Digest for March 30, 1998

                          Table of Contents


01-30 March 98  Sender:  Malinka@worldnet.att.net
                Subject: from Yura Pasynkov

02-30 March 98  Sender:  anitamorgan@technologist.com
                Subject: from Anita

03-30 March 98  Sender:  wirpanen@nb.sympatico.ca
                Subject: from marlene wirtanen

04-30 March 98  Sender:  eagle@fisepe.pe.gov.br
                Subject: from Nelson Santiago Reis

05-30 March 98  Sender:  h9551254@miraculix.wu-wien.ac.at
                Subject: from Margit Mueller

06-30 March 98  Sender:  macdonaldjim@aristotle.net
                Subject: from James (Jim) MacDonald

07-30 March 98  Sender:  FPogorzels@aol.com
                Subject: from Frederick Pogorzelski

08-30 March 98  Sender:  lew.crenshaw@usa.dupont.com
                Subject: from Lewis E. Crenshaw

09-30 March 98  Sender:  clona@cc.acad.md
                Subject: from Dmitrii Casian

10-30 March 98  Sender:  sp@mail.nevalink.ru
                Subject: from ProBa (c) Language Centre


01-30 March 98  Sender:  femmefetale@juno.com
                Subject: Russian Housing

02-30 March 98  Sender:  msk@cis.org (Mark Krikorian)
                Subject: Immigration policy list

03-30 March 98  Sender:  CGEdu (CGEdu@aol.com)
                Subject: U.S. students studying in Russia

04-30 March 98  Sender:  "GingerTrue, Tech Coordinator" (gtrue@trv.k12.ia.us)
                Subject: School assistance

05-30 March 98  Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
                Subject: SCIENTIST: OSI - Fellowship Opportunity

06-30 March 98  Sender:  Mary Ann Simard (simard@cnsvax.albany.edu)
                Subject: Help Needed

07-30 March 98  Sender:  Mike Thurman (mthurman@kiva.net)
                Subject: New Central Asia Environmental Web Site

08-30 March 98  Sender:  nisse2@118post.dk
                Subject: Discussion groups

09-30 March 98  Sender:  Andrey Khutorskoy (andreykh@school.unicon.msk.su)
                Subject: Heuristic Olympiad

10-30 March 98  Sender:  civilsoc@solar.cini.utk.edu
                Subject: JOB: U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (X-POST from CIVILSOC)

11-30 March 98  Sender:  H792@aol.com
                Subject: death and dying issues . .

12-30 March 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
                Subject: Information about scholarships, grants, and jobs.

13-30 March 98  Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
                Subject: Funding for Gender Studies Research

14-30 March 98  Sender:  "AHMED ALQAHERI" (qaheri1@batelco.com.bh)
                Subject: please help me

15-30 March 98  Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)
                Subject: MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

16-30 March 98  Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)
                Subject: CHILDREN ARE CARETAKERS

17-30 March 98  Sender:  NatPanova (NatPanova@aol.com)
                Subject: cyrillic

18-30 March 98  Sender:  Nielm@yahoo.com
                Subject: terrorism within FSU

19-30 March 98  Sender:  Lynn (shawn@visuallink.com)
                Subject: Potential for partnership

20-30 March 98  Sender:  globalit@cdsnet.net
                Subject: recruiter for Russian computer professionals

21-30 March 98  Sender:  InfoServices International (dohanm@infoservices.com)
                Subject: Job Opening

22-30 March 98  Sender:  lamiller@flash.net
                Subject: looking for Soviet era wedding photographs

APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


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Sender:  Malinka@worldnet.att.net
Subject: from Yura Pasynkov


My name is Yura. I live in Russia.

I am a young guy who enjoys life, friends,parties, computers.  I am a
last-year student of a Polytechnic University.  I started learning English
& would like to find an English-speaking penpal, a girl who is interested
in Russia, its people & culture.  Unfortunately, there is no Internet so
far in the town where I live & our correspondence can be only thru the
regular mail.  If it won't frighten you I will be glad to receive your
letter.  You can get my address thru my sister who lives in USA :
Malinka@worldnet.att.net I am looking forward to here from you soon.


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Sender:  anitamorgan@technologist.com
Subject: from Anita

Love the pages! My son, Ian, and I are in West
Palm Beach, Florida. He is interested in a penpal
from Russia.  Our family is from Saratov, so
someone from that area would be especially
wonderful, but any Russian would be great!

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Sender:  wirpanen@nb.sympatico.ca
Subject: from marlene wirtanen

hi...glad i found this place...am interested in hearing from someone in
karelian district

i am researching family tree and know that victor wirtanen's parents owned
a cheese factory in that region...looking for info...can anyone
help...thank you

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Sender:  eagle@fisepe.pe.gov.br
Subject: from Nelson Santiago Reis

I'm from Brazil.  My city is Recife, in Pernambuco State, northeast of my
country.  I think that this site is a very, very good idea!  And I'd like
to know if somebody could communicate with me.  Could be in basic English,
but I'd prefer in portughese, obviously, if it's possible!  Greetings!

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  h9551254@miraculix.wu-wien.ac.at
Subject: from Margit Mueller

Environmental protection in Russia - responsibility of Russia for the
environmental heir of the former republics of the Soviet Union

Who is familiar with this topic?  Could you please write me (e-mail) if you
know anything about this topic!

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Sender:  macdonaldjim@aristotle.net
Subject: from James (Jim) MacDonald

My mother's parents were German-Russians, Peter and Elizabeth Schmal from
Warrenburg north of Volgagrad on the Volga River.

They imigrated to the U.S. in 1906.  I was the first of my family to return
to Russia.  We visited Leningrad and Moscow in 1989.  It was a very moving
experience for me to journey to the land my family had called home.  I fell
in love with Mother Russia, and hope to return again to visit our friend
Olga Oskolkova in Moscow someday soon.


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Sender:  FPogorzels@aol.com
Subject: from Frederick Pogorzelski

It's my first time here I like your idea.  Good Site!  I am the owner of
the Russian Business Center a privately owned and operated export trading
company.  If you have a product to sell at world competitive prices then
contact me with full pricing information and any of your sellers
requirements.  http://members.aol.com/overctrade

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Sender:  lew.crenshaw@usa.dupont.com
Subject: from Lewis E. Crenshaw

I am also interested in this subject.  In the USA laws have evolved such
that with the transfer of property one can obtain indeminification for
future liabilities coused by past environmental damage ..  such as ground
contamination.  I am sure you know this from your question.  I am
interested in the state of any such laws or precident in Russia / FSU..but
have only second hand information so far indicating that this is not being
done.  I expect to be directly investigating this further.  Wil you also be
prusuing this subject ??


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Sender:  clona@cc.acad.md
Subject: from Dmitrii Casian

Hi!  I am surgeon from Moldova.  I am 26 year old.  Please contact my

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  sp@mail.nevalink.ru
Subject: from ProBa (c) Language Centre

Want to learn Russian but don't know what begin with?  We think that with a
good textbook.  Look at widest Russian online bookstore at
http://www.studyrussian.spb.ru/books.htm All you need to know Russian and
understand Russia: textbooks, reader books, dictionaries, Russian
literature in translation.


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

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Sender:  femmefetale@juno.com
Subject: Russian Housing

        I'm doing research on housing in Russia...and I'm having a hard
time finding any information on what the housing situation is like today.
The latest stuff I've come across is from 1994. Can anyone can give me
some kind of information on what it's like there today for families,
single parent families, unwed young singles, the widowed, and the
retired, as they search to find a place to live? Now that communism no
longer rules the country, and there is no blot system for privileged
citizens and families, how difficult is it to be able to afford a decent
place to live in? Are there any kinds of publically funded affordable
housing, or is the private sector taking over the housing market
now?---thus, making it harder for the average citizen to afford an
apartment with a private kitchen and bathroom. Have things gotten better
for the housing market since the years of communist rule, to the fall of
communism, and now to present day? I'd appreciate any responses to my
inquiries, especially first hand accounts from Russian citizens! Thanks
for helping out a starving college student : )

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Sender:  msk@cis.org (Mark Krikorian)
Subject: Immigration policy list

The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., operates a free
Internet mailing list on immigration policy for academics, policymakers,
journalists, attorneys, activists and others. The 1,200-plus subscribers
include most of the prominent figures in the field, on all sides of the
issue. The list concentrates on the United States, but includes information
from other countries.

CISNEWS is a moderated list for announcements, news items, reviews, queries,
etc. (Not just items from CIS, but from anyone who wishes to submit
something for consideration.) There is no discussion or debate.

CISNEWS features 15 or so postings a week. To join, send an e-mail message
to center@cis.org, simply asking to be subscribed to CISNEWS.

Thank you.

[Our apologies if you are already on the list or have previously decided not
to subscribe.]

Mark Krikorian, executive director
Center for Immigration Studies
1522 K St. N.W., Suite 820, Washington, DC  20005-1202
(202) 466-8185 (phone); (202) 466-8076 (fax)
msk@cis.org             http://www.cis.org/cis

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  CGEdu (CGEdu@aol.com)
Subject: U.S. students studying in Russia

My name is Olga and I am working for Consultants for Global Education (CGE), a
St. Paul-based educational agency. I am looking for information which can give
me some statistical data regarding number of U.S. students studing in Russia
and business potentials/economics of more American students going to Russia
for study.
Your insights or any references where I could get this info are much

Thanks a lot in advance,
Olga Proskourina

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Sender:  "GingerTrue, Tech Coordinator" (gtrue@trv.k12.ia.us)
Subject: School assistance

I am the technology coordinator at a middle school in Iowa.  Our family
and consumer science teacher is doing an international e-mail exchange.
We are looking for people to send us traditional recipes from their
region and possibly a story to accompany their recipe.  Could you
forward this message to anyone that could help us out please.  I would
appreciate your help.  Thanks.
Ginger True, Technology Coordinator, Twin River Valley Middle School,
Gilmore City, Iowa

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  kgrill@aaas.org (KGRILL)
Subject: SCIENTIST: OSI - Fellowship Opportunity

 ***FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute***

 The Open Society Institute-Budapest is calling for applications for a
 new Open Society Fellowship. Broadly speaking, an open society is
 characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a
 democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil
 society, and respect for minorities and minority opinions. The
 fellowship is intended to support research, writing or activism, and
 to encourage the development of program strategies for the Soros
 foundations network, in the following subject areas:

 1)  Pre-school, primary and secondary education
 2)  Higher education
 3)  Culture and cultural institutions
 4)  Law, human rights and public administration
 5)  Civil society and institution-building
 6)  Media
 7)  Roma and other minority rights issues
 8)  Economic reform and management education
 9)  Publishing
 10) Libraries and electronic communications
 11) Medicine and health
 12) Gender integration

 Fellowships in the above subject areas may be awarded for significant
 research and writing, the design and/or implementation of pilot
 projects, or other efforts to offer new information, insights and
 ideas on issues of importance to promoting an open society in the
 countries of the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and
 Mongolia. Fellowships may be awarded for efforts focused on one
 country as well as those of a regional character.

 At the same time, the fellows will participate in the activities of
 working groups established by the Soros foundations network in the
 above subject areas. These working groups will meet several times
 during the course of the fellowship to help the Soros foundations
 network develop strategies for future network activities in the
 region. In addition, the fellows will be assigned mentors with whom
 they will be able to discuss their work. Mentors will come from
 leading members of the professional staff of the Soros foundations
 network and from the Central European University.


 Fellows will be provided with a one year stipend, expenses and needed
 communications equipment to work full-time on a project of their
 design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary
 depending on standards in the fellow's country of residence and the
 budgetary needs of the proposal.

 As a rule, fellows will be based in their home countries;
 alternatively, fellows could spend all or part of the year in
 Budapest in order to work more closely with the Soros foundations
 network. Fellows who remain in their home countries will be expected
 to travel to Budapest and other parts of the region as needed to
 participate in the activities of the strategic working groups.


 1. Age

 The Fellowship is open to persons, aged 35 and younger, as of
 June 1, 1998.

 2. Residency

 Applicants must be permanent residents of the following countries:
 Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria,
 Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
 Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania,
 Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,

 3. Language of Application

 All applications must be in English, and applicants must have
 sufficient command of the English language to participate actively in
 discussions in English with the expert committees and others in the
 Soros foundations network about their area of expertise. However, it
 is not necessary that the project proposed by the applicant be one in
 which English is the language used. Thus, an applicant may propose a
 research and writing project in Polish, as long as the applicant is
 readily able to discuss the project and related topics in English.

 4. Application Contents

 Applicants should send a proposal, of no more than 1500 words,
 outlining a project in one of the twelve areas. This proposal should
 briefly explain the project objective, procedures, time schedule,
 resources available (in particular, if other funding sources have
 been approached or provided) and resources needed (including a
 detailed budget if appropriate). If appropriate, the proposal should
 explain how the results of the project might be applied broadly to
 the region as a whole.

 In addition to this proposal, applicants should include a one or two
 page c.v. that describes relevant educational, employment or other
 experience, a transcript from the highest level of school completed,
 and two letters of reference. Every effort should be made to provide
 English translations of the transcript and letters of recommendation.
 All application materials should be sent to OSI in the same package,
 to the extent possible.

 Applications must be sent by regular mail. Three copies of all
 materials must be provided. The name of the applicant should appear
 in the upper right hand corner of every page included in the
 submission. All submissions should be single-sided and typed. Please
 do not use staples.

 Applicants should be sure to provide contact information applicable
 through the end of August, including email address and fax number
 where possible.

 5. Application Deadlines

 Completed applications must be received by June 1 in order to be
 considered. Finalists may be asked to travel to Budapest at OSI
 expense to be interviewed, some time during the week of June 26. It
 is expected that successful applicants will be notified by July 30.

 Applicants will be notified of receipt of their application, probably
 within two weeks by regular mail, fax or electronic mail.

 6. Application Address

 Completed applications should be sent to:

 Open Society Institute-Budapest,
 attention: Pamela Kilpadi,
 Oktober 6 Utca 12,
 H-1051 Budapest, Hungary.

 A distribution of: CentralAsia-L - Announcement List for Central
 Asian Studies

** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Mary Ann Simard (simard@cnsvax.albany.edu)
Subject: Help Needed

Good day!

I recently received a letter from a Russian woman.
All facts indicate that we are related.  Unfortunately,
the only address I have for her was on the envelope,
and there was a post mark over her town (unreadable).

I'm guessing, but here's a possible address:

    Dr. Galina Gilevich
    84 Gogol Street, Apt. #15
    Kurgan, Krasnoyarsk Region
    Siberia, Russia

Any information (telephone number, etc.) would very
much be appreciated.  Thank you.

    Mary Ann Simard
    University at Albany
    Albany, NY   12222

    email address:  Simard@cnsvax.albany.edu

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Mike Thurman (mthurman@kiva.net)
Subject: New Central Asia Environmental Web Site

Dear Friends and Partners,

I have recently constructed a web site that you might want to link to.
It is dedicated to environmental issues in Central Asia.  The site
contains a general introduction to environmental problems in the region,
an extensive page of Central Asian environmental web links, and my work
on economic and environmental history of Central Asia.  My articles and
other works available on the site are entitled "Modes of Organization in
Central Asian Irrigation in the Late 1920s and 1930s," "The 'Command
Administrative System' in Central Asian Cotton Farming: From
Collectivization and 'Cotton Independence' to Reform and 'Grain
Independence'," "Perspectives on Nomads, Desertification, and
Development in Central Asia," "The Aral Sea - Bibliography," and
"Working Out the Plan: The Role of Water Resources in the Five Year Plan
for 'Pakhtastan' (Short Classroom Silutaion)."  The main page of the
site is at the following URL:
( http://www.kiva.net/~mthurman/casia.html ).  I hope you enjoy it. Any
suggestions are most welcome.

Best regards,

Mike Thurman

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Sender:  nisse2@118post.dk
Subject: Discussion groups

Dear sir,

I found your site on the internet, and think it is an extremely good
idea. Do I understand it correct, can anyone join you, get an e-mail
account and be part of a discussion forum.

I would be very intersted if that is the case, since I have some
international exchange programs going on with different students in
Russia, some of them do not have access to a computer or should pay too
much money to get this facility.

I look forward to hear from you

Niels Nielsen
Ass. Prof.
Department of Biochemistry
Univ. Hospital

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Andrey Khutorskoy (andreykh@school.unicon.msk.su)
Subject: Heuristic Olympiad

Dear friends!

International Heuristic Olympiad Internet '98 is completed.  It took place
on 10-12 March, 1998.  The participants were 127 students from Russia, the
Ukraine, the USA (cities Moscow, Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok,
Toliatty, Kaluga, Obninsk, Pyatigorsk, Biysk, Dubna, Miass, Kolpino,
Nauchny the Crimea, Tumenskiy of Krasnodar, Yaroslavl, Chernogolovka Moscow
Region; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA).  ÷ The Olympiad÷
participants were organized in three age groups: junior 6-9 y.o., middle
10-14 y.o. and senior 15-16 y.o. The Olympiad has been developed by Distant
Education Center "Eidos" (A.Khutorskoy, Ph.D.) in association with
International Academy of Pedagogic (President B.Tebiev), technical support
of SK Trade (President A.Romanov).  President of Russian Academy of
Education N.Nikandrov has kindly agreed to be the Chairman of the Judge.

The best works of the participants are exhibited on Distant Education Center

"Eidos" Web-server (http://www.eidos.techno.ru).  You can also find here
different educational projects and distant courses and seminars to take
part in.

Coordinator of Distant Heuristic Olympiad:
Andrey V. Khutorskoy, Ph.D, Russia
E-mail: andreykh@school.unicon.msk.su

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  civilsoc@solar.cini.utk.edu
Subject: JOB: U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (X-POST from CIVILSOC)

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, a D.C.-based NGO, seeks a U.S. Communications
Manager for its USAID-funded U.S.-Ukraine Community Partnerships Project.
Strong English writing/editing and computer skills, especially desktop
publishing, required.  Experience in Ukraine or other NIS/East European
countries and Ukrainian language helpful.  Please send resume to
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, 1511 K Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.
20005, Fax: 202 347 4267, email: usuf@usukraine.org.  No phone inquiries

         *****   Grants & Jobs   *****   Grants & Jobs  *****

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   1,200 subscribers worldwide, is a service of Center for Civil Society
   International (CCSI).

   CCSI compiles a comprehensive listing of grants and jobs for Central
   Europe and Eurasia on the ANNOUNCEMENTS section at the CCSI Web site:


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Sender:  H792@aol.com
Subject: death and dying issues . .

          Name: Heather Bryant GNP
 Email-address: H792@aol.com

 Hi, I was wondering if you could help me.  I am a nurse practitioner
 interested in Russian cultural issues in regards to do not rescusitate
 issues and death and dying.  Any suggestions?  I live in Boston and would
 take any advice on where to look.  (I've already done medical and nursing
 searches) Thanks-Heather

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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
Subject: Information about scholarships, grants, and jobs.

might be useful,


Postgraduate studies in the Social Sciences

SCIENCE: Reader/Senior Lecturer in International Relations.

Temporary Juinor Lecturership in Russian and East European
Politics/International Relations.

Funding for graduate studies.

Scholarships, Visiting Scholarships and Visiting Professor


Postgraduate studies in the Social Sciences

The Department of Social Policy and Social Science is a
multi-disciplinary  department with expertize in sociology, social
policy, social work, politics, and public administration. It has a
thriving research culture and around 100 postgraduate students.

The Department offers the following postgraduate courses:

MSc in Medical Sociology
MA in The Politics of Democracy
Diploma in Social Studies

Ph.D. Research Students

Supervision of PhD/MPhil   in the following areas: Affirmative Action;
Ageing; Civil Service; Childcare Policy and Practice; Crime;
Environmental issues; the Family; Health, Illness and Health Care;
Inequalities and Social Exclusion; Information Technology; Inner City
Regeneration; Labour Markets; Political Theory; Race and Ethnicity;
Social Work Effectiveness; Socio-Legal Studies; and Youth Culture.

Funding: a limited number of scholarships covering tuition is

Further details and application forms from the Postgraduate Secretary,
Department of Social Policy and Social Science, Royal Holloway,
University of London, Egham, Surrey; TW2 0EX, Tel: 01784 443687   Fax:
01784 434375 ===================

2. London School of Economics and Political Science

Reader/Senior lecturer in International Relations.

Two vacancies have arisen, one for Reader/Senior Lecturer and a second
for a Lecturer, in International Relations in the Department of
International relations at LSE.

Post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in IR:
further particulars and details of how to apply may be obtained from
the Personnel Services Office, The London School of Ecomomics and
Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE (tel: 0171 955
7079; fax: 0171 955 6843; email: j.brown@lse.ac.uk)

Post of Lecturer in IR:

For further details please call 0171 955 6183 or email:
recruitment@lse.ac.uk with your postal address. Please quote reference
number E050.

The closing date for the receipt of application is 21st April 1998.
Please note, the school will be closed from the 9th - 15th April
inclusive. =====================

 3. University of Oxford

Temporary Juinor Lecturership in Russian and East European
Politics/International Relations.

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 January -
31 December 1999. Stipend on the scale 15 159 - 16 045 pounds per

Further particulars may be obtained (until but not after 8 April 1998)
from Mrs N Cowell, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street,
Oxford OX1 2RL; email: nancy.cowell@socstud.ox.ac.uk The closing date
is 17 April.

4. THE UNIVERSITY OF YORK: Funding for graduate studies.

For details of university research awards, College research
scholarships, Master scholarships, Research Council studentships and
other awards check the University of York on the Web at

Some awards are subject specific, others are open to condidates for
any graduate school.

For further information email graduate@york.ac.uk or fax: 01904

5. AALBORG UNIVERSITY, DENMARK: Doctoral Scholarships, Visiting
Scholarships and Visiting Professor Scholarships.

Aalborg University's School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary
Research on Interculturalism and Transnationality (SPIRIT) invites
applications for doctoral and visiting  scholarships and for positions
as visiting professors. SPIRIT's research, seminars and training focus
on the systematic study of themes and theoretical issues related to
the interwining of political, transnational and intercultural
processes. All seminars are offered in English. Considerable emphasis
is placed on Europe - its history, politics, social anthropology,
integration and relations to global issues.

Deadline for submition: April 24, 1998.

Further information should be obtained from the SPIRIT secretariat at
the following address; Ms Helle Weiergang, Fibigerstraede 2, 9220
Aalborg East, Denmark. e-mail: weiergang@i4.auc.dk

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Sender:  "Serguei A. Oushakine" (G96ous72@sirius.ceu.hu)
Subject: Funding for Gender Studies Research

Please, distribute,


                 The CEU Program on Gender and Culture
           Gender Studies Small Grant Program (GSGP) 1998
                   is now accepting proposals for grants of
         up to 2,000 USD from regional groups, programs, and
              departments promoting women, women's studies,
                        and gender studies in CEE/fSU

******Round I Application Deadline: JUNE 15, 1998*********

The GSGP has been established jointly by the Open Society Institute and the
CEU Program on Gender and Culture to support gender initiatives in the
countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and of the former Soviet Union.
We are open to a wide variety of funding requests, but would like
particularly to encourage groups which are just getting started and need
seed money to raise more substantial funds elsewhere, or to establish basic
infrastructures.  Priority will be given to projects that are innovative,
will result in increased opportunities for others (e.g. greater access to
materials and resources, or to participate in gender related activities)
and will have a lasting impact.  Institutes, centers, programs and
departments actively involved in teaching, research or policy activities
that are of importance to gender issues are welcome to apply for grants up
to $2,000 to be completed in up to 12 months.  Only institutions which are
located in the region are eligible to participate in GSGP. Requests may
include, but are not limited to: support for conferences, seminars,
workshops, curriculum development, acquisition of materials (e.g. books,
journals, CD roms) and services (e.g. translations of manuscripts when
publishing agreements are .  concluded, research/librarian services when
documentation is provided that such a person would make a substantial
contribution to increasing access to gender oriented resources).  The
funding may also be used for equipment like photocopy machines, fax
machines, modems and computer upgrades.  First time applicants are welcome,
please take care and effort to document your request in great detail.
Applications from individuals, requests for individual travel support or
for research will not be considered.  Applicants will not be eligible to
receive more than one grant within a given yearly cycle.  Each organisation
applying to the GSGP should submit the following documentation in addition
to the Applicant Information Form (follows at the end of this message).
All applications must be written in English.

**Two page proposal describing the objectives of the GSGP project and
expected outcomes.
**Detailed budget and narrative that clearly explains individual line
items (no more than $2,000). .
**A one page summary of the past activities of the group, program or
department The Applicant Information Form asks for the following
information: .
**Full contact information for the applicant group, program or
department .
**The names, full address and telephone/fax numbers of
two individuals who can evaluate and comment on the group's work and
the proposed activities and who can be contacted if the GSGP board
would like further information about the applicant organisation .
**Other sources of funding .
**Bank information - GSGP grants are awarded through bank transfer to
a USD account. Please provide as much information as possible when
applying for the grant. Successful applicants cannot be awarded their
grants until complete bank information is provided.

Where to Send Applications By post, applications should be addressed to:

The Program on Gender and Culture Gender Studies Small Grant Program (GSGP)
Central European University 1051 Budapest Nador u.  9 Hungary Applications
may also be faxed to: +36-1-327-3001 Or sent via e-mail to: gender@ceu.hu

Round I: Winter '98    Round II:  Summer  '98

Application Deadline     January 15, 1998     June 15, 1998

Award Notification   February 15, 1998   July 15, 1998

Funding Begins  March 1, 1998 August 1, 1998

Grant Period Ends    March 1, 1999 August 1, 1999

Grant Report Due    April 1, 1999  September 1, 1999

For Further Information All enquiries should be directed to:
The Program on Gender & Culture
Tel: +36-1-327-3034 Gender
Studies Small Grant Program (GSGP)
 Fax:+36-1-327-3001 Central
European University
E-mail:  gender@ceu.hu 
1051 Budapest
Nador u. 9 Hungary

** 14 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "AHMED ALQAHERI" (qaheri1@batelco.com.bh)
Subject: please help me

dear sir

i am searching for windows95 Russian language and I dont know how to find it
would you please tell me how can I find it

thank u for your co-perations
P.O.BOX 40336

** 15 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)

>From BELIEVING IN CHILDREN (new book in-progress) by Gary Clark

Excerpt from Appendix A, Questions from Parents & Teachers

    What Can We Do to Help Children?

    Children are fresh to the world, available, yet vulnerable.  We can
help them to seek clarity & deeper understanding, to reflect & think
things through.  We can encourage children to enter the flow of their
own lives, not merely accept everything that comes their way, especially
if they were not asked or told possible outcomes that would affect their
lives.  Children stretch the usual beyond sense, take it over the edge.
Their response to others & to the Earth is personal.  Reverence for
children means trusting WHO they are & HOW they are.  When we do not
close them off from their first impulse, they discover joy.


    Your comments are always welcome. Thank you.  Good Cheer!


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Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)

Hello All !

Hope all is well with you & yours.  I love to connect with good people
from all over the Earth.  It is very empowering (&comforting) to know
there are others who out there who feel as I do.

I believe  what's important these days is to make a life-commitment to
something very worthwhile.  That in itself begins to bring meaning into
your life.  We are doing that here & it has made all the difference.

I've included a  sample from my new book, MILLENNIUM CHILDREN.  Hope you
like it.

Keep well & Good cheer!


                                      CHILDREN ARE CARETAKERS

        Children are caretakers without knowing it.  They are the Child-Dream,
the true keepers of the treasures of mind, the ultimate covenant between
human being & Earth presence, the revealers of the elements, the
magically endowed Earth-Keepers.  They are nature's eyes and hands.
Their powers of imagination are great; are responsibility, greater.
Children hold the secrets of life, that elusive fountain of
youth-fullness we have all sought for at one time or another.  Children
offer us an empowered way to dwell on the Earth.  Through a sparkling
mixture of mind and heart, light and truth, they offer us the ultimate
high, the peak experience, the seemingly divine influx, the revelation
and rapture.    They offer us a pathway back to ourselves.  Children
give us the opportunity to have days during which we might  realize and
embody a greater love, for the Earth, for others, for ourselves, and
even for our enemies.

** 17 **********************************************************************

Sender:  NatPanova (NatPanova@aol.com)
Subject: cyrillic

Dear Sir  or Madam

I got a question for you.

How I can write in Cyrillic on AOL, if this is possible at all.

Thank you

Natalia Panova

** 18 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Nielm@yahoo.com
Subject: terrorism within FSU

          Name: Niel Michaelson
 Email-address: Nielm@yahoo.com

 I am searching for information on terrorisim within the former Soviet
 Union and Warsaw pact countries.  Can you help me find any such
 information?  IT will be used only in my Senior Thesis on terrorism to
 graduate from College.  Please respon as soon as possible.  Thanks for you
 help.  sincerely, Niel Michaelson

** 19 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Lynn (shawn@visuallink.com)
Subject: Potential for partnership

Greetings!  I am the webdesigner and owner of a medical
website called The Hepatitis Place. This site is not
a business or non-profit site, and receives no revenues.

The site contains many medical articles and abstracts on
a viral liver disease known as hepatitis C.  This disease is
known to affect more than 170 million people worldwide.
With no known cure, and very little medical therapy available,
hepatitis C is becoming prominent in the US as it is a leading
cause of death, as well as the major reason for liver transplantation.

This summer, I plan to make a section available for Russian
viewers.  My plans include purchasing some full-text hepatitis C
abstracts/articles in Russian and transliterate them for my website.
I believe that with the problem that hepatitis C virus has in the
Soviet Union, my site will become very valuable to physicians
as they try to arm themselves with current data to help patients.

Please review my site and see if there is a way that my site
could partner with your venture.  If so, I will plan to structure
the information layout so that Friends & Partners can have
another partnership.

Thank you for consideration.  Your efforts are commendable.
Lynn Shawn
The Hepatitis Place

** 20 **********************************************************************

Sender:  globalit@cdsnet.net
Subject: recruiter for Russian computer professionals

          Name: Rebecca
 Email-address: globalit@cdsnet.net

 How can I search Resumes of Russians that want to work in the USA? I am a
 recruiter, specializing in finding jobs and coordinating work visas for
 foreigners that are "Computer Professionals" wanting to work in the USA.
 Thank you for your help!

** 21 **********************************************************************

Sender:  InfoServices International (dohanm@infoservices.com)
Subject: Job Opening

InfoServices International, publishers of The Traveller's Yellow Pages and
The Best in ... series for Moscow and Saint Petersburg has the following
job opening:

Location:  This position is at our corporate headquarters on Long Island,
New York.

Position: Skilled secretary with opportunity for expanded responsibilities
or advancement within company.  Full time, part time or flex time.

Salary: Depends on experience and skills.  Equal opportunity employer.

1) Excellent written and spoken English.
2) Fluent in Russian.
3) Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
4) Phone handling skills.
5) Good typing skills (ability to type in Russian helpful).
6) Basic bookkeeping skills helpful.
7) Organized and able to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

For more information or to submit a resume contact Blanche Dohan at (516)
549-0064 or fax at (516) 549-2032.

*The Traveller's Yellow Pages & Handbook for  *
*               Saint Petersburg, 1997-98     *
*    is now available order your copy to day. *
            Michael B. Dohan, VP, Internet Services
             The Traveller's Yellow Pages On-Line
                    InfoServices International, Inc.
               "Information for the world traveller."
        Tel: (516) 549-0064       Fax: (516) 549-2032
dohanm@infoservices.com   http://www.infoservices.com

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Sender:  lamiller@flash.net
Subject: looking for Soviet era wedding photographs

          Name: Lee
 Email-address: lamiller@flash.net

 Hello: I am as teacher and collector and I'm looking to get some Soviet
 Era wedding photographs.  I would especially like pictures of "factory
 weddings" or at least were the couple had pictures taken infront of the
 factory or their place of work.  I'm also interesting in Soviet or
 Anti-Soviet art.  If you would like to sell any such pictures or if you
 could advertise this desire I would be happy to send you cash to pay for
 this or I can send you computer books.  I have a large supply of HTML, and
 JAVA, CGI books that I would be happy to barter.  Or if there is anything
 you like to collect here I'm sure we can work something out.  Thanks, Lee

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