Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Faculty Newsletter, Spring 2001

Professors Lisa Perfetti and Erika M.Sutherland, co-editors

Dr. Luba Iskold gave a talk entitled "President Putin: Assessing the First Year in Office" to the Hi-Neighbors Group at first Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem and the Friendship Circle at the JCC in Allentown. This year Dr. Iskold is teaching a new course in 20th century literature in translation entitled "Russian Nobel Prize Winners in Literature," which she developed last summer with the help of a grant. She will spend the coming summer preparing another new course entitled "Readings in Russian Literature," which she will offer in Russian in Fall, 2001.

Dr. Luba Iskold and Dr. John Pearce presented their paper: "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher-Made Software: A Case Study" at the annual international CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) conference "Core Technologies: Impact on the Future" at the University of Arizona in June, 2000. They also did a multimedia presentation designed and developed specifically for this conference.

Dr. Albert Kipa,co-authored two articles with Leonid Rudnytzky (president, Ukrainian Free University): "Heinrich Heine and Ukraine: An Overview" (in German), published in Studien zu Deutsch-Ukrainischen Beziehungen and "Goethe's Weimar and Ukraine" (in Ukrainian), which was included in the Publications of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Dr. Kipa's translation into Ukrainian of Mychajlo Hrushevsky's "Die Ukraine, Weissrussland, Litauen" appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of Ukraiinsky Istoryk. He also served as editor of Volume XX of The Annals of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. entitled SEVEN LIVES: Vignettes of Ukrainian Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Dr. Kipa's lectures included "Ukraine Today" at the AgeWell Center in Bethlehem, "Rethinking Higher Education in Ukraine" at the Annual Conference of the Ukrainian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in Kyiv (both in April 2000), and "Ukraine and its Cultural Heritage" at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center (November 2000). He also delivered the opening remarks at the March 2001 Shevchenko Conference in New York City, which was sponsored by Columbia's Harriman Institute, Harvard's Ukrainian Institute, The Shechenko Scientific Society, and The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the US. In the summer of 2000 Dr. Kipa directed LVAIC's German Program in Bonn. At the College's May 2000 Commencement Dr. Kipa was named Muhlenberg's first Professor Laureate "for exceptional service, scholarship, and teaching."

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