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Center E-News and Announcements

Poetry Reading with Liliya Gazizova
Liliya Gazizova’s performance on January 28th was one of the most memorable, intriguing, and unique readings I have attended. Not only did she read her captivating poetry full of complex cultural and individual themes, but as an individual, Gazizova stands out for her ...
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International Music and Art Interactive Family Program at the Champaign Public Library
On January 23, REEEC joined the Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, ...[more]

Spurlock Museum Third Sunday Family Program: Russia and Eastern Europe
REEEC was delighted to participate in the Spurlock Museum’s Third Sunday Family Program on February 16. At this free program open to the general public and children of all ages, REEEC collaborated with the Spurlock...[more]

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Faculty and Student News 

Professor David Cooper Awarded AATSEEL Prize for Best Scholarly Translation
REEEC Affiliated Faculty member David Cooper (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures) has won the AATSEEL Prize for Best Scholarly Translation, for his recent book The Queen’s Court and Green Mountain Manuscripts with Other Forgeries of  ...[more

Faculty Profile: Judith Pintar
Professor Judith Pintar sees her new role of Teaching Associate Professor and Acting Director of the undergraduate Major at the iSchool as the completion of a circle that began for her as a Sociology graduate student on this campus in the late 1990s. At that time ...[more

FLAS Fellow Profile: Justin Balcor
Justin Balcor is a second-year PhD student in Ethnomusicology, and a current 2019-2020 REEEC FLAS fellow studying 3rd year Georgian. Before coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Justin received a B.A. in Music (Percussion) from Berea College....[more

REEES M.A. Student Profile: Jamie Hendrickson
Jamie Hendrickson is a first-year M.A. student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and a REEEC FLAS fellow for 2019-2020. Jamie joined the REEES M.A. program after earning her bachelor’s degree in REEES and Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2019....[more

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Upcoming Events 

March 5th: Carrie Busey Elementary International Night

March 9th: International Women's Day Celebration

March 10th: REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture: Eteri Tsinstadze-Maass, "Why Weak States Balance: National Mobilization and Georgia's Post-Cold War Security Strategy"

March 14th: Olympiada at Illinois

March 27th: Illinois Global Institute Career Day

April 3rd: Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS): "International Migration in the 21st Century."

April 8th: REEEC Lecture: Andrew Gilbert, "Labors of Representation: A Bosnian Workers' Movement and the Possibilities of Collaborative Graphic Ethnography"

April 9th: Maggie Paxson: Presentation on her recent book "The Plateau"

April 10th: Charles King: Presentation on his recent book "Gods of the Upper Air"

April 18th: Slavic Story Time

April 21st: REEEC International Lecture: Anna Ananieva

April 23rd: CAS MillerComm Lecture: Kevork Mourad, "Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art"

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Jobs and Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Practice- Russian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Eastern European Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian- Georgetown University Library
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)
American Councils Balkan Language Initiative
Russian Instructor of Language, Culture and Regional Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
ASEEES Civil Society in Russia Research Grant
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey- Summer Language Instructor
Summer Language Instructor, Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI), University of Wisconsin-Madison

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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