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Spring 2014
Apr 7-11

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    Events This Week

Lecture

Monday, April 7,
4:00 pm

1092 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St.
Urbana

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Martens

Re-visualising the Inglorious Dead: Making Memories in World War One

Speaker: Mike Robinson, Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham

Bio & Abstract

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

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

Monday, April 7,
6:00 pm

210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green St.
Urbana

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Larsson


Annual Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly Lecture: Apologia for 20th Century Modern Greek Music

Speaker: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University, Department of Near Eastern Studies

Bio & Abstract

Co-sponsored by the School of Music, SLCL, REEEC, Department of Classics, and the European Union Center (EUC).  

CGS Lecture

Thursday, April 10
12 pm

3057 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St., Urbana

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immigrationnews

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

Bio & Abstract

Organized by the Center for Global Studies (CGS). Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC), Department of Communication, Department of Journalism, Department of French, and the Department of Sociology.

JACS Symposium

Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, April 12

3rd Floor, Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St.
Urbana

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jacs

Children and Globalization: Issues, Politics, and Initiatives

Keynote Address: 
David Oswell, Department of Sociology, University of London: “After Our Children’s Image: Human Rights, Capital and the Common”

For information and a full schedule of events, visit the JACS Symposium Website.

Registration is free and available online.

EU Center of Excellence Conference

Friday, April 11
8:30 am -5:00 pm

370 Wohlers Hall
College of Business

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corportaegovernnace

European Corporate Governance Conference

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for faculty and doctoral students to present their work-in-progress in the area of corporate governance, and to offer valuable feedback to these scholars. It is meant to be inter-disciplinary.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC) and the Department of Business Administration, College of Busines. 

EUC Visiting Scholar Lecture

Friday, April 11,
12:00 pm

302 Architecture Building, 608 E Lorado Taft Dr.
Champaign

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nugent

The United Kingdom and the European Union: Still an Awkward Member State

Speaker: Neill Nugent, College of Europe, Bruges

Bio & Abstract

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the European Union Center (EUC). 

    Upcoming Events

EUC Lecture

Monday, April 14,
4:00 pm

Conference Room ISB, 910 S 5th St.
Champaign

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Martens

Re-imagining the Other Imperial Past: Japan’s Colonial Heritage in Taiwan

Speaker: Mike Robinson, Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham

Bio & Abstract

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

Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pitt.)

Thursday, April 17, 11:00am-12:30pm

Room 411, 507 E. Green St.,
Champaign

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Larsson


A Parliament Against Itself? The Far Right in the Upcoming European Parliament Elections

From May 22-25, 2014, citizens of the European Union will decide who will represent them in the European Parliament. With polls showing that only one in four Europeans trust their national leaders, and barely 30% of voters trust the EU, many experts are forecasting a strong showing for Europe’s far-right parties.  Other non-far-right but still anti-EU populist parties may also be able to gain some traction in the European elections that they are not able to get at the national level.   What are the potential consequences of this “polarization” of the parliament? How will it reflect and affect popular opinion of the EU? Is there a danger that the traditional combination of voter apathy, low turnout, and populism will mean that May’s elections will return a “European Parliament against itself?”

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

EUC Lecture

Friday, April 18,
12:00 pm

210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green St.
Urbana

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Martens

New Kids on the Block: A Complete Changeover of Europe’s Leadership in 2014

Speaker: Hans Martens, European Policy Centre

Bio & Abstract

Organized by the European Union Center (EUC). 

Lecture

Monday, April 21,
4:00 pm

123 David Kinley Hall, 1407 W Gregory St.
Urbana

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greenberg

After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

Speaker: Jessica Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bio & Abstract

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

Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 pm

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

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twice a stranger


Twice a Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ is a cross media project about the greatest forced migrations of the 20thcentury, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral video testimonies, rare film archives and photos this project brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events. From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1922-24, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the German-Polish forced migration at the end of WW II, to the Partition of India, and to the Cyprus crisis' in the 1960's and 70's.

More details

Free pizza and beverages.

Co-sponsored by Department of Linguistics, LCTLs, Modern Greek Studies, REEEC, European Union Center (EUC), SLCL, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies.

European Movie Night

Thursday, April 24,
7:00 pm

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

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phantomschmerz

Phantomschmerz (Phantom Pain) - Germany, 2009

Marc (Til Schweiger) is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit-and-run accident. Barely out of the hospital, Marc numbs his pain by rushing back into his old selfish life. But when he falls in love with Nika (Jana Pallaske), he finds the strength to turn his life around.

In German with English subtitles.

    Related Events

Center for Translation Studies Lecture

Friday, April 11,
12:00 pm

1024 FLB, 707 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana

un

The Life of a UN Interpreter and Recent Trends in Interpreter Training

Speaker: Lynn Vinson, retired UN interpreter

A UN staff interpreter for more than twenty years, Lynn Visson holds a Harvard Ph.D. and taught Russian language and literature at Columbia University. She now freelances at the UN, where she has conducted interpreter training programs. She has taught interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Columbia University, Moscow University, the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and at the University of Mainz in Germersheim. Dr. Visson's many publications on Russian language and culture include several books and audio courses on Russian-English simultaneous interpretation. She is a consulting editor at Hippocrene Books and a member of the editorial boards of SlavFile, the publication of the ATA's Slavic Division, and the Moscow translation and interpretation journal Mosty.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Ukraine Roundtable

Modern Greek Studies Releases Its First Annual Overview for 2012-2013

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Modern Greek Studies program has released their first annual overview for the 2012-2013 academic year. A copy of the annual overview is available online and on the MGS website. The European Union Center is a proud supporter of the Modern Greek Studies program, having collaborated on several research, teaching and public engagement activities over the past year and looks forward to future collaborations. Congratulations! Read more on the EUC blog.

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

  Announcements

Study Abroad Info Sessions

sweden

Interested in Studying Abroad in Sweden?
The Study Abroad Office will be holding an informational session for all programs based in Sweden, so come and find out more!

Tuesday April 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Room 314, International Studies Building

For more information contact Kristen Stout.

 

Bologna Consortial Studies Exchange
The Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP) is the perfect fit if you are looking to expand your fluency in Italian, while living in one of Italy's most historic and cultural cities! Participants have the opportunity to study at the oldest university in Europe and experience true Italian culture.

Tuesday, April 8th from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
RSVP to Kristen Stout by April 7.

Undergraduate Award

The Houston and Papadimitriou Greek Culture Awards 2013-14
Established in 2009, the Houston and Papadimitriou Greek Culture Awards are awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences(LAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have a demonstrated interest in and who are taking elective courses to learn about Greek culture, language or history. Awards in AY 2013-14, up to two awards of ($500) each may be given. The amount and number of awards may vary in subsequent years. 

Submission deadline: Monday April 28 by 4:30pm

Application information:

  • Briefly tell about yourself and your academic endeavors. Include your major, class standing (junior or senior), as well as the Modern Greek course you attended and on the basis of which you are applying for an award. DO NOT include your name on the typed materials (250 words).
  • In an essay form and in no more than 1000 words, explain how the Modern Greek class that you attended/are attending enriched your experience as a student at Illinois. You may also include information about how you think knowledge gained through this class will be useful to you after you graduate (1000 words).
  • Attach a print—out of your academic history from Enterprise and a personal resume, listing work experience, campus and community activities, high/school/university honors and awards.

For more information and with questions contact Assistant Dean Penelope Soskin.

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!

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour
Philippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building. Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, January 30-April 30 (excluding March 26).

Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian Conversation Table
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana, 2nd floor. Every other Monday starting February 3, 4:30-5:30pm.

Italian Conversation Group
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. All levels welcome.  Every Tuesday at 7:00pm.  Next meeting April 8.

Conversation Table in Modern Greek
At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. Every Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm.

Arabic Conversation Table
Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center. Every Thursday at 4:00pm.  Next meeting, April 10.

German Coffee Hour (Kaffeestunde)
Meets during the semester on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. at Caffe Paradiso (corner of Lincoln and Nevada in Urbana). Speakers at all language levels 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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