Recent News

RUSS 223
The Slavic Department is thrilled to announce a new class to be offered in fall 2017. "Russian Revolutions: Film" will be offered T & Th from 2:30-4:20. The class will be taught by our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Sasha Senderovich.  Registration begins May 5th
Sasha Senderovich
The UW Slavic Languages and Literatures department is pleased to announce that Sasha Senderovich will be joining the ranks of our faculty in Autumn 2017.  His appointment  will be split between the Slavic Department and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.   Before joining the University of Washington, Sasha was an Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, a Mellon... Read more
Ania in Warsaw
Polish Studies Scholarship—winter semester 2016/2017 at Jagiellonian University in Kraków Cecilianna Wahler-Edwards             Before I left for my semester long study abroad in Kraków, Poland, I kept trying to imagine how living in Kraków would really be like—how different it would be than seeing the city in photos or video clips. As my departure got closer, trying to predict what it would be like when I stepped off the plane was only natural, but trying to guess at a place I... Read more
Nathan Marks UWPSEC Scholarship Dates: July 3-August 13, 2016Impressions from my trip to PolandThe Polish language is something that has attracted me since I was an undergraduate. I was a chemistry major when I started out at Purdue in 2008. I quickly learned that it wasn’t my calling. I decided on linguistics, the field that I should have been in from the beginning. At that time, I was taking Ancient Greek but, having a friend in Poland, I became very interested in Polish. Sadly, Purdue no... Read more
Congratulations to Slavic Grad Student Veronica Muskheli who was recently selected as the first ever recipient of the Míċeál F. Vaughan Endowed Fund for Manuscript and Textual Studies.  This award was created by Emeritus Professor Míċeál Vaughan of Comparative Literature and English. It provides support to the Humanities by providing stipends for travel for primary research in libraries and archives.  It is awarded once per year to a deserving graduate or undergraduate student. She plans to use... Read more
The Washington Post published an article on the term "Enemy of the People" and Affiliate Professor Serhiy Yekelchyk is quoted.
The Departments of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media at the University of Washington grieve the passing of Professor Emeritus Willis Konick on November 30, 2016 at age 86. Willis was a Seattle native, whose father, a Russian Jewish immigrant owned a grocery store on Queen Ann Hill. Willis attended Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington, where he studied history and English, and where he ultimately earned a PhD in Comparative... Read more
On October 27, Professor Eugene Lemcio, Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Endowment, presented "The Importance of the Deuterocanon for Deepening the Relation Between Christianity and Judaism" to a conference at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine: "Sacred Scripture in Ukrainian Culture: The Canonical & Extra-Canonical Writings and their Reception". A video translation of the talk can be found here... Read more
Bookstore Visit
Please take a moment to read these 2 great articles about the UW's Startalk Program.   The first article is from the Elison Center and shows how this program works to integrate the STEM fields into Russian language learning. The second article is from the UW's College of Arts... Read more
Astronomical Clock
Alison Knight has posted about her trip to Prague, studying on a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.    Please check it out on the REECAS blog page. This blog was tweeted about by the Ellison center and then re-tweeted by the US Department of Education!