03/24/2019 - Congratulations to Diana Sacilowski, who was awarded a Graduate Student Fellowship at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for the 2019-20 academic year! She joins 6 other graduate students and 7 faculty recipients of the award.
03/24/2019 - Professor Lilya Kaganovsky has been appointed as a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar in recognition of her outstanding achievements in her research and leadership role on campus. Richard Romano (BS, ’54, chemical engineering) and his wife, Margaret, established the Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar program.
12/17/2018 - Professor Richard Tempest was interviewed on Radio Svoboda on December 10, 2018 for a story on the American reception of writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
10/25/2018 - On November 8, UIUC is hosting a workshop focused on the Kiev Kultur-Lige, organized by Harriet Murav and Gennady Estraikh
05/29/2018 - The Vekich Scholar for 2018-19 was announced at the annual Slavic Students' Talent Show in April.
05/07/2018 - This summer's IFLIP language program includes the opportunity to study intensive beginning Russian.
02/06/2018 - Dmytro Shtohryn may have retired as a professor at Illinois in 1995, but his commitment to the university and the field of Ukrainian studies remains as vibrant and meaningful as the Ukrainian paint
12/18/2017 - The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is delighted to announce the establishment of the Dmytro Shtohryn Endowment in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Illinois.
11/13/2017 - Professor Serhiy Kvit of the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism, Ukraine, former president of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2007-2014) and Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (2014-2016), visited the UIUC campus on Monday, November 13, 2017.
10/20/2017 - On a hot and sunny Tuesday, September 26, the current head of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Professor Valeria Sobol gave a lecture entitled “‘Gloom
08/30/2017 - One hundred years ago, the Russian Revolution “shook the world,” in the words of a famous book.
08/18/2017 - For Chad Garland (BA, ’11, Russian language and literature), reporting on the war against ISIS in Iraq requires body armor, bravery, and not a small amount of wits
08/16/2017 - Valeria Sobol is replacing Michael Finke as the head of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
01/12/2017 - Congratulations to Irina Avkhimovich, who on January 12, 2017, successfully defended her PhD dissertation, "The Time of Troubles and the Dilemma of National Identity in Russian His
02/13/2014 - In the introduction to Jaroslav Rozumnyj’s Twentieth Century Ukrainian Literature, the author writes, “For over forty years, the Ukrainian presence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-