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The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center is beginning the 2015-2016 academic year in the new Global and International Studies Building (GISB). GISB, located between Wells Library and the Radio-TV Building on the east side of campus, is home to the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS). Eight departments and 20 programs reside in the new 165,000 square foot facility; though the school consists of four departments, eighteen centers, three language flagships, and the Summer Language Workshop.

Amita Vempati is a graduate student in the Central Eurasian Studies Department and the School of Public and Enviornmental Affairs. She is the Outreach Graduate Assistant at the IAUNRC for 2014-15.

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour is an associate professor of architecture at Morgan State University, a partner institution. In addition, Dr. Gharipour is the director and founding editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. On March 9th, 2015, Dr. Gharipour came to Indiana University to give a talk for the CEUS Colloquium series, entitled "Pavilions in Persian Gardens: Context, Design, and Function." Prior to his talk, IAUNRC Graduate Assistant Alexander Zakel got a chance to talk with Dr.

Doctor Edward Lazzerini gave a presentation on January 16th, 2015 on the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS). Dr. Lazzerini, the director of SRIFIAS, began by talking about the many resources available within the SRIFIAS library. A non-lending institution, the SRIFIAS library contains thousands of texts relevant to the region, including rare manuscripts and imprints. The Institute also contains microfilm copies of Central Eurasian manuscripts that are otherwise unavailable outside of Central Asia.

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. Faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions throughout the U.S. are invited to apply for a course development stipend.

Kenny Linden, a Graduate Assistant at the IAUNRC, shares his experiences in Mongolia over the summer.

IAUNRC GA Alexander Zakal sat down with Dr. Kathryn Graber, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies Departments

Elise Anderson, a PhD Candidate in the Departments of CEUS and Folklore & Ethnomusicology, describes the foundational assistance the IAUNRC provided in her language and research training.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University is recruiting Graduate Assistants (GAs) for the 2014-2015 academic year.

On February 17th, 2014, the IAUNRC sat down with Professor Jamsheed Choksy, Chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, to discuss their new undergraduate major.

The full interview is available here.

The official page on the CEUS Undergraduate Major can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~ceus/_undergraduates/

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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Dilnoza Kadirova
Dilnoza

 

Today the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Dilnoza, the 2015-2016 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Dilnoza will assist Dr. Hodjaev with beginning, intermediate, and advanced Uzbek language classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact ceus@indiana.edu

 

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