Colloquium: St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature, Mikhail Kuraev, March 28

Mikhail Kuraev | St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature

WHEN Monday, March 28, 2011, 4:30 – 5:30pm
WHERE Foster 103
1130 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
PRESENTER Mikhail Kuraev
LECTURE TITLE St. Petersburg in the History of Russian Literature
DISABILITY CLAUSE Please contact the event sponsor(s) if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.

Russian Table at UChicago

We will meet at 3pm this Friday (January 14th).

Russian Table meets weekly on Fridays at 2pm at CEERES (Judd 322) and on Sundays at 11am at C-Shop (Reynolds Club). EVERYONE is welcomed!

Questions? Contact

And at 8:30pm we have Russian Club (2nd floor of Reynolds Club). I encourage everyone to attend Russian Club meeting every week at South Lounge of Reynolds Club.

CEERES Fall 2010 Newsletter and Season’s Greetings

Dear CEERES friends!

CEERES Fall 2010 Newsletter is finally here!

Check our our updated website and the newsletter in a PDF format.

As our weekly e-bulletin will have a hiatus until after the new year, please allow us to wish each and every one of you a safe and pleasant holiday season. Our best wishes go with you as we complete a productive 2010 and look toward the vast and exciting possibilities of 2011.

All best wishes from:
Victor, Meredith, Andy, Owen, Sasha, Brian, and Jordan

Educator Workshop: Ukrainian Art, History, and Cultures around the World, January 28

Educator Workshop: Ukrainian History, Art, and Cultures around the World

Presented by the Ukrainian National Museum and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60612

Free with pre-registration; 6 CPDUs Offered!

Chicago hosts a wide-range of cultural institutions, many of whose resources are rarely tapped into by K-12 teachers. Through internationalizing curricula, students obtain a global perspective and think more critically about their surrounding world. In this workshop, the Ukrainian National Museum and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will serve as models for how you and your teachers might utilize the (more than 25) cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area to help further internationalize your school’s curricula.

This workshop will include a presentation of K-12 lessons on Ukrainian history, art, and culture, as well as tours of the two museums. The professional development day is applicable to teachers interested in thinking about new ways to incorporate world cultures into their curriculum. While the focus of the workshop will be on Ukraine, themes addressed can be integrated into general lesson plans to add cultural content.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies (CIS) and Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), the Ukrainian National Museum, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, and the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA). For more information, contact Jamie Bender at

Register on the website.

Educator Workshop: “Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun,” Franke Institute for Humanities, January 22

Играем и учимся: Communicating Learning and Fun

A Teacher Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Mara E. Sukholutskaya

Saturday, January 22, 2010

9:30am – 1pm

The University of Chicago

Franke Institute for the Humanites

This workshop will examine strategies to keep Russian language students consistently motivated and language active in the classroom. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate how to prepare and implement dynamic activities like educational games, role-play, elements of immersion techniques, etc. for the development and mastery of a variety of Russian language skills. These activities will be combined in thematic units based on standards-oriented and student- centered models. A sample lesson fragment that will include a variety of interactive techniques (including TPR and TPRS) will be offered with participants acting as students. It will be followed by a detailed analysis of the sample and a question/answer exchange. In addition, participants will be introduced to the language and culture learning game “Quartet- Faces of Russia”. The game is a fun way of teaching culture along with strengthening essential skills of speaking, listening comprehension, and reading.

Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya is Professor of Languages, Director of Russian Studies, and Global Education Director at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  She is also the founder and President of CARTA (Central Association of Russian Teachers of America).

Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Language and Cultural Education.

Registration for this event is required.

Pre-registration is required by January 19. To register, visit CPS University, keyword “OLCE-WL ,” and find the workshop title. If you are a charter school or non-CPS teacher, please register through Amy Hammerand by e-mailing your name, school name, and levels of Russian taught to Participants will receive 3.5 CPDU.