REEEC 2015 Fall Reception

This year’s REEEC Fall Reception took place on 3 September, 2015 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union. Following Dr. Zsuzsa Gille’s New Directions Lecture, entitled “Paprika, Foie Gras and Red Mud: Hungary Ten Years after EU Accession,” the REEES community gathered to celebrate the new academic year. As the director of REEEC, Professor David Cooper introduced Christopher Condill as the new Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies Librarian, Professor Sang Chul Park as a visiting scholar from Chonnam National University, South Korea, and Dr. Paskal Zhelev as a Fulbright Fellow visiting scholar from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Professor Cooper also announced the academic year FLAS award winners.

The following are this year’s FLAS recipients:

Graduate Fellowship Recipients
Celmer, Samantha, REEES
Russian
Goldsmith, Jacob, Slavic
Ukrainian
Harbaugh, Anna, History
Georgian
Higgins, Nicholas, REEES
Russian
Hoppe, Nadia, Slavic
Russian
Jaszi, Sabrina, GSLIS
Uzbek
Klopfenstein, Matthew, History
Russian
Krupp, Benjamin, Anthropology
Russian
Lipera, Emily, REEES
Russian
McWilliams, Matthew, REEES
Russian
Pires, Alejandra, Slavic
Serbian
Shafter, Morgan, Slavic
Russian
Wages, Bethany, REEES
Russian
Yost, Austin, History
Russian

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients
Moore, John, Political Science
Russian

For information on the FLAS fellowship competition for the 2015-2016 summer and academic year can be found on the FLAS website: http://flas.illinois.edu

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