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Dmytro Shtohryn Endowment in Ukrainian Studies established in Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

12/20/2017  8:00 am

[photo caption] Professor Shtohryn with his wife Eustachia after receiving the community service award from the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America-Illinois Division, on August 6, 2009.

In December the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures announced the establishment of the Dmytro Shtohryn Endowment in Ukrainian Studies at the U of I.

The fund is intended to benefit the department and will be used to support lectures, symposia, conferences, or presentations in Ukrainian studies, according to Valeria Sobol, Associate Professor and Head of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

This exciting development is made possible by a gift from Liuda Shtohryn, the daughter of Library and Slavic Professor Emeritus Dmytro Shtohryn, and is intended to honor her father’s legacy and accomplishments in the field of Ukrainian studies.

“We are extremely grateful to Ms. Liuda Shtohryn for her generosity and are looking forward to organizing Ukraine-related events on this campus,” said Sobol.

For more than 40 years, the Ukrainian presence at the U of I has been synonymous with Dmytro Shtohryn, who became integral to the offering of Ukrainian studies at Illinois and expanding the Slavic and East European collection at the Library.