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April 2, 2020
Professor José Alaniz reviews "Quiet Comes the Dawn," a 2019 Russian horror film, in the April 2020 issue of KinoKultura. Be sure to check it out, and see why he calls it "the Mentos and Coke Experiment of cinema!"
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February 18, 2020
Affiliate Professor Gene Lemcio gave a podcast interview to the UW Jackson School of International Studies in December 2019, as part of their “ReligioPolitics” series.  This podcast, intended for... Read more
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December 3, 2019
Our lecturers of Romanian, Otilia Baraboi and Ileana Marin, have recently been awarded the Order of Merit in Education at the Rank of Cavalier by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis!  This honor was bestowed upon them for their activity promoting Romanian language and culture, and was awarded as part of a series of distinctions given on the National Day of Romania, December 1, 2019.  In addition to co-founding ARCS... Read more
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December 3, 2019
Slavic Department alum, Bud Bard, was awarded the Imperial Decoration "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays" on November 14, 2019 by Yoichiro Yamada, Consul General of Japan in Seattle.   Japan's third highest order, this honor recognizes people who have made important contributions to the field of international relations and promoted Japanese culture around the world.  Congratulations Bud! Read more about Bud and the award on the... Read more
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November 13, 2019
Slavic Department Professor José Alaniz was recently interviewed by the UW Translation Studies Hub as part of its #UWtranslators series.  Talking about his research, Translation Studies, and his own translations, Dr. Alaniz highlights the importance and relevance of translation for all students, regardless of major.  Be sure to check out the full interview... Read more
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October 14, 2019
Maria Rewakowicz, affiliate faculty in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, has won ASEEES' 2019 Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies for her book Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011. The first study to look at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine, Rewakowicz comprehensively draws the connection between literary production and identity construction. Examining major works of literature... Read more
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August 1, 2019
Since 1979, the University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange has supported many productive collaborations involving faculty from various disciplines – including Arts and Sciences, the Built Environments, Business, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work – and now it could be your turn!  Applications to visit the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) during the 2020... Read more
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July 15, 2019
Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities, Galya Diment, has a new book coming out.  Titled H.G. Wells and All Things Russian, this compilation of essays is the first book to devote itself entirely to looking at how H.G. Wells influenced, and was influenced by, Russian literary and cultural life. The book also features translations by our own graduate student Veronica Muskheli (Ph.C., Slavic Languages & Literatures), as well as an article written by Richard... Read more
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July 11, 2019
Ronald LeBlanc, alum and Affiliate Professor in Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Washington, has recently published an English-language translation of "Miaso: Roman."  "Meat: A Novel," as it is called in English, is a Socialist Realist novel about the Soviet meat industry, co-written by Boris Pilnyak and Sergei Belyaev in 1936.  Commissioned by Food Commissar Anastas Mikoyan in 1935 and then serialized in the February, March, and April 1936 issues of Novyi mir, it has not... Read more
May 13, 2019
Congratulations are in order!!! Slavic's own Galya Diment  has been selected as a Bryron W and Alice Lockwood Professor in the Humanities. She was selected by a committee at the College of Arts and sciences for this 3 year term award.