News & Events

Russian Language Tables Wednesdays, April 12 and 26; May 10 and 24 in Allison Hall

Russian students of all levels and others interested in speaking Russian, stop by the Russian Language Table at 4pm on Apr. 12 and 26; May 10 and 24 in the Allison Dining Hall. The Russian Table is led by Slavic grad student Polina Maksimovich. Refreshments provided!

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 April 21-22, featured an art exhibition curated by Professor Gourianova, titled "Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times."

New "Dead Souls Club" meets on Tuesday Evenings

Fans of Russian Literature have formed a new club, the Dead Souls Society, which meets 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. For more information, contact:

Congratulations to Carmen Finashina and Polina Maksimovich on New Teaching Positions

Congratulations to recent grad Carmen Finashina, PhD, and grad student Polina Maksimovich! Both are teaching at Loyola University Chicago this year!

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.