Recent News

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
Senior Lecturer Bojan Belić
Senior Lecturer Bojan Belić was recognized at the November 13, 2010 women’s volleyball game (UW-Stanford) by graduating senior and Huskies Women’s Volleyball team member Becky Perry as someone who had a profound impact on her academic development.
Professor Gordana Crnković
How Professor Gordana Crnković’s course changed a student’s life. Read more about it in the September 2010 issue of UW’s Columns Magazine.
Affiliate Faculty Dr. Claudia Jensen has been awarded the 2010 ASEEES Prize for her book, Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia. Click here to read about the award on page 2 of the October 2010 issue of ASEEES NewsNet
Associate Professor José Alaniz
Associate Professor José Alaniz donates his extensive comics collection to UW Libraries.  Click here to view Seattle Times/AP article:
Prague Collage
Students who’ve completed first-year Czech will have a chance to explore the Paris of the East with Czech lecturer Jaroslava Soldanova and Charles University professor Jitka Ryndová.  The 3-week program that starts in late August includes intermediate Czech courses, lectures by Czech writers, politicians, architects, and musicians, as well as excursions in and around Prague. Questions may be directed to