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New Collaborations Between K‐12 and Title VI Language Resource Centers During COVID‐19 by Edna Andrews, Duke University, and Kate Burkett, District of Columbia Public Schools The past 18 months of the pandemic have presented unprecedented challenges across most of our institutions and communities. One community that was particularly hard hit was education. With the suspension of in‐person teaching in most of our K‐12 schools and many college and universities during this period, both students and teachers found… read more about New Collaborations Between K‐12 and Title VI Language Resource Centers During COVID‐19 »

Excerpt: Now, more than ever, the United States needs more cultural exchanges not only in the arts, but in our K-12 schools and universities across disciplines and programs. These cultural and academic exchanges provide an important bridge that facilitates collaboration and cooperation that is essential for balance in other communities of practice where we need to work together.    By Edna Andrews, opinion contributor - 05/08/21, Published in The Hill.   Click here to read full article     read more about Why U.S.-Russian cultural exchanges are so important »

New Research on Remote Teaching and Learning from Title VI Language Resource Center The article linked below is the first of three in a series that attempts to frame a set of principles for measuring the outcomes of remote teaching and learning across U.S. universities and K–12 schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The framework of the first analysis focuses on the use of Zoom as one of the common mediums and platforms for course realizations, and how remote synchronous (real-time) teaching and learning measures up… read more about New Research on Remote Teaching and Learning from Title VI Language Resource Center »

A dialogue-based handbook of Armenian grammar for both beginning and intermediate students, by Arshak Balayan Armenian Grammar read more about Armenian Grammar »

A seminar series focused on language discrimination in fragile and precarious communities proposed by faculty in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke has attracted key funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project has been designated a Sawyer Seminar Series and awarded a grant of $225,000 over two years. Institutions must be invited to apply for the opportunity. Leading the effort are professors Edna Andrews, chair of Linguistics; Lee Baker, chair of Cultural Anthropology; and Liliana Paredes… read more about Seminar Series to Raise Awareness of Language Discrimination »

Сегодня ушла из жизни Людмила Алексеевна Вербицкая, президент Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета, почетный президент Российской академии образования и бывший ректор СПбГУ.  В 1994 году Людмила Алексеевна стала первой женщиной – ректором российского университета.  Людмила Алексеевна была награждена множеством почетных орденов России и других стран, в том числе Орденом Дружбы Росскийской Федерации, Орденом Почетного легиона Франции, Орденом Академических пальм (Франция), Орденом Заслуг перед Республикой (… read more about Lyudmila Verbitskaya, President of St. Petersburg State University, passed away at age 83 »

Advanced Hindi language and culture materials from Dr. Nilakshi Phukan. These resources feature audio and video content and address grammatical, syntactic, and discourse features of the Hindi language. read more about Advanced Hindi »

Pavel Palazhchenko was chief high-level English interpreter to former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze from 1985-1991. Palazhchenko currently serves as the Head of Press and International Affairs Expert at the Gorbachev Foundation (The International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies). Presentation given on December 4, 2018.  read more about Pavel Palazhchenko: Negotiations Ending the Cold War »

Performance of favorite arias from Italian and Russian operas by Natalia Mironova, Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia. Accompanied by Inara Zandmane (UNC Greensboro) on Piano.      read more about Natalia Mironova: Concert of Russian and Italian Opera (March 27, 2019) »

What are the origins of the conflict within Ukraine? Why did it erupt into violence in 2014? What are Russia's strategic objectives, and why have the Minsk Accords failed? Professor Nicolai Petro, who spent much of 2013 and 2014 in Odessa as a Fulbright Scholar, suggests that the conflict in Ukraine has deep domestic roots.  February 15, 2018 Presentation sponsored by Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) and Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC).… read more about Dr. Nicolai Petro: The Tragedy of Ukraine »

Russian language and culture in documentary films on Putin, Yeltsin, and other cultural and political figures. These materials include extensive glossaries, cultural notes, and computer-graded reading comprehension questions. Recommended for intermediate and advanced students. read more about Contemporary Russian Through Documentary Film »

Zura Dotton and John Doyle Wagner conduct thorough studies of Kazakh and Chechen language use, morphophonemics, and syntax. These grammars also reflect recent orthographic changes to Kazakh. Kazakh Grammar Chechen Grammar All grammars read more about Kazakh and Chechen Grammar »

A descriptive grammar of contemporary spoken Wymysorys in Wilamowice. read more about Wymysorys Grammar »

Columbia University's Harriman Institute interviews Ambassador Jack F. Matlock as part of their series "Conversations with Diplomats" Click Here to view the Interview  read more about Columbia University's Harriman Institute Interviews Dr. Jack Matlock »

Jack Matlock, the former US Ambassador to the USSR from 1987 to 1991, gives an address at the Union League Club of Chicago titled, Russia Under Putin: How to Work With Him.     read more about Matlock Address on Russia Under Putin »