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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Thursday, March 1, 2012
4:00 pm New Directions in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies - Malte Rolf

Thursday - Saturday, March 1-3, 2012
2012 Joint Area Centers Symposium - Cities and Inequalities in a Transnational World

Friday - Saturday, March 2-3, 2012
Champaign Greek Film Festival

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table

Friday, March 9, 2012
12:00 pm EUC Lecture Series - Zsuzsa Gille

Friday -Saturday, March 9-10, 2012
4:30 pm Global Fest

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12:00 pm Noontime Scholar Lecture -Maria Galmarini

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar






Center E-News

Summer Research Laboratory Is Now Accepting Applications

2012 Joint Area Centers Symposium
Cities and Inequalities in a Transnational World conference seeks to better understand aspects of these unfolding processes of urbanization and transnationalism that might prove similar or different from the past and across regions.  

March 1, 2012 - New Directions in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 
Title "Imperial biographies in Multiethnic Empires. The Habsburg and Russian Empires in Comparison"
Speaker: Malte Rolf

A reflection on Dr Kuchins' "Russia’s Leadership and U.S.-Russia Relations” 
A summary of the lecture given by Dr. Kuchins during his visit to the University of Illinois as part of the REEEC Distinguished Speaker Series.

Discourse Across Borders: Slavic Studies from Kievan Rus to Present Day
February 24, 12noon-5pm and February 25, 9am-7pm
This week the Slavic Graduate Student Association will be hosting their third annual student conference in Lucy Ellis Lounge in the FLB. The conference will feature two keynote speakers, spectators are invited to attend. 

In case you missed it February 8 workshop on Campus Resources for International Careers

Faculty News

REEEC Regional Faculty Associate Rosina Neginsky, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, is organizing the second annual conference for the society Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), “Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences (the theme is Light and Darkness).” The conference will take place April 25 28, 2012 at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. Registration is open to the public at  

For more information please visit:  

ALMSD is accepting news from those who work in the area of Symbolism to publish them in its annual newsletter. Please submit the news to Rosina Neginsky at

Please notify REEEC with any recent lectures, conferences, papers, articles, books or other news and it will be included in the next Newsletter!  Simply fill out the linked form - Share your News with us, available through the REEEC Center eNews, or via the publications page on our website.


Valdai Disscussion Club - Research Grant Program for Russian and Foreign Scholars

Illinois Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities

More Information on Funding, Career Opportunities, and Calls for Papers


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