NAATPl Instructor Award Submission Deadline Extended to December 31!

Due to many requests, the deadline for submitting teaching materials for the NAATPl Instructor Award has been extended until Monday, December 31, 2018.


The NAATPl Award aims to recognize and promote outstanding resources designed to enhance teaching and learning at all levels of instruction (K-16). The Award carries an amount of $500 and a Certificate of Recognition.


Submitted materials should meet the following criteria:

1. Creative and innovative supplement to existing materials

Tolstoy Commons Blog

The Tolstoy Commons, a companion blog for the Tolstoy Studies Journal has been created.



Georgian Tours, Fall 2017

September in Svaneti: Mountains and Towers of the Caucasus
A John Graham Invitational Cultural Tour to West Georgia
Saturday, Sept. 23rd - Sunday, Oct. 1st


Arts & Artisans of Georgia
A John Graham Invitational Cultural Tour to East Georgia
Monday, Oct. 1st - Friday, Oct. 13th


Resources for Research of the South Caucasus

Students and scholars working in the South Caucasus can find several resources and funding opportunities through the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC):


· Opportunities for funding
· Calls for papers
· Libraries and archives
· Employment opportunities
· Research links
· Publications
· Events
· Curricular Materials
· Videos of conference presentations


See: http://arisc.org/?page_id=72

Trial of online database Yiddish dictionary

Yiddish Dictionary

In 2002, Yiddish lexicography took a step forward with the publication of the Dictionnaire yiddish-français by Yitskhok Niborski and Bernard Vaisbrot. But for students of Yiddish not fluent in French, using this dictionary requires looking up the definitions in a French dictionary.  Now we are proud to announce that an English version of this dictionary is now available from Indiana University Press.

Access is via the Database Trials page .

This Trial is through March 31, 2017.

Campus Consortium Student Pitch Session at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Pulitzer Center is collaborating with the New York Times Op-Docs and the Tribeca Film Institute on a documentary filmmaker pitch. Two opportunities are now open: one for professional filmmakers from around the world and another for Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium students.


The deadline for applications is on Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11:59pm EST. Three student finalists will be selected to present their projects at The New York Times building in New York City on April 25, 2017, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.


Serbian engineers or scientists needed for a research study

A doctoral student in Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a study on Serbian engineering and science professors in order to explore the potential for increasing research collaboration between these Serbian professors in the U.S. and colleagues in Serbia.

Call for Participants for UIUC Polish-American Health Research

The Clancy Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is part of an international study on women’s health with Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The goal is to understand some of the things that affect menstrual cycles, reproduction, and bone health. For this project they will be looking at hormones, physical activity levels, diet, and genetic markers in women in Polish and Polish American women.


Call for nominations for the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The University of Chicago annually recognizes and honors tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Sciences, Divinity School, Humanities, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences for sustained exemplary graduate student teaching and mentoring. Graduate students in these divisions wishing to nominate a faculty member should work with their department/committee/program to compile a nomination packet by March 30, 2017.


For more information, click here.

Announcing 2017 John Graham Tours

In celebration of their twelfth season, join John Graham Tours for a cultural trip through the Caucasus.


Learn more at the links below: 

Ancient Christianity in Armenia and Georgia: A Culture Tour 
May 30th  -  June 10th, 2017

Colchis & Svaneti: Discover Georgia Tour
June 12th - 25th, 2017


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