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Headlines for the Week of November 10, 2008

New LL.M. administrative memo for week ten

Please see the new administrative memo here.

November 11: IIT offers Post-Election Forum

After the dust settles on this year's presidential election, there will be plenty to sort out. What happened? What does it mean for the U.S. and the world? Help pull apart the implications of this year's election with some of Chicago's leading political science, public interest, and social science thinkers. Professors Dick Simpson (UIC), Paul DeForest (IIT), Nicole Martinez (Chicago-Kent) will lead a discussion of the election and expected aftermaths on Tuesday, November 11, 12:50 - 1:50 pm, MTCC 705. Sponsored by the Social Sciences Department. Please call 312.567.3132 or email to RSVP.

A well-known veteran of politics as a participant, an adviser, and an academic, Simpson is professor and department head of the political science department at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a former alderman and candidate for Congress and served on the transition teams of Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne, Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, Cook County Clerk David Orr, and State's Attorney Jack O'Malley.

Martinez is a graduate of Princeton University and of Harvard Law, where she edited articles for the Harvard Latino Law Review, as well as the University of Chicago. She has been an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago in international project finance. Her involvement with numerous public interest organizations has included work in judicial education and public policy research with the Institute for Public Law at the University of New Mexico.

IIT's own DeForest received his Ph.D. from Georgetown and focuses on science, technology, environmental and energy policy in the United States and internationally. His special focus is nuclear, biotechnology, and biomedical policy. He has written several books including The Matrix of Biological Disarmament (1990) and The Changing Political Context of Biotechnology (1995). He has taught at Chicago-Kent and in IIT's Master of Public Administration program, as well as in the Social Sciences Department.

Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law 2009, July 19 to August 15, 2009

This intensive four week program will offer a choice of seven courses and will be complemented by interesting extracurricular activities for the participants to take part in. The courses are worth 1 credit each and students must take a minimum of 3 courses. There are two deadlines for the application to the Bucerius Summer Program 2009. To qualify for the reduced tuition fee, of 1,200, students must submit their application by December 31, 2008. All other applications must be received by April 30, 2009. These successful applicants will be required to pay the full tuition fee of 1,500.

Further information about the Bucerius Summer Program and the application form is available online at

European Commission Launches New Guide to Studying in Europe is a new resource for students interested in studying at any one of the 4,000 higher education institutions in Europe. The website features comprehensive information on universities and available programs in 32 European countries, including Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses, which are innovative cross-border graduate programs offered by consortiums of universities located in at least three different European countries. also offers an overview of the European higher education system, a guide to applying to European universities, and information about living in Europe.

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