Amherst College Russian Professor Catherine Ciepiela To Read Nov. 9

October 31, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Ciepiela, professor of Russian at Amherst College, will read from The Same Solitude, her new book that follows the epistolary romance between Russian poets Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Russian Folk Songs in Memory of Yulya Zapolskaya at Amherst Center for Russian Culture Dec. 10

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Amherst Center for Russian Culture will present: “Yulya’s Song: The Love, Life and Art of a Russian-American Singer and Songwriter” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall at Amherst College.

“Stray Dog Cabaret” Poetry at Amherst Center for Russian Culture Feb. 5

Writer Olga Grushin to Read at Amherst College Feb. 19

February 9, 2007Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Russian and American writer Olga Grushin will read from her fiction at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Russian Department Online Resources

Prizes and Awards

Department prizes awarded at Senior Assembly:

THE CAROL PRIZE IN RUSSIAN
given by David James Carol, class of 1977, in honor of his parents, Joseph and Roberta Carol, is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the greatest dedication and commitment to Russian.

THE MIKHAIL SCHWEITZER MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD

The Russian Department

The Amherst College Russian Department, four professors and two lecturers, is committed to excellence in the teaching of Russian literature, language, and culture. Each professor of the department has achieved distinction as a published scholar in a different aspect of Russia's literary and cultural history.

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