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Fall 2014
Sep 2-5

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EUC Grants

EUC Photo & Blog Contests

Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Blog Highlights  Announcements
    EUC Call for Grant Applications

Announcing the EUC's 2014-15 Call for Grant Applications!

Thanks to the European Union Center’s Department of Education Title VI Grant and the European Union Center of Excellence Grant from the European Union, the EUC is pleased to offer several funding opportunities to the University of Illinois (UI) community and beyond. Included in this announcement you will find calls for UI faculty, graduate students,  and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for non-UI scholars of the EU and K-12 educators and students. For more information about the available grants including detailed requests for proposals and application instructions, please visit the EUC grants webpage.

    EUC Photo and Blog Contests

European Union Center Contests

EUC Photo Contest

EUC Photo Contest: European Elections, European Democracy

2014 is a defining year for the European Union. This year’s EUC Photo Contest is all about "European Elections, European Democracy." We want photos that show democracy – or lack thereof – across the twenty-eight EU member states.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards to the bookstore.

Voting will take place on the EU Center's Facebook page, where the submitted entries are now published. Winning photos will be displayed at the University of Illinois EU Center's annual European Union Day in Fall 2014 and on the EU Center website. Winners will also be invited to all EU Day events.

Click here for eligibility, rules, and more information.

Deadline for submitting photos: September 15th, 2014 - Submit now

EUC Blog Contest

EUC Study Abroad Blog Contest: Dispatches from Europe

Did you study abroad in Europe this summer? Submit a post about your summer abroad for publication on our Across the Pond Blog, and be in the running to win our “Dispatches from Europe” Blog Contest! Winners will receive monetary prizes!

Blog submissions must be emailed to eucenter@illinois.edu. Please submit a Word document and at least one image sent as a separate attachment. See our EUC blog guidelines for further instructions, and previous years' study abroad student blog submissions for inspiration.

Click here for eligibility, rules, and more information.

Deadline for submissions: September 15th, 2014

    Events This Week

Conference

Tuesday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 3

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

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Sepharad as Imagined Community

Sepharad as Imagined Community: Language, Culture and Religion from the Early Modern Period to the 21st Century

This conference will examine the formation and development of Judeo-Spanish in the Eastern Mediterranean lands of the Ottoman Empire and the varied cultural and identity-related roles that several oral and written manifestations of this language played for centuries and continue to play in the present for its speakers. See the conference website for more information.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

College of Law Lecture

Wednesday, September 3,
12:00 pm

Room F, College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign

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Treatment of Undocumented Workers

SpeakerPhilip Fischinger, University of Manheim

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Organized by the College of Law Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

College of Law Lecture

Thursday, September 4,
12:00 pm

Room F, College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign

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Union Right to Advertise on Employer Premises

SpeakerPhilip Fischinger, University of Manheim

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Organized by the College of Law Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

REEEC New Directions Lecture

Thursday, September 4,
4:00 pm

201 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

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WWI image

Is There Still an "Eastern" Europe?

Speaker: Carol Leff, Political Science, University of Illinois

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Organized by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

The Great War Opening Event & Exhibit

Thursday, September 4,
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Light Court and Gelvin Noel Annex,
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign

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WWI image

The Great War Opening Event: Experiences, Representations, Effects

A new cross-campus initiative called The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects will mark the 100th anniversary of the onset of World War I. The opening event will be an evening of readings and reflections on the centennial of the Great War and a chance to experience the exhibit La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

College of Law Lecture

Friday, September 5,
12:00 pm

Room F, College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign

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Employer Monitoring and Employee Social Media

SpeakerPhilip Fischinger, University of Manheim

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Organized by the College of Law Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

    Upcoming Events

Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship Lecture

Friday, September 12,
12:00 pm

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

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Larry Neal Prize Lecture

Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: From Diversity to Unity?

Speaker: Carolyn Ban, University of Pittsburgh

Abstract and biography

Great War Musical Performance

Sunday, September 14,
7:30 pm

Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

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St Louis Symphony

The Great War Performances: St. Louis Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony and its inspiring music director David Robertson are joined for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yefim Bronfman, “a regal bear of a pianist with seemingly limitless technique,” as soloist, along with Vaughan Williams’ ethereal The Lark Ascending, and Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable” Symphony, which was composed against the backdrop of World War I and which at its first performance bore the program note, “Music is life, and like it inextinguishable.”

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Eurochannel Short Films Tour: The European Woman

Tuesday, September 16,
7:00 pm

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

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Eurochannel movie night

Eurochannel Short Films Tour: The European Woman

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its fifth edition, with a special programming theme: ...And God Created European Women.

Seven short films from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Hungary, and Lithuania will be shown.

More details

Sponsored by Eurochannel and the European Union Center. Co-sponsored by DISH Network, the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, the Women's Resources Center.

CANCELLED

WGGP Lecture

Friday, September 19,
3:00 pm

Room 130, Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. 6th St., Champaign

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WGGP Lecture

CANCELLED Collective Agency, Collective Responsibility, and the Ethics of War

Speaker: Jeff McMahan, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Abstract and biography

Sponsored by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Co-sponsored by the Law and Philosophy Program and the European Union Center.

Videoconference Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 23,
11:00 am

Room 411
407 E. Green St., Champaign

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scotland

The Scottish Referendum: Results and Implications

Speakers: Multiple

Sponsored by European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Arctic photo

Post-War Kosovo and the International Community

Even though it is undeniable that in its current state, Kosovo continues to require the presence of the international community, robust international presence in public administration and reform must be scaled back to allow strengthening of local ownership of institutions, maintains Christopher Jackson, MAEUS student, who had this article published in "Diplomatist" while conducting research in Kosovo this summer. Read more on the EUC blog.

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

 

  Announcements

Call for Volunteers

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Modern Greek Studies Fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser event for the Program in Modern Greek Studies on Saturday September 13th, 2014 at the home of Dean Mary Kalantzis's and Bill Cope's house, 4018 North Lincoln Avenue, Champaign, Illinois and we need student volunteers (graduates or undergraduates) to help us with the event - mainly set up the space before the event and cleaning it afterwards, but also other minor tasks. We need students who are enthusiastic and very willing to help and trustworthy (i.e. they will cooperate and do what they will be requested by the event volunteers coordinators and will show up the date of the event). So, if you or any of your friends are willing to help us to help, please send me an e-mail with names/cell phone numbers to be reached. Those who will participate as volunteers for the event, besides they will gain excellent qualifications and experience to display on their CVs, they'll eat free homemade Greek food, fun at the event, meet new people (including high administrators in our campus), make new friends, and extra credits for any GRKM courses they have taken. We'll need 15-20 reliable, enthusiastic and willing to help student volunteers.

Interested students contact Stefanos Katsikas.

Travel Grants

Graduate College Fall 2014 Travel Grants

The Graduate College is pleased to be able to provide Fall 2014 Conference Travel Funds, not to exceed $350, for eligible graduate students.  All information is collected electronically via an online submission form. Please refer to the Conference Travel Award information for full details. And contact your home department for any further details.

The submission deadline to the Graduate College is 5:00 p.m. September 29, 2014. Funds will be available by October 29, 2014.

Calls for Proposal

Council for European Studies 22nd International Conference of Europeanists: Contradictions
Submission Deadline: October 10, 2014
The 2015 conference will act as a forum for research that considers the many potential futures of Europe. Not sure how to submit a proposal? Go to our detailed Submission Portal Help page. It provides illustrated submission guides for every type of proposal. And while you are at it, check-out our Conference FAQs page for information on everything from proposal submission to paper upload and what to expect at the conference.

Migration in Europe Conference at European Univ. Institute
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2014

Russian Sociological Review issue: "Borders: Merging, Emerging, Emergent"
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2014

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Group details coming soon!

If you would like to announce your converstaion tables & coffee hours,
please send the information to
Sebnem Ozkan.

 

 

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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