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AAUS Open Letter on Budget Cuts in Ukraine

April 1, 2020

Open Letter from the American Association for Ukrainian Studies Regarding Budget Cuts Following the Formation of the Stabilization Fund TO: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal Minister of Finance of Ukraine Serhii Marchenko Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba Interim Minister of Culture Svitlana Fomenko ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Rostislav Grigorchuk

March 28, 2020

Name:  Rostislav  Grigorchuk Hometown: College Station, Texas Current Position: Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Texas A&M University (TAMU) Professional Interests:  Mathematics, Computer Science Dr. Grigorchuk was the recipient of the 2019 Humboldt Research Award by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in recognition of his lifetime research on group theory and discrete ... Continue reading

Володимир Петришин (1929 – 2020)

March 26, 2020

Volodymyr Petryshyn (1929 – 2020) Наукове Товариство ім. Шевченка в Америці повідомляє своїх членів та громаду, що  21 березня 2020 р. відійшов з цього світу математик Доктор Володимир Петришин, Дійсний член НТШ-А, Іноземний член Національної Академії наук України, Довголітній член Управи НТШ-А, Директор  математично-фізичної секції НТШ (1974-92), Дійсний член УВАН, Член Американського математичного товариства. Д-р Петришин народився 22 ... Continue reading

COVID-19 Related Closure

March 16, 2020

In line with the recommendations of public health officials regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Shevchenko Scientific Society has suspended all public events beginning the evening of March 14, 2020. The building will be closed until the end of the month, at which time the situation will be reevaluated. Our ... Continue reading

The Ukraine we no longer remember: Vasyl Makhno’s debut novel

February 20, 2020

Book Review By Oksana Rosenblum “Vichnyi Calendar” (The Eternal Calendar, in Ukrainian), by Vasyl Makhno. Lviv: Staryi Lev, 2019. ISBN-10: 617679725X. Vasyl Makhno’s first novel, “The Eternal Calendar” (“Vichnyi Calendar”) illuminates different epochs and locations, and merges different genres. On a macro level, it is a family saga; on a micro level, ... Continue reading

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