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April 2022

European Resource Fair

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
FedEx Global Education Center

This event is part of Europe Week 2022. Join representatives from units across campus in the Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center to learn about opportunities for European careers, study abroad, research, and more at UNC and in Europe! Co-Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum, the Russian Flagship Program, the Office for Undergraduate Research, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Romance Studies, the Study Abroad Office, the Office for Distinguished Scholarships, and the…

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Deadline • Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

April 15

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies is currently accepting applications for 2022-23 academic year fellowships. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Academic Year 2022-2023 application deadline:  Friday, April 15, 2022, at 11:59pm APPLY HERE What is an academic year FLAS fellowship?  A non-service fellowship that provides graduate and undergraduate students with a tuition scholarship and a stipend for living expenses.…

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Studying Russian to Break the Ice

April 19 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Zoom

UNC alumna Lisa Dickey (Russian Language and Literature, ’88) will discuss the importance of language study as a means of facilitating cross-cultural communication -- whether in times of peace or in times of strife. Dickey will share how her experiences studying Russian and traveling across Russia prepared her for her writing career and shaped her perspective on the country and its people. Register here. In 1988 Lisa Dickey moved to St. Petersburg in hopes of becoming a journalist. In 1995,…

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Diplomacy Week • A Discussion with Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

April 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center + Google Map

Mark your calendars for the evening of April 21, 2022! Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, will speak to the Carolina community in a discussion with Graeme Robertson, professor of political science and director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs and former U.S. ambassador, as part of Diplomacy Week hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. Yovanovitch has served in…

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National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC) Presentation

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Zoom

The UCLA Russian Flagship will be hosting an information session on opportunities and career options with the National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC). The NVTC provides critical linguistic support to the United States Intelligence Community and other federal agencies.  They provide a variety of translation services and their language needs are diverse, from Arabic, Chinese - Mandarin, to Portuguese and Russian. Register for the event here.

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Alyosha Stupin, Putin’s Peter Pen: A Conversation & Virtual Exhibition with Artist Igor Ponochevnyi

April 25 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Zoom

Alyosha Stupin is a seven-year-old Russian boy from Reutov, near Moscow, and he likes to draw. Alyosha’s drawings capture the pride and joy the adults around him take in Russia's national leader President Putin and his quest to restore the Soviet Empire, the Russian World, or both. The urchin’s drawings became so popular in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea that his “daddy,” the jurist-turned-artist Igor Ponochevnyi had to flee Russia as a political refugee after a series…

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May 2022

A Conversation with Kira Yarmush

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Zoom

Kira Yarmysh is Alexei Navalny’s press secretary who was by his side during his brush with death by poisoning and is one of the most active members of his Anti-Corruption Foundation. She is also one of the forces behind — and faces of — the YouTube channel “Popular Politics,” notable for its investigations of corruption in Putin’s regime as well as an unflinching coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our conversation with Ms. Yarmysh will highlight her work as the author of two novels, Incredible…

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Parent Info Session

May 11 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Zoom

Hear more about the program from UNCRFP staff and get the parent perspective from the parent of a current student in the program! Register here. The Russian Flagship Program at UNC Chapel Hill is one of eight Russian Language Flagship programs in the US sponsored by the National Security Education Program as part of The Language Flagship, a national initiative aimed to change the way Americans learn languages. The goal of the Russian Flagship Program is for participating students to:…

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Deadline • Indiana University Russian Language Workshop

May 18

Russian was the first language to be offered in the Language Workshop, in 1950. Since then, the Workshop has helped thousands of students improve their mastery of Russian and their understanding of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Today's Russian program offers seven levels of accelerated, proficiency-based courses developed in collaboration with the Russian Language Flagship Program. Courses combine formal classroom instruction, daily one-on-one, level-appropriate conversation and communication coaching sessions, and a rich program of extra-mural activities led by facilitators…

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Deadline • CLS Spark

May 26

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is happy to introduce CLS Spark, a new initiative of the U.S. Department of State providing American students the access and opportunity to start their language learning journeys even when these critical languages may not be offered on their campuses or when they may have responsibilities that limit their ability to go overseas. Participants will spend an academic year learning either Arabic, Chinese or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers…

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