[Aaus-list] [aaus-list] Changes to the list and thanks to Max and Hanya at Brama

Chernetsky, Vitaly A. Dr. chernev at muohio.edu
Thu May 31 21:20:22 EDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I second the thanks to Brama, and would also like to express our deepest, heartfelt gratitude to Robert DeLossa himself for the many years of dedicated service to the American Association for Ukrainian Studies in many different capacities, and in this context, especially in the area of electronic communications. Rob is a truly outstanding member of our community. The AAUS leadership will update the AAUS community on the transition in our electronic presence.  We very much hope that the bumps on the road within the next few days will be as few as possible, but also hope for your patience and understanding during the transition.

Best wishes,

Vitaly Chernetsky
AAUS President

Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky
Associate Professor
Dept. of German, Russian & East Asian Languages
Director, Film Studies Program
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
chernev at muohio.edu
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From: aaus-list-bounces at ukrainianstudies.org [aaus-list-bounces at ukrainianstudies.org] On Behalf Of Robert A. DeLossa [radelo at earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:39 PM
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Subject: [aaus-list] Changes to the list and thanks to Max and Hanya at Brama

Dear AAUSivtsi,

A lot has been going on behind the scenes in the past month with respect to AAUS and communications. I will leave it to Vitaly to make the substantial announcements, but I do want you to know that AAUS will be migrating to a new server and to new management. The executive committee will be overseeing operations more directly; again, Vitaly will announce specifics soon.

For my part, I'd like to thank Max Pyziur and Hanya Krill of Brama, who for a very long time have been a Dynamic Duo behind the scenes of this list and of the Ukrainian studies scholarly world more broadly. They have done more for the field and for Ukraine than most of us know. They are deeply appreciated for their help, which has extended well over a decade. For those of you who are looking for a lively civic engagement component to your interaction with the field and Ukraine, I strongly recommend that you stay subscribed to one of Brama's internal lists (like -mova or -politics) or that you look into becoming a new subscriber. There is a lot of stimulating and timely discussion there.

AAUS-list and the AAUS-community-list will be folded back into one list. There may be some bumps in the next few days, but things should be back to normal by next week. The moderation of the list will become more robust, so members should expect some changes there, too.

To all of you, especially those who have been around for all the past thirteen years of the list, thank you for your participation. The first message on the list (back in April '99, when it was based at Harvard) announced details regarding the 4th International Conference in Odessa. A lot has changed since then.

I wish the new list administration all the very best and hope that all of you continue to contribute frequently and substantively.


Robert DeLossa


Robert A. DeLossa
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