The Department of Slavic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers instruction over a broad range of languages, literatures and cultures from the Slavic world.
Among the languages taught regularly in our department are Czech, Polish, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian. Other languages (e.g., Bulgarian) may be taught on an occasional basis.
The Institute for Research in the Humanities has announced its 2013-17 Senior Fellows. They are: Leslie Bow (English and Asian American Studies), Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Senior Fellow Tomislav Longinović (Slavic Languages and Literature), Senior Fellow Steven Nadler (Philosophy), Senior Fellow Ron Radano (Music), Senior Fellow Louise Young (History), Senior Fellow The Institute offers up [...]
Monumental discoveries were made. Critical projects were finished. Laudable programs were celebrated. And scholars and alumni were remembered in the College of Letters & Science’s 124th year.
These were just some of the markers of 2012 in L&S. Here are some of the moments that made 2012 a memorable year for the College.
David Bethea envisioned three fundamental goals for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature’s Pushkin Summer Institute, a pre-college enrichment program: building command of the Russian language; honing critical-thinking skills; and cultivating writing ability. But there was one outcome Bethea could not have imagined: students’ deeply emotional response to the experience. Bethea, the Vilas Research [...]
The Pushkin Summer Institute gives high school students from traditionally underrepresented demographic groups access to a high-level language and cultural education.
After Tomislav Longinovic left his homeland, Yugoslavia splintered into seven nations. Although Longinovic is now an American citizen, the trauma of multiple, violent separations persists. “I’m almost a man without a country. Because of ethnicity, I would be a Serb, but I hate the idea of what nationalism did to Yugoslavia,” he says. A decade [...]
Each year, the College of Letters & Science recognizes outstanding faculty and staff in the college with various awards. We are proud to announce the 2012 recipients, listed below. Academic Advising Awards: L&S Academic Advising Award: Anna Tumarkin, Undergraduate Advisor in Slavic Languages L&S Faculty Advising Award: Professor Patricia Rosenmeyer, Undergrad and Graduate Advisor in [...]
University of Warsaw Crest
Congratulations (or gratulacje) to the Polish Program in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literature. The program was recently honored with a Distinction from the Department of Polish as a Second Language (POLONICUM) at the University of Warsaw.
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 …
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.