Monthly Archives: April 2011

RSO: Polish Table Meeting, Hollowed Grounds Cafe, Tuesday, April 19, 8pm


Serdecznie zapraszam na pierwsze spotkanie Polskiego Stolika w Hallowed Grounds jutro o 8.
Tomorrow we will have the first meeting this quarter of Polski Stolik in Hallowed Grounds at 8pm.

Do zobaczenia!

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Lecture: “Portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad: Controversies and Misunderstandings,” Dr. Jonathan Brown (Georgetown), April 20


Muslim Students Association presents…

Portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad: Controversies and Misunderstandings

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Brown

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University

Hutch Commons.
Wednesday, April 20. 8:30 pm.
Middle-Eastern Appetizers & Desserts will be served.

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Film: Nomad (2006, Kazakhstan), Central Asian Studies Society, Stuart 105, April 20, 4pm

Nomad, The Warrior
A historical epic from Kazakhstan
Starring Kuno Becker, Jason Scott Lee, Ayanat Ksenbai
Written by Rustam Ibragimbekov
Executive Producer: Miloš Forman
Directed by Ivan Passer, Sergei Bodrov & Talgat Temenov
1 hour 52 minutes

Set in 18th-century northern Central Asia, a vast region of majestic beauty corresponding to today’s Republic of Kazakhstan, this historical epic tells the story of the boyhood, youth, and coming of age of a man destined to become Abylai Khan, who united the Kazakh clans against the onslaught of formidable, seemingly overwhelming Jungar invaders, and of his wise Sufi teacher. A visually spellbinding, spectacular epic of war, romance, undying friendship and loyalty with a cast of thousands (and no CGI!).
“…fierce battles, a gorgeous landscape and heartfelt performances.”
The New York Daily News

Week 4, Wednesday, April 20, 4:00

Stuart Hall, Room 105
Anyone needing assistance with accommodation, please e-mail Bill Walsh at



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Lecturer and Language Assistants positions 2011-2012, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Application Deadline April 29





DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2011

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications
for the following positions in the 2011-2012 Slavic Languages and Literatures program.
All positions are dependent on availability of funds, final budgetary approval, and sufficient enrollments.


Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings, Russian for Heritage Learners, Russian Culture (see NOTE)
Czech: Elementary Czech, Intermediate Czech

Language Assistants

Russian: Elementary Russian, Russian through Pushkin, 2nd-Year Russian, Russian through Literary Readings,
3rd-Year Russian, 4th-Year Russian, Advanced Russian

Polish: Elementary, Intermediate
Czech: Elementary, Intermediate
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced


Applicants for all positions should have completed the course ‘Teaching in Slavic Languages & Literatures’ (SLAV 31500) or equivalent training in language pedagogy.
Applicants for lectureships are normally expected to have served previously as language assistants or course assistants.

Those interested in any of these positions should submit: 

1) a completed application form (attached) and 2) a current CV to:

“Teaching Positions”
c/o Dr. Steven Clancy
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)

Electronic submissions may be made by email to <>.

NOTE: Applicants for the Russian Culture (RUSS 244) course should note the following:
1) this course is taught by a team of two graduate student co-lecturers,
2) applicant teams should submit a course proposal and syllabus with their application,
3) this is a one quarter course that can be offered Aut, Win, or Spr; and
4) applicant teams should consult with Prof. Robert Bird or Prof. Malynne Sternstein before applying.

Application forms available in Foster 406 and here: slavicteaching2011(fill-in)


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Lecture: CSI in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Harold Washington Library Center, May 10

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Concert: Ellina Graypel, Ellina’s Sound Band, and Vinyl Band, Martini Club, May 22

22 мая 2011 6:30 вечера

у нас в гостях

рок- звезда

Эллина Грэйпел-Нью Йорк

в сопровождении рок группы

Ellinas Sound Band

Эллина Грейпел- вокал, гитара

Владислав Борковский- басс гитара

Наталья Шербакова- ударные

а так же приглашенные музыканты

В концерте принимает участие рок-группа Vinyl Band– Чикаго

Ольга Торопова- вокал

Эдуард Эйлин-гитара, вокал

Леонид Штерн-гитара, вокал

Юлиан Кругман- басс гитара

Борис Лялин- клавиши, вокал

Евгений Холодовский- ударные

Цена билета $25.

В цену билета включен коктейль.

Билеты у входа- $30

Бесплатная парковка

Заказ билетов по телефону 847-673-3583.

Martini Club Central

3124 N. Central Ave

Chicago, IL 60634

Ph: 773-282-9444


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Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida, Application Deadline May 30

Executive Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida

The Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of Florida is conducting a search for an Executive Director. Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of CES in a professionally efficient and effective manner, in compliance with university, federal and foreign granting agency requirements. These duties include but are not restricted to grants budget management, preparation of grant reports and applications, the administrative management of the CES office, and supervision of CES staff. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in CES-sponsored UF-based and study abroad academic programs with tracking and degree requirements, assisting students in identifying research, internship and career opportunities, and assisting CES faculty with program building in its various programs, e.g. Polish Studies, Turkish Studies, Czech Studies.

Master’s degree in area relevant to European Studies; or a bachelor’s degree in area relevant to European Studies and two years of appropriate experience. PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets and grants, and with student advising; strong written and verbal communication and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply: and refer to req# 0807929.

Application deadline: May 30, 2011.

CES is a nationally visible Title VI-funded center with a range of language and area-studies programs related to
modern Europe. The position reports directly to the Director of the Center for European Studies.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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“BRIC in 2020” Conference – May 13-14, 2011

“BRIC in 2020″ Conference & Round Table

Friday May 13th – Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Brazil, Russia, India, and China commonly known as BRIC, together constitute more than 25% of the world’s GDP. These countries are projected to grow much faster than developed economies in the next 20 years.

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts on Brazil, Russia, India, and China to discuss social and economic issues facing these emerging economies and how these challenges will affect their political development. Speakers will discuss the implications of this world economic transformation both on domestic politics and on the international order. Is it meaningful to group these countries together? How will these countries use their growing economic power to influence global politics and economic order?

Confirmed speakers include:

Prof. Marcelo Neri – Director of the Center of Social Policies at the Brazilian Institute for Economics

Prof. Harley Balzer – Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University

Prof. Barry Ickes – Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University, Financial Director at the New Economic School in Moscow

Dr. Alexei Devyatov – Chief Economist at URALSIB Capital

Ms Angela Chitkara – Founder and CEO of US-India Corridor

Conference Program and Speakers Information is available on our website:

Please register for the conference by Friday, May 6, 2011

Join our mailing list to get an update and a reminder in a few weeks
Questions? Contact us at

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6th Annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian Herzegovinian Film, Loyola University, April 22-24

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RSO: PASA Meeting, Harper 141, Tuesday, April 12, 8pm

A message from our friends at PASA:

Witam wszystkich!

We will have our first PASA meeting of the quarter tomorrow at 8pm in Harper 141 (this is a change in location from last quarter). We will be making pisanki (Polish Easter eggs) and enjoying traditional Easter babka.

There will also be information about the CEERES Slavic Cultural Night and elections for the PASA board for next year.

Do zobaczenia!

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