SLI: Current Announcements

The Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) has offered intensive summer language courses for over 25 years. With a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages, Pitt's SLI provides courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croation/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt's campus or on one of the SLI's many abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximaely one academic year's worth of course work during a single summer.

Generous scholarships are available to all applicants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but to be considered for priority funding, submit your application by the first Friday in March. Visit the SLI Website for details.  Apply now!

Slavic Department Celebrating 50 Years

2015-16 marks fifty years of graduate-level studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the Unviersity of Pittsburgh.  We will celebrate throughout the year with a variety of events and invited speakers.  

Project GO! Summer scholarships for ROTC students

Summer Project GO Fellowships for development of Russian language proficiency are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in an Army, Navy, or Air Force ROTC program at any US college or university.    More information about Project GO Fellowships and SLI! Additional information available at the REES Project Go Webpage.

Russian Film Symposium

The 2017 dates for the Russian Film Symposium are May 1-6.  Look for updates on the May 2017 RFS.

Slovak Heritage Festival

The 26th annual Slovak Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning. The Slovak Studies Program website will have more details about the Festival as the date draws near under "Current Information" or click here.  Free street parking or park at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial garage.

Slavic Department Moves to the 12th Floor of the Cathedral of Learning

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is still in the Cathedral of Learning, but is now in a newly renovated space on the 12th floor.  Please stop by to see our new environment.  The move took place the end of August, 2016.

Undergraduate Conference in the Modern Languages | "Migrations of Cultures"

Keynote speaker, Dr. Sheldon Lu: "Words and Images Across Borders: Reflections on World Literature and World Cinema" 1:45-2:45. University Club, Conference Room A.

Conference Panels include:  Cross cultural literature and music, Western world and China comparative, Migrations between Italy and the West, Gender and Itentity, French culture and society, Latin American issues, French colonialism, China, Diasporas.  Thursday, March 30: 8:30-8:00 pm: Conference Rooms A & B, University Club.  Friday, March 31: 501 Cathedral of Learning.  poster   program

The Russian Media Scene: Beyond Kremlin Control

Maria Lipman, Visiting Professor, Indiana University Bloomington, Editor-in-chief of Counterpoint, Washington Post contributor, author of "Constrained or Irrelevant: The Media in Putin's Russia," and "Putin and the Media"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

602 Cathedral of Learning.

The Film Market in Russia and the CIS: Statistics, Analytics, Politics

A workshop by Kseniia Leont'eva will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, room 407 CL.  Professor Leont'eva is an Associate Professor at Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television, Senior Analyst for Nevafilm Research, and Editor-in-chief of Cinemascope.