Arkadiy German, a history professor and director of the Center for the Study of History and Culture of German Russians Saratov State University in Russia, will speak on campus Tuesday about the German-Russian influence in Colorado.
German, one of five Russians visiting from Saratov State, will discuss "The German-Russian Community in Colorado Today: Researching its History and Culture" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Room 210 of the Lory Student Center.
Kenneth Rock, Colorado State history professor, and Douglas Yarrington, associate professor, will serve as moderators. Alexey Kuraev-Maxah will translate.
Lou Swanson, vice provost for Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, and Jim Cooney, associate vice provost for the Office of International Programs, are negotiating an agreement with German that may lead to access to the Saratov State archives through Colorado State University.
The College of Agricultural Sciences is also exploring possible collaboration with Saratov State University and Saratov Agricultural University.
Saratov State University is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in Russia.
"The German Russians have played a significant role in the development of Northern Colorado," Cooney said. "Colorado State University is very interested in building links between our library and the leading archives in Russia about the German-Russian community. This would be a benefit to the entire region."
The event is sponsored through the Office of International Programs, which promotes internationalism through advising for international students, support to academic programs for enhancing international perspectives in the curriculum, and coordination of such programs as Study Abroad, Peace Corps, Fulbright and area studies programs. Colorado State hosts about 900 students from nearly 100 countries and about 300 visiting scholars and researchers. Approximately 600 students study abroad each year.