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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Greece Today, Summer University Programme on Andros: An Exciting and Timely Opportunity

This sounds great!



Greece today: Language, Culture and Media

Organized by: 
University of Ioannina
Association of European Journalists 

The University of Ioannina and the Association of European Journalists are pleased to announce the organization of a Summer University project, titled "Greece today: Language, Culture and Media".

The academic action will take place in the summer of 2015 on the island of Andros and, specifically,
from July 5th to July 12th, and July 12th to July 19th. The project falls under the aegis of the research Committee of the University of Ioannina.

The summer school will cover the following topics:

· Greek Language

· Greek Culture

· Greek Mass Media and Politics

· Greek History

· Greek Poetry and Philosophy

Participation Fees:

For Greek educational institutions students, the fees are the following:

-285 Euros, for registrations until March 15th, 2015

-350 Euros, for registrations until April 30th, 2015

For foreign educational institutions students, the fees are the following:

-350 Euros, for registrations until March 15th, 2015

-425 Euros, for registrations until April 30th, 2015

The participation fees for graduates and professionals is 350 Euros, for registrations until March 15th, 2015, and 425 Euros, for registrations until April 30th, 2015.

In order to express interest and submit your CV, contact
the Academic Officer of the Program, Ms. Nikoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis,
Assistant Professor in the University of Ioannina,
You may also visit the website
Public Relations Officer: Ms. Isaia Tsaousidou, International Vice-President 
of the Association of European Journalists,

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From The Guardian

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BBC report


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Watch video on CNN

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Και στην συνέχεια βλέπω όλο του το επιτελείο να κατέχεται από μία υπερβολική άγνοια κινδύνου. Καταρρέει το χρηματιστήριο, εξαφανίζονται οι επενδυτές, εκτοξεύονται τα spreads και όλοι στην κυβέρνηση παραμένουν μακάριοι σαν χορτάτα νήπια. Θα μου πείτε ότι αυτές είναι καπιταλιστικές έννοιες ενώ εκείνοι ζούνε στον δικό τους κόσμο (αυτόν τον «άλλο» που μας έλεγαν ότι είναι εφικτός). Αλλά σε εκείνο τον κόσμο δεν πληρώνονται μισθοί, ούτε συντάξεις, δεν υπάρχει εμπόριο, αγορές, πωλήσεις, εργασία και αμοιβές. Ούτε καν ζωντανοί άνθρωποι.

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From Dorset Echo

26,000 jobs bonanza to follow £12.6 million government investment in county

"The masterplan is a blueprint for the future and will guide thinking on particular areas including the Pavilion peninsula and ferry terminal, and ideas to revive the town centre".

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A posting by Linda Fagioli-Katsiotas

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Humans and Neanderthals: Side by side?

From The Independent

"The partial skull of an anatomically modern human who lived alongside the Neanderthals about 55,000 years ago has been unearthed from a cave in northern Israel, scientists say".