Russian Club at UH Manoa

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Most of our meetings take place on Wednesdays, at 3:30 pm in Wiswell Room (252 Moore Hall). Please see our calendar for specific dates, times and locations. In addition to the rich educational content, we offer to our students and the UH Manoa community, we always serve tea and sweets in the best traditions of Russian hospitality. Students enrolled in UH Manoa Russian and LLEA classes are eligible for extra credit points.

*These events are held not on Wednesdays and at a different location.

Spring 2019

*All events take place in 252 Moore Hall 3:30-5:30, except events marked by an asterisk*


01/09 Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration

01/16 Epiphany, Divination, & Superstitions in the Slavic World

01/23 Film screening and Discussion: Short Stories by Mikhail Segal

01/30 Посиделки: Russian Major Jessica Diehl & Her RUSSIAN@UH Blog


02/06 Day of Russian Science: Celebration of Russian Scientific Accomplishments.

02/13 Посиделки: Russian Aviation: Mikhail Mangold from RUS 102 speaks about his passion

02/20 Посиделки: Dr. Christina Gerhard from LLEA German program speaks about her new book Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory

* 02/27 Professor Wendy Goldman, Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History Carnegie Mellon University, speaks about “Food Ways in a Time of Starvation: The Soviet Union in World War II.”

TIME: 12:00 – 1:15 PLACE: Burns Hall 2118

02/27 Film Screening and Discussion: Wings (1966) by Larisa Shepitko


* 03/06 Maslenitsa: Bringing Russian Food Staple to Campus – Blini Tasting

TIME: 11:30 – 1:30 PLACE: Campus Center Courtyard

03/06 Matryoshka Painting Project: Phase 1, Drawing/Sketching

03/13 Matryoshka Painting Project: Phase 2, Painting

03/27 Посиделки: Professor Helena Goscilo (OSU) presents “The Matryoshka Doll as Symbol of National Identity”

* 03/28 Center for Biographical Research: Professor Helena Goscilo (OSU) presents “Biography on the Body: Decoding Soviet Prison Tattoos”

TIME: 12:00 – 1:15 PLACE: Kuykendall 409A


* 04/01 LLEA Speaker Series: Professor Helena Goscilo (OSU) presents “Vladimir Putin, National Icon Extraordinaire”

TIME: 2:30 – 3:30 PLACE: Moore 258

04/03 Посиделки: Professor Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Mellon University) speaks about “Working in Aladdin’s Cave: Research in the Russian Archives.”

04/10 Russian Toy Shop: Phase 1, Modeling Dymkovo clay figurines

04/17 Russian Toy Shop: Phase 2, Painting Dymkovo clay figurines

*04/20 Dr Anastasia Kostetskaya gives a keynote presentation on “The Fluid Poetics of the Dancing Body in Russian Symbolist Film” at the College of LLL Graduate Student Conference

TIME: 9:15 am  PLACE: Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center

*04/24 Kapustnik: Showcasing Semester’s Achievements

Russia outside UH:

01/26 Tchaikovsky at the Symphony: Listen to the forceful and yet delicate violin of Ignace Jang as he is conducted by Sarah Ioannides in three distinct pieces; L. Boulanger’s D’un matin de Printemps, Vieuxtemp’s Violin Concerto no. 5, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 1 “Winter’ Daydream.”

TIME: 7:30 – 10:00 pm PLACE: Blasidell

03/09 Prokofiev at the Symphony: Come listen to the flourishes of the piano as Ran Dank is conducted by Stuart Chafetz in three mesmerizing pieces; Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino, Brahms’ Symphony no. 1, and Prokofiev’s PIano Concerto no. 2.

TIME: 7:30 – 10:00 pm PLACE: Blaisdell

04/13 Rimsky-Korsakov at the Symphony:
Listen to the husky sound of a clarinet as David Shiffrin is conducted by Rei Hotoda in four pieces that will make you think you are living out 1001 Arabian Nights; Toyama’s Rhapsody for Orchestra, Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, Weber’s Concerto for Clarinet no. 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

TIME: 7:30-10:00 pm PLACE: Blaisdell

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