Recent News

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  
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.
Check out Professor Jose Alaniz's recent review of the Russian film Brothers: The Final Confession in Kinokultura.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 3:30pm Allen Auditorium, Suzzallo Library What can one expect from depictions of food consumption by an author notorious for violating aesthetic taboos, one widely described as a “cruel talent” and an “enfant terrible,” arguably the most prominent contemporary Russian writer, Vladimir Sorokin (b. 1955)? Cannibalism and coprophagia? Yes, sure, but not just that: disgust is only one facet in the wide spectre of functions food performs in Sorokin’s works,... Read more