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Virginia Tech in Russia

This is a summer program run by Virginia Tech. Classes on all levels will be conducted at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow and will be held in the mornings, allowing students to explore Moscow in the afternoons. In addition to the academic program, the students will be able to attend a ballet performance, to take guided tours of the city, to see the famous Kremlin cathedrals and armories, to visit Stalin’s Bunker, to examine masterpieces of Russian art at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, and to see other culturally important sites.

Exhibition on Czech Avant-Garde Book

There will be an exhibition at the Art Institute on the Czech Avant-Garde Book, starting on January 28th and running until April 7th. More information can be found here: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/czech-avant-garde-book.

Lecture - North Africa's Transition from Christianity to Islam: Some Reconsiderations

Thursday, January 30, 2014
On January 30th, Professor Walter Kaegi will give a lecture entitled "North Africa's Transition from Christianity to Islam: Some Reconsiderations." The event will take place at 4:30 on the third floor of Swift Hall. To register, follow this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8mqan...

Summer School - "Central Europe in the EU"

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process - will organize the 12th year of its summer school program for university students in July 2014. In July 12 - 23, 2014, the summer school, under the title "Central Europe in the EU - 10 Years After," will take place in Prague.

Central Europe Workshop and Beth Holmgren Lecture

The winter schedule for the Central Europe workshop has been posted on our website (https://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/centraleurope/) We are pleased to have presentations from Esther Peters, Cheryl Stephenson, Alison Davis, and Malynne Sternstein from the University of Chicago, as well as three visits, one from Professor Beth Holmgren from Duke University (co-sponsored by CEERES and TAPS), Professor Holly Case from Cornell (a joint Workshop with Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe), and Howard Louthan of the University of

UIMA Exhibition: Survival, Spirit, Dreams, Nightmares

The exhibition features works by artists addressing themes of culture and ethnicity, survival, and the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. Four artists with different life journeys are telling stories through their paintings, prints and sculptures. This exhibition includes Chicago artists René Hugo Arceo, Mark Nelson, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and ex-Chicagoan Peter Dallos. It opens February 9, 2014.

Film Screening: The Coca-Cola Kid

Friday, January 24, 2014
On January 24th, there will be a screening of The Coca-Cola Kid. Inspired by the short stories of Australian fiction writer Frank Moorhouse, The Coca Cola Kid is a romantic-comedy about the misadventures of a Coca-Cola Co. executive in Australia. Played by Eric Roberts, the zealous corporate trouble-shooter combines evangelical fervor with a military mindset aimed at colonizing the last corner of Coke-free Australia.

Balkan Rhythms and Dances: Lecture, Workshop, and Performance

Sunday, February 16, 2014
The lecture, performance, and workshop will take place on Feb. 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 in International House Assembly Hall. John Kuo, the leader of the Chicago-based ensemble Balkan Dances, and his wife Galia Kuo, a professionally-trained folk dancer in Bulgaria, will give a demonstration and lecture Balkan Music Rhythms, focusing especially on dance rhythms. Balkan music is most known for its uneven beats, such as 7/8. John and Galia demonstrate the unique musical rhythms of different areas in the Balkans and teach the audience how to recognize, count, and understand them.

Summer Camp Vacancies in Russia

Educational Center "Cosmopolitan", Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we have several vacancies available for summer internships at the children's camps that we will be running in the beautiful Altai Mountains and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. These positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required.

Film Series: Death by Cinema

Monday, January 27, 2014 to Monday, February 17, 2014
Death by Cinema is a film series programmed by artist and DoVA faculty member Karthik Pandian. It explores the relationship between human finitude and the medium of film. Each evening will consist of a feature film or series of shorts addressing a different dimension of mortality, followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty from Anthropology, Cinema and Media Studies, Latin American Studies, Medicine, Music, Slavic Studies, and Visual Arts. More information at arts.uchicago.edu/artsscience/upcomingevents.

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