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SLAV 490
February 16, 2019
New class for Spring 2019. Slavic 490 "Introduction to Ukrainian Culture". This 3 credit class will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays 130-220 and satisfies the VLPA requirement. Come and learn more about this fascinating part of the Slavic world!
Diment Ziegler Poster
January 22, 2019
Professor Galya Diment has been invited to come and speak at the University of British Columbia (March 15th)  and Grinnell College (April 30th). The talks will be based on the volume she is editing for Anthem Press (UK), H. G. Wells and All Things Russian. One of the most fascinating aspects of Wells’s relationship with Russia is his rather outsized influence on the Soviet science fiction.  In her talk she will pay particular attention to the impact the English writer had on the... Read more
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December 7, 2018
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
December 5, 2018
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! 
October 31, 2018
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
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September 6, 2018
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.
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September 4, 2018
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
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August 7, 2018
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.
August 3, 2018
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
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July 11, 2018
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: