University and Student Events

Lecture by Tomasz Pudlocki

On Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30 in Cobb 119, we are pleased to have Tomasz Pudlocki present his paper Poland’s Public Relations in Great Britain and the United States, 1918-1939. Professor Pudlocki is a historian from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, who has worked extensively on everyday life, gender dynamics, and the family in Poland and Central Europe. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia thanks to the Kosciuszko foundation. His paper is available on our website https://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/centraleurope/.

Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation

Join us for a meeting of the University of Chicago Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation, sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies. The speaker will be Gallagher Flinn (Linguistics, University of Chicago). The meeting will take place Friday November 15th, at 3.00pm in Stuart 104.

Lessons from Emerging Democracies: A Conversation with the Croatian and Lithuanian Ambassadors to the U.S.

The Institute of Politics presents an informal discussion with Croatian and Lithuanian ambassadors to the U.S. (Joško Paro and Žygimantas Pavilionis). The discussion event will take place at the Institute at noon on November 12th and lunch will be provided. The session is off the record and closed to the press. Institute Executive Director Darren Reisberg will introduce Ambassadors Paro and Pavilionis who will then offer 15-20 minutes of opening remarks, after which they will open it up to questions from the students.

An Evening of Bulgarian Puppetry

This performing arts projects that combines three award-winning one-man shows into a single "explosion" of Bulgarian puppet theater. Each show is completely different in theme and puppetry style, introducing to foreign audiences three of Bulgaria's most talented actors and puppeteers: Georgi Spassov, Milena Milanova, and Rumen Gavanozov. The event will take place on Saturday, November 2nd, with two performances - from 3 PM to 5 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. It will be held in the Assembly Hall of International House.

Arts|Science Graduate Collaborative Grants

This regards the Arts|Science Graduate Collaborative Grants for the 2013-2014 academic year. Up to $3,000 is available to support projects that encourage independent cross-disciplinary research between students in the arts and the sciences. Graduate students from areas such as art history, music, cinema and media studies, theater and performance studies, creative writing, or visual arts are encouraged to pair up with graduate students from the physical and biological sciences for joint creative projects.

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop will meet on Wednesday, October 16th to discuss Kristy Ironside's dissertation chapter, "Every Ruble Counts: Minimum Wage Increases, Tax Breaks, and More Pay in Hand." The paper is now available on Chalk. The workshop will be held in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science 224) from 5:00-6:30, with refreshments following discussion. For more information, please visit the website: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/

Russian Club Meetings

Upcoming meetings are on Thursday, October 10th at 6 PM. The location is TBA, but will likely be the Reynolds Club. The club will also be grilling shish kabobs on the Point this Saturday, October 12th. Questions should be directed at akaurov@gmail.com.

Film Studies Center - The Yellow Ticket

The Film Studies Center is showing a film entitled The Yellow Ticket. A live multimedia concert event, the silent film is accompanied by a performance of an original score by pianist Marilyn Lerner and klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals. The film explores anti-Semitism in Tsarist Russia and stars famed Polish actress Pola Negri. The event will take place in Logan Center Performance Hall on October 26th, at 8 P.M.

Humanities Day

Let your mind wander as humanities scholars from the University of Chicago present their latest research in literature, philosophy, linguistics, music, visual arts, and more. Explore topics ranging from how writers read to Pinocchio's persistence in popular culture to video games as tools for learning.

The Future of the Humanities

This will be a discussion between Julia Kristeva (Université Paris Diderot) and Arnold Davidson (Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor) about the future of the Humanities in North America and Europe — with audience discussion moderated by Sarah Hammerschlag. This event is presented as part of the "Marianne Midwest" Series, which provides a forum for distinguished speakers from France to engage audiences at the University of Chicago, and to interact (via the internet) with audience members in Alliance Française locations throughout the Midwest.

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