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Russian and Eurasian Studies Major Receives Boren Scholarship

Russian and Eurasian Studies Major Receives Boren Scholarship

Senior Jared Anable was awarded a Boren Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. The Boren Scholarship awards up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to specialize in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. Anable is the only Mason student to receive the award this year.

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Center Announces Fall Program

Center Announces Fall Program

The Center is pleased to host an exhibit of artwork by Nikolai Getman a former Gulag prisoner. There are a number of related events including an opening reception with guest speakers, the film One Day in the Life ..., and several lectures.

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Barnes Publishes Book on Gulag

Barnes Publishes Book on Gulag

Steven Barnes, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, has published Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society.

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Russian Olympiada Held at Mason

Russian Olympiada Held at Mason

On April 23, 2010, the Virginia State Olympiada of Spoken Russian was held at George Mason University in the Johnson Center. The Olympiada provides an opportunity for American high school students of Russian to demonstrate their skills in speaking the language by competing before a panel of judges comprised of faculty and upper-level university students

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Katz Makes Impact in Moscow

Katz Makes Impact in Moscow

George Mason University professor Mark Katz traveled to Moscow in March to give a series of lectures at the Higher School of Economics. His trip highlights the benefits of a short-term faculty exchange agreement between Mason and the Higher School.

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Russian Studies Alum Working in Kyrgyzstan

Russian Studies Alum Working in Kyrgyzstan

Jason Smart, a 2007 graduate with a double major in Russian studies and government and international politics, has become Resident Country Director in Kyrgyzstan for the International Republican Institute. He heads up democracy-building efforts in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic in Central Asia.

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