In the spring of 2000, as Russian youth flocked to Moscow's new Internet cafes, Sri Kulkarni, an exchange student from The University of Texas at Austin, also visited the recently converted storefronts to e-mail home.
Inevitably, local and foreigner would meet. When they did, "Sri was in the position to be the native expert, the resident American," said Thomas J. Garza, then a visiting professor at Moscow State Linguistics University and now an associate professor of Slavic and Eurasian studies at The University of Texas at Austin and director of the Texas Language Center.Read more
A new, first-of-its-kind language center will help develop standards and benchmarks for teaching foreign languages at The University of Texas at Austin and serve as a resource for faculty and departments.Read more
Cynthia Buckley, chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and associate professor in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded a $960,345 grant from the National Science Foundation for her project titled "People, Power and Conflict in the Eurasian Migration System." The projectRead more