28 лютого 2014 р.

“American Studies Institute of the U.S. Embassy”

“American Studies Institute of the U.S. Embassy”                                                                                                   
 Spring semester: April 2014                                                                                                                                               

 Topic: “Social Movements and Political Change in the United States”
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is recruiting graduate and undergraduate students with an advanced English level from Ukraine’s higher education institutions studying International Relations, History, American Studies or other related fields to attend the “American Studies Institute of the US Embassy” online lecture series.
Description of the project:  The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv will conduct an 8-part virtual lecture series on “Social Movements and Political Change in the United States.”  Professors from various U.S. universities will participate via online video conferencing or video web chat, lecturing to students.  Students will have an opportunity to ask their questions to the professors and discuss the topic with students of other regional countries.  Lectures will be held twice a week from April 1-29, 2014 at the American Library located at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and will start at 4:30pm.  Participants will receive a certificate from the Embassy upon completion of the course.  Attendance will be taken to ensure completion.
How to apply:
Interested students are required to complete the application form below and submit it to the American Library study.acl@gmail.com  with the subject line “Online Lectures” by 5 pm on March 24, 2014.

Application Form
Personal Information
1.       Name:                                
2.       University :
3.       Major:
4.       E-mail address:
5.       Cell phone numbers: 
Statement of purpose
Please provide a one paragraph essay describing your motivation for participating in these lectures and explain how you would benefit from them.

American Library Calendar - March 2014

18 лютого 2014 р.

Lecture "How to Intervene with Violence"

Wednesday, February 19 - American Library will hold a meeting with Carl Plesner, mediator of non-violent methods of conflict resolution, on a topic: "How to Intervene with Violence". In this interactive presentation Carl Plesner introduces the principles of nonviolence and offers a strategy to resolve the present crisis in Ukraine.

Where: American Library, Media Room. When: Wednesday, February 19, start at 13.10.

17 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - Presidents' Day

Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA's first president. In the weeks or days leading up to the holiday, schools often organize events and lessons for students about the presidents of the United States and George Washington in particular. It is a popular day for stores to start their sales. The US federal holiday is on the third Monday of February each year, but records show that George Washington's birthday is on February 22.

14 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was brought to the United States in the nineteenth century by British settlers. By 1847, Esther Howland had made the first mass-produced commercial Valentine card in the United States.

By the twentieth century, the giving of chocolates and other gifts became popular in the United States. As the century progressed, roses and other tokens of affection became popular, and in the 1980s jewelry companies began promoting Valentine's Day as an occasion for giving and receiving fine jewelry and engagement rings. Some people choose not to celebrate the holiday because of the large amount of commercialism that surrounds the day. Others celebrate "Singles Awareness Day" on February 14th to celebrate not having a significant other.

13 лютого 2014 р.

Video-Conference Among Canadian and Ukrainian Universities

On Wednesday, February 12 American Library held the Video-Conference (VC#1) Among Canadian and Ukrainian Universities. During this event we also tested new technologies for video – conferences from CISCO.

12 лютого 2014 р.

Book of the week - "Sams Teach Yourself FACEBOOK in 10 minutes".

This book is geared toward anyone interested in learning his way around Facebook. Have you always wanted to start your own group? Have you ever wondered how to invite people to a party? Or perhaps you've always wanted to look for more applications to try but didn't know how to find them? With this book you'll learn how to do these tasks, and more.

Workshop for Librarians on AL work with children

On Tuesday, February 11 we held a workshop on Kids' American Library programs for librarians of Public libraries for children.This event was planned as a part of professional program for our colleagues: excursion tour over the NaUKMA Library and visit to WoA Center at NaUKMA. The workshop was dedicated to "Add reading initiative" and AL cooperation with children's author, Evgeniya Pirog. The participants discussed also the way Libraries work with kids' audience in the USA. Presentation was delivered by Svitlana Chukanova, WoA coordinator, Excursion was guided by Svitlana Kupriets, Head of Circulation Department at NaUKMA Library.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Dear Colleagues!
The Global UGRAD program is now accepting applications!

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) in Eurasia and Central Asia is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is supported by the people of the United States. The Global UGRAD program provides opportunities for undergraduate students for full-time non-degree study in the United States. Students must have at least one term remaining at their home institutions upon completion of the program. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.

Undergraduate students from Ukraine can learn more about applying and download application materials by visiting the IREX/Ukraine websiteQuestions about the application process can be asked via email to ugrad@irex.ua  or contacting  IREX Ukraine Office: Kyiv, vul. Saksaganskogo 36D, 2nd Entrance, 5th Floor Kyiv 01033, Ukraine, Tel/Fax:+ (380) 44 586 27 80 (81, 82, 83, 84)

The deadline for students to submit their Global UGRAD application is 5:00pmFriday, February 28, 2014.

Online Application:
Applicants are encouraged to complete the application online.  We ask students to read the instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) carefully prior to beginning the application.

Applicants who cannot complete the application online may download and complete a paper application (two parts). Three (3) complete copies of all application materials must be received by an IREX office  in one package by 5 p.m. Kyiv time on Friday, February 28, 2014.

10 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - National Wear Red Day

The first Friday of February has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth, as National Wear Red Day in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of women in the United States”. The day, which was first observed in 2002, aims to bring national attention to this fact, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Today we picked books on prevention and screening of heart disease.

6 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - Rosa Parks Birthday

Rosa Parks, also known as a First Lady of civil rights, was born on February 4, 1913. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. For doing this, Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for breaking the laws of segregation. Rosa Parks' refusal to leave her seat sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and is considered the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Book of the week - Dynamic Business Law

New Book for future business managers is already waiting for you in American Library Kyiv. "Dynamic Business Law" is a book geared for business students. It contains the legal concepts you need to understand in your business career. Book includes business law cases on such topics: religious discrimination, sexual harassment, fraud, defamation, partnership, warranty, liability, property, employment at will, environmental law, consumer law, etc.

Education USA Presentations

Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center invites you to join Education Presentations in Kyiv!

Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm - Fulbright Program Presentation
Sunday, February 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm - SAT Intensive Preparation Workshop
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00pm - GRE Preparation Seminar
Thursday, February 13 at 4:30pm - Presentation of Savannah College of Art and Design
Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00pm - GMAT Preparation Seminar
Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00pm - TOEFL Writing Seminar
Thursday, February 27 at 5:00pm - Presentation on Higher Educaton in the U.S.

All the seminars will take place at the Kyiv EducationUSA Advising Center (20 Esplanadna St., 6th floor, Kyiv).

5 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is an observance in the United States that honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation's constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. This anniversary is annually observed on February 1. On this day businesses across USA join together to show their appreciation to active-duty members of armed services, their families, and veterans.