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Diverse Group of Students United by Interest in Ukraine: HUSI 2018

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On Monday, June 25, 2018, students took their first classes of the 48th annual Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute. At the opening reception later that day, our students had a chance to meet one another and get to know the faculty and staff.

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome 14 talented students to Harvard for an intensive summer session. One of HUSI’s best attributes is its ability to bring together a skilled group of individuals with many interests, backgrounds, and ambitions. This year certainly lives up to that expectation, promising to foster insightful conversations and lifelong ties.

We invite the entire Harvard community and the wider public to join in this experience by attending our public HUSI lectures, which are listed on our Events Calendar. Check HURI’s website for updates and additions to this schedule. Read on to meet some of the students.

Holodomor: Newly Mapped Data Leads to New Insights

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During the Spring 2018 term, the MAPA team added new variables to the Great Famine web map at the raion level, allowing for a much more nuanced analysis. The new data effectively tripled the number of map layers available in the MAPA atlas for researchers to use, includes population statistics, such as rural population density and ethnic structure; economic indicators, such as grain procurement quotas, planned grain quotas, actual grain quotas, and percentage of fulfillment; geographical information about wheat crops, such as the percentage of land used for wheat, the percentage of crop area owned by independent farmers, collective, or state farms; and collectivization rates.

With these resources in the Famine web map, researchers and other MAPA users can see a more fine-tuned representation of how famine losses varied throughout Ukraine and explore which factors were significant causes of starvation in specific areas. Read this article to learn more about the new resources and the MAPA team's research.

Голодомор: нові дані ведуть до нових відкриттів і знахідок

Під час 2017-2018-го навчального року в Інституті працювала демограф Наталя Левчук з Інституту демографії та соціальних досліджень ім. М. В. Птухи НАН України. Упродовж тривалого часу вона є співробітником картографічного проекту «Мапа», і цього разу вона також займалася підготовкою статистичних даних та розробкою цифрових інтерактивних карт. В результаті Н. Левчук привнесла сюди багато нової наукової інформації. Демографи, так само, як і історики, активно працюють над створенням «Мапи», і це робить її справді унікальним науковим проектом. Далі читайте тут.

Директори УНІГУ про Свої Плани та Досягнення: Сергій Плохій

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Ми поставили кілька питань Сергію Плохію як теперішньому директору Українського наукового інституту Гарвардського університету:Як нинішній керівник Інституту як Ви особисто формулюєте для себе ті пріоритети та завдання, над якими мусить працювати УНІГУ? Які з цих цілей Вам вже вдалося досягти? Які перешкоди Ви мусили для того подолати? І що, на Вашу думку, може вважатися Вашим найбільшим досягненням на цій посаді?

Відповідаючи на них, Сергій Плохій сказав, що в його випадку, мабуть, трохи зарано казати про досягнення чи невдачі. Але на конференції, присвяченій 50-тій річниці заснування українознавчих досліджень у Гарварді (11 – 12 травня 2018 року), він досить детально зупинився на змінах, які за півстоліття зазнала ця галузь гуманістики й на тих темах і проблемах, над якими зараз працює УНІГУ. Подаємо стислий виклад його доповіді. Далі читайте тут.

Richard Pipes, longtime friend and supporter of the Institute (1923-2018)

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It is with sadness that HURI received news of Richard Pipes's death on May 17, 2018. A longtime friend and supporter of the Institute, Pipes was a former graduate student and Professor Emeritus of the History Department at Harvard University. A brief biography and information about tomorrow's funeral services, shared by his son Daniel, follows.

Richard Pipes, the Frank B Baird, Jr Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, born July 11, 1923, died this morning, May 17, in the Boston area. Born in Poland, Professor Pipes arrived in the United States as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. He served in U.S. Army Air Corps, where he learned Russian, and entered Harvard as a graduate student in 1946, staying at the university until his retirement in 1996. His speciality was imperial Russian history and the Russian Revolution; he trained thousands of undergraduates and dozens of doctoral students. He was also active in formulating and executing US policy toward the Soviet Union, heading the Team B Project (sponsored by President Gerald Ford), which assessed the military capabilities of the USSR in 1976, and serving for two years, 1981-83, on President Ronald Reagan’s White House National Security Council. He is survived by his wife, Irene, two children, and four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 18, at 1:00 pm at Section B, Lot 189 at the Beth Israel Memorial Park, 190 South St, Waltham, MA 02453. If you plan to attend, please come 15-30 minutes in advance and note that there are no facilities at the graveside.

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