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Archive for June 4, 2013

Postcards from Russia – Russian-American Students

Prof. Marina Kaul and Prof. Irwin Weil from the Russian American Academic Center of the Russian State University for the Humanities

In 2004, Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Irwin Weil, and Marina Kaul of the Russian State University for the Humanities, saw a dream come true: the founding of an American Studies program at the university in Moscow. Professor Weil, who has devoted much of his career to promoting cultural exchange

What’s the Rush?

Cellist Brant Tayolor

North Michigan Avenue offers some of the world’s finest dining, fashion, architecture; it’s also choking on hordes of humanity. People stop in intersections for photos; all the motorists are in a hurry to get through; the pedestrians aren’t. This is not a model of traffic safety; yet the women seem more concerned about hugging their purses, as if they’re going to be attacked by hoodlums