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July 20, 2021
Professor José Alaniz's has recently reviewed Boris Guts' 2019 Russian film "We Look Good in Death."   Be sure to check it out in the 73rd issue of KinoKultura!
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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1. Featured on UW News 
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June 30, 2021
On June 3, 2021, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Veronica Muskheli, our recent PhD graduate, presented her talk "Sex, Seeing and Sjuzhet: Slavic Tales of Amor and Psyche Type" at the 12th Grošljev simpozij, a conference of Slovenian Classical scholars. This year's conference was devoted to depiction of love in antiquity. In her talk via Zoom, Veronica presented a comparative analysis of Resian/Slovenian, Russian, and Ukrainian tales and the "Cupid and Psyche" tale from Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Based on... Read more
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June 11, 2021
Biljana Konatar, one of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Ph.D. students, has been featured in an episode of the Odegaard Writing and Research Center's podcast,  Write for You.  The podcast features open, interdisciplinary conversations about writing in graduate school from experienced graduate writers across disciplines, programs, and stages of writing. Focusing on the practice and process of writing, each episode of this five-part series brings together two... Read more
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
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April 14, 2021
This week at the UW, attend the first art graduation exhibition, a talk entitled Filming Ethnographic Textures: Representing the Atmospheric Politics of Peruvian Cultural Practices, and more. Featured on UW News 
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March 2, 2021
Smadar Ben-Natan, a postdoctoral fellow in Israel studies in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Holly Arsenault, director of engagement for the School of Drama, and José Alaniz, professor of Slavic languages and literatures have all recieved recent honors. Featured on UW News 
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March 1, 2021
David Bonderman, who graduated in 1963 with a degree in Russian languages, is part-owner of the Kraken, Seattle's new hockey team. Another Husky, Ryan Minkoff, who graduated in 2015 with a BA in economics, has played for a professional hockey team in Finland. Featured on UW Magazine 
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January 12, 2021
Dr. Michael Biggins, Affiliate Professor in Slavic and the Librarian of Slavic, Baltic and East European Studies in the UW Libraries, has received the 2020 Trubar Award!  This prestigious award is given only to the most highly regarded contributors in the preservation and promotion of Slovene written language and/or written cultural heritage, and is an honor to receive.  Be sure to check out the... Read more
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January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors. Featured on