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Spring 2014
May 5-9

e-Weekly archive

In this issue

Farewell Message

Events This Week

Related Events

Blog Highlights  Announcements


Dear EUC e-Weekly friends, 

With this final issue of Spring '14, EUC e-Weekly says good-bye until it resumes in August. We send you our best wishes for a wonderful summer and thank you for your continued support.

If you're traveling to Europe this summer, don't forget to take lots of pictures to enter the Fall 2014 EUC Photo Contest! We also encourage you to submit a post for publication to our "Across the Pond" Blog and be in the running to win our "Dispatches from Europe" Study Abroad blog contest (EUC Blog insructions can be found here). Winners of both contests will receive monetary prizes!

Also, don't forget about the EUC Scholars in Residence Program and please share this opportunity with colleagues at other institutions.

Lastly, please take a look at Fall 2014 courses related to EU studies and send in suggestions for inclusion of additional courses.

We hope you enjoyed reading our e-newsletter over the past semester. In Fall 2014, EUC e-Weekly will continue bringing you information about EU related events, resources, funding, and career opportunities. In the meantime, we will continue to update our blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter over the summer.

Congratulations and best of luck to all EUC-affiliated graduating students!

~ The European Union Center

    Events This Week

German Film Series

Tuesday, May 6,
7:00 pm

1090 Lincoln Hall, 702 S Wright St.

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das weisse band

Das Weisse Band - The White Ribbon, 2009

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes.

Organized by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center (EUC).

Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening

Thursday, May 8,
6:00 pm

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

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twice a stranger

Twice a Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ is a cross media project about the greatest forced migrations of the 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral video testimonies, rare film archives and photos this project brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events. From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1922-24, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the German-Polish forced migration at the end of WW II, to the Partition of India, and to the Cyprus crisis' in the 1960's and 70's.

More details

Free pizza and beverages.

Co-sponsored by Department of Linguistics, LCTLs, Modern Greek Studies, REEEC, European Union Center (EUC), SLCL, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies.

Conference: Critical Inequalities

Friday and Saturday, May 9-10

Alma Mater Room, I-Hotel, 1900 S. First St.

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Critical Inequalities Conference

A two-day conference featuring keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).

The event schedule is available on the event's webpage.

Co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Latina/Latino Studies, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, with the co-sponsorship support of the LAS, CAS, French, WGGP, English, GWS, Anthropology, Trowbridge Initiative, African American Studies, Sociology, Comparative & World Literature, EUC, Political Science, and History.

    Related Events

Center for Translation Studies Interpreting Showcase

Wednesday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.

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

InterpretingInterpreting Showcase

Have you ever wondered what interpreting is like? Do you want to watch interpreters in action? Come to UIUC's first-ever: INTERPRETING SHOWCASE showcasing the accomplishments of the students in TRST 541, UIUC's first-ever interpreting class! Students will perform live for you and demonstrate the interpreting skills and strategies they've been working on this semester! Join us to get a glimpse into this exciting profession, meet our students and faculty, and ask any questions you may have! Refreshments will be served!

Organized by the Center for Translation Studies.

Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 7, 3:15-6:00 p.m.

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

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and Second Language Acquisition

Students in the seminar, "Study Abroad and Second Language Acquisition", will be presenting their proposals for research and curricular projects. The symposium will allow students to share their research ideas and get feedback from interested faculty and students. Pizza and refreshments will be served following the symposium.

3:15-3:20 - Opening Remarks
3:20-3:40 - Reflecting on Gender and Race in Study Abroad
3:40-4:00 - Study Abroad Allies: Acquisition of German Pragmatics through Conversation Partners
4:00-4:20 - Are the benefits of domestic immersion programs comparable to foreign intensive programs or internships?
4:20-4:40 - Study Abroad, Motivation, and Acquisition of Subjunctive Amongst L2 Learners of Spanish
4:40-5:00 - Social Factors and their Effect on Language Acquisition: An Austria-Illinois Exchange Program Case Study
5:00-5:20 - Love, Love, Love... Study Abroad and Romantic Relationships: Language Proficiency, Intercultural Competence, and Self-Evaluation During One Semester in Germany
5:20-5:40 - An Austria-Illinois Exchange Program Preparatory Course at UIUC
5:40-6:00 - Mutually Assured Instruction: A Bicultural, Bilingual Reciprocal Immersion Experience

Organized by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights


Choice Cuts: How the Media Frames Immigrants

Nate Hartmann, a first year Master's student in Advertising and recipient of the Barton A. and Margaret K. Cummings Graduate Assistantship, writes, "In his talk about how immigration is framed both in French and American news and popular media, Rodney Benson brought up and focused on three frames (among 10 overall) through which immigration is seen. Those frames were those of immigrants as victims, heroes and threats." Read more on the EUC blog.

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



Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program 

Russian Band

Elementary Russian
May 19-30, Monday-Friday 9am-noon

This intensive 2-week Elementary Russian course will teach you to read in Cyrillic, and among other things, sing Pussy Riot's epic songs. For information visit the website or contact axlshae@illinois.edu.

Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Italian Conversation Group

At Espresso Royale (Oregon and Goodwin) in Urbana. All levels welcome.  Every Tuesday at 7:00pm. The last meeting of the year is on May 6.



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