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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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, I…

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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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