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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.

The SWSEEL 2012 Summer Language Workshop will be held from June 4 to July 27, 2012 (May 29 to July 27 for Russian and Arabic). Applications will be available at the SWSEEL website in December.

The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

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Gulnoza Yusupova
Gulnoza Yusupova

We sat down to talk to Gulnoza Yusupova, the new 2014-2015 Uzbek FLTA at Indiana University.