Friday, October 24, 2014

Chinese Flagship Program: Apply by Dec. 1st for Spring 2015 Admission

Dear Students of Chinese:

We are please to announce that the application is now open and due December 1 for Spring 2015 admission to the Chinese Flagship Program.

Who is eligible?
  • Students at any level of Chinese from any major who are
    • Honors-eligible = Min. GPA of 3.3
    • committed to long-term study on campus and in China - Flagship students typically complete the Capstone Year in China in the 4th year
    • have professional goals related to China and the Chinese language

Apply online at by December 1
  • Application form
  • Personal statement in English
  • Chinese writing sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation - at least one from a Chinese instructor

Want to learn more?  Attend a Flagship Information Session:
Email us at 
Talk to Flagship students at Chinese Tea & Conversation Hour today and every Friday 4:30-5:30 in Hillside Lounge.

Students currently enrolled in CHN 101 or 102 who are admitted to Flagship will be expected to participate in the FREE Flagship Winter Immersion Program January 5-16 here on campus. Students at higher levels of Chinese will be assessed for proficiency and placed at the appropriate level on an individual basis.
Erin L. Papa
Assistant Director
The Chinese Language Flagship Program
University of Rhode Island

Tues. 10/28: Distinguished Visiting Artist Martin Keil: Artist Practice as Social Innovation

On Tuesday, October 28, from 5:00-7:00pm in the Swan Hall Auditorium, Distinguished Visiting Artist Martin Keil will discuss a new project he is launching this month with URI art, engineering and communication students.  A German artist, Martin’s artistic ventures seek to use art to as an agent of social change toward a more sustainable society. He will discuss his approach to art and his new project with URI students in a lecture entitled “Community Investors: Artist Practice as Social Innovation."  We hope you have a chance to hear about how Martin has been using a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching students several issues related to sustainability.

More information about Martin's lecture can be found on the URI events page:

Mon. Oct. 27: German Movie Night

SCHOTT: Co-op Intern Position: Business Development (w/ Engineering Background)

SCHOTT just posted an exciting new co-op opportunity for Graduate students

or experienced Undergraduates who are interested in combining their
Engineering and Business backgrounds.  

The position is based in Elmsford, NY with a scheduled start date of January 2015.
Visit to view the description and to apply online.

Friday, October 10, 2014

ZF International Post-Graduate Trainee Program: Apply Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014

International Post-Graduate Trainee
Are you interested in working with a globally successful automotive supplier while working on individual and group projects at ZF locations all over the world? This is YOUR opportunity.

Our International Trainee Program is 15 months and gives you an outstanding opportunity to start your career with a global company. While completing individual projects, you will get the unique chance to gain an insight to the company, the products and processes as well as to build up a strong network. Within the projects you will be enabled to think “outside the box” and develop intercultural skills. After successful completion you will be prepared to assume responsibility and work independently within your assignment with ZF North America, Inc., which you’ll be given after the program.

For the U.S. the application timeframe is from October 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2014.

•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering,
Business Administration or Computer Science
•Completed challenging internships or student research projects
•Interdisciplinary interest and team compatibility
•High level of initiative and responsibility
•Mobility and flexibility
•Fluent in English
•German language skills desired

Program Information:
Work on 4 self-organized individual projects and 4 different locations including Germany and other countries as preferred. Each project lasts 3-4 months, including one project outside your field of study. Furthermore, all trainees are assigned to one group project.

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Demers Foreign Language Fellowship: Info Session 10/21

German Movie Night: Tuesday 10/14

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