

showcase faculty accomplishments using a combination of posters and slideshows. If you have not yet

submitted your professional contributions, please visit the following link to do so: Research, Scholarship

& Creative Activity Form. Grant proposals do not need to be submitted. Submissions are due February 1.


Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship (BIRS) calendar of events is available online

Thinking of applying for a grant? Check out the BIRS calendar to find a workshop or drop in for one of our

monthly Coffee Hours. More information about workshop topics, times and locations can be found at

http://www.butler.edu/research-scholarship/calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Dana

Ohren at dohren@butler.edu.


Additional information and a full calendar of upcoming faculty development events can be found at:



Click here to view a full list of books in our Faculty Development Library.

Have a resource you’d like to see added to the faculty development library in JH109? Click here to

send us the title and author.

We welcome suggestions for faculty development opportunities and news of research, scholarly or

creative accomplishments, innovative pedagogy, as well as feedback – please click here to send

this information along to us, or talk with Laura Behling.

For more information:

The Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship http://www.butler.edu/birs/

The Center for Citizenship and Community http://www.butler.edu/centerforcc/

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment http://www.butler.edu/institutional-research/

Center for Academic Technology http://www.butler.edu/center-academic-technology/


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