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Spring 2014
Jan 27-31

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Photo Contest

Events This Week

Upcoming Events

  Blog Highlights  Announcements
    Photo Contest

EUC
Photo Contest Spring 2014

Photo Contest

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 4:00 pm January 31, 2014

2013 is the European Year of Citizens and this year’s EUC Photo Contest is all about “European Citizens.” The European Year of Citizens 2013 is dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship from which all 500 million Europeans benefit daily– as does the European economy. Debate on the future of Europe is still on and this debate is about EU citizens' rights and about their future. We want photos that show what it really means to be an EU citizen!

Original photos with titles and captions may be submitted by U of I students, faculty, and staff. Winning photos will be featured at EU Day 2014, and winners and will receive:

  • 1st Place - $50 gift card (IU Bookstore)
  • 2nd Place - $35 gift card (IU Bookstore)
  • 3rd Place - $20 gift card (IU Bookstore)

Additional details and the submission link can be found here.

    Events This Week

French Department Lecture

January 28,
5:00 pm

Room 328, Bevier Hall, 905 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana

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Benson

Migrant Women, Sex and Race in the French Colonial City, 1919-1945

Speaker: Jennifer Boittin, Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies, and History, Penn State

Organized by the French Department.

French Department Lecture

January 30,
5:00 pm

Room 328, Bevier Hall, 905 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana

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Benson

Francophone Migration and Youth Protest: 1968 in Tunisia

Speaker: Burleigh Hendrickson, PhD Candidate in History, Northeastern University

Abstract & Bio

Organized by the French Department.

Center for Global Studies (CGS) Lecture

January 31,
3:00 pm

3057 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright St., Urbana

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Benson

Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison

Speaker: Rodney Benson, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Abstract & Bio

Organized by the Center for Global Studies (CGS). Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC)

    Upcoming Events

Movie Night

February 3,
6:00 pm

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

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Benson

Så Som i Himmelen (As It Is in Heaven) - Sweden, 2004

Synopsis

Join us for Spring 2014 European Movie Nights for four contemporary films from across the EU!

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

French Department Lecture

February 4,
5:00 pm

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

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Kleinman

 

Gare du Nord, Territoire d'Echange: Immigration and the Production of Difference in French Public Space

Speaker: Julie Kleinman, Visiting Assistant Professor, French, Oberlin College

Organized by the French Department.

French Department Lecture

February 6,
5:00 pm

Room 328, Bevier Hall, 905 South Goodwin Ave., Urbana

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Provencher

Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Trans-filitiations

Speaker: Denis Provencher, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Organized by the French Department.

EU Center of Excellence Lecture

February 6,
5:15 pm

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

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Benson

Sex and Eroticism in Ingmar Bergman's Swedish Films of the 1940s and 50s

Speaker: Arne Lunde, Associate Professor in the Scandinavian Section at UCLA

Abstract & Bio

Co-sponsored by Media and Cinema Studies, Comparative and World Literature Studies, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Scandinavian Studies, European Union Center, Gender and Women's Studies, Unit fo Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

French Department Lecture

February 11,
5:00 pm

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

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Reynolds

 

Maryse Condé's Taste for History, Victoire: Savoring the words

Speaker: Felisa Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Saint Thomas

Organized by the French Department.

Workshop Series

February 12,
6:30-8:30 pm

1000 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright Ave.,       Urbana

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Int. Careers

2013-14 International Careers Workshop Series: International Careers in Business, Government and NGOs

Various Speakers. For students interested in international careers, study abroad, and internships.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC).

Roundtable Discussion

February 14,
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Room 126, GSLIS Building
501 E Daniel St, Champaign

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Ukraine

Roundtable Discussion: "Understanding the Ukrainian Maidan: Between Russia and the EU"

Speakers:
Kostas Kourtikakis, Political Science
Carol Leff, Political Science
Oleksandra Wallo, Slavic

Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the European Union Center (EUC).

     Related Events

Workshop

January 28 & 29,
5:30 pm

1066 Lincoln Hall
702 S Wright Ave.,       Urbana

study abroad

Study Abroad Scholarships Workshop

Learn about scholarships available for study abroad and get tips for writing your application.

Identical workshop both nights.

Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office

Study Abroad Fair

January 30,
11:00am-4:00pm

Illini Union Room C & South Louge
1401 W Green St.,       Urbana

study abroad

Interested in Studying Abroad? Stop by the Study Abroad Fair!

Learn about study abroad programs located around the world and take a peek at your options to study during the winter, summer, semester, and academic year terms. Information on financial aid and the many study abroad scholarships that are offered will be available too.

Studying abroad is an opportunity to everyone, despite your major, financial or ethnic background, or future career. Find our how it can fit into who YOU are at the fair!

Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

University of Illinois Students Visit Cyprus Over Winter Break

While many University students returned home for winter vacation and avoided the blistering cold by staying indoors, other students spent their break overseas and expanded their cultural knowledge. This winter, the University of Illinois Modern Greek Studies Program conducted a study abroad course to Cyprus, “Conflict and Post-Conflict Resolution in Modern Cyprus: Life and Culture Divided by a Wall.” Read more on the EUC's blog.

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

  Announcements

FLAS Fellowships

FLAS (Foreign Languages & Area Studies)  Fellowships

Applications are due 7 February 2014, 12:00 PM.

Undergraduate applications are submitted directly by students to the Center to which the student is applying; undergraduate students should visit the Undergraduate Instructions page to access the on-line application form and for more information.

Graduate applications are submitted through the student's home department.  Departmental deadlines for graduate students can be found here: http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/deadlines/

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. The following languages, classified by Center, are approved by the U.S. Department of Education for FLAS fellowships at Illinois.

Note
: undergraduates cannot apply to study French, German, or Spanish. Undergraduate fellowships are only available for intermediate to advanced study of less commonly taught languages, which are defined as modern languages other than Spanish, German or French.

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois Area Studies Centers and Programs and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to the study of less commonly taught languages and each Center has specific priorities.

For more information, please visit FLAS Fellowships at Illinois

Study Abroad Summer 2014

Museum Management in Paris
Application Deadline: February 1

Art History 460 - Students meet daily with leading world experts in the field. All of these experts live and work in Paris. In addition, students themselves live in the middle of Paris. Through a special agreement with the Ecole du Louvre, this program offers class at the Louvre and other museums around Paris. The course provides an introduction to museology by having major museum administrators, curators, and other professionals speak to the students about the theories that govern their practice and the majr problems confronting them in their work.

Culture History, Migration and Integration in Austria and BiH
Application Deadline: February 1

vienna

German 205 - This course will provide an introduction to major issues in migration and integration between the Western Balkans and Austria. These issues will be contextualized in a historical introduction but focus will be upon the contemporary situation relevant to European Union politics. The group will draw upon not only key writings on the topic but will broaden the cultural-historical perspective through literature, film, and field work consisting of interviews, polling, and site visits in Vienna and the Western Balkans region, including Sarajevo and Vizegrad.  

Migration in the Mediterranean in Pavia, Italy
Application Deadline: February 1

Global Studies 298 - In many European and non-European countries, new events are understood and interpreted through the memory of distant historical experiences that may or may not be related to the new situation. Famous examples are the so-called Barbaric Invasions of Europe and the Crusades and their lasting memory on the Northern and Southern shores of the Mediterranean.

The use of linguistic tropes such as barbarian, crusader, and nomad has the power to put new phenomena into old narratives allowing people to make sense of the new. This course will focus on one of the most lasting tropes used to describe the differences and the conflicts between residents and newcomers: the citizen versus the nomad.

Italy is a perfect case study for the course because the supposed continuity of Italian civilization from the Romans to the present becomes a political, cultural and legal issue for the new migrants. Pavia was and is, at different times, a Roman city, the capital of the Kingdom of Italy after the Longobards conquered the peninsula, a crucial Christian center where St. Augustine and Severinus Boethius are buried, one of the oldest universities in the world, and at the center of the new migration from Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. In this context, Illinois students will interact directly with Italian peers and university professors, and will visit local migrant-focused NGOs and communities as part of their studies.

European Summer School in Prague

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process - will organize the 12th year of its summer school program for university students in July 2014. In July 12 - 23, 2014, the summer school, under the title "Central Europe in the EU - 10 Years After," will take place in Prague. You can find further details on the homepage here or see the promotion leaflet here

Study Abroad Scholarships for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Academic Year 2014-15

Illinois For Illinos (I4I) Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 10

I4I is a student-initiated scholarship which awards funds in the following categories: merit, financial need, non-traditional destination and underrepresented student. All undergraduates planning to study abroad during Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Academic Year 2014-15 should apply by February 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about available scholarships and get tips on preparing their applications at the Study Abroad Scholarships Workshop on January 28 or 29 at 5:30PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1066. To learn more about the I4I Scholarship or apply, visit here

International Programs and Studies (IPS) Donor-Funded Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 10

IPS Scholarships are funded through generous donations from University of Illinois alumni and friends. Eligibility and award criteria vary. Undergraduates planning to study abroad during Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Academic Year 2014-15 should apply by February 10, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about available scholarships and get tips on preparing their applications at the Study Abroad Scholarships Workshop on January 28 or 29 at 5:30PM in Lincoln Hall Room 1066. To learn more about IPS Scholarships or apply, visit here

Enabled Abroad Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 3

The Enabled Abroad Scholarship provides funds to undergraduates with disabilities for study abroad. Students planning to study abroad during Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Academic Year 2014-15 should apply by March 3, 2014. To learn more or apply, visit here

Maria Pia Gratton International Award
Application Deadline: February 17

The Maria Pia Gratton International Award was established as a living tribute to Maria Pia Gratton by her family and friends. The award provides $10,000 to a female international graduate student studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applicants should be either currently enrolled graduate students with at least two semesters remaining in academic year 2014-15 or applying to begin graduate study in academic year 2014-15. Deadline to apply is February 17, 2014. To learn more or apply, visit here.

Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations
Application Deadline: March 7

The Signor Scholarship provides $2,000 to doctoral students conducting dissertation research abroad. Students planning to conduct research abroad during Summer 2014 or anytime during Academic Year 2014-15 should apply by March 7, 2014. To learn more or apply, visit here

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

 

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!

 

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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please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:  

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