Georgiana Galateanu honored with the Romanian Cultural Merit Decoration

Published: September 4, 2018

On August 30, 2018 Lecturer Georgiana Galateanu was honored by the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, with the Cultural Merit (Cavalier Order) Decoration for Promoting the Teaching of Romanian Language, Literature, and Civilization Abroad. This was one of only two awards presented to American scholars in connection with Romanian Language Day (August 31st), which…

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Department Address Change – 322 Kaplan Hall

Published: August 20, 2018

In recognition of a $25 million gift made to the Division of Humanities, UCLA’s Kaplan Hall has been renamed Renée and David Kaplan Hall. As such, the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures’ new address is 322 Kaplan Hall. Click here for more information

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Published: June 18, 2018

This weekend we celebrated the graduation of the UCLA Class of 2018. We are always proud of our students, but especially proud when they become alumni. Earning a degree is a huge accomplishment to which we applaud. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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In Memoriam: Professor Olga E. Kagan

Published: April 9, 2018

The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures and the UCLA community mourn the passing of Professor Olga E. Kagan (December 25, 1946 – April 6, 2018). Her funeral will be on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 A.M. at Mt Sinai Simi Valley. Please visit to view her obituary.  

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Job Opportunity: Open-Rank Position in Russian Literature

Published: August 30, 2017

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature, with the hire date of July 1, 2018. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and…

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A year abroad in Kazakhstan

Published: August 23, 2016

Published by the UCLA International Institute, August 22, 2016 — For original article and more pictures, click here.  “I fell in love with Almaty from the moment I got off the plane,” says Clarissa Rodriguez (UCLA 2015), a UCLA Russian Flagship Program student who completed her capstone year in Kazakhstan in May. “In my case,…

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Interested in Learning Czech?

Published: May 18, 2016

Are you a UCLA student who interested in learning Czech? Do you want to learn Czech for travel, study abroad, research, communication with your relatives or simply to know more about the culture and language? Let us know by filling out the interest form below.  

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The Department Welcomes Visiting Associate Professor Igor Pilshchikov

Published: September 23, 2015

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Igor Pilshchikov to the faculty. Dr. Pilshchikov joins the department as a Visiting Associate Professor. Dr. Pilshchikov is one of the world’s foremost experts on the author/poet Alexander Pushkin. He completed his Ph.D. at Moscow State University in Russian and European Literatures and his research has…

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The high-achieving students of the UCLA Russian Flagship Program

Published: August 26, 2015

The UCLA Russian Flagship Program is not for slackers. The five-year program aims to produce graduates with “superior proficiency” in Russian. That is, graduates who can carry out professional-level interactions and tasks in Russian in the areas of their major(s), with superior speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students in the program must complete both…

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The Department Welcomes Assistant Professor Vadim Shneyder

Published: August 26, 2015

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Vadim Shneyder to the faculty. Dr. Shneyder joins the department as an Assistant Professor after having finished his Ph.D. in 2015 at Yale University. His dissertation focuses on narrative engagement with capitalism and the rhetorical response to the discipline of political economy in the works of…

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