News & Events

Cents and Sensibility Wins Praise

Congratulations to Professor Saul Morson, whose new book, co-authored by NU President and Economist Morton Schapiro, has received rave reviews, including this one from The Washington Post. Cents and Sensibility explains how mathematics is not enough; economists should read great literature and learn from the humanities.

Congratulations Professor Elliott and Professor Kerlova on Promotions; Professor Kinga Kosmala returns to Northwestern

In 2017, Elisabeth Elliott was promoted to Professor of Instruction and Martina Kerlova was promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. Congratulations to both for their outstanding teaching! More good news: Kinga Kosmala returned to NU this fall as Senior Lecturer, teaching Polish language and culture courses!

Professor Nina Gourinova Co-organizes Symposium at Amherst College

Professor Nina Gourianova co-organized an international symposium with Professor Catherine Ciepiella, celebrating the work of avant-garde writer and artist Elena Guro (1877-1913). This unique event, hosted by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, featured an art exhibition curated by Professor Gourianova, titled "Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times."

"Dead Souls Club" meets on Tuesday evenings

Fans of Russian Literature formed a club, the "Dead Souls Society," which began meeting spring quarter on Tuesdays at 7pm in Willard Hall (1835 Hinman Ave.) in the common room--OR just outside Kresge Hall 3305 (Slavic Department foyer). The club is open to all students interested in meeting with Professor Saul Morson to discuss short works of Russian Literature. Meetings will resume winter quarter. For more information, contact:

Congratulations Professor Weil

Professor Emeritus Irwin Weil's book, From the Cincinnati Reds to the Moscow Reds: The Memoirs of Irwin Weil, earned a positive review in Russian via the Independent Newspaper, written by Vladimir Kataev. The book was published in English in May 2015.