Digest for 97-11-14

Digest for November 14, 1997

                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

01-14 November 97  The Second International Conference on Distance Education


01-14 November 97  Sender:  WhippleC@AURORA.CWU.EDU
                   Subject: from Carrie Whipple

02-14 November 97  Sender:  stumanningsc@usao.edu
                   Subject: from Sam Manning

03-14 November 97  Sender:  dhall72005@aol.com
                   Subject: from david Hall

04-14 November 97  Sender:  mike@stunix.uni.udm.ru
                   Subject: from Klochkoff Misha


01-14 November 97  Sender:  Lotta4@aol.com
                   Subject: Relatives

02-14 November 97  Sender:  Adrian Mindruta-Tanasescu  (adim@lbzbph.sfos.ro)
                   Subject: suggestion about friends

03-14 November 97  Sender:  Help (Help_Consultant@Brown.edu)
                   Subject: Help Requested

04-14 November 97  Sender:  "Anne E. van Pletsen" (vanpletsen@mofo.com)
                   Subject: Slotsky, Russian poet

05-14 November 97  Sender:  Rogers948@aol.com
                   Subject: Former USSR Republics

06-14 November 97  Sender:  Orient445@aol.com
                   Subject: second graders

07-14 November 97  Sender:  LL (milt@avana.net)
                   Subject: Locating someone in Belarus (Directory)

08-14 November 97  Sender:  MeFlos@aol.com
                   Subject: Hello--

09-14 November 97  Sender:  Dagranman@aol.com
                   Subject: Tracing my roots

10-14 November 97  Sender:  "Egor" (tumba@glas.apc.org)
                   Subject: line and the text of the message before
                            forwarding it back.

11-14 November 97  Sender:  "whitehot" (whitehot@itouch.net)
                   Subject: Russian TV

12-14 November 97  Sender:  RubyRomero@aol.com
                   Subject: Hello

13-14 November 97  Sender:  klawson@geocities.com (Katherine Lawson)

14-14 November 97  Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (fyp@usa.net)
                   Subject: GSM-Roaming in Russia

15-14 November 97  Sender:  romanovorten (romanovorten@glasnet.ru)
                   Subject: idea

16-14 November 97  Sender:  "LOUIS GAĖTAN"  (gaetoune@infonie.fr)
                   Subject: Hi! I 've got questions...

17-14 November 97  Sender:  NURCAN DOGRUYOL (dogruyol@ONLINE.EMICH.EDU)
                   Subject: Need your help...

18-14 November 97  Sender:  rosarh@dol.ru
                   Subject: Net

19-14 November 97  Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
                   Subject: Echoing green

20-14 November 97  Sender:  Nicholas Zagoreos (nicholas.zagoreos@lazard.co.uk)
                   Subject: Questions

21-14 November 97  Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)

22-14 November 97  Sender:  sgrimberg (SGrimberg@worldnet.att.net)
                   Subject: documentary

23-14 November 97  Sender:  joycewarner@juno.com
                   Subject: INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

24-14 November 97  Sender:  Atlantic56@aol.com
                   Subject: IRANIAN WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

25-14 November 97  Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
                   Subject: FW: Call for Proposals

26-14 November 97  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                   Subject: USIA AED Freedom Support Act Junior Faculty
                            Development Program

27-14 November 97  Sender:  romanovorten@glasnet.ru
                   Subject: design centre

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


WHAT'S NEW . . .

*  The Second International Conference on Distance Education

Review the proceedings of this conference held in Moscow in 1996.
Co-organized by the Association for International Education (AIE) and
International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), information about the
conference and resources dealing with this form of education are provided
on this site.

Please see the Distance Learning section from the Education page or
directly at URL:



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Sender:  WhippleC@AURORA.CWU.EDU
Subject: from Carrie Whipple

Hello- I'm a freshman at college wanting to learn more about Russia and all
her wonders.  Please E-Mail me and let me know what you know.  Thanks so

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Sender:  stumanningsc@usao.edu
Subject: from Sam Manning

I'm just saying HI.  I am a 20 year old student at the University of
Science and Arts of Oklahoma, That is in Oklahoma, USA.  I am a computer
science major that plans on becoming a teacher.  I am trying to learn some
of the Russian language.

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Sender:  dhall72005@aol.com
Subject: from David Hall

I would like to have some penpals from Russia.  I visited Moscow in Aug.
of this year and fell in love with the place.  Please write to me.  Maybe
we can get together and visit in Moscow or America.....

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Sender:  mike@stunix.uni.udm.ru
Subject: from Klochkoff Misha

Hello All !!!  I'm search people from the world, who wanted make contacts
with russian scientists.  My job is a managing editor from international
scientific journal, which called "Regular & Chaotic Dynamics" The journal
presents new results in the field of nonlinear dynamics, theory of
integrability, topologic analysis of dynamical systems.  The journal
accepts papers from russian and forgein authors.  If you are interesting
the news from the russian science, write me.  And I wait business request
from you.  Best regards to you.


Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

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Sender:  Lotta4@aol.com
Subject: Relatives


I am Finnish, currently working in Germany and trying to locate my Russian
relatives. During the war my grandfathers 10 sisters and brothers got

It has been rather difficult, but I thought you might be able to advice me:
where to search, e-mail addresses etc.

You have probably had similar requests from other people. I would appreciate
any help you could provide me with.

Thank you!

Kind regards from Kiel

C. Paschinsky

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Sender:  Adrian Mindruta-Tanasescu  (adim@lbzbph.sfos.ro)
Subject: suggestion about friends

I was searching for any e-mail address of Dan Alexe, an RFE/ RL reporter,
but it seems so hard to find it.  I think it would be useful to have a
possibility to write to your reporters.  As a matter of fact, he's an old
friend of mine and I try to reach him through the net.  Can you help me?
Thank you.

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Sender:  Help (Help_Consultant@Brown.edu)
Subject: Help Requested

Dear Sirs/Ms.:

I am interested in locating an English Teaching Position in the C.I.S.  I
am a graduate of Brown University in the United States, and am searching
for an English speaking job so that I may study Russian intensively.  Do
you have any suggestions as to where to locate such an opportunity?

Thank you,
Garth Goldstein


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Sender:  "Anne E. van Pletsen" (vanpletsen@mofo.com)
Subject: Slotsky, Russian poet

I am looking for information on Slotsky, a Russian poet of the 20th
century.  Can you help me.

My e-mail at home is:


Your help will be wonderful.

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Sender:  Rogers948@aol.com
Subject: Former USSR Republics

Dear Friend,

I am a first year student in International Studies course and I am having
problems finding the answer to a seemingly simple question:

Name 5 things Russia imposed on every country of the Soviet Union, and then
chose two cuntries that had something unique imposed upon them.

I would really appreciate any help on the subject.  Thank you for your time
and I hope to get a better understanding of your culture through my studies
and travels.

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Sender:  Orient445@aol.com
Subject: second graders

My second grade class is beginning to study Russia.  They are very curious
about so many aspects of the culture but have decided on-endangered animals
found in Russia, types of stores, types of communities (city, rural etc)
and building structures.  Can you recommend a place where I might be able
to purchase a poster showing the beautiful building designs as seen on many
advertisements?  And are there specific websites that may show some
information we are looking for?  K.G.  orient445@aol.com

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Sender:  LL (milt@avana.net)
Subject: Locating someone in Belarus (Directory)

I am trying to locate Olga Jestkaya who recently returned to Belerus in
July 1997 after living in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Anyone receiving this
message, please forward to her if possible. THANY YOU... LONNIE JOHNS -
my  E-mail: milt@avana.net mailing address: 1758 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta GA 30324-5027 (USA)

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Sender:  MeFlos@aol.com
Subject: Hello--

I am most interested in taking Russian courses wherever they may be--even via
the internet--if this expierment is to go through please contact me at this
address--I will inform you of any change.

Thank you

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Sender:  Dagranman@aol.com
Subject: Tracing my roots

My family has roots in Bosotani.  Is there any way to identify birth /death
records. I"m looking for information beginning early 1900's and going back as
far as I can.

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Sender:  "Egor" (tumba@glas.apc.org)
Subject: line and the text of the message before forwarding it back.

Hello there. My name is Yegor. I like to spend plenty of time near the computer
corresponding with other people. I would like to hear from you or to tell you
something about everyday life in Russia. tumba@glas.apc.org

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Sender:  "whitehot" (whitehot@itouch.net)
Subject: Russian TV

Help !

Can you please steer me in the right direction to find a web page or a
source that will tell me what Russian TV programs are available in the USA
(rebroadcast) or through satellite ?

Thank you,

The right to privacy is sacred and unalienable -

Privacy and encryption are our first and fourth amendment rights I'll take
my passphrase and ALL my plaintext to the grave when they pry my cold, dead
fingers off my keyboard .  .  .  yes, another innocent victim of the USNazi
police State effort to dominate and control the masses.

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Sender:  RubyRomero@aol.com
Subject: Hello

My name is Ruby Romero, I am married to a Russian and I would like to learn
the language, I know haw to read it, but I haven' t found a software to write
and read russian... could you give me some advice? I would also like to know
if there is a software to learn russian, or if you know about a school in
Miami City where I could go...

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Sender:  klawson@geocities.com (Katherine Lawson)

Hello everyone, I have been coming to these pages for several months
now, but have never been to this section. I have a great love for
Russian culture, history, art,and literature. I have a homepage at <
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/6422 > if you would like to learn
more about me, or contact me. I am always willing to help with anything
I can.

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Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (fyp@usa.net)
Subject: GSM-Roaming in Russia

A fax info of german cellular phone operator D2 Mannesmann Mobilfunk writes
that foreigners have to have a permit before roaming into russian cellular
networks. Application have to be made at russian authorities. If failing to
do so, phoners could be fined remarkably.

Any details or expierence?

Best regards
Yanki Pursun

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Sender:  romanovorten (romanovorten@glasnet.ru)
Subject: idea

Hallo friends!

My name is Sergei Romanov! It is a great idea that you have organized
this site!

I'm working in space of art and design.I think it can be very useful for
students of design to visit our museums and lern more about russian
design. I can also organise master-classes by many interested
artists.I'm also looking for partners in design business. I have a
groupe os applied artists and they would be happy to exchange ideas and

I'm very soory for my English.It'll be better.
Best regards,looking forward to heering you soon for details.
Sincerely              S.Romanov

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Sender:  "LOUIS GAĖTAN"  (gaetoune@infonie.fr)
Subject: Hi! I 've got questions...

Hi!  My name is Gaėtan and I'm a french student and I've got a report to
make about your contry The U.S.A..  In my school I am learning How to cook.
And I will make with a friend a report about the principal tourism
curiosity and typical food of this country.  And only about the most famous
restaurants (in all of the big cities) of the U.S.A.  Can you help me
because I don't know vhere I can began, your contry is so big and large.
And because there is so much differents sorts of civilisations in your
beautiful country.  If you would like some informations about my country
France, asks me and if I can, I will answer to your questions.

I have an other questions: Where does I can find e-mail addresses of
American people ?  Because I would like making contacts with U.S.

Thanks for your help, & exuse me for my bad English.
My e-mail address is: gaetoune@infonie.fr

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Subject: Need your help...

My name is Nurcan, studying International Business at EMU. I have this
International Business class that I need to give a presentation about, how
to do business in Russia. I am kind of ready but I also want to talk about
the temporal consumption. So if you please tell me the way you look at
time, is it like money to you. Can you find time to friends and family
while you are working. How many hours you work. Starting at what time in
the morning, what time is the lunch break, what do you do? What time you
are done and can go home? Is it the same with government owned companies,
is the way of looking at time changed after revolution? If so what is
changed, in what way, is it good? Did people had difficulties in adopting?
And any other thing that you can tell me abouth time. If you can answer
these questions for me I really will be thankfull. And if you can please
answer these questions by your point of view and add if most of the
population agree that with you or not.	I have 1 week for the presentation

Once again thank you for your help, and time.
e-mail: dogruyol@online.emich.edu
Nurcan Dogruyol.

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Sender:  rosarh@dol.ru
Subject: Net

Dear colleague!

You can read the first chapter of my new book about Russian Freemasonry and
Literature and a collection of my new articles about V.Nabokov, M.Bulgakov,
Paul I and freemasons, letters of Aleksandr I to Princesse Zinaida
Volkonsky, I.Goncharov, N.Karamzin, D.Fonvizin in INTERNET:
http://www.art.ru/stgeorge/ Please, click on "Contents" of this magazine.
Use cyrillic fonts KOI-8 or Windows.  You can find software (convertor) for
Mac: http://www.nagual.pp.ru/~ache/main.html
http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~isandler/cyrconv.html Please, answer me

Sincerely yours, Vsevolod SAKHAROV October 20, 1997

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Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
Subject: Echoing green

The following is an exciting opportunity to obtain seed funds to start
NGOs for those who have earned degrees from universities in the United
States.  Please share this information with people who have that
educational background.  For more information, contact Echoing Green.
Coordinates are shown at the end of this message.

Echoing green

What is echoing green?

Echoing green is a non-profit foundation that applies a venture capital
approach to philanthropy. Through our Fellowship, we provide seed money
and technical support to social entrepreneurs starting innovative public
service organizations and projects that seek to catalyze positive social
change. Echoing green invests in entrepreneurs' organizations and
projects at an early stage, before most funders are willing to do so and
then provides them with support to help them grow beyond start-up. The
echoing green network currently includes over 200 Fellows working
domestically and internationally in a wide range of issue areas.

What is the echoing green fellowship?

* Our Fellowship offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend for individuals who
apply through participating undergraduate university and college programs
or community-based organizations and one-year, $30,000 stipend for
individuals who apply through participating graduate school programs. The
stipend serves as seed money to start a new public service organization
or an independent project within an existing non-profit organization.

* The proposed organization of project can be domestic or international.
We do not limit our fields of interest, but support organizations and
projects in all public service areas including: the environment, arts,
education, youth service, civil and human rights, and community and
economic development.

* We do not fund research projects, staff positions, or positions to
implement another individual's or an organization's idea.

* Fellows must work full time (at least 35 hours/week) on their
organizations or projects during the term of the Fellowship. Fellows must
be willing to participate in the echoing green community (see below "What
do we ask Fellows to give to the echoing green community?"). The
Fellowship begins on either July 15, 1998, or September 1, 1998, at each
Fellow's discretion.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible you must be in the current graduating class or have
graduated or completed a program  within the last ten years from an
echoing green participating undergraduate university or college, graduate
school or community-based organization. Medical students may apply in
their second and third year or no more than ten years after graduating.
Please contact Echoing Green for a list of  "Participating Institutions".

198 Madison Avenue
8th floor
New York, New York 10016
212 689 11 65
general @echoinggreen.org

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Sender:  Nicholas Zagoreos (nicholas.zagoreos@lazard.co.uk)
Subject: Questions


I am doing research on the softdrink industry in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan,
Russia, and the Kyrgyz Republic, and am in need of some information.
The information I request is mainly cultural except for just one economic
figure which appears to not be published in any of the more commonly
used economic country reports. You could contact me by phone at
0171-588-2650, or by email at nicholas.zagoreos@lazard.co.uk.

1. What percentage of the Muslim population could be considered
Fundamentalist, or Ultra-Conservative, or regular mosque visitors?

2. What is the ethnic breakdown of the population and in which regions
are they concentrated?  What languages do they speak in these

3. What are the most popular drinks for people ages 12-40? Do they drink
fruit juice, water or carbonated sodas?

4. What is the average disposable income per person?

5. What percent of the population live in cities, towns, and the

6. Is the sale of alcohol forbidden in parts? How is the sale of alcohol
currently controlled? Do sects of the population forbid the consumption
of alcohol?

Thank you very much for your help.  I look forward to your response.


Nicholas Zagoreos

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Sender:  skellogg@aaas.org (SKELLOGG)


The Institute of Russian and East European Studies at the University of
Glasgow (IREES, Scotland, UK) and the International Institute of Social
History (IISH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) are launching the Annual
Europe-Asia Lecture Competition.  The lecture is named for the leading
international journal in the field of Russian and East Central European
studies,"Europe-Asia Studies," (formerly "Soviet Studies"), which is edited
at the Glasgow Institute.  After it is presented in early May 1998 in
Amsterdam and Glasgow, the winning lecture will be published in this

The goal of the lecture is to present the work of young and particularly
promising researchers (social scientists and historians) working in East
Central European countries in the field of East Central European studies to
the world academic community involved in "'transition studies" and history.

The author of the winning application will travel to both Amsterdam and
Glasgow to deliver the lecture and will spend three days in each city.
IREES and IISH will cover travel and accommodation expenses.


Young scholars (approximately 28 to 40 years) educated and residing in the
countries of East Central Europe - including the Baltic states, Russia, and
other CIS countries - are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have a good
command of spoken English, as the winner will be required to present the
lecture in English.


Applications for the first Europe-Asia Studies Lecture consist of three copies
each of a one-page curriculum vitae; a full list of the applicant's
publications; the applicant's mailing address, e-mail address, and fax number;
and a Draft Lecture no longer than 2000 words that provides the basis for the
full lecture. The Draft Lecture can be a summary of recent work and should
particularly highlight creative research tools or techniques, new theory, or
creative use of archival material by the applicant.

Three copies of the application materials should be sent to:

Professor John Lowenhardt
Institute of Russian and East European Studies
The University of Glasgow
29 Bute Gardens
Glasgow G12 8RS, Scotland, UK

Applications sent by fax or e-mail will NOT be accepted. The deadline for
applications is 1 January 1998. The winning applicant will be informed by 15
February 1998.

Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to John Lowenhardt at
the address above or at Tel: +44 141 330 4579 or E-mail:
j.lowenhardt@socsci.gla.ac.uk. Further information is also available at URL:

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Sender:  sgrimberg (SGrimberg@worldnet.att.net)
Subject: documentary

We are working on a documentary for public television in the United States
about the American and Soviet programs to build a hydrogen bomb.  As part of
that story, we would like to use Soviet artwork and ephemera from the 1950's
that illustrates the attitudes in the USSR towards atomic weapons and the
nuclear arms race.  We are looking for posters, postcards, cartoons and
pamphlets, both those sponsored by the state and those that may have been
illicit or underground, that illustrate the following:

The militaristic intentions of the United States of America, particularly
images that make reference to the American use of atomic weapons; Pride in
the Soviet nuclear energy/atomic bomb program; Fear of war with the United
States of America; Advice on protecting yourself and family in the event of
a nuclear attack.

Do you have suggestions about where we would find material like this.   Are
there archives in Moscow that house it, or should we be looking for private
collectors?  Do museums in Russia have collections of materials like this?
Are there books that catalogue the work of certain cartoonists that we might
look at?  What about political magazines/newspapers?  Are these available in
the United States?

Thanks for your help with this matter.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Sharon Grimberg

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Sender:  joycewarner@juno.com



The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is a not-for-profit non-governmental
organization established in 1991 to facilitate democratic development and
encourage free market reform in Ukraine. In pursuing its mission, the
Foundation was one of the first non-profit organizations to establish a
permanent presence in Ukraine when it established the Pylyp Orlyk
Institute for Democracy (POID) in Kyiv. POID is a non-partisan public
policy research institute, providing information to Ukrainian
policymakers, NGOs, academia and the media on issues pertaining to the
development of civil society.

The Foundation recently launched the U.S.-Ukraine Community Partnerships
for Local Government Training and Education Project (CPP). CPP is a
three-year USAID-funded program which will link 18 U.S. communities with
18 Ukrainian communities to establish education and training programs in
public administration for local governments in Ukraine. The partnerships
will focus on issues related to budgeting, housing, transportation,
economic development and citizen participation.

Other Foundation programs include:

The Parliamentary Development Project (PDP), a recently extended
USAID-funded project aiming to create a research analytical capacity for
the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament). PDP focuses on issues
pertaining to legislative-executive relations, legislative processes, and
transparency and committee structure at both the Verkhovna Rada and local
government levels;

The Constitutional Court Project which strives to help spread awareness
and understanding of the new Constitution of Ukraine and the
Constitutional Court among all segments of the Ukrainian population;

The publication West: Window on Ukraine - a biweekly newsletter
distributed to over 1500 policy makers in Ukraine to give them feedback
on how events in Ukraine are received in D.C. and the U.S.; and

 The Biblioteka Resource Center located at POID which houses over 1500
volumes on public policy, democratic governance, administration and
market economics.

The Foundation seeks interns to:
-cover Congressional testimony and hearings on Capitol Hill;
-track U.S. government statements and analyses of current political
events in Washington
-compile reports and synopses;
-assist in grant research and Foundation development initatives;
-respond to research questions from Ukraine;
-support public relations activities by writing press releases and news
-assist in database management;
-aid in the development and updating of the Foundation WWW page; and
-provide general office support.

Undergraduate or graduate students in political science, public
administration, history, international or East European studies or
related fields are encouraged to apply. The Foundation may be able to
accommodate project-specific internships for graduate students depending
on the topic area. Candidates should have strong oral and written
communication skills. These are non-paid internships.

If interested, please send or fax a resume with cover letter to:

Motrya Hunia
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
1511 K St. NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202-347-4267

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Sender:  Atlantic56@aol.com

Dear Friends,

The Ninth International Conference of The Iranian Women's Studies
Foundation (IWSF) will be held on June 26-28, 1998 in Washington, DC,
U.S.A.  Based on the presented suggestions, *The Iranian Woman and
Modernity* was selected as the topic of this year's conference.

The IWSF is inviting all researchers who have a paper related to this topic
to submit an abstract to the Local Organizing Committee for consideration,
no later than November 15th, 1997.  Furthermore, the IWSF calls on all
individuals who are interested in participating in debates and discussions
surrounding this topic to attend the Conference.

The following are some of possible subjects that have been suggested:
Cultural differences between the two generations (in Iran and abroad)
Internalization of patriarchal values and its destructive effect on women's
relations Heterosexuality and homosexuality Various manifestations of
patriarchal values Social reaction to the women in positions of power
Modernity and women in the third world

After reviewing the submitted abstracts and reaching a final decision, the
local organizing committee will contact each individual.

For further information regarding location of the Conference and
registration please refer to future IWSF announcements in the media.

Local Organizing Committee IWSF Ninth International Conference

P.O. Box 42653
Washington, DC 20015

Fax: 202.363.8110

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Sender:  Chris Kedzie (C.KEDZIE@fordfound.org)
Subject: Call for Proposals

FYI please share with your networks

From: Janel Lardizabal
To: nis-health
Date: Friday, January 11, 1901 4:09PM

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- INTAS Program, Grants in Social Sciences &

International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with
Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (INTAS)

By funding high quality scientific research, INTAS is helping to create a
new era of mutually beneficial cooperation between scientists from
INTAS member states and the New Independent States of the former
Soviet Union (NIS).

As of November 3, proposals will be accepted for research projects and
networks in support of the New Independent States of the former Soviet
Union.  INTAS makes this General Call in conjunction with the following
Joint Calls for Applications: INTAS-Russian Foundation of Basic Research,
INTAS-Belarus, INTAS-Georgia, INTAS-Kazakstan, INTAS-Russian Foundation for
the Humanities and INTAS-Centre Nationale d'Etudes Spatiales.  The research
subjects to be supported include among other sciences: Economics, Social
Sciences, Humanities, Environment, Engineering, Energy, Information
Technologies and Mathematics.  The amount of financial support is
determined in relation to the number of partners involved in a project or
network.  A total of 21.8 Million ECU is made available through these

Since its creation in 1993 and up to the end of 1996, INTAS has provided
direct funding to help support more than 1,200 research projects involving
some 15,000 scientists in the New Independent States of the former Soviet
Union (NIS).  Using these projects as a starting point, INTAS is creating
partnerships that are focused on the precise needs of the scientists across
this vast area.

INTAS Members:  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, The European

INTAS Partner Countries:  Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

The objectives and results of INTAS projects are published in the INTAS
project catalogue.  Full details are also available on the INTAS Internet
site, or by contacting INTAS at the address below:

For more information, contact:
Avenue des Arts, 58, Box 8
B-1000 Brussels
Fax: 32-2-549.01.56
E-mail: call97@intas.be
Website: http://www.cordis.lu/intas/home.html

INTAS Secretariat
Avenue des Arts, 58 Box 8
B - 1000 Bruxelles Belgium
Tel: 32-2-549.01.11
Fax: 32-2-549.01.56 e-mail: intas@intas.be

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Sender: gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: USIA AED Freedom Support Act Junior Faculty Development Program

USIA AED Freedom Support Act Junior Faculty Development Program

SPONSOR:  United States Information Agency

SYNOPSIS: Up to $2,133,000 is provided to develop and administer a
comprehensive faculty and curriculum development program for 82 young
faculty from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan who will be affiliated at
accredited colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

DEADLINES:  01-08-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides support to develop and administer a
non-degree, comprehensive faculty and curriculum development program for
approximately 47 Russian, 25 Ukrainian and 10 Kazakh young faculty.  The
program should consist of guided research, curriculum development, course
auditing, course instruction and practical internships.  All participants
are expected to be placed at U.S.  host institutions under the mentorship
of American faculty members in their respective academic disciplines.  The
program is intended to provide opportunities for young faculty with great
potential as scholars and instructors in their disciplines to: upgrade
their knowledge of the subjects they teach; acquire new teaching skills and
methodologies; produce new curricula; and develop professional contacts and
initiate institutional linkages for their home institutions.  The selected
organization will administer the U.S.  components of the program; overseas
components, such as recruitment and selection of participants, will be
facilitated in Russia by the Moscow Fulbright Representative Office, in
Ukraine by USIS Kylv's Exchanges Office and in Kazakhstan by USIS Almaty.

Eligible academic disciplines are: business administration; economics;
educational administration; environmental studies; journalism; law; library
science; political science; psychology; public policy; public administration;
sociology; architecture and urban planning; cultural anthropology; history;
linguistics; philosophy; literature; and American studies.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are public and private nonprofit
Programs must comply with J-1 visa regulations.

MONETARY: One award not to exceed $2,133,000 is available. Administrative
and indirect costs should not exceed twenty percent of the total grant
award. Allowable costs include: general program costs; participant costs;
and administrative costs. Grants awarded to eligible organizations with
less than four years of experience in conducting international exchange
programs will be limited to $60,000. Propsals should maximize cost sharing
through other private sector support as well as institutional direct funding

CONTACT INFO: 301 4th Street, SW; Room 248; Washington, DC 20547

Telephone:  202-205-0525; FAX:  202-260-7985; Email Address:  treed@usia.gov

Program Number:  036757

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1997-10-23; 55318

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Sender:  romanovorten@glasnet.ru
Subject: design centre

Dear sirs!  I'm very glad to find your site and I hope also to find here
friends and may be partners.  I'm former director of Association of the
artists of decorative and applied art in Moscow.From within I'm familiar
with problems of artists and production.  I think, they are indential all
over the world.  It is not only my experience but it convinceds me by my
"desktop" book by Gerge Nelson "Problems of design".  We all have a
treasures, wich lay on a surface and significance of which is only possible
to guess.  These treasures are ideas of our artists and designers, which
never were embodied and are stored in museum's assemblies.  Just only one
example of that - suprematists (Malevitch is known all over the world).
This group of artists made a lot of design projects for porcelain, but it
was never produced and just stored in museums.  It is so many of such
examples!  Today, it becomes obvious, that the production can successfully
develop only when it bases on artists and designer's ideas.  Infortunately
many obvious facts of successful business , where production and artist are
connected is not accessible for understanding by many chiefs of production.
One more fact - our art formation.Russia is one of few contries where
traditions of realistic art were saved, where students have classical art
formation.  Therefore I was always amazed how mutch interesting ideas of
artists and designers was possible to see on exhibitions, and how grey and
primitive was our production.  Now we see, that many productions, which did
not attend to design, did not develop own art and design ideas, are
breaked, are closed in situatuion where we have now on our market
production of European and American manufacturers.  I could wright so much
on this theme, but it was necessary to state the main reasons for creating
of design centre.  This centre after first help will be in the position to
earn money independently.  And now I try to explane my offer.  Design
centre is a creative laboratory ( generator of new ideas), it is also
working with manufacturers (production, where we can embody ideas), gallery
(sale of items, marketing).  I can organize the work of studients in
museums's funds, master-classes with our artists.  Our centre could
organize work of small enterprises, to distribute the information about the
newst "know-how", about computer programs ect.  We could organize thematic
exhibitions for attracting of attention to the given problem of
manufacturers and sponsors as in Russia and in USA.  I shall name only one
example how it is possible to earn money for our design centre.  Many
contries of Asia and Africa owe to Russia, but have not enough many and
would like to pay back with goods.  There are also many handicraft
productions (for example India), but they produce not good designed things,
not adapted to tastes of the American and European buyers.  Our centre
would develope collections and manufacture them in this contries with
subsequent to sale in Russia, USA and Europe.  Excuse me for the extensive
letter.  I traslated it with the help of computer and excuse me for my weak
English.  I'm very interested to find partners ore organisations to support
me in realization of that idea!  Please, wright to me on my e-mail
 Best regards, Sincerely yours Sergei Romanov

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