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  • Conference dates: May 6-7, 2016

    Friday, May 6, 2016, Wilder Hall, room 111, Time: 4:30 pm

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, Haldeman, room 041, Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Distinguished journalists, editors, scholars, and policy experts from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the U.S. will gather at Dartmouth to discuss the role of new and traditional media in contributing to the perception and the reality of a "new cold war," especially around the on-going conflict in...

  • My goal is to update our Russian language courses and explore the topic: the Role of Women in a Changing Russian Society and in the Multi-Ethnic Society of Tatarstan. My task during the trip is to obtain the latest and best films in Russian, stories, novels and media materials, and to videotape interviews with specialists on this topic in Russia. Since this is for our language classes, I will be searching for materials to improve students’ language skills in Russian.
    My over-arching...

  • I began with Russian in junior high school, received proficiency for 1st year college Russian, and ultimately majored in it because of my love of the language and the freedom the major provided me as a pre-med from having to take extra science courses.  The perspective on the world that an understanding of Russia confers is considerable.   Like any long term knowledgeable observer of Russia from the West, I am disappointed but not surprised in the changes that have taken place there since I...

  • Film Screening and Q & A with director Maxim Pozdorovkin

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:00 pm, Rockefeller room 003

    Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning Russian filmmaker who is the director and producer of the feature-length documentaries Capital, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and...

  • After I graduated, I did a Fulbright Fellowship in Kazakhstan (which I was awarded thanks to my Russian skills). After that, I began a job in China where I focused on transactions between the Former Soviet Union and China, mostly in the commodities sector.

    I ultimately realized that finance was not where I wanted to end up with my career, so I applied to architecture school. I am really enjoying my career change and studying Russian constructivist architecture is really...

  • After graduation, Jill went on to complete a Master of Arts in Russian Studies from Georgetown University's  Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. This rewarding program deepened her knowledge of the post-Soviet sphere in addition to building on the Russian language skills she acquired at Dartmouth. Jill now lives in Washington, DC and would be happy to speak with any graduates looking to further their Russian studies education.

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  • Andrew Chapman, Dartmouth Department of Russian
    Tuesday, May 19 in Reed Hall 108 at 4:00 pm
    In his talk, Chapman will discuss two recent documentary film/media projects currently
    produced in Russia (The Term [2013-] and Reality [2014-]). The producers liken these
    projects, which exist online in a series of different media reporting platforms, to “A
    Russian Vice Media” or “Russkii Vice.” The two projects feature over one hundred
    amateur cameramen, who are given...


  • I graduated from Dartmouth in 2010. While at Dartmouth, I went on the LSA+ to St. Petersburg, and volunteered at Kitezh, a children’s community in the Kaluga region of Russia. My experience volunteering at Kitezh led me to pursue a career in teaching and working with children. Immediately upon graduation, I participated in the New York City Teaching Fellow program, where I earned my master’s degree from Hunter College in special education and taught in both middle school and high...

  • I participated in the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship for the summer of 2012 in Vladimir, Russia. Overall, I really enjoyed Vladimir; the people were very hospitable and friendly. The program was definitely challenging; the institute often gave us 4+ hours of homework every day, and made us take a pledge not to speak English while in the program. However, I learned an astounding amount of Russian, and I could see my Russian vocabulary and grammar grow week by week. Moreover...

  • Since graduating, I have been teaching elementary literacy in Dallas in a bilingual, Spanish-language classroom through Teach for America. I love teaching and especially teaching in a bilingual program. Outside of work, I am coaching lacrosse for a high school girls' team and also started a program at our elementary school.