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Center E-News and Announcements

Call for Applications: Spring 2020 Open Research Laboratory DEADLINE DECEMBER 1
REEEC is now accepting applications from regional specialists (including advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and library science or other professionals with appropriate qualifications) to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, eastern European, and Eurasian Studies in conjunction with the spring Open Research Laboratory.
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Spring 2020 Select Courses in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Note: The courses listed below are not an exhaustive list of courses being offered on the REEE region. Please see course explorer for additional classes...[more

The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears: Opens on Friday!
The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears opens on Friday! The Lyric Theatre @ Illinois will perform The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears on November 15-17 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801). Family-friendly entertainment with beautiful music and fabulous costumes that incorporate Moravian folk elements...[more

Noontime Scholars Lecture with Sean Pollock: "Who Spoke for Russia's Muslims?: Turkic Letters and Russian Empire in the Caucasus between the 17th and 20th Centuries"
by Felix Cowan (PhD candidate, History)
On 8 October 2019, REEEC welcomed Sean Pollock, Associate Professor of History at Wright State University, to give a Noontime Scholars talk titled "Who Spoke for Russia's Muslims?: Turkic Letters and Russian Empire in the Caucasus between the 17th and 20th Centuries." Dr. Pollock, an expert on Russian empire in the Caucasus, spoke at length about the expansion of the Russian...[more

Respectfully Reconstituting History: The Roots and Routes of Veretski Pass at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival
by Melissa Bialecki (PhD student, Ethnomusicology)
On Friday, October 25th, the Iron Post was filled with klezmer fans clapping and cheering over burgers and beers as they enjoyed a performance by Veretski Pass at the annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. The festival was host to many groups...[more
  

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Faculty and Student News 

Russian Students at Irkutsk State University are inspired by U.S. FSP Collaboration
In May 2019, a select cohort of eight students from Irkutsk State University (ISU) earned a micro-credential in Financial Literacy, a type of electronic academic "badge" issued by the University of Illinois System. The micro-credential was part of a workshop faciltated by Dr. Nancy J. Scannell, Associate Professor of Business Administration, visiting Fulbright Specialist to ISU, and a REEEC regional faculty associate...[more

New Faculty Highlight: Jack Hutchens
We warmly welcome back to campus Dr. Jack Hutchens, 2019-2020 Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Dr. Hutchens received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Illinois in 2015. This year, he is teaching Polish 101, 102, and 201....[more

Visiting Scholar Highlight: Liridona Veliu
REEEC is excited to welcome Liridona Veliu as our Visiting Scholar this fall semester! Ms. Veliu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. She arrived in August and will be here until late December. Before coming to Illinois, she completed a scholarly visit at the University of...[more

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Jobs and Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian Studies (Social Sciences) - Yale University
Tenure-Track Position in Russian and Russian Literature - Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Visiting Lecturer in Russian - Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
American Councils Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant (CHM)
ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship
American Councils Fully Funded Academic Fellowships in Russia
IPRH Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships: "The Global and Its Worlds"
2020 Midwest Slavic Conference: Science (&) Fiction(s)
The 26th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference
The 12th Annual Romanian Studies Conference (Indiana University Bloomington, April 10-12, 2020)
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
The University of Pittsburgh's Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute
American Councils Balkan Language Initiative

Please be aware that there are several great opportunities posted on the REEEC website that are not listed here. Use this link to click through the opportunities page for more information.

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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: 104 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Email: reec@illinois.edu / Phone: 217-333-1244 / Fax: 217-333-1582
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