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Graduate Student Anastasiia Simferovska Wins Israel Studies Research Grant

May 9, 2019
Thanks to the NU Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Anastasiia Simferovska will study at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She will research three Jewish artists of different generations and political views in Lviv, examining their art in the context of the Jewish diaspora and their move to Israel. Congratulations!

Graduate Student Tom Feerick Receives Summer Fellowship

May 7, 2019
Congratulations to Tom Feerick for receiving the Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) Fellowship. He will study Practical Slavic Codicology and Readings in Church Slavonics at Ohio State and the Hilandar Research Library.

New Polish Website for NU Students

May 6, 2019

Professor Kinga Kosmala has developed a new website that highlights Polish culture and showcases student projects in Polish classes at Northwestern. Watch for new content in the coming weeks.

Professor Cavanagh Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2019
Professor Clare Cavanagh is a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. She joins Professor Saul Morson, who has been a member of AAAS since 1995. Congratulations!

Graduate Student Tony Topoleski Awarded Fulbright

April 17, 2019
Tony Topoleski, a graduate student in Slavic Languages and Literatures, was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the 2019/2020 academic year. He will be researching Late- and Post-Soviet Russian poetry and culture, especially a movement in Russian poetry known as Metarealism. He is co-advised by Nina Gourianova and Ilya Kutik. Congratulations!

Professor Gurianova Discusses Russian Avant-Garde in Israel

April 16, 2019
Professor Nina Gurianova gave a lecture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in conjunction with the exhibit "Victory Over the Sun: Russian Avant-garde and Beyond" (Spring 2019).

Russian Language Table

March 20, 2019

The Russian Language Table meets in the foyer outside the Slavic Department office, Kresge 3305 (or in seminar room 3364), every other Thursday at 5pm.  Spring quarter dates are Thursdays 4/11, 4/25/, 5/9, and 5/23, and Wednesday 6/5 during Reading Week.  Slavic grad student Christopher Pike leads these conversations.  All students welcome!  Come practice Russian in an informal setting and enjoy refreshments!  Contact Professor Elisabeth Elliott for more information.

Please contact Pani Kinga for information on Polish classes and events.

Northwestern Alum Returns to Give Talk

March 1, 2019

On March 8th, Michal Oklot, Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University in 2005, returned to give a talk titled: "Kronos:  The Real Life of Witold Gombrowicz."  Oklot is Associate Professor at Brown University in the Department of Slavic Studies. The discussion is part of "visit weekend" for visiting graduate applicants, current students, and faculty.

Celebrating Polish Culture

February 12, 2019

Professor Kinga Kosmala led a pierogi cooking lesson with a chef from Tata's Pierogi on the evening of Monday, January 28, at the Shepard Engagement Center. Everyone enjoyed the cooking class--and the pierogi!

Polish American Student Association (PASA) hosted a Polish Culture Night on Tuesday, February 12th. There was Polish food, music, and several group dances. 

Mapping the Chicago Polish Community

February 1, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Kinga Kosmala and Olivia Pura, who is majoring in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Neuroscience, for winning an Undergraduate Research Assistant Program grant. Together, they will create an interactive map of Polish speakers in Chicago--an exciting new opportunity!
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