Monthly Archives: August 2010

Congressman Mark Kirk to Discuss His Plans to Build Consensus in Washington Regarding Foreign Policy Issues, August 9

Please find a message from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs below:

Congressman Mark Kirk to Discuss His Plans to Build Consensus in Washington Regarding Foreign Policy Issues

Congressman Mark Kirk will present his vision for using the lessons of history to build a bipartisan and transatlantic consensus on how to address today’s threats and challenges in Europe and the Middle East.

U.S. Representative Mark Kirk represents the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, located in the northern Chicago suburbs. Now in his fifth term, Congressman Kirk is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations and co-chairs the bipartisan Iran Working Group, the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, the Albanian Issues Caucus, and the U.S.-China Working Group.

Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

10:30 a.m.  Registration
11:00 a.m.  Presentation and discussion
12:00 noon Adjournment

Individuals $10
President’s Circle, Corporate Members, and Student Members complimentary

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Registration forms and more information can be found here: http://thechicagocouncil.org/chicago_council_event_corporate_detail.php?eventid=2257

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ACTR/ACCELS 2011 Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Deadline October 1

Please find an application announcement from American Councils for International Education below:

It’s not too early to start planning for your spring semester! The spring semester deadline is October 1, 2010.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

For over 30 years, American Councils has offered quality-assured, intensive language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars. Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies. Students greatly benefit from individual attention in our
small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who have extensive experience in second language acquisition. Additionally, qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at the local host university in each city as part of our honors program. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program as well.  During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and international NGOs.  Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other
extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city.  Students also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to award substantial scholarships to qualified participants, thanks to significant grant support from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, recipients of FLAS, Boren, Benjamin A. Gilman and university fellowships frequently apply these funds to study on our programs.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. American Councils also offers specialized programs for Heritage Speakers and those interested in
studying Business Russian. More information and  applications are available on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
outbound@americancouncils.org
www.acrussiaabroad.org

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Chicago Chorale Seeks Help with Finnish Musical Piece

Chicago Chorale plans to sing a piece in Finnish next year. They need to find someone who can help them with the pronunciation. Please contact Slava Gorbachov at gorbachov@uchicago.edu if you are able to help.

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Open-rank Position in Russian Literature at Indiana University, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Open-rank position in Russian Literature

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an open-rank faculty position in Russian literature, starting fall semester 2011. Although area(s) of specialization are open, the successful candidate should have a strong background and interest in literary theory, native or near-native English and Russian, an attractive research agenda, and an established publication record; administrative experience is also a plus. We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher and scholar to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise graduate students specializing in Russian literature, to contribute to the growth of a strong Russian literature program, and to promote the field in the wider university context. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Current plans are to interview candidates at the 2010 ASEEES conference in Los Angeles, after which a short list of candidates will be invited to the Bloomington campus for visits. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, BH 502, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Applications can also be submitted electronically, to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Russian literature position. Preference given to applications submitted by November 1, 2010, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, ex officio
Justyna Beinek, committee chair
George Fowler
Eyal Peretz (Comparative Literature)
Sara Stefani

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Visiting Lecturer Position in Czech Language and Culture at Indiana University, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Visiting lecturer position Czech language and culture

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an opening for a two-year visiting lecturer in Czech language, culture and/or literature, starting in the fall semester 2011. The successful candidate should have native or near-native Czech, ability to teach Czech literature, culture, and/or film in English, teaching experience, and knowledge of best practices in foreign language pedagogy. Ph.D. or ABD in a field related to the teaching of Czech language and familiarity with the American university system is required. Standard course load is three courses per semester. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, BH 502, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Applications can also be submitted electronically to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Czech. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2010, but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES and/or AATSEEL in Los Angeles, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, ex officio
Ronald Feldstein, committee chair
Jeffrey Holdeman
Maria Shardakova
Miriam Shrager

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