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Spring 2011 March 28 - April 1
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March 30
European Movie Night: Loss (Lithuania, 2008)
Time: 5:15 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews
Languages: Lithuanian and English
Director: Maris Martinsons
Mentally ill young woman Valda convinces herself that a boy growing up in an orphanage is her child. Following the footsteps of a thousands Lithuanians, she immigrates to Ireland to earn money to save him. "Loss" portrays beauty and tragedy in the human heart.
BYO Beverage. Popcorn provided.

Deadline: April 1, 2011
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
Dates: June 11- August 4
The Department of Linguistics, with support from the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Center for African Studies, CIBER, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center and REEEC, offers the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) with intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof. The eight-week program incorporates intensive languages study with cultural experience and activities. Course material covers two semesters of study for each prospective language, which is transferable to many universities for credit. The application is available online at http://silmw.linguistics.uiuc.edu/students.html and the application fee is only $150 for graduate or undergraduate students. Note that due to an agreement with the university administration, all SILMW students will pay in-state tuition fees regardless of their resident states! 

April 1-2
2011 Joint Area Centers Symposium - Iran at Large: The Global Emergence of a Regional Power?
Location: Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall; 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.
Abstract: This conference will examine the critical issues surrounding Iran's interactions with various countries in different regions of the world. Because of its vast energy resources, strategic position in the Middle East, and the political stances of its government, Iran has become a significant player in the world arena. Over the past few decades, it has challenged the West, especially the United States, while developing new relations with many countries in the rest of the world. This strategy has been complex, entailing considerable tensions with some countries and economic and political alliances with some others.

Co-sponsors: Center for Advanced Study, Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for International Business and Education Research, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, European Union Center, International Programs and Studies, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Department of Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.
This event is free and open to public but
registration is requested.

April 1-2
Competing in the New Innovation-Driven Global Economy:
Interdisciplinary Research, Experimentation, and Breakthrough Knowledge

Location: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL
Organized by: Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness (CASIC) and Committee on Institutional Cooperation
The conference fee is US$750 per person. In addition to conference materials, the fee includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshment break for two days, plus one dinner and a reception. Early registration before March 15, 2011 is recommended. Seats are limited and on a first-come first-served basis.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

April 1-3
UN Terminology and Procedures 3-day Seminar
(LAS 490 – 1 cr. course
Speaker: Lynn Visson (Retired UN interpreter and UN interpreter trainer)
Location: Illini Union Room 407
Contact: translation@illinois.edu; 217-244-7455
Abstract: This seminar is intended for students in translation studies, international and global studies, languages, and linguistics to learn the rules of procedure, basic negotiating procedures and terminology for the United Nations. The course is of particular interest to students interested in careers in international organizations. The course is given in English for students from all languages. Students in the translation studies program will do special exercises translating UN documents into English. The seminar will consist of lectures and a simulation exercise that models a UN resolution session.
A certificate of participation will be issued to all participants who enroll in the workshop. Students in the translation studies program will be able to apply the credit toward the certificate.
About the Instructor:
A UN staff interpreter for more than twenty years, Lynn Visson holds a Harvard PhD 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 audiocourses 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.
Co-sponsors: The Center for Translation Studies, along with the European Union Center, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

April 7-9
New Francophonies and Colonial Languages Conference
CAS MillerCom presentation: Thursday, April 7
Linguistics panel: Friday, April 8
Literature invited panel: Saturday, April 9
Abstract: Francophonie implies language and literature produced in historical times and places in the French-speaking world. This conference will bridge disciplinary boundaries to find points of interface between genres, disciplines, and research paradigms in francophone studies.
Keynote speakers:
Albert Valdman, Indiana University
Sylvie Dubois, Louisiana State University
Françoise Lionnet, University of California at Los Angeles
Invited Panel Speakers:
Anna Maria Escobar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cécile Vigouroux, Simon Fraser University
Rakesh M. Bhatt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clancy Clements, Indiana University
Siobhan Shilton, Bristol University (UK)
Dominique Combe, Ecole Nationale Supérieure (Paris, France)
James House, Leeds University (UK)
Thomas Hale, Pennsylvania State University
The event is free for UIUC students and faculty. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

April 8
Trade Unions in the European Union: Confronting Challenges of Diversity (EU Center Lecture Series, Spring 2011)
Speaker: Monica Bielski Boris (Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided, bring your own beverage. Please RSVP to Kim Rice at kimrice@illinois.edu or (217)265-7515.

April 8-9
Current Issues in EU Governance: A Working Conference for Regional College Faculty

Location: DePaul University School of Public Service,
Richard and Maggie Daley Building, Suite 1600 (16th Floor)
14 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
This conference will bring together regional college faculty with the aim of increasing research on and teaching of the European Union at universities and four-year and two-year colleges in Illinois and the Midwest. It will facilitate the building of a dynamic network for regional educators with interests in EU studies. The conference will include panel discussions in which participants can present their research on the EU, as well as sessions on effective teaching of EU-related subjects. 
Co-organized by the European Union Center and DePaul University.

April 11
Film Screening: "No Country for Our Time?"
Time: 4 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews
 The documentary deals with the overall phenomenon of Jugonostalgija and the question of how people deal with their memories to a country that no longer exists. You can read more about the documentary here.
* Producer Daniela Mehler will be on hand for discussion.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

April 22
Third Annual EBI Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference: Exploring Cutting Edge Legal Issues at the Nexus of Bioenergy
A day-long conference bringing together the field’s leading experts to explore the challenges in creating a bioenergy-based future. 
Free but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Energy Biosciences Institute; Institute for Genomic Biology; and the European Union Center

Related Events March 29
Film Screening: Dreams in Another Language

Time: 5 - 7 PM 
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Speaker: Professor Mary Kalantzis, Dean, College of Education; Lucia Rikaki, Film Director
Contact: Dr. Marina Terkourafi at mt217@illinois.edu
Sponsor: Program in Modern Greek Studies
Cost: Free and open to the public
Abstract: This documentary focuses on co-existence and acceptance in the multi-cultural environment of the Faneromeni School in Cyprus. Immediately after the film, Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Dean of the School of Education, will lead a discussion. The director will participate in the discussion via Skype. Visit the film website

Mar 29 - Apr 1
Scholarship Information Session for Freshmen and Sophomores
Location: Room 514, Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (Fifth Floor of the Illini Union Bookstore), 807 South Wright Street
Contact: David Schug at topscholars@illinois.edu or 217-333-4710
Abstract: The National and International Scholarships Program will be conducting informational meetings for students who are interested in obtaining scholarships for the pursuit of graduate studies or research at world-class institutions. Sessions will begin with an overview of the scholarships available (including Beinecke, Churchill, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, George Mitchell, Goldwater, Luce Scholars, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman). First and second year students should plan to attend one the first ten meetings regarding strengthening a student’s candidacy for these opportunities.
The following meetings (attend one only) are targeted generally towards freshmen and sophomores (those graduating after September 2012):
Tuesday, March 29 from 3:30-4:00, 4:00-4:30, 5:00-5:30, or 5:30-6:00
Wednesday, March 30 from 1:30-2:00 or 2:00-2:30
Thursday, March 31 from 1:30-2:00 or 2:00-2:30
Friday, April 1 from 3:30-4:00 or 4:00-4:30

March 30
Performing Salvation in Dante's Divine Comedy
Time: 3:30 PM 
Location: Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Room 346 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana
Speaker: Albert Russell Ascoli, Italian Studies, University of California – Berkeley
Sponsor: Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Cost: Free and open to the public

March 30
How to Kill Entrepreneurship: England before 1660, France before 1789, China before 1978, India before 1991, and the Lessons Learned
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Faculty
Speaker: Deirdre N. McCloskey, UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication
Sponsor: Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Abstract: Deirdre N. McCloskey will be speaking to students in BADM 446, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Formation, and BADM 395, Entrepreneurship: New Growth Ventures, on the societal environment that has allowed entrepreneurship to flourish. Some additional seating is available.

April 2
International Festival 2011
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Krannert Center, Lobby
Contact: kran-tix@illinois.edu; 217/333-6280
Cost: Free
It’s a Festivale! Spring celebrations flow through the Lobby as it exudes the sights, sounds, and sensations of a street fair set in towns all around the world.

April 4 - 5
Interdisciplinary Research, Teaching, and Outreach for Global Safe Water: Improving Supply, Sanitation, and Management
Time: April 4 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) and April 5 (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
Location: 5602 Beckman Institute
Abstract: The need for clean water and improved sanitation systems is a common global theme, but localized influences (pathogens and chemical contamination, unreliable water supplies, competition for water, economic development, beliefs, political institutions and their boundaries) all contribute to a complex problem that demands interdisciplinary understanding and integrated solutions. A new globallocal perspective needs to incorporate a broader range of scientists and engineers, together with economists, sociologists, and political scientists in an integrated process. One goal of the workshop is to connect research, teaching, and outreach around the common theme of safe water. This event is part of a larger effort to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration on our campus.
The workshop will bring together numerous disciplines to address the challenges and potential solutions for globallocal safe water and sanitation needs. This workshop will seek to identify the major challenges/barriers to delivering safe water and sanitation and explore potential synergies between disciplines. Speakers in four themed sessions will be asked to make brief presentations on their respective areas and to help identify critical challenges and opportunities for the future. Subsequent interactive discussions will look to identify a common foundation of expertise and experience among the participants. The second day, the program will focus on student activities including undergraduate and graduate projects.
For more information contact: George Czapar, Illinois State Water Survey,
gfc@illinois.edu or Benito Mariñas, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, marinas@illinois.edu
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is required.

April 13
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture: “Challenges for Monetary Policy in the EMU"
Time: 4 - 5 PM (Reception to follow)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Conference Center), One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO (Complimentary parking is available.)
Speaker: Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Both the lecture and reception are free of charge, but you must register to attend. Seating is limited, so we recommend registering without delay. The registration deadline is April 8.
Professor Weber has been president of the Deutsche Bundesbank since April 2004 and, in this capacity, has also served as a member of the ECB's Governing Council. He is stepping down from these positions at the end of April. He will be a visiting professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business starting in June.
For more information
, contact Denise Cain at 314-444-8567 or Denise.A.Cain@stls.frb.org

Registration Deadline: April 15
IFLIP Summer 2011
The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) for Summer 2011.
Courses are held for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from Monday, May
16, through Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-noon or 5-8 p.m.  They are taught by advanced graduate students or faculty.
Courses focus on conversational skills, travel preparation and language survival skills.  There is minimal homework, no attendance policy, and no academic credit.  Each class must have a minimum of 10 participants.
Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment by April 15 are subject to
cancellation.  Registration fees will be refunded in full for classes cancelled due to limited enrollment. Instruction will be offered in the following languages from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted: Elementary Chinese, Elementary French (9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate French, Elementary German, Elementary Modern Greek (5-8 p.m.), Elementary Italian, Elementary Japanese, Elementary Portuguese, Elementary Russian, Elementary Spanish 9 a.m.- noon and 5-8 p.m.), Intermediate Spanish and Advanced Spanish.
Participants can self-place based on the following guidelines:
*Elementary - for those with no prior experience or formal training in the language. *Intermediate - for those with the equivalent of one year of college-level instruction in the language *Advanced - for those with the equivalent of two or more years of college-level instruction in the language.
The cost for U. of I. students is $100; for U. of I. faculty, staff, and retirees, $125; and for the public, $150.  Payments must be made at the time of registration.
Cancellations after April 15 will be assessed a $25 fee.  There will be no refunds after Monday, May 16.
For online registration and payment, please visit: http://www.slcl.illinois.edu/iflip/
For more information, contact SLCL@illinois.edu.

April 19  
Scandinavian Film Night - Arn: The Knight Templar (Arn: Tempelriddaren)
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Location: 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge) Foreign Languages Bldg.
Director: Peter Flinth (2007)
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Abstract: An epic tale of a Swedish Knight sent to the Holy Land who returns to help his family fight for the crown.

: Scandinavian Club and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department.

Fellowships & Awards Deadlines: March 30 and September 30, 2011
The Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship Programme
This program provides a framework for established academics with an international reputation to spend 3-10 months at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Fellows carry out their research in one of the Institute's four departments (Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences). The monthly grant is €3000. Fellows should speak at least two EU languages, one of which should be English.

Deadline: April 4, 2011
The Maria Pia Gratton International Award
The Maria Pia Gratton International Award is awarded annually to an outstanding female graduate student from a country outside of the United States. Preference is given to a student who has had a limited opportunity to participate in international travel. This award provides a tuition waiver and a stipend of $10,000 to enable the student to have an academic and cultural experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
The Maria Pia Gratton International Award is funded in honor of the late Maria Pia Gratton. Those who knew Pia knew her to be a beautiful woman, a caring mother, a loving wife, a dependable co-worker, a true friend, a conscientious student, a patient teacher, and a daring traveler. This award continues Pia's memory with a living tribute to her life.
Please contact Jessica Sheets at jsheets@illinois.edu with questions.

Deadline: April 8, 2011
Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies: "Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice"
(July 17 - 29, 2011)
The DAAD Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications to the 11th Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies (TASI). The Institute brings together 12 German or other European, and 12 North American advanced graduate students for an intensive two-week seminar on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
The 2011 topic is "Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice."  The 2011 multi-disciplinary faculty leaders are Patricia Lorcin (History; University of Minnesota) and Aberrahmane Moussaoui (Anthropology; University of Provence, France). They will be joined by guest speaker Ruth Mandel (Anthropology; University College London, UK).
The Institute offers a diverse mix of seminar discussions of key readings, research presentations by guest faculty and fellows, and informal discussions of fellows' research projects. The international faculty team encourages applications from young scholars in the social sciences and humanities who are eager to situate their own projects at the intersection of the four main strands in the scholarly literature on violence.
All selected students will receive fellowships. A reading knowledge of French is required.

Deadline: June 20, 2011
New Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Program
The Leibniz Association and DAAD are running a new international fellowship program. With the Leibniz DAAD Research Fellowship Program, up to 15 excellent international post-docs can conduct research for one year at one of the 87 Institutes of the Leibniz Association of their choice.
The Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Program is open to qualified post-docs from all over the world who completed their doctorate not longer than two years ago.

Albert Einstein Fellowship
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing extraordinary work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the gardener`s cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

Summer Programs

Deadline: April 30, 2011
New summer program at the University of Bremen: German Language and the History of Emigration to America
Program dates: June 6 – July 1, 2011
Since the 19th century, seven Million emigrants have undertaken the journey from the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany to the United States. This major pathway of immigration is the main focus of this summer program on the history of emigration and the role of Bremen and Bremerhaven. You will visit the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven and you will be able to track down your own family history as project work (however, German family background is not required for the program). Lectures will cover topics such as German history, history of emigration, migration of today and multicultural issues. German language courses are offered on at least two different levels and will cover 60 hours out of 105 hours in total.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
4:30 - 5:30 PM on every other Thursday
Bulgarian Association Conversation Table
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon in Urbana
Every Thursday from 6 to 7 PM
The Pause Café: French Conversation Hour
Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Nevada
5:30 - 7 PM every Thursday 
All levels of French welcome and encouraged 
Cosmo Coffee Hours @ the YMCA
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA
Free and open to everyone
At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served.

March 31: Polish
April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries

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European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building, MC-429 | 910 S. Fifth St. | Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-7515 | Fax: (217) 333-6270
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