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In this issue:
- EUC Events
- Upcoming Events
- Related Events
- EUC Grants & Competitions
- Travel grants for Translation Study Abroad
-- Study Abroad in Istanbul
- Announcements

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Spring 2012 February 6 - 10
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EUC Events

TUESDAY, February 7
EUC Visiting Scholar Lecture:  “Europeanization of Turkish NGOs: Opportunities and Challenges”
Time:  1:30pm
Location:  Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Bldg.
Speaker: Özge Zihnioglu
Speaker bio:  Özge Zihnioğlu received her Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. She has been involved in academic environments in different countries and most recently she was awarded a fellowship at Yale University. Along with her academic studies, Zihnioğlu took part in several projects funded by national or European agencies. Her research interests include civil society development, third sector research, Europeanization studies and approaches to norm diffusion.

WEDNESDAY, February 8
Campus Resources for International Careers
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 213 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana
REGISTER AThttps://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8241966

This workshop features campus resources for students who are interested in learning more about how to pursue an international career, or who want to broaden their global experience by participating in a study abroad program or internship. Sessions include panels with representatives from a wide range of campus units and organizations who provide practical tips and advice on international careers. 
Topics covered:
-- International Engagement
-- International Study with internships
-- Where to find international opportunities
-- Scholarships for international study
-- Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
-- ACDIS travel and research scholarships and Certificate in Global Security
-- Certificate in Global Business Culture

Sponsored by: Center for African Studies (CAS); Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS); Center for Global Studies (CGS); Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER); Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS); Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies(CSAMES); European Union Center (EUC); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) 

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, February 14
EUC Valentine’s Day Special Event: Fall in Love with Europe All Over Again!
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
Celebrate valentine's day with the EU Center's short film festival, featuring short films about love from Europe! We'll also be hosting a team Jeopardy game around Valentine's Day history and fun facts, so bring your friends and win great EU-themed prizes! Learn more!

FRIDAY, February 17
EU Center of Excellence Director Lecture Series: Framing Inequality: Race and Class as Metaphors for Gender in the United States, Germany and the European Union
Speaker: Myra Marx Feree, Martindale-Bascom Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for German and European Studies, Director the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
: In this talk, I draw attention to the ways that struggles for gender equality have intersected with those for class and race justice and continue intersectionally to shape the meaning of all forms of inequality. To illustrate this, I contrast the race-centered framing of gender equality as the outcome of dismantling stereotypes and ending discrimination that dominates in the US with the class-centered framing of gender equality as the outcome of effective government actions to promote women’s full participation in governance and equal inclusion in the distribution of social goods that characterizes Germany. I suggest that the EU mixes these models in a uniquely hybrid model which offers both potential and risks for actually reducing inequalities in its member states. I point to the problems of growing class inequality in the US and growing racialization of religious minorities in Europe as intersecting dangerously with gender inequalities in both parts of the world.
Please RSVP at (217) 265 – 7515 or kimrice@illinois.edu. Lunch provided – BYO beverage. 

Related Events

Information Sessions for Internship Program in Paris, France
Date: Tuesday, February 7
Times: Session #1: 1:30-2:30pm; Session #2: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: rm. 232, International Studies Bldg., 910 S 5th St.
Presenter: Tim Carlson, Co-Director, Paris Field Study and Internship Program
IFE, a French not-for-profit educational organization, offers Field Study and Internship programs in Paris, Strasbourg and Brussels. The Field Study and Internship program makes use of the professional workplace as an ideal cross-road for encountering France, Belgium and Europe today, as well as an opportunity to carry out a field research project related to the student-intern's academic or career goals. The program includes intensive classroom preparation, a three-month full time internship chosen to match each student's objectives, a guided independent study on a topic closely tied to the intern's mission, and a structured framework of accompaniment throughout the semester. IFE works with students from all major fields and career tracks.  This program has a minimum 200-level French language eligibility requirement.
E-mail your RSVP to attend an Information Session by no later than Monday, February 6th, to Sherry Danielson, Coordinator for International Projects in Europe, Study Abroad Office.

Nordic Film Nights, arranged by the student Scandinavian Club and the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures!
All films will be shown with English subtitles in Lucy Ellis Lounge (room 1080) in the Foreign Languages Bldg.
February 1st at 7pm
“Troll Hunter”
(André Øvredal, Norway, 2010)
February 15th at 7pm
“Evil” (Ondskan)
(Mikael Håfström, Sweden, 2003)
March 14th at 7pm
(Lars von Trier, Denmark 1991)
April 18th at 7pm
“Cold Fever” (Á köldum klaka)
(Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Iceland, 1995)
May 2nd 18th at 7pm
“Adam’s Apples” (Adams æbler)
(Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 2005)

Grants & Competitions Available from the EUC

Grants, Calls for Proposals and Competitions available from the European Union Center in Spring 2012
Thanks to the European Union Center’s Department of Education Title VI Grant and the European Union Center of Excellence Grant from the European Commission, the EUC is pleased to offer various funding opportunities, calls for proposals, and competitions to the greater University of Illinois (UI) community and beyond.
For more information about the available calls for UI facultygraduate students, and undergraduate students, as well as opportunities for non-UI scholars of the EU and K-12 educators, please visit http://www.euc.illinois.edu/funding/RFPs.html

2012 Translation Study Abroad Program & Travel Grants

Center for Translation Studies pleased to announce travel grants for 2012 Translation Study Abroad Program
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center

The Center for Translation Studies is pleased to announce travel grants for the 2012 Translation Study Abroad Program, Translation in the European Union. The grant will reimburse travel costs (airfare and hotel) up to $500.  Students must register for the program, complete the course, and provide travel receipts before the grant can be disbursed. LAS study abroad scholarships of $500 are also available to ALL LAS study abroad students. Inquire with the study abroad office.
Please send a one-page application to the attention of Professor Elizabeth Lowe, Director, Center for Translation Studies, by February 15, 2012 (elowe@illinois.edu). The application letter should detail the reasons why this program is of interest to you and how you will apply the experience to your studies and career plans.  Be sure to have completed the registration for the course prior to sending the letter. Only registered students will be considered for the grant. Please register at www.studyabroad.illinois.edu

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: LAS 490 Translation Study Abroad Translation in the EU
Locations: Paris, Strasbourg, Brussels
Dates: May 13-27
Cost: $2500 (estimated)
Contact: Patricia Phillips-Batoma, Instructor (pphillip@illinois.edu) or Elizabeth Lowe, Director CTS (elowe@illinois.edu)
The purpose of this two week intensive study abroad course is to expose students to the dynamics of the geo-political environment of the European Union and provide hands-on experience with the translator's role and responsibility as mediator and communicator in today's European multi-lingual and multicultural societies. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any major. The course is of particular interest to students in foreign languages, cultures, and linguistics, political science, international studies, European Union Studies, global studies, law and business. The program consists of behind the scenes visits to international agencies and cultural sites relevant to language and culture studies. Cities visited will include Paris, Strasbourg, and Brussels. The experience can lead to internships in international agencies. Agencies included on the itinerary: UNESCO, NATO, European Parliament, European Commission, Directorate General of Translation of the EC.

Study Abroad in Istanbul

GLBL 298: Cultural Diversity in Modern Turkey (May 14-31, 2012)
This course is offered for the 6th time in Spring/Summer 2012! It runs in the second 8 weeks of the spring semester on campus, and two weeks (May 14-31, 2012) in Istanbul. The course focuses on cultural diversity of Turkey by examining the relationship between different cultural elements, which help us understand Turkish culture better. Some of the issues that will be explored from a global perspective are minorities and cultural richness, social classes and regional differences, immigration and changing cultural values, history and modernism, linguistic and ethnic divrsity, religious diversity  and secularism.
Registartion deadline: February 10, 2012
Program Fee: $2,450* for LAS students ($2,950 for other students)
* Includes airfare, 3 hotel accomodation, day trips, and all meals. No extra tuition cost! It is included in your Spring tuition.
No Turkish language is required!
Contact: Ercan Balci (Dept. of Linguistics) at ebalci@illinois.edu



Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships & Awards

Council for European Studies’ European Studies First Article Prize Competition
The Council for European Studies (CES) is calling for nominations for its inaugural European Studies First Article Prize Competition. Two prizes will be awarded in 2012, one to a scholar working in the humanities and one to a scholar working in the social sciences. These prizes will honor the writers of the best first articles on European studies published within a two-year period. A multi-disciplinary First Article Prize Committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winner. Each prize winner will receive $500 and public recognition on the Council's website and publications.  Award winners will be announced no later than May 15, 2012. To nominate an article for this prize, complete this First Article Prize Nomination Form. Each nominated article must meet the following criteria:
-- be the first article published by the nominee in the field of European Studies in a peer-reviewed journal;
-- be published between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011;
-- be the work of one author only or be an article on which the nominee is the first author; 
-- be authored by a member of the Council for European Studies or a faculty/student of an institution that is a member.
Nominations may be submitted by the publisher, editor, author, or admiring colleagues, and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated article.  (Articles should be directly attached to the nomination form.)  Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Jobs & Internships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: either April 10 or 20, depending on the internship’s starting date
2012 CIVITAS Summer Professional Internship Program (in English)
Dates: anytime between May 1 – July 31
Location: Warsaw, Poland
The summer internship program supervised by Collegium Civitas includes 25-30 hours of internship per week. Students can apply for a minimum of 4-week and up to 12-week internships, beginning anytime between May 1 and June 30. The summer internships end usually around July 31though it might be extended to August. Interested students can also register for credited academic and internship seminars and a Polish language course. The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland.  Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Civitas summer internship program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until April 10 or April 20 depending on the starting date of the internship. Inquiries about the program can be directed to Olena Tregub, Executive Director, Global Educational Leadership, at olenatregub@globaleducationleadership.org or 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application form and costs click here.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Dutch Conversation Table (Koffietijd)
Time: 3pm
Dates: every Wednesday
Location: Espresso Royal Café, 117 W Oregon St, Urbana
Contact: Neil Vander Most, vanderm1@illinois.edu
All Dutch speakers (or those looking to learn Dutch) are welcome!

German Conversation Hour: “Kaffeestunde”
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Dates: every Thursday
Location: Café Paradiso, 801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana
Contact: Adam Chambers, achambe6@googlemail.com

Greek Conversation Table: “LOGOS”
Time: 3:30pm
Dates: every second Tuesday (starting Jan. 24th)
Location: Espresso Royal Café, 117 W Oregon St, Urbana
Practice conversational Greek with native speakers!
Contact: Nikos Vergis, vergis1@illinois.edu

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm
Dates: every Wednesday
Location: Illini Union Courtyard Café, near Espresso Royale

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