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Chicago Cultural Alliance - Ukranian/Polish Event

Held at The Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, the Chicago Business and Professional Group invites members and the community to a presentation and book signing by Diana Howansky Reilly, who will discuss her new book Scattered: The Forced Relocation of Poland's Ukrainians after World War II. The presentation will be followed by a brunch reception. The event will take place on October 6th at 1 P.M.

Summer Internship Program: Defense Intelligence Agency

DIA's Summer Intern Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

The Future of the Humanities

This will be a discussion between Julia Kristeva (Université Paris Diderot) and Arnold Davidson (Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor) about the future of the Humanities in North America and Europe — with audience discussion moderated by Sarah Hammerschlag. This event is presented as part of the "Marianne Midwest" Series, which provides a forum for distinguished speakers from France to engage audiences at the University of Chicago, and to interact (via the internet) with audience members in Alliance Française locations throughout the Midwest.

CEELBAS Language Repository

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Language Repository is an open-access digital resource for students of the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. It currently covers 13 languages and houses almost 40 different sets of specially-designed language training materials, including materials for several languages where online resources are scarce. Currently the following languages are covered: Bulgarian; Croatian/Serbian; Czech; Estonian; Finnish; Georgian; Hungarian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Ukrainian.

US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Fellowship

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is offering fellowships to over 50 Russian and American Emerging Professionals. Fellows will be placed in host organizations connected to their thematic specialty. During the Fellowship, they will work on relevant projects, developing hands-on experience and deepening connections between our countries.

Polish Films at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival

The 49th Chicago International Film Festival, taking place October 10-24, will be presenting 180 films from over 60 countries. The festival will specifically highlight Polish films, including "Lasting" - a story of secrets and a tumultuous romance between college students. "Floating Skyscrapers" will also be featured, which follows a self-assured swimmer contending with his insecurities "in this moving depiction of the psychic turmoil wrought by homophobia." Note that screening dates and times are subject to change.

Russian speaker needed for International Food Processing Conference at McCormick Place

An international Food Processing conference will take place at McCormick Place on November 3, 4, 5, 2013: 9 AM - 5 PM.


They are looking for a fluent Russian student or TA to work at the International Business Center located at McCormick Place during the convention.


The duties will be to answer questions of the attendees regarding Chicago (general tourism information), the convention program itself, or information relating to the venue.

There will be booklets available to acquaint the candidates with the proceedings and content of the show.


Conference Call: EURO CHALLENGE 2014



You and your school are invited to participate in the Euro Challenge 2014, an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and its single currency, the euro. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, modern European languages and European studies to economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.


2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.


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