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  1. Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 27. februara 2019. godine i traje do 5. aprila 2019. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
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    Priprema za TOEFL od 27. februara 2019.

    Priprema za TOEFL iBT u Centru počinje u sredu, 27. februara 2019. godine i traje do 5. aprila 2019. godine. TOEFL iBT je ispit kojim se ispituje znanje engleskog jezika za buduće studente na univerzitetima i koledžima širom sveta. Kandidate za polaganje u našem programu pripreme očekuje tri sata rada sa predavačem svake nedelje, vežbanje na časovima i kod kuće uz kombinaciju najboljeg materijala za rad na sekcijama čitanja, slušanja, govora i pisanja. Simulacije kompletnog testa sa ocenjivanjem učinka na govoru i pisanju su obezbeđene za polaznike kursa. Pre početka priprema poželjno je obaviti besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Za zakazivanje ovog testa kontaktirajte Centar tokom radnog vremena. Test traje 90 minuta i od koristi je kandidatima i predavačima da steknu uvid u nivo znanja jezika koji imaju pred sam početak priprema. Predavanja se odvijaju sredom i petkom. Cena programa iznosi 20,000 dinara. Časovi se obavljaju navedenim danima od 10:00 ili od 18:00 - sami kandidati biraju koji im termin odgovara. Prijava za pripreme obavlja se na našoj Internet stranici - https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Prijava za sam test nije obuhvaćena cenom priprema i kandidati moraju da je obave samostalno na stranici http://www.toefl.org . Molimo vas da obratite pažnju na kalendar dostupnih datuma za polaganje TOEFL-a koji se nalazi na zvaničnom sajtu testa i da se prijavite što je pre moguće pošto mesta u Beogradu i drugim gradovima Srbije mogu biti popunjena nedeljama unapred. Uputstvo za prijavu testa dostupno je na našem sajtu - http://iacbg.org/dokumenta/original/toefl_instrukcije.ppsx . Pošaljite nam e-mail na office@iacbg.org ako imate pitanja o pripremama, prijavi za TOEFL ili studiranju u Americi i na drugim lokacijama širom sveta.
  3. The Institute of History at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Contemporary History (40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date March 1st 2020). The professor (f/m) will represent the subject in research and teaching in the full extent from a global perspective. A transnational/comparative research profile and if possible also a focus beyond Europe as well as the collaboration with the Fields of Excellence and the research core areas of the University of Graz is expected. Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching, experience abroad during the scientific career and competences in the establishment of research projects and research core areas is expected. In addition, we expect gender mainstreaming competence. Please submit your applications stating the reference number BV/18/98 ex 2018/19 by March 6th 2019 at the latest. For information about the application procedures and other prerequisites, please visit http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/BV/18/98 .
  4. Each year, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA) at Central European University, one of the initiators of the Open Access Movement, offers a Fellowship to honor the work, legacy and memory of our friend, Aaron Swartz. The Fellow will be awarded $10,000 for a period of 3 months, to conduct their research at the Blinken OSA in Budapest. The Fellowship starts on September 1, 2019. The focus of the Fellowship is on developing (collaborative) intellectual or technological tools that help in validating the authenticity and integrity of factual claims, digital or digitized documents, scholarly or legal evidence, or the validation of research in the networked environment of information. Applications are especially encouraged if the proposed projects would have one of the following aims: • Redefining classical cataloging work with the help of emerging machine learning technologies (data classification, neural networks) • Implementing a recommendation model • Predicting the possible sufficient metadata towards automatic cataloging • Generating a new kind of research experience through analysis of user behavior and usage statistics Who can apply? To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must have demonstrable results in technology and humanities. holding a degree is not a prerequisite. The Fellowship will be awarded either to an unconventional technology expert early in their career, or a scholar or activist working at the intersection of humanities, social sciences and technology studies or technological solutions. Applicants should have strong practical skills in developing technological tools to make knowledge and data broadly available to the public; hold an interest in challenging information management practices in libraries and archives; be ready to contribute to building innovative visual taxonomies or catalogs based on unorthodox ideas and challenging the control of information by governments and publishers to promote civil liberties and online activism. How to apply? Please send the following documents to the Blinken OSA at asf@ceu.edu no later than March 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CET. • Motivation letter explaining the applicant's technology and research experience, and presenting a proposal for a new research or laboratory project to be completed during the term of the fellowship • Curriculum Vitae • One-page description of a laboratory workshop to be presented • Two letters of recommendation Late applications will not be considered. The selection Committee will announce the Fellows in April 2019.
  5. Karl-Franzens-University of Graz / Faculty of Law / Center for Southeast European Studies The PhD Program in Law and Politics is an interdisciplinary doctoral program that will enable PhD researchers to broaden and deepen their theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge and academic skills in the field of Law and Political Science The application deadline is on 30th April of this calendar year and the application material has to be submitted in electronic form. In total, the programme offers up to 10 PhD places. The applicants will be notified about their acceptance by 30th June 2019. Research fields Law: especially Constitutional Law, General Theory of State, Administrative Law and Public Administration, Legal Theory, Legal Sociology, Legal Philosophy, Public International Law, European Law, Business Law, Legal History. Political Science: Political Theory, Political Systems, Comparative Government, International Relations, Public Management. Economics: National Economy, Regional Economy, Political Economy, International Management. Sociology: Macrosociology, Microsociology, Sociological Theory; Empirical Social Research. Others: Contemporary History, Philosophy, European Studies, Human Rights Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies and Anthropology. Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the study programme, each topic has to be related to either Law or Political Science. Application Applicants need to submit the following documents: The application form for the admission to the selection process. The application form for admission to a doctoral programme. University degree diploma(s) and evidence of all completed university programmes (Diploma/Bachelor’s/Master’s certificate, graduation certificate) and a transcript of records (with ECTS or contact hours per semester). A letter of motivation (in English, max. two pages). A short description of the intended topic of the dissertation (in English, max. 2 pages). A curriculum vitae (in English, max. three pages). Proof of sufficient knowledge of English: TOEFL iBT (min. 87 pt); IELTS (min. 6.0); Cambridge Proficiency English CPE (Level C); Cambridge Advanced English CPE (Level C . Applicants who have attended an English speaking High School or have been studying an English-taught programme for at least two years don’t have to give proof of their English knowledge. Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Evidence of Admission (only applicable to applicants who do not possess the citizenship of an EU/EEA member state or have a status equivalency. The confirmation has to be for the same Doctorate and semester/academic year, in which admission is sought, at a recognized university in the country where the Master/ Diploma degree was issued. A sample form will be provided). Contact Centre for Southeast European Studies Schubertstrasse 21/1, 8010 Graz E-Mail: phd.law-politics@uni-graz.at More info http://rewi.uni-graz.at/de/studieren/studienangebot-curricula/doktoratsstudium-phd-law-and-politics
  6. The International Academic Center is currently hiring for the position of Math Teaching Assistantship. The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include instructing students in the techniques and strategies required to solve quantitative and logical problems on high-stakes exams, as well as grading homework and performing light administrative duties. Contact hours will vary but tend to range from 6 to 12 hours per week with compensation based on contact hours. SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The TA will work with prospective undergraduate and/or graduate students who are in 8 week test preparation cycles at IAC or clients attending private classes through IAC. The TA will be familiar with all aspects of the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT high-stakes exams and the principles upon which those exams are based. The TA will develop and maintain professional knowledge of high-stakes exam resources. In addition, the TA will be responsible for grading homework assignments as well as monitoring and reporting upon candidate progress. The incumbent is responsible for other duties as required or requested by the Test Preparation Manager or the Director. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS A. Education: Graduate degree students or undergraduate students in their final year of university (apsolventi) are given priority. B. Prior Work Experience: None required, but tutoring experience a plus. C. Entry Level Training: On the job training. D. Knowledge: Must have solid knowledge of spoken and written English. Must have the ability to follow policy and procedure with fine attention to detail. E. Skills and Abilities: Must possess exceptional organizational and social skills. POSITION ELEMENTS I. Supervision Received: The incumbent works under the supervision of the TEST PREPARATION MANAGER. II. Available Guidelines: Standard written policies and procedures and written and oral instructions from the Test Preparation Manager. III. Exercise of Judgment: Expected to exercise excellent judgment in working with the public, partners, and colleagues. IV. Authority to Make Commitments: None. V. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Extensive contact with the public that requires sound judgment and tact. VI. Supervision Exercised: None. VII. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after entry into the Position: Eight weeks. To Apply All documentation must be in English. Please send a cover letter and CV to position@iacbg.org before Thursday 28 February 2019 at 23:00. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and, scheduled interviews will be conducted in English. iac_math_ad_Feb.pdf
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    SAT simulacija - 16. februar 2019.

    Redovna simulacija SAT pred naredno polaganje u martu održava se u subotu, 16. februara 2019. Početak simulacije zakazan je za 15:00 u Međunarodnom akademskom centru u Zdravka Čelara 12, treći sprat. Polaznici trenutnog kursa u Centru za martovsko polaganje imaju prednost kod rezervacije termina. Redovna cena simulacije iznosi 2,500 dinara, a polaznici prethodnih kurseva imaju određene popuste. Registracija za simulaciju obavlja se online na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/wpjyISLyD9gK10l92 . Sva pitanja o simulaciji mogu se poslati elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org ili pozivanjem broja 011/3349639 tokom radnog vremena.
  8. Redovna simulacija SAT pred naredno polaganje u martu održava se u subotu, 16. februara 2019. Početak simulacije zakazan je za 15:00 u Međunarodnom akademskom centru u Zdravka Čelara 12, treći sprat. Polaznici trenutnog kursa u Centru za martovsko polaganje imaju prednost kod rezervacije termina. Redovna cena simulacije iznosi 2,500 dinara, a polaznici prethodnih kurseva imaju određene popuste. Registracija za simulaciju obavlja se online na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/wpjyISLyD9gK10l92 . Sva pitanja o simulaciji mogu se poslati elektronskom poštom na office@iacbg.org ili pozivanjem broja 011/3349639 tokom radnog vremena.
  9. Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 12. februara 2019. godine i traje osam nedelja. Ovaj kurs prilagođen je majskom polaganju testa, jer se završava 6. aprila 2019. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
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    Priprema za SAT od 12. februara 2019.

    Priprema za SAT, ispit potreban za upis koledža i univerziteta u Americi i na drugim lokacijama u svetu, počinje u utorak, 12. februara 2019. godine i traje osam nedelja. Ovaj kurs prilagođen je majskom polaganju testa, jer se završava 6. aprila 2019. Tokom svake sedmice predavanja se održavaju utorkom i četvrtkom po dva sata, a u kalendar će zbog obima rada biti dodato i nekoliko subotnjih termina. Predavanja se radnim danima održavaju pre podne od 10:00 i popodne od 16:00 sati. Predavanja su potpuno ista i sami kandidati odlučuju na koji termin časova mogu da dođu. Tokom priprema organizuju se simulacije testa koje će naši predavači oceniti i objasniti kandidatima koje se greške moraju ispraviti kako bi se poboljšao rezultat. Kada se pripreme završe, kandidati i dalje mogu da vežbaju kod nas bez ikakvog plaćanja i da se konsultuju sa predavačima oko delova testa koji im mogu biti problematični. Priprema košta 48,000 dinara i plaća se u dve rate. Prvi deo u iznosu od 30,000 dinara se plaća na početku, a drugi deo kada istekne prvi mesec priprema. Sam test ne ulazi u cenu priprema i mora se samostalno prijaviti na sajtu http://www.collegeboard.org i platiti kreditnom ili de bitnom karticom kojom se može plaćati na Internetu. Broj mesta za testove je ograničen i savetujemo svim kandidatima da se za test prijave što je pre moguće. Na časovima se obrađuju sve sekcije ispita - jezički i matematički deo i pisanje eseja. Osim rada na samim časovima, dostupna vam je biblioteka resursa Centra u kojoj možete dodatno da vežbate bez dodatne nadoknade, a predavači uvek ostavljaju dosta vežbanja koja se mogu poneti i uraditi kod kuće. Pre početka priprema potrebno je uraditi besplatni probni test znanja engleskog jezika. Zakazivanje termina probnog testa može se obaviti pozivom brojeva telefona kancelarije - 011/334 9639 i 011/334 9638. Podsećamo vas da će se pripreme održavati u novim prostorijama Centra u Zdravka Čelara 12/III. Više detalja dostupno je na stranici http://iacbg.org/sr/vesti/centar-na-novoj-lokaciji-od-septembra-2018 . Prijava za pripremu obavlja se na našem sajtu popunjavanjem odgovarajućeg formulara na stranici https://goo.gl/forms/9fT768aHtLu2EMu12 . Ako imate problema sa formularom, molimo vas da nas nazovete tokom radnog vremena ili pošaljete e-mail na office@iacbg.org .
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    Germany: Two senior researchers, ECMI

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS SEEKING SENIOR RESEARCHERS Are you a minority expert, or eager to become one? Do you thrive in an international setting? Can you guide a team, and set priorities? Do you want to transform your research into action? If yes, this might be the position for you: What we offer The ECMI is an international cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and competence institution working directly with governments, civil society and international organisations in Europe. We aim to provide governments and the public debate with relevant information and analysis, and to influence the European agenda-setting in the area of minority politics. In collaboration with our field representations in Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine and in cooperation with academic institutions, the ECMI conducts applied research, training and advisory services in the area of minority-majority relations. We also cooperate with local universities, and our research staff teaches courses on a variety of related topics. See further information at www.ecmi.de. We offer a dynamic international and multilingual working environment with varied tasks and opportunities for travel. Our management structure is flat, with a high degree of independence in research positions and opportunities to influence the work of the institution. We value openness, dialogue and team-spirit and focus on excellence, flexibility and mutual respect. The ECMI is located in Flensburg, at the German-Danish border – a provincial town where the Danish and German cultures live side-by-side in a diverse community, and the quality of living is high (www.flensburg.de). In addition to clean sea air, plenty of outdoor and water sports activities, Flensburg offers low living costs and good schools in both the German and the Danish school systems. Flensburg is also within four hours’ travel of eleven good universities. The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for two positions asSenior Research Associate within the field of “Minority Studies” beginning as soon as possible. Minority Studies at the ECMI cover research on ethno-cultural groups and autochthonous national minority issues in Europe. The positions Each successful candidate will head up one of our research clusters (indicated below). They will take a lead in further developing the relevant clusters in line with the ECMI mission and mandate. Responsibilities include conducting action-oriented research for policy recommendations and for development of programming in target countries; knowledge transfer and trainings within the thematic and geographic areas; promotion of dialogue through workshops and seminars; cooperation with stakeholders, international organisations and donors; and fundraising and project management. The position-holders will also be in charge of developing applied research projects in areas of interest and concern for cluster strategies, including research aimed at dissemination and documentation as well as international research cooperation and supervising young researchers. Cooperation with the other ECMI clusters in multi-disciplinary research projects as well as with ECMI’s non- resident research network is also part of the responsibilities. The position-holders will participate in the ECMI cooperation with international organisations, such as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the European Commission; they will also be involved in the ECMI teaching seminars and will have an opportunity to supervise master students. Position A Head of Cluster, Conflict and Security: The Cluster works on improving mechanisms for conflict prevention and for protecting minorities against security-related violence across Europe through existing and innovative policies. The research focus over the next strategy period will be on the impact of the changing international security situation as well as on the impact of the rise in populism and hate speech on the situation of minorities as individuals and as groups. As part of its preventive work, the Cluster focuses on youth programmes and targeting youth in education. The Cluster works with international organisations and public authorities in areas that experience threats to minorities, and it cooperates with academic partners in its field. The successful candidate will have a strong background in international relations and conflict prevention with experience in minority related mediation. Research experience in the areas of human security and hate speech will be considered an asset. Position B Head of Cluster, Culture and Diversity: The Cluster works on examining key challenges to integration and social cohesion and identifying mechanisms that foster societal integration of culturally diverse societies. The research focus over the next strategy period will on be on diversity management that ensures minority rights in education, media, and language policies. As part of its intercultural dialogue research, the Cluster focuses on policies fostering bridge-building within societies and across ethnic divides as well as across kin-state borders. The Cluster works with international organisations and public authorities in areas of society where access to rights of vulnerable minorities are preventing integration and minority protection. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the social sciences with experience in intercultural dialogue promotion. Research experience in the areas of education and language rights will be considered an asset. Requirements and conditions Candidates are required to document a PhD degree in the relevant discipline. Experience from working in an international organisation, NGOs or public administration is an advantage. The ability to work in a team and under time pressure, and good organisational and communication skills are necessary. Independent research skills and experience with guiding younger researchers is an asset. Knowledge from the field of Minority Studies and the European minority rights regime is required, preferably documented through a proven record of publications. Experience as a consultant and with training of public servants is welcome. Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of an eastern European language and German is an asset. A contract for two years is offered with renewal option. The ECMI is a German-Danish intergovernmental foundation under private German law which governs the contract conditions. The successful candidate must take up residence at the seat of the ECMI in Flensburg, Germany and must be willing to travel extensively. The ECMI is an equal opportunities institution and strives to achieve parity between women and men while welcoming applications from candidates of any ethnic or social background. The ECMI is a non-smoking environment. Applications Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation a short statement (max. 300 words) outlining a development strategy for the Cluster a short CV a list of publications published in English Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide copies of publications. Application material should be marked “Position A” or “Position B” as per preference. It is not possible to apply for both positions. Applications that do not enclose all 4 required documents will not be considered. Please send applications electronically to Ms. Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen (hansen@ecmi.de) no later than 10 February 2019. Interviews will be conducted during the week of 25 February 2019. With handing in your application you automatically agree that your data will be processed as described in our privacy policy https://www.ecmi.de/privacy-policy-datenschutz/.
  12. When UND center Filip Rebraca argues with officials, he makes sure to do so in Serbian. "I just don't want them to hear me complain in English," Rebraca said. "They can't call (a technical) if they don't understand what I'm saying." It's perhaps not surprising this wily move comes from a well-traveled 21-year-old freshman who grew up in NBA locker rooms. Rebraca, the son of former NBA big man Zeljko Rebraca, has become a key weapon for the Fighting Hawks during his first season in Grand Forks. The Hawks host preseason Summit League favorite South Dakota State at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Rebraca has started 10 of 17 games, averaging 8.0 points per game. He's shooting better than 55 percent from the field and 38 percent from the 3-point line. The 6-foot-9 Rebraca, who had 13 points and six rebounds earlier this season against a strong Kentucky team, leads the Hawks in rebounding (5.8 per game) and blocks (16). Rebraca has quickly become an emotional leader at the Betty, too. In a home win over Western Illinois last Saturday, he had UND's student section riled up after two emphatic blocks and a powerful dunk. He finished the game with 10 points and seven rebounds. Rebraca lists his hometown as Sombor, Serbia, a town of about 47,000 near the Hungarian and Croatian border. However, he bounced around often as his father played for three teams in the NBA (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers) from 2001-06. Zeljko, a 7-foot center, was a second round (54th overall) draft pick of the Seattle Supersonics in the 1994 NBA Draft. While he continued to play in Europe, his NBA rights were traded multiple times—finally landing with the Detroit Pistons in 2001, where he started his NBA playing career. Due to injuries, Zeljko was waived by the Clippers in 2007 and returned to Europe. Zeljko also became a household name for his play in international competition. As a member of Serbia and Montenegro—alongside former NBA star Vlade Divac—Zeljko won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In the gold medal game against Team USA, Rebraca scored four points and added three rebounds and three assists. Filip was born in Italy and spent time living in Greece. After that, he lived six years in the United States between Detroit and Los Angeles. After his father's NBA stint, Filip moved back to Italy for one year before settling in Serbia. Rebraca, who still sends game film and highlights to his dad in Serbia for critiques, said it was cool to grow up in NBA locker rooms, although as a kid he didn't fully appreciate it. "I thought it was normal," he said. "I thought everyone got that experience of being in the players' lounge. Now looking back, I realize how blessed I was to experience those things." Rebraca's favorite players growing up were Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. After one Clippers-Lakers game, Zeljko called Kobe over to meet Filip. "Kobe was like 'What's up, little fella?'" Rebraca said. "I was in second grade but that still sticks in my head." Despite the pro basketball bloodlines, Rebraca was under-recruited out of an American prep school—Williston Northampton in Massachusetts. He didn't have any scholarship offers. UND, meanwhile, had just hired assistant coach Dani Mihailovic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia. "We were looking for an athletic four-five who can score and was skilled ... who can execute our pick and roll game," Mihailovic said. "He's a great fit for that. He's exactly what we're looking for. He can score and do multiple things on the floor and defend." Rebraca said he and Mihailovic didn't know each other before the recruiting process, although Mihailovic said he knew of Zeljko. "I knew what his dad accomplished playing for our national team," Mihailovic said. "His dad was pretty famous over there." As his only offer, Rebraca came to Grand Forks with low expectations for the city. "I thought this was going to be a small town and farm land," Rebraca said. "It's bigger than I expected, which is good for me because I come from Belgrade, which is almost two million people. I like it here. It's lively. I have no complaints." Mihailovic said Rebraca's game can be raised to another level. "That's going to depend on him," Mihailovic said. "I think he can still improve a lot. He's pretty productive right now but it's all about hard work." Mihailovic also recruited UND rookies Davids Atelbauers (Latvia) and Marko Coudreau (France). UND's new assistant coach thinks there's plenty of talent to tap overseas. "There's enormous talent over there," Mihailovic said. "There's not a lot of people familiar with those players or don't get a chance to recruit over there. I'm hoping to recruit more international kids. It'll depend on these guys (Rebraca, Atelbauers, Coudreau). Are they successful? Do they helps us win and do what we ask? But as of right now, we're really happy with it." https://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/basketball/4557252-unds-freshman-center-grew-nba-locker-rooms-and-yells-refs-serbian
  13. CfA: Fellowships for Research and Travel in South East European Studies The American Institute for Southeast European Studies (AISEES) is happy to announce the start of a fellowship and travel grant program, designed to promote research by North American scholars in southeastern Europe and support scholars in southeastern Europe who wish to attend professional conferences in North America. AISEES will award three fellowships of $3000.00 each to North American scholars and advanced graduate students to conduct research in one or more of the countries of southeastern Europe (see list below). AISEES will also award three grants of $2500.00 each to scholars in southeastern Europe who wish to present a paper at a recognized scholarly meeting or conference in North America. Graduate/Postdoctorate Fellowship Applications Due | March 15, 2019 Learn More: https://aisees.org/graduate-postdoctoral-fellowships/ Travel Grant Applications Due | August 30, 2019 Learn More: https://aisees.org/travel-grants/ The American Institute for Southeast European Studies (AISEES) is an institution dedicated to facilitating academic research in Southeast Europe for North American scholars and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries situated in Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia). The Institute is dedicated to research in the humanities and social sciences (in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, art history, communications, economics, epigraphy, ethnography, folklore, history, languages & linguistics, music, philology, among others), from prehistory through the modern age. https://aisees.org/
  14. The BEST Foundation and the American University in Bulgaria will host Balkan Voices, the second annual international oratory competition in Bulgaria, in the spring of 2019. The tournament will take place from March 8th - March 10th on AUBG’s beautiful campus and will host approx. 100 9th-12th grade competitors from schools in the Balkans. This tournament is a chance for high school students from all around the Balkans to compete with their Original Oratories (a beginner’s guide can be found here), make new friends from other countries, and to learn about the educational opportunities at AUBG. Balkan Voices will provide students with a cross-cultural experience that will enable them to substantially connect with students from other countries and to gain new perspectives. We believe that it is important that all students gain access to future opportunities through speech and debate, and touring AUBG and participating in faculty-led workshops during Balkan Voices will provide students with a new perspective on going to university. An international tournament hosted in Bulgaria will also enable more future BEST students to get valuable intercultural experiences through speech and debate. Information on the logistics and how to register can be found below, and as always, you can e-mail us with questions at info@bestfoundation.bg. LETTER OF INVITATION If your school or any authorities require an official letter of invitation for your students from either us or AUBG, please, e-mail us at info@bestfoundation.bg. TENTATIVE* SCHEDULE The tournament schedule is coming soon, but for now note that the tournament will start on Friday evening with dinner and an opening ceremony, and will end by Sunday early afternoon. Please make sure you have arrived in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria by Friday, March 8, in the afternoon so you can don’t miss the opening and dinner. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL We will be in contact with each individual international group and assist as best we can with international travel advice as soon as you have submitted your application. Please make sure that your group is cleared to travel and arrive at the tournament site by Friday afternoon, March 8. Conversely, you can e-mail us with any questions you want to ask before you apply at info@bestfoundation.bg TOURNAMENT APPLICATION - DEADLINE: JANUARY 28; DECISIONS MADE BY JANUARY 31* Tournament attendance will be covered (we will cover the hotel costs for Friday and Saturday, and reimburse your transport upon arrival to the tournament) for approx. 50 participants from Bulgaria, and approx. 60 total participants from the following countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the Regional English Language Office - Belgrade. BULGARIAN APPLICANTS: Students must be in grades 9 - 12, and each individual student must fill out this Google Form, which includes a section where you can submit your motivational letter. The letter should be between 400 and 600 words. You should outline your reasons for wanting to participate in the Balkan Voices tournament. Some potential topics you can cover: What draws you to the Original Oratory event? What are you plans after you finish high school? Are there benefits in public speaking? How can it impact you and/or others? How can interacting with other cultures benefit a person? You must include a description of the topic as well as a basic outline of the original oratory you will present (your choice in topic is not binding, we just want to get a sense of what you are interested in presenting) INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Students must be in grades 9 - 12, and the team or students’ coach/chaperone/team manager must fill out the following Google Form. The form includes a section where you can submit a motivational letter describing why your team or group of students wants to participate in the tournament. Fill out this Google Form, which includes a section where you can submit your motivational letter. The letter should be between 400 and 600 words. You should outline the reasons for wanting your team members to participate in the Balkan Voices tournament. Some Potential Topics you can cover: Why does your team want to compete in this tournament? Have members of your team competed in public speaking competitions in the past? How could competing in this tournament benefit the students on your team? *Note: Any names and other personal data filled in either Google Form will be used solely for the purposes of organizing the tournament, securing accommodation, and tournament statistics. TRANSPORTATION AUBG will provide a shuttle bus to transport a large number of participants to and from the hotel where they are booked to stay. You can call the following taxi companies for transport around town: Tip-Top Taxi - +359 73 833 333 OK Taxi - +359 73 882 121 Eco Taxi - +359 73 886 666 Mega Lux - +359 73 882 828 FOOD Our generous partners from AUBG will provide dinner on Friday for all participants, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. All of those will be held at the University’s canteen, located on the top floor of the building where the tournament will be held. https://bestfoundation.bg/upcoming-events/2019-balkan-voices-tournament
  15. Applications are invited for a PhD position in numerical analysis and scientific computing at the University of Birmingham, UK to start in September 2019. The PhD project concerns numerical solution of PDE problems with parametric or uncertain inputs. It will focus on developing novel algorithms that combine state-of-the-art adaptive techniques for building approximations and resolving local features of solutions with machine learning techniques for efficient sampling. Research work on the project will involve rigorous mathematical analysis and implementation of the developed algorithms as well as extensive numerical experimentation. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated graduate with a 1st class degree in Mathematics or a closely related discipline with strong mathematical component (Master's level or equivalent). A solid background in numerical analysis of PDEs and excellent programming skills are required. For more information about the project, entry requirements and how to apply, see https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=104649 To be considered for the college or EPSRC scholarship, the applications must be received before the deadline: 12 noon GMT on 31st January 2019. Informal inquiries can be directed to Alex Bespalov, e-mail: a.bespalov@bham.ac.uk
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