Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

at Indiana University

announces the



Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships

To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000


Application deadlines: 

Graduate students: Friday, March 6, 2015

Undergraduates: Monday, March 2, 2015


During the academic year 2015-2016, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.  The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.


REQUIREMENTS:  The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2015 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit a proposal, budget, (undergraduates – a resume), and letter of reference to Professor Judah Cohen, Director of Undergraduate Studies via e-mail: or to Professor Cohen at:  Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

Note:  Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the online application forms ( for continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS:  Recipients will be notified in early April, 2015 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.



Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provides the Congress with the objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions. CBO is accepting applications from graduate students through February 27, 2015 for the 2015 Summer Internship Program. Interns contribute to CBO’s work in program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement and other income assistance, regulation, and public investment.

CBO internships offer candidates with preparation in disciplines related to our mission:

  • Ten-weeks of experience in the federal budget process and policymaking,
  • Responsibility for specific projects,
  • Opportunity to work alongside leaders in economic analysis,
  • Flexible start and end dates,
  • Opportunity to participate in educational events on Capitol Hill,
  • The dynamic environment of one of the world’s premier cities,
  • Competitive compensation based on academic level and related experience, and a
  • Local transportation subsidy up to $130 per month.

Ideal candidates are pursuing graduate academic programs in the following fields:

o   Economics o   Public policy/administration
o   Health policy o   Finance
o   Mathematics o   Statistics

Information about the internship program is available on CBO’s website,

Students provide general information and submit their cover letter, résumé, contact information for references, unofficial transcripts (including undergraduate transcript if first-year graduate student) and a list of spring coursework online.

Selections are based on academic achievement, the relevance of academic work to CBO’s responsibilities, and work experience, and should be completed by early April 2015.


Nancy Fahey or Holly Boras               202-226-2628                  


8 Week Course to Prepare Award Application for Nationally Competitive Awards (COLL-X 288)

The Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE) has designed a 2 credit course for which the primary objective is completing an application for a nationally-competitive award. Awards fund a wide range of activities such as conducting summer research with an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates or taking part in a Fulbright summer institute in the UK. Students who successfully complete the course will have completed an application or be ready to apply for an award.

The course is COLL X 288, “Apply for Competitive Award,” and it is being offered during both 8 week sessions of spring 2015. Grades will be S/F and will be determined by assessment of three short written assignments and participation in classroom group activities. A list of the more recognizable and prestigious awards is available on the IUCARE page that lists awards administered by IU offices.  Both 8 week sessions will meet MWF in Sycamore 003 from 1:15-2:15.

Paul Fogleman is an associate director in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and will be the instructor. He has advised applicants from IU on applying for nationally-competitive awards for over 7 years including recipients of a number of prestigious student awards. If you are interested in taking the course, send him an email at for permission.

Get in the race and put your best foot forward!

Exclusive opportunity for College students to gain leadership and professional experience

The College Luminaries Program is accepting student applications for its executive board – the College Luminaries Program Council (LPC).  The College Luminaries Program presents College of Arts and Sciences students with a unique opportunity to gain leadership and professional experience while exploring the different pathways a liberal arts and sciences degree can prepare you for through alumni connections.  You can learn more about the College Luminaries Program here.

The LPC – the organization’s student executive board, which is comprised of 8 College students – works to bring influential and inspiring alumni, or “Luminaries,” back to campus each year in order to create opportunities for student professional development, mentorship and lifelong connections.  The LPC coordinates all of the program’s activities.

As a member of the LPC, students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Professional experience in goal setting, project management, leading and directing others, written and verbal communication, budgeting, and program analysis
  • Opportunities to meet and be mentored by successful College and IU alumni
  • Connections to influential faculty and administrators within the College
  • Exclusive time with the Luminaries during their campus visit to IU

If you are interested in participating in this great program, please apply here.  Application deadline is Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Themester 2015 on-campus internship

Themester 2015 on-campus internship

Themester, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce several undergraduate internships available for Fall 2015’s Themester “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” Internship duties average about five hours a week. Interns actively engage the theme by attending and reporting on Themester events. Other duties include coordinating a Themester event or project and promoting Themester.  Previous interns report that the internship helped them engage campus on a deeper level. Themester has additional opportunities for students interested in photography and design. Visit the Themester website or more information.

IU Summer Language Workshop in Swahili

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (June 8 – July 31, 2015) is accepting applications for intensive first and second-year Swahili on the Bloomington campus.

The program features 20 contact hours weekly, twice-weekly Swahili language table, films, food tastings, and other cultural programming.

All students pay in-state tuition and earn up to two semesters of (transferable) academic credit.

See for more information and to apply.

In 2015, the Workshop will also offer intensive language courses in Arabic (begins June 1), BCS, Chinese, Dutch, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Kurdish, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, and Ukrainian.

Questions? Please contact or 812-855-2889.

Department of Economics Weekly Workshops.

December 01-05




Macroeconomics Workshop

Thursday, December 04, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Vivian Yue

Emory University
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

A Model of the Twin Ds: Optimal Default and Devaluation

(Copies of the paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)



Macroeconomics – Brown Bag

Friday, December 05, 2014

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 329

Sofia Priazhkina
Indiana University

“How Shadow Banking Changes Financial Interconnectedness and Portfolio Risk”

(No copies of paper are available.)



Microeconomics Workshop

Friday, December 05, 2014

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Wylie Hall 005

Jin Yeub Kim
University of Nebraska

“Endogenous Choice of a Mediator: Inefficiency of Bargaining”

(Copies of the paper are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.)


Informatics Workshop

Friday, December 05, 2014

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Asu Ozdaglar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Network Security and Contagion”

(No copies of paper are available.)


When available, papers may be downloaded from

Copies of the papers are available in the Department of Economics, Wylie Hall 105.

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