Ph.D Student Presents at IREX U.S. Russia Experts Program Summit

Published: February 8, 2019

Lydia Roberts, 3rd year Ph.D. student, presented her research project, titled “Mass Isolation: Aspects of the Russian and US Prison Systems” at the IREX U.S. Russia Experts Program Summit on January 25, 2019 at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Representatives of IREX, including CEO Kristin M. Lord, and representatives of the US Russia Foundation,…

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Slavic Department’s PhD Student Lydia Roberts Interviews Marianna Yarovskaya, Director Of “Women Of The Gulag”

Published: January 15, 2019

When a country experiences genocide, is talking about what happened the best way to heal from the past? Why is it important to preserve the memory of what happened and the lives that were lost for future generations?These complicated questions regarding the preservation of memory are discussed in Lydia Roberts’ interview with Marianna Yarovskaya, director…

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APPLY NOW! Departmental Honors Program

Published: December 12, 2018

HEY BRUINS! Are you a junior majoring in Central & East European Languages & Cultures, Russian Language & Literature, or Russian Studies? Do you have a  3.5 major GPA and 3.0 overall GPA? If so, you’re eligible to apply for admission to our departmental honors program! Students should apply for admission by Spring Quarter of…

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Dr. Igor Pilshchikov Appointed Professor of Russian

Published: November 26, 2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Igor Pilshchikov as Professor of Russian in our Department. One of our profession’s foremost specialists on the Russian “Golden Age,” with classic studies on Pushkin, Batiushkov and the Pushkin pléiade, he is also a leading figure in the world of digital humanities, a co-founder and chief…

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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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Department Certified as a Los Angeles Green Business

Published: April 23, 2018

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures has been officially certified as a Green Business by the City of Los Angeles Green Business Program! Our certification is valid until April 2021. As a certified green business, the department will continue to recycle and use sustainable products whenever possible to reduce…

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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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In Memoriam: Professor Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov

Published: October 9, 2017

IN MEMORIAM The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, together with the entire UCLA academic community, mourn the passing of Distinguished Research Professor Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (August 21, 1929 — October 7, 2017). A world renowned linguist, Indo-Europeanist, anthropologist and literary scholar, he was a member of the UCLA community for…

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