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UIC-Jagiellonian University Summer Program

UIC is conducting a program at Jagiellonian University in Krakow this summer, June 9-July 6. This is an undergraduate faculty-led program (Dr. Keely Stauter-Halsted) that focuses on Galician history and culture. The program costs are very low and, in four weeks, students are awarded total of 9 credit hours for 3 courses (History, Culture and Language). The two content courses are taught in English. Non-UIC students should apply directly to Krakow, using the application form in the brochure.

Fulbright Fellowships

Fulbright offers a variety of fellowships that each have different award packages, deadlines and eligibility requirements. Fellowships include research grants, teaching assistantships, and dissertation funding. Applicants for all programs must be U.S. citizens. (Fulbright-Hays applicants can be permanent residents). Interested in pursuing a the fellowships? Contact Jessica Smith, Assistant Director of Fellowships in Graduate Student Affairs, at jessicasmith@uchicago.edu to set up an advising appointment.

Golosa at UChicago Folk Festival

Golosa is a Chicago-based choir dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and multi-faced tradition of Russian folk singing. The Folk Festival is a two-day affair that consists of free daytime workshops and performances in Ida Noyes Hall, followed by ticketed concerts each evening in Mandel Hall. Golosa will be performing Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 PM in the Third-Floor Theater of Ida Noyes Hall. More information can be found at http://golosa.org/home.

Central Europe Workshop - Alison Davis Talk

On Tuesday, February 11, in Cobb 119 at 4:30 Alison Davis, Divinity School, will present her paper "National Hermaphroditism in Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1945." This is apart of the Central Europe workshop, which will have more upcoming events posted soon.

Teacher Appreciation Night

May is Teacher Appreciation Month! To express their appreciation, the Oriental Institute is hosting a reception and event for classroom teachers and school administrators. Meet staff from a wide range of K-12 education and outreach offices at the University of Chicago. Take this opportunity to explore the premier educational resources and research materials available to teachers at the University. Enjoy a thematic tour of the Museum and explore its world-class archaeological collection. This event will be on May 21, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM.

OI Tour with Dr. Jack Green

Join Dr. Jack Green, Chief Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, to tour the upcoming mini-exhibit of artwork by Michael Rakowitz, "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist," and the ongoing exhibit "Catastrophe! Ten Years Later: The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past." Find out the importance of museum stewardship of antiquities from the Middle East. You will leave the tour inspired with ways that you and your students can help protect global cultural heritage. The event will be on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 4:00 PM. Space is limited.

Summer Program: "Russian Studies in Real Russia"

Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) is pleased to present programs in Russian Studies which are aimed at receiving new knowledge in the academic field, mastering Russian language and learning the Russian lifestyle and unique culture. Summer School 2014 “Russian Studies in Real Russia” will be held for the 4th time at Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia) from July 28th to August 18th, 2014. The application deadline is June 1, 2014.

George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression

Inspired by the life and work of Budapest native and renowned Communication and Media scholar Dr. George Gerbner (1919-2005), the Budapest College of Communication and Business invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties to submit paper and panel proposals for presentation at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. This conference will take place from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

Balkan Language Initiative Programs

The Balkan Language Initiative provides participants with intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Courses are designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in the language of study. Classes are conducted in small groups or private tutorials by native speakers with extensive experience teaching foreign students.

Lecture: Neoclassical Architecture in Greece

The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, in participation with the Athens Committee of CSCI, presents the lecture Neoclassical Architecture in Greece: Architecture and Urbanism in an Age of Political Turmoil and Economic Austerity on Tuesday, February 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

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