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Recently the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Aliya Sultanova, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Kazakhstan. She has been teaching Kazakh language classes for the 2016-2017 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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This spring semester, Noora Helkiö joined the Finnish program in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies as a teacher trainee. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Finnish Language at the University of Helsinki with a minor is Pedagogical Studies in Finnish as a second language. The IAUNRC recently talked with her about her teaching experience in Finland and her experiences as a Finnish language instructor at Indiana University.

 

Recently the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Dinara Abakirova, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Kyrgyzstan. She has been teaching Kyrgyz language classes for the 2016-2017 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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When the IAUNRC invited me to write something about the SRIFIAS library for their newsletter, I realized that this place has become one of those things in my life that I can write and talk about for days if only I could decide where to start! I was a visiting graduate student at the Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History at Beijing University when I got admitted to the department of Central Eurasian Studies at IU. My advisor there, Professor Luo Xin, who at the time was packing his bags for a research trip to Bloomington, could not stop talking about the SRIFIAS library.

This academic year, the CEUS department welcomed Golshat Safiullina as a Fulbright Scholar to teach Tatar.  She moved here in October with her two daughters, who study at Binford and Rogers Elementary Schools.

Deadline: April 14th

·         Due Friday, April 14th: 2017-18 UGS Educational Opportunity Fellowship

o   The EOF is a one-year award which includes a $2,500 stipend and a fee reduction. Recipients are eligible to pay tuition at the resident rate for up to 24 credit hours or 12 hours per semester. 

On March 26, 2017, the Association for Central Asian Studies held its annual Navruz Concert in the Global and International Studies Building. The GISB Auditorium was full of both participants and audience members who came to celebrate the Persian and Central Asian New Year. Spectators were treated to songs, dances and poetry recitals by Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA), Persian language students, and IU students who are originally from countries that celebrate Navruz, such as Iran.

APPLY NOW for the online course, Interreligious Understanding Today.

 

REMINDER – APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17 March 2017

 

As we live in an age of increasing plurality but also instability, the need for interreligious understanding, which is grounded on solid academic research and in touch with the realities of interreligious encounter, is greater than ever.

 

Interreligious Understanding Todaywill provide a forum in which participants will:

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Nyamsuren Dorjpalam

Recently the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Nyamsuren Dorjpalam, the 2016-2017 FLTA from Mongolia. Nyamsuren Dorjpalam will assist the Mongolian instructor, Tserenchunt Legden, with Mongolian classes for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact ceus@indiana.edu

 

Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?