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A Brief History of the Washington DC Chapter

April 13, 2021

It is fitting that a society honoring Taras Shevchenko, who looked to George Washington as a model national leader, should have a chapter in a city that not only bears the American founder’s name, but also displays a monument to the Ukrainian poet. The Shevchenko Scientific Society Washington, DC Chapter’s ... Continue reading

Book Talk at HURI: Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag

April 11, 2021

In March 2021, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI) and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) co-sponsored a discussion of Oksana Kis’s recent book, Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag. Originally published in the Ukrainian language as Українки Гулагу: Вижити значить перемогти (Lviv: Institute ... Continue reading

UN Panels on the Status of Women in Ukraine

April 11, 2021

The 65th annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place in virtual space in 2021.  The parallel sphere of the NGO Forum offered over 700 panel events for over 28,000 attendees who represented a wealth of grassroots initiatives in the world, confirming the expectation ... Continue reading

Winner of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize

March 10, 2021

On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the Ukrainian government announced the winners of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize, Ukraine’s highest state award for outstanding achievements in culture and arts. Oksana Lutsyshyna, Ukrainian writer, literary scholar and lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the ... Continue reading

Suspension of the Research Grants Program for 2021

January 28, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the USA voted at their meeting of 5 December 5 2020  to suspend the Research Grants Program for 2021 due to a variety of issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. While the Society hopes to renew the Research Grants Program ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Yuriy Tarnawsky

January 5, 2021

Hometown: White Plains, NY Current Position: Retiree, IBM Corporation, Columbia University Professional Interests: Transformational-Generative Grammar, Natural Language Processing, Literary Theory, Innovative Writing   Why did you decide to join the Shevchenko Scientific Society? Having been active in the Ukrainian Diaspora community in general and as a writer in particular, once ... Continue reading

Member of the Month: Ihor Magun

December 14, 2020

Hometown: East Elmhurst, New York Current Position: Medical Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Private Practice Professional Interests: Applying cutting edge medicine for patients Ihor Magun, M.D., F.A.C.P. is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and ... Continue reading

Keeping Ukrainian Traditions Alive: Interview with Natalia Honcharenko

December 2, 2020

Natalia Honcharenko is director of Ukrainian History and Education Center (UHEC) and treasurer at the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States. Why did the Ukrainian History and Education Center decide to launch the Nashi Predky/Our Ancestors Family History Group? In the summer of 2012 my husband Mike Andrec and ... Continue reading

2020 ASEEES Virtual Convention

October 16, 2020

This year, the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) will be held virtually on November 5-8 and November 14-15. The Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States will have a strong presence at the convention, with a large number of its members participating ... Continue reading