Check out the Fall 2014 CEERES Newsletter

The CEERES Fall 2014 Newsletter is now available online here and archived on the News & Media/Newsletter page.  Get the latest news from faculty, students, and associate members and check out the exciting upcoming events for 2015!

Victor Friedman and Lenore Grenoble named distinguished service professors

Victor A. Friedman, PhD’75, a linguist working on languages of the Balkans and Caucasus, has been named the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities. 

Lenore Grenoble, an expert on Slavic linguistics and language contact and attrition, has been named the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics and the College.

Yaroslav Gorbachov on the World in Words

 Yaroslav Gorbachov, Professor of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Chicago, interviewed on the debate over the Russian letter ё on the World in Words

Michael Khodarkovsky in the NY Times

Historian Michael Khodarkovsky's (Loyola University) piece, Glory to the 'Russian World' was published in the NY Times opinion pages on October 13th.

Rescuing Endangered Languages - Lenore Grenoble in the UChicago News

Lenore Grenoble (Linguistics) will give the Keynote address entitled "Languages in Danger: Why Shoudl we Care" at Humanities Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Read more about her work and endagered languages in UChicago news.

CEERES Awarded NRC and FLAS Title VI Funding 2014-2018

CEERES announces that our proposal to the U.S. Department of Education for continued Title VI funding as a National Resource Center and for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for 2014-18 was successful! We are delighted to be able to continue to support courses and programming focused on CEERES languages and cultures for the next four years. Now the real work begins!

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Tara Zahra named MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation today named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future.

New Project: People and Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture

In conjunction with the Neurbauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Tara Zahra and Leora Auslander will launch a new project in the academic year 2014-2014 entitled, People and Things on the Move: Migration and Material Culture.  Their project explores the relationship between people and things in motion in order to shed light on both the dynamics of migration and the historical transformation of material culture.

ASEEES Honors Victor A. Friedman

The 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award, which honors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field through scholarship, training, and service to the profession, is presented to Victor A. Friedman, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago.


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