In this issue:
News from Faculty
University of Illinois
European Union Center
January 26, 2011
European Movie Night: You, the Living
Languages: Swedish with English subtitles
Director: Roy Andersson
Running time: 95 mins.
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. It was selected by Roger Ebert for his 2010 Overlooked Film Festival.
January 28, 2011
Undercover Operations in the United States and Europe: A Comparative Perspective
Jacqueline Ross (Professor of Law, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
Abstract: Undercover operations are a mainstay of American law enforcement but remain highly suspect in Europe, and subject to many more legal risks and constraints. What explains this startling difference in approach-- and how do American and European law enforcement agencies bridge this gap when they work together?
Notes: Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, bring your own beverage. Please RSVP to Kim Rice at email@example.com or (217)265-7515
February 11, 2011
Deadline for FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships Applications
Applications for FLAS Fellowships are due by 5:00 pm. Graduate student applications must be submitted by the student's department. Undergraduate students submit their applications directly to the Center to which they are applying.
February 14, 2011
Diplomat in Residence Visit: International Careers with the State Department
Kathy A. Johnson (U.S. Department of State)
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Sponsors: Career Center; international and area studies centers
Abstract: Kathy Johnson has worked almost 25 years in the Foreign Service. She is currently the Diplomat in Residence at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Department of State, she taught English as a Foreign Language, History, and Comparative Government. She speaks Spanish, and has a limited knowledge of German, Polish, Farsi, Finnish and Arabic. Ms. Johnson has a BA in History with an emphasis on the Middle East from Aurora College, an MBA from Texas A&M University and an MA in National Security Strategy from the Air War College. Her most recent position was as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander of the United States Transportation Command. Her most interesting experiences took place during her tours in Warsaw, Poland and Vienna, Austria before, during and immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During this session, Ms. Johnson will speak about her experiences with the State Department, international internships and careers with the government and information on the Foreign Service Exam.
State, Law, and Revolution: Agrarian Power and the National State in Albania, 1850-1945
Date: January 24, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 405 Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street Urbana
Speaker: Besnik Pula
Study Abroad Fair
Date: January 26, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Illini Union Room C and South Lounge
Sponsor: Study Abroad Office
Interested in studying abroad? Stop by the Study Abroad Fair! Learn about study abroad programs located around the world and your options to study during the winter, summer, semester, and academic year terms! Check out the opportunities for study abroad scholarships and additional financial aid information!
BUS Study Abroad Info Session for Semester and Summer Programs
Date: January 28, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: 1049 BIF
Speaker: Dean Gozdziak
Sponsor: Business International Programs
Learn about the semester and summer study abroad programs available through the College of Business. Meet with students who have already studied abroad and hear about their experiences.
Prof. Zsuzsa Gille's new article: “The Hungarian Foie Gras Boycott: Struggles for Moral Sovereignty in Postsocialist Europe” has just appeared in East European Politics & Societies February 2011, 25: 114-128.
Fulbright Schuman Program
Deadline: August 1, 2011 for individuals in possession of a doctoral degree or comparable professional experience or Late October (2011) for candidates without a doctoral degree or limited professional experience.
The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
The Fulbright-Schuman program focuses on research and/or post-graduate study on EU affairs or U.S.-EU relations at an accredited American university or independent research center. This program is open to citizens of all 27 EU member states and US citizens with two years of relevant experience.
ARIT-AATT Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turksih Language STudy in Istanbul, Turkey
Deadline: February 4, 2011
Announcement [.pdf version] [.doc version]
Application [Application .pdf] [Application .doc]
For summer 2011, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.
Glenn School of Public Affairs' Washington Academic Internship Program
Open to juniors and senior from al majors
Available for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
Call for proposals: 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Deadline: February 27, 2011
The fourth annual campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The symposium gives undergraduates the opportunity to present the fruits of their research, scholarly, and other creative endeavors—especially those undertaken with mentorship from faculty. Decisions will be communicated on or before Friday, March 11, 2011.
Pre-symposium events include proposal writing workshops and presentation workshops offered by faculty in the Undergraduate Library:
Proposal Writing Workshops: Tuesday, February 15, 4-5 p.m., 295 Undergraduate Library; or Tuesday, February 22, 6-7 p.m., 295 Undergraduate Library;
Presentation Workshops: Monday, March 28, 5-6 p.m., 295 Undergraduate Library; or Tuesday, April 5, 7-8 p.m., 295 Undergraduate Library.
For details about these workshops and other pre-symposium events, please visit http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/1873
& Funding Opportunities
Institute of Turkish Studies 2011-2012 Grants Program
Deadline: March 12, 2011
The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 grant competition in the field of Turkish Studies. The following grant opportunities are available only for United States citizens (or those who have acquired permanent resident status in the US) who are currently affiliated with a university in the U.S. The institutional grants are available only for educational institutions located in the United States.
Sabbatical Research Grants for faculty members conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies during the course of their sabbaticals. This new category award will be awarded to one or two scholars each year in the field of Turkish Studies in the amount of $25,000 per recipient.
Dissertation Writing Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or the humanities who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. except their dissertation by June 1, 2010. These grants are for advanced students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation. Stipends range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Summer Language Study Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research at an established Ottoman or Turkish language facility. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of two months in Turkey. Stipends generally range from $2,000 to $3,000.
Post-doctoral Summer Travel Grants to scholars in the social sciences and humanities for travel to Turkey to carry out research projects. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. Maximum award is round-trip airfare to Turkey.
Grants for Undergraduate Study for students who wish to participate in study abroad programs in Turkey. These awards will be made to institutions, which will be responsible for their distribution to qualified applicants. ITS welcomes applications from institutions seeking to either expand or develop overseas programs in Turkey. Maximum award is $10,000.
Matching Seed-Money Grants for New Positions in Turkish Studies for institutions. ITS offers matching seed money grants to universities for the establishment of new positions in any discipline in the field of Turkish Studies. Universities are expected to make commitment to establish a tenure-track position for this position. Maximum award is .50 FTE of a junior faculty appointment.
Matching Seed-Money Grants for New Positions in Turkish Language Instruction for institutions. ITS offers matching grants to universities to hire instructors to teach Turkish language. Universities are expected to match these grants for three years. Maximum award is $20,000 per year for three years.
Matching Lecture, Conference, and Workshop Grants for university-sponsored lecture series, conferences, and workshops in Turkish Studies to be held in the U.S. Maximum award is 50% of the funds required to cover the costs of these events.
Grants for the Publication of Scholarly Books and Journals to cover part of the publication costs of scholarly books and journals in the field of Turkish Studies to be published in the U.S.
Teaching Aids Grants for the development of instructional materials in the field of Turkish Studies, such as language teaching materials, maps, slides, etc.
Grants of Library Acquisitions to institutions in the US for the purchase of books related to Turkish Studies (maximum award $2,500 per institution).
Summer 2011 teaching positions in Baltic languages, UW-Madison
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks qualified lecturers in Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian to teach at the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) in summer 2011. More information about BALSSI 2011 at UW-Madison can be found here: http://creeca.wisc.edu/balssi
Language Program Officer, The Goethe-Institut New York
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. The Language Department focuses on continuing education for teachers of German as well as language policy activities in close cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). We offer a wide spectrum of promotional and educational material in the area of German as a Foreign Language for the USA.
- Collaboration and cooperation in projects in Educational Services for German as a Foreign Language
- Management of promotional and advertising programs for German as a Foreign Language
- Management of stipend programs (continuing education for teachers, language courses, etc.)
- Liaison for language course programs at Goethe-Institut locations in Germany
- Content supervision and management of relevant pages on the website
- Language department administration (administration of statistics, data and internal and external contacts)
- Correspondence, records management and general office-related work
- Assistance to Director of Language Programs
Requirements: B.A. (German language and literature, modern languages, cultural studies, educational sciences, et. al.) or equivalent; excellent knowledge of the American educational system; minimum three years experience in education or administration in an academic institution or equivalent; native or near-native English and German language proficiency and cross-cultural skills; excellent oral and written communication; very good computer literacy and expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and the internet; excellent organizational ability including flexibility, creativity, team work and very strong interpersonal skills; U.S. work permit.
• Employment: full time, permanent
• Compensation: $45,500 plus vacation and benefits
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit your application (cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of two references) by e-mail to:
Goethe-Institut New York
Attn. Claudia Drews
No phone calls please! No acknowledgements will be sent.
Course offering: Modern Poland: Partitioned, Displaced, Reinvented
Undergraduate R 296 section 100 CRN 55763
Graduate College Career Services Office Resources
The Graduate College Career Services Office is dedicated to providing support for academic and nonacademic career planning and job searching for Illinois graduate students and postdocs. Career services staff are also knowledgeable about expanded career options for advanced degree holders and are happy to serve as a resource for all graduate students, including those with changing career goals or who are experiencing difficulties in their program.
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