Rev. Joseph Loya, OSA, PhD
Director, Russian Area Studies
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Ms. Joyce Harden
Office: Garey 036
Boris Briker, PhD Travels to the Ukraine for International Festival
Dr. Boris Briker, professor of Russian Language and Literature, participated in the Meridian Czernowitz International Festival in Chernyvtsi, Ukraine. The festival is a renowned international festival of culture, books, and poetry. At the festival, Dr. Briker and his co-author Anatoly Vyshevsky introduced their edited volume Chernyvtsi Tales. Featuring writers with different styles and a range of genres, the book presents the city, Chernovtsy, during the post-World War II Soviet period. Dr. Briker's presentation was very well received. He and Dr. Vyshevsky gave interviews to the local print media and the local radio station. Given the bloody conflict in Ukraine, this international celebration of culture was especially poignant.
Matthew Thorp '15 CLAS received a full scholarship from the Critical Languages Institute to study Tatar language in Kazan, Russia.
Michael Seyer '12 CLAS was accepted at the International MA program in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a joint program with the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Mike received an ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian) stipend to master trhe Russian language in St. Peterburg in the summer of 2012.