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Information Session - Yiddish for Reading & Research

Are you interested in using Yiddish sources in your academic research? If so, come learn more about a new course offering at the information session for "Yiddish for Reading and Research," which will take place on Nov. 7, from 12 to 1PM in Wieboldt 206. This course is relevant for all those who study: Russian Jewish history and culture, German linguistics, American studies, Chasidism and Jewish theology, Polish history and culture, Holocaust studies, American labor history, contemporary Jewish culture, theater and ethnomusicology, Central European modernism, European history.

Exhibit: “Ill-Born: Modern Polish Architecture Under Communism”

On Tuesday, November 5th, beginning at 6:30pm, The Hejna Family Chair in Polish Language and Literature, with sponsorship from the School of Art and Art History, will host the opening of Filip Springer’s photographic exhibit. In his work, Filip Springer captures iconic images of modern architecture in Poland during Communism. The exhibit will be on display in the Richard J. Daley Library, on UIC’s campus. The artist will be present, wherein he will give a brief talk about his project, take questions and engage in discussion with the audience about his subject matter.

Commemorative Evening at the Ukrainain National Museum

The Ukrainain National Museum is holding an event titled "In Memory of the Victims: Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933." The event will e held on November 1, 2013 at 7 PM. For more information, visit the museum website: http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org//eng/index.html

Chicago Russian Literary Salon

Chicago Russian Literary Salon invites you for an evening with the famous Russian poet, writer, essayist, journalist and political activist Lev Rubinstein. The event will take place on November 17, 2013 at 5 p.m. at ORT Technical Institute, 5440 Fargo Ave, Skokie, IL 60077. Tickets are $25. For more information, contact Alla Dekhtyar at alla0412@yahoo.com.

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.

Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia

Elsie Dunin, Professor Emerita of Dance Ethnology at UCLA, will be giving a talk entitled "Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia." CEERES and EthNoise! Workshop are co-sponsoring this event, which will take place on January 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Lunch with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is hosting a lunch with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan. His Excellency Ali Babacan is deputy prime minister for Economic and Financial Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. He is also a member of the Turkish National Security Council. Previously, he served as minister for Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2009. He was the minister of the Treasury from 2002 to 2007 and was chief negotiator in Turkey’s accession negotiations with the European Union from 2005 to 2007.

Cold War Intelligence Resource

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. URL: http://primarysources.brillonline.com/browse/cold-war-intelligence.

Russian/American Educators' Exchange

The Russian/American Educators’ Exchange will send American teachers to rural Russian schools to meet their fellow teachers and to exchange curriculum materials based on folklore. Each American teacher will prepare a short lesson on some aspect of American folklore, to be presented to teachers in Russia. In addition, the American teachers will work under the guidance of an experienced Russian folklorist, the American teachers will record songs and stories, document traditional holiday customs, and photograph traditional handicrafts in the Russian host village.

Looking for Speakers of Russian as a Heritage or Second Language

If you are learning Russian or speak it as a Second/Foreign/Heritage language, please help researchers at the University of Illinois pilot a new proficiency test in Russian. They have been able to recruit over 70 participants and need just 30 more to validate the test. Your participation is voluntary. Your responses will remain confidential and will be used for research purposes only. Contact graduate student Tatiana Luchkina with questions at luchkin1@illinois.edu. You can help by completing a questionnaire and a cloze test, located here:


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