April 2013
Volume 2 | Issue 4
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  Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network
Administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Featured Fellows

Successes and Achievements

Check out our new section! Mellons in the Spotlight

Career Opportunities

Upcoming Kickoff Events
Atlanta- May 
Boston- June

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The  MMFPN Chicago Kickoff was a huge success! 
Check out next month's issue to view photos of the event!



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World-renowned trumpet player Miles Davis

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Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Dear MMUF Fellows:

We are pleased to share with you the MMFPN April newsletter!
In celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month, National Poetry Month and Preservation Week, we featured six fellows who are doing extraordinary work in each theme.

In addition, we have a new interactive section titled, Mellons In the Spotlight which will feature two to three Mellons in each issue. This section will feature current affairs commentaries, interactive videos and photos of current projects. If you have any of the content mentioned to share for this sectionplease feel free to submit your content by clicking on "Contribute to the May newsletter" link below.

Next month's newsletter will focus on the following themes:  Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, National Inventors Month, Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bike Month. Stay tuned for the next issue, to read about fellows who are making a difference in these fields!

Remember, "once a Mellon, always a Mellon!"

MMFPN Staff,

Dr. Caryl McFarlane
Senior Program Officer
Mellon Mays Programs and Pickering Fellowships

Evita Alpheaus
Program Associate
Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network

Courteney Ervin
Program Assistant

Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network

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Successes and Achievements
Teresa Martinez Meet Teresa Martinez: After participating in MMUF at Williams College (class of 2006), I took a slightly different track from the academic focus of most fellows. I chose to pursue a master's degree in museum studies at George Washington University. 

A few years after graduation, I landed at the Conservation Assessment Program, a federally-funded program that is administered by Heritage Preservation, a private nonprofit.

I am now in charge of CAP, which helps small museums around the US assess how they are caring for their collections and historic structures. Similar to the Mellon program, CAP helps to encourage excellence at these small museums and prepare them for more competitive grant programs.

Anna Christina Ribeiro Meet Anna Christina Ribeiro: I have recently been awarded a research fellowship from the National Humanities Center, to work on a book provisionally entitled, 'A Philosophy of Poetry: New Thoughts on an Ancient Practice' during the 2013-2014 academic year.

II teach undergraduate and graduate level courses at Texas Tech University in the Department of Philosophy. Some of the courses I teach are: history of aesthetics, contemporary aesthetics, philosophy of film, philosophy of literature and introduction to philosophy.      a

I was a Mellon fellow in 2009-2010, spending that year as a Research Visitor with the Logos Research Group at the University of Barcelona Department of Philosophy. I edited The Continum Companion to Aesthetics (London: Continuum Books, 2012), a collection of seventeen especially commissioned essays on the main topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, while there.

I sometimes indulge in non-philosophical writing such as essays, stories, and poems, in English and in my native language Portuguese. I am originally from Brazil. 

Mellons in the Spotlight

April Lynn James is...Madison Hatta

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 In addition to being a lecturer whose presentations offer serious research, cogent analysis and commentary on topics cultural and historical delivered with wit, passion and style, April Lynn James is an award-winning performance artist and poet. As her alter ego, Madison Hatta, Sonneteer, she delights in reciting original, whimsical sonnets about madness, Time, career & family dysFUNction and tea. Madison has performed at NYCʼs historic La MaMa Experimental Theatre and was recently featured in the Boundless Tales Poetry Reading Series in Astoria, Queens. Madison can be found on YouTube, and both April + Madison can be found at: www.aprillynnjames.com

Race and College Admissions
by Michael J. Petrin

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Career  Opportunities



Graduate Career Development Webcasts: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
April 11- May 8, 2013
Online Seminars

Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue
May 16-19, 2013
Accra, Ghana

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals Annual Conference
April 24-27, 2013
Kissimmee, FL

Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
January 10-13, 2014
Honolulu, HI


The Student Scholar Latina Award
The American Psychological Association
Deadline: April 30, 2013

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
International Peace, Conflict and Security: 2014-2015

The Rhodes Scholarships
Applying for the Scholarship: July1-October 2013


Vera Institute of Justice
Research Associate

Success Academy
Middle School Math Teacher

Success Academy
Middle School Humanities Teacher

Excel Academy Charter Schools
Multiple Positions Open -
Both Administrative & Instructional Roles

Tenure Track Psychology Position at Antioch College

Spanish Instructor Position
Antioch College

Major Gifts Officer
Antioch College

Visiting Assistant Professor- Dept. of Women's & Gender Studies
SUNY Oneonta


The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Apply for Fellowship

Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy Public
Fellows Program

2013-2016 Fellowship Competition
Princeton University: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
Summer Session Outreach


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