Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tarkovsky’s Stalker Playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center will be screening Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker July 29-Aug 2.

From the Gene Siskel Film Center:
1979, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 163 min.
With Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsin

We present a 35mm print, specially imported from Russia, of Tarkovsky’s visionary blend of science fiction, philosophy, and poetry. Stalker centers on a Bermuda-Triangle-like region known as the Zone, created by the impact of a mysterious extraterrestrial object. An eerie hybrid of industrial wasteland and primeval forest, where mirages and mind-bending traps await the unwary traveler, the Zone has been placed off-limits, but guides known as Stalkers have special mentalist powers that enable them to lead illegal expeditions into its interior. Stalker is the story of one such expedition, in which a guide leads a writer and a scientist in search of a Room which, it is rumored, has the power to grant one’s innermost desires. In Russian with English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Seagull Films.


Fri, Jul 29th at 7:45pm
Sat, Jul 30th at 7:30pm
Tue, Aug 2nd at 6:30pm

For more information visit

Posted in: Chicago Events

English/Russian-speaking Sales Agent

BayRu LLC, an ecommerce concern with offices in Chicago and Moscow, is currently interviewing candidates for the role of Sales Agent at their Skokie headquarters. The Sales Agent’s job responsibilities include:

  • Processing of incoming and outgoing calls to and from Russia in Russian language
  • Answering customer emails in Russian
  • Working with Logistics and Procurement departments to find products for customers
  • Performing product search in the form of personal on-line shopper
  • Working as required during Chicago night-time hours to service customer calls and emails in Russia (9 hour time-zone difference)
  • Partnering up with Moscow office to resolve customer issues with processed orders


Posted in: Job Postings

Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation invites applications for Research Grants for projects that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestation and control of violence and aggression. Proposals are accepted from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Grants fall within the range of $15,000-$40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Deadline for submitting applications: August 1, 2011. For more information please visit the website.

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

The Artwork of Oleksa Kovalenko and Walter Monastyretsky

Opens Friday, July 29th at 7:00 pm

Summer at the Ukrainian National Museum offers art enthusiasts of all ages an enriching exhibit of two remarkable Ukrainian artists. The Artwork of Oleksa Kovalenko & Walter Monastyretsky opens on Friday, July 29th at 7 pm. Both painters are celebrated artists within the Chicagoland and the international art community. The works of both Kovalenko and Monastyretsky are found in museums, galleries, and the private collections of fine art connoisseurs.

Oleksa Kovalenko

The ethereal paintings by Oleksa Kovalenko transport you back in time to explore the rich history of Ukraine. Kovalenko draws his inspiration from the wellspring of Ukrainian customs and traditions. The artist as philosopher seeks to show Ukrainian culture through the lens of heritage and folklore. His oil paintings are beautiful and mysterious, and will transfer you to his native country of Ukraine.





Walter Monastyretsky

A classically trained professional artist, Walter Monastyretsky’s specialty is oil on canvas. Landscape, nature and classic still life are among the artist’s favorites with the classic portrait as his forte. Monastyretsky was born, raised and educated in Ukraine where he became a licensed Pharmacist. His love of art guided him to Kyiv where he attended the Kyiv Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree, and then a Masters of Fine Arts, he had to fulfill his dream of becoming an artist.

Enjoy the colorful palette on display at the Ukrainian National Museum through August 21, 2011.

Posted in: Chicago Events

Global Education Conference in Kyrenia, North Cyprus

November 23-25, 2011
Acapulco Beach Club and Resort Hotel, Kyrenia – North Cyprus

Proposals are currently being invited for the “Global Education Conference”, which aims to provide a platform where the latest trends in education are presented and discussed in a friendly and multinational environment. Proposals can be either in Turkish or English and can be for papers, panels, roundtables, posters/demonstrations, or workshops. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, virtual presentations and video presentations are possible. The deadline for abstract submission is November 11, 2011 and for full article submission, November 18, 2011.

GEC’11 conference is supported by Cyprus International University, Sakarya University, İzmir University, and Pegem publishing. The conference will take place on November 23–25, 2011 at the Acapulco Beach Club and Resort Hotel, Kyrenia, North Cyprus. All full paper presentations will be published in an online proceeding book of GEC’11 and the selected papers will be published in:

* The Online Journal of Global Education – TOJGE (,

* The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET ( (SSCI),

* International Online Journal of Educational Sciences – (IOJES) (,

* The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education – TOJNED (,

* Educational Administration-Theory and Practice- (,

* Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction- (

For more information please visit the official conference website, If you require further information, please write to

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Mike Helbing and Roxane Legenstein at the UIMA


August 19—October 6, 2011

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents art of Mike Helbing and Roxane Legenstein, two contemporary Chicago artists working with metals in innovative ways.

Cost: FREE
Location: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

For more information on this exhibit please visit

Posted in: Chicago Events

Ron Kostyniuk: Constructions / Neoconstruction at the UIMA


June 17—August 14, 2011

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents works of Canadian artist Ron Kostyniuk. On display will be a collection of Kostyniuk’s artwork from the 1960s to current-day.

For more information on this exhibit please visit

Posted in: Chicago Events

The Genius Spark of Nikola Tesla Exhibit

The Belgrade Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, in collaboration with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, are pleased to host a travelling exhibit honoring Nikola Tesla. This will mark the first time that the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia will exhibit in the United States. Because of Tesla’s role in the World’s Fair in Chicago, it is only fitting that this exhibit be showcased in this great city. Tesla is responsible for providing electricity for the Columbian Exhibition, the first World’s Fair to be illuminated by electricity.

When: August 6-28
Where: Navy Pier
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
This exhibit is free and open to the public

For a list of other Chicago Sister Cities International Events click here.

Posted in: Chicago Events

IIE Accepting Proposals to Take Part in Turkish Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is a an effort headed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) aimed at empowering a growing group of colleges and universities to implement new models of language learning to produce college graduates with high levels of proficiency in critical languages. The (IIE) is currently seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop and implement an undergraduate Turkish Flagship Program. Applicants must present a proposal for a combined domestic and overseas programmatic effort that will allow students to achieve American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Superior Level and/or Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 3 proficiency in Turkish. Applicants may also propose to develop a bridge program component that will allow students with substantial proficiency in Turkish to gain ACTFL Advanced/ ILR 2 proficiency in an additional Turkic language spoken in Central Eurasia (Azeri, Kazakh, Uzbek and Turkmen are preferred). IHEs may lead consortial arrangements with other IHEs and partner with other non-profit organizations in developing domestic and overseas programming elements. This application is open to U.S. IHEs with existing programs in Turkish language.

Deadline for proposals: August 17, 2011

For more details see the following pdf:
turkish_lang_flagship_-_ug_program_solicitation_ guidelines

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

Financial Controller Position–English/Russian Speaking

BayRu LLC, an ecommerce concern with offices in Chicago and Moscow, is currently interviewing candidates for the new role of financial controller at their Skokie headquarters. The role’s responsibility is to provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing and budget management functions. Additionally, the candidate will have to be able to ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.

For more details on the position as well as instructions for submitting an application please see the following pdf:

Controller Job Description – July 11 2011

Posted in: Job Postings