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Fall 2011 December 5 - 9
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EUC Events

FRIDAY, December 9
Euro Challenge Teacher Orientation Workshop
Time: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high schools students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The program introduces students of global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies economics and offers a unique experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.
The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America. It is managed by Working in Support of Education and run with the help of regional partner organizations. The program is run by the University of Illinois European Union Center, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in Illinois.
For more information, please click here.

Highlights from the EUC Blog

Read more about the following topics on the EUC Blog and join the discussion:
-- EU-US Relations Web Documentary
-- The Libyan Revolution: Context and Implications
-- The Muddied Waters of Environmental Policy in the EU and US
-- Discussing the Mediterranean Initiative on Campus

Spring & Summer Courses

Selected Courses Relevant to EU Studies
For a list of courses with content related to European Union studies, please visit EUC’s course webpage. This webpage is intended as a service for students and faculty. Please note that this list is not necessarily exhaustive; we welcome suggestions for inclusion of additional courses.
Faculty members: would you like us to add a course to this list? Please fill out a brief web form with information about your course(s). The EU Center will update this page periodically as we receive information about available courses.



Winter Break Program

Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP) Winter Session
Deadline for registration: December 9, 2011
Dates: January 3-13, 2012
IFLIP is a unique learning opportunity offered during the summer and winter breaks.
Open to members of the University community and to the general public.
Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day, for two weeks (except holidays).
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.
Register here by December 9, 2011. 
For more information, click here or contact SLCL@illinois.edu


First Interdisciplinary Languages, Literatures & Cultures Graduate Conference: “Europe’s Dis/integration: Place, Belonging and Identity across and beyond Europe”
Dates: April 20 – 22
Location: McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Keynote speaker: Jeroen Dewulf, University of California – Berkeley
McGill's First Interdisciplinary Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Student Conference seeks to question and discuss the making of a pan-European identity as well as to reflect on the impact of Europeanism in the world. In discussing these questions, the conference will also yield a forum for examining the proliferation of homeland narratives across and beyond Europe, and for exploring issues uniting or dividing continental, national, and regional loyalties.

Graduate Student Conference: “The European Union in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges”
Dates: April 13 – 14
Location: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
This spring, the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois is hosting a graduate student conference entitled The European Union in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges, from April 13-14 on the Champaign-Urbana campus.  See the Call for Abstracts for information on the conference’s objectives, acceptable paper and poster submissions, registration and travel reimbursements. 

UACES 42nd European Studies Conference: “Old Borders – New Frontiers”
Dates: September 3 – 5
Location: Passau, Germany
The event will be a three-day international conference hosted by the Department for Cultural Studies at the University of Passau. It will bring together academics and practitioners working in all areas of European Studies including law, economics, geography, history, sociology, public policy and politics.We'll also be marking the 50th Anniversary of the JCMS at Passau with a number of commemorative events.


Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities in Germany
Deadline: January 31, 2011
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund up to 12 American post-docs in the humanities spending a year at academic institutions in Germany. The Post-doctoral Fellowships at German Universities and Research Institutes are provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation in close cooperation with the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the National Museums in Berlin, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the German National Library in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the German Archive of Literature in Marbach, and the Center of Excellence in Konstanz.
The fellowships are granted for 9 - 12 months and aim at supporting post-doctoral studies at the above-mentioned universities and institutes as well as at universities or research institutes of the candidate’s choice.

Conversation Groups & Coffee Hours

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table
Dates: Every other Wednesday, beginning September 28th
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana

Bulgarian Conversation Table
Dates: Every Friday
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana

French Conversation Hour (Pause Café)
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 7:00PM
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon (at corner of Goodwin Ave.)
Contact: Michael Foster, mfoster2@illinois.edu
Pause Café will not meet on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and the final meeting for fall semester will be on Thursday, Dec. 8.

German Conversation Hour (Konversationsgruppe)
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Array Café, Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), 1206 W Gregory Drive, Urbana
Contact: Adam Chambers, achambe6@illinois.edu

Greek Conversation Table (LOGOS)
Dates: Every second week starting Tuesday, September 13
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Contact:  Nikos Vergis, vergis1@illinos.edu

Italian Conversation Table (Allora Gruppo d’italiano)
Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Espresso Royale, 1117 W Oregon St., Urbana
Contact: Michelle Cozzini, mcozzini20@gmail.com

Portuguese Convo Table (Bate-Papo)
Dates: Every other week (1st meeting was on 9/7/2011)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30PM
Location: Foreign Language Building Rm. 1024, 707 South Mathews Ave., Urbana

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!

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