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Fall 2013
Nov 11-15

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Events This Week

Upcoming EUC Events

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    Events This Week

REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture

November 12
12:00pm

101 ISB, 910 S Fifth St.,       Champaign

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Andrzej Stasiuk and the Myth of the Literary Gastarbajter

Speaker: George Gasyna, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Film Screening and Panel

November 12
3:00pm

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

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the last hunger season

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

Four farmers united in action to battle the annual hunger season.

Speaker: Roger Thurow, Author of the book, The Last Hunger Season, and documentary filmmakers and invited faculty panelists. 

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

Women's Resources Center Ecofeminism Summit Keynote Lecture

November 13
7:30pm

Room 112, Gregory Hall,
  810 S Wright St.,       Urbana

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Severn

Ecofeminism Summit Keynote Lecture

In 1992, Severn was a 12-year-old Canadian who shot to fame as an icon of the environmental movement when she spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio, appealing, with eloquence and passion, to world leaders to protect Earth.

Speaker: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, environmental activist, speaker, television host and author

Further info

Co-sponsored by European Union Center. 

CAS/Millercomm Lecture

November 14
4:00pm

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

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featherstone

A System Fit for Purpose? The Challenge of Governance in Greece

Speaker: Kevin Featherstone, Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science 

Abstract & Bio

Prof. Featherstone will also give a lecture in Chicago on "Of Bailouts, Populists and Inertia: Lessons from the Greek Crisis for Managing the 'Euro'" on Nov 13 at 12:50 pm in McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 S State Street, Chicago, IL. Add to Outlook Calendar.

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

EU Center of Excellence Director Lecture Series

November 15 12:00-1:00pm

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

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Regionalism in the World Polity

Speaker: Joe Jupille, Director of Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Abstract & Bio

     Upcoming EUC Events

Islam in Europe Lecture Series

November 18
12:00pm

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

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 Agitated Liberalism: Meditations on the Politics of Dissent in Turkey in the Wake of Gezi Park

Speaker: Jeremy Walton, CENTREN Transnational Research Network at Georg August University

Abstract & Bio

Organized by EUC. Co-sponsored by REEEC, CSAMES, and CGS.

Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U of Pittsburgh)

November 21
11:00am-12:30pm

Room 411, 507 E Green St., Champaign

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France as a Global Leader (in French)

Speakers TBD

Discusson will be conducted in French

    Related Events

German Film Night

November 12
7:00pm

Noyes 217, 505 S Mathews Ave., Urbana

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Wanted - 1999, Austria

Film is in German with English subtitles

 More information

Sponsored by Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

Refreshments provided.

Brazilian Film Series

November 12 & 13

Illini Union, Room 210, 1401 W Green St., Urbana

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Mostra IV

Films will be screened in Portuguese with English subtitles.

November 12: 
5:00pm - Screening of Dirty Hearts
7:00pm - Panel discussion with writer and film critic Franthiesco Ballerini

November 13:
5:30pm - Screening of short film Gut Feeling
5:40pm - Screening of The Assailant

More information

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Career Center Presentation

November 14 6:00-7:30pm

Gregory Hall, Room 100
810 S Wright St.,       Urbana

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3 Steps to Your Job in the USA

Speaker: Steven Steinfeld, career strategist and author of 3 Steps to Your Job in the USA

For more information contact Tori Spring.

Community Lucia Concert and Julfest

December 7 5:00-7:00pm

St. Andrews Lutheran Campus Center. 909 S Wright St., Champaign

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The program begins at 5pm with traditional holiday music and poetry and culminating in the candelight 'Lucia procession'.  The hour-long program will be followed by a reception with holiday refreshments.

Singing - all students are welcome to joing the informal Lucia Choir.  Rehearsal will be earlier that day.  Contact Mark Safstrom if interested. 

Playing instruments - Play an instrument? Interested in performing? Contact Mark Safstrom for more information.

Baking - The dessert reception is potluck-style.  As there is no entrance fee for the event, attendees are encouraged to bring either a dessert or make a donation to the club.  Contact the Swedish Club president for more information.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Swedish Club

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Happy Birthday Linguis Europae!

Linguis Europae, the European Union Center's multilingual blog site is celebrating its one-year anniversary on November 15, European Multilingual Blogging Day! Born from an incentive for students to write in a foreign language, the site features selected blog posts by U of I students and faculty in five languages on a wide range of topics related to state and minority languages in the European Union. Multilingual and born in Europe, Professors Zsuzsanna Fagyal (French) and Eda Derhemi (Italian), founders and editors of the site, speak, read, and write in a combined seven languages and are actively engaged in teaching and conducting research on regional and immigrant minority languages in Europe. Thanks to the EUC's generous support for FR/LING/GER/SLAV/SIP/PS 418 'Language and Minorities in Europe', the EU-sponsored course that contributes the most student blog posts to the site, Linguis Europae have engaged the public - sometimes in heated debates - on issues of language and identity, policy and planning, and the linguistic complexity of the European Union all the way to Greece and Croatia! Special thanks to Jessica Nicholas, Alessia Zulato, and Jui Namjoshi, Ph.D. students in French, for their precious editorial suggestions and thorough proof-reading of numerous foreign language blogs!
Happy Birthday, Bon Anniversaire, Feliz Cumpleaños, Buon Compleanno, Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Linguis Europae!

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

 

Announcements

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students

Promote your Europe/EU spring 2014 courses to students!

Dear Colleagues:
 
Are you teaching one or more courses in the spring that will address topics relevant to Europe or the European Union? We can help to promote your course to students!

As a service to faculty, students, and advisors, the EU Center maintains a web listing each semester of graduate and undergraduate courses offered at UIUC that address topics related to the EU and Europe. The link to this web listing is circulated by email listserv and in our e-Weekly electronic newsletter.
 
Please go to our short web form at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9569047 and insert information about your course(s), including but not limited to special topic courses and language/culture courses, that will have at least 25% of the content devoted to the EU or Europe. If you are teaching more than one Europe-related course, please submit a separate form for each one.

Note: the EU Center will update the listing on an ongoing basis whenever new submissions are made through the form or we learn of relevant courses.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Spring 2014 Courses

 

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Selected Courses Relevant to EU Studies - Spring 2014:

BASQ 401: Beginners' Basque, MWF 2:00-2:50 pm.

CATL 402: Studies in Catalan Literature, meeting times will be arranged with students

MUS 516: Sounding Postsocialism: Music and Ethnography in the New Europe, T 1:00-3:50pm. 

 

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EURO 415: Europe and the Mediterranean, MW 3:30-4:45 pm.

EURO 490 G: Eastern Europe and EU Integration, TR 2:30-3:45 pm.

EURO 502: The EU in a Global Context, T 4:00-6:20pm.

Scholarship for UI Students to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Information session for potential applicants on December 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Languages Building. Please register in advance.

Open exclusively to seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English within the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, law, and natural sciences.  Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for two-year while working on Master's, or one year of work on a law degree.  For more information and how to apply visit the website.  

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

IPS International Grants Program

Each year International Programs & Studies disburses a limited amount of money to sponsor international conferences on the Champaign-Urbana campus as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty and staff.  More information can be found at the IPS wepages.

IPS International Conference Grants

IPS International Research Travel Grants

Deadline for proposals is December 15, 2013.  Proposals should be submitted electronically (pdf preferably) to ips@illinois.edu

Any questions can be directed to Rajeev Malik.

 

Scholarship for UI Students to Pursue a Master's Degree in Sweden

Scholarship to Study at Stockholm University
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Information session for potential applicants on December 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Lucy Ellis Lounge in the Foreign Languages Building. Please register in advance.

Open exclusively to seniors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign interested in pursuing a Master's Degree at Stockhold University.  Stockholm University offers 76 Master's programs in English within the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, law, and natural sciences.  Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for two-year while working on Master's, or one year of work on a law degree.  For more information and how to apply visit the website.  

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

DAAD Announcements

DAAD is offering a number of opportunities to students in the US studying, or with a command of the German langauge , including: 

University Summer Grant Course
Intensive Language Course Grant
Intern in the New York Office
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Scholarships

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801. Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years, members of the local Greek community and those with some knowledge of Modern Greek to maintain and refine their language skills. Contact Dr. Katsikas with any questions.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Thursday 5 December 2013

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm.  Contact Jasmina Savic with questions.
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

Arabic Conversation Table

Meets weekly on Thursdays in the Intermezzo Cafe in the Krannert Center from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information, contact Eman Saadah.

Italian Conversation Group

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm in Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana.) For more information, contact Rebecca Sconza.

Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour): German Conversation Group

At Cafe Paridiso, 801 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.  Free and open to everyone.  Next Meeting: Nov 14, 3-5pm.  

Turkish Conversation Table

At Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana).  Next meeting Nov. 14 at 6pm. For more information, contact Ercan Balci.

Swedish Conversation Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

At Phillippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building.  Every Thursday through November 21 from 3:00-4:00 pm.  For more information contact Mark Safstrom

Cosmo Coffee Hours

Free and open to everyone... 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. For Fall 2013 schedule, click here. Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the Y's Murphy Lounge.

 

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

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