Students who apply for a School of Russian and Asian Studies language program (http://sras.org/programs) and who have completed two semesters of Russian, Chinese, or the study of any Central Asian language may apply for The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying. Application deadline: October 1. For more information, please visit http://sras.org/language_grants_russia.
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Emir Kusturica and his band The No Smoking Orchestra will perform two shows at
The Copernicus Theater
5216 West Lawrence Avenue
8pm on July 10 and 11
For a very brief overview about the history of The No Smoking Orchestra (comprised of some of the original members of the group, Zabranjeno Pušenje), visit the band’s website, or their wikipedia entry.
Alliance Française de Chicago
is partnering with the Chicago Film Festival to invite the controversial and acclaimed director, Emir Kusturica. He will speak with Time Out Chicago film editor Hank Sartin about his creative process. The event is open to the public. The entrance fee is $5 for Alliance Française members and $10 for non-members. Wine will be served after the talk.
Date: July, 9th; 6:30pm
For those not familiar with Kusturica, he is a native of Sarajevo and arguably the most famous film director from the Balkans. His films (“Time of the Gypsies”, “Black Cat, White Cat”, and “Underground”, which won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or/Golden Palm in the 1994) often feature music soundtracks by Goran Bregović and the No Smoking Orchestra.
Israeli Folk Dance Troupe
@ Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
2:30pm, Sunday, July 18,
Dawes Park, Evanston
Shalechet Aviv’s movements have roots in Romanian Hora, the Arabic Dabke and traditional Yemenite life cycle celebrations. This troupe has traveled near and far to perform in a folk style reminiscent of dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East that combined in the State of Israel.
“Bureaucratics” is an ambitious portrait project by Dutch photojournalist and fine art photographer Jan Banning, shot over several years and spanning eight countries on five continents. The series “hones in on the typically anonymous civil servant, who, anywhere in the world, makes up a small cog in the gigantic machinery of the state.” These 50 low-level bureaucrats include tax collectors, traffic wardens, and agricultural and religious officials, among others, found in Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, USA, and Yemen.
The exhibition is held in Harper Commons, the 11,000-square-foot study space opened this year in what was previously the stacks of the William Rainey Harper Memorial Library. Harper was the University of Chicago’s first library (completed in 1912) and is one of the iconic examples of the campus’s Late English Gothic architecture.
The artwork is particularly suited to a residency at the University of Chicago, as it addresses themes of central importance to the schools of social scientific research pioneered here over the past century. This panel discussion is an opportunity for University of Chicago scholars in the social sciences to discuss issues relating to the rise, spread, and functioning of the bureaucratic state around the world, in response to integral questions provoked by the exhibition.
Please join us to celebrate Russian culture and true folk music! All songs were brought by Golosa – the members of which are practically all American students and professionals – from Siberia and will have English translations. All of the proceeds from the event will go to their next journey to Russia – to bring back more beautiful songs.
The event will take place at the Computer Systems Institute, Saturday, June 19 at 6pm.
8950 Gross Point Road, Skokie
(There is free parking around the building and is only a ten-minute walk from the Skokie Swift Yellow Line for those who are not driving)
$15 regular/10 students (with ID) and kids will let you in.
Since a fairly big crowd is expected, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring any kind of folding chairs or stools – in case we don’t have enough seats for everybody!
Please feel free – though you are not obliged! – to bring any treats or drinks. It is always a nice addition to our lively socializing during the famously cheerful breaks between acts.
Contact : Alla Dekhtyar, 773 275-0934.