Language Learning Software Accessible

The Library has just approved a subscription to Mango—language learning software for dozens of the world’s languages. For the next couple of weeks, you will need to access the program through the link given below, but it will soon be replaced by a permanent link in the library’s catalog, LENS and the database finder. University of Chicago users have trial access to Mango Languages online now until our subscription begins in a couple of weeks.

Russian Tutor Available

Native Russian speaker and experienced Russian language and literature teacher is accepting students to tutor Russian grammar or conversational skills. If you are interested, please contact by e-mail

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:

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

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.

Chicago Cultural Alliance - Ukranian/Polish Event

Held at The Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, the Chicago Business and Professional Group invites members and the community to a presentation and book signing by Diana Howansky Reilly, who will discuss her new book Scattered: The Forced Relocation of Poland's Ukrainians after World War II. The presentation will be followed by a brunch reception. The event will take place on October 6th at 1 P.M.

Summer Internship Program: Defense Intelligence Agency

DIA's Summer Intern Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

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.

CEELBAS Language Repository

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Language Repository is an open-access digital resource for students of the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. It currently covers 13 languages and houses almost 40 different sets of specially-designed language training materials, including materials for several languages where online resources are scarce. Currently the following languages are covered: Bulgarian; Croatian/Serbian; Czech; Estonian; Finnish; Georgian; Hungarian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Ukrainian.


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