Monthly Archives: April 2012

Director of the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, UIUC

Position Description

The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for Director of its Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, with a target start date of August 16, 2012.


1. Provide leadership for the Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) program, including budgetary oversight. Coordinate staffing and delivery of the professional education course sequence, early field placement, and student teaching. The Director’s teaching load is one course each semester.

2. Coordinate clinical experiences placement. Provide information to student candidates on current program requirements. Assure that candidates are placed in diverse clinical settings. Monitor and assess candidates. Supervise the university clinical experiences supervisors. Coordinate efforts of cooperative personnel and clinical sites.

3. Work collaboratively with departments and college units to ensure that all professional, state, and institutional standards are met and assessed. Monitor program curricula. Assist in the development of criteria for admission and retention of students.

4. Coordinate efforts to assure compliance with Illinois State Board of Education standards through cooperation with the Council on Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

5. Engage in Program development and marketing, including expansion of Program to include certification in ESL and critical but Less-Commonly-Taught languages. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

Cheap student tickets to Moscow, Cheryomushki

Students receive 50% off individual tickets or they can sign up to receive notices a few days before a performance for $15 tickets anywhere in the house when available!
Purchase tickets or sign up for $15 ticket emails now!

Moscow, Cheryomushki

by Dmitri Shostakovich
April 14, 20, 22, 25

Hear Shostakovich in a completely new way! This musical satire – and Chicago premiere – follows several young couples as they navigate the bureaucratic labyrinth of the Soviet housing system in their pursuit of domestic happiness. Hilarious history with a Chicago Opera Theater twist!

Purchase tickets or sign up for $15 ticket emails now!

Sung in English with English supertitles. The performance will run approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission.

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

“Mutuality” at the UIMA

Opening: Friday, April 20, 6-9pm
Exhibit Dates: April 20 – June 10

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents art of Michiko Itatani, Claire Wolf Krantz and Susan Sensemann,
three contemporary Chicago artists exhibiting recent paintings and drawings.

Preview “Mutuality” Exhibit on Flickr

More info at

Admission: Free. Donations are welcomed.

Posted in: Chicago Events

The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years

The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years
23rd biannual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS)
University of Illinois at Chicago, 26-28 April, 2012

The opening plenary is open to all interested persons. Registration is required for other events. About 200 participants from 15 countries are scheduled to read papers in the concurrent sessions (Linguistics, Literature, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Aesthetics, Environment, Gender, etc.).

Conference-at-a-Glance (04-02-2012): Conference-at-a-Glance.

Conference Program with panels (04-02-2012): Conference Program

Abstracts for all conference panels can be found at the AABS Conference Abstracts website.

Maps of the venues and directions can also be found in the conference website.

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

Andrei Rublev at Doc Films

Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm • 186m (Doc Films)
Andrei Rublev
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966
If you only see one black and white, nearly three-hour-long film about a medieval Russian icon painter this quarter, make it this one. A meditation on the artist’s response to the atrocities of his time, scenes of shocking brutality meld with flashes of transcendence, as in the famous opening scene when an inventor sets sail in a makeshift hot air balloon, eventually crashing to his death. As the viewer watches, Andrei Rublev suffers warring principalities and Tartar invasions, characterizing medieval Russia. Andrei Tarkovsky crafts a large statement about a society that was kept from seeing his film for years.
Archival 35mm

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

East European Studies Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar

East European Studies Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar

Program Scholarship // Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2012

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of this year’s JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 15, 2012. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

Background Information: East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty fourth annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held during August, 2012. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors.

Eligibility: These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
Disciplines represented at JSTS 2011 included: anthropology; history; political science; and, sociology.

Program Description: JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
– individual presentations;
– constructive feedback and question and answer sessions;
– one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars;
– advice regarding publishing;
– discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field;
– various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge. Continue reading →

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

Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

Student Forum on Political Thought invites you to:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire:
Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism

A Panel Discussion Featuring: Tariq Ramadan, Glenn Greenwald, M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Jennifer Pitts
Event information and flyer appear below.

Saturday, April 14
5:45 (Doors Open)
Rockefeller Chapel Continue reading →

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Summer Program in Turkey

Isik University seeks applications for The Field School in Social Innovation, a newly created summer program that involves site visits across the Northern Aegean coast to witness slow food centers, and women’s craft programs. Application deadline is April 15.

For more information follow the link.

Posted in: Uncategorized

Lecturer Position at School of English and Languages

School of English and Languages
Surrey Morphology Group

Salary up to £39,257 per annum


Senior Lecturer
Salary up to £46,846 per annum

Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2012

(Ref: 8696)

The School of English and Languages is seeking to appoint an academic to a permanent position in the Surrey Morphology Group at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Depending on the role and experience level, the successful applicant will be an active researcher with an international profile and experience in managing large research projects, or have demonstrated potential in these areas. The postholder will in due course take a leadership role within the Group, and contribute to the running of current projects and developing future funded projects. S/he will also contribute to the research culture of the School of English and Languages, to the postgraduate research culture of the School, to administration within the School, and to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the disciplines of English and Communication. Continue reading →

Posted in: Job Postings

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize


The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships.

The 2012 competition for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology will be judged by members of the Visual Sociology group of the International Sociological Association (ISA). Up to three prizes will be awarded at the Second ISA Forum of Sociology: Social Justice and Democratization, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2012. Attendance at the forum is not a requirement. First prize is $2,500; second prize is $1,500; and third prize is $500.

For more information and to apply, go to

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