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Winter Quarter Yiddish Tish

Join us in Cobb 500 (5811 S. Ellis) for the quarterly Yiddish kosher breakfast spread ("Tish") and share bagels, coffee and conversation with other Yiddish speakers from around the university. ALL Yiddish speakers, regardless of level, are encouraged to attend. Organized by Sunny Yudkoff, lecturer in Yiddish language, Dept. of Germanic Studies, and supported by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies. For information, syudkoff@uchicago.edu.

Ethnic Nationalism and Imperial Comsopolitanism: The Lifeworlds of Tsyben Zhamtsarano

This will be a talk by Vera Tolz-Zilitinkevic of the University of Manchester. It will be on February 21, 2014 at 4 PM in Stuart 105.

"Dissident Culture, the Collapse of the Paper Press, and New Media: From New Europe to the Arab Spring"

There will be a talk by Jarosław Kuisz for February 19th at 4PM at the Franke Institute, entitled "Dissident Culture, the Collapse of the Paper Press, and New Media: From New Europe to the Arab Spring (The Kultura Liberalna Internet Weekly Story)". Jarosław Kuisz is the editor of Kultura Liberalna, one of the most important and influential on-line new magazines in Poland with contributions from Martha Nussbaum, Jan Gross, and Lech Wałęsa. among others, and he is an assistant professor of law at the University of Warsaw.

Chicago Language Symposium

The theme for this year's event is "Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations." The 2014 Symposium is being co-sponsored by these institutions: University of Chicago Language Center, the Council on Language Instruction and the Multimedia Learning Center at Northwestern University, the Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Big Ten), the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning and the University of Calif

Ensemble Allioni at the Folk Festival

Ensemble Alioni will run a workshop on Georgian polyphonic singing. This event will take place on Sat., Feb. 15 from 12:00-1:00, West Lounge of Ida Noyes. Workshop attendees will learn several traditional Georgian 3-part folk songs from the singers of Alioni, and learn about the cultural background of the songs. Be ready to sing!

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.


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