Chicago French Innovation Week | Best of French 3D | Free screenings for kids and adults

 

The Best of French 3D
The 3rd Annual Chicago French Innovation Week will take place April 23-29, 2016 with a variety of events throughout Chicago that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

This year’s highlight is a special 3D screening program for kids and families on April 24! It will showcase the best France has to offer in 3D innovation and animation presented by two special guests François Serre, curator, artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and French filmmaker Céline TricartNOT TO MISS!

In partnership with Prenez Relief Distribution, this progrram is organized and supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York & Chicago and the France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago and part of our new program Kids Trail.

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FRENCH 3D FOR KIDS
April 24, 2015 | 3.00 – 4:00 pm
FREE but registration required
Harper Theater
5238 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Presented by two special guests François Serre, curator & artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and filmmaker Céline Tricart, this program is composed of five of the best French short 3D animated movie from 2013 and 2014 Courant 3D Festival that reflect the diversity and excellence of French animation and 3D for kids.

3D Shorts Program (english or English subtitles)

5 mètres 80

L’automne de Pougne / Poppety in the fall

Table Bob

Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc

Mr Hublot

Followed by a reception offered by the Consulate General of France in Chicago 

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THE BEST OF FRENCH 3D
April 24, 2015 | 6.00 – 7:30 pm
FREE but registration required
Harper Theater
5238 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Presented by two special guests François Serre, curator & artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and filmmaker Céline Tricart, this program is composed of 10 of the best French short 3D from 2013 and 2014 Courant 3D Festival that reflect the diversity and excellence of French animation and 3D for general audience.

3D Shorts Program (english or English subtitles)

5 mètres 80

Virus Attack

A Laps of Time

Eve

Forget me not (Souviens-moi)

Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc

Red Lady

Table Bob

Northern Lights Over Mount

Mr Hublot

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April 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Icon Pro Studios
4265 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

François Serre, director of the 3D short movies festival and Céline Tricart, filmmaker of several 3D and Virtual Reality films, will discuss the current situation of cinema innovation in France and Europe. They will showcase some of their recent innovative projects such as “Philipp and I” and “Marriage Equality” and address potential French-American partnerships with VR.

Reception to follow hosted by ChicagoMusic.org and Lagunitas.

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FRENCH-AMERICAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL
April 25 – 29, 2016

The Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in Chicago is organizing the 5th edition of the French-American Science Festival : Free lectures with leading French scientists and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to discover French-American science to the benefit of bilateral scientific exchanges!

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April 25, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Northwestern University, Lurie Baldwin Auditorium (303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611)
Free public lecture in English

Decades of over-harvesting, habitat destruction, ecosystem contamination and changes on atmospheric gases have led to a global biodiversity crisis, and freshwater biodiversity has declined as a whole faster than either terrestrial or marine biodiversity over the past 30 years. Pr. Régis Céréghino (Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse) will give a free public lecture to explain the role of human activities in this decline.

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April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Alliance Française de Chicago
Free public lecture in English

Pr. Miria Ricchetti (Institut Pasteur in France) will give a free public lecture to present the mechanisms responsible for aging. Her team recently unveiled a novel defect in a genetic disease associated with precocious aging, which have possible implications for physiological ageing and for the treatment of pathological aging.

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CHICAGO FRENCH INNOVATION WEEK
April 21-29, 2016

French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, 3D animation, innovation and more.

Program

April 21 | Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world

April 25 | Professional event | Innovation in Wine: French Natural Wine

April 26 |The French IoT Revolution:  Innovative French tech changing the way we connect

April 26 | Antoine Compagnon du Collège de France | La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?

April 27 | Presentation & Tour of the Lycée Français de Chicago | Explore energy efficiency in construction

April 29 | GALA | La Nuit des Etoiles 2016 celebrating WOMEN & INNOVATION
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RFL Emergency Bulletin | Earthquake in Ecuador

RESTORING FAMILY LINKS

The chaos and confusion that accompany war, disaster and international migration can separate families when they need each other most. When this happens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that allows families to reconnect, called Restoring Family Links.

 

SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 16th April 2016 at 6:58pm local time, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s northwest coast at a depth of 20 kilometers, causing widespread damage. The epicenter of the quake was about 27 kilometers from the northwestern town of Muisne and 170 kilometers from Quito.

As of 18 April 2016, more than 300 people have been confirmed dead, more than 2,600 people injured.  These figures are expected to continue to rise as assessments teams gain access to remote affected areas.

 

RESTORING FAMILY LINKS RESPONSE

  • Affected populations are Ecuadorians and Colombians living in the northern part of the country. The Restoring Family Links response aims to help those affected in Ecuador and abroad, to inquire about their family members and ensure they are okay.
  • The Ecuadorian Red Cross has teams in the areas most hit by the earthquake. It is undertaking an evaluation but has not yet assessed all affected areas so needs for Restoring Family Links services may increase.
  • The Colombian Red Cross has also activated its RFL services accordingly.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT AN INQUIRY

Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:

  • Persons believed to have lost communication with their relatives living in Ecuador, and had regular contact with their relatives before contact was lost.
  • For immediate family members ONLY (parents, siblings, children, spouses, fiancées, grandparents or legal guardians) who are not U.S. citizens.

 

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 and http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/overseas-citizens-services.shtml .

*For information below in Spanish, please email michelle.mcsweeney@redcross.org or call 312-729-6238

*If the inquiry meets the criteria listed above, you can get help or find more information by calling the American Red Cross office in Chicago at 312-729-6238.*


Department of State’s Wonk Tank Student Competition

Wonk Tank is a competition platform for students (undergraduate and graduate) around the United States studying in all disciplines to pitch their foreign policy ideas directly to the U.S. Department of State, and the submissions window will close on February 19. Students identify a foreign policy problem, propose a solution, and address potential pitfalls while including a link to a brief YouTube video presenting their pitch. Four outstanding finalists will be notified on March 3 and be publicly announced while taking part in a Google Hangout during Global Partnerships Week 2016 (www.p3.co). The final Wonk Tank competition, open to the public, will take place on the afternoon of April 1. Also open to the public on April 1, the Department of State will host a university marketplace with current Diplomacy Lab partner institutions and teams in the morning.

We are now pleased to announce that the winning student will be awarded a paid internship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. for summer 2016. Students can participate at www.diplomacylab.org/wonktank. You may use the attached document for circulation on newsletters, handouts, and other notices.

Communications:

-Dipnote blog post “Beyond Government: Identifying the Next Generation of Policy Wonks” discussing the Wonk Tank competition: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2016/02/01/beyond-government-identifying-next-generation-policy-wonks

-The Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab team: diplomacylab@state.gov

-Twitter: @diplomacylab using #wonktank

-Facebook: www.facebook.com/gpatstate

Become a Diplomacy Lab partner institution- application is open through February 29:

Application requirements: www.diplomacylab.org/before-you-apply

-New partner institution application: www.diplomacylab.org/apply/

-Press release: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/01/251654.htm

-The deadline to participate in the Fall 2016 research cycle is February 29th, but you can apply on a rolling basis after to participate in spring 2017 and beyond.

 

For more information on the program please click: Wonk Tank Competition Info.

 


Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program

It is a pleasure for us to inform you that The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is offering a on-year ‘Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program‘ for the academic year of 2016/2017 (September 2016-August 2017) to foreign students. Darmasiswa is a one year non-degree scholarship program offered by Indonesian government to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationships with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), arts, music, crafts and other particular subjects in 54 selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions in different cities around Indonesia.

The Scholarship recipients will have an opportunity to broaden their experience by living in a cross-cultural environment. They will be eligible for free tuition and other instructional fees, modest living allowance to cover accommodation and other living expenses. However, they will not be allowed to take employment opportunities, undertake side-research, or involve in political activities.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please click Darmasiswa Scholarship Program Info and Darmasiswa Program Qualifications

If you would like to review the program’s application, please click Application Pg 1Pg 2Pg 3Pg 4, and Pg 5


PaGamO-Calculus World Cup

The National Taiwan University is going to hold the first ever Calculus World Cup<http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw/> (CWC) in February, 2016. It’s the first time students from the global top universities will be able to compete over Calculus in e-sports. The competition will be held on PaGamO<https://pagamo.com.tw/>-a social online gaming platform for education. The top 12 teams will be invited to Taiwan for the final round, and great prizes with a value of over $70,000 await our finalists! Don’t hesitate to contact us via cwc@bonio.com.tw<mailto:cwc@bonio.com.tw> if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you very much.

FOR TEACHERS:
National Taiwan University is going to hold the first ever Calculus World Cup<http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw/> (CWC) in February, 2016. It’s the first time students from the global top universities will be able to compete over Calculus in e-sports. The competition will be held on PaGamO<https://pagamo.com.tw/>-a social online gaming platform for education. The top 12 teams will be invited to Taiwan for the final round, and great prizes with a value of over $70,000 await our finalists!
We’d love to see young talents worldwide participate in the competition and prove their excellent knowledge of Calculus! We’d appreciate it if you would help us forward the information to the students who might be interested and encourage them to register.
Moreover, there’re 5,000+ teachers using PaGamO as an innovative teaching tool in their classes.  ​If you’d like to give your students a competitive edge in the competition, join our ​PaGamO Seed Program<https://docs.google.com/a/bonio.com.tw/forms/d/1sCPL_6abUwQmBE4Y8gIraoXAIjNOgvUb2NhNseRtiCQ/viewform?c=0&w=1> offering ​a ​free trial of PaGamO open to only 50 ​professors around the globe. Don’t miss the opportunity ​to​ train your students in PaGamO before they join the competition. Apply for the​ ​Seed Program<https://docs.google.com/a/bonio.com.tw/forms/d/1sCPL_6abUwQmBE4Y8gIraoXAIjNOgvUb2NhNseRtiCQ/viewform?c=0&w=1> right ​now!
Feel free to contact us via cwc@bonio.com.tw<mailto:cwc@bonio.com.tw> if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you very much.
Official website: http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw <http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw>
Registration: https://pagamo.com.tw/calculus_cup <https://pagamo.com.tw/calculus_cup>
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/PaGamo.glo

FOR STUDENTS:
​Get ready! ​The biggest international online math competition ​is happening this upcoming February!  The 2016 Calculus World Cup <http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw/> (CWC) is the first time students from the global top universities will be able to compete over Calculus in e-sports. The competition will be held on PaGamO<https://pagamo.com.tw/>-a social online gaming platform for education. Watch out! The game is on, and get ready for the challenge!
3 reasons you cannot miss CWC:
1.Win Great prizes with a value of over $70,000!
2.Compete with young talents worldwide!
3.Go on the trip of your lifetime to visit Taiwan, the amazing island!
Register now for free, and be the world’s first Calculus champion!
Official website: http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw <http://cwc.pagamo.com.tw>
Registration: https://pagamo.com.tw/calculus_cup <https://pagamo.com.tw/calculus_cup>
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/PaGamo.glo


Congratulations to Elizabeth Molina and Paulina Rico-Juarez!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Molina and Paulina Rico-Juarez on receiving the Gilman Scholarship for the Spring 2016 Semester. Paulina Rico-Juarez will be attending MICEFA University in Paris, France and Elizabeth Molina will be attending Universidad de Autonoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.


Congratulations to the Recipients of this Academic Year’s Awards

The recipients of AY15-16 of the JNC Award for Students are:

Olga Kats

Danté Brown

Mark White

Courtney Botica

Elizabeth Molina

The recipients of AY15-16 of the CCC Scholarship Award are:

Adam Lelkes

Julia Koxholt

Poya Yasaei

Soumyadip Sett

Ernest Law

Afnan Afnan

Eun Sun Kim

Cynthia Orellana

Thanakorn Siriaksorn

Samra Qasim

Carla Itlen

A-Ri Min

Karina De Oliveira Lima

Panagotis Bakos

Jose Y. Vargas

The recipients of AY15-16 of the Drumright Scholarship Award are:

Sarah Lee

Ada Tong

Alice Chang


Congratulations to Professor ROSS ARENA!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR ROSS ARENA, Department Head of Physical Therapy and Interim Department Head of Kinesiology. Prof. Arena was  awarded with the Personality of the Year Award, which was conferred by his colleagues of the Sao Paulo State Society of Cardiology (SOCESP) at the XXI Symposium of Physical Therapy and XXXVI Congress of SOCESP.


Congratulations to ASRAT DEMISE ASMAMAW!

Who was awarded with a full scholarship that supports his exchange program at ETH, Zurich during the academic year 2015-2016. Congratulations to him and his mentor, Professor Cecilia E. Gerber.  Mr.  Asmamaw is the recipient of the prestigious Heyning-Roelli Foundation that supports exchanges with Swiss institutions.


Congratulations to Professor Craig Foster on being selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar

Dr. Foster has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to India. He will be traveling to India with his proposal.

 

Earthen buildings are an old technology experiencing renewed interest,
both in developing and developed countries, for economic and environmental
reasons. This proposal focuses on creating material models that can be
used to examine mechanical behavior, predict safe use, and improve
performance. Central to the research are the interaction of the
constituent particles and the addition of natural fibers for ductility.
The mathematical models will be validated and improved by experiments at
the host institution, building a collaboration between experimentalists
and modelers. A seminar series on modeling for earthen materials will aid
those conducting research at the host institution.

Images of Proposal