Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center News

REEEC Winter Reception (12/7/2016)

Published Date:December 1, 2016

Please join us for the REEEC Winter Reception to celebrate the end of the fall semester! Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Family members and guests are welcome to attend. This year's festivities will be held:

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Illini Rooms A & B of the Illini Union

1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

We hope to see YOU there!

Published Date: December 1, 2016


REEEC New Directions Lecture, Oct. 20

Published Date:October 19, 2016

Please join us for the REEEC New Directions Lecture on Thursday, October 20, at 4:00pm, in 126 Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS). Alex Rabinowitch (Emeritus Professor of History, Indiana University) will give a lecture entitled "The Petrograd Soviets and the Birth of Soviet Russia: Centennial Reflections." All are welcome!

Published Date: October 19, 2016


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Sessions, Oct. 26-27 at 4 PM

Published Date:October 17, 2016

Student information sessions on the FLAS Fellowship are being held:
 
Wednesday, October 26th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
at 319 Gregory Hall – 810 S Wright St, Urbana
 
and
Thursday, October 27th  4:00pm-5:00pm
at 126 iSchool (formerly GSLIS) – 501 E Daniel ST, Champaign
 
The fellowship is open to both Undergraduate & Graduate Students and may include tuition/fee payments and a stipend. It may be used with Study Abroad. The fellowship requires the study of a modern foreign language in combination with area studies, area aspects of professional studies, or international studies. COME LEARN MORE!
 
For more information about FLAS, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/.
 
For questions regarding the information sessions, email Sam Celmer at smcelme2@illinois.edu

Published Date: October 17, 2016


Job Announcement: Outreach and Programming Coordinator for the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Published Date:October 6, 2016

The Outreach and Programming Coordinator works with the Director and Associate Director in the development, planning, organizing, and implementation of the Center's outreach activities.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•       Develop, initiate and oversee projects for REEEC-related outreach programming that includes campus, K-12, community college, business and media communities.
•       Manage Center programs and projects under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for organizing and executing visits by speakers, conferences, workshops, and public events.
•       Organize and execute the activities of the Summer Research Laboratory.
•       Provide direct supervision of graduate outreach and SRL assistants.
•       Organize and supervise data entry and draft narrative for grant administration and reporting.
•       Develop ideas for programming and draft parts of major center grant proposals.
•       Work with other area studies personnel and faculty to design, coordinate, staff, and implement joint outreach activities (public and special events).
•       Act as liaison to campus and university outreach community to develop collaborative activities and shared service.
•       Build relationships with constituent communities by attending educational events and community programs and publicizing Center activities.
•       Provide FLAS fellowship program support as needed.
•       Act for the Associate Director, as necessary.

For more information and to apply, please see http://go.illinois.edu/REEECOutreachCoordinator

Published Date: October 6, 2016


REEEC New Directions Lecture, Sept. 22

Published Date:September 15, 2016

Please join us for the REEEC New Directions Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 PM in 223 Gregory Hall. Douglas Blum (Professor of Political Science, Providence College) will give a lecture entitled "Explaining Cultural Globalization: A Synthesis of Bourdieusian Critical Realist Approaches." All are welcome!

Published Date: September 15, 2016