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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:15pm
GISB 3067

ACES will be having our first faculty lunch of 2017 with Professor Bovingdon Thursday at 12:15pm in GISB 3067. As many of you know, Professor Bovingdon is the Director of Graduate Studies for CEUS in addition to teaching in the CEUS, EALC, and Political Science departments at IU. His interests span politics and history of Xinjiang to nationalism and ethnic conflict. Join us and learn more about Professor Bovingdon, meet up with other ACES members, and learn about the upcoming conference.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
GISB 1060

The Center for Language Excellence (CLE)
at Indiana University,
cordially invites you to attend our workshop entitled
Research and Evidence-Informed Teaching: Developing Writing Skills
(Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone in the IU language community who may want to attend!)

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:45am
GISB Room 1060

The 2017 Symposium on Sustainable Development will be a day-long discussion of what is "sustainable development" and how it can be applied to Human Migration. There are many reasons why people migrate, both voluntarily and involuntarily, and every nation on this planet has been shaped by the movement of our populations

Any member of the campus community is welcome to attend for free, so stop by when your schedule allows!

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:30pm
GISB Room 1128

Baku, the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, has increased its visibility and economic
power during the last 10 years thanks to oil money and the international sporting and
cultural events it has hosted. Despite its commonalities with other cities of the post-
Communist states, Baku differs significantly from any other locality. A hybrid regime of
governance, weak civil society, a massive influx of oil money, as well as grand ambitions
have made Baku a unique case. This presentation will identify major forces driving urban

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location TBD

Andrew Mann (Diplomat in Residence, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan) will be visiting IU between January 23-25. He would like to meet with interested students to discuss his experience in the foreign service. I have set up a meeting with students on Tuesday January 24, 7:00-9:30 pm (location TBD) – pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP to me ( by Friday January 20th to confirm your participation.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
GISB 3067

Paul Losensky (CEUS, Comp Lit)
"How to Get from Minneapolis to Isfahan: Public Space and Public Poetry in the Bridges of Siah Armajani and the Pol-e Khvāju"
January 25, 2017 @ 4:00pm
GISB 3067

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Call for Papers
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Holiday Inn - Schaumburg Area 3405 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

The conference aims to pursue a new pathway for advocating innovative approaches in research and practices, maximizing professional exchanges and collaboration among LCTL educators, and leveraging resources and strengths in the less commonly taught languages community. We cordially invite researchers, practitioners, program developers, and administrators in the LCTL community organizations to submit proposals and attend the conference. The 2017 NCOLCTL Conference is scheduled for April 21-23, 2017, with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 20th, 2017

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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Dilnoza Kadirova


Today the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Dilnoza, the 2015-2016 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Dilnoza will assist Dr. Hodjaev with beginning, intermediate, and advanced Uzbek language classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact


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