Mark Scott 2

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BA, SLL/SEES, History, 1970; MA SEES, 1976; MA, History,1979; PhD, History, 1980

Career: University professor, government civil servant (federal, state, and local), businessman (commercial real estate development), public relations, professional writer (books, translations, articles)

Languages: French, Russian

Countries lived in: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, West Berlin, Italy (Rome) /dd>

Countries studied in: UK (Oxford), USSR (Leningrad)

Favorite place: Either Oxford, U.K., or Washington, D.C.

Favorite saying: Everyone has problems—just a different set of problems

Favorite book: Love for Lydia, by H. E. Bates 

Favorite food: leg of lamb

Favorite drink: non-alcoholic: green tea; alcoholic: German beer chased with German schnapps (Steinhager)

Where he is now: Ojai, California


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