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  1. Week of February 14, 2016

    1. Sunday, February 14, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm

        Reiner Thomas Zuidema, Professor Emeritus, U. of I. Department of Anthropology


        Reiner Thomas Zuidema, U. of I.: "Calendars of Pre-Hispanic Peru and their Application in Cuzco, Capitalk of the Inca Empire"

        Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

    2. Monday, February 15, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmWäil Hassan, Professor of Comparative and World Literature: "Histories of the Arabic Novel"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLinguistic Seminar - Xun Yan, Assistant Professor of Linguistics: "Factor analysis for fairness"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    3. Tuesday, February 16, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        SLCL Discussion Group Room 1, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

      3. 5:30 pm

        Professor Federiga Bindi, University of Rome


        Professor Federiga Bindi, University of Rome: "Italy's Foreign Policy between Europe and the Mediterranean"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPolish Movie Night: "Katyń" ("Katyn") (with English subtitles)

        Room G-36 (basement), Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

    4. Wednesday, February 17, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPortuguese and Brazilian Studies program major and minor Info session

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

      4. 4:00 pm

        Mr. Peter Tomaras, novelist, local business executive and U of I Alumnus


        Mr. Peter Tomaras, novelist and business executive: "Aegean Adventures"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      5. 6:00 pmLess Commonly Taught Languages Program Film Series: "Tambourine" (Persian)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    5. Thursday, February 18, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Anna María Escobar, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, U of I


        Anna María Escobar, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, U of I

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 4:00 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

    6. Friday, February 19, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm

        Associate Professor Carol Symes, U. of I. History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies


        Associate Professor Carol Symes: "Who Killed Greek Tragedy? A New History of Ancient Drama in the Medieval World"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmChinese Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmArabic Game Night (Headbanz Game)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080) Foreign Languages Building

         

      4. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room G-18 (basement) Foreign Languages Building

      5. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmKorean Conversation Table

        Basement, Illini Union (near Einstein Brothers Bagels)

  2. Week of February 21, 2016

    1. Monday, February 22, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLinguistics Seminar - Andres Buxo-Lugo

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    2. Tuesday, February 23, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        SLCL Discussion Group Room 1, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

    3. Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      3. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

      5. 4:00 pm

        Adam Doskey, Curator, Rare Book and Manuscript Library


        Adam Doskey, Curator, Rare Book and Manuscript Library: "Frederick Schwatka: llinois’s Frist Arctic Explorer"

        Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana

      6. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmArabic Meet & Eat Event

        Mashawi Grill Restaurant, Green Street, Champaign (Campustown)

         

      7. 4:00 pmCell Phone Slam! (NEH 50--Questions in Common@Illinois)

        IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor, 919 West Illinois St., Urbana.

      8. 6:00 pmLess Commonly Taught Languages Film Series: "Peppermint" (Modern Greek)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building      

    4. Thursday, February 25, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm

        Laurel Fulkerson, Editor, The Classical Journal


        Laurel Fulkerson, Editor, The Classical Journal: "Religion, Myth and Humor: Gods in the Corpus Tibullianum"

        Room 4080A Foreign Languages Building

      2. 4:00 pm

        Jerry Davila, Professor of History, Director Lemannn Institute, U. of I. 


        Jerry Davila, Professor of History, U of I: "Rethinking Reactions to Racism in Twentieth Century Brazil"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

      4. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmConversation Table in Modern Greek

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon, Urbana

    5. Friday, February 26, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Michael Wert, Associate Professor, Department of History, Marquette University


        Michael Wert, Associate Professor, Department of History, Marquette University: "Martial Culture and the Invention of the Samurai in Early Modern Japan"

        Room 1000 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana.

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmChinese Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 2:00 pm

        John Marincola, Leon Golden Professor of Classics, Florida State University


        John Marincola, Professor of Classics, Florida State Univ.: "The Emotions of History: Engaging Polybius’ Sympathies"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmKorean Conversation Table

        Basement, Illini Union (near Einstein Brothers Bagels)

  3. Week of February 28, 2016

    1. Monday, February 29, 2016

      1. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPersian Poetry Night

        Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana.

  4. Week of March 1, 2016

    1. Tuesday, March 1, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmArabic Role Play Game

        Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Room, Basement of 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

         

      3. 4:00 pm

        Donald A. Crosby, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Colorado State University


        Donald A. Crosby, Colorado St. Univ.: "Solidarity with Nature in a Time of Ecological Crisis"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

      4. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        SLCL Discussion Group Room 1, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

    2. Wednesday, March 2, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

      4. 5:00 pm

        Keith Knapp, Professor, Department of History, The Citadel


        Keith Knapp, "Voluntary Obligations"

        School of Architecture, Room 302, 117 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Lorado Taft, Champaign

      5. 6:00 pmLess Commonly Taught Languages Program Film Series: "Winter Sleep" (Turkish)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building      

    3. Thursday, March 3, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm

        Stanley Ambrose, Professor of Anthropology, U. of I.


        Stanley Ambrose, U. of I.: "Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

      2. 4:00 pm

        Sophie Beal, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota.


        SP Colloquium - Sophie Beal, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Minnesota: "Floating Cities in the Fiction of Milton Hatoum"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

    4. Friday, March 4, 2016

      1. 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFLTE Career Development Workshop

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building (1st floor), 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmChinese Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room G-18 (basement) Foreign Languages Building

      4. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmKorean Conversation Table

        Basement, Illini Union (near Einstein Brothers Bagels)

      5. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPersian Tea Party

        Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

  5. Week of March 6, 2016

    1. Sunday, March 6, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm

        Stanley Ambrose, U. of I.


        Stanley Ambrose, U of I: "Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana.

    2. Monday, March 7, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Roger H. White, FSA, MCIfA, Senior Lecturer, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, UK


        Dr. Roger H. White: "Wroxeter, Life and Death of a Roman Town"

        Room 1002, Lincoln Hall, S. Wright St., Urbana 

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLinguistics Seminar - Grant Armstrong

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 5:15 pm

        Kristin Kopp, Associate Professor of German, University of Missouri-Columbia


        Prof. Kristin Kopp, Univ. of Missouri: "Engaging Race Relations in the U.S. by Teaching the History of Blacks in Germany"

        Room 165, Noyes Lab Building, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

    3. Tuesday, March 8, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics, University of Edinburgh


        Michael Northcott, Univ. of Edinburgh: "Ecological Responsibility and Religious Ethics in the Anthropocene"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        SLCL Discussion Group Room 1, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

      3. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPolish Movie Night: "Nóż w wodzie" ("Knife in the Water") (Roman Polanski) (with English subtitles)

        Room G-36 (basement), Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

    4. Wednesday, March 9, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      3. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

      5. 6:00 pmLess Commonly Taught Languages Film Series: "Peace of Mind" (Swahili)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    5. Thursday, March 10, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Peter Argondizzo, founder, Argo Translation


        Peter Argondizzo: "From University to Agency: Transitioning into a Career in the Language Industry"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

      2. 4:00 pmArabic Conversation Table

        Latina/Latino Studies Conference Room #133, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana

      3. 4:00 pm

        Patricia Sutherland, Museum of Canadian Civilization, Ottawa


        Patricia Sutherland, Museum of Canadian Civilization, Ottawa: "Norse/Native Contact in Arctic Canada"

        Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

      4. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

      5. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmConversation Table in Modern Greek

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon, Urbana

      6. 5:30 pm

         

        Dr. Ann Beck, Eastern Illinois University, independent scholar and third-generation confectioner in business with her sister at the original site of their grandfather's store in Central Illinois.

         


        Dr. Ann Beck, Eastern Illinois University: ""From the Peloponnese to the Prairie: Greek Confectioners in Central Illinois 1800-1930"

        Room 1022, Lincoln Hall, 707 South Wright Street, Urbana.

         

    6. Friday, March 11, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmChinese Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room G-18 (basement) Foreign Languages Building

      3. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmKorean Conversation Table

        Basement, Illini Union (near Einstein Brothers Bagels)

      4. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmTurkish Poetry Day

        Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

  6. Week of March 13, 2016

    1. Monday, March 14, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLinguistics Seminar - Di Wu

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    2. Tuesday, March 15, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        Join the Swahili table to practice your Swahili at any level. All welcome!

    3. Wednesday, March 16, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

    4. Thursday, March 17, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

      2. 5:00 pmLive performance of Italian popular music: "Genoa and the Mediterranean"

        Illini Room B (1st floor), Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

    5. Friday, March 18, 2016

      1. 11:00 am - 2:00 pmPersian New Year (Nowruz)

        Atrium (1st floor), Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmChinese Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building

      3. 4:00 pm - 4:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmTraditional Arabic Fashion Fair

        Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

         

  7. Week of March 27, 2016

    1. Monday, March 28, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLinguistics Seminar - Professor Tania Ionin

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

    2. Tuesday, March 29, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmArabic Cooking Class

        Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana

         

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSwahili Table

        SLCL Discussion Group Room 1, 1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana.

    3. Wednesday, March 30, 2016

      1. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmReligious Studies Coffee Hour

        Room 3014 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmJapanese Language Table

        2050 Foreign Languages Building (EALC Library)

      3. 2:00 pm - 2:50 pmPersian Conversation Table

        Room 1046 Foreign Languages Building

      4. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSwedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

        3114 Foreign Languages Building (Philippson Library)

      5. 6:00 pmLess Commonly Taught Languages Film Series: To be announced (Wolof)

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building      

    4. Thursday, March 31, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Adrián Bello (PhD Student, Spanish Linguistics and Brenden Carollo, Director Fourth Semester Spanish, U of I.


        Adrián Bello (PhD Student, Spanish Linguistics and Brenden Carollo, Director Fourth Semester Spanish: "Creating an engaging, content-based course within the basic language sequence"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Conversation Table

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana

      3. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmConversation Table in Modern Greek

        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon, Urbana


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