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Spring 2013
 April 1-5

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    EUC Events this Week

EUC Lecture Series

April 1, 12:00pm

Room 1090,
Lincoln Hall,
702 S. Wright St., Urbana

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Improving Access to Education for Greek Roma

Speakers:   Mary Kalantzis and Bill CopeEducation, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

April 2, 5:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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The Green Shore

Speaker: Natalie Bakopuolos, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union.

Translation Studies Public Lecture, Reception and Open House

April 3, 4:00pm

Reading Room,
Levis Faculty Center

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Public Lecture by and Reception for Visiting Professor Antoine Caze: "American Literature in France: The Translator's Perspective" and Translation Studies MA Open House

Speaker: Antoine Caze, Universite Paris Diderot and Director, Paris VII Center for Translation Studies

Abstract & Bio

Organized by the Center for Translation Studies. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.
Antoine Caze is an EUCE Scholar in Residence.

Film Screening

April 4, 6:00pm

223 Gregory Hall,
810 S. Wright St., Urbana

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docEkumenopolis: City without limits (a documentary film about Istanbul)

Tells the story of Istanbul and other Mega-Cities on a neo-liberal course to destruction. It follows the story of a migrant family on their on-going struggle for housing rights.

Synopsis.

The documentary will be introduced by and followed by Q&A with Deniz Ay, PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning.

This film secreening is the kick-off event for the 7th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium "Ethnographies of Istanbul"

FREE PIZZA!

Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Turkish Studies and Department of Linguistics Language Program Film Series (Less Commonly Taught Languages – LCTL – Movie Night).

Turkish Studies Symposium

April 5
9:30am - 5:00pm

Reading Room (1st Floor),
Levis Faculty Center
919 W Illinois, Urbana

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Ethnographies of Istanbul

Topics:

THE ALLURE OF THE CROSS-ROADS CITY:    Cosmopolitan culture, immigration flows, growth of international tourism  

CHALLENGES OF URBAN REDEVELOPMENT:  Property rights, population growth, public spaces

ICONOGRAPHY & ISLAMIC FASHION IN ISTANBUL:  The "art scene" as cultural-business scene and Islamic fashion

For more information, please visit the Symposium webpage.

    Upcoming Events

International Week 2013

April 8-14

Illinois Campus

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International Week 2013

Celebrate all things international April 8-14, 2013 on the U of I campus.  International Week at Illinois is comprised of a series of educational, cultural and recreational events designed to foster interest in our global community.
International Week 2013 Full Calendar of Events

EUCE Arctic Initiative Lecture

April 8, 3:00pm

Room 346
Main Library

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The Industrial Archaeology of Polar Exploration: A Lecture

Speaker:   Dag Avango , KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Abstract & Bio

First "Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly" Annual Lecture

April 8, 5:00pm

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Writing Greek History in the 21st Century

Speaker:  Professor Thomas W. Gallant , Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History, University of California, San Diego

Abstract & Bio

Organized by the Program in Modern Greek Studies. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

April 10, 5:30pm

Location: TBA

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The Greek Euro-Crisis: Between Government Failure and Failed Government

Speaker:  Dr. Vassilis Monastiriotis Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, London School of Economics and Poltical Sciences, LSE

Abstract & Bio

Organized by the Program in Modern Greek Studies. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

EUC Lecture

April 11, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Exploring Human-Nature Relationships in the US and Austria and Implications for Landscape Engagement and Conservation

Speaker:  Courtney Flint,  Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

EUC Movie Night

April 11, 6:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Czech Dream (Cesky Sen) - Czech Republic, 2004

Join us for Spring 2013 European Movie Nights for four contemporary films from across the EU!

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

Classics Conference

April 12-14, 8:30am

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Integrating Approaches to Ancient Drama

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

EUCE Arctic Initiative Lecture

April 16, 5:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Arctic Polar Expedition Films

Speaker:   Jan Anders Diesen , Lillehammer University College, Norway

Abstract & Bio

EUCE Director Lecture Series

April 19, 12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 FLB,
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Turkey and Its Black Sea Neighbors: Foreign Relations in an Area of Transition

Speaker: Ronald Linden, Director, EU Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Abstract & Bio

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Alsacian: A Language with many identities
Learn more about
the local language of Alsace-Lorraine, a region of France that shares its borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland, and hosts dozens of international organizations, on the EUC's
Linguis Europae blogspace.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!

 

Announcements

Cosmo Coffee Hours

cosmoWeekly Cosmo Coffee Hours

At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served. Coffee Hours are good opportunities to meet people from around the world and learn about other cultures. Read about a recent Cosmo Coffee Hour on our blog.

Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the University Y's Murphy Lounge. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming coffee hours are:
March 7 – Mexico
March 28 – Bulgaria
April 4 – Sierra Leone
April 11 – Peru
April 18 – Philipines

Contact: cosmo@universityymca.org

 

Contact

European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 265-7515
F: (217) 333-6270  www.euc.illinois.edu

If you would like to announce an
event through the EUC e-Weekly,
please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:

 

Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 asozkan@illinois.edu