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Journalism in Times of War

When: Tuesday, April 18, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Gaylord Hall Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

A panel discussion featuring Mike Boettcher, former war correspondent; Tanya Gordiienko, Ukrainian journalist and visiting Fellow, Purdue; and Joe Hight, Professor, UCO; moderated by Dick Pryor, KGOU radio.

Join Gaylord College as we host our distinguished panelists and discuss the vital role of journalism during times of conflict, explore ethical challenges faced by reporters in war zones, and examine the impact of their work in shaping public opinion and raising global awareness. Moderator: Dick Pryor, KGOU. Panelists: Mike Boettcher, Professor, Gaylord College, Former War Correspondent. Tanya Gordiienko, Visiting Scholar, Purdue Unversity, Urkranian Journalist and Activist. Joe Hight, Professor, UCO, Scholar in Trauma and Journalism.

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Ukrainian Grit and Hope

Ukrainian Grit and Hope, a photo exhibit by Vitalii Nosach. 

When: April 17 though 21
Where: Hall of Fame Room, Gaylord College
Free and Open to the Public

Ukrainian Grit and Hope, a photo exhibit by Vitalii Nosach. Gaylord College, Hall of Fame Room. April 17 through 21.
Upcoming event!

On March 30 (1:30-2:45 p.m. CST), the Romanoff Center and OU's Department of International and Area Studies will host a Zoom presentation by Bradley Jardine, the managing director of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs and former editor of The Moscow Times.  The talk will focus on Sino-Soviet relations in Central Asia amid the war in Ukraine.  This event will be moderated by Dr. Hannah Chapman.  Join the Zoom webinar here:








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Upcoming conference!

Join the Romanoff Center for the 25th annual conference of the Central Association of Russian Teachers of America at the Sheraton Hotel in Oklahoma City, March 31-April 2, 2023. For more information and to register, see:









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George Balanchine's Serenade

The OU School of Dance is pleased to announce that George Balanchine's Serenade will be performed on the Norman campus as part of the Oklahoma Festival Ballet program. Performances run March 31-April 8.   For tickets and performance times, see:

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Film Screening: Women of the Gulag

On April 6 at 5:30 in Gaylord auditorium 1140, the Romanoff Center will join the Clyde Snow Award Committee and the OU Center for Social Justice in co-sponsoring a screening of the 2018 film Women of the Gulag, which was directed by Marianna Yarovskaya.  This film was made with the support of the Russian human rights organization "Memorial" and contains interviews with six of the last survivors of Stalin's labor camp system.   This event is free and open to the public.

Image of elderly woman leaving her summer house.
Clyde Snow Social Justice Award Public Lecture: Irina Flige of Memorial

On April 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert S. Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Irina Flige will give a public Lecture on "History as a Battlefield in Putin's Russia."  Flige is the 2022 recipient of the Clyde Snow Social Justice Award and a founding member of the Russian human rights society "Memorial," which won the 2022 Noble Peace Prize (along with organizations from Ukraine and Belarus).  Flige is the director of the Research and Information Center "Memorial" in St. Petersburg.  This event is free and open to the public.

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