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April 17, 2008
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Euro-Arabic-Francophonie Film Festival
Friday, April 18, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
Saturday, April 19, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
Join us for this groundbreaking and exciting program of Maghrebi-French cinema: an emerging trend reflecting upon the legacy of colonialism and the challenges of integration and assimilation of immigrant populations in France. This exciting program premiered at ArteEast's 2007 CinemaEast Film Festival in New York. This is a North Carolina premiere! A Touring Exhibition, curated by Carrie Tarr and organized by ArteEast (www.arteeast.org). Hosted by the Center for European Studies.
Business & Media Briefs Updated
We are pleased to announce that many of the briefs in our Business Briefs and Media Briefs sections have been updated. Business briefings provide concise information about the European Union for businesses in North Carolina and beyond. Updated business briefs examine Europe as a trading partner, doing business in Europe, security issues in the EU, and more.
LAC Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | 2:00 - 4:00pm | FedEx Global Education Center Room 4003
This professional development workshop is designed to assist UNC LAC TAs in marketing their teaching experience for the academic job search, while providing general advice for graduate students seeking to highlight their interdisciplinary and/or international teaching experience when entering the job market. The discussion panel will include:
Ryan Carlin, 2008 Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
Participation in this workshop series is recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. To see positions available for Fall 2008, visit www.unc.edu/lac. Faculty and graduate students from languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities
This workshop is sponsored by UNC's Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and the African Studies Center, and is made possible by Title VI grants from the US Department of Education.
New Funding Proposals for EU Grant: Deadline Approaching!
The European Union Center of Excellence at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a continuing center for 2008-2011. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on the EU to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to the EU or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th, 2008. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.
Chapel-Hill Carrboro High School Students Advance in Euro Challenge Competition
A team of local high school students competed in the preliminary round of the Euro Challenge on April 4. The Euro Challenge is a competition for 9th and 10th grade students to demonstrate their knowledge of the Euro currency. Emer O'Reilly, Helena Archer, and Nathalie Reilly were successful in their presentation, and will advance to the semi-final round of the competition in New York City at the end of this month.
The Euro Challenge is a program launched and supported by the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, D.C., with the support of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The European Union Center of Excellence at UNC coordinated the expansion of this program to the North Carolina region.
Lecture on Disability Rights & Wrongs in Postsocialist Eastern Europe
Friday, April 18 | 1:00-2:00 pm | UNC School of Public Health | McGavran-Greenberg 2301
Event sponsored by Student Congress, SPH Office of Student Activities, Medical Anthropology
NC Turkish Festival
Saturday, April 19 | 11am - 7pm | NC State Fairgrounds Expo Center
For more information, please visit http://www.ncturkishfestival.com/.
Triad Highland Games
Friday - Saturday, May 2-3, 2008 | Bryant Park, Greensboro
New Digital Library
Those interested in the European Union might like to know of the existence of a new digital library: http://www.ena.lu
The subject of this collection of documents is European integration from 1945 to the present time. This digital library contains historic documents, with original interviews on European integration. It is a source for images (including political cartoons), over a thousand video clips, 3,000 press "clippings", statistical information, and much more.
Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe
July 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Summer School "Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe" is a week long academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds (political science, sociology, media studies, anthropology and cultural studies, behavioural sciences, gender studies) from all parts of the world to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.
We invite you to visit our website http://www.cdpe.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the CDPE 2008. The website contains updated information about the Summer School, application process and on-line application.
Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2008
European Summer Institute: Lobbying in Brussels
July 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our new website to discover all the details about the ESI2008. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Global Updates from World View
Explore resources to help celebrate Earth Day (April 22) in this issue of Global Updates. Students everywhere are taking part in this event, and we encourage you to use this opportunity to look at environments around the planet and the impact of your actions on others in the world and their impact on you.
In combating climate change, the European Union leads the way. Read about the European Union's response to the current environmental challenges world-wide, including alternative energy sources, climate change, emissions of greenhouse gases, and more. ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/move/70/index_en.htm
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
Call for Paper Proposals: ACES Cases on European Economic Issues
The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES), which is the European Union
Center of Excellence in Washington, DC, is issuing a request for proposals for manuscripts to
Please send proposals and all support material to: email@example.com.
Deadline: April 30, 2008
Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium
October 10-11, 2008 | University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona
This year's conference theme is "Intercultural Dialogue" in its broadest dimension. 500 word abstracts of individual papers (including each paper prepared for panels) and 500 word descriptions of panels, forums, and workshops must be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, May 1, 2008.
For details, please view the call for papers (DOC).
Deadline: May 1, 2008
World Music Concert
Saturday, April 19 | FedEx Global Education Center Atrium
Addressing the Hard Questions: Community Series on Immigration Issues
April 20, 2008: Education, Health Care, Social Services and Immigration
April 27, 2008: Politics and Immigration
For more information, visit chi-cle.com/sundayevents.
This series is sponsored by CHICLE (The Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and Language Studies) and ISA (Institute for the Study of the Americas - UNC-CH). Cosponsors: ACLU-NC, CALDO, Chapel Hill/Carrboro CITCA, El Centro Latino, El Pueblo Inc., Institute for Southern Studies, NC Council of Churches, NC Justice Center, Pa’lante, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), UNC School of Law Immigration/Human Rights Clinic. Funding Provided by: The UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Global Women's Health: Focus on Russia, Georgia, and Ukraine Luncheon Series
12:00-1:30 p.m. | Room 4003, UNC FedEx Global Education Center
April 23, 2008, Oleh Wolowyna, Independent Researcher and Natalia Levchuk, Sr. Demographer, Institute for Demography and Social Research, Ukraine "Health and Mortality Patterns of Women in Ukraine"
Lunch generously provided by the UNC Women's Center. Contact CSEEES Associate Director, Jacqueline M. Olich, with any questions at email@example.com.
Belly Dancing and Dabka Lessons
Thursday, April 24 | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Please join the UNC FedEx Global Education Center in collaboration with the Arab Student Organization for a fun-filled evening of Belly Dance and Dabka lessons. Women are invited to learn traditional Arabic belly dancing from 7-8pm and everyone is invited to learn Dabka from 8-9pm. Dabka, a fun group dance, is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordon, Syria and Palestine. Dress comfortably and come ready for a fun workout! Light refreshments will be served.
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