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KU Welcomes Ukrainian Scholars Following Fundraising Efforts

Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the University of Kansas began working on several initiatives to support academic peers in Ukraine. One such endeavor, led by the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies, sought funding to support graduate students and faculty…

TRANSLATOR BRINGS UKRAINIAN WRITERS’ MEDITATIONS ON VULNERABILITY, STRENGTH TO WEST

For nearly a generation, Odesa native Vitaly Chernetsky has brought a Ukrainian perspective to the English-speaking world through his literary translations.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? MAGIC, IN AUTHOR’S BIRDVERSE

The power of a name is an important concept to R.B. (Renee) Perelmutter, as the associate professor is known to students and fellow faculty in the University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program and Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies.

GRANT WILL EXPAND RUSSIAN STUDIES PROGRAM FOR KANSAS HIGH SCHOOLS

A University of Kansas researcher has received a grant from the U.S. Russia Foundation (USRF) for $220,000 to provide opportunities and access to Russian studies to Kansas high school students, primarily through the offering of free, online elementary Russian language courses.

KU LANGUAGE CENTER THAT TRAINS SELECT MILITARY PERSONNEL RECEIVES FUNDING THROUGH 2025

The University of Kansas’ designation as a Department of Defense (DoD) Language Training Center has been renewed through 2025.

KU UNITS WORK TOGETHER TO ASSIST UKRAINIAN STUDENTS, SCHOLARS

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, units across the University of Kansas have come together to support Ukrainian students on the Lawrence campus and assist students and scholars displaced by the war.

KU STUDENT AYLAR ATADURDYYEVA NAMED A KEY INTO PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLAR

University of Kansas student Aylar Atadurdyyeva, from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is one of 20 students selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

EVENING OF STORIES, PERFORMANCES WILL OFFER SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

Featuring personal stories, poetry, theatre performance and music, several University of Kansas partners will host a night in support of Ukrainians on April 18.

TWO LANGUAGE DEPARTMENTS IN THE COLLEGE TO MERGE

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures and the Department of German Studies at the University of Kansas will merge and become the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies.

CONSERVATIVE OR QUEER-FRIENDLY? RUSSIAN WRITER REASSESSED

In a new book chapter, two University of Kansas researchers challenge the notion that Ivan Goncharov was the most conservative Russian writer of his time. Rather, they assert, Goncharov’s treatment of a nihilistic character in his 1869 novel “The Precipice” reveals a certain sympathy with a “queer…

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