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CEERES Faculty in the Press

UChicago Linguistics faculty members Salikoko Mufwene and Lenore Grenoble were quoted in recent article in Sapiens on the role of technology in preserving endangered languages.

Congratulations to CEERES Director Susan Gal!

Susan Gal, Mae and Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor and Director of CEERES, was honored this year by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was chosen by the Academy's Presidential Committee for Hungarian Science Abroad as the 2016 recipient of the Arany János Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship. This is the first time this prize has been awarded to an American scholar.


New Memoir by Peter Dembowski

Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After by Peter F. Dembowski (Emeritus, Romance Languages & Literatures)

“Like the Polish flag, composed of two contrasting colors, red and white, my memoirs are cast in red and white. ‘Red’ treats largely my wartime life in Europe, life full of blood and death. My success in that part of my life was survival. ‘White’ represents my successful migration and peaceful life in America.” — from the Preface

Tara Zahra on Europe's Asylum Crisis

Tara Zahra (Department of History) has a new article out this week in Foreign Affairs The Return of No-Man's Land: Europe's Asylum Crisis and Historical Memory

New Faces in East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies

Meet the new faculty and researchers on campus in 2015-2016 and follow the links below to check out their work on East Europe, Russia, and Eurasia!

Leah Feldman, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature - Twentieth century Russian and Azeri Turkic poetics and theatre; Marxist aesthetics; postcolonial theory; semiotics; narrative and translation theory.

Pera Wirszup (1915-2015)

Wirszup was a resident mater and Lecturer in Russian in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Chicago from 1980-1992

Pera Poswianksi was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania). Her family owned a textile manufacturing business and were part of the vibrant Jewish community in the city.

New book by Susanne Wengle on Post-Soviet Power

Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization by Susanne A.

Obituary for Norman W. Ingham, Emeritus Professor of Russian Literature

Dr. Norman W. Ingham, 80, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Orchard Valley of Wilbraham. 

"Norm truly believed that education was the key to one's success. He once said about the importance of language study in education: "A person can't be considered truly educated who hasn't mastered at least one language other than his or her own native language." He was fluent in Polish, Russian, Czech, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Old Church Slavonic, and Greek."

Malynne Sternstein named Faculty Director of MAPH

Malynne Sternstein, Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the College, will serve as the next Faculty Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) effective 1 July 2015.

Fitzpatrick Recognized by AHA

Sheila Fitzpatrick has been selected to receive the AHA Award for Scholarly Distinction at the 127th Annual meeting in New Orleans this coming January.  The Council created this award back in 1984 with the intent that it should become one of the highest honors that a historian in the United States can receive. 

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