In This Issue: December 2013
Business Research Grant Deadline Extended
Course Development Award Application Open
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Applications Open
Business Research Grant
Deadline Extended: December 20, 2013


The Center for European Studies/ EU Center of Excellence (EUCE) and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the McCombs School of Business are pleased to offer one faculty research grant thanks to funding by the Department of Education,  Applications are available at the CES website.


The deadline for applications has been extended to 12:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013.

Business Studies Stipend

Competition for a grant of $4,000 for research with a focus on Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US. CIBER, a program housed in the McCombs School of Business, will fund a $4,000 faculty stipend for research with a focus on Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US, or to support collaborative research between researchers at our university and their colleagues in the EU in an effort to promote increased dialogue about important topics of common interest related to Business in the EU and/or Business relations between the EU and US.


Faculty grants:


Course Development Award Application Open
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014



$5,000 Course Development Award Opportunity
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies,
EU Center of Excellence Grant

The Center for European Studies and the Center for the Core Curriculum are pleased to announce an open competition for course development funds to create a new Ethics and Leadership flagged course. The course theme must address ethical leadership in the European Union and/or in EU-US relations. Faculty members from all relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.



Submission Guidelines

All interested applicants should complete the course development award application and submit it by email to Jess Miner, Curriculum Specialist for Academic Initiatives in the Center for the Core Curriculum. In addition, applicants must also submit an Ethics and Leadership flag proposal. The deadline for both parts of the application is January 15, 2014.


The proposed course must:

  • Be a course that has never been previously taught.
  • Focus on the European Union (if comparative, the course must focus on the EU and the US).
  • Meet the criteria for the Ethics and Leadership flag.
  • Be offered at least two times beginning in either the spring 2015 or fall 2015 semester.

Award Structure
$5000 will be given to the selected instructor to support costs associated with new course development (i.e., travel, books, research expenses, etc.).


Please note that funding will not be disbursed until the selected course receives approval from the home department and the Ethics & Leadership flag committee.


Review Committee
Course development proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit and feasibility by representatives from the Center for European Studies, Center for the Core Curriculum, and the Ethics & Leadership flag committee.


FLAS Applications Now Open
Deadline: February 6, 2014

The applications for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from European Studies are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at UT.
Summer Fellowships are available for intensive study of a modern European language. The academic year Fellowships are for full-time study and must include a modern European foreign language and an area studies course that primarily focuses on a European topic.
For FAQs about the FLAS Fellowships, please visit the Funding Opportunities page of our website. 
Please view the individual webpages prior to events as times and locations may change.
"Pearls of the Deep" - A Jan Nemec Czech Film
December 6, 2013 * 7:30 p.m.
Marchesa Theater * 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin 78752
Tickets: $10 regular price * $5 with a UT student ID

PEARLS OF THE DEEP (Perlicky na dne) (1966, 107min) includes story directed by Jan Nemec: THE IMPOSTORS (Podvodnici) With Milos Ctrnacty, Frantisek Havel. Considered a manifesto of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this anthology of five short films by five rising directors is based on a book by the venerable Bohumil Hrabal. Absurdist in style and turning attention to the individual, the writer broke with the socialist realism that was the dictate of the times. Nemec's story is the most stylistically simple, about two elderly men sharing their illustrious life careers while spending time in hospital. The conclusion reveals that one of their best qualities was mastering the art of embellishment.

Part of the North American tour of "Independent of Reality: The Film World of Jan Nemec." The first full-career U.S. retrospective of director Jan Nemec, the enfant terrible of the Czechoslovak New Wave. Check out the trailer for the retrospective here! All films on rare imported archival 35mm prints, in Czech with English subtitles. Directed and written by Jan Nemec, unless noted otherwise.

More online at:

Czech Piano Concert: Janáček, Suk and Dvořák
December 9, 2013 * Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) * 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a Czech piano concert performed by Dr. Karolina Syrovatkova! Karolina began her professional music studies at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic. Her success at home opened doors to further studies in the United States, where she first achieved a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Karolina graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of Texas in Austin where she was awarded a full assistantship to continue her studies in the Doctoral program which she has completed in November 2013. She has been unanimously nominated to receive the "Best Lecture Recital Award." Karolina has frequently appeared in master-classes both in Europe and the United States.
For a sneak peek at what she will be playing, see:

Russian House Slavic Shake Party
December 12, 2013 * Russian House, 307 E 5th St., Austin * 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Russian House invites you to a great combination concert and dance party! Bands Wino Vino and new Balkan band, Korobushka, will both give energetic performances, providing over 5 hours of amazing live music + Balkan Dance Class! Click HERE to view flyer.

Russian Movie Night, Christmas Special: "The Irony of Fate/Ирония судьбы" (1976)


December 22, 2013 * GAR 0.102* 7:00 p.m.


The Austin Russian Language Meetup Group presents: An unforgettable New Year's Eve provides the backdrop as four friends embark on their annual get-together at a local bathing house, where too much steam and plentiful vodka result in hilarious and charming consequences. Two men pass out, another winds up in the wrong city, and the women in their lives are left scratching their heads as midnight rapidly approaches in this wintry, scenic delight!  In Russian with English subtitles.

Watch the trailer HERE
To all of our readers:
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and all the best for the New Year ahead!
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