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Concert: The Smetana Trio from Prague, Al Teatro Ristorante at Thalia Hall, March 25

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Study Abroad in Poland and Czech Republic

Check out two study abroad programs:

Study Abroad Czech Republic was established with the goal of expanding academic year, semester, and summer opportunities for US and Canadian students who are specifically interested in the Czech language and culture.

Study Abroad Poland was established with the goal of expanding academic year, semester, and summer opportunities for US and Canadian students who are specifically interested in the Polish language and culture.

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Penn-in-Prague, Czech Republic

Penn-in-Prague, Czech Republic

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Explore Central Europe this summer and gain insight into the unique history and contemporary perspectives of the region.

All courses in this 6-week intensive program offer University of Pennsylvania credits, and the non-language courses are taught in English. The program includes group excursions to cultural sites. Students live in program-arranged housing in Prague.

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Prague Summer Schools, Center for Public Policy (Centrum pro veřejnou politiku – CPVP), Application Deadline April 29

The Prague’s Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku – CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2011 on the following topics:

  1. European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
  2. Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
  3. Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe
  4. Summer School on „China: a World Superpower – Myth or Reality?“

Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

When? July 2-9, 2011

Why? The Prague Summer Schools are delivered as seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

We invite you to visit our new website to discover the details about the upcoming events. The website contains a brief description about each program, admission deadlines and on-line application. It will also direct you to the separate website of the summer school of your interest for the detailed information on academic content, guidelines to application process, practicalities, photos and alumni feedback.

We also suggest students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools by Early Bird Application Deadline of April 29, 2011. The Final Deadline is May 13, 2011.

Should you have any questions regarding the Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Prague Summer Schools
Center for Public Policy
Vyjezdova 510
190 11   Prague 9
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 737 679 605

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46th Chicago International Film Festival

Check out various films at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival (October 7 – 20)

All films are being screened at AMC River East 21 (322 E Illinois St).

For more information, go to the festival’s website:

(Information taken from Chicago Film Festival website):

CEERES region is very well represented. Here are most of the films that we were able to identify:

All That I Love (Poland, Jacek Borcuch); Oct 14, 3:30pm; Oct 16, 1:50pm; Oct 18, 4pm

Birthday (Poland, Jenifer Malmqvist); Oct 13, 7:45pm; Oct 15, 4:10pm

Building Manager (Greece, Periklis Hoursoglou); Oct 12, 2pm; Oct 18,6:15pm; Oct 19, 5:30pm

Days of Desire (Hungary, József Pacskovszky); Oct 14, 8:45pm; Oct 16, 4pm; Oct 19, 3:45pm

Devil’s Town (Serbia, Valdimir Paskaljevic); Oct 14, 2pm; Oct 18, 9pm; Oct 19, 6:20pm

Erratum (Polan, Marek Lechki); Oct 14, 8:30pm; Oct 15, 6:05pm; Oct 17, 12pm

How I Ended the Summer (Russia, Aleksei Popogrebsky); Oct 10, 5:40pm; Oct 12, 3:30pm; Oct 17, 12:30pm

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Sweden, Florin Serban); Oct 8, 4:15pm; Oct 9, 1:30pm; Oct 10, 12:30pm

Last Report on Anna (Hungary, Márta Mészáros); Oct 13, 6:15pm; Oct 14, 5:45pm; Oct 17, 12:15pm

Lisanka (Russia, Daniel Díaz Torres); Oct 15, 3:15pm; Oct 18, 5:40pm; Oct 19, 8:30pm

Little Rose (Poland, Jan Kidawa-Blonski); Oct 14, 6pm; Oct 15, 9:20pm; Oct 18, 3pm

Love Life of a Gentle Coward (Croatia, Pavo Marinkovic); Oct 11, 8:30pm; Oct 12, 7:15pm; Oct 14, 4pm

Love Translated (Ukraine, Julia Ivanova); Oct 9, 8pm; Oct 11, 3:30pm

Mamas & Papas (Czech Republic, Alice Nellis); Oct 11, 8:20pm; Oct 12, 5pm; Oct 15, 2pm

Missing Man (Russia, Anna Fenchenko); Oct 12, 3:45pm; Oct 16, 5:15pm; Oct 17, 9:15pm

Mrdrchain (Czech Republic, Ondrej Svadlena); Oct 16, 11pm; Oct 17, 10:30pm

Sasha (Germany, Dennis Todorovic); Oct 9, 7:45pm; Oct 10, 1:45pm

Seed (Czech Republic/UK/USA, Ben Richardson/Daniel Bird); Oct 18, 8pm; Oct 19, 1:45pm

Tony & Janina’s American Wedding (Poland/USA, Ruth Leitman); Oct 10, 7:15pm; Oct 17, 2:15pm

Tuesday, After Christman (Romania, Radu Muntean); Oct 8, 7:15pm; Oct 9, 3:45pm; Oct 12, 4pm

White as Snow (Turkey, Kar Beyaz); Oct 16, 6:30pm; Oct 17, 2:10pm; Oct 19, 2pm

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CET Study Abroad Programs in Prague for Spring, Summer, Fall 2011; Spring Deadline: October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from CET Academic Programs:

CET Academic Programs offers five study abroad programs in Prague in Central European Studies, Jewish Studies, Film Production, Photography, and New Media. These programs are available in the fall, spring, and summer of 2011.

For more information, please visit

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Dvořák: Requiem Performed by The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, August 13

The following note came to CEERES from The Chicago Sister Cities International Program:
Dvořák: Requiem: The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus provide a rare opportunity to hear Dvořák’s richly expressive and passionate choral masterpiece; this work was among the most popular choral works of his lifetime. The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International will support this program through a special evening gathering on Friday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m., prior to the concert, at the 312 Garden Tent (yellow tent on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion) in Millennium Park. Refreshments will be on a cash basis. A special section will be reserved in the tent as well as the pavilion seating bowl, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who: Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Friday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. AND Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.

Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Please RSVP to by August 11.

For more details regarding the Dvořák: Requiem, please visit

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New Director Position, Institute of the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

The Institute of the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague) is seeking a new director.

More information could be found here:

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Emil Viklicky at Chicago’s Club BluJazz, June 2 & 3

Via the Czech Legion Project:

In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic,

we are pleased to announce a truly exceptional musical event.

*Emil Viklicky,* “The Janacek of Jazz” will be making his first Chicago appearance
playing with the amazing *Richie Cole *and some of Chicago’s finest musicians.

This event will be two nights only – June 2&3 – at *Club BluJazz* – Chicago’s newest jazz club – conveniently located at 1560 W. North. That’s just West of the Expressway (North Ave. Exit)
and just east of Ashland. You can make reservations at 773-360-8046 – or on their site <>

Thanks to support by the Consulate General, this event is *only $10.*
Emil is known for adding Moravian folk harmonies to his jazz interpretations.
We think you will find it an “all-star” event and hope you can attend.

Club BluJazz not only provides an exceptional musical experience, they have
an excellent kitchen featuring light meals and appetizers.

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Panel Discussion of Bohumil Hrabal’s Visit to Chicago in 1989, Czech Consulate, Reservation Only Event, May 25

SAVE THE DATE for a special literary evening celebrating one of the greatest Czech writers of the 20th century Bohumil Hrabal and his visit to Chicago in the spring of 1989.

The evening will reunite panelists specializing in Czech and Central European literature and culture with eye witnesses of Hrabal’s memorable visit to the U.S. in April of 1989. Never seen snapshots of Hrabal’s public appearances and from some private moments of the visit will be complemented by excerpts from the popular screen adaptations of his novels.

Free admission / Reservation only event (start booking now at 312 861 1037 or

May 25, 2010

In cooperation with the NWU Press and the Prague Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program and with the kind support of Facets Cinémathèque.

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