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Gerald E. Mikkelson, Professor, (REEES) Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Affiliated Faculty, GLINS (Global Indigenous Nations Studies)

Affiliated Faculty, SL&L (Slavic Languages and Literatures) CREEES: 320 Bailey, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045  

Russian language, Russian poetry, Russian literature, Russian area studies. Life and works of Aleksandr Pushkin, life and works of Valentin Rasputin, theory and practice of literary translation.

B.S. in Russian (1959), M.A. in Russian (1963), Certificate in Russian Area Studies (1965), Ph.D. in Slavic Languages (1971, major field Russian literature, minor field Russian area studies—all from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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Pictured : Dr. Mikkelson with students in his poetry translation course at St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Cynthia Annett holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in zoology, and has worked on scientific exchanges in Russia since 1991. She participated in the USAID sponsored project to develop an ecologically sustainable economic development plan for the Altai Republic in Siberia that helped develop the plan to designate of over 1.5 million hectares as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. She was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences expedition to survey the fishes of the Upper Ob River basin along the border of China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. As a Research Associate Professor with the Hazardous Substance Research Center at Kansas State University, Dr. Annett worked with the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center at Haskell Indian Nations University to develop an international exchange program in Siberia. Over a ten-year period, students and faculty from Haskell, Northern Arizona University, University of Kansas and Kansas State worked with Gorno Altaisk State University in Siberia to develop a water quality-monitoring program funded by USAID/ALO, EPA, USDA and the NSF-UMEB program. She is an affiliate at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at KU, and continues to develop collaborative programs with Siberian environmental scientists. Click here for more information on the exchange programDr. Annett's curriculum vitae

Pictured: Dr. Annett on expedition near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan in the Altai Republic.