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INSIDE ILLINOIS, Aug. 2, 2012 [ Email | Share ]

IN THIS ISSUE: Entries sought for international e-waste competition | Apply for SSRC development program | Chicago Bulls to play at Assembly Hall

International competition

E-waste contest entries sought

Registration for the International E-Waste Design Competition is free for current students and recent graduates and opens Sept. 1.

The contest judges the best student-created products that use e-waste, such as used computers, printers, cellphones and similar materials that normally would end up in landfills.

Last year’s competition had entries from seven different countries, with cash prizes totaling $20,000. Cash prizes for this year’s event have not been announced. Students from any discipline may enter in one of two categories, for e-waste prevention or e-waste reuse.

The Sustainable Electronics Initiative and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center coordinate the competition, which is in its third year as an international event.

Registration closes Nov. 1 and winners will be announced in early December at the finale of ISTC’s Sustainability Seminar series for fall 2012. That series will be focused on sustainable electronics. The awards presentation will be broadcast as a webinar.

For more information on entering the competition, incorporating it into courses, or being a sponsor, contact Joy Scrogum, SEI education coordinator, jscrogum@illinois.edu or at 217-333-8948. For videos from last year’s competition, see www.ewaste.illinois.edu/.

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2013 faculty field competition

Apply for SSRC development program

The Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for tenured faculty members in the humanities and social sciences to train the next generation of scholars within emerging areas of research.

Within the program’s structure, pairs of faculty members propose innovative research fields that will serve as themes for dissertation proposal development training workshops. Recipients then lead training workshops for selected doctoral students in the spring and fall of the fellowship year.

Successful applicants of the DPDF Faculty Field Competition are awarded a $10,000 stipend. Each field also is provided with up to $3,000 to cover the costs of guest speakers and other activities to enhance workshop sessions.

More information, including an online application and FAQ, is available at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/.

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Preseason schedule announced

Chicago Bulls to play on campus

The UI Assembly Hall will play host to a preseason Chicago Bulls professional basketball game against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Tickets for the game will go on sale Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. and may be purchased at the UI ticket office, online at www.fightingillini.com or by phone at 1-866-illini-1. Group tickets may be purchased by calling 217-333-5404.

The game is one of two being played on a neutral court outside of Chicago’s United Center. The other game is the final preseason game on Oct. 26 as they host the Indiana Pacers at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in South Bend.

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