Recent News

Prof. Sasha Senderovich was on NPR's "Here and Now" yesterday as part of the story on something called "Bush legs" -- deep-frozen, overfed American chicken legs and thighs shipped over to the USSR under Bush. The link to the audio is here: ... Read more
On Tuesday morning, former and present students of Polish gathered at the Simpson Center to sing Polish carols. Maria Grabowska and Tom Dziekonski  provided  beautiful piano and violin accompaniment. Between singing carols, we  had a presentation about Polish Christmas traditions,  we enjoyed making Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer out of candy canes and champagne corks (!) , and savored makowiec (poppyseed cake), pecan cookies, and pierniki (gingerbread).  Happy Holidays! 
The University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange Committee invites applications from UW faculty, other academic personnel, and senior graduate students (PhD candidates) to visit the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the 2019 calendar year.   Academic visitors are expected to give lectures, interact with Slovene students, and collaborate with Slovene faculty colleagues in... Read more
Prof. Senderovich reviews the novel for the website Jewish Currents.  The article also has embedded links to the 2 Stroum Lectures this past spring in which Sasha and Gary spoke about the book and several other topics.
The UW Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services Division has an opening for a "Slavic Quick-Cataloger."  Flexible schedule, 10 hours/week (during Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM), working in Suzzallo Library.   This position involves searching on complex bibliographic databases, sorting materials according to Cataloging procedure criteria, and updating and inputting records for the Library's catalog. You will work with unique materials from Russia and Eastern Europe, in all Slavic languages... Read more
Congrats to Gayla!  She will  join a cadre of discipline experts including many Fulbright alumni, reflecting a range of disciplines and institutions, who will evaluate applications for the 2019-20 academic year.
Yesterday, during Russian Table, grad students Veronica Muskheli and Nathan Marks taught students about traditional Russian food. The group prepared and enjoyed Salad Olivier (салат Оливье). It is a traditional Russian version of an enhanced potato salad. It has cooked potatoes, carrots, and green peas, hard-boiled eggs, raw onion, and pickles - all salted, peppered, and dressed with mayonnaise. It is a Russian-French fusion dish that is a must on any Russian festive table since 1860s. A big... Read more
Associate Professor Jose Alaniz  pontificates on old age in cinema, rails against bad animal metaphors and coins the phrase "euthanasian farce" in his review of the new Russian film "Thawed Carp," now up at KinoKultura:
Douglas Smith
On May 11th the Slavic department held our 50th anniversary celebration.  Author Douglas Smith delivered a fantastic talk about his latest book "Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs". The lecture was followed by a reception in the Walker Ames room.  A wonderful time was had by all.  Special thanks to Piotr Horoszowski for his great photos.  More can be found... Read more
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The Slavic Department held our annual convocation celebration on 6/8/2018 in Suzzallo Library's Smith room.  Dr. B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz was our keynote speaker.  She spoke about her time as a Ph.D. student at the department and offered advice to all of our graduation students. All of our graduates and award winners can be found on the uploaded program.  We want to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to our students for all of their hard work.  We wish you all the best in your bright... Read more