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|Spring 2011||April 11 - 15|
Film Screening: "No Country for Our Time?"
Time: 4 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews
Abstract: The documentary deals with the overall phenomenon of Jugonostalgija and the question of how people deal with their memories to a country that no longer exists. You can read more about the documentary here.
* Producer Daniela Mehler will be on hand for discussion.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.
The University of Illinois will celebrate International Week April 11-17 on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community. Coordinated by International Programs and Studies and a cross-campus organizing committee, the goal of International Week is to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources at Illinois.
For a full schedule of events, visit the website at: http://ilint.illinois.edu/iw
Illinois Council for Social Studies Conference: Seeing Eye to Eye: Bringing International, National, and Local Perspectives to Social Studies
Time: 8 AM – 2 PM
Location: I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign
A Comparative Sociological Study of Attitudes Within the EU: The Case of the New Members from Eastern/Central Europe and the Balkans
Speaker: Krastyo Petkov (Former member of the Bulgarian parliament, and former President of Bulgaria's labor union confederation)
Time: 4 - 5:30 PM
Location: Illini Union General Lounge
Sponsors: Russian East European and Eurasian Center and the European Union Center
European Movie Night: We Can Do That
Time 5:15 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Languages: Italian with English subtitles
Director: Giulio Manfredonia
Abstract: Nello is an out of work former trade unionist who has been sent to run a cooperative of mental patients released from Italy's psychiatric hospitals following the Basaglia Law. Shocked by their over medicated ways of life, Nello seeks to find a more beneficial life for them. Two of the clients Gigio (Andrea Bosca) and Luca (Giovanni Calcagno) show an unusual ability for installing parquet flooring. This leads to the rest of the former patients into forming a flooring company with Nello coordinating the operation.
Third Annual EBI Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference: Exploring Cutting Edge Legal Issues at the Nexus of Bioenergy
A day-long conference bringing together the field’s leading experts to explore the challenges in creating a bioenergy-based future.
Free but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Energy Biosciences Institute; Institute for Genomic Biology; and the European Union Center
|Related Events||April 12
Film screening - Witnesses
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Library, Room 66
Contact: Emily Love, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: University Library
Abstract: The stories of the people in a small town in the Balkans confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities, focusing on the various characters viewpoints and the complexities of war and humanity.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture:
“Challenges for Monetary Policy in the EMU"
Time: 4 - 5 PM (Reception to follow)
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Conference Center), One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO (Complimentary parking is available.)
Speaker: Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Both the lecture and reception are free of charge, but you must register to attend. Seating is limited, so we recommend registering without delay. The registration deadline is April 8.
Professor Weber has been president of the Deutsche Bundesbank since April 2004 and, in this capacity, has also served as a member of the ECB's Governing Council. He is stepping down from these positions at the end of April. He will be a visiting professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business starting in June.
For more information, contact Denise Cain at 314-444-8567 or Denise.A.Cain@stls.frb.org
Registration Deadline: April 15
IFLIP Summer 2011
The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) for Summer 2011.
Courses are held for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-noon or 5-8 p.m. They are taught by advanced graduate students or faculty.
Courses focus on conversational skills, travel preparation and language survival skills. There is minimal homework, no attendance policy, and no academic credit. Each class must have a minimum of 10 participants.
Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment by April 15 are subject to cancellation. Registration fees will be refunded in full for classes cancelled due to limited enrollment. Instruction will be offered in the following languages from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted: Elementary Chinese, Elementary French (9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate French, Elementary German, Elementary Modern Greek (5-8 p.m.), Elementary Italian, Elementary Japanese, Elementary Portuguese, Elementary Russian, Elementary Spanish 9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate Spanish and Advanced Spanish.
Participants can self-place based on the following guidelines:
*Elementary - for those with no prior experience or formal training in the language. *Intermediate - for those with the equivalent of one year of college-level instruction in the language *Advanced - for those with the equivalent of two or more years of college-level instruction in the language.
The cost for U. of I. students is $100; for U. of I. faculty, staff, and retirees, $125; and for the public, $150. Payments must be made at the time of registration.
Cancellations after April 15 will be assessed a $25 fee. There will be no refunds after Monday, May 16.
For online registration and payment, please visit: http://www.slcl.illinois.edu/iflip/
For more information, contact SLCL@illinois.edu.
Scandinavian Film Night - Arn: The Knight Templar (Arn: Tempelriddaren)
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Location: 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge) Foreign Languages Bldg.
Director: Peter Flinth (2007)
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Abstract: An epic tale of a Swedish Knight sent to the Holy Land who returns to help his family fight for the crown.
Sponsors: Scandinavian Club and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department.
|Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours||Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 - 5:30 PM on every other Thursday
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6 to 7 PM
The Pause Café: French Conversation Hour
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Nevada
5:30 - 7 PM every Thursday
All levels of French welcome and encouraged
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries