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Fall 2013
October 7-11

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ISU Speaker Series

October 7, 7:00pm

Prairie Room, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, 100 N University St., Normal, IL

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy

Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin, President, Foundation on Economic Trends; Founder and Chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable

Abstract & Bio

Background reading on Green Technologies from European Voice can be found here.

Further details can be found here.

The talk is sponsored by the Illinois State’s Office of Sustainability, Katie School of Insurance, Center for Renewable Energy and Student Sustainability Committee, as well as the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, with funding from the European Union, the Ecology Action Center and the McLean County Economic Development Council. For additional information, contact the Office of Sustainability at (309) 438-7357.

 European Movie Night

October 10, 6:00pm

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

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Many Kisses Later

Many Kisses Later (Ex) - Italy 2009

A brisk romantic comedy about that crazy little thing called love.  It does indeed begin with declarations of love and plenty of kisses, but the question is raised, does love go on?


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

Popcorn provided, BYO beverage.

EUC Lecture Series

October 11, 12:00pm

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

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The Duality of Economic Convergence in the Eurozone

Speaker: David L. Cleeton, European Union Center Visiting Scholar, Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Illinois State University

Abstract & Bio

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EUC Lecture Series

October 21, 12:00pm

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

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Immigration Issues from Below: Africans in Europe

Speaker: Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, LAS Global Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois

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FLAS Fellowships Sudent Info Sessions

October 21

Room 126, GSLIS Bldg., 501 E. Daniel, Champaign

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October 22

Room 126, GSLIS Bldg., 501 E. Daniel, Champaign

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Student Info Sessions for (Graduate & Undergraduate)

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 administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.

Information sessions will cover the requirements and deadlines and provide opportunities for students to ask questions. In addition to a general overview of FLAS fellowships and particular requirements for various Area Centers, you can get tips on how to write a successful application; what supporting documents you need; and who is appropriate for a recommendation.

Students need to attend only one of the sessions since both sessions will cover the same topics.

For more information, visit Illinois FLAS fellowship website.

"Conversations on Europe" Video Conference Series Panel Discussion

October 22, 11:00am-12:30pm

Room 411
507 E Green St.,       Champaign

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Videoconference Panel Discsusion: Does Turkey Have a Future in Europe?

The “Conversations on Europe” Videoconference series features some of the country’s top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. This event is open to the public and audiences at all sites are able to ask questions of the experts. The series is hosted by the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Various Speakers

Co-sponsored by European Union Center.

Further Information

Department of French Lecture Series

October 23, 4:30pm

2090B FLB
707 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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The Discourse and Incorporation of Immigration History in the Classroom: Negotiations of Terminology, Ideology, and School Space

Speaker: Elly Hanauer, Associate Director at the Center for Global Studies, University of Illinois; Doctoral Candidate at New York University

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 German Movie Night

October 8, 7:00pm

217 Noyes
505 S Mathews Ave.,       Urbana

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The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott - Austria 2010

Horst receives the monthly pension from his grandmother. The only problem is that she is dead. As a local politician wants to congratulate the grandmother to her birthday, Horst 'borrows' an old lady from the hospital nearby, not realizing that he just kidnapped actress Elfriede Ott.

Refreshments provided.

 Center for African Studies (CAS) Brownbag Lecture

October 9, 12:00pm

101 International Studies Building

910 S. Fifth St., Champaign

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Arabic in the United States: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Speaker: Eman Saadah, Director and Language Coordinator of Arabic; Advisor for the Minor in Arabic Studies; Lecturer of Arabic

American Libraries Live

October 10, 1pm CST


Finland Library

European Libraries Discuss Their Institutions and Programs

A panel of international experts will discuss how some of Europe's top libraries currently see the role of the library and the librarian

Further Information

  EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

How the international community is already intervening in Syria and must continue to do so

Brett Barkley, a joint Master’s candidate in the Departments of Agricultural & Consumer Economics and Urban & Regional Planning, and a current EUC Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow studying Turkish, discuses the "Teach-In on Syria" organized at the U of I on September 18. Read more here. A video of the teach-in may be viewed by clicking here. 

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



Calls for Proposals

INSPIREINSPIRE (Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange)                Application Deadline: October 7, 2013

The Illinois Strategic International Partnerships (ISIP) initiative, and its pilot project INSPIRE (Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange) invite proposals from current faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for funding in support of collaborative research projects and/or cooperative educational programs that will strengthen our existing partnerships with  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, and/or Karolinska Institutet.

Application form and further details are available here.

KULKUL Faculty Exchange Program             Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Illinois Strategic International Partnerships invites current faculty members and PhD candidates to apply for support for short-term exchange visits to Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium. Awardees will receive support for round-trip travel to Leuven from ISIP, as well as housing and a living allowance from KULeuven. For more information, click here.

Job Opportunity

oklahomaAssistant Professor, European Studies                               

The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new tenure track faculty position in European Studies at the rank of assistant professor.  The Department currently has strengths in the areas of comparative political economy of Western Europe and the European Union, and they are interested in candidates whose work will diversify the Department’s existing strengths thematically and/or geographically. Further details are available here. Apply by October 15.

CES Resource Guide to Grants and Fellowships for Europeanists

oklahomaCouncil for European Studies (CES) Resource Guide to Grants and Fellowships for Europeanists

The Council for European Studies' Guide to Grants & Fellowships for Europeanists is the most comprehensive compendium of funding opportunities for humanists and social scientists engaged in the study of Europe. Available exclusively to members of the Council, the Guide is updated annually and has been organized to facilitate ease-of-use. Fully searchable, this Guide is multiply indexed with information categorized by type of award, phase of study, area of geographic interest, and subject. As a member of the Council, the University of Illinois can offer this resource to its students, faculty, and staff. To access (from a University of Illinois computer), click HERE.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: Logos

Meetings take place every second Thursday in Espresso Royale in Goodwin Str., Urbana, IL 61801, starting from September 19th, 2013. Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years, members of the local Greek community and those with some knowledge of Modern Greek to maintain and refine their language skills. Contact Dr. Katsikas with any questions.
Fall 2013 schedule:
Thursday 19 September 2013
Thursday 3 October 2013
Thursday 17 October 2013
Thursday 31 October 2013
Thursday 21 November 2013
Thursday 5 December 2013

Conversation Table in French: Pause Café

Pause Café at Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin), in Urbana. Meets every Thursday at 5:30pm. All are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, upstairs at the Espresso Royale on Goodwin and Oregon from 5-6pm.  Contact Jasmina Savic with questions. 
Fall 2013 scedule: 
Tuesday 1 October
Tuesday 15 October
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 3 December

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hours

Every Monday through October 21.  Meetings take place 3:30-4:30pm, in the Phillippson Library, 3114 Foreign Language Building.  Contact Mark Safstrom with questions.

Arabic Conversation Table

Next meeting is on Oct. 10th at 4 pm in Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center. For more information, contact Eman Saadah.

Italian Conversation Group

Next neeting is Oct. 8th at 7pm in Espresso Royale (1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana.) For more information, contact Rebecca Sconza.

Cosmo Coffee Hours

Free and open to everyone... 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. For Fall 2013 schedule, click here. Unless otherwise noted, every coffee hour is from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursdays in the Y's Murphy Lounge.



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