News

3 years ago
Haley Starr reflects on what she learned over the course of the Fall 2016 semester in instructor Zura Dotton's course "Kazakhstan: Heart of Eurasia". Thank you, Haley, for sharing your experience with the department and the campus community!
4 years ago
As part of instructor Zura Dotton's course "Kazakhstan: The Heart of Eurasia" students Zarifah Agardy, Stephanie Littig, and Jacob Robishaw receive training on how to play traditional Kazakh instruments. Thank you Zarifah, Stephanie, and Jacob for...
4 years ago
How does language influence politics, culture, and art in modern Kazakhstan? Read Matthew Lichtenberger's intriguing and insightful essay on the history of the Kazakh language. Written as part of coursework for RSSS 195 with instructor Zura Dotton,...
4 years ago
The Russian and Slavic Studies Department, along with SILLC and the College of the Humanities, congratulates Ari Meldrum and Megan McNaughton for the their recent awards! Ari Meldrum was awarded the 2016 Florence Borozan Memorial Award for Russian...
4 years ago
Instructor Dotton and her class "The Other Kazakhstan" report that their Abai poetry reading with fellow students from Nazarbayev University on April 6 was a huge success. Professor Albrecht Kressen (German Studies) attended the event and commented...
4 years ago
Students in 195A: Kazakhstan - The Heart of Eurasia celebrated Nauriz with dancing, food, and presentations.
4 years ago
Students from first-, second-, and third-year Russian joined together to organize University of Arizona's Maslenitsa festival on March 23, 2016. A popular holiday throughout Slavic lands, Maslenitsa celebrates the end of winter and marks the...
4 years ago
Congratulations to Aleksey Novikov who won the award for best poster at this year's Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (SLAT) Interdisciplinary Roundtable! Aleksey's presentation, entitled "Pedagogical Perspectives on Russian Aspect: Corpus...
4 years ago
Students and faculty of the UA's Russian and Slavic Studies Department were invited by the Phoenix Suns to participate in Russian Heritage Night at Talking Stick Arena on Feb. 25.  A group of 40 traveled to Phoenix, attended the game, and thereafter...
4 years ago
Congratulations to Aleksey Novikov, who gave a heartfelt speech on the importance of the Humanities at Commencement on December 18, 2015.  Calling all graduates to "be ambassadors for the humanities around the globe," Aleksey touched on the...
5 years ago
On November 11, 2015 students in RSSS 195A: The Other Kazakhstan held a lively debate on several issues concerning recent political events. Judges of the debate included Professor John Leafgren (Russian and Slavic Studies), Ms. Barbara Chinworth (...
5 years ago
On October 26, 2015 participants in RSSS 195A : The Other Kazakhstan Skyped with students at South Kazakhstan Institute of Pedagogy. Although seperated by a time difference of eleven hours, the students in Shymkent, Kazakhstan and Tucson, Arizona...

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