Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unpaid Internship Opportunity at the International Center of Photography, NYC

Internship Opportunity at the International Center of Photography, NYC

Spend a semester interning at the country’s premier photography museum!

We are seeking spring and summer interns to work at the International Center of Photography (ICP) on the Roman Vishniac Archive, a recent and groundbreaking gift to the museum’s permanent collection. Roman Vishniac’s photographs of Central and East European Jewish life, captured from 1935-38, are considered the last photographic documentation of these now vanished Jewish communities. The majority of his work has never been published or seen by the public, and the collection includes tens of thousands of prints and negatives, contact sheets, personal correspondence, audio material, and ephemera. We are currently working to build a comprehensive archive of the famed photographer’s entire body of work. The archive project will culminate in a large-scale retrospective, including a catalogue and symposia, scheduled to open at ICP in 2013.

We are seeking highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students or recent graduates of Art History, History, Jewish Studies, and/or Library Science. Museum or archival experience is preferred. We will provide training in photo handling and Jewish visual culture. We are also seeking interns with knowledge of German, Russian, Yiddish, or Hebrew to assist in archiving a lifetime of correspondences and documents.

Internships are unpaid, but offer other perks. We are happy to work with academic departments to provide school credit for internships. Interns also earn free use of one of NYC’s best darkrooms and digital printing facilities at the ICP School. Interns are eligible for a 50% discount off of ICP courses and workshops at the ICP School and are invited to attend ICP openings and special events. We are currently accepting applications for spring and summer internships and ask for at least a two day a week commitment. To apply please email a resume, letter of interest, and the contact information (including phone numbers) for three references to Rachel Travis at

For more information on the project please see:

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CfP: Conference “Media, Poverty and Social Exclusion”, University of Novi Sad, Abstract Deadline March 15

Conference “Media, Poverty and Social Exclusion”
University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, 7 May 2011

Deadline for submission of abstracts (250 words): March 15, 2011

This event is organized by the Department of Media Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad within the project Media Discourse on Poverty and Social Exclusion, funded by the Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans of the University of Fribourg and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Mass media have the potential to act either as facilitators of dialogue leading to social change or, in the opposite direction, as a key force for preservation of the status quo. In contemporary societies, the concept of poverty is being replaced by the concept of social exclusion – a complex, multidimensional issue that includes not only economic deprivation but also limitations in access to labour market, educational and health services. Exclusion in this sense is strongly related to the lack of participation and representation, which in modern times is achieved primarily through mass media.

Papers on the following kinds of topic will be especially welcome:
* Media discourse about poverty and socially excluded groups;
* Textual and visual representations of socially excluded groups;
* Cross-discursive analysis of poverty and social exclusion (e.g. Poverty and Globalization, Poverty and Europeanization);
* Ideological layers in discourse about poverty and socially excluded groups;
* Mediated articulations of social inequalities in Western Balkan societies;
* Multiple discrimination and social exclusion discourses;
* The media role in poverty alleviation;
* The potential of Internet to become an alternative channel of articulation of social needs and interest;
* Functions and effects of Internet based campaigns and projects on poverty reduction and social inclusion.

Participation and registration
Please send abstracts of 250 words max. via email to the organizers ( with the subject line “Media and Poverty and Social Exclusion”. Submissions should contain a title page with the title of the presentation, names and contact data of all authors. Please send one document containing title page and abstract in a word file, and be sure to remove all author identification from the abstract itself, as proposals will be submitted into blind peer review.

Deadline for submission is March 15, 2011.
Participants will be notified about results by April 5, 2011.

There is no conference fee. Participants will make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation and the organizers will provide lunch and coffee breaks on the day of the conferences.

With the support of the Regional Research Promotional Programme in the Western Balkans, the organizer will provide funding for travel and accommodation for maximum 10 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro.

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ZLUKACAMP: barcamp-conference

ZLUKACAMP: become a change you want to be in Ukraine

ZlUKACAMP is a barcamp-conference, where Ukrainian students in the USA and Ukrainian Diaspora will unite efforts to search the ways for Ukraine to overcome the economic and political crisis. Conference will be held in the format of a barcamp, where every participant can become a speaker.


January 22, 2011 from 10 am till 5 pm


Ukrainian-American Federal Credit Union Selfreliance, 2332 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Languages of the ZLUKACAMP:
Ukrainian and English (without translation)

You have something to say?

Become a speaker at Zlukacamp if you have answers on the following questions:

  • how American academic experience can be used to support Ukraine?
  • how Ukrainian students in USA can be united?
  • how Diaspora managed  to preserve Ukrainian culture and develop Ukrainian community in the USA?
  • what are the projects and initiatives in Diaspora to which Ukrainian students could join?
  • how Ukrainian students in USA and Diaspora could act together?
  • what is the future of Ukrainian elite and Ukrainian education?

Please, register as a speaker till 17th January 2011 here!

To whom the conference might be interesting?

  • for those who would like to act right here and right now
  • for those who find an American experience to be the powerful resource for building changes in Ukraine
  • for those who is studying or have ever studied in the USA and finds the value of education not in knowledge, but in action


  • Because every year hundreds of Ukrainian students are coming to study at the USA, get here valuable education, develop amazing ideas and projects, but act alone
  • Because the powerful Ukrainian Diaspora exists in the USA, but only a few people know about its projects and initiatives
  • Because uniting efforts of Ukrainian students in USA and Ukrainian Diaspora we can learn from each other and together in a synergy create changes in Ukraine.


Speeches and speakers already registered at ZLUKACAMP:

1. Myron Kuropas, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago:

  • How diaspora managed to preserve the Ukrainian heritage in a society that called itself a “melting pot.”
  • Successful diaspora projects in the present.

Dr. Myron Kuropas  has worked as a middle school principal in Chicago and DeKalb, taught at Northern Illinois University and the National University of Ostroh Academy, authored five books on the Ukrainian immigration in the United States,  worked as a special assistant to President Gerald R. Ford in the White House and a legislative assistant to Senator Bob Dole in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Kuropas was also national vice-president of the Ukrainian National Association (UNA), the oldest mutual benefit society in the U.S. and he currently writes a monthly column for the Ukrainian Weekly, a UNA publication, and Noviy Shliakh a Ukrainian newspaper in Canada.

2. Anna Afanasieva, LL.M student at the University of Chicago

  • Delivering US legal services experience in Ukraine: perspectives and adjustment to realities

Golden medal at school-gymnasium No. 31 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine) 2004. Institute of International Relations Kyiv National Shevchenko University (Kyiv, Ukraine) Scholarship covering full tuition and living expenses for LL.M, 2008-2010. LLB cum laude 2008 and LLM cum laude 2010 at Institute of International Relations Kyiv National Shevchenko University (Kyiv, Ukraine). USAID Parliamentary Internship diploma to the Deputy Chief  of the Department of Ukrainian Parliament (Kyiv, Ukraine), 2008. Kyrylo-Mephodiy Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine) representative, 2009. British Council Ukraine, Living Together Society (the UK, Kosovo, Poland, Ukraine) scholarship, travel grant, best project grant. March 2009. “Lomonosov”  XV International Scientific Conference(Moscow, Russia) Award, April 2008. Victor Pinchuk Foundation World Wide Studies(Kyiv, Ukraine) Grantee for pursuing LL.M at the University of Chicago Law School, 2010. Alpbach Summer School for European Integration (Alpbach, Austria) Grantee for participation, 2010. American Institute for Political and Economic Studies (Prague, the Czech Republic) Scholarship for participation in the summer school of AIPES, Institute of American Studies, February 2010. University of Chicago Law School scholarship (Chicago, USA) covering major part of the tuition fee at the LL.M program, 2010-2011.


Lawyer and civic activist.

3. Marina Zaloznaya, PH.D. Candidate in Sociology at Northwestern University

  • Social Scientific Research on Ukraine: Why we should get involved

Brief summary: Ukrainians – particularly those who live in the US and Western Europe – need to take part in the production of social scientific knowledge about Ukraine. Increased representation of ‘local’ prospective in the research on social issues afflicting Ukraine will improve the accuracy of its findings and the efficacy of social policy, developed on its basis. Marina will use the example of her research on corruption in Ukrainian universities to illustrate her points.

Marina Zaloznaya is the  alumna of the USA/USA program– Marina is now pursuing a PH.D. degree in Sociology at Northwestern University. Her dissertation research, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a comparative study of corruption in Ukrainian and Belarusian higher education

Program is designed by the participants of the barcamp-conference and will be finally formed before January 20th, 2011

Exactly you can define the program by proposing your speech/presentation in registration for the ZLUKACAMP.

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    Quest Pistols in Chicago

    From our friends at

    Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 08:00 pm
    Впервые в Чикаго группа QUEST PISTOLS

    Enclave Nightclub
    220 West Chicago Avenue

    21 & over only!

    Doors open 8pm, show starts shortly after. Please don’t be late.

    Valet parking & coat check available.

    Get tickets here.

    Белая стрекоза любви

    Я твой наркотик

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    Film: The Righteous Enemy, Cassidy Theater, January 28

    The Righteous Enemy

    At the height of World War II, while the Nazis and most of their allies were deporting and exterminating the Jews of Europe, some 40,000 found protection in the most unlikely of places: territories occupied by the army of Fascist Italy. In areas under their occupation in Croatia, France and Greece, Italian soldiers and diplomats refused to collaborate in the “Final Solution”, despite orders from Mussolini himself to comply with the German requests.

    This documentary film takes the form of a personal investigation by the director, Joseph Rochlitz, whose father, Imre Rochlitz was saved by the Italians in occupied Croatia. The film widens out to describe the Italian rescue efforts in France and Greece between 1941 and 1943, and seeks to understand the motives behind this extraordinary Italian attitude. Produced in 1987 and re-edited in 1994, this documentary includes rare interviews with some of the protagonists of the Italian rescue efforts, as well as the testimony of Jews saved by their actions.

    Historical consultants appearing in the film are Menachem Shelah (Yad Vashem, Israel) and Serge Klarsfeld, the French lawyer and historian. The wartime memoirs of Imre Rochlitz, Accident of Fate, on which this documentary is based, are scheduled to be published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2011.

    Directed by Joseph Rochlitz, 57 minutes. Presented with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

    Jan 28, 2011
    6:30 pm
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater
    Chicago, IL 60602
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    Film: Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev, Gene Siskel Film Center, February 12 – March 3

    From our friends at Siskel Film Center:

    Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev

    “If there is a giant who sits astride the history of Uzbek cinema, it’s Ali Khamraev, one of those rare talents like Welles or Godard or Scorsese whose love for the medium is so intense that his best films burst with criss-crossing energies and insights, like a fireworks display.”—Kent Jones, Film Comment

    From February 12 through March 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with Seagull Films, presents Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev, a series of eight rarely seen films shown in 35mm prints specially imported from Russia and Central Asia for this touring retrospective.

    This series highlights the work not only of an overlooked director but also of a rich and under-explored frontier on the cinematic map. The cinema of the Central Asian Soviet republics–sometimes referred to as “the ‘stans”–began to emerge from the shadow of the USSR in the 1960s, with the decline of Stalinist orthodoxy and increased investment in regional film industries. In recent years, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Central Asian cinema has come even more sharply into focus, with the growing recognition of distinct filmmaking traditions in each of its nations, and of a group of major filmmakers ripe for discovery in the west, including Tolomush Okeev of Kyrgyzstan, Darezhan Omirbaev and Ardak Amirkulov of Kazakhstan, and, preeminently, Ali Khamraev of Uzbekistan.

    Born in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent in 1937, Khamraev made his directing debut in 1964 and first attracted critical attention with the 1966 adultery drama WHITE, WHITE STORKS (playing Feb. 12 & 14). He achieved popular success in the late 1960s and 1970s with a series of action films set in Central Asia during the civil wars of 1920s: RED SANDS (1969), THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMISAR (1970), THE BODYGUARD (1979, playing Feb. 19 & 24), and his biggest hit, THE SEVENTH BULLET (1972, playing Feb. 26 & 28). Resembling American and spaghetti westerns, these films deftly mix ideological issues with superb action scenes and stunning landscapes. As critic Olaf Möller (Film Comment) notes, “Khamraev is a born storyteller…a Genghis Khan-ian giant of genre filmmaking.”

    Khamraev also began expanding his range, becoming “a director of extraordinary versatility” (Peter Rollberg, Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema). MAN FOLLOWS BIRDS (1975, playing Feb. 12 & 16), perhaps his most acclaimed film, is a phantasmagoric medieval odyssey that evokes Paradjanov and Tarkovsky (the latter both an inspiration and a personal friend). There are strong autobiographical elements in his period pieces TRIPTYCH (1979, playing Feb. 19 & 21) and I REMEMBER YOU (1986, playing Feb. 20 & 23). Khamraev also directed musicals, documentaries, and historical epics. Recurring themes in his films include the oppression of women (most strongly exemplified by 1971’s WITHOUT FEAR, playing Feb. 13 & 17) and the conflict between traditional and progressive forces. In the 1990s, Khamraev relocated to Italy; the offbeat sexual parable BO BA BU (1998, playing Feb. 26 & Mar. 3), his only film completed during this period, was a focus of controversy at several international film festivals. In 2004 he returned to Russia, where he has directed television miniseries.

    This project is organized by Seagull Films in collaboration with Mardjani Foundation. Special thanks to Alla Verlotsky of Seagull Films.

    —Martin Rubin

    MAN FOLLOWS BIRDS (CHELOVEK UKHODIT ZA PTITSAMI) 1975, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 87 min.With Dzhanik Faiziyev, Dilorom Kambarova

    WHITE, WHITE STORKS (BELIYE, BELIYE AISTI) 1966, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 82 min.With Lyutfi Sarymsakova, Sairam Isayeva

    WITHOUT FEAR (BEZ STRAKHA) 1971, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 96 min.

    THE BODYGUARD (TELOKHRANITEL) 1979, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Tadzhikistan, 91 min. With Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Gulya Tashbayeva

    TRIPTYCH (TRIPTIKH) 1979, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 76 min. With Dilorom Kambarova, Gulya Tashbayeva

    I REMEMBER YOU (YA TEBYA POMNYU) 1985, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 92 min. With Vyacheslav Bogachyov, Zinaida Sharko

    THE SEVENTH BULLET (SEDYMAYA PULYA) 1972, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Uzbekistan, 84 min. With Suimenkul Chokmorov, Dilorom Kambarova

    BO BA BU 1998, Ali Khamraev, Uzbekistan/Italy/France, 82 min. With Arielle Dombasle, Abdrashid Abdrakhmanov

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    International Business and Trade Summer Law Program Kraków, Poland, The Cathlic Univerisity of America


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    20th Annual Summer Law Program

    Our twentieth joint venture with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow will take place over a six-week period this summer beginning in mid-June. Students will receive intensive training in the global aspects of modern trade, comparative perspectives of regulated industries and antitrust laws in the U.S. and the European Union, international business transactions, and other substantive areas of law. Classes will be conducted in English at the 14th century Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. Unlike most summer abroad programs, a number of English-speaking law students from Polish universities will also participate. The Polish and American students will attend classes together, live together and participate in all co-curricular activities together. This cross-cultural aspect of the Cracow program is unique and has resulted in many lasting friendships and business contacts.


    Market Square, KrakowCracow is an ancient royal city famous for its architectural beauty and cultural heritage, and was almost entirely spared the destruction wrought upon many urban cities of Europe during World War II. The city center is the “Rynek Glowny” or Market Square, which at ten acres is by far the largest city plaza in Europe. Avenues teeming with cafes, clubs, restaurants, antique shops and endless curiosities to be discovered and explored surround the square. As a city on UNESCO’s World Natural and Cultural Heritage list, Cracow is a vibrant masterpiece of Europe whose heritage ranks it among the other great artistic and cultural complexes of highest value in Europe.

    The Jagiellonian University was founded in the 14th century and is one of Europe’s most prestigious universities. It counts among its distinguished alumni the renaissance scientist Nicholas Copernicus. The university’s law faculty is regarded as one of the finest in Central Europe. It also hosts numerous international conferences every year and was recently honored with a visit from another Jagiellonian alumnus, His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.

    With more than 22,000 students attending the Jagiellonian University, Cracow is in many ways, the quintessential college town. During the summer, many students can be found at the university taking classes and working around the city. June and July are the busiest months in Cracow for cultural and music festivals, including historic and traditional religious celebrations, month-long jazz and opera festivals and numerous other theatrical and musical events happening almost daily in the market square.


    Admission is open to any law student in good academic standing at his or her law school who has completed the first year of full-time or part-time study.

    This program has been authorized by the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education.  However, each applicant’s school still has the discretion whether to accept the transfer of summer credits.

    Applicants who are interested in using the summer credit to accelerate graduation should check with their Registrar’s Office to determine whether this summer program meets residency requirements.  It is unlikely that the credits in a foreign summer program can be used to accelerate graduation.


    The Summer Law Program in Cracow—HIGHLIGHTS

    Experience first-hand a country in transition

    • Poland is an emerging free market economy and European leader. Poland is assuming a pivotal role in the expanding democracies of Europe.
    • Cracow is a rich example of a city whose politics, society and legal systems are rapidly changing.
    • Receive practical and theoretical training in global aspects of modern trade, comparative commercial law and European legal history, and other substantive areas of law.
    • Interact with the best Polish law students and with American students from diverse schools and backgrounds.
    • Join more than 600 well-trained and educated alumni who are becoming future leaders of democratic Poland and the United States.
    • Create an international network of colleagues and resources through dialogue between faculty, program guests and lecturers and fellow students.
    • Obtain academic credit for courses in the Cracow Summer Law Program from The Catholic University of America, both fully accredited by the American Bar Association.
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    “America Engages Eurasia, 19th Century-Present: Studies, Teaching, and Resources”, Columbia University, Application Deadline March 1

    A National Endowment for the Humanities
    Summer Institutes Program

    America Engages Eurasia, 19th Century-Present:
    Studies, Teaching, and Resources

    Monday, June 13-Friday, July 1, 2011

    Columbia University

    Co-Director Edward Kasinec, Research Scholar, Harriman Institute
    Co-Director Robert Davis, Librarian for Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies
    Principal Investigator: Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute

    For more information about the program, please visit their website.

    Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

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    Scholarships at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Application Deadline April 15

    Scholarships at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania

    General conditions:

    Number of scholarships: 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.

    Who can qualify : citizens ofnon EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural cooperation agreements. Mention should be made that the citizens of the Republic of Moldova benefit from other scholarship programmes.

    The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:

    • for the first cycle (licenta): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalation of partial studies and the continuation of their studies in Romania. The complete cycle of university studies lasts for 3 to 6 years, according to the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a final examination (licenta);
    • for the 2nd cycle (master): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation;
    • for the 3rd cycle (doctorate) this scheme is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master); it lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and end with a doctor’s thesis.

    Priority fields: priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, art. Requests for other fields will also be taken into account.

    Languge of Study: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.

    The scholarship consists of :

    • free-of-charge tuition
    • free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students hostels, in keeping with the higher education regulations)
    • financial support – a monthly amount representing :
    • the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students (1st cycle)
    • the equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle
    • the equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree) 3rd cycle

    These scholarships do not cover international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to support personally any other additional expenses.

    Calendar of financial support :

    The monthly amount mentioned above is granted to the students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation.

    For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.

    Important for all scholarship holders (under- and post-graduate): The scholarships will be suspended if the student in any education cycle repeats a year due to poor results. It may be resumed in the following academic year, after the student has successfully graduated the repeated year. The students who repeat an academic year must pay the full study fees. The number of scholarship years will not be bigger than the respective education cycle.


    To get all necessary information about the scholarships (conditions, necessary documents, enrolment calendar) and to submit their application files, the candidates should apply directly to :

    • the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to
    • the diplomatic mission of candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest

    Application files submitted directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) or to the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS), as well as application files received after the announced deadline will not be taken into consideration.

    If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.

    It is of utmost importance to fill in correctly all forms.

    Enrolment Calendar

    The deadline for submitting the application files is established by each diplomatic mission. The candidate should enquire at the diplomatic mission about the enrolment calendar, starting 15 November 2010.

    All application files should be sent by the Romanian diplomatic missions through the diplomatic courier in such a way that they can be registered at MAE UDC by 15 April 2011.

    Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files with a Verbal Note to MAE UDC by 15 April 2011, at the latest.

    Incomplete files are not taken into consideration and will not be submitted to the MAE selection board.

    Rejected application files are not returned.

    List of documents necessary for the application file

    • Cover letter issued by the diplomatic mission of the country of origin accredited to Bucharest or of the Romanian Embassy in the respective country
    • A dully filled in MAE application form (Annex 1.1 – Romanian language / 1.2 – English / 1.3 – French) for a scholarship to study in Romania.
    • MECTS application form (Annex 2) for the Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania. In case the applicant’s file is selected by the MAE and the MECTS selection boards, MECTS issues and sends to the applicant the Letter of Acceptance to study in the Romanian system of education, based on this application form dully filled in. The Letter of Acceptance is necessary for the registration at the university and for the application for the long stay visa.
    • authorized copies of the study documents (baccalaureate and university diplomas if necessary) and their authorized translation in Romanian, French and English if necessary
    • authorized copies and authorized translation of the diploma supplement transcript for the studies done so far
    • authorized copy and authorized translation of birth certificate
    • authorized copy of passport
    • Medical certificate attesting that applicant is not affected by any transmissible disease or by illnesses incompatible with the future profession.
    • The candidate’s CV.
    • 4 recent passport-type photos.

    The file will be submitted to the diplomatic mission in two copies:

    The first file will contain the authorized copies and authorized translations of the requested documents.

    The second file will contain the simple copies of the documents contained in the first file.

    Applications Evaluation and Selections

    MAE checks the documents in the files and submits the valid candidatures to the MAE Selection Board. The files selected by this Board will be sent to the MECTS Selection Board. The selection criteria are: the candidates’ competence (former scholar performances, mentioned in his/her study papers) and the chosen priority field of study.

    Announcement of results

    The selection results will be announced on 15 June 2011 to the diplomatic missions that submitted the application files.

    Compulsory Steps after Acceptance

    • MECTS will issue a Letter of Acceptance to Study in Romania for the successful candidates. This letter will mention also the supplementary preparatory year compulsory for learning the Romanian language (if applicable).

    In case the candidate does not specify two options in the application form and the chosen university cannot offer a place, MECTS may make another offer of university (same faculty), according to the availabilities of the Romanian higher education institutions. If the letter of acceptance to study in Romania contains another equivalent offer, the candidate is free to reject it.

    The candidate will receive the original Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania from the diplomatic mission that submitted the file to MAE/UDC, approximately between 15 and 30 June 2011.

    Until 15 August 2011, the diplomatic missions that received the selection results have to send to UDC (by fax or e-mail):

    • the confirmation of each candidate’s decision to use the scholarship granted by the Romanian state through MAE for which he/she has applied;
    • where applicable, the copy of the diploma or of the authorized translation  of the diploma or of the certificate attesting that the applicant has graduated high school or an equivalent institution, issued after the submission of the application file.
    • The successful candidates must come personally to register at the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports MECTS,  Department of International Students (General Berthelot Street No. 28 – 30), until 1 October 2010.

    They will have to present a file with:

    • all original documents contained in the application file
    • Letter of Acceptance to study (original and copy).
    • Passport (original and copy) containing a valid study long stay SD visa

    The scholarship holders will receive a Minister’s Matriculation Order to be presented upon registration at the university that accepted them, together with the above-mentioned documents.

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    Lecturers in Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian, UW-Madison Baltic Studies Summer Institute, Application Deadline February 1

    Working title:

    Lecturer in Baltic Language

    Official title:


    Degree and area of specialization:

    Minimum of MA required, PhD preferred, with studies related to Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian language and culture.

    Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

    Three years of college/university experience preferred in teaching a Baltic Language as a second language at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level in the US or abroad in one of the following languages: Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian. Familiarity with current issues in language pedagogy and prior experience in intensive summer language teaching preferred.

    Principal duties:

    Under the supervision of the Academic Director of the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) and in coordination with designated BALSSI staff members, perform the following duties:
    1. Teach one of the following Baltic languages at the elementary or intermediate level in an eight-week intensive summer format: Scandinavian 404 Languages of Northern Europe: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian.
    2. Prepare syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials: prepare, administer, and grade classroom and home assignments and exams; and hold office hours.
    3. Prepare teaching materials for assigned language and course-level for future use at BALSSI.
    4. Participate in all sessions of pedagogy workshops on Baltic languages organized by BALSSI, in addition to the assigned teaching and preparation of teaching materials.

    Additional Information:

    Hiring of instructors for intermediate-level (second-year) courses is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

    A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
    A period of evaluation will be required
    Appointment type: Academic Staff
    Department(s): L&S/STUDIES PROGRAMS
    Full time salary rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months)
    Depending on Qualifications
    Term: This position will end on AUGUST 07, 2011.
    Appointment percent: 100%
    Anticipated begin date: JUNE 06, 2011
    Number of positions: 6


    Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 01, 2011

    How to Apply:
    Send the following materials by post or email, referring to PVL #66342

    Applications should be addressed to:
    Nancy Heingartner
    Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
    210 Ingraham Hall
    1155 Observatory Dr.
    Madison, WI 53706


    Include in the application:
    a detailed letter of application,
    an up-to-date curriculum vitae,
    a model syllabus of the language and course of interest,
    student evaluations of teaching (if available),
    and at least two letters of recommendation evaluating recent language-teaching experience and performance.

    All required application materials should be sent on paper, by regular or courier mail, or by email; applications sent via email should clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “BALSSI Lecturer Application”. Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 1, 2011 and will be accepted until positions are filled.

    Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #66342 to

    Nancy Heingartner Phone: 608-262-3379
    Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia Fax: N/A
    210 Ingraham Hall Email:
    1155 Observatory Drive
    Madison WI 53706-1397

    Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

    NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

    UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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