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José Alaniz
José Alaniz has been elected chair of the International Comic Arts Forum, the leading comics studies conference in America.
Maria Skłodowska-Curie exhibit poster
The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee is hosting an exhibit honoring the 100th anniversary of Polish scientist Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry through December 16 in the north lobby of the UW’s Allen Library. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and created by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Museum in Warsaw. Maria Skłodowska-Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win the Nobel... Read more
Galya Diment's book, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury.
Professor Galya Diment’s new book, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury, is out from McGill-Queen’s University Press. Samuel Koteliansky (1880-1955) fled the pogroms of Russia in 1911 and established himself as a friend of many of Britain’s literati and intellectuals, who were fascinated by his homeland’s more civilized side: the Ballets Russes, Tolstoy... Read more
Cover of the book, Rewriting Russia.
Professor Barbara Henry’s new book, Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama, is out from University of Washington Press. Jacob Gordin was the first major playwright of the “Golden Age” of New York’s Yiddish theater, which was not just entertainment but also a public forum, a force for education and acculturation, and a battleground for ideologies and... Read more
TVPolish Production Group interviews Krystyna Untersteiner and Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski of the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee. See Katedra Studiów Polskich w Seattle.
TVPolish Production Group visits Professor Katarzyna Dziwirek’s Polish language class. See “Z wizytą na uniwersytecie”.
Dr. Tomasz Łysak gave the headline lecture on March 21 at YIVO about Wilhelm Brasse, official photographer in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Kandinsky artwork
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Emily Schuckman and family
Congratulations to alumna Emily Schuckman who was just hired for a tenure-track position in European Studies at San Diego State University! Professor José Alaniz says he was honored to advise Emily on her dissertation (awarded spring 2008) and that “SDSU picked the right person for the job. Emily’s research interests in the literature, cinema and sociology of sex trafficking go beyond Russia; she’ll be able to properly explore those passions in a European Studies program. Her students will... Read more
UW Slovene language and REECAS graduate student Andrew Mullins has just been awarded the 2010 Rado L. Lenček Graduate Prize for his research paper titled “On the Border: National Construction in Finland and Slovenia, Minority Policy, and the Nationalism of Minor Difference.” The Lenček prize is awarded annually by the Society for Slovene Studies for the best research submission in Slovene studies by a North American graduate student. Andrew’s current research has to do with the role in... Read more