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Diverse Landscapes of Ukraine: Celebrating Twenty Years of Ukrainian Independence

Posted: May 4, 2011

A two-day symposium entitled Diverse Landscapes of Ukraine: Celebrating Twenty Years of Ukrainian Independence took place on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2011.

The symposium was jointly sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University College of the Liberal Arts and College of Agricultural Sciences, with support from the Woskob New Century Fund and the Woskob Endowment in Ukrainian Studies. The first day of the symposium featured discussions on natural resources, agriculture, and the environmental impact of the Chornobyl disaster (2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl accident). The second day was dedicated to literature, language, culture, and the arts in 21st century Ukraine, focusing on the ways they shape and reflect the cultural and physical landscape of the country as well as Ukrainian identity. The symposium included a number of invited speakers for keynote addresses and panel presentations, as well as discussants for roundtable discussions. All scholarly events at the symposium were free and open to the general public.

Photos of the Symposium can be found here.