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- Related Events
- Highlights from the EUC Blog
- Winter Course Abroad: Turkey
- Summer 2012 course: Stockholm & Svalbard
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Fall 2011 September 5-9
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EUC Events September 9
“A Comparison of Fiscal Integration and Centralization in the EU and USA”
Speaker: Gregor van der Beek, Visiting Scholar, European Union Center, University of Illinois
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

Upcoming Events

September 12-15
European Union Week @ ISU

Location: Illinois State University, Normal, IL
European Union Week (EU at ISU, September 12-15, 2011) is a series of events devoted to spreading knowledge of and raising questions about the European Union. The EU Week Project website also features EU courses and supporting material, reading lists, EU trivia, and EU essay contest.
Sponsored by Illinois State University in collaboration with the European Union Center at the University of Illinois.

Program Schedule
Monday, September 12, 3:00 PM, Prairie Room, Bone Student Center. Graham Paul, Consul General of France, will speak on “The European Union as an Agent of Peaceful and Democratic Change.”  Prof. Emanuel Rota (University of Illinois, Champaign) will respond.  The presentation will be followed by a public reception in the Prairie Room.   

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 PM, Main Floor (2nd fl.), Milner Library, Anne Mette Vestergaard, Deputy Chief of Mission, Danish Embassy, Washington D.C., will speak on “Green Europe.”           

Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 noon, First Floor West Lounge, Bone Student Center, Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, will speak on “Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Future.”    

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 PM, Stevenson 101.  A 40-minute documentary Film (What’s an Economy Good for, Anyway?) will be screened with a presentation on “Europe’s Alternative to Wall Street Capitalism” and an open discussion led by Steven Hill.           

Thursday, September 15, 3:00-4:00 PM, Prairie Room, Bone Center.  Thomas Geoghegan, author of Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? and the March 2010 Harper’s article “Consider the Germans,” will speak on “Work and Well-Being in Europe.”

September 13
“Europe or America or China: Which Has the Better Development Model for the 21st Century?”
Speaker: Steven Hill, Writer and Columnist, author of Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Steven Hill is a writer, columnist and political professional based in the United States with two decades of experience in politics. He is a frequent speaker at academic, government, NGO and business events, speaking on a wide range of topics related to politics, economics, climate change, global complexity, geo-strategy and trends. Mr. Hill is the author, most recently, of Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age (www.EuropesPromise.org), published in January 2010. His articles and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, and many other leading publications in the US and abroad. He writes a monthly column for Social Europe Journal. Mr Hill has appeared on international, national and local radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Pacifica, Sirius, Fox News and others, and he has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. He has extensive experience in political consulting and organizing, including strategic planning, policy analysis, government relations, media outreach, project management, community organizing, event production, and fundraising. He is a co-founder of FairVote and former director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation. Mr. Hill, who is a graduate of Yale University and Western Washington University/Fairhaven College, lives in San Francisco, CA. (full bio)

September 14
European Movie Night: “Millions” (Ireland, 2004)
Time: 6 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
Director Danny Boyle revisits a theme from his Shallow Grave and Trainspotting days -- greed -- but focuses on a much younger protagonist with this comedy drama. Millions opens with recent widower Ronnie (James Nesbitt) moving his two precocious sons to the suburbs. Missing his mother and the comforts of his old neighborhood, the young Damian (Alex Etel) builds a cardboard-box fort on the outskirts of the suburb, where one day his placid introvert existence is literally crushed by a giant gym bag full of thousands of pounds' worth of cash. Less concerned with the origin of the money than with how to spend it, Damian and his older brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), decide to keep it a secret from their father, which becomes an increasingly tricky proposition as the days pass. His conscience getting in the way of his spending, Damian debates the ethics of his ill-gotten gains with a handful of imaginary saints, and begins to try to spend his cash a little more altruistically. But his charitable deeds inadvertently attract the attention of a mysterious, threatening man who's desperate to get his hands on the money.”~ Hastings, Michael. "Millions (2004).” Fandango. Web. 15 August 2011.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the euro banknotes & coins with the EUC Fall 2011 European Movie Nights featuring four award-winning movies about how money changes everything!
Popcorn provided - BYO beverage.

September 23
“From Social Dynamics to Individual Support for the EU”
Speaker: Elizabeth Radziszewski, Visiting Scholar, European Union Center, University of Illinois
Time: 12 noon
Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

Related Events

Study Abroad Advising Sessions
Dates: September 5-9
Contact: 217-333-6322;sao@illinois.edu
Advising sessions allow you to:
-- Learn more about study abroad programs and ask questions of a full-time Study Abroad Office advisor.
-- Drop in at any point during the allotted times and stay for as long as you like.
-- The sessions are conducted in a group format, giving you the benefit of hearing the perspectives and questions of fellow students.

Scandinavian Club Interest Meeting
Date: September 6
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge – 1080 FLB
This is an important meeting, as the club officers will need your input regarding the scheduling of the Fall's activities, such as the Nordic Film Nights, social events (such as the excursion to the Reindeer Ranch), and more!!

Apply now for the Study Abroad Office's new program starting spring 2012 in Leuven, Belgium:
The KULeuven-Illinois Experience: Encountering Europe through the Lens of Social Science
* Alongside European and US peers, you will explore the social and demographic transitions of globalization.
* All students enroll in one core course on Family Dynamics and Population Change in Comparative Perspective.
* You will choose other courses that fit one of a range of academic pathways, such as Sociology and Policy, Anthropology, Political Science and Governance, or a multidisciplinary pathway.
* Many of the courses on the program have already been pre-approved for UIUC course credit and degree requirements.
* Economical program allows you to study abroad in Europe for less than the cost of studying at Illinois for a semester.
Learn more:
* Visit the program website for information on courses and course equivalents, dates, cost, and how to apply.
* Email the Study Abroad Office program coordinator, Moira Rogers, at moirargs@illinois.edu.
* Come talk to the program coordinator and the resident director, Gray Swicegood:
KULeuven Program Info Session
Wednesday, September 7
2:00 PM
Room 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science (Corner of Fifth St. and Daniel St.)

How to Finance Study Abroad Workshop
Date: September 8
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Materials Science & Engineering Building, Room 100 (1304 W. Green St., Urbana)
Contact: 217-333-6322; sao@illinois.edu
Things you will learn at this session:
-- How financial aid can apply to study abroad
-- How to find scholarship opportunities specifically for study abroad
-- How to put together an effective application for the I4I and IPS scholarships (the deadline for I4I and IPS scholarships for Winter Break programs 2100-12 and Spring 2012 is September 16, 2011).

Info Session for Business Study Abroad
Date: September 9
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 3001 BIF (Business Instructional Facility)
Speaker: Christine Gozdziak
Contact: Jennifer Frank (217-244-7245; jenfrank@illinois.edu)
Come and listen to students who've already studied abroad through the College of Business discuss their experiences. You will also learn how to apply for the various study abroad programs. You can see the options for semester programs here.
Apply at www.studyabroad.illinois.edu. If you cannot attend this meeting but are interested in studying abroad, arrange an appointment to meet with Dean Gozdziak in 1055 BIF.

Illinois International season premiere to air September 14 on UI-7
The season premiere of Illinois International will air in September on the Illinois campus network, UI-7. International Programs and Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with OCE-ATLAS Digital Media, produces Illinois International, a program featuring faculty experts and visiting scholars, that brings a heartland focus to the exploration of world affairs and globalization processes. Look for six new episodes during the 2011–12 academic year; view episodes online.

Highlights from the EUC Blog

Renewable Energy: Greece study abroad tour
Five University of Illinois students, funded in part by the EUC, visited Greece this spring to learn about renewable energy. They explored the difference in EU and US approaches to environmental sustainability, and experienced the Greek economic crisis along the way – check out their experience on the blog! Read more.

Winter Course Abroad:
Istanbul, Turkey
Global Studies 298: “Cultural Diversity in Modern Turkey”
This course will explore linguistic and cultural diversity of Turkey not only from a historical perspective but also from the lens of today. Program participants will visit and learn about both well-known historical sites and the ones known only by the locals to get a good grasp of how history shapes today's landscape and people's thinking. Because of the special geopolitical status of Istanbul, students will be able to get a better understanding of globalization, the interactions and conflicts between the East and the West, secularism and religion at the crossroads of history and modernity. 
Winter Courses Abroad are led by U of I Faculty over winter break and are great for students who are either not ready to go abroad for an entire academic year or semester, or for students facing other academic, familial, or financial obstacles to long-term study abroad experiences. To find out more, please feel free to attend the Winter Course Abroad Information Session and Social where you will hear from Illinois faculty leading some of the programs!

Summer 2012 Course: Stockholm & Svalbard Summer 2012 class planned to be offered in Stockholm
“Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic.” Students from Illinois and KTH will spend 5 weeks together in Stockholm taking an interdisciplinary course on the Arctic, including followed by a week-long excursion to Svalbard, north of the Arctic Circle.  Stay tuned for details as this course develops!

Scholarships, Grants &

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship – Faculty Field Competition
“The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is designed to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Senior scholars serve as Research Directors and identify research fields for groups of 12 graduate students. The Research Directors design two workshops: one, held in the spring, to prepare students to undertake summer research that will inform the design of their dissertation proposals; the other, held in the fall, to help students apply their summer research experiences to writing dissertation and funding proposals. Working together, Research Directors and graduate students help shape emerging fields in the humanities and social sciences.” (from website)

University of Chicago Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholarships
As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty as set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement, the University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS).
-Number of Scholarships: This year the Office of the Provost will award two 2-year postdoctoral scholarships to promising junior scholars in all fields.
-Salary and Other Support: Each postdoctoral scholarship will carry an annual salary of $60,000 and an annual research fund of $5,000. Postdoctoral scholars will be eligible for designated health-care and other benefit plans through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.
-Eligibility: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent by September 1, 2012 and must have received their degree no earlier than November 1, 2008.

American Council of Learned Societies’ Fellowships in East European Studies for AY 2011-12
For research related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Dissertation fellowships:

For graduate students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABDs)
Research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe
-- Writing fellowships for completing the dissertation outside of Eastern Europe after research is complete.
Early career postdoctoral fellowships:
For scholars before tenure, including independent scholars

Assistant Professor of Global/European History
Eckerd College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Global/European Colonial History to begin September 1, 2012. Ph.D. required. We seek someone who is both an excellent, innovative teacher, and active in research. Responsibilities include alternating with colleagues in teaching World and European History surveys and contributing upper-division courses that can serve both history majors and students in related programs. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the Atlantic World, Latin America, Africa, and/or India. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. All application materials (including a cover letter, CV, transcripts, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation) should be submitted electronically by November 15th to hartstbp@eckerd.edu or by mail to Barnet Hartston, Associate Professor of History, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at time of application. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Visiting Lecturer in Eastern European History
Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington
The Department of History seeks to hire a visiting lecturer in Eastern European History. This appointment is for two years, preferably beginning January 2012. PhD must be in hand by December 15, 2011. Area of specialization open; ability to teach courses in Modern Europe preferred. Review of applications will begin October 1, to be followed by phone interviews. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:
Peter Guardino Chair, Department of History
Indiana University Ballantine Hall 742
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.

Conversation Groups & Coffee Hours Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour
Dates: Every Thursday (Sept. 1 – Dec. 1)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale on the corner of Goodwin & Oregon
All Swedish speakers are welcome to join us each week for Swedish Conversation Group & Coffee Hour.  Välkommen!

Portuguese Convo Table (Bate-Papo)
Dates: Every other week
1st Bate-papo of Fall 2011 will take place on
Wednesday 9/7/2011 (Brazil’s Independence Day; special guests: São Paulo University Students)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Foreign Language Building ROOM 1024, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana

If you would like to announce an event through the EUC e-Weekly, please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to:
Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 | Fax: (217) 333-6270 | asozkan@illinois.edu

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
Web: www.euc.illinois.edu