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Fall 2011 Newsletter

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<div class="views-field-title"><a href="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/2011/winter/Coombes">Digging into the Past in Search of Azeri Identity</a></div>

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<p><strong class="author">by Jack Coombes</strong></p>

<div class="imgLeft"><img width="220" alt="Excavation site in Azerbaijan." src="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/sites/default/files/Coombes2.JPG" /></div>

<p>&ldquo;Last summer I was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to participate in an intensive language-immersion program in Baku, Azerbaijan. Prior to applying for the scholarship, I had virtually no knowledge of Azerbaijani and a very limited understanding of the Caspian Sea region.&rdquo;</p>

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<div class="views-field-title"><a href="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/2011/winter/Winterbottom">Using Service Learning to Explore Culture and Place in Croatia</a></div>

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<p><strong class="author">by Daniel Winterbottom</strong></p>

<div class="imgLeft"><img width="220" alt="The reconciliation garden with the focal stone and small and large seating areas." src="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/sites/default/files/Winterbottom1.JPG" /></div>

<p>&ldquo;Arriving at our guesthouse from a hike to the falls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, my students explore one of the many abandoned houses that punctuate this otherwise bucolic area around Croatia&rsquo;s border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.&rdquo;</p>

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<div class="views-field-title"><a href="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/2011/winter/Kaczynski">Russia's Arctic Development</a></div>

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<p><strong class="author">by Vlad M. Kaczynski</strong></p>

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<p>&ldquo;Arctic development has become increasingly important to the Russian Federation in recent years. Off-shore oil and gas exploitation, shipping, fisheries, relations with indigenous populations, oceanographic research and the Law of the Sea have all become significant domestic and international issues since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.&rdquo;</p>

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<div class="views-field-title"><a href="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/2011/winter/photo_essay">Photo Essay: The Ruins of Ani</a></div>

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<p><strong class="author">by Daniel C. Waugh</strong></p>

<div class="imgLeft"><img width="220" alt="The checkerboard gate, through which the main cathedral can be seen. The various colors of the volcanic stone often were used to create striking designs." src="http://depts.washington.edu/jsishelp/ellison/sites/default/files/Waugh_Ani_Front.JPG" /></div>

<p>&ldquo;The ruins of the once great Armenian city of Ani, now in Turkey, overlook the sharply etched ravine of the Akhurian/Arpa River which marks the international border. At one time a major route of the Silk Roads crossed here; the remains of its bridge can still be seen down in the ravine.&rdquo;</p>

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