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The art of translation requires far more than the simple ability to speak that language, says Alexandra Curtis ’20. A Russian-to-English scholarly article has been published that Curtis co-translated with Professor and Chief Curator of the Folklore Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yelena Minyonok in Moscow. Titled “St. Sisinnius’ Legend in Folklore and

A study abroad experience in 2018 to Barnaul, Russia was all it took to inspire Sarah Cavanaugh ’20 to return to the thriving Siberian city. She got her wish this summer with a second visit to Barnaul thanks to a Fulbright-Hays scholarship awarded by the U.S. State Department. “I was drawn to learning a foreign language

In an article in The Atlantic and an NPR interview this month, retired Central Intelligence Agency officer John Sipher ’83, P’19 discusses the questions about Russia’s election interference that remain following the release of the Mueller Report. Sipher will serve as this year’s keynote speaker for the Hobart Launch on Friday. In “The Russia Investigation

Iowa State University’s Jack Seitz will lead a talk titled “Snow Wells, Cholera, and Nomads: Water and Empire on the Kazakh Steppe” on Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Stern Hall room 103. The talk is sponsored by HWS Departments of Russian Area Studies, Asian Studies, History and Environmental Studies. Seitz talk reflects the

During winter break, 11 Hobart and William Smith students flew to Moscow to delve into the depths of Russian history, language and culture through a 10-day experience curated and led by Associate Dean for Curricular Initiatives and Development and Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway, along with Associate Professor of Psychology Emily Fisher.

Among the western plains of Siberia is the thriving city of Barnaul, Russia. Situated close to the border of Kazakhstan, the city is an industrial, cultural and educational center home to the prestigious Altai State Pedagogical University. This semester, Sarah Cavanaugh ’20, Alexandra Curtis ’20, Piper Delo ’20 and Kaitlyn Marshall ’20 are studying abroad

For the fifth time since 2006, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Russian Area Studies program has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The $98,038 grant will fund a six-week, intensive seminar during the summer of 2019, focusing on advanced Russian language and culture in the Siberian city of

Philologist and folklorist Yelena Minyonok Ph.D. will present a talk, “Old Clothes on Young Bodies: Dynamics of Russian Folk Traditions in Modern Rural and Urban Contexts,” on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Sanford Room. Minyonok is the chief curator of the Folklore Archive and major researcher in the Folklore Division of the

Alexandra Curtis ’20, a recipient of a 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, is delving into Russian folklore and the art of literary translation at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. There, Curtis is helping edit and translate Russian folklore and academic texts into English, building

In an exploration of culture and language, Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway is leading 20 students through Russia during winter break. The two trips, designed for students who speak Russian and those with limited language abilities, offer students experiences curated to their academic goals and interests. “My goal is to be fluent