REEEC COVID-19 Resource Page
We have compiled a list of resources on the COVID-19 pandemic in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and links to articles from current events/news websites on the region. To add a resource to the list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/covid-19-resource-page/
Following University of Illinois guidance on COVID-19, REEEC will be suspending all our in-person public programming and events for Summer 2020. It thus will not be possible to host the Summer Research Lab in person this year. In consultation with colleagues at the Slavic Reference Service and our program officer at the US Department of State, we are considering other options such as expanded virtual research support. Our goal, as always, remains to provide scholars with the most effective support in advancing their research on the REEES region. In addition, we plan on organizing virtual events this summer, such as talks and coffees/teas, that are open to the REEEC community and provide networking opportunities for our faculty and students. We hope to pass along more details soon. For more information and resources on the University’s response to COVID-19, please see https://covid19.illinois.edu/ and http://mckinley.illinois.edu/covid-19
Publicly Available Online Curriculum from REEEC
Looking for activities for children who are home from school? Learn about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia! REEEC has publicly available curriculum on our region for students ranging from pre-school age to high school: https://reeec.illinois.edu/resources/k-16-educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/
COVID-19 Updates and Summer Language Programs
We are currently monitoring the status of the institutions that we partner with for summer foreign language study and will provide updates as soon as they are available. For more information on specific language programs, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/academics/flas-fellowships/
POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: Illinois Global Institute Career Day
Register at https://igi.illinois.edu/career-day
Current and recent graduate students are invited to a career diversity day focusing on using foreign language, area studies, and thematic studies in the job market. Come learn how to identify and better communicate your skills, hear former graduate students discuss their current positions and paths from graduate study to employment, connect with alumni through informational interviews, and engage with peers, colleagues, alumni, and staff at the networking reception!
For K-16 Educators, check out our online materials – we are constantly adding new resources!
RECENT REEEC EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES