Category Archives: Russian News

FLL & Russian Studies Symposium on “Resurgent Russia: Friend or Foe?”

The Russian Studies program is hosting a Symposium on “Resurgent Russia: Friend or Foe?”, March 16-17 in Faulkner Gallery of Joyner Library. The Symposium will consist of three segments: ​​Keynote Address by Dr. Alexander Cooley (Columbia University in NY), Prof. of Political Science and Director of the Harriman Institute – on the theme of “Resurgent Russia: Friend or Foe?” Thursday,

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Jason Port, URCA Award Winner in Russian Studies

Russian Studies student Jason Port was awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award (URCA) this year to work on a research project with his mentor, Dr. Justin Wilmes of the FLL Department. The project is titled “Perceptions and Realities: Russian-American Foreign Policy and Popular Perception Since Putin’s 2012 Reelection.” Jason’s paper was recently accepted to the University of Pittsburgh’s European

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November 29, 2016. Russian Vocale Ensemble ‘СhoRuss’. 7pm The Music House.

Established in April 2012, the ChoRuss Vocal Ensemble tours extensively in Europe: in Germany, in France, in Switzerland and in United Kingdom. The repertoire of the Ensemble is spiritual a-cappella music (which is performed at church services of the Russian Orthodox Church) and Russian folk songs, and Christmas songs. The Ensemble sings the music of Russian composers such as Rachmaninof,

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Alternative Spring Break in Russia

Two ECU undergrads spent their Spring Break on a service trip to Vladimir, Russia, a small town near Moscow on Russia’s historical “Golden Ring.” Jason Port, a freshman Russian and Security Studies double major, and Mac Carneiro, a junior studying Russian and Criminal Justice, decided to experience first-hand the language and culture they learned about in classes this year. They

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Faculty Teaching Awards, Grants and Recognitions, Spring 2016

Prof. Laura Levi Altstaedter was named a 2015-16 Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching, and is the winner of the Robert L. Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching. · ECU News Story about the Founders Day Awards Ceremony The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures recognized two faculty for their Outstanding Commitment to Teaching for 2015-16: Lisa Ellison (Classical Studies)

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