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Gender Parity in the Academic Leadership

The forum was attended by more than 200 people: world-class experts, representatives of senior management of higher educational institutions of more than 50 Russian and foreign universities, leading scientists from 5 countries, researchers, and students throughout Russia. The forum discussed the existing barriers to the advancement of women in the academic field and ways to overcome them. During the discussion panels, a number of key issues were discussed: the gender gap in science and technology education, the gender division of labor, the dynamics of future jobs, and the success stories of women in science. All speakers of the forum stressed in their speeches that barriers to promotion in the academic environment for women do exist. In this regard, the forum discussed the best practices for restoring gender balance in scientific and educational organizations.

“Gender equality is a linear ethical paradigm, in which no one thinks about the gender of his interlocutor, colleague, or manager. This is an opportunity to be a professional and not feel any artificial barriers. This is a confidence that our competencies, thoughts, and achievements will be noticed,” said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST “MISiS”, at the opening of the forum.

This forum is the first online forum within the framework of the UK-Russia University Alliance project. In total, it is planned to hold eight Russian-British events dedicated to a variety of topics: from issues of academic mobility of students to the problem of climate change.

The next forum, titled “Academic mobility (students/scientists)”, will be held on January 19, 2021.
See you at the next event!

Invitation Gender Parity

“Gender parity in the academic leadership”

Dear colleagues!

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow in association with the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” has launched the UK-Russia University Alliance online forums series with the first event on gender parity in the academic leadership.

This forum will cover the following topics:

-Gender Gap in STEM Fields
-Occupational Gender Segregation
-Gender Dynamics of Future Jobs
-The Case for Gender Parity

The online forum is scheduled for December 17, 2020, from 14:00 to 18:40 in Moscow time.

For more information, please check: http://uk-russia-alliance.ru/gender/eng

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RASA Global Сonference. December 5-6, 2020, Virtual Conference.

Dear colleagues and friends!

A worldwide conference of the Russian-speaking academic scientists association (“RASA-Global”) along with the XI Annual Conference of the Russian-American Science Association – RASA (America) will take place on December 5-6, 2020. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held in a virtual format and around the clock, which makes it possible to combine in a single program presentations of Russian diaspora scientists working in America, Asia and Europe. This year the Conference will be dedicated to outstanding members of the Struve science family, astrophysicist Otto Ludwigovich Struve and historian and economist Pyotr Berngardovich Struve, whose 150th birthday is celebrated this year.

The conference will feature scientific presentations of established and young Russian-speaking scientists from different countries and regions across the World. The speakers at the scientific sessions and round table discussions will represent diverse scientific areas including – mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, humanities and others. Among the invited speakers are biologists Evgeny Koonin and Ruslan Medzhitov, economist Sergei Guriev, the 2020 laureates of the RASA George Gamow Award material chemist Yuri Gogotsi and physicist Mikhail Lukin. The president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev will also take part in this meeting. Traditionally, the Conference is a platform for meetings and exchange of views between scientists, science organizers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

We invite you to take part in the Conference. Additional information will be disseminated through this site: http://www.rasa-usa.org/

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Storytelling Techniques for Researchers

Welcome to our new course!

In this elective course, students will explore storytelling concepts and narrative nonfiction techniques, with an emphasis on how these strategies are increasingly used by scientists and academics to convey their research to a wider public.
Students will analyze contemporary and classic examples of narrative storytelling and identify elements of powerful and effective storytelling. Students will create multimodal content to convey personal and nonfiction narratives.
This course is about applying established principles to tackle media and research problems and opportunities that are timely and relevant. Students will be given ample opportunity to practice their oral storytelling techniques over the course of the sessions. Students must come prepared to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisites:
Students who wish to enroll in this intensive, 5-week course must demonstrate the following:
· Level B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
· high-level critical thinking skills to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and respond to complex texts
· willingness to produce digital and oral narratives and share them with a wider public
· access to reliable, high-speed internet and willingness to connect via video in every session.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
· develop and apply storytelling techniques to demonstrate critical thinking skills
· expand vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of literary and academic texts
· expand vocabulary knowledge and the ability to pick up context clues to make inferences
· understand the main ideas and details of complex academic sources
· communicate accurately and fluently using effective presentation skills on research-based topics and participate in active discussions
· produce clear, well-structured oral storytelling presentations
· create and deliver multimodal presentations
· use online and campus academic resources and support services.

Successful Completion:
Students will be awarded a certificate of completion when they meet/fulfill the following requirements:
· Complete all writing and presentation assignments as scheduled on the syllabus.
· Actively participate in classroom discussions when we meet via Zoom and in Discussions on Google (details will be provided in the syllabus).
· Complete numerous audiovisual presentations using PowerPoint, Slides, Prezi, or any similar online presentation platform via Zoom, Google, or other similar platforms (details will be provided in the syllabus).
· Maintain satisfactory attendance in Zoom at or above 85%.

The schedule is being finalized but our first meeting would be this Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 18:00 to 20:00.

Course author: Leticia Medina

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Nurturing Two Languages in the Writing Center

Dr. Sidury Christiansen is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the Bicultural Bilingual Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she coordinates the MA-TESL Program. In this second edition of our special series in the “Academic Writing And Research Development” webinars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and in collaboration with CAPA/UFPR and SETI/PR, Dr. Christiansen will be bringing together her expertise in second language writing, academic writing support, and sociolinguistics as part of this new effort to seed a network of writing centers across Brazilian universities and build a local Community of Practice.
⏰13.11.2020
23:00 UTC+03
👉Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/events/402357734109653
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Webinar: “The Role of the Writing Center in Internationalization”

A report from a special Russia-Brazil collaboration, featuring Dr. Elena Bazanova (MISiS, Russia), Jennifer Uhler (Regional English Language Officer, U.S. State Department), and Dr. Ron Martinez (CAPA-UFPR, Brazil). In this webinar, we will focus on the forces that have given rise to the growth in writing centers in both Russia and Brazil, and to what extent they have proven effective in the internationalization endeavors in HEIs in those two countries.

Date: 13.11.2020

Time:  17:00 UTC+03

Link: https://youtu.be/nLaqdcIGOg8