Russian and East European studies

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Isabel Connolly ’14, l-r, Professor Ida Sinkevic, and Monika Krumova ’13

January 29, 2013

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 (Westport, Conn.), an art major; Monika Krumova ’13 (Sofia, Bulgaria), a film & media studies major; and Michael Viteritto ’13 (North Caldwell, N.J.), a double major in English and theater, presented their research at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students [...]

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December 27, 2012

Students Will Spend Winter Break Learning All Over the Globe

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More than 130 students will be studying in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey during the winter break. This is the 35th year in which Lafayette is offering concentrated, three-week, faculty-led courses during the January interim session between semesters. In many courses, students take part in hands-on [...]

Lafayette students study abroad in Russia

January 30, 2012

Students Explore the Culture and History of Russia

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“Taking this trip to Russia was enlightening and it was awesome to be engulfed in another culture,” says Casey Schmalacker ’12 (Great Neck, N.Y.), a double major in economics and government & law.  “It was so great having professors who could help you acclimate to the different culture, while also allowing you to go out [...]

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October 5, 2011

Video: History Professor Joshua Sanborn Provides Preview of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Oct. 19 Talk

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Joshua Sanborn, professor of history and chair of Russian and East European Studies, presented a lecture Oct. 3 entitled “Mikhail Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War” to prepare the community and students for the former Soviet president’s visit to campus Wednesday, Oct. 19. During his talk in the Williams Center for the Arts, [...]

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May 10, 2011

Delivering Aid to Belarus — ‘My Adopted Homeland’ — on the 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl

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By Hannah Smock ’10 On April 26, 2011 – the 25th anniversary of the world’s largest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl – I joined a delegation of Belarusians and Americans on the tarmac at Minsk-2 International Airport to welcome the arrival of a cargo plane bearing $6.2 million in pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for the survivors [...]

Kara Boodakian ’07, left, and Millie Gonzalez ’11 at The Nate Berkus Show

April 28, 2011

Brian Carey ’11, Jessica Counihan ’10, Mildred Gonzalez ’11, and Susan Grunewald ’11 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Three students have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries this fall. Jessica Counihan ’10, Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), and Mildred Gonzalez ’11 (New York, N.Y.) received English Teaching Assistantship Awards, and Brian Carey ’11 (Seaford, Del.) was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant. Thirty one Lafayette students [...]

Susan Grunewald '11 (from left), Samuel Strong '12, Professor Ida Sinkevic, Noel Kellogg '11, and Megan Cassidy '12

December 8, 2010

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Earlier this month, four Lafayette students presented research at the Fifth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. More than 100 students from colleges and universities across the nation participated. The Lafayette presenters were part of the Byzantine Art course taught by Ida Sinkevic, associate professor of art. The class explores [...]

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November 17, 2010

Sarah Glacel ’01 Helps Break through Barriers to a Free Press

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 As Americans, it’s easy to think that the Information Age enables everyone with a computer to have access to almost any desirable tidbit of information. But the world is not quite that free. Indeed, even young democracies are not necessarily allowing news to flow to all their citizens. Sarah Glacel ’01, [...]

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May 17, 2010

Professor Rado Pribic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Pa. Council for International Education

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He will be presented with the honor at the annual conference in October In recognition of his outstanding contributions to international education, Professor Rado Pribic will receive the W. LaMarr Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Council for International Education at its annual conference Oct. 1-2. “Growing up in post-World War II Europe and [...]