REEEC Fall Reception 2018

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center community gathered in the International Studies Building to kick off the academic year with fall-themed snacks, light beverages and old-fashioned chitchat. A major focus of this year’s Fall Reception was the recognition of the Center’s Foreign Languages and Area Studies fellows, both for Summer 2018 and for AY 2018/19 (listed below), and its freshly awarded US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and FLAS funding.
Dr. Donna Buchanan, Interim Director of REEEC, introduced this year’s FLAS awardees and REEEC graduate students. She then congratulated everyone involved in securing the competitive Title VI and FLAS funding for the Center, including faculty, staff and students. During her opening remarks, a slideshow ran at the front of the room, consisting of photos submitted from REEEC Summer FLAS fellows. These pictures were submitted from among ten students from eight different departments, studying four different languages, who, with Center assistance, studied in Russia, Kazakhstan, Israel and other countries this summer.
We at REEEC would again like to congratulate this year’s FLAS awardees, and wish good luck to faculty, staff and students as the new academic year begins. Udachi vsem vam!
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
Academic Year 2018-2019
Graduate Students:
Elizabeth Abosch (Russian) – History
Melissa Bialecki (Ukrainian) – Musicology
Tyler Dolan (Ukrainian) – Slavic
Sydney Lazarus (Russian) – Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Sarah Leffingwell (Russian) – Political Science
Kathryn O’Dowd (Czech) – Sociology
Victoria Sobolev (Ukrainian) – Advertising
Jesse Mikhail Wesso (Russian) – Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Undergraduate Students:
Priyasha Bhatt (Turkish) – Anthropology
Jamie Hendrickson (Russian) – Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

For more information about our FLAS fellows, please visit our Graduate Students and FLAS Fellows page.

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