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Exhibition on Czech Avant-Garde Book

There will be an exhibition at the Art Institute on the Czech Avant-Garde Book, starting on January 28th and running until April 7th. More information can be found here: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/czech-avant-garde-book.

Summer School - "Central Europe in the EU"

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process - will organize the 12th year of its summer school program for university students in July 2014. In July 12 - 23, 2014, the summer school, under the title "Central Europe in the EU - 10 Years After," will take place in Prague.

UIMA Exhibition: Survival, Spirit, Dreams, Nightmares

The exhibition features works by artists addressing themes of culture and ethnicity, survival, and the power of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. Four artists with different life journeys are telling stories through their paintings, prints and sculptures. This exhibition includes Chicago artists René Hugo Arceo, Mark Nelson, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and ex-Chicagoan Peter Dallos. It opens February 9, 2014.

Summer Camp Vacancies in Russia

Educational Center "Cosmopolitan", Novosibirsk, Russia, is pleased to announce that we have several vacancies available for summer internships at the children's camps that we will be running in the beautiful Altai Mountains and in the delightful countryside just outside Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the centre of Russia. These positions are open to university students. No previous teaching experience, no previous knowledge of Russian is required.

Summer Institute: America's East Central Europeans: Migration and Memory

This NEH Summer Institute looks at 20th century Baltic, Western Slavic, South Slavic, Hungarian, as well as Jewish immigration to the United States from East Central Europe. Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will come together on the campus of Columbia University with some fifty master teachers and community representatives to address three core questions: First, what are some of the methodological and conceptual issues we should consider in the study of the East Central European emigrations?

Film Screening: The Coca-Cola Kid

On January 24th, there will be a screening of The Coca-Cola Kid. Inspired by the short stories of Australian fiction writer Frank Moorhouse, The Coca Cola Kid is a romantic-comedy about the misadventures of a Coca-Cola Co. executive in Australia. Played by Eric Roberts, the zealous corporate trouble-shooter combines evangelical fervor with a military mindset aimed at colonizing the last corner of Coke-free Australia.

Study Türkiye Program

Study Türkiye is a curriculum development project for university and community college faculty. The program is designed to assist faculty towards infusing their curricula and engage students in a better and through understanding of this nation that promises to play and increasingly pivotal role on the world scene. Although faculty are the primary audience for this program, everyone interested in Turkey is invited to attend.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish

For summer 2014, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer full travel and fellowships for approximately 15 advanced students and scholars for participation in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply.

Language and Culture Program

On behalf of my colleagues Prof. Evgeny Dengub and Prof. Susanna Nazarova here at Mount Holyoke College, we would like to invite your students to participate in our unique 6-week Language and Culture Program in Kaliningrad, Russia this summer. The program features intensive Russian language courses taught by professors at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University with cultural immersion, excursions and a supervised internship experience at a Russian social service, cultural or professional organization.

Wilson Center - Sochi: Olympic Flame in the Caucasus

The Sochi Winter Olympics are set to open in less than a month, and anticipation is building. Two recent terror attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd underscore concerns about security, but the event will raise other important questions as well. What do the Games say about Russia’s prospects for stability and growth, or about the broader Caucasus region? Will Russia’s turbulent domestic politics steal center stage or remain a sideshow? The Kennan Institute will probe these questions and more with prominent experts on Russia and the region.

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