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RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES NEWS

Alumnae Pursue Graduate Work in Asian Studies

Fascinated with Asian studies as William Smith students, Melissa Hosek '14 and Chelsea Hudson '12 have continued to fuel their passion through post-graduate studies at two prestigious institutions. This fall, Hosek entered the East Asian Languages and Cultures Ph.D. program at Stanford University, while Hudson began a doctoral program in the history department at Georgetown University. At Stanfo...  More >>

Colleges Seek Local Teachers for Fulbright-Hays in Russia

For the fourth time in the past decade, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund an immersive educational excursion to Siberia. The HWS Russian Area Studies program is now recruiting local K-12 public school teachers in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or ar...  More >>

Chef Program Brings Russian Flavors to HWS

This month, Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcomed Russian chef Liliia Shkileva to campus as part of Sodexo's 2015 Global Chef Program. The month-long international chef residency provides an opportunity for Sodexo's top chefs, like Shkileva, to travel to different countries and share authentic international cuisine with customers, staff and the local Sodexo dining teams. Shkileva's passion f...  More >>

Russian Area Studies Hosts Lapta Game

Students and faculty of the Russian Area Studies program welcomed members of the HWS community to join in on a traditional game of lapta, an ancient and recently revived Russian bat-and-ball game. Held on Friday, Sept. 25, players and spectators congregated for the game on the William Smith Green in front of Smith Hall. Organized by Assistant Professor of Russian Area Studies Christopher Lemelin,...  More >>

Colleges Earn 4th Fulbright-Hays in Russian Studies

For the fourth time in the past decade, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund an immersive educational excursion to Siberia. The $95,865 grant will reprise the five-week "Siberian Culture in the Golden Altai" seminar, designed by the HWS Russian Area Studies program in cooperation with t...  More >>

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