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|Spring 2011||April 25 - 29|
Focus 580 Radio Interview with Jolyon Howorth
Air Time (Live): 10:00 am
Jolyon Howord, Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University, participated at the Fourth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium on “The End of National European Armies?” on March 9th.
The Symposium was co-organized by the European Union Center (EUC) and the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS); and co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Russian and the East European and Eurasian Center.
Znaniecki Lecture 2011
Speaker: Saskia Sassen,Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Room 126 LIS 501 E. Daniel St. Champaign
Abstract: Saskia Sassen’s research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established truths.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.
|Fellowships||September 28, 2011
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Fellowships
including ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships
The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences (1). The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the grant may begin no earlier than July 1, 2011 and no later than February 1, 2012.
The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $60,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 22 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 18 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 17 at the full Professor level.
Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council's college and university Associates, and former Fellows and individual friends of the ACLS.
For more information about eligibility, judging criteria and application, please click visit the ACLS fellowship website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Job Postings||Deadline: May 30, 2011
Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida
Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of CES in a professionally efficient and effective manner, in compliance with university, federal and foreign granting agency requirements. These duties include but are not restricted to grants budget management, preparation of grant reports and applications, the administrative management of the CES office, and supervision of CES staff. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in CES-sponsored UF-based and study abroad academic programs with tracking and degree requirements, assisting students in identifying research, internship and career opportunities, and assisting CES faculty with program building in its various programs, e.g. Polish Studies, Turkish Studies, Czech Studies.
Master's degree in area relevant to European Studies; or a bachelor's degree in area relevant to European Studies and two years of appropriate experience. PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets and grants, and with student advising; strong written and verbal communication and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply: and refer to req# 0807929.
CES is a nationally visible Title VI-funded center with a range of language and area-studies programs related to modern Europe. The position reports directly to the Director of the Center for European Studies.
|Scandinavian Courses in Fall 2011
Pillage, plunder, take what you like!
A veritable smörgåsbord of Scandinavian course offerings awaits you next fall. Many SCAN courses are Gen Ed requirements and are cross-listed in a variety of other departments, so this could be a very practical detour in your college studies. For a complete catalog, click here.
SCAN 101: Beginning Scandinavian I (Swedish)
12:00-12:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 103: Intermediate Scandinavian I (Swedish)
1:00-1:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 225: Vikings to Volvos: Scandinavian Culture
10:00-10:50 AM, MWF
SCAN 251: Viking Mythology
11:00-11:50 AM, MWF
SCAN 252: Viking Sagas in Translation
2:00-2:50 PM, MWF
SCAN 490: Films of Ingmar Bergman
3:00-4:50 PM, MW
Modern Greek Fall 2011 Courses
GRKM 201: Elementary Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 5 credit hours.
GRKM 403: Intermediate Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 4 credit hours
|Conversation Tables &
|Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 - 5:30 PM on every other Thursday (March 3)
Contact Marina Filipovic, email@example.com
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
Conversation Table LOGOS
Practice conversational Greek with native speakers. For more information please contact Nikos Vergis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 28: Caribbean Countries