The department is sad to announce the death of former Slavic Ph.D. Dr. John Bartle, who passed away in Utica, New York, at the age of 60 on June 10, 2022.
The department is proud to congratulate the following three recipients of major annual awards to faculty and graduate students: Jerzy Kolodziej award (for excellence in teaching by a graduate student): Jordan Hussey-Anderson. Neatrour-Edgerton award (provides a one-semester fellowship for uninterrupted research by an advanced graduate student): Ani Abrahamyan. Mentor of the Year award (to a faculty member, selected by the graduate students): Russell Valentino.
Upon completion of his service as Associate Dean in the Executive Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, Russell Valentino was honored with the Bicentennial Medal from President Michael McRobbie.
The department mourns Emerita Professor Christina Ioana Illias, who passed away in Bloomington, Indiana at the age of 77 on October 15, 2021.
Russell Valentino’s translation of Miljenko Jergović’s family saga was published by Archipelago Books in June and has already received glowing reviews in the LA Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Modern Novel, as well as starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
The department mourns our former department administrator Shelley Scott, who passed away in Bloomington, Indiana at the age of 68 on May 11, 2021.
Congratulations to Jeff Holdeman, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, on receiving a 2021 IU FACET Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award! Read more about this prestigious and well-deserved honor.