August 30 2014
Students taking courses in Ukrainian folklore will have access to new scholarship money, thanks to a significant new donation by Elsie Kawulych and Doug Kawulych to the Kule Folklore Centre and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. The new donation by the Kawulych family will be added to the “Elsie and Mike Kawulych Family Endowment,” providing awards for undergraduate and graduate students studying Ukrainian Folklore.
August 29 2014
Each year, most university professors travel to conferences in their fields to learn and to share their perspectives on particular topics. Kule Centre professors Andriy Nahachewsky, Natalie Kononenko, and Micah True are no exceptions. For example, this summer Andriy travelled to a conference on ethnochoreology (the study of traditional dance). The conference was very enlightening, and also a lot of fun!
August 28 2014
The digitization of the priceless video collection at the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives shifted into high gear in 2014, with over 200 hours of unique videos completed, and hundreds of more conversions underway. Plans for the Archive are to make a wide variety of video documents (as well as audio, photo and texts) available online to researchers anywhere around the world.