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|Spring 2011||April 4 - 8|
Celebrate all things international April 11-17, 2011 on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
To become involved with International Week 2011, contact Nicole Tami at 333-1993 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Council for Social Studies Conference: Seeing Eye to Eye: Bringing International, National, and Local Perspectives to Social Studies
Time: 8 AM – 2 PM
Location: I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign
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||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, email@example.com or Benito Mariñas, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is required.
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)
Location: 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.
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.
Sponsors: Scandinavian Club and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department.
|Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes & Awards||The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) seeks nominations for 2011 prizes including:
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Awardhonors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field through scholarship, training, and service to the profession.
Deadline: May 6, 2011
Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.
USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies.
Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history.
Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.
Marshall Shulman Book Prize for outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.
Ed A. Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors.
Barbara Jelavich Book Prize for distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.
Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs. This prize was known as the Orbis Prize until 2011.
Deadline: May 15, 2011
Association for Women in Slavic Studiesfor works of scholarship: all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2010 and 15 April 2011.
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Society for Romanian Studies: First Biennial SRS Book Prize
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Graduate Student Essay Prize (outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.)
Deadline: May 15, 2011
The Bremen Research Scholarship
The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise.
The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.
Interested students should contact John Stephens (email@example.com) at the UNC Center for European Studies for more information before submitting an application.
Deadline: April 15, 2011
International Forum for U.S. Studies Graduate Scholar Affiliates Conference Awards
The International Forum for U.S. Studies: A Center for the Transnational Study of the United States, at UIUC, is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new Graduate Scholar Affiliate/Conference Awards for 2011-2012. Up to 10 awards, of up to $500 each, will be made available to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are matriculated as Ph.D. students on the UIUC campus. Funds are to help support conference travel to present student's own research on topics related to the United States. Preference will be given to students whose work/ interests has an international dimension. Students at all stages of their training are encouraged to apply. Some awards will be set aside specifically for students in the first three years of their programs. In addition to the monetary award, those graduate students selected will be appointed as a Graduate Affiliate of IFUSS for the year of their award.
|Calls for Papers & Applications||
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Deadline: April 15, 2011
|Workshops & Conferences||
Workshop: Implementing EU External Policy in Non-Member States
|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.
April 7: Pakistani
April 14: French
April 21: South Africa
April 28: Caribbean Countries