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Event - Mircea Cărtărescu Reading and Discussion

The Central Europe Workshop welcomes world-renowned Romanian novelist Mircea Cărtărescu to the University of Chicago for a reading of his newly translated novel Blinding on October 15, at 4:30 at the Franke Institute, with an introduction and questions from Delia Ungureanu (Harvard University, University of Bucharest) followed by a more general discussion.

Call for Papers - "And After Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia! New Histories & New Approaches"

The last twenty years of scholarship on former Yugoslavia and its successor states have undergone significant shifts, not least of which has been the introduction of new theoretical positions and paradigms (Bakić-Hayden and Hayden, Wolff, Todorova).

Pianist Yana Reznik - Event

Russian-born pianist Yana Reznik is performing a traditional concert on a non-traditional Roland V-Piano® Grand in Geneva on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Cordogan’s Pianoland is hosting the unique performance by this world-class performer. "Ms.Reznik’s expertise places her at the highest levels of technical, musical, and interpretive abilities,” said James Walker, flute faculty at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

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.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Event

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. “Crackling with dancing that snaps like a whip,” raves The New York Times. Working with the traditional folk songs and tunes that inspired such classical composers as Bartók, Liszt, and Kodály, the ensemble performs dances from throughout Hungary, choreographed for theatrical presentation. The performance will be on November 22nd at 7:30 PM.

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 lyudapirova@gmail.com.

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.

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