Tenure-track Assistant Professor Postion in Russian Literature and Culture at University of Kansas, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Russian literature and culture, Assistant Professor, tenure-track.

Specialization in nineteenth-century Russian literature, Ph.D. or ABD in Slavic Languages & Literatures or in Comparative Literature (with emphasis on Russian literature) expected by start date of appointment; capacity to teach the entire 19th century (both Romanticism and Realism) in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of a PhD-granting department; strong program of research; native or near-native language ability in both Russian and English.

Interdisciplinary interests and ability to integrate art, cinema, theatre, and/or culture into teaching; interest in collaborative teaching and research; interest in digital scholarship; grant-writing experience.

Address on-line application to Marc L. Greenberg, Chair, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas.

To apply, go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position 00003449, and upload letter of application, c.v., and a list of 3 references with street and e-mail addresses.
Initial review of completed applications begins November 1, 2010 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 1, 2010. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the appointment.

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Instructor for National Cryptologic School Review at ACE Credit

Bellow, please see a message from our ACE colleagues:

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for some assistance to recruit instructors with a background in Korean, Persian, Russian, Serbo Croatian, and Urdu for a review being held January 14, 2011, at National Cryptologic School, MD.

For more than 30 years, CREDIT has reviewed the adult learning programs offered by all manner of organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military. The credit recommendations based on those reviews have given adult learners the opportunity to gain academic credit for courses taken outside the traditional university classroom.

The commitment to academic integrity begins with the evaluators, all of whom are specialists in the subject matter being taught.  Evaluators are typically faculty members of colleges and universities and are chosen for their training and experience in the subject matter as well as their knowledge of curricula and instructional methods.

Evaluators receive a stipend of $400 for each working day and expenses are reimbursed based on the GSA per diem rate.  Additionally, below I have included two links; the first is to ACE’s website and the second is the ACE faculty evaluator’s homepage.

If you or you know colleagues who are or maybe interested, please give me a call or email me as soon as possible. I greatly appreciate your consideration in this matter and value colleagues like you who are willing to take their time to help up further lifelong learning.


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Program Coordinator
College Credit Recommendation Service
Ph: 202-939-9468

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Russian Foundation of Chicago Schoolarship for Undergraduate and Graduate students, Deadline December 1

Russian Foundation of Chicago announced it’s first annual scholarship for undegraduate and graduate students in the Chicago area who are Russian speakers, study Russian language or culture, or study in Russia. Please visit RFC’s website for more information. Application form can be downloaded here. The deadline to submit the application is December 1.

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra at CSO, November 12

Information taken directly from CSO Website:

“First rate string players honed by Vladimir Spivakov to a rare fineness of ensemble. What the violinist has achieved with this group is remarkable.” – The New York Times

“[Alexander Ghindin’s] performance was a feast of keyboard virtuosity…”  – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Maestro Artist Management  is proud to announce a highly-anticipated performance by one of the world’s most acclaimed chamber orchestras, Moscow Virtuosi, led by internationally-renowned violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov. Comprised of top-ranking soloists and former principle chairs of the great orchestras of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi, under the leadership of Vladimir Spivakov, has been in demand at the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls since its inception over 30 years ago.

The soloist for this performance is brilliant Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin, who rapidly established himself as a major force on the international piano scene since becoming the youngest prize winner ever of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994, later gaining Second Prize at Brussels International Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1999. In 2007 he won the first prize of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, impressing judges with a performance of Rachmaninoff No. 3 with the Cleveland Orchestra.  Washington Post raves: “…Alexander Ghindin is an uncommonly musical pianist, and his concert at the Kennedy Center was in every way triumphal…”

Tickets are available by calling (312) 294-3000 or on-line.

Prague: Opening of an Original Exhibition, Trip to the New World 1902-1903, October 27

Opening of an original photo exhibition Trip to the New World 1902-1903 on the occasion of the Czech National Holiday at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic.

When: Wednesday, October 27
Time: TBD
Where: Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1680

The event is held under the auspices of Ambassador Dana Hunátová, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, presented in cooperation with the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International.

For more information please contact the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago at (312) 861-1037 ext.100

Ukrainian Rock Concert, Okean Elzy, Congress Theater, October 15 [in Ukrainian]

Check out a popular Ukrainian Rock band Okean Elzy (OE) playing at Congress Theater on Friday, October 15 at 8pm.

Information taken from bomond.com:


Congress Theater
2135 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647


ALL AGES SHOW / 21 & over to drink.


Presale tickets price – $55 general admission, after Sept 1st.

Ticket price at the doors – $65 general admission.

General admission is for both first floor standing and second floor balcony sitting.

For tickets, please visit here.

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Mariinsky Orchestra at CSO, October 12

Russian Foundation of Chicago graciously extended a discount to all its members and friends. To receive 20% discount, mention code RF20% when purchasing tickets by phone at 312.294.3000 or at the box office at 220 S. Michigan Ave (discount not available online).

Information taken from CSO website:

The Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra) and its visionary director Valery Gergiev present an unforgettable evening of Russian masterpieces. Rising star Denis Matsuev joins Gergiev for Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, and the program concludes with Shostakovich’s final symphony, notable for its quotations of Rossini, Wagner and his own Fourth Symphony.

Maestro Valery Gergiev and Pianist Denis Matsuev will sign copies of their CD Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Grainger Ballroom following this performance.

Russian Children and Adult Author, Grigory Oster, October 10 [in Russian]

Russian Literary Salon invites you to attend a meeting with famous Russian author of children books and adult novels, Grigory Oster. The meeting will take place at Computer Science Institute in Skokie (8950 Gross Point Road) at 6pm, on Sunday, October 10. Note, the event will be conducted in Russian. For more information, see original message.

Electronic Resources Workshop for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, October 19, October 20

2010 Workshop Announcement


[enter through the Classics Reading Room in the northwest corner of the 4th Floor Reading Room]

– Tuesday, October 19 4:00 – 5:30 pm
– Wednesday, October 20 4:00 – 5:30 pm

No reservations needed

June Pachuta Farris, Bibliographer for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, jpf3@uchicago.edu
Sandra Levy, Associate Slavic Librarian, slevy@uchicago.edu