Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teaching Positions at Univ of Chicago Slavic Department





*DEADLINE: Friday, May 4, 2012* Continue reading →

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“Music Art” MAVerick Ensemble

“Music Art” Maverick Ensemble, Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm

Where: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Featured Composers: Cage, Crumb, Feldman, Higdon, Tower, Wolff
Performers: James Baur, Jen Brown, Andrea R. DiOrio, Jen Leckie, Garrett Matlock, Rich Moore, Mark Sudeith

This concert will feature some of the best of MAVerick’s faves, including Crumb’s Vox Balaenae, Cage’s 59 1/2 Seconds for a String Player, and Tower’s Petroushkates. Along with Cage’s string piece, we will perform two pieces by Cage’s colleagues: Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. While the three of them come from radically different perspectives, their aesthetics are quite unified. Come hear some of the best performances of the New York School of Composers in town! Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events

The Promise

The Promise
by Aleksei Arbuzov
Put on by the side project theatre company
1439 w. jarvis

Three Russian youth take solace in a bombed out apartment during World War II in Aleksei Arbuzov’s 1960s exploration of war and youth. Keaton Wooden directs the U.S. premiere of Nick Dear’s 2002 adaptation.

Opens: May 16
Runs: Fri @ 9, Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2

Tickets: $20 ($15 Seniors, Students, Military) || Get all 3 shows for $39 ($29 Seniors. Students, Military)

For more info visit

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Screening: “Preserving the Sacred Cultural Heritage of Macedonia”

Tuesday, April 24
Franke Institute for the Humanities

“Preserving the Sacred Cultural Heritage of Macedonia”

A Documentary by historic preservationist Dr. Pance Velkov, President of the Makedonida Foundation

Followed by a discussion with Pance and Gordana Nestorovska Velkov

Co-Sponsored by CEERES and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

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

Fully Funded Summer Teaching Seminar – STARTALK

Lesnoe Ozero at Concordia Language Villages has announced a fully-funded opportunity for teachers of Russian to receive 4 graduate credit hours for two weeks of study in the field of Russian pedagogy which includes seminars, observation and hands-on training at Lesnoe ozero, in the Minnesota Northwoods. There is also a travel stipend for attendees. This is the 3rd summer Lesnoe ozero has received STARTALK funding to support Professional Development programs for Teachers of Russian. There are 2 spots still open. This opportunity is open to any primary or secondary teacher, college graduate interested in teaching Russian, graduate student or college professor. Please share this with any one in who might be interested. For more info and to apply

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

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book: Ahmed I Album”

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is pleased to present:

Dr. Serpil Bagci
Chair of the Dept. of Art History, Hacettepe University,
and Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

“Safavid and European Inspirations in the Ottoman Art of the Book:
Ahmed I Album”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Commons Room, Swift Hall

Reception to follow

Individuals who believe that may need assistance should contact Erin Glade at

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

Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Slavic Languages, UIUC

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer/Visiting Instructor, with a target start date of August 16, 2012. Title will depend on level of education; Lecturer must have a PhD, Instructor must have an MA.

This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable for up to three years contingent on funding and strong performance reviews.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant will teach advanced Russian language courses; courses for undergraduates and graduates in language pedagogy and Slavic linguistics (e.g., structure of Russian); and, depending on qualifications and departmental needs, intermediate-advanced language courses in one other Slavic language courses in one other Slavic Language (e.g., Polish) as well. Teaching assignment: 3/2 course load. Position also entails supervising the department’s language program, which includes the following duties: select and order course materials for Russian, and oversee that process for other languages offered by the department; oversee preparation of course syllabi and tests; coordinate, supervise and train graduate teaching assistants and instructors in the language program in Slavic; manage and market enrollment; coordinate placement testing in Slavic; serve as department contact for Russian language study abroad; represent the Slavic language program at appropriate venues.

Master’s degree required; PhD preferred. Required: native or near native command of Russian and English; proficiency in a second Slavic language preferred. Preference will be given to degrees in Slavic linguistics, general linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field. Experience with instructional technology in language teaching, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including Russian language instruction, required; experience in program direction/supervision preferred.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required materials, including letters of reference, must be received no later than May 4, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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Ognen Spasovski at the Comparative Human Development Workshop

“Where East Meets West: On Cultural Perspectives of the Subjective Well-Being in the Republic of Macedonia”
Ognen Spasovski PhD
Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychology

April 18

At the Comparative Human Development Workshop
Harper 130
4:30p.m.-6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Spasovski outside of the workshop please email Cassie Freeman at

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

Program: Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

Fifteenth Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop

University of Chicago, April 20th, 2012
Foster Hall, Room 103, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Valentina Pichugin (University of Chicago)

9:00-9:30 Rafael Abramovitz, Andrew Dombrowski, Quinn Dombrowski, Anton Osten (University of Chicago)
“Etymological markup of the birchbark letter corpus: Methodologies and results.”

9:30-10:00 Erik Houle (University of Chicago) Continue reading →

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

The Chicago Linguistics Society 48

CLS 48
April 19-21, 2012

Invited Speakers
Main Session
Marcel den Dikken
Kai von Fintel
Alan Yu

Adam Albright
Sandra Chung
Nausicaa Pouscoulou

For more info visit

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events