Celebrate Homecoming 2016 with the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies!

Homecoming 2016

 

Come home and join the University of Arizona College of Humanities as we BEAR DOWN and celebrate Homecoming 2016 with events featuring our Russian & Slavic Studies Department. Drop in for just one event or all of the days’ festivities!

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

7:00 PM         READING WITH FORMER U.S. POET LAUREATE RITA DOVE  

Location: Poetry Center Rubel Room, 1508 E. Helen Street | FREE!

Join us for an evening with Rita Dove, who will read from her newest book Collected Poems 1974- 2004.  Dove has published ten collections of poetry, including Thomas and Beulah, which won the Pulitzer Prize.  

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

10:00 AM      Diplomacy and Dostoevsky’s Underground Man

With Alumnus of the Year Rick Ruth

Location: Room TBD, UA Campus | FREE!

How far can you go with a degree in the humanities? Join COH Alumnus of the Year Rick Ruth as he discusses his government career including his current position as Senior Advisor for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and how his degree in Russian & Salvic Studies helped him in the professional world.

 

11:30 AM       HOMECOMING BBQ BASH

Location: UA Mall, east of Old Main | To buy your ticket, click​ here.  

Enjoy food, music, and more while mingling with fellow Wildcats. Open to ALL UA friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. More information at arizonaalumni.com

 

1:30 PM         COLLEGE AND CAMPUS CENTRAL  

Missionaries, Bible Translation and the Awakening of National Identity in the Balkans with Grace Fielder

Location: Student Union Memorial Center, Kiva Room | FREE!

Russian and Slavic Studies Professor Grace Fielder will guide us through a time in 19th century history when the Ottoman Empire’s strength waned and the identity of the inhabitants was used for political and national boundary gain. With language driving identity, learn how the proselytizing activities by British and American missionaries were key in the emergence of a new national and ethnic consciousness.

 

6:00 PM         DIPLOMACY & DRINKS

Location: Rail Yard, 610 S. Park Avenue | $15/person

Join us for a toast to peace and diplomacy! Meet our Alumnus of the Year Rick Ruth at a cool, casual reception with Russian-themed drinks and food. Reminisce with former and current classmates, faculty and friends, plus find out about all the exciting things happening at the College of Humanities.

To register and buy your ticket, click here.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

9:30 am         Young Alumni Breakfast

Location: Student Union Memorial Center, Ventana Room | $10/person

Join fellow young alumni for our inaugural young alumni breakfast. Our honored Russian and Slavic Studies alum Rick Ruth will be on hand to discuss his career path after college and his 40-year experience in government. All Humanities alumni who have graduated since 2006 are invited to attend!

To register and buy your ticket, click here.

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