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Open Letter to Slavic community at UCD regarding Ukraine

Dear Slavic community at UCD,

The Russian Program at UCD stands with you in condemning Russia’s illegal and immoral attack on Ukraine. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to those of you who have familial and other ties to Ukraine. As a native of Ukraine myself, I am profoundly and personally affected by the horrific images we have all seen on our screens in the last days.

Join us at the Russian Program Fall Welcome!

Please join us as we celebrate the new academic year!

Russian Program Fall Welcome
Friday, October 14th
Olson 53A

Featuring presentations from students who recently studied Russian abroad in Batumi, Georgia.

Light Refreshments will be served.

 The Slavic Association Club welcomes you!

Formerly known as “The Russian Club”, the Slavic Association club wanted to expand its inclusivity to include and celebrate all Slavic cultures. The club aims to educate members of the community about their own Slavic heritage and welcomes non-Slavic students to learn and celebrate our cultures with us. Anyone is welcome to join our club and participate in many events throughout the year to celebrate Slavic cultures. 

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Welcome back and to Fall quarter.  The Advising team is excited for another great year.  We are now able to offer virtual drop-in advising. Please visit this link,, on Tuesday’s from 1:30-3pm or Friday 9-11am. We are looking forward to assisting you with your advising needs.

Professor Juharyan on the American Attic Podcast - to discuss the collision of art, politics and dissent seen in Eastern European history

“What is the role of art in society? What is risked by those who put pen to paper, paint brush to canvas or hand to clay in search of the freedom of expression? In this new episode of the American Attic, my guide through these topics and much more is UC Davis professor Victoria Juharyan. By exploring the currently threatened history of Slavic art in Eastern Europe, Prof. Juharyan's years of graduate study at Dartmouth and Princeton help tell the story of artists who risked it all for their craft.

Upcoming Event: Andrey Shlyakhter, "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut"

The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce the final event in the New Directions in Jewish Studies 2022 Lecture Series: "Jew, Tailor, Smuggler, Spy: How Transnational Jewish Networks Needled Holes in the Soviet Frontier—and Helped Stitch it Shut" with Andrey Shlyakhter, Thursday, May 26 at 12 pm PDT. Please find a poster, abstract, and registration link below.    We look forward to seeing you there!  


Greg & Carrie Challenge You to Donate this Give Day: April 22-23, 2022

Greg Redmond, German Graduate Program Alum, and his wife, Carrie Cornwell, have issued a Give Day challenge:

"Taking a two-year break from practicing primary care medicine at UCDHs for 27 years, to complete a master's degree in German at UCD, saved my quality of life.