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    Dynamic Viewpoints

    Our students pursue diverse careers in communication, teaching, science and business. Employers value their ability to respond to an ever-changing world and its increasingly complex demands.

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    We provide a well-rounded understanding of Central Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe through a study of their languages and an exploration of their literatures and cultures.

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    Rooted in Community

    Our department exists at the crossroads of many cultures, creeds and national traditions. Lectures, festivals and film screenings provide opportunities to share and celebrate those differences.

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    Study with Us

    We offer a multifaceted approach to learning about a complex region recognized for its international influence. Our students learn to evaluate linguistic and cultural differences in a global context.

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    Explore the Slavic World

    Deepen your understanding of Slavic culture and the human experience through big books, European cinema, visual art, and more.

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Вам много говорят про воспитание ваше, а вот какое-нибудь этакое прекрасное, святое воспоминание, сохраненное с детства, может быть, самое лучшее воспитание и есть.
People talk to you a great deal about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved from childhood, is perhaps the best education. 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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