Monday, December 12, 2016

Revision: Unexpected Russian experience

Student discovers Russian appreciation

The University of Kansas offered a three-part lecture series on contemporary Russian culture in Henderson room 008. It was attended mostly by non-traditional students and Arturo Benza, senior computer science major.

“I was not expecting to see a classroom full of older people,” said Benza. “I had to be the youngest person in the room by at least 35 years.”

Vera Kononova Brown, a professor at KU, lived in eastern Russia until she was 18. She participated in many traditional activities and still practices the religion of her childhood. 

Brown explained her traditional garb, although the focus of the presentation was on two important aspects of Russian culture: tradition and religion.

The lecture was the second of a three part course being offered by KU. However, Brown offered Benza the opportunity to attend the third installment as her guest.

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