On June 24, 2014, the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) and the International and Area Studies (IAS) Library graciously hosted a reception for Summer Research Lab (SRL) participants. Visiting scholars and researchers met with Illinois faculty and graduate students. John Wilkin, Dean of the University of Illinois Libraries, made special remarks.
Delicious homemade food served at the 2014 SRL reception
Joe Lenkart, Manager of the Slavic Reference Service, gives the opening remarks
Steve Witt, Head of the International and Area Studies Library, thanks the attendees for coming and welcomes the SRL participants
John Wilkin, Dean of the University of Illinois Libraries, praises SRL’s 40-plus year longevity and stellar reputation
Pey-Yi Chu (2014 Fisher Fellow) and Steve Witt at the reception
David Cooper (Director of REEEC) with SRL participants J. Eugene Clay (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University), Katherine Antonova (Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, CUNY), and Audra Yoder (Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)