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Spring 2013
 February 11-15 

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EU Day

EUC Events this Week

Upcoming Events

Related Events EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    European Union Day 

EU Day

Feb. 15

10:00am -- Keynote
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2:00pm - Panel discussion
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Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
601 S. Lincoln,

Urbana, IL


Twelfth Annual EU Day, February 15

collins 10:00am-11:30am
"State of the European Union" Keynote Address
His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Reception to follow.

"Visions for a Future Europe" Panel Discussion with
Members of the Chicago Consular Corps

The roundtable will feature several European consular officials discussing their countries’ unique experiences with the European Union and transatlantic relations. Panelists will include:

Related Event:
Tuesday, February 12
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Focus 580 Radio Program with host Craig Cohen
Guest: Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the US
Focus 580 will be taking questions/comments via phone and social media. Listener call-in lines during the show: 217-333-9455 or toll-free 800-222-9455. You can also submit your questions via Email, Facebook or Twitter.

    EUC events this Week

2013 Prisms Global Health Lecture Series

Feb. 11

NCSA Auditorium
1205 W. Clark St.

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kenarov Viral Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention

Speaker : Dr. Nathan Wolfe , Stanford University DC

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

EUCE Arctic Initiative Lecture

Feb. 12

Lucy Ellis Lounge
1080 FLB
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Until the Sun Returns: Sami Cultural Resilience 

Speaker:  Troy Storfjell, Scandinavian Studies, Pacific Lutheran University

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-organized with Scandinavian Studies.

EUC Movie Night

Feb. 14

Lucy Ellis Lounge
1080 FLB
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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 Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) - France, 2010  

Join us for Spring 2013 European Movie Nights for four contemporary films from across the EU!

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

    Upcoming Events


Feb. 19

507 E Green, Room 411, Champaign

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Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): NATO: A Hammer in Search of a Nail

Prof. Taylor Seybolt
, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Gulnur Aybet, University of Kent; Prof. Ryan Hendrickson, Eastern Illinois University
Moderator: Ron Linden, Director, U. of Pittsburg EU Center of Excellence, European Studies Center

Abstract & Bios

Co-organized by the European Union Center and University of Pittsburgh.

REEEC New Directions Lecture Series

Feb. 21

ISB, Room 101
910 S Fifth St., Champaign

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bowmanDivided Historical Memory among Youth in Estonia:  Ethnic, Socioeconomic, Linguistic, and Political Sources of Ideational Cleavage

Speaker: Theodore Gerber , Sociology, UW-Madison

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Modern Greek Studies Lecture

Feb. 25

Lucy Ellis Lounge
1080 FLB
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Yossipon and Jewish Nationalism in 19th and 20th Century Greece

Speaker: Steven Bowman, Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati

  Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

African Studies Lecture

Feb. 28

Heritage Room,
ACES Library
1101 S. Goodwin

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Transnational Large-Scale Land Transactions, the Disappearing Commons and Livelihood Insecurities in Ghana: A Gender Perspective

Speaker:   Dzodzi Tsikata, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA), University of Ghana

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

  Related Events

Translation Studies

translation INFO SESSION
Translation Study Abroad: Translation in the European Union
February11, 12:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

Join us for lunch and learn more about the Translation Study Abroad program and how you can join us this summer in the EU. Contact: Elizabeth Mosley.

Translation Study Abroad course is co-sponsored by the European Union Center.  

ma Center for Translation Studies MA Program Will Open August 2013
MA in Translation and Interpreting

Specialization Tracks:
  • Translation for the Professions
  • Literary and Applied Literary Translation
  • Conference and Community Interpreting


  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

The Next Member State: Croatia's Path to the EU

On Jan 22, the Univ. of Illinois joined students and faculty at Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill; Univ. of Washington, the Univ. of California-Berkeley, and the Univ. of Pittsburgh in a videoconference on Croatia’s impending accession as the 28th member state of the EU. View the roundtable discussion here.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!




Univ. of Illinois Social and Behavioral Research Council (SBRC) Awards

Questions? Contact Monika Stodolska or Dr. Bill Bernhard (Chair of the SBRC).
SBRC Awards are co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Anna Jensen Memorial Scandinavian Award

A prize in the amount of $1,500 to facilitate study or research in Sweden in the Summer of 2013 or Academic Year 2013-14. To apply, please submit a 500-word application statement and include your most recent University of Illinois transcript (unofficial is fine). Ideal applicants are students who are have been taking Scandinavian courses, or who articulate plans to do so during their time of study abroad.

Questions? Contact Dr. Mark Safstrom

  Companies Hiring International Students

Connecting International Students to their Future Careers

INTLconnect uploaded a new list of companies who have hired UIUC international students for their OPT and CPT jobs in 2012. The data is divided into groups by majors. Click here to view the list.



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