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Prof. Milena Mileva Blažić
Prof. Milena Mileva Blažić, a widely published specialist in Slovene literature from the University of Ljubljana, will be a visiting scholar in the UW Department of Slavic Languages during fall quarter 2016, from October 10-28.  During her visit Prof. Blažić will work with UW graduate students on a number of specialized topics in Slovene literature, folklore and art, and will deliver one or two public lectures.  Her visit is being made possible as part of the UW-University of Ljubljana Exchange... Read more
Museum Wsi Lubelskiej
UW Slavic Languages and Literatures graduate student Nathan Marks is currently on a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship (FLAS)  in Lublin, Poland. Nathan’s Polish language and culture program also includes regional excursions, such as this recent visit to a museum of village life.
Insight Movie Poster
Professor José Alaniz has  his review of the Russian film "Insight" published on the New Russian Cinema website KinoKultura.    
The Artic University of Norway has passed along information about an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellowship. From their website:   "One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) in Russian Linguistics is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) research group.  The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of... Read more
Congratulations to Veronica on having been chosen as one of the six 2016-2017 Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellows.  As a Hanauer Fellow she will participate in a bi-monthly seminar led by Galya Diment, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor for Western Civilization. The goals of this program are to foster creative and critical work in the Western cultural tradition and to help prepare teachers fromdifferent disciplines who have well-reasoned convictions about the... Read more
Professor José Alaniz's essay, "Autism Function in 'Anton's Right Here,' is included in the recently published collection, Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts, published March 2016 by Wallflower Press.  The essay examines "Anton's Right Here," a 2012 documentary by St. Petersburg director Lyubov Arkus, in light of recent scholarship on neurodiversity. Alaniz included "Anton's Right Here" in the syllabus of his RUSS 423 course "Disability in... Read more
Photo of James E. Augerot
After more than 55 years in the Slavic Department, Professor James E. Augerot is teaching his final course Winter Quarter 2016.  On March 1, 2016 the department held a party honoring his contributions and celebrating his birthday, and on March 8 he was featured in an article in the UW Daily.
Photo of Slovenian prime minister with UW President Ana Mari Cauce
On Friday, December 4, 2015, Prime Minister Miro Cerar of the Republic of Slovenia met with University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce on the UW Seattle campus to express interest in sustained collaboration between UW and academic institutions in Slovenia. The Slovene Prime Minister was accompanied by Ambassador of Slovenia to the U.S. Božo Cerar, Slovene Deputy Prime Minister Boris Koprivnikar and other Slovene government officials.  On the UW side Vice-Provost for Global Affairs... Read more
Check out Professor Jose Alaniz's recent review of the Russian sci film, "The Guest" in the latest issue of KinoKultura.