Member of the Month: Margarita M. Balmaceda

February 12, 2020

Name: Margarita M. Balmaceda Hometown: Cambridge/Somerville, MA Current Position: Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University and Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI) Professional Interests: Comparative Politics, Energy Policy, Infrastructure, Governance, Corruption, Trans-border trade, Ukrainian-EU Relations Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? I wanted ... Continue reading

In Memoriam of Helen Woskob

January 16, 2020

Well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Helen Woskob died peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 89 on Ukrainian Christmas Eve on January 6, 2020. The day is one of the holiest holidays for Ukrainians. Above all else, Helen was devoted to her family ... Continue reading

The 2019 Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies

December 17, 2019

Maria Rewakowicz, Lecturer of Ukrainian at Rutgers University, won the Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies for her book, Ukraine’s Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011. This monograph concentrates on major works of literature produced during the first two decades of independence and places them against ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Iryna Zenyuk

December 12, 2019

Name: Iryna Zenyuk Hometown: Irvine, CA (originally from Ivano-Frankivsk) Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Irvine Professional Interests: renewable energy technologies   Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? I am a member of several professional science and engineering societies. The Shevchenko ... Continue reading

The Creation of the Dobzhansky Genetics Club

December 11, 2019

The Biomedical Section of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States established the Dobzhansky Genetics Club and held its inaugural meeting on November 2, 2019. The main goal of the newly formed club is to stimulate an academic discussion of cutting-edge research in genetics and foster a dialogue among Ukrainian ... Continue reading

At the 2019 ASEEES Convention

December 9, 2019

On November 23, 2019, the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) held a business meeting at the 2019 annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe. The ... Continue reading

Vasyl Makhno, Eternal Calendar

October 18, 2019

Vasyl Makhno. Eternal Calendar (Lviv, Ukraine: Old Lion Publishing, 2019. 624 pp.). In an interview after the publication of this novel, Vasyl Makhno said that he had wanted to write an epic work about small places and to depict the particular “dirt of life.” The events in this massive novel ... Continue reading