Whether you're preparing an international trade mission, a Rotary Club luncheon, or an informal book group, our resources are available to help you.
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies maintains a speakers bureau of staff, graduate students and faculty available for individual lectures, classroom culture and language lessons, and consultation. The program is designed to meet an increasing interest in teaching young people about the region and also to share the wealth of resources available at the Center. For more information on this program, or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact the Outreach Coordinator, Rebekka Sherman-Loeffler at email@example.com, or by phone at (512) 232-9310. Advance notice of at least one or two weeks is appreciated.
A list of Austin-based experts on Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies has compiled this list of local translators and tutors from among current and past students, as well as affiliated members of the community. Any fees are to be arranged between the parties involved.
The CREEES Outreach Program maintains a library of materials specifically for use by K-12 educators in their classrooms. You will find a list of books, videos and other resources for learning and teaching about Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
CREEES and the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies maintain a DVD library of materials specifically for use by students taking RUS, POL, SC and CZ, and for Slavic Department and CREEES faculty. The DVD library contains mostly Russian movies, but there are also Czech, Macedonian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Albanian, Polish, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Hungarian and Armenian movies. Thanks to the generous donation of the Austin Polish Society, the library has received over 30 Polish movies, as well.
The DVD library is located in BUR 231. Since 231 is a classroom, it is recommended that you come in between classes, or place a request for a certain movie from the DVD library with the staff of the Slavic Department and pick it up later.
To borrow a movie, you need to come to BUR 452 and present a valid UT Austin ID. Movies can be checked out for up to 2 weeks at a time, or longer if someone else hasn’t requested use of the movie. Arrangements can be made for this purpose. If a DVD disc is lost or damaged upon return, the borrower will have to provide a substitute copy of the movie or purchase the movie on-line and have it delivered to the Slavic Department.
If you have any questions or would like to request a movie, you can call (512) 471-3607.
Audio Recordings of Previous Speakers
Listen to recordings of past guest presenters as they discuss a variety of topics concerning CREEES-related issues.
- Lecture: "Tamar’s Daughters: Russian Jewish Women in European Emigration," by Dr. Nina Tumarkin, March 5, 2010
- Talk: “Putting Your Degree to Work in the Former Soviet Union,” by Everett Peachey, March 26, 2010
Take a look inside the department as CREEES professors discuss aspects of their research in these streaming mini-lectures.
- Ian Hancock: Romani Studies
- Bella Bychkova-Jordan: Geography of Russia
- Mary Neuburger: Balkan History
- Robert Moser: Russian Politics and Democratization
Credit by Examination
In some cases, students may receive credit for language courses taken in high school, or may "place out" of a course by showing a certain level of proficiency. Some languages have standardized tests available; some require a department-administered exam (DAE). Further details are determined by the language you are studying and the level of proficiency you have attained.
To find out more about this process:
- Contact your academic advisor to discuss your language requirements
Contact the Student Development Specialist at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (formerly the Measurement and Evaluation Center) to determine if a test is available.
- An upper-level course may require a department-administered exam. The CTL will tell you which forms are required and can help you make special arrangements with the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.
For more information:
Contact the CTL:
Call (512) 232-2662, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the office Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.