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Russian Studies

Learning in an intimate program, you will explore Russia’s language, literature, history, politics, arts and religion. Faculty members will know you well and encourage you to study abroad, helping you to find the best experience. Central New York is home to hundreds of Russian-speaking émigrés from Belarus and the Ukraine, and you may have opportunities to interact with them.

Isabella Schoning '16

A student’s mix: Russian, physics and a Gilman award

A regimented academic path? Why? Isabella Schoning ’16 was interested in so many things her first year at Hamilton College she took courses in seven departments and not one was physics. Still, she’s managed to double major in physics and Russian studies - and study abroad. Schoning went to St. Petersburg, Russia, an experience supported by a Gilman International Scholarship Program award. She is a dean’s list scholar and the 2014 recipient of the College Scholar Athlete Award. She’s also worked as a College tour guide, taught English to refugees and is a member of the women’s varsity tennis team.

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Ross Ufberg '07 and wares from his publishing firm.
Ross Ufberg '07 and wares from his publishing firm.

A graduate’s progress: publishing and a Ph.D.

In 2012, Ross Ufberg ’07 co-founded New Vessel Press, a publishing firm that specializes in translating foreign literature into English. And he’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic languages at Columbia University, working on Russian and Polish literature.

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