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  • Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - KU CREES
    contents of his recently published book Bloodlands Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Click here to see the video KU CREES CREES kicked off the semester this September with its annual Fall Mixer and Potluck Dr Jonathan Perkins EGARC and Dr Eve Levin History received CREES Faculty and Staff Service Awards for their outstanding work with CREES programs and students KU CREES Russian environmental advocates and administrators pay visit to Lawrence Click here to read an article on their visit Lawrence Journal World Congratulations to the 2011 REES graduates The MA graduates were Yuki Onogi and Bethany Owens and the REES co major graduates were Nicholas Krogmann Eliska Valehrachova and Lillian Boyce KU CREES Ruoxi Du won this year s Laird Essay Competition Click here to read her winning essay KU CREES Prev Next News Bulletins Upcoming Events FLAS Online Application now available CREES welcomes undergraduate and graduate Summer and Academic Year Applications for 2013 14 Applications eligible for BCS Czech Polish Russian Slovene Tajik Turkish Ukrainian Uyghur Yiddish Apply online at http flas ku edu apply Posted Nov 2 2012 2012 13 CREES Course Grant Competition The Center for Russian East European Eurasian Studies CREES is pleased to announce an initiative designed to integrate ideas and content from the REES region into the KU curriculum Due to NRCs Title VI budget cuts that resulted in the cancellation of the CREES course grant competition last year CREES is only able to fund two proposals one in each of the two competition categories listed below in the amount of 1 000 plus fringe benefits payable as summer salary Posted Nov 1 2012 FREE PUSSY RIOT Freedom of Speech in Russia KU Center for Russian East European Eurasian Studies the Center for Global and International Studies and the School of Journalism invites you to take part in a discussion of the trial of members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot and what it means for free speech in Russia Kirill Mikhailov a journalist based in Moscow will speak to this topic and will take questions from the audience via Skype KU Political Science Professor Erik Herron will be on hand to introduce the speaker Dr Herron who has served as an international election observer in many countries in the region noted the importance of this issue The Pussy Riot case has focused international attention on the Russian government s efforts to stifle vocal expressions of dissent It is unlikely that the case would have achieved such prominence without social media Twitter Facebook and livestreaming sites allow journalists like Kirill Mikhailov to provide real time access to events and they have fundamentally altered how members of the opposition communicate to each other and to the world The event will take place on Monday August 27 1pm in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard Lawrence Kansas 66045 Posted Aug 27 2012 Fall 2012 CREES Newsletter The newest edition of the CREES Newsletter Fall 2012 is available online

    Original URL path: http://www.crees.ku.edu/ (2012-11-20)
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  • Overview - KU CREES
    East Central European area supported by the U S Department of Education CREES has been a National Resource Center since 1965 offering degree granting programs and serving as a resource for K 12 teachers post secondary educators business media government and military Click here to view the Fact Sheet CREES faculty and students have conducted field work researched and taught courses covering the entire region from new European Union members in the west to the Russian Far East from indigenous peoples of the Arctic to traditionally Islamic societies of the South Caucasus and Central Asia Through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and other language programs students can study Bosnian Croatian Serbian Czech Polish Russian Slovene Turkish Ukrainian and Uyghur KU Library resources are unparalleled in the Central Plains featuring thousands of bound volumes and electronic resources in all disciplines CREES also hosts The Russian Review the renowned Russian studies journal as well as electronic resources about the South Caucasus and Central Asia KU Silk Road Resources in addition to SEEFA website Slavic East European Folklore Association The Center for Russian Eastern European Eurasian Studies is on the third floor of Bailey Hall Our main office is in Bailey 320 and is open from 8 a m 5 p m Central Standard Time on university business days We invite you to either take an online campus tour or visit us in person If you have any questions don t hesitate to email us Mission Our mission as a resource center and as an academic program is To meet the national need for Russian East European Eurasian specialists in academic government and private sectors by producing students with superior language training and an excellent foundation in area studies and providing them with professional mentoring enhancement activities and significant opportunities for

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  • Executive Committee - KU CREES
    List MA Portfolio Guidelines Employment Scholarships Funding KU Funding FLAS Fellowships FMSO Research Assistantship CREES AMCHAM Internship External Funding Laird Essay Competition Videos Afghanistan Security Conference Current Brownbags Brownbag Archives Conferences Other Videos Video Player Video Feedback Resources Stammler Library Slavic Libraries Related Departements Listservs Professional Organizations National Resource Centers External Resources SEEFA Siberia and the Circumpolar Arctic Russia s Great War and Revolution Silkroad Resources The Russian Review For Teachers Lesson Plans Workshops Crossroads Webzine Interactive Map Culture Trunks Classroom Speakers Email Sign up Give to CREES Executive Committee The REES Executive Committee represents the general faculty and is authorized to make policy decisions between meetings of the full faculty The Executive Committee assists the Director and Assistant and or Associate Director with the interpretation and implementation of policies the evolution of grant proposal strategies the annual review of the Program and degree requirements the admission of students the hearing of student petitions and grievances The Executive Committee also has the power to appoint standing and ad hoc committees At its discretion the Executive Committee may urge that major changes in policy be sent to the REES Committee for discussion and vote Executive Committee 2011 2012 Chair Mariya Omelicheva Slavic Marc L Greenberg William Comer acting representative during Prof Greenberg s absence Renee Perelmutter History Eve Levin Political Science Ron Francisco Fall 2011 Library Jon Giullian Professional Schools Marie Alice L Heureux At Large Shannon O Lear Graduate Student Representative REESGO Nathaniel Pickett Undergraduate Student Representative Michael Maddox Center for Russian East European Eurasian Studies Bailey Hall 1440 Room 320 Jayhawk Boulevard The University of Kansas Lawrence KS 66045 7574 Phone 785 864 4236 Fax 785 864 3800 Email crees ku edu top Page last modified June 22 2012 Contact the Webmaster A great place to be A Champion

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  • Fact Sheet - KU CREES
    for Russian East European Eurasian Studies CREES at the University of Kansas KU has been a US ED Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center since 1965 KU has offered Russian language since 1943 area certificate since 1959 and an M A degree since 1968 KU offers PhDs with regional concentration in all core disciplines CREES graduates more U S Army Foreign Area Officers than any other NRC program MISSION To meet the national need for specialists by producing students with superior language and area studies training providing professional mentoring enhancement and study research abroad opportunities to support students and faculty in their research and intellectual enhancement so that they can be outstanding teachers scholars and mentors to be a local regional and national resource providing outreach support services and information to other KU units K 12 post secondary business media government military and community constituencies DEGREE PROGRAMS LANGUAGES AND FACULTY B A co major M A in Russian Ukrainian Polish Balkan general East European and general Eurasian tracks PhD in all major disciplines including Slavic Languages Literatures with capacity to teach 10 area languages 8 AY and 5 10 Summer FLAS Fellowships awarded annually Study abroad in Croatia Poland Russia Turkey and Ukraine 64 core and affiliated faculty members including 14 language specialists 20 humanists 17 social scientists 8 in professional schools and 5 in the libraries 8 12 visiting foreign scholars each year LIBRARY 425 000 volumes of Slavica 3000 serials 3 professional Slavic bibliographers 5 professional library staff the major Slavic collection between Illinois and California Berkeley ENHANCEMENT AND OUTREACH Over 50 events annually including lectures workshops plays films roundtables and conferences K 12 Teacher training and newsletters curriculum development and video resources for K 16 Online Content www crees ku edu www ku edu herron www silkroad

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  • CREES Fellows Program - KU CREES
    Fellows Program Click here to see a list of the current CREES Fellows Objectives The CREES Fellows Program promotes trust and collegiality among faculty members at all Regents universities and regional institutions resulting in a more closely knit community of Russian East European Eurasian scholars in Kansas and Central Plains states opportunities for CREES Fellows to present their research findings in CREES venues offering students a more diverse range of topics and opinions than they would otherwise be exposed to by KU faculty alone and providing the Fellows with a forum of peers in which to discuss their research opportunities for CREES Fellows and KU faculty to develop joint research grant and teaching projects outreach opportunities as KU faculty are invited to other institutions to make public presentations or develop joint projects access for CREES Fellows to a collection of over 425 000 volumes of Slavica in Watson Library special collections and rare books in the Spencer Research Library and access while at KU to special databases and other electronic research technologies Structure To apply for status as a CREES Fellow Regional faculty and scholars should send a letter to the Director of CREES stating their academic credentials current affiliation the topic of their research and the kinds of privileges they would like from the Center see list below During their time on campus Fellows may meet in private sessions with KU Slavic librarians use KU research facilities interact with faculty and area studies students tour the campus and visit sites in Lawrence Fellows will be invited to KU to give public lectures on their current research or projects A KUID card as a Visiting Scholar Borrowing privileges at KU libraries Support for photocopying Discount card for the KU Bookstore Eligibility to apply for a modest travel reimbursement and lodging

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  • Dontate to CREES - KU CREES
    Memorial Fund which allows CREES to host the annual Backus Memorial Lecture and the Bramlage Family Foundation Fund which provides scholarships to incoming KU REES MA students who have strong connections to the state of Kansas Maria Palij Memorial Fund The Maria Palij Fund suppports an annual visiting lecturerer specializing in Ukrainian studies The fund also supports the Ukrainian Studies Prize for an outstanding student specializing in Ukrainian George C Jerkovich Fund The mission of the Jerkovich Fund is threefold 1 supports the development of KU s South Slavic library collection 2 provides awards to outstanding students who have demonstrated an interest in the study of Croatian or Serbian history literature folklore or culture 3 brings noted specialists in South Slavic studies to KU Roy Betty Laird Fund This fund is named after the late Professor Roy D Laird a longtime member of the Russian and East European Studies REES and Political Science faculties and Ms Betty Laird whose continued support of CREES activities includes sponsoring the annual Roy Betty Laird Essay Contest Monies donated to support this fund will primarily contribute to the advancement of Russian Studies Norman E Saul Fund Named after KU History Emeritus Professor Norman E Saul this fund supports REES MA students with travel grants to collections or to REES related conferences at which they will be presenting the results of their research Awards made possible by our donors Bramlage Family Foundation Scholarship Through the generosity of the Bramlage Family Foundation CREES offers up to 3500 scholarships to incoming KU REES MA students who have strong connections to the state of Kansas To be eligible students must meet the following criteria Reside in in the State of Kansas be a native Kansan or have other Kansas ties 3 5 GPA in the major Two years

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  • Contact Us - KU CREES
    Portfolio Guidelines Employment Scholarships Funding KU Funding FLAS Fellowships FMSO Research Assistantship CREES AMCHAM Internship External Funding Laird Essay Competition Videos Afghanistan Security Conference Current Brownbags Brownbag Archives Conferences Other Videos Video Player Video Feedback Resources Stammler Library Slavic Libraries Related Departements Listservs Professional Organizations National Resource Centers External Resources SEEFA Siberia and the Circumpolar Arctic Russia s Great War and Revolution Silkroad Resources The Russian Review For Teachers Lesson Plans Workshops Crossroads Webzine Interactive Map Culture Trunks Classroom Speakers Email Sign up Give to CREES Contact Us Online contact form First Name Last Name E mail Your Message General contact information Center for Russian East European Eurasian Studies Bailey Hall 1440 Room 320 Jayhawk Boulevard The University of Kansas Lawrence KS 66045 7574 Phone 785 864 4236 Fax 785 864 3800 Email crees ku edu Contact the staff Staff contact information can be found in the CREES staff directory Center for Russian East European Eurasian Studies Bailey Hall 1440 Room 320 Jayhawk Boulevard The University of Kansas Lawrence KS 66045 7574 Phone 785 864 4236 Fax 785 864 3800 Email crees ku edu top Page last modified February 1 2012 Contact the Webmaster A great place to be A

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