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RSO: PASA General Meeting, Harper 151, May 3, 8pm

A message from our friends at PASA.


Today is May 3- Polish Constitution Day!!  We will be meeting today  at 8pm in Harper 151.  Delicious pierogi will be served, and we will be talking about the rest of our events for the quarter – theConstitution Day Parade this Saturday, May 7th, our final meeting May 17th, Kielbasa on the Quad, and elections for next year.
Do zobaczenia jutro!  See you tomorrow!
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Lecture: “Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor,” Jim Forest (President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship), May 4

Wednesday, May 4th, Jim Forest is giving a talk entitled

Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor

time:      Wed., 7pm
location:  Bond Chapel, UofC campus

(see attached leaflet)

Jim Forest is the President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship, as well as the author of many books, including the recently published All is Grace: a Biography of Dorothy Day, Praying with Icons, and Living with Wisdom: A Biography of Thomas Merton.  Earlier books include Religion in the New Russia, Pilgrim to the Russian Church, and Making Friends of Enemies.

He is a member of the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam.

The talk is sponsored by St. Makarios Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Christian Studies Club.

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RSO: German Language Table, European Students Association, May 5


We hope you survived all the midterms, and now have time to use your intellectual capacities in a more practical way – speaking a different language!

ESA board has prepared for you a German language table. Join us on Thursday, March 5, at Bartlett lounge in Reynolds club, from 9 to 10 pm. Even if you don’t speak a word of German, you can change it; or at least get some good Central-European food. We hope to see you there!

On behalf of ESA board,


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Lecture: “Freedom and Its Discontents: Varieties of Muslim Experience in Europe and the Middle East,” Professor Unni Wikan, Department of Comparative Human Development, May 5

Dear Faculty and Students,

The Department of Comparative Human Development presents: The Lurcy Lecture

“Freedom and Its Discontents:
Varieties of Muslim Experience in Europe and the Middle East”

Professor Unni Wikan
Lurcy Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development

Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway


4:30 PM, Thursday, May 05, 2011

Location: Stuart Hall, Room 105

Reception to follow in Pick Hall Lounge

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Film: Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today, Doc Films, May 5

The University of Chicago Germanic Studies Department & Human Rights Program,
in association with Doc Films, proudly present the Chicago Sneak Preview of

*Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today (The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration)

*Made for the U. S. Departmen of War in 1946, this historic documentary about the first Nuremberg trial against leading Nazi officials was widely shown in Germany, but suppressed in the US.
“Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today” depicts the most famous courtroom drama in modern times, and the first to make extensive use of film as evidence. It was also the first trial to be extensively documented, aurally and visually. All of the proceedings, which lasted for nearly 11 months, were recorded. And though the trial was filmed while it was happening, strict limits were placed on the Army Signal Corps cameramen by the Office of Criminal Counsel. In the end, they were permitted to film only about 25 hours over the entire course of the trial. This was to prove a great impediment for writer/director Stuart Schulberg, and his editor Joseph Zigman, when they were engaged to make the official film about the trial, in 1946, shortly after its conclusion.

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Film: Propaganda, Turkish Circle, May 5

Merhaba Arkadaşlar!

This Thursday, May 5, we will be showing ‘Propaganda‘, a Turkish film with English subtitles at 4:30 PM. We will write with more details tomorrow, but save the date!

Görüşmek üzere,
Emma and Bill

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Remembering Victims of the Holocaust with concentration camp survivor Clemens C.J. Roothaan Ph.D., Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, May 6

Remembering Victims of the Holocaust

with concentration camp survivor

Clemens C.J.  Roothaan Ph.D.

Friday, May 6th at 8:30 PM

Rohr Chabad Jewish Center

5700 S. Woodlawn Ave

Clemens C.J. Roothaan was born in 1918 in Nijmegen, Holland.   As part of a non Jewish Dutch Resistance group, during World War II he was detained as a prisoner of war camp and then sent for a year to a concentration camp in Vught (Holland) and then sent to Sachsenhausen, outside of Berlin.  As the allies approached and the camp was shut down, Clemens was sent on a death march with the other inmates.

Clemens C.J. Roothaan is the Louis Block Professor Emeritus of Physics and Chemistry at theUniversity of Chicago and creator of the Roothaan Equations.

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Funding: Procházka Funds for Czech or Slovak Studies, Application Deadline May 20







Friday, May 20, 2011


for Czech and Slovak Language Study
Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications for those interested in any area in Czech or Slovak Studies during Summer 2011 with the support of a fellowship from the Procházka Funds

All applicants must be graduate students. Priority will be given to graduate students in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.

There is no application form for the award, but application letters should include:

  • a cover letter and a statement of purpose describing the proposed plan of study or research and its relevance to your academic program
  • a proposed budget
The selection committee will also request a copy of each applicant’s graduate transcript for review.
Applications are due by Friday, May 20, 2011.

Submit applications to:
Prochazka Funds
c/o Tracy Davis
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)

If you are interested in information about language study programs in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, please contact Steven Clancy at


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Film: Dream Play, Midwest Independent Film Festival, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, May 3, 6pm

Chicago, IL – First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the Chicago Premiere of the award-winning feature THE DREAM PLAY on Tuesday, May 3rd atLandmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m.  This intricate drama was fully produced in Illinois with a cast and crew loaded with Chicago and Midwest talent.  Director I. Michael Toth and producer Chris Gentry will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.

Film Synopsis:

Mark is a new actor in town rehearsing for ‘A Dream Play’ by August Strindberg at a local theater. While trying to master the multiple roles he was cast to play, he recollects a day from his past when a chance encounter with a hitchhiker changed the course of his life and his identity. Struggling to make ends meet, he answers an ad placed on the theater’s message board by a mysterious young woman, which leads him to participate in a private play that will alter his perspective on acting, theater and his own life.


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Lecture: “The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World,” Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 6

You are cordially invited to a talk in the Middle East/North African Speaker Series:

Uli Schamiloglu, Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Black Death in Central Asia and the Middle East: Disruption and Cultural Transformation in the Turkic World”

Friday, May 6

12:00pm-1:20 pm

Holton Hall 341

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2442 E. Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Dr. Schamiloglu is Chair of the Central Asian Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research concerns the history of Turkic-Islamic Civilization, Turkic language and philology, and the social and economic history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia. Awarded a Doctor honoris causa from the Tatar State University of the Humanities and Pedagogy in Russia, he is currently the advisor to Nazarbeyev University in Astana, Kazakhstan for the establishment of a School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsored by:
Center for 21st Century Studies
Middle East and North African Studies Certificate Program Center for International Education Department of History

The Middle East Speaker Series is made possible by an International Studies and Foreign Languages grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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