News & Events

WCAS Majors & Minors Fair - Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1-4 pm (Norris Center 2nd floor)

Undergraduates are welcome to stop by to learn more about Slavic courses, majors and minors!

Congratulations Professor Saul Morson

Congratulations to Saul Morson, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, who has just been named the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of Arts and Humanities. Morson also published a new book, The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040 (Northwestern University Press; May 29, 2015), which he co-edited with Morton Schapiro, Northwestern University President and Economics Professor.

Congratulations Blair Dunbar

Slavic Major Blair Dunbar has been selected for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!

Congratulations Cheryl Berriman

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Cheryl Berriman, who has just been awarded the prestigious "Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2014-2015”

NU Alum Tony Lin, PhD (BA Slavic/Psychology; BM piano, 2005) explores the politics behind the International Chopin and Tchaikovsky Competitions, beginning with Van Cliburn's surprising win in 1958.
Professor Steven Shankman, UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace, UNESCO Crossings Institute and Departments of English and Classics, University of Oregon, explores what Levinas means by "thinking God" on the basis of ethical responsibility, and how Dostoevsky in his major novels tries to "think God" through the ethical relation. Shankman also shares insights gained from reading Dostoevsky and Levinas in the prison environment with college students and inmates through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.