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Logan Center Concert: Works by Ligeti and Cerrone 2/16 7:30 PM

On Friday, February 16th at 7:30 pm, the season-exclusive series spotlight on composer György Ligeti continues with the Grammy-winning, Chicago-based percussion group Third Coast Percussion and special guest Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano. Together, they present three Ligeti works, including Poème Symphonique, the "spectacle" for 100 mechanical metronomes. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Christopher Cerrone takes Ligeti's work as a point of departure with the Chicago premiere of his 2017 work, Goldbeater's Skin.

1/24 Armenian Circle Plus Anatolian Burek pastries!

Dear Friends of the Armenian Circle,

This week we have a very special culinary element to our Armenian Circle meeting. Please join us as we will be cooking up the Anatolian classic Bureks!!

Our very own Henry Saroyan has generously offered his apartment for us to cook in, so this week in lieu of meeting in Pick Hall we will be meeting at Henry's place at 5:30PM!

Naturally, everybody is welcome, but please let me know if you intend to join us by Tuesday night so we will know how much food to prepare.

Friday 1/26 5 PM - Kirill Medvedev and Cauleen Smith: The Last Days of Revolution

Kirill Medvedev and Cauleen Smith
The Last Days of Revolution
Friday, January 26, 6 pm


On the final weekend of Revolution Every Day, the Smart Museum of Art and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry present The Last Days of Revolution featuring a performance by Russian poet Kirill Medvedev.

Following the reading, Medvedev will join exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith and Revolution Every Day guest curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer for a conversation that reflects on the relationship between art and revolutionary ideals and practices.

Boston Camerata – The Play of Daniel 1/22/2018 Rockefeller Chapel 2PM

The Boston Camerata will perform their internationally recognized program, The Play of Daniel, a powerful medieval mystery play composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France. Directed by Anne Azéma, this ambitious production combines old and new, bringing together music and movement, theater and liturgy, and light and shadow, to retell the biblical story of the young prophet for today's audiences. Sponsored by UChicago Presents. For more information and to purchase tickets, follow this link.

CLOUDS, a performance at Links Hall Chicago sponsored by Handa Gote Research and Development, Prague

Mon, February 5, 2018
7:30 pm
Links Hall
Chicago, IL
$10 - $12 online ($15 door)

“Handa Gote’s show, Clouds, is a terrific lo-fi aesthetic in which the performer, Veronika švábová, simply tells us about her grandparents. They, variously, founded the Czech communist party, were imprisoned in concentration camps, became high-ups in the secret police and were shot as traitors, which makes for a more exciting family album than most, and yet it’s lightly worn and beautifully executed.” 

--Andrew Haydon, The Guardian


Learning from Less Commonly Taught Languages
April 21, 2018

Our colleagues teaching LCTLs are sometimes portrayed as isolated, overworked individuals locked in their offices creating new materials.  But the challenges of teaching a LCTL have spurned collaborations, new sources of materials and media, and innovation in teaching and assessment.  What can we learn from our colleagues?  How can and does their work impact ours?  How can we work together?

Proposals are sought for sessions on Saturday.

Tuesday, Jan. 23 Money, Markets and Governance Workshop: Something in the Way He Says ‘Babushka Production’: Managerial Experts, Sincere Regulation, and Food Safety Reform in Post-Soviet Tbilisi, Georgia

Please join us for our next meeting this coming Tuesday, January 23rd, at 5 - 6:30 PM in the Social Science Research Building, room 106:

Natalja Czarnecki
PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago

Something in the Way He Says ‘Babushka Production’: Managerial Experts, Sincere Regulation, and Food Safety Reform in Post-Soviet Tbilisi, Georgia

Discussant: Ella Butler
PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago

Marci Shore: The Ukrainian Night

MARCI SHORE: The Ukrainian Night

Date: January 20, 2018, 6 pm

Location: Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, we invite you to take part in a compelling conversation about contemporary Ukraine, as Marci Shore, an acclaimed author, history professor at Yale, researcher and a publicist, presents her newest book The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution.


On "Revolution Every Day" - Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer

Please join us to celebrate Revolution Every Day: A Calendar.


Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seminary Co-op




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