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Central European Journal of Public Policy

This is a call for papers for the Central European Journal of Public Policy. Over the last two decades a number of policy scholars, international organisations as well as national governments (particularly in OECD countries) increasingly call for a more systematic use of “evidence” in public policy making. Evidence can, in this respect, be defined as explicit and systematic knowledge that corresponds to scientific criteria of quality – and appears also under names of “(scientific) expertise”, “facts” and others.

Research Participants Needed

My name is Yuliya Nemykina, and I am a senior at Northwestern University conducting a research study on children of Russian/former Soviet Union and Polish immigrants and how they choose their majors in college. Eventually, I would like to see why, statistically, the interest in STEM-related majors changes in immigrant populations between the 1st and 2nd generation. I am conducting 45-60 minute long interviews within the next few weeks, and the interviews will be recorded with the participant's permission. The interviews can also be done over Skype.

Summer 2014 - Introductory Intensive Georgian

This six-week course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Georgian. Class time will emphasize basic communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking). Students will also become familiar with Georgian history and culture by working with authentic texts, audio and video, multimedia activities, and film screenings. After completing the course sequence, students will straddle the novice and intermediate proficiency levels in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The University of Chicago is the only university in the U.S. to offer Georgian regularly.

Between Resistance and Compliance: The Ambivalent Bequest of the Theresienstadt "Ghetto" Films: Lecture by Natascha Drubek

This event will be on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5 PM in the Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801. Natascha Drubek is Heisenberg Fellow at the University of Regensburg. She received her MA and PhD in Slavic Studies and History of Eastern Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich. Parallel to her university career she took up studying film at the Filmmuseum in Munich, where she also curated film series.

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.


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