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Some Students See Opportunity In Studying Russian Language and Culture at UNM

NMiF: UNM Russian Program

May 5, 2017 – The Russian department at UNM is small but aims to prepare students for jobs that require a unique knowledge of the Russian language, history and culture. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sat down recently with students and faculty to hear how they are responding to current events and studying the past and present of that part of the world.

Guests:
Brittany Chacon, UNM student
Joseluis Ayala, UNM student
Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan, Associate Professor of Russian, UNM
Irina Vasilyeva Meier, Russian Faculty, UNM

Faculty and students from the Russian program at UNM discuss how they are responding to current events in the classroom. Plus Gene Grant and The Line Panel

NMiF: UNM Russian Program

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland looks at the undergraduate program in Russian language and culture at the University of New Mexico, where students can prepare for jobs that require a specialized knowledge of Russia.  She sits down with students and instructors to hear how they are navigating new questions about the part of the world they study.

And Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate several top stories in the news, including tax proposals and defeats, the end of the short-lived WisePies era at The Pit, and a look at the crowded field of candidates for the next mayor of Albuquerque.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondent:    
Gwyneth Doland, NMiF Correspondent

Studio Guests:
Brittany Chacon, UNM student
Joseluis Ayala, UNM student
Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan, Associate Professor of Russian, UNM
Irina Vasilyeva Meier, Russian Faculty, UNM

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

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