Virginia Scharff is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarly publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003), two textbooks, Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); and Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); Home Lands: How Women Made the West (coauthored with Carolyn Brucken, 2010); and the edited volume, Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003).
She is Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, and a Fellow and Executive Board Member of the Society of American Historians. She was President of the Western History Association for 2008.
The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has formed the AY 2013-2014 Study Abroad Allocations Committee (SAAC):
The SAAC is requesting proposals for small grants to support faculty-led Study Abroad Programs for AY 2013-2014. The deadline for submitting the proposals is November 15, 2013 5:00 PM MST. Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here and budget guidelines here.
The SAAC is also requesting proposals for small grants to support the development of new study-abroad components to enhance established or proposed courses. Course development should be completed before the beginning of AY 2014-2015 with the study abroad component of the course anticipated no later than August 2015. The deadline for submitting the proposals is November 15, 2013 5:00 PM MST. Please find the RFP with detailed instructions here.
The University of New Mexico Global Education Office has additional information relevant to international activities: http://geo.unm.edu