Recent News

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.
Our congratulations go to Affiliate Faculty Maria Rewakowicz, who earlier this month began working for the Ukrainian Museum in New York City as Collections Specialist. Her responsibilities include among other things ensuring the proper care and preservation of objects in the Museum's three main collections: Folk Art, Fine Art, and Archives. She will also work on expanding public access to the Museum's collections through a selective digitization.
Hanauer Professor Galya Diment and six Joff Hanauer fellows will spend the year studying the art and culture of three cosmopolitan cities of the early 20th century: Odessa, Trieste and Istanbul.
An article on Professor Galya Diment's trip to Belarus to participate in the annual Chagall Readings and to conduct research on her book on the Vitebsk School of Jewish painters appears on Jewish Studies' website.
Veronica Muskheli has received a generous $500 Polly Stewart student travel award from Women's Section to present her paper titled "Brides and Bridles: The Female Batyr and Her Magical Horse in Central Asian Wonder Tales" at the 2015 American Folklore Society meeting in Long Beach, California, in mid-October.