News & Events

Russian Language Tables Wednesdays, January 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22 at 4pm in Allison Hall

Russian students of all levels and others interested in speaking Russian, stop by the Russian Language Table at 4pm on Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 at the Allison Dining Hall. Refreshments provided!

Congratulations to Jessica Castellanos in Kazakhstan

Congratulations to Slavic major Jessica Castellanos, who is in Kazakhstan on a Boren Scholarship, participating in the Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Almaty. She hopes to spend the summer in Astana to help with Expo 2017, an international renewable energy conference!

Congratulations Carmen Finashina and Polina Maksimovich on New Teaching Positions

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

Congratulations to Jordan Todes on his article published in The Birch

Slavic Minor Jordan Todes had an article published in the Fall 2016 issue of The Birch. Copies are available in the Department office. Congratulations, Jordan!

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.

Join us for this Alumni panel discussion on February 9 from 6-8pm in Kresge Hall Room 1515 (first floor). Pizza and pop will be provided. Slavic Alum Rob Fojtik will share insights from working in various positions with the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies! (See our Career Paths page.) Please RSVP to