Thank you Dr. Morris for this wonderful presentation, and thank you to those that attended this meeting! Here are notes of further readings and links that Dr. Morris highly recommends, and some photos of this meeting. We will post the recording of the video soon. Enjoy!
February is Black History Month, and R.A.S.A board has prepared for you an interesting conversation with Dr. Morris about this topic, and its relations to Russian Language! This presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 pm. Please visit this wonderful presentation! It is food for thought!
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated the interest of the Russian government in extending the New START arms treaty with the U.S. The Biden administration is also interested in working with Kremlin officials to renew this arms control treaty.
Protests continue in Russia over the arrest of opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. Over 3,000 participants in these protests have so far been detained. For more information, check out this article from BBC News:
RASA at UCF is pleased to announce that The College of Arts and Humanities will implement a Russian as a Critical Language undergraduate certificate program! Be sure to check this out through the Modern Languages Department if you are interested.
Hello everyone! International Week at UCF begins this Monday. There will be multiple events related to Russian language, culture, and career opportunities. Below is the schedule for these events. See you there!
International week organized by the Russian Language program: Monday November 16th, 11:30 – Guest Speaker, Dr. Barry Morris, NAFSA Board, Washington D.C. “Russian Language and Literature in the International Education”, coordinator is Dr. Kourova. https://ucf.zoom.us/j/97828841669?pwd=MU9WaHhoWUFrOEtnWVRkcWtQejJvZz09
Monday, November 16th, 5:00pm – Guest Speaker, Natalia Rydvanova, Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington D.C. “A virtual tour around the Russian Embassy: history and culture”. The presentation is organized by the Russian American Students’ Association at UCF. Coordinators are Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A president) and Dr. Kourova (R.A.S.A adviser) https://ucf.zoom.us/j/94461265841?pwd=NmhCSDdkR3lTYWNyT3krUTA2QzVjQT09
Wednesday, November 18th, 11:30am – Guest Speaker, Don Gentile, Chief, Workforce Shaping Group, IC SLA/CLO, DNI/CHCO “The importance of the foreign language jobs for the U.S. Intelligence Community”. The presentation will be based on Russian as a critical language, event coordinator is Dr. Alla Kourova. https://ucf.zoom.us/j/98097333688?pwd=NzJvNCs5T2dWTnc4SndyNFlDVDVOUT09
Wednesday, November 18th, 12:30pm – Presenters: Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A. President) and Victoria Orindas ( SALT president) “Service and Love Together: helping local and international community”, Coordinator/adviser is Dr. Alla Kourova https://ucf.zoom.us/j/93920991525?pwd=TXNLZmpJeGNkZ1lvVUhBbWRrODhNdz09
Friday, November 20th, 10:00am – International Projects “Connecting Classrooms”. UCF Students from Intermediate Russian Class and Russian Students from Novocherkassk, Russia will discuss educational systems in both countries. Coordinator is Dr. Kourova
Friday, November 20t, 3:30 – “Cooking Show with Dr. Kourova”. Cooking traditional Russian food together. Come and have fun!
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/91585168504?pwd=a1d6L2JLOS93N1dXWjJDRzlob3duQT09 If you want to cook together and practice have on your table the following food items:
For dissert “Sharlotka”: 1 glass of flower. 3 eggs 1 glass of sugar 2-3 apples
For the dinner dish “Russian beef stroganoff” 1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin (sliced into thin, 2-inch-long strips) Salt and pepper 2 onions (finely chopped) 4 ounces butter 4 ounces button mushrooms (sliced) 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup beef stock Pinch dry mustard 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/2 cup sour cream
Dr. Alla Kourova will be hosting a virtual seminar titled “From Orlando to Russia Through Cultural Projects.” She will be discussing how she uses cultural projects with the students in the classroom to teach Russian language and culture. Anyone interested in learning about cultural projects is invited to register for the event at the link https://www.cah.ucf.edu/seminars/. The seminar will begin on Zoom on Thursday June 25th at 1:00pm.