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Spring 2013
 March 4-8 

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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

Related Event:
March, March 4; 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Focus Radio Program with host Jim Meadows. Guest: miriam cooke
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.

Jean Monnet Lecture Series is part of the EUC initiative on “Europe & the Mediterranean: Transnational Spaces and Integration”, partially funded by the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Module grant.

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

Jean Monnet Lecture Series is part of the EUC initiative on “Europe & the Mediterranean: Transnational Spaces and Integration”, partially funded by the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Module grant.

    Upcoming Events

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

Graduate College Career Services Lecture

March 4

Rm 1065, Lincoln Hall

phdThe Malleable PhD: More Jobs than You Think?

Have you ever wondered what else you might do  with your PhD in the humanities or social sciences?  Have no idea how people transition into successful  nonacademic careers?  Join us for lecture, discussion, and reception with  Dr. James Grossman,  Executive Director of the American Historical  Association and author of the recent article  “No More Plan B” which challenges the traditional  notion that a PhD prepares one exclusively for  academic careers.

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EUC Blog Highlights

Illinois High School Students Participate in the Annual European Union Center Essay Contest

In 2012, several high school students across the state of Illinois participated in an essay contest sponsored by the EUC. This annual competition is an opportunity for high-achieving high school students to showcase their knowledge on EU-US relations. This year’s topic was “Competition and Cooperation.”

The winning students, their families and teachers were invited to the EU Center’s EU Day Luncheon on February 15, 2013. The essay contest winners were recognized during an awards ceremony at the luncheon. 

The annual EU Day is the EU Center’s signature event. His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, delivered this year’s keynote “State of the European Union” address. Other distinguished guests included Consuls General and representatives from several European consulates in Chicago, and legislators from the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives.

Fore more information about the award winners and to read the winning essays, visit the EUC Blog .

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



Second 8-Week Course

europeGER199/GLBL199/EURO199: Europe in Trouble:  European Politics, Society, and Culture since 1945
March 11 – May 1
Monday / Wednesday / Friday
10-10.50 AM – Lecture
Thursday 5:00-7:00 PM – Film Screening
Professor: Carl Niekerk

Summer Course in the EU

translationTranslation Studies 401: Translation in the European Union
Brussels, Belgium & Paris and Strasbourg, France
EU Commission, Directorate General of Translation of the EC, NATO, UNESCO, European Parliament
May 13 - May 27, 2013
Contact: Patricia Phillips-Batoma

Summer Institutes


NEH Summer Institute, "The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship"
July 6-26, 2013

Our institute considers translation as a scholarly craft and a cultural dynamic, examining its historical, philosophical, political, and poetic dimensions through an introduction to translation studies and four case studies.

Contact: Program Coordinator, ander101@illinois.edu



SILMW: Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
June 10-August 3, 2013
Language Offerings: Arabic, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Wolo

SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World and interact with experts in this region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW will offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to enhance classroom instruction, provide additional channels for language contact and practice, and expose learners to the traditions of the Muslim World communities.

SILMW is co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

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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