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Devin Culley McFadden

Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2126
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Summary

Devin McFadden is a PhD student in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Kansas. She is the recipient of the Hall Center fellowship for graduate study in the humanities. She earned her MA in Russian and Slavic Studies from New York University in 2016 and her BA in Russian Studies and Anthropology from Smith College in 2014. Her research interests include 20th Century Russian literature and literary theory​.

Entered program: Fall 2016

 

 


In Memoriam

Reed Rankin ✝ 12/29/2019

The faculty and students in the Department Slavic Languages and Literatures are deeply saddened that one our undergraduate majors, Reed Rankin, passed away last week (12/29) in Fredonia, Kansas. Reed was a beloved student in the department and is fondly remembered by his peers and professors. He began studying Russian as a Freshman and stayed with a challenging but rewarding language for three and a half years, tackling introductory, intermediate, advanced levels, and even continuing his studies into his senior year with Russian for the Professions. We know that he was planning further study in Moscow in the next academic year, prior to matriculation at KU School of Law.

A thoughtful student, Reed often contributed insight and posed challenging questions in class. ​​ Reed’s dedication to the study of Russian language, culture, and history was tremendous and fueled by infectious curiosity. He showed great acumen in translating from Russian into English, always finding English-language equivalents for Russian cultural concepts through skillful use of one-liners from American films. We also treasured his ability to speak in fluid Russian about rural, farm life in Kansas, and the effects that natural phenomena, like floods, on a farming community. He was a pleasure to know and teach, and will be remembered for his kind and polite demeanor. Our thoughts are with Reed’s family at this time

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