June 8, 2020 Newsletter
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CUREMP Mentor Awards

If you wish to nominate someone for this award, please send her/his name along with a letter of nomination to Raj Nadella. The letter should describe the ways the nominee helped your professional advancement and why you think s/he stands out as an exceptional mentor. You are welcome to nominate your current or former doctoral advisor or someone who has mentored you professionally in informal ways. Anyone (students, faculty, administrators, etc.) can nominate but the nominees should have been scholars/faculty members at the time of mentoring. Nominations are due by June 30. Award recipient will be announced in late July.
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Status of Women in the Profession Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award

The Status of Women in the Profession Committee (CSWP) is looking for nominees for its Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award. CSWP honors women who have served as excellent mentors to women in the field, and needs your nominations. If you would like to recommend a nominee, let us know! Please send your nomination with a descriptive letter of endorsement to Christl Maier. For more information on this award and past recipients, click here.

In Memoriam

Robert K. Englund (1952-2020)

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SBL Annual Meeting Registration Extended

The Early Bird discounted rate for the SBL Annual Meeting 2020 in Boston, MA has been extended!  You can now book your registration at the Early Bird rate until July 30th, 2020

To take advantage of this special discount you may access the registration page with this link.  After July 30th, the rate will increase an additional $50. You will need your SBL Membership number and a valid Mastercard, Visa, or American Express credit card available when you register.

As a reminder, this registration is fully refundable if you cancel your registration by October 21. Your hotel reservation can also be cancelled without a penalty if received by October 21. When booking transportation (flights, trains, etc.) we recommend that you check all cancellation policies and related fees. Details on U.S. travel restrictions can be found on the U.S. Department of State website. 

To review additional information about the SBL Annual Meeting 2020, including meeting dates & times, a hotel map and list of amenities, travel information, answers to frequently asked questions, people with disabilities information, etc. please click here. We urge you to bookmark this site as it will be updated frequently with the latest Annual Meetings 2020 information.

For more information, please contact us at annualmeeting@sbl-site.org

Application for New International Meeting Program Units

The International Meeting Program Committee (IMPC) invites you to submit ideas for new program units by September 1. The IMPC reviews program unit proposals and renewals and evaluates the distribution of topics and sessions among program units. Proposals will be reviewed by the IMPC within the month. More information can be found here, including the criteria for review of proposals and the application form.

2020 International Travel Award Recipients

The SBL International Travel Awards offer opportunities to current SBL members outside North America to attend the Annual or International Meeting, to participate in the program, to enhance their professional development, and to build their network with fellow scholars. Congratulations to the following individuals on receiving the award.

Erin Sessions
Gesila Nneka Uzukwu
Jones Otisi Kalu
László Sándor Egeresi
Nicola Ernst
Pablo Jaruf
Pawel Plichta
Robert Setio
Wellington Casagrande

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SBL Press Recalls Book

Having determined that the book listed below does not adequately adhere to the expected standard of marking all direct quotations from other sources, SBL Press has removed it from publication. We encourage scholars and students not to cite this now-unpublished work and ask any library that has a copy to remove it from circulation. Further, anyone who purchased a print or e-book copy of this work is asked to contact SBL Press at SBLPressS@sbl-site.org to arrange for a full refund.

MacDonald, Burton. A History of Ancient Moab from the Ninth to First Centuries BCE. ABS 26. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020.

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