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Spring 2011 May 2-6
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May 5
Znaniecki Lecture 2011
Speaker: Saskia Sassen,Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
Time: 2:00 PM
Room 126 LIS 501 E. Daniel St. Champaign
Abstract: Saskia Sassen’s research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established truths.
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Summer Events

Application Deadline: May 16, 2011
EUC 2011 Summer Curriculum Development Workshop:  “Destination Europe: Immigration and European Integration”
Dates: June 22-25, 2011
Location:  Urbana, Illinois
The University of Illinois’ European Union Center (EUC) invites K-12 and community college educators to take part in this 3 1/2-day workshop to develop a more effective curriculum on immigration issues and controversies in Europe. These materials may be incorporated into a variety of courses, such as foreign language, world geography, world cultures, world/US history, politics, economics, and business. While all K-16 teachers are welcome, the curriculum materials are geared mainly towards high school and community college education. The workshop will feature presentations from University of Illinois faculty and other specialists.

Related Events

May 5, 2011
National and International Scholarships Program - Fulbright Workshop

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location: Room 66 Main Library (enter down the stairs from Wright Street)
Contact: David Schug & Laura Hastings
Email: topscholars@illinois.edu
Sponsor: National and International Scholarships Program
Abstract: Are you a junior, senior, or graduate student who may be interested in research, study, or teaching abroad? If so, you could be a Fulbright Scholar! The Fulbright funds one-year programs for U.S. citizens in 140 different countries. Please come to a workshop hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
The workshop will include advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients and help students prepare materials for the Fulbright Priority Application Deadline of July 1, 2011. Students must begin working on their applications this summer to fund Fulbright experiences beginning fall 2012.

Congratulations to
(Foreign Languages &
Area Studies) Fellows
Dinah Armstead, Ed. Policy, Arabic
Allyce Husband, EU Studies, Italian
Danail Koev, Political Science,
Devon Lechtenberg, Geography, Czech
Alexandra  Lively, EU Studies, Portuguese
Katie O'Dowd, EU Studies, Portuguese
Hristova Rumyana, GSLIS,
Matthew Spears, Political Science, Turkish
Sandra Spears, Social Work, Turkish
Lauren Turk, EU Studies, French
Erik Vickstrom, EU Studies, Swedish

Joshua Erb, LAS/Global Studies, Arabic
Cristian Garcia, General Studies, Italian
Ranya Hasan, Psychology, Arabic

Alexandru Balas, Political Science, Turkish
Christina Ceisel, Communication, Spanish
Heba Elayan, Urban Plan./Law, Arabic
Lauren Hansen, German, Polish
Amos Lieberman, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, Arabic
Michelle Salerno, Theatre, Italian
Jerry Vassalla, EU Studies, Turkish

Jacqueline Schiffer, Music, Italian
Awards Deadline: May 16, 2011
THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration
The THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration distinguishes an excellent piece of work of a junior researcher in the field of European integration, which analyses an ongoing challenge for the European Union and its member states.
The rewarded work will be a Ph.D. thesis or a publication in a major journal (published within the last three years from application deadline). Disciplines covered include especially – but not exclusively – political or social sciences. There is no nationality or geographical criteria for selection. THESEUS accepts both direct applications and nominations through third parties.
The award is endowed with 3000 € and the winner will be involved into the activities of the THESEUS network. The public presentation will take place in December 2011.

Seminars &

Application Deadline: May 31, 2011
European Summer School 2011: What Europe in 2020?
Dates: July 9-19, 2011
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract: The European Summer School 2011 (ESS 2011) "Europe in 2020 - Ever Closer, Ever Larger?" focuses on perspectives of the European integration in this decade. The courses will emphasize the particular situations of Central European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) and try to answer the question to which extent the division of ideas and visions of old and new EU member states remain. Participants of the ESS 2011 will learn and discuss the different issues of individual policies.

Challenges to a Union and Dilemmas of Diversity: The Euro as a Central, Contested Symbol in the EU
Dates: July 7-9, 2011
Location: European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Abstract: This academic conference is co-organized by Mellon Professor Andrew J. Strathern and Dr. Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern), University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology.
The monetary aspect of the European Union has recently come under severe stress, following global problems of finance and economics generally. The stress has impacted the central institutions of the EU and its monetary policies. It has also been accompanied by considerable social unrest and political protests in those countries most adversely affected. In the past there have been problems of legitimacy for the EU, especially vis-a-vis its constituent nation-states and their populations. The latest crises hit at the heart of this problem of legitimacy in terms of one of the core symbols at stake, that is the Euro currency itself, and the mechanisms for supporting it. News coverage tends to focus on the centralized aspects of such a problem, but it is vital to know how all this affects the practical lives, sentiments, and aspirations of people, including those in positions far from the centers of power or in countries at the edge of effective power. 
A grass-roots or bottom-up view of how the currency is viewed in a number of EU countries would provide valuable perspectives on EU problems in general. Examples could come from the Baltic States, e.g. Estonia, which is just about to enter the Euro currency structure, Belgium, Denmark which remains outside of the Euro currency, Poland, especially Greece, and potentially also Portugal or Spain. Views from the peripheries often tell us much also about centers, and the conference will aim to tap in to local, ethnographic, historical, and anthropological expertise to obtain pictures of these views of what has rapidly become a very urgent problem for the future of the EU as well as an important topic for anthropological analysis. Ireland is a significant case study, because of the difficulties which have emerged in Ireland after the collapse of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy.

Internships &

Deadline: May 3, 2011
Position Announcement: New Chair in EU Institutions at the LSE
Applications are invited to the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at LSE's European Institute.
The Chair will offer academic leadership in 'European Union politics' defined broadly to include, inter alia, the politics of the EU's institutions; of multi-level governance and networks; of processes of Europeanisation; of market regulation and public policy.
For the European Institute, please click here.

Deadline: May 13, 2011
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Employment and Internship Opportunities
Applicants from all majors and academic disciplines are welcome.
The following positions might be of special interest to students:
Entry Level Hiring Event - Program Administration Career Opportunities 20111914 Multiple Locations
Entry Level Hiring Event - Intelligence Analysis & Scientific Career Opportunities 20111913 Multiple Locations Entry Level Hiring Event - Information Technology Career Opportunities 20111915 Multiple Locations
We have opening for full time professional positions at our offices in St Louis and the Washington DC area; and paid internships. NGA has a sizable number of openings for students and recent graduates, most graduates without experience can expect to start around $35,000 - $55,000, plus full benefits, including training and educational benefits. Details at our website https://www.nga.mil. Contact: Juan Deguara: Recruitment@nga.mil

Fall Courses Scandinavian Courses in Fall 2011
Pillage, plunder, take what you like!
A veritable smörgåsbord of Scandinavian course offerings awaits you next fall.  Many SCAN courses are Gen Ed requirements and are cross-listed in a variety of other departments, so this could be a very practical detour in your college studies.  For a complete catalog, click here.
Courses include:
SCAN 101:  Beginning Scandinavian I (Swedish)  
12:00-12:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 103:  Intermediate Scandinavian I (Swedish)
1:00-1:50 PM, MTWR
SCAN 225:  Vikings to Volvos: Scandinavian Culture
10:00-10:50 AM, MWF  
SCAN 251:  Viking Mythology
11:00-11:50 AM, MWF  
SCAN 252:  Viking Sagas in Translation
2:00-2:50 PM, MWF  
SCAN 490:  Films of Ingmar Bergman
3:00-4:50 PM, MW 

Modern Greek Fall 2011 Courses
GRKM 201: Elementary Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 5 credit hours.
GRKM 403: Intermediate Modern Greek I
FALL 2011 / 4 credit hours

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 (March 3)
Contact Marina Filipovic, mfilip8@illinois.edu
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 
Conversation Table LOGOS
Practice conversational Greek with native speakers. For more information please contact Nikos Vergis at vergis1@illinois.edu

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