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Talk: "Linguistics in a Challenging Environment"

On Monday, May 12th at 3 PM, the Workshop on Language Variation and Change will have graduate student in linguistics Rachel Lehr present a talk entitled "Linguistics in a Challenging Environment." The event will be in Cobb 104 and there will be a reception to follow.

CESC 2014 Lecture Series Reception

The Central Eurasian Studies Committee is hosting the 2014 Lecture Series Reception at 4:30 PM in Pick Lounge on May 9, 2014. Dinner and drinks are provided. Brief announcements will be made by CESC board members on current and upcoming activities. This is sponsored by CESC, CEERES, and CIS. For more information about the committee, visit http://centralasia.uchicago.edu/.

Words, Concepts, Metaphors: New Advances in Historical Semantics

This colloquium will be held in Rosenwald 405 from May 16 to 17, 2014. It is sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Poetry and Poetics Workshop, Norman Wait Harris Fund, CEERES, the Graduate Student Council, and the Slavic and Comparative Literature Departments.

Armenian Circle Study Break

Armenian Circle will be hosting a study break on Thursday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. It will include light snacks and a screening of Professor Haroutunian's recording of the performances from Armenian Culture Night. The location will be Pick Hall 218.

Protomaya at the National Hellenic Museum

In honor of Protomaya, or "Greek Spring," the National Hellenic Museum (333 S. Halsted Street) will be hosting a traditional harteato - or "kite" - demonstration on May 3rd from 1 PM to 3 PM. After the demonstration, children and adults alike will have the opportunity to make their own kite, as well as partake in other springtime crafts. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free with museum admission.

OI Talk: "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders"

On May 1, 2014, join Tasha Vorderstrasse, research associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, as she examines the history of the trade between China and the Middle East in this Gallery Talk: "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders at Oriental Institute." This talk is part of Envisioning China, a festival of art and culture presented by UChicago Arts. Learn more at envisioningchina.uchicago.edu. The talk will take place at the Oriental Institute (1155 E. 58th Street) at 12:15 PM.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration

In honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century, the Armenian Students Association of the University of Chicago will be screening Aghet, a German documentary - in English - about the catastrophe. Prior to the screening, historical background will be provided. This event will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Pick 218.

DDRA Fellowships

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships fund PhD students to conduct 6-12 months of doctoral dissertation research in countries worldwide, except Western Europe. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have Ph.D. candidacy by the time of travel. Students must have achieved a level of language proficiency necessary to conduct proposed research. The grants provide a generous monthly stipend, dependent allowance, research allowance, transportation, and insurance.

KU Summer Ukrainian Program

The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES), has offered for 20 years a summer intensive Ukrainian program at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Given the current state of affairs in Ukraine, KU has elected to instead offer a 6-week intensive Ukrainian program at the Lawrence campus this summer. This is one of few domestic options for the intensive study of Ukrainian.

Chicago Sinfonietta Concert

The Chicago Sinfonietta, a professional orchestra that forms unique cultural connections through the universal language of symphonic music, will be holding its "Identities" concert on May 11-12, 2014 at the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, IL. The program centers around the juxtaposition of Eastern European Jewish, and Chinese identities, and their connection to the Silk Road through gypsy-jazz tinged Klezmer music and the sound of the guzheng. Tickets are available for as little as $10.

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