Open Research Laboratory Application Now Open!
REEEC is now accepting applications from regional specialists (including advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and library science or other professionals with appropriate qualifications) to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, eastern European, and Eurasian studies in conjunction with the spring Open Research Laboratory (January 21 – May 1, 2020). Click the link above to apply, deadline December 1, 2019.
The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801)
November 15, 7:30 PM
November 16, 5:00 PM
November 17, 3:00 PM
Music and lyrics by Leoš Janáček
Andrew Megill, conductor
Sarah Wigley, director
Join Sharp-Ears the fox and her friends grasshopper, mosquito, and frog as they wind their way from the farmyard through the ever-changing forest. This enchanting children’s story, filled with beautiful music and the sounds of nature from the pen of Czech composer Leoš Janáček, portrays a family-friendly, fantastic journey, exploring the relationship between humans and animals and the renewal that the natural world offers.
Sung in English.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
For more information and to buy tickets, please click this link.
Exhibit Opening Reception: National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka
November 15, 2019, 1:30-3:30 PM, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801)
The work of Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861–1940) documents the folk life of Southern Moravia (now in the eastern half of the Czech Republic). This selection of paintings, on loan from American collector George Drost, accompanies the production of Leoš Janáček’s opera “The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, which also uses Moravian folk costumes and settings. Drost, who lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was born in Brno in the Czech Republic and has been collecting Uprka artwork since the 1990s and has amassed a significant collection in the United States.
Join us for a public opening reception on Saturday, November 16, 1:30–3:30 pm. At 2:00, the collector George Drost and David Cooper, Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, will speak.
FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions
November 18, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM, 1090 Lincoln Hall
November 19, 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM, 100 Gregory Hall
Summer 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 Fellowships
- Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
- Center for Global Studies
- European Union Center
- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
- Graduate and Undergraduate: Up to $5000 towards Tuition/Fees; $2500 Stipend
Academic Year Amounts
- Graduate: Up to $18,000 toward Tuition/Fees; $15,000 Stipend
- Undergraduate: Up to $10,000 towards Tuition/Fees; $5,000 Stipend
Application Opens: November 18, 2019
For more information and to access the application, please visit https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisflas/
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM
For K-16 Educators, check out our online materials – we are constantly adding new resources!
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