CREECA Associate Director Jennifer Tishler
Wins Academic Staff Award
Pictured: Nancy Heingartner, Jennifer Tishler, Yoshiko M. Herrera,
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, and Brandon Olsen
Please join CREECA in congratulating our associate director, Jennifer Tishler, for her well-earned "Mid-Career" award from the College of Letters & Science.
On Wednesday May 1st, Dr. Tishler received this prestigious award from outgoing L&S Dean Gary Sandefur. These awards are given to individuals "...who demonstrate outstanding performance in their positions, leadership and service beyond their positions, and substantial professional competency and promise of continuing contributions."
Photos from Day in Central Asia
& the Caucasus
The Division of International Studies posted photos from this year's Day in Central Asia & the Caucasus event. If you would like to see these photos or any pictures from the Division's Flickr account, please click here.
CREECA/ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Competition: Deadline May 6, 2013
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) is pleased to announce a new graduate student essay competition and invites UW-Madison graduate students to submit unpublished papers devoted to Slavic, East European, or Eurasian studies. Papers may be on any country or region and in any field of study represented by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
As an institutional member of ASEEES, CREECA will enter the winning paper of this local competition into the national ASEEES graduate student paper competition for 2013.
Papers must have a minimum word count of 7,500 and a maximum word count of 14,000 (25 to 50 pages approximately) inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. They should be submitted in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 6, 2013. Please use "CREECA/ASEEES Graduate Student Essay" in the subject line.
Russian Folk Orchestra CD "Candlelight"
The Russian Folk Orchestra has just released a new CD, "Candlelight." This is the group's first studio-recorded CD.
If you would like to hear clips from the recording or would like to learn more about the Russian Folk Orchestra, please click here.
Russian Digital Film Exhibit
Click here to access a digitial exhibit of what is believed to be the largest collection of Russian and Soviet films and documentaries outside of Russia itself.
The project was co-authored by our colleague Maria Belodubrovskaya and Booth Wilson, a PhD candidate in my department. Their exhibit highlights UW's Soviet film collection and provides a quite informative account of post-WWII Soviet film.
Download the Spring 2013 CREECA Events Calendar Today!
CREECA has a full roster of events for the spring 2013 semester. Download a copy of our events calendar.
In addition to the regular CREECA lecture series, which meets every Thursday at 4:00 pm, this calendar includes information on other lectures and concerts co-sponsored by CREECA. More detailed information on our events, including speaker bios and descriptions of lectures, may be found on our Web calendar.
Spring 2013 Course Lists!
The spring 2013 course lists for undergraduate and graduate courses in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) have now been posted to the CREECA web site: http://www.creeca.wisc.edu/courses.html
These courses may be used to fulfill requirements for the
UW-Madison Project GO (Global Officers)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has joined more than 25 other universities nationwide in an effort to help address the U.S. military’s need for critical language specialists who understand foreign cultures and can communicate in regions of strategic and economic importance.
UW–Madison recently was awarded nearly $490,000 through August 31, 2013 for Project GO (Global Officers), an initiative to help cadets and midshipmen in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) to learn critical languages and study abroad. The Project GO funding provides fellowships for ROTC cadets from all branches of service to enroll this academic year and next summer in domestic and study abroad programs in Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Turkish, and Russian.
To read the entire press release, click here.
Recent UW-Madison Poli Sci grad's research examines resistance in the ghettoes.
Pushkin Institute offers Russian language and cultural education to Chicago high schoolers.
UW Russian Folk Orchestra Recruitment!
The UW Russian Folk Orchestra, in its 15th year seeks players for 2012-2013 academic year. Come join us, and we will teach you how to play beautiful Russian music on exciting authentic Russian folk instruments, the domra and the balalaika.
The Russian Folk Orchestra is the official University performing and touring ensemble. We welcome anyone, especially those who have any stringed instrument experience. Please note: the ability to read music is highly desirable!
The Orchestra will supply you with the instrument, costume, and music. Free lessons will be provided.
We practice once a week, Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 pm in room 1418 Van Hise (1220 Linden Drive) First meeting/practice will be held Tuesday, September 18, 7 pm.
For more information contact the Music Director/Founder, Victor Gorodinsky at:
(608) 259-9440 or email@example.com
Also, please check the Orchestra's website at: http://www.russorch.wisc.edu
Caroline Savage selected by the WAA as a Forward Under 40 honoree
CREECA extends its congratulations to UW-Madison alumna Caroline Savage (MA '02 in REECAS, MA '04 in Political Science), who has been named a 2012 "Forward Under 40" honoree by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA). "Forward Under 40" recognizes "UW grads under age 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea, the inspiration for this award," according to the WAA. Caroline, who had been serving as director for Russia and Central Asia at the National Security Council at the time she was nominated, is currently training to take a new assignment as head of public affairs at the U.S. embassy in Mozambique. In April 2011, Caroline came back to Madison to share her experiences and expertise with current master's students in REECAS as part of a one-day professionalization workshop.
For the full posting on the UW Alumni Association page: click here
REECAS Graduate Certificate Requirements have changed!
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) have been revised. The REECAS graduate certificate serves the needs of MA and PhD students who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of this diverse and highly important area.
For more information, please see the full post in our news section.
Department of Slavic Languages & Literature wins Polonicum 2011 Distinction.
The UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature has received the prestigious POLONICUM 2011 Distinction from the Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, Poland. For the full post, click here.
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