Shanxi, China, by Anci Cao  

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Wikis: Why and How. If you are wondering if a blog could be a good way to get your students interacting outside of class or doing some individualized research, we can help! Workshops are Wednesday 11-12PM and Thursday 11-12PM, both in Grant Hall 304. (or email lclc@uic.edu for information).

LCLC Workshops

Week of January 26th - January 31st

Creating Wikis

Wednesday 1/28
11:00am-12:00pm

GH 304

Creating Wikis

Thursday 1/29
11:00pm-12:00pm

GH 304

Drop-in hours

Week of January 26th - January 31st

Wednesdays 2 -3PM

UH 1750

Fridays 10-11AM

UH 1501

If you have any questions regarding how to enhance your teaching with technology tools, our RAs will be ansewring your questions during Drop-in hours on Wednesdays 2 -3PM in UH 1750 and Fridays 10-11AM in UH 1501. Email us at lclc@uic.edu for more information.

New language/culture event: American Sign Language Social Club. First meeting Tuesday, February 3 12:00PM. See our calendar or the events bar at right.

Please help us advertise the multiplicity of languages and cultures in the LCSL by sending photos to: edweber@uic.edu

We also encourage you and your students to participate in our weekly events in 308 Grant Hall, listed on the right and on our calendar: lclc.uic.edu. To request 308 for your cultural event, click here.

Please forward the Film and Conversation Club information to your students. Most gatherings have free coffee and tea, provided by the School.

Scroll down to see our featured Cultural Events in the Chicago area, and if you know of an event you think would fit, please send it to us by 9 am on Friday mornings and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

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International Films

ALL FILMS ARE SCREENED IN 308 GRANT HALL.  All films are sub-titled in English.

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend all films! Here's the complete calendar for films and conversation clubs.

If you'd like to host an event, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

This Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, January 28th, 3:00-5:00PM

Capital (2013)

The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, January 29th, 1:00-3:00PM

Sztuka znikania (Art of Disappearing, 2013)

Based on the true story of a Haitian voodoo priest, who visited Poland in 1980. He conducts a ceremony to free Poles from evil. A metaphysical view on the time of communism through the eyes of a stranger from a different culture.

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, January 29th, 3:00-5:00PM

TBA

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, January 30th, 3:00-5:00PM

The Island (2006)

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, February 4th, 3:00-5:00PM

Violette (2013)

Aspiring writing Violette LeDuc meets Simone de Beauvoir: the start of an intense relationship based on their mutual passion for writing and freedom of expression. De Beauvoir mentors LeDuc as she fights censorship of lesbian themes in her novels.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, February 5th, 1:00-3:00PM

Matka Joanna od anioĊ‚ów (Mother Joan of the Angels, 1961)

A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, February 6th, 3:00-5:00PM

The Island (2006)

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Cultural Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, January 27th, 6:00PM

Art and Power - 1937: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Death Camp in Auschwitz

The central subject of this film is the exhibition "Degenerate Art" which contains works condemned by the National Socialists on account of their modern trends. At the same time another exhibition is on show, "Official Art", which contains works idealizing and thus promoting the regime. This film was motivated by a reconstruction of the exhibition and then shown in the County Museum of Art in Los Angeles and in Berlin in 1991.
Location: Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Fee: Free
For more information, click here.

ñWEDNESDAY, January 28th, 8:30PM

World Music Wednesdays: Josefina Rozenwasser & Matías Albamonte Dúo

Josefina Rozenwasser (voice and bandoneon) and Matías Albamonte (guitar) present a repertoire of traditional Latin American folklore and Tango as well as contemporary expressions of the genre. Without denying roots and influences, nor the essence of this iconic music, Josefina and Matias bring a fresh interpretive and compositional approach with their personal style, renewed aesthetics and sensibility on this show full of nuances.
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago,
Fee: Free
For more information, click here.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, February 5th, 6:00PM

Sky without stars (Himmel ohne Sterne): German History in Film

The tragic love story between an East German factory worker and a West German border policeman in 1952/53. Although the film was produced in the west during the Cold War, it does not serve the Cold War at any time, but seeks to disregard all ideology and remain humane.
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñFRIDAY, February 6th, 7:30PM

Chicago Flamenco Festival: Lakshmi Basile “LA CHIMI” – Luna Flamenca Dance Company + The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater + Bumbac Joe (Madrid)

Performances:
7:30 – 7:45 pm. Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
7:45-8:45 pm. La Chimi
8:45 – 10:30 pm. Opening night reception and flamenco party with DJ Bumbac Joe.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio, Chicago, IL
Fee: $35 general admission; $30 students and members of Instituto Cervantes, Arte y Vida Chicago, Flamenco Arts Center and Old Town School of Folk Music
Click here for more information.

French flag iconSATURDAY, February 7th, 1:30PM

Les Emotifs Anonymes/ Romantics Anonymous by Jean-Pierre Améris: Special program! Film and Chocolate Tasting

Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique, a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her talents. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), who also suffers from a similar case of awkward bashfulness, hires Angelique as his new sales associate. With the future of the business hanging in the balance, Angelique and Jean-René must overcome their limitations and confess their sweet affections for one another in this delectable comedy.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: $8 Admission with a glass of our favorite French wine, Louis Jadot
Click here for more information.

 
 
 

C O N V E R S A T I O N
C L U B S

GRANT HALL 308

(LANGUAGE OASIS)

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.

MONDAY:

Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Mon, 12 - 1 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese
Mon, 4 - 5 PM

TUESDAY:

ASL
Tue, 12-1 PM

ñSpanish
Tue, 1 - 2 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 2 - 3 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese
Mon, 4 - 5 PM

WEDNESDAY:

German flag image, icon sizeGerman
Wed, 12 - 1 PM

 Greek
Wed, 1 - 2 PM

Italian flag image, icon sizeItalian
Wed, 2 - 3:30 PM

FRIDAY:

French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

Portuguese
Fri, 1 - 2 PM

 Arabic
Fri, 2 - 3 PM

As always, please email us at lclc@uic.edu if you have any questions!


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