Monthly Archives: May 2012

Group Show of Lviv Artists

May 4, 2012 – May 27, 2012
Group Show of Lviv Artists at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago.
Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
Website: http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org

Group Show of Lviv Artists – Mykola Bagan, Jarema Khrushch and Volodymyr Pavlyk opens May 4th, 2012 at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago. Exhibit continues through May 27th, 2012. This trio of artists emigrated from Ukraine to follow their hearts and their vocations to the United States. Each artist’s work provokes a memory of his homeland. Depicted in their paintings, seemingly silent objects speak to the viewer, each in its own way through color or shape. Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

Lecture: “To Be or Not To Be a Professional Interpreter”

“To Be or Not To Be a Professional Interpreter”
Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30pm

Join the Polish Museum of America for this special lecture by Dr. Witold Skowronski, internationally renowned conference interpreter, and Director and Lecturer at the School of Translation, Interpreting and Languages at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Dr. Witold Skowronski, will tell his compelling story of what it is like for a man to have spoken the thoughts of some of the greatest world leaders of our times, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II, and will take a look at some of the most significant years of Polish-American relations through the eyes of the man who was at the very heart of where the world leaders were talking.

Cost: FREE

Location: Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave

For more info click here.

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

Achilles and Vera Chreptowsky Collection at the UIMA

Opening: Saturday, June 16, 6-9 pm
Exhibit Dates: June 16 – August 5, 2012

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art invites you to the exhibit of the collection of Dr. Achilles and Vera Chreptowsky. Since the 1950’s, Achilles and Vera accumulated a large personal collection of modern and contemporary artwork. They were also instrumental in establishing the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago as a venue for artistic and other cultural activities.

The Chreptowsky collection will showcase a selection of approximately 40 pieces – a diversity of work and styles from the latter half of the twentieth century, illustrating artistic trends current of the time.

This exhibition will not only celebrate and pay tribute to these two collectors, but also to the artists themselves. Included in this exhibition are works by Alexander Archipenko, Ihor Dmytruk, Alexis Gritchenko, Liuboslav Hutsaliuk, Jacques Hnizdovsky, Alexander Hunenko, Alexandra Kochman, Peter Kolisnyk, Ron Kostyniuk, Gregor Kruk, Konstantin Milonadis, Jerzy Nowosielski, Aka Pereyma, Jurij Solovij, Jurij Strutynsky, Mychajlo Urban and others.

At the same time, in the Permanent Collection gallery, the UIMA will pay tribute to the late sculptor and co-founder of the Institute, Konstantin Milonadis (1926-2012).

Preview exhibit on Flickr HERE

Posted in: Chicago Events

International Voices Project 2012: “Pagans” – Play by Anna Yablonskaya

June 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is proud to be a part of the International Voices Project (IVP) 2012, a series of concert readings in collaboration with consulates and cultural institutions throughout Chicago.

Argentina, Egypt, France, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland are represented in the third annual International Voices Project running from May 8th to July 17th in Chicago.

Presented in collaboration with the represented country’s consulates general and cultural institutions, the International Voices Project will celebrate the voices of international playwrights with eight premiere concert-style readings of selected plays that will be performed by a professional cast with stage directions read to allow audiences imaginations to create the world of the play. After each reading, there will be a post-performance discussion with the cast and audience, followed by a reception hosted by the consulates.

Ukraine 2012:
This year Anna Yablonskaya will represent Ukraine with her play “Pagans”
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made on the IVP website: www.ivpchicago.org or by calling 773-250-7055 or 773-227-5522

Posted in: Chicago Events

George Orwell and the Ukrainian Refugees: The Untold Story of “Animal Farm”

At the UIMA
Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:00pm

CHICAGO BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL GROUP PRESENTS
George Orwell and the Ukrainian Refugees:
The Untold Story of “Animal Farm”
Guest Speaker: Andrea Chalupa

George Orwell published Animal Farm, his “fairy tale” on Soviet totalitarianism in 1945. Soon afterwards he was contacted by a young literary scholar of Ukrainian origin named Ihor Ševcenko requesting permission to translate it into Ukrainian for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany and Austria.

Andrea Chalupa, a New York based journalist and writer, will discuss the fascinating saga of the Ukrainian translation of Orwell’s masterpiece as well as her own efforts to learn her family’s history in the DP camps and behind the Iron Curtain. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other blogs, Andrea also helped launch online video for Condé Nast Portfolio and AOL Money & Finance.

PRICE: $10.00 CBPG members;
$15.00 non-members and guests

Posted in: Chicago Events

POLISH AMERICAN DAY AT THE SIX FLAGS – GREAT AMERICA

Saturday, June 2, 2012
POLISH AMERICAN DAY AT THE
SIX FLAGS – GREAT AMERICA

Sponsored by the Polish Fraternals
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
Polish National Alliance
Polish Women’s Alliance of America
Polish Falcons of America

TICKETS ONLY $28.00 EACH BY CONTACTING: 1-773-782-2600 EXT. 2601 OR 1-773-782-2601

OR PURCHASE TICKETS ON LINE FOR ONLY $29.50 EACH

at www.sixflags.com/greatamerica using promo code: POLSKA

These prices also includes admission into “The Best Water Park in the Nation” SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR!!!

Posted in: Chicago Events

Funding Opportunities from the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office

Announcements from the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office!

The Fiscal Year 2012 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program will be announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The due date for submitting applications will be June 14, 2012. Please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html for additional information.

The Fiscal Year 2012 competition for the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program will be announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The due date for submitting applications will be June 29, 2012. Please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsugisf/applicant.html for additional information.

The Notice of Proposed Priorities for the Fiscal Year 2012 competition for the American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program will be announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsaorc/applicant.html for additional information.

The Office of Postsecondary Education is looking for peer reviewers for its discretionary grant programs–to apply, go to http://opeweb.ed.gov/frs/frsHome.cfm

In addition, we are excited to announced our new Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Twitter site! Please follow us! https://twitter.com/EDPostsecondary

For more information on our international education and foreign language programs, please visit our web site below.

International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Program Office

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

U.S. Department of Education
(202) 502-7700
http://www.ed.gov/ope/iegps

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

2012 Fulbright-Hays DDRA Competition Announced

Good News! Contrary to expectation a Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition will be held this year. Please see the below message from Brooke Noonan, the UChicago Graduate Student Affairs Director, for more info. *Information about setting up GSA appointments only pertains to UChicago grad students*

URGENT UPDATE: Fulbright-Hays DDRA due June 1, 2012

Dear Colleagues—
Less than 3 hours ago, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the 2012-13 Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad) Fellowship competition is open! This is exciting news—especially after the cancellation of last year’s competition due to federal budget cuts—but means that our students will have to put together their applications in record speed with a strict internal deadline of Friday, JUNE 1, 4:30 p.m. CST. Continue reading →

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

Tolga Cora: “Ways to make big money in the mid-19th century Karin/Erzurum”

The UChicago Armenian Circle presents

Why was Khachatur Bastoormajean murdered? Ways to make big money in
the mid-19th century Karin/Erzurum.
by Tolga Cora

(in English)

Tuesday, May 22
4:30 pm

Room TBA
Open to everyone!

Posted in: CEERES Events/News, University of Chicago Events

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012
“Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks”
(Washington D.C, June 26th – 28th, 2012)

Introduction
Governments in the twenty-first century are faced with a variety of global security risks including terrorism, war and conflicts, stereotypes/ misconceptions and ideological conspiracies, to name but a few. These risks have manifested themselves in a variety of different ways, by actual violent attacks on citizens (September 11th, 2001) or through “verbal attacks” expressed via the social media.

Following these events of September 11th, national security issues have had a far greater significance and are occupying the minds and concerns of Americans in considerable ways, including both American politicians and American citizens, as well as having a large impact on American foreign policy. In addition, the rapid changes in our global world ranging from the rise of the BRIC countries, the unrest in the Arab world, the Iran Atomic Program to the financial crisis, have created an even greater burden for national security, and is forcing the American leadership to constantly reevaluate and re-assess their policy priorities and strategies.

Despite its vital importance, the use of cultural diplomacy in addressing global risks remains largely underutilized. In many ways, the application of cultural diplomacy practices can complement the other, more traditional ways of increasing security (military measures or increased access to intelligence), by means of exposing and challenging destructive ideologies.

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012 will therefore focus on the role of cultural diplomacy in reducing global risks and increasing national security. The symposium will analyze and explore the opportunity of reducing global risks and increasing national security by adapting cultural diplomacy practices into both national and foreign policy strategies. Continue reading →

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences