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Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special events March 24-29, 2014.

Public Roundtable on Polish-Jewish Studies
Monday, March 24 / 5:30 p.m.
Page Hall 0020

Slavic Dinner w/ Presentation on Russian Slang by Marina Pashkova
Monday, March 24 / 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Jennings Hall 60

Video Conference with Murmansk, Russia
Friday, March 28 / 8:00 a.m.
Hagerty Hall 145

Midwest Slavic Conference Keynote Address
Featuring Eric McGlinchey, associate professor of government and politics, George Mason University
"A Theft So Nice, They Did it Twice: Fleecing Local Populations and Foreign Investors in Central Asia"
Friday, March 28 / 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
10 Page Hall

50th Anniversary Lunch and Lecture
Featuring Todd Armstrong, Alumnus and Professor, Grinnell College
Special Remarks by Ohio Representative Michael Stinziano
Special Remarks by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

Saturday, March 29 / 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Mendenhall Laboratory 100

In honor of the Department's 50th anniversary, Todd Armstrong, professor of Russian, Grinnell College, will present "Russian Mad Men: Valery Todorovsky’s Teleserial Ottepel as a Window on Russian Culture".

George Kalbouss, professor emeritus, will present the history of the department.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Michael Stinziano will offer speical remarks.

Boxed lunches will be provided to those who RSVP. To RSVP please contact Daniel Purdy at

Midwest Slavic Conference
Sunday, March 30 / 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mendenhall Laboratory