For the week of November 2nd, 2015

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Click to see more images from last week's Shout Out for the Humanities event. 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

TechTeach FREE registration extended to November 11! Are you curious about using mobile devices in the classroom? Are you wondering about how to set up an online course? Yearn to know more about Blackboard? Come to TechTeach Tuesday, November 17th in SCE: Free lucnh, lots of info! Register here:
Weekly Workshop: Interactive mapping and timelines for literature, culture, linguistics. How many of your students have spent time in the cities or neighborhoods they read about in your classes? How many could use a little help understanding the historical context or chronology of their readings? Enrich their experience of the novel, cultural history, or linguistic history you are focusing on with a virtual visit through modern day Cuzco, occupied Poznán, medieval Bari, or the major events of the Ming Dynasty. Student research can be used to build individual or group timelines and maps rich in images and video. In this workshop we'll show you three different tools - StoryMapJs, TimelineJS and TimeMapper - and highlight the best uses of each one.

Workshops this week are Tuesday 1-2PM and Wednesday 10-11AM, in Grant Hall 304 (or email for information).
LCLC offers tech help for Shout Out for the Humanities projects in UH: Grad and undergrad students working on the Shout Out for the Humanities contests are invited to LCLC's drop-in hours: Wednesdays 2-3 and Thursdays 10-11 in UH 1750. LCLC RAs will answer technology questions related to these projects. Please announce this opportunity to your graduate and undergraduate students and encourage them to participate in the Shout Out for the Humanities: support the humanities and try for CASH prizes! (more info here: Deadlines are in February and March 2016.

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Interactive mapping and timelines
Week of November 2nd - November 6th

Tuesday 1-2
GH 304

Wednesday 10-11
GH 304

Drop-in hours
Questions about using Blackboard, Facebook, Google Docs, etc.?
Week of November 2nd  - November 6th

Wednesday 2-3
UH 1750

Thursday 10-11
UH 1750

A teaching with technology tip of the week:  

TechTip: Want to spice up your students' presentations? Why not have them make animated videos? Wideo ( is a free online animated video creator that lets you animate text, images, and shapes to create short (max. 45 second) videos. With Wideo's pre-made templates and simple controls, students could easily use it to create an ad for a location in a novel, an informational video on a custom, or an animated version of a scene from a play. Check out the example below to see just some of what Wideo can do.

UIC LCLC Facebook and Twitter! Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Facebook page and Twitter feed. Stay up-to-date with LCLC happenings--promoting our pages is a good way to ensure your students know about your conversation hour or film series.

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: All events at the LCLC are free and open to students of all levels. To request 308 for your cultural event, click here.

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 9AM on Friday mornings and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

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International Films in 308 Grant Hall: Week of November 2nd

French flag image, smallWEDNESDAY, November 4th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) The Young Girls of Rochefort

In the little town of Rochefort live Delphine and Solange Garnier, two musical twins who teach music and dance to children. One day, Etienne and Bill arrive in town and need the twins' help with a song and dance number. Also, the famous piano-player Andy Miller comes to town to help an old friend.

Polish flag image, smallFRIDAY, November 6th, 1:00-3:00 PM

Sailor (2010)

This film is the portrait of an egotistical, politically incorrect, misanthropic academic, and his torrid romantic entanglements. He is anti-hero who may or may not be a skewed alter ego of Norman Leto, Sailor’s one-man-band director.

Russian flag image, smallFRIDAY, November 6th, 3:00-5:00 PM

The Double (2013)

Based on a novella by Dostoevsky. A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
*This screening is part of the nation-wide "Double Event" organized by the North American Dostoevsky Society*

International Films in 308 Grant Hall: Week of November 9th

French flag image, smallWEDNESDAY, November 11th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Dans la maison (2012) In the House

A highschool French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Brazilian flag image, smallTHURSDAY, November 12th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad

Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian flag image, smallFRIDAY, November 13th,  1:00-3:00 PM


Zly chlopiec (1950) The Bad Boy

I Go to the Sun

Przekladaniec (1968) Layer Cake

Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie zToba (1979)

Brazilian flag image, smallFRIDAY, November 13th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Nostalghia (1983) Nostalgia

A Russian poet is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer when he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family to save them from the evils of the world. Andrei becomes drawn to him...

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.

 Cultural Events in the City 

Spanish flag image, small THURSDAY, November 5th, 6:00 PM

Voices without borders

Jorge Volpi (Mexico, 1968) is the author of the novels, La Paz de los Sepulcros (The Peace of the Graves) and El Temperamento Melancólico (The Melancholic Temperament).  With En Busca de Klingsor (winner of the Biblioteca Breve and Deux Océans-Grinzane Covour awards)  he started a “Twentieth Century Trilogy,” which was followed up by El Fin de la Locura and No Será la Tierra
Location: Instituto Cervantes Auditorio, 31 W. Ohio St., 60654 Chicago Illinois

Click here for more information.

French flag image, small through November 8th (Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM)

Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too)

Agnès Varda puts films in her photos, and photos, potatoes, and shells in her films and video-installations. The exhibition proposes a dialogue between still photography and moving pictures. Four recent video installations will be presented alongside a selection of her photographic work exploring or questioning the polarity between still and moving, broken and continuous, fleeting and fixed or captured.
Fee: Free 
Location: Logan Center Gallery 107, 915 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.

Italian flag image, small THURSDAY, November 5th, 6:00 PM

"Supporting an Ally: American Forces in Italy, 1918"

Jonathan Casey, Archivist and Edward Jones Research Center Manager at the WWI Museum in Kansas City, will speak about the role of the American Army in Italy at the time. He will draw from several collections of US soldiers who served in various locations in Italy, using excerpts from letters, photos, service records, photos.
Fee: Free
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Cultural Events

Polish flag image, small through January 17th, 4:00 PM

Watercolors from the collection of Alfons Karny

The exhibition features 50 original watercolors collected by Alfons Karny, owned by the Jacek Fraczak Family, and held on deposit by the Alfons Karny Museum of Sculpture in BiaƂystok, Poland. The PMA exhibition is the second of a limited three-city tour in the United States.
Fee: $10 (PMA Members: $5)
Location: The Polish Museum of America
984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Click here for more information.

Japanese flag image, small TUESDAY, November 10th, 6:00 PM

Soshun (Early Spring)

Haunting sequences of office life and commuter trains highlight Ozu’s evocative white-collar blues about a young man who seeks escape from his stifling job and marriage by embarking on an affair with a vivacious typist named Goldfish. In Japanese with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)
Fee: $11  (Member: $5)
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State Street , Chicago, IL 60601
Click here for more information.

 Spanish flag image, small WEDNESDAY, November 11th  through February 21st, 10:30-5:00 PM

Andean Art in the Spanish Empire

Fourteen paintings and related works on paper—including pieces from a Chicago-based private collection never before displayed in a museum, as well as important loans from the Newberry Library and Denver Art Museum—introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Fee: $14 (student), $20 (adult)
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60603
Click here for more information.


  C O N V E R S A T I O N




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

View the complete calendar.


Arabic League flag image, small Arabic
Mon, 11 - 12 PM

Russia flag image, small Russian 
Mon, 12 - 1 PM

ñ image, small Spanish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

Japan flag image, small Japanese
Mon, 4 - 5 PM


ASL symbol image, icon size ASL
Every Other Tue, 4-5 PM
(Starting from Sept. 1st)


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

Greece flag image, icon size Greek
Wed, 1 - 2 PM

Italy flag image, icon size Italian
Wed, 2 - 3 PM


Poland flag icon Polish 
Thurs, 1 - 2 PM 

Brazil flag image, small Portuguese
Thurs, 2 - 3 PM


Ukraine flag image, small Ukranian 
Fri, 11 - 12 PM

France flag image, small French
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

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