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Spring 2013
 April 22-26

e-Weekly archive

In this issue

EUC FLAS Fellows

EUC Scholars in Residence

EUC Events this Week

Upcoming Events

EUC Blog Highlights  Announcements
    EUC FLAS Fellows

Congratulations to EUC Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows!


Michelle Asbill, EU Studies, Modern Greek
Brett Barkley, Urban and Regional Planning, Turkish
Caroline Clasby
, EU Studies, Arabic
Lance Clemens
, EU Studies/MBA, German
Chelsay Endres
, EU Studies, Turkish
Zachary Grotovsky
, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Polish
Brent Rosenstein
, EU Studies, French
Matthew Spears, Political Science, Turkish
Caroline Wisler, Landscape Architecture, Serbo-Croatian

Hephestion Bolaris
, Classics, Modern Greek
Cristian Garcia
, Political Science, Italian
Alexis Gonzalez, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Polish
Jennan Qato
, Anthropology, Arabic
Umara Yaqub
, Global Studies, Arabic

Levi Armlovich
, EU Studies/Law, Turkish
Michelle Asbill, EU Studies, Bulgarian
Lance Clemens, EU Studies/MBA, German
Jennifer Levy
, Political Science, Arabic
Paul Myers, Education Policy Organization and Leadership, Swedish
Brent Rosenstein, EU Studies, Arabic

Jennan Qato
, Anthropology, Arabic
Miranda Wickham, German/Political Science, Turkish

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers:
Europe Union Center
Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Global Studies

For more information about FLAS Fellowships and eligibility requirements, please visit the FLAS Fellowships at Illinois website.

    EUC Scholars in Residence

EUC Scholars in Residence Program


Fall 2013 Deadline: June 1, 2013
Spring 2014 Deadline: August 1, 2013

European Union Center Scholars in Residence

The European Union Center is soliciting applications from European and American scholars of the EU to serve as Scholars in Residence at the University of Illinois (UI). This opportunity allows for research and professional development for visiting scholars, strengthening ties between the EU Center and departments with similar goals in the U.S. and EU. Visitors will also benefit from the University of Illinois’ world class library system, working with the Center’s MA students and affiliated doctoral students, and partnering with leading faculty in various EU fields. Scholars should utilize their time at UI to work in collaboration with EUC faculty affiliates on relevant EU-focused research projects and to develop and improve courses and lectures on EU topics.

Request for Proposals

For information about current and former EUC Visiting Scholars, see our Visiting Scholars page.

    EUC Events this Week

The GMO Debate

April 24, 12:00pm

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

Add to Outlook Calendar


European and US Perspectives on the Science Behind the Precautionary Principle

Speaker: Gerhart Ryffel, Cell Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen

Abstract & Bio

Earth Day Panel Discussion

April 25, 1:45pm

Room 314A,
Illini Union

Add to Outlook Calendar

asapUnderstanding and Addressing the Anti-GE Critique

Part of the Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture’s Earth Day Symposium

Co-sponsored by the European Union Center.

    Upcoming Events

EUC Summer Curriculum Development Workshop

June 10-12

Add to Outlook Calendar

The Timeless Mediterranean and the New European Union: Transnational Spaces and Integration

The EUC invites K-12 and community college educators to take part in this professional development workshop to develop a more effective curriculum on the Mediterranean and Europe.

Register on-line here. Registration Deadline: May 6, 2013
For more information, visit the workshop webpage.

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

The European Union's Relationship with International Students and Researchers

The EU has recently published information on new projects and ongoing research that will encourage students and researchers to study in the EU. Read more on the EUC blog.

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



Call for Applications

Fulbright Scholar Grant Opportunities in European Studies AY 2014-15

Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program offers three grants for policy-oriented research on U.S.-EU transatlantic relationship, EU affairs, U.S.-EU comparative studies tenable in any Member State of the European Union.

The European Union Program is also offering a Chair grant in European Studies for teaching/research. The host for 2014-15 will be the European University Institute, Florence: Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the European University Institute, Florence.

They are also are soliciting applications for a broad range of awards related to European studies and U.S.-EU relations, including but not limited to:

POLAND Distinguished Chair in European Studies (East European, European Union or Eurasian)
CZECH REPUBLIC Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies
GERMANY Fulbright-Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Research in International Politics
GREECE International Relations
ICELAND Politics, International Relations
NETHERLANDS Fulbright Distinguished Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center
ROMANIA All Disciplines

Grant Development Workshop

Marie Curie Mobility Fellowships Grant-Development Workshop

As part of the INSPIRE alliance with Swedish Universities, a representative from Stockholm University will give a grant-development workshop on these EU-funded fellowships on April 29 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in 612 IGB for researchers who wish to conduct research at one of the INSPIRE partners or to host a researcher from an INSPIRE institution. Information and registration at link above.
Melanie J Loots • Vice Chancellor for Research



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