About Russian Studies at Dal
Добро пожаловать! Welcome to the Department of Russian Studies!
Кафедра русского языка и литературы при Униерситете Дальхаузи была основана еще в 1944-ом году. Первая магистерская работа (о Пушкине) была защищена в 1947-ом году Юлией Сванбург.
(Translation) The first classes in Russian at Dalhousie were offered in the autumn of 1944, making it one of the oldest Russian programs in Canada. Its first MA thesis (on Pushkin's life and works) was defended in 1947 by Julia A. Swanburg. We administer the oldest continuously-operating Russian study abroad program in Canada. Learn more about the department.
The department also administers the Chinese Studies Program.
Course news: RUSN 3200 "Russian Music Baroque to Rock"
A new course this year, RUSN 3200 "Russian Music Baroque to Rock" is also cross-listed with the Music Department. Learn more here.
Russian Studies News
RUSN 3060 "Putin's Russia"
The theme of this year's Russian Topics course is "Putin's Russia." Learn more here.
Yuri Leving wins the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award 2017
Yuri Leving (Department of Russian Studies) is the winner of the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Professor Leving is the first Canadian Slavic scholar to ever receive this prestigious award and the ceremony was held at the annual convention in Washington, DC, on 2 February 2018. The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL, https://www.aatseel.org/), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels.
Yuri Glazov Memorial Award
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Governors' Award Recipient 2016
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University Research Professorship
Richard Florizone, President of Dalhousie University, has announced Professor Yuri Leving as one of the five recipients of the University Research Professorship upon recommendation of the Selection Committee on April 4, 2016. The title of University Research Professor is granted to a limited number of individual Dalhousie faculty members who have achieved distinction in scholarship. On behalf of the University, President Florizone extended his sincere congratulations to the new University Research Professors and best wishes for continued success. Fiona Black, Associate Vice-President Academic, and Frank P. Harvey, the incoming Dean of the FASS, have also congratulated Professor Yuri Leving with this achievement.