Faculty Activities and Achievements

REEEC is very pleased to share the following activities and achievements of its faculty affiliates:

Mohammad Babadoost (Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist) gave a presentation entitled “Social Transition and Food Security in the Caucasus and Central Asia Regions” on August 5, 2014, for the Midwest Institute’s workshops on “Food, Water, and Quality of Life” at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Bruce Fouke (Professor of Geology and Microbiology) has been named the 2014 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Roy Huffington Distinguished Lecturer for the Asia Pacific. The tour will include lectures and fieldwork in New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam, India, and Japan in late fall 2014.

Diane Koenker (Professor of History) gave the Simian Humanities Lecture at East China Normal University in Shanghai in May 2014, “Mad Men in Moscow: Sex and Style in Soviet 1960s Film.” She spent the rest of her summer continuing research on her project “The Soviet Sixties.”

Marek Sroka (Associate Professor of Library Administration) had his article “War Through Children’s Eyes in the Archiwum Wschodnie (Eastern Archive) Collection” published in Slavic and East European Information Resources.

Richard Tempest (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures) had his article “Gachev Rampant, Rozanov Couchant, or Russia’s Two Physiologists of Culture” published in the September 2014 issue of SocioBrains. He presented the paper “Russia and the EuroMaidan” at the III International Political Marketing Forum in Bucharest, Romania. He gave the interviews “Richard Tempest i Vasilii Zharkov: demokratiia – tsennostnyi vybor?” (http://gefter.ru/archive/12534) on June 18, 2014; “Russkie istoricheskie travmy: spor bez uproshchenii. Telemost Moskva – Sofia”; “Vasilii Zharkov vs. Richard Tempest” (http://gefter.ru/archive/12414) on June 6, 2014; and “Richard Tempest – Boris Elizarov: istoriia kak pamiat’ istorika” (http://gefter.ru/archive/12337) on May 23, 2014. He also became a member of the editorial board for SocioBrains (Sofia, Bulgaria) in 2014 and Filosofski nauki (Sofia, Bulgaria) in 2013.

Steve Witt (Head of the International and Area Studies Library) received Fulbright funding to visit Belarus in November 2014 to provide a keynote address at the XIV International Conference on the Management of University Libraries in Gomel.


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