year of russia
Lecture: "Remembering the Soviet-Afghan War: How a Blockbuster Film, Online Chat Rooms, Video Games, and Russian Veterans have Reshaped the Meanings of Russia’s Vietnam"
Stephen Norris is Professor of History and faculty affiliate with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University. He is the author of two books on Russian cultural history: A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity, 1812-1945 (Northern Illinois UP, 2006) and Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism (Indiana UP, 2012). He has also co-edited three books, most recently Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present (Indiana 2012). He is currently writing a book about the Soviet political cartoonist, Boris Efimov (1900-2008).
Join the UK Russian Club as we celebrate "Russian Week" with the last Russian Tea of the semester. As always there will be sweet & savory Russian treats, lots of tea and plenty of good conversation. End the semester and the year on a sweet note. Милости просим!
All Enrolled UK Students are eligible to play for prizes in the Spring Tetris Tournament
Shortly following the documentary screening, The College of Arts & Sciences will be holding a follow up to last Fall’s Tetris Tournament. Come defend your high score,or perhaps become UK’s newly reigning Tetris champion? Prizes will be awarded for the top three contenders. Refreshments will be provided to all participants. This competition is only open to currently enrolled UK students.
This is the story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.
Join us for a concert of Russian & Ukrainian romances--poetry set to music by famous Russian & Ukrainian composers. Free & open to the public. This is a lovely way to spend your lunch break!
Denise J. Youngblood is Professor of Russian History at the University of Vermont. She is a specialist in the history of Russian and Soviet cinema, about which she has written six books and numerous articles. Her most recent books are "Russian War Films: On the Cinema Front, 1914-2005" (2007) and "Cinematic Cold War: The American and Soviet Struggle for Hearts and Minds" (2010).