Bruce R. Berglund

Primary office:


Bruce Berglund at Hradčany, Prague, leading a school group.

Bruce and his lovely wife, Meghan, at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.

 

Bruce with friends at Gostilna Ravbar, Rodica, Slovenia (and Ravbar beer from a Czech recipe)

Career:
Associate Professor of History at Calvin College
Languages:
I can lead a normal life in Czech, conduct research in Slovene, read billboards in Croatian, and count to three in Hungarian.
Countries lived in:
Czech Republic (summer 1995, 1997-98, and 2005-06), and Hungary (fall 2009)
Favorite place:
Lake Bohinj in Slovenia
Hobbies:
Coaching Little League baseball, building sandcastles on the Lake Michigan shore Favorite food: My wife's pumpkin bars with cream-cheese icing. When in Europe, I crave deep-fried potato pancakes (bramboráky), bread dumplings and goulash, and honey cake (medovník)
Favorite drink:
One of the famous Czech brews (Budvar, Radegast, or Krušovice), you might guess. But, in truth, I prefer the bite of a good IPA.
Favorite book:
Lolita (with a nod of appreciation to Professor Parker and his Nabokov course)
What's on your iPod?:
Čechomor, Fanfare Ciocârlia, Goran Bregović, Budapest Bár, and gipsy.cz

Giving

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad