CREES Assistant, Alaina DeLeo leads a dance workshop at local high school

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KU for Ukraine: support for students and scholars at risk

KU for Ukraine: Support for Students & Scholars at Risk

The present destruction of Ukraine by Russian military has disrupted life for millions of people, including many university students and scholars, something that we value deeply at the University of Kansas and in Lawrence. KU has a strong Ukrainian tradition, having taught Ukrainian languages and culture for many years, along with being home to great Ukrainian scholars and students. In the past weeks, current days, and coming months, Ukrainian higher education will need support and help to survive, resettle, and rebuild. We at the University of Kansas aim to aid and support them in this endeavor.  

The KU Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures, in conjunction with KU International Affairs and the KU Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies have set up a dedicated fund within the International Affairs office. Donations to this effort will enable us to provide support for Ukrainian students at KU and enable KU to host displaced Ukrainian scholars and students on our campus. KU is collaborating with an emerging consortium of higher education institutions in Ukraine (Ukrainian Global University) to identify needs and hosting opportunities.

Thank you for your support. With your help, a life can be positively transformed.


Past Recordings

Get to know the broad depth of topics and variety of speakers who have spoke at our varying lecture series. Have a suggestion for a future talk? Let us know!