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November 25, 2020
Affiliate Professor and alum, Dr. Ron LeBlanc, has recently completed a translation of Boris Pilnyak's U.S. travelogue: O'kei: An American Novel (1933).  The translation, which is the first complete English-language translation,  is available to readers in both an annotated and non-annotated version.  It is accompanied by an essay by Dr. LeBlanc, who seeks to acquaint readers with the reception that Pilnyak’s American travelogue received in the Soviet press at the time of its... Read more
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November 18, 2020
Helen Noyes (BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1969), discusses how her degree led to a career in the CIA. Featured on University of Washington 
Scene from Sputnik Film
October 15, 2020
Professor José Alaniz has recently reviewed the 2020 Russian horror/sci-fi film "Sputnik."  Be sure to check it out in the latest issue of KinoKultura!
Alternate cover of Allies #1 ‘Before the Dawn’
September 23, 2020
Dr. José Alaniz has just published a new essay on disability representation in Russian superhero comics.  The essay, entitled "Allies and Disability Representation in Contemporary Russian Comics," is now available to read at Comics Forum.  Be sure to check it out!
Photo of Oleg Vadimovich Fomin and Oleg Valerievich Fomin-Shakhov
September 21, 2020
Marina Dunaravich (BA 2009) has recently created a scholarship to honor the memory and legacy of her late grandfather and brother.  This scholarship, named the Oleg Fomin Scholarship, is intended to encourage and promote the exploration and study of the languages, cultures, and histories of the post-Soviet states.  It will provide one student per year with $1,500 to travel to the region for this purpose.   Marina's grandfather, Oleg Vadimovich Fomin (1930-2005), was a theatre director and stage... Read more
Photo of Helen Noyes in front of CIA memorial wall
September 16, 2020
Slavic Department alumna, Helen Louise Noyes, has recently created a scholarship to support UW students studying languages categorized by the State Department as Level 3 or higher. The fund, named the Jonathan and Helen Louise Noyes Language Scholarship Fund, is housed in the Jackson School of International Studies and made possible through a generous blended gift of a bequest and annual contributions. Check out the... Read more
Cover of Way of Lord book
September 16, 2020
Dr. Eugene Lemcio, Affiliate Professor, continues researching post retirement. This past March he published a new book, entitled The Way of the Lord: Plotting St. Luke’s Itinerary. A Pedagogical Aid (Wipf and Stock, 2020), in which he observes that Polish and Ukrainian versions of Scripture are among translations that render the Greek ΑΦΕΣΙΣ as “letting go” or “release” (odpuszczenie and відпущення, respectively), and notes that dynamics of “forgiveness” are more evident in them than in English... Read more
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September 9, 2020
Assistant Professor Dr. Sasha Senderovich has recently received a prestigious fellowship at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  Bringing together scholars from around the world to conduct research in relation to a given theme, the 2020-21 Frankel Institute fellows will... Read more
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August 31, 2020
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage, including events from the Henry Art Gallery, Office of Public Lectures, and more. Featured on UW News 
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July 20, 2020
José Alaniz, professor of Slavic languages and literature, and of comparative literature discusses his newly released collection of drawings and writings. Featured on UW News 

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