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News from the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

Center E-News

Letter from the Director
Dear Colleagues and Students, 
I am excited to start my role as Acting Director of our Center this semester while David Cooper is on leave in the Czech Republic. For those of you I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting I look forward to becoming acquainted with you this semester. Here is my bio that details more about my background... [more] [pdf]

Venera Bekteshi Featured in the Albanian American Success Stories Project
On November 21-23, 2014, Venera Bekteshi, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, traveled to her native country of Kosovo to participate in and be featured in the Albanian American Success Stories Project, a demonstration of the achievements of members of the Albanian American... [more] [pdf]

Ukrainian Studies Program
The Ukrainian Studies Program is a new initiative jointly organized by REEEC and the Slavic Department of Languages and Literatures. This exciting program allows students to study the Ukrainian language and culture; as well as take part in other program including the Ukrainian region. Ukrainian Studies is generously supported by the Chigago... [more] [pdf]

Summer Research Lab 2015
From 15 June-8 August, 2015 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will conduct the annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL). The SRL is open to all scholars, including graduate students, with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region. Scholars are provided access to the resources of the University... [more] [pdf]

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  Center eNews, or via the publications page on our website.

Faculty and Visiting Scholar News

REEEC's interim director: Dr. Zsuzsa Gille
REEEC would like to welcome Dr. Zsuzsa Gille who will be the interim director during Dr. Cooper's sabbatical. Dr. Gille received her PhD from the University of California-Santa Cruz and is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois. She is not only affiliated with REEEC, but also the department of Geogrophy... [more] [pdf]



New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania

Mosaics of Change Revisited: Creating Cultures in the "New Europe" and Central Asia

ASEEES 2015 Convention Call for Proposals

Arctic Workshop of the University of Tartu: Work in the Arctic (May 29-30, 2015)

IU's Summer Intensive Language Workshop

ARCS Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria), Summer 2015

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 to the opportunities page for more information.



Upcoming Events

Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
EU Centers of Excellence Director's Lecture

Mon., Feb. 5, 2015
Crimes against Humanity: Genealogy of a Concept, 1815-1945

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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