Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian
Alumni Update | Winter 2017–2018

Highlights of the Davis School of Russian’s 2017 Session

Films, a Chekhov play, concerts, sports, lectures by prominent guests, and a host of club activities helped students to immerse themselves in the Russian language and culture.

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One Hundred Years after the Russian Revolution

In 1917, the Russian Revolution transformed the landscape of global politics, and its effects continue to reverberate today. A three-day symposium at Middlebury in September focused on some of the key questions surrounding the revolution and its aftermath.

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The Future of Language Learning

Per Urlaub, the new associate dean for curriculum, discusses trends in language learning, changing technology in our classrooms, and what the future holds for the Language Schools.

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Podcasts from the Middlebury Institute’s Summer Symposium on Russia

This summer, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey hosted a seven-week-long symposium that brought together leading Russian and American experts and top graduate students.

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Keep in Touch with the Gazyeta

Would you like to brush up on your Russian while keeping up with all of the happenings at the Davis School of Russian each summer? The school’s weekly newspaper, the Gazyeta, offers stories about guest speakers, cultural events, performances, and more.

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Students Get a Head Start on Learning Russian

The preenrollment program on our website gives students a preview of the Davis School of Russian while helping them with the alphabet, basic greetings, and common phrases. It’s also great refresher for alumni who haven’t used their Russian in a while.

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Language Schools Confer 100 Degrees at Commencement

One hundred students received master’s or doctoral degrees at the Language Schools Commencement this summer. Mexican novelist and investigative journalist Elena Poniatowska delivered an inspiring address.

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