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Yilmaz Güney Films at ‘Doc Films’

Doc Films would like to inform you that Yilmaz Güney screenings start this week, and are not to be missed.

Saturday, February 18 at 1pm • 82m
Yilmaz Güney, 1972

Saturday, February 18 at 3pm • 105m
The Friend
Yilmaz Güney, 1974

For more information visit the Doc Films website.

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Music of Mykola Lysenko and his Disciples

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents:

Taras Filenko with Ira Dychiy, soprano

An illustrated lecture and concert dedicated to the 170th anniversary of M. Lysenko.

February 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. Continue reading →

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Workshop – Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Working Group

This workshop invites graduate students across the disciplines with research interests in Jewish Studies:

January 27th, 12-1pm, Social Sciences Tea Room (SSRB 201)

Sam Berrin Shonkoff (Ph.D student in History of Judaism)

Ancient Soil and Firm Sod: On Buber’s Insistence that the ‘Land of Israel’ Literally Refers to the Land
Continue reading →

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Letters from Siberian Deportees

Saturday, January 21 from 7-8:30pm

Join the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture to view 157 original handwritten and personal letters from Siberian deportees to their relatives, 218 original photographs from Siberia and 71 addressed envelopes. All of these items are extremely rare and of immense historical value. The program will consist of Lithuanian and English readings from the letters that are on display. Dr. Audrius Plioplys, curator of the Hope & Spirit series, will provide an explanation of each family’s history, along with a slide show of their letters and photographs.

Event Cost: $5

Click link for more details.

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Careers in International Development: Jan 17th

Along CAP’s Chicago Careers in Public and Social Services Program, the Millennium Campus Network Chicago District is hosting a panel event called Careers in International Development: What are they and how do I get professional experience? You are invited to attend this panel — it is focused on explaining the breadth of the field of International Development and it is a chance to network with professionals to learn about their experiences and insights as well as to increase your professional network and learn about job opportunities.

There will be free dinner served!! Continue reading →

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Marina Abramović, A Lecture of Performance and its Future

Thursday, February 16, 6 pm

First United Methodist Church at the Unity Temple, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Marina Abramović has changed art. The preeminent performance artist of our time, her pioneering exploration of the genre began in the mid-1970s and continues to this day. Last year, the Serbian-born artist’s work was celebrated in a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the title piece, The Artist Is Present, Abramović sat motionless in the museum’s atrium every day for three months; the simple act of confronting her public for the exhibition’s duration, without uttering a word, captivated viewers and brought many of them to tears. Continue reading →

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Literary Translation Summer School, Online Lessons, Exams, Database

School of Arts Birkbeck, University of London

Here is information on four activities in 2012, three of which are new. Continue reading →

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Czech Christmas Mass

Blending musicians and choristers from the church choir with those of Czech, Slovak, and
Moravian heritage for the very first time, the Prague Committee and the Consulate General of the
Czech Republic are joining in support of this performance of the Czech Christmas Mass. Less
than one-hour in length, this sparkling and inspiring music provides a perfect respite from the
crush of holiday shopping excitement and experiences taking place just across the street. It is an
ideal Christmas experience—for ALL ages! Please bring your children!

No tickets to purchase but a “free will” offering will be collected after the performance. Continue reading →

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Umlaut – American artists on Germany, German artists on America

Join us for the opening of “Umlaut”, a collaborative visual arts experience between Chicago and Berlin artists.

live performances// refreshments// artists will be present

“Umlaut is a form of assimilation, the process by which one speech sound is altered.”

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Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – Hope and Spirit

Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Lithuanians to Siberia, Hope & Spirit, a series of ongoing exhibitions and programs, will be presented by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture between June 18 and January, 2012. Continue reading →

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