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Free Polish Classes

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:00pm

Free Polish Classes

FREE, not-for-credit Polish classes will be held weekly for an hour beginning on January 29, 2013 (Tuesdays, 5-6pm, 204 Whitehall Classroom Building). Materials will be provided. No prior knowledge of Polish necessary. It’s not limited to UK students; everybody is welcome.

For more information, please email freepolishclasses@gmail.com

Concert: Russian Songs, Arias and Duets

Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

Reception to follow.

Free Russian Classes, Part II

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00pm

Free Russian Language classes are back! Join Beau & Madison as they introduce students to the world of Russian. These classes continue the work begun last semester. Beginning level. Materials provided. Classes will meet every Thursday while UK classes are in session. 8-9 p.m. in CB 234. For information & updates check the Free Russian Language class page on Facebook.

CANCELLED (rescheduled date TBD) "Religion, Identity, and Competing Visions of Islam in the Post-Soviet World"

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

For several decades, studying Islam in Central Asia meant beginning with questions, analytical categories, and conceptual frameworks rooted in Soviet and Russian studies; this approach, combined with a lack of basic understanding of the historical experience of Central Asian Muslims prior to the Soviet era, led to host of misconceptions surrounding the character of Muslim religious life in the Soviet era, the impact of Soviet policies and realities, and trends in the renegotiation of religious identities in the post-Soviet age.

Русский разговор Russian Conversation Hour

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

Come chat in Russian. Speakers of all levels and abilities are welcome. You do not have to be a UK student attend. This is a chance to practice your spoken Russian. Давайте поговорим по-русски!

Free Polish Classes

Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Free Polish Classes

FREE, not-for-credit Polish classes will be held weekly for an hour beginning on January 29, 2013 (Tuesdays, 5-6pm, 208 Whitehall Classroom Building). Materials will be provided. No prior knowledge of Polish necessary. It’s not limited to UK students; everybody is welcome.

For more information, please email freepolishclasses@gmail.com

Russian Maslenitsa (Mardi Gras) Celebration & Vodka Tasting

Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Russian Maslenitsa (Mardi Gras) Celebration. Traditional maslenitsa food, vodka tasting, and silent auction. Reservations required by February 9 to guarantee a place (RSVP to Kari Burchfield, klburc2@uky.edu or (859) 257-1994). Price $25, by cash or credit card. Proceeds will benefit the Russian Education Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Film Viewing & Discussion of Women's Issues in the region: "4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 days"

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Presenters of the University of Kentucky from Latvia, Romania, Russia, and Poland will lead a roundtable discussion on the Palme d'Or-winning Romanian film "4 Months, 3 weeks, and 2 days." This film focuses on two women with unwanted pregnancies in the aggressively pro-natalist state of Romania in the 1980s. The description on Amazon.com reads: "Two College Roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements to meet a black market doctor for an illegal abortion.

Free Russian Classes, Part II--Cancelled on Valentine's Day

Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 8:00pm

Tonight's Free Russian Class is cancelled in honor of Valentine's Day. Free Russian Class will return next week--21 February, 8 p.m., CB 234.

Russian Conversation Hour

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 5:00pm

All levels of Russian speakers are welcome to this Russian-only hour during which you can practice your conversation skills. You do not need to be a UK student to participate; the Conversation Hour is open to all speakers of Russian. Join us. 5-6 p.m. Wednesday 13 February 2013.

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