A century later, CU officially remembers Lucile

March 14, 2018

Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history. For decades, CU's official history stated that the first black woman to graduate from CU earned her degree in 1924. But that was wrong.Read more »

Scholars give historical context on African Americans in Germany

Feb. 28, 2018

The first African American woman to graduate from CU, in 1918, earned her degree in German. A trio of experts this month will discuss the historical trends that framed her choice.Read more »
walls, Bridges and Crevasses in a Global World

Students of Intermediate German discuss the Berlin Wall

Nov. 10, 2017

Colin Turner’s spray-paint installation is one of the 22 pieces of art displayed in the exhibit “Über Mauern hinweg-Beyond Walls,” now housed at the Media Library of the Anderson Language and Technology Center in the Hellems Arts and Sciences building.Read more »
Russian Literature since 1991

Russian Literature since 1991

Dec. 15, 2016

Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material - from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama.Read more »

CU Boulder launches cool certificate in Arctic studies

Dec. 5, 2016

There probably is not a more suitable location for one of the world’s first interdisciplinary certificates in Arctic studies than the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »
Mark Leiderman, professor and chair of the CU-Boulder Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures, calls on a student during class. Born and educated in Russia, Leiderman contends that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, underscores the importance of Russian Studies. He notes that Russian studies are expanding at CU.

Nobel Prize highlights importance of Russian studies

Dec. 3, 2015

For Svetlana Alexievich, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Soviet Union is a kind of ‘historical Chernobyl that still produces contamination and radiation—psychological, historical, political and cultural,’ CU-Boulder expert Mark Leiderman observes. He says now is a good time for students and the world to learn more about Russia, and the university has already moved to meet that need.Read more »