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Fall 2016
Sep 12-16

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Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship
EUC Fall Reception

Mon, Sep 12


Lecture at 3 pm

 Reception to follow at 4 pm


Illini Union, Ballroom on the 2nd floor, 1401 W. Green


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From SIngle Markets to Transatlantic Markets: Lessons from the United States for Europe

Speaker: Michelle Egan, School of International Service at American University

Speaker Bio & Abstract

EUC Fall Reception to follow.

Michelle Egan is the 2015 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Studies, for her book "Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States" published by Oxford University Press. The Larry Neal Prize was initiated in honor of Professor Emeritus of Economics Larry Neal, the founding director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, to recognize excellent research conducted by affiliated faculty of the EU Centers located throughout the United States and Canada.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies (CGS).


Tue, Sep 13 - Sun, Apr 2


[Formal Opening: Sep 23; 7:30 pm -- Export to Outlook & iCal]


Campbell Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory

Medieval Irish Masterpieces in Modern Reproduction 

Exhibition description

Related events (both at Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum):

Symposium -- Sat, Oct 1 | 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
View symposium details here.

Film screening: "1916: A Terrible Beauty" -- Sun, Oct 2 | 1:30 pm. View details here.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

Fri, Sep 16
4:30 pm

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Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St.

Performing Blackness: Black Gospel Music in the Netherlands

Speaker: Portia K. Maultsby, Laura Boulton Professor Emerita of Ethnomusicology; Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University


Sponsored by Center for Advanced Study; Department of African American Studies; Department of Anthropology; School of Music; European Union Center



  Upcoming Events


Conversations on Europe Videconference Series (with Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Tue, Sep 20; 11 am

 507 E Green, Room 411

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Free Trade or Protectionism? Isolationism Amidst Globalization

Spekers: TBA

This virtual roundtable is a part of the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh's "Conversations on Europe" series, and co-sponsored by the European Union Center.


Fri, Sep 22- Sat, Sep 23

Keynote and CAS/MillerComm Lecture on Sep 22nd at 7 pm at Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory -- Export to Outlook & iCal

Conference sessions on Sep 23rd from 8 am - 5 pm at Illini Union General Lounge, Room 210, 1401 W. Green -- Export to Outlook and iCal

Empire and Partitions: Ireland, India, Palestine, and Beyond
Keynote address and CAS/MillerComm Lecture: "The Architect of Two Partitions or a Federalist Dreamer? The Curious Case of Reginald Coupland”

Keynote speker: Urvashi Butalia, Publisher and Co-Founder of Kali for Women and Founder of Zubaan Books

Conference website

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

Translation Workshop
Book Reading


Erin Moure,
Canadian Poet and Translator

Tu, Sep 27

Workshop: 4-5:30 pm; Lincoln Hall, Room 1024; Export to Outlook and iCal

Book reading: 7 pm; Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB; Export to Outlook and iCal

Translation Workshop

4-5:30 pm; Lincoln Hall Room 1024

Speaker bio and workshop details


Book reading -- Poetry as History: Kapusta! Cabbage!

7 pm; Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB

Book reading event details and book information

Organized by Roman Ivashkiv, PhD, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Ukrainian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Co-sponsored by: Center for Translation Studies; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; European Union Center



  Related Events


Info Sessions for International Service Travel Scholarships

Fred S. Bailey International Service Travel Scholarship for Cause-riven Leaders

The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component.  Awards range from $800-$1800.  Eligible applicants must have been involved in the program (academic or extracurricular) for a minimum of one semester before traveling. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.

Application Period 1 (For trips that occur between December 10, 2016 - August 25, 2017)
Application Deadline: October 3


September 13, 4pm-5pm - Travel Scholarship Info Session
Septemer 28, 1pm-3pm - Bailey Office Hours

All info sessions and office hours take place at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. For more information, visit:



EUC Social Media


 Social Media Highlights

Have you heard about Linguis Europae, the EUC's language blog?

Linguis Europae is dedicated to a range of topics involving official state, regional, and minority languages in the EU. Posts are written in five languages by UI students and faculty! Check Linquis Europae regularly for updates!

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments on our Blog and sharing posts/tweets with others! Also, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!




Winter Break Study Abroad Course

Travel with us to Jordan – one of the most popular and historic destinations in the Middle East!

During this 2016 Winter Term students enrolled in GLBL 298: Immigration and Integration in Jordan will have the opportunity to learn about the experiences and circumstances of refugees in the Middle East while actually being in the region.This is a unique opportunity to observe the effects of conflict in the Middle East without being in the midst of the conflict, as Jordan is one of the safest countries in the region. Students will visit refugees in refugee camps and will also visit historic sites of immigration such as Petra and Jerash. Students interested in global studies, international business, history, archeology, architecture, political science and religion are especially encouraged to apply. See the here or email Eman Saadah at for more information.

On-campus course: 2nd 8 weeks of Fall 2016, Wednesdays 5-7pm in the Foreign Languages Building, room G18
Program dates abroad: December 30, 2016 - January 13, 2017
Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

EU Delagation Internships

Fancy an internship with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States?

We are recruiting interns for our winter/spring session. Work with EU diplomats and staff in the Delegation of the EU to the U.S. in Washington, DC, and contribute to enhanced EU-U.S. relations. Check out our website to find your best fit in our Delegation. Apply by September 15 for internships that begin in January. 

Call for Nominations for IIP International Achievement Awards

Call for nominations for International Achievement Awards

Honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship with a nomination for the International Achievement Awards.

It’s that exciting time of year again—when campus comes back to life and we welcome thousands of the very best students, scholars, and faculty from all over the world to our great university. It’s also that time of year when we reach out to ask for your help nominating potential winners for our prestigious international achievement awards, which we celebrate at a formal Illinois International banquet every April. These five different awards provide us all with a remarkable opportunity to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship.

Several years ago, a gift from Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth established an award that recognizes the exceptional achievement of an international University of Illinois graduate. The Sheths envisioned an award that would promote the university’s significant international reach. Over the ensuing years, the campus has built on this vision by creating several additional awards. First, the Office of the Provost instituted a faculty award for distinguished international achievement. Then, in 2005, the Office of the Associate Provost for International Affairs created three new awards: the first recognizes international achievement by a young alum doing humanitarian work; the second recognizes international achievement or service by a University graduate student; and finally, a third award was created as a companion to the graduate award for undergraduate international service or achievement. 

Nominations for all five awards will be due September 30, 2016.  Please encourage your faculty to submit a nomination for one or more of these awards. Selection criteria and nomination forms for all five awards may be found on the Illinois International website here.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office of Illinois International Programs Global Communications and Protocol team at 244-7657.

Call for Proposals for the IIP International Grants Program

Illinois International Programs (IIP) is happy to announce the call for proposals for the IIP International Grants Program.  As you may know, each year Illinois International Programs has a limited amount of money to sponsor international conferences on the Champaign-Urbana campus as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty.  You can find out all the pertinent details and requirements at the websites listed below:

IIP International Conference Grants

IIP International Research Travel Grants:

Deadline for proposals: November 4, 2016

Proposals should be submitted electronically here (travel) and here (conference).

Any questions can be directed to Julie Misa at 333-9192 or

Conversation Tables
Coffee Hours


Turkish Conversation Table
Wednesdays, 4 PM, Espresso Royale on Goodwin


Swedish Coffee Hour
Wednesdays, 4 PM, Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center


If you would like to announce your Fall 2016 conversation tables & coffee hours, please send the information to Sebnem Ozkan.





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The European Union Center (EUC) is a
National Resource Center, funded through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant,
and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded through the European Union.
The EUC is also funded in part by a "Getting to Know Europe" grant from the Delegation of the EU to the US.