Mary Neuburger, Chair 204 W 21st St, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607
A. LibrariesThe General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin constitute the fifth largest academic library in North America. The Slavic Collection, based primarily on holdings in Russian, Czech, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian, is housed in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), a modern and comfortable open-stack library. The holdings of the General Libraries, including the Slavic collection, have been entered on a Computerized Online Catalog, accessible from the World Wide Web. As a result, literature searches are extremely convenient and efficient. A wide range of computerized bibliographic search services are available as well. The University's General Libraries belong to the "OCLC" consortium of libraries, which shares materials via the "Inter-Library Service" with a minimum of formalities. Check the General Libraries' Webpage for an idea of their resources and services.
B. ArchivesThe Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRHRC) is an invaluable archival resource which contains much original material in the form of publications, documents, manuscripts, diaries, and photographs which would be particularly suitable for primary research in Slavic Languages, including the Alexder Kerensky archive, an archive of the Russian theater from the turn of the century, and an extensive collection of diaries, correspondence, and other materials dealing with the cultural and political life of Russia and the Soviet Union. There are also considerable holdings in Czech and Polish.
C. Multi-media facilitiesThe Instructional Technology Services unit (formerly called the "Language Lab") of the College of Liberal Arts has a variety of modern audio, video, and multi-media computer equipment for use in instruction and research. Holdings in Slavic languages contain not only instructional materials, but both audio and video resources on Slavic culture as well.
D. Computational facilitiesThe University provides a wide range of computational facilities to the students in a variety of forms. There is a campus Local Area Network called UTNet, which extends not only to office and classroom space, but to the dormitories as well. There are multiple well-equipped Student Compter Labs with both PCs and Macs, printers, scanners, and access to all UT online resources. For further information, check University Information and Technology Services Website.
E. Other academic units on campus
F. Study and research abroadThe Department encourages its students to take full advantage of opportunities for study and research in the Slavic countries. The department is a member of the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), a sponsoring institution of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and a university affiliate of American Councils for International Education (ACTR). The University's International Office currently sponsors student exchanges with Moscow Linguistic University (MLU) and with Charles University (Prague), for which graduate students can apply. The department has organized study and/or research programs in Poland (Cracow) and Russia (Novosibirsk), as well as placing students in study programs in various Slavic countries.
Our graduate students have spent time in the Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union conducting dissertation research sponsored by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and by the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (administered by the Department of Education). In addition, there are opportunities for research at sites outside the Slavic-speaking countries through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The Graduate Adviser collects and distributes information about such opportunities to study and conduct graduate-level research off-campus.
Eligible graduate students have also benefited from the opportunity to spend a semester in Moscow as Resident Director of our exchange program with MLU as part of their financial aid award.
G. University housingSingle graduate students may live in any of several university dormitories or the Gateway Apartment complex, which are co-ed and air conditioned. `Family housing' is available in the University Apartments for students who are married or have children. There are several co-operative living arrangements available. Further information is available from the Division of Housing and Food Service; a guide to student housing has been posted at their web site:
200 W. Dean Keeton Street
Campus mail code: E1800
Division of Housing and Food Service
Austin, TX 78713-7666
Phone: (512) 471-3136
UT Division of Housing and Food Services