The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) is a U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.
It was established in 1993 to unite the efforts of two longstanding University programs–Russian and East European Studies and Central Asian Studies.
Eighty high school students from 20 schools around the state had the chance to speak (and sing) in 10 different languages at the inaugural Wisconsin Global Youth Summit on Feb. 23 at Union South. The day focused on what high school students can do to bring international elements into their schools. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Language [...]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee are sponsoring a showing of “What Can Dead Prisoners Do?” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at The Marquee in Union South. What happened to Russian prisoners of war in Polish camps after the war [...]
As globalization brings together people and markets, we often hear about the importance of intercultural understanding and communication. But what does it mean for University of Wisconsin-Madison students to gain a global education? And how will it help them in their future careers? That is the focus of an upcoming alumni panel “Languages and Business“. [...]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute will host its annual World Languages Day on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Union South. World Languages Day is a college-for-a-day experience that introduces high school students from around the state of Wisconsin to the bevy of languages and cultural topics offered at UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and students offer a [...]
Professor Emeritus of History, Alfred Senn celebrated his 80th birthday on April 12, 2012 with a visit to Lithuania, where Vytautas Magnus University in Kauna sponsored a formal presentation of his new book Lithuania in my Life. The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also presented Senn with a medal, “Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy,” and the [...]
As founder of the Guatemala-based Range of Motion Project (ROMP), Eric Neufeld ’98 has worked to provide more than 1,500 custom-made prosthetic limbs to people in developing countries since 2005—people who, without Neufeld’s help, might have never regained mobility. With B.A. in Biological Aspects of Conservation, Neufeld represents one of the 13 outstanding alumni of [...]
The Center for South Asia outreach program is partnering with the first-ever Uplands Area All-Community Read, an exciting, intergenerationl year-long community book reading programming in South Central Wisconsin.
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the inaugural session of the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI).
On November 17, over 600 high school students and teachers from the state of Wisconsin visited UW-Madison for the 10th World Languages Day. A program of the Language Institute, World Languages Day connects Wisconsin students with the wealth of expertise in world languages and cultures at UW-Madison, inspiring students to explore new languages, cultures and [...]
The following story was submitted by Nancy Heingartner, the outreach coordinator at the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA). You can view a Photo Gallery of Andrei Codrescu’s visit at the CREECA website. On an unseasonably beautiful Monday in early October, I had the pleasure of escorting Andrei Codrescu, a prolific writer and social commentator, to various gatherings at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison’s Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) is proud to present Andrei Codrescu, NPR commentator and prolific writer and editor. He will give a free, public lecture at the Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. During his visit to Madison, Codrescu will speak with [...]
The Russian Flagship Program admitted its first class of students to begin the program in the Fall 2010. The new undergraduate program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to achieve a professional level of competence in Russian …
All eight of the area and international studies programs received a combined total of $18 million in grants to continue their research, programming and outreach work at UW-Madison…
Always wanted to learn Estonian? Here’s your chance — the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hosting the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) June 14-August 6.
UW-Madison has received a 3-year grant for close to $1 million from the National Security Education Program to establish an undergraduate Russian Flagship Center.
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia(CREECA) and theDepartment of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) this summer: June 14-August 6, 2010.
On February 16, Madison-Vilnius Sister Cities and UW-Madison’s Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) sponsored a celebration of Lithuanian Independence Day.
On November 18, 2009 the Language Institute hosted over 700 Wisconsin high school students and teachers at the ninth World Languages Day held on the UW-Madison campus.
Continuing the “Fall of the Wall” events this year, the Department of German rolled out the 42nd Wisconsin Workshop: “The Wall Came Down.”
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at UW-Madison is sponsoring an exhibit of photographs by noted photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen.
niversity of Wisconsin-Madison professors Theodore P. Gerber (Sociology) and Mark S. Johnson (Educational Policy Studies beginning fall 2009), participated in a meeting…
The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Scandinavian Studies launched the 2009 Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) on June 15, 2009.