"Europe" is a term of many meanings, and not always consistent ones. Since the end of the Cold War, Europe has become increasingly united economically and politically; yet some of the formerly communist countries are more closely allied to the United States than they are to the founding states of the European Union.
REES and the University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Office announce a three-week, three-credit study abroad course with activities scheduled in and around Kyiv, Ukraine and St. Petersburg, Russia. Course sessions will consist of lectures and discussions with the professor and visiting lecturers and course-relevant site visits. The trip will run from June 23–July 12. A pre-departure meeting will be scheduled in the month prior to the trip. For more information about the program, please visit the program website.
REES Awarded Project GO (Global Officers) Grant
REES and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures have been awarded a Project GO (Global Officers) grant from the Institute of International Education, with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, to provide Russian language training to locally, regionally and nationally recruited students from the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC. REES and the Slavic Department will use this funding to develop an integrated program of intensive summer language instruction, opportunities for extended study abroad, and academic year instruction incorporating high-quality distance learning technologies. This program will enable ROTC cadets and midshipmen from throughout the U.S. to complete coursework equivalent to three academic years of Russian language instruction, while gaining significant overseas experience and cultural enrichment.
The University of Pittsburgh, pending final budgetary approval, is offering two postdoctoral fellowships to begin in September 2013 for scholars whose work focuses on topics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the formerly Soviet regions of Eurasia, in any field in the humanities, social sciences, and professional disciplines (e.g. law, business, public policy). Click here for more information.