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With the end of another academic year, the IAUNRC has taken a minute to reflect on the Spring 2012 semester and highlight many of the important Eurasian events, lectures, and outreach that the Center has been an integral part of through the year.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center has significantly expanded the number of recorded lectures available for download on its website.

Over the past year, the IAUNRC has significantly improved and expanded the lesson plans available free on its website for use by K-12 educators.

The Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, György Szapáry, visited IU in early March for the commemoration of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, during which time he also delivered a lecture on the economic crisis presently facing Europe.

As part of the 2011-2012 Volga-Kama Colloquy, Professor Paul Werth (UNLV) visited Indiana University's Bloomington campus this last January to give a talk entitled "Foreign Confessions in Foreign Contexts: Religion Across the Borders of the Russian Empire." After his lecture, he sat down with the IAUNRC to discuss his recent research and the broader expanses of the Russian Empire.

Offering a wide variety of storytelling and cultural activities for younger audiences, as well as educational seminars for older students, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center has notably expanded its local outreach efforts across many communities in southern Indiana.

The Director General of the Center for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg recently visited Indiana University’s Bloomington campus to present a talk on his most recent book, "Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?" As it turns out, there's a lot that the world could learn.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center's semiannual newsletter is now available year-round on our website!  Continuing the same great coverage of the Center's activities, news from Central Eurasia, and upcoming events, our new e-Newsletter will remain a central part of the IAUNRC's mission.  Don't miss the Fall 2011 e-Newsletter, already published and available online here.

2012-2013 Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident and either 1) an undergraduate student enrolled in intermediate level language instruction or higher, or 2) a graduate student enrolled in any Arts and Sciences or professional degree program.

Fellowships include tuition and fees plus a stipend and required enrollment in one year of more than 40 modern foreign languages offered at Indiana University.

The Center for Social Studies and International Education would like to inform you about an exciting professional development opportunity for middle and high school social studies teachers being offered this fall.

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Bud Odon

We sat down to talk to Bod Odon, the new 2014-2015 Mongolian FLTA at Indiana University.