Recent News

For a paper titled Brothers by Blood, Strangers by Culture: Balkanism and Europeanism as Cultural Justifications for European Independence, UW student Gregory Chapman, a double major in International Studies and Slavic Languages, has been awarded the 2014 Joseph Velikonja Undergraduate Prize sponsored by the Society for Slovene Studies.  In his paper Gregory explores the rhetoric used by prominent Slovenes involved in the 1980s independence movement to set Slovenia apart from its... Read more
The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee-sponsored exhibit on Jan Karski reviewed in UW student newspaper, The Daily.
Professor Katarzyna Dziwirek has been nominated for the 2015 David B. Thorud Leadership Award.  The award, named in honor of David B. Thorud who served in many defining leadership roles at the University, acknowledges the exceptional ability to lead, serve, inspire, and innovate with broad impact to the University.
Check out Professor Jose Alaniz's recent review of the Ukrainian film, Corrections Class, in Kinokultura.
Our heartfelt congratulations go to alumnus Allan P. Mustard, who was recently confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan.  His testimony may be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbi1N6qg7w  
Senior Lecturer Bojan Belić has received the 2014 AATSEEL Award for Excellence in Post-Secondary Teaching.  This award honors excellence in the teaching of Slavic and East European languages at the post-secondary level. It further recognizes promotion of Slavic languages, literatures, and culture at the undergraduate or graduate level; and rewards those who best support and inspire their students.
The November 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine quotes Slavic Department alumna Stewart Parker on the value of a liberal arts education.  Stewart's successful business career has included stints at Immunex; Targeted Genetics, another biotech startup; and, most recently, at the Infectious Disease Research Institute, a Seattle nonprofit supported by Bill and Melinda Gates and Paul Allen.  Article begins on... Read more
UW student newspaper, The Daily, features Professor Jose Alaniz in an article about his new book, "Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond."
Professor Gordana Crnković was one of those attending the reception honoring Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović during his September 28 visit to Seattle (photo excerpted from Croatian TV news).
Galya Diment was recently unanimously voted in as a faculty member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Jewish Studies Program.

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