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Russian Studies Events 2002-2003


"Russia Through American Eyes":

Wednesday, October 23, 2002, 7 PM, Bate 1010:

Dr. Zhivago (1965) Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger and Geraldine Chaplin. This stunning tale of revolution and romance is based on the novel by Boris Pasternak . Directed by David Lean, Dr. Zhivago won 5 Academy Awards.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002, 7 PM, Bate 1010:
Anna Karenina (1935) Starring Greta Garbo and Fredric March. Tolstoy's classic costume drama comes to life in this lavish adaptation.

January 29, 2003, 7 PM, Bate 1010:
(1981) Starring Warren Beaty, Diane Keaton. An epic, sweeping romance about two American socialists, journalist John Reed and his paramour Louise Bryant, who take part in the Bolshevik revolution. Produced, written and directed by Warren Beatty. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Warren Beatty, Best Actress--Diane Keaton, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Director.

February 19, 2003, 7 PM, Bate 2011:
Catherine the Great (1995) Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeanne Moreau, Hannes Jaenicke, Omar Sharif and Mel Ferrer. Catherine Zeta-Jones (MASK OF ZORRO, TRAFFIC) portrays the legendary German princess in this made-for-TV epic. In 1744, young Sophia is crowned Catherine II, wife of Peter a horrible despot and ruler of Russia. Soon Catherine rises above her oppressive environment to become the famed Czarina of Russia.

April 2, 2003, 7 PM, Bate 2011:
13 Days (2000) Cast: Kevin Costner (Chief of Staff Kenneth O'Donnell), Bruce Greenwood (JFK), Steven Culp (RFK), Dylan Baker (Robert McNamara), Lucinda Jenney, Bill Smitrovich, Oleg Vidov, Peter White. The Cuban Missile Crisis: the 13 days in 1962 when the threat of nuclear war with Russia became very real as the inner circle of JFK's (Greenwood) White House deals with the news of missiles in Cuba in an atmosphere of fear and danger, as seen through the eyes of Kennedy's Chief of Staff (Costner).

April 30, 2003, 7 PM, Bate 2011:
Crime and Punishment (1999) Starring Patrick Dempsey, Ben Kingsley and Julie Delpy. Made for network TV, this is a handsome retelling of Dostoevsky's novel of justice and conscience in Czarist Russia. Appropriately ornate and squalid location shooting in Budapest, Hungary, replicates 19th-century St. Petersburg, where impoverished young idealist Raskolnikov murders a greedy moneylender The scholarly killer underestimates the power of guilt. Directed by Joseph Sargent.


January 13-14, 2003
Visit of Mr. Petr Chapulecky, Secretary of Political Affairs, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC

Mr. Chapulecky has university degrees in economics and international relations. He will be speaking on topics of current interest including the economic and political transition in Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic in the 1990’s.

Tuesday, January 13, 2003
11 AM - Discussion with students of MKTG 4975--Electronic Commerce, Bate 1023
Noon - Lunch, Greenville Rotary Club
2 PM - Discussion with students of INTL 5000--Senior Seminar in International Studies, Dr. Dan Masters, Brewster C103
4 PM - Chat with students of the ECU Honors Program, Dr. Michael Bassman, first floor lounge of Jones Residence Hall. Refreshments will be served. ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
5 PM - Meet with members of the Graduate Business Association, Bate 3008

Wednesday, January 14, 2003
11-12:15 AM - Discussion with students of POLS 3235--East European Political Systems, Dr. Maury Simon, Brewster C 102
Noon - Lunch
2-3 PM - Discussion with students in ACCT 4451--International Accounting, Bate 1017

Images of Mr. Chapulecky's visit

January 30-February 2, 2003
Visit of Dr. Ihor Zhuk, Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine
Professor Zhuk is Curator and Director of the Leopolis Project, Department of Information Technologies, L'viv Theological academy, L'viv, Ukraine. He will speak on the Leopolis Project, an electronic archive of the history of Ukrainian art. He is currently at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. His visit to ECU is sponsored by the School of Art.

Thursday, January 30, 2003
Noon - Lunch, Upper Crust, Dr. Alice Arnold and Mr. Gil Leebrick
4 PM - Chat with students of the ECU Honors Program, Dr. Michael Bassman, first floor lounge of Jones Residence Hall. Refreshments will be served. ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
5:30 PM - Dinner, Starlight Cafe, Dean Mike and Susan Dorsey, Dr. Alice Arnold, Bob Ebendorf, Kelly Adams and Joyce Newman
7:00 PM - Lecture/discussion of Leopolis Project, Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Room 1327 (3rd floor).

Friday, January 31, 2003
10 AM - The Leopolis Project and Art History: Discussion with art history faculty and students, Dr. Michael Duffy, Jenkins 1320
Noon - Lunch with Art History faculty, Chico's
2 PM - Meet with Digital Resource Collection Committee and others interested, Jenkins 1320
6 PM - Dinner with Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning and Dr. Harold and Barbara Stone, Mesh Cafe

Saturday, February 1, 2003
Tour Eastern North Carolina with Dr. Michael Duffy

Images of Dr. Zhuk's visit

February 25-27, 2003
Visit of Dr. Alesya Bogaevskaya, Fulbright Scholar from Russia
Dr. Bogaevskaya is Dean and Chair, Faculty of Social Management, Department of Management in the Social Sphere, Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok, Russia. She will speak on market reform and managerial capitalism: transforming management in Russia and Central and East European Countries. She is currently at the Center for Public Affairs, Department of Political Science at Elon University. Her visit to ECU is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs.

Monday, February 24, 2003
Arrive late evening in Greenville
Noon - Lunch with Nancy Zeller
Dinner - With Mary Simon and Rita Gonsalves

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
11 AM - POLS 3235 East European Political Systems, Dr. Maury Simon, Brewster C-102
Noon - With Rita Gonsalves and Sylvie Debevec-Henning
2-3:15 PM - RUSS 1002, Dr. Elena Murenina, Bate 1010
6:30 PM - Dinner with Dr. Sylvie Debevec-Henning, Chris and Barbara Bremer, at Stephenie's

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
10-10:50 AM - POLS 3293 International Organizations, Dr. Nancy Spalding, Brewster C-102
Noon - Lunch with Nancy Zeller
Dinner - Early dinner with Rita Gonsalves
6:30-9 PM - INTL 6500 International Problem Solving and Decision Making, Dr. John Williams C-102 Brewster

Thursday, February 27, 2003
Morning - Tour of Greenville with Chris Bremer
Lunch -
2-3:15 PM - ACCT 4451 International Accounting, Dr. Larry Seese, Bate 1017
Dinner - Early dinner with Rita Gonsalves
6:30-9 PM - INTL 6510 Seminar on International Professional Practice, International House, Rita Gonsalves

January-February 2003:
Public Administration Project Visitors
Directed by Dr. Carmine Scavo
MPA Program of Department of Political Science, ECU/Urals Academy:

Eight faculty members from the Urals Academy of Public Administration in Ekaterinburg, Russia, will be visiting the ECU campus for three weeks this January-February. They include: Sergei Shashkin, Vice Rector for Information Technology; Andrei Poltavets, Professor of Information Technology; Head, Information Technology Department; Natalyia Kostina, Director, MPA Program; Irina Tourguel, Professor of Finance and Budgeting; Yaroslav Startsev, Professor of Public Policy; Alyona Vishnevskaya, Professor of Human Resource Management and Dean of Students; and Julia Idova, Interpreter.

ECU is helping the Urals Academy establish the first Master of Public Administration Program in Russia. The Russian faculty members are here for several purposes: First, to learn US interactive methods of graduate education--case studies, simulations, exercises, etc. On the whole, their knowledge of many areas of public administration is exceptionally good, but they tend to use "older" methods of instruction--mostly lectures. Second, they are here to learn more about distance education and computer-assisted course work, including establishing course web sites, etc. Third, the MPA Director is here to learn more about administration of an MPA program--admissions, record keeping, placement, etc. Fourth, they will be attending and presenting at two separate conferences--The National Teaching Public Administration Conference in Dayton, Ohio (7 - 8 February) and the Stop Surfing, Start Teaching Distance Education Conference in Las Vegas (16 - 19 February). And Fifth, they are also interested in our library's digitization and technology initiatives.



Arts of Russia Workshop
April 12, 2003, 9 am - noon, Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Room 1325. This workshop is designed for visual art teachers in Pitt County, but all are welcome. There is a $10 fee for breakfast and art supplies.

Anna Evmenova, special guest from the ECU School of Education, made a presentation on the history, geography and art of Russia. She presented several pieces of Russia folk art. Participants played a photo game that she had developed comparing Russia and American items. The workshop was attended by faculty and students from the ECU School of Education.