Video on exhibition "A New Objectivity: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch,” curated by German PhD candidate Ross Etherton, now available online.

Nov. 7, 2014

German PhD candidate Ross Etherton curated the exhibition A New Objectivity: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch for the Special Collections Department of Norlin Library that was on view September 25 – December 20, 2013 and is now featured on a video available online at The film of the exhibition...

Student wins U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship to study Russian

April 30, 2014

Four University of Colorado Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for this summer. The highly competitive CLS program supports intensive study in 13 languages deemed critically important by the Department of State, seven of which are taught in CU-Boulder’s Department of Asian Languages...

Masha Gessen

Boulder gets look at Russia's views on gays, controversial punk band

April 21, 2014

As part of Russian Culture Week, Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen will give two public talks Thursday at the University of Colorado. Gessen will discuss Russia's anti-gay movement in a talk titled "Russia, the New Anti-Gay Capital of the World," and the punk band Pussy Riot in a talk titled "Words...

Ben Teitelbaum

Teitelbaum dissertation wins second award

April 15, 2014

Head of Nordic Studies Benjamin Teitelbaum has received the research award from Germany's Institute for the Study of Radical Movements for his 2013 dissertation 'Come Hear our Merry Song': Shifts in the Sound of Contemporary Swedish Radical Nationalism . The award seeks to recognize research "that advanced the theoretical understanding...

Gary Shtyengart

Noted Satirist Gary Shteyngart Brings His 'Interplanetary Journey' to CU

Feb. 17, 2014

Looking at comic novelist Gary Shteyngart's life and career through a science-fictional prism, he sort of has it all, at least metaphorically: futurism, "time travel," technophilia. He's even an alien. Or as close to it as you can come. Born in the former Soviet Union in 1972, he immigrated with...

Professor Sasha Senderovich's op-ed "Goodbye, Lenin?" in The New York Times.

Dec. 29, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013

GSLL Professor Laura Olson Osterman awarded prestigious prizes from American Folklore Society

Jan. 13, 2013

A book on Russian women's folk traditions published by the University of Wisconsin Press has won the 2013 Chicago Folklore Prize, the oldest and most prestigious international book award in folklore studies, established in 1904. It also was awarded the Eli Köngäs-Maranda Prize for folklore studies of women. Both awards...