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Spring 2013
 February 25 - March 1

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Modern Greek Studies Lecture

Feb. 25, 7:30pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge
1080 FLB
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

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Yossipon and Jewish Nationalism in Greece (19th and 20th Centuries)

Speaker: Steven Bowman, Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati

  Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

SIP Colloquium

Feb. 27, 4:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge 
1080 FLB 
707 S. Mathews, Urbana 

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kirmenThis is not a novel: on the process of writing of my novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao

Speaker: Kirmen UribeSpanish author

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

African Studies Lecture

Feb. 28, 12:00pm

Heritage Room,
ACES Library
1101 S. Goodwin

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ghana 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.

JACS Symposium

March 1-2
All Day

Room 314A
Illini Union

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jacsJoint Area Centers Symposium (JACS):The Future of Waste

Speakers: Catherine Alexander (Anthropology, University of Durham, UK ), Stephanie Foote (English and Gender Studies, UIUC), Nicky Gregson (Geography, University of Durham, UK), Darrin Durant (Geography ,York University), Daniel Schneider (NRES, UIUC), Janet Kalish (freegan.info, New York City), Michelle Schmidt (Sociology, UIUC), Steven Sonka (Director of ADM Institute on Post-harvest Loss, UIUC), Zsuzsa Gille (Sociology, UIUC).

Symposium website.

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

    Upcoming Events

Jean Monnet Lecture Series

March 4, 12:00pm

Levis Faculty Center, 2nd Floor
919 W. Illinois St.

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Mediterranean Networks: Connecting People, Ideas and Cultures Across Time

Speaker: Miriam Cooke, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

Abstract & Speaker Bio

CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

March 5, 7:30pm

Knight Auditorium,
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St.

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Brotherlands: A Family History of the European Nations

Speaker: Timothy Snyder, History, Yale University

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

March 7, 7:30pm

Knight Auditorium,
Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St.

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Leveraging Science and Technology to Transform International Security: The Social Responsibility of Engineers and Scientists

Speaker: Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

Jean Monnet Lecture Series

March 8, 12:00pm

1002 Lincoln Hall

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Between Home and Homeland: Migration and National Dilemmas across the Bulgarian-Greek Border in the Early Twentieth Century

Speaker: Theodora Dragostinova, History, Ohio State University

Abstract & Speaker Bio

Film Festival

March 9-10

Art Theatre
126 W. Church St.

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  2nd Annual Champaign Greek Film Festival

Advanced tickets,
and additional information.


Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

EUC Movie Night

March 14, 6:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge 
1080 FLB 
707 S. Mathews, Urbana 

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Patrik 1,5 (Patrik Age 1.5) - Sweden, 2008


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

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

Co-sponsored by the Scandinavian Club.

  Related Events

Film Screening

 Feb. 27, 6:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge 
1080 FLB 
707 S. Mathews, Urbana



Peppermint - Greece, 1999

Free pizza and soft drinks will be available.

Presented by the Department of Linguistics (Language Program Film Series) in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Program.

Info Session for New MA in Translation and Interpreting

 March 11

Reading Room
Levis Faculty Center



You are invited to a reception and information session for the new MA in Translation and Interpreting. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the program and to meet the faculty and prospective students.

The reception will be held on March 11, 2013 from 4-5:30 in the Reading Room at the Levis Faculty Center on the University of Illinois campus.

For updates on the program please consult the Translation Studies website.

Please confirm your attendance by March 6, 2013 to Elizabeth Mosley.

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship Awarded to Professor George Ross

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce that Professor George Ross is the 2012 recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship , for his book The European Union and its Crises: Through the Eyes of the Brussels Elite, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The Larry Neal Prize was initiated by the EU Center at Illinois to recognize excellent research conducted by affiliated faculty of the EU Centers of Excellence located throughout the United States and Canada.

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Call for Applications


Postdoc positions at CERGU, Sweden

For more information about CERGU, affiliated researchers and their research, see http://www.cergu.gu.se .



Pre-doc Researcher at IHS Vienna

Contact:  Sarah Christian

Summer Programs in Europe

Olympia Summer Academy in Conflict and Peace Studies
July 4 - 15, 2013 | International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia, Greece
Contact: olympia@navarinonetwork.org



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Early bird, April 30; Final, May 15
Prague Summer Schools 2013
Seven-day Sessions: 29 June – 6 July 2013 &  6-13 July, 2013
For questions, please email info@praguesummerschools.org



European Integration Summer School
June 24 - August 7, 2013 | University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
For further information, inquiries and registration please consult website.

Summer Course in Italy

Global Studies 298: Nomads & Settlers: The representation of human migration from the Middle Ages to Globalization
Location: Pavia, Italy
Dates: May 16 – 29, 2013
Contact: Adam Heinz , Study Abroad Advisor

Second 8-week Course

vikingSCAN 215: Madness, Myth and Murder

From contemporary crime novels and TV thrillers, to vampire stories, to Vikings and trolls, to early twentieth century Gothic tales, Scandinavian literatures are full of exciting avenues for scholarly exploration. This survey course focuses (broadly) on the achievements of major Scandinavian writers and filmmakers from 1850 to today. As much as possible we will favor the thematic over the chronological, and this thematic investigation will be focused on issues of madness, murder, and myth. As such, our reading (and viewing) will investigate a broad range of Scandinavian cultural aspects, historical and contemporary, in order to offer a representative sample of Scandinavian literature.

Questions should be directed to Germanic@illinois.edu.

Cosmo Coffee Hours

cosmoWeekly Cosmo Coffee Hours

At these informal gatherings, coffee, tea, and homemade ethnic desserts are served. Coffee Hours are good opportunities to meet people from around the world and learn about other cultures. Read about a recent Cosmo Coffee Hour on our blog.

Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the University Y's Murphy Lounge. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming coffee hours are:
February 28 – Nigeria
March 7 – Mexico
March 28 – Bulgaria
April 4 – Sierra Leone
April 11 – Peru
April 18 – Philipines

Contact: cosmo@universityymca.org



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