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U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Noon Lecture Series.:
Feb. 8, 15, & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Feb. 8: Dartmouth College Russian and comparative literature professor Ainsley Morse discusses Soviet children’s literature in “Playing with Words, Talking about War.” Feb. 15: Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) sociology postdoc Anastasiya Halauniova on “Other Kinds of Beauty: Aesthetic Valuation and the Making of Cities in Eastern Europe.” Feb. 22: Clark University (Worcester, MA) political science professor Valerie Sperling on “Unpacking ‘Traditional Values’ in Russia’s Conservative Turn: Gender, Sexuality, and the Soviet Legacy.” Noon–1:20 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. For livestream preregister at umich.edu/crees. Free. 764–0351., . . . . . .