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MAVerick Ensemble at UIMA

MAVerick Ensemble will present music of eclectic styles spanning 100 years of contemporary music from Berg to Messiaen to Feldman to Amlin. A blend of music styles that will enchant you. Also featured on the program will be Charon a composition by Chicago composer, Drew Baker. The event will be on Saturday, February 1 from 7:30 PM to 10 PM.

Summer Classes at Central European University

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. The summer school draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 80 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries. In 2014, the summer school offers numerous high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty).

Summer Intensive Russian Study at Harvard

Harvard Summer School is offering intensive Russian study. You can earn undergraduate or graduate credit at Harvard Summer School to transfer toward your degree. Course registration is open March 3 through May 19. For more information, please visit http://www.summer.harvard.edu/college-students

Violinst Solomiya Ivakhiv at UIMA

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art invites you to hear violinist, Solomiya Ivakhiv in concert with cellist, Alexa Muhly and pianist, Mio Isoda-Hagle. Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Solomiya is recognized as an outstanding performer in both chamber music and as a solo violinist.

OPIT Internships

This year American Councils OPIT internships are available in Daugavpils, Latvia, for the first time ever. The internship in Daugavpils might be very helpful for students that work on the Russian language, literature, culture, Latvia and Baltics, post-Soviet issues. Participants can also elect to supplement their professional experience with Russian or Latvian language training by adding up to 10 language classes per week. For more information, visit http://acstudyabroad.org/opit/.

Summer 2014 Energy in Central Asia Program

American Councils for International Education welcomes applications for its summer 2014 Energy in Central Asia Program (ECAP). Applications for this four-week program in Almaty, Kazakhstan are due on February 15. Partial funding for this program is available through the American Councils Outbound Scholarship fund. U.S. academic credit is provided. Complete program details are available online: www.acStudyAbroad.org/ecap

Interdisciplinary Forum in Slavic Studies

A joint meeting of the 33rd Annual Slavic Forum and the 4th Slavic Graduate Student Association Conference will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 11-12, 2014. This year’s conference will feature (but not be limited to) interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian cultures. Our goal is to encourage dialogue and exchange between different fields.

Lecture by Thomas Barfield - "Chasing Shadow Empires"

Friday, January 31, 2014
Thomas Barfield (Boston University) will give a talk at the Central Eurasian Studies Committee workshop entitled "Chasing Shadow Empires" on Friday, January 31 at 4pm in Stuart 105. The event is co-sponsored by CESC and CEERES. For complete information visit centraleurasia.uchicago.edu.

Film Screening: The Fourth Partition

"The Fourth Partition," produced and directed by Adrian Prawica, will be screened on February 19th (Wednesday), starting at 6:00 p.m. in Cobb 201 B-C (5811 S. Ellis Ave.) The film describes the wave of Polish immigration at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries as 4 million Poles immigrated to the USA within 40 years, deftly weaving together Polish and American history with the growth and industrialization of the city of Chicago. Adrian Prawica will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening.

"Coordinating Continuities: Language and Sameness Across Time and Space"

The annual Michicagoan Conference focuses on the social and cultural analysis of semiotic forms centering on language, providing graduate students with an attentive forum in which to present their work and have it discussed by faculty and students from both universities. We welcome work from students at all stages, and encourage participants to submit formal conference papers as well as to discuss their dissertation proposals and research reports. Commentators for each panel are drawn from participating faculty.

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