International Seminar Scientific Publication: Where, Why, How (May 24-26, 2017)

May 24, 2017
The Russian Academy of Sciences and The Russian Foundation for Basic Research, in cooperation with the Embassies of the United States of America, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will present a conference on “Scientific Publication: Where, Why, and How” at the Academy’s headquarters in Moscow May 25-26. On behalf of the organizing committee, we would be honored to have you attend this conference.
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XXIII NATE – Russia International Convention and English Language Expo, 30 May – 03 June’17 Moscow, Russia

May 2, 2017
Russian State Social University is honored to host the XXIII NATE – Russia International Convention and English Language Expo. National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) is the national professional bodyrepresenting teachers of English throughout Russia. Continue reading XXIII NATE – Russia International Convention and English Language Expo, 30 May – 03 June’17 Moscow, Russia

Literature and Money. Studying what you love without being exploited

April 27, 2017
When I try to explain to my students this mysterious thing called “close reading,” I often use a metaphor. Books are like people, I say. They’re complicated and multilayered, and they take time to get to know. Like people, they’re not always upfront about (or even aware of) their intentions and motivations. You have to listen carefully and observe closely and read between the lines.

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Scholars Talk Writing: Ruth Behar

April 24, 2017
Ruth Behar won a MacArthur fellowship in 1988 when she was only 31. She brings deep intelligence, warmth, and a passionate vulnerability to her work as a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and filmmaker. “The experience of being uprooted from Cuba as a child,” she said, in an interview for the Scholars Talk Writing series, “left a hole inside me that gives me the humility and the deep uncertainty from which all my writing stems.” Continue reading Scholars Talk Writing: Ruth Behar

How to Write a Cover Letter

April 17, 2017
No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know where to start. Indeed, in an age of digital communication, many might question whether you even need a cover letter anymore. Continue reading How to Write a Cover Letter