Monthly Archives: December 2011

Opening Reception, Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage

Opening Reception, Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 06:00 PM
DOVA Temporary Gallery, 5228 S. Harper Ave

Between 1956 and 2006 the Polish reporter and poet Ryszard Kapuściński travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting wars of decolonization, resistance movements, and everyday life. Kapuściński published numerous books in those 50 years, reknowned works of literary reportage that have been translated into 36 languages. Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage chronicles the writer’s life and work in a series of photographs, many taken by Kapuściński himself, accompanied by excerpts from Kapuściński’s writing and historical background on the events he witnessed.

The opening reception will include talks by Consul Robert Rusiecki of the Polish Consulate of Chicago and Kinga Kosmala, Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago. Light refreshments will be served.

Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage runs from January 9 -February 4, 2012

This exhibit is sponsored by The Consulate General of Republic of Poland in Chicago, The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the UChicago, UChicago’s Department of Visual Arts, DOVA (Department of Visual Arts) Temporary Gallery, and The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the UChicago.

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Chicago Events, Soviet Arts Experience, University of Chicago Events

Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage

Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage
Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM
DOVA Temporary Gallery, 5228 S. Harper Ave

Between 1956 and 2006 the Polish reporter and poet Ryszard Kapuściński travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting wars of decolonization, resistance movements, and everyday life. Kapuściński published numerous books in those 50 years, reknowned works of literary reportage that have been translated into 36 languages. Ryszard Kapuściński: The Poet of Reportage chronicles the writer’s life and work in a series of photographs, many taken by Kapuściński himself, accompanied by excerpts from Kapuściński’s writing and historical background on the events he witnessed.

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, Chicago Events, Soviet Arts Experience, University of Chicago Events

Columbia U. Library Research Grants

The Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce a new awards program designed to facilitate research access to the Libraries’ special and unique collections.

The Libraries will award ten grants of $2,500 each to those researchers who demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia Libraries special collections for their work. All US citizens are welcome to apply and preference will be given to those outside the New York City metropolitan area. The intent of the grant is to help defer the cost of visiting the Libraries for research needs.

Participating libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries’ Area Studies Collections. These grants will be awarded on a competitive basis through an application process.

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2012, with research expected to be conducted at Columbia between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. For eligibility, application guidelines, conditions, and more information about the special collections at Columbia University, please visit the Libraries Research Awards Program page.

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to remind all students of Russian that the application deadline for the 2012-13 Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg is January 20, 2012.

The Russian Overseas Flagship Program, an essential component of The Language Flagship, prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. The Program offers about twenty hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well as content courses for credit or audit in any major at St. Petersburg State University alongside Russian students. The Program features focused instruction in small groups (5-6 students), classrooms equipped with SMART Boards, and a comprehensive textbook specially designed for Flagship students by American and Russian second language acquisition specialists. Each student is assisted by a peer tutor. Two administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical support to students. All participants receive academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

Russian Overseas Flagship enhances its curriculum through a careful combination of classroom instruction with language immersion outside of the academic program. The Program includes bi-weekly guided excursions in and around St. Petersburg, and discussion clubs. All students complete at least one semester-long internship (one day per week) with local government and business organizations, charity foundations, NGOs, and cultural institutions. Finally, all students live with Russian host families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture, and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to provide partial financial aid to qualified participants, thanks to the grant support from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, many students also apply for Boren Awards and other academic grants to study on Russian Overseas Flagship Program.

For more information, please contact:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
gbabankov@americancouncils.org
http://flagship.americancouncils.org/russian/

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

English/Russian Speaking Executive Assistant Needed

TMK IPSCO is currently seeking an English and Russian speaking
Executive Assistant to join their corporate team. In this high
visibility role, candidates will provide administrative support to the
executive team, including translation and interpretation between
Russian and English for internal and external communication.
Individual will be responsible for administrative tasks such as
drafting written communication, calendar maintenance, answering and
routing phone calls, travel arrangements and arranging meetings.
Assistant will also attend to accuracy of work and ability to thrive
in a fast pace, deadline-oriented environment are key attributes of a
successful candidate.

A more detailed job description can be found in the following pdf: TMK IPSCO – Executive Assistant Position Description

Posted in: Job Postings

CFP: 7th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh ANNUAL MEETING of the Slavic Linguistics Society

Where: Lawrence, Kansas, USA
When: 25-27 August 2012
We invite you to submit abstracts to the seventh meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, to be held on the campus of The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, USA 25-27 August 2012.

Keynote speakers:

Brian Joseph (The Ohio University)
Catherine Rudin (Wayne State College)
Alan Timberlake (UC Berkeley / Columbia University)

The purpose of SLS is to create a community of students and scholars interested in Slavic linguistics, that is, the systematic and scholarly study of the Slavic languages. The Society aspires to be as open and inclusive as possible; no school, framework, approach, or theory is presupposed, nor is there any restriction in terms of geography, academic affiliation or status.

Papers dealing with any aspect of Slavic linguistics and within any framework are appropriate, as well as those that represent cross-disciplinary approaches (sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, etc.). The only restriction is that all papers should address an issue pertaining to Slavic linguistics. All talks will be for 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion. We encourage everyone to participate and ask you to share this announcement with as many colleagues and students as possible.

Abstracts are due by 15 January 2012. Please send your abstracts to smdsls7@gmail.com.

All abstracts will be refereed and participants will be notified by the end of February 2012.

For more information, please see: http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/conference/or send e-mail to: kusls2012@gmail.com

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

3rd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies

Southwestern College
3rd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies
Hajnówka, Poland
July 8-August 5, 2012

The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its 3rd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 8 to August 5, 2012. The program, co-sponsored by the Belarusian Historical Society in
Bialystok, Poland, will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnowka in the Podlasie region of
northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland’s ethnic Belarusian minority — an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian
language, history, society and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in
the expanded EU. Continue reading →

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CFP: “Manifesting Culture and Community: Materiality in Anthropology” conference at the UIC

Call for Papers: “Manifesting Culture and Community: Materiality in
Anthropology” conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago;
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
(UIC) invites graduate students to submit presentation proposals for an
graduate student paper conference at the UIC Campus on Saturday, March 3,
2012. Additionally, undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts
for a poster session that will be held at a reception during the
conference. The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Neil Smith,
Distinguished Professor of Geography and Anthropology at the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York.

Students are asked to register and submit a 250 word abstract for a 15
minute paper or poster by Thursday, January 12, 2012 at
http://anthropology.las.uic.edu/2012-second-city-anthropology-graduate-student-conference.
If you are not presenting, but would still like to attend, please register
on the website so we can assess our planned attendance. Food
and refreshments will be provided. This conference is free with advance
registration. Questions should be directed to uic.scaconference@gmail.com.

uic.scaconference@gmail.com
http://anthropology.las.uic.edu/2012-second-city-anthropology-graduate-student-conference

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, UW-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department
of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud
to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI,
to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012.

In summer 2012, CESSI will offer intensive courses in beginning and intermediate
Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian
Turkic languages could also be offered. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator
if you are interested in a language not listed above. Scheduling of all courses is
contingent upon enrollment. Please apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure
that your class will be offered.

CESSI 2012 will also feature lectures (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture
and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central
Eurasia. Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site:
www.creeca.wisc.edu/cessi

The deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is April 16, 2012. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2012. More information about UW-Madison FLAS fellowships is available at:
www.flas.wisc.edu

CESSI is a joint initiative of 16 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 10 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan). For further information about CESSI 2012, please contact Nancy Heingartner, CESSI program coordinator,cessi@creeca.wisc.edu, 1-608-262-3379.

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Denis Evstuhin, Piano Concert

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Denis Evstuhin, Piano
Wednesday, January 4, 12:15pm
Chicago Cultural Center

Russian pianist Denis Evstuhin has won international acclaim for his technical brilliance,
remarkable sound quality and emotional depth.

A laureate of numerous prestigious international piano competitions, Denis has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the Great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, and the Warsaw Philharmonic in Poland.

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