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Russian minor Mona Zubi awarded Critical Language Scholarship

Mona Zubi, a 2021 graduate in public policy and minor in Russian, has been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship to participate in intensive foreign language programs this summer. This…

Karen Underhill featured in Encounters with Polish Literature

Karen Underhill, Associate Professor of Polish, was recently interviewed as part of the Polish Cultural Institute New York’s “Encounters with Polish Literature,” a monthly video series in English “for anyone interested in literature…

In Memoriam: Olga Nedeljkovic (1937-2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emerita Olga Nedeljkovic on April 20, at the age of 84. Olga joined the Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and…

Kendall named Institute for the Humanities Fellow

Matthew Kendall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies, has been named a Faculty Fellow by the UIC Institute for the Humanities for the 2021-2022 academic year. As a…

Russian Ph.D. alumna Yelena Zotova publishes first book

Yelena Zotova, who received her Ph.D. in Russian from the Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures (now Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies) and is currently an Associate Teaching Professor of Russian…

Andrzej Brylak first US Polish Studies post-doc

Andrzej Brylak, a PhD candidate in the Department of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies, has just been offered the first post-doc position in Polish Studies ever established in the U.S, recently created at…

Underhill and Markowski contribute to award-winning volume

Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918. Edited by Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, and Przemysław Czapliński, with the assistance of Agnieszka Polakowska (University of Toronto Press, 2018), was recognized by The…